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  • WATCH: Atlanta Father, Son Catch 884-Pound Fish in Canada

    06/29/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Talk about a big fish. An Atlanta man and his father last week caught an 884-pound sturgeon during a fishing trip to Canada. According to Great River Fishing Adventures, 19-year-old Paul Jarvis hooked the 11-foot-10 white sturgeon Thursday morning on the Fraser River. “In the first few minutes I had it on the line, I couldn’t believe the weight and power of the fish," said Jarvis, who battled the fish with the help of his father, Ron, for about an hour. "I am a big guy, and I could barely hold on to the rod let alone begin to reel...
  • New Renderings Released of Braves Stadium

    05/14/2014 4:52:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    The Atlanta Braves have released new drawings of their planned 41,000-plus seat Cobb County stadium. The images show a stadium with least four decks and a broad sun canopy with gathering places for fans. It also provides a glimpse of the design concepts behind the $400 million mixed-use complex planned to sit around the ballpark. “This is a very early look at how our vision is shaping up and, even though we are still months away from final plans and drawings, we are very pleased with the progress,” said John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves. “The renderings represent the...
  • Catholic Archbishop: No Guns in My Churches

    05/02/2014 11:00:31 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 4/30/14 | cathy Burke
    Responding to Georgia's new "guns everywhere" law, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has pledged to keep guns out of Catholic churches, schools and other institutions. ..."Before this legislation takes effect in July, I will officially restrict the presence of weapons in our Catholic institutions except for those carried by the people that civic authorities have designated and trained to protect and guard us, and those who are duly authorized by law and military officials," Gregory wrote. ...Georgia has always banned licensed weapons in churches, but the new legislation drops the penalty to a $100 fine and the legal charge to...
  • Six (or more) wounded in shooting at FED EX Atlanta.

    04/29/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by machogirl · 157 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | 04-29-14 | Eden Godbee
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a suspected workplace shooting in Kennesaw. According to reports, the shooting happened at a Fed-Ex facility at 1675 Airport Road. Authorities are searching for the shooter or shooters, at this time. According to crews on the scene, authorities have secured the entire area to safely search and apprehend the suspect or suspects. Officials from Kennestone Hospital say they've received six patients from the shooting. Injuries range from minor to serious. Kennestone is a Level II Trauma Center. A spokesperson from Fed-Ex released a statement saying: "FedEx is aware of the situation....
  • Tech CEO on bike arrested in Marin road rage beating

    04/25/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 25 April 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    <p>A Marin County technology executive was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he got off his bicycle and beat a motorist unconscious during an alleged act of road rage in Mill Valley, a city police official said.</p>
  • Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack

    04/16/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Drew McKenzie
    The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails, and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. USA Today writer Bob Nightengale said the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the racist onslaught that the African-American star faced in 1974 when he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record. Nightengale noted that the new hate mail messages came as baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, on Tuesday. One bigoted writer named Edward wrote an email...
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • Ron Paul supporters threaten Atlanta family with rape, death

    01/15/2012 1:27:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 91 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Joe Newby , Spokane Conservative Examiner
    Jere Brower, his wife Clara, and his 4-year-old daughter Ana, have a very good reason to believe Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he said people view his supporters as "dangerous." The 38-year-old Atlanta man and his family have been targeted by militant Ron Paul supporters, one of whom threatened to "kneecap" him, then rape his wife and young daughter. Mr. Brower said he has also received death threats from supporters of Ron Paul. The trouble started when Brower and some of his Facebook friends decided to have a laugh over Ron Paul's ties to racist and anti-semitic groups. He wrote...
  • Iranian grad student at Georgia Tech burns self with Molotov cocktail, media yawns

    02/28/2014 9:54:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-28-2014 | Jim Treacher
    As you read the following, keep in mind that this happened three weeks ago. The only reason I know about it is because Glenn Reynolds linked to it this morning.WXIA in Atlanta, Feb. 5: The FBI says a Georgia Tech graduate student was burned by a Molotov cocktail at his apartment in the 200 block of 10th Street, not far from Piedmont Park. Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Saamer Akhshabi suffered third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body. Lighter fluid and a charred pillow and mattress were found inside the apartment, along with the Molotov cocktail and several...
  • Southern Hospitality Amid a Storm of Controversy

    02/13/2014 4:52:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    They can make fun of us if they want. Georgians know that grace and generosity are more important than blame. While others may make fun and cast blame, the important stories are not about how weather happens, snow comes and we get caught in traffic jams for hours or how we abandon cars and pick them up a day to two later. The real stories are about strangers handing out food and water, stores and restaurants welcoming those who are stranded, providing them shelter for the night. They are of neighbors getting together for large dinners, friends walking miles to...
  • ‘Historic’ storm ramping up as temperatures drop and precipitation increases (Atlanta)

    02/12/2014 4:45:25 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 74 replies
    AJC ^ | Updated: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 | Mike Morris
    The potentially devastating winter storm that forecasters and the governor have been warning about for days began unfolding before daybreak Wednesday as temperatures dropped to 32 degrees or below and began freezing the precipitation that returned overnight. ... “All of the interstates, all of the secondary routes, all of the surface streets, are all iced over,” Arum said. “Where you are right now is where you’re going to be tomorrow morning, there’s no doubt about it.” ... The number of power outages is growing by the minute. Just before 5 a.m., the number of customers in the dark was 2,000....
  • Georgia Prepares Heavily as South Expects Another Wintry Blow

    02/10/2014 8:32:20 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | February 10th 2014, 10:01 am | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Atlanta won't get fooled again. The South is bracing for another blast of winter weather starting Monday night, and Georgia and its biggest city are determined to avoid a repeat of last month's disaster. Cold will meet precipitation, creating an icy mess from northeast Texas to the Carolinas through Wednesday, according to Weather.com. After 2 inches of snow in late January debilitated parts of Georgia — particularly Atlanta — leaving kids stranded in schools and cars stuck on highways overnight, the state’s transportation department cried wolf last Thursday when declaring a winter weather storm watch for Atlanta that wasn’t. But...
  • Investigators find Molotov cocktail, bottles with flamable liquid in burned student's apartment

    02/05/2014 1:09:50 PM PST · by BelleAl · 95 replies
    ATLANTA — Friends say a Georgia Tech graduate student is in critical condition after an apartment fire off 10th Street in midtown. Atlanta police told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield that Saamar Akhshabi was burned from an incendiary device in the incident. WSBTV.com reported the explosion as breaking news Tuesday just after 8:30 p.m. When investigators arrived on scene they found the international student with severe burns to his hands, arms and chest.
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Frustration boils over for CNN interviewer

    01/31/2014 7:10:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    AP ^ | January 31, 2014 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN's Carol Costello was more than prepared for her contentious live interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday, having spent frustrating hours caught in the epic traffic snarls caused by the rare Southern snowstorm. Unlike other motorists, Costello wasn't stranded overnight in her car, but it took two tries and more than three hours for her to drive two miles to her home Tuesday from the news network's Atlanta headquarters.
  • News: The real story you're not hearing about the Atlanta Ice Down

    01/30/2014 4:55:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    CainTV.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Herman Cain
    Bad storm. Terrific people.The whole country is talking about the Atlanta Ice Down, and I know you've all heard the stories of people being stuck in traffic for 11 hours. The way the story is being told, it must sound like those of us in the Southeast have no idea what to do when a few snowflakes start coming down. But the main national stories didn’t tell the whole story about what happened. The problem was not that two or three inches of snow fell. Believe it or not, southerners can handle driving in two or three inches of snow....
  • Atlanta Snow Jam Proves Citizens can Accomplish What Big Government Can't

    01/30/2014 12:07:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Matt Towery
    It was a winter storm response described as an "epic failure" of government by one national news network. A midday winter storm struck Atlanta's metro population of nearly 6 million on Tuesday. By early afternoon, hundreds of thousands of commuters had taken to the streets, all at once, in a desperate effort to get home. At the same time school systems dismissed an army of students, many on buses. Government got into the act too, telling workers to hit the road. But by the time everyone started out, what began as flurries became several inches of snow on the highways...
  • Teachers at their best in Atlanta snowstorm

    01/29/2014 1:52:09 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.today.com ^ | 1/29/2014 | Lisa Flam
    When snow descended on Atlanta and it became too dangerous for kids to get home, E. Rivers Elementary School principal Matt Rogers threw his students the sleepover of a lifetime. More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched movies, ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. Lindsay Treharne More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched "Free Willy," ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. After movies and pizza, he used tablecloths and even his own...
  • Civil Emergency Message (for Atlanta as of Thursday AM 1/30/14)

    01/30/2014 4:50:28 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 29 replies
    NOAA / National Weather Service ^ | 408 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014
    Civil Emergency MessageGAC057-063-067-089-097-113-121-135-151-247-301700- BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IN ATLANTA GEORGIA RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 408 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS RELAYED A * CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE AT THE REQUEST OF THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IN ATLANTA GEORGIA. * A STATE OF EMERGENCY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF GEORGIA DUE TO IMPACTS FROM A WINTER STORM ON TUESDAY THROUGH THIS MORNING. * THE CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY AND PRIMARILY PERTAINS TO THE...
  • Snow, ice send South's flagship city reeling [Atlanta can't handle 3 inches of snow]

    01/30/2014 12:45:37 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID CRARY and RAY HENRY
    Thousands of Atlanta students stranded all night long in their schools were reunited with their parents Wednesday, while rescuers rushed to deliver blankets, food, gas and a ride home to countless shivering motorists stopped cold by a storm that paralyzed the business capital of the South with less than 3 inches of snow. The result was gridlock on freeways that are jammed even on normal days. Countless vehicles were stranded and many of them abandoned. Officials said 239 children spent Tuesday night aboard school buses; thousands of others stayed overnight in their schools. One woman's 12-mile commute home took 16...
  • Total chaos: 1-3 inches of snow cripples metro Atlanta

    01/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 248 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 4:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | Wsbradio.com web staff
    The blizzard of '93 brought more snow than most Atlanta natives had ever seen or will see. The floods of 2009 brought an unexpected rush of water that submerged interstates. The winter storm of 2011 took an entire week away from the city. But the Snow Jam of 2014 might be the single craziest weather day in Atlanta in a generation. 1-to-3 inches of snow, mixed in with an afternoon drive that still hasn't ended has brought Atlanta to its knees again. “There are certain things we don’t have control over and one of those is the weather. This came...
  • Students stranded and parents frustrated after school closures (6+ hour commutes in Atlanta)

    01/28/2014 8:00:26 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 85 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Updated: 7:42 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 | Mark Niesse and Ty Tagami
    Slippery, snowy roads left students stranded in school late Tuesday night as parents waded through paralyzing traffic and buses struggled to arrive, hours after school was dismissed early. Some schools and their employees braced for the possibility that students might have to sleep at school overnight if no one could reach them on slick roads. “We definitely might be pulling an all-nighter here,” said Thomas Algarin, spokesman for Marietta City Schools. “We have been trying to transport students all afternoon, into evening and up to about 30 minutes ago, Cobb school spokesman Jay Dillon said in an e-mail send to...
  • 1-3/4 inches of White "Global Warming" Shuts Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

    01/28/2014 2:49:47 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 48 replies
    WSB Talk Radio | 28 January 2014 | RACookPE1978
    The (light) snow started about 11:00 AM, schools were shutdown at 1:00, but nobody down can drive in anything white. People are taking 3-4 hours to get from downtown to even the expressway around Atlanta I-285. One baby was delivered on the side of Loop 285 - parents couldn't get to the hospital. Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport had a "ground stop" from about 15:00 (3:00 pm) to 17:30. It's now just lifted, but the planes aren't taking off yet. That will plug all arriving flights for many more hours.
  • Man Who Slapped Toddler on Flight from Mpls. Sentenced to 8 months

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight to serve eight months in federal prison. Joe Rickey Hundley was accused of using a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy, who's black, and hitting him under the eye as the flight from Minneapolis descended to the Atlanta airport last February. He pleaded guilty in October to simple assault after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. As the plane descended into Atlanta, the child started crying. Hundley leaned over to Bennett and "told her to shut that (N-word)...
  • Man who slapped baby on plane receives prison sentence

    01/06/2014 3:22:33 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 6, 2014 | DAVID BEASLEY, REUTERS
    ATLANTA - A former aerospace executive who slapped a crying toddler on an airplane and used a racial slur against the child, who is black, received an eight-month prison sentence on Monday for an incident his attorney blamed on his alcoholism. Joe Rickey Hundley, who apologized in court to the child's mother, was accused of striking the 19-month-old boy in the face on board a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta last February.
  • Porsha Stewart believes anti-slavery effort Underground Railroad was a real train

    12/23/2013 11:44:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    ...sparking outrage among her Real Housewives Of Atlanta cast-mates Her grandfather was famous civil rights leader Hosea Williams. But Porsha Stewart appears embarrassingly ignorant about her country's history. The 32-year-old reality star revealed that she thought the Underground Railroad was a real train on Sunday night's episode of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta. Porsha and her cast-mates were seen going on a so-called Freedom Trail tour in Savannah, where they visited a church used as part of the Underground Railroad, the term given to the network of people who helped slaves escape from the South to the North during the...
  • GA:Hotel clerk fights off armed robber

    12/23/2013 4:16:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    cbsatlanta.com ^ | 10 December, 2013 | Staff
    Atlanta police said the armed robber got away on foot and may be hurt. The clerk, who was able to take a gun from the robber, is OK. There's no word on whether anything was taken during the attempted robbery.
  • Porsha Stewart reveals she thinks Underground Railroad was a real train

    12/23/2013 3:07:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2013
    Seriously? The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cameras captured Porsha Stewart’s crumbling marriage and messy divorce from her pro-football hubby, Kordell Stewart, but on Sunday night’s episode the reality show caught Porsha’s most cringe-worthy moment yet. As the ladies of the Bravo show headed on a Freedom Trail tour in Savannah, Stewart revealed that she thought the Underground Railroad was a real, physical train. Yikes.
  • How Tony Gonzalez Inadvertently Saved A Photographer's Life By Crashing Into Him

    12/22/2013 4:47:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ThePostGame ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Monday night will be an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans, as the team's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons will be the last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. For Tony Gonzalez, who will be on hand with the visiting Atlanta Falcons, it will also mark his final visit to the site where he experienced what he calls the "strangest thing that ever happened to him." On a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Gonzalez recalled how during a game between his then-team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 49ers at Candlestick Park he was pushed out...
  • Atlanta Braves stadium deal draws tea party ire

    12/09/2013 1:26:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Dec 2013 | AP
    A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and civic leaders in the staunch Republican county, with opponents saying the use of public money to help a private business is not what American capitalism should be about. The argument for the deal is simple, says Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee and other supporters. Almost $400 million in county bonds and immediate infrastructure improvements, with debt payments approaching $600 million over 30 years - will generate enough economic...
  • Braves to chop their way to Cobb County in 2017 [my title]

    11/29/2013 4:28:06 AM PST · by foreverfree · 2 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | 11/27/2013 | Matt Snyder
    Just think, the Ted will be as old by then as the GA Dome is now with the Falcs abandoning that! [roll eyes]Happy Black Friday from ff
  • McCann set to become Yankee and highest-paid catcher

    11/23/2013 4:09:20 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 42 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 | David O'Brien
    Brian McCann, the best-hitting catcher in Atlanta Braves history, is about to become a New York Yankee and the highest-paid catcher in baseball history. The Braves free agent and seven-time All-Star agreed to terms Saturday with the Yankees on a five-year, $85 million contract that includes a sixth-year vesting option that could push the total value of the contract to $100 million, a personal familiar with negotiations said. The deal was pending a physical exam. “It’s a bittersweet day for him,” said McCann’s agent B.B. Abbott. “He has a special place in his heart for Atlanta.”
  • 67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/13/2013 9:40:50 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 23 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | November 12, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    ‘Now, this here tale didn't happen just yesterday, nor the day before.’Twas a long time ago. And in them days, everything was mighty satisfactual. The critters, they was closer to the folks, and the folks, they was closer to the critters, and if you'll excuse me for saying so, 'twas better all around’----Uncle Remus from Disney’s Song of the South.
  • A Georgia Tech researcher asks: Where are the black students in science, math?

    09/17/2013 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 122 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9:43 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | Kamau Bobb
    ... 71 percent of the 2,500 black students in APS who took the Mathematics II exam in 2011, failed and only 1 percent, 25 students, passed with distinction (Pass Plus). By contrast, only 21 percent of white students failed with 79 percent passing and 23 percent of those passing with distinction. In Fulton County, where 62 percent of black students failed the Mathematics II exam, 90 percent of the white students passed, 32 percent with distinction. The failure rates and achievement gaps throughout most of the school districts in the metro-Atlanta area are astonishing. The consequence of this reality is...
  • Police: 2 shot near Georgia Dome on Falcons game day, hospitalized in stable condition

    09/15/2013 1:38:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | September 15, 2013 | ciated Press
    ... Department spokesman John Chafee says a man was shot in the leg and a woman was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon. Chafee says the shooting happened on Northside Drive near Markham Street, about three blocks south of the Georgia Dome, where thousands gathered to watch the Falcons play the St. Louis Rams.
  • Atlanta, GA – Record cold for third straight day

    09/13/2013 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    Ice Age Now.info ^ | 13SEP2013 | Sonia Moghe
    For the third straight day, high temperatures in Atlanta are breaking records for how low they are. Saturday’s high was 66 degrees as against the normal high in the upper 80s. The temperatures put a chill over, “It’s kind of a freak of nature that it’s even cold – it’s August and we’re wearing jeans and coats, and it’s very weird,” said Regan Koski, event manager for Decatur’s Blues, Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival. “I’m from Atlanta, and I still can’t believe this weather. It’s crazy,” Wynn said. “I would expect this in November. Not in August. Not in Atlanta.” Thursday...
  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Pressured to cheat, she did, Atlanta teacher testifies

    08/26/2013 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 | Mark Niesse and Bill Rankin
    A former Atlanta third grade teacher tearfully testified Monday that she gave in to pressure from an administrator to cheat on standardized tests. Stacey Smith, who taught at Usher-Collier Heights Elementary School, said testing coordinator Donald Bullock dropped off test booklets at the end of a day when students had been taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test in 2009.
  • Courageous and Compassionate Christian Woman Prevents School Shooting

    08/26/2013 5:26:15 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 17 replies
    http://thegospelcoalition.org ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Joe Carter
    Courageous and Compassionate Christian Woman Prevents School Shooting The Story: Yesterday a mentally ill man carrying an AK-47 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition entered an elementary school outside of Atlanta. The potential tragedy was averted when a courageous and compassionate Christian woman talked the gunman into giving himself up. The Background: "He had a look on him that he was willing to kill," said Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk. "He said he didn't have any reason to live, and he knew he was going to die today." According to the Washington Post, Tuff began telling him the story of...
  • Atlanta breaks a century-old temperature record

    08/16/2013 1:50:58 PM PDT · by bamahead · 31 replies
    WCGL-TV - CBS Atlanta ^ | August 16, 2013 | Rodney Harris
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - Atlanta's high temperature on Thursday was only 73 degrees which is the coolest high temperature on record for August 15. The previous record was a high of only 77 degrees from 1908. The average high temperature for this time of year is 88 degrees, putting Thursday's high 15 degrees below average. Atlanta has seen a cooler-than-average summer due to a lot of rain. We're about 15 inches above average on rainfall this year.
  • Maggots Found in Atlanta Airport Sandwich, Food Inspections Enhanced ("That's NOT Parmesan!")

    08/10/2013 4:11:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    WSBTV.com 2 ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 | Amy Napier Viteri
    Maggots found in Atlanta airport sandwich, food inspections enhanced ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials tell Channel 2 Action News they are enhancing the way they inspect restaurants inside the airport after a man showed Channel 2 Action News a sandwich he purchased from an airport vendor had maggots. The passenger told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he bought a sandwich at an airport restaurant Wednesday morning. When he opened it he said he was stunned to find maggots on it. Joel Woloshuk says he got out his phone and recorded video of the bugs crawling on his focaccia...
  • Waffle House Armed Robber Gets the Surprise of a Lifetime When Customer Decides to Fight Back

    07/30/2013 3:00:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | july 30, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    An Atlanta crook picked the wrong Waffle House to target early Monday morning. That’s because when the bandana and hoodie-wearing bandit walked into the restaurant and pointed a gun at patrons, one of them reached for his gun and fired back. Police say the suspect entered the Waffle House in south Fulton County just before 2 am, brandishing a pistol and demanding money. “Nobody move and open the cash register,” the suspect, 20-year-old Ashton Macafee, allegedly said according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). What he didn’t know was that seated together at a booth were off-duty Atlanta police officer...
  • Urban Sprawl Is Literally Stranding the Poor (Paul Krugman)

    07/29/2013 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 132 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/28/2013 | Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Detroit spent the last decade spiraling into bankruptcy, while Atlanta spent it growing like mad. But the two cities have something in common: "Both are places where the American dream seems to be dying," writes Paul Krugman at the New York Times. Social mobility is low in both cities—meaning the poor are staying poor. Why? Well, a new study suggests that it might be because they're just too spread out. "Sprawl may be killing Horatio Alger." The study found that social mobility was correlated with how far apart various classes lived from each other. "In Atlanta, poor...
  • (Roddy) White apologizes after suggesting Zimmerman jurors commit suicide

    07/15/2013 10:43:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Falcons wide receiver Roddy White caused another digital firestorm with a tweet last night after the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial was announced. White called for the jurors to kill themselves.
  • NFL Stars Feel Heat After Zimmerman Tweets

    07/14/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/14/13 | Andrew Springer
    New York Giants star receiver Victor Cruz tweeted an ominous prediction for George Zimmerman shortly after Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, and then quickly deleted the tweet. And later apologized for it. The NFL star tweeted to his more than 334,000 follwers, “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.” The tweet has since been deleted. In a series of follow up tweets, the Giant said that his angry tweet was “my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize.” Cruz was not the...
  • ATLANTA FALCONS PLAYER: ZIMMERMAN JURORS ‘SHOULD GO HOME TONIGHT AND KILL THEMSELVES’

    07/13/2013 9:00:29 PM PDT · by massmike · 99 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 07/13/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White responded to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict Saturday night by tweeting: “All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid.”
  • Church wants $24.5 million from Atlanta Falcons for new stadium site

    07/02/2013 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Jun 21 2013, 11:04a | Jason Kirk
    The biggest issue facing the Atlanta Falcons' eye-popping new football stadium: whether to build it just north of the current Georgia Dome, which would mean greater distance from hotels, the airport, transit, and the city's skyline, or just south, which would mean buying the land presently occupied by a pair of historic churches. The team prefers the south site. Those churches also prefer the south site. Friendship Baptist, established in 1866 and the wellspring for both Morehouse and Spelman colleges, has rejected the city's offer of $13.5 million for the property, asking for nearly double that. Mayor Kasim Reed told...
  • Man trying to rob people in line for LeBron James sneakers in Atlanta shot, killed by customer

    06/25/2013 4:28:13 AM PDT · by Renfield · 15 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 6-25-2013 | Debbie Lord
    A man who tried to rob people standing in line to buy the new $180 LeBron James Nike sneakers was shot and killed by one of the customers, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. The customers were waiting in line at an Atlanta area store early Saturday morning to be the first to get the newly released shoe when a man approached the group, pulled a gun and told them to give him their money. A man who was in line pulled his own weapon and shot the would-be robber, killing him. According to the story,...
  • IRS sent tens of millions in refunds to illegal aliens in Atlanta

    06/23/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    This is one of those stories that you have to read and check twice to make sure it's not some delayed April Fools Day joke. Guess what government agency needs a little "mail room quality control"?  or what agency doesn't seem to care just how much they spend on postage? The answer is the IRS, the "Star Trek" or "line dancing IRS"! Here is the story:  The IRS mailed 23,994 refund checks to the same address in Atlanta. Wonder what the neighborhood mail man said about that?  Did he notice a heavier bag or a stuffed mail box?  Did...