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  • [Ferguson] Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (I-75/85 in downtown Atlanta)

    10/23/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 26 replies
    Ben Gray and Jon Gargis ^ | 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    A human blockade temporarily formed on I-75/85 northbound Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short time. No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added. . .
  • After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

    10/20/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lauren F. Friedman
    A patient who was transported to Emory University Hospital on Sept. 9 with Ebola virus disease was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 19, 2014. In coordination with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient was determined to be free of virus and to pose no public health threat. The patient has asked to remain anonymous and left the hospital for an undisclosed location. He will make a statement at a later date.
  • Ebola-Stricken Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Expected to Be Moved to Maryland:

    10/16/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-16-2014 | Gabe Gutierrez
    Nina Pham, one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, is expected to be moved to a National Institutes of Health isolation unit in Bethesda, Maryland, a federal official with direct knowledge of the plans told NBC News on Thursday. The transfer could happen later Thursday, but the official cautioned that plans were evolving. Pham, 26, was diagnosed with the virus on Sunday after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, flew to Dallas and later died. The other nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas, Amber Vinson, was flown on Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in...
  • Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Flown From Dallas To Atlanta For Specialized Treatment

    10/15/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Fox News
    October 15, 2014 FoxNews.comThe second nurse infected with Ebola at a Dallas hospital after treating a man who later died of the virus was flown by private jet Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for further treatment in a specialized isolation unit. The patient was identified earlier in the day as 29-year-old Amber Vinson as authorities expressed concern that she took a domestic flight — reportedly to prepare for her wedding in Cleveland — just one day before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease. "The second health care worker should not have been allowed to travel by...
  • Second Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

    10/15/2014 5:39:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2014
    A second Dallas-based nurse who was recently diagnosed with Ebola after treating a man who later died of the virus has arrived in Atlanta for treatment. Helicopter footage from local television stations showed 29-year-old Amber Joy Vinson leaving a jet and being helped into an ambulance Wednesday night. A police motorcade escorted the ambulance as it traveled to Emory University Hospital, which has already treated three Americans diagnosed with the virus.
  • CBS News in DFW twitter feed on ebola patient being taken to Atlanta for treatment.

    10/15/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 37 replies
    cbsdfw.com twitter feed ^ | 10/15/2014 | Breaking and local news from the staff of CBS 11 News, TXA 21, Newsradio 1080 KRLD, 105.3 The Fan in
    Twitter feed at link.
  • 1 Texas Ebola patient will move to Atlanta

    10/15/2014 10:26:04 AM PDT · by eastforker · 79 replies
    (CNN ^ | Oct 14 2014 | Josh Levs and Holly Yan
    The first Dallas health care worker with Ebola, Nina Pham, is in "improved condition today," and the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola is "ill but clinically stable," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Wednesday. Frieden said it's still to be determined whether Pham will be transferred to another facility; Frieden earlier said the second patient will be transferred to Emory University Hospital. [Breaking News update 1:05 p.m.]
  • Now relatives say Dallas virus victim Eric Thomas Duncan received 'unfair' treatment

    10/09/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 9 October 2014 | Josh Gardner and Michael Zennie and Laura Collins
    The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are venting their outrage that the late Liberian may not have received the same quality of care leading up to his death Wednesday morning as the other patients treated in the U.S. for the dreaded virus. 'No one has died of Ebola in the U.S. before. This is the first time,' Duncan's furious nephew Joe Weeks told ABC. Weeks and others in Duncan's family are calling his treatment 'unfair,' after seeing other patients pulled from the brink of death in government-funded evacuation planes and using life-saving blood transfusions and cutting edge drugs....
  • Swastikas found at Jewish frat house near Atlanta

    10/06/2014 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 9:32 AM EDT
    Swastikas were found painted on the exterior of a historically Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in metro Atlanta over the weekend, according to police and university reports, and officials said the vandalism would not be tolerated as they stepped up patrols at the private school. The Alpha Epsilon Pi house was targeted early Sunday morning, shortly after the end of the observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, Emory officials said. …
  • watch: naked man tased by police at atlanta airport

    10/03/2014 10:18:38 AM PDT · by traumer · 19 replies
    - video at link - According to a report from WSB-TV in Atlanta, police arrested and charged a man who was caught on video running around Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport without any clothes. According to the report, investigators are still trying to determine the details of the incident that occurred around 6:30 a.m. ET on Thursday. The video shot by passenger Gregory Evans shows the man, identified as 23-year-old Derrick Weems, jumping and yelling as he is confronted by several officers in a gate area. According to Evans, Weems stood near the gate for around 30 minutes before police arrived.
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Here's How An Alleged Cheating Ring That Could Send Atlanta Teachers To Prison Was Uncovered

    09/25/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    Prosecutors are using a law originally enacted to go after mobsters to accuse former principals, teachers, and administrators of trying to boost their bonuses by conspiring to artificially raise kids' test scores. While only 12 ex-educators are on trial in Atlanta, dozens of teachers and administrators were initially charged and many have since pleaded guilty in exchange for their cooperation. The dozen on trial could get up to 20 years in prison, and they might never have been prosecuted if it weren't for a pair of ambitious reporters at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Back in 2008, Heather Vogell, now a...
  • What's Bruce Levenson's real motivation for selling the Hawks?

    09/09/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 8, 2014 | Chris Mannix
    ... “I think what happened was he saw how much teams were going for and wanted to make some money,” a rival team executive said. “What he said was wrong but to me it seems like an excuse to sell.” ...
  • Atlanta hospital to receive its third American Ebola patient Tuesday

    09/09/2014 6:26:11 AM PDT · by Raebie · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Fox News
    An Atlanta hospital is preparing to receive its third Ebola patient Tuesday after successfully treating two other American aid workers for the virus that has killed thousands in West Africa. Emory University Hospital said that the patient, whose name has not yet been released, was expected to arrive sometime Tuesday and would be treated in its isolation unit. Last month, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were released from the same hospital after recovering from Ebola. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson said the patient, as in the prior two cases, would be flown into Dobbins Air...
  • Complete e-mail sent by [Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner Bruce] Levenson [Race Controversy]

    09/07/2014 2:45:46 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 18 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/7/14 | Chris Vivlamore
    Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson cited an “inappropriate and offensive” e-mail he sent two years ago in an abrupt announcement Sunday that he will sell his controlling interest in the team. “I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true. That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate e-mail to the NBA." ***** 4. Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off....
  • Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell NBA team after racist email

    09/07/2014 9:34:51 AM PDT · by freebilly · 85 replies
    Q13 Fox News ^ | Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF/Jillian Martin
    <p>Another NBA owner has been caught making racist remarks, but it doesn’t appear the Atlanta Hawks’ Bruce Levenson wants to take the prolonged path to being stripped of his team that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took this year.</p>
  • Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beams with delight after beating deadly disease

    08/21/2014 10:11:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Associated Press and Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
    Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly beamed with delight today as he thanked God for sparing his life and prepared to leave hospital after being declared free of the deadly disease. The American missionary doctor looked a little frail but healthy as he gripped the hand of his wife Amber amid a large medical team at a Emory University Hospital press conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 33-year-old said: 'Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be alive, to be well and to be reunited with my family.' He thanked God for saving his life, saying that the thousands of...
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Here's Everything We Know About The 'Secret Serum' Used To Treat An American With Ebola

    08/04/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 8-4-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 4, 2014 Both of the Ebola-infected U.S. citizens in Liberia received a rare dose of what news reports called a "secret serum" to treat the virus before being transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to a CNN report. And while some people do fight off the disease on their own, in the case of the two Americans, that experimental serum may have saved their lives. As Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol waited in a Liberian hospital, someone from the National Institutes of Health reached out to Samaritan's Purse, one of the two North Carolina-based...
  • Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

    08/04/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/04/2014 | By Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Danielle Dellorto
    Three vials containing an experimental drug stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment. The drug appears to have worked, sources say. Dr. Kent Brantly's and Nancy Writebol's conditions significantly improved after receiving the medication, sources say. Brantly was able to walk into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being evacuated to the United States last week, and Writebol is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. On July 22, Brantly woke up feeling...
  • US Doctor With Ebola Walks Into Atlanta Hospital for Treatment

    08/02/2014 11:40:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/2/14 | ap
    The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape. Fear that the outbreak killing more than 700 people in Africa could spread in the U.S. has generated considerable anxiety among some Americans. But infectious disease experts said the public faces zero risk as Emory University Hospital treats a critically ill missionary doctor and a charity worker who were infected in Liberia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • US Ebola victim arrives at Emory University hospital in Atlanta

    08/02/2014 8:22:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 8-2-2014 | Jessica Glenza
    One of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus returned to the US from Africa on Saturday. Both were volunteers treating Ebola patients in Liberia, one of three countries affected in a West African outbreak that has so far killed 729 people, the deadliest outbreak in history. Dr Kent Brantly of Texas was transported to the Emory University hospital in Atlanta, where he will be quarantined in a sophisticated isolation unit. He returned to the US in a private jet outfitted with a containment tent. Transport of the second aid worker, the South Carolina missionary Nancy Writebol,...
  • NFL to Use Tracking Chips on Players

    08/02/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Glenn McDonald
    As a hardcore baseball guy, I often wonder why people needlessly waste their time on all those other, lesser sports. But I suppose everyone has a right to their insane opinions. In any case, football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. Football Uniforms Throughout History For the initial rollout, the RFID system will...
  • American doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S.

    08/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT · by mojito · 249 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/2/2014 | Joel Achenbach, Brady Dennis and Caelainn Hogan
    An American doctor stricken by Ebola in West Africa arrived home for treatment in Atlanta on Saturday, and U.S. government officials are urging the public to remain confident in the health-care system’s ability to keep the deadly disease isolated. A charity organization, Samaritan’s Purse, said two Americans in serious condition with the disease were being evacuated: Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth doctor who had been treating Ebola victims in Liberia, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary from Charlotte. Brantly and Writebol have been hospitalized in serious condition in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Brantly was brought back to the United States first,...
  • Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly on Flight From Liberia to Atlanta

    08/02/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 2, 2014
    An American doctor in serious condition after he contracted Ebola was on a specially outfitted plane on the way to the U.S. for treatment Saturday morning, the organization Samaritan's Purse told NBC News. Dr. Kent Brantly — the first person infected with Ebola to be transported to the U.S. — will land at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, before he is transported to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
  • Emory Healthcare to treat Ebola patient

    07/31/2014 2:25:13 PM PDT · by Wage Slave · 148 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 31 July 2014 | Misty Williams
    Emory University Hospital is expected to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus within the next several days, the university announced Thursday.
  • Captain Happy

    07/28/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    KLUV ^ | 07/28/2014 | Jody Dean
    In life…you have your good days and you have your bad days. However, there are certain professions where you should always be on your best behavior. Pilot of the plane is one of them. Why? Everything you say is recorded! Then someone posts it on the internet where it lives forever and ever! A Delta pilot was communicating with the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport when the jerkiness started. The pilot of flight 2422 did not take kindly to the idea of being on the wrong runway and yelled at the traffic controller for having a bad attitude.
  • 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.