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  • John Barrow pulls out his granddaddy’s anti-lynchin’ pistol again (Dem hits Boehner bill on amnesty)

    10/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    ajc.com ^ | By Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway
    Rep. John Barrow’s ad two years ago about how “my grandfather used this little Smith and Wesson here to help stop a lynching” was widely recognized as one of the best of the cycle. The Augusta Democrat is out today with a sequel in which he bears his grandfather’s gun again, and pulls out his concealed carry permit along with it. (SNIP) The main critique of Allen is that he supported, and Barrow voted against, a supplemental appropriations bill passed in early August to focus on the children coming across the Mexican border. It included a lot of money for...
  • The Wild Variations (Polling in GA,KY,SD)

    10/25/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Redstate ^ | By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 25th, 2014 at 10:41 AM |
    I have noticed some wild variations in polling in places like South Dakota, Kentucky, and Georgia. Places that should not be in play seem to be in play.
  • New Polls Show Democrats Have All The Momentum In Georgia Senate Race

    10/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/24/14
    A new CNN/ORC Poll is the latest in a long line of polls to show Democrat Michelle Nunn leading David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. More importantly, the CNN poll shows that Nunn would win a runoff between the two candidates. CNN reported, “Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday…Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is pulling 5% of the vote in Georgia, keeping Nunn and Perdue from reaching the 50% threshold….In a hypothetical runoff, Nunn still holds...
  • Does Georgia vote Democratic in 2014? Michelle Nunn is surging

    10/24/2014 8:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is not a mirage. In the Deep South, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is surging. Of all the polls in the field in October in the Peach State, Nunn has tied or enjoyed a slight lead over Republican nominee David Perdu. On Friday morning, a CNN/ORC survey showed Nunn with her widest lead yet – 47 to 44 percent – over her Republican challenger. A third party candidate is drawing another 5 percent of the vote while 4 percent remain undecided. That poll also found incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal trailing his opponent, Democrat and former President Jimmy Carter’s...
  • GA Senate: Nunn 47 - Perdue 44

    10/24/2014 6:26:06 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 69 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | CNN
    Excerpt - CNN poll: Nunn 47 - Perdue 43.
  • [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. . .
  • Obama to Atlanta Radio Station: A Michelle Nunn Win Means We Keep the Senate and Keep Passing My

    10/23/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    National review Online ^ | October 23, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    President Obama just directly linked himself to another red-state Democrat Senate candidate. Calling in to Atlanta’s V-103 radio station on Thursday, the president said a Michelle Nunn victory in Georgia “means that Democrats keep control of the Senate” and could continue moving forward with his agenda.
  • Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (Atlanta, I-75)

    10/23/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    The Atlanta Jounral Constitution ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    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.
  • From Texas To Wisconsin, Voters To Determine Transportation Policy

    10/22/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Curry
    In two weeks, voters decide which party will control the Senate and House, as well as choosing 36 governors and 6,049 state legislators.In some places voters will also be making transportation policy directly through ballot initiatives and referenda.A common factor in three states, Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin, is the attempt to ensure that some tax revenues are used only for transportation and aren’t diverted to other purposes.Texas voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment that would earmark revenue from the state’s oil and gas severance tax to the state highway fund. (You can see a TV...
  • Democrats Send Ferguson-Themed Pamphlets to Black Georgia Voters

    10/22/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Kerry Picket
    Democrats in Georgia are turning to the controversy in Ferguson, Missouri to bring out the vote for Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn on election day. A reader sent to the Atlanta Journal Constitution early voter turnout mailers dealing with the fatal shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and the conflict that has arisen from it.
  • Petty Government Hacks In Norcross, GA Shake Down Their Screw-Up Victim For $300

    10/22/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    NewsRadio106.7 ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Remember the woman who had her home sold out from underneath her by the inept hacks of Norcross, GA city government? The ones who received tax payments from her for three years, then seized her home without notice and sold it (also without notice) because they claimed they didn't know how to contact her. At her HOME. Where she LIVED? Yesterday city officials denied knowing anything about anything and suggested that, since the home had a new legal owner, there might not be anything they could do...except keep the money from the sale and throw this family out on the...
  • New flier from Georgia Democrats: You must vote in November to … prevent another Ferguson

    10/21/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | AllahPundit
    Note that this comes from the Georgia Democratic Party itself, not some no-name outside outfit that’s looking to boost its profile by tossing racial grenades.One of the fun subplots of this campaign is watching Democrats, starting with The One himself, feign anger at Republicans for using fear to gain an advantage while they scaremonger in increasingly cartoonish ways themselves. Mark Udall went so nuts with his “Cory Gardner hates women” message in Colorado that the Denver Post finally threw up its hands in disgust and endorsed Gardner. Now, with two weeks to go and red-state Democrats desperate to survive,...
  • DHS: All passengers from Ebola affected countries to fly through 1 of 5 airports

    10/21/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 62 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Vanzetta Evans
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all people flying from three Ebola affected nations must fly through one of five American airports. One of the airports being Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. DHS says this move is to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the United States. Passengers flying from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will undergo additional health screenings and protective measures that were put into place at the five airports last week. The five airports are JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and O'Hare. This new mandate will go into effect Wednesday.
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • 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.
  • Wal-Mart’s new everyday low price: A $40 doctor visit

    10/19/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct. 17,2014 | Andria Cheng
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pushed down prices for some generic prescription drugs to just $4 eight years ago, setting a new industry standard. Now it is trying to do the same for seeing a doctor. On Friday, a Walmart Care Clinic opened in Dalton, Ga., six months after Walmart U.S., the retailer’s WMT, +0.38% biggest unit, entered the business of providing primary health care. It now operates a dozen clinics in rural Texas, South Carolina and Georgia and has increased its target for openings this year to 17. An office visit costs $40, which Walmart U.S. says...
  • NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

    10/19/2014 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Updated: October 18, 2014 | Alexis Levinson
    With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia. The NRSC has moved $1 million to South Dakota, plus another $1.45 million to Georgia. In South Dakota, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee made a $1 million television ad buy this week, on the heels of tightening poll numbers that showed its candidate, Rick Weiland, gaining ground. In Georgia, a new poll suggests a runoff is likely. The NRSC also is upping its investment in four other states: Alaska,...
  • Romney redux? Democrats focus on GOP candidate’s corporate past in Georgia race.

    10/17/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    After attacking President Obama over his handling of the Ebola crisis and the Islamic State terrorist group, businessman and Republican Senate candidate David Perdue turned defensive this week when asked about his record on outsourcing jobs. “The criticism I’ve gotten over the last few weeks is coming from people who really have no business background and really don’t understand, you know, what it takes to create jobs and create economic value — which is really what this free enterprise system is based on,” Perdue told reporters at a Veterans of Foreign Wars social-hall event. A local television reporter tried again...
  • 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...
  • Bloomberg pours money into Nunn Super PAC; ads with guns to follow.

    10/16/2014 8:27:49 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sarah Jean Seman
    Soon we'll see ads about how she's an avid hunter.
  • Obama: I 'Hugged And Kissed' Nurses Treating Ebola Patients In Atlanta

    10/16/2014 3:11:49 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 76 replies
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday that the government's response to the Ebola epidemic will be effective after a meeting with his top cabinet secretaries at the White House. "The key thing to understand about this disease is these protocols work," Obama said ...
  • Atheists Complained — and Now the Bible Verses on This Football Monument Will Be Removed or

    10/15/2014 6:19:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 15, 2014 | billy hallowell
    A school board in Georgia voted Tuesday night to remove or cover up Bible verses on a controversial monument that was recently installed near a district-owned football field. The five members of the Madison County school boardunanimously voted to make the change after hearing public comments and holding a closed meeting on the matter. The move — which is frustrating some local residents — comes following complaints from at least two atheist activist groups. As TheBlaze previously reported, the privately funded sculpture, situated outside Madison County High School in Danielsville, Georgia, was placed on the property in August to inspire football players, but the Freedom...
  • 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.
  • Nunn Leads Perdue By 3 in New SurveyUSA Poll

    10/15/2014 2:40:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jon Richards
    11 Alive has released the results of a new SurveyUSA poll that for the first time in their series of polls shows Michelle Nunn in the lead for the Georgia Senate race against David Perdue. The poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn with 48%, Republican David Perdue with 45%, and Libertarian Amanda Swafford with 3%. 4% of voters remain undecided. While the margin of error is 4.2%, meaning that the two could conceivably be tied, that’s likely no consolation. Looking at the poll’s crosstabs, the electorate is assumed to be 61% white, 27% black, 7% Hispanic and 5% Asian. That potentially...
  • Gun violence: A threat to us all

    10/15/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Savannahnow.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unknown
    It wasn’t about a confrontation between two or more thugs. It wasn’t about a drug deal. It wasn’t even about a holdup. It was about gunmen opening fire on someone because, apparently, the gunmen didn’t approve of the person’s being in the neighborhood at that hour, place and time. No other reasons.
  • Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

    10/13/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P ^ | October 13 2014 | No Attribution
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was snatched Sunday morning.
  • 20 Most Dangerous Cities in Georgia (my hometown is 10th - Douglas)

    10/11/2014 4:53:28 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 46 replies
    What are the most dangerous cities in Georgia? To get the lowdown on the cities in Georgia that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Georgia’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.* We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits...
  • The ‘Maroon 6’: A Better Way To Look At The 2014 Senate Races

    10/11/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 30 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 10/10/2014 | Nate Silver
    Fortunately for the GOP, there are six races that lean toward Republicans: Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky and Louisiana. We’ll refer to these states as the “Maroon 6” (because maroon is somewhere between red and purple). In each Maroon 6 state, the Republican candidate has a 65 percent to 75 percent chance of winning, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast.
  • Embattled House Democrats Turn Against Nancy Pelosi

    10/08/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | BY SHANE GOLDMACHER
    House Republicans have surprising new company in attacking Nancy Pelosi: her fellow House Democrats. Three Democrats running in GOP-leaning House districts have used late-stage television ads in a bid to distance themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats' House caucus—the same caucus they're fighting to join in 2015. "Here's what I believe: Congress is broken," says Gwen Graham, one of the Democratic Party's top recruits, in a recent TV ad as a photo of Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner flashes on the screen. "Both parties—Republican and Democrat—are to blame. And both need new leaders in Washington." In Georgia, Rep....
  • Georgia Agriculture, Michelle Nunn, & the Playbook of a Red-State Democrat

    10/10/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    David Perdue and Michelle Nunn squared off in their first real debate for Georgia’s open Senate seat just a few days ago, meeting before a rowdy audience that helped make the contest a spirited affair. For national outlets, the headlines wrote themselves. Perdue dared deal with “economic reality” in the days preceding the debate, and Nunn’s predictable attacks were what they chose to shine the spotlight on. The far bigger story should revolve around the largest industry in the state of Georgia, that being agriculture. Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan, leaked in late July after Perdue clinched the GOP nomination, included...
  • SC NAACP seeks slavery apology from newspaper

    10/10/2014 5:34:27 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 21 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 09 October 2014 | Steve Crump
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - At first glance, past ads connected to slavery may have you doing a double take. They come from one of the South's oldest newspapers still serving communities in the Carolinas. The Augusta Chronicle's reach extends into towns like North Augusta, South Carolina. That's why state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph wants the paper to issue an apology for content it ran in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • No charges for officers in botched drug raid that disfigured toddler

    10/08/2014 7:03:43 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 44 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 | Christian Boone
    A Habersham County grand jury has decided not to charge any of the law enforcement officers involved in the botched drug raid that disfigured a toddler. Nineteen-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh’s nose was detached from his face after a stun grenade landed in his playpen during the raid, carried out by a Habersham SWAT team in May. According to an incident report obtained from the Habersham sheriff’s office, deputies were told to anticipate a cache of weapons and armed guards at the home
  • Meet 59-year-old David Hooks, the latest drug raid fatality

    10/08/2014 8:24:26 AM PDT · by redreno · 62 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | October 6 | By Radley Balko
    Phillip Smith at the Drug War Chronicle sums up the news reports detailing the latest casualty in the never-ending U.S. war on drugs. A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner during a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day. No drugs were found. David Hooks, 59, becomes the 34th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. According to WMAZ TV 13, Laurens County sheriff’s deputies with the drug task force and special response team...
  • "Ehr Daw" —- They’re Here

    10/07/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Rabbi Shalom Lewis
    I thought that maybe I’d start with a rendition of Paul McCartney’s plaintive masterpiece “Yesterday”… “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday” – but then I thought, too romantic.
  • 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. …
  • Pennington endorses Libertarian candidate for governor

    10/04/2014 6:46:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | October 4, 2014 | Staff and Wire Reports
    Former Dalton mayor David Pennington endorsed Andrew Hunt, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, on Friday, calling him “the only true limited government candidate in the race.” Pennington lost a bid to replace Gov. Nathan Deal as the Republican nominee in the May primary. Pennington said he wouldn’t tell anyone else how to vote but decided to back Hunt based on his approach to taxes and fiscal policy. Hunt, the former CEO of an Atlanta nanotechnology firm, is in the race against Deal and Democrat Jason Carter. “When Andrew came out for true tax reform — led by an income...
  • Sam Nunn condemns ‘shameful’ attack on daughter, says Harry Reid wanted her out of Senate race

    10/03/2014 4:16:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 10-3-14 | Jim Galloway
    Sam Nunn on Thursday condemned as “shameful” that TV spot from Republican U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue that accuses Michelle Nunn and the foundation for which she worked of giving money to terrorist-linked organizations. “It’s shameful. Particularly when you know that everybody in the opposition campaign knows that that’s not true,” her father, the longtime former U.S senator, said in an hour-long interview. “It’s not like they believe it. There’s too much these days of anything that works, regardless of what lines it crosses.” Michelle Nunn’s father also said his daughter, the Democratic nominee for Senate, has little obligation to...
  • Hispanic voter buck assumptions, back GA GOP candidates

    10/02/2014 1:21:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    WXIA, NBC 11, Atlanta | 7:05 p.m. EDT September 29, 2014 | Doug Richards, WXIA
    Gannett website; link only.http://www.11alive.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/29/politics-georgia-carter-deal-perdue-nunn-hispanic-voters/16446329/
  • Thompson: Associate of Dallas Ebola patient under close monitoring ( second case )

    10/01/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 105 replies
    WFAA ^ | October 1, 2014 | Marjorie Owens
    DALLAS — Due to close contact with a patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus, a second person is under the close monitoring of health officials as a possible second patient, said the director of Dallas County's health department Wednesday morning in an interview with WFAA. Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who've been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that...
  • 'The Many Faces of the Hijab’: KSU Students Opt to Wear Muslim Head Scarf

    10/01/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cecily · 90 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | October 1, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    Some Kennesaw State University students have committed to wearing head scarves for 24 hours in a show of support for Muslim women who wear a hijab, or head covering. Caitlin Syfrett, a senior at KSU majoring in anthropology, said she wants to see if she gets any questioning looks or mean-spirited glances from people while she wears a head scarf, even though she’s not Muslim. “I’m wearing it as a sign of solidarity because there are women who do this every day, and they’re judged,” Syfrett said Tuesday, when the 24-hour period began. “I want to see how prevalent the...
  • 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...
  • GA woman mistakenly jailed for more than a month after cops confused SpaghettiOs for meth

    09/30/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 156 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9-30-14 | Lee Moran
    A Georgia woman was mistakenly jailed for one month after cops confused her SpaghettiOs for meth. Ashley Gabrielle Huff was first detained on July 2 after officers in Gainesville found a spoon with a dried substance baked onto it inside her car during a routine traffic stop. The 23-year-old, from Commerce, claimed it was residue from the canned pasta that she liked to eat in the vehicle. Police, however, believed it to be methamphetamine. Huff, who had no criminal history, was sent to Hall County Jail for two days so cops could conduct crime lab tests on the mysterious texture.
  • Nunn-Linked Group Under Investigation for Voter Fraud Starts Handing Over Documents

    09/29/2014 5:23:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-29-14 | Andrew Johnson
    The New Georgia Project, a group currently under investigation for “significant illegal activities” regarding voter-registration applications, began handing over subpoenaed documents on Friday, and says it’s reached an agreement to limit the scope of the documents it’s required to turn over. Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp launched the investigation of the New Georgia Project earlier this month after receiving “numerous” complaints regarding applications submitted by the group, including forged signatures and applications. The investigation has turned up 33 fraudulent applications thus far, ahead of the thousands of pages of documents set to be turned over. The group is run...
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    For years, three House Democrats — West Virginia’s Nick Rahall, Georgia’s John Barrow and Minnesota’s Collin Peterson — have been survivors, defying political calculus to win term after term in solidly red Republican districts. They paddled through the 2010 GOP wave. They even overcame the flood of Mitt Romney’s double-digit margins of victory in each district in 2012. But 2014 could be their ultimate survival test. In an era of increasing polarization, Rahall, Peterson and Barrow are the three Democrats running for reelection who represent the most Republican districts in Congress. They’ve managed to hang on to their seats, even...
  • American Legion demands name be removed from veterans park

    09/28/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Dalton Georgia Daily Citizen ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 | Charles Oliver
    They were some of the driving forces behind creation of the Murray County Veterans Memorial Park, but now the members of Chatsworth American Legion Post 167 have sent a letter to county Sole Commissioner Brittany Pittman asking that the post’s name be removed from monuments at the park and the refund of $10,000 in funds donated for the park. “We can no longer support the park in any fashion or form,” said Bruce Kendrick, a spokesman for the post. Soon after the park, which is off Hyden Tyler Road, was dedicated four years ago, post members discovered problems with some...
  • ( Montana ) Missoula doctor, nurse return from treating Ebola patients in Africa

    09/21/2014 6:07:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Missoulian ^ | September 19, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    Dr. George Risi had to pass a dozen armed checkpoints to leave Sierra Leone – four of which ordered him out of the car so a guard could take his temperature. The Missoula infectious disease specialist is still checking his thermometer twice daily since his return from 20 days of volunteer work in an Ebola virus ward. He and fellow Missoulian intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley cared for up to 95 patients, from babies to grandparents, suffering from the often-fatal disease. ... While untreated Ebola tends to be 70 percent fatal, Risi said about half of the patients in...
  • American doctor exposed to Ebola admitted to NIH for observation in isolation unit

    09/27/2014 7:44:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 September 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Physician will be admitted to National Institutes of Health unit in Maryland. The patient, who has not been named, was volunteering in Sierra Leone . Expected to arrive at isolation center in Bethesda in the next few days. Agency says the action is being taken 'out of an abundance of caution'. Comes as third US victim of the disease celebrates a full recovery . An American doctor will be treated for Ebola after being exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. The physician, who has not been named, is expected be admitted for observation and clinical trials at...
  • Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices

    09/25/2014 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn. The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack...
  • 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...