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  • Indian Americans in Georgia learning to shoot guns after rash of home invasions,

    01/17/2012 2:09:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 16 January, 2012 | AP
    ROSWELL, Ga. — A group of Indian-American men are learning to shoot guns after a rash of metro Atlanta home invasions they believe targeted their community. The men gathered Saturday at a firing range in north Fulton County for target practice and to learn about gun safety, WSB-TV reported.
  • Fox News' Bret Baier: Georgia Ballot Access Challenge Against Obama Gets Hearing

    01/06/2012 7:11:27 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 73 replies
    Fox News - BirtherReport ^ | January 6, 2012 | Brett Baier
    Baier: And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. A state judge in Georgia has denied a motion by the Obama Administration to dismiss a complaint challenging the president's eligibility to be on the ballot there. Attorney Orly Taitz filed the complaint back in November on behalf of a Georgia resident contending Obama is not a natural born citizen and therefore should not be on the March presidential primary in Georgia. You'll remember last year the White House released the president's long form birth certificate, however Taitz, along with many others in the so-called "birther" movement, is still not...
  • Georgia Judge Denies Obama’s Motion to Dismiss in Ballot Challenge

    01/03/2012 11:18:01 AM PST · by iontheball · 17 replies
    Post & Email ^ | January 3, 2012 | Sharon Rondeau
    Jan. 3, 2012) — Atty. Orly Taitz has posted on her website an order from Judge Michael Malihi denying the request of an attorney representing Barack Hussein Obama to dismiss three ballot challenges filed respectively by Taitz, Atty. Van Irion, and Atty. J. Mark Hatfield on behalf of Georgia registered voters and others.
  • BREAKING!!! Georgia Court to Hear Natural Born Citizen Case vs Obama

    01/03/2012 3:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 2+ views
    The National Patriot ^ | 1/3/12 | Craig Andresen
    The liberty Legal Foundation has announced that the case pending in Georgia, challenging Obama’s eligibility, has been ACCEPTED. This is great news considering Obama and his team of attorneys had been actively trying to have this case DENIED!! The Georgia court in agreeing to hear the case could well be setting the stage for other states in which quite similar cases are pending. Arizona and Tennessee both have such cases waiting right now. This case, in Georgia, deals specifically with the Natural Born Citizen issue. In a previous article, we brought up the Minor vs Happersett case from 1875 in...
  • New Georgia gun licenses bring added security, costs

    01/03/2012 7:37:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 3 January, 2012 | MIKE STUCKA
    Georgia pistol-packing permits aren’t published on paper any more. In recent weeks, local probate court offices have been processing Georgia weapons carry licenses on a new system, which will produce cards that look something like a driver’s license with a photo, holographic seals and other security features. The old paper licenses are much more basic. Jerry Henry, executive director of GeorgiaCarry.Org, said the new licenses at least look better. “The remark I hear most often is the existing ones could be made by a fourth-grader and a crayon,” said Henry, who lives outside Fairburn. He said he objects to the...
  • Wendy's manager shoots robber dead(GA)

    12/30/2011 8:12:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 30 December, 2011 | Constance Cooper
    A Wendy’s manager turned his gun on robbers early Thursday morning and shot a man dead, Savannah-Chatham police say. Robert Cody Dasher, 22, was held up at 12:55 a.m. at the Wilmington Island Wendy’s, located on U.S. 80 near Johnny Mercer Boulevard. Dasher was closing the restaurant when the robbery happened, according to a police report. His employee left the door open after taking out the trash. Two men, their faces covered and wearing black, accosted Dasher inside the restaurant, putting a gun to his head, forcing him into an office and robbing him. The robbers made off with an...
  • Where did the tea party go? Into the trenches

    12/22/2011 3:50:22 PM PST · by JediJones · 5 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/16/2011 | Patrik Jonsson
    Yet for folks like Bill Evelyn, a founder of the State of Georgia Tea Party, the revolution has only begun. Having learned lessons from the past two years – including the necessity of vetting big-office candidates and trying to channel endorsements to avoid splitting tickets – the loosely organized tea party movement has thrown its anchor in the muddy trenches of local politics, reviving the GOP's moribund precinct nomination system, grooming candidates from the ground up, and setting into motion an audacious ground game patterned in part on the Democrat playbook of door-to-door canvasing and kitchen-table convincing.
  • Obama's inclusion on Georgia ballot challenged

    12/16/2011 5:31:52 PM PST · by bushpilot1 · 178 replies
    Five Georgia men have challenged President Barack Obama’s inclusion on next year’s presidential ballot, with at least some citing an oft-discredited theory that Obama is not eligible for office because the Constitution says that a president must be a “natural born citizen.” All the challenges have been made through the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State, which referred them to the state administrative hearings office. Hearings have not yet been set.
  • Gun Goes Off at Checkpoint at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

    12/13/2011 3:51:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 12 December, 2011 | Mark Berman
    A scare at the busiest airport in the world, as a gun goes off at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that TSA agents spotted a .22-caliber Magnum in a bag that was going through the x-ray machine on Sunday. It turns out the gun was loaded with small game pellet ammunition known as "snake" bullets. An Atlanta police officer who responded to the scene was trying to unload the gun when it went off. No one was injured, but the officer wrote in his report: “I was grazed by a pellet fragment on...
  • Georgia Gun Owners going for ‘Constitutional carry’

    12/08/2011 4:29:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    Licensing should not be part of exercising the right to keep and bear arms, the grassroots group Georgia Gun Owners asserts in a press release issued today. Announcing the pre-filing of the Georgia “Constitutional Carry” Act of 2012 (HB679) by State Representative Jason Spencer, the bill promises to eliminate the requirement to have a Georgia Weapons Carry License to carry firearms openly or concealed, as is currently established lawful practice in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming. Per Georgia Gun Owners, the legislation will: * Eliminate the mandatory intrusive government requirement for background checks of law-abiding Georgia gun owners; * Eliminate...
  • Ballots with Obama's name facing more legal challenges (Georgia)

    11/29/2011 8:31:10 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 29, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Only a week after there was a formal hearing in the state of New Hampshire on a request to remove Barack Obama's name from the 2012 presidential primary election ballot over allegations of fraud, state officials in Georgia are facing a related request. Activist Carl Swensson, who runs the website, and has been integral in campaigns to have Obama investigated, told WND that not only has he petitioned the state secretary of state, but some half a dozen others have done the same thing. In his complaint letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Swensson wrote that while...
  • Prosecutors drop charges against veteran(GA)

    11/17/2011 6:54:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 14 November, 2011 | UPI
    ATLANTA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors dropped felony charges against an Atlanta veteran who fired four shots into the ground outside his home to scare off a man he suspected was a thief. But while he gained his freedom Friday after seven months in the Fulton County Jail, former Marine David Sturdivant, who served four tours of duty in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart, has lost a kidney after being shot by a police officer, his home, his business and all his possessions, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sturdivant, 64, could have been freed about two weeks ago if he...
  • Mexican senators seek meeting with Georgia lawmakers over immigration

    11/02/2011 8:38:11 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 48 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    WASHINGTON -- A group of Mexican senators announced Tuesday they are preparing to meet with state legislators in Georgia and four other states next month, hoping to head off more stringent immigration laws like the one Georgia enacted this year.The senators plan to share information with state lawmakers that shows illegal immigrants generally stay out of trouble and contribute to the economy while they are here. Sen. Carlos Jimenez Macias, a member of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, confirmed those plans Tuesday at a workshop on immigration reform in D.C. at the German Marshall Fund, a nonpartisan public policy...
  • Family pleading to parole board not to deport man who killed teens in drunken crash

    11/01/2011 10:29:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    WSB-TV -- Atlanta ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Tom Jones
    MARIETTA, Ga. — Families of three teens killed by a drunk driving illegal immigrant are mounting a campaign to keep him from being paroled and deported. The families believe if Sergio Montelongo-Sanchez is deported back to Mexico he will come back to the U.S. and cause the same type of crash that killed their loved ones on Sandtown Road near Booth 11 years ago. They're also not happy he could be released after serving less than a third of his sentence. "He served just a little over 10 years. That's not very long for killing three beautiful young people," Delores...
  • Candidates make push for Senate seat(GA)

    10/29/2011 7:18:54 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 29 October, 2011 | Winston Jones
    The event was billed as a candidate forum, but it quickly shaped up as a battle among the participants to stand out in a crowded field for a single vacant state Senate seat. Seven of nine District 28 candidates participated in the Thursday night forum at Whitesburg Elementary School, sponsored by the Carrollton-Carroll County League of Women Voters. About 50 people were in the audience. The Senate district represents a portion of Carroll County. The other two candidates, unable to attend, sent representatives to deliver prepared opening statements, the only recourse allowed them under forum rules. All candidates want to...
  • Halloween Scare-o-lers hit the streets

    10/27/2011 8:33:36 AM PDT · by OgeXam · 4 replies
    WRWR The Patriot ^ | 10/26/2011 | Brandon Evans
    Everyone has heard of Christmas Carolers, but a group of people have hit the streets to do some Halloween Scare-o-ling. The group, which is singing for charity and helping in the fight against cancer, has altered traditional Christmas Carols and made them more Halloween-friendly.
  • Video: Camouflaged Woman Shot Dead(OH)

    10/18/2011 5:55:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies ^ | 14 October, 2011 | Rodney Thrash
    When Fred Whitmore's wife left for work, Barbara Smith of Canton slipped into her former co-worker's Ball Ground home with a gun. Update 5 p.m. Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, just released the identities of the homeowner and the woman in this morning's fatal shooting near Ball Ground. This is what he had to say: "Inside the home they located the homeowner, Fred Stanley Whitmore, 54 years old of Canton, and a deceased person dressed in camouflage and wearing a mask. Whitmore explained that shortly after his wife left for work he heard a noise...
  • Dale Cardwell: Government abuse happens all the time

    10/13/2011 4:33:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 13 October, 2011 | Dale Cardwell
    I support the Second Amendment. That might seem like a strange subject for your consumer investigator, so allow me to explain. I’ve wrestled with how much say the government should have in our right to bear arms my entire adult life. I’ve reported many cases of innocent children accidentally shot and killed through the negligence of adults who didn’t secure their firearms. Those are gut-wrenching experiences. I was sharing one such case with a friend when he expressed his reasons for supporting the right of private citizens to bear arms. He said, “the fear of an uprising from armed citizens...
  • Even Liberal Supporters Have Been Silenced

    10/11/2011 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies ^ | October 11,2011 | annem040359
    While watching the video of a group of “Occupy Atlanta” this past Saturday that instead I was watching instead something from out of a “Star Trek” tv episode and it is those feared aliens, “The Borg”. While USA House of Representatives John Lewis, (D/GA) was in attendance with members of the MSM or news media. Rep. Lewis, who was active in the American civil rights movement and is involved in liberal politics. What Rep. Lewis with MSM had seen was nothing short than shocking. It was even SHOCKING for me to even watch this video. These people were not speaking...
  • Undocumented Student's Criminal Case Reopened

    10/07/2011 3:13:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 07, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    MARIETTA, Ga. - A judge has reopened a criminal case against an undocumented college student in Georgia who was nearly deported after being charged with traffic violations and arrested. Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley on Friday asked prosecutors to meet with the sheriff to determine whether a pretrial diversion program is appropriate for Jessica Colotl. Immigration authorities have deferred action on her case.
  • Alabama's message for Oregon: self-defeat

    10/06/2011 8:46:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies ^ | October 06, 2011 | The Oregonian Editorial Board
    You'd think a killer virus was set loose upon northeast Alabama over the past week. That's how quickly people rushed into panic, some of them packing up and feeding pets for the last time before driving over the state line. And among those who stayed, thousands went into seclusion: Children avoided school and pregnant women stayed home, afraid to go to the hospital. This is the price of having a last name like Gonzalez or Rodriguez and being undocumented in a state that fears Latino people are ruining the party. This is not new. But Alabama's new immigration law --...
  • Lawsuit: Ga. farmer discriminated against workers

    10/06/2011 1:21:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies ^ | Oct. 05, 2011 |
    ATLANTA -- A lawsuit accuses a South Georgia farmer of discriminating against U.S. and black workers because of their race and national origin while giving better treatment to workers from Mexico
  • Bond denied for men who allegedly shot at Georgia trooper

    10/04/2011 2:27:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution - ^ | October 4, 2011 | David Ibata
    Three illegal immigrants – including one who had previously been deported -- were ordered held without bond Tuesday after they allegedly fired shots at a Georgia State Patrol trooper during a chase, triggering a massive manhunt in Cherokee County.The three Smyrna men are being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center. They had an initial hearing Tuesday afternoon in Canton before Chief Magistate James Drane, Cherokee Sheriff’s Lt. Jay Baker said. Edgar Ortega Maldonado, 35, “was deported from the United States in December 2009 and obviously has returned,” Baker said. He did not know the circumstances that led to Maldonado’s...
  • Court rules no murder case because of self defense(GA)

    10/04/2011 5:14:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 3 October, 2011 | Bill Rankin
    The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that murder charges against a Fulton County man must be dropped because he killed a man while acting in self defense. Deiran Green was indicted for the 2008 knifing death of Jeffrey Waldon, but a Fulton judge found the stab wound to Waldon was unintentional. The Fulton District Attorney's Office appealed, but the state high court unanimously upheld the judge's ruling. According to Monday's ruling, Waldon, who was renting a room to Green, became irate when he found his wife talking to Green. After Waldon grabbed Green's wrists and head-butted him in the...
  • Immigrant student who sparked debate avoids a conviction

    09/26/2011 4:19:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 26, 2011 | Andria Simmons
    A former Kennesaw State University student who sparked controversy when she was arrested and nearly deported over a driving offense last year has avoided a criminal conviction by entering a pretrial diversion program.Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley signed an order Sept. 1 to dismiss a felony false swearing charge against Jessica Colotl, 23, as long as she successfully completes a pretrial diversion program. To enter the program, Colotl would have had to admit she lied to deputies about her address when being booked into the Cobb County jail on March 30, 2010, on a charge of driving without...
  • Man shot to death in Thunderbolt(GA)

    09/19/2011 5:57:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 18 September, 2011 | Constance Cooper
    Police say a Savannah man killed his co-worker’s ex-boyfriend Friday night after giving the woman a ride home to Thunderbolt. Vernon Michael Rich Jr., a 30-year-old resident of the 400 block of Al Henderson Boulevard, has been charged with murder. Police say he shot 35-year-old Troy Wells to death in Bonaventure Place Townhomes, located off Bonaventure Road. It was Thunderbolt’s first homicide in nearly a decade. According to Thunderbolt police, Rich and a female co-worker finished their shifts at Lab Corp, located off Southern Boulevard near Chatham Parkway, about 9 p.m. Rich offered to give the woman a ride home,...
  • Atlanta providers reach deal on indigent dialysis

    09/07/2011 6:41:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | September 7, 2011 | KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's safety net hospital on Wednesday reached an agreement with a private dialysis provider to continue treating a group of indigent patients, some of whom became critically ill after their life-sustaining treatment was cut off last week when a previous contract expired.
  • Couple faces psychedelic drug in Forsyth County

    09/02/2011 1:38:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies - ^ | September 02, 2011 | Aldo Nahed
    CUMMING, Ga. – Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Dahlonega couple after finding hallucinogenic mushrooms in their car. Sanson Ramirez, 31, and Blanca Roque, 34, both of Dahlonega, were charged with one count of felony drug possession. Ramirez was also charged with driving without a valid driver's license and failure to maintain lane, which are misdemeanors. About 2 p.m. Aug. 29, a deputy saw a white Nissan Versa on Ga. 400 traveling southbound near Browns Bridge Road not able to maintain a lane. The deputy pulled the car over. "The driver [Ramirez] was visibly shaken," the deputy wrote. The deputy...
  • Federal jury hears ‘illegal search' case(GA)

    08/15/2011 6:46:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Matt Aiken
    A federal jury will soon decide if an alleged warrant-less search by the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office will cost the county money. On Monday, former sheriff Mark McClure sat on one side of Judge William C. O'Kelley's courtroom in Gainesville while the plaintiff Geoffrey Asher sat on the other. McClure and several of his officers searched Asher's Emory Stephens Road property in April 2006 without a judge-ordered warrant in hand. Deputy Eddie Cole initially pulled onto Asher's property that day, after the defendant reportedly sped by him at over 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. * Asher initially...
  • Man killed in Augusta shooting(GA)

    08/14/2011 9:45:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 13 August, 2011 | Lynn Davidson
    A double-shooting early Saturday left one man dead and another man hospitalized. Leontaye Johnson was shot during an attempted robbery at his house on the 2900 block of Nighthawk Drive, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Capt. Scott Peebles. Johnson shot and killed the suspect, identified by the coroner's office as Anthony Washington. Peebles said Washington had not broken into the house, but "was waiting for Johnson" when he came home. The incident occurred about 3:45 a.m. Johnson acted in self-defense, and no charges have been filed, Peebles said. Laverne Hatcher, who lives across the street, said she's been friends with...
  • Hispanic student enrollment drops in Colquitt Co.

    08/12/2011 3:02:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    WALB-TV - ^ | Aug 12, 2011 | Ashton Pellom
    Colquitt County, GA - Another apparent side effect of Georgia's new immigration law is now showing up in some school systems. Over the past decade, Hispanic enrollment in Colquitt County Schools surged from 8% to 22% of the student population. But this year, the number of Hispanic students dropped nearly 7%.
  • Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by Clinton-appointed appeals court judge

    08/12/2011 2:19:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 12, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, August 12, 2011 ( - In a major blow to the Obama administration, an appeals court on Friday sided with 26 U.S. attorneys general who say the president’s health care law is unconstitutional for forcing U.S. citizens to purchase health insurance. The decision came from a 3-judge panel of the Atlanta, Ga.-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and was split 2-1 against the mandate. “This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to...
  • Hunger striker seeks audience with Deal on immigration

    08/11/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 9, 2011 | David Ibata
    A Mableton man who is in the 40th day of a hunger strike to protest Georgia’s new immigration law is seeking an audience with Gov. Nathan Deal as his condition weakens, Channel 2 Action News reports.Salvador Zamora was in a wheelchair, accompanied by supporters, as he delivered a letter Tuesday to Deal’s office in the state Capitol. Zamora is protesting HB 87, the Georgia immigration law that took effect July 1, the day his hunger strike began. “These laws are not good not only for the immigrant community, but are not good for Georgia,” Zamora told Channel 2. “We need...
  • Scandals in the Classroom (GA)

    07/27/2011 6:35:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 26 July, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A national scandal hit the news when Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal released a 413-page report describing how hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals had been cheating during the past 10 years on standardized tests in order to falsely report that their schools were doing a good job and the kids were improving. A total of 178 teachers and principals (38 were principals), 82 of whom have already confessed, had fraudulently raised test scores so their schools would meet test targets set by the district and thereby qualify for federal funds. The truth came out after a 10-month inquiry...
  • McDonald's Manager Tiffany Allen Accused Of Punching Customer

    07/22/2011 5:53:10 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies
    GA Daily News ^ | 7-21-2011 | GA Daily News
    MARIETTA, Ga. -- An arrest warrant has been issued for the manager of a Marietta McDonald's after she punched a mother of two autistic boys in the face, Marietta police said. It happened at the McDonald's on Bells Ferry Road, police said. The manager, Tiffany Denise Allen, told the woman that the twin boys’ service dog, Barkley, wasn't allowed inside, police said. Allen was off duty The law, however, states that the dog is allowed inside. The boys’ mother, Jennifer Schwenker, said the incident took place on July 12 when she took the boys to the McDonald's to have lunch....
  • Lemonade stand shut down by officers in Texas

    07/21/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jacquie Levy
    McAllen, TX -- Gone are the days when a kid could make a few extra bucks by selling lemonade on the corner of their street. These days, it's against the law. A 12-year-old girl and her little brother were just trying to earn a few dollars for their two hermit crabs when a city code enforcement officer in Texas came and shut them down. The officer told their grandmother that the children needed a permit to sell lemonade, and their grandmother was ticketed for the offense. "I was mad," the 12-year-old said. "I don't understand why someone would want to...
  • Marine awarded for heroic actions taken as a CCW-licensed college student(GA)

    07/21/2011 5:20:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 20 July, 2011 | Chad D. Baus is reporting that Ensign Sean Barner, from Stone Mountain, Ga., was recently awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his actions on May 3, 2009. Barner protected at least ten lives when he intervened and stopped two armed assailants during an attempted robbery and then provided immediate medical assistance by applying tourniquets to one of the gun shot wounded victims. The incident made national headlines, and sparked calls for legalizing concealed carry on college campuses. A article about Barner's actions, and lamenting the fact that Ohio's college students are not allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights,...

    07/16/2011 5:58:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Phaedra Laird
    PLEASANTVILLE--A failed robbery involving an off-duty corrections officer resulted in a deadly shooting in Pleasantville Thursday night. Authorities explain what led up to the incident, and why they are now issuing a warning about craigslist. "It's very disturbing." Residents living on south Hampden court in Pleasantville are still in shock about the deadly shooting that happened there Thursday night. "I was just saying yesterday how nice this neighborhood is," said Tanya Watts, "for this to happen, all of a sudden, this changed." Authorities say it was a failed robbery involving an off duty Atlantic County Corrections Officer that resulted in...
  • Police close girls' lemonade stand

    07/15/2011 10:15:35 AM PDT · by rawhide · 99 replies
    MIDWAY — Midway police have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls, saying the stand lacked a business license and required permits. The girls had been operating for one day when Midway’s police chief and another officer cruised by. They had been trying to earn enough money to go to a water park. The girls needed a business license, peddler’s permit and food permit to operate, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year. Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar says police didn’t know how the lemonade was made, who made it or...
  • Sharpton headlines rally against new illegal immigration law

    07/09/2011 10:43:43 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 9, 2011 | Laura Diamond
    Opponents of Georgia's tough illegal immigration law descended upon the Capitol Saturday afternoon to demonstrate, making it the latest in what has been a steady stream of rallies showing displeasure and in some cases support for the new rules.Four charter buses emptied out for the one-hour rally, with protesters coming to hear, among other scheduled speakers, activist the Rev. Al Sharpton. "America must work for everybody or it works for nobody," Sharpton said, calling HB 87 a threat to "all of us all over (the) United States." The law has many supporters who say the state is just upholding federal...
  • Police: Craigslist 'Victim' Was Actually Robber(GA)

    07/07/2011 7:53:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 July, 2011 | NA
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police said a man who told Channel 2 Action News that he was a robbery victim is actually the robber. DeKalb County police arrested Mahad Said and charged him with robbery one day after Said claimed a gunman robbed him. The real victim, Hashim Fannin, told Channel 2's Tom Jones that Said is one dumb criminal. "Since he went out and made this report, and went on television and all of that, that made it pretty easy to track him down," Fannin said. Said had said that a man he met on Craigslist tried to rob...
  • Thousands rally against immigration law

    07/02/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2011 | Christian Boone
    Eighteen-year-old Myra Cerecero said she wakes up every morning praying her parents made it home safely."I'm living in a constant state of fear they'll be picked up," said the daughter of illegal immigrants. The American-born Loganville teen was among an estimated 5,000 protesters -- roughly half the crowd organizers had hoped to attract -- who jammed the streets of downtown Atlanta Saturday morning to voice their opposition to House Bill 87, Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The recently signed bill penalizes those who use false identification to secure jobs as well as government officials who fail to enforce the state's...
  • People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

    07/01/2011 1:28:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 62 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 1, 2011 | Kate Brumback, Associated Press
    ATLANTA — As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration took effect Friday, a Latino community group organized a "day without immigrants" to protest the measure. The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights called for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop. It was hard to say how many skipped work, but organizers said at least 125 Atlanta-area businesses closed to show their support Friday.
  • DA plans to dismiss murder charge in WR shooting

    06/30/2011 7:04:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 30 June, 2011 | BECKY PURSER
    PERRY -- A Houston County grand jury has declined to indict a Gonzales, La., man on murder and related charges in connection to a fatal shooting at a Warner Robins nightclub in 2009. As a result, District Attorney George Hartwig said Wednesday he intends to dismiss all charges against Eldridge Romain LeBlanc, 24, and close the case. LeBlanc was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the Sept. 4, 2009, shooting outside LaRouge at 623 S. Houston Lake Road, Suite 105. The nightclub has since closed down. Clarence Lee, 30, of Bonaire, a staff sergeant with the 78th Logistics...
  • Dalton: Police hear residents’ immigration concerns

    06/22/2011 10:25:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | June 23rd, 2011 | Perla Trevizo
    DALTON, Ga. — “My mother was detained on a roadblock,” Leslie Balladares said. The 13-year-old was addressing a crowd of about 200 people including Dalton’s Mayor David Pennington and police Chief Jason Parker on Wednesday evening. On May 21 her mother was driving her brother, Cristian Balladares, 9, to soccer practice when she went through the roadblock and was arrested because she was driving without a license. “It’s been a month since I’ve seen my mom,” said the seventh-grader, as tears rolled down her cheeks. Leslie shared her story during a meeting between city and local law enforcement officers and...
  • Unidentified Suspect Shot in Home Invasion(GA)

    06/21/2011 8:02:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 19 June, 2011 | Brittany Shane
    SAVANNAH, GA (June 19, 2011): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are trying to identify a suspect shot during a home invasion this morning. The suspect, who received a life-threatening injury, was one of three men who forced one victim into the house, pointed a gun at a 23-year-old woman sleeping with her infant son, and ran from the residence when the child’s father shot at them. The incident took place in the 2200 block of Hawthorne Street about 1 a.m. when at least two of the intruders approached a 22-year-old cousin of the father in the front yard and tried to rob...
  • Bar owner shoots at club goers(GA)

    06/17/2011 8:39:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies ^ | 16 June, 2011 | Ryan Houston
    ALBANY, GA - A group of club goers shot up Sports Zone Bar and Grill because they weren't ready to leave. The club owner, Reginald Gordon, used his gun in self-defense. The club bouncer was shot in the leg and taken to Phoebe Putney Hospital. EMS and Police responded to the shooting shortly after 2am. The bar was about to close and a group of guys didn't want to leave. APD says as security escorted the men out a fight happened. At some point, the five men started shooting at the building. That's when the owner came outside with his...
  • Many immigrants leaving Georgia behind

    06/08/2011 10:50:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 8, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon, Mario Guevara
    Fearful she will be deported and separated from her two young sons, Vilma Baltazar steeled her family for a long journey from her small apartment in Chamblee back to her native country, Guatemala. The single mother is one of many illegal immigrants in metro Atlanta who say they are fleeing Georgia before the state’s tough new immigration enforcement law takes effect on July 1. Others say they are making similar plans in case opponents of the new law are unable to block it in the courts. These developments show Georgia’s new law is having its desired impact, even weeks before...
  • Queenie, water-skiing elephant, dies at Ga. park

    06/04/2011 4:13:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Queenie, an Asian elephant who gained fame by water skiing decades ago, died this week at the Georgia theme park where she had retired.
  • “Georgia First” to host Sheriff Mack of Arizona

    06/04/2011 5:37:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 3 June, 2011 | NA
    Georgia First and Tenth Amendment Solutions will be hosting a one-day conference at the Atlanta Airport Hilton on this Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm with Sheriff Richard Mack of Arizona. Other organizations sponsoring the event include The State of Georgia Tea Party, Peach Tea PAC, Georgia Life Solutions, Oathkeepers, Elect the Right Candidate, and the John Birch Society. Sheriff Richard Mack is well known across the country for standing up for the authority of local sheriffs and regularly speaks about the fact that the local sheriff is the highest constitutional officer in every county in America. Several years...