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  • Danish Company To Create 52 New Jobs In Roswell (Georgia)

    09/22/2017 11:38:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patch ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kristal Dixon
    ROSWELL, GA -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development on Thursday announced that Kamstrup, a leading supplier of intelligent energy and water metering solutions, will create 52 jobs in the company’s new North American headquarters in Roswell. Headquartered in Skanderborg, Denmark, Kamstrup manufacturers high-tech solutions provider of water, district heat and electricity intelligent metering solutions for commercial and residential use. The company employs more than 1,200 people worldwide. “Georgia has become a magnet for international companies who are looking to expand their reach in North America,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We are excited that Kamstrup has chosen Georgia -...
  • hospital crisis killing rural communities

    09/22/2017 9:39:57 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 38 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 9-22-2017 | HuffPost-Lauren Weber, GHN's Andy Miller
    GLENWOOD,GA ― If you want to watch a rural community die, kill its hospital. After the Lower Oconee Community Hospital shut down in June 2014, other mainstays of the community followed. The bank and the pharmacy in the small town of Glenwood shuttered. Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed in the middle of August this year. On Glenwood’s main street, building after building is now for sale, closing, falling apart or infested with weeds growing through the foundation’s cracks. Opportunity has been dying in Wheeler County for the last 20 years. Agriculture was once the...
  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/22/2017 7:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,...
  • Ouch: Democratic 2018 Efforts Hit Another Snag As Top Recruit Drops Out Of Targeted Race

    09/21/2017 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic Party is looking at Donald Trump’s approval ratings and sees an opening. Maybe they can ride a blue wave and retake Congress, except it’s already off to a bumpy start. For starters, the Democratic Party has no message, no leader, and no agenda. Yes, that “better deal” was pitched, but it’s vanished largely forgotten by voters and for good reason. It was a carbon copy of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign platform. Democrats need 24 seats to flip the House and they’re viewing GOP districts in which Hillary won as their road to victory. Yet, that’s the issue....
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Accenture Midtown Atlanta innovation hub to bring 800 new jobs (Georgia)

    09/20/2017 4:03:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 20, 2017 | Scott Trubey and Greg Bluestein
    Global consulting giant Accenture on Wednesday confirmed its plans to create an innovation hub at Technology Square in Midtown, where the company plans to create 800 new jobs by 2020. The innovation hub, part of a planned network of 10 such facilities around the nation, will be designed to that Accenture technologists can aide their Fortune 500 clients and other major companies in designing and testing new technologies, said Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director in the Southeast for Accenture. The Accenture project is the latest in a string of high-profile technology jobs announcements for the city and state, and it...
  • POLICE: 2 TRANSIT WORKERS ACCUSED OF RAPING ‘INCAPACITATED’ AUBURN UNIVERSITY STUDENT ON BUS

    09/20/2017 4:11:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    WSBRadio ^ | September 19, 2017 | Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media
    AUBURN, Ala. - Two employees of the transit system at Auburn University have been accused of raping an 18-year-old student on one of the buses Friday night. Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Georgia, and James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, are each charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, according to Lee County Jail records. Patillo is also charged with four counts of public lewdness. The Opelika-Auburn News reported that the lewdness charges stem from an incident just before midnight on Friday in which witnesses spotted a man exposing himself while standing over a woman on the ground....
  • violent riot rocks Georgia Tech campus tonight

    09/18/2017 8:46:26 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 55 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    The Georgia Institute of Technology campus is in chaos tonight as protesters attack police in response to the shooting death of 21-year-old student Scout Schultz. A police car has been torched and several officers have been physically attacked.
  • Georgia Tech Student-Activist Shot Dead by Campus Police

    09/18/2017 9:55:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    nbc ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Phil McCausland and Kalhan Rosenblatt
    An engineering student who was also an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday. The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred to be referred to with they/them gender pronouns, according to the alliance's website. At a news conference Monday, Schultz"s family's attorney said the student was experiencing a "mental breakdown" on the night on the shooting. "What was Scout...
  • Armed LGBT student Scout Schultz shot dead by Atlanta police

    09/17/2017 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 116 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation. Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday, officials say. Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz, 21, refusing to obey multiple police commands to drop a knife. Schultz's mother said police should not have used lethal force. In a video filmed by fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying "Shoot me!" while continuing to advance on the officers. One...
  • Hurricane Irma, Live From Atlanta GA

    09/11/2017 11:38:47 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 47 replies
    Live reporting | 9/11/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Atlanta, GA... the rains are beginning in earnest, and the winds are picking up. Uh oh! The electric power has been flickering on and off! Looks like I wil
  • The Georgia / Alabama Irma Thread

    09/11/2017 4:57:07 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 67 replies
    9-11-17 | Eagles Field
    Power outage reports, request for assistance, tornado reports. Expecting peak winds up to 50MPH, 3-7 inches of rain. 8AM - 9/11, 40 miles NW of Atlanta, all is well and a little wet.
  • DREAMERS Break Into Home, Rape Woman In Front Of Her 4-Year-Old Son

    09/10/2017 8:44:29 PM PDT · by Baynative · 48 replies
    crimereport via WND ^ | 7/1/17 | staff
    On June 15, police arrested three Hispanic teenagers accused of raping a 23-year-old Gwinnett County mother in front of her 4-year-old son. The suspects are Josue Aguilar Ramirez, 19, Francisco Palencia, 17, and an unidentified 15-year-old girl. All three face charges of kidnapping, rape, cruelty to children, aggravated sodomy and aggravated battery.
  • Georgia FReepers, prepare for Irma

    09/07/2017 11:53:58 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 67 replies
    @RyanMaue on Twitter ^ | 8/7/17 | Ryan Maue on Twitter
    This plausible track scenario highlights extreme inland wind gusts well in excess of 70-90 mph all the way to Atlanta.
  • School Apologizes After Teacher Bans Students From Wearing Pro-Trump T-Shirts (Georgia)

    09/04/2017 4:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    The Superintendent of Cherokee Schools District in Georgia has apologized after a teacher told students they were banned from wearing Trump T-shirts. A math teacher at River Ridge High School, who has not been named, incorrectly told two students their Make America Great Again (MAGA) shirts violated the school’s dress code and said they were not permitted to wear them to class. As well as telling the students they were not allowed to wear their preferred clothing, the teacher also shared a personal opinion about the MAGA slogan, in footage that was filmed on Thursday by students and then released...
  • Disabled Marine veteran ambushed, killed by masked men in his Georgia garage

    09/03/2017 3:32:15 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-Sept-2017 | Fox News
    A disabled Marine veteran was shot and killed during a confrontation in his garage with would-be home invaders on Friday, police said. Authorities said that Phillip Lamar Davis, 47, was getting ready to take his wife to work early Friday morning when he opened the garage door and three masked men ambushed them. Police believe the men intended to rob the victims after entering their home. "This just doesn't make any sense." Heartbroken loved ones talk 2 @FOX5Atlanta after deadly home invasion in DeKalb Co pic.twitter.com/5TfvEySS3n — Marissa Mitchell (@MarissaMFOX5) September 1, 2017
  • Did climate change decimate Georgia’s peach crop in 2017?

    09/01/2017 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Dacula · 30 replies
    Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 9-1-2017 | AJC Staff
    MUSELLA, Georgia — Georgia’s peach industry suffered staggering losses this year — 85 percent of the crop wiped out by a winter that never get cold enough for the fruit to grow and ripen properly. The lingering question: was this a harbinger of climate change and many warmer winters to come? Or was it just the sort of bad luck that Georgia farmers have seen come and go ever since people began tilling the soils here? Robert Lee “Mr. Bob” Dickey, the patriarch of a family that grows a thousand acres of peaches in Middle Georgia, doesn’t hold with this...
  • ‘We only shoot black people,’ Georgia officer tells driver in video

    08/31/2017 10:12:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | August 31, 2017 | Scott Berson
    A Cobb County police lieutenant has been moved to administrative duty after dash-cam footage appeared to show the officer telling a driver, “Remember, we only kill black people.” Lieutenant Greg Abbot pulled over a driver for a DUI check. When he asked her to grab her cellphone, she told him she was nervous about moving her hands, because she had “just seen way too many videos,” reported Channel 2 Action News. Abbot then responded, “But, you’re not black. Remember, we only shoot black people. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the black...
  • Meggitt Polymers & Composites to create more than 200 jobs in Rockmart (Georgia)

    08/24/2017 2:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Coosa Valley News ^ | August 24, 2017 | Staff
    Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Meggitt Polymers & Composites, a manufacturer of environmental components, will create an additional 211 jobs and invest $30 million to expand its facility in Rockmart. “Georgia values Meggitt’s steadfast commitment to creating jobs and investing in Polk County,” said Deal. “Meggitt already enjoys a significant presence in Polk County with 1,000 employees and understands the benefits of operating in the top state for business. Meggitt’s decision to expand its workforce is a reflection of Georgia’s ability to retain dynamic manufacturing companies with our business-friendly environment and highly skilled workforce. We are looking forward to...
  • Safavieh To Create 200 Jobs and Invest $60 Million In Savannah (Georgia)

    08/23/2017 1:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Savannah Tribune ^ | August 23, 2017 | Staff
    Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Safavieh, a manufacturer and distributor of home goods, will create 200 jobs and invest more than $60 million in a new Chatham County distribution facility. “Georgia’s robust infrastructure network is among the best in the country and continues to cultivate an economic environment ideal for manufacturing and distribution companies like Safavieh,” said Deal. “By choosing Chatham County, Safavieh will have access to the Port of Savannah and a skilled workforce ready to serve its broad customer base quickly and efficiently. We are pleased to see this significant investment in the Savannah area and look...