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  • Black Mob Violence in Macon: What’s Snow Got to Do with It? (30 blacks beat 5 whites)

    02/09/2014 7:28:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 2-7-2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Race-RiotsJohn J. Owens is absolutely sure race had nothing to do with the reason why 30 black people attacked five white people, including a mom and a baby, near Macon Georgia last week. The alleged assailants and victims could have been any race. “Color doesn’t matter, only the ‘idiot factor’ matters,” opined Mr. Owens in the Macon Telegraph. That means the rest is random. Anyone who ever took — and passed — a course in elementary statistics might wander about why Mr. Owens is so willing to dismiss race as a factor in the violence. Because the odds of 30...
  • Georgia: Macon City Council Wants to Ban Your Guns

    09/13/2011 10:09:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | September 12, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Georgia: Macon City Council Wants to Ban Your Guns   Monday, September 12, 2011   A blatant act of disregard for Georgia’s Constitution and its statewide firearms preemption law is underway, driven by Macon City Councilman Virgil Watkins.The Macon City Council Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet this Thursday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss a city-wide gun ban, based on language from a Cook County, Illinois proposed gun ban.  The proposed ordinance would ban the future sale and ownership of all semi-automatic firearms outlined in the ordinance and...
  • International procurement network members indicted for supplying Iran with US military...

    06/23/2011 5:20:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | June 23, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: JUNE 23, 2011 MACON, GA International procurement network members indicted for supplying Iran with US military aircraft components MACON, Ga. - Seven individuals and five corporate entities based in the United States, France, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Iran have been indicted in the Middle District of Georgia for their alleged roles with illegally exporting military components for fighter jets and attack helicopters from the United States to Iran. One defendant and his company were sentenced on Wednesday, with the individual receiving nearly five years in prison. Another defendant and his company...
  • Telegraph photographer attacked after news conference

    12/31/2010 8:01:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    macon.com ^ | Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 | JIM GAINES and SHELBY SPIRES
    A man apparently accompanying state Sen. Robert Brown to a hurriedly called Thursday news conference attacked and injured Telegraph photographer Woody Marshall at Macon City Hall, prompting conflicting stories from those involved. Reached shortly after the incident, Brown said, “The person in question is not associated with me. I’ve got one person on my staff, and that was not him. This is not something I would be associated with. I did not physically see the altercation. I do not know the person, nor is he associated with me. Other than that, I’ve no specific comment on this matter.” But Brown...
  • Centerville Man Charged in International Theft Ring

    11/24/2009 4:05:09 PM PST · by Never on my watch · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    13WMAZ ^ | November 24, 2009 | Bernard O'Donnell
    The FBI says a Centerville man is charged with buying and shipping about 7,000 stolen cell phones in connection with an international ring trafficking weapons and stolen goods. According to the FBI, Hussein Ali Asfour of Centerville is charged with conspiracy to transport stolen property and faces up to five years in prison. A criminal complaint in the case listed his address as 100 Cross Link Trail. USA Today reports that Asfour was charged along with four other men, including three accused of trying to buy Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns destined for Syria or Iran. USA Today describes...
  • Medical Center cutting services to poor (lost govt funding)

    10/28/2009 2:37:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 591+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 10/28/2009 | S. Heather Duncan
    The Medical Center of Central Georgia is cutting hours, clinics and pharmacy offerings at its W.T. Anderson Health Center, which provides primary and specialty care to the poor. In addition, the Anderson Health Center will not be accepting new primary care patients into its CarePartners program, which provides primary and specialty care on a sliding-fee scale based on patients’ income, assets and insurance. (snip) Bibb County, which always has provided funding to the Medical Center to offset the cost of treating the county’s poor, cut the hospital’s allocation by almost $3 million for fiscal 2010. Hospital CEO Don Faulk had...
  • Macon mayor defends trip to Africa; Ellis says Ghana could process city's parking tickets

    08/05/2003 8:52:29 AM PDT · by Ed Straker · 17 replies · 832+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Tue, Aug. 05, 2003 | Mike Donila
    Posted on Tue, Aug. 05, 2003 Macon mayor defends trip to Africa Ellis says Ghana could process city's parking tickets By Mike Donila Telegraph Staff Writer Macon Mayor Jack Ellis on Monday defended his plans to visit Africa, saying that his mission, in part, is to encourage Ghanian officials to import more goods from Middle Georgia. Ellis also said that during his weeklong trip he will lay the groundwork to possibly enable Macon's Ghanian sister city of Elmina to process local parking tickets. "Ghana is very important to the city, the state - even the region where we live. They...
  • Controversial pastor visits Macon church, draws protesters (Rev Wright)

    12/15/2008 7:28:35 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 10 replies · 860+ views
    macon.com ^ | 12/15/08 | Travis Fain
    As people headed inside St. Paul AME Church in East Macon to hear controversial the Rev. Jeremiah Wright deliver a revival sermon today, a band of nearly 20 people, led by a local radio talk show host, protested the visit. Wright silently entered the sanctuary during a choir anthem along with other ministers. He knelt at the altar to pray while the choir finished singing. Outside of the church, protestors shouted, “Not G.D. America, God Bless America” and “Jeremiah Wright is wrong.” They tried to warn people going to hear the sermon that Wright preaches hate, not love. Wright, speaking...
  • Insensitive e-mail raises race concerns at City Hall

    11/01/2007 5:07:35 PM PDT · by a real Sheila · 40 replies · 53+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | Nov. 01, 2007 | Matt Barnwell
    Some Macon City Council members are scolding one of their colleagues for passing along to the administration a constituent's suggestion they say is racially insensitive. Tuesday morning, a Macon man e-mailed Councilwoman Nancy White in response to Mayor Jack Ellis' pledge to spend "whatever it costs" to refurbish the City Auditorium in advance of Oprah Winfrey's Nov. 17 visit. The resident asked the city to use existing contracts to get inmates from Central State Prison to do the work, because he said it would be cheaper for taxpayers. "A phone call from Jack the mayor to the Commissioner of Corrections,...
  • Ga. mayor's outreach to Venezuelan leader upsets some residents

    08/13/2007 2:45:09 PM PDT · by Baladas · 20 replies · 820+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2007 | Associated Press
    MACON, Ga. (AP) - Some Macon residents have called for demonstrations and boycotts after the mayor of the middle Georgia city formally reached out to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a declaration of solidarity. Mayor Jack Ellis said the declaration -- sent about two weeks ago by courier -- was a message that local leaders can stand together despite disagreements at the highest reaches of government. Some local leaders have blasted the mayor's decision to support Chavez -- who is a vocal ally of Iran and Cuba who has called President Bush "the devil." Former mayoral candidate David Corr said...
  • GA Mayor's Outreach To Venezuelan Leader Upsets Some Residents (Mayor Embraces Islam, Then Chavez)

    08/12/2007 4:42:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 1,547+ views
    WIStv.com ^ | August 12, 2007 | Associated Press
    Ga. mayor's outreach to Venezuelan leader upsets some residents Associated Press - August 12, 2007 MACON, Ga. (AP) - Some Macon residents have called for demonstrations and boycotts after the mayor of the middle Georgia city formally reached out to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with a declaration of solidarity. Mayor Jack Ellis said the declaration -- sent about two weeks ago by courier -- was a message that local leaders can stand together despite disagreements at the highest reaches of government. Some local leaders have blasted the mayor's decision to support Chavez -- who is a vocal ally of Iran...
  • Ellis declares 'solidarity' with leader of Venezuela

    08/10/2007 4:21:44 AM PDT · by deaconjim · 33 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | August 10, 2007 | Matt Barnwell
    Macon Mayor Jack Ellis has sent a declaration of "solidarity" to Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist leader of Venezuela who has labeled President Bush "the devil" and pals around the world stage with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Ellis said Thursday he sent the proclamation not only in his capacity as mayor of Macon but also as the vice president for tourism for the World Conference of Mayors. "We commend President Chavez for the things he's done in this country," said Ellis, citing Chavez's efforts to subsidize the cost of heating fuel for low-income residents of...
  • US mayor converts to Islam

    02/03/2007 4:44:58 AM PST · by Vote 4 Nixon · 55 replies · 1,829+ views
    MACON, Georgia: Macon Mayor Jack Ellis has converted to Islam and is now working to legally change his name to Hakim Mansour Ellis. Ellis, who was raised Christian, said Thursday that he became a Sunni Muslim during a December ceremony in the west African nation of Senegal. "You do it because it feels right," said Ellis. "To me it's no big deal. But people like to know what you believe in. And this is what I believe in." Ellis said he has been studying the Quran for years and that his new religion was originally practiced by his ancestors before...
  • Woman Sentenced for Baby's Wal-Mart Death

    06/15/2006 1:51:26 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 3,807+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 6 15 06 | Associated Press
    MACON, Ga. - A 27-year-old woman was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for leaving her newborn daughter in a Wal-Mart restroom last year. Amy Shorter covered her face after the verdict was read Wednesday, and several relatives cried as they left the courtroom. They declined to comment. The jury found Shorter guilty of felony murder for causing the baby's death while committing first-degree cruelty to children. Defense attorney Elizabeth Lane had argued that Shorter did not intend to kill her child. Lane said Shorter didn't know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth in the...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Freep a poll. (Macon, Ga.)

    03/01/2006 12:58:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies · 363+ views
    Hampton Roads ^ | 3-1-06 | Macon.com
    DAILY POLL Should the General Assembly approve a bill to ban any school club that ''promotes sexual activity by unmarried minor students''? Yes No Not sure
  • For the First Time, Justice Department Alleges Voting Disenfranchisement Against Whites

    12/28/2005 4:33:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 60 replies · 2,438+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 12 28 05 | JAKE TAPPER and AVERY MILLER
    MACON, Miss., Dec. 28, 2005 — In overwhelmingly black and Democratic Noxubee County, Miss., everybody knows local Democratic Party chairman Ike Brown. Officials at the U.S. Justice Department know Brown too; they're suing him. Using the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the government has alleged that Brown and local elections officials discriminated against whites. It is the first time the Justice Department has ever claimed that whites suffered discrimination in voting because of race. "When I read the letter, it was junk, you know, bogus," Brown told ABC News. The Justice Department says Brown and local elections officials disenfranchised whites —...
  • Georgia Military College Cadets, Alumni Serve in Iraq

    07/28/2005 4:55:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 684+ views
    Defend America ^ | July 28, 2005 | Army Sgt. David Bill
    The soldiers serve in every capacity within the 48th Brigade Combat Team, from infantry to military police, medics, truck drivers, personnel clerks, radio operators and other military occupational specialties. Since January, more than 50 cadets and alumni from Georgia Military College, in Milledgeville, Ga., have put their lives on hold to serve with the 48th Brigade Combat Team currently operating in and around Iraq. For many of these young soldiers, men and women from Canton to Savannah, and all points in between, this experience has already given them a lifetime of memories. “I wish the cadets in Milledgeville can experience...
  • Guard call-ups difficult for many midstate employers

    12/11/2004 10:53:40 AM PST · by SittinYonder · 9 replies · 405+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/11/04 | Gray Beverly
    When members of the 48th Infantry Brigade pulled out of town this week, they left behind not only their families, but their employers. That's about 1,900 jobs in the state that could be vacant, many of them in Middle Georgia. And most, officials say, are in the field of law enforcement. The brigade's activation likely will be expanded next month to bring the potential deployment to about 4,200 members. In Macon, as many as 25 members of the Macon Police Department could be activated by the end of January, Police Chief Rodney Monroe said. Monroe said he "wholeheartedly" supports his...
  • Interview-Thomas Hamill-truck driver who escaped from Iraqi militants. (DATELINE 10PM ET)

    05/25/2004 5:55:17 PM PDT · by VOA · 19 replies · 362+ views
    Dateline NBC webpage ^ | (5-45-04 | NBC Staff
    Former hostage talks about capture, escape Tuesday, 10PM ET Hamill talks about the day he was captured by terrorists in Iraq and how he was able to survive three weeks of captivity.
  • 'Praying Macon's' secret weapon

    05/09/2004 2:23:28 PM PDT · by apackof2 · 6 replies · 192+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5.8.04 | Hal Lindsey
    Americans awoke over the weekend to the good news that Thomas Hamill had escaped his Iraqi captors. Hamill had been captured by Iraqi gunmen on April 9 and held hostage until his escape three weeks later. His captors demanded the U.S. withdraw from Fallujah or he would be killed. Hamill was captured in Baghdad, but was being held in Tikrit, about a hundred miles away. Hamill reportedly heard a US convoy passing by and made a successful break for freedom. Hamill immediately returned to his makeshift prison – with U.S. troops in tow – and took part in the capture...
  • Closure could create economic chain reaction

    10/28/2003 9:28:01 AM PST · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 205+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2003 | Maggie Large and Travis Fain
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Macon business leaders say the possible loss of 2,100 jobs from the Brown & Williamson closure could create a ripple effect that touches many industries. Though some said they'd heard rumors of a merger or possible closure for months, most described the news that the Macon plant could close as devastating. "We're in shock right now. Macon's got to attract more businesses. We've got to grow like other areas are growing," said Terry Tiller, general sales manager at Riverside Ford. Tiller said Macon's leaders need to focus on issues such as...
  • Merger Could Close Brown and Williamson

    10/27/2003 5:13:25 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 14 replies · 828+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Merger Could Close Brown and Williamson 10/27/2003 7:02:47 PM Just an hour ago... British America Tobacco, the parent company of Brown and Williamson announced it is merging with R-J Reynolds tobacco. A spokesperson for the company says the Macon plant will close if the merger is approved. 21-hundred people work at Brown and Williamson's Macon plant. B&W spokesperson Fred McConnell says if all goes according to plan, the plant will close within 20 months. A statement from B&W says the company is combining with R-J Reynolds to form a new company... Reynolds American incorporated. Teaming up is expected...
  • Tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Brown & Williamson to merge

    10/27/2003 2:44:17 PM PST · by Brian S · 20 replies · 366+ views