Tag: Georgia

Former Cheerleader Reaches $145,000 Settlement With Kennesaw State University for National Anthem Protest

Screenshot: The View A former Kennesaw State University cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem at a KSU football game has reached an out-of-court settlement with the school. From the Marietta Daily Journal: Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean filed a lawsuit in 2018 after receiving backlash to her public protest with four other […]

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Kelly Loeffler Is Appointed to Georgia Senate Seat by Gov. Brian Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Wednesday appointed a politically untested business executive, Kelly Loeffler, to fill a soon-to-be-vacated United States Senate seat in the state, in a move pitting the governor against President Trump, who had lobbied for a different candidate. “We took an unconventional approach” to picking Ms. Loeffler, he said, adding that […]

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Gov. Kemp of Georgia Is Expected to Tap Kelly Loeffler for Senate Seat

ATLANTA — A politically untested businesswoman is expected to be appointed this week to a soon-to-be-vacated United States Senate seat in Georgia, a move that would pit the state’s governor against President Trump, who had lobbied for a different candidate. The choice of the business executive, Kelly Loeffler, to fill the seat set off alarm […]

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Roommate of slain Clark Atlanta University student withdrew from school after killing, police say

The roommate of a slain 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student was denied bond Thursday after it was found she planned to leave the state. Jordyn Jones, 21, is charged with murder in the death of her college roommate. Fulton County Judge Rachel Krause said Jordyn Jones posed a significant flight risk after it was revealed […]

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Georgia Teen Arrested for Planning Knife Attack on Black Church

Gainesville, Ga., police arrested a white 16-year-old girl for an alleged plot to carry out a knife attack at a black church. A statement released from the Gainesville Police Department Tuesday confirmed that the church was targeted by the girl “based on the racial demographic of the members,” BuzzFeed reports. The girl, whose name has […]

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Are Black Churches Safe? White Girl Arrested For Planning Attack

Black churches have been the target of white supremacists for decades, from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing to Dylan Roof murdering church goers at African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015. The latest incident is another example of hate towards African-Americans and their faith. See Also: Black Leaders Mourn The Tremendous Loss Of Rep. Elijah […]

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The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher.

With tonight’s presidential primary debate, Georgia Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief. Finally, they are saying, the national party is recognizing that demographics really are destiny, that Georgia can and should be a central part of any plan to win back the White House and the Senate. For nearly two decades now, the demographic […]

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Georgia Teenager Plotted a Knife Attack on a Black Church, Police Say

ATLANTA — A 16-year-old white girl was orchestrating an elaborate, racially motivated plot to attack a small black congregation outside Atlanta, but the scheme was foiled after her classmates reported it to a high school counselor, the authorities said Tuesday. The authorities said the girl, who had assembled a collection of butcher knives and other […]

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Georgia teenager arrested in alleged plot to attack black church

A 16-year-old white high school student is in custody after her plan to attack an historically black church in Gainesville, Georgia, with knives was foiled, police said Tuesday. The Gainesville High School student had been planning the attack at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church for several weeks, police said. She took significant steps, including researching […]

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Security Guard Who Cops Said Killed A Black Man Isn’t Charged

Deionte “JR” Davis was killed by a security in at an apartment complex just outside Georgia State University’s campus. The police officers say the security guard killed the 24-year-old, who staying with a friend at the complex but was not a student. However, no charges will be filed against the guard. MORE: Arizona Cop Violently […]

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After a Giant Ship Goes Belly Up, Many Fear a Shoreline Is Next

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Scott Owens has fished for decades in the gray waters off the Georgia coast. Usually this time of year, his phone would be filled with nothing but photographs of redfish and speckled trout he reeled in with clients who hired him as their guide. Instead, his catches have been crowded […]

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Georgia Won’t Test DNA Evidence That Could Exonerate a Man on Death Row. They’re Executing Him Tonight.

A Georgia man on death row is set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday night, despite repeatedly asking that the state examine crucial DNA evidence that could exonerate him. Ray “Jeff” Cromartie, 52, admits he was involved in a convenience store robbery near the Georgia-Florida border in 1994 that left one clerk dead, but […]

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Jimmy Carter Hospitalized for Brain Procedure

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Atlanta on Monday night to undergo a procedure intended to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from recent falls, his office said. Mr. Carter will have the procedure performed on Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” […]

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Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized, will undergo procedure after recent falls

ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday evening, the Carter Center announced. Former President Jimmy Carter He will undergo a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. The Carter Center says Carter is “resting […]

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Police find body of missing Clark Atlanta University student

Alexis Crawford, the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student who went missing from her apartment more than a week ago, was found dead Friday in an Atlanta area park, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields told reporters. According to police, the suspects are Crawford’s roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend. One of the suspects led police to body, the chief […]

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The Center of the Fight Over Whose Votes Count Is in Georgia

One year ago today, Michelle Cofer drove to Ferguson Elementary School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, while her husband stayed at home to watch their 3-year-old. When she got to the school, the line to vote in the 2018 midterm elections was longer than it had ever been in Rockdale, the nearby county she’d moved from […]

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Former Georgia cop sentenced to 12 years in prison for 2015 killing of naked, unarmed man

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the killing of a mentally ill, unarmed and naked black man in 2015. DeKalb County Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson gave Robert “Chip” Olsen a 20-year term, with 12 years to be served in custody. Under the sentence, Olsen is prohibited from […]

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She’s Fighting Cancer. Her Son Is Fighting Her Deportation.

It is a common occurrence: an undocumented immigrant gets pulled over for a traffic violation, ends up in detention and swiftly is removed from the United States. In the case of Tania Romero, a Honduran mother of four who was arrested recently in Georgia, a deportation could happen within days. But her case is not […]

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‘There was no choice’ ICU nurse adopts man with autism so he can get life-saving heart transplant

GEORGIA — An ICU nurse from Georgia adopted a 27-year-old man with autism so he could get a life-saving heart transplant. According to a video posted to Piedmont Healthcare’s Facebook page, Jonathan Wood was at work one day last year when he fell. He went to Piedmont Newman Hospital and was told he needed a […]

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