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City Hall bribery investigation widens

A 9am deadline looms for the city of Atlanta to turn over a stack of records as the U-S Attorney’s Office continues its probe into a bribery scandal with a grand jury! The subpoenaed documents for the federal grand jury focus on Atlanta’s now-former procurement chief, Adam Smith, and range from his e-mails and ethics pledges to financial disclosures and any requests to perform outside employment. Two construction company owners have pleaded guilty to funneling money to someone to land lucrative city contracts. Smith has not been publicly linked to the bribery scandal.

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03/28/2017

Lawmakers blast proposed Confederate holiday

The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in the Bent Creek Apartments in Southwest Atlanta.  Authorities say a man was holding a woman against her will when she was shot.  In a chase police shot the man in woods near the apartment complex.  Investigators say both the woman and the suspect are in stable condition at Grady Hospital.

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Georgia lawmakers wrap the legislative session this week likely without a vote to bring back Confederate Memorial Day. That’s just fine with State Representative Erica Thomas.  Thomas and members of the Legislative Black Caucus are opposed to a resolution [More]

03/27/2017

Vote today on repeal/replacement of the Affordable Care Act

Donald Trump says he’s ready to move on.  He’s told the GOP leadership to vote today on the American Health Care Act – the republican effort to repeal and replace President Obama’s signature piece of domestic legislation.  The question is are there 216 votes to move the GOP plan forward.  This morning some changes were approved by the House Rules Committee.  Now the bill no longer requires insurance companies to cover basic maternity, pediatric, mental health and substance abuse services.  Trump says if the bill fails, then Obama’s law will stand.  The timetable for action today – five hours of [More]

03/24/2017

Look who’s having a ‘Power’ baby!

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES —Actress Naturi Naughton says she is expecting her first child in July.

The 32-year-old actress is a star of the Starz crime drama “Power.” She plays Tasha St. Patrick, the wife of the main character, portrayed by Omari Hardwick.

03/23/2017

New travel ban imposed overnight

A different kind of travel ban goes into effect today.  This one involves electronics. The new rules apply to passengers traveling to the united states from eight different countries.  Everything larger than a cell phone will have to be checked on flights from eight middle east and north African nations.  Airlines have until the end of the week to comply. No word on if a credible threat prompted the policy change.

Residents in the new cities of south Fulton and Stonecrest vote today for mayor and council. With so many candidates on the ballot, runoff contests are expected.  In south Fulton [More]

03/21/2017

Flyer seeks to deceive voters in Stonecrest Mayor’s Race

Politics turns dirty and deceiving in the race to be the first mayor in the DeKalb city of Stonecrest.

A flyer mailed to voters suggests candidate Charles S. Hill II suffers from mental illness.

An image on the flyer makes it look like he’s Anthony Hill, the veteran suffering from bipolar disorder who was killed by DeKalb Police in 2015.

Hill says the people who are responsible for the flyer will be held accountable.

The election for Stonecrest mayor is tomorrow.  Jason Lary and Douglas Favors are the other two candidates in the mayor’s race.

Tuesday is also election day in the newly formed city [More]

03/20/2017

FOUND! 2 girls missing overnight appear to be okay!

Two girls missing overnight have been found, and they appear to be okay.

Adormi Harris, 11, and Amani Turner, 3, were last seen on Sterling Ridge Drive.

When authorities found them  in a neighbor’s backyard near Harri’s home, they did not have on their shoes.

Police had said Harris had been in a house fire previously and suffered from PTSD, anxiety and insomnia.

After searching the house for the children, their caregiver discovered that her purse, two cell phones, car keys and tablet had been taken.  The caregiver also discovered that a stop stick which had been put in place to secure the door, [More]

03/17/2017

VIDEO: Oprah surprises cast and crew of “Wrinkle in Time” with gift

When a movie finishes production, it is customary for the star of the film to present gifts to the cast and crew.

Oprah just wrapped the film “Wrinkle in Time” and says she hasn’t been this excited about giving something away since the “You get a car” day on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show.’

The gift she’s so excited to share – a $400 Juicero Juicer.  She calls it the gift that keeps on giving health and happiness.

03/15/2017
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