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    Atlanta (CNN)Voting rights groups led bus tours, knocked on 1 million doors and gave out food at community events to achieve an unprecedented Black voter turnout in Georgia. The organizations have been credited with helping Democrats win both the White House and control of the US Senate in the last election cycle.Their efforts, however, could be reversed by Republican-backed bills advancing in the Georgia Legislature that activists say are reminiscent of tactics used to prevent Black people from voting in the South during the Jim Crow era. "We know that their targets are Black voters," said Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Atlanta-based Black Voters Matter. "These (legislation) notes are dripping in the blood of Jim Crow."Black Voters Matter, the Georgia NAACP, the New Georgia Project and other civil rights groups are now in a battle to protect Black voting power, launching a campaign this week to stop the voter restrictions...
    More On: thefts Stolen Italian Renaissance armor returned to the Louvre after 40 years Florida woman walks into jewelry store, complains and steals $15K diamond ring MIT grad student sought in Yale slaying allegedly stole SUV on day of murder Nigerian Instagram star helped North Korean hackers in $1.3B scheme: Feds A Georgia couple was left devastated after thieves stole their U-Haul moving truck — which held an urn filled with their infant son’s ashes. Ben and Kassandra Benton were asleep at a LaQuinta hotel in Covington on Wednesday, when the U-Haul holding all their possessions was stolen from the parking lot, WAGA reported. A military family, they had been moving to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Today.com reported. “It feels like we are losing him all over again,” Benton told Today of her six-month-old son, Wyatt. The baby had been born premature, and died of...
    Masks required: Woman, who shamed a Starbucks barista over mask request, sues creator of a GoFundMe campaign Latest Democrat deal would give Americans a tax waiver on the first $10,200 of their 2020 unemployment benefits © Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Adam Silver. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The NBA is hosting a fan-less All-Star Weekend in Atlanta on March 6-7. Despite Atlanta's mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discouraging partying, there are promotions for parties throughout the city during the weekend. Brookhaven, a suburb of Atlanta, extended pouring hours for bars and restaurants until 4 A.M. for the weekend. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As the NBA prepares for its All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, many fans don't seem to be heeding Adam Silver's words about avoiding parties. The NBA is going forward with its All-Star Game and skills competition, despite player objections, but...
    President Donald Trump issued another statement blasting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Mar-a-Lago, accusing him of blowing two elections in Georgia that cost Republicans their Senate majority. The attack comes days after a speech to the conservative CPAC conference where he called for throwing Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming out of office, along with other Republicans who voted to impeach him in the House and Senate.  He slammed McConnell for yielding to his caucus and supporting $600 checks for Americans, rather than the $2,000 Trump backed late in negotiations – and ripped a Senate GOP group for its Georgia effort. Many GOP strategist blame the losses on Trump's refusal to concede the election. President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in another statement Thursday 'Even more stupidly, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent millions of dollars on ineffective TV ads starring Mitch McConnell, the most unpopular...
    Bradley Cortright March 4, 2021 0 Comments Former President Donald Trump is lambasting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and once again taking credit for the senator’s reelection.  In a statement on Thursday, Trump said he wanted to “set the record straight” on why Republicans lost the two special elections for Georgia’s Senate seats. The first reason he claimed was that voters were “so angry and disappointed with Georgia Republican leadership.” Trump claimed the other reason Republicans lost those seats is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s (R-Ky.) decision to block a move to increase stimulus checks from $600 per person to $2,000. He said, “This latter point was used against our Senators, and the $2,000 will be approved anyway by the Democrats who bought the Georgia election—and McConnell let them do it!” “Even more stupidly, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent millions of dollars on ineffective TV ads starring Mitch McConnell, the most unpopular politician...
    (CNN)Last week, Georgia's Senate passed a bill 46-7 that would end the state's observance of daylight saving time. If enacted. it would mean that Peach State residents would not longer need to prepare for "springing forward" or "falling back" each year. But they would also miss that extra hour of daylight each day between March and October. The efforts in Georgia follow other states' attempts to end time changes, but those legislatures have pushed for their states to retain daylight saving time all-year round. California voted to make daylight saving time permanent in 2018, and Washington did the same in 2019. But federal law would have to change for these measures to take effect. Unlike those bills, Georgia's would place the state in standard time, and it would have an immediate impact.Read MoreThe bill passed on a bipartisan basis last Wednesday, with 15 sponsors including Senator Michelle Au (D), and...
    A company that operates nursing homes in Georgia has partnered with a local nonprofit to staff its senior living centers with dogs that can sniff out COVID-19 with around 95 percent accuracy. Benton House partnered with Canine Assistants in January after CEO Mike Allard read a news story about the pooches being used at airports, he told industry magazine McKnight’s Senior Living. The nursing homes operator chose to partner with the nonprofit, which trains service dogs, to provide at least five dogs at its facilities in the Atlanta metro area, the outlet reported. Marshall, a two-year-old Golden Retriever, is petted by a resident at the Benton House assisted living home Marshall, a two-year-old Golden Retriever, poses for a photo at the Benton House in Sugar Hill The exterior of the Benton House nursing home in Sugar Hill is pictured in a Facebook photo The facility partnered with a...
    A few days ago, Taylor Swift harshly criticized ‘Ginny and Georgia’, the new Netflix youth series, for including what she defines as « a deeply sexist, old-fashioned joke » about her love life. The swifties, which is how the singer’s fans call themselves, have taken it personally and started a campaign of harassment on social networks against one of the protagonists of fiction. Taylor Swift and Antonia Gentry Antonia gentry, the twenty-three-year-old young actress who plays Ginny, Georgia’s daughter, in the last hours has received on her Instagram account an avalanche of unpleasant messages, many of them racist, by the swifties, who ask you to respect Swift and apologize for the joke. The negative messages began to reach him this past weekend, but the attack escalated just after the pop star published his complaint. Fortunately, not all swifties have reacted in the same way as they have also hThere are many comments...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp lauded states deciding to end mask mandates and other pandemic safety protocols on Wednesday, saying he's "glad the great state of Texas is joining us." Kemp commended Texas and Mississippi for revoking pandemic restrictions when asked about how his state would respond to the latest decision by Texas. "We don't have to do a whole lot because we never closed most parts of our economy in Georgia. We're seeing that with our revenues. We never had a statewide mask mandate, we trusted people to do the right thing and to be part of a solution and not part of the problem," Kemp said Wednesday on Fox News. In Georgia, the Public Health State of Emergency expired Jan. 8 after it was renewed for the last time on Dec. 1, 2020. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will rescind the statewide mask mandate and allow...
    Georgia Senator Clint Dixon (R – Gwinnett) presented his first sponsored bills as a senator on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Sen. Dixon’s first two pieces of legislation, Senate Bills 33 and 34, would create new protections for victims of human trafficking. “These two pieces of legislation are crucial for protecting one of the most vulnerable sections of our state’s population,” said Sen. Butch Miller (R – Gainesville). “I am proud of Sen. Dixon for bringing these bills to our attention and speaking to them in an eloquent and efficient way, even through our Senate tradition of lighthearted questioning. I am excited to see where Sen. Dixon’s passion for service takes him and I look forward to supporting him along the way.” Senate Bill 33 would give victims of human trafficking the ability to sue their perpetrators for damages and attorney’s...
    Bradley Cortright March 3, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) argues that waiting in long lines to cast a vote is not voter suppression, but the newly installed metal detectors outside the House chamber are.  Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Greene said, “While we’re talking about voter suppression and long lines, I’d like to point out there’s real voter suppression that happens right here in Congress.” “Many members of Congress have to stand in long lines to enter the chamber, going through metal detectors, emptying our pockets, and being treated very disrespectfully. So that is real voter suppression, and it’s a shame that it happens right here on the House floor,” she added. Finally, the Georgia Congresswoman claimed, “Standing in line to vote is not voter suppression. It’s just part of the voting process, just like people stand in line to buy groceries.” Watch the...
    Taylor Swift has lashed out at Netflix after the streaming platform’s series Ginny and Georgia took a tasteless jibe at the pop singer’s dating history. On Monday, the Grammy winner shared a screenshot of the dialogue that reads, “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift” on Twitter. Taylor Swift Files Counter-Lawsuit in Escalating Theme Park Battle. “Hey ‘Ginny & Georgia’, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse shit as FuNnY (sic),” Swift wrote in the caption. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter, whose documentary “Miss Americana” premiered on the streamer last year, directly addressed Netflix for its apparent hypocrisy. #ThisHappened2020: BTS Beats Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift to Be the Most Talked-About Music Sensation in India. Check Out Taylor Swift’s Tweet Below: Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and...
    Taylor Swift reproached the Netflix platform on Monday for a joke about her love past pronounced in the series Ginny & Georgia, which she described as “sexist.” “Hi Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and wants your deeply sexist, vague joke back. What if we stop demeaning working women by defining this shit as fun? “, The artist posted on her Twitter profile, where she amasses 88 million followers. Specifically, the author of “Folklore” refers to a comment in which one of the protagonists asks the other if she has broken up with her boyfriend, after which she jokes: “What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift. “ The singer did not like the irony, who recalled that Netflix worked with her on the documentary “Miss Americana.” “This costume doesn’t suit you,” she told the platform before adding a “Happy Women’s Month I guess.” The ex-boyfriend thing...
    Taylor Swift reproached the Netflix platform for a joke about his love past pronounced in the series Ginny & Georgia which he described as “sexist”. “Hello Ginny & Georgia, in 2010 he called and wants his vague and deeply sexist joke back. What if we stop demeaning working women by defining this shit as fun? “The artist posted on her Twitter profile, where she has 88 million followers. Specifically, the author of Folklore refers to a fictional dialogue in which one of the protagonists asks the other if she has broken up with her boyfriend, after which she jokes: “What difference does it make to you? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift“. The irony did not like the singer, who recalled that Netflix worked with her on the documentary Miss American. “This costume doesn’t suit you,” she told the platform before adding a “Happy Women’s Month I...
    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking Record Pts Prv 1. UConn (27) 20-1 747 1 2. Texas A&M (2) 22-1 703 3 3. NC State 17-2 687 2 4. Stanford (1) 22-2 672 4 5. Louisville 21-2 605 6 6. Baylor 19-2 604 7 7. South Carolina 19-4 575 5 8. Maryland 19-2 565 8 9. UCLA 14-4 500 10 10. Indiana 16-4 485 11 11. Arizona 15-4 431 9 12. Michigan 13-3 369 12 13. Arkansas 19-7 367 16 14. Tennessee 15-6 323 20...
    By: Sen. Larry Walker (R – Perry) The Senate is quickly approaching one of our busiest times of the legislative session and as our conversations have gotten longer, we remain committed to our service to you. This thorough review of legislation has allowed us to speak with you about your opinions, concerns and what you believe are the areas that are most critical. Crossover Day is only a few short days away and we are working hard to ensure the bills that pass out of the Senate Chamber have your best interests in mind. With this all important deadline, we were efficient in our work this week and passed several significant pieces of legislation that we believe are impactful for all of Georgia. Previously, I had mentioned the General Assembly’s continued emphasis on Georgia’s election process and finding remedies for...
              Starting Monday, Atlanta has a new talk radio station that will broadcast shows featuring, among others, hosts Steve Bannon, Dave Ramsey, and former U.S. Republican Congressman Doug Collins. The John Fredericks Radio Network (JFRN), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, announced the new talk radio station will broadcast in Metro Atlanta starting March 1. The new format will air on legacy Atlanta radio station WMLB AM 1690 under a Local Marketing Agreement until the full purchase is made. “News-talk radio is the last bastion of free and unencumbered speech in America,” Fredericks said. “It’s our final frontier of free speech, and it’s a community devoid of the cancel culture now stifling and squashing free and open discussion in our country. We are honored to bring our fresh and dynamic brand of news-talk radio and cutting-edge commentary to our Atlanta metro listeners.” JFRN currently owns three...
    Two brothers have been arrested after they allegedly shot and wounded two sheriff's deputies during a car chase near the border between Georgia and Florida.  Authorities said the shooting unfolded on Saturday night in Brinson, Georgia, when Troy Arthur Phillips and his brother Brad Phillips opened fire with a rifle while being pursued by the deputies on Highway 84. Brad, 41, was arrested after the chase while Troy, 40, remained at large for much of Sunday before finally being taken into custody just before 2pm.      One of the deputies shot came from the Decatur County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. He was shot under the arm and airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.  The second deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff's office also suffered non-life threatening injuries. Neither deputy has been named publicly. Authorities said the shooting unfolded on Saturday night in Brinson, Georgia, when Troy Arthur Phillips...
    Historic first: Black woman to lead oldest federal law enforcement agency Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future Best & Worst Refi Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Price Alert: These SUVs Are Now Only $19,000 (Deal Of The Day) Ad Microsoft 0% APR Until 2022 is 100% Insane Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/24 SLIDES © Courtesy of Disney+; ABC; The CW Quotes of the Week: Ginny & Georgia, All American, NCIS: LA, Oval and More Much like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at tonight's Golden Globes, we've...
    The United States remains the country most affected by the pandemic, with a total of 28,624,265 confirmed cases and 513,713 deaths, according to the independent count by NBC News. Miami World / telemundo51 Georgia became this Sunday to exceed one million COVID-19 infections, below California – the most affected state in the entire country, Texas, Florida, New York and Illinois. Coronavirus infections have maintained a downward trend in recent weeks in all states of the country, after the worrying peak of infections and deaths in December and January. RECORD DAYS OF DEATHS AND CONTAGES IN THE US, according to NBC NewsWednesday, January 20: 4,131 deaths in a single day. Saturday, January 9: 278,920 cases in a single day. Friday, January 8: 269,420 cases in a single day. Thursday, January 7: 268,883 cases and 4,110 deaths in a single day. Wednesday, January 6: 268,840 cases, and 3,920 deaths in a single...
              A Marietta man has been charged after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said his Atlanta-based nonprofit was scamming the criminal justice system. “On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Derek ‘Al’ Sneed, age 39, was arrested in Marietta and charged with one felony count of false statements and writings,” GBI said in a press release. The Cobb County District Attorney’s office asked GBI to investigate whether Sneed was falsifying documents related to court-mandated community service work in exchange for cash. “Through the investigation, it was determined that Sneed, founder of the non-profit organization Alliance of Dreams, was selling community service hour certifications in exchange for cash,” GBI said. “After payment of money, Sneed would provide fraudulent documents stating the defendant had performed their court ordered community service at Alliance of Dreams when in fact they had not.” Alliance of Dreams Inc.’s Facebook page advertises...
    Georgia football fans have to be ecstatic over Cole Cubelic’s surprising praise of their team.Cole Cubelic may be an Auburn alum, but for this upcoming college football season, he is all about them Dawgs. Cubelic appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show Friday, letting the world know how he feels about Kirby Smart’s 2021 team. Smart has transformed his alma mater’s program into one of the very best in college football. However, few people outside of Athens or the Metro Atlanta Area are this high on the Georgia football team. According to Cubelic, this could be the best team in the country. “Paul, I might have Georgia as my No. 1 team in college football heading into the season,” said Cubelic. “…not sure there’s going to be a team even able to compete with them in the SEC East.” "Paul I might have Georgia as my #1 team in college football heading into...
    (CNN)Two adults and four children were rescued Friday by the US Coast Guard off the Georgia coast after their boat stuck an object and started sinking.The 17-foot boat was near the entrance to the St. Marys River on the Florida-Georgia border when it hit something and started taking on water, the Nassau County, Florida, Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.The US Coast Guard cutter Sea Dragon was returning from offshore and launched a small boat crew to rescue the six people from the boat, the Coast Guard said in a statement.A marine unit from the sheriff's office used a pump to remove the water from the boat before towing it to the Amelia Island boat ramp in Florida. The boat began taking on water after striking an object on Friday, February 26.The marine unit then returned to the Sea Dragon to pick up the six people and ferried the...
    TOWIE's Georgia Kousoulou showed off her growing baby bump as she was spotted for the first time after pregnancy announcement. The 29-year-old looked gave fans a glimpse of her blossoming baby bump as she enjoyed dog walk with boyfriend Tommy Mallet. 6Georgia Kousoulou showed off her blossoming baby bumpCredit: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA The reality star looked stylish wearing black gym gear, she sported leggings and a pair of comfy trainers. The Essex star left her waxy blonde locks loose and showed off her natural beauty going makeup free. Tommy also co-ordinated with his pregnant girlfriend, wearing black joggers and a Nike trainers for the outing. The couple looked happy and content as they enjoyed a casual stroll with their pet pooch Monkey. 6They reality stars looked happy as they took pet pooch Monkey for a walkCredit: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA 6The pair looked stylish in gym...
    GEORGIA Harrison has ended her social media blackout after telling pals: “I’m determined to use the platform to make a positive difference.” The Love Island star broke down in tears earlier this week saying she was taking a break for the Internet due to her revenge porn ordeal. 5The star made her return to social media promising to "make a positive difference"Credit: @woowoo.fun The Sun Online exclusively revealed how she was left devastated after trolls bombarded her with messages about the x-rated video with some even sending the clips to her in sickening abuse. But last night she returned to Instagram where she posted about women and empowerment after telling a friend “I’m back” . She wrote: “You change the world girl, don’t let them convince you otherwise. We are more powerful when we EMPOWER each other.” Last night a pal said: “Georgia doesn’t want to hide away? Why should she?...
    A researcher caught a harrowing encounter in a Georgia salt marsh when a fish pulled a baby sparrow down to a watery grave. Seaside sparrows usually balance their nests in the marsh grass, but researchers believe climate change has caused tides in the area to rise precipitously. As a result one bird's nest was flooded, putting its hatchling right in the fish's path. In a video shared on Twitter, a mummichog can be seen breaching the nest and making a meal of the hours-old hatchling. Ornithologist Corina Newsome shared video of a hatchling MacGillivray's seaside sparrow attacked and eaten by a mummichog, a common East Coast fish Corina Newsome, an ornithologist at Georgia Southern University, saw the deadly attack while reviewing video she took in 2019 of dozens of sparrows nests in the marshes of Brunswick, Georgia, about 80 miles from Savannah. The birds face a variety of threats, from predators...
    Biden revokes Trump proclamation barring many green card applicants and temporary foreign workers ‘It was like the old days’: Biden praises meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Everett Collection / Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection Ginny & Georgia's Felix Mallard Is the Hottest Thing From Australia Since the Hemsworths Step aside, Hemsworth brothers - there's a new Aussie heartthrob coming to steal your heart. Like the Hemsworth bros, actor Felix Mallard got his start on the legendary Australian soap opera Neighbours, and since then, he's gone on to star in Happy Together, Locke & Key, All the Bright Places, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Felix is also set to star in Netflix's highly-anticipated new mother-daughter drama, Ginny & Georgia, in which he's playing Ginny's...
    THE weather is warming up and the end of lockdown is on the horizon which means only one thing - bikini season is here.  If you’ve started doing sit-ups ready for summer, you’ll be pleased to hear celebs are showing us exactly how to style your two-piece in 2021 - and no one will be focusing on your tum.  11Chloe Ferry is never one to shy away from a revealing selfieCredit: Instagram Stars from Chloe Ferry to Georgia Steel have been giving us vacay vibes in a series of sexy selfies on Instagram - showcasing some serious underboob.  The revealing look is back with a bang, and even the Kardashian sisters have jumped on the nostalgic trend. It works with crop tops as well as swimwear, so you can rock the look while at the park rather than the pool. And it's perfect if you've gained a few...
    From Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: Georgia’s State Election Board has invited Dominion Voting Systems to discuss the installation of the new statewide voting system for the 2020 election cycle and lessons learned. Representatives from Dominion will join the Secretary of State at the State Election Board meeting on Wednesday, February 24 via webinar. The meeting also provides an opportunity to address some of the unverified rumors and rampant disinformation that remain regarding the November 2020 election. “Georgia ran a historically secure, effective, and reliable election last year, and Dominion Voting Systems was a key part of that,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who also serves as chair of the State Election Board. “I look forward to speaking with Dominion during the State Election Board meeting and clearing up any remaining questions that voters might have from November....
    Netflix’s new comedy-drama, Ginny & Georgia, has not exactly been subtle about its inspiration. In case the show’s alliterative “G” title, upper-crust northeastern setting, and focus on the relationship between a precocious girl and her young single mother was not a strong enough hint, its first episode states it plainly: “We’re like the Gilmore Girls,” Brianne Howey’s Southern-twanged matriarch, Georgia, tells her daughter. “But with bigger boobs.” It’s something of a pattern for this series, which revels in dropping very obvious cultural references only to underline and explain them for an audience it does not seem to trust. TV fans clocked Ginny & Georgia’s Gilmore vibes from the beginning—and during the run-up to the show’s premiere, Netflix leaned into their comparisons. (That boob line even appears in a trailer.) But there’s little Gilmore DNA to be found in this series, which often feels more spiritually linked to more topical...
            by C. Murray  For the legacy media, the story of Democrats’ recent wins in Georgia is the story of Stacey Abrams. According to this narrative, after Abrams lost the 2018 gubernatorial race, she launched Fair Fight to stop Republicans from allegedly engaging in voter suppression and to register thousands of new voters. When Georgia turned blue in 2020, Abrams received much of the credit. The story goes Democrats are now winning because they are making democracy better. The career of another Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson, illustrates a starkly different response to political defeat. Like Abrams, Johnson suffered a tough loss. In the 1941 Democratic Senate primary, Johnson initially thought he’d won. But his wily opponent, Governor W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel, had instructed key precincts to hold off reporting their tallies until he saw how many votes he’d need. When O’Daniel’s districts finally came in, Johnson’s lead vanished. Three days after...
    Computer photo created by Racool_studio - www.freepik.com With so many people relying on the internet for teleworking and online learning, scammers are doubling down on tech support scams in an effort to steal people’s personal and financial information. Scammers may call their victims posing as a representative from Microsoft, Dell or other tech support. In another version of the scam, victims get a pop-up window on their computer, saying that a virus has been detected on their device and instructs the person to call a phone number right away to unfreeze their computer and have the virus removed. In either scenario, once consumers are on the phone with the scammer, they are instructed to provide the phony tech support agent with remote access to their computer. The scammer may ask for payment to remove the virus. Once the con artists...
    Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-GA, is thinking about challenging Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a 2022 rematch for her old seat. Loeffler told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that a 2022 campaign is "certainly on the table," though she declined to commit to running. Former Sen. David Perdue, R-GA, announced on Tuesday that he won't run against Warnock in 2022, helping clear the way for a potential Loeffler candidacy.  GEORGIA ELECTION BOARD REFERS CASE AGAINST WARNOCK TO STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL Loeffler said her focus right now is on Greater Georgia, the voter outreach organization she launched Monday to rival Stacey Abrams' political machine in the state.  "I don't know if any Republican can win if we don't shore up what we're doing around voter registration, engagement, and election integrity," she told the Atlanta paper. Greater Georgia is styled as the GOP foil to Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight political machine and will work to advance...
    Nearly four months after the 2020 election, the chair of the American Conservative Union — which hosts the high-profile CPAC event later this week — continued to push false and misleading election fraud claims in solidarity with Donald Trump’s “big lie” narrative. In a lengthy, running verbal battle, ACU chair Matt Schlapp continually tried to perpetuate these same, debunked claims and CNN host Chris Cuomo repeatedly stepped in to correct and shoot down the lies and misinformation. During his Monday night show, Cuomo began by asking Schlapp to answer for hosting Trump at his Florida confab this coming weekend, saying that giving the former president such a platform at CPAC is “tacitly endorsing his election farce.” “I don’t known what that means,” Schlapp responded. “Well, he lied about the election being a fraud, and you having him there and giving him a platform seems to be your acknowledgment of the same,” Cuomo explained. Schlapp then tried...
    Bishop Reginald Thomas Jackson issued a fiery rebuke Monday of a sweeping elections-related bill filed by Georgia Republicans last week, which he called “another attempt to suppress the Black vote” after the formerly red state went blue in the presidential election and last month’s Senate runoffs. Jackson, presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which includes more than 500 churches in the Peach State, condemned House Bill 531 during a hearing hosted by voting rights group Fair Fight Action on Monday. Among a number of provisions listed in the 48-page measure is a section that would require advance voting for primaries, elections and runoffs to begin on the fourth Monday “immediately prior” to the Election Day and end on the Friday before. The voting would be conducted on weekdays from 9 to 5, and the same hours on the second Saturday before a primary or election.  However, counties...
    The ninth annual Wings Over North Georgia “Drive-In” Air Show presented by JLC AirShow Management will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Super Hornet  and U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog military demo teams. The annual airshow will take place this fall at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on October 30-31. The Blue Angels will be performing for the first time in Georgia flying their new Blue & Gold F/A-18 Super Hornets. The Blue Angels will also debut their new USMC C-130J transport demo commonly known as “Fat Albert”. The Blue Angels are internationally known for their hard charging demonstration of precision formation and close proximity flying, pushing the new Super Hornets to their limits. Performances are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday show days. The USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II demonstration is one of the most unique and powerful performances in the air show industry.  The aircraft offers a number of capabilities...
            by Edward Ring  If you want to find a Libertarian Party organization that has achieved relevance, look no further than Georgia. That’s where Shane Hazel, running for the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian, garnered 2.3 percent of the vote in November. Hazel’s showing may have been insignificant, but the Republican candidate, David Perdue, only needed 0.3 percent more votes to have avoided a runoff, where he lost. America’s political system today, with rare exceptions, is a two party system. All that Perdue needed was for one in seven of Hazel’s voters to choose him instead, and the GOP would still control the U.S. Senate. In a two party system, it doesn’t take much to be relevant. Hazel now intends to run as a Libertarian for governor in Georgia in 2022. Libertarians, to their credit, do not operate with the same level of lies and hatred as leftist Democrats. They also...
    Left-wing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore bashed Texas — the state currently in the grips of a deadly crisis, with millions without power and water due to a devastating winter storm — as “stupid” and concluded that “dumbing down is what Texas is all about.” The Fahrenheit 11/9 director kicked off his latest podcast episode, titled “Idiot Wind,” by bashing the late Rush Limbaugh, accusing him of brainwashing people and encouraging both ignorance and stupidity. Moore used his disdain for the conservative media legend as a transition for a lengthy anti-Texas rant, insulting residents of the state and repeatedly calling them stupid. “His [Rush Limbaugh’s] show was a daily place where people could go to become more stupid and more ignorant,” Moore said. “And the stupider people that can become, the better — the better that those in power can manipulate them, and can control the situation. And my friends, you can’t get more stupid...
    Georgia GOP looks to suppress the Black vote by eliminating Sunday voting
    Bobby Lee Cook, legendary Georgia attorney, has passed away. Mr. Cook’s grandson, Sutton Connelly, posted the following message on Facebook Thursday morning: My grandfather, Bobby Lee Cook, no longer belongs to us but instead to the ages. In memory of Mr. Cook AllOnGeorgia is sharing previous articles and memories: Mr. Bobby Lee Cook. Cook, was an attorney at Cook & Connelly in Summerville, Georgia, and was one of the most renowned and respected trial attorneys in the Southeast. He began practicing law in 1949. Cook tried thousands of civil and criminal cases, including more than 300 murder cases, across the country in 37 states and throughout the world, in countries such as Vietnam, Germany and England. Mr. Cook was one of the nation’s most famed trial lawyers and was well-acquainted with five presidents. Mr. Cook was asked to recall...
    Press Release from Georgia’s School Superintendent, Richard Woods: Only three months from now, Georgia’s schools will start closing out the 2020-21 school year. The close of the second semester also brings about federally required standardized testing. But the middle of a global pandemic is no time for high-stakes tests – especially high-stakes tests that must be administered in person. That’s why today, Governor Brian Kemp and I resubmitted Georgia’s request for a waiver of standardized testing and accountability requirements​ to the U.S. Department of Education. Like other states, Georgia’s testing and accountability systems were developed and designed to measure the effectiveness of traditional instruction in a traditional learning environment. This unprecedented school year has been anything but traditional, and experts know tests cannot be completely redesigned and revamped overnight. Additionally, test security concerns mean students must take standardized tests in-person –...
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger drew fulsome media praise at the end of last year after revealing Donald Trump’s illegal attempts to meddle in Georgia’s 2020 election certification process. Former Obama adviser David Axelrod celebrated Raffensperger’s “courage,” highlighting him as an exception to the GOP’s moral decline. There was even a brief media boomlet about awarding Raffensperger the Presidential Medal of Freedom. But Raffensperger is no hero today. Like other Republicans around the country, he’s focusing his energies on passing severe voter suppression proposals that undermine election integrity without the public visibility of an unhinged Trumpian call. In December, Raffensperger endorsed ending no-excuse absentee ballot requests in Georgia, arguing that it “opens the door to illegal voting.” In reality, the plan is aimed at making it harder for the over 1 million largely Democratic Georgians who cast absentee ballots to ever do so again. He’s not alone. Republican legislatures...
            by James D. Agresti  The New York Times has published a “fact check“ by Linda Qui declaring that Donald Trump’s lawyers “made a number of inaccurate or misleading claims” during the Senate impeachment trial. In reality, much of the article consists of flagrant falsehoods propagated by Qui and the Times. “Inciting Violence” With regard to Trump’s speech on the day of the Capitol Hill riot, Trump attorney Michael van der Veen said: “Far from promoting insurrection against the United States, the president’s remarks explicitly encouraged those in attendance to exercise their rights peacefully and patriotically.” That statement is demonstrably true, as the transcript of the speech shows that Trump asked his supporters to go “to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” Qui, however, alleges that his attorney’s statement “is exaggerated” because Trump “used the phrase ‘peacefully and patriotically’ once in...
    Fresh off his Senate GOP acquittal, Donald Trump reinserted himself into the national political arena with none other than a 625-word screed lashing out at GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack."  Credit where credit's due—the assessment isn't entirely off the mark. But it was the second portion of that sentence that cued up the 2022 fight-to-the-death between Trump and McConnell. "If Republican Senators are going to stay with him," Trump said of McConnell, "they will not win again." He also accused McConnell of getting played “like a fiddle” by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and declared McConnell’s “Beltway First agenda” a loser compared to his own America First agenda. Trump’s broadside was entirely predictable after McConnell tried to absolve his own acquittal vote by declaring Trump “practically and morally responsible” for the lethal Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. Overall, Trump's statement, issued through the pro-Trump...
    The former lover of QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has come out publicly online, embracing his polyamorous lifestyle. Craig Ivey, 42, has even launched his own page on OnlyFans, a subscription site popular with porn stars, where he has posted nude pictures of himself. 'I guess naked nature photo shoots are part of my life now,' he wrote on the website. DailyMail.com revealed last week that Ivey and Taylor Greene had an affair in 2012 when they both worked at a CrossFit gym in Alpharetta, Georgia. After their fling ended, she moved on to the gym's manager Justin Tway. That same year, Taylor Greene - now the Republicans' most controversial member of Congress - filed for divorce from her husband Perry, saying 'the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation.' Craig Ivey (pictured) has addressed his affair with Marjorie Taylor Greene, as well as his 'polyamorous' lifestyle,...
              Six members of the Georgia House of Representatives have responded to the “Defund the Police” movement and filed a bill that would prohibit local governments in the state from cutting more than 5 percent of their police budgets. State Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens), the bill’s primary sponsor, said Tuesday that his legislation would, if enacted into law, exempt local governments that lose more than 5 percent of their budget revenues. Members of two Georgia-based organizations objected to the legislation, but Gaines said state residents are better off with it than without it. “Athens-Clarke County proposed cutting 50 percent of its police budget just last year, and there’s a decent chance they will vote on that this summer,” Gaines told members at a Governmental Affairs General Government Subcommittee meeting. “Also, the city of Atlanta had a proposal to cut $73 million (of the police...
    Former President Donald Trump issued a blistering, wrathful, and highly personal attack on the Senate’s highest-ranking Republican, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday. And while Trump repeated many of his favorite insults and debunked conspiracies, it also included five full-on deranged or abjectly false claims. 1. Slamming McConnell’s “lack of political insight, wisdom, and skill.” The now-Senate Minority Leader is recognized, even by his partisan opponents, as an intensely canny and strategic legislator with a decades-long reputation for pushing — and blocking — bills and nominations in the upper chamber to benefit his party’s agenda. To suggest the seven-term Senator is a bumbling, unsuccessful politician defies reality. And it also defies Trump himself, who has repeatedly praised him in the past, like in October 2018 when the then-president proclaimed “There’s nobody’s tougher, there’s nobody smarter” after the Senate confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 2. Blaming twin Georgia Senate runoff defeats on McConnell and state officials. In...
    Former Sen. David PerdueDavid PerduePerdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run NRCC finance chair: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized Ossoff presses Biden's budget nominee on HBCU funding MORE (R-Ga.) confirmed Monday he is mulling running for the Senate again in 2022 after he lost his seat in a January runoff.  Perdue, who was defeated in his bid for a second term by now-Sen. Jon OssoffJon OssoffPerdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run Rahm Emanuel predicts Trump will seek retribution against GOP opponents, won't run for reelection Ossoff presses Biden's budget nominee on HBCU funding MORE (D), is considering challenging Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockPerdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run On The Money: Democrats make historic push for aid, equity for Black farmers | Key players to watch in minimum wage fight Democrats make historic push for aid, equity for Black farmers MORE...
              Nearly 40 Georgia state senators from both political parties might change certain aspects of the state’s tax system, and whatever they agree to may force taxpayers to pay more to the state on certain commodities. Those state senators filed a bill late last week to create a Special Council on Tax Reform and to also create a Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure. Lead sponsor State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) (pictured right) was unavailable for comment Monday. State Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) (pictured left) told The Georgia Star News that the proposed council would try to find ways to overcome various budget crises of late. He also said Democrats and Republicans may differ on how to reform the state’s tax system. “We are always looking at the revenue that the state collects and what we spend. Every year, there are always projects...
    (CNN)Immediately following his impeachment acquittal, former President Donald Trump issued a statement saying his movement "has only just begun." He is right about one thing: Something has only just begun, but it's not another chapter of the conspiracies and lies to which Trump clings. The movement that just got kicked into high gear is an era of accountability. JUST WATCHEDCNN's Avlon: There may be penalties for Trump's lawyers. Here's whyReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHCNN's Avlon: There may be penalties for Trump's lawyers. Here's why 03:21Some are greeting the outcome of the impeachment trial with dismay, and as three people who have spent the last four years fighting Trumpism in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, we might be expected to be among them. But far from it, we see the trial as a positive first step in what we predict will be a far-reaching campaign to...
    An Amazon delivery driver accidentally crashed his truck through the front door of a home in Georgia. Police in the city of Roswell, near Atlanta, posted photos of the incident last week on Facebook captioned: 'DELIVERY NOTIFICATION: Package has arrived. LOCATION: Inside your living room.' The crash took place last Wednesday afternoon when the driver for the $1.7trillion internet delivery service took their Mercedes van down a road next to Lake Cherful.  The driver exited the vehicle to make the drop-off, but the van then rolled backwards, across the street and down a slope, gaining speed until it embedded itself in the house's front-door. No one was injured.   Roswell Police joked that when it came to delivering a parcel, the driver had: 'The accuracy of a 300-club bowler.' Roswell Police released a photo on Facebook of an Amazon delivery truck that accidentally crashed into the front door of a home...
    Donald and Melania Trump boarding Air Force One to leave Washington on Jan. 20, 2021.Stefani Reynolds/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The Senate acquitted Donald Trump, again, on Saturday, but the former president’s legal worries are far from over. As a private citizen, Trump is no longer protected by the Justice Department’s policy against charging a sitting president with federal crimes. And Trump, his family and businesses, also have to worry about investigations in various local jurisdictions and at least one foreign country, lawsuits he used his presidency to dodge, and probes by congressional committees. Here are some highlights: Washington, DC: Prosecutors under Karl Racine, the top local Washington Attorney General, are considering charging Trump with violating a DC law against encouraging violence, CNN reported Friday. Racine said...
    Warrants have been issued to Georgia football player Demetris Robertson over allegedly stealing a parking boot. Wide receiver Demetris Robertson of the Georgia football team is in trouble with the law, as he allegedly stole a parking boot from the East Campus Deck, according to UGA Parking Services. Robertson’s Georgia tenure has not lived up to expectations as the former California Golden Bears standout transferred to be back in his home state in 2018. The former blue-chip prospect coming out of high is returning to Athens for his sixth college season, hopefully to serve as a veteran leader to a young receiving corps. Well, stealing a parking boot is not what leadership looks like.Any Georgia alum has stories horror about UGA Parking Services, that is for sureLook, as a Georgia alum myself, I have had a “relationship” with UGA Parking Services before. It was mutual during my freshman year in 2008-09. However,...
    Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, speaks during the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Feb. 12, 2021. Senate Television via AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Donald Trump’s legal team vowed they would not litigate his false claims of voter fraud during the former president’s impeachment trial. But on Friday afternoon Trump lawyer Bruce Castor could not help himself, defending the call where Trump pressured Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes.” Trump may be gone from office, but his anti-democratic lies could still win. There was nothing improper about Trump’s call, Castor claimed, because Trump was simply inquiring into voting irregularities, including the “inexplicable” drop in mail-in ballots rejected for signature errors in 2020 compared...
    Lindsey Graham's November 13 phone call to Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, is being called into question as part of a wider investigation into Donald Trump's actions in the hard-fought swing state. Fani Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County - the most populous county in the state - opened an inquiry on Wednesday. She will look at Trump's actions in the state, and focus in particular on his January 3 call to Raffensperger when he asked the election official to 'find' votes for him.  Lindsey Graham, pictured on Wednesday, called Georgia's secretary of state in November On Friday The Washington Post reported that Graham's November call was also being investigated. 
    MSNBC legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler on Friday argued that “impeachment is just the beginning for Donald Trump.” A Georgia district attorney is investigating the former president’s alleged efforts to overturn Georgia’s vote in the 2020 presidential election. Butler said on “Morning Joe” that Trump and his lawyers “are going to in criminal and civil courtrooms all over the United States” for his actions fighting the 2020 presidential election results. “Impeachment is just the beginning for Donald Trump,” Butler advised. “He and his lawyers are going to be in criminal and civil courtrooms all over the United States. And it’s funny because in Georgia, his defense is the same as … impeachment. The defense is he didn’t actually mean it. It’s just Trump being Trump. You know how he is. So in impeachment, he says, ‘When I tell my supporters to fight, I don’t mean that literally.’...
    The Georgia prosecutor heading the probe into whether President Donald Trump broke the law by trying to overturn the election in the state says it will go beyond the president's infamous phone call where he demanded officials 'find' votes that would make him the winner. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke about the scope of her office's probe Thursday night as impeachment managers completed their case against Trump, which referenced the phone call. 'The investigation seems that it will go past just this one phone call that we've discussed,' Willis told MSNBC.  Willis indicated her office was unlikely to seek to depose former President Donald Trump, who made the call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he demanded he 'find 11,780 votes.' Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis said her probe will go beyond President Donald Trump's infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...
    MSNBC Legal Analyst Paul Butler predicted Friday that former President Donald Trump will face criminal charges. “Impeachment is just the beginning for Donald Trump. He and his lawyers are going to be in criminal and civil courtrooms all over the United States,” Butler said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Butler said that Trump’s impeachment defense is similar to his defense in Georgia. “The defense is he didn’t actually mean it. It’s just Trump being Trump, you know how he is. So in impeachment he says, ‘When I tell my supporters to fight, I don’t mean that literally.’ In Georgia it’s the same. When I say, ‘you need to find 100,000 votes,’ I didn’t actually mean that,” Butler said. “And the Republicans in the Senate may fall for that defense of ‘don’t believe your lying ears,’ but I don’t think an Atlanta jury would. I don’t think that juries in these states...
              In Georgia, the political candidate who gets the most votes is not always the person who gets sworn into office. Sometimes the candidate who got the least number of votes is the one who ultimately prevails. A new bill in the Georgia General Assembly proposes to fix that. State Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens) has filed a bill that, if enacted into law, addresses what to do when a candidate dies during a nonpartisan election. “We had an issue in Athens-Clarke County last year where a candidate for county commission passed away just a couple of days before the election. He still received the majority of the votes in the election, but under current law in non-partisan races there is not an opportunity to fill that,” Gaines told members of a Special Committee on Election Integrity Thursday. “Quite frankly, the law in our state...
      State Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) welcomed Father Austin Goggans, first vicar and parish priest at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Rome, Georgia, as he served as the “Chaplain of the Day” for the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. “Father Goggans is a minister to many in my hometown,” said Rep. Dempsey. “He lives faithfully with commitment for serving the Church and our community.  I am especially touched by his dedication to students in Floyd County, where Father Goggans has impacted children’s lives as a teacher and coach. It was an honor to host Father Goggans as one of our Chaplains this week, as well as share with the Georgia House just one of the amazing residents who lives in House District 13.” As Chaplain of the Day, Father Goggans gave a brief sermon and led...
    Washington (CNN)A prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump for his "attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia general election." In a letter sent Wednesday to numerous Georgia state election officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested that they preserve documents related to Trump's phone call last month in which he pushed Raffensperger to "find" votes to reverse his election loss. Willis said the "investigation includes, but is not limited to, potential violations of Georgia election law prohibiting the solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local government bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office, and any involvement in violence of threats related to the election's administration." A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to CNN that the probe concerns Trump's phone call. The investigation was earlier...
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    Georgia Southern’s Eagle Baseball will be hosting their annual fundraising event to benefit the baseball program on Saturday, February 13. Due to regulations, this year’s event, Day at the Diamond, will be held outdoors at J.I. Clements Stadium. Gates open at 11:00 am. There will be an Eagle Baseball Home Run Derby, Seven Inning Intra-Squad Scrimmage, and Games for the Kids. Lunch will be provided by Blue Mile Catering. The featured speaker is Coach Ron Polk, who helped guide the Georgia Southern Eagles to the 1973 College World Series. Polk also coached at Mississippi State and has appeared in eight College World Series. Everyone who purchases admission tickets is entered in a door prize raffle. A live auction will be held, with various items including a golf outing and couples getaway. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and there will...
    Georgia Southern Baseball will be hosting their annual fundraising event to benefit the baseball program on Saturday, February 13. Due to regulations, this year’s event, Day at the Diamond, will be held outdoors at J.I. Clements Stadium. Gates open at 11:00 am. There will be an Eagle Baseball Home Run Derby, Seven Inning Intra-Squad Scrimmage, and Games for the Kids. Lunch will be provided by Blue Mile Catering. The featured speaker is Coach Ron Polk, who helped guide the Georgia Southern Eagles to the 1973 College World Series. Polk also coached at Mississippi State and has appeared in eight College World Series. Everyone who purchases admission tickets is entered in a door prize raffle. A live auction will be held, with various items including a golf outing and couples getaway. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and there will be...
    GEORGIA Harrison blasted Twitter for allowing X-rated videos in the wake of her alleged Stephen Bear revenge porn ordeal. The Love Island star, 26, shared a screenshot from Twitter reporting an account called "The UK's Best British Porn Videos". 5Georgia Harrison slammed Twitter for allowing porn on their siteCredit: Getty Images - Getty The social media site told Georgia that the account violated their rules against "abuse and harassment". The star said: "Thank you to my beautiful fans that report to support rather than watch something nobody has any right to see" She added: "Also @twitter do better u don't see this s*** on @instagram or @tiktok" This comes after her ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear was re-bailed today until March 3. 5Georgia called out Twitter on her InstagramCredit: Instagram The Ex On The Beach star was held by cops on his 31st birthday last month over claims he posted...
    LOVE Island's Georgia Steel is set for an explosive reunion with her ex fiancé Callum Izzard on Ex On The Beach, The Sun can reveal. Last week, we revealed how the 22-year-old had signed up to the MTV series once again for another shot at romance. 5Goergia Steel is set to reunite with her former fiancé on Ex On The BeachCredit: INSTAGRAM / GEORGIA STEEL However, the reality TV star is in for a nasty surprise as her former fiancé, 25, has also signed up to appear on the same installment of EOTB - and it's not to rekindled their relationship but to confront her. A source told The Sun: "There's a lot of unfinished business between Georgia and Callum so it'll make for explosive TV. "Georgia won't hold back when she comes face to face with Callum". Georgia and Callum met during the filming of Ex on...
    STEPHEN Bear will answer bail today at an Essex police station following his revenge porn arrest. The Ex On The Beach star was arrested on his 31st birthday last month over claims he posted a sex video of his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison online. 4Stephen Bear on a previous visit to the police stationCredit: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIA He had been in Dubai for six weeks to escape the UK lockdown, but was brought in for questioning on his return after being accused of disclosing private sexual images and obstructing a police officer. Bear has denied all accusations. Today, Bear will answer bail at an Essex police station, where he will find out if the charges against him will proceed. A spokesman from Essex Police said: "A 31-year-old man from Loughton, who was arrested on suspicion of disclosing private sexual images or film without consent with intent to cause distress,...
    1 dead, 4 hurt in Minnesota health clinic shooting; man held Donald Trumps impeachment trial dominated by horrific mob scenes Sen. Raphael Warnock indicates support for keeping stimulus check income thresholds in the Biden relief package © Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Rev. Raphael Warnock Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Warnock told Insider on Capitol Hill he favored maintaining the existing check thresholds in the Biden plan. "I think people making $75,000 in Georgia are struggling in many instances," he said. The comments add to the growing criticism among Democrats who are resisting scaling back the income parameters of $1,400 stimulus checks. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia indicated during an interview on Capitol Hill that he favors keeping the same income thresholds for a wave of $1,4o0 stimulus checks and not tightening eligibility around them. "I think people making $75,000...
    February 9, 2021 7:26 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has launched an investigation into alleged attempts by former President of the United States (USA), Donald Trump, to nullify the state’s election results. As reported by local media on Tuesday, the investigation started on Monday includes a phone call from the ex-president himself to Raffensperger. In that conversation, Trump pressured Raffensperger to “find” votes and to overturn the election results in Georgia after his loss to then-President-elect Joe Biden. This is reflected in an audio recording published by The Washington Post. “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state“This would have been said by Trump during that call that lasted for an hour. However, Republican Raffensperger stood firm in defending the...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Southeastern Conference has postponed two men’s basketball games scheduled for Wednesday night. The league on Sunday announced the postponement of the Georgia-Texas A&M and Florida-Tennessee games, citing a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Texas A&M and No. 22 Florida programs. Makeup dates for the two games have not been determined. Georgia will visit No. 11 Tennessee on Wednesday night. That game was initially scheduled for Wednesday, March 3. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    More On: silicon valley The GOP can win without Trump and other commentary Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook has ‘no plans’ to lift Trump ban Lifestyles of the ribbit and famous: Elites tout benefits of frog poison ‘cleansing’ Nearly 30 monkeys reportedly euthanized at NASA research center Over the last several weeks, many Americans learned a surprising and unpleasant lesson — that corporate America is not only extremely well-heeled and extremely powerful but is also, quite often, extremely hostile to their interests. Twitter, Apple, Google and Amazon are just a few of the companies that flexed their corporate muscles to deplatform, silence and even bankrupt apps like Parler, where users’ views about politics happen to vary, even slightly, from progressive orthodoxy.  But this is nothing new. Corporate action meant to undermine the democratic will has been a hallmark of American business for years now.  In 2016, leaders of corporate America —...
    GOP firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been unrelentingly critical and hostile toward Democratic lawmakers, posting an ominous photo of herself – armed – next to liberal members of Congress and "liking" a Facebook comment that recommending putting a bullet in the head of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And yet, Greene could be Democrats' best friend as they seek public support for their agenda in the next two years and support for their candidates in 2022. Greene, whom House Democrats stripped of her committee assignments Thursday in punishment for her conspiracy theory-driven comments, is exactly the GOP image Democrats want voters to see as the majority party struggles – against historical precedents – to hang onto control of the House after the midterms. While Greene is popular in her Georgia district and expected to retain her seat, she also represents the side of the Republican Party that alienated voters...
    Extremist paramilitary groups are joining forces in the wake of the attack on the United States Capitol, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. According to the publication, Justin Thayer, head of the Georgia III percent Martyrs — the group that provided security for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — said the groups are advocating for Georgia’s secession from the union. “The way patriots are now being hunted down and arrested by fellow men and women who have taken the same oath has disheartened any faith I had in the redemption or reformation of the USA as one entity.” Thayer said his group has aligned with the American Patriots USA and the American Brotherhood of Patriots. The former is headed by Chester Doles, who the AJC claimed is known for his associations with various neo-Nazi hate groups over the years. Doles has also confirmed to the outlet that the militia groups are working together...
    In the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus, a more contagious mutation of the pathogen that was first identified in the United Kingdom late last year has since been found in the United States, and federal health officials have recently voiced concerns that the variant – known as B.1.1.7 – could become the dominant strain in the U.S. by March.  Thankfully, at this time, experts are confident that existing coronavirus vaccines should be effective in protecting against the strain, and, for now, it isn’t thought that the variant causes more severe illness or is transmitted in a different way than COVID-19 – meaning mask-wearing, social distancing, and handwashing, among other preventive measures, should still work.  Additionally, the much-discussed antiviral drug Remdesivir, which became the first FDA-approved treatment for COVID-19 last fall, should be effective against new strains, the Gilead Sciences CEO recently said. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Colorado was the first U.S. state...
    Supporters of Donald Trump protest near the Georgia state capitol, Nov. 7, 2020 in Atlanta. John Bazemore/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In 2015, white members of the board of elections in Hancock County, Georgia—a majority-Black area one hundred miles southeast of Atlanta—launched a plan to remove Black voters from the registration rolls in advance of elections for mayor and city council in the county seat of Sparta, which is nearly 90 percent Black. The board challenged the eligibility of nearly 20 percent of the city’s residents—almost all of them Black—and sent law enforcement officials to serve them a summons to appear at board hearings or else be purged from the rolls, an intimidating tactic straight out of the Jim Crow era. Voter participation fell by 40 percent in that year’s...
    Georgia officials are investigating whether pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood may have illegally cast a ballot in the Peach State, WSB-TV reported Tuesday evening. The probe comes after Wood spent months attaching his name to litigation which claimed there was rampant voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. None of the lawsuits were successful. The investigation into Wood is reportedly being handled by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. It’s trying to figure out whether Wood “was eligible to vote in Georgia, whether he broke the law by casting his ballot and whether he was actually a Georgia resident,” WSB-TV said. The investigation started after Wood sent WSB-TV investigative reporter Justin Gray an email, the station reported. “I have been domiciled in South Carolina for several months after purchasing property in the state in April,” Wood told Gray in writing. Gray tweeted the text of the email but did not state...
    Georgia officials have launched an investigation into whether Trump lawyer Lin Wood voted illegally during the 2020 presidential election. Goergia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, is investigating whether Wood, who championed the former president's claims of voter fraud, was actually a resident of the state when he voted, WSB-TV reported. Wood confirmed to WSB-TV that he has 'moved out of Georgia' but claims it has nothing to do with investigations into him. 'I have been domiciled in South Carolina for several months after purchasing property in the state in April,' Wood told WSB-TV.  Lin Wood, left, is reportedly under investigation by Georgia officials who are trying to determine if he was actually a resident of Georgia Lin Wood confirms to me that he has moved out of Georgia. He says it has nothing to do with GA bar investigating him. He plans to maintain his GA Bar...
    GEORGIA Steel signed up for Ex On The Beach - her THIRD dating reality show since Love Island. The reality star, 22, has been unlucky in love since appearing on the fourth series of the ITV2 dating show in 2018. 4Georgia Steel signs up for another dating show after Love IslandCredit: Rex Features However, The Sun can confirm Georgia is taking another shot at romance on screen as she signs up for MTV's Ex On The Beach. An insider told us: "Georgia didn't hesitate to sign for the show - it's basically an all expenses paid holiday and it's not like it's her first dating show - since Love Island she's been on Celebs Go Dating and Ex On The Beach: Peak Of Love. "She's determined to find love this time around - but has no idea which exes could turn up." MTV has been contacted...
    Johnny Manziel is geared up for a return to football. In a video shared by TMZ, the Texas A&M Heisman winner arrived Monday night in Georgia to prepare for the start of the Fan Controlled Football League. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The FCF is a league where fans have pretty much complete control over everything, including play-calling. Manziel will play as the QB of the Zappers. I have no idea what this league will be like, but it should be fun to see how Johnny Football does. Clearly, he’s never going to play at a high level again, and he seems okay with that. The reality of the situation is that Manziel doesn’t need to be playing in the NFL or the CFL in order to move the needle.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Johnny Manziel...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., slammed Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in a scathing statement on Monday night, referring to "loony lies and conspiracy theories" as a "cancer for the Republican Party and our country." "Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality," McConnell said in a statement, which did not mention Greene by name. "This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party." MCCARTHY TO ADDRESS MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE POSTS REPORTEDLY QUESTIONING SANDY HOOK, PARKLAND SHOOTINGS An outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump, Taylor Greene drew national scrutiny and bipartisan criticism ahead of the 2020 election for her support of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory. She won the seat in Georgia’s 14th...
    LOUNGING in bikinis on a beach is hardly essential work. Yet influencers have been flooding their social media with pictures in sunshine destinations despite the Government’s orders to stay at home. 12Georgia Harrison and Too Hot To Handle's Chloe Veitch have been soaking up the sun in DubaiCredit: Instagram Attention-seeking celebs have flocked to Dubai, where until recently the requirement to wear masks and socially distance hadn’t been strictly enforced. This means they were indulging in the city’s party lifestyle and spending their days sunbathing while the rest of us were shackled by lockdown. Furious Home Secretary Priti Patel has now cracked down by adding the UAE to the “red list” of countries from where travel to the UK is banned. She said: “We see influencers showing off about which parts of the world they are in. 12Henry Simmons and James Lock seemed to be having fun...
    A top GOP elections official in the state of Georgia is describing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) an an anchor on the GOP that will hurt it going forward. “If you have any common sense, you know she's an anchor on the party. She is weighing us down,” Gabriel Sterling told Politico.  Greene, who has supported the QAnon conspiracy theory in the past, has engaged in a number of controversies, including suggesting that school shootings are false-flag operations and suggesting that Democratic office holders such as Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden meeting with GOP senators Monday on coronavirus relief Portman says Republican leadership 'ought to stand up' against Greene's comments Congressional Democrats are on the wrong side of impeachment politics MORE (D-Calif.) be assassinated. “Some people are saying maybe Nancy Pelosi will throw her out ... The Democrats would never throw her out," Sterling said. "They want her to be the definition...
              Sixteen Democrats in the Georgia General Assembly want to add an amendment to the state constitution that would mandate workers have a Family Medical Leave Fund. The Georgia General Assembly’s website identifies State Sen. Gloria Butler (D-Stone Mountain) as the primary sponsor. According to the language of the bill, Georgia residents who need to take leave from work due to their own sickness or non-work related injury would use this trust fund. Workers would also use it for “the sickness or injury of a family member, or the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.” Officials with the Georgia Department of Labor would administer the fund, according to the language of the bill. According to Ballotpedia, members of the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia State Senate can propose amending the state constitution. Exactly two-thirds of the membership of...
    GOP lawmakers in statehouses across the country are calling for stricter voting regulations after concerns were raised in the 2020 election. Legislators have introduced three times the number of bills to restrict voting than this time last year, according to the Brennan Center, which has tracked voting legislation in all 50 states. Twenty-eight states have introduced, prefiled, or carried more than 106 restrictive bills this year. Last February, there were 35 such bills in 15 states. Restrictive voting proposals are being advanced in states such as Texas, which have long pushed for more barriers to the ballot box, but newer proposals have also been brought up in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. The latter three all flipped for President Biden last year after former President Donald Trump won them in 2016. In Georgia, which flipped blue for the first time since the 1992 presidential election, GOP...
    I think I’m in Ted Lasso withdrawal, you guys; no other shows are quite working for me since I finished it. I just started season 2 of Servant, though, thinking maybe I needed a genre-switch. Servant is still creepy, and Lauren Ambrose’s Dorothy is still both totally unlikeable and totally sympathetic at the same time, which is a marvelous bit of character development. We’ll see how things go, but chances are I’m just going to re-binge Ted again. This week’s trailers are a nice mixed bag of comedy, teen romance, and spy thriller. Also The Rock! The Map of Tiny Perfect Things So the trailer gets the obvious out of the way early on— it’s about is a teenager stuck in a repeating time loop a la “Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow,” as lead character Mark tells his friend— but I got a very The Fault in...
    A Georgia chief of police has resigned and an officer has reportedly been fired after bodycam footage that surfaced last week showed the moment they used racial slurs during a a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest.  Hamilton Police Chief Gene Allmond and Officer John Brooks were both caught on video, obtained by WTVM, using the N-word and discussing slavery as the mere 'mistreatment' of African Americans. In the footage the men discuss slavery and at one point it appears that they talk about the killing of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot dead by officers outside a Wendy's in Atlanta in June 2020, just weeks after George Floyd died under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis.  Officer Brooks is heard referring to a man who used to be Secret Service saying "'you didn’t have to shoot ’em, it’s just a taser," then how come when you tase a f**king...
    Anti-vaccine protest briefly shuts down Dodger Stadium vaccination site Trump expects impeachment trial to be badge of honor, rethinks 2024 run Stacey Abrams Appearing on Pharrell Williams Podcast Talking Politics, Leadership and the Future Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Stacey Abrams has a big fan in Pharrell Williams. Abrams, 47, will join the singer on Monday's episode of his new OTHERtone podcast, which has also featured Eric Andre, Kenya Barris, Bill Nye and others. The 40-minute interview is exclusively previewed above: It covers Abrams' background and political philosophy as well as her and Williams' mutual admiration (and her side-job writing thrillers and romance novels, one of which has been developed as a CBS series). © Steve Granitz/WireImage; Prince Williams/Wireimage From left: Pharrell Williams and Stacey Abrams "If there ever really was an American dream, it's you. It really is," Williams, 47, tells Abrams, a...
    Six people are dead after a liquid nitrogen leak at a Georgia poultry plant and 11 others were hospitalized, with at least three in critical condition. Two of the people killed were Mexican citizens, and those injured included at least four firefighters. “When leaked into the air, liquid nitrogen vaporizes into an odorless gas that’s capable of displacing oxygen,” the Associated Press explains. “That means leaks in enclosed spaces can become deadly by pushing away breathable air, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.” The Foundation Food Group plant, previously known as Prime Pak Foods, was cited for worker amputations in 2017. ”Our hearts go out to the loved ones of the six workers who tragically died and those who were critically injured in a preventable accident at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville, Georgia,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a response. “This did not have to happen. Safety concerns...
    GEORGIA Harrison was left stranded in the desert in Dubai - after her car broke down. The influencer - who is one of dozens currently in the Arab State - shared her hell in a story on Instagram. 9Georgia Harrison revealed she was left stranded in the Dubai desert after her car breaks down as she hit back at claims she's on holiday The reality TV star had been travelling to a relaxation retreat when the car she was in broke down. Georgia who is currently at the centre of a sex tape ordeal involving her ex Stephen Bear also hit out at claims about why she was holidaying in Dubai. “I live here,” she said. “I’ve sold my flat and car. I’m not stuck here. I live her lol.” Last week The Love Island star took to her Instagram Stories to speak out against her ex Stephen Bear, who she...
    Because attorney Lin Wood said publicly on Thursday that the State Bar of Georgia demanded he undergo a mental health evaluation in order to keep his law license, the Bar told Law&Crime on Friday that it could confirm an active inquiry into Wood. The Bar said that although the investigative process is normally confidential, Wood’s statement permitted the disciplinary body to confirm that he is under investigation “pursuant to Bar Rule 4-104.” That rule states that the State Disciplinary Board can, in its discretion, refer a lawyer to a mental health professional: Rule 4-104. Mental Incapacity and Substance Abuse (a) Mental illness, cognitive impairment, alcohol abuse, or substance abuse, to the extent of impairing competency as a lawyer, shall constitute grounds for removing a lawyer from the practice of law. (b) Upon a determination by the State Disciplinary Board that a lawyer may be impaired or incapacitated to practice law...
    MULTIPLE people were rushed to the hospital following a chemical explosion at a food processing plant in Gainesville, Georgia. Hall County officials have confirmed at least 10 people were injured and taken to the hospital following a blast at a Prime Pak Foods in Gainesville. 1The Prime Pak Food in Gainesville, Georgia where a blast occurred on January 28 How many people died in the Gainesville Hazmat explosion? According to officials at least six people died as a result of the explosion. Of the ten people who were taken to the hospital, three were in critical condition, health officials with the Northeast Georgia Health System told Wsbtv. Three Gainesville firefighters and one firefighter from Hall County were among those taken to hospitals. What caused the blast? More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for...
    With the commitment of five-star quarterback Gunner Stockton, Georgia football is quickly becoming QBU. Death, taxes and Kirby Smart landing a five-star quarterback each year. Those seem to be life’s guarantees, with the Georgia Bulldogs landing yet another coveted signal-caller on Thursday. Indeed, 5-star quarterback Gunner Stockton just gave Georgia his verbal. A 2022 product, Stockton is ranked the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback for his class by 247Sports and the No. 27 player nationally. While Georgia is focused on next week’s Signing Day to put the finishing touches on the 2021 class, landing Stockton this early is a great get for the program. COMMITTED GO [email protected] @Buster_Faulkner @CoachToddMonken @Mansell247 @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/x2gVPYcbmk — Gunner Stockton (@GunnerStockton) January 28, 2021 Georgia has landed several highly-ranked quarterbacks under SmartThroughout his recruitment, Stockton picked up 23 scholarships. He chose Georgia over additional offers from South Carolina, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, LSU...
    The 2021 SEC football schedule has officially been released; here are the top 5 non-conference matchups to look forward to next season. With the Alabama Crimson Tide bringing the college football National Championship hardware home to the SEC for the sixth time in the past decade, it’s obvious that football down south is just different. 1. Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte)The best non-conference matchup for an SEC team next year will absolutely be the Georgia Bulldogs vs. the Clemson Tigers. The Dawgs will kick off the 2021 season against Clemson on Sept. 4 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. These two teams have played 64 times total with Georgia leading the series, 42-18-4. The winner of this game should have a clear path to the College Football Playoff while the loser will have to be perfect the rest of the way, which would be more difficult for Georgia in the SEC. This likely will be a...
    Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In most places in the United States, teachers don’t yet qualify for COVID-19 vaccines. But one county in rural Georgia decided several weeks ago that its educators deserved early protection from the coronavirus—and now will face stiff consequences as a result.  Bucking designated priority group orders from the Georgia Department of Public Health, officials in Elbert County allowed teachers to be vaccinated at the same time as senior citizens over the age of 65. The county, which is in the northeast corner of Georgia, opened schools for in-person learning in the fall. Elbert County officials explained to the Atlanta Journal Constitution that many local students lack internet required for remote learning, and some rely on schools for food. The teachers are “seeing it, they’re facing...
    Sports Illustrated model Georgia Gibbs has shared the exact skincare regime she swears by after she cleared up her severe acne. The 25-year-old, from Perth, Western Australia, has been documenting her remarkable 'before' and 'after' pictures of her skin transformation after battling with crippling breakouts across her forehead, cheeks and chin for two years. And now Georgia has revealed the skincare products - including a $15.99 moisturiser - she uses every day and night to keep her acne at bay. Sports Illustrated model Georgia Gibbs has shared remarkable before (left) and after (right) pictures of her skin transformation after struggling with years of severe acne The 25-year-old shared the exact skincare regime she swears by after she cleared up acne Georgia's skincare day and night routine   DAY Ointment: Oleogel N Skin care for barrier disordered and atopic skin Moisturiser: Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream - $15.99  Tinted moisturiser: Dermaviduals Base...