Tag Archives: Atlanta

Atlanta Will Bid To Host 2024 Democratic Convention

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said Friday that Georgia’s capital city would compete to host the 2024 Democratic nominating convention, which would give one of the nation’s premier battleground states an even more prominent role in the next race for the White House. Dickens told Democrats at the state party’s annual gala that Atlanta is well-positioned to …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Punches Southwest Gate Agent

The Independent reports: A man who was allegedly seen in a viral video punching a Southwest Airlines employee after being removed from a flight has been charged with battery. Courney Drummond was arrested on Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His charges include simple battery, battery, and obstruction, according to law enforcement. Police have said that Mr Drummond was removed …

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Ranting Woman Arrested At ATL To Cheers, Laughter

The Boarding Group reports: A woman was arrested at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on Friday at gate C55, where a Delta Airlines flight destined for Columbia, South Carolina, was set to depart. At one point, according to the man recording the video, she is alleged to have called a security guard the n-word. The man recording the video …

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GA GOP Kills Wealthy Homocon’s Bid To Split Atlanta

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: Buckhead will not become its own city this year. Georgia’s Speaker of the House, David Ralston, basically killed the bill in the legislature Friday. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan came down officially against Buckhead cityhood. Ralston said Friday, if the Senate won’t take it up, there’s nothing the House can do. Just two weeks ago, Bill …

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Atlanta Transit CEO Dies By Jumping In Front Of Train

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker, who led the public transit agency through an era of expansion and pandemic, died Friday night, the agency confirmed. The agency said Parker died by suicide. An agency official confirmed he was struck by a train at the East Lake station. The DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office said it could release no …

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Atlanta School Board To Oppose Secession Of Wealthy White Neighborhood Backed By Millionaire Homocon

Axios reports: The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education tonight will consider formalizing its opposition to the push to create Buckhead City. State Sen. Brandon Beach of Alpharetta prefiled legislation to incorporate Buckhead, Atlanta’s whitest and wealthiest part of town. Proponents say they want more control over crime and how their tax dollars are spent. APS stands to lose about …

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Felon Sought In Atlanta Airport Gunshot Panic [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Police are looking for a man who accidentally discharged a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday after he grabbed the gun and fled, officials said. Flights at the airport were temporarily halted on Saturday after the firearm was discharged at a security checkpoint, causing chaos at the nation’s busiest airport and raising security concerns …

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“Accidental” Gunshot Sparks Panic At Atlanta Airport

CNN reports: The accidental discharge of a passenger’s weapon in a security area of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused widespread panic Saturday afternoon, prompting a brief halt of departing flights over the busy travel weekend. The passenger was going through the screening process around 1:30 p.m. when “somebody recognized that there was a weapon in the bag,” airport spokesperson Andrew …

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GA GOP Moves To Take Over Biggest Election Board

The Associated Press reports: Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump, even though an independent monitor found no evidence of fraud or impropriety. Lawmakers …

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Atlanta Spa Shooter Gets Life Sentence In First Trial

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The gunman charged in the deaths of eight people at three metro Atlanta spas has pleaded guilty to one of the shootings in Cherokee County. Robert Aaron Long is accused of killing Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, at a spa near Acworth on March 16. Long …

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Supermarket Cashier Dead In Georgia Mask Dispute, Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Twice, Suspect Shot

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Authorities are on the scene of a shooting that left a sheriff’s deputy injured and a cashier dead Monday afternoon. A spokesperson said a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy and two others – a man and woman – were injured during the shooting at the Big Bear Supermarket near South DeKalb Mall off …

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Homocon Multi-Millionaire Leads Push To Carve New “Buckhead City” Out Of Atlanta’s Richest Neighborhood

CNN reports: In Atlanta’s well-to-do community of Buckhead, the debate over becoming an independent city has been brewing off and on for decades. Now, amid a spike in crime, calls to split from the capital have grown louder than ever. “We filed for divorce and our divorce is final,” said Bill White, chairman and CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, …

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Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For GA Spa Shooter

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: A man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses has been indicted on murder charges. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis also filed notice that she intends to seek hate crime charges and the death penalty against Long, who is white. …

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Atlanta Police Seek Help In Spree Of Grindr Robberies

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Authorities are warning members of Atlanta’s LGBT community to remain cautious following a string of robberies that began as conversations on the popular gay dating app Grindr. Investigators said several men have been robbed in recent months and believe there may be additional victims who have not come forward. “From February to May, we have …

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Man With Five Guns Arrested In Atlanta Supermarket

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Days after 10 people were shot and killed at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, employees were alarmed when a man armed with multiple weapons entered the Publix in Atlantic Station on Wednesday. Officers responded to the store at around 1:35 p.m. and met with management who said the armed man entered the store’s restroom. …

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Biden On Atlanta Shootings: Whatever The Motivation, Anti-Asian Hate Has To Stop, Our Silence Is Complicity

The Guardian reports: “Whatever the motivation [for the shootings] we know this: too many Asian Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying. Waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are stake. They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed,” Biden said. Donald Trump and other Republican politicians …

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Georgia Shooter’s Church Condemns His “Wicked Act”

The Washington Post reports: Robert Aaron Long’s longtime church condemned him in a lengthy statement on Friday morning, saying the 21-year-old suspect in the shootings at three Georgia spas had committed an “extreme and wicked act.” “These unthinkable and egregious murders directly contradict his own confession of faith in Jesus and the gospel,” the statement from Crabapple First Baptist Church …

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Biden To Meet With Asian-American Leaders In Atlanta

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Asian American community leaders during a scheduled visit to Georgia on Friday in the wake of the spa shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Biden and Harris’ visit to Atlanta, which will be their first joint …

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Police: Atlanta Killer Claims To Have “Sexual Addiction”

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Baker said the suspected gunman who killed eight people Tuesday during shootings at spas in the Atlanta area appeared to have targeted the locations because he was angry at the “porn industry.” “He was pretty much fed up, at the end of his rope,” Baker said at a news conference …

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Suspect Arrested In Georgia Mass Shootings [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The man accused of killing eight people and injuring another person at three metro Atlanta spas Tuesday afternoon has been caught. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, was captured around 8:30 p.m. following a chase in Crisp County in south Georgia, about three hours away from the …

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