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Pence blasts Atlanta mayor over decision to oust ICE from city jail
 Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday blasted Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from holding federal immigration detainees. “It is amazing to think the mayor actually said – in her words — she would not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery...

Posted: 2 days ago

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday blasted Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from holding federal immigration detainees. “It is amazing to think the mayor actually said – in her words — she would not be complicit in an immigration policy that intentionally inflicts misery...
Atlanta-area mosques heighten vigilance following New Zealand massacre
 Anthony Sanders slid on a fluorescent orange “Security” vest, tucked his pistol under the waistband of his jeans and planted his feet at the front entrance to the Masjid Al-Mu’minun mosque in Atlanta during Friday afternoon prayers.  Sanders closely watched each person who walked in, looking for “shaky”...

Posted: 9 days ago

Anthony Sanders slid on a fluorescent orange “Security” vest, tucked his pistol under the waistband of his jeans and planted his feet at the front entrance to the Masjid Al-Mu’minun mosque in Atlanta during Friday afternoon prayers.  Sanders closely watched each person who walked in, looking for “shaky”...
Feds arrest Georgia woman for supporting an Islamic State-linked group
 Authorities arrested a 20-year-old woman south of Augusta on Tuesday for allegedly supporting an Islamic State-linked group that has called for killing thousands of people in the New York City area, including U.S. troops. Three years ago, Kim Anh Vo — who also goes by “Zozo,” “Miss.Bones” and “Kitty Lee&rdquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

Authorities arrested a 20-year-old woman south of Augusta on Tuesday for allegedly supporting an Islamic State-linked group that has called for killing thousands of people in the New York City area, including U.S. troops. Three years ago, Kim Anh Vo — who also goes by “Zozo,” “Miss.Bones” and “Kitty Lee&rdquo...
Path to reunify some immigrant families runs through Atlanta suburb
 The path to reunification for some immigrant families who have been split up amid the Trump administration’s crackdown on the southwest border runs through an aging strip mall in the Atlanta suburbs. Sitting around the corner from a thrift store and a coin laundromat at Lawrenceville Square, Copacabana Travel Management is the small...

Posted: 12 days ago

The path to reunification for some immigrant families who have been split up amid the Trump administration’s crackdown on the southwest border runs through an aging strip mall in the Atlanta suburbs. Sitting around the corner from a thrift store and a coin laundromat at Lawrenceville Square, Copacabana Travel Management is the small...
Rescue workers still searching for missing people in East Alabama
 East Alabama authorities confirmed Tuesday they were still searching for as many as eight missing people in the wake of a series of tornadoes that struck near the Georgia border last weekend, even as they identified 23 men, women and children who were killed by the storms.  Firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and volunteers are...

Posted: 19 days ago

East Alabama authorities confirmed Tuesday they were still searching for as many as eight missing people in the wake of a series of tornadoes that struck near the Georgia border last weekend, even as they identified 23 men, women and children who were killed by the storms.  Firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and volunteers are...
Three children are among the 23 dead in Lee County
 Three children — ages 6, 9 and 10 — were among those killed by a powerful tornado that ripped through East Alabama on Sunday, packing winds of up to 170 mph, rolling cars and shredding homes.   In all, the storm claimed 23 lives, but authorities stressed they were still combing through the wreckage. They did not identify...

Posted: 20 days ago

Three children — ages 6, 9 and 10 — were among those killed by a powerful tornado that ripped through East Alabama on Sunday, packing winds of up to 170 mph, rolling cars and shredding homes.   In all, the storm claimed 23 lives, but authorities stressed they were still combing through the wreckage. They did not identify...
Officers capture escapee from S. Georgia immigration detention center
 Authorities on Sunday morning apprehended a Honduran man who escaped from a barbed wire-rimmed federal immigration detention center in South Georgia over the weekend. An officer searching for Erlin Gutierrez-Maradiaga told a humanitarian organization in Lumpkin the detainee climbed three fences to escape Stewart Detention Center. Gutierrez-Maradiaga...

Posted: 21 days ago

Authorities on Sunday morning apprehended a Honduran man who escaped from a barbed wire-rimmed federal immigration detention center in South Georgia over the weekend. An officer searching for Erlin Gutierrez-Maradiaga told a humanitarian organization in Lumpkin the detainee climbed three fences to escape Stewart Detention Center. Gutierrez-Maradiaga...
New professional Florida football team practicing in Georgia
 A new professional football team based in Orlando began practicing in Georgia on Tuesday. Yes, Georgia. This isn’t happening because the Orlando Apollos — part of the brand-new, eight-team Alliance of American Football league — enjoy the scenery better in the Peach State. Or because Apollos Coach Steve Spurrier – who...

Posted: 25 days ago

A new professional football team based in Orlando began practicing in Georgia on Tuesday. Yes, Georgia. This isn’t happening because the Orlando Apollos — part of the brand-new, eight-team Alliance of American Football league — enjoy the scenery better in the Peach State. Or because Apollos Coach Steve Spurrier – who...
Local rapper Young Nudy granted $100,000 bond in DeKalb County
 Atlanta rapper Young Nudy was granted a $100,000 bond Tuesday in the DeKalb County Superior Court on gang- and gun-related charges and is expected to be released from jail soon, according to his attorney. The 26-year-old musician, whose real name is Quantavious Thomas, will plead not guilty to those charges as well as gang-related and aggravated...

7:49 PM Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

Atlanta rapper Young Nudy was granted a $100,000 bond Tuesday in the DeKalb County Superior Court on gang- and gun-related charges and is expected to be released from jail soon, according to his attorney. The 26-year-old musician, whose real name is Quantavious Thomas, will plead not guilty to those charges as well as gang-related and aggravated...
Trump’s emergency declaration draws support, protests in Georgia
 Georgia officials on Monday scrambled for more information about President Donald Trump’s recent move to declare a national emergency and whether it could be used to divert money from the state’s military construction projects to pay for a wall on the southern border. The president’s announcement prompted praise from many...

6:18 PM Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

Georgia officials on Monday scrambled for more information about President Donald Trump’s recent move to declare a national emergency and whether it could be used to divert money from the state’s military construction projects to pay for a wall on the southern border. The president’s announcement prompted praise from many...
Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant
 It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. The Friday legal matter is connected to a concert booking...

9:57 PM Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. The Friday legal matter is connected to a concert booking...
Atlanta rapper 21 Savage: Immigration enforcement system ‘broken’
 Atlanta rapper 21 Savage spoke out against the nation’s immigration enforcement Friday morning on Good Morning America, calling it “broken” and adding he fears he could be deported. The Grammy-nominated musician — who was born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph — was freed from the Irwin County Detention Center...

3:30 PM Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage spoke out against the nation’s immigration enforcement Friday morning on Good Morning America, calling it “broken” and adding he fears he could be deported. The Grammy-nominated musician — who was born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph — was freed from the Irwin County Detention Center...
Rapper 21 Savage freed from immigration detention center in S. Georgia
 Rapper 21 Savage returned home to the Atlanta area Wednesday after he was freed from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia, his attorneys said. Born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the musician was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in an Atlanta Immigration Court Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

10:34 PM Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Rapper 21 Savage returned home to the Atlanta area Wednesday after he was freed from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia, his attorneys said. Born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the musician was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in an Atlanta Immigration Court Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
Rapper 21 Savage released from ICE detention, 'aggravated felony' charge dropped
 Rapper 21 Savage was released from a federal immigration detention center Tuesday, according to one of his attorneys. Born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the musician was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in an Atlanta Immigration Court Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested him earlier this month, saying...

7:46 PM Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Rapper 21 Savage was released from a federal immigration detention center Tuesday, according to one of his attorneys. Born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the musician was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in an Atlanta Immigration Court Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested him earlier this month, saying...
Rapper 21 Savage released from immigration detention in S. Georgia
 Rapper 21 Savage returned home to the Atlanta area Wednesday after he was freed from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia, his attorneys said.  Born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the musician was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in an Atlanta Immigration Court Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

3:20 PM Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Rapper 21 Savage returned home to the Atlanta area Wednesday after he was freed from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia, his attorneys said.  Born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the musician was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in an Atlanta Immigration Court Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs...
Rapper 21 Savage granted bond in Atlanta
 Rapper 21 Savage was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in Atlanta on Tuesday and will be released from immigration detention Wednesday, according to his attorneys.  The rapper, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody earlier this month. Federal immigration officials say he’s a U...

7:47 PM Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Rapper 21 Savage was granted a $100,000 bond during a closed hearing in Atlanta on Tuesday and will be released from immigration detention Wednesday, according to his attorneys.  The rapper, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was taken into custody earlier this month. Federal immigration officials say he’s a U...
Georgia’s Vidalia onion country split over Trump’s border wall
 Aries Haygood knelt in the sandy soil on one of his vast Vidalia onion fields recently to hunt for yellowing leaves, a telltale sign of distress. Failing to find many, he smiled, predicting it could be a good harvest. In April, his family business, M&T Farms, will hire 85 temporary guest workers from Mexico to handpick the delicate onions...

7:59 PM Friday, Feb. 08, 2019

Aries Haygood knelt in the sandy soil on one of his vast Vidalia onion fields recently to hunt for yellowing leaves, a telltale sign of distress. Failing to find many, he smiled, predicting it could be a good harvest. In April, his family business, M&T Farms, will hire 85 temporary guest workers from Mexico to handpick the delicate onions...
Young immigrants from Georgia featured on Grammy-nominated jazz album
 Raymond Partolan of Kirkwood will be glued to his computer screen for the first part of Sunday’s Grammy Awards coverage. The 25-year-old paralegal is among 53 young immigrants who performed on “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom,” a Grammy-nominated jazz album with strong connections to Georgia. Though there&rsquo...

4:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2019

Raymond Partolan of Kirkwood will be glued to his computer screen for the first part of Sunday’s Grammy Awards coverage. The 25-year-old paralegal is among 53 young immigrants who performed on “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom,” a Grammy-nominated jazz album with strong connections to Georgia. Though there&rsquo...
No ‘Snowpocalypse,’ but Atlantans weren’t taking any chances
 It is probably tempting for Atlantans to breathe a collective sigh of relief. With tens of thousands of visitors streaming into the city for this weekend’s Super Bowl, there has been no repeat of “Snowpocalypse,” the storm that brought ice and ridicule to the region in 2014. But the metro area is not out of the woods yet...

10:15 PM Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019

It is probably tempting for Atlantans to breathe a collective sigh of relief. With tens of thousands of visitors streaming into the city for this weekend’s Super Bowl, there has been no repeat of “Snowpocalypse,” the storm that brought ice and ridicule to the region in 2014. But the metro area is not out of the woods yet...
Snow forecast, but Atlanta says it’s ready for Super Bowl visitors
 Atlanta is under the microscope now as visitors begin arriving in the city for Super Bowl LIII amid forecasts for snow, an ominous development that is summoning painful memories of Georgia’s humiliating experiences with Mother Nature. Atlanta became the butt of jokes in 2000, the last time it hosted a Super Bowl, after a winter storm...

9:16 PM Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

Atlanta is under the microscope now as visitors begin arriving in the city for Super Bowl LIII amid forecasts for snow, an ominous development that is summoning painful memories of Georgia’s humiliating experiences with Mother Nature. Atlanta became the butt of jokes in 2000, the last time it hosted a Super Bowl, after a winter storm...
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