MLB Moves All-Star Game From Atlanta In Response To Voting Law
On Friday, April 2, Major League Baseball announced that it had abandoned its plan to play the midsummer classic in Atlanta due to ongoing pressure from civil rights groups and the Major League Baseball Players Association. In a statement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that after conversations with players, staff, officials and teams, he had concluded that “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.” The league is still finalizing where the All-Star Game will take place instead of Atlanta. Earlier this week, Manfred strongly ...
Fired Georgia troopers accept cash settlement, most offered reinstatement
ATLANTA — Twenty-four of the troopers from the Georgia State Patrol’s 106th class, fired last year for allegedly cheating on a speed-detection test, were offered their jobs back Monday. They, along with two other troopers who brought a whistleblower suit against the GSP and the Department of Public Safety, also received $850,000 after accepting a settlement offer. The deal follows the recent conclusion of a yearlong audit of the GSP’s training system by Georgia’s Peace Officer Standard and Training Council that cleared all but one of the 32 fired troopers. In a joint statement with the ex-troo...
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State auditor warns Georgia's top credit rating could be in trouble
ATLANTA — The state auditor says Georgia's coveted AAA bond rating — which saves millions of dollars a year in borrowing costs — could be in jeopardy because he hasn't received complete financial data from the Department of Labor. State senators raised the issue Monday with Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, who told them Auditor Greg Griffin's office made an end-of-the-year request for information on several hundred thousand unemployment cases. "It physically couldn't be done in that time," Butler said. On the surface, such a fight over information in the state's end-of-the-year comprehensive au...
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Tom Holland vows not to give away any spoilers as he confirms ‘Spider-Man 3’
Tom Holland has confirmed he's about to start work on a third 'Spider-Man' movie.The 24-year-old actor has flown out to Atlanta to film the latest installment in the superhero saga - in which he plays the titular character and his alter ego Peter Parker - and was looking forward to reading the script for the first time.However, after previously running into trouble for accidentally giving away spoilers, Tom insisted he'll be keeping his lips sealed this time around.He said on his Instagram Story: "Hey, so, I just got home and I’m in Atlanta. I’ve just been delivered a package. That package is ...
USDA Awards Atlanta Region’s First City Agriculture Plan
Grant will boost urban agriculture plan for the City of East Point piloted byAtlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance in partnership with Atlanta Regional CommissionQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreAtlanta's First City Agriculture PlanAtlanta, GA, October 15, 2020 \-- Atlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance (FWA) announced it is one of 23 organizations across the nation – and the only organization in Georgia – receiving a brand-new grant awarded by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new Regional Food System Partnerships grant program jo...
Thomas Jefferson Byrd shot dead
Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead.The 70-year-old actor passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday (03.10.20) after being hit by "multiple gunshot wounds to the back," a police spokesperson has confirmed.According to the local police, officers were asked to attend a "person injured call" at around 1.45am and on arrival, they discovered a "male lying unresponsive at the location" and he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.Homicide detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the 'Set It Off' actor's passing but local authorities stressed that the information ...