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Holyfield’s 40 times make NFL draft decision a big gamble

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week’s draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL […]
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Supreme Court Will Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases In The Fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case involves a funeral home employee who was fired after disclosing that she was transitioning from male to female and dressed as a woman. The cases will be argued in the fall, with decisions likely by June 20...
Tags: News, AP story, Discrimination, LGBT, Supreme Court, Summer Concepcion

Court to take up LGBT rights in the workplace

The Supreme Court announced today that it will weigh in next term on whether federal employment discrimination laws protect LGBT employees. After considering a trio of cases — two claiming discrimination based on sexual orientation and the third claiming discrimination based on transgender status — at 11 consecutive conferences, the justices agreed to review them. Until today, the cases slated for oral argument next term had been relatively low-profile, but this morning’s announcement means that...
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T.I., Scrapp Deleon aid nonviolent offenders in Georgia

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper T.I., a Georgia church and VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop” personality Scrapp Deleon came together to post bail for 23 nonviolent offenders who would have spent Easter behind bars. News outlets report the “Bail Out” program extends beyond the weekend, with each offender being connected to a mentor and possibly […]
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Violent protests erupt at Georgia's Pankisi Gorge

Residents in Pankisi in north-eastern Georgia pelt police with rocks over plans for a new power plant.

Woman indicted in 1975 cold case dies before trial

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The suspect in the 1975 death of a teenager in Georgia has died before she could be put on trial. Georgia news outlets report that 16-year-old Cheryl White and then 18-year-old Mary Jane Stewart were roommates living in an apartment complex in the city of Warner Robins when White was found […]
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Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a “Peeping Tom” call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and […]
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Chargers 2019 NFL draft needs: Defensive tackles should be top priority

The Chargers have gotten it right in recent years when it comes to drafting defensive players.They had the no-brainer selection of Joey Bosa in 2016 and had the good fortune of Derwin James landing in their laps last year. But the Chargers’ scouting team deserves credit for finding Desmond King in the fifth round in 2017 and Denzel Perryman in the second round in 2015. With the home-run picks, the Chargers have become one of the better defenses in the NFL. They have talent in all three areas of ...
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Police in Georgia clash with protesters against hydro plant

Georgian police used tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday to break up a protest by residents of a mountainous region against the construction of a hydropower plant, the independent Rustavi-2 TV station reported. Around 300 residents of the Pankisi gorge gathered near the village of Birkiani to protest against the planned plant, saying it could damage the environment and force them to leave their homes. The TV station showed several residents with minor injuries from rubber bullets and said so...

Chargers 2019 NFL draft needs: Finding Philip Rivers’ successor, upgrading offensive line

The Chargers spent top-15 draft picks on Melvin Gordon and Mike Williams to give Philip Rivers weapons for a late-career push at a Super Bowl. But the results didn’t show until last season when the Chargers transformed into one of the best offenses in the NFL en route to a playoff appearance. Rivers, 37, enjoyed his best season in years with a stacked offense that didn’t include tight end Hunter Henry, who missed all of the regular season with a torn ACL. With a healthy Henry, the Chargers are e...
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Georgia sophomore forward Nicolas Claxton enters NBA draft

Georgia sophomore Nicolas Claxton enters NBA draft after leading team in scoring, rebounding, blocks            [Author: AP]
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What we learned from Saturday's spring football games

Georgia and Oregon, two programs with high expectations, were among the teams hitting the field Saturday for the last big weekend of spring football games. Here's what we saw.

DE Sweat to watch draft with family in Georgia

Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, who told the NFL he would attend this week's draft in Nashville, has changed his mind and will watch it in Georgia.

Swift eager to show he can be Georgia's No. 1 tailback

D'Andre Swift uses spring to confirm his status as Georgia's undisputed leader at tailback            [Author: AP]
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Swift eager to show he can be Georgia’s No. 1 tailback

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D’Andre Swift’s long wait has ended. Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia’s depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Swift “has set himself apart from the other offensive players because of his demeanor and body language.” Swift’s talent as a big-play […]
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Saudi sisters seeking asylum in Georgia go public in plea for help

Two Saudi sisters who planned their escape for almost five years and are now seeking asylum in the country of Georgia have revealed their identities in a plea for international help.

Kendall Ellis, aka “Relay Girl,” set for pro outdoor debut at Mt. SAC Relays

LOS ANGELES — A decade ago, Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus was dubbed the Carnegie Hall of American track and field. And for nearly a century it was indeed center stage to some of the sport’s greatest moments and its greatest stars. Rono, Lewis, Ryun, Eaton, Joyner-Kersee, Decker, Lavillenie, El Guerrouj and of course the late Steve Prefontaine all competed there, the timber holding up Hayward’s iconic East Grandstand rocking with their every step. A year ago Nike co-founder Ph...
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Photos: Mt. SAC Relays Track and Field Meet Collegiate

Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Torrance, California. Travion Phillips of Mt. SAC competes in the long jump during the Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Travion Phillips of Mt. SAC competes in the long jump during the Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCN...
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Congress subpoenas full Mueller report, escalating battle with Trump’s Justice Department

House Democrats issued a subpoena Friday for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election interference, a day after Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the nearly 450-page document. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement he expects the Justice Department to comply by 1 May. “It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward,” he said. The subpoena...

SPOTTED – 4/19/2019

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments. Trader Joe’s Georgia Pecan Butterscotch Chip Cookies Trader Joe’s Jerk-Style Plantain Chips (Spotted by Rachel C at Trader Joe’s.) Kool-Aid Sour Jammers Zappin’ Tropical Punch Kool-Aid Sour Jammers Shockin’ Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid Sour Jammers Snappin’ Green Apple There are two other flav...
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Saudi sisters in Georgia: 'We were treated like slaves'

The latest Saudi women to flee the kingdom travelled to Georgia, where they appealed for help online.
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Ohio Rapper Q Money Turns Himself In to Police After Being Wanted for Murder

Ohio rapper Q Money turned himself in to police Thursday (Apr. 18) after reports surfaced that he was wanted for murder in Georgia in connection with the shooting death of another Cleveland area rapper.According to jail records, 23-year-old Qamar Williams was booked into the Dekalb County Jail around 3:25 p.m. Thursday on a felony murder charge.Williams is accused of shooting 24-year-old Calvin Chappell in the head around 8:30 am. Monday at the home of Chappell’s cousin in Decatur, which is abou...
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Rep. Doug Collins on release of the Mueller report: Good day for transparency, bad day for Democrats

When special counsel Robert Mueller's report didn't produce the story they wanted, Democrats attacked the character of Attorney General William Barr, says Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.
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QB Baldwin signals intent to transfer from Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State spokesman confirmed that quarterback Matthew Baldwin intends to transfer. The redshirt freshman has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, the school said Thursday. Baldwin competed in spring practice with Justin Fields, a highly touted Georgia transfer who is the favorite to win the starting job this […]
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Some effective criminal justice coverage amid Reason's "Weed Week"

In this new post over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, I have flagged the array of new pieces at Reason in a "Weed Week" series.  Though I recommend many of the ten pieces in the series, two in particular should be of particular interest for sentencing fans.  Here are full headlines, links and short excerpts (with links from the original): "How Even Legal Marijuana Use Can Land You in Jail: Failed drug tests can send people on probation or parole back into prison cells" by Scott Shackford The...
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Joel Edgerton Is Heading To Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad

Joel Edgerton is heading to Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad Variety has brought word that the upcoming Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) has expanded its all-star roster with the addition of Boy Erased‘s Joel Edgerton. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function...
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Mueller report: Donald Trump attempted to have Russia investigation's special counsel fired

Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation Redacted report finds Russians 'did not have cooperation of President' Trump tweets 'GAME OVER' and says 'I'm having a good day' Mueller found Trump's answers 'inadequate' but decided against subpoena Democrats decry 'partisan effort to spin Mueller report' Analysis: Mueller's report shows how Donald Trump was saved from himself Donald Trump ordered the removal of special counsel Rober...

2 Saudi women seek asylum in Georgia, claiming oppression

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Two sisters from Saudi Arabia are applying for asylum in the country of Georgia after saying they fled there because of fear of their own family. The sisters, Maha and Wafa Alsubaie, attracted attention this week when they established a Twitter account in which they said they came to Georgia because […]
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Mugshot Mania: Kodak Black Arrested on Weapon & Drug Charges At U.S. Border…

Kodak Black was reported missing yesterday after missing a performance at House of Blues in Boston but apparently he was in custody all along. While many felt that the 21-year-old rapper’s disappearance stemmed from his controversial week of high-profile beefs, the mystery has been solved. It’s now been revealed that Kodak Black was arrested on drugs and weapons charges while entering the United States from Canada. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Mugshot Mania – Restaurant Owner ...
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Kennesaw State hires Amir Abdur-Rahim from Georgia as coach

ATLANTA (AP) — Kennesaw State has hired Georgia assistant Amir Abdur-Rahim as the Owls’ men’s basketball coach. Abdur-Rahim is making the in-state move after agreeing to a four-year contract. The hiring was announced on Thursday by Kennesaw State athletic director Milton Overton. For Abdur-Rahim, the new job is a return home. He is a graduate […]
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