GA GOP Staffer Maret “Mack” Burgess Killed in Car Crash on GA 400

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GA GOP Staffer Maret “Mack” Burgess Killed in Car Crash on GA 400

Georgia Republican Party staffer Maret “Mack” Burgess,25, was killed in a wreck on Ga. 400 Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Nathan Deal said.

Mack Burgess died in a rollover wreck near I-285 and the Ga. 400, temporarily blocking all northbound lanes, shortly after 1:20 p.m., Sandy Springs police say.

Burgess was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. No word on the condition of the driver of the second vehicle.

The wreck happened shortly after 1:20 p.m. and involved two cars, according to investigators. Burgess was transported to a hospital, but did not survive.

Mack Burgess, of Roswell, graduated from Centennial High School in 2008, and from the University of Tennessee in 2012. He was the president of the university’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was active in the student government, Gov. Deal’s office said. He is the son of Banks and Missy Burgess.

 

Is Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Trying to Pull a Thad Cochran with Black Voters?

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Is Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Trying to Pull a Thad Cochran with Black Voters? (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is reaching out to the black community, just in time for his election next month. He spoke at a Bishop T. D. Jakes event at Phillips Arena. Um, is Deal trying to pull a Thad Cochran with black voters? I can’t recall seeing him schmoozing the black voters during his first election.

Of course, the Democratic politicians have also taken the black vote for granted. They just assume blacks will trot out and vote for them, while doing nothing to improve the communities they serve.

Here’s the tweet sent by his office about his appearance at T. D. Jakes “Woman Thou Art Loose” event:

This comes a little over a week after his event with Ludacris at Utopian Academy for the Arts:

Report: Police Detective Shot by Inmate Outside DeKalb Magistrate Court

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Report: Police Detective Shot by Inmate Outside DeKalb Magistrate Court

BREAKING: A DeKalb County police detective was shot by an inmate outside the magistrate court on Camp Circle Drive Thursday night.

The detective is listed in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The unidentified detective was shot after the suspect grabbed his gun and opened fire.

The suspect was fatally shot.

 

Jeronta Brown, Briana Brooks Kidnapped in DeKalb, Found Shot in Atlanta

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Jeronta Brown, Briana Brooks ID’d as Couple Abducted in DeKalb, Found Shot in Atlanta

HORROR: Jeronta Brown, 24, and Briana Brooks, 21, have been identified as the Atlanta couple kidnapped at gunpoint froom outside a DeKalb home. They were found hours later lying in Ridge Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

WSB-TV reports Brown died Saturday, but Brooks, who was pregnant, is on life support after giving birth to a baby girl.

Police do not have a motive for the abduction and shooting but police said Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks were returning to their home on Colleen Court at about 12:30 a.m. when they were abducted by men dressed in black. A witness told police the couple was handcuffed and put in a van before being driven away.

Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks were both shot in the head. Police do not believe they were shot on the street but at another location.

 

13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez Shot to Death While in Bed in Carrolltown

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13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez Found Shot to Death While in Bed in Carrolltown (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

SHOCK: Nizzear Rodriguez, 13, was found shot to death while in his bed on Sunday in the 100 block of Chancery Lane in Carrollton, Ga.

Authorities initially believed the teen was shot in a drive-by shooting, but later changed their theory. Carrollton Police Department spokesman Captain Chris Dobbs said they believe someone entered the home and fatally shot Nizzear Rodriguez.

Carrollton police served a search warrant on the townhouse next to the teen’s home and several arrests were made. Gang activity has been on the rise in the community.

Nizzear Rodriguez celebrated his 13th birthday on Saturday.

 

Sharon Wilkins Killed by Husband in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

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Sharon Wilkins Killed by Husband in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS MURDER-SUICIDE: A husband and wife were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in the 7000 block of Chaparral Drive in  Sandy Springs, Ga., Wednesday morning.

The victim was identified as Sharon Wilkins, 64. She died after being taken to North Fulton Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

The body of the man, was found inside the house, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His name has not been released pending notification to the next of kin.

 

5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

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5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

Bartow County Shooting:  Five people shot, two dead in Bartow County shooting, carjacking Tuesday afternoon. WSB-TV reports three people were shot at a home on Brent Circle in Cartersville. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said the gunman then took a vehicle at the home and drove to another on Milam Bridge Road, where he shot a man in the hand. The gunman then went to a location on River Oaks, where he carjacked an elderly man and his grandson. Both were unhurt.

The gunman then took the second vehicle, crashed into a lawn-care truck near Westgate Drive and Euharlee, causing a fire. He then committed suicide.

Former Auburn, UGA Athletes, Philip Lutzenkirchen, Ian Davis Killed in Car Crash

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Former Auburn, UGA Athletes, Philip Lutzenkirchen (r), Joseph Ian Davis(l) Killed in Car Crash (Photo credit: WSB-TV)

TRAGEDY:  Former Auburn University athlete Philip Lutzenkirchen and University of Georgia’s Joseph Ian Davis were killed in a car crash near LaGrange early Sunday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol said the one-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road about 3 a.m.

The GSP said a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by Ian Davis, 22, of Atlanta, failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle traveled about 451 feet out of control through a church yard and overturned several times before it came to rest on its roof.

Two other passengers in the SUV were injured. Authorities drew blood from the driver to determine if alcohol impairment contributed to the crash.

Philip Lutzenkirchen graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta.  Former Auburn University coach Gene Chizik released a statement saying “Philip Lutzenkirchen was what every parent aspires their son to be. He was compassionate, determined, honorable and full of love, intergrity and respect,” WSB-TV reports.

Joseph Ian Davis, who is from Dunwoody, transferred to UGA’s baseball team from the University of South Carolina Sumter. The coach sent the following tweet:

Auburn mourns loss of Philip Lutzenkirchen:

Paula Strange Fatally Shoots Husband, Commits Suicide, Outside Cobb County Kroger

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Paula Strange Fatally Shoots Husband, Commits Suicide, Outside Cobb Kroger

MARIETTA MURDER-SUICIDE:  Paula Strange, 54, shot and killed her husband, Bruce Strange, and then turned the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide in front of a Kroger supermarket in Marietta, Ga., police said.

Police said the shooting came only minutes after the couple, who lived in Kennesaw, had an argument over dinner at a Moe’s Southwest Grill in the same shopping center as Kroger on Dallas Highway.

There are reports that Bruce Strange abruptly left the restaurant while the two argued. A Moe’s Southwest Grill worker said, “The gentleman went to the bathroom, ran out the door, jumped over the patio fence and ran behind the restaurant.”

Paula Strange left the restaurant and chased after him in her car. A few minutes later, she shot her husband and then committed suicide.

 Paula Strange Fatally Shoots Husband, Commits Suicide, Outside Cobb County Kroger

Reina As-Salaam Killed, 2 Injured, in Hit-and-Run Crash Over $175 Locksmith Bill

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Reina As-Salaam Killed, 2 Injured, in Hit-and-Run Crash Over $175 Locksmith Bill

TRAGEDY: Reina As-Salaam, of East Point, was killed, Juliana Ferrell, of Cobb County, is in a coma after being plowed by the car of a locksmith chasing a customer who refused to pay for unlocking his door. Monica Epps, also of Cobb County, was also injured in the hit-and-run crash.

Police say teenagers Reina As-Salaam, Juliana Ferrell and Monica Epps were walking on a sidewalk along Barrett Lakes Boulevard Sunday night, at the time of the crash.

The vehicle that hit the teens was being driven by locksmith, Tansu Kanlica. It left the roadway and crossed the sidewalk, hitting the girls in a hit-and-run. The customer, identified as Garrett Anderson, also fled the scene after skipping out on a $175 bill.

Reina As-Salaam, 15, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was a student at Tri-Cities High School. Her mother, Rashida Oliver, is an judge in East Point.

Kanlica was arrested several miles away from the scene of the accident.  He was charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, hit and run resulting in serious injury, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, failure to maintain a lane and reckless driving. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

Garrett Anderson, 23, of Kennesaw, who caused the series of events, was also arrested and charged. He was charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, theft of services and reckless driving. He is also being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

 Reina As Salaam Killed, 2 Injured, in Hit and Run Crash Over $175 Locksmith Bill