Why Did Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Skip MLK Commemoration?

Why Did Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Skip MLK Commemoration?

Why Did Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Skip MLK Commemoration? (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was M.I.A. from a commemoration for Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

Deal “skipped town over the weekend for an economic development trip. Just where he went is being treated like a state secret,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

“His office won’t disclose where the state’s top elected official journeyed or whom he visited. His public schedule is blank. His name was on the agenda for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration but he wasn’t there.”

Maggie McCollom, Wife of Peachtree City Police Chief, Left Paralyzed After Shooting

Maggie McCollom, Wife of Peachtree City Police Chief, Left Paralyzed After Shooting

Maggie McCollom, Wife of Peachtree City Police Chief, Left Paralyzed After Shooting (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

WSB-TV reports Maggie McCollom, who was shot in the back by her husband, Peachtree City police chief, is paralyzed from waist down.

Maggie McCollom was shot in the back as she slept in their home on New Year’s Day. She has since been released from an Atlanta hospital, but here whereabouts are unknown.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still ongoing. William McCollom was placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting. His wife said she believes the shooting was accidental.

MLK Kids Back in Court As Squabble Over Nobel Peace Prize, Bible Continue

MLK Kids Back in Court As Squabble Over Nobel Peace Prize, Bible Continue

MLK Kids Back in Court As Squabble Over Nobel Peace Prize, Bible Continue (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

MLK KIDS:  The children of Martin Luther King Jr. were back in court on Tuesday as their squabble continues over his Nobel Peace prize and bible. The judge listen to each side present their arguments but did not issue a ruling.  A trial is set for Feb. 16, but is likely to be pushed back by a week.

This squabble, which pits Martin King III and his brother Dexter King against their sister Bernice King, has been ongoing for several months. Money and more money is at the heart of this squabble and it’s just shameful.

Bernice King wants to keep the items, which she believes are sacred, while her brothers may be open to selling them.

Dexter King made his first appearance in court today and would not admit he wanted to sell the items.

King said, “This is not an issue of wanting to sell them. This is an issue of ownership and retrieving property. An individual has sequested property that belongs to the corporation. We just want it back in its proper place, so that it can be protected,” the AJC reports.

Peachtree City GA Police Chief William McCollom On Leave After Wife Shot

Peachtree City GA Police Chief William McCollom On Leave After Wife Shot

Peachtree City GA Police Chief William McCollom On Leave After Wife Shot

Peachtree City, Ga., police chief William McCollom has been placed on administrative leave after he shot his 58-year-old wife, Margaret McCollum, early Thursday morning. He reportedly shot her once.

Police officers responded to a home at 103 Autumn Leaf in Peachtree City at about 4:17 a.m. in reference to a person shot call. William McCollom’s wife was transported to Atlanta Medical Center by air helicopter. She is said to be in critical condition, according to a news release from the Peachtree Police Department.

The investigation has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) because McCollom is police chief. William McCollom has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal review and the investigation into his wife’s shooting. The shooting has also been turned over to the Fayette County District Attorney’s office.

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

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

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?

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

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

Report: Police Detective Shot by Inmate Outside DeKalb Magistrate Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.