” Atlanta police surrounded a home in southwest Atlanta for several hours early today, but when SWAT officers went into the house, the person whey were looking for was not there.
The incident began around 1:30 a.m. with reports of a man pulling a gun on a woman at a home in the 2400 block of Baxter Road.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the SWAT team was called in because of a “possible barricaded gunman.”
But just after 7 a.m., Jones said SWAT officer had left the scene, and, “the perpetrator was not located.” “
” Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.
But Willie’s actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man let him go.
Thursday evening, community leaders held a meeting in Willie’s honor, celebrating his happy ending, but also telling other parents and children what to do if this happens to them.”
Last week it was a pair of twins defeating a carjacker with a rubber snake and now we have this …
” Union City police said Pollard and other customers were eating inside the Waffle House off Jonesboro Road shortly before 2 a.m. when a man with a black bandana on his face and hood on his head stormed inside with a gun drawn.
” He was just pointing the gun back and forth,” Pollard said.
The robber wouldn’t know it until later, but Pollard and his childhood friend, Jonathan Sutton, who happens to be an Atlanta police officer, both had guns.
Sutton was off duty and didn’t fire, but Pollard did.
” I felt that not only my life, but everyone’s life was in danger. So I had to do what I had to do,” Pollard said. “
Published on Feb 12, 2014
” Footage of normally busy streets in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs on Wednesday morning depict a mostly barren landscape as icy rain and snow fell on most of Georgia.”
” A formal investigation was officially opened after a vicious brawl unfolded at an Atanta daycare center. Footage from the brawl shows a parent and at least two other workers stumbling around and swinging their fists at each other. The video shows that all participants fighting, come extremely close to frightened toddlers. A women is seen rushing to rescue one toddler and remove the child from harm’s way.”
” The IRS held a 2008 conference in Atlanta that included an open bar, elaborate hors d’oeuvres and a video of agency employees dressed as Olympic athletes with makeshift torches.
Two people who attended the three-day event put on by IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel described it as “very lavish” and “over the top.” The agency said Tuesday it cost taxpayers about $2.4 million.
The “grand finale” of the conference, held during President George W. Bush’s administration, was an awards dinner at the Georgia Aquarium catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, according to an IRS document provided to The Hill.
“I had not been to anything like that, certainly not put on by the federal government,” said one of the sources. “It was first rate, all the way.”
The other source said, “It was very lavish … the training courses themselves were helpful and informative, but the culture of excess permeated this [conference], including the opening video, the opening-night cocktail and hors d’ouevres reception.” “
” According to an article by Claude Werner, a firearms instructor and competitive shooter, the “event” held by anti gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Atlanta today was a bust.
Werner, who attended the event said that pro gun supporters from the grass roots pro gun organization GeorgiaCarry.org outnumbered the anti gun crowd at least 2-1. It also seems that many of those attending for the anti gun side of things were part of the Bloomberg bus tour.”
” A 14-year-old student was wounded on Thursday in a shooting outside a middle school in Atlanta and police said another student was arrested in the latest outbreak of gun violence in a U.S. school.
The afternoon shooting occurred outside Price Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither the wounded student nor the suspected shooter were identified by authorities.
The school was placed on lockdown.
Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos said the gunshot victim was “alert, conscious and breathing” when he was taken to a local hospital.”
“Politics-as-usual got stomped by an unusual coalition Tuesday in Georgia. In Atlanta, the tea party, the NAACP, and the Sierra Club found something in common — their dislike of an $8.4 billion tax increase to expand transportation in metro Atlanta.
And in Texas, the movement again demonstrated that it is strongly racially inclusive by boosting Cuban-American Ted Cruz to an upset victory that gave him the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
In Georgia, the political establishment outspent the plan’s foes by perhaps 250-to-1. The establishment lost by a 63-to-37 percent margin.”