Georgia

SEC News: Justin C. Jeffries Named Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in Atlanta Office

Washington DC (STL.News) – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Justin C. Jeffries has been named the Associate Regional Director for enforcement in the Atlanta Regional Office. Mr. Jeffries succeeds Aaron Lipson, who left the agency in December 2018. In his new role, Mr. Jeffries will oversee the Atlanta office’s enforcement efforts in Georgia, … Continue reading SEC News: Justin C. Jeffries Named Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in Atlanta Office

New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the … Continue reading New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

South Carolina News: Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement will Join State Prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys From South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia at a Press Conference Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Aiken, South Carolina

The press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Aiken Public Safety Department, J. Carroll Busbee Headquarters, 834 Beaufort Street NE, Aiken, SC 29801 Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that a press conference will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Aiken Public Safety … Continue reading South Carolina News: Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement will Join State Prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys From South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia at a Press Conference Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Aiken, South Carolina

Massachusetts News: Georgia Man, Peter Anthony Chin Jr. Sentenced For Jamaican Lottery Scam

BOSTON, Ms. – A Georgia man was sentenced yesterday in federal district court in Boston for his role in a bogus advance fee Jamaican lottery scheme in which victims were defrauded of more than $1 million. Peter Anthony Chin Jr., 35, of Atlanta, Ga., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Georgia Man, Peter Anthony Chin Jr. Sentenced For Jamaican Lottery Scam

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted wreckage for keepsakes to help them remember the dead. Bobby Kidd sifted through the scattered remains of the home that exploded as … Continue reading Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Searches find no more deaths in Alabama; toll stands at 23

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — All those listed as missing have been found and searches ended with no additional bodies discovered among the shattered homes, splintered pines and broken lives devastated by a tornado in rural Alabama, leaving the death toll at 23, authorities said Wednesday. “We are still in standby mode on the outside chance … Continue reading Searches find no more deaths in Alabama; toll stands at 23

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. One extended family lost seven members. The 23 people killed in the nation’s deadliest tornado in nearly six years came into focus Tuesday with the release of their names by coroner. They included 6-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr., known as “AJ,” torn from his father’s … Continue reading Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

NEW YORK News: ALBANY, Georgia Men Indicted for Check Cashing Scheme Targeting Banks

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Alphonso L. Howard, Jr., age 28, and Javonte J. Johnson, age 22, both of Decatur, Georgia, were indicted yesterday for creating counterfeit checks and then cashing them at banks in Saratoga and Warren Counties. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in … Continue reading NEW YORK News: ALBANY, Georgia Men Indicted for Check Cashing Scheme Targeting Banks

South Carolina News: Counterfeit Pill Manufacturer, Eric Hughes Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Eric Hughes, age 37, of Bluffton, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy and money laundering. Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, sentenced Hughes to 168 months in federal prison. There is … Continue reading South Carolina News: Counterfeit Pill Manufacturer, Eric Hughes Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

ATLANTA / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Strains in the nation’s housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot’s sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about the state of the U.S. housing market could make for a challenging 2019 for the home-improvement giant. … Continue reading Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

WWE’s Roman Reigns announces leukemia in remission

ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Dog is back. Professional wrestler Roman Reigns says his leukemia is in remission and he’ll be returning to the WWE ring. The 33-year-old, whose real name is Leati Joseph Anoai, made the announcement Monday at a WWE Raw event in Atlanta. Reigns told the crowd he was terrified and scared … Continue reading WWE’s Roman Reigns announces leukemia in remission

HAMPTON, Ga | Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him. Keselowski missed a portion of final practice, received intravenous fluids at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s medical center, and had a replacement … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Brad Keselowski has recovered from a stomach virus to win Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Team Penske started the day with a replacement driver on standby for Keselowski because the bug that hit him late … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins 2nd stage at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson have waged an entertaining contest for the lead throughout the second stage of Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick earned the stage victory. He passed Larson when Larson bobbled in … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins 2nd stage at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga | Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps while routing the field Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the first victory for the Supra that Toyota is using this season in NASCAR’s second-tier series. “First Supra win in the Xfinity Series, so that means a … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

ATLANTA | Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world’s largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians say. Atlanta’s Cyclorama depicts charging horses, … Continue reading ATLANTA | Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

2019 Updated Georgia & Florida Websites Comparing Mortgage Grants, 100% Financing and Down Payment Assistance Programs

  RIVERVIEW, FLA./ FEBRUARY 07, 2019 (STL.News) The following two website links allow the Consumer to look at the different down payment assistance programs for Georgia and Florida . There are several programs available to help people purchase a home using down payment assistance. The author of these websites, Roger Lazzarino is a retired Mortgage … Continue reading 2019 Updated Georgia & Florida Websites Comparing Mortgage Grants, 100% Financing and Down Payment Assistance Programs

Atlanta, GA: The Latest: NFL announces plans for stadium’s roof

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times EST): 2:45 p.m. The NFL has announced plans for Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s retractable roof to be open for the pregame show, including a flyover by the Air Force Thunderbirds, and then closed for the game. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the plan is to have … Continue reading Atlanta, GA: The Latest: NFL announces plans for stadium’s roof

Atlanta GA: Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (AP) — Limousine companies are blaming the state of Georgia for leaving them 300 to 400 vehicles short of what’s needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this Super Bowl weekend. Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics with Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host Committee, said in a letter … Continue reading Atlanta GA: Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

New York News: Albany, Garland Alford, Store Owner, Customers Plead Guilty To Food Stamp Fraud In South Georgia

Albany, N.Y. – The former co-owner of a Donalsonville, Georgia grocery store, along with ten other customers, have pled guilty to charges related to defrauding the federal food stamp program, said Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Garland Alford, 75, of Donalsonville, the former co-owner of Lake Flea … Continue reading New York News: Albany, Garland Alford, Store Owner, Customers Plead Guilty To Food Stamp Fraud In South Georgia

United States | Georgia’s 2018 Presidential Election

United States – The United States congratulates Salome Zourabichvili on her election as President of Georgia. We welcome the assessment by the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission that Georgia’s presidential runoff was competitive and that candidates were able to campaign freely. We also share the Mission’s concerns and those of other international and domestic observers about … Continue reading United States | Georgia’s 2018 Presidential Election

ATLANTA | Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

ATLANTA— Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state’s new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for “gross mismanagement” of an election that she acknowledged she did not win. “I certainly appreciate Stacey Abrams’ tenacity, how hard she worked, the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

ATLANTA | In Georgia, a certification deadline and another court fight

ATLANTA— A federal judge has ordered Georgia‘s secretary of state to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor and to take steps to protect provisional ballots. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ruled Monday that the secretary of state must not certify the results of … Continue reading ATLANTA | In Georgia, a certification deadline and another court fight

ATLANTA | With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

ATLANTA — Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

ATLANTA | Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

ATLANTA — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hourslong lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor’s race is undecided while votes are still being tallied. Democrat Stacey Abrams, vying to become the nation’s first female black governor, trails Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian … Continue reading ATLANTA | Broken voting machines, long lines under scrutiny in Georgia

Georgia News: Governor Deal – Site Selection ranks Georgia’s business climate No. 1 for sixth straight year

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s business climate has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the sixth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade publication.  According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for six consecutive years under leadership by … Continue reading Georgia News: Governor Deal – Site Selection ranks Georgia’s business climate No. 1 for sixth straight year