Author Archives: Sheffie Robinson

Sam Nunn: Pentagon may have to take the lead in Asian diplomacy

As Rex Tillerson, the understaffed U.S. secretary of state, wings his way to Asia for crucial visits to Japan, South Korea and China, Denis O’Hayer of WABE (90.1FM) dropped in on former U.S. senator Sam Nunn. Nunn said the recent spate of missile launches by North Korea, coupled with last week’s successful ouster of the president of South Korea, has ...

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Ossoff’s Democratic rivals vow he won’t get ‘coronation’ in Georgia Sixth

Jon Ossoff has soaked up the lion’s share of Democratic attention in the race for Georgia’s Sixth District. He claims to have raised more than $3 million in campaign cash across the nation, has attracted the interest of national Democratic groups and has fast become the target of Republicans in the race. Which is to say the other four Democrats ...

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Ga. Republicans in damage control mode on health care

WASHINGTON – Many Georgia Republicans scrambled to re-frame the health care conversation Monday on Capitol Hill after the release of a nonpartisan report that estimated that 24 million fewer people would be on the health insurance rolls by 2026 under GOP leaders’ Obamacare replacement plan compared to the current law. Several Republican members of the state’s congressional delegation emphasized the more flattering aspects of the Congressional ...

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Your tip sheet: Save! Earn! Win!

Days left in the 2017 legislative session: 8 The House and Senate both return to action today at 10 a.m. While the Senate has begun to pick up the pace on bills on the floor, the House has just a pair of minor matters. Much more action is happening in committee. The House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee has Senate ...

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Students, parents worried after racist social media post surfaces

Aliyah Mickens is one of many North Cobb High School students offended by the social media post that has gone viral in the days since it was posted days March 9. “It was about being afraid. It was just so disrespectful because it was threatening to us as African Americans,” said the 18-year-old student. WATCH: Students say they are scared ...

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Henry County police search for gas station slider

Henry County police said in the past two weeks, three victims have fallen prey to a thief, but they added, all of it could have been avoided, if people had been more cautious at gas stations. Police are hoping to identify the young man seen in surveillance video. Police said it started out, where he was taking belongings out of ...

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Atlanta police cars damaged

Windows on seven Atlanta police cruisers and an Atlanta police van were smashed in, causing thousands of dollars in damage. It happened just across the street from a police precinct. The vehicles were parked in a lot at the corner of Peachtree Street and Pine Street. When officers got to work early Monday morning they discovered the smashed windows. A ...

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Atlanta police make quick arrest thanks to technology in grandmother's stolen car

A thief gives a grandmother in her 80’s, a life or death choice outside a Buckhead mall when he told her she could either give up her car keys or take a bullet. “He said, give me your car keys,” said Jack Severence, the woman’s husband. “He said if you do not give them to me I will shoot you.” ...

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Police arrest man accused of repeatedly walking naked on school property

Teachers at a private school in unincorporated Decatur are breathing a sigh of relief after the arrest of a man accused of frequently walking around naked on their campus. DeKalb County Police arrested Agin Hameed, 39, Friday after a teacher called officers from the Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute on Columbia Drive. The K-8 private school is housed inside the ...

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Airline cancellations pile up as storm disrupts travel plans

A major snowstorm is slamming the northeast, and that’s having a major effect on travel across the country. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The storm was expected to dump 1 to 2 feet of snow on the New York City metro area ...

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