DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, one of metro Atlanta’s most powerful leaders, finally told jurors and the public his side of the story Wednesday, testifying in his corruption trial that he never retaliated against county contractors who refused to give campaign contributions.
It happened in 2012. Georgia won the SEC East and played Alabama for the conference title. Georgia Tech tied Miami and North Carolina for first in the ACC Coastal but, since the Tar Heels were ineligible and the Hurricanes chose in late November to remove themselves from postseason play, the Yellow Jackets advanced to meet Florida State in the league championship game.
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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has decided the time has come for him to corner the Second Amendment market in the GOP race for U.S. Senate. He’s giving away an AR-15, the semi-automatic version of the U.S. military’s M16:
From the email he just sent to supporters:
You see, it’s no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that. In fact, today, I have some exciting news for you.
Today, stand up with me and fight for our freedoms by joining our campaign’s contest to win a semi-automatic AR-15….
The contest ends on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.
In other “Coming soon to MSNBC” news, Buzzfeed got hold of a tracker video of Broun at a University of Georgia College Republicans event on Wednesday talking about airport screenings.
Broun, in a story he has told before, impugns the Transportation Security Administration’s screening practices by talking about a time he saw an elderly lady and a child searched, but a man in “Middle Eastern” dress “went right through.”