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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Gov. Nathan Deal said he was opposed to a late charge in the House that would legalize the carrying of guns on college campuses in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session.
Deal said in an interview he had “indicated all along that I prefer that campus carry not be in any legislation.” His staff has been quietly hashing out a compromise between dueling House and Senate bills that would loosen gun restrictions.
The latest House push would allow permit holders to carry guns onto college campuses, but not into dorms or athletic events. The bill would also allow churches to decide whether to allow weapons inside, likely a nod to the Senate.
“I don’t know what the final legislation will look like. I think there was a fairly general consensus that (campus carry) wouldn’t be in any piece of legislation this year.”