When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.
Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.
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Fulton County police were investigating a stabbing death Monday.Police found a 55-year-old man dead in the 200 block of Marcliff Court in south Fulton, but they did not know if he was the home owner, Fulton County police Cpl.
The state Environmental Protection Division has a unique way of celebrating Earth Day.
The department announced a revision of regulations that environmentalists say will greatly increase development along the Georgia coastline.
This explanatory note comes from Neil Herring of the Sierra Club:
Under the [old] policy, which was promulgated by the biologist EPD Director Dr. Carol Couch, a line was drawn where the salt marsh reaches the “hill,” the more or less dry ground, determined by the presence of plants that will grow at that point but not in the marsh.
From that line, to another line, 25 feet inland from the first appearance of plants from that list, was the salt marsh buffer, in which it was unlawful to remove, by uprooting, any vegetation, or building anything that would cover the ground in that 25 foot wide buffer.
Now, presumably a property owner can bulldoze right up to the salt grass (spartina) and build lovely structures that loom over it
.It’s rather thick, but read the new memo from Judson Turner, executive director of the state EPD:
“The irony is not lost on the environmental community that this proposal was issued on Earth Day,” says Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, executive director of GreenLaw, an environmental law firm.
The campaign of Jason Carter, the Democratic candidate for governor, has quickly jumped on the change. From the campaign:
This is a dramatic policy reversal that overturns decades of stewardship of Georgia’s coasts,” Carter said. “Once they have been destroyed, there’s no going back. Gov. Deal needs to explain why those charged with conserving Georgia’s precious natural resources are instead acting unilaterally to harm them.”