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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3:27 p.m. — DeKalb purchasing director said he used his staff to put together special lists of vendors rather than turn to the county’s IT department because he wanted to keep the project “close to the vest.
Democrat Michelle Nunn is up with her first negative ad of the campaign, taking aim at Republican David Perdue on his business career and reviving some of the attacks lobbed his way during the lengthy GOP primary.
Its claims — under the “real world” theme also found in Nunn’s Saturday speech in Dublin — focus on outsourcing at Haggar, job losses at Pillowtex and closed Georgia plants at Sara Lee when Perdue was an executive. (More background on Perdue’s business career from Shannon McCaffrey and James Salzer here; Politifact looked at Pillowtex claims in a Jack Kingston ad here.)
The ad escalates Nunn’s bombardment on the airwaves since the end of the Republican runoff. Her latest buy includes $113,000 for the next week on WSB-Atlanta alone. (The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson reports that it is a $360,000 buy in all.)
Daniel Malloy is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Washington Correspondent, covering the Georgia Congressional delegation and other D.C. goings-on that affect the state since 2011. He's a zealous fan and proud graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.