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.
Ending Spending Action Fund is taking to a different kind of airway to continue its million-dollar-plus assault on Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn.
Tailgaters at the Georgia-Clemson and Georgia Tech-Wofford games today, and the NASCAR race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, will see the above message from the Super PAC, linking Nunn to President Barack Obama.
In addition, Ending Spending is launching a radio ad accusing Nunn of being an Obama “rubber stamp” and bringing up the Virtual Murrell fundraiser. It also bought TV ad time during those aforementioned events for full penetration of Georgia’s sporting inclined voters.
And the group is launching a new AbsolutelyNunn.com website, featuring the web video shown below. It is a faux positive ad for Nunn featuring the full litany of attacks — from the leaked memo to her Brunswick land deal to her D.C.-area upbringing.
Ending Spending president Brian Baker described it as a Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update-ish” spoof. We’ll let you decide if it’s more Tina Fey or Colin Quinn.
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.