Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Category: Georgia

Missing Teacher found dead in Washington County

Sandersville, Ga. — A teacher in Washington County has been found dead after having been missing since May 28.

Sources tell Macon media outlets that the body of Tina Prince, 46, was found.

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Loeffler is lying about Warnock and herself

Atlanta — Kelly Loeffler has been caught red-handed near the Dawsonville Pool Hall hanging out with a white supremacist convicted of attempted murder 27 years ago after nearly beating an African-American man to death.

This, as she continues to falsely claim that she doesn’t have a racist bone in her body.

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Guilty plea: Statesboro man admits to slapping Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man had his day in court on Tuesday.

Thomas Callaway, 44, of Statesboro, pleaded guilty to sexual battery. He was identified as runner 7553 in a marathon on December 7, 2019 in an incident caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera.

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Statesboro man arrested on sexual battery charges for slapping WSAV-DT anchor Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man who participated in a marathon on December 7 was arrested Friday after he was caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera slapping an anchor of that television station on the ass.

Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro, was identified as the runner numbered 7553 in that event. Read the rest of this entry »

Kemp to sign unconstitutional HB 481 on Tuesday

Atlanta — After weeks of speculation, we now got word on House Bill 481.

Brian Kemp is expected to sign HB 481 on Tuesday afternoon, sources say.

The bill is a total ban on all abortions and contraceptives. The ACLU of Georgia and many others, including patients themselves, will file a federal lawsuit the second HB 481 becomes law.

Massive boycotts of Georgia have been triggered because of this soon-to-be law, and it will drive the filming industry to neighboring South Carolina, whose laws are not as stringent.

Georgia ranks in the top two for maternal mortality and in the top ten for infant mortality – and anti-choice laws such as HB 481 are the direct causes of maternal deaths and infant deaths. Anti-choice laws have made Georgia one of the most dangerous states to be in as a woman.

Baby Boomers complain about missing their events as destructive weather tears through South

Edgefield — Baby Boomers are behaving like children again.

On Sunday, several sporting events – the NBA, NASCAR and NCAA women’s basketball among them – saw multiple interruptions due to radio and TV stations “breaking in” to cover tornados. The path of destruction stretched from near Auburn, Ala. to Bishopville. Locally, Edgefield County – which was not under the Tornado Watch – was hit so hard, the schools were on a two hour delay to start the day.

The result?

At least twenty-four people dead in the Auburn Micropolitan Area alone, nearly thirty dead overall.

However, a man named Andrew from the Savannah-Hilton Head Island market was outraged over WSAV interrupting the PGA Tour to cover severe weather that hit the Georgia Lowcountry. He lashed out at the station’s chief meteorologist, Kris Allred, who was merely doing her job of making sure the folks in her television market – which includes the Aiken Area counties of Bulloch, Hampton, Jenkins and Screven – took proper shelter and stayed safe from the storm.

Ms. Allred was kind enough to not respond to him. I am not sure I would be as kind to someone like that. In fact, I know I would have tore Andrew a new one if I was in the position Ms. Allred was in.

Props to Ms. Allred and the meterologists throughout the Aiken Area for keeping us safe.

Roark Capital, which owns Arby’s, to buy out Buffalo Wild Wings

Atlanta, Ga. – Arby’s, a very popular burger and sandwich chain, is buying one of the up and coming wings chain, Buffalo Wild Wings.

According to reports, the deal is worth $2,400,000,000.00. Roark Capital Group, which owns Arby’s, will pay $157.00 per share.

The buyout of Buffalo Wild Wings marks the end of a bad 2016 & 2017 for the eatery, which has seen falling sales due to rising prices on their chicken wings and the resignation of CEO Sally Smith in disgrace after she lost a legal battle during the summer.

Meanwhile, Arby’s has seen booming sales with the introduction of new sandwiches such as the already extremely popular chicken pepperoni parm sandwich. Their sales are also aided by their family friendly atmosphere and policies (i.e. prohibiting customers other than law enforcement or military personnel from carrying firearms into the establishment).

Although they are soon to be a subsidiary of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings will continue to run as an independent brand, which is very good news for fans of the restaurant.

Arby’s is not the only one who stands to benefit from this deal. Wendy’s stands to make $450,000,000+ from the deal as well. Wendy’s owns 18% of Arby’s.

Irma will likely make its second landfall in the Lowcountry. Hurricane conditions expected in Williston and surrounding areas Monday night.

Looks like the absolutely worst possible outcome will come to fruition.

On Monday night, either Bryan, Chatham or Liberty County in Georgia, or Jasper or Beaufort County in South Carolina, will experience Hurricane Irma’s second landfall. From there, the storm is expected to head northwest or north-northwest – cutting into much of the eastern half of the Aiken area. Irma will not be downgraded to a tropical storm until it is north of Asheville, long out of Georgia and South Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »

The real Karen Handel is a vile scumbag who stole from cancer patients


Atlanta, Ga. — Karen Handel is the GOP nominee for the special election being held to replace Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price on June 20.

She may look nice, but do not be fooled. She is very ugly when you look beyond the surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Hancock County among the handful areas receiving federal election monitors


Sparta, Ga. — The gubernatorial midterm elections are on Tuesday morning, and people around the nation will be voting for the nation’s 45th president.

Unfortunately, there is no word on whether the United Nations will send badly-needed election observers to precincts around the nation.

However, we can confirm through Talking Points Memo that Hancock County, a Georgia county just outside of the Aiken Area to the west, will be among the areas getting Department of Justice election monitors in the wake of reports that armed and extremely dangerous Trump supporters are planning to send people to the polls in predominantly black precincts to deliberately suppress legitimate voters.

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We Recommend: Jim Barksdale for US Senate in Georgia

Georgia has been down the wrong track for over a decade now.

And the same people in charge now are responsible.

Including Johnny Isakson. Read the rest of this entry »

We Recommend: No vote on Amendment One in Ga.


Atlanta — One amendment on the ballot will determine whether big Atlanta government or the people will have control of public schools in the Peach State.

Amendment One is on the ballot.

That means our children’s futures are on the line. Read the rest of this entry »

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