March 28, 2013 |
Two teenagers have been indicted in Georgia on adult charges of shooting a 13-month-old child to death and wounding his mother during a robbery last week. Though the defendants are charged as adults, neither will face the death penalty because both were younger than 18 at the time of the incident, Dist. Atty. Jackie Johnson of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit said in a statement sent by email to reporters on Thursday. On Wednesday a Glynn County grand jury indicted De'Marquise Elkins, 17, on nine counts, including malice murder, in the slaying last week of Antonio Santiago, who was being pushed in a stroller a few blocks from his home in Brunswick, Ga. Also charged was Dominique Lang, 15, on seven counts including felony murder.
March 22, 2013 |
A 13-month-old boy was shot to death in his stroller by assailants who may be children themselves, his mother told police in Brunswick, Ga. Authorities on Friday said they are checking school records and interviewing neighbors hoping to identify the two suspects, believed to be about 10 and 15 years old. The child's mother said the suspects approached her on a Thursday morning stroll with her son and demanded money. Sherry West said she told them she had none and the boys opened fire, killing her son, Antonio, and wounding her in the leg. “I put my arms over my baby and he shoves me, and then he shot my baby right in the head,” West told WAWS-TV.
February 16, 2013 |
Dear SOS: A visiting cousin from Georgia and I recently ate lunch at the Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach, and she loved the avocado vinaigrette salad dressing -- so much so that we returned for dinner the following day just so she could order it again. Any possibility that the Bluewater Grill would share its recipe for this salad dressing? It would make one Georgia Peach very happy. Mindy Friess Torrance -- Dear Mindy: Anything to keep a Georgia Peach happy! Avocado lends richness to this dressing, which blends fresh lime juice, a touch of Champagne vinegar, cilantro and green onions for a bright and tangy addition to any salad.
January 31, 2013 |
"The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia" might win for most unwieldy title of the year, but there's little else to distinguish this movie, related to the 2009 film in name only, from the recent crop of supernatural horror thrillers supposedly based on true stories. Here, a family moves to a remote property picked up on the cheap, and the young daughter (Emily Alyn Lind) begins to share the same "gift" as her mother and aunt (Abigail Spencer, Katie Sackhoff), an ability to see and communicate with spirits.
January 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Citing his frustration with gridlock in Washington, Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said Friday he will not seek reelection. Chambliss' decision to step down ensures a battle for the seat by Republicans who were already considering a primary challenge to the 69-year-old incumbent. Chambliss is one of the so-called “Gang of Six” senators trying to produce a bipartisan solution to the nation's debt and deficit problems. In a statement, Chambliss said he was "proud of my conservative voting record," and denied he feared a challenge from the right.
January 23, 2013 |
Moody Air Force Base in Georgia was locked down for about 90 minutes Wednesday while officials investigated a reported threat that turned out not to exist, an official said. Emergency personnel investigated and found there was no threat, a spokeswoman said by telephone. No details on the initial report were available. Moody, about nine miles northeast of Vladosta, Ga., is the home of the 23rd Wing of the Air Combat Command. The first report came in about 1:25 p.m. and the base went on lock down, the spokeswoman said.
January 19, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville, then the goofball coach of the Atlanta Falcons, concocted a way to get under the skin of the San Francisco 49ers. Seeing as his team the year before had swept the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, along with beating the L.A. Raiders and San Diego, Glanville lugged an enormous trophy on the Falcons sideline at Candlestick Park for a 1992 regular-season game. He called the hardware the California State Championship Trophy. "It drove me crazy," former 49ers tight end Brent Jones told the San Francisco Chronicle this week, recalling the trophy and the 56-17 thrashing his team put on the Falcons that day. "I was so angry at the time.
January 17, 2013 |
During World War II, as a tank commander in Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army, Eugene Patterson participated in a daring maneuver that helped assure the Allied victory in the Battle of the Bulge. Asked subsequently what he was most proud of about his part in this and other engagements, Patterson often talked about how he led troops into combat not with an impersonal "Go" but with a command that signaled his intention to expose himself to the same dangers they faced: "Let's go. " Patterson, who died of cancer Saturday at 89, was a 21-year-old lieutenant when he fought under Patton.