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Georgia's 2 Republican Senators Back Kavanaugh

Oct 4, 2018
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Georgia's two Republican U.S. senators both say they will vote in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court despite questions raised by decades-old sexual assault allegations.

Senator Johnny Isakson said in a statement Thursday that he would support the judge after a thorough review of testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, as well as other witness testimony and records presented through the confirmation process.

Members of the community are welcome to attend as a panel of authors, journalists and scholars is discussing food and Southern culture. The University of Georgia Press and the Southern Foodways Alliance are hosting Food, Culture and Place.

Author and journalist Andre Gallant is one of the panelists taking part in the event.

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding a town hall meeting tonight at Hendershots. The group is requesting that city leaders allow members of the community to have a say when it comes to shaping future police policy in Athens-Clarke County.

Mokah Jasmine Johnson is the group’s cofounder.

“It’s just to open the opportunity to where we can possibly get some information about how to move forward and how we can also have input on this process. As citizens, we’re highly concerned one what should we expect for the future,” Johnson says.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer rescued a little girl and a baby left in a hot car atop a hospital parking garage in Florida.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the children were rushed inside Tuesday for treatment at Memorial Hospital.

Their 29-year-old mother, Esther Sorofagya Primack of Bulloch County, Georgia, is now jailed on child neglect charges.

EPA

Federal prosecutors say a Georgia chemical plant manager told workers to wash toxic chemicals into a river.

Prosecutors in Atlanta say 37-year-old Carlos Conde of Smyrna was indicted last week on charges of violating the Clean Water Act and making false statements to a federal agent. He was arraigned Tuesday.

It wasn't clear whether Conde had an attorney who could comment.

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