Tuesday, April 30, 2013

First Slice 4/30/13: New petition calls for Stone Mountain's Confederate Memorial carving to be removed

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Mayor Kasim Reed said yesterday that the Peachtree Road Race would take place with heightened security measures, including more police and camera surveillance.

An Atlanta man has started a petition to get the famous Confederate Memorial on Stone Mountain removed. "It's almost like a black eye or an embarrassing smudge on our culture," McCartney Forde told 11 Alive.

Three Georgia Congressmen have asked President Barack Obama to reconsider what they view as a lack of support for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the president's proposed budget.

A Fulton County Superior Court judge rejected a petition that contested Gov. Nathan Deal's choice to not appoint a panel that would look into suspending indicted Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

Atlanta Falcons CEO Rich McKay makes his case for a Major League Soccer team.

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