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Monday, October 7, 2013

First Slice 10/7/13: Delta opposes plans for second commercial airport

Do you know who youre messing with?
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  • 'Do you know who you're messing with?'
Delta, the big cheese of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and city officials say they will try to make the professional lives of people trying to bring commercial flights to a Paulding County airport very difficult.

Police reportedly had to evacuate South DeKalb Mall on Saturday after too many people converged on the shopping center in anticipation of the release of a new basketball shoe.

Read the top of this long Marietta Daily Journal article about Georgia Power requesting permission to hike rates on customers who own solar panels to stay informed. But stick around until the end of the piece for the tea party goodness. (Presented without context: "You can't have a pony in an apartment.")

Georgia farmers this year planted as much as 15,000 acres of tobacco - the most they've tried to grow in the last four years.

ICYMI: Max Blau late Friday reported that Atlanta City Councilman H. Lamar Willis is firing back at his lone challenger Andre Dickens over ethics.

Documents gathered by investigative journalists say Russia, the new home of former NSA contractor and leaker Edward Snowden, plans an ambitious surveillance program during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The spying program would reportedly capture all communications between competitors and spectators.

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