You’re twice as likely to be shot to death in Georgia than in New York (and other gun violence facts)

11:00 am Mar. 28, 2017

Statistics can be tricky in the best of situations. But when it comes to gun violence, the numbers can turn the most civil discussion into an argument.

Second Amendment supporters often question the validity of data concerning firearms deaths. They suggest that suicides or accidental killings shouldn’t be lumped in with homicides – and that the rate of gun deaths is more meaningful than the sheer number.

With those ideas in

Georgian man convicted of conspiracy in armed takeover of federal facility

8:00 am Mar. 14, 2017

A Georgia man is facing up to six years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy in the seizure of a federal wildlife refuge last year in Oregon.

The jury didn’t buy defense arguments that Jason Patrick of Bonaire, Ga., and others were staging a political protest, after seeing evidence that included photos of some other occupiers with guns sitting at the desks of federal workers. The occupiers also established armed

A hazy scene at City Hall document dump

12:09 pm Feb. 10, 2017

Reporters sorting 1.4 million pages of paper documents inside Atlanta’s old City Council chambers became mildly alarmed Friday morning when a sickening electrical smell turned into a smoky haze.

The burning smell sent reporters quickly unplugging

Fulton DA won’t prosecute mystery man who bilked federal agency, report says

4:35 pm Feb. 7, 2017

This just in: The federal Bureau of Land Management screwed up: It paid a vendor $20,720 to deliver eight backup power supply units. But it made the payment after receiving only one.

Then BLM couldn’t contact the vendor to either collect the other seven units or get a refund. So it called in the watchdog of the U.S. Department of the Interior to investigate.

The investigator eventually found the vendor: He

Sandy Springs podiatrist accused of drug-dealing still licensed by Georgia

7:00 am Jan. 31, 2017

Dr. Arnita Avery-Kelly has an active license to practice podiatry in Georgia, even though she is facing federal criminal charges that she handed out addictive opioids to patients who didn’t need them.

Medical doctors are often forced to stop practicing – at least temporarily – if they are facing serious criminal charges that involve patients.

But the Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners still lists Avery-Kelly’s license as active – with