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Ludacris’ Manager and 2 Others Shot, 1 Fatally, in Georgia | Entertainment News
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Ludacris’ Manager and 2 Others Shot, 1 Fatally, in Georgia | Entertainment News

ATLANTA (AP) — A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the men were all taken to hospitals, where one was pronounced dead. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the man as Artez Benton, 23, of Scottdale.Monday afternoon, Atlanta police confirmed one of the two injured men was Chaka Zulu, the longtime manager of rapper and actor Ludacris. The conditions of Zulu and the other man were not released.Atlanta police investigated the shooting in the 2200 block of Peachtree Road in Buckhead into the early Monday morning hours. Several restaurants and shops share the parking lot.Police Lt. Germ...
Georgia Republican: Trump is a political falling knife
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Georgia Republican: Trump is a political falling knife

Editor’s Note: Geoff Duncan, a Republican, is the 12th lieutenant governor of Georgia serving alongside Gov. Brian Kemp. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  The political stars appeared to be aligning for the Republican Party ahead of the November midterm elections. According to CNN’s Poll of Polls, President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped below 40%. Inflation hit a fresh 40-year high, and gas eclipsed $5 per gallon for the first time ever. Vulnerable Democratic incumbents rushed for retirement, while many Democratic Party officials questioned the 79-year-old President’s capability. ...
Georgia primary pits Pence-endorsed Brian Kemp against Trump-backed David Perdue
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Georgia primary pits Pence-endorsed Brian Kemp against Trump-backed David Perdue

Voters in five states are heading to the polls for primaries on Tuesday, but the key races to watch are in the battleground state of Georgia.Since the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump has been eager to oust Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for blocking efforts to overturn the 2020 election in the state. Voters will also decide on incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock's Republican opponent in one of the key U.S. Senate races.  Here are the major races to watch:Georgia governorGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp has been one of Trump's top GOP targets since the former president lost the 2020 election. Trump blamed Kemp for not doing enough to help the efforts to change the outcome in Georgia, and on the eve...
Pence campaigning for Brian Kemp as he faces Trump-backed challenger in Georgia
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Pence campaigning for Brian Kemp as he faces Trump-backed challenger in Georgia

Former Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a primary election-eve campaign event next week for Governor Brian Kemp, who is facing a Trump-backed primary challenger in former Senator David Perdue.Pence will rally with Kemp on Monday, May 23, ahead of the May 24 GOP primary in Georgia. Former President Trump has thrown his weight behind Purdue — the former president still harbors a grudge over Kemp for refusing to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal Constitution first reported the former vice president would campaign for Kemp. The former vice president tweeted his support for Kemp Friday, declaring, "@BrianKempGA is my friend, a man dedicated to faith, family and the people of Georgia. I am proud to offer my full support for four more y...
Zooperstars, music and strawberry festivals highlight Chattanooga-area entertainment calendar
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Zooperstars, music and strawberry festivals highlight Chattanooga-area entertainment calendar

The Black Jacket Symphony, Wolfgang Van Halen's band and a water lantern festival are among the draws for Chattanooga-area residents looking to be entertained this week. Be advised that a Thursday show by comedian Tim Hawkins at Redemption to the Nations Church is sold out. Rock guitarist Robin Trower's Friday concert at Walker Theatre was canceled. Saturday's Hike, Bike, Brew, a beer festival at Lula Lake Land Trust, is sold out, though you can add your name to a waitlist for tickets at lulalake.org. SPECTATOR SPORTS — Chattanooga Lookouts, a Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, continues its home stand against the Mississippi Braves at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Remaining promotions include drink specials Thursday, fireworks Friday, entertainment by the Z...
Atlanta Rapper Young Thug Arrested on RICO, Gang Charges | Entertainment News
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Atlanta Rapper Young Thug Arrested on RICO, Gang Charges | Entertainment News

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's RICO act and street gang charges, according to jail records.The Atlanta rapper, whose name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was arrested at his home in Buckhead, an Atlanta neighborhood just north of downtown. He is being held at the Fulton County Jail.The conspiracy charge dates back to 2013 and the gang charge to 2018, the jail record says.Young Thug is allegedly one of three founders of the Young Slime Life, “a criminal street gang that started in late 2012” in Atlanta, the indictment says. YSL is affiliated with the national Bloods gang, officials said. Charges include “Preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power and territory of the enterprise through acts of...
Two Warriors Meadery to Rebuild After Fire Guts Business | Louisiana News
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Two Warriors Meadery to Rebuild After Fire Guts Business | Louisiana News

By BONNIE BOLDEN, The News-StarWEST MONROE, La. (AP) — “I will never accept defeat. I will never quit.”Those statements are part of the U.S. Army Soldier’s Creed, so it’s unsurprising that two Army vets would take that approach after losing their business.In December 2019, Curtis Sims and Cameron Myers opened Two Warriors Meadery in West Monroe, the first such facility in the state.Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops.Political CartoonsTwo Warriors sold out in their first weekend and expanded production to include distribution around the state. In February, they bought the building they opened in West Monroe. They made their first payment on the building in late March, and on March 31 a fire started in ...
Latest ‘Jeopardy!’ Mega-Champ’s Win Streak Snapped at 23 | Entertainment News
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Latest ‘Jeopardy!’ Mega-Champ’s Win Streak Snapped at 23 | Entertainment News

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest long-time champ on “Jeopardy!” has seen her winning streak end at 23 — by a single dollar.Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, earned $560,983 during her run on the game show. She's has one of the five longest winning streaks in “Jeopardy!” history, but didn't come close to Ken Jennings' record of 74 consecutive wins.Danielle Maurer, a marketing manager from Peachtree Corners, Georgia, beat Roach on Friday's show by a margin of $15,600 to $15,599.Unlike her second-to-last match, Roach went into the final question with the lead Friday. But the Final Jeopardy question was about the name of Atlanta's airport, right near where Maurer lived.The category was USA, and the clue was: "These two mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack own...