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Todd DeFeo

TSA requires travelers overseas to power on cell phones (poll)

ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 — The Transportation Security Administration is requiring travelers “at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States” to power on mobile devices before boarding an aircraft. If a device doesn’t power up, travelers will have to leave it behind and face additional screening from airport security. While the agency ...

Atlanta celebrates Fourth of July with Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA, July 4, 2014 — To this city, the Peachtree Road Race is as quintessentially Fourth of July as BBQs and fireworks. The annual running of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the world’s largest 10K, attracts more than 60,000 participants and at least twice as many spectators. Runners, joggers and walkers replace cars along one of the ...

Get outside for Easter: National parks open for free April 19-20

ATLANTA, April 17, 2014 – National parks will be open for free this weekend (April 19-20) in honor of National Park Week. The days are among the nine fee-free days the National Park Service has on the calendar in 2014. On the dates, all 401 national parks will offer free admission, though only 133 usually charge ...

Georgia Southern travels to UGA, West Virginia in 2015

ATLANTA, April 11, 2014 — Georgia Southern will travel to Georgia and West Virginia and welcome The Citadel and Western Michigan during the 2015 season, the school announced this week. Georgia Southern is set to open its 2015 season at West Virginia on September 5. The contest marks the Eagles’ first-ever match-up against a Big ...

Georgia State spring quarterback competition to determine starter

ATLANTA, April 6, 2014 — Four quarterbacks are vying for the starting job at Georgia State this fall.  In the running are juniors Ronnie Bell and Ben McLane, sophomore Clay Chastain and junior college transfer Nick Arbuckle. Last season, Ronnie Bell completed 188 of 375 passes, throwing 11 interceptions and 15 touchdowns while McLane completed ...

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 ‘ended’ in the southern Indian Ocean, prime minister says

ATLANTA, March 24, 2014 — Malaysia Airlines flight 370 “ended” in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people aboard the flight, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razakon said Monday, according to various media reports. The flight went missing on March 8, shortly after departing from Kuala Lumpur. The airliner, which was traveling to Beijing, apparently ...

Assange and Snowden at SXSW: We can’t stop the NSA

"What I’ve just described is a movement towards a form of surveillance totalitarianism. And we know once we have that, if history is any guide, we get the other forms of totalitarianism as well." ~Assange

Georgia football: Mercer announces spring game, LaGrange to host Berry

ATLANTA, February 28, 2014 — Mercer will play its spring game at 3 p.m. on April 5, the school announced this week. The team is preparing for its second season of play and the first in the Southern Conference. The Bears, which competed in the Pioneer Football League last year, posted a 10-2 mark last ...