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Study: Atlanta ranked as the most honest city in America when it comes to money
"S cities, Americans were asked how they feel about their finances as part of a recent survey conducted by a website call self Financial. The findings revealed only 11.8% of the study participants said they are excellent at handling their finances. CBS 46 reports. The survey also found that Atlanta ranked as the most honest city in America, with 37% of the city's residents, reporting that they don't lie when it comes to money that was almost 13% higher than the national average. Liz Kennedy
Gov. Brian Kemp, health officials give update on COVID vaccination campaign in Georgia
"Promising news on on Corona Corona virus virus vaccine vaccine distribution distribution in in our our state state Governor Governor Brian Brian Kim, Kim, telling telling Fox Fox News News this this weekend. weekend. Georgia Georgia will will have have more more vaccines vaccines for for seniors seniors starting starting this this week. week. Thankfully, Thankfully, we're we're almost almost done with our long term care facilities in the state. So that's gonna free up about 40,000 extra days is a week that we can continue given to those over 65 doses have been earmarked for nursing homes, Kemp says. Georgia, like other states is still in need of many more vaccines so far, 600,000 Georgians have gotten their shots. Cheryl Castro 95.5 WSB.
Remembering Hank Aaron: Friends Respond to Atlanta Braves Legend’s Death
"Day. And then well ordered the death of a legend are Mr Baseball Well known businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Henry Louis. Hank Aaron, who had the end of his baseball career with 755 has significantly eclipsed his home run record of 715. Erin remains baseball's all time leader in R B I and total bases. Hank Aaron was a political activist in his own right to telling me during the 2016 election season, why it was so important to vote. I think that if you think about all of the sacrifices that all about civil rights leaders have had before my time and think about what decide if I should be done. You know how important it is to hold. I mean, this is this year's gonna be even more important this year than ever. I mean, when you see the candidates who's running not only from the presidential standpoint, but even from the law standpoint, I think we got to look at ourselves and said We would to not only to our Children what ourselves to put the best candidates that is going to look after us because that haven't happened. Erin used his star power to defeat a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the governor to take over schools deemed to be chronically failing and in passion, Aaron Told a story from his childhood while displaying his sense of humor too many, many years ago, and I mean many years ago when I was growing up in Mobile, Alabama. Remember school teacher named Mrs Lisa. It was my English teacher. I wasn't very good in school, You know? I mean, I wanted to play baseball and that's what I want to do. And I remember, Huh? At a home. And in the back of our house, she had three large pecan trees. And I remember that Each day that I went to school. She took upon herself. Tell me that I want you. Once you get out of school stop by my house so we can continue your education. Remember this so very well. And when Andy asked me to come this morning, I said Will be there as soon as I can. You know, I'm walking around now on one leg course. Because I asked Cooks a meal advice from my wife and she told me to stay at home. And I slipped on some buddies and broke Leg in the hill. And I am paying for it now. I remember this school teachers so very well. And I remember her taking time out, and she would tell me when I got my house. And she lived by myself, and she would tell me, she said. I want you go out in my backyard. And pick me two buckets of pecan. And you come in this house. I want to teach you basic English and other subjects that I am. And I remember that so very well. And when I thought about this, I said, you know, we have to defeat this. There's absolutely no way that we can do it other than defeat this And I am just so happy to be on stage with Ambassador Young. And to see so many of you out there. Probably thinking the same thing I'm thinking, but I am so proud. And I think about that so well, I said, you know, in rare and Where would you be at today? If it wasn't for that school teacher who helped you so very much. And I just feel like I Had a blessing. From, huh? Help me continue my education, but I went on and that started playing baseball. Anyway, I just want to say that I'm so happy and we have to defeat this. We have to vote. No, please. Thank you very much. It was on that same day that former Ambassador Andrew Young reminded us truly of the pivotal role that his longtime friend Hank Aaron, played in turning Georgia Blue when it elected Bill Clinton as president of the United States. Has Hank to come because in 1992, he held a rally. Uh, in the cab county and invited Bill Clinton down on and there were 25,000 people there. Who might not have voted And because Hank and Billy, a number of us invited them down. They came. Bill Clinton won Georgia by 11,000 votes. And I spoke with Young on the morning upon learning of his friend's death. You went toe. Bid on this didn't wake up. Remember him? Uh, we were sitting over here last weekend. Just talking about, actually, Unfortunately, We were talking about all his friends that we're going Because Phil Niekro had just passed down certain. The Braves announcer We will both older than them. So we figured, you know life is life. Young, adding that Aaron lived out more than the American
Final Farewell in Atlanta to Gwinnett County Educator Who Died of COVID
"To a Gwinnett County educator who died earlier this month from the coronavirus. 50 family members attending the celebration of life for Ma Jones in person at Lawrenceville Funeral home. The service also available online 64 year old Jones was a pair of pro at Rock Springs Elementary School. Her family says Jones wanted to retire early in November because of concerns over Cove it two weeks before her last day, she was sent home to quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a co worker with the virus. She tested positive. A few days later. Cheryl Castro 95.5 w S. B 53
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron dies at age 86
"Tributes pouring in remembering the life and legacy of baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron fans marveling at the right fielders powerful swing, earning him nicknames like Hammerin Hank and the Home Run King. One tweets in the world of legendary Sports giants Hank Aaron stood as high as any of them. Others commenting on the Atlanta Braves star using his career as a platform to champion civil rights, Hank Aaron record Hank Aaron, home run and Hank Aaron civil rights all becoming breakout searches on Google. Hank Aaron was 86 years old. His Christian Goodwin Aaron broke Babe Ruth's long time home run record in 1974. There's a new daytime lineup on the Fox News Channel. America's newsroom with Bill Hemmer
Bottoms confident in new public safety efforts following violent year, Atlanta
"Good morning. Atlanta. Here's what's happening A PD units, including out violent crime reduction, team and gun assault scene. Have continued to make progress, removing over 678 guys off the streets and apprehending some 385 offenders in our maybe T chief Rodney, Brian and mayor Bottoms say they're working on a plan to tackle violent crime in the city. The Mirror is not all that impressed, though, with ideas from other city leaders that include revamping Atlanta's public safety units earning city department is very costly on but also, quite frankly, It's um you know, under the purview of the administration, aceto how we we read or instead, bottom says the city is enhancing its surveillance camera networks and combating Nuisance properties. The police department is also expected to present a 90 day plan on reducing crime homicides rose nearly 60% from 2019 to 2020, long time veteran with a lot of our rescue is being tapped to head of the department. Their bottoms announced that Rodrick Smith is being promoted to service chief upon the retirement of Randall Slaughter. Smith has worked for Atlanta far for over two decades, including his most recent position as deputy chief of technical
Atlanta mayor says creating new City of Buckhead won’t solve crime problem
"Good morning. Atlanta. Here's what's happening. The plan calls for additional resource is and targeted enforcement on gains and gun violence. Mary Bottom says there's a plan to get tough on crime. She had interim police chief Rodney Bryant speak of rejoining with some state agencies and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. And getting the bad guys off the street. I'm looking forward to continuing the working relationship, not just with the district attorney and our new sheriff, but with all of our partners on the focus on decrease in violent crimes. Meanwhile, a new group frustrated by crime is pushing for bucket to break away from Atlanta. The mayor says creating a new city of Buckhead will not solve the crime problem.
Keisha Lance Bottoms and city leaders tackle violent crime in Atlanta
"In our maybe T chief Rodney, Brian and mayor Bottoms say they're working on a plan to tackle violent crime in the city. The mayor is not all that impressed, though with ideas from other city leaders that include revamping Atlanta's public safety units earning city department is very costly and also, quite frankly, it's you know, under the purview of the administration, Aceto how we we read or instead, bottom says the city is enhancing its surveillance camera networks and combating Nuisance properties. The police department is also expected to present a 90 day plan on reducing crime homicides rose nearly 60% from 2019 to 2020, long time veteran with a lot of our rescue is being tapped to head of the department. Their bottoms announced that Rodrick Smith is being promoted to service chief upon the retirement of Randall Slaughter. Smith has worked for a lot of far for over two decades, including his most recent position as deputy chief of technical services,
Alabama couple travels to metro Atlanta to get COVID-19 vaccine
"As President Biden tries to ramp up vaccine production Limited supply has some people heading out of state to get the shot maybe sees Kenneth Mountain States are now cracking down on so called vaccine tourism people who traveled from out of state to get their shots like this Alabama couple who drove two hours to Georgia. They knew that we were coming from out of state, and they said that that was fine. So We didn't feel like we were pushing anybody else out which we didn't want to do. Officials in Georgia and Florida now, saying vaccines are for residents only.
Atlanta mayor speaks on city's plan to address crime
"Atlanta's Atlanta's top top brass brass say say they they are are getting getting a a handle handle on on public public safety. safety. Your Your Qi Qi Sha Sha lance lance bottoms bottoms has has no no doubts doubts that that Atlanta Atlanta police police have have enough enough boots boots on on the the ground ground to to respond respond timely timely too urgent calls. Ideally, we would have more officers, but I do know that we have enough officers to cover our city. The recent A P D. Increase was meant to help counter a nationwide problem attracting people into public safety. It's a difficult time across the country right now, interim police chief Rodney Bryant says. In recent months, A PD has swept 385 offenders and nearly 700 guns off the streets. Veronica Waters, 95.5 WSB
Atlanta Megachurch Pastor, Warnock, Among Senators Sworn In; Senate Officially Democrat-Controlled
"In one of her first duties as vice president khama harris led a swearing in ceremony in the senate. Three democrats took their oaths of office. Yesterday alex padilla who was chosen to take harris's senate seat as well as the to newly elected senators from georgia jon ossoff and the rafael warnock without democrats officially took control of the senate and democratic senator chuck schumer took over as the nation's first jewish majority leader. But there's not a whole lot of time to get acclimated schumer said yesterday quote. We have a lengthy agenda and we need to get it done
Kamala Harris swears in Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the Senate today
"After her own historic swearing in as vice president, Kamila Harris were in the newest U S Senators, do you solemnly swear? That you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Georgia Democrats Raphael Warnock and John Assaraf, along with California's Alex Padilla are now the newest members of the U. S. Senate and the 50 50 split along with Vice President Harris is potential vote means that Chuck Schumer is the new Senate majority leader. He says he's filled with hope today, Democracy has prevailed. Will of the people was heated the peaceful transfer of powerful filled before the Senate swearing in. Vice President Harris received a standing ovation from lawmakers on
Ossoff, Warnock Sworn In; Senate Officially Democrat-Controlled
"Have been sworn into the United States Senate today making officially a Democratic majority. Here's a Nat sound of Vice president Kamila Harris wearing an Alex Padilla, who will be filling her seat as well as John Asaf and Raphael Warnock, from Georgia is raise your wife hand. Okay? Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties. Of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you God. All right. Congratulations were not. He's the first black senator from Georgia so soft, the first Jewish senator from Georgia and the first millennial senator to be elected, and Padilla is the first Latino senator from California.