News Nearby: Obama, Dems Called 'Pro-Slavery Party;' Candidate DQ
Today's top headlines from around the metro Atlanta area.
The co-founder of a black conservative organization named after famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass told a gathering of Atlanta Young Republicans that President Obama and his fellow Democrats constitute a "pro-slavery party."
Cascade Patch has the video of Timothy Johnson's highly charged remarks.
A Mableton legislative candidate appears to be disqualified because she found out only recently that she doesn't live in her newly redrawn redistrict. According to South Cobb Patch, that would mean incumbent State Rep. Alisha Morgan would not have any opposition in her re-election bid.
A Sandy Springs man has been sentenced to 95 years for the rape and incest of his daughter.
More from Sandy Springs Patch.
The DeKalb Board of Education has not followed through on its approval of 250 teacher layoffs, leaving the school district with a $20 million budget shortfall.
The board has asked Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson to look for other savings. Virginia Highlands-Druid Hills Patch has more details.