UAW Region 8 - Smyrna

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Smyrna, GA 30080, USA

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Mother calls for change after deadly officer-involved shooting

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:25:57 -0700

Felicia and Huey Thomas left the Smyrna Police Department with more questions than answers about their son's fatal shooting on March 24th and they are outraged the GBI will not be asked to take over Cobb County's investigation into the shooting.

Mother calls for change after deadly officer-involves shooting

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:26:07 -0700

Felicia and Huey Thomas left the Smyrna Police Department with more questions than answers about their son's fatal shooting on March 24th and they are outraged the GBI will not be asked to take over Cobb County's investigation into the shooting.

Officers identified in fatal Smyrna police shooting

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:39:03 -0700

Smyrna police have identified the officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of a man driving a Maserati in suburban Atlanta. Click to Continue »

For new APD officers, it’s about serving, and doing the right thing

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:08:45 -0700

The news class of Atlanta police officers is made up of 32 men and 8 women, and 10 have military experience. The officers get 22 weeks of police academy training and 12 weeks of field training with veteran officers.

Community calendar of events for March 31, 2015

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:33:53 -0700

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Smyrna police release ID of officer who shot man in Maserati

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:23:33 -0700

The mother of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting said police have to stop investigating themselves. Smyrna police said Sgt. Kenneth Owens shot and killed Nicholas Thomas , 24, last week. His mother was fired up after meeting with the police chief Monday afternoon. "We left with more questions than answers,” mother Felicia Thomas said. Lawyers representing the family of Nicholas ...

Prayer vigil planned after man in Maserati shot by police

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:49:44 -0700

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County civil rights leaders plan a prayer vigil after a Goodyear employee in a Maserati was shot and killed by Smyrna police. The Cobb County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the vigil will be Tuesday evening in Smyrna. Police say 23-year-old Nicholas Taft Thomas was shot Tuesday by a Smyrna officer, who hasn't been identified ...

Group stages protest in restaurants over officer-involved shooting

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:02:01 -0700

Protesters took over several Cobb County restaurants Sunday, prompting confusion and questions from patrons and management.   The group says it was upset over the police shooting death of a man in Smyrna who Cobb County police say drove toward officers Tuesday. Nicholas Thomas’ family plans to meet with the police chief Monday.   The protesters targeted three restaurants in Cobb County but ...

NHSCA champions crowned, Schram claims fourth title

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:25:01 -0700

VIRGINIA Beach, Va. -- Despite just crowning just one champion on Sunday evening at the NHSCA Senior Nationals in Virginia Beach, New York wrestlers earned the team title, as Empire State wrestlers earned medals in nine of the 13 contested weight classes.

NHSCA Nationals Placement Match Results

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:41:04 -0700

The following were the medal match results at the NHSCA Nationals, which concluded on Sunday afternoon in Virginia Beach, Va. 113: 1st: Jarrett Reisenbechler (Jackson, Mo.) dec.

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