First Slice 1-24-14: Fight fire with firepower

Rep. Kevin Cooke, (R), Carrollton, introduced House Bill 807 yesterday. The bill would permit firefighters to carry firearms while on duty, if they so desire, and if they have the permission of their superior officers. Good to see Ga legislators really using their abbreviated session to tackle the state's most pressing issues.

A former cafeteria worker at North Springs High School in north Fulton County is accused of stealing over a million dollars over the course of 15 years. "Give me your lunch money" type bullies, YOU NEED TO STEP YOUR GAME UP.

Time to pass out the cigars and No. 2 pencils (with erasers)! Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, has joined the family of American cities caught up in massive cheating scandals in their schools. Welcome to the family!

Settling weeks of discussion between people who are tired of talking about how cold it is outside but still need to pass the time with a bit of chitchat, Greg Maddux announced that he will enter the Hall of Fame in a blank cap. It's a solid nod to the fans in Chicago and Atlanta as well as a nice mix of not forgetting his roots and not forgetting who put a World Series ring on his finger.

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