First Slice 12-10-13: Georgia National Guard to start providing benefits for same-sex spouses

“Call him Andy Claus”


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  • Former Sgt Danny Ingram poses with his partner for a 2008 CL cover. Ingram’s career in the military ended in the 1990’s when he told his commanding officer he was gay.

Atlanta Public Schools has launched an investigation into Grady High School’s football recruiting practices. Nearly 20 players allegedly gave the school fake home addresses so they could play on the team.

The Georgia National Guard will soon begin processing same-sex marriage benefits. “We are abiding by the constitutional mandate from the state perspective,” Gov. Nathan Deal told the AJC. “We have strictly advised our National Guard to honor and abide by the constitutional provision and they are doing so.”

Former DeKalb County Schools COO Pat Reid and architect Tony Pope, her ex-husband, received stiff jail sentences for manipulating contracts. Pope improperly received $1.4 million for work he didn’t perform.

About 30 mentally ill inmates currently held at Supermax - a maximum security prison in Florence, Colo., known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” - are being transferred to an Atlanta facility to help correct institutional problems pointed out in a recent lawsuit.

Call him former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young Andy Claus.

Former Braves manager Bobby Cox yesterday was inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame. “I’m excited to be in Cooperstown in July and get inducted,” he said. “It’s the greatest honor you can have in baseball.”

ICYMI: State Rep. Greg Morris, R-Vidalia, wants to replace the controversial Thomas Watson statue with a monument that includes a Ten Commandments inscription.

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