First Slice 3-10-15: Obama to propose ‘student aid bill of rights,’ hold DNC fundraiser in Atlanta today

Midnight Rider director heads to jail, fireworks could be legalized in Georgia, and more


President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Atlanta today to unveil a proposal for his “student aid bill of rights” at Georgia Tech and raise funds for the Democratic National Committee. Gov. Nathan Deal will be a surprise guest at the Tech address. Expect chaotic traffic in the afternoon!

Randall Miller, the director of the ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider, will serve two years behind bars after striking a plea deal over an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of camera operator Sarah Jones.

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James plans to pursue the death penalty against a man who last year allegedly killed three homeless men and a Smyrna hair stylist.

Fireworks enthusiasts have long had to drive across state lines to obtain their favorite Fourth of July festivities. But that could change if a measure to legalize fireworks, which state reps have already passed, becomes law.

Should the state take control of the Atlanta Airport? One state lawmaker wants a study conducted about whether city or state officials should be running the world’s busiest airport.

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, a Valdosta teenager whose body was found rolled up inside a mat at his high school, face a counter lawsuit for making defamatory accusations against a FBI agent and his two sons.

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