First Slice 4-28-15: Metro Atlanta company refuses to print wedding invitations for gay couple

Freddie Gray protests, Volvo eyes Georgia plant, and more

The owner of a AlphaGraphics franchise in Suwanee refused to print wedding invitations for a lesbian couple. The company’s corporate officials quickly issued an apology and promised to print the cards.

Does Georgia have a gerrymandering problem? The Washington Post says there’s no question.

Despite threats of a potential protest, embattled comic Bill Cosby, who has faced accusations of sexual assault in recent months, plans to move forward with his May 2 performance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The family of Bounkham Phonesavanh, the toddler who last year nearly died during a botched drug raid in Habersham County, has received a $964,000 settlement.

Officials are taking steps to approve a giant 1,900-acre site near Savannah that could become the home of Volvo’s first-ever American car plant. The Chinese auto company is considering building a manufacturing plant in either Georgia or South Carolina.

The construction of a new $108 million judicial building is now on hold after state lawmakers nixed funding for the site in the upcoming budget.

Maryland’s governor has called upon the National Guard to restore peace in Baltimore’s streets after a day that included Freddie Gray’s funeral, riots, and clashes between demonstrators and police.

Note: This story’s been updated to correct an error. Volvo Car Corp., originally a Swedish car manufacturer, is now owned by a Chinese company.

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