. Forbes 65 Team captains Mali (3) George N Barnard photograph of Slave trader's business on Whitehall Street Atlanta Georgia 1864 ironically shows a United States Colored Troop Infantryman [Corporal] just by the door. Since 2009 the radio announcers have been former Brewers announcer Jim Powell and Don Sutton Sutton was released after the 2006 season and called Washington Nationals games on television from 2007 to 2008 but he has since returned for the 2009 season Longtime Braves voices Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren were the primary play-by-play voices of Braves baseball until Skip's sudden death on August 3 2008 and Van Wieren's retirement after the 2008 season. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (part) Plans are underway for commuter rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) though these are some years away the $20 billion Northwest Corridor HOV/BRT project appears to conflict with other plans such as the metro-wide Concept 3 approved by the Transit Planning Board and the no-barrier HOT lanes on I-85 in Gwinnett MARTA is also considering a BRT line of its own to the east. Atlanta Georgia business directory 67/19 89/32 The Golden Isles are a string of barrier islands off the Atlantic coast of Georgia near Brunswick that include beaches golf courses and the Cumberland Island National Seashore, Literature The Georgia Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Atlantic Coast Conference) Georgia State Panthers and Georgia Southern Eagles (Sun Belt Conference) are Georgia's NCAA Division I FBS football teams having won multiple national championships between them the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a historical rivalry in college football known as Clean Old-Fashioned Hate and the Georgia State Panthers and the Georgia Southern Eagles have recently developed their own rivalry. Glenridge Drive, Russia: Public Russian Television VGTRK Olympiade, Further information: Festivals in Atlanta. Trains can travel at very high speed but they are heavy are unable to deviate from the track and require a great distance to stop Possible accidents include derailment (jumping the track) a collision with another train or collision with automobiles other vehicles or pedestrians at level crossings the last accounts for the majority of rail accidents and casualties the most important safety measures to prevent accidents are strict operating rules e.g railway signalling and gates or grade separation at crossings Train whistles bells or horns warn of the presence of a train while trackside signals maintain the distances between trains. In May and June 2017 following several service disruptions within Pennsylvania Station and the East River Tunnels the train service announced an expedited schedule for maintenance and repairs of infrastructure which involves the complete shutdown of multiple tracks at a time Amtrak has faced criticism from commuters as well as politicians for these incidents prompting responses from figures such as New Jersey governor Chris Christie and New York governor Andrew Cuomo the repairs are expected to take place in Summer 2017 affecting the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit trains during all hours who have planned additional or modified services.
. On July 8 2011 it was reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that six police officers were fired for lying about events concerning a raid on the Atlanta Eagle Bar (which catered to gay persons) in June 2011 a 343-page report was released that details how 16 officers lied or destroyed evidence when asked about the raid on the Eagle Bar at least two of the officers in question had been cited for lying on another occasion in a federal drug case in October 2009 (the federal prosecutors informed the Atlanta Police Department that they would never be used again in a federal prosecution). Until 1964 Georgia's state government had the longest unbroken record of single-party dominance by the Democratic Party of any state in the Union This record was established largely due to the disenfranchisement of most blacks and many poor whites by the state in its constitution and laws in the early 20th century Some elements such as requiring payment of poll taxes and passing literacy tests prevented blacks from registering to vote; their exclusion from the political system lasted into the 1960s and reduced the Republican Party to a non-competitive status in the early 20th century. Georgia has voted Republican in six consecutive presidential elections since 1996.