first_imgOn March 9, 2015, promising musician and singer Anthony Hill was killed by DeKalb County Deputy Robert Olsen in the parking lot of Hill’s Chamblee apartment complex. Hill, 27, an African-American veteran of the Afghanistan war, had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD as a result of his military experiences. When the drugs prescribed by the Veterans Administration caused his jaw to lock, along with other debilitating effects, he had stopped taking them. ( night, Hill and his fiancee, Bridget Anderson, had plans to celebrate their anniversary. But in the early afternoon, Hill showed up at the apartment complex leasing office, wearing only shorts and no shoes, knocking on the door asking for help.The office staff, accustomed to a polite, well-mannered tenant, were concerned  about his erratic behavior and unsteady posture. They then called 911 seeking help for him. Two maintenance workers responded to his pleas that he didn’t know where he lived and took him back to his apartment.Within a short time, Hill emerged from his second floor balcony naked and proceeded to climb down and wander around the grounds, sometimes crawling in a military style, peering around as if in a battle zone. Again, the two workers approached him, urging Hill to go home before the police came. To which Hill responded, “That’s OK. The police are my friends.”That is when Olsen, who is white, showed up in his patrol car, and Hill, with his arms raised, moved at an uneven pace toward him.Deputy Olsen got out of his car and drew his gun, and, as Hill came closer, yelled for him to stop and fired two bullets into Hill’s body. Anthony Hill died at the scene.Olsen maintains he feared for his life and was forced to shoot the unarmed man.It has taken four-and-a-half years for a jury to hear this testimony, following an indictment of Olsen on multiple charges, including two counts of felony murder and violation of the oath of office.The jury of 12 DeKalb County residents, seven women and five men who reflect the diverse composition of the metro Atlanta county, was seated Sept. 26, and the trial of Robert Olsen finally began.Each witness, whether the leasing office staff or the maintenance workers, affirmed that Anthony Hill did not in any way threaten or frighten them and that they called 911 to get him help.The long-awaited trial is expected to last another week or more.A guilty verdict on the murder charges would be unprecedented in Georgia where almost no police, regardless of the evidence, are ever punished for killing a civilian. WW will continue to report on the trial of Robert Olsen. Justice for Anthony Hill!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Previous articleRugby hero backs Special Olympics collectionNext articleSearch teams discover body of woman in Estuary Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor Jim Long hangs up on the 11811 serviceBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2014 1003 WhatsApp Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillors Facebook Cllr Jim LongFINE Gael city councillor Jim Long was so “horrified” at the cost of three directory enquiry calls on his mobile phone that he plans to contact Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to ensure the issue of hidden charges are highlighted to the public.Cllr Long was heading into a meeting last Friday morning when he received an international call on his mobile phone. With no time to take the call, the councillor hung up and went about his normal business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minutes later, however, he was left feeling totally flummoxed when he got a text message from O2 informing him that he had overspent by a sum of €10 over on his monthly phone plan.“I thought I was charged the €10 for the incoming call and I went totally ballistic. When I got home I contacted O2 online through their live chat and received the full details,” Cllr Long explains.“I was then even more horrified to learn that because I went through 11811 I had been charged €2.99 for a local call to my solicitor. In total it cost me €10 euro for three local calls. This in my opinion is a total rip-off,” he claimed.Cllr Long is now vowing never to use the 11811 directory enquiries service again.“If I had made the call at home on a landline it would have only cost 22 cent for three minutes. These hidden charges need to be highlighted and I’ll be contacting the Minister in relation to this,” Cllr Long concluded.An O2 spokesperson explained that calls to Eircom’s 11811 and other directory enquiry services are charged as premium rate services. He also advised customers to check the rates before using any of these services.“Calls to 11811 cost up to €2.30 per minute depending on which price plan the customer is on. Should the customer ask to be connected to a number there is an additional call set up charge of up to €2.30 as well as the per minute charge depending on how long the call lasts. The costs of premium rate services are available at,” said a spokesperson. Advertisement Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS11811Cllr Jim LongEircomFine GaelMinister Pat RabbitteMusic Limericko2 center_img Print Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Email Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Twitter Linkedin Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick last_img read more

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like A search for answers On January 26, 1950, a young soldier held his 23-month-old son in his arms as he kissed his pregnant wife… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Painting to the pick By The Penny Hoarder Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “I came through the art program at Alabama without having had art classes in high school,” she said. “I was new to art in the classroom and the instructors kept telling me to ‘do your own thing.’ I didn’t know what my own thing was. Abstract art and impressionism had emerged and I was challenged to find my mark.”Russell eventually found her mark. She found it in the bluegrass music and it was a jiggled-jaggled mark.She found her rhythm – her mark – in the high, lonesome sound of bluegrass music. Looking at the music through the eyes of an artist, Russell saw her marks in the gestures of the musicians – in what was happening when bluegrass was being played. As the music was played, she found the energy for her artwork.“Bluegrass and Southern gospel music have a special beat, not like any other music and the movements of the musicians are different – kind of jiggled, kind of jaggled,” Russell said. “I found that when they played, I could paint. There was a rhythm to their music and to my painting. But, when they stopped playing, I had to stop. The energy was gone. Margo Russell isn’t a musician but she “plays” bluegrass music with a pencil and paintbrush as her instruments.Russell began drawing and painting bluegrass pickers two decades ago. A couple of years later, she made bluegrass pickers her main motif.“I came to the bluegrass festival at Henderson about 17 years ago and fell in love with the whole process of the discipline of people playing music,” the Andalusia native said. “I had been out to the Southwest and realized that I was a Southerner. When I came back and saw friends, who were then middle-aged and involved in the bluegrass discipline, I began to respect it as an art form.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? 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That’s the way she makes her marks – her music.“The musicians give me permission to make my marks,” she said.She throws her drawing board on the ground, drops to her knees, first, drawing the gestures of the pickers who move – or don’t move – with the music.The pencil drawings are done on inexpensive brown paper and are done quickly and flush out the scene. Russell then moves the brown paper drawings to the side, puts a large sheet of expensive French watercolor paper on the board and lets the energy of the music guide her.First she draws and then comes the spontaneous spots of color, first here and then there.“My pencil marks are always in my paintings,” she said. “Like little rabbit tracks in the snow.” A Margo Russell signature.Then she begins to paint in quick, fluid motions and in broad strokes. The facial expressions of the musicians tell some of the story; their gestures tell it all.Russell also creates clay figures of the pickers and captures their gestures in three dimensions. She brings clay to life and gives it the energy of bluegrass music. It’s almost possible to hear the music. As if the clay absorbs it and then gives it back.Many of those who frequent the Henderson Bluegrass Festival have been “gesturized” by Russell.“I paint at many different bluegrass festivals but Rex’s Bluegrass Festival at Henderson makes up much of my artwork. It’s a very special place with very special people.”When Russell arrives at the Henderson Music Park, she immediately makes her way to Hippy Hollow, which is located behind the old Henderson schoolhouse that was once the hub of bluegrass pickin’ and grinnin’ but has seen its better days.“I like to hang out with Rex and the group at Hippy Hollow,” Russell said, laughing. “I take my drawing board and watercolors and, when the musicians start playing their instruments, I start playing mine. As long as bluegrass is played, I’ll paint.Russell has developed a unique style that can easily be identified. She attributes her style to being a pot of camp stew.“I have a Hispanic mother from the Rio Grand Valley and a country boy dad from Ramer so that makes me a pot of camp stew,” Russell said, laughing. “My artwork is a mixture of who I am and a whole lot of bluegrass.”Russell describes her paintings as a depiction of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.“And being a part of that is a beautiful experience,” she said. “I look forward to Rex’s bluegrass festivals every year. I can’t wait for the music to start and I can’t wait to start ‘playing’ my instruments along with all those strings.Together, the bluegrass pickers and Margo Russell are picture perfect.No one captures the essence of bluegrass music and its pickers like Margo Russell in her jiggled-jaggled paintings, said Wiley White, development director at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy.Margo Russell’s art will be featured in the “String Notes and Bush Strokes” exhibition at the Johnson Center in June.But, those who enjoy bluegrass music can catch Russell making her marks as bluegrass pickers make their licks at Rex’s Bluegrass Festival at Henderson. The music will go on late into tonight and everyone is welcome. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:31 pm Friday, April 13, 2012 Latest Stories Email the author “Russell said that, although she’s not a musician, she can enjoy the music and be a part of it by doing the paintings.“The pickers’ music gives me permission to draw and then to paint,” she said. “When they stop playing, I stop painting. So, it’s an interchange. All art comes from the same place, whether it’s music, poetry, sculpture or dancing, it comes from the same place inside.Russell has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree from Florida State.last_img read more

first_imgFirefighters in Batesville had a busy day Wednesday responding to back to back fire calls.Fire Chief Todd Schutte said the first call came in at 2:23 p.m. for a report of hay bales on fire on Tekulve Rd. Crews responded within three minutes and battled 25 bales that were up in flames.Schutte said it began following a resident mowing grass near the bales. The muffler of the mower may have sparked the fire.With assistance from the Eagle Fire Company of Oldenburg and Morris Volunteer Fire Department, the scene was under control at 5:09 p.m., the same time another call came in involving a field fire.Batesville Firefighters responded to South County Line Road and extinguished the blaze that was sparked from burning brush.The springtime can be dangerous for brush fires.“This time of year, be aware of what is around you when your burning and pay extra attention to the wind,” Schutte said.last_img read more

first_imgOrganisers of the renowned Nigerian Sports Award – Unmissable Incentives Limited in conjunction with HS Media Group – a leading sports marketer in Nigeria, will hold a press parley today, October 11, 2016 in Lagos to brief the public on the nominations so far as the next edition of the prestigious award, which comes up on December 2, 2016 draws closer.With the public choices for the various categories of the award closed on September 23, the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu will use the opportunity to shed light on preparations for this year’s award. Mr. Idowu will also, in the parley, which holds at the complex of HS Media Group in Oregun – Lagos, dwell on the ground-works thus far and the high dignitaries expected to grace the occasion, which will be the 5th in the series.This year’s Award that will hold in Lagos at the Banquet Hall of Eko Hotels & Suits, the Chairman of the Award panel, Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo had promised, would surpass all the previous editions in terms of organization, content delivery and choice of award winners.For this edition, there are a total of 19 categories, which recognise individuals, male & female; physically challenged; continental participants; federations; indigenous games, media and community builders.The award, which has been acknowledged internationally, debuted in 2012 with over 62 recipients picking their honours over the past four editions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more