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Retiring mailman’s heartwarming sendoff goes viral

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Beloved U.S. Postal Service employee Floyd Martin, who retired Thursday, has been delivering mail to the same community of residents in Marietta, Ga., for more than two decades.

On his last day, a local journalist joined him on his route, and the heartwarming sendoff has gone viral.

As they embarked on his route on Thursday, hundreds of people in the neighborhood he has served expressed their gratitude.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Jennifer Brett’s initial tweet documenting Martin’s last day garnered more than 100,000 likes and nearly 40,000 retweets.

Martin, who lives in Atlanta, joined the postal service a few years after graduating high school when he was offered the job making more than twice what he was making at a bank, Brett reported. She added that it was his mother’s idea to join the U.S. Postal Service. He ultimately worked as a mailman for 35 years.

Martin decided last summer would be his last on the job because he was “done with the heat,” Brett tweeted.

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Several people on his route spoke of Martin’s kindness, saying he would often go above and beyond what was asked of him. He would feed the pets along the route, bring newspapers to doorsteps, and offer lollipops to the children, Brett reported. She wrote that one girl even dressed up as Martin on her school career day.

Martin said it “touched his heart.”

On his last day, people on Martin’s route decorated their mailboxes with ribbons, balloons and congratulatory signs wishing him the best and writing, “We love you.”

At the end of his last shift, more than 300 people gathered in the neighborhood for a surprise block party in his honor.

“My people are so good to me,” Martin said. “I’m going to miss them.”

Martin said he has known some of the people at the block party since they were babies; many of them stood in line for hugs and photos with him.

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Martin said the sendoff was the nicest thing anyone has ever done for him, Brett reported.  She wrote his parting words were, “Continue to take care of each other, and smile when you think of me.”

A fundraising campaign was created Friday to help Martin fulfill his retirement dream of taking a trip to Hawaii. The campaign surpassed its goal of $5,000, raising nearly $20,000 in just 6 hours.

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Delta Air Lines offered to take care of his flight, responding to the Twitter thread documenting Martin’s last day on the job.

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Georgia family finds massive alligator ‘sunning himself’ in front yard

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A family in Bainbridge, Ga., had the “surprise of a lifetime” when they found a massive alligator soaking in some sun in their front yard.

The Bainbridge Public Safety Department took to Facebook with photos of the creature, which they said may have come from a nearby “swamp-like” area.

“We were eating breakfast and actually reading about a dinosaur when it came walking by,” homeowner Summer K. Day said, per the public safety department.

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Day and her husband, who the Bainbridge Public Safety Department did not name in the post, then called local officials to report the gator. After authorities with the safety department and other local agencies arrived, the state’s department of natural resources (DNR) was contacted.

“I will never be the same and my children are never going outside again. But they thought it was pretty cool that they got to eat their breakfast with a ‘dinosaur.'”

— Summer Day

Shortly after officials worked together to “control and secure” the nearly 11-foot gator, it was lifted and loaded into the back of a DNR truck. It was then “taken to a safer and more appropriate location,” officials said, noting the entire process took roughly an hour.

“I will never be the same, and my children are never going outside again,” Day added. “But they thought it was pretty cool that they got to eat their breakfast with a ‘dinosaur.’”

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Mother of Georgia teen killed by carnival worker found ‘creepy’ texts between the two

The mother of a Georgia teenager who was killed in March by a traveling carnival worker claims she saw “creepy” messages between the two about marriage and warned her daughter to stay away.

Cynthia Butterworth claims that she met accused killer James Michael Wright, 23, last year at the North Georgia State Fair in Cobb County when he offered her daughter, 17-year-old Joslyn Alsup, free horse rides, she told WXIA in an interview.

Butterworth said after that encounter, she discovered “creepy” messages on social media between the pair in which Wright told the teen, “I will marry you.”

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“I’m like, ‘that’s just creepy.’ I told her not to have anything to do with him anymore, and as far as I know, she didn’t.”

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James Michael Wright, 23, (left) was said to have met Joslyn Alsup, 17, (right) last year at the North Georgia State Fair in Cobb County. (Johnson City Tennessee Police Department)

The girl was reported missing on March 8 after Butterworth said she hadn’t heard from her daughter in over two weeks.

“She would run away ever since October of last year. At least every weekend she would go,” she told the local station.

She said that the so-called “weekend runaway” would often leave home but always called to check.

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Butterworth said she only learned of her daughter’s death on Monday from a press conference by Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s office.

“I replayed God only knows how many times, and I just couldn’t believe they were talking about her.”

Wright was arrested on Thursday after police say he went on a killing spree, murdering three women in just 18 days. He was said to have met all the victims while he worked as a sub-contracted employee for the James H. Drew Carnival.

Wright is facing three counts of capital murder for the deaths of Joslyn, 25-year-old Athina Hopson and 22-year-old Elizabeth Marie Vanmeter. Both women were from Tennessee.

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Wright is accused of killing Athina Hopson, 25 (left), Elizabeth Marie Vanmeter, 22 (center) and Joslyn M. Alsup,17 (right). (Johnson City Tennessee Police Department)

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Warrants filed in the Washington County, Virginia General District Court stated that Wright allegedly told police that he had sex with Joslyn and accidentally shot her on March 9 while trying to shoot an animal in the woods, WCYB reported.

He was said to have then covered the body with logs in a wooded area near his home.

Butterworth called for the death penalty, adding that “even torture is too good for him.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Steyn on Alyssa Milano’s ‘sex strike’: Attempts at ‘woke-ness’ taking us back to ‘dank slumbers of 60 years ago’

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Author Mark Steyn reacted Monday to actress Alyssa Milano’s “sex strike” – launched in opposition to a new Georgia law that bans abortion after a baby’s heartbeat is detected.

Steyn said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that until this point, many pro-choice advocates made claims to the effect of “abstinence education doesn’t work, so we have to have abortion [rights].”

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“But abstinence apparently does work when Alyssa Milano is commanding it,” he remarked.

“We just cannot risk pregnancy. Join me by not having sex,” he said, paraphrasing a recent tweet by Milano.

“So, on the day that Doris Day dies, we are basically back to the sexual morality of Doris Day. “Young at Heart,” circa 1954, in which Hollywood actresses now are promoting chasteness because the risk of pregnancy from having sex is too high. ‘Woke-ness’ eventually brings you back to the same dank slumbers of 60 years ago. It’s amazing,” Steyn continued.

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Day died early Monday at the age of 97.

Steyn said that the response from pro-choice activists to the new law in the Peach State was a “very weird reaction to public policy” that is “a lot more draconian than just trying to win a few elections in Georgia.”

Georgia is one of several states in recent weeks that have passed legislation forbidding doctors from ending pregnancies when a heartbeat can be detected, which is roughly at six weeks.

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Critics of such legislation have argued that many women don’t discover that they’re pregnant in six weeks.

The entertainment industry, in particular, is wrestling over the Georgia law because many films and TV shows are made in the state due to its widely popular tax incentives.

Fox News’ Caleb Parke contributed to this report.

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Former President Jimmy Carter recovering from broken hip after fall

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Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a Georgia hospital after he underwent surgery to repair a broken hip suffered in a fall at his home Monday morning.

A statement from the Atlanta-based Carter Center said the 94-year-old Carter fell while leaving to go turkey hunting and underwent successful surgery to repair his hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus.

“President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit,” Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. “He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year.”

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Carter became the oldest living ex-president in March. He has also lived the longest after leaving office, with January 20 of this year marking 38 years since he was succeeded as president by Ronald Reagan.

In August 2015, Carter announced that doctors had found melanoma in his brain and liver. He underwent radiation treatment and announced that December that he was free of cancer.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.

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Georgia sergeant who served in Army for 21 years is gunned down while investigating robbery

A police sergeant who spent more than two decades in the U.S. Army is being mourned Monday after he was gunned down over the weekend in Georgia while responding to a robbery call.

Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, 50, was shot and killed Saturday in Savannah by a gunman who later died after he himself was shot when he allegedly pointed a gun at responding officers. A procession of officers were reported to have lined the streets in the coastal city on Monday as Ansari was transported from a local hospital to the crime lab of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who are tasked with looking into the death.

“We lost a man who spent a substantial portion of his life protecting the country and protecting the community,” Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter said. “We lost a husband, we lost a father, and we lost a leader.”

Ansari, who spent 21 years in the U.S. Army before joining the Savannah Police Department, was set to mark his 11th anniversary of working there this September, the department said. Throughout his police career, Ansari served as a patrolman and investigator before advancing to the rank of sergeant. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

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Sgt. Kelvin Ansari spent 21 years in the U.S. Army before joining the Savannah Police Department. (Savannah Police Department)

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The GBI says Ansari was called Saturday to investigate an alleged robbery outside of a barber shop. The gunman, identified as 49-year-old Edward Fuller III, was accused of taking money and items from an individual after striking them with a weapon.

“When officers arrived on scene, they began their investigation into the robbery, but Fuller was thought to have left the area,” the GBI said. “As the officers were continuing that investigation, Fuller was in a vehicle nearby, unknown to the officers.”

Investigators say when Ansari walked near the vehicle, Fuller sprang out and “immediately” started firing, striking him and his colleague.

Responding officers later tracked down Fuller to a shed behind a home in the area. He was hit and wounded by an officer’s gunshot after emerging from the shed and pointing his gun at them, the GBI said.

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“Ansari and Fuller both succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased following lifesaving measures,” the agency added. Ansari’s colleague was treated and released.

“Our community owes these men and all those who wear the badge a debt of gratitude,” Mayor Eddie DeLoach said.

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Georgia police officer killed, another injured in shooting, officials say

A police officer in Georgia died from his injuries after a shooting Saturday night that injured another officer and a suspect, officials said.

The Savannah Police Department said in a Facebook post the shooting happened around 8:10 p.m. on the 2300 block of Bull Street as officers were following up on a robbery call.

The officers were notified of a suspect’s car and were approaching the vehicle when the shooting took place, according to police.

Two officers, in addition to the suspect, sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. Police said Sunday morning one of the officers died due to his injuries, while the second officer was treated and released.

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A police officer died of his injuries after a shooting Saturday night in Savannah, Georgia, according to local police. (WTOC-TV via NNS)

“Please keep our officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this time,” police said. “We want to thank the community for their continued support.”

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter it that has been requested to assist in the investigation, and is “gathering details” from the scene on Saturday night.

Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design told WTOC-TV they heard some shots and waited a few minutes before looking out the window as additional shots rang out.

Another area resident said the incident unfolded fast.

“I was going home. I was over at that party there and then I heard about six shots go off,”  Stephen Facea told WTOC. “It wasn’t seconds, and I saw two cop cars racing down.”

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Surrounding roads were closed off with crime scene tape, and neighbors told FOX28 they were told they could not leave the confines of their homes as authorities investigated.

Authorities did not disclose the condition of the suspect, who was also injured in the shooting. A news conference is planned for Sunday afternoon to release further information, according to police.

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So far in 2019, 41 officers have died in the line of duty, from causes ranging from being hit by vehicles to suffering medical emergencies, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page. The last time the overall number was at 40 at this point in the year was in 1965.

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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Multiple film production companies say they won’t film in Georgia due to state’s new abortion law

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Multiple film production companies announced they won’t film in Georgia after the state’s governor signed the “heartbeat” abortion bill into law Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat” bill into law. The bill, HB 481, technically called the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act,” will prohibit abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law allows exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

The law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, if not overturned. The bill has been called one of the most restrictive in the nation. Kemp said he recognizes the bill will be challenged.

“The Wire” creator David Simon, who heads Blown Deadline Productions, Christine Vachon of Killer Films and Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions all vowed that they will not film in Georgia due to the law, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The media outlet pointed out that the boycotts will most likely not have an immediate effect because the companies don’t regularly work in Georgia.

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Killer Films and Duplass Brothers Productions specialize in independent films such as “The Skeleton Twins” and “Boys Don’t Cry.” Simon’s company has produced shows including the hit HBO series “The Wire” and “The Deuce.”

Simon took to Twitter to discuss the controversial law.

“I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact. Other filmmakers will see this,” he wrote.

Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions tweeted, “Don’t give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?”

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Christine Vachon of Killer Films tweeted, “Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”

Later, Color Force, which produced the “Hunger Games” films and Counternarrative Forces, announced it would be joining the other production companies in boycotting filming in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Color Force has filmed in Georgia in the past.

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which represents major studios, is taking a wait-and-see approach. A spokesperson for the company said in a statement that MPAA will “continue to monitor developments.”

A number of actors signed a protest letter in March saying they were against the bill. Actress Alyssa Milano told BuzzFeed News that she will return to work on filming the Netflix series “Insatiable” in Georgia but will work to move production to a different state.

“I have to be there for another month but you can be sure I will fight tooth and nail to move ‘Insatiable’ to a state that will protect our rights,” Milano told BuzzFeed News. “And if it doesn’t move to another state, I will not be able to return to the show if we are blessed with a third season. This is my leverage. I will use it for the betterment of society and our great country.”

Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele said they will shoot their upcoming HBO series “Lovecraft Country” in Georgia but will donate their profits to groups who have pledged to fight the law.

Fox News’ Caleb Parke and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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2 Georgia fishermen missing, feared dead after boat collision

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Two fishermen were missing and feared dead Wednesday after their boat collided with a 23-foot cabin cruiser on a Georgia lake, according to reports.

The two men never resurfaced at Lake Lanier in the northern part of the state, authorities said.

“That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re drowning victims, but so far no one has come forward that swam to shore or got picked up by another boat,” Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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Two women in the cabin cruiser suffered minor injuries and one man was taken to a hospital with major injuries but was expected to survive, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported.

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The fishermen fell into Lake Lanier in northern Georgia.  (Fox News)

Authorities were using sonar equipment and drones to search the lake. Forsyth County Fire, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Army Corps of Engineers are assisting the Department of Natural Resources, according to the Journal-Constitution.

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The water where the boats collided is between 35 feet and 80 feet deep with vegetation and trees, Atlanta’s FOX 5 reported.

The search was called off for the night and will resume in the morning, authorities said.

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Georgia child finds $40G of meth in box of Legos: officials

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Investigators with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia said a child found something other than a messy pile of colorful plastic bits in a gift from his mom. He discovered 3.2 pounds of methamphetamine — street value, $40,000 — tucked into what appeared to be an ordinary box of Legos.

Investigator Jim Riggs with the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News that a Statesboro, Ga., mother and a couple of her friends drove for about two hours to Charleston, S.C., where they bought the Legos from a consignment shop.

He said when the women returned from the trip and the mother gave her child the toy, there were no Legos to be found inside the container.

What there was, however, was a “big bag of meth.”

“The methamphetamine inside of the box was vacuum sealed, and that keeps it from moving around too much and also helps mask the smell,” said Riggs. He said this was the first time his office had made such a find, “especially in this quantity.”

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(Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office)

“On top of the box itself, the Lego box was shrink-wrapped, which is the typical wrapping you find on a toy box or something coming from the factory,” Riggs said. “It was professionally done. It looked like you went to a regular retail store and purchased the box.”

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He added, “Somebody took the time to cover the tracks, most definitely.”

Riggs told Fox News the child’s father called the sheriff’s office and told deputies he suspected the box contained illicit drugs.

Riggs said that once the sheriff’s office “field tested” the substance, the results came back positive for meth. The office then contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Charleston, and it was determined that the consignment shop was itself not involved.

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(Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office)

Riggs said the owner of the consignment shop told authorities the person who sold her the Legos said they’d been bought at a local auction.

Authorities suspect the package “was delivered to an address, probably a false address, or an abandoned house,” Riggs said.

Riggs said he thinks that “when a mailman got there and determined it was a false address he took it back with him and put it in a pile of undelivered mail and a lot of times those items are put up for auction if there’s no way to return those items.”

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Riggs said the women who bought the toy box were fortunate they did not encounter law enforcement on their two-hour drive back to Georgia.

“If the ladies would have been stopped on their way from Charleston to Statesboro by law enforcement, and the methamphetamine would have been found, there would have been a lot of explaining to do. It would have been a bad scene,” Riggs said.

As it stands, the mom, her friends and the consignment shop owner have all cooperated with the investigation.

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And an actual culprit? “It would be near impossible to find who did this,” Riggs said, adding that “no charges have been filed at this time.”

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