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Gov. Deal orders flags half-staff for Fort Valley student Donnell Phelps Read more here: http://www

Source: Macon Telegraph

Flags will be flying at half-staff on all Georgia government buildings Friday in honor of a Fort Valley State University student killed while coming to the aid of three women.

Citing the heroism of Donnell M. Phelps, Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order Thursday to honor the slain freshman studying in the Agriculture Engineering Technology department.

"Mr. Phelps will be remembered for the heroic actions he displayed through aiding and preventing the assault and possible deaths of three women, of which resulted in a senseless and tragic loss of his own life," the governor's order stated.

Phelps' accused killer, Joseph Anthony Scott, allegedly was trying to grope three women coming out of the campus cafeteria late Tuesday afternoon.

Read more: http://www.macon.com/news/local/article76013342.html

This young man stepped up to help and deserves this respect.

Green Beret who beat up accused child rapist can stay in Army

Source: Army Times

The Army has reversed course and decided to allow a Green Beret to stay in uniform, months after his reprimand for roughing up an accused child rapist in Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland found out last August that he was to be booted out of service, a casualty of the Army’s Qualitative Management Program, an involuntary separation measure for soldiers with black marks on their records. Since then, the soldier has been fighting to remain in the Army.

The Army Board for Correction of Military Records reviewed Martland’s case and decided to remove the soldier from the QMP list, confirmed Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry Pionk in an emailed statement Thursday night.The board's action "will allow him to remain in the Army," Pionk said.

Martland has admitted he lost his cool on his 2011 deployment to Konduz province, Afghanistan. That's when he and his captain struck an Afghan local police officer — one who had allegedly confessed to raping a boy and then beating the child's mother for telling authorities. Martland said that he and the detachment commander, Capt. Daniel Quinn, received a “relief for cause” from that 2011 deployment for the assault, according to documentation provided to Army Times.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/28/green-beret-who-beat-up-accused-child-rapist-can-stay-army/83679604/

This Afghan even laughed about the abuse when originally confronted.

Martland should have never been threatened for standing up for the child & his mother

US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

Source: JPost.com

One of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists.

Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers.

Rechnitz made sure to give all of his employees throughout California an opportunity to go for the jackpot. In areas where there were no 24-hour convenience stores, he offered local mini-marts cash on an hourly basis in order to stay open so as to enable his workers a chance to buy the lotto ticket.

Each ticket that Rechnitz purchased was attached to a card on which he wrote: “We will provide the ticket. You provide the dream.”

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-Jewish-philanthropist-bought-Powerball-ticket-for-lucky-employee-441597

WOW. What a great story

Well, shit. I hate to do it, but I JUST read this update saying NO ONE in Ca has come forward yet:


But the story of him buying all the tickets IS still true.
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