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myAJC: Georgia agencies may consider furloughing some workers during shutdown

Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration is making it clear it has no intention of backfilling federal funding if Washington’s government shutdown grinds on in coming weeks. If the shutdown persists, state agencies will have to start making decisions this week about whether they have the money to continue paying state workers whose positions are at least partially funded through federal contracts...


Gwinnett says students’ digital learning days were a success

Gwinnett says students’ digital learning days were a success

With snow and ice keeping Gwinnett County students out of school for two full days last week and causing a delayed start on Friday, the school system put a new program into action. With digital learning days, students can go online to find assignments and communicate remotely with questions and requests for help. The system is set up so kids can use computers, tablets or smartphones … Or no...
Is Atlanta really a contender for Amazon HQ?

Is Atlanta really a contender for Amazon HQ?

If metro Atlanta wins Amazon’s second headquarters and its promise of 50,000 jobs, it likely will be on the strength of its workforce, globally connected airport, ease of doing business and the capacity of Georgia Tech and other research universities to pump out talent. But the Atlanta area will have to tangle with Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles for brain power, overcome cities like Austin...
One year after Trump’s inauguration, Georgia women plunge into politics

One year after Trump’s inauguration, Georgia women plunge into politics

One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election opponent in 2010 — was too important to pass up...
Jesse Jackson sermon at Ebenezer Baptist addresses government shutdown, border wall, health care

Jesse Jackson sermon at Ebenezer Baptist addresses government shutdown, border wall, health care

The Rev. Jesse Jackson — a confidant of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and who was with King as he was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis — preached from King's pulpit during the 11:30 a.m. service Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The visit came in honor of observing the 50th anniversary of "The Poor People's Campaign" and King's...
Can someone in this state please make college basketball mean something?

Can someone in this state please make college basketball mean something?

With its win Saturday over Georgia Southern, Georgia State men’s basketball recorded its 100th victory since the start of the 2013-14 season. We know this because the Panthers publicity wing is keen on keeping count, and updates this figure like the Dow Jones does its industrial average. The school keeps such a strict accounting because it bears out that none of the other six Division 1 programs...
Georgia collapses at Auburn, and that’s on Mark Fox

Georgia collapses at Auburn, and that’s on Mark Fox

This is the kind of game where Mark Fox loses support. It’s one thing to talk about operating a program the right way, recruiting players free of bagmen -- which isn’t to be confused with the loveliest penitentiary on the plains. It’s one thing to preach patience and building with the hope of a payoff down the line. But this was game No. 18 in season No. 9. This is down the line...
Photos: Miranda Lambert plays sold-out Infinite Energy Arena

Photos: Miranda Lambert plays sold-out Infinite Energy Arena

Country singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert brought her Livin' Like Hippies Tour to sold-out Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth on Saturday, January 20, 2018, with Brent Cobb and Jon Pardi opening the show.
A winter for Atlanta’s record books — and it’s only January

A winter for Atlanta’s record books — and it’s only January

When metro Atlanta was blanketed with snow in early December, it made for a fun three-day weekend. A month later, when Savannah received more snow than it had in three decades, it was treated as a novelty. But novelty gave way to nuisance this week when the region was paralyzed by a little more than two inches of snow. Atlantans have had enough of winter, and we’re not even halfway through it...
WATCH: Georgia Legislature takes up adoptions and budget

WATCH: Georgia Legislature takes up adoptions and budget

Georgia lawmakers are moving closer to passing legislation to make adoptions easier and to fund state government services. The state Senate voted Thursday to approve the adoption bill, which is a priority for legislative leaders. But its prospects are unclear in the state House after senators added a provision that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed last year: allowing parents to temporarily give power...
Personal Journeys: ‘An Exaggerated Life’

Personal Journeys: ‘An Exaggerated Life’

Pat Conroy's memories of Atlanta and the city's literary scene. The legendary raconteur and author holds court one last time in new oral biography "An Exaggerated Life." A book excerpt.
Woman shot in Rockdale County home with children inside

Woman shot in Rockdale County home with children inside

A woman was shot during a domestic situation Sunday in Rockdale County, police said. Police units and officers were investigating the shooting on Habersham Way, just south of Conyers, shortly after 11 a.m., Channel 2 Action News reported. A man who was in the home when the woman was shot was taken into police custody, but no names have been released. Three children were also in the home at the time...
Woodstock road reduced to single lane for repairs

Woodstock road reduced to single lane for repairs

Neese Road in Woodstock has been reduced to one lane during the daytime working hours for approximately one week as Atlanta Gas Light makes necessary repairs along the street, city officials announced. The closure will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will affect Neese from Stations Drive to Edinburgh Lane. Motorists should plan accordingly and expect delays in the area, officials said. Neese is a north-south...
Players from around state set for Senior Bowl 

Players from around state set for Senior Bowl 

Georgia will be well-represented when players arrive for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Monday. All 32 NFL teams will be on hand for the practices that start on Tuesday. The all-star exhibition college football game, which has some of the top draft prospects, will be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. “Our focus right now is our ... end of season evaluations,” Falcons...
Recalled Taylor, Cavanaugh excel in G League stint

Recalled Taylor, Cavanaugh excel in G League stint

Isaiah Taylor and Tyler Cavanaugh made the most of their short stint in the G League. And DeAndre Bembry finally got to play. The Hawks sent swingman Bembry, forward/center Cavanaugh and guard Taylor to the Erie BayHawks last week to get playing time. The three were recalled from the developmental league on Sunday after a two-game stint. Taylor had 22 points, six assists and four rebounds in 36 minutes...
Georgia Tech selects its new gold, will reveal in spring

Georgia Tech selects its new gold, will reveal in spring

Georgia Tech has selected its shade of gold. However, it won’t be revealed for several months. After several weeks of working with new apparel partner Adidas, the athletic department has landed on the shade of gold that it will use for apparel and uniforms. “I think it’s been chosen,” athletic director Todd Stansbury said in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Man fatally shot after allegedly assaulting ex during visit with kids

Man fatally shot after allegedly assaulting ex during visit with kids

A 40-year-old man is dead after an alleged fight with his children’s mother on Saturday. Troris Murphy went to the Riverwood Townhouses on Flint River Road in Clayton County to visit with his children, police spokeswoman Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said. When officers arrived about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Murphy had been fatally shot and was lying in the yard. He later died at Atlanta Medical Center, Marbury...
WATCH: SNL pokes fun at Atlanta’s bid for Amazon HQ

WATCH: SNL pokes fun at Atlanta’s bid for Amazon HQ

“Saturday Night Live” is joking about Atlanta’s traffic, accents and Southern cooking after Amazon named the city as one of 20 finalists for its second headquarters. Not even Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A and Waffle House escaped comedians’ jibes on the latest episode of “SNL.” The episode also took aim at three other cities contending for the internet retail...
Parts of Georgia hit 71 degrees

Parts of Georgia hit 71 degrees

Today: Sunny. High: 66 Tonight: A few passing clouds. Low: 45 Tomorrow: Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High: 65 February may be the next chance for truly cold air, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan says. The warm air is a welcome change for many who spent the latter part of the work week home after businesses and schools...
Atlanta United: Five things to watch in training camp

Atlanta United: Five things to watch in training camp

Atlanta United opens its second training camp on Monday with a big, welcomed red-and-black target on its back. After becoming the first MLS expansion team since Seattle in 2009 to reach the playoffs last year, President Darren Eales, Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra and manager Gerardo Martino orchestrated two potentially league-altering deals in the offseason in an attempt to make the Five Stripes...
SNL tweaks Atlanta’s Amazon H2 bid with jokes on traffic, Waffle House, Paula Deen

SNL tweaks Atlanta’s Amazon H2 bid with jokes on traffic, Waffle House, Paula Deen

Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant are part of a skit where “SNL” mocks Atlanta’s effort to get the Amazon HQ2. Posted Sunday, January 21, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog In a relatively under-baked skit that aired after Weekend Update last night, “Saturday Night Live” spoofed four of the 20 cities...
Mo’Nique calls for boycott of Netflix over gender pay disparities

Mo’Nique calls for boycott of Netflix over gender pay disparities

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 25: Actress Mo’Nique attends the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Posted Sunday, January 21, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio...
Rev. Kenneth E. Marcus: A head for numbers, a heart for God

Rev. Kenneth E. Marcus: A head for numbers, a heart for God

The Rev. Kenneth E. Marcus, senior pastor of Turner Chapel AME Church,  had a head for numbers  and was also a talented singer, musician and athlete in his native Trinidad.  His greatest gift, however, was sharing his love of God.  “Faith was very important to him,” said his boyhood friend, the Rev. Keith Donaldson D. Lawrence, pastor of Global Empowerment Ministries...
Concert review: Miranda Lambert showcases ferocity and tenderness at Infinite Energy Arena show

Concert review: Miranda Lambert showcases ferocity and tenderness at Infinite Energy Arena show

About an hour into her set, Miranda Lambert told the sold-out crowd at Infinite Energy Arena, “I’m trying to be on a mission to make you feel all the feels.” And with that, she stood alone in a spotlight with her acoustic guitar for the aching, “Tin Man” (“If you ever felt one breaking, you’d never want a heart.”), a delicate...
5 observations from Georgia Tech-North Carolina

5 observations from Georgia Tech-North Carolina

In the den of No. 15 North Carolina on Saturday, Georgia Tech shot the ball effectively, but other parts of its game were wanting. The Yellow Jackets were decisively ineffective in keeping the Tar Heels off the offensive glass, couldn’t get to the free-throw line enough and gave the ball away too many times. An 80-66 defeat was the unsurprising result. Tech stayed in the game in the first half...
D’Marcus Simonds has big plans for his time at Georgia State  

D’Marcus Simonds has big plans for his time at Georgia State  

School had been snowed out for yet another day, but not practice. It’s the season, and the heat is always on in the gym.  Inside Georgia State’s third-floor court, the Panthers’ star guard was easy to pick out from among the sweaty swirl of teammates. He was the only one who could carry off those warm-up pants, the color open to interpretation. Pink, for those who wished to...
Train-truck crashes too familiar in this Gwinnett city

Train-truck crashes too familiar in this Gwinnett city

The sights and sounds of a train crashing into a tractor-trailer Friday night in Gwinnett County were not new to people in that area. Just over a year ago, a train hit a truck on the tracks a short distance away, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Friday’s incident was at Holcomb Bridge Road at Thrasher Street, and the November 2016 incident was at Holcomb Bridge Road and South Peachtree...
5 observations from Georgia State’s win over Georgia Southern

5 observations from Georgia State’s win over Georgia Southern

The Panthers won’t have a better atmosphere than they had Saturday at GSU Sports Arena. Propelled by an energetic audience and one of the nation’s premier scorers, Georgia State took down rival Georgia Southern 83-66. The Panthers and Eagles sit at 14-6 on the season. But Georgia State is tied for the most wins (five) in the Sun Belt with Southern, Texas State and Louisiana-Monroe. Southern...
What you need to know to enjoy Sunday’s NFL playoffs 

What you need to know to enjoy Sunday’s NFL playoffs 

What: The NFC and AFC Championship Games Why: The winners go to the Super Bowl Jaguars (10-6) at Patriots (13-3), 3:05 p.m. Vikings (13-3) at Eagles (13-3), 6:40 P.M. Jaguars-Patriots, CBS Vikings-Eagles, Fox After this: The Super Bowl is two weeks later, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.  -- Patriots QB Tom Brady suffered a cut on his throwing hand in practice and is listed...
2017 was the warmest year ever for Georgia, state climatologist says 

2017 was the warmest year ever for Georgia, state climatologist says 

Last year might have ended with some record-breaking cold temperatures for Georgia, but 2017 was actually the warmest year on record for the state, according to a new report. » RELATED: Atlanta weather forecast and today’s temperature in Georgia  The annual average statewide temperature for 2017 was tied with 2016 for the warmest on record with 65...
Fayetteville’s Christian Coleman sets world record in 60-meter dash

Fayetteville’s Christian Coleman sets world record in 60-meter dash

Christian Coleman headed back to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Saturday, not overly impressed with himself, but thankful to have set the world record in the 60 meters.  “I didn’t really feel like it was one of my best races,” Coleman said after running a world record time of 6.37 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the Clemson Invitational on Friday. “I felt...
Ten observations from Hawks loss to Bulls

Ten observations from Hawks loss to Bulls

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (14) battles Chicago Bulls forward Denzel Valentine (45) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Ten observations from Bulls 113, Hawks 97 . . .  1. At least the Hawks’ throwback unis looked pretty cool. The rest of the day was ugly for the...
Trump’s anniversary: Thousands of women rally at Power to the Polls in Atlanta 

Trump’s anniversary: Thousands of women rally at Power to the Polls in Atlanta 

Thousands of women gathered in Atlanta on Saturday on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration to pledge they would build on a movement that began a year ago with a wave of marches around the nation.  The crowd gathered at The Bakery in south Atlanta, waving signs with famed quotes from Democratic lawmakers and quips aimed at Trump. Many in the crowd said they had hardly...
Armed robbery suspect dies after being shot by officer

Armed robbery suspect dies after being shot by officer

A man who robbed a Kroger store at gunpoint was later shot by a Dunwoody officer and died at a hospital, according to a police statement Saturday. The man was shot in a parking lot of a shopping center in the 5000 block of Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody police said in a news release.  About 7:45 a.m., the man forced his way into a register at a Kroger in Johns Creek before leaving, according to...
Temp reaches 60s; ‘we have earned it’

Temp reaches 60s; ‘we have earned it’

Today:  Sunshine, clouds. High: 58 Tonight: Clear. Low: 35 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 63 One day after some metro Atlanta school systems remained closed due to effects of the snow and ice storm, the temperature moved into the 60s. And it’s supposed to stay in that range for a while. “It is going to be an outstanding weekend after that cold weather we&rsquo...
1.3 million gallon sewage spill in DeKalb took 2 weeks to locate

1.3 million gallon sewage spill in DeKalb took 2 weeks to locate

Over the course of two weeks, an estimated 1.3 million gallons of sewage flowed into Shoal Creek at Glenwood Hills Park in Decatur. County watershed analysts noted heightened levels of fecal matter downstream on Jan. 4, CEO Mike Thurmond said Saturday. The source of the spill wasn’t located until Friday and the berm surrounding the pipe was built up to contain it. Large sewage spills in DeKalb...
Police: Man who shot neighbor, ran from officers kills himself

Police: Man who shot neighbor, ran from officers kills himself

A SWAT situation in Gwinnett County ended early Saturday when a man fatally shot himself, police said. Police responded shortly after midnight to a person-shot call in the 6000 block of Glenbrook Drive, officer Jacob Albright said in a news release. About 7:15 a.m., the man, identified as 34-year-old Lance Walburn by police, who allegedly shot a neighbor was seen outside his residence, which was near...
“We hate the word non-essential.” Government shutdown costs Atlantans

“We hate the word non-essential.” Government shutdown costs Atlantans

With a busy week ahead, Candy Burns Waylock on Saturday was getting ready to head back to Atlanta from a weekend trip, so she’d be ready to report for work Monday at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. Turns out, she won’t be going. The government shutdown will cancel her plans and cost her a paycheck. “We hate the word non-essential,&rdquo...
Human desire across strata of time

Human desire across strata of time

Lacing a corset is easy. Same with loading a musket or trimming a whale-oil lamp. A determined historical novelist can furnish the physical trappings of any era. Antique mental equipment, though, is tougher to acquire. Besides, it contradicts our egotistical sense that earlier people were pretty much like us, but in tunics and hoop skirts. And so all too often, we get medieval women espousing sexual...
Watch: A tribute to Braves great Chipper Jones

Watch: A tribute to Braves great Chipper Jones

Braves great Chipper Jones will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. It will be a slam dunk. Well, a home run at least.  It’s just a matter of how many votes the switch-hitting third baseman receives. Jones could finish with one of the highest voting percentages of all time. Chipper played 19 seasons for the Braves in Atlanta, compiling astounding statistics like a ...
Feds approve Georgia’s “ESSA” plan for schools

Feds approve Georgia’s “ESSA” plan for schools

Gov. Nathan Deal wouldn’t sign it, but U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has approved Georgia’s plan to comply with the new federal education law. The U.S. Department of Education announced the approval of Georgia’s plan and the plans of five other states -- Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Montana and New Hampshire-- in a bulletin released at 7:45 p.m. Georgia’s report...
So, how did Atlanta United land Ezequiel Barco?

So, how did Atlanta United land Ezequiel Barco?

The paperwork was approved by MLS around 1:45 p.m., just as the second round of the SuperDraft was starting in the Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. With that, after five months of negotiations, Atlanta United signed Ezequiel Barco, set a new record for an MLS transfer and wrapped up what club president Darren Eales described as the toughest deal he’s ever...
Man found with cocaine charged with leaving friend pinned under car

Man found with cocaine charged with leaving friend pinned under car

For 10 minutes, Samuel Lloyd was pinned under his car outside a Clayton County home just after midnight last week. But police don’t know how he got there.  “His injuries were consistent with being run over,” Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said, “but at the time, officers could (not) confirm who caused the vehicle to become lodged on top of Lloyd.” ...
Georgia lawmaker considers bill to create state-run airport authority

Georgia lawmaker considers bill to create state-run airport authority

A Butts County lawmaker said he thinks legislators should have oversight of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. State Sen. Bert Jones, R-Jackson, is drafting a bill that would create a state-run airport authority with appointees from business and aviation fields from across Georgia. “The airport is the largest economic engine in the Southeast,” he said. “It’s got international...

Indoor velodrome expected to draw cyclists to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth the opportunity to participate for free in the fast-moving and growing sport.  The Lexus Velodrome, which will have its grand opening Monday, is in an inflatable, climate-controlled dome a few miles north of a new professional...
Morgan Freeman honored with lifetime achievement award at SAG Awards

Morgan Freeman honored with lifetime achievement award at SAG Awards

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno. “Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure...
Former Disney star Orlando Brown arrested after family disturbance, police say

Former Disney star Orlando Brown arrested after family disturbance, police say

Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown was recently arrested following what authorities say was a violent altercation at an apartment in California. The 30-year-old “That’s So Raven” actor was reportedly engaged in a dispute with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother when an officer from the Barstow Police Department arrived on the scene at around 8 a.m. Thursday. The...
Former Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson really wants to defeat ‘pretty boy’ Tom Brady in Super Bowl

Former Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson really wants to defeat ‘pretty boy’ Tom Brady in Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles are the early underdogs vs. the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Offensive tackle and former Oklahoma Sooner Lane Johnson doesn’t want to hear about it — nor does he seem he want to hear about star quarterback Tom Brady. Johnson told ESPN’s Tim McManus following Philadelphia’s dominant NFC Championship Game victory over the Minnesota...
Pair of former Oklahoma players headed to Super Bowl

Pair of former Oklahoma players headed to Super Bowl

Two former Oklahoma football players will be on the field when the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots go at it in Super Bowl LII next month in Minneapolis, Minn. The Sooners will be represented by Philadelphia offensive tackle Lane Johnson and New England defensive end Geneo Grissom — guaranteeing that at least one former Oklahoma player will be walking away...
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (‘Stormin’ Out’): season 10, episode 10

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (‘Stormin’ Out’): season 10, episode 10

Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey doing work to help out Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. Posted Sunday, January 21, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Most of this extended episode focused on charity efforts by Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore to help out victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. At first,...
Service dog, Pluto have magical meeting at Walt Disney World

Service dog, Pluto have magical meeting at Walt Disney World

What happens when you meet your favorite Disney character for the first time? Check out what happened Friday night when Atlas, a service dog, saw Pluto for the very first time up close at Walt Disney World. With his friend recording, Julian Gavino took his Golden Retriever to meet Pluto Friday night at Epcot. Gavino told ABC News until this past week, Atlas only knew of Pluto as a giant stuffed...
John Coleman, The Weather Channel founder, dead at 83

John Coleman, The Weather Channel founder, dead at 83

John Coleman, who helped found and develop The Weather Channel, died Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 83. Coleman, a longtime weatherman, innovated the position when he started at Good Morning America, according to the Washington Post.  Coleman started The Weather Channel in 1981 with Joseph D’Aleo. Coleman left the network and continued forecasting on stations in New York...
Danny Kanell takes a predictable shot at SEC on championship Sunday

Danny Kanell takes a predictable shot at SEC on championship Sunday

The “SEC is all propaganda” has become a tired argument for Danny Kanell, but it’s one he insists on making at every opportunity. Even when it’s not accurate. On Sunday afternoon, the former ESPN radio host took a predictable and selective shot at SEC teams for not being among the leaders in championship Sunday participants. Yawn. This is a lazy take...
Multiple former West Virginia players headed to Super Bowl with Philadelphia Eagles

Multiple former West Virginia players headed to Super Bowl with Philadelphia Eagles

West Virginia football fans will have plenty to cheer about in two weeks if the Philadelphia Eagles capture their first ever Super Bowl Championship. Four former Mountaineers — Shelton Gibson, Rasul Douglas, Najee Goode and Wendell Smallwood — will be playing in Minneapolis, all with Philadelphia. It is the first trip to the Super Bowl for all four players. Douglas...
Stanford QB Keller Chryst to leave program as graduate transfer

Stanford QB Keller Chryst to leave program as graduate transfer

Keller Chryst began the 2017 season as Stanford’s starting quarterback but eventually was overpassed by redshirt freshman K.J. Costello. With Costello firmly entrenched in that job for 2018, Chryst is looking to complete his career somewhere else as a graduate transfer. Chryst threw for 1,901 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Cardinal in three seasons, including 937 yards...
Recruiting analyst: NCAA ‘failed’ Billy Preston, Kansas through lack of ruling

Recruiting analyst: NCAA ‘failed’ Billy Preston, Kansas through lack of ruling

The Billy Preston era of Kansas basketball ended before it even started on Saturday when it was announced that the freshman had signed with a Bosnian professional team. The rivals 5-star prospect never started in a regular season game after he was suspended due to an ongoing investigation by the NCAA regarding an on-campus car accident during the opening week of the 2017-18...
Here’s every former SEC player who will play in the Super Bowl

Here’s every former SEC player who will play in the Super Bowl

SEC players are littered throughout the NFL, so it’s no surprise to see a big number of them will battle for the Super Bowl in two weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots each feature nearly a dozen former SEC stars, and some of them will even have head-to-head matchups in the big game. Here’s the list: David Andrews, Georgia Brandon...
Arizona grad Nick Foles leads Eagles to Super Bowl in NFC title game romp over Vikings

Arizona grad Nick Foles leads Eagles to Super Bowl in NFC title game romp over Vikings

Arizona hadn’t had a quarterback drafted into the NFL since the 1960s until Nic Foles was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round in 2012. Six years and several stops later, Foles has piloted the Eagles to the Super Bowl. Foles threw for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns on 26-of-33 passing in Philadelphia’s 38-7 blowout of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to...
Opinion: Trump’s election fueled tensions in my diverse Cobb high school

Opinion: Trump’s election fueled tensions in my diverse Cobb high school

Carlo Manuel is a senior at Wheeler High School in Cobb County. He is a writer and content creator for the school’s student-produced “Wildcat TV.” Carlo will attend Georgia State University next year to study filmmaking. In this piece, Carlo talks about how the election of Donald Trump has intensified racial, gender and political divides in his school. By...
Boy with 10-pound tumor on face dies after surgery in Florida

Boy with 10-pound tumor on face dies after surgery in Florida

A 14-year-old boy who recently underwent surgery to remove a 10-pound tumor from his face has died, according to news reports. Emanuel Zayas developed the benign tumor while suffering from polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, a genetic disorder in which fibrous tissue begins to replace bone in the body. “Our condolences and prayers for Emanuel's family and the loss of a very brave young man,&rdquo...
Analysis: ACC Power Rankings

Analysis: ACC Power Rankings

15. Pittsburgh Record: 8-12, 0-7 Last week: No. 15 National rank: Unranked Take: Pitt looked every bit like the ACC’s worst team in Saturday’s 81-54 loss at Duke. The Panthers are still looking for their first win in 2018, and their chances of getting one this season are dwindling. Record: 8-11, 1-6 Last week: No. 14 National rank: Unranked Take: Surprisingly, the Demon Deacons...
Florida man dead after diving in underwater caves

Florida man dead after diving in underwater caves

A 50-year-old Florida man is dead after cave diving in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park this weekend, officials said. Davin Brannon, 53, of Dover, was diving in the Eagle’s Nest cave around noon Saturday when Hernando County Sheriff officials were called about a diver in distress. By the time crews arrived at the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, north of Tampa, Brannon was dead, officials...
People are asking if Tua Tagovailoa is available to help the Minnesota Vikings

People are asking if Tua Tagovailoa is available to help the Minnesota Vikings

It seems that a number of Minnesota and football fans are asking if Tua Tagovailoa could help engineer another second half comeback. And this time it’s for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota found itself trailing 24-7 at halftime and the Vikings gave up the final 24 points of the half. Case Keenum has also had two back-breaking turnovers, including a pick-6. So naturally...
Government shutdown affects Georgia for second day

Government shutdown affects Georgia for second day

As the government shutdown stretched into it second day, Georgia residents continued to feel some of the effects.  The move on Saturday to bar motorists from entering Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park apparently led to heavy traffic congestion Sunday as visitors and outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the unseasonably warm day parked alongside the shoulders on Ga. 120 to make their...
WATCH: Former Gamecock Alshon Jeffrey scores huge touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles

WATCH: Former Gamecock Alshon Jeffrey scores huge touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles

It’s been a big day for former Gamecocks. After Stephon Gilmore made a huge play for the Patriots, Jeffrey punctuated a great first half for the Philadelphia Eagles, as he was able to get open and score a huge 53-yard touchdown right before halftime. The play was set up by a strip sack from Derek Barnett. The score gave the Eagles a 21-7 lead just before halftime. Philadelphia...
Pope Francis jokes with cloistered nuns in Peru

Pope Francis jokes with cloistered nuns in Peru

Pope Francis drew appreciative laughter Sunday when he addressed cloistered nuns in a Peruvian church, Reuters reported. The nuns were given special permission to leave their convents to see the pontiff speak in Lima. Francis spoke to the 500 nuns, known as “contemplatives” because they rarely venture away from their convents, on his final day in Peru. “Seeing you all here an...
WATCH: Former Tennessee DL Derek Barnett forces fumble in NFC Championship Game

WATCH: Former Tennessee DL Derek Barnett forces fumble in NFC Championship Game

Former Tennessee DL Derek Barnett stepped onto the national stage Sunday night and made a huge play for this Philadelphia Eagles. With Minnesota knocking on the door threatening to score, Barnett got around the edge on 3rd and 5 and forced Vikings QB Case Keenum to fumble. The Eagles recovered, putting Philly in the driver’s seat in the final couple minutes of the first...
Former Wisconsin WR George Rushing to transfer to Buffalo, per report

Former Wisconsin WR George Rushing to transfer to Buffalo, per report

On Sunday night, news broke on social media that former Wisconsin WR George Rushing will be transferring to the University of Buffalo. In December, Rushing announced he would be transferring. The pass-catcher missed the 2017 season after suffering a leg injury during fall camp. Rushing will be joining Buffalo as a graduate transfer, which means he will be eligible to play...
Report: Star Louisville recruiter to accept job with Oregon

Report: Star Louisville recruiter to accept job with Oregon

Louisville inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Cort Dennison will become Oregon’s outside linebackers coach, according to a report from Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated. Dennison is considered a rising star in the profession: Dennison spent three seasons with the Cardinals. If Feldman’s prediction comes true, it will be interesting to see if he lands ...
Shirtless flag-bearer from 2016 Olympics qualifies for 2018 Games

Shirtless flag-bearer from 2016 Olympics qualifies for 2018 Games

The flag-bearer from Tonga who walked shirtless in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics will need to pack some warm shirts for the South Korean games. Saying that “a miracle happened,” Pita Taufatofua qualified for the Pyeongchang Olympics in cross-country skiing Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reported. Taufatofua had failed in two previous attempts to qualify for the...
WATCH: Former Florida State DB Patrick Robinson puts Eagles on the board with pick-6

WATCH: Former Florida State DB Patrick Robinson puts Eagles on the board with pick-6

The Minnesota Vikings marched down the field on the first possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead over the Eagles, but former Florida State Seminole Patrick Robinson put Philadelphia right back into the game. Watch this sweet pick-6 to tie the game up at 7: Robinson played at Florida State from 2006-09. He recorded 6 interceptions in his sophomore year and was the 32 nd...
Report: Oregon set to add Louisville’s Cort Dennison to coaching staff

Report: Oregon set to add Louisville’s Cort Dennison to coaching staff

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal appears to have found another piece of his 2018 coaching staff, poaching a valued piece of Bobby Petrino’s staff at Louisville. Cort Dennison is a former Washington linebacker who spent the past three seasons as Louisville’s inside linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. He previously was on Petrino’s staff at Western...
Oklahoma State lands JUCO DE Amadou Fofana

Oklahoma State lands JUCO DE Amadou Fofana

Oklahoma State football is getting some reinforcement at defensive end in time for the 2018 season. JUCO prospect Amadou Fofana announced his commitment to play for the Cowboys on Sunday through his personal Twitter account. Fofana, a native of Memphis, Tenn., was recruited out of Highland Community College in Highland, Kan. — where he has spent the past two seasons. The 6-foot-5...
Tennessee linked to Stanford grad transfer QB Keller Chryst

Tennessee linked to Stanford grad transfer QB Keller Chryst

When one door closes, another opens. Tennessee QB Quinten Dormady announced he will transfer from the program last week, but the Vols could be getting another veteran signal caller in the form of Stanford’s Keller Chryst. Chryst announced on Sunday he will transfer from Stanford and, as a graduate, will be eligible in 2018. A few hours later, USA Today columnist Dan...
Avondale cites state Supreme Court rule to rescind severance contract

Avondale cites state Supreme Court rule to rescind severance contract

Citing a 2011 Georgia Supreme Court ruling, Avondale Estates’ Board of Mayor and Commissioners have drafted a resolution refusing to honor a severance amendment in City Manager Clai Brown’s contract. The board is expected to approve the document during its regular meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at Avondale Estates City Hall, 21 N. Avondale Plaza. This resolution is the latest development in...
National Signing Day 2018: 4- and 5-star uncommitted, unsigned recruits still in play

National Signing Day 2018: 4- and 5-star uncommitted, unsigned recruits still in play

National Signing Day 2018 is 17 days away, and 98 4- and 5-star recruits remain in play. It’s a far cry from previous years, as the early signing period took much of the drama out of the end of the 2018 recruiting cycle. Of those 98 4- and 5-star recruits remaining, 63 are uncommitted and 35 are unsigned. The most recent commitment came from 4-star WR Justin...
Report: Landing spot for Matt Canada emerges at Maryland

Report: Landing spot for Matt Canada emerges at Maryland

After one season at LSU, Matt Canada was out of a job. But it appears he may have found his next spot. Canada has emerged as a “strong candidate” for the opening at Maryland to be the offensive coordinator and play caller, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports. Canada arrived with much hype after coming over from Pittsburgh. but the offense struggled early, especially...
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