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Deadly trend continues against police

An Americus police officer was killed Wednesday and another is fighting for his life after responding to a domestic violence call. Nationwide, this year is among the deadliest on record for law enforcement.
No reason to believe Matt Ryan won’t rebound from misery

No reason to believe Matt Ryan won’t rebound from misery

Matt Ryan’s family has learned by now how to handle delicate situations like this. So when the Falcons’ quarterback returned home the other night, still replaying the misery in his head from that day’s game, walking into the house wasn’t like, say, stepping into a blast furnace like Twitter or a radio call-in show. “You get home and you’re probably a little bit...
Diane McIver designer wardrobe estate sale draws a crowd

Diane McIver designer wardrobe estate sale draws a crowd

The doors opened just after 10 a.m. for day one of the estate sale featuring clothing and other personal items of shot businesswoman Diane McIver. By then, the line had grown to about 100 people, wrapping around the parking lot of a warehouse in Miami Circle.
Lawsuit: High school wrestler got herpes at metro Atlanta tournament

Lawsuit: High school wrestler got herpes at metro Atlanta tournament

A 20-year-old who claims he contracted herpes and staph during a metro Atlanta high school wrestling tournament is suing several area athletics officials and agencies. Charles Ellis claims coaches and referees didn't properly inspect the wrestlers and let him compete with an infected athlete, said Lee Davis, his Cobb County attorney. Ellis is now prone to type-1 herpes outbreaks across...
When world war came to Georgia's backyard

When world war came to Georgia's backyard

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shocked America to the core, killing 2,403 and grievously damaging the Navy’s fleet. While that carnage occurred thousands of miles from the mainland, what has been called a “second Pearl Harbor” took place quietly, right in Georgia’s backyard.
Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an "honor" even as he derided the idea that he'll lead "the Divided States of America." That was a reference to Time's cover line — "Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America" — that was positioned next to the cover photograph of the...
Josh Pastner explains Tech’s ‘huge, huge win’ over VCU

Josh Pastner explains Tech’s ‘huge, huge win’ over VCU

The seeds for a most unlikely victory were planted not long after Georgia Tech was thrashed by Tennessee Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. Coach Josh Pastner gave guard Tadric Jackson a simple message after Jackson had given the Yellow Jackets 10 uninspiring minutes in their 81-58 loss to the Volunteers. “I won’t play you anymore if you won’t play hard,” Pastner said he told Jackson...
How the Hawks were finally able to get a victory

How the Hawks were finally able to get a victory

Five observations from the Hawks’ 103-95 victory over the Heat Wednesday. The Hawks won for just the second time in the past 12 games. It’s a start for a team that dipped two games below .500 after a 9-2 start. “He’s right,” Dwight Howard said. “That’s all we’ve been thinking about since the last game, how we could come in and get this...
Inside the box score: Hawks 103, Heat 95

Inside the box score: Hawks 103, Heat 95

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 103-95 victory over the Heat Wednesday: * Dwight Howard had his 15th double-double with 23 points and 17 rebounds, including seven offensive boards. * Paul Millsap had 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks. * Tyler Johnson helped keep the Heat in the game with a career-high 27 points off the depleted bench...
Here's what a millennial in Georgia needs to do to retire with $1 million

Here's what a millennial in Georgia needs to do to retire with $1 million

Millennials may be sweating about finding their first job after college or how to pay off their student loans, but are these young adults giving retirement a great deal of thought yet? According to a  In fact, while it requires commitment, accumulating $1 million is a reasonable goal for many millennials, according to  She offered the following tips for millennials who want to retire with...
‘Hairspray Live!’ – 5 things we learned from the musical

‘Hairspray Live!’ – 5 things we learned from the musical

The beat thundered, the ocean motioned and “Hairspray Live!” exploded in a Technicolor whirl.
Hawks snap seven-game losing streak with win over Heat

Hawks snap seven-game losing streak with win over Heat

Deep breath. The losing streak is over. The Hawks snapped a seven-game losing streak at the expense of the injury-ravaged Heat, winning 103-95 Wednesday night at Philips Arena. The win was only the second in the past 12 games for the Hawks. No matter the circumstances, the Hawks will take it. It’s been a long time. The last win came Nov. 23, 14 days ago. The Hawks (11-12) were led by duo of...
Georgia Tech pulls off overtime defeat of VCU

Georgia Tech pulls off overtime defeat of VCU

Georgia Tech pulled off the biggest win of coach Josh Pastner’s eight-game tenure as Yellow Jackets coach, defeating VCU 76-73 in overtime Wednesday night in Richmond, Va. Four days after an embarrassing 23-point defeat to Tennessee, and with final exams about to start, Tech led most of the way and answered every challenge. Guard Tadric Jackson was a compelling force, scoring a career-high 24...
Marietta cold case murder suspect arrested in Alabama

Marietta cold case murder suspect arrested in Alabama

It took more than two years, but police caught up to a man they believe committed murder in 2014. Dwight Blalock was arrested Wednesday in Alabama and charged with murder in connection with the death of Carlos Wright, Marietta police spokeswoman Kelah Wallace said in a news release. Wright was found shot to death in a car on Bellemeade Way in Marietta in November 2014. While investigating a homicide...
Fatal shooting of Americus officer continues a deadly trend for police

Fatal shooting of Americus officer continues a deadly trend for police

An Americus police officer was killed Wednesday Nicholas Ryan Smarr, 25, of the Americus Police Department, and Jody Smith of Georgia Southwestern State University police were each shot in the head at the Country Club Estates apartments,  The suspect, identified as Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, 32, remained on the loose Wednesday evening and is considered armed and dangerous, according to GBI spokeswoman...
Road closures in Cobb, DeKalb to cause heavy delays

Road closures in Cobb, DeKalb to cause heavy delays

Cobb and DeKalb drivers can expect delays in their commute. JOHN SPINK / AJC Drivers in Cobb and DeKalb counties can expect heavy delays due to road work.
Tech ticket sales deemed strong for TaxSlayer Bowl

Tech ticket sales deemed strong for TaxSlayer Bowl

Georgia Tech had sold 3,500 tickets for the TaxSlayer Bowl as of Wednesday afternoon, and athletic department officials characterized sales as brisk. Sales began with Sunday’s announcement that the Yellow Jackets will play Kentucky in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 31. The athletic department expects strong sales Thursday and Friday. Thursday is the deadline for ticket buyers to receive priority...
Lawyer: Client accused in Henry shooting didn’t have finger on trigger

Lawyer: Client accused in Henry shooting didn’t have finger on trigger

The lawyer for a man accused in a quadruple murder in Henry County said his client was a victim of circumstance. Mathew Baker, 19, didn’t have his hand on the gun — or any gun — in the shooting at a house party, according to his lawyer. Baker was one of five men charged in the deadly Oct. 27 shooting. He and Jacob Kosky, 22, were charged with four counts of murder. Baker’s...
Officer charged after allegedly breaking Wal-Mart customer’s leg

Officer charged after allegedly breaking Wal-Mart customer’s leg

An Atlanta police sergeant was indicted on charges of excessive force related to an incident at Wal-Mart, where he worked off-duty security. Trevor King, 48, of Rex, is accused of breaking a customer’s leg in 2014 at the Wal-Mart on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlanta, U.S. District Attorney spokesman Bob Page said in a news release. King was allegedly dressed in his APD uniform and...
Braves like Quintana, but not the way they liked Sale

Braves like Quintana, but not the way they liked Sale

OXON HILL, Md. – After pulling back from the Chris Sale trade sweepstakes when the asking price for ace rose beyond their comfort level, the Braves checked on the ask for the other All-Star left-hander being dangled by the White Sox, Jose Quintana. The Sox were also asking too much for Quintana, at least from the Braves’ perspective. While they were in the market for a true No. 1 starter...

Amanda Davis taking morning anchor spot at CBS46 replacing Gloria Neal

This was posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Kempner: Confessions of a mall Santa

Kempner: Confessions of a mall Santa

Mall Santa has secrets. I tugged on his beard to get them out of him. Nobody said the Santa business is all peppermints and twinkling eyes. (This became especially clear when I learned the truth about the little towel hidden nearby. But more on that in a minute.) “You never, ever do what?” asked the Santa I met in a sort of chalet built for him inside North Point Mall in Alpharetta. &ldquo...
Delta pilots union elects new leader

Delta pilots union elects new leader

Atlanta United reportedly trades for Parkhurst

Atlanta United reportedly trades for Parkhurst

Atlanta United may have its first defender. The MLS expansion club has reportedly agreed to a trade with Columbus for U.S. national team player Michael Parkhurst, according to the Parkhurst, 32, was out of contract with the Crew. Atlanta United reportedly sent to the Crew an undisclosed amount of allocation money. The agreement can’t be finalized until it receives league approval on Sunday...
Concert promoter Live Nation to run Wolf Creek in south Fulton County

Concert promoter Live Nation to run Wolf Creek in south Fulton County

Live Nation, a major concert promoter that runs venues throughout metro Atlanta, will take over operations of the Wolf Creek Amphitheater in south Fulton County. Fulton commissioners agreed Wednesday to authorize negotiations for a contract with Live Nation. The organization was “The county staff did its homework and found that Live Nation is the gold standard when it comes to operating and...
East Point officer testifies former cops’ use of Taser ‘unnecessary’

East Point officer testifies former cops’ use of Taser ‘unnecessary’

An East Point officer testified Wednesday that two former co-workers went too far in using a Taser more than a dozen times on a handcuffed man. Former police Cpl. Howard Weems and former Sgt. Marcus Eberhart are charged with one count each of felony murder in the 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Lewis Towns Jr. Officer Nicole Allen called the use of the Taser “unnecessary” when she took...
Federal SBA backs record $1.4 billion loans to Georgia businesses

Federal SBA backs record $1.4 billion loans to Georgia businesses

Small businesses in Georgia took out a record $1.4 billion in government-backed loans under the federal Small Business Administration’s program in 2016, according to the agency. The loan volume in Georgia increased almost 15 percent in dollar terms over the previous year, according to the agency. The SBA guaranteed 2023 loans during its fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 12 percent more than the...
Gun sale gone bad leads to DeKalb double shooting, cops say

Gun sale gone bad leads to DeKalb double shooting, cops say

What detectives first thought was a carjacking turned shooting actually turned out to be a gun sale gone bad, DeKalb County police said Wednesday. One man  The driver was in stable condition after being shot in the leg, but the gunman later shot the passenger, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition, DeKalb police spokesman Maj. Stephen Fore said. Police dogs tracked and captured...
Child accidentally shoots 14-year-old girl in Cobb

Child accidentally shoots 14-year-old girl in Cobb

Cobb County police are investigating how an 11-year-old boy accidentally shot a 14-year-old girl. Destiny McNichols was found lying in the middle of a stairwell at the Sierra Forest apartments on Mableton Parkway, Channel 2 Action News reported. Witnesses said the boy was found with a handgun. “I poked my head out and I see the girl laying right there on the ground and she was bleeding,&rdquo...

TMZ: Stevie J keeps calling cops on pregnant Joseline Hernandez

This is posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on AJC’s Radio & TV Tal
DUI suspected in crash that killed Hall County teen

DUI suspected in crash that killed Hall County teen

A Gainesville teenager was killed and three other people were injured in a crash with a man who was believed to be DUI, the Gainesville Times reported. About 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jonathan Flanagan, 22, of Dahlonega, was traveling north on Ga. 60 near Price Road when he crossed the center line and struck a car carrying three people, the Georgia State Patrol told the paper. Jesus Alvarez-Perez, 19, died...
College Football Awards show brings stars to Atlanta

College Football Awards show brings stars to Atlanta

Twenty-four stars of college football’s 2016 season, including all five Heisman Trophy finalists, will share the spotlight at an Atlanta event Thursday night. They’ll attend the 26th annual “College Football Awards” show, a two-hour made-for-TV event that will air live on ESPN from the College Football Hall of Fame starting at 7 p.m. The show, which moved to the Hall of Fame...

Gala for new Cobb County chairman scrapped over transparency issues

An inauguration gala planned in honor of Cobb chairman-elect Mike Boyce has been cancelled amid concerns over transparency. The event, hosted by Joe Profit, a former Atlanta Falcon turned local businessman, was billed as a celebration of Boyce and a fundraiser for his transition. But, “The feedback from my supporters clearly suggested that the Gala as planned did not meet our transparency standard...
Rodriguez’s versatility and intangibles (not boxing) attracted Braves

Rodriguez’s versatility and intangibles (not boxing) attracted Braves

OXON HILL, Md. – Fans outside of Pittsburgh probably remember Sean Rodriguez for his epic tantrum in last year’s wild-card game between the Pirates and Cubs, when he got tossed after a benches-clearing incident, then continued to rage, rage against the dying postseason light by landing three devastating punches on a dugout Gatorade cooler. It was not the first ejection for Rodriguez, who...
Producer Mike Will Made-It launches ‘Wish Week’ in Atlanta

Producer Mike Will Made-It launches ‘Wish Week’ in Atlanta

Atlanta native Mike Will Made-It. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Interscope Records ) BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Super-producer Mike Will Made-It – nominated for a pair of Grammys for his work on Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album – is launching a “Wish Week” in Atlanta.
Shooting claims life of father of Tech commit Jerry Howard

Shooting claims life of father of Tech commit Jerry Howard

Tragedy has struck Georgia Tech commit Jerry Howard, a running back from Rock Hill, S.C. Howard’s father, Jerry Sr., died Friday after a shooting in Rock Hill. Jerry Howard Sr. was 37. He was reportedly shot several times and died at a nearby hospital. “It was tragic,” said Howard’s high-school coach at Northwestern High, David Pierce. “It was horrible.” Pierce...

Trump’s election turns state legislators’ plans on their heads

ATHENS — Ballots were still being counted when it became apparent most Democrats had not seriously considered the possibility Donald Trump would win. Neither, it seems, had many Republicans. That was my main takeaway from the General Assembly’s biennial retreat here this week. Typically, one can find the rough outlines of a legislative agenda at this post-election event, which is geared...
Want to be the Braves mascot?

Want to be the Braves mascot?

A college graduate? Physically fit? Willing to strike a pose with children and cameras? The Braves may have a job for you.  The team has an The job, according to the job description on the Braves' job board, requires more than prancing around the stadium for 81 games. The representative of the Braves brand must have good business acumen and will be in charge of managing more than 200 appearances...
Falcons say poor communication leads to slow defensive starts

Falcons say poor communication leads to slow defensive starts

Falcons coach Dan Quinn often says he wants his outfit to be “the best attacking team in football.” He says he likes to see “intent” from his players and wants them to play a “fast and physical” style. Quinn’s defensive players have heard those themes since the off-season camps. They hear them throughout the week of preparation. They hear them before taking...
Ed Roland talks Eddie’s Attic concerts, charity

Ed Roland talks Eddie’s Attic concerts, charity

Henry elects first African-American woman to county’s top elected seat

Henry elects first African-American woman to county’s top elected seat

Republican June Wood was elected chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, becoming the first African American woman elected to the county’s top seat. The 53-year-old retired Georgia Power employee defeated Democrat Carlotta Harrell, also African-American, by a sizable margin. It is the first time an election in Henry has pitted two African Americans for the top job. The race...

Sharon Jones memorial to be held in Augusta

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U.S. Navy sailor from Georgia sketched Pearl Harbor attack before he was killed in action

U.S. Navy sailor from Georgia sketched Pearl Harbor attack before he was killed in action

Leonard Franklin Tomlinson lived and served in an age before social media, and the image he left behind is less ephemeral and certainly less meaningless than the slew of selfies we all serve up today.
Matt Ryan named Falcons nominee for Man of the Year

Matt Ryan named Falcons nominee for Man of the Year

For his leadership on and off the field, the Atlanta Falcons nominated quarterback Matt Ryan as the team nominee for 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year. A first time nominee for Man of the Year, Ryan has been an advocate for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta since he was drafted by the Falcons in 2008. Ryan most recently voiced his support on Sunday by wearing CHOA Over the past six years, Ryan&rsquo...
Ryan Cameron’s lifelong love of giving back

Ryan Cameron’s lifelong love of giving back

You may know him as the dynamic morning radio personality on V-103 or the booming voice at Atlanta Hawks home games. But above all else Ryan Cameron is Linnie Beatrice Cameron’s grandson. And “Linnie B.” taught her grandson at an early age about the importance of giving back. Cameron remembers going with his grandmother to hand out soup and sandwiches to people in need. He was 7...
How to pick a LinkedIn profile picture that will get you hired

How to pick a LinkedIn profile picture that will get you hired

LinkedIn continues to gain popularity as a reputable source for employers, so a solid profile page is as important as ever for job seekers. While education and experience can dominate a standard print resume, LinkedIn adds another element that can either complement or hinder your chances of appealing to an employer: the profile picture. We spoke with  "Your profile picture is very important...
Georgia Tech jumps into bowl practice

Georgia Tech jumps into bowl practice

Georgia Tech began preparations for Kentucky and the TaxSlayer Bowl Tuesday, the first of two practices this week as players begin final exams on Thursday. “It seems like it’s been forever since we were out there, so it was good to get back out there, get started,” coach Paul Johnson said. The Yellow Jackets enjoyed a nine-day respite without practice since the win over Georgia Nov...
Americus, site of double cop-shooting, is small but highly significant

Americus, site of double cop-shooting, is small but highly significant

Americus, where  The city was incorporated in 1832 as the heart of a triangle formed by Macon, Columbus and Albany, just 16 miles west of the bustling Flint River. Its population doubled between 1850 and 1860 with the arrival of the South Western Railroad and its location became key to the South’s effort during the Civil War. In 1864, the entire town was converted into a Confederate hospital...

Dan Quinn on Rams, injuries and the slow starting defense

5 things self-employed workers should know about choosing health insurance in Georgia

5 things self-employed workers should know about choosing health insurance in Georgia

Being self-employed can have a lot of pluses, including a more flexible schedule and the ability to work from home. But when it comes to benefits, not having an employer's health care plan can leave you anxious about what your options are and how you'll be able to afford it. And with the Here's what else he said you need to know if you're self-employed and are looking for health insurance: Your situation...
This is the best time of year to job hunt, according to Atlanta hiring managers

This is the best time of year to job hunt, according to Atlanta hiring managers

Should the calendar play a part in your The new year still ranks high as a good time to look for work, according to Chan Cheatham, talent acquisition services manager for Corporate Payroll Services. She also favors early September to early November job searches in the Atlanta area, because most college grads from the year before have landed jobs and won't be competing as heavily. Kathy...
Tech commit Jaytlin Askew on his official visit to Tech

Tech commit Jaytlin Askew on his official visit to Tech

Even before 3-star cornerback Jaytlin Askew officially visited Georgia Tech on Friday, Tech already felt like home. The senior from Douglasville, Ga. has been to Tech’s campus many times and is ready to move in when he enrolls in school in January. “I literally (live) 15 to 20 minutes from there, but the trip was different because this was the first time I got to be around...
Snitker confident Dansby’s ready to handle hitting 2nd in lineup

Snitker confident Dansby’s ready to handle hitting 2nd in lineup

OXON HILL, Md. – Dansby Swanson has played less than two months in the big leagues, but the Braves shortstop was so impressive that manager Brian Snitker is confident he could handle the responsibility and potential pressure that goes with hitting second. “Absolutely,” Snitker said Wednesday during the manager’s media session at the Winter Meetings. “I think Dansby can...
Atlanta Ballet’s John Welker will take final bow after 24-year career

Atlanta Ballet’s John Welker will take final bow after 24-year career

Sprawled out upon the floor minutes before a scene rehearsal, John Welker, 40, stretches and contorts his body. After all, he doesn’t want to hurt himself when he’s just weeks from hanging up the ballet shoes for good.  “I’m not the young pup anymore,” Welker said. “I used to be the youngest when I first joined the company. Now I’m one of the oldest company...
Bazemore to miss two games with right knee soreness (updated)

Bazemore to miss two games with right knee soreness (updated)

The Hawks will be without starter Kent Bazemore for the next two games as the guard/forward deals with right knee soreness. Tim Hardaway Jr. will start in place of Bazemore for Wednesday’s home game against the Heat and Friday’s road game against the Bucks. The injury concern is the second change to the Hawks starting lineup in as many games. Thabo Sefolosha replaced Kyle Korver beginning...
Cobb chairman-elect Mike Boyce cancels gala amid transparency concerns

Cobb chairman-elect Mike Boyce cancels gala amid transparency concerns

Cobb chairman-elect Mike Boyce released a statement Wednesday announcing the cancellation of a gala event in his honor. The event, hosted by Joe Profit, a former Falcon turned local businessman, was billed as a celebration of Boyce and a fundraiser for his transition “The feedback from my supporters clearly suggested that the Gala as planned did not meet our transparency standard,” Boyce...
GBI to murder suspect: 'We want you to call 911 and turn yourself in' 

GBI to murder suspect: 'We want you to call 911 and turn yourself in' 

The search for a man accused of killing an officer and critically injuring another one is expected to continue through the night.  GBI officials urged Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, 32, to turn himself in Wednesday after allegedly shooting two officers, killing one, in Americus.  "Enough violence has occurred today. We want you to call 911 and turn yourself in," GBI director Vernon...
Freddie Burden savors All-ACC honors

Freddie Burden savors All-ACC honors

Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden’s final season as a Yellow Jacket has concluded well. The senior from Statesboro was named to ESPN’s All-ACC team Tuesday, a week after he was named to the media’s All-ACC third team. “Huge accomplishment,” Burden said Tuesday following Tech’s first bowl practice. “One of the things you pride yourself on. I dedicated this...
Meeting Springsteen: “Like a girl going to the prom.”

Meeting Springsteen: “Like a girl going to the prom.”

Much as I have dreamed about meeting Bruce Springsteen, I’ve As the moment actually approached, What am I going to say? What am I going to do? What am I going to wear, I asked my editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Shannon McCaffrey. “You’re like a girl going to the prom,” she shot back. Read the full story at
Hummer: Where’s Alabama’s Allen among Heisman finalists?

Hummer: Where’s Alabama’s Allen among Heisman finalists?

Election continues overhaul of DeKalb’s government

Election continues overhaul of DeKalb’s government

Voters continued rebuilding DeKalb’s government Tuesday with the  Adams, an Emory University police officer, will join a slate of fresh officials who say they’ll do a better, more responsible job of representing residents. He’ll join other newly elected local officials — including incoming CEO  Adams defeated Randal Mangham, an attorney, in a runoff election Tuesday...
Georgia Tech's Gator Bowl history

Georgia Tech's Gator Bowl history

Georgia Tech returns to Jacksonville, Fla., for its eighth trip to the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly known as the Gator Bowl. Tech is 24-19 overall in its bowl history, dating back to its first bowl appearance in the  When they face Kentucky at 11 a.m. Dec. 31 in Jacksonville, the Jackets will make the Gator Bowl their most frequent bowl game. They are 3-4 in the nation's sixth oldest bowl game. This...
Dispute over tablet leads to courthouse shooting

Dispute over tablet leads to courthouse shooting

It all started over a tablet. A man in a Clayton County courthouse was using a tablet about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when a deputy asked him to stop, witness Alfred King said.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Man shot in buttocks after dispute in court over cellphone or tablet use. Chief says he resisted&hellip...
Andersonville National Cemetery: Help us put wreaths on 20,000 graves

Andersonville National Cemetery: Help us put wreaths on 20,000 graves

Their service was the greatest gift to the nation. When better than the Christmas season to give back to them? On Dec. 17, wreaths will be placed on as many as 800 graves at Andersonville National Cemetery in southeast Georgia. The cemetery, part of Andersonville got its start in 1864 as a trench burial site of prisoners who died in the nearby military prison during the Civil War. It later was established...
Drugs stolen from Buckhead Walgreens

Drugs stolen from Buckhead Walgreens

One person has been detained in connection with an overnight theft of controlled medications from a Buckhead Walgreens, Atlanta police said. Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers found the front and pharmacy doors pried open at the store in the 2800 block of Peachtree Road, Sgt. Warren Pickard said in a release. An unknown amount of oxycodone, morphine and methamphetamine had been taken. Store...
FAA suspends Atlanta Technical College’s aviation maintenance technician school certificate

FAA suspends Atlanta Technical College’s aviation maintenance technician school certificate

Jewish Film Fest: a peek at 2017 schedule

Jewish Film Fest: a peek at 2017 schedule

The world’s largest Jewish film festival begins Jan. 24 in Atlanta, with comedy, drama, foreign and independent films showing at venues around the city. Curators will screen 76 films during the 23 days of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The full lineup will be announced on Friday, Jan. 6 and tickets will go on sale at beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18. Here’s a sampling of what to expect...
NFL bets you may not want to make

NFL bets you may not want to make

Game Thread: Heat at Hawks

Game Thread: Heat at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov.
Cover 9@9: Falcons should sit Julio Jones with turf toe

Cover 9@9: Falcons should sit Julio Jones with turf toe

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov talk about the spot the Falcons are in facing the Rams in week 14 and how Julio Jones’ turf toe will impact things in Los Angeles.
Cold front to bring 20-degree temps 

Cold front to bring 20-degree temps 

Today: Partly cloudy. High: 60 Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 44 Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High: 49 Bundle up Thursday.  A cold front passing through Wednesday night is expected to bring temperatures into the 40s.  Expect for Friday to be even more frigid with temps in the 20s.  After reaching a high of 62 degrees in Atlanta on Wednesday, the latest forecast indicates temperatures will...
Leadoff: Where is Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s halo board?

Leadoff: Where is Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s halo board?

Stadium general manager Jenkins offered this timeline: “We’re targeting a June completion for the stadium. We’ll be loading equipment and furniture and training people in July. And we’ll be rocking and rolling in August with events.” Another guest, chief technology officer “I can tell you it’s going to be hundreds of truck loads...

92.3/96.7 The Beat adds DJ Scream at nights starting December 12

This is posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Gwinnett man dies after crashing Maserati into DeKalb home

Gwinnett man dies after crashing Maserati into DeKalb home

A Gwinnett County man was killed early Wednesday after he sped away from a Georgia State Patrol trooper in Buckhead and crashed his Maserati into a DeKalb County home, authorities said. “Right now, speed is apparently a factor, possible intoxication of the driver,” Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Stacey Collins said. “But all that’s under investigation.” The trooper stopped...
Torpy: Street giveaway is as transparent as asphalt

Torpy: Street giveaway is as transparent as asphalt

This week’s giveaway of some of Atlanta’s oldest streets — they call it “abandonment” — creates a historic synchronicity as the city scrambles to complete a massive deal to remake Underground Atlanta.
‘Hairspray Live!’ – behind the scenes with Kenny Leon, Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Hudson

‘Hairspray Live!’ – behind the scenes with Kenny Leon, Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Hudson

Kenny Leon on set with Kristin Chenoweth. Photo: RYON HORNE/RHORNE@AJC.COM A few weeks ago, video producer Ryon Horne and I traveled to Los Angeles to spend the day on the NBC set of “Hairspray Live!

Plants endure winter with varied strategies

A lot depends on your area of concentration and work experience prior to and during your school time. Students with a little experience are getting jobs as a foreman or front-line supervisor level when they graduate. Others who work in the industry for several years while going to school are receiving offers in mid-level management...
Scott scores four points in D-League assignment game

Scott scores four points in D-League assignment game

Hawks reserve forward Mike Scott had four points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of an NBA Development League assignment game with the Delaware 87ers on Tuesday night. The Santa Cruz Warriors won the game, 116-102, played in Newark, Delaware. Scott came off the bench and also had one block and one turnover. He was 2 of 7 from the field and 0 of 4 from 3-point range. He is expected to play at least...

Did Atlanta’s Aaron Gibson make it to ‘The Voice’ final?

This is posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
9-month-old involved car theft found safe, suspect at large

9-month-old involved car theft found safe, suspect at large

Atlanta police are looking for the person they say stole a car at a gas station with a baby inside, spokesman Officer Lukasz Sajdak said. The baby was found along the 1800 block of Laurel Green Lane in East Point. The thief took the car with the 9-month-old inside from a BP gas station about 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of Campbellton and Barge roads, Sajdak said. “The vehicle will be processed...
10-year-old narrowly escapes car theft outside home

10-year-old narrowly escapes car theft outside home

Police are searching for car thieves who stole a Dodge Charger with a child inside Tuesday morning. Pete Zyskowski had just started his car at his home along Glenwood Place in southeast Atlanta when he went back inside, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Lukasz Sajdak said. But right as Pete Zyskowski walked into the home to grab his coffee, police say four men believed to be in their mid-20s got inside...
Mallex might return to Triple-A in 2017 to continue development

Mallex might return to Triple-A in 2017 to continue development

OXON HILL, Md. – Braves officials like the speed and outfield versatility that Mallex Smith could give them as a fourth outfielder next season, but they also believe he would benefit from playing on a regular basis after missing much of his rookie season with a broken thumb. As long as the Braves’ starting outfield trio of Matt Kemp, Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis is healthy, 23-year-old...
Henry elects black woman to top county job; Stockbridge gets new mayor

Henry elects black woman to top county job; Stockbridge gets new mayor

Republican June Wood was elected chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the county’s top seat. The 53-year-old retired Georgia Power employee defeated Democrat Carlotta Harrell, also African-American, by a sizable margin. The election illustrates the seismic change that has occurred in the southside county in recent...
Paul Johnson on transfer trend: ‘Kids have such a sense of entitlement’

Paul Johnson on transfer trend: ‘Kids have such a sense of entitlement’

As might be expected, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson shed no tears for the three players who have elected to transfer from the school to play elsewhere. Johnson spoke Monday following the Yellow Jackets’ first bowl practice in response to the transfers of B-back Marcus Marshall, cornerback Dorian Walker and linebacker Emanuel Bridges, calling out the entitlement that he perceives among players...
Man faces child endangerment charge after Alpharetta DUI

Man faces child endangerment charge after Alpharetta DUI

A Sandy Springs man who was arrested and charged with DUI in Alpharetta had his 9-year-old daughter in the car with him, according to a police report. Christopher Bowers failed to turn on a green light on Westside Parkway at Haynes Bridge Road on Friday night. An Alpharetta police officer was behind him at the light and watched as Bowers pulled out in front of traffic in his Toyota Avalon, nearly...
Braves’ Teheran to pitch for Colombia in World Baseball Classic

Braves’ Teheran to pitch for Colombia in World Baseball Classic

OXON HILL, Md. – The Braves say they’re “all in” on the World Baseball Classic, while also admitting at least some consternation about Julio Teheran pitching in the March event. Teheran will compete for his native Colombia in the international tournament, one of 24 major league All-Stars who were among 30 players announced as confirmed participants by the WBC this week, and...
2 fugitives found hiding out in Cobb County home

2 fugitives found hiding out in Cobb County home

A fugitive from Cobb County wanted for murder was arrested Tuesday,  Gerald Florence, 34, of Powder Springs, was found with fellow fugitive Maenita Thomas, 39, of Acworth, inside a home on Fern Valley Drive in Marietta, Cobb officials said. Florence was wanted on murder charges out of LaGrange after a home invasion left Darius Tucker dead. He remained in the Cobb County Detention Center on Tuesday...
After 50 years with MARTA, Atlanta native is going back to college

After 50 years with MARTA, Atlanta native is going back to college

For most of his life, all Sam Smith knew was transit. At 2, his father taught him how the shifts change in a car. Later, he worked summers with his father at the Wade Ford car dealership in Smyrna. “He taught me how to work,” the 71-year-old Atlanta native said. “I knew how to operate equipment and did quick repairs.” That work ethic led to a 50-year career with MARTA. Smith...
Georgia executes William Sallie for 1990 murder of father-in-law

Georgia executes William Sallie for 1990 murder of father-in-law

A six-man “strap down” team eased William Sallie onto the gurney in the death chamber at 9:38 p.m. Tuesday. Each kept his hands on the condemned man until both legs, both arms and both shoulders were secured to the bed. Four nurses then prepared him for IVs. Sallie, 50, had eaten all of the pizza he’d requested as his last meal. Now he winced as the needles pierced his skin. Ten...
Greg Adams wins DeKalb Commission runoff

Greg Adams wins DeKalb Commission runoff

Greg Adams won Tuesday’s  Adams, an Emory University police officer, will  "I’ve got my sleeves rolled up, and I’m ready to go to work for DeKalb County," Adams said in an interview Tuesday night. "I intend to work and serve the people of DeKalb County with honesty,  Adams said he'll focus on developing blighted areas and encouraging economic growth...
#ImWithChuck: After Trump slams Carrier union boss, Twitter users fire back

#ImWithChuck: After Trump slams Carrier union boss, Twitter users fire back

Another day, another Twitter feud. President-elect Donald Trump took to the social media site Wednesday to slam an Indianapolis union leader who claimed that Trump "lied his [expletive] off" about the number of jobs saved in a recent deal with Carrier Corp. "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee...
Can't find a Hatchimal or other hot toy? Here's what you can do

Can't find a Hatchimal or other hot toy? Here's what you can do

The various lists of hot toys that sometimes are not on any shelf at retailers near you include Hatchimals, certain Shopkins, Nintendo NES Classic, the PlayStation VR, and certain movie tie-ins from “Star Wars” to “Trolls” to “Moana.”  So 

Thinking about a smart toilet

— Katy, Rhode Island Now, it’s up to you to decide if the extra amenities are worth the price upgrade and extra install costs, since most require electrical power. But, on the flip side, many smart toilets also include bidet-style washing features, and that basically gives you two plumbing fixtures in one. On top of sanitary washing features, intelligent toilets...
Building the perfect ‘box’ of a home

Building the perfect ‘box’ of a home

BELFAIR, Wash. — There are two mariners compasses embedded in Tony and Gretchen Melchiors’ views-for-nautical-miles waterfront home. One is big and bold and plain as day: the tiled focal point on the floor of the exquisitely circular library. The other, Tony says, “Everyone misses.” That kinda sounds like a challenge. It’s not the first this place has posed. Tony and...
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