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A Southern historian recalls his racist roots

From the time Charles Dew was a toddler in 1930s Florida, he was groomed to be a racist. The Ephraim Williams professor of American History at Williams College tries to illustrate that on the cover of his latest book, “The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History and the Slave Trade.”
Hillary Clinton and other women stand up for April Ryan, Maxine Waters - they 'were simply doing their jobs'

Hillary Clinton and other women stand up for April Ryan, Maxine Waters - they 'were simply doing their jobs'

Only a few hours apart on Tuesday, two black women were confronted by white, male public figures in exchanges that many viewed as demeaning and disparaging. First, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday seemed to criticize Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., because of her appearance - comparing her hair to a "James Brown wig," for which he later apologized. »RELATED: Bill O&rsquo...
Photos: Transitional design creates warmth in Buckhead high-rise condo

Photos: Transitional design creates warmth in Buckhead high-rise condo

This Buckhead condo uses an open design to create warmth.
Gwinnett official behind ‘racist pig’ post leaves meeting early, misses votes

Gwinnett official behind ‘racist pig’ post leaves meeting early, misses votes

Beleaguered Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter left Tuesday night’s board meeting hours early, missing several key votes and further raising the ire of those who continue to call for his resignation. Asked via text message about Hunter’s departure, Hunter’s spokesman, Seth Weathers, said only that the commissioner was “gone for the day.” Commission Chairman...
House revives campus rape bill as session winds to a close

House revives campus rape bill as session winds to a close

The Georgia House has again approved a so-called campus rape bill, just days after a Senate committee voted to kill the measure for this legislative session. The House on Tuesday night voted 102-56 for the bill sponsored by state Rep. Earl Ehrhart. Designed to provide better due process protections to those accused of sexual assault at Georgia colleges, it is opposed by some rape victims who...
Will roof issues delay Falcons stadium again?

Will roof issues delay Falcons stadium again?

The Falcons organization expects to receive an update within seven to 10 days on the construction timeline for Mercedes-Benz Stadium — an update that should shed light on whether the retractable roof will be completed in time for the stadium’s scheduled opening.
The ‘Magic Negro’ and comedian Mark Kendall’s quest to kill him

The ‘Magic Negro’ and comedian Mark Kendall’s quest to kill him

The idea of the “Magic Negro” or the “Magical Negro” has been among the most enduring and offensive tropes in cinema for decades. You know, the black character who comes in to provide sage advice or life-affirming support to a white protagonist in danger or need. Think Whoopi Goldberg’s character in “Ghost,” Michael Clarke Duncan’s character in &ldquo...
Georgia Senate attempts an 11th-hour amendment on ‘religious liberty’

Georgia Senate attempts an 11th-hour amendment on ‘religious liberty’

The Georgia Senate made a last-minute attempt late Tuesday night to add a “religious liberty” provision to an unrelated bill, the second time in as many weeks the chamber has sought to include protections for faith-based groups that are opposed to same-sex marriage. No vote was taken on the proposal, which came after 11 p.m. But the move sets up a showdown Thursday, the last day of...
Photos: Get an inside look at Braves’ SunTrust Park

Photos: Get an inside look at Braves’ SunTrust Park

A look at how the Braves’ new stadium is shaping up as the first game nears. 
Georgia bill tracker 2017

Georgia bill tracker 2017

Track the major bills winding through the Georgia legislature as the 2017 session enters crunch time.
Now boarding: Delta’s ‘747 Experience’ in Atlanta

Now boarding: Delta’s ‘747 Experience’ in Atlanta

As the Boeing 747 begins its descent into history at Delta Air Lines, the company opened a jumbo jet-sized exhibit at its museum near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Atlanta-based Delta plans to retire the 747 from its fleet in December. With United also retiring its 747s this year, that will mark the end of the jumbo jet’s run at U.S. passenger airlines. But Delta has preserved one...
Legislation on school testing and high school top honors for the dual-enrolled

Legislation on school testing and high school top honors for the dual-enrolled

The Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a Senate measure that attempts to improve the usefulness of tests required in public schools. Senate Bill 211 was amended with a House bill that ensures that students who are dual-enrolled in high school and college will be in the running to be valedictorian or salutatorian, even if they don’t physically attend the high school. Because SB...
Georgia Tech enjoying having Josh Okogie while they can

Georgia Tech enjoying having Josh Okogie while they can

There is a blessing and a curse for the college basketball program that can attract and develop great players. The blessing is obvious: Great players do great things and the program wins a lot of games. The curse, also kind of obvious: Those same players often channel the old comedic tune sung by Groucho Marx, “Hello, I must be going.” And they head for the NBA exit ramp, leaving the chump...
Atlanta United ready for four-game road stretch

Atlanta United ready for four-game road stretch

In one road trip, Atlanta United’s coaching staff and players will experience many of the things at Seattle on Friday that make MLS a challenge: a cross-country flight of more than 2,000 miles, a game late at night and on turf, which is a rarity in most of the world’s better leagues. Add in that the game is against the defending MLS champs, that it’s the first of four consecutive...
Braves’ final roster decisions might not be made before weekend

Braves’ final roster decisions might not be made before weekend

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Braves still haven’t decided for sure whether they’ll go with an eight-man bullpen or instead opt for an extra hitter for the bench, a decision that might not be made until after they see who becomes available before a Sunday deadline to set 25-man rosters. “We’re still talking it through,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said Wednesday...
Versatile veteran Collmenter could be valuable commodity for Braves

Versatile veteran Collmenter could be valuable commodity for Braves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The barrel-chested dude with the beard and straight-over-the-top delivery doesn’t light up radar guns with his fastball or have a breaking ball that falls off the table, but Josh Collmenter gets outs, and he could end up being an important piece for the Braves. The veteran right-hander is penciled in for the long relief/spot starter role that the Braves and most...
A first, slightly skewed, glimpse at Braves new world

A first, slightly skewed, glimpse at Braves new world

At SunTrust Park there is plenty of room to display Braves pennants dating to the 19th Century – and plenty of room to add more in the future.
College Park celebrate Old National sidewalk project

College Park celebrate Old National sidewalk project

Fulton County and City of College Park officials recently attended the Old National Sidewalk Improvements Groundbreaking Ceremony for the $4.3 million project that includes five to six feet of sidewalks on both sides of Old National Highway from a bit north of Flat Shoals Road to Sullivan Road, according to the county’s “Building Fulton” newsletter. The Georgia Department of Transportation...
Six things to know about Georgia’s new plan for low-performing schools

Six things to know about Georgia’s new plan for low-performing schools

When Gov. Nathan Deal signs The First Priority Act into law, he will assume new powers over schools with large populations of under-performing  students. This is what  House Bill 338, passed by the Georgia General Assembly on March 28, does: 1. Some call it “OSD lite” or “OSD plan b,” and though it shares some characteristics of the Opportunity School...
Students applying to Emory in record numbers

Students applying to Emory in record numbers

More students are applying to Emory University than ever before. The private, Atlanta university received more than 24,000 applications, 19 percent more than last year.  The university also saw a 63 percent increase in applications to its campus in Oxford, Georgia. Applications came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and more than 65 countries.  “This strong...
Everything to know about Phipps Plaza

Everything to know about Phipps Plaza

Commanding 22 acres in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, the three levels of Phipps Plaza make a premier, upscale shopping destination. Beautiful, airy and climate-controlled, Phipps Plaza is a shopper's paradise, with 100-plus stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Belk, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and more.  Phipps Plaza also has plenty of entertainment in store, from the 14-screen...
Emory students wanted Migos, got conned by ‘bad (not boujee)’ bookers

Emory students wanted Migos, got conned by ‘bad (not boujee)’ bookers

Emory University students thought they were getting Migos for Dooley’s Week, their annual celebration featuring high-profile musicians and comedians.  Instead, they got conned by a fake booking company, which the Emory Student Programming Council paid an unspecified deposit for Migos’ purported performance, according to a statement on the commission’s Facebook page.  The...
Check for circling roots before planting Japanese maples

Check for circling roots before planting Japanese maples

Q: One of our young Japanese maple trees did not survive the heat and dry weather last year. Can I replace it now or would it be best to wait until this fall? Debra Payne, Bartow County A: If you’re attentive to watering in dry weather, it would be fine now to plant a Japanese maple grown in a container. Be sure to pull the tree out and examine the major roots before planting. You...
These two Chick-fil-As are selling 10-count Chick-n-Minis as a test

These two Chick-fil-As are selling 10-count Chick-n-Minis as a test

Can it be? Have the breakfast gods answered the world’s whispered prayers? From the looks of it, yes. Two Chick-fil-A locations in Cobb County are selling 10-count Chick-n-minis to see how they do, said Jeff Suain, who owns both Marietta stores. For the uninitiated, the Georgia chain’s website describes the item this way: “Bite-sized Chick-fil-A Nuggets nestled in...
New Study Says 10,000 Steps Might Not Be Enough For Healthy Life

New Study Says 10,000 Steps Might Not Be Enough For Healthy Life

New Study Says 10,000 Steps Might Not Be Enough For Healthy Life
Pitch Perfect 3: wild time at Zoo Atlanta

Pitch Perfect 3: wild time at Zoo Atlanta

The cast of “Pitch Perfect 3,” being filmed in Georgia, serenaded some animals at Zoo Atlanta Tuesday as they celebrated Chrissie Fit’s birthday with cake and wild beasts. The stars of the film along with about 50 friends and other cast members, gathered Tuesday afternoon for the party, which included a “wild encounter” for Fit with Walnut, the chinchilla, Savannah the...
Advocates pushing Atlanta to eliminate jail time for smoking pot

Advocates pushing Atlanta to eliminate jail time for smoking pot

Smoking pot in Atlanta soon may not carry the fines or jail time that it had in the past. The Atlanta City Council will consider legislation at its April meeting to lower fines for marijuana possession to $75 and eliminate any jail time. Currently people caught smoking pot must pay of fine up to $1,000 and can receive jail time up to six months. The move is being pushed by advocates hoping to reform...

Hunter Hill kicks the tires on a GOP run for governor

We’re told that Hunter Hill, the Republican from Atlanta, has begun informing state Senate colleagues that he will not seek re-election to his seat next year – and is instead contemplating a run for governor. This would be a pretty bold move, given that Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the Senate, is considered the front-runner in a contest that could get underway as soon as the Legislature...
Rape survivors applaud retreat from campus rape bill

Rape survivors applaud retreat from campus rape bill

Lisa Anderson was raped late one evening in the fall of 2003, while attending graduate school at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Her hair had barely grown back after surgery to remove a brain tumor, but for the first time in a long while she was feeling hopeful. She was at a reception for graduate students that night when she met her dissertation advisor and he invited her to dinner to...
DeKalb ethics, taxes and more on deck for last day of legislative session

DeKalb ethics, taxes and more on deck for last day of legislative session

State lawmakers will decide on key bills affecting DeKalb County on Thursday, including proposals to replace the county’s Board of Ethics, focus a sales tax on road repairs, review the county’s form of government and create term limits for Stonecrest’s mayor. These DeKalb-specific measures are among dozens of bills under review in the closing hours of this year’s...
Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ more for Whitney fans than musical purists

Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ more for Whitney fans than musical purists

Whatever happened to musical comedies about cowboys and beautiful Oklahoma mornings? Or pushy stage mothers like Mama Rose? With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne, and musical-theater traditionalists everywhere, we present “The Bodyguard: The Musical.” Based on the 1992 film starring Whitney Houston as a pop diva pursued by a stalker, and Kevin Costner...
Douglas to become Georgia’s first computer science school system

Douglas to become Georgia’s first computer science school system

Douglas County Schools will be the first district in Georgia to offer computer science classes to all grade levels, it announced Tuesday. Douglas will phase in the Computer Science for All initiative over the next three years. It will partner with Google, Code.org, Georgia Tech’s center for Education Integrating Math, Science and Computing and the Georgia Department of Education. “Providing...
Two big townhome developments approved in Gwinnett

Two big townhome developments approved in Gwinnett

UPDATE: The Board of Commissioners approved both townhome projects during their Tuesday night meeting. ORIGINAL STORY, published March 27: Two separate proposals on the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners’ Tuesday night agenda would bring hundreds of new townhomes to the county. One proposal would enable to construction of 190 attached townhomes on roughly 35 acres near Brown Road and I-85...
JUST IN: Suspect in custody in Clayton County; school lockdown lifted

JUST IN: Suspect in custody in Clayton County; school lockdown lifted

UPDATE [2 p.m.]: The suspect is in custody, Sheriff Victor Hill said. The lockdown at Eddie White Academy has been lifted, according to a school official. Also, traffic operations in the area are back to normal, Hill said. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Situation with barricaded subject has been resolved...
Where do Atlanta United’s players come from?

Where do Atlanta United’s players come from?

If you haven’t seen it, MLS produced this excellent graphic on the birth countries represented by its players. There are 67 countries in the list. Someone on twitter pointed out this Atlanta United has contributed to this. The MLS expansion team has 13 countries repped in its 30-man roster. Here is the breakdown: Argentina: Yamil Asad, Leandro Pirez and Hector Villalba...
Opinion: Can Ossoff take the Sixth? Of course.

Opinion: Can Ossoff take the Sixth? Of course.

(AJC) Could Georgia Democrats possibly pull off the impossible? Could some virtual unknown, a gangly political neophyte named Jon Ossoff¹, win the state’s 6th Congressional District, the GOP stronghold that was abandoned by Tom Price when he joined Donald Trump’s Cabinet?
Kennesaw State opens Data Science Research Lab

Kennesaw State opens Data Science Research Lab

Kennesaw State University officials recently announced the school has opened a laboratory dedicated to studying consumer and commercial data. The Equifax Data Science Research Lab is part of the university’s efforts to train students how to translate large, structured and unstructured, complex data into information to improve decision-making. KSU started a doctoral program in 2015 in analytics...
Love your Instant Pot? Find out how to win the ultimate cookbook

Love your Instant Pot? Find out how to win the ultimate cookbook

Tucker Berta Sarkisian’s “Melt-off the Bone Juicy Whole Chicken” prepared in the Instant Pot.
Predicting Atlanta United 11 vs. Seattle

Predicting Atlanta United 11 vs. Seattle

Each week, I try to predict Atlanta United’s starting 11 for the upcoming game. It hasn’t been that difficult in each of the past three weeks. I haven’t gotten them all right, but I’ve done OK. I’ve agonized over this week’s selections for Friday’s game at Seattle. I’ve posited the “false nine.” I’ve discussed with others the unconventional...
Officials find body of father whose boat sank

Officials find body of father whose boat sank

The body recovered from a Rockdale County lake Tuesday is a man whose boat sank this month, officials said. Search crews recovered the body of Troy Cobb, 46, in Randy Poynter Lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesman Maj. Stephen Adams said. A homeowner saw the body and called 911. While the formal cause of death has not been determined, Rockdale County Coroner George Levett said &ldquo...
Game Thread: Hawks at 76ers

Game Thread: Hawks at 76ers

Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder shoots against Phoenix Suns’ Alex Len in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Atlanta considered one of the top 5 up-and-coming tech meccas in the nation

Atlanta considered one of the top 5 up-and-coming tech meccas in the nation

Is the Bay Area finally losing its stranglehold on the tech industry? For 20 years, Silicon Valley has been the hot location for anyone interested working in a high-tech career, and while it remains the most powerful tech center in the country, a recent Forbes story has named Atlanta as one of five up and coming tech meccas. Talented techies have drifted across the country and some of them are...
How to watch six Georgia high schoolers in McDonald’s All-American game

How to watch six Georgia high schoolers in McDonald’s All-American game

Six Georgia high school basketball players will play in today’s McDonald’s All-American All-Star games at the United Center in Chicago. Georgia’s McDonald’s All-American boys are Wendell Carter of Pace Academy (committed to Duke), Collin Sexton of Pebblebrook (Alabama) and M.J. Walker of Jonesboro (undecided). The All-American girls are Mikayla Coombs of Wesleyan (UConn), Kasiyahna...
Table set for deal on Georgia income tax cut, e-retail levy

Table set for deal on Georgia income tax cut, e-retail levy

The Georgia Senate backed legislation that would provide a $200 million income tax cut — mostly to upper-middle and upper-income earners — and that aims to force e-retailers to collect sales taxes on what they sell. The vote sets up tax cut negotiations between the House and Senate that may not end until the final hours of the 2017 session, which is scheduled for a Thursday finale. House...
Child left in day care van for hours

Child left in day care van for hours

The state is investigating after a 6-year-old boy was left unattended for hours in a day care van. Two of Lavetta Kitt’s sons attend A Step of Faith in Union City. Only one returned home Tuesday, according to a local media report. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He told me remembers sitting...
Vogtle fallout: Ending reactor project, loss of thousands of jobs on table

Vogtle fallout: Ending reactor project, loss of thousands of jobs on table

This isn’t the economic news that the Legislature wanted to hear as they finished up their winter session.
Draft of famous MLK letter to be sold

Draft of famous MLK letter to be sold

A draft of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” — one of the most famous writings from the civil rights era — is set to be auctioned on Thursday in New York, with an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000. The document is among more than 500 items up for auction at the Printed & Manuscript African Americana sale on Thursday at the Swann Auction Galleries...
President Trump declines to throw ceremonial first pitch

President Trump declines to throw ceremonial first pitch

President Donald Trump is breaking with a 107-year tradition by declining to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ opening day.  The White House has passed on an invitation to take the mound at the Nationals’ season opener Monday against the Miami Marlins. The White House cited a scheduling conflict. Every sitting president -- 13 in all -- has thrown...
Photos: Bulldogs put on pads for spring practice

Photos: Bulldogs put on pads for spring practice

Georgia Bulldogs take part in spring college football practices Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Athens.
Advocates worry about guns in preschools on college campuses

Advocates worry about guns in preschools on college campuses

With the Senate passage of the campus carry bill Tuesday, guns may become a reality at Georgia’s public colleges and universities. Will they also become a reality in some childcare centers on those campuses? This year’s version of the bill cites a few places on campus where guns still would be banned, including preschools, which was a concern last year of Gov. Nathan Deal. Deal vetoed...
Cover 9@9: NFL mock draft 3.0 Falcons select T.J. Watt with 31st pick

Cover 9@9: NFL mock draft 3.0 Falcons select T.J. Watt with 31st pick

Former Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt, left, makes a reception against former Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel during drills at Wisconsin’s Pro Day Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Madison, Wis.
Active shooter hoax sparks school evacuation, hysteria

Active shooter hoax sparks school evacuation, hysteria

Hours after a report of an active shooter caused mass hysteria at one Georgia high school, students are back in classrooms, authorities are calling the ordeal a hoax and a 16-year-old girl behind it all is in custody. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jackson Sheriff tells me juvenile who called...
Kempner: Time for a nuclear apology from your power company

Kempner: Time for a nuclear apology from your power company

Sometimes, even rah-rah cheerleading isn’t enough to make a bad situation look good. That’s a shame for Georgia Power, because the CEO of its parent has tried to make the company’s nuclear misadventure look like a puffy cloud on a pretty spring day. Four years ago, when the project to expand nuclear power at Plant Vogtle was already more than a year and a half behind schedule, Southern...
A Southern historian recalls his racist roots

A Southern historian recalls his racist roots

From the time Charles Dew was a toddler in 1930s Florida, he was groomed to be a racist. The Ephraim Williams professor of American History at Williams College tries to illustrate that on the cover of his latest book, “The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History and the Slave Trade.” Among his first memories are sitting on his mother’s lap listening to her read...
Delays clear after crash and garbage truck fire on I-85

Delays clear after crash and garbage truck fire on I-85

Traffic delays have cleared after two incidents on I-85 led to heavy backups early Wednesday. An overturned tractor-trailer blocked most lanes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and led to delays into downtown Atlanta for more than two hours, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet">...
On this day in 1997: Turner Field makes its Braves debut

On this day in 1997: Turner Field makes its Braves debut

On March 29, 1997, the Atlanta Braves played their first game at Turner Field, an exhibition against the New York Yankees. It was a rematch of the 1996 World Series, which the Braves lost after taking a 2-game lead. In the video (above), the pre-game show hosted by the TBS team of Pete Van Wieren and Joe Simpson detail some of the ballpark features and delight in the accomplishment of retrofitting...
Temps creep closer to record high 

Temps creep closer to record high 

Today: Partly cloudy. Warm. High: 83 Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 59 Tomorrow: Storms possible. High: 80 It’s getting hot early Wednesday afternoon in metro Atlanta. And the warmup won’t stop anytime soon, Channel 2 Action News reported. Temperatures are expected to peak at 83 degrees today.  “If we hit 83, we’ll be one shy of the record high, which is 84 set in 1989...

Gwinnett man is 22nd convicted for rigging bids at foreclosure auctions

On the long list of those who profited from the misery of the Atlanta-area foreclosure crisis, you can add the name of Clifford Wayne Hill. For more than four years, Hill, who conducted business through his company SalesForce Inc., conspired with others to rig foreclosure auctions in Gwinnett County, a federal indictment charged. On Friday, Hill pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme, the Justice...
Morehouse College faculty take no confidence vote against board chairman

Morehouse College faculty take no confidence vote against board chairman

Morehouse College faculty, frustrated by their lack of input in important decisions, have taken the unusual step of adopting a vote of no confidence in Robert Davidson, the chairman of its Board of Trustees. The faculty took the action during a meeting last week, said Ulrica Wilson, an associate professor of mathematics who made the motion. “The vote was an opportunity to express our frustrations...
9 reasons why TCU is a fitting opponent for Tech in NIT final

9 reasons why TCU is a fitting opponent for Tech in NIT final

TCU, the team that beat UCF in the second NIT semifinal Tuesday night to advance to play Georgia Tech in Thursday’s final, may sound familiar to Yellow Jackets fans. 1. The Horned Frogs have a first-year coach in Jamie Dixon, who left Pitt after 13 seasons to take the TCU job. Dixon was largely successful during his time coaching the Panthers, but fans were growing impatient by the end of his...
What Josh Okogie and Quinton Stephens said after the NIT semifinal

What Josh Okogie and Quinton Stephens said after the NIT semifinal

Comments from Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie and forward Quinton Stephens following the Yellow Jackets’ 76-61 NIT semifinal win over Cal State Bakersfield Tuesday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. JOSH OKOGIE On preparing for Cal State Bakersfield’s pressure “We definitely had great preparation prior to this game. We had a couple great practices and a great shootaround...
What Josh Pastner said after Georgia Tech’s NIT win

What Josh Pastner said after Georgia Tech’s NIT win

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner following the Yellow Jackets’ 76-61 win over Cal State Bakersfield Tuesday night in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden JOSH PASTNER “That’s a good team, to only have seven turnovers against that type of hard-nosed tough defense that they play, and they are one of the best defensive teams in the country. That’s...
Learn to make Buckhead Diner’s crab cakes

Learn to make Buckhead Diner’s crab cakes

These crab cakes have been on the menu at the Buckhead Diner for at least the past 10 years, and they’re a collaborative creation of many. Chef Charlie Schwab suggests you use a Chardonnay when you’re preparing the mustard sauce. He also suggests that if you’d like a gluten-free version, you reduce the amount of the lemon juice/spice mixture and eliminate the bread crumbs or panko...
Checking in with the cult of the Instant Pot

Checking in with the cult of the Instant Pot

Not since the advent of the slow cooker has a small kitchen appliance captured the imaginations of so many home cooks so quickly, it seems. But I must admit, my curiosity about the Instant Pot wasn’t piqued until some busy friends and colleagues in my food and drink orbit starting talking up the time-saving advantages of the multifunction electric pressure cooker. The fact that they were in...
Learn how to make Vietnamese pork tenderloin with green garlic syrup

Learn how to make Vietnamese pork tenderloin with green garlic syrup

Glenna Wright of Flyinghorse Farm finds she has two kinds of customers: those who purchase from the farmer on a whim and those who plan their week’s menus by a farm’s harvest schedule. For many of the folks who will wander by the farm’s booth at the seasonal Green Market at Piedmont Park, which opened March 18 for the 2017 season, going to the market is an adventure. They make their...
House makes final push for adoption bill

House makes final push for adoption bill

The Georgia House late Tuesday, frustrated by Senate inaction, made a final effort to pass the first update to the state’s adoption laws in a generation.  Shortly before midnight, the House used a Senate bill to add Rep. Bert Reeves’ House Bill 159. That bipartisan bill passed the House unanimously in February.  In the Senate, however, HB 159 was amended in committee...
How the Hawks won a battle of attrition to snap a seven-game skid

How the Hawks won a battle of attrition to snap a seven-game skid

Five observations from the Hawks’ 95-91 victory over the Suns Tuesday. 1. Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 27 points. The Hawks point guard did need 27 shots to do so. Schroder was 12 of 27 from the field and 2 of 8 from 3-point range. The two 3-pointers couldn’t have come at a better time. After the Hawks lost an 18-point first-half lead, the Suns took their first lead of the game with...
Poll: Is Georgia Tech’s NIT final run better than NCAA tournament bid?

Poll: Is Georgia Tech’s NIT final run better than NCAA tournament bid?

Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner directs his team against Cal State Bakersfield during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the NIT Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in New York.
Inside the box score: Hawks 95, Suns 91

Inside the box score: Hawks 95, Suns 91

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 95-91 victory over the Suns Tuesday: Key players * Dennis Schroder scored a game-high 27 points with nine assists and six rebounds to lead the Hawks. The point guard did have eight turnovers. * Ersan Ilyasova had his first double-double as a Hawks player with 18 points and 12 rebounds. * Taurean Prince had 15 points, six rebounds, two blocks, one assist...
Georgia House votes down Senate ‘domestic terrorism’ bill

Georgia House votes down Senate ‘domestic terrorism’ bill

The Georgia House voted late Tuesday -- not once, but twice -- to reject a Senate measure that would broaden and strengthen the state’s domestic terrorism laws.  The first vote on passage of Senate Bill 1, one of that chamber’s top priorities for the year, was 85-83. It takes 91 votes to pass a bill in the House. After a procedural vote to revive the bill, the House then voted...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s NIT win over Cal State Bakersfield

5 observations from Georgia Tech’s NIT win over Cal State Bakersfield

Georgia Tech is one game away from a trophy. Subjecting Cal State Bakersfield to the defensive heat that wilted many ACC opponents, Tech won its first NIT semifinal game in 46 years with breathing room, a 76-61 victory Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Closing out on the ball, deflecting passes and sealing off the defensive glass, the Yellow Jackets took the game away from the Roadrunners in...
Teen gets life plus 25 years in deadly Midtown carjacking

Teen gets life plus 25 years in deadly Midtown carjacking

More than a year after his arrest, a 19-year-old was convicted of murder Monday in a drug deal that turned into a deadly carjacking.  Tellisavoris Demon Floyd was sentenced to life plus 25 years in the shooting death of Sean Michael Turner, 17, of Newnan near Grady High School, Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Dontaye Carter said.  Turner had just graduated high school...
Hawks need late run but snap seven-game losing streak

Hawks need late run but snap seven-game losing streak

The Hawks won. Finally. It wasn’t easy. But what has been lately? The Hawks won a war of attrition against the Suns, 95-91 on Tuesday at Philips Arena. The Hawks, missing three starters, used a 17-1 fourth-quarter run to come back in a game they led by 18 points early. The Suns, playing without six regulars either injured or resting, had led by seven points before the Hawks’ decisive run...
Torpy at Large: Braves backtrack after biting the fans who feed them

Torpy at Large: Braves backtrack after biting the fans who feed them

What were the Braves thinking?!? At first, when the team announced it was prohibiting fans from bringing food into the new SunTrust Park, I thought that for a supposedly clever billion-dollar organization, it sure has thick-headed management. And those execs don’t have a sense of history, seeing how badly this same business strategy backfired 20 years ago during the move to Turner Field...
Senate increases tax credits for scholarships

Senate increases tax credits for scholarships

The Georgia Senate on Tuesday approved an increase of the cap on the state’s tax credit for a private school scholarships program. House Bill 217 was heavily amended in a Senate committee, so the legislation must return to the House of Representatives for approval of the changes. The bill passed the House with a $65 million annual limit that would rise gradually over six years to $100...
Schultz: Georgia Tech wins again and rolls into NIT finals

Schultz: Georgia Tech wins again and rolls into NIT finals

The team that was taken to overtime by Shorter, the team that struggled to beat North Carolina (A&T version, not Chapel Hill) in its final tuneup before what was anticipated to be a series of ACC dismemberings, is one game from a championship. OK, once again: It’s the NIT. It’s not the NCAA. Go ahead with the jokes.
Georgia Tech into NIT finals with win over Cal State Bakersfield

Georgia Tech into NIT finals with win over Cal State Bakersfield

Georgia Tech is one game away from a trophy. Subjecting Cal State Bakersfield to the defensive heat that wilted many ACC opponents, Tech won its first NIT semifinal game in 46 years with breathing room, a 76-61 victory Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Closing out on the ball, deflecting passes and sealing off the defensive glass, the Yellow Jackets took the game away from the Roadrunners in the first...
Photos: Georgia Tech cruises to win in NIT semifinals

Photos: Georgia Tech cruises to win in NIT semifinals

The Jackets met Cal State Bakersfield in the NIT in New York on March 28, 2017. 
Gang members get life for shooting man to death in front of daughter

Gang members get life for shooting man to death in front of daughter

Two Atlanta gang members are headed to prison for life plus 60 years for robbing a local drug dealer and shooting him to death in front of his 11-year-old daughter, officials say. Andreas Perkins, 20, and Jamal Chandler, 30, were convicted Tuesday of murdering Randy Menefee Jan. 26, 2014, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dontaye Carter said.  Four men wore masks and barged...
Cops: 40 bullets sprayed in drive-by shooting that injured teen, 2 others 

Cops: 40 bullets sprayed in drive-by shooting that injured teen, 2 others 

Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot outside a southeast Atlanta home Tuesday night, police said.  The shooting occurred about 6:50 p.m. on the 1200 block of Redford Drive, Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown said. According to Channel 2 Action News, nearly 40 bullets were sprayed in what police believe to be a drive-by shooting. Witnesses told police that a woman was...
Fan complaints prompt Braves to reverse new policy on outside food

Fan complaints prompt Braves to reverse new policy on outside food

After public backlash, the Atlanta Braves decided to permit fans to bring in outside food to SunTrust Park this season after all. A team spokesperson said last week that fans would not be allowed to bring outside food into the stadium, with exceptions that included food for infants and those with dietary restrictions.This would have been a change to the Braves policy in recent years. The spokesperson...
Budenholzer encouraged by latest Millsap injury update

Budenholzer encouraged by latest Millsap injury update

Mike Budenholzer insists he is encouraged by the recent injury news concerning Paul Millsap. The Hawks’ best player will miss at least three more games after he was diagnosed with synovitis in his left knee following a visit to Dr. James Andrews on Monday morning and conferring with team doctors. Millsap underwent a non-surgical procedure following the diagnosis. Millsap will be re-evaluated...
Ga. lawmakers want control over DeKalb Ethics Board

Ga. lawmakers want control over DeKalb Ethics Board

Seventeen months after DeKalb voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum meant to make the county’s Ethics Board more independent, state lawmakers might take it over. The Georgia House of Representatives voted 160-1 Tuesday to replace the Board of Ethics with a new panel chosen by DeKalb legislators. The state Senate could pass or kill the bill Thursday, the last day of this year’s legislative...
Atlanta City Council considers dumping jail, lower fines for smoking pot

Atlanta City Council considers dumping jail, lower fines for smoking pot

People caught smoking marijuana in the city of Atlanta may not have to do jail time or pay a hefty $1,000 fine if the Atlanta City Council passes a bill under consideration. After a debate that lasted more than two hours, the council’s safety committee on Tuesday pushed forward legislation that would eliminate jail time for those using the illegal drug and lower the fine for possession to up...
Cobb middle school has nearly 150 absences amid flu season

Cobb middle school has nearly 150 absences amid flu season

The flu could be the reason nearly 150 students were absent from a Cobb County school Tuesday.  At Dodgen Middle School in Marietta, 148 students were absent, district spokeswoman Donna Lowry said. Of them, 20 were reported to have the flu, Channel 2 Action News reported.  “Of course, all the absences are not flu-related,” Lowry said. “We do not know how many are confirmed...
Middle school teacher resigns after arrest in $6 million drug bust

Middle school teacher resigns after arrest in $6 million drug bust

A teacher at a local middle school has resigned after she and another woman were arrested during a $6 million drug bust in Hall County. Karla Alvarez’s resignation was approved by the Hall County Board of Education on Monday. She was on unpaid leave from her job as a teacher at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.  Alvarez, 28, and Monica...
A look inside the Braves’ clubhouse and other areas of SunTrust Park

A look inside the Braves’ clubhouse and other areas of SunTrust Park

The water feature beyond center field was in operation. The name plates were in place above many players’ lockers in the clubhouse. And the field cried out for a baseball game. The Braves opened SunTrust Park for a behind-the-scenes media tour Tuesday, three days before the ballpark will be opened to season-ticket holders for an exhibition game Friday against the New York Yankees and 2 1/2 weeks...
School-to-work bill takes on speed cam amendment

School-to-work bill takes on speed cam amendment

Legislation for automated speed traps in school zones seemed dead but got a new life in the General Assembly Tuesday. House Bill 458 allows jurisdictions to police school speed zones with speed-detecting traffic cameras instead of just traffic cops. “The whole concept of this bill is to slow folks down going through school zones,” said Rep. Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, the chief author...
Plant Vogtle contractor seeks bankruptcy protection

Plant Vogtle contractor seeks bankruptcy protection

A bankruptcy filing by the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion’s key contractor will likely mean more delays and higher costs for a project already billions over budget and years behind schedule, a state regulator said. Westinghouse Electric Corp., a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba, on Wednesday filed for Chaper 11 protection after years of massive losses at Vogtle and another project in South...
Nuts and seeds: A super snack

Nuts and seeds: A super snack

My boys are ardent baseball players. At some point during the 10,000 hours it seems they have spent on the diamond, they picked up the archetypal habit of chewing and spitting sunflower seeds in the dugout. When I ask them whether this unsightly practice is really necessary, they appeal to my passion for nutrition by reminding me that nuts and seeds are healthy. Why wouldn't I want them snacking on...
6 things to know about Jared Kushner

6 things to know about Jared Kushner

When it comes to the Donald Trump administration, the president is keeping it in the family, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who serves as his senior adviser. In the coming weeks, he’ll speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee as a part of an investigation into the Russian’s involvement with the U.S. election. Additionally, he’ll be organizing the American Innovation...
Investigation launched after dog dies during Petco grooming appointment

Investigation launched after dog dies during Petco grooming appointment

Authorities are investigating after a 5-year-old pug died last week at a Rhode Island Petco during what was supposed to be a routine grooming session, according to multiple reports. The 16-pound pug, Ollie, died last week at Petco in Middleton, the Providence Journal reported. His owner took him to the shop to get his nails clipped. It was not his first time getting groomed at the store and he...
SNEAK PEEK: Target to redesign stores in major ways

SNEAK PEEK: Target to redesign stores in major ways

Target Corp. has released the company’s “most ambitious” store redesign, with plans to invest billions of dollars in the next three years at existing stores. The retailer said it would open its first “reimagined” store in the Houston, Tex. suburb of Richmond. The redesign could hit 600 stores by 2019, according to Brian Cornell, Target’s chairman and CEO. &ldquo...
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