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Man says gun in lap went off, striking wife

Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver was riding in an SUV near Piedmont Park Sunday when the vehicle hit a bump and a gun in his lap accidentally fired, fatally shooting his wife, Diane, a family spokesman told The AJC.

Trump tweets keep beauty queen in the campaign spotlight

Trump tweets keep beauty queen in the campaign spotlight

The race for the White House took another surreal turn Friday, with Donald Trump inviting supporters to find a “sex tape” of a former beauty queen who has fast become a symbol of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s narrative that the Republican is unfit for the presidency.
Douglas leader’s racial comments spark calls that he resign

Douglas leader’s racial comments spark calls that he resign

A longtime Douglas County commissioner, under fire over a video recording of him making disparaging comments about black candidates and leaders, is being pressured to resign and end his bid for re-election.
Will Justin Ross Harris testify in hot-car death trial?

Will Justin Ross Harris testify in hot-car death trial?

» Listen to our podcast: "Breakdown: Mistake or Murder?" BRUNSWICK — Cobb County police and prosecutors have said for more than two years that Justin Ross Harris deliberately left his 22-month-old son in a hot car to die.
How Turner Field measured up

How Turner Field measured up

The Braves left Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium after the 1996 season and officials demolished the place on Aug.
Personal Journeys: Aimee's Odyssey

Personal Journeys: Aimee's Odyssey

Aimee Copeland is adapting to a new way of life since doctors had to amputate her leg, foot and hands after she was infected by a flesh-eating bacteria. She has gotten her joy back.
Poverty turns schools into suppliers of everyday needs

Poverty turns schools into suppliers of everyday needs

The middle school student stopped coming to class.She wasn’t ill. She wasn’t in trouble. She was…“Embarrassed,” recalled Gail Freund, the lead social worker in Forsyth County’s school system.
Library history rooms are important treasures

Library history rooms are important treasures

Georgians are lucky that we have a large number of public library systems that fund a local history and genealogy room in the central library in the county seat.
Panthers hope to get Benjamin open

Panthers hope to get Benjamin open

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn’t want to reveal how the Minnesota Vikings took away his top target, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin last week.
3 key matchups: Panthers at Falcons

3 key matchups: Panthers at Falcons

Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly vs. Falcons QB Matt Ryan: Kuechly, a three-time All-Pro, is off to another strong start.

Pastner’s Georgia Tech reboot continues

Reboot. Restart. Reset.Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner used one of those words numerous times when recently discussing the program he took over after Brian Gregory was fired by former athletic director Mike Bobinski.
Julio Jones is the X-factor for the Falcons

Julio Jones is the X-factor for the Falcons

The Falcons will be more determined to get All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones involved against the Panthers’ staunch defense.
Are Falcons ready for NFC South takeover?

Are Falcons ready for NFC South takeover?

The Falcons hope to throw a NFC South takeover party in the Georgia Dome on Sunday.It’s early, but a victory over Carolina, the three-time defending division champion, would legitimize the Falcons’ fast start before they hit to road to Denver and Seattle.

Ga. ballot question misleads

Let me suggest a useful rule of thumb in reading the ballot language on proposed constitutional amendments in Georgia: Whatever you think it means, it often means the opposite.
Atlanta attorney says gun in his lap went off, striking his wife

Atlanta attorney says gun in his lap went off, striking his wife

Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver was riding in an SUV near Piedmont Park Sunday when the vehicle hit a bump and a gun in his lap accidentally fired, fatally wounding his wife in the back, a family spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Homeowner aid program draws big response

Homeowner aid program draws big response

An offer to help “underwater” homeowners in Georgia drew nearly 1,000 applications in less than two days, officials said.
Douglas leader’s racial comments spark calls that he resign

Douglas leader’s racial comments spark calls that he resign

A longtime Douglas County commissioner, under fire over a video recording of him making disparaging comments about black candidates and leaders, is being pressured to resign and end his bid for re-election.
Atlanta school district to consider closing more schools

Atlanta school district to consider closing more schools

The Atlanta school board will consider closing more schools in the coming months.The discussion of potential closures comes less than a year after the board voted to close one school and merge four others and four years after it closed seven schools and moved boundaries at dozens of others.
Kelly answered Hawks calls to battle for roster spot

Kelly answered Hawks calls to battle for roster spot

When the Hawks kept calling, Ryan Kelly kept answering the phone.Kelly was an unrestricted free agent this summer after his first three seasons with the Lakers when the team declined to make him a qualifying offer.
Georgia Tech-Miami: Inside the numbers

Georgia Tech-Miami: Inside the numbers

1 Tech-Miami games in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure that have been decided by single digits, the Jackets’ 42-36 overtime loss in 2012.
How a betting insider sees Georgia Tech-Miami

How a betting insider sees Georgia Tech-Miami

For Saturday’s Georgia Tech-Miami matchup, it appears that Miami is getting heavy betting action. Favored by as many as 7 ½ points, 66 percent of bets were being placed on the Hurricanes to cover as of Thursday, according to covers.
Opportunity School District amendment: In all those ads, what’s true?

Opportunity School District amendment: In all those ads, what’s true?

When Georgians cast their ballot on Amendment 1 they’ll either vote for an educational overhaul that “ends poverty” or they’ll decide against it because they don’t want to hand control of their schools to “out-of-state, for-profit corporations.
Atlanta building rebound strains worker supply

Atlanta building rebound strains worker supply

Josh Cox works for a huge manufacturer, doing what he likes to do, doing what he was trained for at Kennesaw Mountain High School and at Georgia Trade School.
Georgia Tech vs. Miami: 3 things to watch

Georgia Tech vs. Miami: 3 things to watch

Three things to watch when Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1 ACC) hosts Miami (3-0, 0-0) at noon on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium:Defending the deep ball.
Mercedes hires 300-plus so far in metro Atlanta move

Mercedes hires 300-plus so far in metro Atlanta move

Dietmar Exler has a lot on his plate. The new CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA is orchestrating not only the second half of the company’s move from New Jersey to metro Atlanta, but the start of the company’s new headquarters campus in Sandy Springs.
Key question as Justin Ross Harris goes to trial: Will he testify?

Key question as Justin Ross Harris goes to trial: Will he testify?

» Listen to our podcast: "Breakdown: Mistake or Murder?" BRUNSWICK — Cobb County police and prosecutors have said for more than two years that Justin Ross Harris deliberately left his 22-month-old son in a hot car to die.
Bobby Ross thrilled with hire of Todd Stansbury

Bobby Ross thrilled with hire of Todd Stansbury

Bobby Ross was not only a Georgia Tech coach, but also a Georgia Tech dad.During his five years as coach of the Yellow Jackets, Ross had a son, Rob, enrolled at the institute.
Bynum gets another shot and a special reunion with Hawks

Bynum gets another shot and a special reunion with Hawks

Will Bynum and Jarrett Jack are teammates again.And now roommates.More than 12 years have passed since they were a part of Georgia Tech’s appearance in the NCAA Tournament national championship game, a berth earned when Bynum scored in the final seconds of a thrilling semifinal victory.
Fulton police consider special crisis teams for mental health calls

Fulton police consider special crisis teams for mental health calls

A first step toward improving police interactions with the mentally ill might come with a survey. Fulton County Police Chief Gary Stiles wants the county and city police departments to start tracking the difference between what people report when they call 911 and what the actual issues are.
City police still probing fatal shooting of Atlanta business executive

City police still probing fatal shooting of Atlanta business executive

Police said Wednesday they were still investigating the fatal shooting of an Atlanta business executive on the edge of Piedmont Park and they declined to identify the other people who were in the vehicle with her when she was shot.
Soda fountains serve up nostalgia in trendy Athens district

Soda fountains serve up nostalgia in trendy Athens district

One of the things I love about college towns is the way past, present and future intermingle. In my hometown of Athens, a favorite part of town for many is the leafy 1920s-era Five Points neighborhood, not far from the University of Georgia campus.
Hot, dry weather affects arborvitae

Hot, dry weather affects arborvitae

Q: Any idea what’s going on with my arborvitae screen? — Frank Chiodo, email A: Hot, dry weather is the Grim Reaper when it comes to separating well-rooted plants from poorly rooted ones.
Falcons’ young defense is a work in progress

Falcons’ young defense is a work in progress

It’s Carolina week, which has been made even more interesting by how the three-time defending NFC South champion Panthers have stumbled out of the starting blocks.
Henry County Airport cleared for more expansion

Henry County Airport cleared for more expansion

Henry County is embarking on a $4 million expansion of its newly-renamed airport. The expansion, which is expected to take a year, is the second phase of work being done at the Hampton-based airport that was renamed Henry County Airport earlier this month.
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