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BREAKING: Cherokee County teens indicted for planning high school attack

Two 17-year-old students were indicted Tuesday on charges that they planned to ignite an incendiary device at their Cherokee County high school in an attempt to kill students and teachers there. Victoria McCurley and Alfred Dupree were charged with six counts each of conspiracy to commit murder and other charges related to building an incendiary device in October, officials said. Among the charges...


Gwinnett Bicentennial: 200 years of the good, the bad and the curious

Gwinnett Bicentennial: 200 years of the good, the bad and the curious

On Dec. 15, 1818, Gwinnett County was born — and now it’s getting ready to party. Georgia’s second most populous county will kick off this month its yearlong bicenetennial celebration, a full 12 months of events and festivities leading up to its 200th birthday. Through Gwinnett’s past: 1942-1992 Gwinnett’s schools and schoolchildren: 1897-1927 Georgia downtowns:...
Georgia defensive back arrested over use of counterfeit $100 bill

Georgia defensive back arrested over use of counterfeit $100 bill

The forgery arrest of Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini on Tuesday night stemmed from an investigation into an incident in July, when a counterfeit $100 bill was passed by someone who provided a different name from his own. Brini was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree forgery, after Athens-Clarke County issued an arrest warrant, which was subsequently executed on Tuesday night...
Teacher DeKalb ousted came right back as substitute

Teacher DeKalb ousted came right back as substitute

A teacher ousted after students said she threatened them with deportation after President Donald Trump’s 2016 election win was rehired for the 2017-2018 school year, though she was supposed to be ineligible for employment there. The error is one of several recent human resource blunders made by the DeKalb County School District, which has come under fire in recent years for its inability to...
Trump sends tweet about female senator that critics say is sexually suggestive, demeaning

Trump sends tweet about female senator that critics say is sexually suggestive, demeaning

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting an immediate backlash. "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so long...
Atlanta pension liability up $30M under new plan for officials, staff

Atlanta pension liability up $30M under new plan for officials, staff

Atlanta City Council last week approved Mayor Kasim Reed’s proposal allowing up to 288 employees to buy back into the city’s defined benefits pension program — a move that could increase the pension system’s unfunded liability by up to $30 million. The Dec. 4 vote was one of two controversial pension board measures. The council will consider merger of the city’s...
Dale Murphy: ‘There’s a spot for me’ in Hall of Fame

Dale Murphy: ‘There’s a spot for me’ in Hall of Fame

Dale Murphy was snubbed in another Hall of Fame vote. The longtime Atlanta Braves great isn’t bitter, but he does believe he belongs among the legends in Cooperstown, N.Y. “I think there’s a spot in there for me,” Murphy tells AJC columnist Jeff Schultz and WSB-TV Action News 2 sports director Zach Klein on their “We Never Played the Game”  podcast...
Cracks in NFL’s concussion protocol are showing

Cracks in NFL’s concussion protocol are showing

What really happens within those pop-up medical tents on the sideline when an NFL player goes inside to be checked for concussion? With the process hidden from view like a senate intelligence committee meeting, we can only imagine. And right now, none of those imaginings treat the league kindly.       Judging by some recent incidents, I’m guessing the examination...
New and veteran talent define Atlanta critic group’s Top 10 films

New and veteran talent define Atlanta critic group’s Top 10 films

In the heart-pounding horror film “Get Out,” big city African-American photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) finds a visit to his white girlfriend’s parents’ secluded country home complicated by the gnawing sense that he may not be welcome. As in very, very not welcome. Written and helmed by comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele, “Get Out” has been praised...
Kempner: Get rich quick? A Georgia bitcoin CEO’s advice on wacky money

Kempner: Get rich quick? A Georgia bitcoin CEO’s advice on wacky money

We are in the throes of another get-rich-quick frenzy that surely will make some people rich and others chumps. Fans of bitcoin contend that it will revolutionize the world of digital currency, taking the place of old-world stuff like dollar bills as a way to pay and be paid. But, at the moment, bitcoin is getting more attention because some people are trading it like an investment that&rsquo...
Braves’ improvement needs to start with the ghost ownership

Braves’ improvement needs to start with the ghost ownership

The Braves are in fix mode again. Find a dependable starting pitcher, not a jelly-bellied cartoon. Patch the bullpen, acquire a veteran third baseman, improve the defense. Try to do all of this without committing another series of baseball felonies, because that clearly was a problem for the previous regime. Alex Anthopoulos, the Braves’ new general manager, does not have an impossible...
DeKalb tells bars and nightclubs they must close earlier

DeKalb tells bars and nightclubs they must close earlier

Less late-night partying will be going on in unincorporated DeKalb County after the new year. Starting Jan. 1, bars are prohibited from serving alcohol after 2 a.m. from Sunday through Wednesday and after 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Under current law, liquor can be served until 3:55 a.m. every night. Homeowners and community associations pushed for the changes, arguing that late night establishments...
Assurant to open tech center in Duluth, create 335 jobs

Assurant to open tech center in Duluth, create 335 jobs

Insurance provider Assurant said Wednesday it plans to expand its customer service division in in Gwinnett County where it will create 335 new jobs. The New York-based company said it will open a new “technical support center” in Duluth. A news release from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office did not disclose when the center will open. Assurant currently has offices along Commerce Avenue in...
After leaving Georgia Tech for NASCAR, new career for Eason Fromayan

After leaving Georgia Tech for NASCAR, new career for Eason Fromayan

A year after foregoing his final year of eligibility to pursue a career as a NASCAR pit-crew member, Eason Fromayan is not where he thought he’d be. The former Yellow Jackets offensive tackle did work NASCAR races, as he had hoped. Working lower-tier series, he served teams as a mechanic and a tire specialist. He was part of the over-the-wall crew, jumping into action during pit stops to lift...
Video: Georgia’s Jake Fromm from AJC Super 11 to SEC champion

Video: Georgia’s Jake Fromm from AJC Super 11 to SEC champion

It’s been quite the year for Jake Fromm. Fromm was chasing the state’s all-time passing record as a high school senior in 2016, and now he’s chasing a national championship as the quarterback of the Georgia Bulldogs this fall.
Your guide to building a fabulous gingerbread house

Your guide to building a fabulous gingerbread house

If you're like me, this time of year brings the yearning for upholding or creating family traditions such as building a holiday gingerbread house, but the reality is that there's only so much time in a day. Most of us were already burning our candles from both ends before they turned red and started smelling of spice and apples. Now we're just burned out. Take a breath. You’ve got options. My...
Driver ejected from SUV in deadly I-85 crash

Driver ejected from SUV in deadly I-85 crash

A driver who was ejected from his SUV in a two-vehicle crash on I-85 South has died, Fairburn police said. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fulton Co: Now a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GRIDLOCKALERT?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GRIDLOCKALERT</a> on I-85/sb as all...
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees include Bon Jovi, Dire Straits

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees include Bon Jovi, Dire Straits

The original Bon Jovi lineup, back in the days when induction into the Rock Hall was a distant dream. BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has its list of musical luminaries to be inducted in 2018. Bon Jovi (including original member Richie Sambora), The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone will enter the hall in the...
5 fast facts that will help make filling out FAFSA a breeze

5 fast facts that will help make filling out FAFSA a breeze

It's that time of year again when parents and college or college-bound students fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The idea of wading through a form – especially one that requires financial information – is definitely not an appealing idea, but the FAFSA could be a tremendous help in getting your student money to attend college. You may think that you don't...
What does a Roy Moore loss mean for the right?

What does a Roy Moore loss mean for the right?

With a Roy Moore loss in the Alabama Senate race, the right wonders what it all means. A roundup of editorials Wednesday take a look at the issue. 1. What Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore really means for Washington (and America) in 2018 From Fox News: Moore’s loss puts into question a fundamental component of President Trump’s platform and base. 2. Roy Moore lost, but GOP isn&rsquo...
The left says Trump, GOP should be worried after the Doug Jones win

The left says Trump, GOP should be worried after the Doug Jones win

Should the GOP be worried after Doug Jones’ Alabama Senate race win? Some on the left believe so. A roundup of editorials Wednesday take a look at the issue. From The Washington Post: Doug Jones’ win is about a rising tide of American who won’t swallow the bilge the president is pushing. From CNN: President Donald Trump should be sweating after the shocking outcome in Alabama&rsquo...
Atlanta United adds another left back

Atlanta United adds another left back

Continuing what has already become an extremely interesting offseason that is just a few days old, Atlanta United has acquired left fullback Jose Hernandez. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. Hernandez, 20 , comes to the Five Stripes from Caracas FC in his native Venezuela. He has 14 appearances for the club this year and 25 in his career. Hernandez helped lead Venezuela to the final...

You better watch out: Holiday season votes coming on nuclear project, internet, taxes

Hold on to your seat – and watch your wallet. Over the next two weeks, federal and state authorities are planning to vote on controversial measures that may affect your utility bills, taxes, internet speeds and children’s access to healthcare. Dec. 14 – The FCC votes on whether to repeal net neutrality rules enacted under the Obama administration. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai...
Deion Jones named NFC defensive player of the week 

Deion Jones named NFC defensive player of the week 

Falcons linebacker Deion Jones, who had a game-saving interception and 17 tackles in the 20-17 win over the New Orleans Saints, was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week on Wednesday.  The game book had Jones with 13 tackles, but the Falcons’ coaching film review credited him with 17.
The Jolt: Alabama has become nothing but trouble for Donald Trump

The Jolt: Alabama has become nothing but trouble for Donald Trump

Democrats are relishing a rare victory this morning. And Republicans? They’re wondering if they can tack on a few extra months after Dec. 31 to keep 2018 from arriving. Here’s the official word from the Associated Press: In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled...
Death outside Gwinnett County mall under investigation

Death outside Gwinnett County mall under investigation

A man was found dead Wednesday in the parking lot of a Gwinnett County mall, and the investigation has been turned over to the GBI. A Norcross police officer who was dispatched to the scene on a “person down” call found the man just before 1:10 a.m. at Global Mall, which is in the 5600 block of Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Sgt. Donald Eric Butynski said. The victim’s name has not been...
20 great holiday gift card deals in metro Atlanta

20 great holiday gift card deals in metro Atlanta

For each $100 gift card purchased, guests will receive an extra $20 at One Sushi + as well as other restaurants this holiday season. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR. Did you make your list and check it twice? For last minute gifts, consider gift cards from the following 20 metro Atlanta restaurants. With slew of bonus dollar deals, each will be a gift of something good to eat...
THE LATEST: Deadly shooting investigation underway at Union City apartment

THE LATEST: Deadly shooting investigation underway at Union City apartment

A man was shot and killed inside a Union City apartment, police said. Authorities were dispatched to the Evergreen Commons Apartments on Ga. 138 on a domestic call, Officer Jerald January said Wednesday in a statement. When officers arrived, they found the man unresponsive in one of the units.  The victim’s name has not been released because his relatives have not been notified about his...
Cover 9@9: Is Jameis Winston the next Josh Freeman?

Cover 9@9: Is Jameis Winston the next Josh Freeman?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Good morning! Welcome to The...
More than 4,000 Georgians on 2017 college football rosters

More than 4,000 Georgians on 2017 college football rosters

McEachern coach Kyle Hockman talks with quarterback Malik Evans (2) in the first half of their game against Mill Creek during the Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz/Special) More than 4,000 former Georgia high school players have been on college rosters this season, according to the annual research of Steve Slay...
Video: Georgia vs. Oklahoma - A look at the coaches

Video: Georgia vs. Oklahoma - A look at the coaches

Here’s a look at the head coaches of the participants in the Rose Bowl - Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley. Smart has UGA in the Rose Bowl - and the college football playoff - in just his second season in Athens. Riley has the Sooners in the same boat in his first season guiding the Oklahoma program. Find out more about the youthful head coaches whose teams will...
The Bow Tie Chronicles: 5 things to know about the Tampa Bay Bucs 

The Bow Tie Chronicles: 5 things to know about the Tampa Bay Bucs 

What happened to Tampa Bay this season? The Bucs (4-9) were supposed to battle the Falcons (8-5) for supremacy in the NFC South after going 9-7 last season. The Bucs are set to host the Falcons at 8:30 p.m on “Monday Night Football” in what the league thought would be a marquee late-season matchup. But the Bucs have regressed in Jameis Winston’s third season as the starter and now...
Atlanta may not get out of the 40s

Atlanta may not get out of the 40s

Today: Sunny. High: 48 Tonight: Clear. Low: 27 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 54 The temperature may be 35 degrees in Atlanta, but the wind chill is making it feel even colder than that, according to Channel 2 Action News.  “You need to bundle up before you head on outside,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said Wednesday. According to Channel 2, it feels like it is 29...
Uga: Georgia’s mascot through the years

Uga: Georgia’s mascot through the years

College football fans earlier this season voted on the best mascot in the sport. It wasn’t really a contest. Georgia’s English Bulldog, Uga, has long been a college football favorite. The line of dogs dates back to 1956 when Uga I, “Hood’s Ole Dan,” first took the field for the home opener against Florida State.  Today, Uga X reigns over a Bulldogs team...
AT&T picks Georgia to test ‘gigabit’ internet over power lines

AT&T picks Georgia to test ‘gigabit’ internet over power lines

Telecom giant AT&T has picked Georgia to test a new technology to distribute super-fast internet signals via power lines. AT&T said its Project AirGig could someday deliver “gigabit” speeds to rural and urban areas near above-ground power lines without building new broadcasting towers or burying new fiber optic cable. AT&T, in partnership with Georgia Power, is testing the technology in...
Man found shot to death across from Atlanta church

Man found shot to death across from Atlanta church

A man was found shot to death near a northwest Atlanta church from what police believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “Our initial investigation is indicating that the death appears to be consistent with a suicide,” Atlanta police Officer Lisa Bender said. Someone walking to work about 4:30 a.m. discovered the man across from Antioch Baptist Church North on Northside Drive and...
Concert review: Katy Perry showcases the razzle and dazzle in Atlanta

Concert review: Katy Perry showcases the razzle and dazzle in Atlanta

Imagine if the surroundings in “The Wizard of Oz”’s Munchkin Land fused with the backdrop of “Alice in Wonderland” and you might have the Katy Perry “Witness” tour. It’s a delightful spectacle to behold – from the five-piece band dressed in cupcake-frosting pink to the see-sawing lighted cubes to the massive eye-shaped...
Pat DiNizio, singer for The Smithereens, dies at 62

Pat DiNizio, singer for The Smithereens, dies at 62

Pat DiNizio. BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Pat DiNizio, frontman for alt-rock-pop band The Smithereens has died at the age of 62. The band posted the news on its Facebook page shortly after midnight Wednesday: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influential New Jersey ...
These dessert recipes will add sweet sparkle to your holiday table

These dessert recipes will add sweet sparkle to your holiday table

The holidays bring out the baking gene in most of us, no matter how latent it may be during the rest of the year. We get out cartons of eggs, sticks of butter, boxes of sugar from light brown to dark and roll up our sleeves to start baking. Now imagine spending all day, every day, surrounded by sugar, flour, butter, chocolate and dozens of jars of edible glitter. That’s the life of Joy Jessup...
Wildflowers are beautiful but long-term maintenance is difficult

Wildflowers are beautiful but long-term maintenance is difficult

Q: I am on the beautification committee of our subdivision. We want to beautify the front entrance by planting wildflowers. What should we plant? Tim Keith, Sugar Hill A: A wildflower planting can be beautiful during some parts of the year but ugly as sin during others. I haven’t yet found a mixture of seed that gives year-round beauty. Planting seed is easy but maintaining a wildflower...
Learn to make turnip cakes from Suzy Siu’s Baos

Learn to make turnip cakes from Suzy Siu’s Baos

From the menu … Suzy Siu’s Baos, Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St., Atlanta; 404-996-6504.  Interestingly, although these are called turnip cakes, they’re actually radish cakes. Courtney Graham of Suzy Siu’s sent the recipe and told us, “We actually use daikon which is a Chinese radish very similar to turnips. You can use hakurei and/or regular turnips...
Why your favorite holiday movies aren’t streaming

Why your favorite holiday movies aren’t streaming

Though it’s a relatively wonderful life for TV cord-cutters, George Bailey, Clark Griswold and Will Ferrell’s “Elf” is still available only on a pay-per-view basis this month. Festive streamers will have to settle for Santa Paws 2, which has yet to claw its way into the Christmas canon. Most classic holiday films remain cordoned off as one-time rentals or purchases on digital...
Eyecatchers

Eyecatchers

WINTER’S ROSE Florals take a dark turn with four fragrances that make up the Tom Ford Private Blend Winter Floral Collection. The fragrances from Ford’s existing Private Blend collection, are the perfect florals to wear this winter with their long-lasting, spiced-up scents. The unisex fragrances include Jasmin Rouge which features Jasmin Sambac and Clary Sage Oil, Cafe Rose which stars...
Where can I find it?

Where can I find it?

Q: I understand that Sunshine does not make pickled peaches any longer, do you know of any place else that sells them? Katherine S. Brown, Atlanta A: Katherine, I checked with several produce markets and food gift shops, and none currently had pickled peaches in stock. And, yes, Margaret Holmes, under the McCall Farms umbrella, stopped pickling Sunshine peaches a while back. However, there’s...
Remnants of Vietnam War

Remnants of Vietnam War

In the light Lowcountry rain and high heat of late-summer South Carolina, bamboo was growing just outside the fenced perimeter of a three-acre addition to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum near Charleston. Above a mix of military equipment and drab-painted plywood buildings surrounding the compound, mounted speakers punched out the screeches of jungle birds and the droning chirps of crickets...
Author Events Dec. 17-23

Author Events Dec. 17-23

Mark Pendergrast, “City on the Verge: Metro Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future.” Atlanta author Pendergrast (“For God, Country & Coca-Cola”) presents a deeply researched, multi-faceted history of the biggest city in America’s Southeast, using the Beltline saga to explore issues of race, education, public health, transportation, business, philanthropy...
Georgia State cruises to a home win

Georgia State cruises to a home win

Led by 33 points from sophomore D’Marcus Simonds, Georgia State cruised to a 90-70 win over Point on Tuesday night at the GSU Sports Arena. Simonds, who entered the day No. 4 in the Sun Belt in scoring, finished with 30 or more points for the second time in the last three games after scoring a career-high 35  last week. He finished 11-of-18 from the floor, including 6-of-9 from 3-point...
Man shoots himself as deputies respond to shooting

Man shoots himself as deputies respond to shooting

A Spalding County woman who was shot early Tuesday is in critical condition at Atlanta Medical Center, officials said. Grady Jack Norton, who deputies believe shot 42-year-old Amber Rae Brown, was holding a weapon next to Brown’s body as deputies entered the 600 block of Cheatham Road in Griffin about 9:15 a.m., Spalding County sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Dwayne Jones said. A deputy...
Ten observations from Hawks loss at Cavs

Ten observations from Hawks loss at Cavs

(AP Photo) CLEVELAND– Ten observations from Cavs 123, Hawks 114.  1. When the Hawks won here earlier this season they did so in large part by playing faster than the Cavaliers from the start, and Cleveland didn’t respond until late. But that was back when Cleveland looked old and slow, and LeBron James didn’t seem to have much interest in...
Braves getting next-level analytics with new GM and staff

Braves getting next-level analytics with new GM and staff

Alex Anthopoulos got something akin to a doctoral degree in analytics while working in the Dodgers’ statistics think-tank/front office the past two seasons. Now that he’s general manager of the Braves he plans to bring that knowledge and put into practice in Atlanta much of what he saw work successfully in Los Angeles and some of what he learned before that as Blue Jays GM. “It was...
Braves among teams interested in Marlins’ Yelich

Braves among teams interested in Marlins’ Yelich

New Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has said he doesn’t intend to come out with guns blazing and trade top prospects until he gets a better feel for the organization’s top talent, but perhaps he would make an exception if he could land Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, an outstanding all-around young player who’s under contractual control for five seasons on a team-friendly...
FBI says man in ‘Punisher’ shirt robbed 5 metro Atlanta banks

FBI says man in ‘Punisher’ shirt robbed 5 metro Atlanta banks

A man in his mid to late 30s has been robbing banks throughout metro Atlanta for months, the FBI says.  He wore a gray “Punisher” T-shirt in a Dec. 7 robbery at a bank on Roswell Road in Marietta, FBI Agent Stephen Emmett said in a news release.  The “Punisher” is a Marvel Comics character who has been portrayed in movies and on television. That was the fifth...
WATCH: Teens assaulted hearing-impaired student, filmed incident

WATCH: Teens assaulted hearing-impaired student, filmed incident

Two teenagers accused of beating a disabled student at an Atlanta high school face harsher charges after video of the attack surfaced on social media, Channel 2 Action News reported Tuesday.  The teens were initially suspended for a day and forced to apologize for the Nov. 30 beating by officials at Maynard Jackson High School, the disabled student’s mother, Kimberly Flournoy, told the...
‘A very foolish thing’: Roswell woman, 75, fights off purse snatcher

‘A very foolish thing’: Roswell woman, 75, fights off purse snatcher

A 75-year-old Roswell woman fought back when someone stole her purse off a counter at a local post office. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2 Action News she was busy with stamps when all she saw was a hand reach for her pocketbook. “I realized he's stealing my purse,” she said. Then, she admitted she did something police discourage when she grabbed the much bigger...
Cobb man found guilty but mentally ill of killing his mother

Cobb man found guilty but mentally ill of killing his mother

Damian Cornell McElrath had already cleaned up the crime scene, called 911 and was smoking a cigarette by the time he told police how and why he killed his mother. Diane McElrath had been poisoning him for years, Damian said, and according to him she’d even threatened to kill him.  So, when he got the chance, he took a knife from the kitchen, went upstairs and stabbed Diane McElrath in...
Georgia Board of Regents approves plans to combine colleges

Georgia Board of Regents approves plans to combine colleges

Georgia’s Board of Regents approved plans Tuesday that will reduce the number of institutions in its system by two, changes officials say will help officials redesign student programs and improve academic performance. Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University will be consolidated as the new Georgia Southern University. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Bainbridge State...
Don’t throw your family history out with the trash

Don’t throw your family history out with the trash

Recently, I have overheard a number of people contemplating what is to become of their family possessions. Many of them were talking about silver, china and furniture, which they said the younger generations just don’t want or need. Others were talking about family photographs, Bibles, letters and diaries. Before you decide no one in your family wants or would care for these items, at least...
Ohio State football: Billy Price earns unanimous All-American honors

Ohio State football: Billy Price earns unanimous All-American honors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Getting a tree in the Buckeye Grove at Ohio State is a lofty accomplishment, but doing it as a unanimous All-American is truly rare. Billy Price was named a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association on Wednesday, making him the 27th player in program history to earn unanimous All-American honors. To do so, players must ...
Virginia Tech football: How Oklahoma State players got a scouting report on the Hokies at a CFB awards show

Virginia Tech football: How Oklahoma State players got a scouting report on the Hokies at a CFB awards show

Thursday night, distinguished players gathered in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame for the sport’s annual awards presentation. At the ceremony, Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington was presented the Biletnikoff Award, for the nation’s best receiver. Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, honoring...
Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners’ offensive class is nearly complete

Oklahoma recruiting: Sooners’ offensive class is nearly complete

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we look at the offensive part of Oklahoma’s 2018 class. The Sooners did the brunt of their offensive recruiting work in the spring and summer, and it has held up with a week remaining until the early signing...
Bevo has symbolized Texas football for more than 100 years

Bevo has symbolized Texas football for more than 100 years

“His name is Bevo. Long may he reign!” These words, printed in the December 1916 issue of the  Alcalde alumni magazine, provide the first evidence of a name for the live longhorn mascot at the University of Texas. The original Bevo made his first and only appearance at halftime that year at the homecoming game against Texas A&M. In the 101 years since...
Iowa football players make holiday visit to children’s hospital

Iowa football players make holiday visit to children’s hospital

Hawkeyes football players paid a visit to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on Tuesday night. Iowa players went to the 12th floor of the building across the street from Kinnick Stadium for a visit during a holiday party. Iowa’s football program and the children’s hospital are closely connected following the 2017 season and the start of college ...
Did you binge the most binge-watched Netflix shows of 2017?

Did you binge the most binge-watched Netflix shows of 2017?

In 2017, Netflix users around the globe consumed more than 140 million hours of Netflix per day, the streaming service announced in a news release Monday. The company identified the year’s notable global trends about what users watched and how they watched them. They found that the biggest streaming day of the year was Jan. 1, 2017, Mexico had the most Netflix members tuning in per...
Thieves steal doors off car overnight, police say

Thieves steal doors off car overnight, police say

The thieves knew exactly what they wanted - a couple of doors from a 2014 Toyota Camry- -- and it only took a few minutes to take them. "It was just bizarre," car owner Ann Carmody told WBAL. "It was so bizarre that I almost started laughing. Like, who loses their doors?"  Unscrupulous body shops will contract with thieves to take specific parts needed for a job, Tom...
Even off the field, Tony Romo is still winning awards

Even off the field, Tony Romo is still winning awards

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is one of those guys who just seems to flourish at anything he does. After Pro Bowls and records with the Dallas Cowboys, he decided to become a broadcaster with CBS. Many felt he could still play, but he threw himself into his new role. He did so well that Sports Illustrated named him their 2017 Media Person Of The Year. One of the...
Sugarloaf Mills adds 5 new stores in time for holiday shopping

Sugarloaf Mills adds 5 new stores in time for holiday shopping

Sugarloaf Mills has announced the addition of five new stores, including fashion boutiques and a home decor outlet. Xios, a 3,021-square-foot men’s boutique, has been added in the shopping center’s Neighborhood 5, near Motherhood Maternity. Women’s clothing store Styletto Boutique has opened in a 1,223-square-foot space in Neighborhood 1, across from Contempo, according to a release...
See the 2017 Christmas Eve hours for Atlanta malls

See the 2017 Christmas Eve hours for Atlanta malls

Dear Procrastinators of Atlanta,  We have all the faith that you’ll have every gift wrapped by Dec. 24 this year.  However... Just in case you do end up needing to buy a few gifts last minute, here are the Christmas Eve hours for the major malls around town.   · Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Phipps Plaza, ...
How former Australian Rules footballer Arryn Siposs landed at Auburn

How former Australian Rules footballer Arryn Siposs landed at Auburn

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Wednesday, and SEC Country goes more in-depth with Auburn’s most recent commitment. Plus, an update on a new offer and an all-star game.  Despite it being his first visit — and a 20-hour flight separating...
Shea Patterson reveals big goal behind choice to leave Ole Miss for Michigan

Shea Patterson reveals big goal behind choice to leave Ole Miss for Michigan

Shea Patterson is thinking big after announcing his transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan. In a piece published by The Blade’s Kyle Rowland on Wednesday, the former Rebels quarterback explained his thought process behind announcing his decision to transfer Monday. One of the driving forces behind his move? A chance to play for a national championship. Here’s more from Rowland&rsquo...
Cobb cops looking for woman who robbed bank with note

Cobb cops looking for woman who robbed bank with note

Cobb County police are looking for a woman they say robbed a bank in Vinings on Tuesday. She walked into the SunTrust at 4338 Paces Ferry Road at 1:15 p.m. and handed a “demand note” to the teller, according to police. The woman received an undisclosed amount of cash and left on foot heading southwest. Police describe her as standing between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches and...
West Virginia DT Lamonte McDougle named Freshman All-American by 247Sports

West Virginia DT Lamonte McDougle named Freshman All-American by 247Sports

West Virginia defensive tackle has been recognized as a Freshman All-American by 247Sports. It’s the second Freshman All-America honor for McDougle, who was also recognized by ESPN earlier this week. He finished his first collegiate regular season with 2 sacks, 4 tackles for loss and 22 total tackles. He was also graded as one of the top run defenders in...
IMG WR pledges commitment to Miami Hurricanes as walk-on

IMG WR pledges commitment to Miami Hurricanes as walk-on

According to a report from 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins, Class of 2018 wide receiver Will Huggins is bound for Miami this spring. Huggins, a native of California who attends IMG Academy, accepted a preferred walk-on spot from the Hurricanes on Tuesday over similar offers from Stanford and Vanderbilt. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Huggins had two receptions for 19 yards this season as mostly...
Details on why Georgia player Latavious Brini was arrested for forgery

Details on why Georgia player Latavious Brini was arrested for forgery

ATHENS — The forgery arrest of Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini on Tuesday night stemmed from an investigation into an incident in July, when a counterfeit $100 bill was passed by someone who provided a different name from his own. Bring was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree forgery, after Athens-Clarke County issued an arrest warrant, which ...
Michigan’s Shea Patterson expects more Ole Miss transfers to join him on Wolverines’ roster

Michigan’s Shea Patterson expects more Ole Miss transfers to join him on Wolverines’ roster

Former Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson made it clear on Monday that he is transferring to Michigan with a Twitter post. However, Patterson may not be the only Ole Miss player to join the Wolverines. In his first interview since transferring to Michigan, Patterson told the Toledo Blade that other Ole Miss players will likely transfer to Michigan ...
Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb, LB Kenneth Murray named 247Sports Freshman All-Americans

Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb, LB Kenneth Murray named 247Sports Freshman All-Americans

With headliners such as Baker Mayfield and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma is headed to the College Football Playoff. The Sooners 12-1 season and Big 12 Championship effort didn’t all come by the hands of upperclass talent, though. For as deep and as talented as Oklahoma is this season, some fresh faces have certainly contributed to the Sooners abundant success in 2017,...
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney zings Steve Spurrier with text message that cracks him up

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney zings Steve Spurrier with text message that cracks him up

Steve Spurrier is usually the one that catches his rivals with a witty remark, but not this time. The Head Ball Coach was recently on the receiving end of one that he couldn’t help but chuckle at. The former South Carolina coach and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney have traded words in the past, and Swinney served something up for the HBC during last Saturday’s Heisman...
Jalen Reagor named Freshman All-American by 247 Sports

Jalen Reagor named Freshman All-American by 247 Sports

The Big 12’s Newcomer of the Year, Jalen Reagor, is picking up some other honors. The latest one comes from 247 Sports, who named him a Freshman All-American. Reagor didn’t blow anyone away in receiving yards, only tallying 407 yards on 28 catches. However, he did score seven touchdowns, and having a nose for the end zone is crucial. Reagor’s only multi-touchdown...
For Tony Romo, only one NFL coach is a fellow football junkie

For Tony Romo, only one NFL coach is a fellow football junkie

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo now works for CBS as a broadcaster. He’s been terrific – Sports Illustrated named him their 2017 Media Person Of The Year – and he recently sat down for an interview to discuss his first season in the booth. One of the most interesting things was his view on which coaches really understand what they’re talking about...
Alabama Crimson Tide Columbia Golf Shotgun Quarter-Zip Pullover

Alabama Crimson Tide Columbia Golf Shotgun Quarter-Zip Pullover

Stay warm and boast your die-hard Alabama Crimson Tide fandom with this Shotgun Omni-Wick quarter-zip pullover jacket from Columbia Golf! It features embroidered Alabama Crimson Tide graphics that’ll let everyone know where your loyalties lie. This cozy Alabama Crimson Tide jacket is the perfect way to rep your favorite team on those chilly days! $69.99 The post ...
Tennessee football podcast: Jeremy Pruitt’s past gives insight into his future with the Vols

Tennessee football podcast: Jeremy Pruitt’s past gives insight into his future with the Vols

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has been all over SEC which has helped shape him into the leader of the Vols. DawgNation’s Seth Emerson joins the SEC Country Tennessee podcast to discuss Pruitt’s tenure with Georgia as defensive coordinator from 2014-2015. Pruitt coached under Nick Saban at Alabama in two different stints. This will likely have a large influence on how he will...
Ohio State football podcast: Buckeyes’ recruiting demise exaggerated as 2 more targets commit

Ohio State football podcast: Buckeyes’ recruiting demise exaggerated as 2 more targets commit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. On the latest edition, Kyle Lamb says you can shed the doom, gloom, and the dire outlook for the Buckeyes’ 2018 recruiting efforts and instead celebrate after the addition of two 4-star commits on Tuesday. Also discussed on the latest...
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