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Fulton County sheriff sees runoff win as affirmation of his work
Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson.

5:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson said Wednesday that he plans to expand programs to keep seniors from becoming victims and show people the potential consequences of committing crimes if he wins the race against his Republican challenger in November. Jackson, who won a Democratic runoff Tuesday, said he sees the ...
Police fire at armed man in apartment complex
Atlanta police are seeking this man in connection with an incident Wednesday. (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Atlanta police are seeking a man who they fired at after he allegedly produced a gun, Channel 2 Action News reported. No one was thought to be hit in the incident Wednesday at the Royal Coach Apartments on Northside Circle. The man pointed the gun at a maintenance man and ...
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

3:32 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fulton County• Anatolia Café, 52 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 82/B• Bantam and Biddy, 1544 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 87/B• Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Road, Atlanta. 90/A• Food 101, 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 90/A• Ok Café, 1284 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 100/A
Atlanta commission would advise on police, fire, corrections pay
Atlanta City Council members are reviewing a proposal for a compensation commission for public safety personnel.

12:32 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The creation of a commission to evaluate the compensation of Atlanta Police, Fire and Rescue and Corrections personnel has been proposed by City Council members.The Public Safety Compensation Commission would help the Council “develop a long-term strategy for creating best in class employee compensation packages for all City public safety ...
Cybertip leads to arrest of registered sex offender
Joshua Andrew Harris (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

Updated: 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A registered sex offender was arrested Monday in northwest Atlanta, after a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, authorities said. Joshua Andrew Harris, 36, of the 2300 block of Baker Road, allegedly used an internet messaging app to communicate with a 13-year-old child, Georgia Bureau of ...
Back-to-school immunizations in Fulton
All children attending public schools must get immunizations. Fulton County is preparing to vaccinate as many as 2,000 children in the back-to-school rush. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM

11:57 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fulton County Health Department is offering back-to-school immunizations for students through Friday, August 19. Immunizations for school children are required by Georgia law. Vaccinations are given on a first-come, first-serve basis from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only at the College Park and North Fulton Regional Health ...
Cobb’s Lee, DeKalb’s Barnes-Sutton lose; Vernon Jones wins state house
Mike Boyce (left) is greeted by former Cobb county commission Chairman Bill Byrne as he works the room during his watch party at Williams Brothers BBQ in the Cobb county commission Chairman’s race. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

Updated: 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cobb County voters handed commission Chairman Tim Lee a dramatic defeat Tuesday in what some say is a referendum on his handling of the Atlanta Braves move to the suburbs. With all precincts reporting, in unofficial returns challenger Mike Boyce won 64 percent of the vote. Lee conceded defeat in ...
Incumbent Sheriff Jackson wins Fulton County runoff, other races in
Polls are closed in Fulton County. BEN GRAY / AJC File Photo

Updated: 10:39 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Election results are in from Fulton County Tuesday.Incumbent sheriff Ted Jackson beat challenger Richard Lankford, a former sheriff who left office more than 20 years ago. The winner in the runoff will face Republican Ben Cowart in November.With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jackson had 55 percent of the vote ...
Man arrested after crashing stolen car
Damon Javon Clay, 18, was arrested near the Moreland Avenue exit off I-20 in Atlanta. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 7:14 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A disoriented driver didn’t even try to run after crashing a stolen car, ending a police chase Tuesday. The chase started in Union City when police say an 18-year-old man stole a Chrysler 300, according to Channel 2 Action News. VIDEO: Stolen car crashes in debris on Moreland Avenue The ...
Water main break in Fulton County disrupts service at businesses
Rodney McDaniel, foreground, feeds a line with a remote camera attached to it into a manhole where Rick Moyers (unseen-he’s in the manhole), sends it through a sewer line to inspect for how well the new line in Snellville is constructed. Clif Sanders, at background, left, works a computer in the truck as he watches the image from the camera on a monitor. The three men all work for Gwinnett County. (Kimberly Smith/AJC File Photo)

4:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A water main break has disrupted service at several Fulton County homes and businesses.The Tuesday afternoon break is affecting water service on Haynes Bridge Road near Devore Road.Traffic is not expected to be affected by the break to a 12-inch main.But there is no water service to about 35 homes, ...
Explosives and destruction: How the Omni Coliseum went out with a bang

Updated: 3:07 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It was one of Atlanta's most iconic landmarks, until it went up in a cloud of dust on a Saturday morning nineteen years ago. Native Atlantans from the nineties will remember when the Omni Coliseum, the former home of the Atlanta Hawks, was demolished on July 26, 1997. Spectators that ...
Transit-oriented project starts at Edgewood MARTA station
A rendering of Spoke, a transit-oriented mixed-use development underway at the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station. Source: Columbia Ventures

2:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

An Atlanta development group has started construction of the region’s latest high-density development at a key MARTA station.Columbia Ventures said Tuesday it has started Spoke, a 224-unit residential community over a performing arts center and park at the Edgewood/Candler Park station on the eastside of Atlanta. Under system CEO Keith ...
Developer seeks makeover of land near Atlanta Beltline in Reynoldstown
Madison Yards is a proposed residential-commercial makeover of an Atlanta Beltline industrial site. FUQUA DEVELOPMENT

2:06 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Madison Yards, a major residential-commercial makeover of the Leggett & Platt industrial site on the Atlanta Beltline in southeast Atlanta, is scheduled to come before the City Council Zoning Committee on Wednesday. Fuqua Development is seeking rezoning of the 17.5-acre site at 905 Memorial Drive SE in Reynoldstown to allow ...
State test results: A third of Atlanta students read on grade level
Kent D. Johnson/AJC

1:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

About a third of Atlanta students are on grade level in reading and writing, according to new state test results released today. And Atlanta students passed state tests at rates below the state and, for most subjects, at among the lowest rates in the metro area. For elementary and middle ...
Hours-long SWAT standoff ends
A SWAT standoff ended early Tues., July 26, 2016, in northwest Atlanta with a man in police custody. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A man was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly holding four children and a woman inside a northwest Atlanta apartment for nearly three hours, police said. Officers had just left the apartment in the 1000 block of Hollywood Road when police responded to a report of a screaming woman in the ...
Fund started after fatal bar shooting
Minnesota Sen. Jeff Hayden and his sister, Taylor Hayden. who was killed Saturday July 23, 2016, in Buckhead. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The owners of a Buckhead bar have established a GoFundMe account to help the family of a woman who was fatally shot outside the establishment. Anchor Down Grille owners and NFL veterans Uche Nwaneri and Edawn Coughman said they were “heartbroken” by the death of Taylor Hayden, the sister of ...
 Atlanta’s Olympic legacy in the eye of beholder
Games chairman Billy Payne insisted that 21 acres of blighted downtown property between CNN and Georgia Tech — old industrial buildings and a housing project — be transformed into a rolling and rollicking greensward. The result? Centennial Olympic Park, which remains a vital central tourist destination and community gathering area to this day. -- Some text by Dan Chapman, AJC

Updated: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bit by bit, the daily reminders of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta disappear. The airport mural of children at Centennial Olympic Park was taken down last month. Weeks earlier, the towering metal peach on the Downtown Connector met a similar fate. At Turner Field, once known as Olympic ...
Atlanta’s Museum of Contemporary Art awards three working artists
Paul Stephen Benjamin’s video installation “Black is the Color” was exhibited at the High Museum this year. Photo: courtesy Paul Stephen Benjamin.

8:19 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia announced its Working Artist Project winners over the weekend, awarding fellowships to three established Atlanta artists. MOCA offers the prizes each year to artists from the 23-county metropolitan area. Funded in part by the Charles Loridans Foundation, the award carries with it the ...
Planners unveil post-Braves development vision
May 6, 2014 Atlanta: Aerials of Turner Field May 7, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM .

Updated: 7:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Turner Field area — now dominated by a ballpark and lonely parking lots — could be a denser and more walkable community with a street grid much like what was lost decades ago by development of two stadiums and freeways. That’s the vision released online in recent days, as ...
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