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Coolest air since May ahead
A woman was rescued after a tree fell on her North Avenue home Tuesday in Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Updated: 1:28 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Atlanta weather forecastToday: Few clouds. High: 85Tonight: Clear. Low: 66Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 77» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.Fall officially started nearly one week ago, but temperatures in metro Atlanta haven’t quite caught up with the seasonal shift.That is about to change, according to Channel ...
Cherokee committee pushes Ed-SPLOST renewal
Cherokee County residents have formed a committee to push for the renewal of the school district’s Ed-SPLOST. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

1:11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Cherokee County residents have created a 2016 Ed-SPLOST Renewal Committee to get the word out about the Nov. 8 referendum to renew the Cherokee School District’s Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.Voters will be asked to approve a five-year continuation of the 1-percent sales tax for the schools. The ...
Forsyth, GDOT to open new lanes on Ga. 400
Road-widenings seek to make metro Atlanta traffic a little more bearable. New lanes are to open Oct. 5 on an 8-mile stretch of Ga. 400 in Forsyth County. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

State and local officials are scheduled to cut the ceremonial ribbon Oct. 5 to open a widened, 8-mile stretch of Ga. 400 from McFarland Parkway to just north of Ga. 20 in Forsyth County.The ceremony comes less than a year since the groundbreaking for new Ga. 400 traffic lanes in ...
AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Updated: 1:09 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. Criminal-history and driver databases give officers critical information about people they ...
Stockbridge council approves Main Street recommendations
Stockbridge is moving forward with a branding initiative and a historic preservation ordinance.

1:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

The Stockbridge City Council voted recently to approve two separate recommendations from the city’s Main Street program.One is to move forward with a city branding initiative. A request for proposals will be issued to solicit qualified marketing firms and the initial budget is not to exceed $25,000.The other action involved ...
Atlanta benefactor gives Berry College $1 million
Ground was broken Tuesday for a new theater at Berry College, and a $1 million gift for the project was announced.

1:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Berry College has received $1 million from a foundation created by an Atlanta philanthropist, the late Bobbie Bailey. Bailey’s sister, Audrey Morgan, announced the gift Tuesday during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus theater. Morgan led fundraising for the new theater with a $1 million challenge gift in 2015, ...
WHY IT MATTERS: Guns
FILE - In this July 20, 2012, file photo, a row of different AR-15 style rifles are displayed for sale at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop in Aurora, Colo. The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year’s elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections. Do ...
Gwinnett County approves big development near Mall of Georgia
The developer’s attorney said it would be “a new center of gravity for the Mall of Georgia area and the I-85 corridor.”

12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Gwinnett County commissioners have approved plans to locate a densely packed mix of shops, offices and apartments near the Mall of Georgia.The development on Woodward Crossing Boulevard would feature 162,000 square feet of retail space, including a grocery store and a family entertainment center. It also would feature 76,000 square ...
GA Lottery

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) _ These Georgia lotteries were drawn Wednesday: All or Nothing Morning 01-02-03-04-05-06-14-15-18-21-22-24 (one, two, three, four, five, six, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-four) Cash 3 Midday 3-9-2 (three, nine, two) Cash 4 Midday 2-9-8-9 (two, nine, eight, nine) Georgia FIVE Midday 7-0-6-5-6 (seven, zero, six, five, six) ...
Sheriff apologizes after breastfeeding incident
Savannah Shukla was approached by a deputy while breastfeeding in a Piggly Wiggly. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

A Georgia sheriff has apologized on social media after one of his deputies “offended” a woman who was breastfeeding in a grocery store, according to a media report. Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr said he was told that a Facebook post about the weekend incident at a Piggly Wiggly began ...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Midday' game

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Midday" game were: 2-9-8-9 (two, nine, eight, nine)
Winning numbers drawn in 'Georgia FIVE Midday' game

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Midday" game were: 7-0-6-5-6 (seven, zero, six, five, six)
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Midday' game

Updated: 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Midday" game were: 3-9-2 (three, nine, two)
Emory taps former Morehouse president as senior adviser
Robert Franklin. AJC FILE PHOTO

12:37 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Robert M. Franklin, the former president of Morehouse College, was appointed Tuesday as a senior adviser to Emory University president Claire E. Sterk. “This new opportunity of service at Emory continues a conversation and outreach that President Sterk and I started during her prior position as provost,” Franklin said on ...
Atlanta among the best cities for coffee lovers
Atlanta is among the best cities in the nation for coffee lovers, according to a 2016 study from personal finance site WalletHub.

12:32 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

If you're a fan of the caffeine-laden aroma of a fresh brew of coffee, Atlanta's the place to be. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Atlanta is the 14th best city for coffee among the nation's 100 most populated cities. One East Atlanta coffee shop even won "Best Brew" in ...
Community Lens for Sept. 29
Bruce Miller of Woodstock shared this photo of Alaskan glaciers from a recent vacation.

12:31 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Calling amateur photographers!Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.
Buckhead businesswoman shot inside car near Piedmont Park
Corey Airport Services President Diane McIver (Credit: LinkedIn)

Updated: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

After a bullet struck a woman inside a car on Piedmont Avenue near Piedmont Park early Monday morning, the people with her drove her about 17 minutes away to Emory Hospital in DeKalb County, police said. Local business executive Diane McIver, the wife of well-known labor and employment attorney C.L. ...
Rockdale County restaurant inspection scores

12:27 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Rockdale County• Beasley Drug Company, 933 Center St., Conyers. 95/A• Café Milano, 875 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers. 74/C• Marshall Sports Bar & Grill, 1180 Sigman Road, Conyers. 87/B• Taqueria Dos Hermanos, 1522 Pine Log Road, Conyers. 86/B• Wing Nuts, 1573 Highway 20, Conyers. 85/B
Gwinnett County restaurant inspection scores

12:24 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Gwinnett County• China Hall, 1935 Buford Mill Drive, Buford. 92/A• Oyster Bay Seafood Café, 125 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 100/A• Poblanos Mexican Grill, 1319 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville. 74/C• Sushi Ya, 2106 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 97/A• Tipsy Pig BBQ, 3020 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn. 80/B
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

12:22 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Fulton County• Antico Pizza Napoletana, 1093 Hemphill Ave., Atlanta. 80/B• Bread & Butterfly, 299 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 100/A• Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 2665 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 97/A• Silver Skillet, 200 14th St., Atlanta. 70/C• Yeah! Burger, 1017 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 92/A
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