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Alan Judd is an investigative reporter for the AJC, where he has worked since 1999. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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New location, old tradition for Atlanta’s Peach Drop
 Atlanta prepared late Sunday to ring in 2018 just as it did the previous 28 years, counting down to midnight for the descent of a giant peach. But Peach Drop 2018 came with one significant difference: a new location for the city’s largest New Year’s Eve party. On the cold final night of 2017, thousands gathered in downtown&rsquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

Atlanta prepared late Sunday to ring in 2018 just as it did the previous 28 years, counting down to midnight for the descent of a giant peach. But Peach Drop 2018 came with one significant difference: a new location for the city’s largest New Year’s Eve party. On the cold final night of 2017, thousands gathered in downtown&rsquo...
Mother questions son’s unexplained death in state psychiatric hospital
 On Christmas morning last year, Dorothy Berry got the gift she hadn’t dared wish for. Her only son was coming home. Matthew Bohler had been locked up — first in jail, then in a state psychiatric hospital — for six months since his arrest during a psychotic episode. But on Christmas, he called Berry to say he would be...

Posted: 23 days ago

On Christmas morning last year, Dorothy Berry got the gift she hadn’t dared wish for. Her only son was coming home. Matthew Bohler had been locked up — first in jail, then in a state psychiatric hospital — for six months since his arrest during a psychotic episode. But on Christmas, he called Berry to say he would be...
Suit alleging abuse at Darlington School dropped, for now
 Wilcox Hall at the Darlington School in Rome was a boys’ dorm where former students say they were sexually abused in the 1970s
               and 1980s. BOB ANDRES/AJC   A lawsuit alleging a pattern of 
            sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school has been dropped – for now. Former students 
     ...

Posted: 26 days ago

Wilcox Hall at the Darlington School in Rome was a boys’ dorm where former students say they were sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s. BOB ANDRES/AJC   A lawsuit alleging a pattern of sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school has been dropped – for now. Former students ...
Suit alleging abuse at Darlington School dropped, for now
 Wilcox Hall at the Darlington School in Rome was a boys’ dorm where former students say they were sexually abused in the 1970s
               and 1980s. BOB ANDRES/AJC   A lawsuit alleging a pattern of 
            sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school has been dropped – for now. Former students 
     ...

Posted: 28 days ago

Wilcox Hall at the Darlington School in Rome was a boys’ dorm where former students say they were sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s. BOB ANDRES/AJC   A lawsuit alleging a pattern of sexual abuse at a northwest Georgia boarding school has been dropped – for now. Former students ...
Vogtle saga puts Georgia Power’s clout in spotlight
 What Georgia Power sold to state legislators wasn’t just a deal. It was the future. Clean, renewable nuclear energy. No climate-changing hydrocarbon emissions. No worries about volatility in the global supply of natural gas. All lawmakers had to do, according to the state’s largest and most influential utility, was approve a new...

8:30 PM Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

What Georgia Power sold to state legislators wasn’t just a deal. It was the future. Clean, renewable nuclear energy. No climate-changing hydrocarbon emissions. No worries about volatility in the global supply of natural gas. All lawmakers had to do, according to the state’s largest and most influential utility, was approve a new...
How SCAD sells a dream
 The best-paid college president of 2014 walked the red carpet, ready for her close-up. The limelight is a familiar place for Paula Wallace, president of the Savannah College of Art and Design. On this evening last year, she posed for photographers with her husband at the school’s annual film festival. Often, she appears beside...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

The best-paid college president of 2014 walked the red carpet, ready for her close-up. The limelight is a familiar place for Paula Wallace, president of the Savannah College of Art and Design. On this evening last year, she posed for photographers with her husband at the school’s annual film festival. Often, she appears beside...
Photos: SCAD’s campus in Lacoste, France
The Savannah College of Art and Design turned the village of Lacoste's bakery into the school's library. The faded word "Boulangerie" still can be seen over the door. (ALAN JUDD / AJC)

5:30 PM Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017

The Savannah College of Art and Design turned the village of Lacoste's bakery into the school's library. The faded word "Boulangerie" still can be seen over the door. (ALAN JUDD / AJC)
Inquiries into deaths of disabled Georgians fall short, report says
 When a woman with developmental disabilities drowned in the bathtub, state investigators took two months to conclude she had suffered no neglect. But even then, the investigators missed critical information: Two state-provided caregivers were supposed to keep the woman in sight at all times. Instead, they had once let her go to McDonald&rsquo...

8:03 PM Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

When a woman with developmental disabilities drowned in the bathtub, state investigators took two months to conclude she had suffered no neglect. But even then, the investigators missed critical information: Two state-provided caregivers were supposed to keep the woman in sight at all times. Instead, they had once let her go to McDonald&rsquo...
Georgia psychoeducational schools an unconstitutional ‘dumping ground,’ new suit claims
   Libby Beem was home-schooled so she would not have to attend a psychoeducational facility where experiments had been planned
               to deal with her behavioral issues. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM Georgia uses its unique network of 
            psychoeducational schools as a “dumping ground” for unwanted students...

7:15 PM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

  Libby Beem was home-schooled so she would not have to attend a psychoeducational facility where experiments had been planned to deal with her behavioral issues. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM Georgia uses its unique network of psychoeducational schools as a “dumping ground” for unwanted students...
Georgia company that made Las Vegas shooter’s rifles is laying off workers
 In an image from its Facebook page, Daniel Defense displays some of the military-style assault rifles it manufactures in south
               Georgia. The 
            Georgia company that made some of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s assault rifles is reportedly laying off as many as one-third of its
            employees. Daniel...

2:48 PM Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

In an image from its Facebook page, Daniel Defense displays some of the military-style assault rifles it manufactures in south Georgia. The Georgia company that made some of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s assault rifles is reportedly laying off as many as one-third of its employees. Daniel...