You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Q&A on the News


Q: The details in a recent story about the financial arrangements between Atlanta United and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association were impressive. The terms … ensured proper protection for the interests of the GTAA and the stadium. Who within the GTAA was responsible for this outstanding contract?

—John Iorillo, Marietta

A: The agreement between Georgia Tech and Atlanta United was a collaboration of Georgia Tech’s athletic administrative staff, an athletic association spokesman told Q&A on the News in an email.

Atlanta United, the city’s new MSL team, will play its home games at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, beginning in March 2017, until Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens next summer.

Among the financial details, Atlanta United will pay $350,000 for field modifications, $275,000 that will go to locker room improvements and $45,000 in rent per match, the AJC reported earlier this month.

Q: What happened to Brian Williams, who was on NBC and then left and went to MSNBC?

—Henry Kelley, Tucker

A: Williams is the host of “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams,” which airs at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday on MSNBC.

The show has been on the air since September.

Williams was the anchor for the “NBC Nightly News” for 10 years, until February 2015.

He was suspended for six months last year for making statements later found out to be false about an incident while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Fourth of July festivities to cause road closures in Marietta
Fourth of July festivities to cause road closures in Marietta

Marietta will have a few road closures for its Independence Day Celebration on July 4. During the Let Freedom Ring Parade, temporary road closures will include Roswell Street west of Cobb Parkway and all streets it crosses from 9:15 a.m. until the parade ends around 12:15 p.m. With about 85 entries and 2,000 participants, the parade will begin at 10...
Fayette County approves budget
Fayette County approves budget

Most of Fayette County’s FY2018 budget was approved recently, but two elements remain unresolved. Following the second and final public hearing, the Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to accept the $50 million general fund budget plus water system expenses and capital improvement projects that put the total budget at $101.4 million. The board voted...
Small mixed use likely to replace old time Decatur grocery
Small mixed use likely to replace old time Decatur grocery

Decatur’s commission has rezoned a .15-acre lot in Oakhurst to neighborhood mixed use, paving the way for a small mixed-use development proposed by Mission Development LLC. This is the site of the old Oakview Grocery, which dates at least to the 1940s and has been closed for several years. Plans call for its replacement with a 4,900 square foot...
Holly Springs earns Main Street re-accreditation
Holly Springs earns Main Street re-accreditation

The Holly Springs Main Street Program has earned re-accreditation from the Main Street America program for preservation-based economic development and revitalization. “During 2016, the city continued to make improvements to infrastructure in anticipation of the redevelopment of the Town Center area,” said Main Street Director Erin Honea...
Ethics group says its complaint likely prompted inquiry into John Lewis’ top aide

WASHINGTON — The head of a right-leaning watchdog group said he is fairly certain his organization’s previous complaint regarding the dual-employment status of U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ top aide prompted a new House Ethics inquiry into the matter. Matthew Whitaker, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and...
More Stories