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Tennessee recruiting: Latest update on Volunteers’ 2018 football class

2:00 am Friday, January 12, 2018

Tennessee has a big recruiting weekend in store. The Volunteers are hosting a number of top prospects. The dead period has come to an end, and the Vols are making a final push with the last stretch before National Signing Day on Feb. 7. With that in mind, here is a look...
DeKalb officials say security costs have skyrocketed after gun law
Cindy Wheeler carries her gun while handing out buttons at a House Bill 60 signing event in Ellijay, Ga., on April 23, 2014. The gun bill, signed into law during the event by Governor Nathan Deal, allowed firearms to be brought inside most public buildings. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

12:45 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

DeKalb County officials say the cost of providing security in government buildings is ballooning, mainly due to more requests for armed guards from department heads. Some commissioners and Police Chief James Conroy blamed a 2014 state law that allows more civilian firearms in...
Georgia governor’s budget reflects uncertainties about federal funds
BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

12:16 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $26 billion spending plan Thursday that is light on pay raises and new initiatives and heavy on construction projects. But it might change — in a big way — by late March. That’s because Deal and lawmakers have a lot of unanswered questions...
Six Flags will uphold bet with Alabama water park after UGA loss

10:23 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Well, it happened. Alabama bested Georgia in the national college football championship. Aside from Nick Saban slipping another ring on his hand, the loss means Six Flags Over Georgia will uphold its bet with an Alabama water park. Six Flags in Austell, will rename the...
Falcons’ Dan Quinn to reach out to Kirby Smart 
010118 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn during the first half against the Carolina Panthers. Sunday December 31, 2017. Photo by Brant Sanderlin/AJC

8:27 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who’s had his share of big-game coaching miseries, will reach out to Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who suffered a crushing overtime defeat to Alabama in the college national championship game Monday. Quinn can share with Smart how he dealt with adversity...
Ryan has NFL’s third-best all-time playoff QB rating
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the first half against the Carolina Panthers Sunday December 31, 2017. Photo by Brant Sanderlin/AJC

3:58 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a postseason quarterback rating of 102.4, the best mark in franchise history and third all-time in the NFL behind two Hall of Famers. Ryan also holds quarterback franchise records for games played, passing yards and touchdowns. The only quarterbacks...
Trump signs bill upgrading Atlanta’s MLK site
Judy Forte, superintendent of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

12:44 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

President Donald Trump created Georgia’s first national historic park on Monday evening, signing into law a bill upping federal protections for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site near downtown Atlanta.  The commander-in-chief signed the “Martin...
Georgia pension systems have good year as stock holdings rise
BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

7:30 am Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal is expected this week to ask lawmakers to pump more than $350 million extra into teacher pensions, but the state’s two biggest retirement systems had a pretty good year because of the strong stock market, according to new reports. The Teacher Retirement System...
Mark Richt sends message to Georgia, fans ahead of championship game
Georgia head coach Mark Richt watches  quarterback Faton Bauta  throw before the game against Florida in 2015 in Jacksonville, Fla. This was Richt’s final season as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

8:47 am Monday, January 8, 2018

Former Georgia coach Mark Richt will always be in the hearts of Georgia fans and vise versa. On Monday morning, Richt tweeted out a message of congratulations and good luck to the Bulldogs and the fan base ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship game...
Ice: Cobb schools closed Monday
Smyrna,GA Buses leaving Nickajack Elementary School in Cobb County. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

7:41 pm Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Cobb County School District will be closed Monday due to the forecast of freezing rain. The district announced via Twitter on Sunday evening that the weather could affect roads and travel, and warned students and staff to stay home. <div></div><br><blockquote...
Defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie makes surprise decision to leave Tennessee

5:32 pm Sunday, January 7, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie announced on his Instagram account on Sunday night that he’ll forego his senior year in an attempt to get drafted into the NFL this spring. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound McKenzie surprised teammates and...
Supreme Court to take up long-running Georgia-Florida water case
The U.S. Supreme Court in April 2017. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)

12:00 am Sunday, January 7, 2018

Georgia and its neighbors to the south and west have tussled over water rights for the better part of the past three decades, piling up tens of millions of dollars in legal fees but finding few drops of clarity. The U.S. Supreme Court will wade into the tri-state water wars for the...
The inside story of how/why Bulldogs replaced Mark Richt with Kirby Smart
As the national championship approaches, lets look at the contenders by the factors that really matter.

10:23 pm Saturday, January 6, 2018

If the Georgia Bulldogs somehow win a national championship Monday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, perhaps they should consider sending a ring to Faton Bauta. In reviewing how it is that Georgia got here – to its first appearance in a College Football Playoff championship game...
Bulldogs Smart in best position of them all to out-Saban Saban Monday night
That was then:  Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his defensive coordinator Kirby Smart exchange thoughts during 2015 SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome. ( BRANT SANDERLIN/AJC)

9:25 am Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thankfully, former Nick Saban assistant Dan Quinn (2005-06 Dolphins) is three time zones away this weekend playing only the 11-win NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams.  Otherwise, to hear of the way Saban schools his underlings, he might have brought Alabama by Flowery Branch...
Justin Timberlake's newest single getting 'Filthy' reaction
Justin Timberlake released his new single on Friday.

2:54 am Saturday, January 6, 2018

Justin Timberlake released “Filthy,” the first single from his upcoming album, to mixed reviews, Billboard reported Friday. Twitter was buzzing when the song was released early Friday, and while some fans enjoyed it, some “haters gon’ say it&rsquo...
Opinion: The AJC’s legislative guide is your roadmap to state politics
An estimated 1,000 bike riders took part in the annual event to raise support for a regional bike and pedestrian network linking metro Atlanta cities during the 10th Annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol on March 24, 2015.  BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

12:00 pm Friday, January 5, 2018

What can one person do? We asked that question 10 years ago in our Guide to the Georgia Legislature, focusing on individuals who learned the power of speaking up for what they believed in, whether to advocate for services for a special needs child or a cleaner, safer environment...
Six Flags makes national championship bet with Alabama water park

11:48 am Friday, January 5, 2018

Forget state pride, the name of our rollercoasters are at stake. Six Flags Over Georgia has entered into a friendly wager with an Alabama water park to rename rides at each park for a weekend depending on who wins the national championship game Monday. Austell’s Six Flags...
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