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Tennessee recruiting: Vols hold 21 commitments

6:23 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Tennessee football received a commitment Thursday night from punter Paxton Brooks. Brooks brings the Vols commitment total in the Class of 2018 to 21. Tennessee had pursued a punter since Skyler Delong flipped from the Vols to Alabama in June. Here’s an early glance where...
Paul Johnson has decided on a starting quarterback
March 28, 2016 Atlanta:  Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson during the first day of  Spring football practice  Monday March 28, 2016. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

6:47 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said he knew who his starting quarterback will be in the season opener. He is not tipping his hand, however. “I’ve known for awhile,” Johnson said after Thursday’s practice. Matthew Jordan, TaQuon Marshall, Lucas Johnson and...
Bulldogs Nauta seems serious about playing big
Georgia Bulldogs tight end Isaac Nauta finishes off a first-down pass reception against Tennessee last October.

1:52 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017

Upon initial inspection, Georgia’s much touted tight end Isaac Nauta appears to be about, oh, a sixth-year sophomore. OK, who left the practice-field gate open and let this construction worker wander in to catch a few passes before picking up his kids at school? It’s...
Before football begins: 5 teams, 5 questions (and what about Chaney?)

4:54 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney needs improvement from quarterback Jacob Eason and the offense as a whole. (Brant Sanderlin / AJC file photo) It’s that time of year again when nobody really knows how good their football team is and coaches are going...
Children’s Museum to host new TinyCon costume event during Dragon Con 
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

12:21 pm Friday, August 11, 2017

Parents looking for fun events for their kids over Labor Day weekend can add this event to their lists. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will hold the inaugural TinyCon, an event that “celebrates kid-friendly comic books and fantasy world adventures,” a press...
These are the largest elementary schools in Gwinnett County
Students at Lilburn Elementary School celebrate after choosing the correct answer during an interactive science lesson in this file photo. Elementary students make up almost 45 percent of Gwinnett County students.

11:31 am Friday, August 11, 2017

The numbers are in, and elementary school students make up nearly half of Gwinnett County Public Schools students. Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade make up 44.6 percent of the district’s students, according to numbers from the district’s annual “first...
Some Georgia retirees will see big boost in health insurance premiums
Supporters of TRAGIC. (Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices) rallied outside the Capitpl to protest their health care insurance in 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

10:59 am Friday, August 11, 2017

While Georgia’s state employees and teachers will see an average 3.7 percent hike in their health insurance premiums in 2018, the news is much worse for some retirees. About 46,000 retired teachers and state employees, and their dependents, currently get coverage from &ldquo...
Tennessee recruiting: Latest updates on the Vols’ 2018 class

6:19 am Friday, August 11, 2017

Tennessee has secured commitments from 20 prospects in the Class of 2018 thus far. Alabama took a commitment from an offensive lineman this week, possibly meaning good things for the Vols. Offensive lineman Jerome Carvin previously had his choice between Tennessee and...
Health premiums to rise 3.7 percent for Georgia teachers, workers
Supporters of T.R.A.G.I.C. (Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices), rallied for better State Health Benefit Plan coverage in 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

1:01 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017

Georgia’s teachers and state employees will see an average 3.7 percent increase in health insurance premiums starting Jan. 1. The size of the increase for those on the State Health Benefit Plan will depend on the type of health plan they are enrolled in. Some retirees will...
Fulton Tax Commissioner Ferdinand will collect fee despite opposition
Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand will earn $1 per parcel for collecting taxes in South Fulton. BRANT SANDERLIN / AJC FILE PHOTO

3:50 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More than one county commissioner called the agreement “repugnant,” but still voted to allow Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand to earn a $1-per-parcel fee for collecting taxes in the new city of South Fulton. Ferdinand, the highest-paid elected official...
Georgia Tech land purchase proposal in Cobb County moves forward
The final Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet is rolled off the assembly line in Marietta on Dec. 13, 2011. The aircraft was regarded as the world's premier 5th generation fighter.

2:48 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Georgia Board of Regents members reviewed a $63 million proposal Tuesday by Georgia Tech to purchase land in Cobb County to expand its research efforts and expect to vote on the plans in September. Tech wants a lease-revenue bond package to acquire and renovate 32 acres in Marietta...
Failing-school burden shifts to states; rescue plans get low marks
Gov. Nathan Deal signs the First Priority Act, aimed at aiding low-performing schools, in Atlanta on April 27, 2017. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)

2:42 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Two years after Congress scrapped federal formulas for fixing troubled schools, states are producing only the vaguest of plans to address persistent educational failure. So far, 16 states and the District of Columbia have submitted proposals under the 2015 Every Student Succeeds...
Georgia Tech wants approval for a $63M campus at Lockheed in Marietta
This is a map of the Lockheed Martin campus in Marietta that Georgia Tech hopes to acquire and renovate using a $63 million bond package. 

7:09 pm Monday, August 7, 2017

The state Board of Regents is scheduled Tuesday to consider a $63 million proposal by Georgia Tech to buy land to expand its research space in Cobb County and give it flexibility for future development.  Tech wants a lease revenue bond package to acquire and renovate 32 acres...
Georgia GOP nixes ‘religious liberty’ litmus test for candidates
Supporters of the “religious liberty” measure at the Georgia statehouse. AJC file photo.

2:55 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Georgia GOP decided against imposing a litmus test on “religious liberty” legislation for the Republican candidates for governor, adopting a resolution Saturday that supported the controversial measure without including a pledge for gubernatorial contenders to back...
Georgia Tech players have circled Tennessee game 
Georgia Tech football players arrive at Rose Bowl Field for the first day of Georgia Tech football practice on Friday, August 4, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

12:49 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017

Georgia Tech players aren’t having to look far off for the game they’re most excited about. One year after leaving the country to open against Boston College in Ireland, the Yellow Jackets will start the season right at home, though this time in a different venue than...
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