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Alexis Stevens

Reporter for Enterprise

Alexis Stevens covers breaking news for the Enterprise team. She started at the AJC in 2000 as a sports page designer. Alexis is graduate of Berry College, where she earned undergraduate degrees in Communication and Spanish.

Latest from Alexis Stevens

In two years in Georgia, dozens of children shot by accident
 His father’s truck needed a good cleaning, the kind when even the floor mats come out. And 3-year-old Jaxon Kullen White was close by as his parents bustled around the pickup on that Sunday afternoon. As his father threw away trash, Jaxon’s mother cleaned the rear passenger door of the silver Chevy pickup. Jaxon, having climbed...

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His father’s truck needed a good cleaning, the kind when even the floor mats come out. And 3-year-old Jaxon Kullen White was close by as his parents bustled around the pickup on that Sunday afternoon. As his father threw away trash, Jaxon’s mother cleaned the rear passenger door of the silver Chevy pickup. Jaxon, having climbed...
Arrest made in death of missing Georgia teacher, Tara Grinstead
 As the months, weeks and years passed, it seemed less and less likely that a popular south Georgia teacher would ever be seen again. On Thursday — more than eleven years after Tara Grinstead disappeared — the case finally came to a tragic end as police arrested a onetime student at the high school where the former beauty...

Posted: 4 days ago

As the months, weeks and years passed, it seemed less and less likely that a popular south Georgia teacher would ever be seen again. On Thursday — more than eleven years after Tara Grinstead disappeared — the case finally came to a tragic end as police arrested a onetime student at the high school where the former beauty...
Who was Tara Grinstead?
 More than 11 years after Tara Grinstead disappeared from the South Georgia town of Ocilla, law enforcement officials on Thursday announced an arrest in the case. They would not say if Grinstead’s body had been recovered. Tara was a popular teacher at Irwin County High School in Ocilla and a Hawkinsville native. An experienced beauty...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 11 years after Tara Grinstead disappeared from the South Georgia town of Ocilla, law enforcement officials on Thursday announced an arrest in the case. They would not say if Grinstead’s body had been recovered. Tara was a popular teacher at Irwin County High School in Ocilla and a Hawkinsville native. An experienced beauty...
Arrest made in death of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead
 More than 11 years after she was last seen alive, an arrest as been made in the death of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday afternoon. Ryan Alexander Duke has been charged with murder, the GBI said. Duke was a graduate of Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught history. The GBI declined...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 11 years after she was last seen alive, an arrest as been made in the death of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday afternoon. Ryan Alexander Duke has been charged with murder, the GBI said. Duke was a graduate of Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught history. The GBI declined...
In Atlanta, Al Gore warns of climate change dangers
 Climate change will make some of the holiest cities on the planet so hot they are uninhabitable, Al Gore said at a summit in Atlanta. The former vice president stepped in to resurrect the conference on climate change and public health after it was scrapped by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the aftermath of Donald Trump&rsquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Climate change will make some of the holiest cities on the planet so hot they are uninhabitable, Al Gore said at a summit in Atlanta. The former vice president stepped in to resurrect the conference on climate change and public health after it was scrapped by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the aftermath of Donald Trump&rsquo...
Gore warns of dangers of climate change at Atlanta meeting
 A climate change meeting in Atlanta on Thursday had all the ingredients of a political spectacle. With Donald Trump, a noted skeptic of climate change science winning the the White House, a nervous federal agency scrapped plans to host the event. Enter, Al Gore. The former Democratic presidential candidate helped revive the conference and...

Posted: 11 days ago

A climate change meeting in Atlanta on Thursday had all the ingredients of a political spectacle. With Donald Trump, a noted skeptic of climate change science winning the the White House, a nervous federal agency scrapped plans to host the event. Enter, Al Gore. The former Democratic presidential candidate helped revive the conference and...
A year later, Tucker fire that killed 3 still under investigation
 The fire that killed a Tucker woman and her two young daughters remains under investigation a year later, but the district attorney said Friday he is close to making a decision on whether the tragedy was an accident or a crime. Brent Patterson was the only survivor of the Feb. 9, 2016, fire that killed his wife, Kathy, and the couple&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

The fire that killed a Tucker woman and her two young daughters remains under investigation a year later, but the district attorney said Friday he is close to making a decision on whether the tragedy was an accident or a crime. Brent Patterson was the only survivor of the Feb. 9, 2016, fire that killed his wife, Kathy, and the couple&rsquo...
Atlanta top cop: Reducing violent crime is top priority
 Reducing violent crime in Atlanta is the top priority for the city’s police department, Chief Erika Shields said Friday at her first press conference. And repeat offenders, including juveniles, are a big part of the problem. “We have an obligation to the citizens of Atlanta to clean up this violent crime,” Shields...

Posted: 17 days ago

Reducing violent crime in Atlanta is the top priority for the city’s police department, Chief Erika Shields said Friday at her first press conference. And repeat offenders, including juveniles, are a big part of the problem. “We have an obligation to the citizens of Atlanta to clean up this violent crime,” Shields...
Atlanta top cop: Reducing violent crime is top priority
 Reducing violent crime in Atlanta is the top priority for the city’s police department, Chief Erika Shields said Friday at her first press conference. “We have an obligation to the citizens of Atlanta to clean up this violent crime,” Shields said. But for that to happen, it’s going to take everyone from property owners...

Posted: 17 days ago

Reducing violent crime in Atlanta is the top priority for the city’s police department, Chief Erika Shields said Friday at her first press conference. “We have an obligation to the citizens of Atlanta to clean up this violent crime,” Shields said. But for that to happen, it’s going to take everyone from property owners...
Few details released in shooting death of 17-year-old Roswell boy
 A 17-year-old boy was found shot to death outside his Roswell apartment early Tuesday. But no details have been released yet on what led to the shooting and who was responsible. It was the sound of gunshots that prompted a resident of the Nesbit Ferry Crossing Apartments to call 911 just before 1:30 a.m., according to Officer Lisa Holland...

Posted: 20 days ago

A 17-year-old boy was found shot to death outside his Roswell apartment early Tuesday. But no details have been released yet on what led to the shooting and who was responsible. It was the sound of gunshots that prompted a resident of the Nesbit Ferry Crossing Apartments to call 911 just before 1:30 a.m., according to Officer Lisa Holland...
Tex McIver can ditch monitor worn since charged in wife's death
 Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver can ditch the ankle monitor he’s been required to wear since he was charged with killing his wife, a Fulton County judge ruled Monday. McIver, 74, can also have contact with employees at his Putnam County ranch and mutual friends he shared with his late wife after Judge Jaslovelin Lall...

Posted: 28 days ago

Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver can ditch the ankle monitor he’s been required to wear since he was charged with killing his wife, a Fulton County judge ruled Monday. McIver, 74, can also have contact with employees at his Putnam County ranch and mutual friends he shared with his late wife after Judge Jaslovelin Lall...