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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

Boy’s screams during party: ‘Mom, they shot me! They shot me!’
 She had no idea the sounds she heard were gunshots. “I thought they were setting off fireworks for the kids,” Megan Holmes said Friday afternoon. She and her four youngest children were at a neighbor’s cookout Thursday evening in south Fulton County when she heard the shots, followed by screams. Her children were inside...

Posted: a day ago

She had no idea the sounds she heard were gunshots. “I thought they were setting off fireworks for the kids,” Megan Holmes said Friday afternoon. She and her four youngest children were at a neighbor’s cookout Thursday evening in south Fulton County when she heard the shots, followed by screams. Her children were inside...
Joint funeral planned for mother, 2-year-old strangled in Gwinnett
 He was born on Christmas Day two years ago, and Cole Thomas Nation was already the center of his family. Adored by his mother, Cole lived just around the corner from his grandparents — his favorite people. Late Sunday, a 32-year-old man strangled both Natalie Ann Nation and her son inside the Gwinnett County home where she rented a...

Posted: 3 days ago

He was born on Christmas Day two years ago, and Cole Thomas Nation was already the center of his family. Adored by his mother, Cole lived just around the corner from his grandparents — his favorite people. Late Sunday, a 32-year-old man strangled both Natalie Ann Nation and her son inside the Gwinnett County home where she rented a...
Strangling of Gwinnett mom, toddler devastates family, neighbors
 She wanted the best for her son, and Natalie Nation lived in the same neighborhood where she grew up so her little boy would be close to his grandparents. “She loved her son with all of her heart,” Donna Kurhanewicz, a family friend and longtime neighbor, said Tuesday. “Her whole family loved the ground he walked on. He...

Posted: 4 days ago

She wanted the best for her son, and Natalie Nation lived in the same neighborhood where she grew up so her little boy would be close to his grandparents. “She loved her son with all of her heart,” Donna Kurhanewicz, a family friend and longtime neighbor, said Tuesday. “Her whole family loved the ground he walked on. He...
Boy killed at Sun Dial ‘was sweetest, most accepting, and lovable child’
 He had a hug for everyone, and 5-year-old Charles Woody Holt had a sweet disposition to accompany his natural curiosity, his family said Tuesday. Charlie, who lived in Charlotte, N.C., died Friday after getting stuck between a wall and a table at Atlanta’s Sun Dial restaurant, atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza. His parents and others...

Posted: 4 days ago

He had a hug for everyone, and 5-year-old Charles Woody Holt had a sweet disposition to accompany his natural curiosity, his family said Tuesday. Charlie, who lived in Charlotte, N.C., died Friday after getting stuck between a wall and a table at Atlanta’s Sun Dial restaurant, atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza. His parents and others...
Witnesses rush to help boy pinned at Sun Dial, but it was too late
 It isn’t the food that brings people to Atlanta’s iconic Sun Dial restaurant. It’s the experience. There’s the glass elevator ride up the side of the Westin Peachtree Plaza. A quick, breathtaking jolt up more than 70 stories. Then, there’s the tri-level restaurant, surrounded by glass. Every table offers a view...

Posted: 7 days ago

It isn’t the food that brings people to Atlanta’s iconic Sun Dial restaurant. It’s the experience. There’s the glass elevator ride up the side of the Westin Peachtree Plaza. A quick, breathtaking jolt up more than 70 stories. Then, there’s the tri-level restaurant, surrounded by glass. Every table offers a view...
Investigators identify boy killed at Sun Dial restaurant
 The 5-year-old boy killed after getting stuck against the wall at Atlanta’s Sun Dial restaurant was identified Saturday as Charlie Holt, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner. Charlie was visiting with his parents from Charlotte, N.C., when he caught between a wall and a table as the dining area rotated shortly after 3 p.m...

Posted: 7 days ago

The 5-year-old boy killed after getting stuck against the wall at Atlanta’s Sun Dial restaurant was identified Saturday as Charlie Holt, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner. Charlie was visiting with his parents from Charlotte, N.C., when he caught between a wall and a table as the dining area rotated shortly after 3 p.m...
Boy, 5, dies after getting stuck in Atlanta’s Sun Dial restaurant
 Sitting 72 floors above the ground, the Sun Dial restaurant has offered 360-degree views of Atlanta for more than four decades. It revolves atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza. On Friday, a 5-year-old boy visiting with his parents from Charlotte, N.C., was somehow caught between a wall and a table as the dining area rotated shortly after 3 p...

Posted: 8 days ago

Sitting 72 floors above the ground, the Sun Dial restaurant has offered 360-degree views of Atlanta for more than four decades. It revolves atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza. On Friday, a 5-year-old boy visiting with his parents from Charlotte, N.C., was somehow caught between a wall and a table as the dining area rotated shortly after 3 p...
Teenager, boyfriend accused of beating, killing Gwinnett grandparents
 It wasn’t unusual for Cassandra Bjorge to run away from her grandparents’ Gwinnett County home. During a 16-month period, police were called to the home 18 times. On April 1, 17-year-old “Cassie” was gone again, and her grandmother asked for help in a Facebook post. “Please spread the word … PLEASE BE...

Posted: 9 days ago

It wasn’t unusual for Cassandra Bjorge to run away from her grandparents’ Gwinnett County home. During a 16-month period, police were called to the home 18 times. On April 1, 17-year-old “Cassie” was gone again, and her grandmother asked for help in a Facebook post. “Please spread the word … PLEASE BE...
Scholarship fund created to honor attorney slain in Midtown
 The family of an attorney shot and killed in Midtown has established a scholarship in her honor. Donations can be made online for the “Trinh Huynh Hope Fund,” which will fund a scholarship in Huynh’s name. Huynh, 40, died April 3 when she was shot as she walked across Peachtree Street in Midtown. Born in Vietnam, Huynh came...

Posted: 10 days ago

The family of an attorney shot and killed in Midtown has established a scholarship in her honor. Donations can be made online for the “Trinh Huynh Hope Fund,” which will fund a scholarship in Huynh’s name. Huynh, 40, died April 3 when she was shot as she walked across Peachtree Street in Midtown. Born in Vietnam, Huynh came...
Grinstead’s family ‘thankful, relieved, satisfied’ by Duke indictment
 Tara Grinstead’s older sister said Wednesday’s indictment of Ryan Alexander Duke brings her family one step closer to justice. Anita Gattis released the following written statement regarding the latest news in her sister’s case: “Thankful, relieved, satisfied, anxious, comforted ….. these are just a few of the...

Posted: 10 days ago

Tara Grinstead’s older sister said Wednesday’s indictment of Ryan Alexander Duke brings her family one step closer to justice. Anita Gattis released the following written statement regarding the latest news in her sister’s case: “Thankful, relieved, satisfied, anxious, comforted ….. these are just a few of the...
Man accused of killing Tara Grinstead indicted by grand jury
 It was the next step toward solving a 2005 case that gripped south Georgia and beyond. On Wednesday, an Irwin County grand jury indicted the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead, a popular high school teacher and former beauty queen who loved to sing. Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, was indicted on six counts, including malice murder, felony...

Posted: 10 days ago

It was the next step toward solving a 2005 case that gripped south Georgia and beyond. On Wednesday, an Irwin County grand jury indicted the man accused of killing Tara Grinstead, a popular high school teacher and former beauty queen who loved to sing. Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, was indicted on six counts, including malice murder, felony...