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

Former cult leader accused of killing boy leaves Cobb jail to face charges in Florida
 The former cult leader accused of killing a toddler nearly 30 years ago was released from the Cobb County jail early Friday. Anna Elizabeth Young was taken back to north Florida, where a grand jury indicted her for premeditated murder.  Young, 75, had been held at the Cobb jail since Nov. 30, when she was arrested at her home in...

Posted: 3 days ago

The former cult leader accused of killing a toddler nearly 30 years ago was released from the Cobb County jail early Friday. Anna Elizabeth Young was taken back to north Florida, where a grand jury indicted her for premeditated murder.  Young, 75, had been held at the Cobb jail since Nov. 30, when she was arrested at her home in...
Georgia woman describes growing up in mom’s violent cult
 Deep down, she always knew something wasn’t right on the north Florida farm where she grew up. Joy Fluker wanted the answers to the questions she’d always had. But she’d always really known the truth. Fluker’s parents founded the House of Prayer for All People and invited others to join them at the rural compound,...

Posted: 4 days ago

Deep down, she always knew something wasn’t right on the north Florida farm where she grew up. Joy Fluker wanted the answers to the questions she’d always had. But she’d always really known the truth. Fluker’s parents founded the House of Prayer for All People and invited others to join them at the rural compound,...
Georgia citizen journalist acquitted of felony charge
 Nydia Tisdale wasn’t trying to hide anything or mislead anyone when she arrived at Republican rally at a North Georgia farm with her video camera, her attorneys argued. The citizen journalist was simply doing her part to grow democracy and freedom, according to her defenders. And a Dawson County jury agreed — mostly. Late Monday...

Posted: 7 days ago

Nydia Tisdale wasn’t trying to hide anything or mislead anyone when she arrived at Republican rally at a North Georgia farm with her video camera, her attorneys argued. The citizen journalist was simply doing her part to grow democracy and freedom, according to her defenders. And a Dawson County jury agreed — mostly. Late Monday...
Nydia Tisdale acquitted of felony charge, guilty of misdemeanor obstruction
 A North Georgia jury on Monday acquitted a citizen journalist of the most serious charges related to her 2014 arrest after filming a Republican rally at a pumpkin farm. But Nydia Tisdale was found guilty of misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer.  The Dawson County jury deliberated for about 3 ½ hours before...

Posted: 7 days ago

A North Georgia jury on Monday acquitted a citizen journalist of the most serious charges related to her 2014 arrest after filming a Republican rally at a pumpkin farm. But Nydia Tisdale was found guilty of misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer.  The Dawson County jury deliberated for about 3 ½ hours before...
Citizen journalist describes ‘pain and terror’ during forceful arrest
 The jurors have heard all the evidence in the trial of citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale. Now, court will be in recess until Monday morning, when closing arguments are expected to begin. If convicted of felony obstruction of an officer and two misdemeanors, Tisdale could be sentenced to prison for a 2014 incident at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm...

Posted: 10 days ago

The jurors have heard all the evidence in the trial of citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale. Now, court will be in recess until Monday morning, when closing arguments are expected to begin. If convicted of felony obstruction of an officer and two misdemeanors, Tisdale could be sentenced to prison for a 2014 incident at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm...
Citizen journalist trial: Top Republicans testify, criticize arrest
 The former chairman of the Dawson County Republican Party testified Thursday that she “was mortified” as she watched a citizen journalist’s arrest during a 2014 GOP rally. “It was shocking,” Linda Umberger said. “And I can’t believe no one else has a problem with this.” Umberger and several...

Posted: 11 days ago

The former chairman of the Dawson County Republican Party testified Thursday that she “was mortified” as she watched a citizen journalist’s arrest during a 2014 GOP rally. “It was shocking,” Linda Umberger said. “And I can’t believe no one else has a problem with this.” Umberger and several...
Police: Distinctive hoodie may help ID suspects in Barcelona killing
 Atlanta police allege that three men killed a restaurant manager and then left with cash before running to another nearby restaurant. There, they are accused of carjacking a Lyft driver and fleeing down Howell Mill Road. Barely a mile away, the brazen trio ditched the car on a side street after being spotted by a Georgia Tech police officer...

Posted: 12 days ago

Atlanta police allege that three men killed a restaurant manager and then left with cash before running to another nearby restaurant. There, they are accused of carjacking a Lyft driver and fleeing down Howell Mill Road. Barely a mile away, the brazen trio ditched the car on a side street after being spotted by a Georgia Tech police officer...
See the jacket Atlanta police hope will lead to suspects in Barcelona killing
 Atlanta police hope a distinctive jacket worn by one of the suspects accused of killing a restaurant manager will help identify the trio. The black “Switch” brand jacket has the number 88 and a black “S” on it, Major Adam Lee said Wednesday afternoon at a press conference. Part of the jacket fabric has a...

Posted: 12 days ago

Atlanta police hope a distinctive jacket worn by one of the suspects accused of killing a restaurant manager will help identify the trio. The black “Switch” brand jacket has the number 88 and a black “S” on it, Major Adam Lee said Wednesday afternoon at a press conference. Part of the jacket fabric has a...
Jury selection begins for citizen journalist charged with obstruction
 Attorneys for a citizen journalist moved cautiously through a Dawson County jury pool Monday, spending hours questioning potential jurors on their political beliefs, personal associations and religious habits. The trial could last all week for Nydia Tisdale, charged in 2014 after she was removed from a Republican Party event at Burt&rsquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

Attorneys for a citizen journalist moved cautiously through a Dawson County jury pool Monday, spending hours questioning potential jurors on their political beliefs, personal associations and religious habits. The trial could last all week for Nydia Tisdale, charged in 2014 after she was removed from a Republican Party event at Burt&rsquo...
Pedestrian deaths increase in Georgia, but why on the interstates?
 Carrying a food tray in his hands, a 46-year-old man attempted to run across the westbound lanes of I-20. Tommy Lee Jenkins made it to the third lane, according to witnesses, before he tried to run back across I-20 to safety around 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. It was too late. A Cobb County man immediately applied the brakes when he saw Jenkins...

Posted: 19 days ago

Carrying a food tray in his hands, a 46-year-old man attempted to run across the westbound lanes of I-20. Tommy Lee Jenkins made it to the third lane, according to witnesses, before he tried to run back across I-20 to safety around 6:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. It was too late. A Cobb County man immediately applied the brakes when he saw Jenkins...
Barcelona restaurant worker to 911: ‘Somebody’s been shot!’
 From inside the bathroom of Barcelona Wine Bar, a sobbing employee called 911 for help. “Somebody’s been shot!” the woman told the operator. “Our boss has been shot.” It was one of four 911 calls placed early Sunday from the popular Howell Mill Road restaurant following a robbery and shooting that killed...

Posted: 19 days ago

From inside the bathroom of Barcelona Wine Bar, a sobbing employee called 911 for help. “Somebody’s been shot!” the woman told the operator. “Our boss has been shot.” It was one of four 911 calls placed early Sunday from the popular Howell Mill Road restaurant following a robbery and shooting that killed...