Amanda C. Coyne

Hyperlocal digital reporter

Amanda Coyne is a hyperlocal reporter for the AJC, covering Gwinnett County. Previously, she worked at the Greenville News in Greenville, S.C., covering business and state politics. Amanda also covered the 2016 South Carolina presidential primaries for the USA Today Network and has written about pageantry for Cosmopolitan.com. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a native of New York.

Latest from Amanda C. Coyne

Want to sing the anthem at Gwinnett Stripers games? See how to apply
 The Gwinnett Stripers need singers for all 70 of their home games this season, and you can audition to be one. All auditions will be held at Coolray Field on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who want to audition must register in advance; no walk-up candidates will be heard.  READ | Where to find winter farmers markets in metro...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Gwinnett Stripers need singers for all 70 of their home games this season, and you can audition to be one. All auditions will be held at Coolray Field on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who want to audition must register in advance; no walk-up candidates will be heard.  READ | Where to find winter farmers markets in metro...
Family raising funeral funds for woman found dead at Gwinnett mall
 Strangers and friends have donated more than $2,900 toward funeral expenses for a 19-year-old Georgia State University student who was found dead in Gwinnett Place Mall in December. Silling A. Man was identified by police Wednesday, weeks after her body was found in an empty restaurant space in the Gwinnett Place Mall food court. She...

Posted: 3 days ago

Strangers and friends have donated more than $2,900 toward funeral expenses for a 19-year-old Georgia State University student who was found dead in Gwinnett Place Mall in December. Silling A. Man was identified by police Wednesday, weeks after her body was found in an empty restaurant space in the Gwinnett Place Mall food court. She...
Suwanee seeking farmers, food trucks for upcoming market, events
 Suwanee needs vendors for its upcoming farmers market and Food Truck Fridays season. The Suwanee Farmers Market operates year-round, but pares down in the late fall and winter to once a month. The farmers market gets back to a once-a-week schedule in May, when the weather is warmer and produce is more abundant.  READ | Where to...

Posted: 3 days ago

Suwanee needs vendors for its upcoming farmers market and Food Truck Fridays season. The Suwanee Farmers Market operates year-round, but pares down in the late fall and winter to once a month. The farmers market gets back to a once-a-week schedule in May, when the weather is warmer and produce is more abundant.  READ | Where to...
Woman found dead at Gwinnett mall was top student, driven to succeed
 She didn’t just take the hard classes to make her high school transcripts shine. Silling Man had a genuine desire to learn, so she took the hardest classes — and excelled. “She would still read the chapters and take notes over the information we didn’t even go over,” Lancer Smith, science teacher at Central Gwinnett...

Posted: 4 days ago

She didn’t just take the hard classes to make her high school transcripts shine. Silling Man had a genuine desire to learn, so she took the hardest classes — and excelled. “She would still read the chapters and take notes over the information we didn’t even go over,” Lancer Smith, science teacher at Central Gwinnett...
All Gwinnett Sam’s Club locations still open amid nationwide closures
 Sam’s Club shoppers in Gwinnett County, calm down. Your stores are not closing. The Sam’s Club locations in Duluth, Buford and Snellville are all still open after multiple locations across the country abruptly closed Thursday morning. That includes one location closed in Lithonia.  READ | Where to find winter farmers...

Posted: 4 days ago

Sam’s Club shoppers in Gwinnett County, calm down. Your stores are not closing. The Sam’s Club locations in Duluth, Buford and Snellville are all still open after multiple locations across the country abruptly closed Thursday morning. That includes one location closed in Lithonia.  READ | Where to find winter farmers...
Lawrenceville police chief retiring after 33 years with department
 Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson will retire after 33 years with the department, the city announced Thursday. Johnson has been police chief for 21 years. His last day will be March 22. READ | Gwinnett County delivers free pet food with senior meals Johnson was honored with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Lawrenceville Police Chief Randy Johnson will retire after 33 years with the department, the city announced Thursday. Johnson has been police chief for 21 years. His last day will be March 22. READ | Gwinnett County delivers free pet food with senior meals Johnson was honored with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police &ldquo...
Where to find winter farmers markets in metro Atlanta
 Winter produce may not have the diversity of warmer months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get hearty vegetables, fruits and locally made products at area farmers markets. READ | Every free thing you can get at metro Atlanta libraries that isn’t a book Most farmers markets in metro Atlanta run from spring to late fall...

Posted: 5 days ago

Winter produce may not have the diversity of warmer months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get hearty vegetables, fruits and locally made products at area farmers markets. READ | Every free thing you can get at metro Atlanta libraries that isn’t a book Most farmers markets in metro Atlanta run from spring to late fall...
Gwinnett’s famous groundhog finds new home in time for Groundhog Day
 Gen. Beauregard Lee, the South’s top weather-predicting groundhog, will see another Groundhog Day after all. The general’s future was in question after Yellow River Game Ranch announced last month it would close after operating for decades in Lilburn. Luckily for his legions of fans, Beau has found a new home at Dauset Trails...

Posted: 5 days ago

Gen. Beauregard Lee, the South’s top weather-predicting groundhog, will see another Groundhog Day after all. The general’s future was in question after Yellow River Game Ranch announced last month it would close after operating for decades in Lilburn. Luckily for his legions of fans, Beau has found a new home at Dauset Trails...
Woman found dead at Gwinnett Place Mall ID’d as Georgia State student
 A woman who was found dead at Gwinnett Place Mall shortly before Christmas has been identified as a 19-year-old from Lawrenceville, police say. Silling A. Man was found in a vacant Subway restaurant space in the mall on Dec. 21. She had been dead for about two weeks, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office said.  PREVIOUSLY...

Posted: 5 days ago

A woman who was found dead at Gwinnett Place Mall shortly before Christmas has been identified as a 19-year-old from Lawrenceville, police say. Silling A. Man was found in a vacant Subway restaurant space in the mall on Dec. 21. She had been dead for about two weeks, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office said.  PREVIOUSLY...
Suwanee Beer Fest tickets go on sale Friday
 Georgia’s biggest beer festival is coming back once more and tickets will be on sale soon. You can reserve your spot at the festival and your share of unlimited craft beer samples starting Friday, Jan. 12 at noon. The tickets will be on sale at the festival’s website. READ | Justin Timberlake adds Gwinnett date for &lsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia’s biggest beer festival is coming back once more and tickets will be on sale soon. You can reserve your spot at the festival and your share of unlimited craft beer samples starting Friday, Jan. 12 at noon. The tickets will be on sale at the festival’s website. READ | Justin Timberlake adds Gwinnett date for &lsquo...
Gwinnett County delivers free pet food with senior meals
 Two Gwinnett County departments have teamed up to deliver free pet food to seniors who receive home-delivered meals. The program, run by a partnership between the Health and Human Services and Animal Welfare and Enforcement departments, began in mid-December. Blake Hawkins, deputy director of health and human services, realized that some...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two Gwinnett County departments have teamed up to deliver free pet food to seniors who receive home-delivered meals. The program, run by a partnership between the Health and Human Services and Animal Welfare and Enforcement departments, began in mid-December. Blake Hawkins, deputy director of health and human services, realized that some...