Brian O'Shea

Brian O'Shea is manager of website operations for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A native of Chamblee, Brian has been a digital and print journalist in assignments ranging from state government and politics to easy recipes (on the former Evening Edge web site) to great suburban places (The AJC Northside bureau). He is a graduate of The University of Georgia and The Ohio State University. His interests include local history, suburban history and growth, Atlanta's best places to walk and better community journalism.

Latest from Brian O'Shea

Near the state line, Georgia and Auburn fans joined Chick-fil-A watch party
 While Auburn was trouncing Georgia on Saturday, a gathering of fans cheering for both schools watched 35 miles away at a Chick-fil-A pop-up restaurant opened just for the day in West Point, Ga., just across the Alabama state line. The Atlanta-based chain served free food and displayed the game on a giant outdoor screen at a temporary...

Posted: 7 days ago

While Auburn was trouncing Georgia on Saturday, a gathering of fans cheering for both schools watched 35 miles away at a Chick-fil-A pop-up restaurant opened just for the day in West Point, Ga., just across the Alabama state line. The Atlanta-based chain served free food and displayed the game on a giant outdoor screen at a temporary...
Election Day, part 2: Candidates will meet for runoff votes on Dec. 5
 Here are the candidates who will meet again in runoff elections on Dec. 5, 2017, based on unofficial results of the Nov. 7 election.    Senate District 6: Jen Jordan, Jaha Howard  Senate District 39: Nikema Williams, Linda Pritchett  House District 60: De'Andre S. Pickett, Kim Schofield  House District 89: Bee...

Posted: 9 days ago

Here are the candidates who will meet again in runoff elections on Dec. 5, 2017, based on unofficial results of the Nov. 7 election.    Senate District 6: Jen Jordan, Jaha Howard  Senate District 39: Nikema Williams, Linda Pritchett  House District 60: De'Andre S. Pickett, Kim Schofield  House District 89: Bee...
Atlanta mayoral race tightens as more votes are counted
 The election of a new Atlanta mayor, expected to require a runoff, was just one of many elections across metro Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  In the Atlanta mayoral election, Keisha Lance-Bottoms was leading Mary Norwood, but the two were expected to be in a runoff. Latest vote counts Voters were also choosing a new chairman...

Posted: 11 days ago

The election of a new Atlanta mayor, expected to require a runoff, was just one of many elections across metro Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  In the Atlanta mayoral election, Keisha Lance-Bottoms was leading Mary Norwood, but the two were expected to be in a runoff. Latest vote counts Voters were also choosing a new chairman...
Results from Atlanta elections Tuesday Nov. 7
 The election of a new Atlanta mayor, expected to require a runoff, is just one of many elections across metro Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Voters were also choosing a new chairman for the Fulton County Commission and several replacements for the Georgia Legislature. The city of Roswell vote will determine the successor to Mayor Jere...

Posted: 11 days ago

The election of a new Atlanta mayor, expected to require a runoff, is just one of many elections across metro Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Voters were also choosing a new chairman for the Fulton County Commission and several replacements for the Georgia Legislature. The city of Roswell vote will determine the successor to Mayor Jere...
3 teens killed, 1 injured in crash near Gwinnett high school
 Three teens were killed and another teen was critically injured Friday night in an automobile accident near Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Gwinnett police said. The accident happened about 10:15 p.m. on Steve Reynolds Boulevard when a Toyota 4Runner with a driver and three passengers apparently swerved to avoid a collision, left the...

Posted: 22 days ago

Three teens were killed and another teen was critically injured Friday night in an automobile accident near Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Gwinnett police said. The accident happened about 10:15 p.m. on Steve Reynolds Boulevard when a Toyota 4Runner with a driver and three passengers apparently swerved to avoid a collision, left the...
Atlanta Warbird Weekend cancels Sunday events at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
 The Atlanta Warbird Weekend exhibition has canceled its Sunday events, ending a day early because of an approaching tropical storm. Organizers of the event at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee said in an emailed announcement that ending early seemed best for "our guests, honored veterans, staff, and the vintage aircraft in attendance...

9:59 PM Saturday, Oct. 07, 2017

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend exhibition has canceled its Sunday events, ending a day early because of an approaching tropical storm. Organizers of the event at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee said in an emailed announcement that ending early seemed best for "our guests, honored veterans, staff, and the vintage aircraft in attendance...
Find Atlanta traffic updates on your car radio
 Mandatory and voluntary evacuations of Florida and coastal Georgia are bringing extra traffic to metro Atlanta interstates, especially on busy I-75. The best strategy is to plan ahead before you leave and follow updated traffic congestion reports from the road. If you are driving through Atlanta, get live traffic reports around the clock...

2:37 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

Mandatory and voluntary evacuations of Florida and coastal Georgia are bringing extra traffic to metro Atlanta interstates, especially on busy I-75. The best strategy is to plan ahead before you leave and follow updated traffic congestion reports from the road. If you are driving through Atlanta, get live traffic reports around the clock...
Hurricane Irma: Do you live in a hurricane evacuation zone?
 Do you live in a hurricane evacuation zone? In Georgia, communities closest to the Atlantic coast are organized into evacuation zones based on the potential for flooding. Decisions on actual evacuation orders are made by local and state officials. And the roads used for evacuation can sometimes change, based on the path of a hurricane or...

7:12 PM Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2017

Do you live in a hurricane evacuation zone? In Georgia, communities closest to the Atlantic coast are organized into evacuation zones based on the potential for flooding. Decisions on actual evacuation orders are made by local and state officials. And the roads used for evacuation can sometimes change, based on the path of a hurricane or...
Atlanta Peace Statue defaced by Atlanta protesters 
 The Piedmont Park statue spray-painted by protesters Sunday was dedicated in 1911 as a statue to promote peace between north and south after the Civil War. The Peace Monument was erected by  the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard in 1911, according to research by the AJC for an article about the history of the park. The sculpture...

12:26 AM Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

The Piedmont Park statue spray-painted by protesters Sunday was dedicated in 1911 as a statue to promote peace between north and south after the Civil War. The Peace Monument was erected by  the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard in 1911, according to research by the AJC for an article about the history of the park. The sculpture...
Netroots Nation: Things to know about the Atlanta meeting
 Netroots Nation, a four-day conference of left-leaning activists, opened Thursday in Atlanta.  “Part pep rally and part insurgency training,” according to a preview on MyAJC.com,  “the conference includes nearly 200 panels and training sessions designed to teach progressive activists how to reclaim state legislatures...

3:02 PM Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Netroots Nation, a four-day conference of left-leaning activists, opened Thursday in Atlanta.  “Part pep rally and part insurgency training,” according to a preview on MyAJC.com,  “the conference includes nearly 200 panels and training sessions designed to teach progressive activists how to reclaim state legislatures...