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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.

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CFP National Championship popular in web search
 As the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide prepare to battle for the College Football Playoff National Championship, the rest of the nation is going to school on the web to learn more about the teams, the coaches and even their mascots. So here is a cheat sheet with links to frequently searched questions and keywords. Is Tua ...

Posted: 9 days ago

As the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide prepare to battle for the College Football Playoff National Championship, the rest of the nation is going to school on the web to learn more about the teams, the coaches and even their mascots. So here is a cheat sheet with links to frequently searched questions and keywords. Is Tua ...
Atlanta national championship concerts and events at a glance
 The National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama on Monday night is just one of the many events planned for fans and the public around Mercedes Benz Stadium and the Georgia World Congress Center Saturday through Monday, including concerts by Darius Rucker, Kendrick Lamar and Brett Young. Here are the announced events at a glance...

Posted: 12 days ago

The National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama on Monday night is just one of the many events planned for fans and the public around Mercedes Benz Stadium and the Georgia World Congress Center Saturday through Monday, including concerts by Darius Rucker, Kendrick Lamar and Brett Young. Here are the announced events at a glance...
AJC field edition marks Georgia Bulldogs victory in Rose Bowl
 Later, Sooners. That was the headline in an AJC field edition marking the Georgia victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Monday night. As UGA players celebrated on the field, with confetti showering them, a number of players held copies of the souvenir front page produced by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. <div></div><...

Posted: 14 days ago

Later, Sooners. That was the headline in an AJC field edition marking the Georgia victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Monday night. As UGA players celebrated on the field, with confetti showering them, a number of players held copies of the souvenir front page produced by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. <div></div><...
Clark Howard Christmas gift drive delayed by Atlanta snow
 Clark’s Christmas Kids, the Atlanta holiday gift program organized by consumer advocate Clark Howard, readjusted its schedule Saturday after the December snow canceled two of its events on Friday and a third on Saturday. Howard said Saturday this is only the second time snow has interrupted the gift drive in 27 years. The gift campaign...

8:51 PM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

Clark’s Christmas Kids, the Atlanta holiday gift program organized by consumer advocate Clark Howard, readjusted its schedule Saturday after the December snow canceled two of its events on Friday and a third on Saturday. Howard said Saturday this is only the second time snow has interrupted the gift drive in 27 years. The gift campaign...
How much snow fell? 12 inches reported in some areas north of Atlanta
 If you saw a lot of snow Friday night and Saturday in metro Atlanta, don’t be surprised. Some parts of Atlanta’s western and northern suburbs had up to a foot of snow, Channel 2 reported. Many parts of Atlanta received at least 6 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. And some places were skipped altogether...

5:15 PM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

If you saw a lot of snow Friday night and Saturday in metro Atlanta, don’t be surprised. Some parts of Atlanta’s western and northern suburbs had up to a foot of snow, Channel 2 reported. Many parts of Atlanta received at least 6 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. And some places were skipped altogether...
Results from Atlanta runoff elections Tuesday Dec. 5
 Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Atlanta and Fulton County. The AJC breaking news app will have live updates here for the Atlanta runoff elections.   Keisha Lance Bottoms: 46,464 (50.4%)
Mary Norwood: 45,705 (49.6%)
Total: 92,169 172 of 172 precincts reporting   The AJC is your source for continued comprehensive coverage...

1:40 AM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Atlanta and Fulton County. The AJC breaking news app will have live updates here for the Atlanta runoff elections.   Keisha Lance Bottoms: 46,464 (50.4%) Mary Norwood: 45,705 (49.6%) Total: 92,169 172 of 172 precincts reporting   The AJC is your source for continued comprehensive coverage...
Atlanta mayor: which candidate is leading in web search?
 Atlanta will have a new mayor-elect after votes are counted Tuesday. If the result was based on web search, it would be a close race indeed. A check of Google Trends for Atlanta searchers the last seven days shows nearly identical search results for Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms, who are in the runoff to replace Atlanta Mayor Kasim...

10:50 PM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

Atlanta will have a new mayor-elect after votes are counted Tuesday. If the result was based on web search, it would be a close race indeed. A check of Google Trends for Atlanta searchers the last seven days shows nearly identical search results for Mary Norwood and Keisha Lance Bottoms, who are in the runoff to replace Atlanta Mayor Kasim...
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.    RELATED: Election results from the AJC newsroom Senate District 6: Jen Jordan, Jaha Howard  Senate District 39: Nikema Williams, Linda Pritchett  House District 60: De'Andre S. Pickett...

8:53 PM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Here are the candidates who will meet again in runoff elections on Dec. 5, 2017, based on unofficial results of the Nov. 7 election.    RELATED: Election results from the AJC newsroom Senate District 6: Jen Jordan, Jaha Howard  Senate District 39: Nikema Williams, Linda Pritchett  House District 60: De'Andre S. Pickett...
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...

1:07 AM Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

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...
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...

6:20 AM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

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...

3:12 AM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

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...