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Carrie Teegardin

Carrie Teegardin is on the investigative team. She is a graduate of Duke University and has won numerous national journalism awards. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Metro Atlanta’s fastest Emergency Rooms: Is 3-minute wait for real?

9:30 AM Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016

Could it be true? An Emergency Room in Atlanta where the average wait to be seen is just three minutes? That’s what Eastside Medical Center in Snellville is reporting, according to federal statistics reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Eastside, Cartersville Medical Center and Redmond Regional in Rome have the shortest initial...
Georgia traffic courts taking a bite out of tax refunds
 Georgia courts have a new tool for collecting cash: taking a bite out of your tax refund. A  Eleven Georgia courts are part of a pilot program to test the Tax Refund Intercept Project, as 2015 tax returns come flowing into the Georgia Department of Revenue. Among them are municipal courts in Atlanta, Marietta, East Point and Riverdale, as...

9:21 PM Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Georgia courts have a new tool for collecting cash: taking a bite out of your tax refund. A Eleven Georgia courts are part of a pilot program to test the Tax Refund Intercept Project, as 2015 tax returns come flowing into the Georgia Department of Revenue. Among them are municipal courts in Atlanta, Marietta, East Point and Riverdale, as...
Antonin Scalia, the sharp wit of the U.S. Supreme Court, dies at 79
 
             Antonin Scalia, the extraordinary conservative voice who brought a sharp intellect and an even sharper wit to the U.S. Supreme Court, was found dead at a West Texas resort on Saturday. The justice, who was 79, is believed to have died in his sleep Friday night or early Saturday at Cibolo Creek Ranch, where he had gone with friends...

2:38 AM Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

Antonin Scalia, the extraordinary conservative voice who brought a sharp intellect and an even sharper wit to the U.S. Supreme Court, was found dead at a West Texas resort on Saturday. The justice, who was 79, is believed to have died in his sleep Friday night or early Saturday at Cibolo Creek Ranch, where he had gone with friends...
Friends, family remember Grady High School freshman hit by car, killed
 Carrying flowers and stuffed animals, the family and friends of Grady High School freshman Alexia Hyneman gathered Saturday at the site of the accident that took her life. Hyneman, 14, was riding her bike home from a school theater performance on Thursday night when, according to Atlanta police, she “proceeded through the intersection&rdquo...

3:00 PM Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Carrying flowers and stuffed animals, the family and friends of Grady High School freshman Alexia Hyneman gathered Saturday at the site of the accident that took her life. Hyneman, 14, was riding her bike home from a school theater performance on Thursday night when, according to Atlanta police, she “proceeded through the intersection&rdquo...
Thankful and thriving: Georgia drug court grads flourish
 Georgia’s Accountability Courts Charlotte Whitlock looked perfectly at home mingling with Atlanta’s movers-and-shakers. She was a highlighted speaker this month at a white-tablecloth breakfast event held on the 49th floor of a Peachtree Street skyscraper. As this polished woman confidently and warmly addressed the crowd, it was...

5:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Georgia’s Accountability Courts Charlotte Whitlock looked perfectly at home mingling with Atlanta’s movers-and-shakers. She was a highlighted speaker this month at a white-tablecloth breakfast event held on the 49th floor of a Peachtree Street skyscraper. As this polished woman confidently and warmly addressed the crowd, it was...
Georgia leads nation in probation
 By the numbers Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state’s criminal justice reform experts. Georgia’s probation population at the end of last year was 471,067, according to statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. In spite of...

5:45 PM Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

By the numbers Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation, a distinction that is now being studied by the state’s criminal justice reform experts. Georgia’s probation population at the end of last year was 471,067, according to statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. In spite of...