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Andruw Jones at PBR Atlanta opening
May 5, 2017- Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Andruw Jones rides the mechanical bull at the PBR Atlanta, a cowboy-style bar opening in the Battery Atlanta. The mechanical bull "Druw" is named after the 10-time Gold Glove winner (COURTNEY MARTINEZ/AJC)

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May 5, 2017- Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Andruw Jones rides the mechanical bull at the PBR Atlanta, a cowboy-style bar opening in the Battery Atlanta. The mechanical bull "Druw" is named after the 10-time Gold Glove winner (COURTNEY MARTINEZ/AJC)
Here are some of the cheapest Braves tickets for sale online today
 Not everyone is a planner. We don’t all have color-coded family emergency spreadsheets. So even though it’s opening day for Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, you can still get tickets.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a very scientific review of online ticket availability (looked at StubHub, SeatGeek and...

5:23 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

Not everyone is a planner. We don’t all have color-coded family emergency spreadsheets. So even though it’s opening day for Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park, you can still get tickets.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a very scientific review of online ticket availability (looked at StubHub, SeatGeek and...
SunTrust Park: How to watch Atlanta Braves batting practice
 There’s usually two reasons baseball fans like to arrive early at a stadium. In the case of the new SunTrust Park, it’s probably to beat the inevitable game day traffic.  But for those die-hard baseball fans, it also gives them a chance to watch players partake in an essential pregame tradition: batting practice. ...

2:29 PM Friday, Apr. 07, 2017

There’s usually two reasons baseball fans like to arrive early at a stadium. In the case of the new SunTrust Park, it’s probably to beat the inevitable game day traffic.  But for those die-hard baseball fans, it also gives them a chance to watch players partake in an essential pregame tradition: batting practice. ...
Atlanta United gives out flags to fans for ‘March to Soccer’ week
 Soccer fever has spread throughout metro Atlanta as Atlanta United begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer on Sunday. As part of Takeover Tuesday and “March to Soccer” week, the club  hosted a scavenger hunt to distribute 2,017 ‘unite and conquer’ flags in honor of its 2017 season. Team representatives...

9:06 PM Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

Soccer fever has spread throughout metro Atlanta as Atlanta United begins its inaugural season in Major League Soccer on Sunday. As part of Takeover Tuesday and “March to Soccer” week, the club hosted a scavenger hunt to distribute 2,017 ‘unite and conquer’ flags in honor of its 2017 season. Team representatives...
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday this March with DeKalb County Library
 Get out the recipes for green eggs and ham, DeKalb. Thursday marks the 113th birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. So where’s a better place to celebrate the literary icon and a love of reading than the library? DeKalb County Public Library system will host events throughout March at several...

5:41 PM Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

Get out the recipes for green eggs and ham, DeKalb. Thursday marks the 113th birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. So where’s a better place to celebrate the literary icon and a love of reading than the library? DeKalb County Public Library system will host events throughout March at several...
Fulton County School District 2016-17 Calendar
 The 2016-17 school year has almost come and gone for the Fulton County School system. But there are still important dates for parents to mark on their calendars.  Schools will be closed Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 for Presidents Day weekend.
Students will be off on March 10 and March 13 for Teacher Workday and Professional Development Day, respectively...

9:33 PM Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

The 2016-17 school year has almost come and gone for the Fulton County School system. But there are still important dates for parents to mark on their calendars.  Schools will be closed Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 for Presidents Day weekend. Students will be off on March 10 and March 13 for Teacher Workday and Professional Development Day, respectively...
SunTrust Park map: Seating chart, gates and entrances
 Old Braves fans will soon get to experience the new Braves stadium. First pitch for the regular season home opener is scheduled for April 14. But, where to sit? The new Braves stadium has a capacity of 41,000 seats, including 4,000 premium seats.  When it’s not hosting baseball games, SunTrust Park will host music concerts...

2:27 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Old Braves fans will soon get to experience the new Braves stadium. First pitch for the regular season home opener is scheduled for April 14. But, where to sit? The new Braves stadium has a capacity of 41,000 seats, including 4,000 premium seats.  When it’s not hosting baseball games, SunTrust Park will host music concerts...
Super Bowl 2017: Family-friendly Falcons vs. Patriots watch parties
 Super Bowl party planning can be  a tedious task, especially when it comes to planning one the whole family can enjoy together.  But fear not, parents. Here are some family-friendly places across the metro Atlanta area to take the kids and watch Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5. While Falcons wide receivers are racing down the field to ...

11:43 PM Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Super Bowl party planning can be a tedious task, especially when it comes to planning one the whole family can enjoy together.  But fear not, parents. Here are some family-friendly places across the metro Atlanta area to take the kids and watch Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5. While Falcons wide receivers are racing down the field to ...
Wimbush child abuse case: 5 things to know about Recardo Wimbush
 Recardo and Therian Wimbush were found guilty of second-degree child cruelty charges Friday for incidents involving two of their children dating back to 2012.  Here are five things to know about the father Recardo Wimbush, a former college football player. Recardo Lanard Wimbush was born April 3, 1981 and grew up in Blakely...

5:43 PM Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Recardo and Therian Wimbush were found guilty of second-degree child cruelty charges Friday for incidents involving two of their children dating back to 2012.  Here are five things to know about the father Recardo Wimbush, a former college football player. Recardo Lanard Wimbush was born April 3, 1981 and grew up in Blakely...
Fans gather in Cobb to cheer Falcons in NFC Championship 
 Atlanta fans, both diehard and casual alike, gathered at McCray’s Tavern in Smyrna to cheer on the hometown Falcons in the NFC Championship game against the Packers. The tavern quickly started to fill up around 90 minutes before 3:05 kickoff. Eric Cox, the bar manager at McCray’s, said the tavern can hold a up to 250 people and...

8:15 PM Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Atlanta fans, both diehard and casual alike, gathered at McCray’s Tavern in Smyrna to cheer on the hometown Falcons in the NFC Championship game against the Packers. The tavern quickly started to fill up around 90 minutes before 3:05 kickoff. Eric Cox, the bar manager at McCray’s, said the tavern can hold a up to 250 people and...