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Craig Schneider

Reporter for Enterprise

Craig Schneider is a reporter for the Enterprise team. He specializes in putting a local focus on national issues such as the economy, unemployment and health care. He started with the AJC in 1997 and has previously covered issues such as health, crime and county government. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

Latest from Craig Schneider

As Tex McIver fights to stay out of jail, questions about a gun
 Fulton County prosecutors said Tuesday that the gun found in the condo of Claud “Tex” McIver was purchased by his brother, strengthening their argument that the prominent attorney charged with killing his wife had violated the conditions of his bond. The question of who owns the Glock 19-9 MM semi-automatic handgun has been burning...

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Fulton County prosecutors said Tuesday that the gun found in the condo of Claud “Tex” McIver was purchased by his brother, strengthening their argument that the prominent attorney charged with killing his wife had violated the conditions of his bond. The question of who owns the Glock 19-9 MM semi-automatic handgun has been burning...
As Tex McIver fights to stay out of jail, questions over a gun
 Fulton County prosecutors said Tuesday that the gun found in the condo of Claud “Tex” McIver was purchased by his brother, strengthening their argument that the prominent attorney charged with killing his wife had violated the conditions of his bond. The question of who owns the Glock 19-9 MM semi-automatic handgun has been burning...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Fulton County prosecutors said Tuesday that the gun found in the condo of Claud “Tex” McIver was purchased by his brother, strengthening their argument that the prominent attorney charged with killing his wife had violated the conditions of his bond. The question of who owns the Glock 19-9 MM semi-automatic handgun has been burning...
Wary immigrants in Georgia drop food stamps
 Charmain Guerra-Phillip has heard the rumors in the immigrant community: These days, applying for food stamps can get you deported, people say. And even if you’re here legally, it can hurt your chances of obtaining citizenship. But she has children to feed and her part-time job isn’t paying the bills. So there she was at the North...

Posted: a day ago

Charmain Guerra-Phillip has heard the rumors in the immigrant community: These days, applying for food stamps can get you deported, people say. And even if you’re here legally, it can hurt your chances of obtaining citizenship. But she has children to feed and her part-time job isn’t paying the bills. So there she was at the North...
Military cadet in trouble after sharing photo
 Dante Harris was a high school standout in terms of his grades, despite a troubled home life that left him virtually homeless at times. Amber Massey, a local woman who helps young people going through hard times, took him under wing, and with her tenacious assistance, helped him get a $70,000 scholarship to the military school...

Posted: a day ago

Dante Harris was a high school standout in terms of his grades, despite a troubled home life that left him virtually homeless at times. Amber Massey, a local woman who helps young people going through hard times, took him under wing, and with her tenacious assistance, helped him get a $70,000 scholarship to the military school...
College student in big trouble after sharing bathroom photo
 Dante Harris hid his secret well at Columbus High School. He wore music headphones like all the kids, but he didn’t plug them into a music player.He couldn’t afford one,so he just tucked the end of the headphone jack into his pants. He wanted to fit in. Amber Massey knew Harris as a kid who played basketball with her nephew, but...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dante Harris hid his secret well at Columbus High School. He wore music headphones like all the kids, but he didn’t plug them into a music player.He couldn’t afford one,so he just tucked the end of the headphone jack into his pants. He wanted to fit in. Amber Massey knew Harris as a kid who played basketball with her nephew, but...
Whose Glock is it? Tex McIver bond revocation hearing steeped in drama
 What started as a bond revocation hearing for Claud “Tex” McIver ended in a cliffhanger over the ownership of a Glock pistol, the latest bizarre twist in a saga filled with them. The gun was found in McIver’s sock drawer last Friday by an investigator with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office — a clear...

Posted: 4 days ago

What started as a bond revocation hearing for Claud “Tex” McIver ended in a cliffhanger over the ownership of a Glock pistol, the latest bizarre twist in a saga filled with them. The gun was found in McIver’s sock drawer last Friday by an investigator with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office — a clear...
Tex McIver remains free on bond — for now — after Glock found in sock drawer
 Claud “Tex” McIver remains free on bond — for  now. But a hearing will continue next week in Fulton County court to decide if the 74-year-old Atlanta attorney should go to jail after authorities found a Glock pistol in the his sock drawer while executing a search for documents. Prosecutors have argued that the...

Posted: 4 days ago

Claud “Tex” McIver remains free on bond — for  now. But a hearing will continue next week in Fulton County court to decide if the 74-year-old Atlanta attorney should go to jail after authorities found a Glock pistol in the his sock drawer while executing a search for documents. Prosecutors have argued that the...
7 things to know about accused bridge burner Basil Eleby
 Basil Eleby, the man charged with setting the fire that brought down part of I-85, has gone from being an anonymous homeless street-dweller to capturing national headlines. 1. Eleby lived about a quarter mile from the I-85 overpass at Piedmont Road. He resided in a beat-up white Mercedes parked in the back of a car repair shop. The owner...

Posted: 7 days ago

Basil Eleby, the man charged with setting the fire that brought down part of I-85, has gone from being an anonymous homeless street-dweller to capturing national headlines. 1. Eleby lived about a quarter mile from the I-85 overpass at Piedmont Road. He resided in a beat-up white Mercedes parked in the back of a car repair shop. The owner...
DA investigating finances of Tex and Diane McIver
 Fulton County’s chief prosecutor is investigating the finances of Claud “Tex” McIver and the wife he shot and killed, serving a half dozen subpoenas to companies that helped manage the couple’s money. District Attorney Paul Howard did not comment on the subpoenas, which were served this month on a variety of professionals...

Posted: 12 days ago

Fulton County’s chief prosecutor is investigating the finances of Claud “Tex” McIver and the wife he shot and killed, serving a half dozen subpoenas to companies that helped manage the couple’s money. District Attorney Paul Howard did not comment on the subpoenas, which were served this month on a variety of professionals...
Is GDOT to blame for I-85 bridge burning?
 The fiasco that was the I-85 bridge collapse has Atlantans asking a pointed question: Who is to blame? Police have charged a homeless man, Basil Eleby, with setting the fire, which spread to several tons of plastic piping that had been stored under the bridge by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Should GDOT share some of...

Posted: 15 days ago

The fiasco that was the I-85 bridge collapse has Atlantans asking a pointed question: Who is to blame? Police have charged a homeless man, Basil Eleby, with setting the fire, which spread to several tons of plastic piping that had been stored under the bridge by the Georgia Department of Transportation. Should GDOT share some of...
Who is Basil Eleby, suspected bridge burner?
 Many communities have a Basil Eleby. He’s the aimless guy who has nobody, no place to go, and no way to support himself. Store owners around the intersection of Piedmont Road and Lakeshore Drive in Atlanta took Eleby under wing, giving him errands and chores. Now Eleby is accused of starting the fire that collapsed a...

Posted: 15 days ago

Many communities have a Basil Eleby. He’s the aimless guy who has nobody, no place to go, and no way to support himself. Store owners around the intersection of Piedmont Road and Lakeshore Drive in Atlanta took Eleby under wing, giving him errands and chores. Now Eleby is accused of starting the fire that collapsed a...