Jennifer Peebles

Newsroom Data Specialist

Jennifer Peebles is a newsroom data specialist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, helping reporters find and tell stories with government data (and sometimes documents, too). Tips, data and documents are always welcome. Email: jennifer.peebles@ajc.com. Twitter: @jpeebles. PGP for secure email:  Public key available at this link | Fingerprint: 047 384 9F2 6C9 9C8 8F6 0CD F86 1EB 008 CEE D5B A185. Snail mail: 223 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Atlanta GA 30346. Keybase.io secure messaging: jpeebles. Jennifer is the former government editor of The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper and has more than 20 years’ experience as a reporter and editor in four states. She is the 2009 winner of the John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award from the group Capitolbeat and the 2009 Open Doors Award from the Fort Worth Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a native Georgian and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Latest from Jennifer Peebles

Four drowned on Georgia lakes over Labor Day weekend
 The Labor Day weekend proved deadly on Georgia’s public waterways, with four drownings recorded from Friday to Monday. The number of Georgians drowning while swimming, boating and fishing has continued to rise year over year despite steps by the state to encourage water safety. The four deaths over the past weekend included: &bull...

Posted: 17 days ago

The Labor Day weekend proved deadly on Georgia’s public waterways, with four drownings recorded from Friday to Monday. The number of Georgians drowning while swimming, boating and fishing has continued to rise year over year despite steps by the state to encourage water safety. The four deaths over the past weekend included: &bull...
Drownings continue to rise in Georgia, despite water safety efforts
 Labor Day traditionally heralds the end of yet another summer — and brings with it the risk that more Georgians will drown while enjoying their last bit of fun in the sun. The number of people drowning while swimming, boating, fishing and hunting in Georgia has continued to rise year over year since 2013, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Posted: 19 days ago

Labor Day traditionally heralds the end of yet another summer — and brings with it the risk that more Georgians will drown while enjoying their last bit of fun in the sun. The number of people drowning while swimming, boating, fishing and hunting in Georgia has continued to rise year over year since 2013, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Military surplus gear in Georgia: Which local police have received the most?
 The Trump administration has lifted restrictions preventing local law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military equipment like armored vehicles and grenade launchers. For years, Georgia state and local police have made use of the decommissioned gear. Some $61 million in items have poured into the state since 1993, according to...

Posted: 24 days ago

The Trump administration has lifted restrictions preventing local law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military equipment like armored vehicles and grenade launchers. For years, Georgia state and local police have made use of the decommissioned gear. Some $61 million in items have poured into the state since 1993, according to...
How much military surplus gear Georgia’s local police have hauled in
 For more than two decades, local and state law enforcement agencies have been acquiring millions of dollars worth of decommissioned and surplus military equipment and gear.  That was until the Obama administration in 2015 halted the transfer of certain items like armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage...

Posted: 24 days ago

For more than two decades, local and state law enforcement agencies have been acquiring millions of dollars worth of decommissioned and surplus military equipment and gear.  That was until the Obama administration in 2015 halted the transfer of certain items like armored vehicles, grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and camouflage...
Hundreds of Georgia inmates escape, but not for long
 Fear and a frantic national search followed the escape last month of a pair of armed robbers who allegedly killed two correctional officers along a rural stretch of highway in Putnam County. Prison breaks are often the stuff of Hollywood movies. But how often do convicts actually get loose? An Atlanta Journal-Constitution review of data found...

10:00 AM Monday, Jul. 10, 2017

Fear and a frantic national search followed the escape last month of a pair of armed robbers who allegedly killed two correctional officers along a rural stretch of highway in Putnam County. Prison breaks are often the stuff of Hollywood movies. But how often do convicts actually get loose? An Atlanta Journal-Constitution review of data found...
By the numbers: A look at who voted in Georgia’s 6th District runoff
 The historic special election showing in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff last month turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also now know more about who the more than 260,400 voters are. And we all know the outcome: Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff and became the state&rsquo...

6:48 PM Monday, Jul. 03, 2017

The historic special election showing in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District runoff last month turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also now know more about who the more than 260,400 voters are. And we all know the outcome: Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff and became the state&rsquo...
Rejected Vanity License Plates (Warning: Some Readers May Be Offended)

3:13 PM Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

The items in this searchable database represent the 8,000-plus items that appeared on the list of banned vanity license plates that the Georgia Department of Revenue supplied to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this month following a request under the state's Open Records Act. Some instances of the letter zero may appear as the letter...
By the numbers: Effect of 6th District early voting on Election Day
 The historic turnout of early voters ahead of Tuesday’s runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also know who these more than 140,300 voters are — and how they differ from those who voted early in the original April 18 special...

8:43 PM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

The historic turnout of early voters ahead of Tuesday’s runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has turned a number of assumptions on their head. Now, looking at new data, we also know who these more than 140,300 voters are — and how they differ from those who voted early in the original April 18 special...
Augusta at center of NSA leak investigation
 Before her arrest in the National Security Agency leak investigation drew headlines around the world this week, Reality Leigh Winner worked here, a major hub in the government’s sprawling intelligence-gathering network. Thousands of code breakers, cyber security researchers, intelligence analysts, IT experts and other specialists...

12:19 AM Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017

Before her arrest in the National Security Agency leak investigation drew headlines around the world this week, Reality Leigh Winner worked here, a major hub in the government’s sprawling intelligence-gathering network. Thousands of code breakers, cyber security researchers, intelligence analysts, IT experts and other specialists...
Georgia public swimming pool inspections
Before you (or your kids) dive into the neighborhood pool this weekend, dive into our data and see that pool’s track record for being clean and safe.

8:33 PM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

Before you (or your kids) dive into the neighborhood pool this weekend, dive into our data and see that pool’s track record for being clean and safe.