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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.

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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.

Posted: 2 days ago

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.
Georgia’s most popular baby names are William and Ava for the second year in a row
 When it comes to baby names, Georgians know what they like. In 2015 and 2016, William and Ava were the most popular names in the state - but Camila and Bryson shot up the ranking, improving by double-digits.  According to the Social Security Administration, which released data on applications for Social Security cards for children...

Posted: 8 days ago

When it comes to baby names, Georgians know what they like. In 2015 and 2016, William and Ava were the most popular names in the state - but Camila and Bryson shot up the ranking, improving by double-digits.  According to the Social Security Administration, which released data on applications for Social Security cards for children...
Georgia special election’s early voters older, white — but split by party
 White, older voters dominated early voting ahead of Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election, a fact that would normally bode well for Republican candidates in the district’s northern Atlanta suburbs. These voters’ political allegiance, however, may be more split than those numbers show. An analysis...

8:21 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

White, older voters dominated early voting ahead of Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election, a fact that would normally bode well for Republican candidates in the district’s northern Atlanta suburbs. These voters’ political allegiance, however, may be more split than those numbers show. An analysis...
Despite attention, Georgia’s 6th District doesn’t have many new voters
 Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important: Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November. An analysis of state...

9:21 PM Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important: Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November. An analysis of state...
Where earthquakes have happened in Georgia
 The two small earthquakes that shook rural Hancock County overnight aren't the first to occur in Georgia. More than three dozen earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater have occurred in Georgia since 1974, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of data from the U.S. Geological Survey.  The AJC mapped Georgia's earthquakes...

3:58 PM Thursday, Apr. 06, 2017

The two small earthquakes that shook rural Hancock County overnight aren't the first to occur in Georgia. More than three dozen earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater have occurred in Georgia since 1974, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of data from the U.S. Geological Survey.  The AJC mapped Georgia's earthquakes...
Last inspection on I-85 bridge that collapsed given good marks
 As officials continue to investigate what caused the massive fire and eventual bridge collapse along Interstate 85, we're looking into the structural history of that bridge.  >> Read more trending news The bridge over Piedmont Road was built in 1953 and was last reconstructed in 1985, according to the Federal Highway Administration's...

11:11 AM Friday, Mar. 31, 2017

As officials continue to investigate what caused the massive fire and eventual bridge collapse along Interstate 85, we're looking into the structural history of that bridge.  >> Read more trending news The bridge over Piedmont Road was built in 1953 and was last reconstructed in 1985, according to the Federal Highway Administration's...
GDOT: 243,000 cars a day pass through stretch of I-85 near bridge collapse
 When an elevated section of I-85 near Ga. 400 collapsed, one of the first reactions of Atlantans was horror what this means for the city’s traffic. That part of I-85 is close to downtown and provides a major thoroughfare for hundreds of thousands of people. How bad will this be for commuters?  The answer, to no one&rsquo...

3:38 AM Friday, Mar. 31, 2017

When an elevated section of I-85 near Ga. 400 collapsed, one of the first reactions of Atlantans was horror what this means for the city’s traffic. That part of I-85 is close to downtown and provides a major thoroughfare for hundreds of thousands of people. How bad will this be for commuters?  The answer, to no one&rsquo...
Here’s where Irish people live in Georgia
 With Saint Patrick's Day upon us again, it's a good time to check in on how the Irish are doing in Georgia.  The answer: They're still going strong.  More Georgians claim ancestry in Ireland than any specific foreign land other than England, according to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.  About 800,000...

5:09 PM Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017

With Saint Patrick's Day upon us again, it's a good time to check in on how the Irish are doing in Georgia.  The answer: They're still going strong.  More Georgians claim ancestry in Ireland than any specific foreign land other than England, according to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.  About 800,000...
Here’s how many refugees Georgia gets
 About 1,000 refugees from other countries came to Georgia in the last three months of last year, but new arrivals maybe temporarily blocked by the Trump administration’s new, controversial immigration order.  About two-fifths of the refugees -- more than 400 people -- were from the seven mostly Muslim nations specifically...

6:42 PM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

About 1,000 refugees from other countries came to Georgia in the last three months of last year, but new arrivals maybe temporarily blocked by the Trump administration’s new, controversial immigration order.  About two-fifths of the refugees -- more than 400 people -- were from the seven mostly Muslim nations specifically...