Kevin Whaley

Kevin Whaley is daily print sports section editor

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WSB editor tells bank standoff suspect: ‘We don’t want anybody hurt’
 It’s Stephanie Steiger’s job to help gather the news, not be part of it. And she prefers to do her work behind the scenes, not with a camera in her face and her newsroom colleagues hovering around her desk. But that all changed Friday morning when the WSB-TV assignment editor heard these frightening words when she answered the...

12:23 AM Saturday, Jul. 08, 2017

It’s Stephanie Steiger’s job to help gather the news, not be part of it. And she prefers to do her work behind the scenes, not with a camera in her face and her newsroom colleagues hovering around her desk. But that all changed Friday morning when the WSB-TV assignment editor heard these frightening words when she answered the...
Will this be the hottest Christmas Day on record in metro Atlanta?
 Unless the forecast for metro Atlanta changes between now and Sunday, this could be one of the warmest Christmas Days on record. The high is expected to reach 68 degrees in Atlanta, and it’s likely to be even hotter south of the city.  So when was it this hot on Christmas Day? Well, remember 2015? According to the National Weather...

12:17 AM Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016

Unless the forecast for metro Atlanta changes between now and Sunday, this could be one of the warmest Christmas Days on record. The high is expected to reach 68 degrees in Atlanta, and it’s likely to be even hotter south of the city.  So when was it this hot on Christmas Day? Well, remember 2015? According to the National Weather...
Services set Thursday for mother, daughter killed in head-on crash
 A woman and her 12-year-old daughter will be buried Thursday, four days after they both died in a head-on collision. Billie Shockley, 30, was driving Sunday afternoon in Jackson County when her Kia Optima crossed the center line on Holly Springs Road and struck a Dodge Ram, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed. Shockley later died at Northeast...

11:58 PM Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter will be buried Thursday, four days after they both died in a head-on collision. Billie Shockley, 30, was driving Sunday afternoon in Jackson County when her Kia Optima crossed the center line on Holly Springs Road and struck a Dodge Ram, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed. Shockley later died at Northeast...
Funeral services set Thursday for mother, daughter killed in head-on crash
 A woman and her 12-year-old daughter will be buried Thursday, four days after they both died in a head-on collision. Billie Shockley, 30, was driving Sunday afternoon in Jackson County when her Kia Optima crossed the center line on Holly Springs Road and struck a Dodge Ram, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed. Shockley later died at Northeast...

11:58 PM Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter will be buried Thursday, four days after they both died in a head-on collision. Billie Shockley, 30, was driving Sunday afternoon in Jackson County when her Kia Optima crossed the center line on Holly Springs Road and struck a Dodge Ram, the Georgia State Patrol confirmed. Shockley later died at Northeast...
College football weather forecast: Week 1
 With Hurricane Hermine moving away from Georgia as a tropical storm, college football fans in the Southeast will be able to leave the umbrellas at home today as the season gets underway with a slew of intriguing matchups. Several local teams, including Georgia and Georgia Tech, are playing at neutral sites, including a rare college game at...

6:28 PM Friday, Sep. 02, 2016

With Hurricane Hermine moving away from Georgia as a tropical storm, college football fans in the Southeast will be able to leave the umbrellas at home today as the season gets underway with a slew of intriguing matchups. Several local teams, including Georgia and Georgia Tech, are playing at neutral sites, including a rare college game at...
School bus crash kills driver, injures 7 students
 A Muscogee County school bus crash, in which the vehicle left the road and crashed head-on into a tree, killed the 67-year-old driver and injured seven children Monday morning. Roy Newman of Columbus died in the crash and all seven Mathews Elementary School students on board suffered injuries, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Four of...

8:52 PM Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

A Muscogee County school bus crash, in which the vehicle left the road and crashed head-on into a tree, killed the 67-year-old driver and injured seven children Monday morning. Roy Newman of Columbus died in the crash and all seven Mathews Elementary School students on board suffered injuries, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Four of...
Truck driver arrested in crash that killed Locust Grove teen

7:03 PM Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

As students at Locust Grove High School dealt Monday with the grief of losing a classmate, Henry County authorities announced the arrest of the tractor-trailer driver who allegedly caused the nine-car crash Saturday on I-75 that killed Summer Lee. Daniel Crane of Jemez Springs, N.M., was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree...
Cobb chemical spill blamed on gasket failure
 The company responsible for the chemical spill in Cobb County over the weekend said the water had significantly improved over the past 24 hours. Company officials said the leak may have been caused by a gasket failure on a mixing tank coupled with a breakdown in the room’s spill retention system. “We have suspended production...

12:00 AM Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

The company responsible for the chemical spill in Cobb County over the weekend said the water had significantly improved over the past 24 hours. Company officials said the leak may have been caused by a gasket failure on a mixing tank coupled with a breakdown in the room’s spill retention system. “We have suspended production...
Jailer accused of sex crime with inmate
 A jailer in east Georgia is accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate at a detention center. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office jailer with felony sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority, The Augusta Chronicle reported. Austin Luke Collins, 23, surrendered Sunday...

5:43 PM Monday, Aug. 01, 2016

A jailer in east Georgia is accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate at a detention center. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office jailer with felony sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority, The Augusta Chronicle reported. Austin Luke Collins, 23, surrendered Sunday...
Celebrate Veterans Day with the Greatest Generation

9:44 PM Monday, Nov. 09, 2015

I’m sure you’ve seen the famous photo of the raising of the United States flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi during World War II. Bill Montgomery saw the real thing that day. The young Marine fought the Japanese for 37 days on that tiny Pacific island in early 1945 in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war. To commemorate...
World War II veterans dealt with Atlanta’s dark side

4:00 AM Tuesday, Sep. 01, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following letter was included with the discharge papers World War II veterans received at Fort McPherson in 1946. The text was edited slightly to fix mistakes.) For your information and guidance, the following article by Bob Rutherford is reprinted as it appeared in the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 15 October 1945: &ldquo...