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Mark Davis

Reporter for Enterprise

Mark Davis is a general assignment news and features writer. He joined the AJC in 2003 after working in his native North Carolina, in Tampa and in Philadelphia. Davis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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Opinion: Don’t rush to assumptions about what 6th race represented
 Republicans and Democrats are clinging to the supposed lessons of the Karen Handel victory over Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The first thing both sides should realize is we are in a season when lessons have a short life. So if it is wise to know what we do not know, let’s measure the burst of reaction to...

Posted: 2 days ago

Republicans and Democrats are clinging to the supposed lessons of the Karen Handel victory over Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The first thing both sides should realize is we are in a season when lessons have a short life. So if it is wise to know what we do not know, let’s measure the burst of reaction to...
Professor Jeffrey Garten and TV personality Ina Garten
TV personality Ina Garten  told Katie Couric why she and her husband, Jeffrey, decided not to have children in a new interview. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

10:37 PM Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

TV personality Ina Garten told Katie Couric why she and her husband, Jeffrey, decided not to have children in a new interview. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Young Jeezy
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Rapper Jeezy performs onstage at MTV's "Wonderland" LIVE Show on November 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for MTV)

3:05 PM Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Rapper Jeezy performs onstage at MTV's "Wonderland" LIVE Show on November 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for MTV)
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp rounds out the top 5 highest-paid actors, making $48 million in 2016. He earned major millions for the latest installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean, reportedly an eight-figure payday, and the box office flop “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” 

9:54 PM Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Johnny Depp rounds out the top 5 highest-paid actors, making $48 million in 2016. He earned major millions for the latest installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean, reportedly an eight-figure payday, and the box office flop “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” 
Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy made $33 million in 2016, including a reported eight-figure payout for the remake of “Ghostbusters.” She also starred in the movie “The Boss” and still earns a paycheck from her TV series “Mike & Molly.”

9:03 PM Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Melissa McCarthy made $33 million in 2016, including a reported eight-figure payout for the remake of “Ghostbusters.” She also starred in the movie “The Boss” and still earns a paycheck from her TV series “Mike & Molly.”
The making of a Trump voter: Rex Bullock
 Donald Trump’s election may have shocked the nation, but it was no surprise in Georgia. After the votes were counted, the AJC dispatched eight journalists from the capital to the coast to the agricultural south to the mountainous north. Their mission: to meet the people who created the Trump groundswell. This is the second in a series...

7:24 PM Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Donald Trump’s election may have shocked the nation, but it was no surprise in Georgia. After the votes were counted, the AJC dispatched eight journalists from the capital to the coast to the agricultural south to the mountainous north. Their mission: to meet the people who created the Trump groundswell. This is the second in a series...
Slain officer’s fiancee: I feared he’d be shot
 He chafed working as a cop at Georgia Southwestern State University. Officer Jody Smith wanted more.  Sarah-Kathryn Smarr thought about that Wednesday as one speaker after another extolled her fiancé, killed along with his best friend while answering a call. “It’s ironic,” she said in an interview with The Atlanta...

10:59 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

He chafed working as a cop at Georgia Southwestern State University. Officer Jody Smith wanted more.  Sarah-Kathryn Smarr thought about that Wednesday as one speaker after another extolled her fiancé, killed along with his best friend while answering a call. “It’s ironic,” she said in an interview with The Atlanta...
Georgia wildfires contained, drought persists despite rain
 Wildfires that devoured tens of thousands of acres in North Georgia are now completely contained, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Forest Service said all roads, trails and areas previously closed due to fires are now reopen to public use, including the Appalachian Trail. Visitors are encouraged to use caution. “Thanks to the hard work...

11:05 PM Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Wildfires that devoured tens of thousands of acres in North Georgia are now completely contained, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Forest Service said all roads, trails and areas previously closed due to fires are now reopen to public use, including the Appalachian Trail. Visitors are encouraged to use caution. “Thanks to the hard work...
Slain officer’s girlfriend: 'We didn’t quite make it'
 Rachel Harrod should have been making final plans for a trip to Disney World this week with her boyfriend, Nicholas Smarr. Instead, she was visiting an Americus funeral home preparing to bury him. Smarr was one of two officers killed in a shootout Wednesday with a gunman in the small southwest Georgia city of Americus. The other officer,...

2:26 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

Rachel Harrod should have been making final plans for a trip to Disney World this week with her boyfriend, Nicholas Smarr. Instead, she was visiting an Americus funeral home preparing to bury him. Smarr was one of two officers killed in a shootout Wednesday with a gunman in the small southwest Georgia city of Americus. The other officer,...
Second Americus officer dies after gunfire, manhunt
 As police from 20 agencies drew closer, Minguell Kennedy Lembrick did what so many other suspected killers before him had done. He took a final life — his own. Late Thursday morning, the man suspected of killing two police officers fatally shot himself. His suicide ended an intense manhunt that began after police say he shot Nicholas...

8:25 PM Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016

As police from 20 agencies drew closer, Minguell Kennedy Lembrick did what so many other suspected killers before him had done. He took a final life — his own. Late Thursday morning, the man suspected of killing two police officers fatally shot himself. His suicide ended an intense manhunt that began after police say he shot Nicholas...