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GBI at City Hall in records case

Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were at Atlanta City Hall this afternoon conducting interviews and collecting records in their probe of open records violations, a spokeswoman told the AJC and Channel 2 Action News. “The GBI is conducting numerous interviews and collecting documents as it pertains to the ongoing investigation requested by the Attorney General’s Office into...


In first TV debate, Abrams and Evans clash over ethics, guns and HOPE 

In first TV debate, Abrams and Evans clash over ethics, guns and HOPE 

Trailing in the polls, Stacey Evans repeatedly tried to tie her rival Stacey Abrams to the GOP in Tuesday’s first televised debate of Democratic candidates for governor.  Evans said Abrams “ripped that program to shreds” when she sided with Republicans on a 2011 measure to cut HOPE scholarship awards. And she claimed Abrams, who was then the Georgia House’s top Democrat...
Ronald Acuna arriving at right time for improving, entertaining Braves

Ronald Acuna arriving at right time for improving, entertaining Braves

There’s a natural evolution for all teams that choose to tear it down and rebuild. First they become really bad. Then they stay bad longer than expected. Then they improve. Then they get interesting. Then, if all goes well and somebody at the top knows what they’re doing, they get good. It’s too early at this point to conclude the Braves are good. They are 12-10 exactly 13.6 percent...
If you’re excited about Ronald Acuna’s advent, you’re not alone

If you’re excited about Ronald Acuna’s advent, you’re not alone

Willie Mays was hitting .477 for the Minneapolis Millers when the New York Giants summoned to the majors. He began his big-league career 1-for-26. (The hit was a home run off Warren Spahn that cleared the roof of Boston’s Braves Field. According to Mays biographer Mary Kay Linge, Giants manager Leo Durocher said, “I’ve never seen a ball leave the park so fast in my life&rdquo...
Music streaming service Pandora to add 250 jobs in metro Atlanta

Music streaming service Pandora to add 250 jobs in metro Atlanta

Pandora, the largest music streaming service in the U.S., has announced plans to add 250 jobs in Atlanta during the next three years. The company, which is based in California, has about 40 employees now and at the start of next month will expand its Atlantic Station presence to accommodate 110 more, according to Pandora spokeswoman Jette Speights. Pandora, which offers customized music on computers...
Racial disparities in school discipline are growing, federal data show

Racial disparities in school discipline are growing, federal data show

WASHINGTON — Black students faced greater rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest than their white classmates, according to federal data released Tuesday, disparities that have widened despite efforts to fix them. The findings, drawn from the Civil Rights Data Collection, come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering curbing the department's role in investigating racial disparities...
Torpy at Large: There was just no way to bulletproof contemptible Tex

Torpy at Large: There was just no way to bulletproof contemptible Tex

For a while Monday afternoon, Tex McIver’s legal team harbored good feelings. After four days of deliberating, jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked on most charges against him. A hung jury after six weeks of trial would have been a victory of sorts for the defense. Tex would keep his feet on the street and prosecutors would be forced to make tough choices about whether it was worth trying...
Did jurors know they were sending Tex McIver to prison for life?

Did jurors know they were sending Tex McIver to prison for life?

Deadlocked during a fifth day of deliberations, yet urged by the judge to reach a verdict, jurors in the Claud “Tex” McIver murder trial settled on a compromise seemingly satisfying to both sides. A majority of the jurors wanted to convict McIver on felony involuntary manslaughter, a charge that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. But a small minority of jurors insisted on a conviction...
Study: 4 percent of metro Atlantans travel 90 minutes or more to work

Study: 4 percent of metro Atlantans travel 90 minutes or more to work

Another week brings another measure of just how bad Atlanta traffic has become. A study released today shows nearly 4 percent of metro Atlanta commuters travel 90 or more minutes to work each day. That’s ninth-worst among the country’s large metropolitan areas, according to the Apartment List analysis of U.S. Census data.  Nationwide, about four million workers – or about 2...
Leadoff: How many UGA players will be drafted? Odds are ...

Leadoff: How many UGA players will be drafted? Odds are ...

How many University of Georgia players will be selected in the NFL draft this week? The over/under is 8.5.  How many Alabama players? The over/under is 10.5.  And how long will NFL commissioner Roger Goodell be booed when he takes the stage at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium for the start of the draft? There’s an over/under for that, too: 45.5 seconds.  Those figures were...
Look past misdirection: Falcons’ biggest need is on defensive line

Look past misdirection: Falcons’ biggest need is on defensive line

The NFL draft will begin as scheduled Thursday night. This was reaffirmed when the world did not end Tuesday, contrary to the prognostication of numerologist David Meade, who stated an alignment of the sun, moon and Neptune would lead to a disaster of Biblical proportions, something even worse than when Julio Jones pushed reset on his Twitter and Instagram pages (which ignited a five-alarm fire on...
Complete coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial

Complete coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial

Wealthy. Connected. Successful. Tex and Diane McIver seemed to have it all. That was until Tex shot Diane in the back as the couple rode in their SUV on a September evening in 2016. The prominent attorney says it was a terrible accident; prosecutors call it murder.
DeKalb parent arrested after dust-up related to bus driver sickout

DeKalb parent arrested after dust-up related to bus driver sickout

A DeKalb County parent was arrested following a scuffle with administrators at a Lithonia elementary school, related to a bus driver sickout that caused massive delays as some buses showed up late, if at all. Officials said Patrice Fayson Brumfield was charged with disorderly conduct and simple battery. Teachers said Brumfield was upset with the delay in picking up her child. She was greeted by dozens...
How Jose Bautista fared for Gwinnett Wednesday

How Jose Bautista fared for Gwinnett Wednesday

Veteran Jose Bautista, soon to be the Braves’ every-day third baseman, went 1-for-5 in the Gwinnett Stripers’ 8-3 Triple A loss to the Red Wings in Rochester Wednesday afternoon.  Bautista is hitting .143 in four games. He has no homers or RBIs. The Braves signed Bautista, 37, to a minor league deal April 18. Manager Brian Snitker has confirmed Bautista will start at third base...
Gwinnett city announces plans for ‘autonomous vehicle test track’

Gwinnett city announces plans for ‘autonomous vehicle test track’

The city of Peachtree Corners revealed Wednesday its $2 million plan to build a self-driving shuttle that will run up and down one of its primary thoroughfares. The ultimate goal, though, isn’t to taxi people around, or to relieve traffic congestion, or to be greener. It’s to fuel economic development, officials said. The autonomous shuttle will run about 1.4 miles in a dedicated, reversible...
Check out the menu for Garden & Gun Club, opening tonight at The Battery

Check out the menu for Garden & Gun Club, opening tonight at The Battery

Cornmeal-fried White Shrimp at Garden & Gun Club / Photo by Amy Sinclair Ever wonder what the Charleston-based magazine Garden & Gun would be like in restaurant form? You’ll be able to find out starting tonight when Garden & Gun Club, from the company behind the Southern lifestyle publication , open its doors at The Battery at SunTrust Park...
I-85 North in Fairburn reopens after deadly crash

I-85 North in Fairburn reopens after deadly crash

One person was killed Wednesday afternoon in a fiery crash on I-85 in Fairburn, police said. At one point, all northbound lanes were closed. They reopened just before 2:40 p.m. Multiple agencies were on the scene, Fairburn police said in a post on the agency’s Facebook page. “Please keep the family and friends of the deceased in your hearts,” police said. » For updated...
Montreal a different test for Atlanta United

Montreal a different test for Atlanta United

Finding the motivation to play NYCFC was easy for Atlanta United’s players. Finding the motivation to play the Los Angeles Galaxy also wasn’t difficult. They are, according to Five Stripes captain Michael Parkhurst, two of the big clubs in MLS. If Atlanta United can find the same motivation to play Montreal, which Atlanta United will host at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and...

How much did “Avengers: Infinity War” spend in Georgia?

Marvel’s latest blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War” packed an superhero-sized economic punch, state officials say. The movie, out Friday, and its successor due out in 2019 filmed in Georgia from January 2017 to just recently and generated more than $182 million in local economic activity, the Georgia Department of Economic Development said. Here’s a look...
Suspect arrested after shot fired outside Mays High School 

Suspect arrested after shot fired outside Mays High School 

U.S. Marshals arrested a 19-year-old man after at least one shot was fired earlier this week in the Mays High School parking lot, an incident that put the school on lockdown. The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Patrick Dominique Williams, 19, in Cobb County on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Marshals office. Williams faces charges of reckless conduct, making terroristic...
Multiple Georgia Tech draft hopefuls draw Falcons’ interest

Multiple Georgia Tech draft hopefuls draw Falcons’ interest

Former Georgia Tech defensive end Antonio Simmons didn’t even finish his Pro Day, but the event served its purpose. Simmons threw down a time of 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash and pumped out 30 bench-press reps of 225 pounds, and suddenly NFL scouts grew a lot more interested. Simmons’ agent is hopeful that his client will hear his name called in the NFL draft, probably Saturday somewhere...
Atlanta United is No. 1 - now hold that thought for six months more

Atlanta United is No. 1 - now hold that thought for six months more

It was a big week for Atlanta United. All your major domestic soccer power rankings – including the one issued by MLS itself – had promoted the second-year club to No. 1.  They grow up so fast, don’t they?  Excitement coursed through Atlanta United’s fancy Marietta training facility (there’s a fountain and everything). Just ask team captain Michael Parkhurst...

Week 10 lacrosse rankings

Class 6A-7A’s top-ranked Lambert boys (16-0) cruised past South Forsyth (16-4) and Lovett (17-6) and can complete a perfect regular season with a win over 11-5 West Forsyth tonight. No. 2 North Gwinnett added a 17-2 win over Mountain View and a 16-6 win at Peachtree Ridge and will close its season on Friday at Milton. Lassiter scored a 13-8 win over Centennial and replaced the Knights at No...
7 places to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in metro Atlanta

7 places to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in metro Atlanta

Grab your pastel hats, seersucker suits and spend the day sipping mint juleps at Avalon in Alpharetta. Photo credit: The Wilbert Group. Grab your big hat, don your best gear and kick back with cool cocktails and delectable bites during this year’s Kentucky Derby festivities in metro Atlanta. The following seven restaurants will host viewing parties plus a few friendly...
Michael Vick’s career goes down an unexpected path: football coach

Michael Vick’s career goes down an unexpected path: football coach

He’s 37 years old now but still looks trim, fit, fast. Maybe Michael Vick isn’t the burner he was in the days when he turned the NFL upside down and inside out, when he changed the way so many viewed the quarterback position and commanded our attention with video-game-like athletic ability. But he was still the obvious centerpiece on stage Wednesday. It’s just the stage that seemed...
The nation’s best pale ale is made in Atlanta, blind taste test finds

The nation’s best pale ale is made in Atlanta, blind taste test finds

The country’s best pale ale can be found in an Atlanta brewery, according to Paste Magazine.  Monday Night Brewing’s Han Brolo Pale Ale topped the publication’s ranking of 151 pale ales. “In more than three years of doing this, I don’t believe we’ve ever had a #1 beer in a blind tasting style that came from Paste’s native Atlanta, but the drought...
Aldi holding job fair for positions at Gwinnett stores

Aldi holding job fair for positions at Gwinnett stores

Aldi will hold a job fair for positions at its stores across Gwinnett County on April 30. The German grocery chain has 10 locations in Dacula, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, and Snellville. Aldi is looking to add store associates to all of its Gwinnett County locations. READ | These are the hottest jobs in Gwinnett County Store associates start at a wage of $12 per hour, with the...
Boys High’s ‘last hoorah’: a bittersweet reunion of Old Atlanta’s finest

Boys High’s ‘last hoorah’: a bittersweet reunion of Old Atlanta’s finest

The 72 gentlemen who gathered last week for a high school reunion at the Cherokee Town Club stood at the end of the luncheon, raised glasses of Champagne and chanted their motto: “Boys High forever! Boys High forever! Boys High forever!” It was a brave show, but forever is a long time, and time is catching up to Boys High. From its founding in 1872 until its closing in 1947, the school ...
Falcons have long-term need at offensive guard 

Falcons have long-term need at offensive guard 

The Falcons’ No. 1 priority is protecting quarterback Matt Ryan, who’s soon to become the NFL’s highest paid player and likely the first to break the $30 million per year barrier.  So, it wouldn’t be prudent to continue to protect the franchise’s greatest investment with lower-round draft picks and aging players. The Falcons can address their need at offensive guard...
3 numbers about Ronald Acuna’s 2018 minor-league season

3 numbers about Ronald Acuna’s 2018 minor-league season

The wait is over, as the Braves will promote No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna to the team Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to the AJC on Tuesday night. Acuna, 20, will take over in left field. The phenom already has several accolades to his young career, including Baseball America’s 2017 minor league player of the year award and being the youngest ever to win Arizona Fall...
For college hoops, the Rice Report offers a way up and out

For college hoops, the Rice Report offers a way up and out

We stress that these are recommendations. There’s no assurance that all, or any, of them will become reality. But those among us who awaited the findings of the commission chaired by Condoleezza Rice with bated breath – and, it must be said, with more than a bit of skepticism – the report’s arrival early Wednesday offered the promise of a bright new morning.  Rice&rsquo...
Learn about cutting food waste, composting at these Atlanta events

Learn about cutting food waste, composting at these Atlanta events

The Kids Corner at Food Well Alliance’s Soil Festival / Photo from the Food Well Alliance Facebook page Earth Day might be over, but that doesn’t mean learning about ways to be kind to the environment have to dry up. –Learn how to cut down on food waste during a screening of the Anthony Bourdain-produced film “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste”. Paideia urban...
Question marks at two position groups for Tech defense

Question marks at two position groups for Tech defense

Among the Georgia Tech players inherited by new defensive coordinator Nate Woody, there are plenty that look like they are fitting in well for the Yellow Jackets. It’s particularly so at linebacker. Victor Alexander and Jaquan Henderson on the outside and Brant Mitchell and Bruce Jordan-Swilling on the inside, a potential starting four, are fast and physical and figure to be playmakers in this...
Hawks player season review: Dewayne Dedmon

Hawks player season review: Dewayne Dedmon

Center Dewayne Dedmon joined the Hawks as a free agent last summer with the expectation that he would take on a bigger role after spending four seasons mostly as a lesser role player. That’s how it played out.  Dedmon posted career-highs in starts (46) and usage percentage (17.0). Both numbers likely would have been higher if not for a leg injury Dedmon suffered in November. He came off...
High school baseball coach charged with sexual battery

High school baseball coach charged with sexual battery

A coach at a metro Atlanta high school has been charged with sexual battery, authorities said. The Peachtree City Police Department received a complaint Tuesday that McIntosh High School head baseball coach David Munoz possibly had “inappropriate physical contact with student athletes,” according to a post on the agency’s Facbeook page. Munoz, 43, of Peachtree City, was arrested...
Oglethorpe University gets all-clear after suspicious package investigation

Oglethorpe University gets all-clear after suspicious package investigation

Portions of Oglethorpe University were temporarily closed Wednesday morning while police investigated a suspicious package in the lobby of the admissions office. The DeKalb County Police Department’s hazardous device team took an X-ray of the package just before noon and determined it was not explosive, Brookhaven police confirmed. The campus reopened just after noon. Students and faculty...
Early voting in DeKalb County begins Monday

Early voting in DeKalb County begins Monday

Voters in DeKalb County can start casting ballots on Monday, April 30, ahead of the May 22 Election Day.  Three sites will be open for in-person advance voting Monday through May 18: Voter Registration & Elections Office (including a separate area exclusively for seniors and disabled voters), 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur  The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road...
DEPTH CHART: A pre-draft look at the Falcons’ roster 

DEPTH CHART: A pre-draft look at the Falcons’ roster 

Heading into the NFL draft, which is set for Thursday through Saturday, here’s a look at the Falcons’ depth chart, which reveals the holes in the roster:  OFFENSE  WR 11 Julio Jones, 14 Justin Hardy, 16 Reggie Davis  LT 70 Jake Matthews, 74 Ty Sambrailo LG 67 Andy Levitre, 63 Ben Garland, 64 Sean Harlow, 75 Jamil Douglas  C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland RG 65 Brandon...
Take a look at the restaurants that will be part of Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Take a look at the restaurants that will be part of Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

LanierWorld, the beach and water park at Lanier Island / Contributed by Lanier Islands Family attraction and resort Margaritaville at Lanier Islands in Buford is set to launch this year, complete with several new options for dining. The first phase of the project reimagined with singer Jimmy Buffett’s brand is set to open this May and will include new food and beverage...
$2M Powerball ticket sold in Stockbridge

$2M Powerball ticket sold in Stockbridge

A lucky Stockbridge gas station patron is $2 million richer. The unidentified Powerball winner claimed the prize Thursday at Georgia Lottery headquarters after purchasing a ticket April 18 from the BP gas station in the 4400 block of Walt Stephens Road, according to officials. The winning numbers were 9, 10, 12, 17, 23, and the Powerball was 9. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers and...
Forsyth sets hearings on short-term rentals, massage parlors, alcohol

Forsyth sets hearings on short-term rentals, massage parlors, alcohol

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has scheduled public hearings for May 3 on short-term vacation rentals, massage parlors and alcoholic drink specials. The hearings are to begin at 5 p.m. in the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 E. Main St., Cumming. A proposed ordinance regulating short-term residential rentals would require a minimum occupancy of at least seven days and/or six...
Canton cracks down on water waste

Canton cracks down on water waste

“Willful waste” or failure to fix a leak could lead to a shut-off in city water service under an ordinance recently approved by the Canton City Council. Service could be cut off upon reasonable notice, unless circumstances require immediate action, and would not be restored “until all water bills and the bill for the cost of cutting off and again turning on the water shall have been...
Alpharetta to see candidates’ debates in May

Alpharetta to see candidates’ debates in May

Three candidates’ debates are planned in Alpharetta in the coming weeks, ahead of the May 22 special election for mayor and two City Council seats. The Alpharetta Business Association is sponsoring a forum and debate for mayoral candidates Jim Gilvin and Chris Owens starting at 6:30 p.m., May 1, at Alpharetta City Hall. At 6 p.m., May 4, the Alpharetta High School Debate Team and National Social...
Canton OKs $7.5K for arts festival promotion

Canton OKs $7.5K for arts festival promotion

The Canton City Council has approved releasing an additional $7,550 from hotel/motel tax funds to the Cherokee County Arts Council to promote the Canton Festival of the Arts. This year’s festival, by the Cherokee Arts Center, is May 19-20 in Brown Park in downtown Canton. Information: https://bit.ly/2K2iigp Mary M. Akers, Arts Center executive director, and Kathy Low, Arts Council treasurer...
Hewitt leaving Milton, resigning from City Council

Hewitt leaving Milton, resigning from City Council

Milton City Council Member Burt Hewitt has given notice that he and his family are moving out of the city and he no longer can serve on the council. Hewitt represented District 1/Post 2 and made his announcement at the Monday, April 23, City Council meeting. His resignation will not officially be accepted by the council until its May 7 meeting, City Manager Steven Krokoff said. A special election...
Spanish jewelry brand brings handcrafted designs to Atlanta

Spanish jewelry brand brings handcrafted designs to Atlanta

When Jason McNary first walked into the production facility of Uno de 50, he knew it was a special place. During a visit to the company headquarters near Madrid, Spain, he saw employees handmaking hundreds of styles of jewelry produced by the decades old brand.   “The level of detail as well as the quality control, that is what won me over,” said McNary during a recent visit...
Baseball: Class-by-class preview of state tournament

Baseball: Class-by-class preview of state tournament

The first round of the state baseball playoffs begin Thursday with 112 best-of-three series. They conclude May 21-23 with neutral-site championship series at the Grayson Stadium in Savannah, State Mutual Stadium in Rome, OrthGeorgia Park in Macon and Foley Field in Athens. Draws can be found here on the GHSA website. Here’s a class-by-class look at some storylines and teams to beat: AAAAAAA ...
Shooting at Reinhardt University dorm under investigation

Shooting at Reinhardt University dorm under investigation

A glass door was shattered after a weekend shooting at a dorm on the campus of Reinhardt University in Cherokee County. Two shots were fired sometime before 7 a.m. Saturday as students slept in Hubbard Hall, according to Channel 2 Action News. No one was injured, but officials were forced to board up the door, the news station reported. “There doesn't appear to be anybody that was targeted...
Opinion: Student zeal to read dulled by ‘archaic prose and mind-bending syntax’

Opinion: Student zeal to read dulled by ‘archaic prose and mind-bending syntax’

Frank Hu is a senior and the salutatorian at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. He plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania to study simulational chemistry (chemistry major, computer science minor). An avid reader, Frank makes a case today for allowing students to read books that interest them in class. By expanding classroom reading lists to books with...
D. Led’s final mock draft: Falcons to select defensive tackle  

D. Led’s final mock draft: Falcons to select defensive tackle  

The Falcons have hide behind the Taven Bryan smokescreen for awhile. When it’s time to turn their draft card in on Thursday night, they’ll have a defensive tackle on it. But it won’t be Bryan, the former Florida Gator and son of a Navy SEAL.  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is going to say, “The Atlanta Falcons select from the University of Michigan, defensive tackle Maurice...
WATCH: Masked men caught on camera burning ATMs

WATCH: Masked men caught on camera burning ATMs

Authorities are searching for two masked men who are burning ATMs across metro Atlanta in an effort to break into them. So far, the men have not successfully broken into the ATMs, according to Channel 2 Action News. However, that has not stopped them from trying, authorities said. Reports of burning ATMs have come in from Cobb, Fayette, Henry and Rockdale counties since March, the news station reported...
The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons plan to fill hole at defensive tackle

The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons plan to fill hole at defensive tackle

In the 53rd episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff stops by to explain how the Falcons decide to trade up. First, they determine what player they want. Second, they have the cost of trading up figured out long in advance of the draft. Finally, they determine if their roster is good enough to withstand sending away potential help from the draft picks. We...
5 things to know about Braves’ disappointing start to Reds series

5 things to know about Braves’ disappointing start to Reds series

Primed to build on their above .500 record, the Braves have faltered thus far in Cincinnati, dropping the first two of four to the hapless Reds. Cincinnati had three wins in 21 tries entering the series. It’s 2-for-2 against the Braves. The Reds have scored 19 runs in two games. They entered the game ranked last in runs scored (61) and homers (11), while second-to-last in OPS (29) and 27th in...
Disneyland tradition runs through generations for one family

Disneyland tradition runs through generations for one family

There are the families who go to the Disney’s theme parks every year and do all things Disney; then there are the Disney families who make Mickey Mouse’s parks their entire lives. Kaiden and Mikayla Gerlach are part of the second type of Disney families. They are the latest in a long line of family members who have all answered their calling to work for Disneyland, KABC reported. They&rsquo...
ESPN picks former Texas DT Poona Ford to ‘make some team very happy’ as draft sleeper

ESPN picks former Texas DT Poona Ford to ‘make some team very happy’ as draft sleeper

The Texas Longhorns defensive took a much-needed step forward in 2017, and a large part of that success can be credited to former senior defensive tackle Poona Ford.   However, although Ford impact’s in the trenches was more than noticeable throughout the 2017 slate, the 6-foot, 305-pound lineman was largely deprived of the spotlight, as media praise...
Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley

Former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley will complete his transition to professional football Thursday night at the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons carving up opponents in a Nittany Lions uniform and now is expected to be one of the first players off the board. Barkley, who became a father on Tuesday, could soon emerge as an NFL sensation in Cleveland...
WATCH: SEC Country Live, April 25

WATCH: SEC Country Live, April 25

SEC football news never stops. So join us for SEC Country Live every Monday-Thursday at 3 p.m. ET ! Host Brandon Adams and former Alabama All-American Mike Johnson break down everything you need to know in the SEC football world with news, analysis and so much more. Join the conversation on Facebook.com/SECCountry! Watch on ...
Senior Bowl executive details guideline to Nick Saban’s success at producing NFL talent

Senior Bowl executive details guideline to Nick Saban’s success at producing NFL talent

Nick Saban’s tenure at Alabama has produced more NFL talent than any other active college football coach. The Crimson Tide currently have 44 players in the league and are projected to have a school-record 11 draft picks selected during the 2018 NFL Draft this week, according to Sporting News‘ Alex Marvez. Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director and Crimson...
USC QB Sam Darnold says NFL teams are concerned with his turnovers

USC QB Sam Darnold says NFL teams are concerned with his turnovers

Sam Darnold’s met with many teams in preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft. During those meeting Darnold was always asked one particular question. Darnold revealed on Wednesday that the biggest concerned raised when he spoke with teams were his turnovers in college, per the Los Angeles Daily News’ Joey Kaufman. A knock about the USC quarterback is that...
Arkansas doesn’t get ‘game changers’ yet Chad Morris keeps using that word

Arkansas doesn’t get ‘game changers’ yet Chad Morris keeps using that word

SEC Country reporter Eric W. Bolin will candidly answer your Arkansas Razorbacks sports queries each weekday in our  Mailbag Question of the Day. Join the conversation by sending your questions via Twitter to  @SECCountryHogs or by email to Eric at  ericwbolin@gmail.com. Question of the Day: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 ...
Will Muschamp thinks South Carolina was ‘cheated’ on spring game attendance total

Will Muschamp thinks South Carolina was ‘cheated’ on spring game attendance total

There were 25,500 fans at the South Carolina spring game on March 31. Only Will Muschamp isn’t buying that. In a video posted by The Big Spur on YouTube, Muschamp said that he thinks there were at least twice as many Gamecocks fans in attendance at the spring game, and that the program was “cheated.” “I thought we had a great turnout,” Muschamp said. &ldquo...
Kentucky Derby 2018: Avalon in North Fulton is throwing a big party

Kentucky Derby 2018: Avalon in North Fulton is throwing a big party

Churchill Downs is about 430 miles away from Atlanta. That’s a bit far for a Kentucky Derby daytrip. Alpharetta is much closer. On May 5, Avalon, the mixed-use development in north Fulton County will host its fourth annual Kentucky Derby soiree. It is free to attend and open to the public. Last year, more than 5,000 people piled into Avalon for the big race. READ | Ga. Southern to UNC-Wilmington...
Former Rose + Rye exec chef now helming kitchen at Joy Cafe

Former Rose + Rye exec chef now helming kitchen at Joy Cafe

Lindsay Owens, left, with Joy Cafe co-owner Joy Beber. Owens is now the executive chef at Joy Cafe and oversees its newly launched dinner service. / David Danzig Rose + Rye, located in the “Castle” mansion in Midtown, is in the midst of change, including staff changes . Among recent departures from the restaurant was that of its executive chef, Lindsay Owens...
Florida trolls Toledo for Shrek-inspired tweet in perfect way

Florida trolls Toledo for Shrek-inspired tweet in perfect way

The University of Florida’s Twitter account needled Toledo in a perfect way. You might remember that the University of Toledo’s Twitter account published a message Tuesday that the school would consider changing its mascot from Rocky to the animated ogre Shrek. The school wanted 500,000 retweets for the move to happen, but the tweet was deleted abruptly after the...
Here's how many years it takes to save for a home down payment in Atlanta

Here's how many years it takes to save for a home down payment in Atlanta

From the buyer’s fee to the mortgage insurance, the home buying process can be costly. Saving is a must, but how long does it take to rack up enough cash for a down payment in Atlanta?  » RELATED: 9 ways to save for a down payment on a home The personal finance company SmartAsset did some digging to find out. Its experts used data from the U.S. Census Bureau's One-Year...
GDOT will close Ga. 400 ramp near MARTA station in North Fulton

GDOT will close Ga. 400 ramp near MARTA station in North Fulton

The Georgia Department of Transportation will temporarily close an on-ramp to Ga. 400 from a MARTA station in North Fulton county. Beginning at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, the ramp to northbound Ga. 400 at the North Springs MARTA station in Sandy Springs will be closed. MARTA expects GDOT’s work to be completed by Monday at 4:30 a.m. GDOT crews will be re-striping lines and installing temporary concrete...
Alabama recruiting: Comparing 4-star Taulia Tagovailoa to brother Tua

Alabama recruiting: Comparing 4-star Taulia Tagovailoa to brother Tua

Starting in 2019, Alabama will likely have not one, but two Tagovailoas on its roster. National Championship Game hero Tua Tagovailoa will be a junior by the time his younger brother, Taulia Tagovailoa, joins him in Tuscaloosa. Should nothing unexpected happen, however, Tua and Taulia will get at least one season playing together for the Crimson Tide. Alabama...
‘Unbelievable’: MARTA cop recalls saving two lives at DeKalb station

‘Unbelievable’: MARTA cop recalls saving two lives at DeKalb station

In three years with MARTA police, officer Keith Softley had never had to use his CPR training until last Tuesday. Then he had to use it twice in the span of an hour. “Unbelievable,” he recalled in an interview. At 8:48 a.m., he and three other officers responded to a man who was having chest pain at the Kensington station in DeKalb County.   Softley stayed with the man while...
WATCH: Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean: ‘There’s no question that Tyler Simmons was onside’

WATCH: Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean: ‘There’s no question that Tyler Simmons was onside’

Tom Crean seems to very popular with Georgia fans so far and he’s got no problem discussing the Georgia football program. And this led to a pretty funny moment on Wednesday afternoon. The new Georgia basketball coach was on campus handing Chick-fil-A sandwiches and meeting with Georgia students on Wednesday afternoon. One student asked Crean to take a video with him and...
North Carolina football finalizes home-and-home series with Minnesota

North Carolina football finalizes home-and-home series with Minnesota

North Carolina and Minnesota have never met on the gridiron but that’s going to change in the near future. North Carolina and Minnesota have agreed to terms for a home-and-home football series, according to a press release from the Tar Heels. North Carolina will host Minnesota at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023, then open the season at the Golden Gophers in 2024 on either...
Why Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick is such a prized and unique NFL prospect

Why Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick is such a prized and unique NFL prospect

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Football announcer and analyst Kirk Herbstreit likes to tell the story about the first time he saw Minkah Fitzpatrick on a field, before the defensive back played his first collegiate game. It was August 2015 and the University of Alabama football team was in the midst of fall camp. Herbstreit was coming through town so called ahead and asked if he...
Nebraska film room: QB coach Mario Verduzco breaks down spring game performances

Nebraska film room: QB coach Mario Verduzco breaks down spring game performances

LINCOLN, Neb. — If you think freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez is Nebraska’s “guy”, you would be right. If you think he’s Nebraska’s only “guy”, you would be wrong. That’s because as far as Huskers quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco is concerned, every quarterback in his room is “our guy”. That includes...

READERS WRITE: APR. 26

Financial hole dug by too-low millage rate Senior centers, libraries and the Cobb County parking garage are charging fees and/or cutting services. Cobb is $30 million to $50 million in the hole. Cobb’s pension fund is $500 million in the hole. How did Cobb get in this situation? It’s not the recession. I found the answer when I reached into my pantry. Under some papers were unsolicited...
Transfer PG Parker Stewart has Kansas State in top 4

Transfer PG Parker Stewart has Kansas State in top 4

Pitt transfer point guard Parker Stewart has acquired the attention of several top programs, including Bruce Weber and Kansas State. And on Wednesday, Stewart put the Wildcats in his top four, according to a report by Corey Evans of Rivals.com. Stewart was part of a wave of Pitt players to announce their intent to transfer following the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings...
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