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Atlanta to examine if ‘excessive’ bonuses given by Reed were legal

Bonuses awarded to former Mayor Kasim Reed’s top staff in the waning days of his administration were higher than the $350,000 reported Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And now Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ top aide told City Council that the new administration wants to hire an outside law firm to investigate whether the bonuses and other payments made during a holiday party in...


Whistleblower sparks investigation into Georgia film tax credits

State officials are investigating after an anonymous whistleblower came forward with claims that Warner Bros. improperly claimed more than $600,000 in Georgia tax credits for work on the movie “Sully,” the industry publication Variety reports. The 2016 film , directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as heroic pilot...
State Rep. Betty Price fighting GOP challenge for Roswell House seat

State Rep. Betty Price fighting GOP challenge for Roswell House seat

As an outspoken Republican, state Rep. Betty Price has a reputation that would normally prevent a significant primary challenge: She makes fun of liberals, supports lower taxes and is married to former U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price. But in one of the hottest legislative races this year, Price faces a fierce intra-party battle against former Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, who says Price&rsquo...
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...
Debate already begun on Zero Mile Post’s fate

Debate already begun on Zero Mile Post’s fate

The Zero Mile Post, which has marked Atlanta’s center since 1850, could be moved within a year to create better access to a parking deck. Local preservationists are exasperated. “That would show you what our priorities are in this city,” said Boyd Coons, executive director of the Atlanta Preservation Center. » What is the Zero Mile Post? » Why is construction happening...
Opinion: An administration of charlatans

Opinion: An administration of charlatans

The best gauge of a leader’s character, competence and intelligence is the quality of people whom he chooses to surround him and act on his behalf. As proof of that assertion, I offer up the example of Donald J. Trump. As former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt describes it, “we’ve never quite seen the assemblage of crooks, just outright weirdos, wife beaters, drunk drivers, complete...
Mainstream media still giving Hillary what she wants, the right says

Mainstream media still giving Hillary what she wants, the right says

1. The GOP Finally Has a 2018 Strategy. Her Name is Hillary From The Week: “But Republicans have a plan, in the form of two magic words that will turn the electorate back their way: Hillary Clinton.” 2. New Book About Hillary Puts Media Bias on Display From National Review: “With reporters like these, who needs flacks?” 3. Despite the Blame, Hillary...
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...
Gwinnett city announces plans for $2M ‘autonomous vehicle test track’

Gwinnett city announces plans for $2M ‘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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Severe storms, small hail expected Thursday

Severe storms, small hail expected Thursday

Today: Breezy. High: 70 Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 54 Tomorrow: Scattered storms. High: 67 Hope you’re enjoying the rain break.  Wet weather makes its return Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News.  “Plan on some wet weather, but I don’t think your (morning) commute is going to be greatly impacted by that,” Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. ...
Georgia high school teacher, coach accused of having heroin on campus

Georgia high school teacher, coach accused of having heroin on campus

A North Georgia high school teacher was arrested Wednesday after she brought heroin onto the school’s campus, according to a release from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. Raquel Eleana Spencer is also believed to have been under the influence of narcotics at the time of her arrest, Sheriff Scott Chitwood said.  Staff and students at Northwest Whitfield High School noticed Spencer...
Braves welcome Ronald Acuna to major leagues

Braves welcome Ronald Acuna to major leagues

The Braves were ecstatic to welcome No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna to the clubhouse Wednesday. Acuna was plugged into left field and hit sixth in the lineup against the Reds on the day he was promoted to the  majors. The 20-year-old is considered by most to be the game’s best prospect. “He’s going to help our club,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He had a really good...
Georgia school district to allow teachers to carry guns

Georgia school district to allow teachers to carry guns

A school district near Macon is looking to become Georgia’s first one to let some teachers and other personnel bring guns to school. At its April 12 meeting, Laurens County’s school board passed a resolution to “authorize certain personnel to posses or carry weapons on any property or in any building owned or leased by the district, at a school function, or on a bus or other transportation...
The awaited moment arrives: Ronald Acuna begins new story with Braves

The awaited moment arrives: Ronald Acuna begins new story with Braves

Ronald Acuna sat down at the table in a small interview room at Great American Ball Park, adjusted his cap and flashed what’s become his signature smile to the attending media. He usually doesn’t need a reason to smile. But he had a pretty good excuse Wednesday. The Braves promoted Acuna from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his major league debut. He was slated to start in left field and hit...
Man threatens cops during bizarre rampage in Athens 

Man threatens cops during bizarre rampage in Athens 

For roughly an hour this past weekend, a man threatened police officers, tied the doors to a Georgia courthouse shut, climbed a parking deck attendant’s booth and dropped his pants, Athens-Clarke County police said.  It’s not exactly clear what led to Demetrious Faust’s erratic behavior in the hours leading to his Sunday morning arrest.  Faust, at one point, told police...
Lauren Cohan (Maggie) returning to ‘The Walking Dead’ season 9

Lauren Cohan (Maggie) returning to ‘The Walking Dead’ season 9

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Lauren Cohan, who has played Maggie since season two, will return for the first half of ninth season of “The Walking Dead,” Deadline.com reports. Cohan had been cast for an ABC action-dramedy pilot “Whiskey Cavalier.” It may or may not be picked up. Even...
UPS offering buyouts to management

UPS offering buyouts to management

Sandy Springs-based UPS said it is offering buyouts to some of its management employees who are eligible for retirement. The company said a “select group of non-operations, retirement-eligible U.S. management employees” have been told they are eligible for a voluntary retirement plan, with a financial buyout to retire. To be eligible, management employees must be at least 55 years...
Former 4-star linebacker leaving Bulldogs

Former 4-star linebacker leaving Bulldogs

On Wednesday, Georgia picked up a commitment from Notre Dame graduate transfer Jay Hayes. It also lost a linebacker, as Jaleel Laguins announced he would be transferring from the team.  Laguins, a former 4-star recruit, announced his transfer via his Twitter page. This is the second day in a row a Georgia player has transferred as offensive lineman Pat Allen did so on Tuesday. ...
Falcons exercise fifth-year option on Beasley’s contract

Falcons exercise fifth-year option on Beasley’s contract

The Falcons exercised the fifth-year option on defensive end Vic Beasley’s contract Wednesday. Beasley, the eighth player taken in the 2015 draft, made the Pro Bowl after the 2016 season, when he led the NFL with 15.5 sacks.   Beasley, 25, has helped improve the Falcons’ pass rush. He had four sacks as a rookie before turning in a mega-season in 2016. Last season, while shuttling...
SWAT called to Atlanta home with barricaded gunman

SWAT called to Atlanta home with barricaded gunman

A man is barricaded in a southwest Atlanta home after police said he shot at a woman.  A SWAT team was called to the home in the 8000 block of T.P. Burruss Sr. Drive, Atlanta police said.  Police have blocked off traffic to the street.  — Please return to AJC.com for updates. 
NBC’s Lester Holt to rock DC this weekend with Stones’ Chuck Leavell, Kevin Bacon 

NBC’s Lester Holt to rock DC this weekend with Stones’ Chuck Leavell, Kevin Bacon 

Lester Holt has reported from North Korea, waded through Texas flood waters to cover Hurricane Harvey and coaxed an eye opening comment about the firing of FBI director Jim Comey from President Donald Trump during an Oval Office interview. Yet none of that flustered the NBC Nightly News anchor as much as having to decide on an outfit for his band’s first road gig Friday night. “My...
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...
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...
Man dies after his pickup truck hits broken-down tractor-trailer on I-85

Man dies after his pickup truck hits broken-down tractor-trailer on I-85

A 40-year-old man was killed Wednesday in a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-85 in Fairburn, police said. About 11:30 a.m., the tractor-trailer was broken down in the far right lane with warning signals in place behind it, interim Fairburn police chief Anthony Bazydlo said. A man driving a pickup truck didn’t see the tractor-trailer stopped and crashed into the back of it ...
GBI at City Hall in records case

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...
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...
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...
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...
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 baseball coach at a metro Atlanta high school has been charged with sexual battery, authorities said Wednesday. 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 Facebook page. Munoz, 43, of Peachtree...
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...
Stewart Mandel predicts whether Jalen Hurts will be with Alabama for season opener

Stewart Mandel predicts whether Jalen Hurts will be with Alabama for season opener

The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel offered his prediction for whether Jalen Hurts will be with Alabama when the Crimson Tide open the season against Louisville on Sept. 1. On Wednesday, the college football analyst gave Hurts a 70-percent chance of being part of the Crimson Tide when Alabama begins defense of its most recent national title. Hurts’ future...
Top TE target Luke Deal dishes on Midwest tour, what he expects from Auburn official visit

Top TE target Luke Deal dishes on Midwest tour, what he expects from Auburn official visit

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Wednesday, and SEC Country spoke with top tight end target Luke Deal to get the latest on his Midwest official visit tour and what he expects from his upcoming Auburn trip. Heading into his Auburn official visit...
Arkansas continues push for OL boost with JUCO target officially visiting soon

Arkansas continues push for OL boost with JUCO target officially visiting soon

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss two upcoming official visitors and a second trip to a prominent junior college program in as many weeks. Arkansas will host junior college offensive lineman Christian Lofton for an official visit May 4-6. He attends...
South Carolina recruiting: Battling N.C. State for top 2019 targets

South Carolina recruiting: Battling N.C. State for top 2019 targets

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. Over the next few days, SEC Country will take an in-depth...
Ohio State recruiting: Ryan Day works Texas-to-Buckeyes pipeline

Ohio State recruiting: Ryan Day works Texas-to-Buckeyes pipeline

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. Okay, so Carmen Sandiego isn’t technically a coach on Ohio State’s staff, but I’m going to keep using this bad reference...
Sports Illustrated: Will Grier helped his cause in spring practice

Sports Illustrated: Will Grier helped his cause in spring practice

To be clear, nobody is challenging Will Grier for the starting quarterback job at West Virginia. The transfer quarterback was extremely productive in his first season at the helm of the Mountaineers. He threw for 3.490 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2017. A thumb injury cost him his final two games, and backup Chris Chugunov didn’t show enough in replacement to create a quarterback...
Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett releases note about transferring from Arizona State: ‘I am more motivated than ever’

Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett releases note about transferring from Arizona State: ‘I am more motivated than ever’

Blake Barnett is transferring from Arizona State, and the former Alabama quarterback released his thoughts about the development. On Wednesday, Barnett published a note on Twitter that explained how “the past three years have been extremely beneficial” for his growth and evolution as a player and as a person. He wrote that he will continue his goal of trying to...
Texas QB pledge Roschon Johnson tells 247Sports he’s ‘100 percent committed’ to Longhorns

Texas QB pledge Roschon Johnson tells 247Sports he’s ‘100 percent committed’ to Longhorns

Tim Beck’s quarterback room currently includes four young gunslingers, but that hasn’t hindered Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson’s interest in the Longhorns. As is, Texas is home to junior quarterback Shane Buechele and sophomore Sam Ehlinger as the two continue to compete to secure a starting job, and a pair of four-star freshman in Cameron Rising...
Embattled VA nominee Ronny Jackson accused of drunken driving, drug use

Embattled VA nominee Ronny Jackson accused of drunken driving, drug use

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is under fire for a series of alleged incidents that have left Congressional Republicans and Democrats wondering whether the Trump administration properly vetted White House physician Ronny Jackson.  >> Read more trending news  Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and physician to the president...
Buckhead Dutch Colonial keeps classic charm through modern update

Buckhead Dutch Colonial keeps classic charm through modern update

A 1930 Dutch Colonial delighted Kim Rowe when she saw the Atlanta home perched above the street with large windows, numerous French doors and an adorable serpentine path. “I fell in love with the classic architecture of the home the minute we walked in and we made an offer on the spot,” she said. In the 11 years she and her husband, Thomas, have lived in the three-bedroom home, she said...
Inclement weather cancels Oklahoma-North Texas softball game

Inclement weather cancels Oklahoma-North Texas softball game

Oklahoma softball’s Wednesday night road game at North Texas has been called off due to inclement weather, the team announced. First-pitch in Denton, Texas was scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, but rain moved into the area mid-afternoon and forced the cancellation of the contest. For Oklahoma fans living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the game was bound to be shortest drive away for...
Kim Kardashian slams people ‘demonizing’ Kanye West for his latest tweets

Kim Kardashian slams people ‘demonizing’ Kanye West for his latest tweets

Earlier this month, Kanye West made his return to Twitter to chat about an array of topics from new music to politics. But some of his tweets haven’t been well received, and his wife Kim Kardashian West is now coming to his defense.  » RELATED: Kanye West is dropping a new album and the internet is ‘freaking out’ Many on social media have expressed concern...
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson addresses his doubters: ‘That’s just motivation to me’

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson addresses his doubters: ‘That’s just motivation to me’

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has heard his fair share of criticism during this draft season. Usually athletes try to block out the doubters, but Jackson said Wednesday that he’s going to take a different approach. “That’s just motivation to me,” Jackson told Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com about his criticism. “I just turn that into motivation. ...
Former Washington guard Markelle Fultz is enjoying ‘incredible’ postseason

Former Washington guard Markelle Fultz is enjoying ‘incredible’ postseason

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz’s rookie regular season was marred by a shoulder injury but the former Washington Huskies standout is pleased to be back on the court in a winning situation. Fultz’s only appeared in 14 regular season games due to his shoulder injury and his playing time has been limited thus far in the playoffs. Still, that’s not bringing...
Which Alabama player in 2018 draft class has potential for best NFL career?

Which Alabama player in 2018 draft class has potential for best NFL career?

A-Day and spring practice are behind us, but there are still plenty of questions to answer about Alabama football. The players are away from the team to focus on finishing classes, recovering and personal development before summer workouts begin. Here we’ll take a look at a question each day.  Check out our archives here. No disrespect to any...
Former Florida K Eddy Pineiro, P Johnny Townsend hope to make NFL draft history

Former Florida K Eddy Pineiro, P Johnny Townsend hope to make NFL draft history

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — The NFL draft moved to a 7-round format in 1994, and in that modern incarnation, no school has had a kicker and a punter drafted in the same year. Florida’s dynamic duo of kicker Eddy Pineiro and punter Johnny Townsend now hope to make history this week. Pineiro and Townsend were arguably at the top of their craft in the college ranks...
Illicit affair prompted ‘calculated, planned’ murder-suicide that left 2 women dead, police say

Illicit affair prompted ‘calculated, planned’ murder-suicide that left 2 women dead, police say

Two women are dead, including a 2016 candidate for a Delaware State Senate seat, in a Pennsylvania murder-suicide that investigators said was sparked by one woman’s affair with the other’s husband.  Radnor Township police officials reported Tuesday that Jennair Gerardot, 47, of Wilmington, Delaware, broke into the rental home of 33-year-old Meredith Sullivan Chapman on Monday and...
Atlanta man sentenced to life for violent carjacking in Gwinnett

Atlanta man sentenced to life for violent carjacking in Gwinnett

An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison for a Gwinnett County carjacking in which he hit the victim with a chair before pointing a gun at her head, the district attorney’s office said in a release. Jeffrey Merritt Jr., 36, was convicted of aggravated assault, armed robbery and hijacking a motor vehicle. The verdict was returned April 24 after a one-day trial. MORE | Cops: Man hit Gwinnett...
Oklahoma State won’t split into teams for spring game

Oklahoma State won’t split into teams for spring game

Oklahoma State’s spring game won’t be much of a game, coach Mike Gundy says. Gundy met with the media on Wednesday. The coach said Oklahoma State’s injury situation won’t allow the Cowboys to split their roster into teams, per The Oklahoman’s Nathan Ruiz. Oklahoma State quarterback Keondre Wudtee is out with an injury. So, the Cowboy will only have two quarterbacks...
Alabama’s biggest recruiting needs after Tide’s most recent commitments

Alabama’s biggest recruiting needs after Tide’s most recent commitments

Alabama finished seventh in the recruiting rankings in the 2018 class, but expect the Crimson Tide to be back on top come 2019. SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner  will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day each weekday. You can ask him your questions on  Twitter or on  Facebook. Find our previous questions...
Hayden Hurst reveals key things at South Carolina that ‘changed dramatically’ under Will Muschamp after Steve Spurrier left

Hayden Hurst reveals key things at South Carolina that ‘changed dramatically’ under Will Muschamp after Steve Spurrier left

Former South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst pinpointed some key things that Will Muschamp introduced to the program to help the Gamecocks win after Steve Spurrier moved on. On Wednesday, Hurst appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show and was asked to name something that “changed dramatically” after Will Muschamp arrived before the 2016 season. The Gamecocks have gone...
NFL draft night waiting game next hurdle for Penn State’s Saquon Barkley

NFL draft night waiting game next hurdle for Penn State’s Saquon Barkley

There were moments in the 24 hours leading up to the 2000 NFL Draft when Penn State legend LaVar Arrington had to remind himself that it wouldn’t be like this for long. “Midnight of draft day like you’re now there and the draft is going to happen. It starts to move really, really, really, really slow,” said Arrington, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2000...
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