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Weak oversight of medical devices jeopardizes patient safety

Pain in her arm and lightheadedness sent Doris Jones to the emergency room at Savannah’s Memorial Health University Medical Center. A scan there soon revealed a shock. A filter placed in her bloodstream years before to catch clots had fractured, and debris was migrating toward her heart. While the main part of the filter was removed, a broken piece is still lodged in the artery that carries...


Appeals court seems unlikely to uphold ‘fetal demise’ abortion law

Appeals court seems unlikely to uphold ‘fetal demise’ abortion law

A panel of judges on Thursday sharply questioned a state attorney who asked the federal appeals court in Atlanta to uphold Alabama’s so-called “fetal demise” law. The judges expressed concern that the 2016 statute requires abortion doctors to perform additional procedures that critics say put women at increased and unnecessary risk of harm and infection. These procedures would be...
Theater review: ‘Hamilton’ a magnificent tale of triumph and tragedy

Theater review: ‘Hamilton’ a magnificent tale of triumph and tragedy

Born out of wedlock on a tiny Caribbean island in the middle of the 18th century, Alexander Hamilton arrived on American shores with killer timing: It was 1772. The American Revolution was at hand. By dint of his soaring intellect and vaulting ambition, he went on to help George Washington defeat the British and participate in the design of a miraculous new experiment in democracy. All the while,...
Atlanta’s HQ2 bid: Amazon’s business much more than e-commerce

Atlanta’s HQ2 bid: Amazon’s business much more than e-commerce

There’s the part of Amazon that sells and ships books, shoes, electronics, toys and even groceries. There’s the side of Amazon that makes movies and television shows, e-readers and devices for the connected home. There’s also the Amazon business that forms a vital link in the global internet infrastructure that helps companies and governments do business. In choosing a second headquarters...
MEMORIAL DAY WEATHER: Most outdoor celebrations to continue, rain or shine — most likely rain

MEMORIAL DAY WEATHER: Most outdoor celebrations to continue, rain or shine — most likely rain

Saturday: High: 82; Low: 68 Sunday: High: 77; Low: 67 Monday: High: 80; Low: 68 » These are the worst times to drive in Atlanta this Memorial Day weekend Many of the state’s popular Memorial Day events are continuing rain or shine this weekend, but it may still be smart to have a backup plan for outdoor activities. Due to inclement weather, Alliance Theatre’s &ldquo...
Why a small change in law could create danger for students

Why a small change in law could create danger for students

A dozen words have stirred panic among the people responsible for keeping Georgia children safe when they’re going to and from school.  A phrase that state lawmakers inserted into a 15-page traffic measure in the waning days of this year’s legislative session will muddy the law about stopping for school buses while they’re loading and unloading, school officials warn. &ldquo...
A widening gulf on gun policy shapes Georgia races after primary

A widening gulf on gun policy shapes Georgia races after primary

There is no greater divide in Georgia politics than the one over guns. And the primary results this week showed that the clash over firearms policies will only intensify on the road to November’s elections. Democrats rewarded candidates up and down the ballot who broke with party tradition and called for new gun control measures. And they overwhelmingly backed a candidate for governor, Stacey...
Lawsuit says Doraville budget relies too heavily on fines

Lawsuit says Doraville budget relies too heavily on fines

Homeowner Hilda Brucker was shocked when she received the call. The Doraville official on the other end of the phone told her a code enforcement officer had found multiple violations at her home, that the city had sent certified mail, that she’d be cited for failure to appear if she didn’t report to municipal court right away. Though she told the official she had received no notification...
Why Amazon might want you more than money

Why Amazon might want you more than money

In Amazon’s decision about where to put its second headquarters, nothing matters more than people. Specifically, people who will help delight customers and ultimately make money.
Senate confirms Georgian as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg

Senate confirms Georgian as U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg

A Georgian will soon be on his way to Luxembourg City. The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted along party lines to confirm Atlanta attorney Randy Evans to be the nation’s ambassador to Luxembourg. The final vote was 48-43. Evans “understands the complex issues the United States faces across the globe and is committed to maintaining strong relationships with our European allies,” U.S....
Why Atlanta’s shot at Amazon HQ2 is better than expected

Why Atlanta’s shot at Amazon HQ2 is better than expected

Atlanta’s odds of luring Amazon’s second headquarters look better than I had expected before I visited the company’s Seattle hometown. It was Amazon employees — most of them rank and file, none of whom believed they had any inside knowledge — who made me think Atlanta has a real chance. And I don’t mean like in the movie “Dumb and Dumber,” where the...
If NFL wants anthem issue to go away, then take a page from NBA

If NFL wants anthem issue to go away, then take a page from NBA

The most liberal, socially active professional sports league in the country is the NBA, a league that has a rule that players must stand for the national anthem. So those criticizing NFL owners for relatively caving to a knucklehead in the White House and his lemmings by passing a rule that mandates players also must stand for the anthem – or stay in the locker room -- are missing the point...
From humble beginnings, local veteran found success

From humble beginnings, local veteran found success

Nine-year-old John Thomas used to dumpster dive. On the weekends, when other children his age were out riding bicycles, playing catch with their dads or relaxing at home, he and his family plodded through poverty-stricken neighborhoods in southern Dallas, mining garbage for aluminum cans. Recycling by the pound wasn’t an elegant enterprise, but hard work always put food on the table —...
Forsyth plans events for Senior Fitness Day

Forsyth plans events for Senior Fitness Day

Forsyth County Senior Services will host free health and fitness activities for residents 50 years old and older as part of an “Active Today, Healthier Tomorrow” theme on National Senior Health and Fitness Day, Wednesday, May 30. “We are excited to show residents the benefits of fitness through various activities in a fun and safe environment,” said Senior Services Director...
Cobb officer shot in arm while helping serve warrant on felon

Cobb officer shot in arm while helping serve warrant on felon

A man shot and injured a Cobb County police officer Friday morning as he was being served an arrest warrant at an Austell home, authorities said.  Dvonte Whitaker was booked in the Cobb County Detention Center after the shooting, according to jail records. His charges were not listed.  Cobb police were assisting the Georgia Department of Corrections with serving a warrant in the 700...
Ed Sheeran adds Snow Patrol as opener for Atlanta concert

Ed Sheeran adds Snow Patrol as opener for Atlanta concert

Snow Patrol will open for Ed Sheeran. Photo: Simon Lipman BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Snow Patrol has been added as the opening act to Ed Sheeran’s Atlanta concert later this year. The Irish band behind hits such as “Chasing Cars,” “Run” and “Just Say Yes” will be with Sheeran for his stadium tour, which plays Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov...
Atlanta Public Schools announce 2018-2019 school calendar

Atlanta Public Schools announce 2018-2019 school calendar

Besides adding 30 minutes to students’ school days from Jan. 29 to March 30 to make up for days missed as a result of weather, Atlanta Public Schools have also been creating the 2018-2019 school calendar. This year’s calendar includes six reserved days for teacher planning days, and another five days for teacher professional learning.  These are some of the Atlanta Public Schools...
Fulton County Schools Calendar 2018-19 

Fulton County Schools Calendar 2018-19 

After adding three days to this year’s school calendar to make up for missed days during Tropical Storm Irma, Fulton County Schools have created and announced the 2018-2019 school calendar.  Assuming Georgia is not greeted with any hurricanes, tornadoes, or surprise snow storms, here are some key dates for the Fulton County school year: The first day of school will be Aug. 6. ...
Q&A with Falcons linebacker coach Jeff Ulbrich 

Q&A with Falcons linebacker coach Jeff Ulbrich 

Falcons linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich spoke about his unit with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday. Here’s what Ulbrich, who helped Deion Jones reach the Pro Bowl last season, had to say:  On the development of Jones and DeVondre Campbell. “It’s been two seasons with long playoffs runs, so there’s been a lot of games played by (Jones). They’ve (Jones...
Baseball final wrapup: From Pope’s comeback to Benedictine’s freshman phenom to victory celebrations

Baseball final wrapup: From Pope’s comeback to Benedictine’s freshman phenom to victory celebrations

The 2018 baseball season is in the books. It was a great week for the state finals. Well, except for the rain. But consider these highlights … -A freshman, Carter Holton of Benedictine, pitched a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in the clinching victory over Berrien. Holton finished the year 11-2 with an 0.76 ERA as a hitcher and hit .433 with seven homers. -Pope was down to its final out...
PETA plans billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash

PETA plans billboard to honor 10 cows killed in I-75 crash

There may soon be a billboard erected in Cobb County to memorialize the 10 cows who died when a tractor-trailer hauling the cattle overturned on I-75, snarling traffic for several hours. MORE: 10 cows killed in crash that closed I-75 for hours The billboard, which the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals officials say is in the works, comes with a message: “I’m ME, Not...
10 ways to be a better drinker

10 ways to be a better drinker

Let Jeffrey Morgenthaler be your guide to drinking with his new book. Contributed Renowned barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s new book, “ Drinking Distilled: A User’s Manual,” intends to elevate the spirit-driven experience of those on the other side of the bar. The illustrated guide is a simple, concise four chapters devoted to the courtesies and social...
From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017's sexual harassment scandals

From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017's sexual harassment scandals

In October, the New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. » RELATED: Sexual harassment in the workplace: What is it, how to report it and more you should know And since then, multiple high-profile men in media, politics and other industries have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced...
Transit likely key in Amazon’s hunt for HQ2

Transit likely key in Amazon’s hunt for HQ2

SEATTLE — Felix Gudino spends hours behind the wheel each day, and traffic, he said, has gotten worse in the past few years as Amazon gobbled up more and more downtown real estate. Gudino is an Uber driver, and the crush of tech workers downtown has been good for business, but a pain for fellow motorists. Vexed by some of the worst traffic in America, Seattle has a $54 billion transit expansion...
Cobb takes step toward building Chattahoochee River Trail

Cobb takes step toward building Chattahoochee River Trail

Cobb took an important step toward building a 3-mile trail along the banks of the Chattahoochee River this week by approving an agreement the Atlanta Regional Commission. The Chattahoochee River Trail would consist of a 12-foot-wide paved path running along both the Cobb and Atlanta sides of the river, possibly with a pedestrian bridge connecting the two banks. “This is an exciting project,&rdquo...
Airlines expect record number of summer travelers

Airlines expect record number of summer travelers

A record 246.1 million passengers are expected to travel on U.S. airlines this summer, according to an industry group. Lobbying group Airlines for America said that’s the number of passengers expected on U.S. airline flights from June through August, up 3.7 percent from last year. The volume of traffic expected amounts to an average of 2.68 million passengers per day. A growing economy, strong...
Fulton County transportation tax revenue short, some projects delayed

Fulton County transportation tax revenue short, some projects delayed

Projections that Fulton County used to sell a 2016 transportation tax to voters were too high and have been scaled back. Georgia State University researchers originally estimated that a three-quarter penny sales tax for road and other improvements would bring in $109.3 million in its first year, which ended in April. In reality, $94.3 million was collected. That total is about 86 percent...
Falcons’ defense looks to keep climbing the charts 

Falcons’ defense looks to keep climbing the charts 

Under the direction of first-year defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel, the Falcons’ defense made major strides last season. After a bumpy start, the unit made a smooth and steady climb up the defensive charts in most key statistical categories. Manuel points to the “three-game” slide as the key turning point in the season. After losses to Buffalo, Miami and New England, the Falcons...
Author Events May 26-June 1

Author Events May 26-June 1

Jenny Milchman, “Wicked River.” A newlywed couple honeymooning in the Adirondacks discover that they are not alone in their isolated paradise—someone is watching them who will stop at nothing to make sure they never leave. 2 p.m. May 26. Signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989, foxtalebookshoppe.com Joshilyn Jackson, “The Almost Sisters...
Shaq pays for funeral of woman killed after high school graduation

Shaq pays for funeral of woman killed after high school graduation

NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal paid for the funeral of a woman killed last week in a shooting after a high school graduation, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. O’Neal reached out to Sheriff Victor Hill shortly after the shooting, which occurred May 18 in a parking lot across the street from Mount Zion High School, the agency said in a statement. RELATED: ...

Faith calendar

Pool party: Celebrate Shabbat with family and friends during an outdoor pool and splash pad party. Open swim will begin at 5 p.m. followed by Shabbat songs and blessings with Rabbi Glusman at 6 p.m. Free ice pops, challah and grape juice will be available; other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Guests may also bring picnic or potluck to share with others. Free and open to all. Visit...
Repaving starts May 29 on Arp Road in Douglas

Repaving starts May 29 on Arp Road in Douglas

Weather permitting, crews for the Georgia Department of Transportation on Tuesday, May 29, will begin repaving 1.5 miles of Bill Arp Road (Ga. 5) in Douglas County. Work to correct the road’s deteriorating condition will continue until Monday, June 4; the project will extend from York Drive north to I-20 in Douglasville, according to GDOT. Milling, inlay and paving resurfacing are planned. Motorists...
Alpharetta seeks federal funds for bulletproof vests

Alpharetta seeks federal funds for bulletproof vests

Alpharetta will seek federal funds to buy 41 bulletproof vests for the police department to replace vests that are approaching the end of their five-year warranty periods and for forecasted new hiring. The City Council approved applying for a $15,375 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The program reimburses the city up to half the purchase...
GDOT to resurface more of I-75 in N. Georgia

GDOT to resurface more of I-75 in N. Georgia

Just in time for the summer travel season, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a resurfacing project will begin soon on I-75 between Calhoun and Dalton in northwest Georgia. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., Marietta, has been awarded a $37.6 million contract to resurface 19.2 miles of the interstate, beginning north of Redbud Road (Ga. 156) in Gordon County and extending to just...
Football: Starr’s Mill finds plenty of potential QBs in spring workouts

Football: Starr’s Mill finds plenty of potential QBs in spring workouts

The Starr’s Mill football team had players and assistant coaches scattered to different sports for much of spring practice. But that’s OK with coach Chad Phillips, who believes guys shouldn’t be limited to one sport and encourages participation in spring activities. So as far at spring football, Phillips said, “We made the most of it.” The Panthers sustained some big...
Head to this Edgewood hotspot for $1 seafood and beer today

Head to this Edgewood hotspot for $1 seafood and beer today

Head to One Eared Stag for $1 seafood and beer today. Photo credit: One Eared Stag. Make today Fri-yay with food and drink deals for a dollar. “Sip” back, relax and kick off the holiday weekend with oysters and High Life beers, which are $1 each, at One Eared Stag from 5-7 p.m. today and every weekday. 1029 Edgewood Ave...
Head to this Edgewood hotspot for $1 seafood and beer

Head to this Edgewood hotspot for $1 seafood and beer

Head to One Eared Stag for $1 seafood and beer today. Photo credit: One Eared Stag. Make today Fri-yay with food and drink deals for a dollar. “Sip” back, relax and kick off the holiday weekend with oysters and High Life beers, which are $1 each, at One Eared Stag from 5-7 p.m. today and every weekday. 1029 Edgewood Ave...
Cruise ship deserter captured at Atlanta Amtrak station, feds say

Cruise ship deserter captured at Atlanta Amtrak station, feds say

An Albanian national was pulled off an Amtrak train in Atlanta days after he deserted his cruise ship while it was docked in the Port of New Orleans, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A Carnival vessel agent notified the New Orleans customs office May 21 that cruise ship member Gentian Kurdina, 23, failed to return, the agency said. New Orleans and Atlanta customs officers coordinated...
2 face murder charges in death of man found buried outside Barrow home

2 face murder charges in death of man found buried outside Barrow home

Authorities have charged two men with murder and aggravated assault in the death of Montez Watson, the Walton County man whose body was discovered buried behind a Barrow home. Michael Huff and Mark Campbell were arrested and are being held in the Barrow County jail, the Walton County sheriff’s office said Thursday. They are expected to be taken to Walton County to face their charges. RELATED...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Roadways crowding for lunch hour, long holiday weekend

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Roadways crowding for lunch hour, long holiday weekend

Friday: High: 80 Friday night: Low: 68 Saturday: High: 82 Atlanta roads are slowing down as people get a head start on the long holiday weekend during the lunchtime rush. A vehicle fire on the Downtown Connector has roadways jamming up in Midtown. The vehicle is now on the right shoulder, but delays remain, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. On the Southside, a crash on I-75 North...
3 new Airbnb rentals perfect for an Atlanta staycation

3 new Airbnb rentals perfect for an Atlanta staycation

Locals looking for a summer staycation often turn to Airbnb to find the coolest metro area rentals. But booking the most popular Airbnb properties in Atlanta can be a challenge. The world-famous treehouse in Buckhead is booked so solid that reservations for the remainder of 2018 are for guests who have the property on their wish lists.  Coveted properties may also come with a higher-price...
Iconic Georgia Tech sign gets a facelift

Iconic Georgia Tech sign gets a facelift

Georgia Tech students and faculty may have noticed a sign of something different on campus this week. Yes, that sign! Tech, with little fanfare this week, replaced the letters of its famed “TECH” signs on the tower of its administration building. The letters and colors are still the same, but the design has a more classic look. So why did they make the change? “We are making the...
‘Hamilton’ at the Fox Theatre: five (more) things to know about the show

‘Hamilton’ at the Fox Theatre: five (more) things to know about the show

Chris Lee, an Augusta native who grew up in Atlanta, stars in “Hamilton” at the Fox Theatre. Photo: Joan Marcus BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene You might have heard that “Hamilton” is in town for a few weeks. Maybe you even read AJC reviewer Wendell Brock’s eloquent analysis of the musical , which will be at the Fox Theatre...
Engrossing sci-fi fable should make Benson and Moorhead names to know

Engrossing sci-fi fable should make Benson and Moorhead names to know

Aside from boutique horror fans, most filmgoers haven’t heard of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, despite raves for the filmmakers’ 2014 breakout, the monster movie “Spring,” and a spot on Variety’s 2015 “10 Directors to Watch” list. But with the duo’s follow-up “The Endless,” they are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. The new movie...
Wes Moss: What you need to remember when navigating choppy markets

Wes Moss: What you need to remember when navigating choppy markets

I recently got a question from a listener to my radio show that I believe is relevant to just about every investor out there. For the sake of this article, we’ll call her Debbie. Debbie is retired and in her early 60s. For years, she kept a significant portion of her retirement savings in cash, waiting to put it to work when the time was right. We all know that the current return on money market...
On island of Jersey, the scent of love is in the air

On island of Jersey, the scent of love is in the air

“Beast” is the kind of movie where, when a sexy stranger tells a woman he has just met that he’s “good with his hands,” you can bet he isn’t talking about carpentry. Pascal, the hunky young man in question, is played by British actor Johnny Flynn with a smoldering, animal intensity that emanates from the screen, like musk. In fact, after the film’s 27-year-old...
Don’t add to insecurities of children competing for attention

Don’t add to insecurities of children competing for attention

Q: My brother is getting married overseas in September, and I’m planning to travel to attend the event (my husband will not be able to leave work). My kids will be 7 and 9, and they are extremely jealous of each other when it comes to (perceived) attention from and time with me. The 9-year-old really wants to be at the wedding and is excited by the prospect of international travel. This does...
Ants are crucial in spreading wildflower seeds

Ants are crucial in spreading wildflower seeds

The trilliums, violets, hepatica, rue-anemone, Dutchman’s breeches, bloodroot, trout lilies and dozens of other “spring ephemeral” wildflowers that bloomed so beautifully and lushly in early spring are fast disappearing now. They’re vanishing into the forest floor almost as quickly as they sprung up in the woods in early March and April. By early June, there will be few or...
Juliette Binoche is a woman looking for love (and a little sex)

Juliette Binoche is a woman looking for love (and a little sex)

“Let the Sunshine In,” a wistful grown-up romantic comedy by Claire Denis, made its premiere almost precisely one year ago at Cannes — not in the prestigious main competition, where it deserved to be, but in one of the festival’s well regarded but still marginal sidebars. That slight only underscores the dismissive biases that plague the programming at Cannes, which favors...
The waiting game — it’s not your turn

The waiting game — it’s not your turn

Three hundred voices joined together to sing the same measure one more time. The director had to stop practice several times, because one or two individuals repeatedly missed a rest. Invariably, every time a group this large stops singing at any given part of a song, a single voice stands out like a sore thumb. And so, we practiced the same musical phrase, again and again, until the entire group recognized...
Story, style makes the ride in ‘Solo’ too bumpy

Story, style makes the ride in ‘Solo’ too bumpy

Much like its protagonist, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has had a crazy journey. The origin story of a young Han Solo was initially directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, before Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stepped in to replace the duo with the reliable Ron Howard, who finished shepherding the film to the screen. The result? Well it’s a “Star Wars” story, but that&rsquo...
Ex-Lithonia police chief attempted to resign same day he was fired

Ex-Lithonia police chief attempted to resign same day he was fired

The Lithonia city council fired its police chief the same day he tried to hand in his resignation papers, Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday. Documents obtained by Channel 2 included accusations from officers that former Chief Roosevelt Smith violated city policy, retaliated against officers, created a hostile/toxic work environment and promoted people who didn’t deserve it. Those documents...
WATCH: Bodycam video shows Marietta officer saving baby’s life

WATCH: Bodycam video shows Marietta officer saving baby’s life

A Marietta police officer saved the life of a 2-month-old, and the entire thing was caught on bodycam video. Nick St. Onge, a five-year police veteran, performed infant CPR on the baby who wasn’t breathing and appeared lifeless. The video shows St. Onge quickly and calmly performing CPR on the baby while the child’s nervous grandmother, Kianna Dorsey, paced back and forth. St. Onge told...
Day 4 baseball championship recaps: Parkview, Lovett capture titles to wrap up season

Day 4 baseball championship recaps: Parkview, Lovett capture titles to wrap up season

The prep baseball season ended Thursday night with a Game 3 finals win by Lovett over Westminster in Class AAA and a doubleheader sweep by Parkview over Mill Creek in Class AAAAAAA. It was Lovett’s ninth baseball state title all-time and Parkview’s seventh. Parkview took two hotly contested games, the first in eight innings, from Mill Creek to win the championship on its home field. In...
Fulton drug dealer sentenced to life in prison for killing 21-year-old mother 

Fulton drug dealer sentenced to life in prison for killing 21-year-old mother 

A Fulton County drug dealer was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years Thursday for murdering a 21-year-old mother. Larry Reese, 39, had previously been arrested eight times in South Fulton County with three of the arrests stemming from illegal drug activity, according to a news release. Claynesia Ringer traveled to Reese’s home to purchase marijuana on August 19, 2015, the release said....
Acworth man allegedly breaks into 7 cars, runs from cops before being tased

Acworth man allegedly breaks into 7 cars, runs from cops before being tased

An Acworth man allegedly broke into nearly a dozen cars at an auto repair shop and ran from police before being arrested, authorities said. Acworth police arrested Justin Copson for over a dozen charges, including obstruction, Channel 2 Action News reported. Copson allegedly broke into at least seven cars at Clay Auto Report in Marietta on Friday, Channel 2 reported. Police arrived as Copson was...
Milton police ID suspect who allegedly took upskirt photos of woman at Walmart

Milton police ID suspect who allegedly took upskirt photos of woman at Walmart

Police are searching for a man who allegedly took pictures up a woman’s skirt at a north Fulton Walmart. Milton police have issued an arrest warrant for James Barron, Channel 2 Action News reported. He’s charged with surreptitious recording of intimate parts, which is a felony. Police told Channel 2 a North Georgia detective recognized Barron, who he recently arrested for the same...
Lifetime’s “The Rap Game” Flau’Jae on ‘America’s Got Talent’ May 29

Lifetime’s “The Rap Game” Flau’Jae on ‘America’s Got Talent’ May 29

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Former “The Rap Game” contestant Flau’Jae Monae Johnson is scheduled to appear on  season 14 of the biggest reality show out there: NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for the season premiere next Tuesday, May 29 at 8 p.m...
Defensive line may determine TCU’s dominance in 2018

Defensive line may determine TCU’s dominance in 2018

TCU football was hit hard by graduations after the 2017 season. The Horned Frogs’ offense will have a plethora of new starters, including virtually a brand new offensive line. Several departures on defense — cornerback Ranthony Texada and linebacker Travin Howard among them — are also likely to be felt. Even then, TCU has been tabbed a preseason top 25 team by several...
ESPN: Will Grier strongest aspect of West Virginia’s 2018 team

ESPN: Will Grier strongest aspect of West Virginia’s 2018 team

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier enters 2018 as the Mountaineers’ strongest asset, says ESPN’s Jake Trotter. Grier is expected to be one of the best quarterbacks in college football next season. He should give West Virginia a huge advantage as the rest of the conference tries to find answers at the quarterback position. From ESPN: Will Grier is easily the most accomplished...
Who is James Wong Howe? Google honors Oscar-winning cinematographer 

Who is James Wong Howe? Google honors Oscar-winning cinematographer 

Today’s Google homepage pages homage to the legendary Chinese-born American cinematographer, James Wong Howe, whose innovative filming techniques led to two Oscars despite facing years of racial discrimination.  » RELATED: China trade war: What does Georgia import from and export to China? Howe was born Wong Tung Kim on Aug. 28, 1899 in Canton, China and immigrated to the United...
Gohara goes on bereavement list, Wisler recalled

Gohara goes on bereavement list, Wisler recalled

The Braves placed left-hander Luiz Gohara on the bereavement list as planned Friday and recalled right-hander Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett. Gohara traveled to Brazil to spend some time with his mother, who is recovering from heart surgery. He can spend from three to seven days on the bereavement list, per Major League Baseball rules. The 21-year-old rookie made his first start of the season...
Who will start at middle linebacker for Ohio State football in 2018?

Who will start at middle linebacker for Ohio State football in 2018?

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Buckeyes address pressing questions on the minds of the Ohio State fan base with our daily feature. To ask Ryan Ginn a question, follow along on Twitter and suggest a topic right here. Check back Monday through Friday as we dive into the Ohio State Question of the Day. Go here to see all of...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles over cruise control issue

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles over cruise control issue

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles that could prevent drivers from turning off the cruise control function. The cruise control could become dangerous when an affected car accelerates under cruise control, like when trying to climb up a hill, Fiat Chrysler officials told CNN. This could cause the car to become locked in cruise control, and the driver might not be able to tap the breaks...
How to salvage a wet Memorial Day weekend at Atlanta’s nearby beaches

How to salvage a wet Memorial Day weekend at Atlanta’s nearby beaches

Weather forecasters have delivered a bit of bad news to Atlantans who had plans for the picturesque Memorial Day weekend on the beach: Nearby beaches will be virtually drenched all weekend. Though hurricane season is still a week out, the first named storm of the season, Storm Alberto, is forming in the northwest Caribbean, according to Channel 2 News meteorologists.  &ldquo...
UGA’s record $143 million athletics budget includes eye-popping expenditures

UGA’s record $143 million athletics budget includes eye-popping expenditures

GREENSBORO — The Georgia Athletic Association board of directors approved a record $143.3 million budget on Friday. And it’s a good thing, because costs are going through the roof, particularly when it comes to football. Among the line items in the 2019 budget, approved by unanimous vote at the spring meeting here at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge on Lake Oconee, was a...
DeMar DeRozan named second team All-NBA

DeMar DeRozan named second team All-NBA

DeMar DeRozan has been named second team All-NBA. This is the fist time the former USC star has been named to the second team in his career. He was named third team All-NBA in 2o17. DeRozan was joined on the second team by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Oklahoma City Thunder...
Russell Westbrook named second team All-NBA

Russell Westbrook named second team All-NBA

Russell Westbrook has been named second team All-NBA. This is the fifth time the former UCLA star has been named to the second team in his career. He was named first team All-NBA in 2016 and 2o17. Westbrook was joined on the second team by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Toronto...
WATCH: Arkansas baseball gets out of tough jam vs Florida with incredible double play

WATCH: Arkansas baseball gets out of tough jam vs Florida with incredible double play

Arkansas baseball starter Blaine Knight got some serious love from his defense against Florida on Friday morning. The Razorbacks got out of a huge jam in the fourth inning against the No. 1 Gators in the SEC Baseball Tournament thanks to an incredible play by center fielder Dominic Fletcher. Take a look for yourself: That base running leaves something to be desired, but credit Fletcher...
Legendary Alabama QB shares memories of Bear Bryant, talks Nick Saban and more

Legendary Alabama QB shares memories of Bear Bryant, talks Nick Saban and more

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily  Alabama Crimson Tide podcast with Ryan Fowler. In this edition, we talked with former Alabama quarterback Scott Hunter about playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant, the current Nick Saban dynasty, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Topics discussed: We are only 99 days away from Alabama Crimson Tide football against Louisville...
Kansas State G Barry Brown returning for senior season

Kansas State G Barry Brown returning for senior season

Kansas State guard Barry Brown announced on Friday that he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season during the 2018-19 campaign. “Although the process was more than enjoyable, I have decided to withdraw my name from the 2018 NBA Draft,” Brown said in a statement. “Thank you to everyone who supported me and I am looking forward...
#MeToo: A timeline of 2018’s sexual harassment scandals

#MeToo: A timeline of 2018’s sexual harassment scandals

On Oct. 5, 2017, the New York Times published a report against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein revealing claims of rape or sexual harassment of dozens of women. Some 80 women, including prominent actresses, have come forward since.  » RELATED: From Weinstein to Lauer: A timeline of 2017's sexual harassment scandals Weinstein was ousted as CEO of his company, which filed...
Penn State recruiting: What position will Nittany Lions prioritize next?

Penn State recruiting: What position will Nittany Lions prioritize next?

Have Penn State football recruiting questions? Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue will answer a Recruiting Question of the Day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can ask him your questions on  Twitter or on  Facebook. Find our previous questions and answers  here. Let’s jump into our latest Penn State Nittany...
Brandon Wimbush failure must lead to Phil Jurkovec for Notre Dame

Brandon Wimbush failure must lead to Phil Jurkovec for Notre Dame

Brandon Wimbush is expected to lead the Notre Dame offense again in 2018 and the coaching staff seems confident that he’s made the necessary strides mechanically to be significantly more accurate this fall. After his struggles in 2017, the assumption is that a more efficient passing attack will unlock College Football Playoff potential for the Irish. However, what if...
Georgia football podcast: Anonymous coach questions key decision from Kirby Smart

Georgia football podcast: Anonymous coach questions key decision from Kirby Smart

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on...
Miami coach, players flock to watch Tyrique Stevenson’s spring game

Miami coach, players flock to watch Tyrique Stevenson’s spring game

MIAMI — Tyrique Stevenson paused for a moment as he came off the field following Miami Southridge High School’s spring game. A familiar face approached on the sideline, a longtime friend and potential future teammate decked out in Miami green. “ALWAYS LEAD, NEVER FOLLOW,” Gilbert Frierson’s shirt read. The Hurricanes defensive back, who enrolled...
Florida State senior Phil Cofer receives medical redshirt to return for fifth season

Florida State senior Phil Cofer receives medical redshirt to return for fifth season

Florida State’s leading scorer from last season got a sweet assist on Friday. Senior forward Phil Cofer announced on Friday he’s been granted a medical redshirt and fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA. “I am happy to announce that I will be returning to Florida State’s basketball team next season,” Cofer said. “I have been working...
These are the worst times to drive in Atlanta this Memorial Day weekend

These are the worst times to drive in Atlanta this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day in Atlanta this year might get a little messier than you’d expect, with rainstorms and congested roads in the weekend forecast. » RELATED: Memorial Day weather: Have a rain plan for outdoor celebrations “It's going to be a wet weekend, off-and-on,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. “Scattered showers and some storms...
Tennessee recruiting: Where the Vols’ class stands

Tennessee recruiting: Where the Vols’ class stands

Tennessee added a commitment from linebacker Lakia Henry on Saturday as the Vols’ hot recruiting May continues. Henry is the eighth commitment of the 2019 class for the Vols. Coach Jeremy Pruitt has come in and turn the college football world’s head with his recruiting efforts. With that in mind, here is where things stand for the Vols’ Class of 2019: Where...
Ranking Iowa’s football traveling trophies from oink to moo

Ranking Iowa’s football traveling trophies from oink to moo

We are tackling the best question supplied by Iowa fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Scott Dochterman here. Look for our Iowa Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see all of our previous answers. ANSWER: This is a no-brainer. Not only is Floyd of Rosedale Iowa’s best traveling trophy...
Choosing Michigan’s ‘trap game’ on 2018 schedule

Choosing Michigan’s ‘trap game’ on 2018 schedule

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Wolverines answer questions on the minds of Michigan fans. Submit a question or suggest a topic by sending a tweet  here to Rachel Lenzi or here to Kevin Goheen. Check back Monday through Friday as we answer the Michigan Question of the Day. Go  here to see our previous...
Nebraska recruiting: Tight ends not highest priority in upcoming class

Nebraska recruiting: Tight ends not highest priority in upcoming class

Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a question on Twitter ( ...

A veteran’s recollection of war’s human toll

Excerpted from former Atlanta Constitution Editor Eugene Patterson’s remembrance of a Georgia soldier under his command killed in action during World War II as published in “The Changing South of Gene Patterson.” Amory Speight was riding in the middle of the front seat of his mortar jeep, driven by Cecil Burnett of Lexington, Mo., and flanked on the outside by Andy Popkie of Dunglen...
22-year-old uses ‘odd’ strategy to win $2 million on lotto scratch off

22-year-old uses ‘odd’ strategy to win $2 million on lotto scratch off

A 22-year-old man whose strategy is to only play odd-numbered scratch off tickets, won $2 million from the Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Dazzler game. The player, who wanted to remain anonymous, took the lump-sum payout of $1.3 million Wednesday, according to lottery officials.  “Winning this much money at my age gives me endless opportunities if I’m smart about how I...
Noblesville, Indiana middle school shooting: 2 injured, student in custody

Noblesville, Indiana middle school shooting: 2 injured, student in custody

Police took a middle school student into custody Friday morning on suspicion of firing shots at Indiana’s Noblesville West Middle School, leaving at least two people injured. Update 2 p.m. EDT: A Noblesville West Middle School student told WXIN that a science teacher sprang into action Friday after a student opened fire at the school, knocking the gun from the shooter’s hand and likely...
Volunteers brave the heat to give veterans' graves some TLC ahead of Memorial Day

Volunteers brave the heat to give veterans' graves some TLC ahead of Memorial Day

The final resting place for our nation’s heroes in Jacksonville is now a sea of American flags. But in order to accomplish that goal, every year, the Jacksonville National Cemetery, like other cemeteries across the country, needs help. Edna Trambley and her sisters went to visit their mom’s grave Thursday not knowing it was the same day volunteers would come out to place flags at each...
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