Amanda C. Coyne

Hyperlocal digital reporter

Amanda Coyne is a hyperlocal reporter for the AJC, covering Gwinnett County. Previously, she worked at the Greenville News in Greenville, S.C., covering business and state politics. Amanda also covered the 2016 South Carolina presidential primaries for the USA Today Network and has written about pageantry for Cosmopolitan.com. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a native of New York.

Latest from Amanda C. Coyne

Fly in a real World War II bomber in Gwinnett for Memorial Day
 One of only two remaining operational B-29 bombers will visit Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field airport, and you can fly in one. The Commemorative Air Force is bringing the “FIFI” B-29 bomber to the airport thanks to a last-minute schedule change in its national tour.  READ | Gwinnett honoring fallen Snellville...

Posted: a day ago

One of only two remaining operational B-29 bombers will visit Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field airport, and you can fly in one. The Commemorative Air Force is bringing the “FIFI” B-29 bomber to the airport thanks to a last-minute schedule change in its national tour.  READ | Gwinnett honoring fallen Snellville...
Gwinnett man charged with feticide in pregnant ex-girlfriend’s death
 Perth Phelan Earl has been indicted on charges including murder and feticide in the strangling death of Angela Burnett, the mother of his two children. Earl, 39, allegedly strangled Burnett, 37, in her Norcross home on March 2, according to police. Burnett’s body was found in the home around 2 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 reporting...

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Perth Phelan Earl has been indicted on charges including murder and feticide in the strangling death of Angela Burnett, the mother of his two children. Earl, 39, allegedly strangled Burnett, 37, in her Norcross home on March 2, according to police. Burnett’s body was found in the home around 2 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 reporting...
Rottweiler dies in hot car at county jail, woman visitor arrested on the spot 
 A Georgia woman left her Rottweiler in her car for five hours while she was in court at the Gwinnett County Jail, causing the dog’s death, sheriff officials said. >> Read more trending news  Connie Wright Gomez, 46, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Gomez went to the jail as a “court visitor&rdquo...

Posted: a day ago

A Georgia woman left her Rottweiler in her car for five hours while she was in court at the Gwinnett County Jail, causing the dog’s death, sheriff officials said. >> Read more trending news  Connie Wright Gomez, 46, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Gomez went to the jail as a “court visitor&rdquo...
Gwinnett honoring fallen Snellville soldier at Memorial Day ceremony
 Update (4:50 p.m. May 25): The ceremony has been moved indoors at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center due to inclement weather.  Original story (May 24): Gwinnett County will honor U.S. Army Spc. Etienne Murphy at its annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 28. Murphy died at age 22 on May 26, 2017 in a...

Posted: 2 days ago

Update (4:50 p.m. May 25): The ceremony has been moved indoors at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center due to inclement weather.  Original story (May 24): Gwinnett County will honor U.S. Army Spc. Etienne Murphy at its annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 28. Murphy died at age 22 on May 26, 2017 in a...
Dog dies after being left in hot car for 5 hours at Gwinnett jail
 A woman left her Rottweiler in her car for five hours while she was in court at the Gwinnett County jail, causing the dog’s death, the sheriff’s Office said. Connie Wright Gomez, 46, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. READ | Gwinnett man convicted of murder, stealing victim’s car Gomez went to the jail as a ...

Posted: 2 days ago

A woman left her Rottweiler in her car for five hours while she was in court at the Gwinnett County jail, causing the dog’s death, the sheriff’s Office said. Connie Wright Gomez, 46, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. READ | Gwinnett man convicted of murder, stealing victim’s car Gomez went to the jail as a ...
Gwinnett Subway fails health inspection after too-warm tuna found
 A Gwinnett County Subway restaurant has failed its latest health inspection, records show. The sandwich shop on Buford Highway earned a 52/U on the May 23 inspection. An inspector found a “black substance” on soda nozzles and tuna that was not cooling to a safe temperature quickly enough.  READ | Gwinnett County pools...

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A Gwinnett County Subway restaurant has failed its latest health inspection, records show. The sandwich shop on Buford Highway earned a 52/U on the May 23 inspection. An inspector found a “black substance” on soda nozzles and tuna that was not cooling to a safe temperature quickly enough.  READ | Gwinnett County pools...
Gwinnett McDonald’s fails health inspection; grease, ‘debris’ found
 A Gwinnett County McDonald’s restaurant failed its latest health inspection, records show. The restaurant on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Suwanee earned a 61/U on its May 23 inspection. It was cited for violations including employees failing to wash their hands after handling raw food and storing water bottles on a food preparation...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Gwinnett County McDonald’s restaurant failed its latest health inspection, records show. The restaurant on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Suwanee earned a 61/U on its May 23 inspection. It was cited for violations including employees failing to wash their hands after handling raw food and storing water bottles on a food preparation...
Goat gives birth to twins during Gwinnett yoga class
 Tassi the goat was restless during a Sunday afternoon goat yoga class in Suwanee.  The pregnant goat was walking in circles and pawing at the ground, a sign she was close to going into labor, Red Wagon Goats co-owner Megan Kibby said. By the end of the class, it was clear Tassi was going to have her babies. Kibby asked fellow co-owner...

Posted: 3 days ago

Tassi the goat was restless during a Sunday afternoon goat yoga class in Suwanee.  The pregnant goat was walking in circles and pawing at the ground, a sign she was close to going into labor, Red Wagon Goats co-owner Megan Kibby said. By the end of the class, it was clear Tassi was going to have her babies. Kibby asked fellow co-owner...
Adopt a pet for free at Gwinnett County Animal Shelter on Friday
 You can take home a new pet for free from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter on Friday. The shelter is waiving adoption fees for all customers on Friday, May 25. Nurses, military members and veterans, doctors and first responders can also take home a free pet any day of the month.  READ | It took 2 days to rescue this pet peacock from...

Posted: 3 days ago

You can take home a new pet for free from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter on Friday. The shelter is waiving adoption fees for all customers on Friday, May 25. Nurses, military members and veterans, doctors and first responders can also take home a free pet any day of the month.  READ | It took 2 days to rescue this pet peacock from...
Gwinnett man convicted of murder, stealing victim’s car
 A man has been convicted in the murder of Jabari Pettway, who was shot multiple times and left in a ditch in 2016, Channel 2 Action News reported. Melvin Roberts, 28, was convicted of murder, aggravated assault and theft Tuesday afternoon after a weeklong trial.  READ | Second man convicted in killing of Gwinnett pizza delivery...

Posted: 4 days ago

A man has been convicted in the murder of Jabari Pettway, who was shot multiple times and left in a ditch in 2016, Channel 2 Action News reported. Melvin Roberts, 28, was convicted of murder, aggravated assault and theft Tuesday afternoon after a weeklong trial.  READ | Second man convicted in killing of Gwinnett pizza delivery...
Gwinnett County debuts bilingual voting sticker
 It’s here Gwinnett voters: the latest in elections paraphernalia. Gone are the traditional “I’m a Georgia Voter” stickers for county residents who’ve exercised their civic duty on Election Day. Those big peaches are so last election. On Tuesday, the state’s second most populous and most diverse county began...

Posted: 4 days ago

It’s here Gwinnett voters: the latest in elections paraphernalia. Gone are the traditional “I’m a Georgia Voter” stickers for county residents who’ve exercised their civic duty on Election Day. Those big peaches are so last election. On Tuesday, the state’s second most populous and most diverse county began...