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Atlanta City Hall bribery probe: Feds eye mayor’s deputy chief of staff

Atlanta City Hall bribery probe: Feds eye mayor’s deputy chief of staff

Nearly six years ago a man who had defrauded elderly investors out of more than $1 million convinced the City of Atlanta that he could turn restaurant grease into fuel and prevent it from being illegally dumped. Now federal investigators want to know how his scheme slid past the City Council and the nature of his relationship to the mayor’s deputy chief of staff: Katrina Taylor Parks. Two subpoenas...
5 things to know about Diane McIver

5 things to know about Diane McIver

After hearing from 78 witnesses who testified over 20 days, the jury in the murder trial of Tex McIver is deliberating. Jurors must decide whether the fatal shooting of Diane McIver, Tex’s wife, was an intentional act or a terrible accident.  Here are five things to know about her: She was tough as nails  Those who knew and worked with Diane McIver, 64, said she was a force to...
Operator of S. Georgia immigration detention center hit with lawsuit

Operator of S. Georgia immigration detention center hit with lawsuit

Three men who have been held in a South Georgia immigration detention center filed a federal class-action lawsuit this week against the private company that operates the facility, alleging the company is forcing detainees to cook and clean there for as little as $1 a day as part of a profit-making scheme. Filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Columbus, the lawsuit accuses Nashville-based...
Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’

Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’

The phone calls between President Donald Trump and Sean Hannity come early in the morning or late at night, after the Fox News host goes off the air. They discuss ideas for Hannity's show, Trump's frustration with the ongoing special counsel probe and even, at times, what the president should tweet, according to people familiar with the conversations. When he's off the phone, Trump is known to cite...
Cheers for Atlanta businesses’ efforts to combat food waste

Cheers for Atlanta businesses’ efforts to combat food waste

Hearing day in and day out about how we’re destroying our planet is enough to drive me to binge eat an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies — and then fret about yet another epidemic of our times: obesity. Yeah, you don’t want to stand next to me at a cocktail party. I’ll groan about air, water and soil pollution, or global warming and climate change. I’ll moan about...
Do jury questions signal acquittal for Tex McIver?

Do jury questions signal acquittal for Tex McIver?

The jurors in the Claud “Tex” McIver murder trial have wrapped up their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. But late Wednesday they provided some clues on their thinking, asking the judge four questions, one of which could be viewed as promising news for the prominent Atlanta attorney charged with killing his wife.  1.) If not guilty on counts 1-4, can McIver be...
Home Depot ramping up hiring for tech jobs

Home Depot ramping up hiring for tech jobs

Home Depot has announced plans to hire 1,000 techies — several hundred of them in Atlanta — in a dramatic expansion of its technology muscle. The surge of hiring adds to a technology workforce currently at 2,800, according to Paul Mayer, manager of the company’s tech communications. The hiring will be spread among Atlanta, Dallas and Austin, said Paul Mayer, manager of technology...
Advocates concerned new proposal undermines progress at DeKalb animal shelter

Advocates concerned new proposal undermines progress at DeKalb animal shelter

Animal welfare advocates are sounding an early alarm about DeKalb County’s plans to negotiate a new contract for operations of its animal shelter. They worry that years of progress leading to more pet adoptions and less euthanasia might be undermined by provisions the county has floated adding to any new agreement. One new provision would require animals to remain in the shelter longer...
Remembering Barbara Bush’s controversial commencement speech

Remembering Barbara Bush’s controversial commencement speech

In 1990, the AJC sent me to Wellesley College in Massachusetts to cover then First Lady Barbara Bush’s commencement appearance, which had sparked a lot of controversy.  Seniors at the prestigious women’s college had voted for “Color Purple” author and Georgia native Alice Walker as their first choice of commencement speaker. Alice Walker declined, and Barbara Bush, the...
In this draft, the Falcons’ biggest need is on offense

In this draft, the Falcons’ biggest need is on offense

Credit where it’s due: Through the ongoing influx of young talent, the Falcons have brought their defense, which not so long ago was a swinging gate, up from oblivion. The 2017 Falcons were ninth among NFL teams in yards against. It marked only the second time since 2007 – and the first since 2012 – this club had cracked the top 10 in total defense.  Two problems here. First...
Strong legacy but fading numbers, Atlanta Boys High gathers a last time

Strong legacy but fading numbers, Atlanta Boys High gathers a last time

When I received notice of the final all-class reunion for historic Atlanta Boys High, I went to our AJC archives to learn more about this legendary high school. The first few hundred references to the school were all in obituaries of notable graduates.  And therein lies the problem.  Fewer and fewer graduates remain from the all boys high school that produced some of Georgia’s most...
When the opioid crisis touched Johnny Isakson’s family

When the opioid crisis touched Johnny Isakson’s family

In December 2016, the obituary for 25-year-old Charles Daniel “Charley” Joyner, grandson of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, listed the young man’s love for wrestling and his 3.95 GPA in math at Georgia Southern, where he had been about to receive his diploma. What wasn’t mentioned was the cause of death. In Washington, The Hill newspaper is attempting to show the ubiquitous nature...
91-year-old Savannah playwright steers her Johnny Mercer production to Broadway 

91-year-old Savannah playwright steers her Johnny Mercer production to Broadway 

When Miriam Center turned 50 , it marked the end of an era. Not only did the divorced mother of three leave Savannah, the city where she was born, she also left behind the one-dimensional labels that had defined her for most of her life -- wife, mother, homemaker, etc.  Center instead focused only on becoming the woman she wanted to be.  “We are busy being the homemaker, the mother...
Comey urges his successor in FBI to ‘stay the course’ 

Comey urges his successor in FBI to ‘stay the course’ 

FBI Director Chris Wray is facing the threat of impeachment over his handling of documents related to an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. His predecessor, Jim Comey, had some advice for the Atlanta attorney.  “Just be you, just stay the course, do the right thing,” Comey told Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot. “In the long...
Opinion: Troubles mount for Kasim Reed

Opinion: Troubles mount for Kasim Reed

Kasim Reed was, in many ways, a good mayor for Atlanta. Maybe not great -- certainly not Beyoncé-at-Coachella great, as he himself sees it -- but good nonetheless. During Reed’s two terms in office, the city has prospered. The crime rate fell, transformative projects such as the BeltLine moved forward, corporate America bought into the Atlanta story and thanks in part to Reed, Atlanta&rsquo...
Sanctions flap erupts into open conflict between Haley and the White House

Sanctions flap erupts into open conflict between Haley and the White House

President Donald Trump was watching television Sunday when he saw Nikki Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations, announce that he would impose fresh sanctions on Russia. The president grew angry, according to an official informed about the moment. As far as he was concerned, he had decided no such thing.  It was not the first time Trump has yelled at the television over something he saw Haley...
Torpy at Large: Hey, Gov. Deal, don’t allow cities to cannibalize

Torpy at Large: Hey, Gov. Deal, don’t allow cities to cannibalize

Gov. Nathan Deal has not been afraid to use his veto when the Legislature, in all its wisdom, passes a bill that needs to be strangled and quickly buried. Two years ago, he shot down a “religious liberty” bill to avoid a business-sapping controversy. He also stopped the campus carry gun law (although a year later he allowed a watered-down version to become law). Both were big-time...
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.
When hate strikes in North Fulton, a community comes bearing gifts

When hate strikes in North Fulton, a community comes bearing gifts

Last Friday, not far from the place where six teens allegedly scrawled anti-Semitic drawings on Hilary Karp’s driveway, Erik Schefstad, his wife, Carson, and one of their two children came hoping to communicate a decidedly different message, and it blew Karp away. Actually, they came bearing many messages, about two dozen total that, taken together, simply said, “We love you.” &ldquo...
Festival preview: Tedeschi Trucks Band ready for its SweetWater 420 Fest closeup

Festival preview: Tedeschi Trucks Band ready for its SweetWater 420 Fest closeup

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Tedeschi Trucks Band is renowned for its commitment to meaty, visceral concerts. Last summer, the 12-piece musical crew led by Susan Tedeschi and her husband, Derek Trucks, rolled into the Fox Theatre for a memorable night on its annual “Wheels of Soul” tour. It was also Trucks and Tedeschi’s  return to Atlanta...
What Braves said after 7-3 series-clinching win over Phillies

What Braves said after 7-3 series-clinching win over Phillies

The Braves defeated the Phillies 7-3 Wednesday at SunTrust Park, earning their third-straight series win to start a season for the first time since 2000. The bigger story, however, was first baseman Freddie Freeman exiting in the eighth after being hit on the wrist by a Hoby Milner pitch. He appeared to be hit at or near the same spot he was hit last season, when a pitch broke his wrist and kept him...
Concert preview: Bon Jovi returns to Atlanta fresh from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Concert preview: Bon Jovi returns to Atlanta fresh from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Bon Jovi stole the show, as usual. At least that was the consensus following last weekend’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, at which the enduring New Jersey rockers were finally granted entry into the Cleveland shrine. Between an expectedly uproarious introductory speech by longtime band friend Howard Stern and the fan-satiating...

Wednesday spring scores

BaseballArabia Mountain 19, Columbia 0Archer 9, Shiloh 2Athens Academy 8, Oglethorpe County 2Atkinson County 14, Wheeler County 8Bainbridge 7, Tift County 6Bowdon 7, King's Ridge 6Brookwood 4, Parkview 3Cambridge 10, Dunwoody 9Carrollton 12, Rome 7Centennial 1, Northview 0Chamblee 15, Miller Grove 4Commerce 4, East Jackson 2Decatur 10, North Springs 6East Paulding 6, Kell 2Eastside 18, Salem 0Effingham...
‘Tech gold’ to be revealed Friday

‘Tech gold’ to be revealed Friday

As the official start date of Georgia Tech’s partnership with Adidas approaches, the athletic department will reveal one element of its branding campaign with the shoe company on Friday. “Tech gold,” the shade of gold that the athletic department will use for apparel, uniforms and other branding elements, will debut on the department’s website and on social media. The athletic...
Federal raid at Atlanta apartment tied to rapper’s arrest, officials say

Federal raid at Atlanta apartment tied to rapper’s arrest, officials say

An early Wednesday morning raid in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood is tied to a rapper’s arrest, authorities told Channel 2 Action News.  Atlanta police and federal authorities, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, raided a Lucile Avenue apartment complex about 6 a.m., neighbors told Channel 2.  Details about the raid were not immediately...
Delta plane returns to Hartsfield-Jackson due to smoking engine

Delta plane returns to Hartsfield-Jackson due to smoking engine

A plane returned to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after takeoff Wednesday evening due to a smoking engine. Delta Air Lines Flight 30 from Atlanta to London Heathrow departed at around 5:51 p.m. The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m., according to the Atlanta airport. As the plane was ascending, pilots received an indicator warning of a problem with the right engine. They shut that...
Southern Made: These are not just-for-mom gifts

Southern Made: These are not just-for-mom gifts

Engineer-turned-artist Wiwat Kamolpornwijit uses polymer clay in his contemporary jewelry designs. The artist: Kamolpornwijit grew up in Thailand, where he attended an engineering college. He moved to the United States to attend graduate school at New Jersey Institute of Technology and worked as an environmental researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee for six years. At a fundraising...
Missing person case now homicide investigation after decomposing body found

Missing person case now homicide investigation after decomposing body found

David Barlow’s car was found running but unoccupied at the end of his mother’s driveway last month, Clayton County police said. Two cellphones were found inside of it.  But Barlow was nowhere to be found.  On Tuesday, authorities identified a decomposed body found on Crystal Lake Road in College Park as Barlow. A preliminary autopsy report determined he died from a gunshot wound...
Braves place Jose Ramirez on DL following two poor outings

Braves place Jose Ramirez on DL following two poor outings

The Braves placed right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation. Ramirez, once one of the more reliable arms in the bullpen, has had back-to-back disastrous appearances. The first came in Chicago on Saturday, when he was tagged for five runs in the Braves’ meltdown that turned a 10-2 lead into a 14-10 loss. The second occurred Tuesday...
A roller-coaster journey finally lands Jesse Biddle in the bigs

A roller-coaster journey finally lands Jesse Biddle in the bigs

Two freak obstacles and a surgery later, Jesse Biddle has made the major leagues. The Braves recalled Biddle from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, with struggling right-hander Jose Ramirez placed on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. It gives the Braves three lefties in the bullpen. The team liked what it saw from Biddle, a first-round pick by his hometown Phillies in 2010, in spring...
Why Georgia Tech’s spring game won’t be broadcast

Why Georgia Tech’s spring game won’t be broadcast

Georgia Tech has broadcast its past four spring games online, but will not do so this year. The reason is that the athletic department has committed to using its in-house production capabilities to an online broadcast of the softball team’s home game against North Carolina, which also is being played Friday evening. At the least, coach Paul Johnson wasn’t protesting the decision. &ldquo...
GBI brings in extra agents for Fort Valley State investigation

GBI brings in extra agents for Fort Valley State investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has launched a wide-ranging inquiry into Fort Valley State University surrounding allegations of employee misconduct and hazing. A GBI official told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday night that the case is growing so big that agents from across the state are being called to the area to assist in the investigation.  GBI Special Agent J.T. Ricketson...
Tyler Flowers could play rehab game this weekend

Tyler Flowers could play rehab game this weekend

The Braves are encouraged by Tyler Flowers’ progress while he recovers from a left-oblique strain. Flowers was placed on the disabled list March 30 after leaving the game the day before with an oblique strain. Manager Brian Snitker said his catcher was ahead of schedule Monday. But he said he’s even further along than they thought Wednesday. Snitker said two days ago that Flowers could...
Johan Camargo rejoins Braves following sudden 25-man roster opening

Johan Camargo rejoins Braves following sudden 25-man roster opening

The Braves reinstated Johan Camargo from the disabled list Wednesday. He was placed on the DL on March 26 after injuring his left oblique thirteen days earlier. A 25-man roster spot was opened for Camargo when starter Anibal Sanchez strained his right hamstring during pregame sprints.  Camargo, 24, was expected to be the team’s starting third baseman before he was stalled with injuries...
Vandals sought after school’s ‘spirit rock’ painted over

Vandals sought after school’s ‘spirit rock’ painted over

Cherokee County school police and administrators are trying to find out who vandalized a popular symbol of school spirit at Woodstock High School. Over the weekend, someone vandalized the school’s “spirit rock,” which is painted periodically by students for special occasions, school system spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said. “The rock was painted over with blue paint by the vandal(s)...
Cops: Suspect threatened to blow up store after owner asked for ID

Cops: Suspect threatened to blow up store after owner asked for ID

A potential alcohol purchase ended with a man telling the store owner he was going to die and threatening to blow up the business, Oakwood police said.  Nearly two weeks after the threat, police are hoping a CrimeStoppers reward will yield an arrest.  On April 7, the man walked into a convenience store on McEver Road to buy alcohol, Oakwood police Sgt. Todd Templeton said in a news release...
New books on Scotland could aid genealogy research

New books on Scotland could aid genealogy research

David Dobson has been one of the most prolific authors on the subject of migration from Scotland. He holds a Ph.D. and is an honorary research fellow with the University of Saint Andrews. One of his major focal points is Scotland’s link to North and South America. “Scottish Trade with Colonial Charleston, 1683-1783” is his latest book. In it, he discusses the various trades that...
Braves GM excited by potential of Jose Bautista signing

Braves GM excited by potential of Jose Bautista signing

Alex Anthopoulos and Jose Bautista are reunited with the Braves, with the general manager taking a flier on one of his former All-Stars. The Braves signed Bautista to a one-year minor-league deal Tuesday. He reported to extended spring training in Florida, and the team will determine which affiliate he’ll report to when he’s up to game speed. Bautista was announced as a third baseman,...
$25M suit for Ga. teen amputee moves forward despite police closing case

$25M suit for Ga. teen amputee moves forward despite police closing case

The attorney for a Georgia teen amputee said a $25 million lawsuit on his behalf is moving forward despite some recent developments. The Columbus Police Department closed its investigation into the September 2016 case of Montravious Thomas earlier in April, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Police said they found no crime was committed despite claims that a contract teacher in the Muscogee County...
Georgia business: Women lag in participation in the booming construction industry

Georgia business: Women lag in participation in the booming construction industry

The last five years have been great for the construction industry with spending at an all-time high of close to $1.3 trillion. The industry’s growth places a high demand for a skilled workforce and further reveals a gap in the number of men and women working in construction. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, women represent only 9 percent of the total labor force in...
DeKalb Schools: Bus drivers could stage sick-out

DeKalb Schools: Bus drivers could stage sick-out

DeKalb County School District bus drivers may not show up to take your child to school Thursday. District officials said they are aware the drivers may stage a sickout -- calling in sick for work to send a message to district leadership -- and are preparing parents for the possibility. Parents are expected to receive a phone call from the district warning them buses may not arrive as planned. ...

Henry County may rethink firing of fire chief after public outcry

Some Henry County commissioners want more information about the dismissal of Fire Department Chief Brenda “Nish” Willis and are considering launching their own investigation into the matter. At a meeting on Tuesday, county commissioners Dee Clemmons and Bruce Holmes voiced frustration that they did not have more of a say in the termination. Willis was fired March 21 by County Manager Cheri...
Nebraska cops: East Point man had 114 pounds of pot in his SUV

Nebraska cops: East Point man had 114 pounds of pot in his SUV

An East Point man was arrested in Nebraska on Monday after he was caught with 114 pounds of marijuana in his SUV, according to a Nebraska State Patrol news release.  Tzeghai Sayetu-Hazell, 32, remained in the Lancaster County jail Wednesday on $50,000 bond, according to jail records. He faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and a...
4 metro Atlantans sentenced for running international online gun ring

4 metro Atlantans sentenced for running international online gun ring

A fourth metro Atlanta man has been sentenced for his role in an online gun-running operation that shipped to more than 10 countries. Sherman Jackson, 28, on Tuesday got a year and nine months in prison followed by two years of supervised released, federal prosecutors said in a news release. The other three were previously sentenced. Jackson created a vendor page online under the name &ldquo...
Deal appoints two Georgia Power execs to state boards

Deal appoints two Georgia Power execs to state boards

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that he’s appointed two Georgia Power executives to two of the state’s most influential boards. Paul Bowers, who had been on the Georgia Board of Regents, was appointed to the Georgia Ports Authority. Deal appointed Chris Cummiskey to fill the vacancy on the Board of Regents. Bowers is the chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power, the...
Melania Trump, Clintons, Obamas will attend Barbara Bush’s funeral

Melania Trump, Clintons, Obamas will attend Barbara Bush’s funeral

An awe-inspiring array of first ladies and presidents reportedly will pay their respects to one of their own on Saturday. First Lady Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush’s funeral in Houston, her spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. Joining Mrs. Trump at the private service for Bush will be Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama, according to CNN. Bush, who died Tuesday at the...
High praise accorded Tech receiver Stephen Dolphus

High praise accorded Tech receiver Stephen Dolphus

During practice Monday, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall gave Stephen Dolphus what constitutes probably the highest compliment he could have offered the sophomore wide receiver. In a passing drill, Dolphus had to choose a route based on defensive coverage. He could run a “go” route, streaking straight down the field, or a comeback, hitting the brakes and cutting back in Marshall&rsquo...
Fulton County is named for... Oh, wait... No, it’s not. Maybe.

Fulton County is named for... Oh, wait... No, it’s not. Maybe.

If, like me, you grew up thinking that Fulton County was named for a certain famous 19th century inventor, well, you’d be wrong. Or maybe not. Turns out Georgia’s most populous county gets its name from a... civil engineer?  Or maybe not. So in stock market terms, sell Robert Fulton and buy Hamilton Fulton. Or -- you guessed it -- maybe...
Beer Town: An inside view of the Paste blind-tasting series

Beer Town: An inside view of the Paste blind-tasting series

Paste staff writer Jim Vorel and editor-in-chief Josh Jackson finish tasting a batch of pale ales. CONTRIBUTED BY BOB TOWNSEND Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Avondale Estates, Paste was founded in 2002 as a quarterly music and entertainment magazine. Since then, its digital coverage has broadly expanded to include comedy, games, books, theater, design, visual arts, tech, ...

Boys soccer playoff favorites as  regular season comes to a close

The boys soccer playoffs are a week away, and teams across the state are jockeying for positioning. Some of the regions have been decided, but many spots are up for grabs in the last week of the regular season.The best teams across the state have made a charge to the top of the polls and could threaten with a deep playoff runs. In the eight classifications, only one defending-champion, Meadowcreek...
Godfather: Falcons held private workout for Fort Hays State’s Nathan Shepherd

Godfather: Falcons held private workout for Fort Hays State’s Nathan Shepherd

The Falcons’ top personnel men and coaches went to Hays, Kansas to hold a private workout for defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd.  “Their whole group went up to Fort Hayes State to work out Nathan Shepherd is what they did,” said “Godfather” Gil Brandt, a NFL analyst for Sirius XM NFL radio, on Wednesday.  “I think that’s what they are looking for...
Robert Spano looks back on his years with the ASO

Robert Spano looks back on his years with the ASO

Conductors of symphony orchestras are called “maestro,” and they rarely don horsehead masks and dance around the stage. But these kinds of things happen at a Robert Spano concert, and did happen at a performance of “cloth/field,” which not only featured dancers spinning Spano’s piano in circles while he performed his original music, but also included Spano&rsquo...
#Beychella performance fueled by metro Atlanta influence

#Beychella performance fueled by metro Atlanta influence

Beyoncé’s HBCU-inspired Coachella performance included band members who live and work in metro Atlanta. Social media blew up as Beyoncé began her history-making turn as Coachella’s first black headliner. Viewers across metro Atlanta soon learned they knew many of those in her band, and behind their moves. The band was led by Don P. Roberts, who serves as instrumental...
Atlanta mayor: Hartsfield-Jackson manager search to continue into June

Atlanta mayor: Hartsfield-Jackson manager search to continue into June

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the search for a new manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will continue into coming months. The mayor last week asked her entire cabinet, including the airport’s current general manager Roosevelt Council, to submit their resignations, and said she would later decide which resignations she would accept. The mayor’s office...
The Braves sign Jose Bautista to a minor-league deal - to play 3B!

The Braves sign Jose Bautista to a minor-league deal - to play 3B!

This is fascinating. The Atlanta Braves have signed Jose Bautista, one of the best power hitters of the past decade, to a minor-league contract. But that’s not the fascinating part. This is.  Per the Braves’ release: “He has reported to Atlanta’s extended spring training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He will play third base.”  Bautista, known as Joey Bats...
Barbara Bush: Where to donate, post tributes in her honor

Barbara Bush: Where to donate, post tributes in her honor

Barbara Bush was much more than a presidential spouse and mother. She was a force for good in her own right, especially when it came to championing literacy. Bush, who died in Houston on Tuesday at the age of 92, first adopted literacy as a cause in the 1980s when her husband, George H.W. Bush, was vice president. She eventually established the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Ultimately...
Fitness instructors on the image issues depicted in “I Feel Pretty”

Fitness instructors on the image issues depicted in “I Feel Pretty”

Don’t come into Desiree Nathanson’s fitness class seeking a “No pain, no gain” experience. “Start small,” advised Nathanson, co-owner of Interfusion Fitness in Brookhaven. “People make a huge mistake with trying to jump in the deep end. Instead of saying, ‘I’m going to the gym every day this week!,&rsquo...
“I Feel Pretty” star Amy Schumer recalls losing her confidence. At 10.

“I Feel Pretty” star Amy Schumer recalls losing her confidence. At 10.

The guy really got into Amy Schumer’s head. Here she was full of confidence and spunk, and he had to make a deflating remark. “I was 10 years old, which is kind of late. That’s kind of lucky, to hang onto your confidence until you’re 10,” she said during a recent interview with the AJC. “It was a guy I was friends with. He said, &lsquo...

Week 9 lacrosse rankings

In boys Class 6A-7A, No. 1 Lambert picked up another pair of wins, topping Forsyth Central 19-3 and dominating Cambridge 15-1. The Longhorns have now outscored their 14 opponents by 179 goals this season with an incredible 212-33 advantage in goals. No. 2 North Gwinnett topped Collins Hill 12-6, Northview 12-4 and No. 5 Johns Creek 3-1. No. 3 Centennial picked up a solid 16-13 win over Class A-5A...
Trump calls sketch released by Stormy Daniels 'a total con job'

Trump calls sketch released by Stormy Daniels 'a total con job'

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and carries a description of him as "lean but fit." Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford...
Where to eat and drink in Athens for G-Day and beyond

Where to eat and drink in Athens for G-Day and beyond

Porch of 5 & 10 Restaurant. / Photo contributed by Five & 10 The UGA Bulldogs will hold their annual G-Day scrimmage this weekend at Sanford Stadium . If you’re in Athens for the game, there are plenty of places for you to chow down and drink up. In recent times, a growing number of restaurants, bars and craft breweries have sprung up, along with...
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