Alexis Stevens

Reporter for Enterprise

Alexis Stevens covers breaking news for the Enterprise team. She started at the AJC in 2000 as a sports page designer. Alexis is graduate of Berry College, where she earned undergraduate degrees in Communication and Spanish.

Latest from Alexis Stevens

Homeless population drops in Atlanta, but families may get overlooked
 By late October, the concrete is no longer scorching from Georgia’s summer heat. In the coming weeks, dipping temperatures will freeze the sidewalks and thin blankets will do little to fight the numbing cold. But for hundreds of Atlanta’s homeless, the pavement is the only choice. “There aren’t enough beds in the city...

Posted: 4 hours ago

By late October, the concrete is no longer scorching from Georgia’s summer heat. In the coming weeks, dipping temperatures will freeze the sidewalks and thin blankets will do little to fight the numbing cold. But for hundreds of Atlanta’s homeless, the pavement is the only choice. “There aren’t enough beds in the city...
Injured college player from Atlanta lost high school friend to football
 Long before their son was critically injured in a college football game, Derrick and Staci Abercrombie knew the dangers of the sport. So did their son.  Christion Abercrombie, a former Westlake High School player, was friends with De’Antre Turman, a Creekside High player who died after being injured in August 2013.  &ldquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Long before their son was critically injured in a college football game, Derrick and Staci Abercrombie knew the dangers of the sport. So did their son.  Christion Abercrombie, a former Westlake High School player, was friends with De’Antre Turman, a Creekside High player who died after being injured in August 2013.  &ldquo...
Injured college football player now breathing on his own
 Two weeks after being critically injured on the football field, Atlanta native Christion Abercrombie began breathing on his own, Tennessee State University said late Sunday.  Abercrombie, 20, is no longer on a ventilator and his condition has been upgraded to stable, the University posted on Twitter. The Tennessee State linebacker...

Posted: 7 days ago

Two weeks after being critically injured on the football field, Atlanta native Christion Abercrombie began breathing on his own, Tennessee State University said late Sunday.  Abercrombie, 20, is no longer on a ventilator and his condition has been upgraded to stable, the University posted on Twitter. The Tennessee State linebacker...
Marsy’s Law: How a California woman’s murder affects Georgia’s ballot
 She was a champion equestrian by the age of 10 and as a teenager earned money as a fashion model. But Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas was most passionate about helping others, and she planned to become a special education teacher. A jealous ex-boyfriend changed everything. Nearly 35 years later, the California college student&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

She was a champion equestrian by the age of 10 and as a teenager earned money as a fashion model. But Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas was most passionate about helping others, and she planned to become a special education teacher. A jealous ex-boyfriend changed everything. Nearly 35 years later, the California college student&rsquo...
Cleanup begins of ‘an unprecedented amount of damage’
 The damage is done. But the cleanup, repairs and rebuilding are just beginning for South Georgia, and it won’t be a speedy process. Tropical Storm Michael swept out of Georgia before sunrise Thursday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The powerful storm claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in southwest Georgia, which appeared...

Posted: 10 days ago

The damage is done. But the cleanup, repairs and rebuilding are just beginning for South Georgia, and it won’t be a speedy process. Tropical Storm Michael swept out of Georgia before sunrise Thursday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The powerful storm claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in southwest Georgia, which appeared...
As Hurricane Michael rolls through, Georgia braces for damage toll
 The worst of the storm is over for Georgia. But the damage left in Hurricane Michael’s path could linger for days.  After slamming the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Michael continued its powerful push into Georgia late Wednesday. As predicted, the storm was down to a Category 3 when it struck Georgia, and it continued to weaken to a Category...

Posted: 11 days ago

The worst of the storm is over for Georgia. But the damage left in Hurricane Michael’s path could linger for days.  After slamming the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Michael continued its powerful push into Georgia late Wednesday. As predicted, the storm was down to a Category 3 when it struck Georgia, and it continued to weaken to a Category...
Innocent man killed in crossfire outside Buckhead club, police say
 He was a regular at Buckhead Loft, often stopping by for a drink and maybe some chicken wings or shrimp. The 36-year-old would often meet his cousin there, according to a club manager. But early Friday he never made it inside. The man was shot in the club’s parking lot, later dying from his injuries. Investigators believe he was an...

Posted: 16 days ago

He was a regular at Buckhead Loft, often stopping by for a drink and maybe some chicken wings or shrimp. The 36-year-old would often meet his cousin there, according to a club manager. But early Friday he never made it inside. The man was shot in the club’s parking lot, later dying from his injuries. Investigators believe he was an...
Harvard coach accused of sexual misconduct previously directed Georgia diving school  
 The Harvard University diving coach accused this week of sexual misconduct previously was the director of a prestigious training facility in Georgia, according to his online biography. But so far, no allegations have surfaced against Chris Heaton from his three years in Colquitt County.  Heaton is mentioned in a federal class-action...

Posted: 17 days ago

The Harvard University diving coach accused this week of sexual misconduct previously was the director of a prestigious training facility in Georgia, according to his online biography. But so far, no allegations have surfaced against Chris Heaton from his three years in Colquitt County.  Heaton is mentioned in a federal class-action...
JUST IN: Atlanta police say latest 3 carjackings, shootings not related
 Three recent carjackings near Morehouse University and a shooting that injured a Clark Atlanta University student are not related, Atlanta police said Thursday.  “Further investigation has determined that we can confidently say today we do not believe any of these four incidents are related, or being committed by the same individuals...

Posted: 17 days ago

Three recent carjackings near Morehouse University and a shooting that injured a Clark Atlanta University student are not related, Atlanta police said Thursday.  “Further investigation has determined that we can confidently say today we do not believe any of these four incidents are related, or being committed by the same individuals...
Mom of injured football player: ‘We’re not blaming. We’re blessed’
 He entered the world about three months early, and Christion Abercrombie proved right away he was a fighter. For five weeks, the tiny boy was on a ventilator, his mother said Wednesday.  Now a 20-year-old college football player, Abercrombie is once again fighting for his life. The Tennessee State linebacker, an Atlanta native and Westlake...

Posted: 18 days ago

He entered the world about three months early, and Christion Abercrombie proved right away he was a fighter. For five weeks, the tiny boy was on a ventilator, his mother said Wednesday.  Now a 20-year-old college football player, Abercrombie is once again fighting for his life. The Tennessee State linebacker, an Atlanta native and Westlake...
Atlanta carjackings down this year, but latest 3 concern police
 After three carjackings in a week within a mile of each other, Atlanta police said Wednesday more officers will be patrolling the Morehouse College area. Concerned by the use of guns in the crimes, SWAT and undercover officers will be bought in to help, a police sergeant said. “To see three of these in less than a week is very concerning...

Posted: 18 days ago

After three carjackings in a week within a mile of each other, Atlanta police said Wednesday more officers will be patrolling the Morehouse College area. Concerned by the use of guns in the crimes, SWAT and undercover officers will be bought in to help, a police sergeant said. “To see three of these in less than a week is very concerning...