Brian O'Shea

Brian O'Shea is manager of SEO for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A native of Chamblee, Brian has been a digital and print journalist in assignments ranging from state government and politics to easy recipes (on the former Evening Edge web site) to great suburban places (The AJC Northside bureau). He is a graduate of The University of Georgia and The Ohio State University. His interests include local history, suburban history and growth, Atlanta's best places to walk and better community journalism.

Latest from Brian O'Shea

AJC high school football scoreboard
 The AJC sports team is updating high school football scores tonight and all season long. Click here for the live updating high school football scoreboard. PHOTO: Friday Night football: Walton's Dominic Blaylock (1) is stopped on the one yard line by the North Gwinnett defense in the first half of Friday's game at Walton. Daniel Varnado/photo...

Posted: 4 days ago

The AJC sports team is updating high school football scores tonight and all season long. Click here for the live updating high school football scoreboard. PHOTO: Friday Night football: Walton's Dominic Blaylock (1) is stopped on the one yard line by the North Gwinnett defense in the first half of Friday's game at Walton. Daniel Varnado/photo...
Where to find the AJC booth at the AJC Decatur Book Festival
 When you visit the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend, please visit the AJC booth near the center of the festival.   The AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the nation, will be Friday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 2 in downtown Decatur. Booths and exhibits are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday...

Posted: 19 days ago

When you visit the AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend, please visit the AJC booth near the center of the festival.   The AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the nation, will be Friday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 2 in downtown Decatur. Booths and exhibits are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday...
Who is the Russell Senate Building named for?
 The Russell Senate Office Building in Washington is named for the late Georgia senator Richard B. Russell Jr., at least for now. Russell, a native of Winder, Ga.,  served in the U.S. Senate for almost 40 years, from 1933 until his death in 1971. An adviser to presidents who once ran for president himself (in 1952), Russell was considered...

Posted: 22 days ago

The Russell Senate Office Building in Washington is named for the late Georgia senator Richard B. Russell Jr., at least for now. Russell, a native of Winder, Ga.,  served in the U.S. Senate for almost 40 years, from 1933 until his death in 1971. An adviser to presidents who once ran for president himself (in 1952), Russell was considered...
Live: Georgia runoff election results
 Results of the primary runoff election in Georgia are being posted as they are updated. Winners of the Tuesday runoff elections, along with winners of the primary election in May, will appear on the Georgia general election ballot. The fall election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

11:02 PM Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2018

Results of the primary runoff election in Georgia are being posted as they are updated. Winners of the Tuesday runoff elections, along with winners of the primary election in May, will appear on the Georgia general election ballot. The fall election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Saturday voting happens this weekend in metro Atlanta
 With Election Day now less than two weeks off, some metro Atlanta counties will offer Saturday voting this weekend, marking the last weekend voting for the July 24 primary runoff election. Most metro counties will have at least one early voting location open on Saturday. One exception is Gwinnett County, which has no weekend early voting...

7:28 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

With Election Day now less than two weeks off, some metro Atlanta counties will offer Saturday voting this weekend, marking the last weekend voting for the July 24 primary runoff election. Most metro counties will have at least one early voting location open on Saturday. One exception is Gwinnett County, which has no weekend early voting...
Driving through Atlanta? Put down your cellphone
 Georgia’s new cellphone law will affect July 4 holiday travelers who normally drive through Atlanta on their way to Florida, the Great Smoky Mountains or other Southern destinations. What does the law mean to you? If you are driving through Atlanta, put down your phone. For that matter, if you are driving through Georgia, put down your...

3:04 PM Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

Georgia’s new cellphone law will affect July 4 holiday travelers who normally drive through Atlanta on their way to Florida, the Great Smoky Mountains or other Southern destinations. What does the law mean to you? If you are driving through Atlanta, put down your phone. For that matter, if you are driving through Georgia, put down your...
What is bus rapid transit included in Atlanta traffic project?
 Bus rapid transit service will be included in traffic improvements planned along Ga. 400, but what is that?  An AJC article compared it to passenger rail on tires, where riders board at stations or park-ride lots. The buses make limited stops to speed commuters to their destination. Bus rapid transit generally operates in dedicated lanes...

8:17 PM Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

Bus rapid transit service will be included in traffic improvements planned along Ga. 400, but what is that?  An AJC article compared it to passenger rail on tires, where riders board at stations or park-ride lots. The buses make limited stops to speed commuters to their destination. Bus rapid transit generally operates in dedicated lanes...
Landmark store demolished in Hickory Flat community
 A brick store and gas station building dating to the 1950s in the Hickory Flat community has been demolished to build a new fast-food restaurant.  The Hickory Flat store building, though vacant, was a landmark at the intersection of Hickory Flat Highway and East Cherokee Drive. Plans call for a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site...

2:11 AM Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018

A brick store and gas station building dating to the 1950s in the Hickory Flat community has been demolished to build a new fast-food restaurant.  The Hickory Flat store building, though vacant, was a landmark at the intersection of Hickory Flat Highway and East Cherokee Drive. Plans call for a Chick-fil-A restaurant on the site...
Betty Price leading Jere Wood in Roswell area state House race
 One local race of note for Roswell voters is the Ga. House District 48 seat. Former longtime Roswell mayor Jere Wood was trailing incumbent Betty Price in the Republican primary in voting results late Tuesday. Here are the latest vote counts in that contest. The winner will face Democrat Mary Robichaux in the November general election.  ...

2:28 AM Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

One local race of note for Roswell voters is the Ga. House District 48 seat. Former longtime Roswell mayor Jere Wood was trailing incumbent Betty Price in the Republican primary in voting results late Tuesday. Here are the latest vote counts in that contest. The winner will face Democrat Mary Robichaux in the November general election.  ...
Where is Dallas, Ga.?
 Small Dallas, Ga., is getting some national publicity as the hometown of American Idol finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson.  Located in Paulding County, Dallas is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. Dallas threw a parade for Caleb Hutchinson this week, with highlights scheduled to be shown on Sunday's American Idol broadcast ...

5:23 PM Sunday, May. 20, 2018

Small Dallas, Ga., is getting some national publicity as the hometown of American Idol finalist Caleb Lee Hutchinson.  Located in Paulding County, Dallas is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. Dallas threw a parade for Caleb Hutchinson this week, with highlights scheduled to be shown on Sunday's American Idol broadcast ...