David Gibson

Local government editor

Local government team coach David Gibson has been an editor at the AJC since 1998.

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Alain Locke: Intellectual colossus epitomized ‘The New Negro’
 Alain Leroy Locke, born in Philadelphia in the late 1880s, is heralded as the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance” for his publication in 1925 of “The New Negro” — an anthology of poems, essays, plays, music and portraiture by white and black artists, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy...

5:00 AM Sunday, Feb. 04, 2018

Alain Leroy Locke, born in Philadelphia in the late 1880s, is heralded as the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance” for his publication in 1925 of “The New Negro” — an anthology of poems, essays, plays, music and portraiture by white and black artists, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy...
David T. Howard: From Georgia slave to Atlanta philanthropist
 David T. Howard rose from slavery at his birth in Crawford County, Georgia in 1849, to being called “Atlanta’s most beloved citizen and the city’s pioneer businessman” in the Atlanta Daily World’s obituary of him in 1935. Howard, who took the name of his slave master after the Civil War, worked as a railroad...

6:50 PM Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017

David T. Howard rose from slavery at his birth in Crawford County, Georgia in 1849, to being called “Atlanta’s most beloved citizen and the city’s pioneer businessman” in the Atlanta Daily World’s obituary of him in 1935. Howard, who took the name of his slave master after the Civil War, worked as a railroad...
DeKalb County District Attorney: Clear your record, but be polite
 The DeKalb District Attorney is offering people a chance Saturday to clear their misdemeanor arrest records. “Records Expungement Day” will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at DeKalb County Courthouse, 556 N. McDonough Street, Decatur. The DA’s office says people seeking this service should bring four things to assist in...

9:04 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

The DeKalb District Attorney is offering people a chance Saturday to clear their misdemeanor arrest records. “Records Expungement Day” will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at DeKalb County Courthouse, 556 N. McDonough Street, Decatur. The DA’s office says people seeking this service should bring four things to assist in...
Four seek to fill vacant House District 80 seat

12:59 AM Saturday, Jul. 11, 2015

Four candidates are vying in Tuesday’s election to fill the Georgia House District 80 seat, which includes portions of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs in DeKalb and Fulton counties. The seat became vacant when Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Rep. Mike Jacobs to the DeKalb County State Court bench in May. If no candidate gets...
I-285 plane crash: NTSB should still be able to figure out exactly what happened
 Below are some statements from NTSB investigator Eric Alleyne at an afternoon news conference: • "For some unknown reason the plane crashed on I-285. We won't speculate on what happened." •The wreckage would be taken to Griffin and reconstructed, which might take two weeks, with a public report coming in six months to...

2:26 PM Friday, May. 08, 2015

Below are some statements from NTSB investigator Eric Alleyne at an afternoon news conference: • "For some unknown reason the plane crashed on I-285. We won't speculate on what happened." •The wreckage would be taken to Griffin and reconstructed, which might take two weeks, with a public report coming in six months to...
Winter storm: Gainesville Square on ice
 Power outages caused by the storm forced many businesses on the Gainesville Square to remain closed, including leaving Inman Perk Coffee iced/Steve Visser, svisser@ajc.com   Gainesville Square was pretty much closed for business Tuesday with only four of stores open when the ice started crashing down from the trees around 11:30 a.m./Steve...

12:35 AM Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Power outages caused by the storm forced many businesses on the Gainesville Square to remain closed, including leaving Inman Perk Coffee iced/Steve Visser, svisser@ajc.com   Gainesville Square was pretty much closed for business Tuesday with only four of stores open when the ice started crashing down from the trees around 11:30 a.m./Steve...
Man in hot seat after scaling Atlanta fire truck ladder

8:11 PM Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

What goes up must come down, as Derrick Brown found out early Thursday morning, perhaps not realizing the gravity of the situation he found himself in. According to Atlanta police, Brown took an unauthorized short cut into a burning building when, for unknown reasons, he climbed a fire response ladder into an apartment affected by the blaze...
Arrest made of man accused of trying to run over Fulton officer

6:34 PM Wednesday, Jan. 07, 2015

A south Fulton County man faces multiple charges the day after he is suspected of trying to elude a Fulton police officer by running over her in a car. Marcus Moment, 20, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, theft by receiving a stolen vehicle and driving on a suspended license after his arrest Wednesday afternoon in Clayton...
Help sought to locate Dunwoody resident

6:12 PM Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

The Dunwoody Police Department is currently looking for Laverne Harold Squires, age 79, a Dunwoody Resident.