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Weekend Predictions: Dogs win, Falcons lose, toys devolve

jeffschultz.blog.ajc.com — The great thing about the holidays -- aside from stuffing our faces with turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, more gravy, side one, side two, side three, all of which go with gravy, five rolls (hmm, what to dip these in?), cranberry sauce because even if you don't eat it you need a red on the plate, some chips (shut up, they were there), three desserts and a...

Post re-election, Gov. Deal fills two openings on Community Health panel

investigations.blog.ajc.com — Gov. Nathan Deal not only made major staff changes in his administration this week, he filled two seats on the important Department of Community Health board that have been vacant for a couple of months. Such board appointments generally aren't big news, but the timing of two DCH members leaving the panel in September caused the administration political indigestion.

PHOTOS: Atlanta responds to Ferguson decision

ajc.com — PHOTOS: Atlanta responds to Ferguson decision
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Game Thread: Atlanta is Lou Willville again

atlantahawks.blog.ajc.com — The Hawks host the Raptors tonight and that means the return to Atlanta for South Gwinnett's Lou Williams. The Hawks traded Williams to the Raptors in the offseason after two seasons and one torn ACL. Raptors coach Dwane Casey had high praise for Williams before the game.

The Falcons’ greatest asset? The Saints stink, too

markbradley.blog.ajc.com — This won't come as any shock to anyone who has been following these dispatches, but I don't think the Atlanta Falcons are very good. (Them being 4-7 has something to do with it.) For the past month, I've been operating under the assumption that the New Orleans Saints will straighten themselves out and win...

As the region is carved into cities, Atlanta is offered a rare chance to grow

politics.blog.ajc.com — The carving up of DeKalb County into cities, already a complicated puzzle bound for the state Capitol, has now graduated to wheels-within-wheels status. On one hand, things have gotten simpler. The effort to create three new cities in northern DeKalb has been culled to two: A city...
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

As the region is carved into cities, Atlanta is offered a rare chance to grow wp.me/p3Xdqv-2bR

Rand Paul invokes Georgia in Ferguson response

politics.blog.ajc.com — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul used the botched drug raid in north Georgia's Habersham County that disfigured a toddler as the central piece of his argument that politicians and aggressive policing is partly to blame for the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Here's what the potential GOP presidential candidate wrote in an op-ed for Time...

UGA turned NFL player Benjamin Watson’s moving Ferguson post goes viral

buzz.blog.ajc.com — New Orleans Saints player Benjamin Watson, who played for the University of Georgia in the early 2000s, has gone viral with an emotional post regarding the situation in Ferguson. More sermon than status update, it has been "liked" more than 400,000 times and shared more than 230,000. Here...

Atlanta protestors apologized or took selfies after Tuesday night window smashing

news.blog.ajc.com — Someone smashed a window at Meehan's Public House in downtown Atlanta during Tuesday night's protest march, after which some protestors stopped to apologize and others stopped to take selfies at the site. "Some people came by and sincerely apologized and said, 'This is not what this is about.' Some people laughed.
Nov 26, 2014

Pub manager: After Tuesday nite's window smashing some protestors apologized and others posed for selfies at the site news.blog.ajc.com/2014/11/26/atl…

Atlanta protestors shut down I-75 at Edgewood

news.blog.ajc.com — Atlanta protestors are reporting on Twitter that they have shut down the Connector at Edgewood. WSB's helicopter reporters confirm this. Please return for updates. https://twitter.com/SHERMradio/status/537414322994290688 https://twitter.com/sayniyah/status/537414191662260225 https://twitter.com/MikeyLongway/status/537414048988823552 https://twitter.com/jenwillsea/status/537414001886789632 https://twitter.com/UKNOWTCAM/status/537413866154897408 https://twitter.com/ImNoRoleModel/status/537413752959037440...
Nov 25, 2014

Protest briefly shut 75/85 Connector near downtown but it's moved on and traffic's moving again news.blog.ajc.com/2014/11/25/atl… #ShutItDownATL

Nov 25, 2014

Traffic's moving again thru downtown Atlanta since protestors opted to exit the highway. news.blog.ajc.com/2014/11/25/atl…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JenBrettAJC: Protest shuts 75 near Grady, GA's largest hospital, one of USA's busiest Level 1 trauma cntrs news.blog.ajc.com/2014/11/25/atl… pic.twitter.com/8Dcc1jz8bj

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Atlanta mayor, police chief call for calm as new round of protests begin

news.blog.ajc.com — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Police Chief George Turner have a message for protesters as a new round of gatherings begins to assemble: We support your right to march and speak out, but not to break stuff or block traffic.

Georgia vs. Georgia Tech on the ground

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Cards have Matt Ryan’s number: nine INTs

ajc.com — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a higher interception rate against the Cardinals than any other opponent he's faced during his seven years in the league.

Lacey Chabert in Up TV holiday film ‘The Tree That Saved Christmas’ Nov. 30

radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com — It's easy to see why casting directors seeking actresses to anchor a Christmas movie would easily gravitate towards Lacey Chabert, best known for roles in the 1990s Fox series "Party of Five" and the 2004 classic comedy "Mean Girls." She's brings ample girl-next-door sweetness and coquettish charm...
Nov 26, 2014

Lacey Chabert in Up TV holiday film ‘The Tree That Saved Christmas’ Nov. 30 on-ajc.com/1yYyxid

Nov 26, 2014

Talked to lovely @IamLaceyChabert ("Mean Girls," "Party of 5") abt new Up TV film "The Tree That Saved Xmas" 11/30 radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2014/11/26/lac…

Falcons injury report: CB McClain (calf) practicing today

ajc.com — FLOWERY BRANCH-Falcons cornerback Robert McClain is practicing today after he left the Browns game on Sunday with calf pain.

Watch: Falcons QB Matt Ryan says Cardinals still tough on defense

atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com — FLOWERY BRANCH--Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says Cardinals are still tough on defense without linebacker Daryl Washington and defensive end Darnell Dockett....

Fish 104.7 goes all Christmas for 13th year in a row

radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com — Like the Pink Pig and the Lenox tree lighting, Fish 104.7's pre-Thanksgiving switch to the all Christmas format has become a lovely Atlanta tradition. Instead of having morning hosts Kevin & Taylor launch the proceedings this morning, the norm for many years, the Christian pop station for the second year in a row gave afternoon jock Beth Becall the honors yesterday at 5 p.m.

Falcons safety Moore eager to test shoulder

ajc.com — FLOWERY BRANCH-The plan is for Falcons safety William Moore to test his previously-injured shoulder with contact in practice this week before being activated from short-term injured reserve and playing in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Schultz: Get Off Paul Johnson’s Back

cinesport.ajc.com — The AJC's Jeff Schultz & CineSport's Noah Coslov talk about what it will take for Paul Johnson to get credit from Georgia Tech fans & what's really important, beating Georgia or winning the ACC.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @CineSport: when will #GeorgiaTech fans get off Paul Johnson’s back? @JeffSchultzAJC says now’s the time - cinesport.ajc.com/ajc-atlanta-sp… - watch video here