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Mississippi DB is commit No. 23 for UGA

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — By Michael Carvell Johnathan Abram, a 2-star safety from Mississippi, committed to UGA after his high school football game on Friday. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Columbia, Miss., picked UGA over Ole Miss, while also considering offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe.

Days before the election, the focus is on the mystical swing of a golf club

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Jim Galloway This past week, with an election season down to a few sunsets and a governor in peril, Republicans in north Fulton County should have been glued to their Twitter feeds, sweating each and every poll as it rolled through. Instead, the dominant topic of conversation was the single, mystical swing of a golf club.
Nov 01, 2014

Days before the election, the focus is on the mystical swing of a golf club wp.me/p3Xdqv-23o

How Republicans unearthed the Michelle Nunn memo: They ‘Googled’ her

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway Mystery solved. We now know the skullduggery Republican tacticians used to get hold of Michelle Nunn's internal campaign memo. Google. The National Republican Senatorial Committee's Rob Collins revealed the secret at a Politico event with his Democratic counterpart on Wednesday.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @baseballcrank: Sophisticated tech. RT @ajc: How Republicans unearthed the Michelle Nunn memo: They 'Googled' her. on-ajc.com/1sQy0cQ

Oct 31, 2014

Merle Black's take on the Ga. race for governor: If you're Jason Carter or Nathan Deal, you won't like it. shar.es/107nzq

Oct 31, 2014

That "outsider" label David Perdue wears? In a GOP world, it's real. shar.es/107nhg

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5 Things to Know about Jaylen Brown

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — By Michael Carvell Here are five things to know about Jaylen Brown, the nation's No. 2 overall basketball prospect. He's a 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School. What's the latest? Brown is taking his third official visit this weekend to UCLA. His first two trips were to Kentucky and Kansas earlier this month.

Poll shows Republicans ahead, while Democrats profess confidence

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Daniel Malloy Conservative Super PAC Ending Spending Action Fund commissioned a poll that shows Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate hopeful David Perdue ahead of their Democratic counterparts - but still just short of the 50 percent needed to win outright on Tuesday. The auto-dial poll toplines, from GOP-leaning Vox Populi: For Governor: Republican Gov.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

.@asheinin reports Dems professing confidence. DuBose Porter says Ferguson mailer did not backfire politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/31/pol… #gapol

Oct 31, 2014

New poll via Ending Spending/Vox Populi: Deal 49-42, Perdue 48-43. Has both R's winning women. politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/31/pol… #gapol #GASen

Oct 31, 2014

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Georgia Tech picks up 1st basketball commit for 2015

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — Posted: 11:06 pm Friday, October 31st, 2014 By Michael Carvell Georgia Tech picked up its first basketball commitment for 2015. Sylvester Ogbonda, a 6-foot-10 center from Ft. Washington, Md., announced on Twitter that he had pledged to Georgia Tech during his official visit with the Yellow Jackets this weekend.

Georgia can’t say if farmers abuse tax exemptions

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The farm boys came to pay the bill for their daddy's funeral. They whipped out a sales tax exemption card hoping to save 7 percent on the embalming, coffin and burial. The card, though, is supposed to be used solely for farm-related products. Jason Holt didn't accept it.
Oct 31, 2014

Interesting read: Georgia can’t say if farmers abuse tax exemptions shar.es/107ooX @gapoliticsnews @ajcwatchdog

Maine judge rejects quarantine for Hickox, dismisses ‘bad science, misinformation’

jaybookman.blog.ajc.com — Jay Bookman is a columnist and blogger at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues and state and local politics. Jay Bookman generally writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jaybookmanajc: Maine judge refuses to quarantine Kaci Hickox, condemns "misinformation...bad science" bit.ly/JBookNoQ

4 Active Teams That Could Be Considered a Dynasty

ajc.com — With the San Francisco Giants winning their third title in the last five seasons, the "D" word is being thrown around a lot. But what exactly constitutes a dynasty? Is it consistent winning, or does i
Oct 31, 2014

Video: 4 Active Teams That Could Be Considered a Dynasty on-ajc.com/1xJgrj3

Clinton rallies Dems for Nunn, Carter

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Former President Bill Clinton on Friday brought Democrats their closing arguments at a packed rally for the party's nominees for U.S. Senate and governor. Clinton found a few hundred friends at Paschal's Restaurant in Atlanta itching for a win. "If you vote we win," Clinton said.

Nathan Deal pivots to black voters in election’s final days

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Greg Bluestein If Gov. Nathan Deal hopes to avoid a runoff on Tuesday, a big part of his calculation involves peeling off more black voters from Democrat Jason Carter.
Oct 31, 2014

Nathan Deal pivots to black voters in election’s final days on-ajc.com/1pbsmHw

Oct 31, 2014

Republican Gov. Deal pivots to black voters in final days of the election. #gapol wp.me/p3Xdqv-23l

Celebrate Vincent Price at MetroFresh

atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com — By Alexa Lampasona MetroFresh will be honoring the famed actor, Vincent Price, this Sunday with the wine dinner "Cooking for Vincent" featuring Vincent Price's signature collection. While some may know Price from his career as an actor in horror films, he was also a wine connoisseur and the first spokesman for the California Wine Institute.

In South Georgia, Mike Huckabee discusses Harry Reid’s ‘roach motel’

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Daniel Malloy Our AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos is on the trail with David Perdue, and he sends the following dispatch: VALDOSTA - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee became the latest past or future White House contender to campaign with Republican U.S.
Oct 31, 2014

In South Georgia, Mike Huckabee discusses Harry Reid’s ‘roach motel’ on-ajc.com/1pbku95

Oct 31, 2014

In South Georgia, Mike Huckabee discusses Harry Reid’s ‘roach motel’ wp.me/p3Xdqv-23h

Halloween Fun at Atlanta Restaurants

atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com — Atlanta Restaurant Reviews & Food Blog - Discuss Atlanta restaurants, new restaurants, reviews, recipes, cooking, food shopping with John Kessler and the AJC's dining team.

Young Georgia business owner to appear on ABC's Shark Tank

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ABC's Shark Tank is slated to feature another metro Atlanta entrepreneur when the TV show airs on Friday at 9 p.m. Patrick Whaley, who founded Sandy Springs-based Titin, taped a segment where he pitches his line of weighted compression training clothing to the show's panel of wealthy investors.
Oct 31, 2014

Sandy Springs entrepreneur/gunshot victim debuts on Shark Tank on-ajc.com/1xIRRPB

Which out-of-state college is recruiting Georgia the best?

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — Which out-of-state college is doing the best job recruiting the state of Georgia this year? There are some frustrations among some fans at Tennessee with coach Butch Jones, who has a dismal 8-12 record in two seasons so far. But there's not much doubt about Jones' ability to recruit.

Live: Follow Georgia election candidates

ajc.com — Live: Follow Georgia election candidates Candidates in Georgia's November general election are in their final sprint.
Oct 31, 2014

Georgia Vote: We're on the road with Perdue, Nunn, Carter and Deal. We'll Tweet news as it happens. #gapol ajc.com/news/georgia-c…

Marion Barry makes surprise appearance at Clinton - Nunn - Carter rally

news.blog.ajc.com — By Katie Leslie A rally for Democratic candidates Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter featuring former President Bill Clinton drew a political star-studded crowd on Friday in Atlanta. But in a room where Clinton was king, a surprise appearance by another political legend turned more than a few heads: former Washington, D.C.
Oct 31, 2014

Highlight of day? Former DC Mayor Marion Barry makes surprise appearance at Clinton, Nunn, Carter rally. shar.es/10uH4w #gapol

Payne ruled out with foot injury

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Hawks rookie Adreian Payne has been ruled out of Saturday's home opener against the Pacers due to a foot injury. According to the Hawks injury report issued Friday, Payne will not play due to plantar fasciitis in the left foot.
Oct 31, 2014

Plantar fasciitis out of nowhere - Hawks rookie Payne ruled out Saturday. ajc.com/news/sports/ba… #ATLHawks