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Evander Holyfield happy about son’s UGA football offer

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — By Michael Carvell Evander Holyfield, the five-time world heavyweight champion, just smiled when asked about his new title: Father of one of Georgia's top football prospects for next year. Elijah Holyfield is a 4-star running back from Woodward Academy high school who has nearly 30 early scholarship offers.

DeKalb CEO Ellis jury back at work

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9:13 a.m. - Jurors in the trial of DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis are deliberating for an 11th day, perhaps their last chance at agreeing on a verdict before a mistrial is declared. The jury hasn't been able to unanimously agree on any of the 13 criminal charges against Ellis.

Only one-third of 183,416 new voters describe themselves as white

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Greg Bluestein The good news for Republicans in Georgia: Since March 1, 183,416 new voters have registered, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp. That's a good deal less than the number many, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, have said is necessary for a statewide Democratic victory on Nov.
Oct 21, 2014

Jason Carter brings his wife Kate into the TV picture. shar.es/1mUtKR

Oct 21, 2014

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Some sheriffs dispute Hecht endorsement list

ajc.com — By Aaron Gould Sheinin Nearly a dozen Georgia sheriffs have become political Yo-Yos. Eleven of the 37 sheriffs Democratic attorney general candidate Greg Hecht claimed switched their endorsement to him last week are now disputing the claim. Republican incumbent Attorney General Sam Olens' campaign said Tuesday that the 11 sheriffs Hecht said abandoned Olens' team are still on his side.

Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

politics.blog.ajc.com — The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn. A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
Oct 21, 2014

Georgia Democratic leader defends turnout flyer warning voters: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’ on-ajc.com/1CRqvIH #gapol

Oct 21, 2014

New: DuBose Porter says #Ferguson mailer in line with Dems' opportunity msg, so GA "doesn't end up like that" politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/21/dem… #gapol

Oct 21, 2014

Subtle GA Dem turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson ..vote’ | Political Insider blog shar.es/1mQcM6 via @sharethis

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jmartNYT: Pretty raw use of Ferguson in mail piece to spur black turnout in GA > politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/21/dem… (via @daveweigel )

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“Mad Delicious” cookbook by Atlanta’s Keith Schroeder

atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com — By Alexa Lampasona Keith Schroeder has made a name for himself in Atlanta as the owner of High Road Craft Ice Cream. Now he is taking his skills as a chef, culinary educator and food writer and has released a cookbook. "Mad Delicious", which comes out today, aims to teach home cooks how to make healthy food taste amazing.
Oct 21, 2014

“Mad Delicious” cookbook by Atlanta’s Keith Schroeder on-ajc.com/1CSRxiJ

Oct 21, 2014

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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

ajc.com — By NANCY BENAC The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, the Post reported.
Oct 21, 2014

Ben Bradlee, the editor probably every writer wanted, dies. ajc.com/ap/ap/top-news…

Big-rig with 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer stolen...

ajc.com — ORLANDO, Fla. - A truck driver broke down in tears on Tuesday while telling Channel 9 about the thieves who drove off with his semi full of beer from an Orange County truck stop. The victim's truck and at least one other were swiped Monday from a truck stop on South Orange Blossom Trail.
Oct 21, 2014

The champagne of robberies “@ajc: Big-rig with 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer stolen from truck stop on-ajc.com/1orG88K

UGA’s Bailey to be honored at East Hall

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Athens - Georgia junior defensive end Sterling Bailey will be back home in Gainesville on Friday night as a special guest of his alma mater, East Hall High School. The school plans a presentation ceremony before the game in his honor. They've framed his No. 52 U.S.

Furniture retailer Badcock to open distribution center

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Furniture retailer W.S Badcock Corp. plans to build a new distribution center in West Georgia, replacing two existing facilities, according to a state news release. The company, which operates Badcock Home Furniture & More stores across the Southeast, will open the new warehouse in the Callaway South Industrial Park in LaGrange, about 70 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.
Oct 21, 2014

Furniture retailer Badcock to open distribution center on-ajc.com/1ort4Qz

What’s the reaction so far to our new site? Negative to mixed.

technology.blog.ajc.com — So we wouldn't be the first to redesign our site and get...a lot of reaction. It's to be expected. And a quick look at the reactions on Twitter suggest that more folks disliked it rather than liked it.

‘American Idol’ bits: Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Phillip Phillips

radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com — Ryan Seacrest called his alma mater's principal this week after the school named two special needs kids as Homecoming King and Queen. Seacrest, Dunwoody High School Class of 1993, called Tom McFerrin about a story on NBC's Nightly News about Gus and Hannah during his radio show.
Oct 21, 2014

‘American Idol’ bits: Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Phillip Phillips on-ajc.com/1CS3cOI

Braves catcher in ’15: Bethancourt, Gattis, or both?

atlantabraves.blog.ajc.com — By David O'Brien The Braves have a slugger of a catcher, Evan Gattis, whose unusual background, splendid nickname - El Oso Blanco - and circuitous path to the majors made him a budding folk hero to many fans before he played his first major league game.
Oct 21, 2014

#Braves catcher in '15: Bethancourt, Gattis, or both? DOB blog. Sturgill Simpson on-ajc.com/1vJg9dv