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Jimmy Carter: Restoring ties with Cuba ‘wise and courageous;’ Johnny Isakson skeptical

politics.blog.ajc.com — Former President Jimmy Carter praised Barack Obama's decision to end the Cold War-era standoff with Cuba. The Georgia native called the fellow Democrat's decision to re-establish ties with the Communist nation "wise and courageous" and highlighted his own efforts to thaw relations between the two countries in the 1970s.
Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

Updated with @repjohnlewis stmt: "I am relieved by this shift in U.S. policy because it is long overdue." politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/17/jim… #gapol

Dec 17, 2014

RT @bluestein: Jimmy Carter: Restoring ties with Cuba is a 'wise and courageous' decision. #gapol wp.me/p3Xdqv-2gb

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Bulldogs add Clemson to 2015 schedule

ajc.com — Georgia somewhat scrambled to get its men's basketball schedule set for this season. But the Bulldogs are off to a good start for getting the 2015-16 slate underway.

UGA signs 1st football recruit for 2015 class

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — https://twitter.com/amuwkuhc/status/545294707333820417 Chucks Ameachi, a linebacker from Arizona Western junior college, became the first UGA recruit to officially sign with the Bulldogs for the 2015 football recruiting class. Wednesday was national signing day for junior-college transfers who are enrolling midyear at NCAA Div. I schools.

Hancock: ‘Fascinating discussions’ by playoff committee

ajc.com — During a visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock discussed the new event, the team-selection process and this city's role. Here are highlights from Hancock's conversation with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Q: What should colleges learn from the selection committee's work this year to improve their chances of reaching the playoff in the future?
Dec 17, 2014

RT @ajcstadium: Interesting comment by College Football Playoff exec director Bill Hancock on Georgia Dome/new stadium in this Q&A: http://…

Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

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Bobo, Ball commit minor NCAA violation

ajc.com — Georgia had to report a Level III NCAA recruiting violation on Oct. 19th due to a phone call mix-up between assistant coaches.

Markakis herniated-disk surgery termed successful

ajc.com — Braves right fielder Nick Markakis had fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck Wednesday in Atlanta, a scheduled procedure that doctors termed a success.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @DOBrienAJC: #Braves Markakis has fusion surgery for herniated disk, should be ready for spring training ajc.com/news/sports/ba…

Dec 17, 2014

#Braves Markakis has fusion surgery for herniated disk, should be ready for spring training ajc.com/news/sports/ba…

Mercedes-Benz looks at Atlanta for U.S. HQ, but is interest real?

Dec 17, 2014

Mercedes-Benz is scouting Atlanta for its U.S. HQ, but is the interest real? Why some are skeptical: shar.es/13EVgs #gapol

Dec 17, 2014

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Dec 17, 2014

Mercedes-Benz looks at Atlanta for U.S. HQ, but is interest real? shar.es/13EVgs #CREatl

Coro Realty Advisors acquires Glenwood Park Retail

ajc.com — A mixed-use development adjacent to Grant Park in Atlanta is under new ownership.Glenwood Park Retail, a development of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, apartments and about 55,000 square feet of retail space, has been sold to Coro Realty Advisors LLC.

Another pre-emptive strike on Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

politics.blog.ajc.com — Georgia lawmakers opening their emails this morning found a note from a well-respected voice warning about the "disservice" of the so-called religious liberty bill that's sure to come up next session. The Georgia Chamber and Metro Atlanta Chamber have both already raised alarms about the legislation.
Dec 17, 2014

A possible compromise on Georgia's "religious liberty" bill is making the rounds as opposition mounts. wp.me/p3Xdqv-2g7 #gapol

Dec 17, 2014

RT @bluestein: "Georgia is better than this." Another pre-emptive strike on the 'religious liberty' bill. #gapol wp.me/p3Xdqv-2g7

Dec 17, 2014

"Georgia is better than this." Another pre-emptive strike on the 'religious liberty' bill. #gapol wp.me/p3Xdqv-2g7

Dec 17, 2014

"Georgia is better than this." Another pre-emptive strike on the 'religious liberty' bill. #gapol wp.me/p3Xdqv-2g7

Hawks crush the Cavs in Cleveland

ajc.com — This one tops them all. The Hawks clearly got their best win of the season by running the Cavaliers out of their own building in a 127-98 victory Wednesday night.

Cowbells permitted at Orange Bowl

georgiatech.blog.ajc.com — The Orange Bowl needs more cowbell. Georgia Tech fans attending the Orange Bowl Dec. 31 may want to brace themselves, as Mississippi State fans will be allowed to bring their famed cowbells to the game. The school made the announcement Tuesday. The clanging noisemakers are a staple at Davis...

If Mike Bobo leaves for Colorado State, UGA will miss him greatly

markbradley.blog.ajc.com — According to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will interview for the job of Colorado State head coach. We can't know whether he'll be offered the position or if he'd take it if offered -- I can't imagine he wouldn't; CSU's previous coach just became the...
Dec 17, 2014

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If Mike Bobo leaves for Colorado State, UGA will miss him greatly. on-ajc.com/1BYfeqQ

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The new premium pricing to film inside the Gold Dome

politics.blog.ajc.com — It's about to get pricier to use Georgia's statehouse as a backdrop for movies. Film crews have shot at least a half-dozen movies at the stately Capitol in the last few years, including the transformation of the second-floor Rotunda into a raging night club for the forthcoming instant classic "Ride Along 2."
Dec 17, 2014

Judges "shouldn't create law." David Perdue's message to legal group in post-election appearance. wp.me/p3Xdqv-2fZ #gapol

Dec 17, 2014

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After crushing Cavs, Hawks (18-7) have earned attention

jeffschultz.blog.ajc.com — For those who haven't been paying attention to the Hawks through the first 25 games of this NBA season, here are three things you need to know: 1) They're better than 5-9 (Falcons); 2) They're better than 79-83 (Braves); 2) They're better than the Belk Bowl (Georgia). They're 18-7.
Dec 17, 2014

#Hawks outscored Cleveland by 37 points over last three quarters. Did that just happen? Blog: jeffschultz.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/17/aft…

Dec 17, 2014

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Five observations from 127-98 win over Cavaliers

atlantahawks.blog.ajc.com — This one tops them all. The Hawks clearly got their best win of the season by running the Cavaliers out of their own building in a 127-98 victory Wednesday night. The win proved one thing to be very clear - the Hawks are for real. They are one of the top teams...

Reed: Sale of Underground Atlanta “represents a new day”

ajc.com — Mayor Kasim Reed says the sale of Underground Atlanta to a South Carolina developer "represents a new day" in the history of the long-struggling shopping center and for downtown Atlanta.

New survey: High school grads feel unprepared. Are their schools at fault or are they?

getschooled.blog.ajc.com — A new survey released today found recent high school grads feel unprepared for college and career and wish they'd been better informed about what they needed and encouraged to meet higher expectations. After reading the results of the survey by Achieve, I have to ask whether the problem is high school students aren't being told what they need or aren't embracing the information?
Dec 17, 2014

New survey: High school grads feel unprepared. Are their schools at fault or are they? wp.me/p51ndW-gs

Phipps, Lenox seeking eviction of Twist, Prime restaurants

ajc.com — The owners of Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square in Buckhead want two restaurants evicted from the malls, claiming a leasing agreement breach by prominent Atlanta chef Tom Catherall.
Dec 17, 2014

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End of “The Interview” started and ended in Georgia

buzz.blog.ajc.com — Screenings of the spoof documentary "The Interview" are being scrapped amid threats from the anonymous hackers who have gleefully been releasing private internal emails from Sony, and concerns over future possible action. I'd like to hear from you if you have opinions on this. Were you planning to see the movie?
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