Atlanta News

Neil Williams, 76: Never found the time to retire


For more than 50 years, attorney and arts supporter Neil Williams dedicated himself to countless causes across metro Atlanta and in his home state of North Carolina. ....more »

Gas prices spike as Isaac closes in on Gulf coast


Gas prices across metro Atlanta continued to climb Tuesday after oil companies pulled workers from offshore drilling rigs and curbed production at Gulf coast refineries as Hurricane Isaac headed toward Louisiana. ....more »

Hurricane Isaac's gift to Atlanta: Rain and canceled flights


Plane and train service between Atlanta and the Gulf coast region was disrupted Tuesday as Isaac was upgraded just after noon to a hurricane. ....more »

Q and A on the News


Q: An acquaintance tells me that he heard on TV several days ago that the CDC is urging everyone born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for a disease. ....more »

Atlanta home prices continue slow climb from deep bottom


Home prices in metro Atlanta continued a slow gain in June from a generational low, rising back to their September1998 values. ....more »

Emory: No need to review grad school data


Emory University has no plans to audit the data used to rate its graduate programs, even though leaders recently revealed the college submitted inflated undergraduate admissions data used by rankings publications. ....more »

Isaac's gift to Atlanta: Rain and canceled flights


Plane and train service between Atlanta and the Gulf coast region was disrupted Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened to become a hurricane before making landfall Tuesday night. ....more »

Gas prices spike as Isaac closes in on Gulf coast


Gas prices across metro Atlanta continued to climb Tuesday after oil companies pulled workers from offshore drilling rigs and curbed production at Gulf coast refineries as Tropical Storm Isaac headed toward Louisiana. ....more »

Isaac's gift to Atlanta: Flight cancellations, rain and higher gas prices


Plane and train service between Atlanta and the Gulf coast region was disrupted Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened to become a hurricane before making landfall Tuesday night. ....more »

Gas prices spike as Isaac closes in on Gulf coast


Gas prices across metro Atlanta continued to climb Tuesday after oil companies pulled workers from offshore drilling rigs and curbed production at Gulf coast refineries as Tropical Storm Isaac headed toward Louisiana. ....more »

GOP uses convention spotlight to embrace diversity


TAMPA- When television news cameras broadcast sweeping shots of delegates at the Republican National Convention, viewers will see a sea of red, white and blue apparel -- and white faces. ....more »

Report: Teen raped after getting off school bus


DeKalb County police are investigating a report that a 14-year-old girl was abducted and raped after she was dropped off by a school bus near her home. ....more »

Emory: No need to review grad school data


Emory University has no plans to audit the data used to rate its graduate programs, even though leaders recently revealed the college submitted inflated undergraduate admissions data used by rankings publications. ....more »

Go-go dancer guilty of trafficking in minors


A former Atlanta go-go dancer faces multiple sentences of life in prison after a Douglas County jury found him guilty of human trafficking and other offenses in a case involving runaway minors, authorities said. ....more »

OSHA cites firm in fatal accident


Federal labor officials have cited a Flowery Branch company with 19 safety and health violations following an accident that killed an employee. ....more »

Happy 116th: World's oldest person has bridge named in her honor


Besse Cooper, the world's oldest person, turned 116 on Sunday - only the eighth person in the world documented to reach that milestone. ....more »

County by county news for Tuesday


COBB Instructors needed for senior wellness center Cobb County Senior Services staff will open its new senior wellness center Wednesday at 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. ....more »

Go-go dancer faces life for trafficking in minors


A former Atlanta go-go dancer faces multiple sentences of life in prison after a Douglas County jury found him guilty of human trafficking and other offenses in a case involving runaway minors, authorities said. ....more »

Police: Hall County teen's death a homicide


Days before her body was found not far from her home near Lake Lanier, Hannah Truelove sent out puzzling messages on Twitter. ....more »

Report: NY shooting suspect was Gainesville High grad


A funeral home in Gainesville will be handling arrangements for the man who police say shot and killed a former co-worker outside the Empire State Building in New York last week. ....more »

Isaac could dump 1-3 inches of rain across metro Atlanta


A more westerly path now forecast for Tropical Storm Isaac means metro Atlanta will likely escape a flooding deluge, but the area could still get as much as 3 inches of rain later this week. ....more »

Police: Hall County teen's death a homicide


The death of a Hall County teenager is being investigated as a homicide, officials said Monday. The body of Hannah Truelove, 16, was found Friday night in a wooded area behind the Lake Lanier Club apartment complex where she lived with her mother, not far from the lake, said Sgt. ....more »

A big year for West Nile


After a few years with relatively few West Nile Virus infections in the United States and Georgia, public health officials are warning that the virus is again on the rise. ....more »

County by county news for Tuesday


COBB Instructors needed for senior wellness center Cobb County Senior Services staff will open its new senior wellness center Wednesday at 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta with a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. ....more »

Budget surgery doesn't save Carroll chairman


In a tough election season for incumbents, Bill Chappell hoped his record would save him. The one-time weekly newspaper publisher steered Carroll County through a financial crisis, tornadoes, a deadly flood and a 5-year recession, without raising taxes, cutting services or laying off or furloughing employees. ....more »

Barge seeks student council applicants


Georgia Schools Superintendent John Barge is looking for a few good students. The superintendent is accepting applications for a spot on the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council, which gives him feedback on how decisions made at the state level affect students. ....more »

Clay Scofield Jr., 87: 'Had the energy and will' to do anything


During his 87 years, Clay Scofield Jr. was an advertising executive, a Christmas tree farmer, a home builder, a teacher, a musician and a published writer. ....more »

Police: Hall County teen's death a homicide


The death of a Hall County teenager is being investigated as a homicide, officials said Monday. The body of Hannah Truelove, 16, was found Friday night in a wooded area behind the Lake Lanier Club apartment complex where she lived with her mother, not far from the lake, said Sgt. ....more »

Suspected home invader shot dead


Authorities say the occupant of a home in Savannah shot and killed a suspected home invader. Savannah-Chatham police spokeswoman Gena Sullivan tells The Savannah Morning News that officers were called to the home on Cloverdale Drive late Saturday night. ....more »

Happy 116th: World's oldest person has bridge named in her honor


Besse Cooper, the world's oldest person, turned 116 on Sunday - only the eighth person in the world to reach that milestone. ....more »