At least three people die on Georgia roads on Christmas Eve.
A Camilla lawyer brings his small-town sensibilities to Hollywood.
A roundup of news from the state of Georgia.
Justin Scott-Wesley, a Camilla native and UGA receiver, was cited late Wednesday night for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession/use of a drug object after housing personnel detected the odor of marijuana emanating from his room at Rooker Hall.
former Savannah businessman on Monday was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to extort $200,000 from embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen to keep quiet about damaging testimony he said would “sink her ship before it left the dock” in a pending civil case.
Tim Hudson says the Braves' win streak is more impressive than the one he was a part of in Oakland simply because of how well Atlanta is playing. (ADDS: notes on Schafer off DL; Braves not letting up with big lead)
GEORGIA TECH NOTEBOOK: Smelter just ‘OK’ in first full-pads practice for Ga. Tech; ex-Monroe star Chamberlain shining in fall practice
Albany's Bryan Chamberlain draws heavy praise from Georgia Tech's offensive line coach for his work in spring practice.
Atlanta wants to protect whatever closely guarded secrets it has coming into the season and thus has refused to participate with HBO’s filming its “Hard Knocks” documentary when it comes to town with the Cincinnati Bengals for both teams’ preseason opener tonight. (ADDS: note on Falcons buying church, paving way for new stadium)
Georgia sophomore linebacker Jordan Jenkins is ready to step into the shoes filled by All-American Jarvis Jones last season and lead the Bulldogs defense.
DeMarre Carroll signs a two-year with Hawks on Saturday and promises to “do all the little things,” which might include diving into the first row of bleachers at Philips Arena after a loose ball.
The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets are in good shape in the recruiting game entering the 2013 season and both have only six scholarship spots left for the 2014 class.
Todd Gurley rushed for 1,385 yards and a UGA freshman record 18 touchdowns last season, but the tailback says he expects to be even better during his sophomore season.
UGA NOTEBOOK: UGA’s Bobo tries to light fire under offense as practice opens; Gurley, Marshall sick of 'Gurshall' nickname
Mike Bobo gets on his guys from the opening whistle as expectations start right away for the 2013 version of the Bulldogs. (ADDS: Day 2 practice report)
While the nation has been entertained by the recent antics of Texas A&M QB and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, Georgia QB Aaron Murray offers fans a stark contrast.
The Braves received offers for Brian McCann before the trade deadline and didn’t even entertain the idea of getting rid of the Athens native — but McCann is in the last year of his contract and might not have many games remaining in Atlanta.
The Cincinnati Bengals have seven former UGA stars on their roster who will make appearances on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” documentary NFL program when it debuts later this summer, including former Early County High School football star Shawn Williams.
Reed Johnson is battling Achilles tendonitis, while backup catcher Gerald Laird is suffering from painful kidney stones as the Braves’ roster continues to get depleted.
Some big collisions during Falcons' training camp has head coach Mike Smith up in arms about keeping his players healthy.
Georgia coach Mark Richt provided some bulletin-board material during UGA Days on campus Monday night.
BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Beachy’s bad night leaves Atlanta's with many questions; 3B Johnson making serious run at NL batting title
The trade deadline is looming, and the Braves must decide whether returning starter Brandon Beachy — who looked rough Monday in his first outing since Tommy John surgery — is enough for Atlanta’s rotation of they need another arm for the stretch run.
The first item on Georgia Tech's list of goals to tackle in the preseason is finding a standout receiver.
With practice set to begin for Georgia, here's five preseason goals it hopes to take steps toward accomplishing with kick off for the first game of the year a little more than a month away.
After a rough start in the majors, pitcher Cory Rasmus is traded Monday by the Braves to the Angels in exchange for one of their top relievers, Scott Downs, a hard-throwing lefty.
With some extra money to throw around, the Falcons can start looking at signing some key free-agents who are still on the market.
Brandon Beachy, who has missed the last year since Tommy John surgery, is slated to be tonight's starter in the series opener against Colorado. (ADDS: notes on Heyward batting leadoff; Freeman vs. Wainwright battle; Minor's cut pitch working well)
FALCONS NOTEBOOK: ‘Prime Time’ visits Falcons camp, critiques ATL DBs; WR Jones shows up to camp looking better than ever
Deion Sanders says he likes what he sees when it comes to Atlanta’s revamped secondary, while Julio Jones and his new trimmer, fitter look turns heads as soon as he walks into training camp.
B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer are continuing their rehab and hope to return to the team soon.
The Braves react and make plans to move ahead without veteran leader Tim Hudson, who was lost for the season Wednesday night after breaking his ankle while recording an out at first.
Falcons coach Mike Smith expects this year’s training camp, which officially begins today, to be the most competitive in years and one that breeds a team worthy to compete for a Super Bowl title.
Georgia Tech’s Jeremiah Attaochu has moved from linebacker to defensive end, and he expects to have a monster senior season for the Yellow Jackets.
Rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant agrees to a four-year deal with the Falcons as the team reports for the start of training camp.
With players reporting today and training camp officially opening Thursday, one of the Falcons’ top priorities is getting first-round pick Desmond Trufant signed.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says he expects the offense to soar under new quarterback Vad Lee — fans just have to give it time.
Clemson is a huge favorite among reporters at Media Day to run away with the ACC title this year, while Georgia Tech is picked to finish fourth in the Coastal Division and FSU is tapped to finish second in the Atlantic.
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has had to shed his nice guy persona this summer for the occasional yelling and strict leadership, and it’s all been with one goal in mind: a national championship.
It’s been more than a year since Isaiah Crowell was kicked out of Georgia for felony weapons charges, but the running back has landed on his feet and is becoming a leader at Alabama State.
Falcons coach Mike Smith says this year’s training camp, which starts Wednesday, is the most competitive since he took over the team in 2008.
Testimony will begin next week on legislation that would create a new federal agency to manage and dispose of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear plants. The intent of the 2013 Nuclear Waste Administration Act is to implement recommendations from a blue-ribbon committee formed after the Obama administration halted a planned repository in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.
Hawks rookie center Lucas Nogueira showed periodic promise in summer league action, but Atlanta is still debating whether or not to send the 7-footer back to Spain for more development.
Matt Ryan has a tough-as-nails agent who is working hard to get his client a $100 million-dollar-plus contract done month with training camp opening Monday.
SEC MEDIA DAYS --- NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs feel loss to Tide only made them better; booted ex-UGA QB Mettenberger ready to return to Athens
The narrow loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game last year has served as added offseason motivation for the Bulldogs to come back and finish the job this season.
South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney had some choice words earlier in the week for UGA quarterback Aaron Murray, saying Murray was “scared” of him, but Murray fired back when it was his turn at the podium
After a rough 2012, Dream star Angel McCoughtry did some soul-searching and came back better than ever — and now has Atlanta near the top of the Eastern Conference and off to the best start in franchise history
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman gets the go-ahead from team doctors to start swinging after missing the last week with a jammed thumb. (ADDS: Preview for Braves-White Soc)
Hours before Georgia coach Mark Richt takes the stage at Thursday’s SEC Media Days, it’s announced that the Bulldogs are the runaway favorites to win the conference’s Eastern Division.
Since quarterback Cam Newton left for the NFL after the 2010 season, Auburn has an 11-14 record and hasn’t found a suitable replacement under center, and Tigers coach Gus Malzahn has four QBs battling for the starting spot this season.
Georgia places nine players on the media’s preseason All-SEC team, which was announced Thursday at SEC Media Days. (ADDS: Entire All-SEC team; new SEC coaches; ex-UGA assistants)
Brian McCann didn’t play, nor did an injured Freddie Freeman, and Craig Kimbrel gave up a run — but other than that, the Braves say the All-Star game was pretty cool.
One-time Albany Herald Columnist Furman Bisher, the dean of Georgia sports writers and legendary former AJC reporter and editor, is one of three finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
SEC MEDIA DAYS: Mum's the word on ex-Gator Hernandez at Media Days; QBs glad UGA's Jones left for NFL
Aaron Hernandez’s off-the-field trouble at Florida and eventually in the NFL have sparked a debate whether the school should’ve done more to help him before the issues escalated to a charge of murder as it did in Hernandez’s case. (ADDS: notes on star recruit apologizing to UGA fans for picking Vols over Bulldogs; Georgia's Murray returns to O'Brien Watch List)