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Study: Which NFL playoff team's fans are 'most polite' on social media?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers fans are the most polite on social media, according to Proofpoint Nexgate, a brand research and cyber-security company. With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, football trash-talking is heating up on TV, and ...
http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/sports/study-panthers-fans-most-polite-social-...

The Vent

I don't want no big fancy buildings or monuments or streetcars or street re-naming. I just want the streetlights to work. I want the potholes fixed. I want everything to work correctly. Don't bother with the fripperies if you can't deliver the main ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/the-vent/njzQC/

Bartow County teacher accused of having sex with student

A Bartow County high school teacher has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student, the sheriff's office said Thursday. Chad Wade Clift, 41, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault, Sheriff Clark ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/bartow-county-teacher-accused-of-having-sex-with-s/...

Former APS Superintendent Hall ordered records destroyed

The one-time head of human resources for Atlanta Public Schools testified that former Superintendent Beverly Hall ordered the destruction of drafts of a report on an internal investigation into the state's suspicions of cheating on the summer 2008 make ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/prosecutors-nearing-the-end-of-their-case-in-...

Watch: Protesters interrupt Muslim rally in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — What was supposed to be a rally at the Texas Capitol on Thursday promoting tolerance and inclusion for Muslims and their supporters was largely derailed by sustained screams from protesters loudly advocating for something quite apart ...
http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/news/national/protesters-disrupt-rally-at-capi...

The link twixt legalized fireworks and transportation funding 01/29/2015

You can sense the strategery that's erupting throughout the state Capitol, all tied to the debut of the House transportation funding package. There will be many more, but one of the first plays we've spotted is H.B. 110, a measure by state Rep. Jay ...
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/01/29/the-link-twixt-legalized-fireworks-and-t...

How'd they find $1 billion, with no tax hike? Hint: They didn't 01/29/2015

House Transportation Chair Jay Roberts, center, describes a new transportation funding proposal Wednesday as House Speaker David Ralston, right, and Majority Leader Larry O'Neal look on. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM. House Speaker David ...
http://jaybookman.blog.ajc.com/2015/01/29/howd-they-find-1-billion-with-no-tax-h...

Runions' deaths lead police agencies to promote safe sales

The deaths of Bud and June Runion hit too close to home for many people. The Cobb County husband and wife could have been anyone's parents, neighbors or friends, eager to purchase a dream car. Now, their deaths allegedly over a Craigslist ad have ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/runions-deaths-lead-police-agencies-to-promote-saf/...

Dolvett Quince provides diet tips, a new foam roller and a reason to come back ... 01/29/2015

Dolvett Quince went from Justin Bieber and Bert Weiss' workout trainer in Atlanta to an international star thanks in part to his exposure on “The Biggest Loser” starting in 2011. Now residing in Los Angeles, he is doing Trop 50 commercials with “30 ...
http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2015/01/29/dolvett-quince-provides-diet-tips-a-n...

Brady focused on earning historic Super Bowl win

PHOENIX — The outcome of deflategate notwithstanding, New England quarterback Tom Brady can join perhaps the most elite group in all of sports. With a victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Brady could join Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/football/brady-focused-on-earning-history-super-b...

Q&A on the News

Q: Why does this Super Bowl bill itself as Super Bowl XLIX instead of the more common way of writing 49 in Roman numerals, IL? —Gary Proctor, Stone Mountain. A: XLIX is the proper Roman numeral for 49. The system doesn't allow the “I” (or 1) and “V ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/qa-on-the-news/njzNm/

'Spinning Tops' installation coming to Woodruff Arts Center plaza 01/29/2015

A rendering of “The Spinning Tops” installation coming to the piazza between the High Museum of Art and Memorial Arts Building this spring. CONTRIBUTED BY HIGH MUSEUM. The High Museum of Art has a new spin on how to enliven the Woodruff Arts ...
http://artsculture.blog.ajc.com/2015/01/29/spinning-tops-installation-coming-to-...

Medical marijuana 01/29/2015

Today, we offer the second of a two-part series on medical marijuana. A law professor specializing in forensic medicine writes about factors complicating the decriminalization of medical marijuana in Georgia, called for in HB 1 (a gutted version of the ...
http://atlantaforward.blog.ajc.com/2015/01/29/medical-marijuana/

Feds postponing thousands of deportation hearings until 2019

Federal immigration courts across the nation are postponing thousands of deportation hearings until 2019 so they can focus on the flood of Central American children who illegally crossed the southwest border last year. The postponements apply to ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/feds-postponing-thousa...

Raccoons watch out: Bill allows trapping in N. Ga

Rocky Raccoon might better find a new place to haunt, as legislation introduced Thursday in the state House would lift a decades-old ban on trapping the critters across most of North Georgia. Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, introduced House Bill 160 ...
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/raccoons-watch-out-bil...

McCain to protesters: 'Get out of here you low-life scum'

"Code Pink" protesters at a Senate Armed Services learned that first-hand during a Senate Armed Services hearing Thursday. Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. photo Cliff Owen. (AP File Photo). Fueling McCain's outrage seemed to be the long time it took to ...
http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/news/national/mccain-protesters-get-out-here-y...

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