ATLANTA FORECAST Today: Scattered showers. High: 79 Tonight: Clear skies. Low: 64 Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 84 » For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. A storm system is moving into metro Atlanta that could turn severe Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News. “Isolated spots could get 40 to 60 mph winds and a lot of lightning,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. Even hail up to 1 inch in diameter is possible in some cases. Strong storms moving at about 45 mph, however, remained in far North Georgia early Thursday, Minton said. Parts of metro Atlanta, including south Fulton and northeastRead More →

Authorities early Thursday released a sketch of a gunman suspected of shooting a Banks County sheriff’s deputy in the chest at the Tanger Outlet mall in Commerce. Agencies throughout northeast Georgia including Hall County and Georgia State Patrol SWAT teams are searching for the shooter, according to the GBI. The deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest and is expected to be OK, but the gunman ran into nearby woods, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. RELATED: Deputy saved by bulletproof vest during Tanger Outlet shooting Deputies initially responded to an armed robbery about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlanta Dragway, Miles said. Soon after, the shooter stole aRead More →

A driver has been detained after hitting and killing a pedestrian on Jimmy Carter Boulevard early Thursday, Gwinnett County police said. Jimmy Carter is shut down between Britt Road and Lawrenceville Highway. Use Indian Trail Road as an alternate route to I-85, the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center reported. The victim’s name, the cause of the crash and other details have not been released. — Please return to AJC.com for updates. Staff photographer John Spink contributed to this story. visit main articleRead More →

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was a barn-burner on the Sixth District and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to join in on blocking President Donald Trump’s non-travel ban, which according to the president, is indeed a travel ban. But pay particular attention to the widespread agreement that making Shakespeare’s assassinated “Julius Caesar” look like President Donald Trump was unwise. If you couldn’t catch it live, click here to listen to it now: Today’s panelists: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; state Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta; and Republican consultant Brian Robinson. visit main articleRead More →

What does the most flush campaign in the history of the U.S. House spend its money on? Lots and lots of ads, it appears. Democrat Jon Ossoff reported raising a record-setting $15 million in roughly two months ahead of the nationally-watched runoff for Georgia’s 6th District congressional seat. That’s in addition to the $8.3 million the political newcomer raised ahead of the first round of voting. So how did he spend those gobs of cash — in only a few weeks, no less? We now have the answer, thanks to recent paperwork filed with the feds: Nearly $11.2 million on producing, printing and reserving air time for political ads onRead More →

Two-thirds of voters in Georgia’s 6th District are very concerned or extremely concerned about climate change, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted after Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the Paris climate agreement. The poll was conducted after President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the 2015 pollution-cutting pact, a move that has sharply divided Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel ahead of the June 20 runoff to represent the suburban Atlanta district. Handel has praised Trump’s decision to abandon the pollution-cutting agreement aimed at slowing climate change, calling it a “very bad deal for America and Americans.” She said there are “clearly”Read More →