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John Rocker

Rocker to 'Survivor'

The controversial former Atlanta Braves player has signed on for the next season of the reality show. | Rocker vs. SI writer

Blue Ivy

Blue Ivy joke falls flat

A source says a BET producer has been suspended after an on-air joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter. | More music news

Atlanta Beltline or Bell-line? Old-fashioned ringing helps clear way

Beltline or Bell-line?

Bells are becoming more prevalent on Atlanta's hot new outdoor attraction, particularly the Eastside Trail. | Watch:  Trying out bells

Joseline

Drugs part of 'Love' brawl?

Althea is reportedly accusing Joseline of using crack cocaine backstage during the reunion show. | Reunion recap | Reality TV arrest

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Weekend best bets

Won't be at AJC Decatur Book Festival or Dragon Con? There's still plenty to do. | Try this beer | Visit Chattanooga | See Aerosmith

SPORTS

TRAVEL

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast

Jason Frye moved to Wilmington, N.C., in 2002 to attend grad school — and never left. As a freelance writer, he has visited and written about the 301-mile coastline and the mainland behind it.

NATION & WORLD

Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

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BUSINESS

Law partner accused of $30 million fraud

A former top partner of a prominent Atlanta law group that handles real estate transactions from Alabama to Delaware has been accused by his own firm of taking $30 million from various accounts for his own use, according to a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court.

HEALTH

Laulita Horton, 56, of Stone Mountain, Ga. lost 34 pounds

SUCCESS STORY / Laulita Horton, 56: From 179 pounds to 145 poundsFormer weight: 179 poundsCurrent weight: 145 poundsPounds lost: 34 poundsHeight: 5 feet 3 inchesAge: 56 yearsHow long she’s kept it off: “I have kept the weight off for seven years,” says Horton.

Atlanta Sports

Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for the AJC

Jeff Schultz

Jeff Schultz

Jeff Schultz is a sports columnist and blogger for the AJC

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Michael Carvell on recruiting

College recruiting news, recruits, top high school players

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Ken Sugiura on Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets sports blog from The AJC

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Georgia High School Sports

The Prep Zone blog covers high school sports in Atlanta and Georgia

News and Topics

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News to Me / George Mathis

Informative and / or entertaining breaking news humor from the AJC

Business beat blog

Business beat

Atlanta, GA and US business news and how it affects you

Things to Do, Celebrities

Rodney Ho / Radio & TV Talk blog

Radio & TV Talk / Rodney Ho

From Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

The Buzz / Jennifer Brett

The Buzz / Jennifer Brett

Atlanta buzz about people, social life and celebrities

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Bargain Hunter / Nedra Rhone

Find metro Atlanta deals and bargains to save you money

Melissa Ruggieri

The Music Scene / Melissa Ruggieri

Concerts, live music, Atlanta musicians and the best acts coming to town

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Atlanta Restaurant Scene / John Kessler

Best Atlanta restaurants, new places to try, recipes, Atlanta chefs and food

Momania

Momania / Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

Raising healthy children without going insane, one blog post at a time.

Opinion

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Today's editorial cartoon from the AJC's Pulitzer Prize winner

Jay Bookman

Jay Bookman

Opinion and commentary from the left