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New Young Thug judge steps aside due to ex-deputy’s romance with co-defendant

Two days after she was assigned to take over the trial of Young Thug and his alleged associates, Fulton County Judge Shukura Ingram recused herself.

Georgia film, TV business ‘should be booming.’ Here’s why it’s not

Though film and TV production grew in Georgia during the second quarter, business remains below the peak amid some turmoil in the industry.

OPINION

TORPY: Fani Willis aimed high. But now her RICOs lie in the ditch

Prosecutor hid deal in death-penalty case, court filing alleges

Lawyers say prosecutors let a co-defendant escape a death sentence in exchange for testimony about the murder of a woman during an attempted convenience store robbery.

Election 2024

Kemp tells the AJC: It's Trump’s platform, 'doesn't really matter what we think'

The governor had distanced himself from the Georgia Republican Party and Donald Trump, but that is starting to change right now, according to the AJC’s Greg Bluestein.

Republican National Convention

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JD Vance to speak tonight during Day 3 of the GOP convention

The Ohio senator will address delegates and a prime-time national audience to formally accept his nomination.

OPINION

MURPHY: Will surviving an assassination attempt change Donald Trump for good?

The Trump we’ve heard from and seen in the three days since the assassination attempt has been noticeably different from the one Saturday on stage.

Georgia’s voters are getting older. Who benefits?

Senior citizens are the fastest-growing group of voters in Georgia, which will likely benefit Republicans, according to some political scientists.

THE LATEST

‘JD is the perfect guy for Trump,’ says New York delegate

Georgia News

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New details revealed about Microsoft’s $1.8B data center near Atlanta

The data center in Union City south of Atlanta will be larger than the Mall of Georgia and would also rank among largest such projects in the Southeast.

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This is how a new law targets street racing in Georgia

The new law went into effect this month.

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Atlanta on clock to host MLB All-Star Game - again

Atlanta lost the 2021 event because of changes in Georgia’s voting rights law, which moved it to Denver.

Atlanta Entertainment

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Donald Glover leads 2024 Emmy nominees from Georgia

The 2024 Emmy nominations are in, and Georgia plays a healthy role in them.

THE LINEUP

Janet Jackson concert, grilling class: 5 Black culture events to attend

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Black Culture team curates a list of event recommendations to help you navigate the diverse array of happenings in the city.

Magic, mystery, mayhem await in puppetry center’s season of exploration

Terminus’ new season steps out with new dancers and new ballets

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Crime and Public Safety

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Mother grieves after 16-year-old killed in NW Atlanta shooting

Victim identified as nephew of Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by police in 2020.

Pregnant Gwinnett teen killed; ex-boyfriend accused of lying to police

A pregnant Gwinnett County teenager was found dead in a wooded area by family members early Monday morning, authorities said.

Man dies after being shot multiple times at SE Atlanta home

An investigation is ongoing after a man was shot multiple times on Schell Road.

‘Irrevocably tainted’: Young Thug trial in peril after judge’s removal

Judge Ural Glanville's recusal during rapper Young Thug's gang and racketeering trial is unprecedented, casting uncertainty over Georgia's longest-running trial.

Housing in Metro Atlanta

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Report finds $500 million ‘gap’ for city’s affordable housing goals

The Atlanta Housing Authority is trying to meet demand for new housing by reaching its goal of creating and preserving thousands of affordable housing units in five years.

HUD likely to impose sanctions on Fulton Housing Authority

Fulton housing authority acknowledges financial, staff mess.

Biden calls for rent caps and penalties on corporate landlords

The president called for Congress to reign in corporate landlords by capping annual rent increases on existing units to 5%.

Gwinnett County Commission approves flat property tax rate on 3-2 vote

Most homeowners will not pay more to the county government, though they might pay more to the school system.

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Metro Atlanta

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Georgia film, TV business ‘should be booming.’ Here’s why it’s not

Though film and TV production grew in Georgia during the second quarter, business remains below the peak amid some turmoil in the industry.

Why Todd and Julie Chrisley are in prison

A federal jury found that former reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley defrauded metro Atlanta banks out of $36 million and tried to avoid paying taxes.

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER

Hot today, but slightly cooler, rainier pattern coming

Metro Atlanta is headed for 90-degree highs again on Wednesday, but temps should stay in the 80s starting tomorrow.

Georgia

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ties for best in Southeast

When it comes to children's hospitals, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the best, according to U.S. News World and Report.

This is how a new law targets street racing in Georgia

The new law went into effect this month.

Savannah Seven: Women who helped preserve downtown to be memorialized

Seven women credited with kickstarting Savannah, Georgia's historic preservation movement seven decades ago are getting more public recognition.

Opinion

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OPINION: Fani Willis aimed high. But now her RICOs lie in the ditch

OPINION

The Republican Party is wrong about what Georgians want on abortion rights

Georgians deserve care and compassion in pregnancy — not punishment, shame or the threat of jail time.

07/17 Mike Luckovich: Natural beauty

Mike Luckovich cartoon on the Republican Party platform

Election 2024

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Donald Trump’s rivals sing his praises at the Republican National Convention

Nikki Haley and other former rivals unite to praise Donald Trump's leadership post-assassination attempt, urging voters to prioritize national renewal over past criticisms.

What Brian Kemp’s olive branch says about Donald Trump’s Republican Party

Gov. Brian Kemp attempts to smooth tensions with fellow Republicans at the GOP convention after previous conflicts with Donald Trump and his supporters

Black Republicans meet and strategize during convention

The event in Milwaukee focused on celebrating Black conservatives.

GEORGIA AT THE RNC

The Biden campaign is sounding the alarm over ‘Project 2025’

Joe Biden's campaign warns of dire economic and healthcare access risks under a potential second Trump term during a news conference.

Politically Georgia

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PG A.M.: Georgia stays in the political shadows at Republican convention

Georgia may be a swing state in the presidential election, but at the Republican National Convention, its political leaders are largely not being given high-profile roles.

The backlash against the Georgia election board’s actions is growing

The Republican-dominated panel approved two election rule changes in a meeting ahead of the hotly contested November presidential showdown that may have been illegal.

LISTEN

Former Trump aide ‘encouraged’ by the support for the 2024 GOP platform

Georgia congressional candidate Brian Jack talks about the Republican convention on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution podcast "Politically Georgia."

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Georgia

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Mike Collins draws heat for feeding conspiracies following assassination attempt

Even some Republicans are distancing themselves from U.S. Rep. Mike Collins after he spread conspiracy theories about the assassination attempt against Donald Trump.

Georgia’s voters are getting older. Who benefits?

Senior citizens are the fastest-growing group of voters in Georgia, which will likely benefit Republicans, according to some political scientists.

Savannah Chrisley says prosecutors targeted her parents because of their conservative beliefs

The reality TV star blamed Democrats in Fulton County for her parents’ legal troubles.

US

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LISTEN

Rich McCormick weighs in on Trump’s ‘evolution’ as a politician

U.S. Rep. Rich McCormick talks about the state of the Republican Party and former president Donald Trump's tone shift on the "Politically Georgia" podcast.

JD Vance to speak tonight during Day 3 of the GOP convention

Day 3 of the Republican National Convention will put U.S. Sen JD Vance in the spotlight as he speaks to delegates and a prime-time national audience to formally accept his nom

Donald Trump’s rivals sing his praises at the Republican National Convention

Nikki Haley and others united to praise Donald Trump's leadership after the assassination attempt and urged voters to prioritize national renewal over past criticisms.

Trump Investigations

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Arguments in Fani Willis appeal set for after election

Arguments are set after Election Day in the appeal to disqualify DA Fani Willis from prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others in the Georgia election case.

Trump co-defendant in Fulton County RICO case again asks court to disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis

Georgia case in limbo as appeals court considers ruling allowing Fani Willis to remain on the case.

The Trump criminal cases: How they compare

The dismissal of the classified documents case has roiled the legal landscape.

Braves

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Braves to offer new seating options at Truist Park

Seating options are broadening at the Braves stadium with a plan to expand the Chop House and open a new area called The Bullpen.

Max Fried, Reynaldo Lopez, Marcell Ozuna make appearances in All-Star game

This was the Braves’ third straight season of having four or more All-Star representatives. Next All-Star stop - Truist Park in 2025.

Huascar Ynoa to begin rehab assignment today

Food & Dining

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Georgia Classics: Chamblee’s Frosty Caboose marks 15 years of ice cream and trains

For 15 years, the Frosty Caboose in Chamblee has attracted an array of visitors looking to devour a sundae while watching the trains go by just beyond the tree line.

RECIPE: Make La Grotta Ristorante Italiano’s Panna Cotta

Vincent Stewart, manager of La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, was pleased to share the recipe for panna cotta from executive chef Daniel Chance.

Reformation Brewery offers a small-batch lager that benefits a good cause

For the third year in a row, Shepherd’s Men Clarity lager, brewed in support of a local veterans advocacy group, is available from Reformation Brewery in metro Atlanta.

RECIPE: A hearty salad for scorching summer days

Take inspiration from the deli counter and combine two creamy classics — coleslaw and chicken salad — into a dish that’s filling but still easy, quick and refreshingly cold.

UATL

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Tariq Nasheed tells untold hip-hop history with ‘Microphone Check’

Tariq Nasheed is hosting screenings of his hip-hop documentary, “Microphone Check: The Hidden History of Hip-Hop,” at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Heat Check: Our best songs from Georgia artists this year (so far)

Morehouse College’s president to step down

Thomas plans to remain in Atlanta where he will assume a faculty position at Morehouse and help with the capital campaign he started.

Trendsetter Sense trades ‘Gangsta’ for the gospel

The legendary mixtape DJ explains the story and mission behind his new faith-based radio show.

Things to Do

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Georgia film, TV business ‘should be booming.’ Here’s why it’s not

Though film and TV production grew in Georgia during the second quarter, business remains below the peak amid some turmoil in the industry.

BET launches two new Tyler Perry comedy, drama channels on Pluto, Roku

The launching of the two channels comes on the heels of Tyler Perry extending his partnership with BET.

Now for something completely different: Cirque bringing holiday show to Fox

Lifestyle

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The LineUp: 5 Black culture events to attend July 17-24

Straighten up: Wall angels could be your posture game changer

Proper alignment can improve breathing, reduce headaches and support overall spine and neck health.

Night owls challenge early birds for cognitive edge, study suggests

The early bird may not always get the worm, at least when it comes to cognitive performance.

Entertainment

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Atlanta Open, which brought some bounce to the city, prepares for finale

The Atlanta Open, which drew the biggest American male tennis stars over 14 years, is going away after this year after the ATP shuffled its schedule.

Steve Craig of 99X to be inducted into 2024 Legends of Radio Hall of Fame

Steve Craig was inducted into the 2024 Legends of Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, the group Friends of Georgia Radio announced Monday.

Tyler Perry, promoting Amazon film ‘Divorce in the Black,’ planning time off

Tyler Perry said "Divorce in the Black" starring Meagan Good and Cory Hardrict is very much like many of his earlier dramas featuring a woman in peril and faith-based homilies

Travel

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Summer travel: Lakes, oceans, rivers and water parks a cool source of fun in the sun

Summer Travel: 11 places to soak up some sun and find relief in cool waters.

Summer’s last gasp: Family getaways before back to school

Consider these suggestions for a last family getaway before school starts back.

Hartsfield-Jackson ranks among best in nation for stress-free travel

It may be the busiest airport, but it's also one of the least stressful, according to new rankings.

News Partners

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Trump’s environmental impact endures, at home and around the world

The United States returned to the Paris pact after Trump’s presidency, but he showed other populist leaders a way out of the global climate agreement.

Trump shooting puts spotlight on Secret Service leadership and the women serving in its ranks

Kimberly Cheatle is being called to testify in front of Congress while some conservatives question whether women are fit to provide protection.

After nearly 50 years, this Rome trail loop is officially open

A plan that began nearly 50 years ago reached fruition this month with the official opening of the most recent section of the Mount Berry Trail.

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Investigations

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String of environmental violations raises concerns about firm linked to Okefenokee mine project

Twin Pines and others affiliated with its parent company have committed more than 70 violations across multiple states, records show.

For some Georgia correctional officers, inmates are their weapons

Some Georgia correctional officers have allowed inmates to carry out violent attacks on other prisoners or even instigated them. An AJC investigation.

Georgia town alerted to off-duty work before firing police chief, suspending its force

Days before it fired its chief, suspended its police force and called in GBI, Warm Springs received an anonymous email about its officers' off-duty jobs.

Video

16-year-old nephew of Rayshard Brooks shot to death, mother says

16-year-old nephew of Rayshard Brooks shot to death, mother says

Television personality Savannah Chrisley addresses the Republican National Convention

Governor Kemp tells the AJC: It's Trump’s platform, "doesn't matter what we think"

The AJC speaks with Governor Kemp at the Republican National Convention on July 16.

Photos

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Photos: A look at the Braves representatives in MLB All-Star game

The National League squared off against the American League in the midseason classic Tuesday in Arlington, Texas.

PHOTOS: Day two of the Republican National Convention

Republicans gathered in Milwaukee on Tuesday for the second day of the Republican National Convention.

PHOTOS: Georgians at the Republican National Convention

Gov. Brian Kemp spoke to Georgia delegates in Wisconsin on Tuesday on the second day of the Republican National Convention.

Podcasts

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LISTEN

This former Trump aide is ‘encouraged’ by the support for the Republican platform

Georgia congressional candidate Brian Jack talks about the Republican convention on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution podcast "Politically Georgia."

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United faces NYCFC coming off loss to Montreal

LISTEN

JD Vance’s law school roommate says he is the most ‘vindictive and angry option’ for addressing inequality in America

State Sen. Josh McLaurin, a recent guest on ‘Politically Georgia,’ discussed the Ohio senator’s shift from a Donald Trump critic to 2024 running mate.