Chipper, state taxes and the Grammys: Three stories worth checking out

MyAJC.com provides in-depth coverage of the top stories affecting metro Atlantans. Here are three highlights from this past week that you might have missed. Get more details on myAJC.com by clicking on the links below.

Chipper Jones: He was always with the Braves, and now he'll be with some of his fellow Braves stars in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, Chipper Jones was elected to the hall in his first year on the ballot, drawing an overwhelming 97.2-percent support from voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, who also elected Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman for the Class of 2018 to be inducted July 29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Behind the legend | 'We all knew Chipper Jones would be a Hall of Famer.' 

When it became official | First ballot sealed it

Your taxes: The legislative session is underway and a mandatory task that state lawmakers have to complete each year is pass a state budget. In future years, we could wind up giving them more to work with. Georgians may wind up paying a massive $3.6 billion more in state taxes over the next five years because of changes made last month in the federal tax code. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained a copy of the estimate by Gov. Nathan Deal's administration, which showed a huge windfall for the state. So while many Georgians may pay less in federal taxes, they likely will wind up with bigger state tax bills.

Exclusive report | How the federal tax cut could affect what you owe Georgia

Our legislative coverage this session | Check Politically Georgia

And the Grammy goes to: The Grammy Awards ceremony will be live Sunday night from New York City.  Musicians up for honors include some Georgia connections. The AJC's music reporter Melissa Ruggieri has your guide to music's big night and also will be providing coverage from the event.

Back in the Big Apple | Inside the 2018 Grammys and their return to New York

Atlanta-based group | Zac Brown Band is ready for its close-up

Another Atlanta group | Mastodon, the 'weirdo heavy rock band' up for two Grammys

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