Bishop Eddie Lee Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist, and wife, Vanessa Griffin Long, attended the Trumpet Awards in 2005. STAFF / 2005 photo

5 things to know: Bishop Eddie Long says he once considered suicide

Five things to know Wednesday, Feb. 17:

1. Bishop Eddie Long admitted during a recent service that he once considered taking his own life. [Shelia Poole has more on this story here]

2. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a prediction for the more than 4,800 who packed a Morehouse College arena to hear him speak. [Greg Bluestein tells you what Sanders said | Was Vincent Fort's speech a preview of a mayoral run?]

3. Are the Braves returning to Palm Beach for spring training? [Tim Tucker tells you what the chances are]

4. A former UGA assistant is joining Todd Gurley in Los Angeles. [Find out what he'll be doing for the Rams here]

5. Go outside today. It's going to be as close to perfect as you can get this time of year. [Your Atlanta weather forecast can be found here]

Bonus content

Throughout February, we're bringing you 29 reasons to celebrate Black History Month. Today's reason is No. 17, Alonzo Herndon, Atlanta's first black millionaire.

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