5 things to know today: Gwinnett official sparks uproar; Man killed after shootout with deputies

Credit: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Credit: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1. Man killed after shootout with deputies. A deadly shootout between deputies and an armed man near the Fayette-Coweta county line was sparked after a report of someone driving a stolen car into a guardrail. The man was killed during the gun battle on Collinsworth and Goodlin roads, authorities told Channel 2 Action News. [Read here]

2. Gwinnett commissioner sparks outroar after John Lewis comments. One of the highest elected officials in one of Georgia's most diverse counties waded into controversial territory over the weekend when he wrote a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. John Lewis – a Civil Rights legend already locked in a war of words with president-elect Donald Trump – a "racist pig." [Read here]

3. Date set for Bishop Eddie Long memorial services. New Birth has set a date for a service for Bishop Eddie L. Long, who died Sunday at age 63. Elder Craig Heath said during an early morning international prayer call that homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25. [Read here]

4. Morehouse College to seek new leader. The board of trustees for the all-male, historically-black college near downtown Atlanta, declined to renew John S. Wilson's contract when it expires in June. [Read here]

5. How many Atlanta homes watched Falcons beat Seahawks? Thirty-five percent of homes with TVs in the Atlanta market were watching as the Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game by defeating Seattle on Saturday. [Read here]