5 things to know today: Trump taps Atlanta attorney to lead FBI, and more

1. Trump taps Atlanta attorney to lead FBI. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will nominate a former Atlanta federal prosecutor to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey. The president said in a tweet that he picked Christopher Wray because he had "impeccable credentials." [Read here]

2. Inmate, fiancée plead guilty to running scheme to help prisoners escape. A DeKalb County couple, one of whom is an inmate, connected to a series of prison breakouts in southeast Atlanta have plead guilty to helping inmates escape and taking them to restaurants, hotels or homes in exchange for money. [Read here]

3. Local issues take back seat during 6th District debate. In the first head-to-head debate between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, the duo tangled over many of the same big-ticket policy items that defined last year's presidential contest, from terrorism to health care to campaign finance. [Read here]

4. College Football Playoff puts 'game plan in place' for Atlanta. College Football Playoff staffers made another of their regular visits to Atlanta on Tuesday, continuing preparations to hold the upcoming season's national championship game here. The championship game will be played Jan. 8, a Monday night, in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. [Read here]

5. Joel Osteen expected to draw 40,000 at SunTrust Park this fall. Pastor Joel Osteen, leader of one of the nation's largest megachurches, spent most of the day Monday in Atlanta spreading the word about the upcoming annual "America's Night of Hope." The Sept. 30 event, is being billed as two-and-half hours of praise, worship and inspiration. [Read here]