This undated composite photograph made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. 
Photo: WDBJ-TV
Photo: WDBJ-TV

The scoop on Thursday, August 27: 5 things to know this morning

The alleged gunman was a former reporter who had been fired by Virginia television station WDBJ-TV. He killed two of the station's journalists while they were broadcasting live Wednesday morning, recording the act on video himself. The graphic video, along with a string of tweets, was posted to his Twitter account before it was suspended. Read more.

2. Lawsuit: Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill was 'racist, sexist and ageist'

Former Clayton County deputy Lynda M. Cook is suing Sheriff Victor Hill for sex, race, age and color discrimination. Cook says Hill even had her train her own replacement when she was being terminated, causing her to lose "pay, security, benefits and prestige." Attempts to reach Hill for comment were unsuccessful. Read more.

3. Braves' Miller blows lead in loss to Rockies, is winless in 18 starts

Wednesday's game was the 18th consecutive winless start for Shelby Miller — the longest by any Braves pitcher in a season since the move to Atlanta in 1966. Miller blew a 3-0 lead against the Rockies when he gave up four runs in the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss at Turner Field. Read more.

4. Infinite Energy gets more than just a new name with Gwinnett Center deal

According to the just-released contract between the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau and gas company Infinite Energy, the $18 million naming rights deal also ensures the name will be on napkins, cups, tickets, programs, employee uniforms and more. Read more.

5. New system in place for visitors for Carter's Sunday School class

Maranatha Baptist Church released an updated plan Wednesday for the expected pool of visitors for the former president's class this Sunday. This week, only 400 people will be allowed into the church. At 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, visitors will take a number and must remain at the church to ensure entrance into the 10 a.m. class. Read more.

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