Three big stories worth checking out

Credit: Robert Ray

Credit: Robert Ray provides in-depth coverage of the top stories affecting metro Atlantans. Here are three of the big stories from this past week.

Editor's note: Of course, Monday's College Football Playoff Championship featuring the Georgia Bulldogs is a big story for many in the state (and Alabama), but there's no way you can miss our online coverage at and DawgNation all this weekend leading up to the game. Click here for the latest news on the Georgia Bulldogs and the big game. Here are three other big stories worth checking out this weekend.

The big chill: While metro Atlanta faced temperatures below freezing all week (barely getting above freezing some days when the sun was out), our neighbors on the coast and in South Georgia also had a rare thing to deal with: measurable snow.

READ | Relief is in sight.
SNOWY SOUTH | The scene from Savannah.

FARTHER NORTH | Dealing with the 'bomb cylone.'

At the Gold Dome: The week ahead marks the new session of the Georgia Legislature.  We've got your guide to the top issues for legislators and for the governor.

YOUR GUIDE | One person can make a difference.

THE ISSUES | Legislation on tap for 2018.

POLITICALLY GEORGIA | Your in-depth look at the Capitol.



Airplane's era ends: Delta retired the 747. The jet was the last remaining 747 operated by a U.S. passenger airline. Like other Delta planes over the years, its last trip was to an airplane boneyard in Arizona.

VISIT THE BONEYARD | A look at the journey to the plane's final destination.