Brian O'Shea

Brian O'Shea is manager of SEO for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A native of Chamblee, Brian has been a digital and print journalist in assignments ranging from state government and politics to easy recipes (on the former Evening Edge web site) to great suburban places (The AJC Northside bureau). He is a graduate of The University of Georgia and The Ohio State University. His interests include local history, suburban history and growth, Atlanta's best places to walk and better community journalism.

Latest from Brian O'Shea

AJC high school football scoreboard: championship scores
 The AJC sports team is updating playoff scores for the state championship games, Dec. 11-12, 2018 (new dates) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Previous game: Blessed Trinity 23 Cartersville 9 (4A) Last game: Milton 14, Colquitt County 13 (7A) Click here for the live updating high school football scoreboard. >> Now online: Photos...

5:13 AM Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

The AJC sports team is updating playoff scores for the state championship games, Dec. 11-12, 2018 (new dates) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Previous game: Blessed Trinity 23 Cartersville 9 (4A) Last game: Milton 14, Colquitt County 13 (7A) Click here for the live updating high school football scoreboard. >> Now online: Photos...
Presidential funeral train: Recalling FDR’s last journey from Georgia’s Warm Springs
 The special funeral train outfitted to carry former President George H.W. Bush from Houston to College Station, Texas, is an echo of the funeral train that carried Franklin D. Roosevelt from Georgia after his death at Warm Springs in 1945. Roosevelt, a frequent presence in Georgia, was visiting his Warm Springs retreat when he died on...

5:50 PM Thursday, Dec. 06, 2018

The special funeral train outfitted to carry former President George H.W. Bush from Houston to College Station, Texas, is an echo of the funeral train that carried Franklin D. Roosevelt from Georgia after his death at Warm Springs in 1945. Roosevelt, a frequent presence in Georgia, was visiting his Warm Springs retreat when he died on...
AJC runoff election results
 The AJC is updating election results in the Georgia governor's race, state and local races on Tuesday's ballot. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Results are updated as they are released by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Election Office and local county election offices. IN THE NEWS

12:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018

The AJC is updating election results in the Georgia governor's race, state and local races on Tuesday's ballot. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Results are updated as they are released by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Election Office and local county election offices. IN THE NEWS
Funeral set for former Georgia congressman Mac Collins
 The funeral for former U.S. Rep. Michael Allen “Mac” Collins will be Sunday in Milner, Ga. His funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Visitation will be the two hours before the service at the church. Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson is handling arrangements. Collins, who died...

1:59 PM Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

The funeral for former U.S. Rep. Michael Allen “Mac” Collins will be Sunday in Milner, Ga. His funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Visitation will be the two hours before the service at the church. Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson is handling arrangements. Collins, who died...
Election Day left some key Georgia races undecided
 Nearly a week after the Nov. 6 Georgia general election, the race for governor was still up in the air, and a number of other races on the ballot were likely to be settled by recounts and / or runoff elections. Runoff elections are required under Georgia law if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. The runoff election for state and...

9:57 PM Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Nearly a week after the Nov. 6 Georgia general election, the race for governor was still up in the air, and a number of other races on the ballot were likely to be settled by recounts and / or runoff elections. Runoff elections are required under Georgia law if no candidate wins a majority of the vote. The runoff election for state and...
World War I ends: See front page from The Atlanta Constitution
 Sunday, Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended World War I. The headline on the front page of The Atlanta Constitution declared: GERMANS SIGN ARMISTICE WORLD WAR COMES TO END In 1918, Nov. 11 was a Monday. Elsewhere the front page, headlines declared, “Allies Hurling Germans Out Of France,&rdquo...

12:19 AM Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

Sunday, Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice agreement that ended World War I. The headline on the front page of The Atlanta Constitution declared: GERMANS SIGN ARMISTICE WORLD WAR COMES TO END In 1918, Nov. 11 was a Monday. Elsewhere the front page, headlines declared, “Allies Hurling Germans Out Of France,&rdquo...
100th anniversary events mark the end of World War I
 World War I ended 100 years ago this Sunday, in 1918, on what became the day America celebrates its veterans.   Originally called Armistice Day and now marked as Veterans Day, tradition calls for commemoration at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month (November). Here are three places to observe the Armistice Day centennial...

9:04 PM Thursday, Nov. 08, 2018

World War I ended 100 years ago this Sunday, in 1918, on what became the day America celebrates its veterans.   Originally called Armistice Day and now marked as Veterans Day, tradition calls for commemoration at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month (November). Here are three places to observe the Armistice Day centennial...
AJC Election Results
 The AJC is updating election results in the Georgia governor's race, state and local races on Tuesday's ballot. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Results are updated as they are released by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Election Office and local county election offices. >> MAP view: Updates on the Congressional Balance of...

12:46 AM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

The AJC is updating election results in the Georgia governor's race, state and local races on Tuesday's ballot. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Results are updated as they are released by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Election Office and local county election offices. >> MAP view: Updates on the Congressional Balance of...
Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 2 for the General Election
 If you prefer to vote early for the Nov. 6 General Election in Georgia, time is running out. The final weekday of early voting is Friday, Nov. 2. After that, your last chance will come Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. And remember, you can only vote in the county where you are registered. Final caution: The weekday lines have been long. Some...

2:50 PM Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

If you prefer to vote early for the Nov. 6 General Election in Georgia, time is running out. The final weekday of early voting is Friday, Nov. 2. After that, your last chance will come Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. And remember, you can only vote in the county where you are registered. Final caution: The weekday lines have been long. Some...
When is the next Georgia election, and who is on the ballot?
 Georgia’s next election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The ballot includes candidates for governor and other state offices, the Georgia Legislature, Congress and a list of local offices, mostly on the county level. 2018 is a midterm election year, falling between the 2016 and 2020 election years for president. Georgia&rsquo...

8:03 PM Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Georgia’s next election takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The ballot includes candidates for governor and other state offices, the Georgia Legislature, Congress and a list of local offices, mostly on the county level. 2018 is a midterm election year, falling between the 2016 and 2020 election years for president. Georgia&rsquo...