Looking back, Kirby Smart said he doesn’t remember what he expected last December when he took the Georgia job. He just knows what he expects now. Having won four national championships at Alabama, knows what he wants his teams to look like, and right now it’s not even close.
Baseball season opens next week. The NBA playoffs begin shortly after that, followed by the NFL draft. April is a busy sports month. It’s an appropriate time to assess the state of Atlanta’s three major pro teams.
It might seem unconventional that something traditionally meaningless can mean even less. Unconventional? Welcome back, Atlanta Braves. They threw convention out sixteen months ago when they started disassembling the roster piece by piece and rebuilding for 2017 at the earliest.
Granted, there’s much more to playing running back in the NFL than bench press reps or even dazzling 40-yard dash times. Still, the news of out the NFL scouting combine this week regarding Keith Marshall was uplifting and inspiring.
When he's not working at a ballpark or riding a bus in the Southern League, Garey Ingram loves to spend time on lakes casting lines or on the golf course. Other than his two years of playing at Middle Georgia, the baseball life is all Ingram has known since graduating from Columbus High in 1988.
Doctors eventually ruled out a heart attack but determined that his collapse was stress related. So the Lady Cougars just started blowing teams out. They did it again Saturday, crushing Young Harris 68-49 for their sixth consecutive win. The average margin of victory in that span: 16.3 points.
Newton didn't want to talk to the media Sunday night. He made that clear with his terse answers and then in his abrupt "I'm done, man" departure. Given a day to reflect, Newton had a chance to make things a little better, Instead, he made them much worse.
Today being national signing day for football, it might be too late for Darren Daniel to offer advice to this year's high school seniors. But juniors and younger players would be well advised to listen to someone who has been there.
Seems like it was forever ago that the Atlanta Falcons were relevant. Five consecutive winning seasons, four of them leading to the playoffs. Just one win -- and possibly just 10 yards -- away from returning to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history.
Officials hosted Wednesday morning a grand opening celebration for Patriot Pointe, the city's new public housing complex for senior citizens. The senior community replaces the old Chapman Homes housing area and offers one- and two- bedroom apartments to residents 55 years of age and older. The complex is part of a two-pronged project that includes the demolition of the Booker T. Washington Apartments at Victory Drive and Veterans Parkway and the building of a new public housing complex on the northern end of that land. The southern end, fronting Victory, Veterans, Fifth Street and Sixth Avenue is planned to be used for commercial development.
New senior housing community described as a 'cathedral for God's children'
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