Stories by Jeff Martin

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Witnesses saw plane climb, then roll before crash

ATLANTA - Witnesses told federal investigators they heard a small airplane's engines accelerate rapidly just before its nose slammed into the ground during an aborted landing at a west Georgia ...
By Jeff Martin

Wire walker eyes 2015 date to cross Georgia gorge

ATLANTA - High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot-deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great-grandfather accomplished the feat.
By Jeff Martin

Wallenda to cross Ga. gorge in 2015

ATLANTA - High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot-deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great-grandfather accomplished the feat.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Ga. gorge on tight roper's mind

ATLANTA - Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new goal: the nearly 1,000-foot deep Tallulah Gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Incorrect signs warn Atlanta drivers of new storm watch

ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters ...
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Atlanta mayor defends using emergency lanes in jam

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor is defending his use of emergency lanes at the height of Tuesday's icy traffic jam so he could do an interview at The Weather Channel's studios.
By Jeff Martin

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Childhood in Africa affects 'Walking Dead' actor

ATLANTA - Growing up in Zimbabwe and visiting South Africa as a young woman helped forge Danai Gurira's passion for producing theater in Africa.
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013

Iconic Polaris lounge to rejoin Atlanta skyline

ATLANTA - Polaris, the landmark blue dome that once dominated Atlanta's skyline, will soon reopen, nearly half a century after it was built.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Battlefield land acquired near Atlanta

ATLANTA - One of the nation's most-visited Civil War sites will be expanded to include 42 acres where Confederate soldiers tried to stop Union forces from reaching Atlanta.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

'The Walking Dead' brings new life to Georgia town

The hugely popular TV show "The Walking Dead" ended up coming to town and bringing new life to Grantville.
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Evelyn Lowery, women's rights pioneer, dies at 88

The wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery died Thursday at her home in Georgia.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Airport blaze injures 2 firefighters

ATLANTA - Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a blaze that sent thick smoke into a terminal at Atlanta's airport, authorities said.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Cause of fall at Turner Field still a mystery

ATLANTA - On the upper deck concourse at Turner Field, curious fans stood next to a railing overlooking a parking lot, wondering how a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan could have fallen to his death.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

Mother of Braves fan who died in game fall tells AP they spoke on phone shortly before death.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Inspired by Pamplona, Great Bull Run coming to US

ATLANTA - Organizers of a new event planned for several U.S. cities plan to unleash bulls to sprint through fenced-in courses as daredevils try to avoid being trampled.
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

IRS training held at island resort, Atlanta hotels

A government report blasting the Internal Revenue Service for its spending on seminars, speakers and training videos lists 22 Georgia conferences at high-end hotels in downtown Atlanta and on St. ...
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vintage film of baseball is uncovered

ATLANTA - Researchers have uncovered a nearly 100-year-old home movie of a baseball game in south Georgia, a piece of film they say might represent the earliest moving images of the sport in the ...
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Reward offered in cemetery desecration

Caretakers of one of Georgia's oldest cemeteries say the scene was heart-breaking: A toddler's bones were spilled on the ground. The uniform buried with a soldier in another plot was strewn on the ...
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Police find bullet fired in baby killing

ATLANTA - Investigators are looking at a possible gang tie in the slaying of a Georgia toddler and said Thursday that a bullet used in the shooting has been recovered.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Police probe attacks on home of small-town newspaper editor

State police are trying to figure out why someone smashed a brick through the window of a small-town, south Georgia newspaper editor's home, then fired gunshots into the house and tried to light ...
By Jeff Martin

Top headlines

Ga. elementary, middle schools test well; high schools struggle

ATLANTA - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' ...
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