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Lots of us work remotely in bad weather. Why not more often?

12:40 pm Jan. 19, 2018

Atlanta’s most recent winter weather event led to widespread school closings, lots of flight delays or cancelations – and unusually empty highways.

Ahead of and during the frosty precipitation, Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale repeatedly urged motorists to stay off the roads –  “My advice is to take my advice” and stay put, she said during a radio interview with WSB. Although area

What Atlanta’s weather forced Waffle House to do

12:36 pm Jan. 17, 2018

Metro Atlanta-based Waffle House is such a stalwart in the storm that it’s actually sort of an official weather barometer. The so-called Waffle House Index really is a thing as FEMA explains on its site.

“If a Waffle House store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green,” the article notes. “If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it’s yellow. When the

Heading to the Rose Bowl? Take this out of your carry-on bags

8:04 am Dec. 27, 2017

If you’re headed to the Rose Bowl and want to prepare for cocktail hour ahead of time, make sure to leave the goods out of your carry-on bags.

You could have a serious party with the amount of booze Transportation Security Administration agents find in people’s bags. Only that’s not what happens – they just pour it out. The TSA posted this photo of two weeks’ worth of hootch people tried

Was this the top toy in Georgia this Christmas?

10:54 am Dec. 25, 2017

If your household comports with predictive retail analysis, Santa left a certain a high-priced gadget under your tree last night.

The PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB, running around $400, was the hottest gift in Georgia this year, 24/7

How Atlanta said goodbye to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

6:00 pm Dec. 1, 2017

As of today Buckhead has a glamorous new hotel at the corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads.

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, a 507-room property that includes 56 luxury suites, a new Legacy Ballroom and renovated bar and restaurant area, pays homage to Buckhead’s founder of lore, John Whitley. The farmer and landowner shot and dressed a deer in the mid 1800s and mounted its head on a post, tagging

Caught on video: Dads duke it out at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game

7:01 pm Nov. 26, 2017

Two guys in the running for sportsman of the year were caught on a video clip taken at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game.

The sorry episode was billed as “Dad fight,” although it’s unclear if these guys are actually dads.

Georgia claimed a lopsided victory on Saturday. See AJC sports writer Ken Sugiura’s post-game report card here.

It’s unclear when the mid-game boxing match broke out .. but we’re gonna go out on