Atlanta people and places

U.S. Secret Service at Mercedes-Benz Stadium security gates

3:00 pm Jan. 8, 2018

Headed to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship? You’ll want to bundle up, but bring only the essentials.

With President Donald Trump planning to attend the game, U.S. Secret Service agents are manning security checkpoints and going about it quite assiduously.

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Stadium security is of course always thorough but with the president on the way it’s ratcheted up quite a bit. Gates opened to

Tons of tickets still available as fans balk at high prices

10:18 am Jan. 8, 2018

The College Football Playoff National Championship kicks off in a matter of hours, and there’s lots of real estate yet available inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Following a spike immediately after Georgia’s historic Rose Bowl victory, prices fell quite a bit but have been holding steady. Inventory levels are too, suggesting fans are opting for their cozy couch or favorite bar stool over a stadium seat starting in the four figures.


Golden Globes center on politics, social issues this year

8:21 pm Jan. 7, 2018

The Golden Globe Awards, often a night of silliness running up to the Oscars, took on a much darker tone this year, both literally and figuratively.

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“Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen,” began host Seth Meyers, addressing a ballroom full of entertainers wearing black in a show of solidarity stemming from

Former Bama QB Greg McElroy: UGA resembles Alabama of 10 years ago

6:26 pm Jan. 7, 2018

NFL player turned analyst and College Football Hall of Famer Greg McElroy knows what it takes to go all the way at the college level. The Crimson Tide’s former starting quarterback, in Atlanta for the national championship game, picks Alabama on Monday. But he’s got respect for the Bulldogs after their historic Rose Bowl victory, and predicts an exciting matchup on Monday.

“It’s amazing to me just how much Georgia at this

Atlanta connections among Golden Globe nominees

4:34 pm Jan. 7, 2018

Atlanta-filmed “Stranger Things” is up for some Golden Globes love again this year. Netflix’s retro sci-fi series, which has announced it’ll film a Season 3, is up against “The Crown” (last year’s winner) and other strong contenders, “Game of Thrones,” “Handmaid’s Tale” and “This Is Us.”

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The downtown Atlanta spots where movies have filmed

8:21 am Jan. 7, 2018

You know the scene in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” when Peter Parker trots down an alley, shucks off his school clothes and gets into his Spider-Man suit? Or the scene in “Captain America: Civil War” where an