Carolyn Ryan, Atlanta News First

Carolyn Ryan

Atlanta News First

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Carolyn:

Photo of father and son praying with police officers goes viral

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) – Sometimes life lessons happen when you least expect them. For Rick Scott and his 5-year old son, Jamaine, it happened at a local car wash. → Read More

Drive-thru farmers market program draws thousands across metro Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A new concept, started by the Georgia Department of Agriculture called “Georgia Grown To-Go” is drawing rave reviews across metro Atlanta. → Read More

Sewer systems strained as people shelter in place

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- While people have been staying home more under COVID-19 restrictions, the Henry County Water Authority has experienced an increase in sewage clogs and debris. → Read More

Shuttered shopping malls set to reopen

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- For the last 6 weeks, shopping malls have been shuttered. But come Monday morning, that changes. The doors set to reopen. The question is, will shoppers → Read More

Georgia's short-term rental ban lifted, cabin rentals resume

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (CBS46) -- The North Georgia tourism industry is struggling to recover after taking a huge hit in the wake of the coronavirus. Governor Brian Kemp’s ban on → Read More

New legislation introduced in ongoing fight against toxic air

The Georgia House and Senate unanimously passing bills that would hold companies who release ethylene oxide into the air accountable. → Read More

EPD cancels planned testing at Sterigenics facility

Smyrna, GA (CBS46) -- The medical sterilization company at the center of a nationwide fight over its toxic emissions is under fire yet again for operations at its Cobb County → Read More

Suspect in Delta employee's murder accused of killing a second woman

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (CBS46) – The man who is suspected of killing a female Delta employee Sunday night is also accused of killing a second woman the same night. → Read More

New laws take effect in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A new year means new laws. Bills that were approved by the Georgia General Assembly and signed by Governor Brian Kemp in 2019, officially became law → Read More

Georgia announces first vaping death in the state

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health announced Wednesday the first death in the state from a vaping-associated illness. → Read More

Boy, 8, donates hair for a good cause

When was the last time you had your hair cut? For one Douglas County boy, it has been five years since scissors have touched his hair. It's not for style, but rather a commitment the 8-year-old and... → Read More

Forsyth Co. couple pushing for new law after son dies at bar

A Forsyth County couple is fighting for a new law that would crack down on bars and restaurants that sell alcohol. → Read More

Trainer saves life of trooper after heart attack

A Cherokee County personal trainer saved the life of a Georgia State trooper when he suffered a heart attack while working out. → Read More

Alpharetta store has unique business model

When you open a business, usually you do it to turn a profit. One store in downtown Alpharetta has a different business model. → Read More

Mom and son launch app to benefit Atlanta's homeless

A new app allows people to post pictures like they would on Instagram or Facebook, but help people in need at the same time. → Read More

Boy in need of rare transplant gets a visit from Santa

A Cartersville boy awaiting a rare transplant got a special visit from the big man in red! Santa Claus stopped by 13-year-old Dalton Robinson's home on Wednesday. → Read More

New programs allows you to check out a dog for a day

The Fulton County animal shelter has a new program that allows you to check out a dog for the day. → Read More

Good Samaritan pays vet bill

A woman took on the burden of fostering an abandoned dog that needed emergency medical attention, but to her surprise, a Good Samaritan called into the veterinary clinic where the dog was being boarded over the Thanksgiving holiday and made a hefty contribution to the bill. → Read More

Winter weather preparedness week

State and local officials took heat earlier this year for not being prepared for the ice storm that crippled metro Atlanta. They've taken steps to ensure that future situations are handled better, but are you ready? Georgia's Emergency Management Agency hopes people will take on personal responsibility to prepare for future winter weather emergencies.\ → Read More

Hot toys this holiday season

It's Thanksgiving week and for many of us that means the start of holiday shopping!<br/> → Read More