Ben Brasch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

JUST IN: Police raid ‘filthy’ alleged Alpharetta drug house, remove baby and dogs

Officers raided a north Fulton County drug house, finding narcotics along with a baby and two dogs in unfit conditions, Alpharetta police said Tuesday. → Read More

You can buy Braves legend Chipper Jones’ Fulton mansion for $3.75M

Atlanta Braves legendary baseball player Chipper Jones (aka Deland, Florida's Larry Wayne Jones, Jr.) is selling his home in The Manor Golf & Country Club, which is in the Milton/Alpahretta area. He lives elsewhere in metro Atlanta. → Read More

Roswell OKs school zone speed cameras, mailing fines to drivers

If the safety of children isn't enough to make Roswell drivers slow down near school zones, maybe a $75 fine mailed to them from RedSpeed will work. → Read More

What makes a Waffle House good? We asked

We asked people to tell us their favorite Waffle House in metro Atlanta and why. There were scores of responses. Each was a small window into hundreds of lives and how those lives interacted with Waffle House. → Read More

Atlanta police officer, age 28, dies in car crash

Atlanta police officer Jarvis Rushin, of Fairburn, was declared dead at 3 a.m., according to the South Fulton Police Department. He was driving south on Ga. 92 approaching Corn Creek Drive when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. → Read More

Fulton wants your input to help fix overcrowded animal shelter issue

Fulton County, for the third and last time, is holding a event to get community input on how to fix its overcrowded animal shelter and how to improve operations. → Read More

JUST IN: Confederate group sues Alpharetta to fly flag in parade

A local Confederate group is suing Alpharetta because the city has barred them from flying the Confederate battle flag in the city’s parade Saturday. → Read More

Victoria’s Secret in Mall of Georgia hit by crew of thieves, cops say

Gwinnett County police are looking for a six-person crew of thieves they accuse of stealing $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Victoria’s Secret in the Mall of Georgia. → Read More

After falling 3 stories, Instagram-famous K-9 to compete on TV

Alpharetta, Georgia, K-9 Mattis, and his handler, Sgt. → Read More

Backstreet Boys member in trouble with Milton over event space

Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrel is violating the Milton city code by running an event venue out of a mansion he is renting, according to Channel 2 Action News. → Read More

Bear seen swimming in Alpharetta lake

A black bear was seem swimming in northeast Alpharetta’s Lake Windward on Wednesday morning, the city said on Facebook. The city encouraged visitors of the Big Creek Greenway for the next few days to make noise so bears can be aware people are there. → Read More

When does school start in Fulton County this year?

Whether you know a student bettering themselves or you’re a commuter stuck behind a school bus... → Read More

5 students in Fulton named college-sponsored National Merit Scholars

Of the five National Merit Scholars in Fulton County, two were give scholarships by the University of Georgia, two from Vanderbilt University and one by Emory University. → Read More

When is the first day of school in metro Atlanta?

When does school start for 2019-2010 in metro Atlanta? Six school districts go back on Thursday, Aug. 1. Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County go back on Monday, Aug. 12. Find start dates for Atlanta city and county school districts from the AJC. → Read More

Goodie Mob to perform free concert in metro Atlanta

Iconic Atlanta hip-hop group Goodie Mob is headlining East Point’s free summer party. The Dungeon Family group — comprised of Big Gipp, CeeLo Green, Khujo and T-Mo — was an early creator of Southern hip-hop, which has proliferated the sound of rap since the early 1990s. → Read More

AJC Peachtree Road Race 2019: By the numbers

It takes massive amounts of planning to get The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race — dubbed the World's Largest 10K — underway. → Read More

Can you help put a face on Georgians who died in Vietnam?

A Hawaii woman is asking for help to get pictures for the 64 Georgia residents who died during Vietnam. → Read More

Audit: Roswell police force needs more diversity, leadership

An audit of the Roswell Police Department ordered after several incidents of officer misconduct has found a department with low morale. → Read More

Popular Fulton pizza hangout fails with flying bugs, spiders and mold

A popular metro Atlanta eatery, bar and music venue has failed a health inspection in part due to pests and subpar food safety practices. Pizza Bar, 3560 Camp Creek Parkway in southwest Atlanta, scored a 48 on Monday, according to Fulton County health department records. Scores below 70 are a fail. → Read More

Paving will close part of Abernathy Road at Ga. 400 on Saturday

Those looking to drive around the central part of Sandy Springs on Saturday might want to have a back-up route. The city said Wednesday that crews will close three lanes on Abernathy Road near Ga. 400 to pave the road. → Read More