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:

Publix in Cobb sells an unclaimed winning Mega Million ticket

The Publix at 4480 S. Cobb Drive SE. in Cobb County's Smyrna sold the Mega Millions ticket, the agency said. The ticket matched the first four winning numbers with the Mega Ball. → Read More

Hawks, politicians, others help pack million meals to help the hungry

U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Hawks star Vince Carter were among those at the State Farm Arena event to feed the hungry. → Read More

By neighborhood: How long on average a person lives in metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution mapped the publicly released data from a new federal study to find the average life expectancy for each Census tract in the five core counties in metro Atlanta: Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Clayton. → Read More

St. Marys on Georgia coast emerges unscathed from Hurricane Dorian

Residents of St. Marys, Georgia's southernmost coastal city, woke up to minimal flooding and damage Wednesday morning after Hurricane Dorian passed → Read More

Hurricane Dorian’s outer bands reach South Georgia

Officials in Glynn County on Wednesday morning said they expect the the impact from Hurricane Dorian... → Read More

Georgians told to evacuate coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Georgians were told to evacuate coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival, but some are weighing whether to stay put at least a bit longer. → Read More

Gov. Kemp in Brunswick: Evacuate from the coast, don’t take chances

Georgia governor tells coastal residents in six counties to leave before Hurricane Dorian's arrival → Read More

Sandy Springs’ most notable tree to be removed due to safety concerns

A white oak tree with a trunk five feet in diameter sits inside Sandy Springs' Lost Corner Preserve, a 24-acre park. It's being removed. → Read More

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