Articles by Jonathan Landrum Jr.

State Farm Purchases Naming Rights to Atlanta Hawks Arena

Philips Arena in Atlanta is being renamed for State Farm after a $192.5 million renovation. The Atlanta Hawks and the insurance company announced Wednesday they have reached a 20-year deal on naming rights for the arena, currently in the final …

Water Main Break Near Atlanta Floods Highway, Closes Businesses

A massive water main break sent water gushing into neighborhoods and flooded a major highway near Atlanta on Wednesday morning, forcing more than 100 schools to close and shutting down businesses miles away. The break in a major transmission main …

Heavy Snow Causes Problems Across the Southeast

An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, but icy road conditions left problems and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region. Forecasters warned that moisture on the roadways could freeze overnight and cause …

Irma’s Path Through the Southeast Causes Flooding; Kills 2 in Georgia, 2 in South Carolina

The remnants of Hurricane Irma forced Atlanta’s international airport – the world’s busiest passenger airport – to cancel nearly 200 flights early Tuesday. The storm also claimed two lives in Georgia and two in South Carolina. The flights canceled at …

Trucking Company, Driver Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Crash that Killed 5

A grand jury has indicted a tractor-trailer driver and his employer accused of causing a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students. The Bryan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted John Wayne Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, …

Tornadoes Leave Damage Behind in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi

Strong storms plowed through Georgia on their way to the Carolinas Friday, spawning at least one confirmed tornado, after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in central …