November 1977 – From the original caption “University of Georgia, Bulldog Mascot with his snout on a Gatorade Bottle. November 1977.” 

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Credit: Allan Walker / Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive

Mobile Experimentation: End Chronic Homelessness in Atlanta

I formatted a blog post, “End chronic homelessness,” which were two opinion articles posted on the MyAJC site that were posted on one blog post. My goal was to format this blog post to make the articles look better for a mobile screen. Here is the before and after of what I did.


The text of the story was unedited in terms of formatting. Besides the bolding of the title and byline, not much else seemed to be formatted on this blog post. I thought it should be made obvious to the reader where one opinion piece started and the other ended.

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Sweet victory

Oct. 3, 1997 – John Smoltz and Chipper Jones, right, talk with the media after their victory over Houston in the Division Series in Houston. 

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Photo credit: Marlene Karas / AJC file

Light Up Atlanta

June 25, 1983 - Central City Park (now Woodruff Park) provided a great place for people to watch fireworks light up Atlanta’s skyline during the ‘Light Up Atlanta Festival.’ In the early ’80s, the Light Up Atlanta festival drew as many as 300,000 people downtown one weekend each June for a nighttime party of dancing, drinking and dining.

In the early ’80s, the Light Up Atlanta festival drew as many as 300,000 people downtown each June for a nighttime weekend party of dancing, drinking and dining. First held in June 1983 as a way to draw suburban residents back to downtown Atlanta after dark, Light Up Atlanta eventually became a victim of its early success and violence ended the party after only three festivals. Here’s our look back through the lenses of our AJC photographers at the days when downtown turned on the lights — and the charm — for one weekend each June. Go to to see more images.


1955 – Boys in the lunchroom at Rome’s East Main School enjoy some milk. As our photographer noted, “at two cents each they could afford two half pints.” Pretty shrewd, fellahs.

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Photo credit: Margaret Shannon / AJC file

Atlanta hotel-motel taxes will pay $200 million toward construction of the Falcons stadium and hundreds of millions more toward interest payments, operations and maintenance. The total amount will depend on tax collections, but could add up to more than $600 million over 30 years.

Braves fans will find out the cost of season tickets in $622 million SunTrust Park next month. But Cobb County government already knows its price — nearly $400 million for construction and capital maintenance. A county-wide property tax levy, along with a variety of other taxes, fees and team rent payments, will pay off the debt over 30 years. Between the Falcons and Braves new homes, more than $1 billion in public money will be devoted to the stadiums.