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

Ruling on marijuana classification disappoints advocates

“This is not the court and this is not the time" to overturn federal law,” she said. Legal experts said Mueller’s decision to hold a fact-finding hearing last year that included expert testimony marked the first time in decades that a federal district court judge seriously considered marijuana’s classification on constitutional grounds. Mueller plans to issue a written ruling and gave defense attorneys three weeks to regroup before a May 6 hearing to set a trial date.

By DON THOMPSON and SUDHIN THANAWALA     The Associated Press                                                                 Thanawala reported from San Francisco SOURCE

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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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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Old Friends and New Memories - Rewind Exchange opens, focuses on vintage fashion in Provo

Corey Folster, owner of Rewind Exchange, cuts the ribbon officially opening his new vintage clothing store in Provo Thursday. On his left, Jacqeline Whitmore, general manager, and Sara Tramp, his business partner. Provo Mayor John Curtis looks on from …


–old Henry County girl was killed when Buick collided with stopping school bus. No injuries were reported by students on the bus. Free access to myAJC for AJC subscribers.

Old Friends and New Memories

“They talked in the shorthand of old friends and shared memories.” ¯ Dee Henderson This week, I met old friends. Cynthia, Shyamala and I have all known ea…