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Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta. He was graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science. His television career has given him the opportunity to cover as varied events as Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, the US Open, Grey Cups, and even political conventions. He has also covered high school athletics for Georgia Public Broadcasting for twenty-one years as a host and correspondent for its high school coverage- including the “Football Fridays in Georgia” game of the week and the GHSA football and basketball championships.

He is also the author of five books about high school and college football in the southeast: “Backroads and Backfields” “100 Things Georgia Football Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” “Peach State Pigskin: A History of High School Football in Georgia” “A History of College Football in Georgia” and “Above Ground: The Gene Jelks Story”. He has other books and manuscripts in planning stages for 2016. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his far-more-pretty wife, Patty, and his two furry children- a Pekingese named Trooper and a cat that acts more like a dog, Trouble.

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Football Player With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown

Two weeks ago toward the end of a game in west Georgia’s Heard County, a conversation during a time out led one coach to an idea. Temple High head coach Seth Rogers wanted to give sophomore running...

November 9, 2012 - 2:51am

High Schools Face Sports Changes

The GHSA executive committee met Monday to change the way Georgia high schools are grouped to play sports. Currently, there are five classifications, A through AAAAA. The number of students per...

November 22, 2011 - 10:46am

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GPB Sports Blog

Down To The Final, Crazy Eights

ON TO WEEKEND TWO! And we still have some surprises as we have motored along toward the Macon Coliseum and the first weekend of the month of March... Let me get some football news out first...

February 24, 2016 - 12:14pm
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The Rounds of 16 Are Here!

It’s that time… And, this time around, I mean “Basketball Playoff Time…” We’ve already had some upsets that have opened up some big holes on the Road To Macon… and, as we go along, it’s time to...

February 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Now, All The Action AFTER Signing Day Starts

It’s that time of year… And by “that time” I mean football season… It’s an animal that never changes and only gets more intense… National Signing Day is officially behind us which means that...

February 11, 2016 - 1:59pm
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GPB Sports National Signing Day 2016 Recap: Around The Country

Scouts from around the country flock to Georgia since it's a top-5 state for recruiting... There are student-athletes from one end of the country playing in some places you wouldn't normally...

February 3, 2016 - 6:54pm
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GPB Sports National Signing Day 2016 Recap: Around The State

Georgia has had a lot of programs build their pedigrees in the last few years... Programs like Kennesaw State, Shorter, Valdosta State, Mercer, and Georgia Southern are in various stages of...

February 3, 2016 - 5:56pm

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