Crime novelist Karin Slaughter’s neighborhood in Jonesboro, Georgia has a lot to do with her work today. She was a child when the city of Atlanta elected its first black mayor, and during the Atlanta Child Murders when an unknown killer haunted the city. Slaughter’s latest thriller, Cop Town is set in Atlanta in the 1970s. It’s the story of two female police officers who are sidelined in a citywide search for a cop killer. She sat down with All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington to talk about the novel, her childhood, and the reason she wrote her latest thriller from the point of view of two women.
The first full night of high school football is in the books. As always, there was a little bit of everything to write about tonight. Check out our recaps of almost 40 games throughout every classification...
To kick off our weekly high school football recaps, we covered five games on the first Friday night of the season. As usual, there was a little bit of everything tonight. Highlighting the evening was a three touchdown performance by a Cherokee Warrior, a South Atlanta athlete who did a little of everything and a pick-6 happy Pinecrest Academy squad.
The auditorium at Douglass High in Atlanta was filled with an embarrassment of football talent Wednesday morning. The best high schoolers from the Atlanta Public Schools gathered to literally cap off their prep careers. The assembly line of athletes took the stage one-by-one, signed their letters of intent and put on a baseball cap with the logo of their future colleges, universities and academies.