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New Faces At Ga. Pigskin Preview

There were some new faces at Tuesday's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The annual gathering of head college football coaches from across Georgia has grown with the addition of three new programs in recent years.

Ex-NBA Guard Charged In Fatal Accident

Authorities say former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been charged with vehicular homicide in a head-on crash in suburban Atlanta.

Mercer Will Join Southern Conference

Mercer University is leaving the Atlantic Sun Conference. The school's athletic teams will compete in the Southern Conference starting in the fall of 2014. The Thursday afternoon announcement means Mercer will begin offering athletic scholarships for football.

NFL Loans Falcons $200M

NFL owners have approved a $200 million loan for construction of a new stadium in Atlanta. The Falcons received the money Tuesday at the NFL's spring meetings. The multipurpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion.

Hawks Considering Coach Options

More than a week after getting bounced from the NBA playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are still trying to figure out who's going to coach them next season.

Book Explores Wildcats' Slump

Training for the fall football season begins today for the Valdosta High School Wildcats. The historically dominant team has fallen on hard times in the last decade. It's not living up to its former glories and a book published last year provides some insight.

Remembering Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb, who grew up near Royston in northeast Georgia, has been called the best baseball player who ever lived. But his legacy is tainted by violence.

Security Enhanced For Peachtree Road Race

City leaders and organizers of the upcoming AJC Peachtree Road Race say they will be taking enhanced security measures for the annual race in the wake of the bombings at the Boston marathon.

Rain Won't Cancel Athens Bike Race

The annual Twilight Criterium race will take place Saturday in Athens, rain or shine. “It may dampen spirits slightly, but everything will go on,” said Bill Overend, chair of the Athens Twilight Foundation.

NFL Draft Showcasing Georgia Talent

Two players from the state of Georgia made it into the national spotlight Thursday night as they were chosen in the NFL Draft. University of Georgia standout Jarvis Jones was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fellow linebacker Alec Ogletree was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.