August 20, 2015 Plains, Ga: State Sen. Freddie Powell Sims (D-Dawson) places "Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor" signs along the road leading into Plains on Thursday afternoon August 20, 2015 in advance of the President's return to his hometown. Ben Gray /

Survivor signs welcome Jimmy Carter home in Plains

3:51 pm Aug. 20, 2015

State Sen. Freddie Powell Sims (D-Dawson) placed “Jimmy Carter for Cancer Survivor” signs along the road leading into Plains on Thursday afternoon  in advance of the former president’s return to his hometown.

Friends in Plains had the signs printed, inspired by a Mike Luckovich cartoon in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Carter announced Thursday he is suffering from melanoma that has spread to small lesions in his brain.


Friends in Plains prepare to welcome Jimmy Carter home with “survivor” signs

3:24 pm Aug. 20, 2015

Friends in Plains prepared to welcome President Jimmy Carter home after cancer treatment with political style campaign signs inspired by a Mike Luckovich cartoon in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

They plan to stake out “Jimmy Carter for cancer Survivor,” placards along the roads where the Carters are expected to travel on their way back from Atlanta.

Carter announced to a waiting world Thursday that the cancer he has is melanoma, and

August 20, 2015 - Atlanta - Former President Jimmy Carter discusses his cancer diagnosis at the Carter Center Thursday.  The 90-year-old announced he had cancer after doctors removed small masses from his liver earlier this month.   BOB ANDRES  / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Carter and cancer

1:12 pm Aug. 20, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter, with his iconic smile, told the world what family and close friends in Plains, Georgia, learned from him last week.

The cancer that he talked about more than a week ago is melanoma, and it has spread to his brain.

That’s the bad news. The good news is, great strides have been made in treating melanoma in recent years.

With grace and patience, he sat alone at

Traffic is backed up on the Downtown Connector on Tuesday. BEN GRAY / BEN.GRAY@AJC.COM

Georgia DOT supervisor accused of accepting bribes

10:37 am Aug. 15, 2015

Federal charges were filed this week against a supervisor with the Georgia Department of Transportation, accused of soliciting bribes and allowing individuals to dump “unsuitable dirt” on DOT property.

George H. Bell’s alleged actions led to

Confederate flag rally mostly peaceful, say Stone Mountain Park police

9:06 pm Aug. 1, 2015

Stone Mountain Park police were still out in force, but only as a precautionary measure, police spokesman John Bankhead said Saturday night.

Many officers were present Saturday, along with reinforcements from other agencies, just in case of trouble dealing with the Confederate flag rally.

Bankhead said everything went smoothly, with the only trouble being with one loud counter protester who objected to the Confederate flag.

The man followed some of the flag enthusiasts