If you are vacationing close to home, Atlantan, you are not alone

12:13 pm May. 28, 2015

The AJC’s News To Me blog reports the following today:

If you’re too broke or lazy to leave town for summer vacation I’ve got some good news for you.

Atlanta, according to a Wallethub study that seems as reliable as an ’86 Yugo, is the No. 2 city in the U.S. to enjoy a “staycation.”

No. 1 is Orlando, which makes sense since central Florida is home to Mickey Mouse and several trapped

Memorial Day traffic: Congestion reported on Atlanta interstates

2:29 pm May. 22, 2015

Plan to sit in traffic, metro Atlanta.

By 2 p.m. Friday, bottlenecks were already reported on the Downtown Connector and other metro interstates.

According to an alert on the Georgia Department of Transportation’s website, “motorists should expect heavier than normal congestion on interstates throughout” the state because of the Memorial Day weekend.

GDOT identified the Downtown Connector, both directions of I-75 through Clayton and Henry counties, northbound lanes of I-75 in Cobb County and

I-285 Plane Crash: Please sign online guestbook for crash victims

5:13 pm May. 8, 2015

An online guestbook is now available for those who want to write condolences for the four victims of Friday’s plane crash on I-285.

Killed in the crash were Greg Byrd of Asheville, N.C., two sons, Phillip Byrd of Asheville, N.C.,  and Christopher Byrd of metro Atlanta. Also killed was Jackie Kulzer, also from metro Atlanta. The Byrds and Kulzer were flying to Oxford, Miss., for a college graduation at the University

I-285 plane crash: Ole Miss ‘saddened’ over loss of family

5:05 pm May. 8, 2015

The four victims of Friday’s deadly plane crash on I-285 at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard were headed to Oxford, Miss., for a graduation ceremony Saturday at Ole Miss, the owner of a plane that took off from the airport just before the ill-fated flight told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Robert Byrd, the son of crash victim Greg Byrd, is scheduled to graduate from the school this weekend, according to multiple reports.

Greg Byrd, sons Christopher and Phillip, and Jackie

I-285 plane crash: Victims had Oct. 17 wedding date

3:35 pm May. 8, 2015

Three men and one woman died Friday when a small plane crashed on Interstate 285 at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Channel 2 Action News, a partner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has confirmed the identities of all four victims.

The three men