Snow, ice strand Atlanta commuters, school kids – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — The Georgia National Guard was out in force Wednesday to rescue motorists trapped all night in their cars on Atlanta’s icebound freeways from a harsh winter storm…

Hawks top Heat to snap nine-game slide in series – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks didn’t talk about ending their nine-game losing streak against Miami. The Hawks only wanted to make up for the last loss in the…

AP photographer Dave Martin collapses at Chick-fil-A Bowl, dies – USA TODAY

AP photographer Dave Martin collapses at Chick-fil-A Bowl, diesUSA TODAYATLANTA (AP) — Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome…

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M rally from 21 down to beat Duke 52-48 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — If this was Johnny Manziel’s final college game, it was everything his career has been: Unpredictable, volatile and so, so entertaining. It also couldn’t have been a…

Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford needs season-ending surgery – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford will have season-ending surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn chest muscle. Horford, the Hawks’ leading scorer and rebounder, tore his…

For college bowls, playoff era means changing fortunes – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — Every Monday night from October to December, they had come for a little eating, a little drinking and a lot of laughing. Some of them had been…

Hawks pull away to top cold-shooting Kobe, Lakers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA (AP) — DeMarre Carroll shadowed Kobe Bryant from one end of the court to the other, leading Atlanta’s defensive effort that eventually wore down the Lakers and their…

Thunder may have assembled best team yet – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA – With Tuesday’s 101-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks, the Oklahoma City Thunder improve to 16-4, good for the second-best record in the Western Conference. However, more than…

Auburn wins SEC, stakes BCS championship claim – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — From last to first. From winless in the Southeastern Conference to confetti-splashed champions. From dysfunction to destiny. The story of Auburn’s turnaround was too improbable to dream,…

Atlanta civil rights leaders remember Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — There was no other city in America closer to post-apartheid South Africa than Atlanta. The civil rights movement here informed the civil rights movement there; and in…