Ross Terrell

Reporter

Growing up in Conyers isn't the most exciting thing to do in Georgia. But Ross did. He left there to venture out to the University of Missouri.

After graduating, he stayed in the Midwest, calling Milwaukee home before returning back to the great city of Atlanta. Never truly departing from his roots, he is an avid Falcons fan. He is also a supporter of The Ohio State University, a connection very few understand.

Now, Ross joins the staff at GPB.

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Thursday morning was the first chance for Georgians to assess the damage done after Hurricane Michael made its way through the state Wednesday evening.


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Donald Trump Jr. stumped in Athens Tuesday evening for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.

About a hundred supporters were on hand at the Classic Center to hear from the president’s son.


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Metro Atlanta's transit authority has approved its multi-billion dollar transit expansion plan

The $2.7 billion More MARTA Atlanta plan calls for more than 20 miles of light rail, increased bus rapid transit and eight miles of rail along Atlanta's BeltLine.


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It’s the biggest game of the NFL season- the Super Bowl.  In February, the 53rd chapter of the game in will be played in Atlanta.

With hundreds of millions of people tuning in to watch, Atlanta will also host the largest concert of the year- the Super Bowl halftime show. This year’s performer is L.A.-based Maroon 5.


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Metro Atlanta's transit authority has unveiled its billion dollar plan to expand transit in the area. On Thursday, it sent a letter to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms outlining some proposals. 

The $2.7 billion plan is part of the transit authority's "More MARTA Atlanta" program.

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After a number of meetings and several deadline delays, the construction of the controversial Plant Vogtle will continue.  Oglethorpe Power voted yes on Wednesday to keep building the nuclear plant. A 90 percent agreement between the project's co-owners was needed to continue construction of the plant. The vote was triggered after projected costs to complete Vogtle skyrocketed by $2.3 billion.

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Two key players in the construction of Plant Vogtle have decided to continue on with the project. 

Georgia Power and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia have each agreed to move forward in  building the nuclear power facility, but Oglethorpe Power, which has a 30 percent stake in the project, only offered a conditional yes.

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A vote that could determine the fate of Plant Vogtle must come by Monday.


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Georgia's Water Coalition released it's second "Clean 13" report Wednesday. The report highlights groups or people working to improve Georgia’s water quality.


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SunTrust Park opened in the Spring of 2017. It doesn’t yet have two full seasons of Atlanta Braves baseball, but the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday released a fiscal impact study of the stadium and surrounding areas.


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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday in a press release that she would not ask for a vote on Gulch redevelopments from Atlanta’s City Council.


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The National Weather Service says Georgia will be spared the worst of Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday morning. 

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Hundreds of African-Americans met in downtown Atlanta Tuesday for the first State of Black Health conference.


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The city of Atlanta unveiled a new affordable housing complex for seniors on Monday.


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The Georgia Historical Society named the Georgia Dome an iconic site. The designation comes about 10 months after 5,000 pounds of explosives reduced the stadium to rubble.

Now, a historical marker sits where the Dome sat for 25 years.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces on Thursday the city will no longer accept ICE detainees at the jail.
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The City of Atlanta will no longer accept U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements detainees at the Atlanta City Detention Center.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed the executive order Thursday morning and called for the five ICE detainees in the city’s detention center to be moved elsewhere.


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This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched a new program to help farmers in the wake of a potential trade war with China.


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Georgia's new supreme court chief justice was sworn in Tuesday at the state capitol.


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Georgia lawmakers held their first joint study committee meeting on Low THC Medical Oil Access, also referred to as medical marijuana, Wednesday afternoon at the state capitol. THC is the active chemical in cannabis.


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Philips Arena, located in downtown Atlanta and home to the NBA's Hawks, has a new name. It’s now State Farm Arena.

The Hawks announced Wednesday they agreed to a 20-year naming rights deal with the insurance agency which currently has a regional hub in Dunwoody. 

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The U.S. District Court of North Georgia has issued a subpoena for all of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's activity on his city issued purchasing card during his time in office.


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Freedom Parkway runs east in Atlanta, coming off the interstate that goes through the heart of the city. The King Center, named for Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., is just a few blocks away.

Now, the parkway has a new name. This time in honor of another Civil Rights leader: Congressman John Lewis. On Wednesday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other city council members renamed the street to “John Lewis Freedom Parkway.”

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Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp introduced a new coalition aimed at attracting diverse voters Wednesday.

 


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The City of Stockbridge is suing the state in an attempt to keep itself together. Stockbridge city officials are asking a federal judge to stop a vote on the creation of the new city of Eagle’s Landing.


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More than a hundred advocates poured into Atlanta’s City Hall Monday asking the city council to move forward in closing the Atlanta detention center.