Way behind on blogging. High School Football is back in full swing. Here are a few shots from my last few assignments for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
I recently covered the funeral of Americus police officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. His lifelong friend Georgia Southwestern University police officer Jody Smith was also killed while responding to the same dispute.
It was very painful to watch a small town mourn the loss of one of their own. Here are images from that day.
She didn't stop smiling the whole time I was with her. Yet, her story rips your heart out of your chest. She has a developmental disability that prevents her from living a normal life. She has four children, but currently has custody of one, her 7-year-old daughter, Asia Glover. Read her story at AJC's website.
I've recently been assigned to a lot of breaking news for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). On these specific assignments, I hit the road blindly. I turn the radio on and listen for where the action is and then drive there.
On the first couple of images, I drove up Northside Parkway in Atlanta and looked for severe weather damage to photograph after several tornados hit the area. I parked my car on the side of the road and began making my way through neighborhoods that were hit the hardest.
Martha Jane Jones, 88, was kind enough to invite me in her home and show damage that hit her neighbors house.
Here are some images from severe storm coverage and general weather coverage over the last week.