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Politics are in full swing again. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sent me on several assignments covering 6th District Rep. Karen Handel and her opponent Lucy McBath.

Campaign signs are displayed in a window as man enters the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Campaign signs are displayed in a window as man enters the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, left, talks with a woman during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Mike Boyce, left, talks with a woman during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath (L-R), former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and Sally Harrell, who is running for a Dunwoody-based state Senate district, listens as Jon Ossoff speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath (L-R), former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, and Sally Harrell, who is running for a Dunwoody-based state Senate district, listens as Jon Ossoff speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, walks with former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, walks with former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

A Trump flag hangs from the ceiling as people talk during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

A Trump flag hangs from the ceiling as people talk during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Rep. Karen Handel greets guest during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Rep. Karen Handel greets guest during a breakfast meet and greet at the Cobb County GOP headquarters, Saturday, Oct.6, 2018, in Marietta, Ga.

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Democratic candidate for 6th District Lucy McBath, who is running against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Atlanta

Gwinnett Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty

Police officers and members of the community gathered during a vigil to remember Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church.. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. Shot on assignment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Statewide employees watch as an American flag and a Thin Blue Line flag hang from one of their tow trucks, a company that regularly worked with Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Statewide employees watch as an American flag and a Thin Blue Line flag hang from one of their tow trucks, a company that regularly worked with Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Police officers and members of the community hold candles during a vigil for Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill, Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Police officers and members of the community hold candles during a vigil for Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill, Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Police officers and members of the community hold candles during a vigil for Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill, Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Police officers and members of the community hold candles during a vigil for Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill, Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A statewide employee raises an American flag and a Thin Blue Line flag hang from one of their tow trucks, a company that regularly worked with Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A statewide employee raises an American flag and a Thin Blue Line flag hang from one of their tow trucks, a company that regularly worked with Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Police officers and members of the community hold candles during a candle light vigil for Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill, Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Police officers and members of the community hold candles during a candle light vigil for Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, at Gwinnett Church, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill, Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A Statewide employee raises an American flag from one of their tow trucks, a company that regularly worked with Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A Statewide employee raises an American flag from one of their tow trucks, a company that regularly worked with Gwinnett police officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Sugar Hill Ga. A Gwinnett County police officer on Monday shot and killed Maynard, 18, accused of fatally shooting police officer Antwan Toney on Saturday near a school in the Atlanta area, police said. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

SNOW - On Assignment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Last time I saw snow like this in Georgia was the 1993 Blizzard.  The news said there might be a few inches in the Atlanta metro area.  In the end, we saw as much as 12 inches in parts of North Georgia.  

There's nothing like having to hunt down images when on assignment.  I started the weekend in Marietta and ended on Saturday in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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Very grateful to see the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a full page of my snow coverage in Sunday's paper.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms Declares Victory As The Next Mayor of Atlanta

Keisha Lance Bottoms defeated her opponent, Mary Norwood, by only a little more than 700 votes.  I covered Bottoms election party for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

Bottoms arriving for her election party.

Bottoms arriving for her election party.

A trumpet player warms up during sound check for an election party for Keisha Lance Bottoms.

A trumpet player warms up during sound check for an election party for Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Bottoms greeting supporters before her election party

Bottoms greeting supporters before her election party

A photo of Keisha Lance Bottoms is displayed on a screen as a band warms up before an election party.

A photo of Keisha Lance Bottoms is displayed on a screen as a band warms up before an election party.

Charles Doyle picks up a sign he made promoting Keisha Lance Bottoms

Charles Doyle picks up a sign he made promoting Keisha Lance Bottoms

Supporters wait on Keisha Lance Bottoms to arrive for an election party.

Supporters wait on Keisha Lance Bottoms to arrive for an election party.

Kasim Reed introduces Keisha Lance Bottoms during an election night party.

Kasim Reed introduces Keisha Lance Bottoms during an election night party.

Bottoms speaks to supporters during her election night party.

Bottoms speaks to supporters during her election night party.

Supporters celebrate as results come in showing Bottoms winning over Mary Norwood.

Supporters celebrate as results come in showing Bottoms winning over Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms takes the stage after declaring victory over her opponent Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms takes the stage after declaring victory over her opponent Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms delivers her victory speech after declaring victory over Mary Norwood.

Keisha Lance Bottoms delivers her victory speech after declaring victory over Mary Norwood.

Friday Night Lights - On Assignment For The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

The Harrison High School band performs during a game against North Cobb High School, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

The Harrison High School band performs during a game against North Cobb High School, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Valor Christian football players of Colorado warm up before a high school football game against Greater Atlanta Christian School, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Valor Christian football players of Colorado warm up before a high school football game against Greater Atlanta Christian School, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Greater Atlanta Christian cheerleaders pose for a photo before a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Greater Atlanta Christian cheerleaders pose for a photo before a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Greater Atlanta Christian football players warm up before a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Greater Atlanta Christian football players warm up before a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Harrison’s Lawrence Shadd III (15) attempts to catch a pass during a game against North Cobb High School, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Harrison’s Lawrence Shadd III (15) attempts to catch a pass during a game against North Cobb High School, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Kennesaw, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

 during the 12th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Decatur, Ga.  BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL
Greater Atlanta Christian's Robby Fowler (5) converts a fourth down run for a first down as he eludes the tackle from Valor Christian's Chase Lopez (29) during a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

Greater Atlanta Christian's Robby Fowler (5) converts a fourth down run for a first down as he eludes the tackle from Valor Christian's Chase Lopez (29) during a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

A referee signals good on a kick by Greater Atlanta Christian during a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC

A referee signals good on a kick by Greater Atlanta Christian during a high school football game against Valor Christian of Colorado, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Norcross, Ga. Branden Camp for The AJC