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The science of rain delays: SunTrust is parked under a faucet

8:22 am Jul. 19, 2017

Where science and rain delays merge: The Atlanta Braves endured their 11th rain delay of the season on Tuesday.

Marshal Shepherd may know why.

He’s a professor of meteorology at the University of Georgia, is co-author of a study of urban rainfall patterns in and around Atlanta.

Using radar and rain gauge data, Shepherd partnered with two University of North Carolina academics and found that SunTrust Park, new home of the Atlanta Braves

Health advocate enters race for Georgia insurance chief

6:00 am Jul. 18, 2017

A prominent Democratic health advocate entered the race for Georgia’s open Insurance Commissioner seat on Tuesday with a pledge to serve as a compassionate voice for consumers, sensing an opportunity to flip a down-ticket office