Auto insurance: Which Georgia companies hiked your bill the most?

5:30 am Jul. 25, 2017

Georgia led the nation in 2016 for increases in auto insurance rates.

But which insurers hit their customers the hardest?

The AJC scoured the rate filings at the Georgia insurance commissioner’s office to study how rates have changed and to find out which companies were imposing the biggest — and smallest — increases.

AllState took the cake with an average 25 percent increase imposed on many of its customers last year. AllState

Why are Georgia judges suddenly camera-shy?

1:06 pm Jul. 21, 2017

The Council of Superior Court Judges is considering changes to the rule allowing news cameras in the state’s courtrooms, raising alarms among transparency advocates.

The council is attempting to rewrite a courtroom rule known as “Rule 22,” which governs how and when news organizations and others can shoot photos and roll cameras during trials.

The council, of which most people have never heard, is meeting Monday to discuss the proposed new

Atlanta wealth adviser defrauded investors, federal agency says

2:14 pm Jul. 20, 2017

How do you get wealthy? Atlanta resident Arthur Toole III said he knew the way. His burning desire, his website says, is to “destroy the barriers between you and your wealth.”

What he destroyed, a federal agency says, were investments by people who followed his advice. They are out more than $293,000, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday.

Through his companies Billionaire Investor Group, The Toole Group and Catalyst

America’s oldest women’s college with no history to share? Wesleyan College scrubs website amid criticism of racist past

10:40 am Jul. 19, 2017

Wesleyan College in Macon is the oldest chartered college for women in America and pride in this history is critical to the story the school has told itself for generations.

But since revelations of its links to the Ku Klux Klan and decades of racist initiation rituals came to light in an AJC article last month, school leaders have struggled with how to incorporate this troubling past into the college’s

New Youtube video draws attention to Caroline Small police shooting

11:00 am Jul. 18, 2017

The Caroline Small police shooting case in south Georgia is drawing fresh attention and outrage thanks to a new Youtube video about the case.

Just months after Small’s family appeared out of options and suspended its effort to have the fatal shooting case reopened, Youtube video entrepreneur John Lordan has produced a 43-minute video that has introduced the brutal shooting to thousands of new viewers across the country.

“This case deserves