Andy Johns

phone: 423-757-6324

Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009.

Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and expects to graduate in 2011.

Andy was born in LaGrange, Ga., but grew up mostly in Roswell, Ga. He married his wife Jessica in 2007 and the couple has two dogs and a fish. All five of them are huge Atlanta Braves fans. Andy’s hobbies include camping, juggling, woodworking, judging barbecue, balloon sculpting and sports.

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The 6th Cavalry Museum’s Christmas card, featuring a Christmas message from Gen. George S. Patton, has made it all the way to the general’s grandson.

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A demographics expert says the Peach State is looking more and more like the Golden State.

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Residents in Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs were able to buy beer on Sunday for the first time last weekend, but beer and wine drinkers in Lookout Mountain, Dalton and other Northwest Georgia cities still must wait another week or two.

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Driving around his tornado-ravaged farm, Burton Brown's mental to-do list grows with every fallen tree he finds.

Rossville's Peerless Mill is up for sale. "We would accept offers today," said Art Waldrop, a broker with UGL Services, which is selling the property.

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- Catoosa County commissioners voted to transfer out of county control a piece of property cleared by the April tornado so it can be marketed for new development in downtown Ringgold.

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