MICHAEL PHELPS: The U.S. swimmer becomes the winningest Olympian ever with his 11th career gold medal.
RUSSIAN INTO WAR: Georgia's government continues to accuse Russia of attacking the city of Gori despite the cease-fire, and even of moving toward the capital of Tbilisi, although confirmation is difficult.
DRINKING PROBLEM: A judge will decide whether metro Atlantans ever had the right to use Lake Lanier for drinking water.
JOSH SMITH: Interviewed on the Sporting Blog by Bethlehem Shoals following his re-signing with the Hawks.
SILVER BULLET: Transportation officials are discussing the possibility of building a 310-mph, mag-lev bullet train connecting Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta.
LAVONIA: Police are accusing a man of keeping his wife and four children captive for three years in a single-wide trailer.
CLAYTON: School board member Rod Johnson becomes the latest to resign. He stepped down after school system attorneys declined to represent him because he had skipped meetings where they were discussing defense strategies for upcoming administrative hearings.
ACCREDIT CHECK: North Carolina Central University's now-defunct Atlanta satellite campus has been retroactively stripped of its accreditation by SACS, essentially nullifying the degrees earned there by 25 students.
Also Burroughston Broch can't tell when when people are being sarcastic
Hahaha look at me I'm white and I'm being flippant about racism
@ Mark Millen
"Find out how much of that figure will go towards this project…
@ Mark from Atlanta
"In all honestly my friend, you cannot not really know who…
Actually, Broch, no I don't want to reconsider. You are talking about an arts center…
"OK, then you identify The Man. Please be specific."
In all honestly my…