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January 1, 1982 Pitt defeats Georgia, 24-20 at the Sugar Bowl
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
January 4, 1982 Jury selection completed in the trial of Wayne Williams
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 6, 1982 District Attorney Lewis Slayton begins opening arguments in the trial of Wayne Williams
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 6, 1982 The National Park Service purchases 350 acres of land from Cousins Properties near the site of Power's Ferry to add to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
January 8, 1982 First witnesses are called in the Wayne Williams trial
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 11, 1982 Snow Jam! This large, unpredicted snowfall paralyzed Atlanta and surrounding areas. The storm track took the heaviest amount of snow over Atlanta and hit in the afternoon, stranding thousands of commuters.
January 12, 1982
January 19, 1982 Controversial fiber evidence introduced by Lewis Slayton in the Wayne Williams Atlanta Child Murders Trial is ruled admissible by Judge Clarence Cooper. Today this type of evidence is normally admitted.
  Clarence Cooper
  Atlanta Child Murders
January 25, 1982 Judge Clarence Cooper allows testimony linking Wayne Williams to murders other than the two he is charged with.
  Atlanta Child Murders
  Clarence Cooper
February 1, 1982 Testimony indicates that Williams and Hansford had a homosexual affair
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
February 2, 1982 Jury returns a guilty verdict in the Jim Williams case
  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
February 4, 1982 Fulton County District Attorney Lewis Slayton rests in the case against Wayne Williams.
  Atlanta Child Murders
  Fulton County, Georgia
February 13, 1982 The jury visits the bridge over the Chattahoochee River where Wayne Williams dumped a body.
February 24, 1982 Following almost two months of trial, the defense rests in the Wayne Williams case.
  Atlanta Child Murders
February 27, 1982 Wayne Williams found guilty in Atlanta Child murders
  Atlanta Child Murders
March 4, 1982 Alonzo Mann, a teenage helper in the National Pencil Factory, admits that he saw Jim Conley carrying the body of Mary Phagan by himself, implicating Conley's testimony
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
April 21, 1982 Jimmy Carter is appointed a professor at Emory University
  Jimmy Carter
  Emory University
May 1, 1982 Kennesaw, Georgia passes a city law that required a head of household to maintain a firearm and ammunition, in response to a law passed by Morton Grove, IL., banning the possession of firearms
May 2, 1982 The Weather Channel begins broadcasting from a building in Cobb County
  Cobb County, Georgia
June 21, 1982 Coca-Cola buys Columbia Pictures from CBS
  Coca-Cola
July 9, 1982 Diet Coke is introduced
  Coca-Cola
August 1, 1982 The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York inducts Henry "Hank" Aaron
  Hank Aaron
September 11, 1982 After many delays, MARTA's Peachtree Center station is opened
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
September 11, 1982 The home of Ken Dooley, who worked at Rome's Youth Development Center, is raked with gunfire. The following day Linda Adair's home, also an employee at the YDC, is firebombed
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
  Rome, Georgia
September 17, 1982 William Putnam is sentanced to die for the murders of David and Katie Hardin
  A killer pays the price
September 17, 1982 In the wee hours of the morning the Georgia House and Senate resolved the differences between the versions of the first new state constitution in 37 years
September 25, 1982 Lisa Ann Millican, part of a girls group from the Ethel Harpst Home in Cedartown, Georgia, disappeared while on a trip to the Riverbend Mall in Rome. Her body would be recovered a few days later in Little River Canyon, Fort Payne, Alabama
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
  Rome, Georgia
October 4, 1982 Janice Kay Chatman and John Hancock are abducted. Hancock is shot and plays dead while Judy and Alvin Neelley flee the scene with Chatman.
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
October 9, 1982 Judy Neelley is arrested at a motel in Murfreesboro, TN. Alvin is arrested a few days later. Mrs. Neelley admitted brutally murdering both Chatman and Millican and shooting and firebombing the homes of the YDC employees.
  Judy Neelley - A woman on death row
October 10, 1982 Atlanta Braves lose the National League Championship Series to the St. Louis Cardinals, 3 games to 0
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
October 10, 1982 Creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  Martin Luther King
December 5, 1982 Hershal Walker wins the Heisman Trophy
December 9, 1982 Junior Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia Athens receives the Heisman Trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City
December 19, 1982 The Atlanta Falcons clinch a play-off spot with a 17-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
  Atlanta Falcons
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