A presidential visit; Elton John auction; Restaurant drive-thru shooting; Teacher job fair; Ga. ‘pothole’ ranking

*President Biden will be campaigning in the Atlanta area Saturday, just days ahead of the March 12 Georgia presidential primaries. Citing security concerns, White House officials have not released the president’s Peach State itinerary.  

*Millions of dollars are coming in from an auction of items from Elton John’s former Atlanta home. Christie’s of New York reports the auction hauled in more than $20 million, double what was originally estimated. There were 900 items up for bid from John’s penthouse at Buckhead’s Park Place, which he sold last year.  

*A man is facing charges for a shooting outside a south Georgia restaurant. The GBI says Lucas Williams shot a man crossing Highway 19 outside the Thomasville Whataburger after they got into an argument in the drive-thru line. He was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault. Williams is a medic on the sheriff’s office SWAT team but was not working at the time.

*Hundreds turned out for a teacher job fair for180 positions in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, and Sandy Springs. Nearly 60 metro Atlanta schools are needing to fill vacancies covering all grades and a variety of subject areas. Fulton County school officials say, however, they’re seeing better retention with the turnover dropping from 17% to 12% in just one year.  

*Georgia ranks No. 10 in the country for potholes according to a new analysis of Google searches for pothole-related terms from USA Today. And Atlanta ranks No. 12 for potholes among cities, according to the analysis. Click here to read the full report: States With The Worst Pothole Problems, Ranked (usatoday.com)