Daily Agenda - Atlanta Magazine

Author Doug Monroe

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April Fool's! These tales of Atlanta history are more myth than fact

Don't like history? Write your own

Last summer local news outlets carried a story about the proposed sale of the decrepit Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue. An Associated Press dispatch, which was posted on WSB radio’s website, stated, “Atlanta lore has it that the building eventually converted to a hotel once was home to gangster 
Al Capone.”

Any bets on how long before the Emory trustees can James Wagner?

The notorious "compromise" and other PR problems plague the university

Just as Lindsay Lohan’s dissolute ways have earned her her own Death Watch on the Internet, we have to wonder how long before Emory University President James Wagner gets his own countdown. In this case, to his firing. Read more...