News & Opinion
Mayor vows to give a bed to “every single one” of Peachtree-Pine’s residents, if his plan to seize the shelter through eminent domain succeeds
“Peachtree-Pine doesn’t work. And we haven’t found a case in Georgia where a city was using eminent domain to create a public safety facility where they didn’t prevail.”Read more
Flannery and Fashion at Mid-Century runs through November 1
“Fashion icon” is probably not the first phrase that leaps to mind when you think of eccentric writer Flannery O’Connor. But O’Connor’s mother, Regina, was a talented seamstress who made a number of her daughter’s clothes.Read more
To stop a street sign from perpetually being stolen, Buckhead residents want to give their quiet road a new name. Will it work?
Some speculate that the constant theft of a Buckhead street’s signs is a tradition for local teenagers or some college prank that never gets old. But agitated residents are petitioning City Hall to change the street name to Tuxedo Forest Drive.Read more
When it comes to stadium-naming rights, the Falcons and Braves speak loudly about corporate partners but stay quiet about the cash.
The silence surrounding both sponsorship deals raises questions about an unavoidable reality of partnerships between government and professional sports franchises, which readily accept—and sometimes demand—taxpayer dollars to fund their for-profit enterprises, but sidestep the obligations of transparency accompanying traditional government projects.Read more
On keeping the town dry, its vanished namesake, and his mayoral motivation
At 74, Oswalt was first elected to city council in Lake City in 1972. The retired high school teacher and coach says his political tenure reflects his city’s (population: 3,000) old-school ways.Read more
Andrew Young, C.T. Vivian, Kasim Reed pay respects to iconic civil rights icon
Ceremony brings together nearly 200 hundred officials, activists, and onlookers for to reflect on the legacy of SNCC’s co-founder.Read more
Report says German car manufacturer is expected to buy longterm naming rights to the new Falcons stadium
Wth cranes lifting beams and workers pouring concrete, it was only a matter of time before new Falcons stadium’s naming rights were sold.Read more
Faced with a brain cancer diagnosis, former U.S president and Georgia governor plans to scale back humanitarian work to focus on treatment.
Former U.S. president is “perfectly at ease” with whatever happens next in his fight against cancer.Read more
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Mother’s Day, Divergent: Allegiant, Sleepy Hollow, and lots of A-list stars
You might spot Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, or Queen Latifah in Atlanta this month
Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day, starring Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part I, the CW’s new Atlanta-centric series Containment, and FOX’s Sleepy Hollow are just a few of the films and TV shows spotted in Atlanta this month.Read more