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Author Amanda Heckert

  • Amanda Heckert

    Former Senior Editor

    As a senior editor, Amanda Heckert writes and edits features and service packages and contributes to other sections of the magazine, such as Agenda and Arbiter. Since arriving at Atlanta as an associate editor in 2006, Heckert has covered topics ranging from style and religion to city landmark preservation and Dasani bottled water. But for better or for worse, Heckert is a pop culture nut, and much of her writing trends toward that theme, including stories on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, the city’s burgeoning film scene, and TBS. Previously an associate editor at Newcomer magazine, Heckert graduated from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. Her first foray into journalism was in the fifth grade when she typed up a newsletter chronicling a class field trip, complete with cartoon and a thrilling account of a lunch at a Japanese steakhouse.


Donald Hollowell


If you wanted to fight injustice in the courts in the sixties—and win—you called the gutsy, stately Donald Hollowell, the go-to attorney for civil rights leaders and causes, Read More

Robert W. Woodruff


If you took a map of Atlanta and placed dots on every spot where Woodruff—during his time the most admired, most influential, and richest man in Atlanta—left a mark, the terrain would be covered. Read More

Herbert Jenkins


Soon after Mayor William Hartsfield named him police chief, Jenkins busted up the KKK-infiltrated police union and hired the city’s first eight black officers. Read More