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Michael Thurmond

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond: “You call me when the house is on fire.”

Some politicians follow their gut when taking action. Others follow the votes. Michael Thurmond follows the flowchart.
Atlanta After Dark timline: Limelight

Timeline: The long, risque history of Atlanta’s nightlife

From 1933 to today, Atlanta has gone through prohibition, hundreds of clubs, a change in the legal drinking age to 18, and more. Here's the exhaustive (though not complete) timeline of Atlanta’s nightlife.
Cheshire Bridge Road history

How long can we keep Cheshire Bridge weird?

Cheshire Bridge Road’s long history as one of Atlanta’s most notorious nightlife destinations began as an accident of geography. But the famous red light district has seen changes—and more change could be coming.
Rufus Rose House for sale curious history

The curious history of one of Peachtree’s last surviving Victorian mansions

Most older Atlantans likely best remember the Rufus M. Rose House—which for years has sat vacant on Peachtree Street—as the longtime home of the so-called Atlanta Museum. Yet the house has a better claim to fame, albeit one that’s in serious dispute.
The Home Team Camille Pendley

With “The Home Team,” a journalist-turned-filmmaker explores Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s impact on Vine City and English Avenue

At some point every journalist comes across a story that deserves more space and attention than the assignment permits. For Camille Pendley, that story was the plight of the residents of Vine City and English Avenue, two of the city’s poorest neighborhoods—which sit across the street from the country’s newest and grandest cathedral to sports, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Hotel Clermont

A peek at the renovated Hotel Clermont’s hip rooms and vintage furnishings

The newly renovated rooms at the Hotel Clermont occupy the sweet spot for those who want a playfully retro atmosphere but not at the expense of creature comforts. Now the real question: When will it open?
George Lefont

George Lefont, Atlanta’s king of cinema, takes a bow

If Lefont’s name sounds familiar, it’s likely because you’ve patronized the Plaza Theatre, Screening Room, Garden Hills Cinema, or one of the other half-dozen Atlanta movie theaters he's operated. For nearly four decades, if you wanted to see a foreign, independent, or revival film, Lefont was close to the only game in town.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Mary Norwood Atlanta runoff

Atlanta’s crowded mayoral race is going to a runoff. Now what?

For Mary Norwood, it must have felt like déjà vu. Back in 2009 at her election night party at the Varsity—with a runoff against Kasim Reed looming and Fulton County results glacially slow to come in—she urged her supporters to save their energy and settle in for the long haul. Tuesday night wasn’t much different. This time, though, her opponent wasn’t Reed, but Reed’s heir apparent, Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Atlanta election voting

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Atlanta City Council races in 10 minutes

There's a lot going on in the Atlanta City Council races, and your time is precious. A quick guide to get you up to speed on what you should know before Tuesday.
Cleta Winslow

Will District 4’s loyalty to Cleta Winslow save her from a runoff for her Atlanta City Council seat?

In her 24 years on the Atlanta City Council, Cleta Winslow has served with three mayors, sat on numerous committees, and attended countless public hearings and community meetings. But one thing she’s never done is face a runoff election.

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