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Peoplestown eminent domain

A long eviction fight in Peoplestown reverberates in Atlanta mayor’s race

An eminent domain fight in Peoplestown that began under former Mayor Kasim Reed's term might have played a role in that candidate's defeat. Both runoff candidates attended at a November 10 neighborhood rally, calling on the city to halt eviction proceedings and leave the matter for the incoming administration.
Washington Coutnty Georgia Courthouse

Ahmaud Arbery and Eurie Martin met similar fates, so why did a mistrial over the central Georgia man’s death go largely unnoticed?

As was the case with Ahmaud Arbery, Eurie Martin was unarmed and on foot, passing through a neighborhood not his own. One jogged, the other walked. Martin was 58; Arbery was 25. But their final minutes alive were eerily consistent, fraught with confusion and fear. Each had been chased by a heavily armed trio of middle-aged white men, although it seems likely neither Arbery or Martin would've known why. They were outnumbered and on their own.
Andre Dickens

Is Andre Dickens the progressive in Atlanta’s mayoral runoff election?

Andre Dickens is happy to claim the progressive mantle, while Felicia Moore considers herself more moderate. But how much daylight is there really between the two?
Jonesboro Clayton County Georgia

The Clayton Crescent made headlines for its 2020 election coverage. Without funding, it’s days away from shutting down.

Last November, Robin Kemp’s scrappy Clayton County news outlet made worldwide headlines for its local coverage of the dramatic 2020 presidential election. But a year later, due to a lack of funding, the nonprofit is in danger of shutting down.
Atlanta City Hall

The Atlanta City Council runoff election—explained in 10 minutes

With no more than seven incumbents returning, the Atlanta City Council will look much different in 2022. The extent of that change is still to be determined, however, as two council members, with more than 30 years combined experience, face stiff challenges in the November 30 runoff. If they lose, Atlanta's legislative arm will feature more newcomers than returning members—a dramatic makeover for a city that has long favored staying the course. Here's a look at the races yet to be decided, as well as who won their elections outright earlier this month.
Jonah McDonald

The intown hiker: Jonah McDonald on appreciating the beauty that is right in front of us

"I discovered that Atlanta had all of these hidden forests and pockets of nature—over 90 hidden forests that were all a short drive from my house. I started compiling them into a book, Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out."
Andre Dickens Felicia Moore Runoff Debate

Mayoral runoff candidates put city officials on notice: Earn your job or lose it

During the Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Tuesday night, the two mayoral runoff candidates—City Council President Felicia Moore and Councilmember Andre Dickens—both said, once they take inventory of the municipal leadership structure, at least a few cabinet members and department heads would be getting the axe.
Fahamu Pecou Permanent

Fahamu Pecou’s latest masterpiece is a museum without walls

The African Diaspora Art Museum of Atlanta’s north star is exploring and advancing conversations around contemporary Black art and culture through exhibitions, programs, and artist residencies.

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