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Why Atlanta’s roads have so many damn metal plates

Why use metal plates to cover up potholes? Can you report those steel slabs? Does Atlanta actually enforce violations? Allow us to explain.
2019 Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship

What it was like to be among the first women to ever compete at Augusta National

The Augusta National Women's Amateur marked the first time that women have competed on the grounds of Augusta National, home of the Masters tournament. Here, the players say what the opportunity means to them.
Tyler Perry Studios opening Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: December 12–17

Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Joe, and Tyrese take the stage at State Farm Arena for V-103 Winterfest, while Monday Night Garage celebrates Christmas in Space and the Fox Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary.
Centennial Olympic Park Bombing Memorial

Requiem for a Reporter: Kathy Scruggs

In her heyday, Kathy Scruggs was a hard-drinking, tough-talking police reporter who wasn't afraid of anything. Her raucous sense of humor was what I loved most about her.

How Mundo Hispánico, Georgia’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, survived a near-death experience

Saved from shuttering by new owners after Cox Media Group sold the publication, Georgia's largest Spanish-language newspaper, Mundo Hispánico, covers stories on detainee rights, crime in Hispanic communities, and ICE raids that most other local publications don’t.
Where did Stranger Things film in Atlanta?

A map of all the places Stranger Things has filmed near metro Atlanta

Curious where Stranger Things filmed in Georgia? Most of the iconic spots—Starcourt Mall, Hawkins Middle School, Hawkins National Lab, are within an hour of Atlanta.
Why does Atlanta have so many roaches?

Atlanta belongs to the roaches now. We merely live here.

Why are there so many roaches in my Atlanta house? It could be the weather. Or the trees. Or the fact that we—as Atlantans—are just screwed.
For Keeps Bookstore Atlanta Auburn Avenue

For Keeps, a shop for rare and classic black books, opens on Auburn Avenue

Rosa Duffy's bookstore, For Keeps, is more than a place for visitors to purchase rare and classic black books. Duffy designed it to also be a reading room where people can stop in and interact with history that is often overlooked or placed in the bottom of the dollar bins at other bookstores.
Sapelo Island’s marshes

How a tissue box–sized UGA satellite might help a submerging Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island—its residents and wildlife—could be in danger as ocean waters continue to rise. The University of Georgia's Small Satellite Research Lab will launch a satellite roughly 250 miles above Earth that will paint a clear picture of the coming threat.
Waffle House Poet Laureate Karen Head

Waffle House has an official poet laureate. For real.

The phrase “scattered, smothered, and covered” has a certain poetic ring, so it’s fitting that Waffle House has its own poet laureate.

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