From the baseball field to the broadcast booth, Jeff Francoeur is still knocking it out of the park

Homegrown phenom and former Atlanta Brave Jeff Francoeur starts his first season as the Braves’ lead analyst, offering commentary alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Chip Caray. A look into why he was more nervous for this job than being an MLB pro.

Sine Die 1964: Ending the legislative session? One representative said “not on my watch.”

On Sine Die in 1964, heated debates raged over plans to give metro Atlanta two of Georgia’s 10 congressional seats. Democratic representative Denmark Groover tried to halt the formal end of the 40-day legislative session by ripping a clock from a wall, causing it to fall to the ground below.
Goat Farm Atlanta redevelopment

The Goat Farm Arts Center will soon be five times bigger. Can it hold on to its magic?

Later this year, the roughly 500 artists who build, create, and essentially live at the Goat Farm will relocate to spaces in Castleberry Hill, Old Fourth Ward, downtown Atlanta, and other areas as the property begins a $250 million redevelopment. The transformation, which will add live-work units and a hotel, will allow the Goat Farm to expand its mission, the owner says.

ASO’s Talent Development Program brings diversity to the orchestra and the audience

“Talent Development Program is where I started . . . to know that I had something to offer as a musician of color.” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Azira Hill and Mary Gramling are helping minority musicians and are helping increase diversity both in the orchestra and in the audience.
Aron Tuff

How Georgia’s criminal justice reform law almost left former inmate Aron Tuff behind

In June 1995, Aron Tuff was charged for his third felony conviction and put behind bars for with mandatory life without parole. Twenty one years later, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform almost forgot Tuff—but the Southern Center for Human Rights didn't.

With the MiniMe Factory, anyone—even your dog—can become a pint-sized figurine

As a child, Reza Nourali daydreamed of being like the Superman and Spider-Man action figures he collected. So, the 45-year-old created the MiniMe Factory, an Alpharetta-based company that creates pint-sized versions of people—or even their pets—with 3-D printing technology.

From a church basement to a prestigious HBCU: the founding of Spelman College

Sophia Packard and Harriet Giles, two missionaries, traveled south to educate newly freed people after the Civil War. With the financial help of John and Laura Rockefeller, Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary is now known as Spelman College, one of the country’s most prestigious historically black colleges.
Georgia State University rare materials

An unexpected discovery in Middle Georgia: Rare-earth elements used in everything from smartphones to X-ray machines

When Georgia State University graduate student Danny Gardner looked into materials mined near the town of Sandersville he discovered an incredibly high concentration of kaolin and valuable rare-earth elements used in cellphones, computers, television screens, fiber optics, and x-ray machines.
The Freeze - Atlanta Braves

Try as you might, you can’t beat The Freeze

In his sky blue bodysuit, Nigel Talton can outrun almost everyone in “RaceTrac’s Beat The Freeze,” at the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park. We interview the 28-year-old former track star about his history, Olympic dreams, and his time volunteering.
Don't Miss List: Atlanta Streets Alive

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for April

Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Cézanne headline The High Museum's European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection, Mike Epps stops at State Farm Arena for the Funny As Ish comedy tour, and downtown Decatur is turning into a concert venue to fight poverty for Amplify Decatur Music Festival.

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