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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Sunday, August 2

Hospitals continue to feel the strain of COVID-19 and a CDC report identifies a major outbreak at a Georgia summer camp. Here's what you need to know this week.
John Lewis funeral Atlanta

His final message published, John Lewis honored in a powerful ceremony at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Three former U.S. presidents, civil rights leaders, family, and members of John Lewis's staff all gave speeches during the funeral service before Lewis was buried at Atlanta's South-View Cemetery.
Watchmen earns 26 Emmy nominations

Atlanta-filmed Watchmen is nominated for more Emmys than any other series this year

Watchmen, HBO's incredibly timely hit mini-series, deserves a lot of Emmys. Now, it officially has a chance to take home a bucket of them.
New doctors face coronavirus Atlanta

These Georgia doctors are beginning their careers in a pandemic. Yes, it’s a little stressful.

“The way I was describing it to a friend is that it feels like we’re at summer camp getting ready to go off the diving board. But as you get close to the front of the line, someone puts a big X over the normal diving board and they point you to the Olympic-sized board instead.”
What Atlanta did in coronavirus lockdown

More pet adoptions, less traffic: Atlanta’s spring lockdown by the numbers

We played a lot more video games And left the car in the garage. A by-the-numbers look at this past spring's COVID-19 lockdown.
Atlanta coronavirus COVID-19 updates news

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, July 25

The mask order drama continues, hospitals get anxious, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium announces early plans for fans. Here's what you need to know this week.
John Lewis in 2016

John Lewis championed immigrant rights—and that made him even more of a hero to me

"The lasting memory I’ll have of him is how much he made me and my community feel seen and known, especially during a time when we were the most in need of help," writes Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Atlanta founder Helen Kim Ho.
Highland Inn

The wrecking ball isn’t bound for the Highland Inn—not yet, at least

An attorney for owner Thomas Carmichael says that Carmichael just wants to weigh his options as the building ages and withers and the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the hospitality industry.
Informed Georgians for Justice

Do you know the all candidates on your ballot? Most voters don’t

Informed Georgians for Justice is a nonpartisan initiative created in partnership with the Georgia NAACP to provide voters with information on where more than 220 candidates in all 159 counties stand on progressive reforms such as accountability courts, eliminating cash bail, ending solitary confinement, and more.
New City Atlanta BeltLine

Pandemic or not, plans are optimistic for a massive, mixed-use project on the Eastside BeltLine

Demolition and early infrastructure work recently launched, but New City President Jim Irwin balks at saying the project is technically moving forward right now. However, his company’s ambitions for the planned hub of offices, hotel and retail space, and housing (including an affordable housing component) have not changed.

That time I ran into John Lewis: Atlantans share their favorite memories

John Lewis
Our Congressman had an uncanny ability to make total strangers and coworkers feel at ease, whether he was lingering at a three-year-old’s birthday party, signing books at the Barnes & Noble on Moreland Avenue, or shaking hands and giving hugs along the Pride Parade route.

Ahmaud Arbery will not be erased

Ahmaud Arbery
But will his death finally force America to see the truth?

Alicia Philipp recognizes the fix for Atlanta’s vast inequity—but you might not want to hear it

Alicia Philipp
After four decades of leading the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Alicia Philipp is stepping down with a call for innovative, systemic, and drastic change.
David Cummings Groundbreakers 2018

David Cummings

Groundbreakers 2018

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