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Atlantic Station Atlantic Green Rendering

Is Atlantic Station nearly done growing? “Not even close.”

Construction activity abounds at the Midtown mixed-use development, promising a reimagined landscape that, developers hope, will better cater to its residents and visitors alike.
Jacob Varghese

The bus driver who found better weather, a better job, and a yard

When I moved to Atlanta, so much changed. I’ve got a big backyard. I grow vegetables. On the weekends, I like to clean it up myself. That’s hard to do in New York City.
Lucy Hall

The former New Yorker who discovered a more integrated society

I moved here in 1994 when I was 27. I’d come down to visit my brother. I remember we went to the South DeKalb Mall, and I’m like, “Holy cow, look at all these black people!” Blacks and whites were all in the same place. In New York, it was very segregated.

The doctor who sees himself as American first, Atlantan second, and Korean third

When I was in eighth grade, we moved to East Cobb. I was one of two or three Asians in the class, and I remember some of the white students questioning me in a tone that was skeptical, like, “Are you a Communist from North Korea?”

The popsicle master who found a family in the creative community

I’m around a lot of people who are into music, improv, and art. Back upstate, I knew of people who were trying to work in that area but not necessarily flourishing. The amount of creativity in Atlanta—that was really the thing that stood out to me.

The retiree who’s still discovering the city

I don’t consider myself an Atlantan, yet. I don’t know if you can be an Atlantan after just five years. There’s still so much to learn.

The artist who found a home in the LGBTQ community

I lived in Pershing Point from 1979 to 1986. It was very much a counterculture, Bohemian place, and we loved it because it was made up of LGBT people.

The tech entrepreneur who never planned to stay

For many of my friends, Atlanta was a two-year stop for them. Now, my kids are growing up with theirs. Atlanta won.

The SoCal native who sought a more affordable way to live

Atlanta seems like the kind of city where you can grow pretty quickly if you make the right move and focus on your development.

The Brazilian-born chef who loves the city’s diversity

When I moved here from Gainesville, Florida, in December 2010, there was a snowstorm. I thought, I’ve moved just one state over in the South, not to Antarctica.

For sheriffs, healthcare for inmates can be a burden. For one doctor, it has been the opportunity of a lifetime.

Many Sheriffs across the Southeast see medical care for their inmates as a burden and liability. For doctor Carlo Musso of CorrectHealth, it’s been the business opportunity of a lifetime.

Trial by Social Media

For better or worse, arts organizations are particularly susceptible in today’s call-out culture. How the ouster of WonderRoot's founder exposed the power and pitfalls of justice in the digital age.

Did Anthony Hill have to die?

The anatomy of a police shooting: Anthony Hill
When DeKalb County officer Robert Olsen shot and killed an unarmed man, Anthony Hill, in March 2015, it brought up many questions about how police handle people with mental illness. This is the anatomy of a police shooting.
David Cummings Groundbreakers 2018

David Cummings

Groundbreakers 2018

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