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We chatted with owner and Hollywood producer Stratton Leopold about the Savannah institution's history and longevity.
Ticonderoga Club turns two, students race gravity-powered cars, and get an early start on holiday shopping at three different markets.
Dr. Donald Hopkins helped wipe smallpox from the planet. He won’t rest until he’s done the same for Guinea worm disease.
As special advisor for Guinea worm eradication at the Atlanta-based Carter Center, Hopkins insists the end is close and says he won’t retire until Guinea worm is completely wiped from the planet. “There’s no way I can stop,” he says. “I've got the tiger by the tail and I can’t let go.”
At a 2015 press conference discussing his cancer diagnosis, former President Jimmy Carter joked that “I’d like to see the last Guinea worm die before I do.” Now, two years later, the Carter Center has announced that they remain on the cusp of wiping the disease from the planet.
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The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
Summer's almost here and there's plenty of fun to be had, from festivals to art exhibits to outdoor movie nights.
The Atlantic correspondent and MacArthur ‘Genius’ makes a stop at the Carter Center to promote his new book.
Former U.S. president is “perfectly at ease” with whatever happens next in his fight against cancer.
Bernice King was only an infant when her father delivered his famous “Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but she can recite its lines with authority. And so, welcoming civic leaders invited to the Carter Center for a discussion on education and civil rights, she said she would like to focus on the portion of the speech about the “red hills of Georgia.”
This spring, Atlantans are probably more concerned about shaving ice for our cocktails than making sure our fruit-scented insect repellant actually works. Yet, any Southerner who sees the new HBO film, Mary and Martha (which held its U.S. premiere at The Carter Center on Tuesday and debuts on the cable network Saturday), may never sip poma-tinis on the porch again without thanking our friends over at the CDC for killing malaria’s buzz way back when.
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