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Race has always been the throughline in every significant discussion about Atlanta, but as the metro area grows ever more diverse, the story is much more than black and white
Ten minutes south of the Atlanta airport, off Interstate 75’s Exit 233, past the Cracker Barrel, the vape store, and the Harley Davidson dealer, the road behind Southlake Mall leads to what might pass for a movie set done up to look like Mayberry. There you’ll find rose bushes in bloom, vintage homes with broad front porches, manicured landscapes. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll spy the broken glass, the boarded-up windows, and the drywall in shambles.
The spirited 66-year-old grandmother of seven recently won her third term as mayor of the Clayton County city of 16,500.
Not long ago, Clayton County was metro Atlanta’s cautionary example of municipal dysfunction. Then came DeKalb. We rank each venality out of 10.
MARTA CEO Keith Parker's biggest project yet is the construction of three new rail lines expected to cost upwards of $8 billion. In MARTA’s history, the ambition of Parker’s expansion plan is rivaled only by the ambition behind the agency’s creation five decades ago.
The students of Utopian Academy for the Arts are being called on the carpet. Yesterday, their middle school mischief found the classic victim: a substitute teacher. The seventh-grade science room grew so loud that the classes on either side could hear the commotion through the walls.