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Five reasons to love Pine Lake
“What’s unique about this city,” says Mayor Melanie Hammet, who is also a songwriter and recording artist, “is its care for the environment, its passion for the arts, and its sense of humor.”
What I’ve learned driving the Atlanta Ice Cream Truck for 11 years
The siren song—sounding like a tired jack-in-the-box that refuses to pop out—calls to the boy and his little sister. Clutching dollar bills, they run to its source: the Atlanta Ice Cream Truck.
Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: @RapedAtSpelman, gun-grabbing toddlers, and the quixotic quest to build a $100 million soul food museum
The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
Michael Thurmond’s biggest challenge won’t be with DeKalb voters
As a government reformer launches a bid to become county CEO, state lawmakers threaten to eliminate the job altogether
Meet the Other Mayors: Ted Terry, Clarkston
Ted Terry describes Clarkston, a famously diverse DeKalb County city of 13,000, as an “amazing cultural mishmash” that he hopes to mold into a model progressive center.
Gold Dome Preview: Eleven issues to watch during the 2016 legislative session
Many more details will be revealed in the next few weeks. But here are some of the key questions the lawmakers on their way to Atlanta face coming into the 2016 legislative session.
Meet the Other Mayors: Rebecca Chase Williams, Brookhaven
Williams, a longtime broadcast journalist, has called Brookhaven home since 1985. But her mayorship began just this past July, after the first mayor of Brookhaven—established as a city in 2012—unexpectedly vacated the post to run for a statehouse seat.
Clayton County vs. DeKalb County: A scandal scorecard
Not long ago, Clayton County was metro Atlanta’s cautionary example of municipal dysfunction. Then came DeKalb. We rank each venality out of 10.
5 reasons to love Chamblee
With residents hailing from around the world, Chamblee is one of Georgia’s most multicultural communities, and it continues to grow. Restaurateur Mike Plummer takes us on a tour.
DeKalb Commission approves $12 million soccer stadium deal
One would think that having former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers literally waiting in the wings to tell the DeKalb County Commission how riddled with corruption its county is—“rotten to the core” is how he put it in a letter this week to the county—might engender a sense of fiscal restraint in the board.