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How a pair of Atlantans created gourmet snacks for chickens
Dispatches from Atlanta and beyond. Also in this month's edition: BYOB (buy your own bridge) and remembering Marshall Rancifer
Why Atlanta’s roads have so many damn metal plates
Why use metal plates to cover up potholes? Can you report those steel slabs? Does Atlanta actually enforce violations? Allow us to explain.
The I-85 fire could have destroyed Basil Eleby’s life. Instead, it may have saved it.
When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
49. Russell McMurry
McMurry started at the Georgia Department of Transportation as an engineering trainee in 1990. His climb culminated this past January when he was elected commissioner, in charge of the department’s 4,100 employees and $2 billion budget.
Update: GDOT gives $42 million to Cobb for transportation projects—including some near the Braves stadium
As it turns out, Cobb County didn’t get everything from the state they asked for to spruce up the area near the Braves’ new home. Of Cobb’s $101 million in funding requests, the Marietta Daily Journal reports, GDOT signed off on $42 million for projects to help address congestion.