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While I was sifting through the hoards of conch shells, disc clams, and horseshoe crab remnants left on Cumberland Island National Seashore by a generous surf, something in the distance caught my eye: two majestic creatures at water’s edge, standing so close together that they appeared as one hulking beast.
Last summer local news outlets carried a story about the proposed sale of the decrepit Clermont Hotel on Ponce de Leon Avenue. An Associated Press dispatch, which was posted on WSB radio’s website, stated, “Atlanta lore has it that the building eventually converted to a hotel once was home to gangster Al Capone.”
"Are you a Jew?" the man demanded of Melissa Fay Greene. "Yeah," the Atlanta author responded, immediately wishing she hadn't. If only she could have read his mind, could have seen the question coming, could have disguised her identity, she might have come closer to solving the crime, she thought.
When Manuel Maloof bought Harry’s Delicatessen at 602 N. Highland in 1956, DeKalb County was dry. Manuel’s fortuitous location just across the county line brought Emory University’s thirsty knowledge-seekers and thus established the intellectual branch of a most eclectic clientele.
Originally published in 1971, this story by Anne Rivers Siddons looks at the changing lives of black housekeepers in the South.