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“The birds stopped singing”: Inside the battle for Atlanta’s South River Forest
Over the centuries, the South River Forest has been many things: Indigenous land, a prison farm, a dumping ground—and the keystone of an ambitious proposal to incorporate nature into Atlanta’s growth. But in 2021, people living nearby were surprised to learn that the city had different plans for it: a massive new police training facility.
The New Mayor: Andre Dickens comes to the job calculating and confident
Andre Dickens is still acquainting himself with his job as mayor of Atlanta. But his mission is clear: Fight crime, produce affordable housing—which, experts say, would help prevent crime—and create good-paying jobs (another noted crime deterrent). Simply put, he must make Atlanta safer and more equitable.
The source of violent crime in Atlanta isn’t mysterious: It’s desperation, born by inequality.
We just need to be willing to see it, writes George Chidi.
A long eviction fight in Peoplestown reverberates in Atlanta mayor’s race
An eminent domain fight in Peoplestown that began under former Mayor Kasim Reed's term might have played a role in that candidate's defeat. Both runoff candidates attended at a November 10 neighborhood rally, calling on the city to halt eviction proceedings and leave the matter for the incoming administration.
The land slated to become the controversial “Cop City” training center has already lived many lives
The Old Atlanta Prison Farm was the subject of an ACLU lawsuit in the 1980s. It also contains the graves of several zoo animals.
Next stop, Cop City? What’s happening with the controversial plan for a new police and fire training center in DeKalb
On September 8, Atlanta City Council voted 10 to 4 in favor of a proposal to build a training center for police and firefighters on 85 acres of land in south DeKalb County. The vote came amid fierce controversy and followed 17 hours of public comment. Here's why many groups are opposed to the plan, and what could happen next.
OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown among the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame
A June 17 ceremony in Atlanta honored the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame, including OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown, Otis Redding, Kirk Franklin, and more.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she will not seek re-election
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election in November, a surprising move by the popular though politically vulnerable incumbent that opens wide the race to lead Atlanta.
Timeline: Evolution of the Atlanta BeltLine
Across two decades, here's a timeline of the key moments for an intown real estate game-changer, the Atlanta BeltLine trail
What we know so far about the metro Atlanta spa shootings
Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at three different businesses in Cherokee County and Atlanta. Police believe a 21-year-old Woodstock man is responsible for all three shootings.