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Funeral for Migos rapper Takeoff will be held at State Farm Arena and open to Georgia residents
Takeoff, the Grammy-nominated rapper who made up one-third of Atlanta superstar group Migos, was killed early Tuesday morning at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. A celebration of life will be held at State Farm Arena at noon on November 11 at State Farm Arena.
Remembering Big Lou the emu, Lake Claire’s most famous resident
Atlanta has long been known as a home for transplants: Folks from all over the world come here to find their place and make a life. That was also true for Big Lou, an emu that arrived in the city in 1994. After living nearly three decades in the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, the local celebrity passed away peacefully on July 28.
Sierra Jenkins deserved more
At 25, Sierra's life and journalism career were just beginning. She was shot and killed this past weekend in her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Here, we remember our friend and colleague.
One last interview with Sam Massell
In what would be his final sit-down, career-spanning interview with Atlanta magazine, Massell discussed his many accomplishments, including his battles with his more conservative mayoral predecessor Ivan Allen, the anti-Semitism he faced, getting the city’s transformational MARTA mass transit train and bus system started in the 1970s, Georgia 400’s life-changing expansion into Buckhead in the 1990s, and what he hopes his legacy will be in Atlanta.
Valerie Boyd: A Remembrance
When a mutual friend called to let me know Valerie Boyd had joined the ancestors, I already knew. The night before, I had felt the rush of something irreplaceable leaving us way too soon.
MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker has died at age 55
MARTA announced Saturday morning that its General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker has died at age 55.
Colleagues and friends in Georgia and nationwide remember Senator Johnny Isakson
On Sunday morning, the family of Senator Johnny Isakson announced he had died overnight at age 76.
Atlanta remembers WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore
On Thursday night, almost seven months after doctors diagnosed her with glioblastoma brain cancer, longtime WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore died at her home, surrounded by her family. She was 54.
Remembering Tamarind founder Charlie Niyomkul, who never met a stranger
Tamarind Restaurant Group founder Supichai “Charlie” Niyomkul died on April 5 due to complications from Covid-19. He is remembered for his endless smile, his dedication to his family, and the popular Thai restaurants he leaves behind.
“The icon of icons”: Remembering civil rights hero, Congressman John Lewis
A civil rights legend and representative of Georgia’s 5th District since 1987, John Lewis served his Atlanta constituents and the nation as the “moral conscience of Congress.” Lewis died on July 17, 2020 at age 80.
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