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Sierra Jenkins

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.
Sam Massell 2020 interview

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 Rememberance

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.
Jeffrey Parker MARTA CEO dies at 55

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.
Johnny Isakson

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.
WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore dies at 54

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.
Charlie Niyomkul obituary

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.
John Lewis dies at 80

“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.
Little Richard

Remembering Little Richard, the Macon-born “architect of rock ‘n’ roll”

“He shaped musicians like Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince, and influenced how people dress and how they define themselves today,” says David Kirby, author of Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “He dreamed up a world that nobody thought possible.”
Anne Rivers Siddons obituary

The Lady of Us: Remembering Anne Rivers Siddons

In almost every way, Anne Rivers Siddons balanced the anger and righteousness and fragility of the ’60s with passion and good sense. She had the best soul of the lot of us.

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