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Death and granite in Elberton, Georgia

Death and granite in Elberton, Georgia

Granite is one of the hardest rocks on Earth. Much of what is mined around the world is crushed for gravel or cut into countertops, sidewalk curbs, and building stones. But in Elberton, Georgia—where, 325 million years ago, a great mass of magma rose through the earth’s crust, cooled, and solidified—90 percent of the granite coming out of the area’s numerous quarries is crafted into cemetery memorials. One could say death keeps Elberton itself alive.
2019 Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship

What it was like to be among the first women to ever compete at Augusta National

The Augusta National Women's Amateur marked the first time that women have competed on the grounds of Augusta National, home of the Masters tournament. Here, the players say what the opportunity means to them.
Mike Henderson

Could you wait tables for 45 years?

No kid dreams of waiting tables when he grows up. At least, that’s what we learned from five of Atlanta’s veteran servers, who’ve each spent 20 to 45 years taking orders, filling glasses, and brushing crumbs from tables. So what makes someone stick with this job for their entire life?

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