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Lights for Liberty Atlanta immigration raid protest

As Atlanta immigration raids loom, hundreds protest at Lights for Liberty event on Buford Highway

Hundreds of immigration advocates gathered at Plaza Fiesta on stormy Friday evening as part of the national Lights for Liberty event protesting the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants.
Ted Terry Clarkston Mayor running for U.S. Senate

It’s official: Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry—of Queer Eye fame—will run for U.S. Senate

The young leader of Clarkston, Georgia, which has been called the most diverse square mile in America, declared today he’s running for U.S. Senate.
Clarkston Georgia

Ellis Island South: Welcome to the most diverse square mile in America

Downtown Clarkston in DeKalb County extends westward from Rowland Street to Indian Creek Drive, with the old Georgia Railroad line running in between—a total of just three city blocks, give or take. And yet there may be no place in the country as kaleidoscopically, vibrantly, viscerally diverse.
Syrian refugees Clarkston Georgia

Refuge: One Syrian family’s long odyssey to Georgia

In the end, it had taken almost two years for Amin’s application to the United Nations for refugee status to be approved, during which time Aleppo had collapsed, family members died, and Amin forced himself not to surrender hope.
Food Lovers Guide: The Cheese Edition

Editor’s Note: The beacon still burns

To refugees fleeing oppression, civil war, famine, and discrimination, Atlanta represents not just hope, but survival. And within the metro area, no place has been more welcoming than the city of Clarkston, which sits halfway between Decatur and Stone Mountain.
Coal Ash

Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: Jesup’s war on waste, Kirby Smart’s law, and the rise of Metro Boomin

The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
Ted Terry

Meet the Other Mayors: Ted Terry, Clarkston

Ted Terry describes Clarkston, a famously diverse DeKalb County city of 13,000, as an “amazing cultural mishmash” that he hopes to mold into a model progressive center.

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