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NEWS BRIEFS: Steps made in Georgia’s fight for medical marijuana

09/24/2022 2:00 AM
Two companies receive authorization to sell medical marijuana oil.

NEWS BRIEF: ‘Stranger Things’ home in Fayetteville is up for grabs

09/24/2022 2:00 AM
Your chance to own a piece of pop culture history.

NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta Hawks celebrate healthcare heroes, HBCUs, & more in upcoming season

09/24/2022 2:00 AM
19 home games will feature giveaways & special ticket promotions

NEWS BRIEF: Agnes Scott College to hold third annual Women’s Global Leadership Conference

09/24/2022 2:00 AM
This year’s theme is “Leading Inclusively: Transformative Change Across the Globe.”

NEWS BRIEF: Get your COVID booster & $100 at Stonecrest Mall this Saturday

09/23/2022 2:00 AM
Get to Stonecrest Mall before 1 p.m. and leave with money in your pocket.

NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta Slutty Vegan CEO Pinky Cole poses with new baby in PETA ad

09/23/2022 2:00 AM
The PETA ad follows Slutty Vegan’s seventh restaurant opening in Brooklyn.

NEWS BRIEF: Kenny Rogers memorabilia up for auction

09/23/2022 2:00 AM
Kenny Rogers passed away on March 20, 2020.

NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta meets EPA smog standards (barely)

09/23/2022 2:00 AM
Atlanta is a D student, according to EPA

NEWS BRIEF: The battle for Star Bar is a fight against greater gentrification

09/22/2022 2:00 AM
We can’t let old Atlanta die without a fight.

NEWS BRIEF: Buckhead Zesto closes after 60+ years of service

09/22/2022 2:00 AM
Three Zesto locations are left in the Atlanta.

NEWS BRIEF: MARTA’s Artbound & NEXT Atlanta team to launch new art & social change “Movement”

09/22/2022 2:00 AM
The NEXT Movement highlights Atlanta artists of color fighting for social change with their work.

NEWS BRIEF: Braves/Mets rivalry heats up as New York take the divisions top seat

09/22/2022 2:00 AM
The two teams battle it out for first on September 30.

NEWS BRIEF: The Atlanta Opera provides opportunity to emerging artists

09/22/2022 2:00 AM
Atlanta’s up-and-coming stars include director Bruno Baker, bass Edwin Jhamal Davis, and mezzo Gretchen Krupp.

NEWS BRIEF: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge fights to gain World Heritage listing

09/21/2022 2:00 AM
400,000 acres, thousands of animal and plant species.

NEWS BRIEF: Trump allies spotted handling Georgia voter equipment, new video shows

09/21/2022 2:00 AM
The equipment contained the personal information of over seven million Georgia voters.

NEWS BRIEF: Poor Georgia schools and students deserve higher funding, say Chatham County educators, parents, and students

09/21/2022 2:00 AM
Many suggest moving to an “opportunity weight” system, that would give poor areas more funding.

NEWS BRIEF: Tin Lizzy’s Cantina in Buckhead catches fire

09/21/2022 2:00 AM
There are three other Tin Lizzy’s locations in the Atlanta-area.

News Columnists

OUTLANDISH CONSPIRACY THEORIES: Hank Huckaby and the resignation ruse

05/04/2021 9:07 AM
Another view on the former University System chancellor


12/31/2020 6:21 PM
The university system and its independent audit — of itself

OUTLANDISH CONSPIRACY THEORIES: The strange case of Georgia’s disappearing and reappearing Constitution

10/29/2020 5:04 PM
Why the Legislature is asking Georgia voters to save the state’s Constitution from the Georgia Supreme Court

OUTLANDISH CONSPIRACY THEORIES: The October Surprise is not what Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr had in mind

06/18/2020 1:51 PM
Outlandish Conspiracy Theories - A look at Georgia's Justice System

The Blotter

THE BLOTTER: Bare-chested roof top rescue

08/03/2022 12:12 PM
And other tales of life in the ATL

BLOTTER: Feeling cheeky

07/12/2022 4:39 PM
And other tales of life in the ATL

THE BLOTTER: Strange trip

06/03/2022 12:34 PM
And other tales of life in the ATL

THE BLOTTER: Singing the cesspool blues

05/02/2022 11:53 AM
And other tales of life in the ATL

THE BLOTTER: Fruitful scam

04/04/2022 4:56 PM
And other tales of life in the ATL

News Features

John Lewis 1940-2020

07/18/2020 2:26 PM
1940 - 2020

A guide to maneuvering the SBA 'Paycheck Protection' loan program

05/10/2020 2:34 PM
The state of Georgia has been declared a disaster area — a guide to helping you prevent your small business from becoming one

Old Fourth Distillery

04/08/2020 3:40 PM
Necessity is the mother of invention

‘College Behind Bars’ packs a rehabilitative punch

12/02/2019 5:44 PM
Gripping documentary spotlights Bard Prison Initiative

50 YEARS - 2019: Zesto's Celebrates 70 Years

09/03/2019 3:17 PM
70 and Counting: Zesto Atlanta’s family affair marks a milestone of sweet and savory service


NEWS BRIEF: Clean energy group seeks commitment from Georgians

05/06/2022 2:00 AM
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy aims for 'stable climate'

NEWS BRIEF: New startup delivers zero-waste essentials to households

05/04/2022 2:00 AM
Sustainable, convenient deliveries planned

NEWS BRIEF: Georgia river among most threatened in the country, study says

04/27/2022 2:00 AM
Coosa River suffers from nearby poultry farms

NEWS BRIEF: Georgia coastline locals still troubled by Golden Ray shipwreck

04/13/2022 2:00 AM
Locals seeking damages for clean up, tourism hit, effect on environment


Elton 'Chic' Eason

07/13/2022 11:24 AM

HIGH FREQUENCIES: Remembering John Fagot

12/03/2021 11:37 AM
ATL music biz veteran had ‘the right stuff’


10/20/2021 3:40 PM
Delta Moon and The Brains auteur Tom Gray was an Atlanta music icon

OBITUARY: Mariam Abdulrab

08/18/2021 12:48 PM
1994 - 2021

OBITUARY: Eric Kaiser

08/13/2021 3:55 PM
1964 - 2021

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