The Way Forward

Without a doubt, 2020 went down as one of the most volatile economic periods in airline industry history. But for leaders at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the focus in 2021 has been about regaining momentum as passengers – some…

Features

Applauding Positive Actions

As Georgia’s population and businesses grow, so does the need to wisely steward land, air and water for the ecological, economic and quality of life benefits enjoyed by residents. The nonprofit Georgia Conservancy has been working for more than 50…

A Byte of Prevention

Much of the Southeast lags behind in any number of health statistics, from maternal and infant mortality to the percentage of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. So when John Showalter, M.D., chief product officer at the Metro Atlanta-based…

Making a Difference

Somewhat surprisingly, it was business as usual for Cobb County’s three community improvement districts (CIDs) last year. “If anything it was busier from a logistics perspective,” says Tracy Rathbone Styf, executive director of the Town Center CID. “We worked remotely,…

Upfront

Organizations: YIMBY Georgia

The mission of YIMBY Georgia is right there in the acronym: Yes, In My Backyard. The Atlanta nonprofit works in direct, hands-on ways to help people experiencing homelessness – and helps the rest of us assist them, too. “We offer…

Economic Development Around the State

McDonough Mattresses: Purple Innovation Inc., a mattress manufacturer, is expanding in McDonough, creating an additional 500 jobs. The location opened last year as the company’s first production site outside of its Utah home. Alma Plastics: InFlex, a subsidiary of Thomson,…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

Three Appointments: Andrew Pinson, a former solicitor general in the state attorney general’s office, is Gov. Brian Kemp’s choice to fill the vacancy on the state Court of Appeals. Pinson is a Georgia native who earned his undergraduate degree and…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Lifelines for Learning

Atlanta doesn’t have too many buildings that make you say, “whoa.” But the Central Library on Peachtree Street is one of them. It is modern, it is futuristic, it looks like science fiction. It is Marcel Breuer’s last project, and…

State of Mind: How Will We Get There?

This time last year, most of us were worried, in varying degrees, about COVID, about the upcoming elections, about the harsh truths we were confronting in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and about crime. And wondering when…

The Georgia File: Drawing Lines

Recent elections prove that no state is closer to political parity than today’s Georgia. Democrats have closed the gap with Republicans statewide, winning the state’s Electoral College votes, both U.S. Senate seats and a congressional seat in the 2020 cycle.…

Our State

Bryan County | Pembroke: Distinct Identities

Georgia boasts a staggering 159 counties, but Bryan County stands alone as the state’s sole non-contiguous county. Of course, it doesn’t look that way on a map. But in reality, the sprawling land mass of the U.S. Army’s Fort Stewart…

Downtime

Catching up with ... Lauren Groh-Wargo

Lauren Groh-Wargo heads the voting rights organization founded by 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that played a key role in 2020 and 2021 Democratic victories in Georgia. These are edited highlights of an interview with Groh-Wargo. Q: How did…

Reaching for Heaven

Located at Modera Sandy Springs mixed-use development on Roswell Road, Casi Cielo transports diners to the southern state of Mexico. The Oaxacan-inspired restaurant by Juan Fernando Henao (of La Parrilla restaurants), anchored by Executive Chef Juan Ruiz (from Colombia), offers…

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