Q&A: Karen Kinsell, M.D.

At 2:45 on a Wednesday afternoon, nearly two hours after her office has officially closed, Dr. Karen Kinsell is hoping to get to a 3:00 community health meeting. But there are still four patients waiting to be seen at her…

Features

Local Control

The term local control means keeping government close to home. For folks in six Georgia counties, local control is overseen by someone who goes above and beyond the call to improve the lives of his or her constituents. The ACCG,…

Treating Cancer Closer to Home

When you think of places where people go for cancer treatment, certain names may come to mind – University of Texas MD Anderson, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mayo Clinic, to name a few. What many people don’t…

Boosting Business

Streetscapes, sidewalks and trails are the bread and butter of many community improvement districts (CIDs), and those in once-suburban Gwinnett are no exception. In fact, the tiny Braselton CID devoted its efforts to partnering with the city, county and state…

Our State

Columbus: Overflowing with Opportunity

The city of Columbus has brought opportunities to thousands of people over its 191-year history. Columbus pre-dates Atlanta by nearly two decades, has long been an economic hub of Georgia and today boasts a vibrant downtown, rich cultural heritage and…

Brunswick | Golden Isles: Riding a New Wave

They’re making stuff in Brunswick. Oh, they’ve been doing that for decades on an industrial scale, of course, from bleached pulp to luxury jet interiors to frozen seafood. We’re talking here, though, about individual makers, entrepreneurs who work with their…

Upfront

Organizations: Second Helpings Atlanta

With the motto “driving out hunger, one mile at a time,” Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) addresses both food insecurity and waste by rescuing surplus fresh and prepared food and delivering it to those in need. “We don’t have to create…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Microgrid Partnership: Georgia Tech and Georgia Power Co. have teamed up to build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Midtown Atlanta at Tech Square. The microgrid will be a self-contained power system for Tech Square that includes energy management systems,…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs, and In-betweens

Erwin Elected – Again: The third time was apparently the charm for state Rep. Chris Erwin (R-Homer) who had to win three primary elections to secure his Georgia House seat. He won the last race in April with 75.48 percent…

Trendsetters: Keeping a Craft Alive

Bill Oyster’s driving force has always been following what makes him happy. The former professional bicycle racer had a lot of time on his hands after a career-ending accident, so he channeled it into his fly-fishing hobby. He worked as…

Economic Development Around the State

Bartow Chicken: Chick-fil-A is building its first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville. The facility, which will open in the summer of 2020 and create up to 300 jobs, will be able to serve up to 300 restaurants. College Park Produce:…

Opinion

From the Publisher: Housing Hopes

After reporting on the affordable housing shortage in the Atlanta region last September, I revisited the issue to see what action has been taken in the nine months since. HouseATL was created in January 2018 as a collaborative effort to…

Business Casual: Georgia, Georgia

A few years ago, when I was helping move my daughter into her freshman dormitory in our nation’s capital and busily unloading boxes from the car, a man who had just alighted from his New Jersey-tagged vehicle with a yippy…

At Issue: No Easy Sell

Since 2005, 10 new cities have been chartered in Metro Atlanta. The first was the city of Sandy Springs that year, followed the next year by Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills – all in Fulton County. Then DeKalb and…

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