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Tough decisions withstand time’s test

Updated: 1:20 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Governor of Georgia faced a difficult decision. It pitted his conscience and sense of duty against the popular sentiment in the state at an emotional time.He knew that if he did what he believed was right and used his unique power as the chief executive of the state, he’d ...
Falling in love one mile at a time

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015

“The Beltline should accomplish more than just an improved system of public transportation. It has the potential to change the way we look at Atlanta, how we understand our space within the city and within the region.”– From a 1999 master’s thesis by Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel.So, I have ...
Getting to know the future

12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word millennial or when I am interacting with a millennial, all I can think is, when did I get old? Like you, I try to make myself feel better with comments like: I’m only as young as I feel, or ...
Seeking to understand in our work

Updated: 6:07 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015

The Al-Farooq Mosque of Atlanta stands out as you travel down 14th Street; its distinctive architecture, unlike any nearby building, gleams in the sun.And there was some enlightenment awaiting me inside when I recently visited.I joined several members of our staff on a visit to the mosque a couple of ...
Pedaling toward a great relationship

12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015

When the second of our daughters was a preschooler, she was also an early riser. It was mostly convenient that she’d get up earlier than her siblings; she gave her parents a headstart each day on managing three little ones.Except on vacation. At those times, which to young parents represent ...
When home makes headlines

12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015

I’ve been in Atlanta for about 10 years but still find it hard to call it “my home.” Whenever I’m asked where I’m from, I immediately refer to the place where nearly all of my family lives – Charlottesville, Va.It’s a beautiful college town in Central Virginia.It has about 45,000 ...
Seeing truth through to the end

12:00 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015

On Day 24 of the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, Bob Wilson took the stand.In all of the moments of the dramatic and gut-wrenching trial, which included sobbing witnesses, outbursts by lawyers and threats from the judge, his authoritative testimony that day may have had the biggest impact on the ...
Giving credit where it’s due

12:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015

Atlanta had visits from royalty last week, to honor one of our town’s icons.Basketball royalty, that is.At several events, including the final one where his statue was unveiled, former Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins was feted by some of the biggest names in the sport.On the surface, “’Nique Week,” as Hawks ...
Helping you deal with winter

Updated: 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

In every newsroom I’ve worked in there’s always been a saying that when weather is the dominating news event “everyone is a reporter.”Over the course of my journalism career at various news organizations, coverage of weather has always been something that united not only the newsroom but other departments of ...
Notorious crimes, unacknowledged

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

It is one of the most notorious crimes of its kind in our state’s history, standing apart even within the ignominious story of racial lynchings in Georgia.In July 1946, near Monroe in Walton County, a group of men stopped a car with a white man driving and four black passengers, ...
A secrecy deeper than a grave

Updated: 7:29 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Monday morning the only Georgia government officials with the power save Warren Lee Hill’s life met to consider whether to intervene.I’m not going to debate whether the government was right to execute Hill. If you believe in the death penalty, his record was damning. In 1986, Hill killed his girlfriend ...
State needs courageous leaders

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Georgia’s leaders have made the state’s transportation problems seemingly impossible to solve.Only recently have our leaders — namely the governor, lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house — actually emphatically stated that something needs to be done to solve our current and growing gridlock (a huge Atlanta issue); fix ...
Remembering the dream
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution celebrates King’s legacy of justice,  hope and peace in a special 16-page commemorative section that can be  found in the newspaper and on the AJCePaper.

Updated: 1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

On April 4, 1968, Celestine Sibley, a columnist with The Atlanta Constitution, was driving along a Mississippi road when she heard the terrible news: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. – “a kind man, an eloquent man,” Sibley recalled – was gone. That night, rain beat against the windshield of ...
Revisiting our most personal journeys

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Each week, we work hard to make your Sunday edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution special. We know that our dedicated Sunday readers savor the opportunity to spend time on a morning like this with their newspaper, to get caught up on news, understand their world and metro Atlanta a little ...
Reflecting our life journeys

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

One of the things I love about Sundays is curling up on my sofa to read the newspaper. Sometimes I don’t finish reading it until the next day because it’s so rich in content. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sunday paper is special for a lot of reasons.One reason it’s special has ...
Cold night for a good cause

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Imagine living in a world in which the odds seem stacked against you.A world in which you flee abuse and neglect. Sleep on the streets. Do anything to survive. A world, as one young woman said, in which you feel more like a “servant than a child.”Such are the stories ...
We’re meeting your needs online

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

You can expect to hear a lot about our plans at the AJC over these next couple of months.As a subscriber to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, you know that we’ve been changing and adapting to the many developments in the media world so that we can continue to be Atlanta’s leading ...
Making Atlanta a top startup player

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

When you pass the building at Lenox and Piedmont roads in Buckhead, you notice renovations on the outside are nearing completion, just one of the many building projects around town. But it’s what’s going on inside this building at 3423 Piedmont Road that’s important — because what’s going on inside ...
John Donne’s words for Atlanta

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

From poet John Donne’s “Meditation XVII”No man is an island,Entire of itself,Every man is a piece of the continent,A part of the main.If a clod be washed away by the sea,Europe is the less.As well as if a promontory were.As well as if a manor of thy friend’sOr of thine ...
Old poet speaks of our future

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

John Donne would have found little poetry in the way we shape Georgia. The 17th Century poet saw the world as a connected place, where your fate is indivisible from the fate of your neighbor. I suspect Donne would be astounded by metro Atlanta, where we have been busily creating ...
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