Marietta resident Mike Grigsby has conquered the seven summits of the world and now eyes another adventure.
Couple abandons the 9-5 for Costa Rica and discovers a sweet spot for chocolate.
As Atlanta diversifies, Sunday isn’t the only day of worship anymore.
Part I: Infected by a flesh-eating bacteria, Aimee Copeland fights for her life.
Part II: Aimee Copeland adapts to a new way of life and gets her joy back.
Two strangers unite to retrace their enigmatic fathers’ march across Europe as POWs in WWII.
Starved and abandoned as a puppy, Xena cheats death to change lives.
Writer Molly Brodak comes to terms with growing up in the shadow of her bank-robber dad.
Robb Cohen has spent more than a decade of capturing a wide variety of musical artists for the AJC.
Jane Warring helped move Leon Sims out of his bug-infested apartment and into her heart.
Excerpt from the new memoir by music industry legend Antonio 'LA' Reid.
Troubled siblings find success in lessons rooted in their grandfather’s teachings.
Battle with deadly superbug upends writer’s life. He’s one of the lucky ones.
A photo of in utero surgery made Samuel Armas famous before he was even born. He continues to astonish today.
Like 100,000 grandparents in Georgia, Loretta Jenkins is raising grandchildren, and every day is a challenge.
After 50 years of collecting vintage vehicles, music boxes, jukeboxes, Houdini memorabilia and more, auctioneer Preston Evans is set to pound his gavel one last time.
The death of his brother prompts a man to go back and investigate his memory of the events. An excerpt from journalist David Kushner's memoir about the 1973 murder of his big brother in Tampa, Fla.
A devastating motorcycle accident saves Tim Keel’s life by revealing a deadly secret.
Tethered to a service dog, twins with autism find freedom. An exclusive book excerpt by Melissa Fay Greene.
Despite a knack for sniffing out the truth, the answer private eye Bob Poulnot wants most still eludes him.
How the poet endured a violent childhood, got a new name and received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Georgia-born war veteran returns to Vietnam to help clean up the mess left behind.
Stephanie Stone was thrust into action by the senseless death of her son.
A worrywart mom learns to let go when her son battles brain cancer
Walter Banks looks back over his 50 years with the Atlanta Braves.
Laura Haley was looking for purpose. She found it and a whole lot more in Uganda.
How a death-row inmate changed the life of an Alpharetta teen. A book excerpt by Gautam Narula.
Michele Stumpe was always wild about animals. Then the sanctuary workers and their children captured her heart.
Growing up in the South, a multiethnic girl navigates the cultural divide. Anjali Enjeti contemplates her cultural identity.
Real estate whiz Marjy Stagmeier is changing the lives of her tenants, one apartment complex at a time.
At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a chaplain's four-legged colleague is on the job, helping children heal.
A boy ponders his dad’s place in the world against the backdrop of Atlanta’s child murders. A book excerpt by Mark Beaver.
‘A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back’ — a book excerpt by former EMT Kevin Hazzard.
Clark Jacobs can’t recall the moment his life changed, but his long recovery has been a constant reminder.
On a mother-son trip to NYC, the torch is passed on the definition of cool.
infected by a flesh-eating bacteria, free-spirited student Aimee Copeland battled back after mulitple amputations and a moment in the national spotlight
Dr. Kent Brantly was a medical missionary with Samaritan's Purse, living with his wife, Amber, and their children in war-torn Liberia. While working at ELWA hospital, where only one Ebola patient out of dozens had survived, he began to run a fever. "Kent, bud. We got your test result. And I'm really sorry to tell you that it is positive for Ebola." I had not expected to hear those words despite...
Driving my favorite part of Ga. Highway 83, it's easy to lose track of time. With only an occasional house or rusted fence to break up the miles of pine trees, irrigated cornfields and rolling pastures dotted with anthills, driving easily takes a back seat to my thoughts. Deemed a Scenic Byway by the state, Ga. 83 is an 86.5-mile two-lane road that traverses from Monroe south to Forsyth, passing through...
As a teen Nathan Brett learned the guitar and performed in the church band between his father's prayers. From his home in Madison County, he could reach the rock 'n' roll mecca of Athens by car in 20 minutes. Music consumed his thoughts. When he finished school, Nashville called. Back home, Murray Brett worried. What kind of life was his oldest son choosing? Murray feared that spiritual bankruptcy...
A daughter adopted at birth resurfaces in Maxene Raices’ life and helps heal old wounds. But secrecy still looms. Read the winner of our first Personal Journeys Writing Contest.
Cyclist Greg Germani on the long road to recovery after hit-and-run crash.
How the Atlanta graffiti artist went legit and became a global art star.
An excerpt from Rick Bragg’s new collection of essays, ‘My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South.’
Broke and lonely, Vicki Van Der Hoek had nothing to look forward to until she met 6-year-old Leon Shields. 15 years later, the unlikely friends are still very close.
Meeting her child’s special needs isn’t enough for Keri Janton. She wants to give her son a life of joy.
David Lee Windecher was on the road to prison until he turned his life around.
An excerpt from ‘Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier’s Memoir’ by late Jonesboro resident Gen. John R. Galvin
An adventurous teen, her devoted sister and a trip of a lifetime gone wrong.
Tenor Sam Hagan has been the sound of the holiday season for nearly 40 years.
A look back at four stories of courage, generosity and perseverance.
Four stories about the uplifting power of family and friends, new and old.
An excerpt from ‘Crooked Letter I: Coming Out in the South’ by James Villanueva.
72-year-old lacrosse crew chief Louie Diaz reluctantly eyes retirement from the sport he loves.
Road of success and setbacks leads hip-hop artist Speech to his calling.
For AJC sports columnist Jeff Schultz, saving his son meant letting him go.