If you’re listening to true-crime podcasts, you’re hearing a lot about Georgia. And with the debut of “Atlanta Monster,” now you’ll be hearing a lot about Atlanta in the late 1970s. That podcast, from Atlanta-based HowStuffWorks, is the most recent project from the producers of the wildly popular &ldquo...
The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary has had its share of famous inmates over the years, including several who have inspired characters in Hollywood crime films. Here are some of those inmates and the films that you might know them from, along with other famous prisoners of the facility. But first, some history: The penitentiary was first...
The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary has had its share of famous inmates over the years, including several who have inspired characters in Hollywood true-crime films. Here are some of those inmates and the films that you might know them from, along with other famous prisoners of the facility.
Atlanta has 18 sisters around the world. Here's how each partnership came about and some of the things the pairings have accomplished.
Atlanta: A tree blocks South Ponce de Leon Avenue near the bridge over Lullwater Creek in Druid Hills on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma. The fallen tree narrowly missed blocking the entrance to Freedom Parkway Trail. (Pete Corson / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Metro Atlanta and the rest of Georgia deal with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irma’s effects one day after the storm passed through the state.
JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY MARKER (Agnes Scott College): You'll find this marker on the border of Agnes Scott College, on East College Avenue near the South McDonough Street intersection. In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived of naming a transcontinental series of highways after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It would...
McNeel Marble Co. mass-produced Confederate monuments all across the southeast and beyond in the early 20th century. Here are a few things to know about the company and its product.
Meet Pacman, the Yellow Lab that has been helping take a big bite out of Clayton County’s drug problem.
Sandra Taylor enters a Fulton County Schools maintenance building and smiles. Then her eyes begin to fill with tears. She pauses inside a large room filled with stacks of lumber, machinery, dust. But Taylor sees something else: remnants of a cafeteria and a small stage, a gathering place in a school where she played flute, developed...
An engraving of the front of Bailey-Johnson School adorns the front of its 1965 commencement announcement. (PETE CORSON / email@example.com)
Alumnus Charles Grogan holds the commencement announcement for the Bailey-Johnson School Class of 1965. (PETE CORSON / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bailey-Johnson School alumni Charles Grogan (center) and Sandra Taylor talk with a Fulton County Schools maintenance engineer in the school's former auditorium and cafeteria. The former school building now serves as a maintenance facility for Fulton County Schools, with a carpentry shop in the former auditorium. (PETE CORSON / pcorson@ajc...
On Aug. 30, 1961, nine black students entered four formerly all-white APS high schools with little conflict. Here’s a look back at how the city managed the desegregation of its school system.
Civil Rights leader C.T. Vivian is donating his personal library of largely African-American authors and histories to the National Monuments Foundation’s Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Vine City.
The congregations of two Roswell churches—one mostly white and one mostly black—unite in conversation and fellowship for a better understanding of race.
A Gwinnett mother charged with stabbing her family smiled for the cameras during her first court appearance on July 7, 2017.
Photos: Four children and their father were stabbed to death in their Loganville home. A fifth child has been hospitalized. The mother has been charged.