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FDR at a campaign barbecue in Meriwether County.


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Recent firings by Mayor Reed a contrast to Atlanta City Hall under Maynard Jackson

After the news broke of the Friday firings of two key officials from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration, once again I was struck by how much City Hall has changed over the years.

On May 20, Reed parted ways with Miguel Southwell, aviation general manager who was in charge of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; and Jo Ann Macrina, commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management.

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Excitement draining for reservoir boondoggles

By Guest Columnist CHRIS MANGANIELLO, policy director of the Georgia River Network

Georgians agree we need a healthy and dependable supply of drinking water.  We need enough water flowing in our rivers for economic and environmental reasons.

A recent turning point indicates that one pathway is no longer as appealing as it once was.

FDR at a campaign barbecue in Meriwether County.

How Georgia influenced FDR

This week, KAYE LANNING MINCHEW, retired director of the Troup County Archives, introduces her new book, A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia, a co-publication of Georgia Humanities and the University of Georgia Press.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt “discovered” Warm Springs, Georgia, and its beneficial warm waters in 1924 as he sought to overcome the effects of polio. He grew to love the state and its people, and returned many times over the next 21 years.

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Combating Zika in the age of the shrug

In H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds,” the planet is saved from a Martian invasion in the 11th hour by germs which infect and kill the aliens, causing their hulking death machines to topple. If we don’t watch it, the hulking machines of our republic may eventually meet the same fate.

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Look! Up in the sky…

“Twinkle twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.” You might ask, what in the world does a 19th century English lullaby have to do with a picture of a Coca-Cola sign stuck in the middle of nowhere? Good question, if you’re a first time viewer. But if you’ve been here before, you know […]

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    Commentary: Dallas trip inspires look at Atlanta’s future

    For 20 years, leaders from the Atlanta region have been visiting other North American cities to get ideas on how best to address our metro area’s toughest challenges. The group of 110 leaders just returned from Dallas – and here’s what some of them learned.

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