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As Keith Parker exits MARTA and Nat Ford leads APTA, transit holds key to Atlanta’s and nation’s future

By Maria Saporta At 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Keith Parker’s tenure as MARTA’s general manager and CEO ended as he started his new role as the CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Georgia. The timing was significant. During his last week at MARTA, Atlanta hosted the annual meeting and Expo of the American Public Transportation […]

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Time has arrived to unite for Atlanta’s kids

By Guest Columnist DAVID SUITTS, founder of Unite For Kids Atlanta

When people ask why I care about early childhood development, I think back to when I first thought I could maybe teach.

There’s a Youtube video of that summer: I’m filming and talking at three girls, none whom could be older than 6 years.

Georgia Power vs. the law of holes

By Lyle V. Harris
Georgia Power is likely to get another shot-in-the-arm after announcing plans to complete construction on those ill-fated nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. A far more appropriate response to this epic boondoggle, of course, would be a swift kick in the pants. But don’t count on it. 

True leaders find victory in a worthy vision, not in a single bold move

Leadership, this greatly admired trait, once commonly applied exclusively to male war heroes or politicians or industrial leaders, is now generally recognized as a gift or skill that also includes women, men, and young people from the highest rungs of the corporate ladder to one’s immediate family. True leadership is the story of success, not for one’s self, but for others.

For Underground Atlanta the beginning was almost the end

Looking at photographs of downtown Atlanta in the late 1800’s one cannot help but be impressed with the number of railroad tracks that populated the area we now call The Gulch. By some accounts, at the height of Atlanta’s railroad history there were over 350 trains a day that traveled through the city

Atlanta was indeed a “railroad town.” But for pedestrians and horse drawn carts, all those railroad tracks that meant so much to the economy and the growth of Atlanta presented major challenges for transportation around the city.

Victoria & Abdul

‘Victoria & Abdul’ – Judi Dench ‘a wonder’ as Queen Victoria in UK-India cultural tale

The last time Judi Dench made this movie, it was with Billy Connolly and a Shetland pony.

This time, it’s with a limpid-eyed Indian.

Connolly and the pony worked better.

Taking place some years after “Mrs. Brown,” (Dench’s first foray as Queen Victoria), “Victoria & Abdul” cheekily claims to be “based on real events…mostly.”

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