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Rickey Bevington

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The Many Myths of 'Cabbagetown'

"Cabbagetown" is a unique name for a neighborhood. It’s east of downtown Atlanta – less than 100 acres of narrow streets and shotgun houses so close together a shotgun blast might pass through...

September 18, 2015

Rap Music's Roots In Atlanta's Bankhead Neighborhood

In the latest installment of our ongoing series about how Atlanta places got their names, today we turn to the west Atlanta neighborhood of Bankhead. This community took its name from the highway...

September 11, 2015

Atlanta History Center Joins 'What's In A Name?'

We have exciting news! The Atlanta History Center has joined our efforts to answer your questions about where some of Atlanta's most curious names come from. Have a name to add to our growing list?...

September 8, 2015

Buttermilk Bottom. Doraville. What's In A Name?

Cabbagetown. Disco Kroger. Five Forks Trickum Road. Dacula. These are just a few of the curious Atlanta names our audience members have submitted as part of our new series on how places in the...

August 19, 2015

Foreign Investment And Stadium Tax Breaks: The Art Of The Sale

Convincing taxpayers that their money is being well-spent seems a particular challenge these days. Here in Georgia, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Governor Nathan Deal and the Cobb County Commission have...

August 5, 2015

A Growth Spurt For Atlanta's WonderRoot

“I’m not an arts guy,” the national editor said over the phone. “I don’t really like art stories.” This isn’t what a reporter wants to hear from someone who’s about to critique her arts story, a...

July 20, 2015

On Gay Marriage, Let's Celebrate The Debate

As the nation awaits word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether states may ban the performing of same-sex marriage and whether they may ban the recognition of same-sex marriages performed legally in...

June 24, 2015

10 Years Of Letters From A Stranger

I hope you stay a while once again...I wish you excellent health and all very excellent days ahead. How can we measure our impact on another person? A mother can assess what she means to her child...

May 15, 2015

Transforming A Nation & Its Press

As a young child in 1980’s America, the Transformers loomed large in my little girl world. My brother Alden worshipped the heroic vehicles-cum-robots. Like many younger siblings, I loved anything my...

May 11, 2015

When It Comes To Press Freedoms, First Things First

The first thing I like to do when in a new city is to seek out local television and radio stations. A city’s news and entertainment options say a lot about its people, their values and their interests.

April 20, 2015

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