More than 4,000 people paid tribute to Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy at his funeral Wednesday in Jonesboro.
Cathy died Monday at the age of 93.
Faith played a major role in his life including his decision to close Chick–fil–a on Sundays.
Savannah’s lush squares and beautiful coastline make it a popular destination for weddings. This weekend, vendors will meet there for the first-ever LGBT Wedding Expo.
Some couples will take part in a mass commitment ceremony to celebrate their love. Same-sex weddings aren’t legally recognized in Georgia – but that could change, if a lawsuit against the state’s gay marriage ban is successful.
And that could mean a new market for wedding vendors.
How do you create an Atlanta icon? For the owner of one of the city’s most venerable indie food businesses, it started with getting laid off. Steven Carse lost his job at an insurance company in 2009, and began working on his Plan B: an artisanal ice pop company called King of Pops. In four years, he’s gone from hawking pops from a single refrigerated cart to churning out as many as 15,000 pops on peak summer weekends.
Known as the sweetest onion around, the Vidalia onion is a Georgia agricultural staple that can’t be grown anywhere else in the world. But recently, conversation about this unique Georgia vegetable has turned sour. A race to grocery store shelves has in some cases, pushed quality standards out the door.
As the snow and ice started to melt away Thursday, Georgians began venturing back outside. Wesley McConnell owns Thumb’s Up, a Decatur diner that serves breakfast all day. He and several of his employees stayed in a nearby hotel so that he could keep the restaurant open throughout the storm.
The Cobb County Commission’s vote Tuesday to OK public funds for a new Atlanta Braves ballpark will mean higher taxes for businesses around the area where the stadium will be built. Longtime resistance to higher taxes in the county and in Georgia could mean public opposition to the project won’t end anytime soon.
People in Cobb County will now have their chance to give input on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium deal. Commissioners have scheduled three town hall meetings for Monday, November 25, specifically for public input on the development. The Commission is set to vote on the issue Tuesday. County officials have been largely criticized for not seeking public input on the project. Before the town halls were scheduled, William Perry of Common Cause Georgia publicly called for Cobb leaders to delay their vote on the project to allow public comments.