• Atlanta Visitor’s Guide – Getting Around in Atlanta Georgia

    Getting around in Atlanta Buckhead Where: North of downtown Atlanta, centered at Peachtree and Roswell roads. Inside scoop: Where old money meets frat parties, where streets lined with magnificent homes empty onto Atlanta’s most famous singles scene. It’s home to the Governor’s Mansion, much of the goings-on in Tom Wolfe’s “A Man in Full” and […]

  • My Atlanta Guide to the City

    Atlanta: the “city too busy to hate”. The metropolitan area boasts 3.8 million to 4.5 million residents, depending on whether the boasting is being done by the 10 counties closest to the city or the 20 counties closest to the city. The city proper has some 470,000 residents, ranking it among the 50 largest in […]

  • Annual meal fills hunger, hearts of needy Atlantans

    As thousands of hungry people with empty pockets streamed into Turner Field for a Thanksgiving meal, Elisabeth Omilami considered her organization’s own empty coffers. For the 40th year, volunteers with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless — an Atlanta-based charity — served about 20,000 meals on Thanksgiving. But the organization had to take out […]

  • Atlanta & Civil War Guide

    Atlanta is the only major American city destroyed by war. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and his 62,000 Union soldiers leveled more than 95 percent of the city in the summer of 1864 during the Civil War. All over the metro Atlanta area you can find reminders of the campaign to conquer — and defend — […]

  • Spelman College Atlanta aiming for new heights

    The first students — 11 in all — were mostly former slaves who gathered in the basement of a Baptist church, determined to learn how to read the Bible and to write. Their teachers, two white missionaries from Massachusetts, had been sent to the South to study the living conditions of freedmen three years before. […]

  • Day Trips from Atlanta

    Get away for the day Because of their distance from downtown Atlanta or the depth of their offerings, these destinations will all take at least a day to experience. Close By Six Flags Over Georgia 12 miles from downtown Atlanta – With five kid-friendly rides that opend last year and this year’s addition has plenty […]

  • Georgia Aquarium

    It’s open!” With those words, volunteer Bryan Shaw of Duluth welcomed the first of more than 10,000 people expected to visit the Georgia Aquarium when it opened in 2005. The world’s largest aquarium at that time opened to the general public with a fantastic show. The Aquarium is located just north of Centennial Olympic Park […]