Why this couple traded an apartment in Atlanta for a 27-foot sailboat

Feb 23, 2022
As housing costs rise, some are taking #vanlife one step further by leaving the solid footing of land. Instead of paying rent, they drop anchor.
Sunni Blanning and Brandon Bunch on the sailboat they call home.
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One parade organizer welcomes their return this holiday season

Dec 31, 2021
Hobie Pileski, co-owner of Argonne Parades, is looking forward to in-person holiday festivities after over a year of putting events on hold.
Hobie Pileski, co-owner of Argonne Parades, said his company hasn't held a full, traditional parade since December 2019.
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To encourage vaccinations, Georgia county calls on moms

Jul 7, 2021
A large, diverse county is betting local mothers can help it reduce hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine and boost inoculation rates.
A film crew monitors a shot of Normica Provitt discussing her decision to get vaccinated against COVID-19. She’s one of the moms featured in a county ad campaign.
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Fighting housing insecurity, one video conference at a time

May 11, 2020
A 40-year-old program for low-income Atlantans goes virtual.
Lawyers and judges are among those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on affordable housing and job creation

Nov 13, 2019
The city is working closely with big business.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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The vacancy crisis is far from over

Nov 6, 2019
There are now more vacant housing units than at the height of the foreclosure crisis.
E-scooters line a stretch of Atlanta's Beltline, a former railway corridor under redevelopment.
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Downtown Atlanta's growth elusive in its inner core

Oct 15, 2019
While residents continue to flock to the city, downtown Atlanta is still short on basic residential amenities.
A view of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
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Research finds Atlanta economy boosted by growing immigrant population

Aug 29, 2019
A survey from New American Economy says the region has more than 73,000 immigrant entrepreneurs.
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In a food desert, Atlanta now has a "food forest"

Jun 17, 2019
Okra, eggplant and mulberries: Atlanta hopes a food forest will provide residents with fresh produce.
From the garden out front to the trees in the back, Atlanta’s new 7.1-acre food forest is full of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Stephannie Stokes

Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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