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Denis O'Hayer retires

Denis O’Hayer signs off from WABE: A look back at his 42-year news career

For the first time in four decades, Atlantans will have to navigate the news cycle without veteran broadcast reporter Denis O’Hayer’s treasure trove of Atlanta institutional knowledge. He shares with us his memories of reporting on Richard Jewell, the 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shooting, and more.
Alton Brown Rescue Dog Scabigail Atlanta

The scabs-to-riches tale of Alton Brown’s new rescue dog, “Scabigail”

Pink-skinned, hairless, and yes, a little scabby, Abigail the Boston terrier cuts an unlikely figure for a celebrity pet. But this scrappy terrier hit the jackpot this week when Food Network host Alton Brown spotted her on Instagram and decided to bring her home.
Arthur Blank

What does the World Cup 2026 announcement mean for Atlanta?

Atlanta was recommended in the official bid submitted to FIFA to host the semi-final round of the 2026 World Cup. But it will be a long wait until we find out if we actually will host any games.
Gary Pomerantz

Gary Pomerantz revisits Sweet Auburn in honor of Constellations’ grand opening

Author Gary Pomerantz published his book Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn in 1996 after five years of uncovering slave graves in the woods, conducting more than 500 interviews, and filling the holes left behind in Atlanta’s history by a lack of proper documentation. He spoke Thursday in honor of the opening of Gene Kansas's new coworking space, Constellations.
Atlanta animal shelters

As two Atlanta animal shelters launch expansions, here’s how you can give back

Both LifeLine Animal Project and PAWS Atlanta are launching expansion projects to continue providing low-cost pet welfare services to the community. So how can you give back to them? (Hint: Some of them involve beer.)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. swings by Atlanta to talk about the Chattahoochee and the importance of enforcing environmental laws

Known for his outspoken (and at times controversial) views on the environment, politics, and vaccines, Kennedy, the president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, stopped by Atlanta last weekend to urge greater environmental advocacy at SweetWater 420 Fest.
Clermont Hotel

The Clermont Hotel sign is for sale on eBay? Maybe?

Someone claiming to have the original "Clermont Hotel" sign that once sat perched atop the more iconic, neon "Motor Hotel" sign is selling it on eBay to the highest bidder.
Luma Mufleh Fugees Famly DVF Award

Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh on breaking barriers, discrimination, and what’s next for her refugee nonprofit

Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh recently earned a DVF Award, a program created by designer Diane von Furstenberg to celebrate "extraordinary women." She chats with us about the award, discrimination against refugees, and what's next for her nonprofit.

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