Exploration of historical spots and more await in Alabama’s capital

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  Those who have visited Montgomery, Ala., but haven’t been in a while are likely to be surprised with what is happening in the city. Those who haven’t made it to the city yet are advised to add it to their “Next Trip” wish list. Montgomery, which is the capital of Alabama, boasts a “capital […]

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Can’t think of a New Year’s resolution? We got you covered

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  The making of resolutions at the start of a new year is ages old. Historians say the practice dates back 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians who promised their gods they would return borrowed objects and pay off their debts. We know some of our readers struggle to come up with resolutions aside from […]

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OPINION: The homeless provide unexpected lessons

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A bunch of do-gooders from a Stone Mountain church recently traveled to Atlanta to feed and fellowship with the homeless. The church folk expected they would be the ones imparting meaningful experiences, but they were wrong. They brought food and served up a hot breakfast to dozens of men and women who had no permanent […]

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Divided house of worship celebrates diversity

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On the surface it might appear that Indian Creek Baptist Church in Stone Mountain is a cliquish house of worship. Any Sunday, groups flock to separate areas of the church for worship led by ministers who have much in common with their congregants but who differ greatly from the other groups. Rather than this house […]

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Addison Drive takes decking the halls seriously

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Holiday extravagance has become a neighborhood contagion. One block of the Northwoods subdivision in Doraville is lit up to the hilt nightly with house after house decorated in lights and yard displays. A couple of longtime neighbors admit they are among the instigators of getting this started years ago. Robert Kelley recalls that 14 years […]

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Charities depend on donations but not every gift is ideal

Vastness of African-American history and culture on national display

An interactive display table allows visitors to select music to be played and read about musical artists.

It might seem like an impossibility to focus on the joys, struggles, oppression, survival, accomplishments, pain and beauty of African Americans in one facility and do it well. However, the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., certainly has captured the essence of the diverse experiences of Black people, and […]

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Night market coming to DeKalb County

The first Atlanta International Night Market was held in Gwinnett County in April. The DeKalb County event is scheduled for Nov. 3-5 in the Northlake Mall parking lot.

Most festivals start to wind down at sunset but an outdoor event new to DeKalb County expects to do the opposite and wind up just as the sun is going down. The Atlanta International Night Market (AINM) is a three-night festival taking over the parking lot of Northlake Mall Nov. 3-5. With a slogan of […]

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