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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Christmas in the Grove: Decatur family entertains Christmas enthusiasts with synchronized lights/music

Christmas in the Grove, a home on Oak Grove Drive in Decatur, has become a popular Christmas light display during the Christmas holiday. Photos provided by Tony and Katie Paradowski

  Since 2010, the Paradowskis’ home has been a go-to spot during the Christmas season to see Christmas lights and decorations.  Known as “Christmas in the Grove,” Tony and Katie Paradowski turned their home into a holiday attraction for five weeks with its animated light show that is choreographed to popular Christmas songs. From Thanksgiving […]

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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


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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Mountain resort offers something for all


Rarely when entering the property of a sprawling resort does one see a sign that cautions visitors to be careful of horses crossing the drive, but this is the case at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center. The entranceway is also used by local horses as an access path from the stables to the […]

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