Atlanta people and places

Oprah Winfrey at Agnes Scott College commencement

7:25 am May. 13, 2017

Oprah Winfrey delivered an impassioned commencement address at Agnes Scott College  – one of the metro Atlanta locations where her HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” filmed – Saturday morning. After a roaring welcome

Why former President Bill Clinton was in Atlanta Saturday night

7:49 am Apr. 30, 2017

The day after President Donald Trump visited Atlanta to address the NRA’s national convention, former President Bill Clinton came to town.

Suffice it to say they had very different itineraries.

Clinton delivered the keynote address at Emory University School of Law’s Centennial Gala. Georgia’s former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn (an Emory alum) received the school’s Centennial Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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Mourners prepare for Eddie Long’s funeral: “This is harder than I thought it would be”

8:49 am Jan. 25, 2017

Mourners pouring in to New Birth Missionary Church on their way to Bishop Eddie Long’s homegoing service are posting words of sorrow via social media before entering the building. The church has requesting no one use cell phones inside. Keep up with the AJC’s live updates from the service here.

“This is harder than I thought it would be,” was the simple lamentation posted by Tanya Mitchell Graham.

Long died at 63

“Udder chaos” as DeKalb cops corral escaped cows at a Kroger

8:29 am Jan. 7, 2017

DeKalb County police officers were at the ready to assist this morning in case wintry weather caused calamity on the roads.

Here’s what they stumbled onto instead.


Some travelers stuck at the airport

Authorities acted swiftly to intervene. The cows didn’t seem to be in a big hurry.

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This low-budget video for Atlanta animal shelter

Want “Hamilton” tickets? This Atlanta arts center can hook you up

7:49 pm Nov. 23, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump says “Hamilton” is “overrated,” but fans of the Pulitzer, Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway phenomenon might disagree. It’s sold out at least through August 2017.

Thanks to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, you might not have to wait until next September for a shot at a seat. The center’s upcoming Holiday Gala, planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, features a silent auction, and one of the dazzling

Chris Dodd salutes film and free speech at Emory event

12:37 pm Oct. 20, 2016

Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd has Georgia on his mind frequently these days. Now chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, he’s an energetic supporter of the state’s film-friendly policies.

“According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, 245 feature film and television productions have been shot in Georgia in fiscal year 2016, representing $2.2 billion in direct spending and an overall economic impact of $7 billion in