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Kristal Dixon
14 mins ago - News

Mableton preps for next steps as some push to leave new city

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Organizers for Cobb County's newest and largest city will soon take the next step in getting Mableton ready for business.

What's happening: Mableton leaders have to determine whether the city of about 77,000 people will manage government services itself or ship out some of those responsibilities.

Maxwell Millington
Nov 28, 2022 - News

3 Georgia college basketball games we're watching

Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

College hoops are finally back. To celebrate, we made a shortlist of the most intriguing men's basketball games in Georgia this season.

Kristal Dixon
Nov 22, 2022 - News

Powder Springs' downtown dreams

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Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Business has been "up and down" for Stacey West since she opened Suga's Cheese Shoppe & Cafe, a restaurant known for its pimento cheeses, in December 2021 in downtown Powder Springs.

  • But she has reason to believe good days are ahead.

Your guide to voting in Georgia's Senate runoff

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Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photos: Brandon Bell/Getty Images and Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

It's voting time again, Georgia. But there's just one box to check.

Thomas Wheatley
Nov 20, 2022 - News

Where to watch the World Cup

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

On Monday, the U.S. Men's National Team takes on Wales in the squad's first match of the 2022 Men’s World Cup in Qatar.

State of play: Streaming options abound. But if you prefer to cheer, boo and weep with friends and strangers, here are good options:

Emma Hurt
Nov 18, 2022 - News

LGB youth more likely to experience trauma, research shows

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth are far more likely to attempt suicide, plan a suicide attempt or have suicidal thoughts, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

  • The study shows these young people were also more likely to have experienced trauma like childhood sexual violence and dating violence.
Emma Hurt
Nov 17, 2022 - Politics

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has died

David Ralston at the podium with his wife

Ralston with his wife Sheree in March, after a landmark mental health reform package they both advocated for passed the state House unanimously. Photo: Jeff Amy/AP

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge, Ga. died Wednesday. He was 68.

Driving the news: Two weeks after the sudden announcement he would not seek another term as leader of the lower chamber, Ralston’s office announced he passed away "following an extended illness" surrounded by his wife, children and family.

Thomas Wheatley
Nov 17, 2022 - News

Hobbit houses and Atlanta's short-term rental debate

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Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Lost amid the confusion over Atlanta's short-term rental ordinance has been an important question: Where do the city’s hobbit houses fit in?

Why it matters: The ordinance — currently on hold after pushback from Airbnb and Vrbo hosts — is fuzzy as it applies to nonprofits or landowners who want to rent out parts of their property for camping, glamping or another less traditional overnight option.

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