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Gov. Nathan Deal, with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, at a Wednesday press conference to announce plans by health care giant Anthem for a 1,800-job expansion in downtown Atlanta. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

Nathan Deal’s personal investment in Amendment 1

7:07 pm Oct. 26, 2016

As you sort out the pros and cons of Amendment 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot, one of the more important things to remember is this:

Before Nathan Deal was born in 1942, but while the future governor was still in the womb, his father got crossways with the powerful Gillis family, which ran Treutlen County and its school board. Noah Deal was booted from his south Georgia teaching job –


Riverside, Ga., is no more. How about it, Johns Creek?

9:02 am Oct. 25, 2016

You might recall that, 10 years ago, when a North Fulton community was contemplating a name for the new city they were in the process of creating, they picked Riverside.

But they backed off when it was pointed out that Georgia already had a city of Riverside. And so they decided on Johns Creek – forever confusing the rest of metro Atlanta with that missing apostrophe.

It may be time to reconsider.