A Southern institution: Mary Mac’s

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I can’t tell you why Mary Mac’s is so popular. When I pass down Ponce De Leon Ave. on my way to Decatur or Virginia Highlands I see throngs of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen happily greeting each other and waiting to enter, poised with wide-brimmed hats and polished cufflinks. As with most eating establishments, it…

Rainy 4th of July weekend dampens the holiday

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Despite a number of cancellations for local area July 4 celebrations — including Marietta, Woodstock and Decatur — the Peachtree Road Race and fireworks displays at Lenox Square, Centennial Olympic Park and Stone Mountain went as planned. However, two deaths have already been reported over the holiday weekend, which Georgia state patrol count as beginning…

Crime Wave Hits Decatur, Georgia: But Why?

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Affluent, liberal Decatur, Georgia, has been hit in the last two weeks with a series of shocking, brazen crimes, ranging from burglary to armed robbery to car-jacking. The reports have rocked this community, with horror and dread pouring across the pages of  message boards, local blogs, and metro area news outlets. A string of car-jackings, attempted…

Need a Lyft?

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Hip enough to have a smart phone? Like using apps to do things like avoiding your friends, measuring your BMI and teaching yourself how to cook? Good, because now you can use your smartphone to download an app called Lyft, a new-ish service that capitalizes on drivers and their cars. Uber and Sidecar had already…

So I guess I’m in a band

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No one ever really asked me to be in the band. I showed up one night with my friend Ali, who had happened to make friends with the band’s guitarist, Ryan, over a brunch of waffles and mimosas. She overheard him talking about how his band — Spines — had recently lost their lead singer,…

The Advance isn’t very advanced

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Although it’s unclear whether the Associated Press story that the AJC posted — citing 16 correctional officers quitting or transferring from a Trion, GA prison due to a new change in wardens — has anything to do with racism, here’s something that does: Think Progress noted a Vidalia, GA newspaper, improperly titled “The Advance” allowed…