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Editor’s Note

Coronavirus cases are spiking again, with Georgia hitting one million cases this week since the start of the pandemic. Hospital leaders gathered Thursday morning to make an urgent plea for people to get vaccinated as cases surge.

A long-time Sandy Springs restaurateur passed away after a battle with cancer. Friends remember Nancy Goodrich, owner of Southern Bistro, as an “incredible businesswoman” who gave back to the community. 

Qualifying ends today for candidates in the upcoming Atlanta and Brookhaven elections. Dunwoody already closed its process, and six candidates qualified to run. Sandy Springs finished qualifying earlier today. Check back on our site for continued coverage.


Kosher BBQ Festival returning in October

After missing its 2020 festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival will be coming to Dunwoody. Read more.


Restaurant veteran George McKerrow

George McKerrow Jr. has logged decades in metro Atlanta’s complex and challenging restaurant environment. Read our Q&A with the man behind Longhorn Steakhouse and Ted’s Montana Grill. Read more.


Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch

For our Friday feature, Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch shares her favorite things to do in the city. Read more.

Here are other top stories from the week:

Sandy Springs targets owners of party houses 

Police: Drug transaction led to double shooting

Man shot outside Lenox Square Mall

DeKalb, Fulton voters can request absentee ballots

In conversation with Kenny Blank of the Atlanta jewish Film Festival

Esports gaming hub planned for Buckhead

Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk was editor of Reporter Newspapers in 2021-22.