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Atlanta's Urban Farms Are Growing More Than Food

Sep 22, 2017
Courtesy Truly Living Well

Agriculture is normally thought to be a largely rural enterprise, but according to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, if you know where to look, there are farmers across the city of Atlanta growing produce and raising animals.

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According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, there are 596 gardens, 82 farms and 64 orchards in the region. While the industry’s economic impact overall in Georgia is more than $75 billion, in Atlanta, the impact is far more than just monetary.

The headquarters of Equifax is on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta. There are more than 2,000 Equifax employees based in Atlanta.
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Over the past month, Atlanta-based credit rating agency Equifax tweeted links to a fake website that looked similar to its own.

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It’s the latest in a series of missteps following the announcement in early September that the personal information of more than 143 million people -- like credit card and Social Security numbers -- was exposed in a cyberattack.

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Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is one of several GOP senators who say they are still deciding whether to vote "yes" or "no" on Graham-Cassidy — the latest attempt by GOP leaders to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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In a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on Morning Edition, Isakson said he wants to check with other Georgia leaders first. 

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Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening."

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The move sparked social media celebrations from current and former students, with many recalling how they had hauled their own 2-liter bottles of caffeinated sodas in their backpacks to keep awake for long study sessions.

In this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles.
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A global privacy management software company will create 500 jobs over the next few years and invest $5 million in an expansion of its facility in Fulton County.

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that OneTrust, by reinvesting in Georgia's strategic resources and talent pool, will grow its access to the global market and reach its customer base more efficiently.