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StoryCorps Atlanta

Cousins Jasmine Johnson and Jessica Evans grew up together in several parts of the country, including Frankfurt, Kentucky.  Along with their siblings, they were raised under the warm yet watchful eye of their grandmother whom they called "Sissy."  

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, they could scarcely contain their joy recalling a river of candid memories about her.  

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.  

Fulton County Superior Court judge Kimberly Esmond Adams
Superior Court of Fulton County

A Fulton County Superior Court Judge was among two local judges to take part in a recent policy discussion at the White House on the effects of parental incarceration on children. 

  The discussion included policy makers, researchers and judges like Fulton County Superior Court judge Kimberly Esmond Adams.

 “We talked about their graduation rates, the fact that many of them don’t go on to college, the inability for many of those families to remain intact for a variety of reasons, and we end up a lot of those young people, regrettably, in courts across this country.”

Barbara Comlish

Couples looking to start or add to a family may want to move to metro Atlanta.

A new study from a real estate firm reveals it's the least expensive major area to have a newborn.

It costs $18,500 to raise a baby in metro Atlanta up to its first birthday, according to Redfin, an online real estate brokerage company.