The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn on Monday, January 11, 2016.

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn

Monday, January 11, 2016 If you drive down Jimmy Carter Blvd. into Lilburn it is really hard to miss the amazing architecture of the...
The Family Dog is under new ownership with a redesigned inside allowing for more seating.

A Revamping of The Family Dog

Monday, January 25, 2016 The Family Dog in Virginia Highlands is getting a second chance at life. For the past few years, the neighborhood...
Walking into Biltong Bar inside Ponce City Market in Atlanta.

Biltong Bar inside Ponce City Market

Monday, January 25, 2016 Justin Anthony has been hard at work in Atlanta as of late. Having opened Cape Dutch at the beginning of...
Michelle Hollberg (left) holds a pair of earrings designed by Martha Serezli to her ear during the Callanwolde Arts Festival in Atlanta on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

2016 Callanwolde Arts Festival

Saturday, January 23, 2016 After chasing down photos of the snow on Saturday, I headed into Atlanta for the third annual Callanwolde Arts Festival....
Cynthia Evers (left), Cori Ameen and Stephen Woodall use umbrellas to shield themselves from the rain as they walk to their cars after leaving the state capitol building in Atlanta on Friday, January 22, 2016.

First Snow of 2016 in Georgia

Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2016 At the end of the third week in January, Georgia got its first real taste of...
Kam Payne (center) teaches her fifth grade advanced math class at Centerville Elementary School in Snellville on Friday, January 22, 2016. Gov. Nathan Deal recently referenced in his state of the state address Gwinnett's school system as one of the first in Georgia to implement a teacher compensation system based on merit -- pay teachers based on how well students perform on standardized tests and other academic measures.   JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

Teaching in Gwinnett County

Friday, January 22, 2016 Friday morning I found myself in Snellville at Centerville Elementary School to take photos of teachers doing their thing. The...
Serena Hale (left) and her husband Terrance hold a pro life sign as they listen to Pastor Mike Stone speak during a rally before the Georgia March for Life at Liberty Plaza across from the state capitol building in Atlanta on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Georgia March for Life

January 22, 2016 So I feel I need to tell you a little bit about what I do before I get to my regular...
Beverly James (left) and her daughter Brianna Ellis James wait for the start of the 48th Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, January 18, 2016.

2016 Martin Luther King Commemorative Service

Monday, January 18, 2016 Monday was freezing but I had important work to do. Early in the morning I braved the cold and headed...
Michael Murphy-McCarthy (left), his son Aidan (right) and Thomas Lloyd put on their name tags before the start of the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project on Sunday.

2016 MLK Service Project

Sunday, January 17, 2016 Volunteers spent Martin Luther King Weekend not at home or with family but out in the Decatur community helping clean...
Toby Antinore (left) talks with Kevin Wood at his booth during the 50th annual Atlanta Model Train And Railroadiana Show And Sale at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

2016 Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show & Sale

Saturday, January 16, 2016 Most children have a fascination with trains. I know I did. Some even keep that fascination through adulthood. (I did...