Alia Malik, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Alia Malik

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Alia:

Board of commissioners approves Gwinnett Place Mall revitalization

The redevelopment is expected to take 20 years. → Read More

In Jimmy Carter’s hometown, a train brings well wishers

Jimmy Carter supported the SAM Shortline excursion train, which now brings thousands of visitors to Plains annually. More than 100 rode it to the former president's home town on Saturday. → Read More

Gas South Convention Center in Gwinnett more than doubles in size

The Gas South District expects to be more competitive as convention centers continue rebounding from COVID-19. → Read More

Gwinnett Place mall redevelopment plan will get traffic study

Gwinnett County and the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District will fund the study. → Read More

Gwinnett County Airport will undergo $17M redevelopment

A new company will take over operations of the north side of the airport. → Read More

Gwinnett County Transit rebrands as Ride Gwinnett

The rebranding will extend to the county’s transit website, buses, bus stop shelters and signs. → Read More

Cobb resident argues for restraining order against county redistricting

Cobb resident Larry Savage asked for a temporary restraining order against the county commission's electoral map. → Read More

Gwinnett Transportation wins urban highway design award

The county's transportation department was recognized for the Spalding Drive widening project. → Read More

Gwinnett County commission gives sheriff a $50K raise

Keybo Taylor is now the highest-earning sheriff among the four largest counties in Georgia. → Read More

Warming stations will open tonight and tomorrow in metro Atlanta

Temperatures are expected to drop to about 30 degrees tonight. → Read More

Gwinnett’s first Black county commissioner loses reelection

Matthew Holtkamp appeared to defeat District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque, according to unofficial results. → Read More

Georgia abortion clinics stay open, but visits shift to NC, Florida

A month after Georgia's strict abortion law went into effect, local clinics remain open, but many women are being directed to states with less-restrictive laws, creating bottlenecks across the Southeast. → Read More

Abortion appointments canceled as Georgians react to court ruling

Georgians react to court ruling upholding the state's "heartbeat" law severely tightening abortion restrictions. Abortion clinics cancel appointments but say they'll stay open as they navigate post-Roe landscape. → Read More

Abortion ruling reaction divided in metro Atlanta religious services

The opinions reflected national polarization over the issue. → Read More

Voices: Metro Atlanta women weigh in on abortion debate

Two Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporters asked more than two dozen women this week in metro Atlanta to share their thoughts on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Georgia's six-week law after the Supreme Court's draft opinion was leaked. Here is what they said. → Read More

Collins Hill grad dies in Marines tactical vehicle accident

Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gierke, of Lawrenceville, Ga., a 2020 graduate of Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County, was 19. → Read More

Gwinnett commission passes $2 billion budget with last-minute adds

Last-minute additions included $550,00 to support indigent medical care. → Read More

Cobb schools investigation ends with no accreditation change

Cognia, the Cobb school district's accrediting agency, listed many directives for improvement. → Read More

Cobb’s elementary schools continue to be hardest hit by COVID-19

The Cobb County School District recorded more than 650 active cases of COVID-19. → Read More

Stone Mountain holds first Juneteenth celebration

About 100 people turned out despite the rain. → Read More