Top stories of 2019 for metro Atlanta

Before we turn the corner to a new year, pause to reflect on what was. The year 2019 in local news was a busy one, with metro governments moving independently to write laws on the new challenges posed by e-scooters and vaping. They also worked to manage sprawling new developments.

On the downside, clouds of cash disappeared on I-285 and rapper 21 Savage made national headlines after he was arrested for allegedly overstaying his visa. On the upside: Atlanta became home to the largest food forest in the U.S. and Tyler Perry opened his studios to acclaim from Hollywood.

Take a longer look back at our most popular headlines: