Thomas Wheatley is the news editor of Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alt-weekly. The Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate joined the publication in 2007 as a staff writer focusing on transportation, urban development, and the environment. He previously worked at Flagpole Magazine, the alt-weekly serving Athens, Georgia, and a North Fulton weekly newspaper. Wheatley’s writing has also appeared in Next City. He lives in southwest Atlanta’s Westview neighborhood with his wife and two cats.