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First Slice 5/24/16: 'Hartsfield-Jackson needs to be treated like the busiest airport on earth'

In a 7-1 majority ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Timothy Foster, a black Georgian convicted of murder by an all-white jury nearly 30 years ago, deserves a new trial.  "[T]he focus on race in the prosecution's file plainly demonstrates a concerted effort to keep black prospective jurors off the jury," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the ruling.…

Voters will decide whether to renew APS tax on Tuesday

Voters on May 24 will be asked several heady questions: Who should operate the jail and oversee court security? Which Democrat should face U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, the well-funded and popular Republican incumbent, in November?…

Comics duel X-Men in comedy melee

Physically, no, a comedian wouldn’t stand a chance against any superheroes. But on stage, a good joke can slice through pride like adamantium claws.…

First Slice 5/23/16: Cobb must be so tired of talking about that damn bridge to SunTrust Park

Cobb County officials are once again discussing how to pay for the $10 million pedestrian bridge over I-285 linking SunTrust Park and the Galleria. Atlanta's population is growing — but not as fast as some other Southern cities. Here...Show More Summary

First Slice 5/22/16: Can Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton win another term in DeKalb?

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, who's facing an ethics complaint alleging that she used county funds to purchase personal home office equipment and received a free YMCA membership, is in a tough fight against two opponents for re-election. E-SPLOSTS can be great tools to boost schools. Show More Summary

5 things to do: Mad Hatter Bridal Box

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Picnic in the Park at Historic Fourth Ward Park …

Mayor fires airport GM, watershed commissioner — how's YOUR weekend going?

We interrupt your rainy and sunny weekend to pass along news of two high-level job openings at City Hall. Two city officials with tremendously important jobs — one overseeing the world's busiest airport, the other making sure our taps...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Rootin’ Tuten Alleycat

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Rootin’ Tuten Alleycat at The Spindle …

Cobb lawmakers are shocked — SHOCKED — by AIDS art exhibit at KSU

“Typically, communities send their garbage to the dump and dispose of their body waste at the local sewage treatment plant... KSU has chosen to celebrate and elevate it to an ‘art’ exhibit.…

The 'woke-ness' of 'Neighbors 2'

Two years after Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) moved next door to Teddy (Zac Efron) and his jolly fraternity in Neighbors, they're ready to move on. Times have changed, y'know?…

SCAD students display their printmaking skills

Featuring printing techniques such as etchings, lithographs, monotypes and more, the group exhibition Hard Pressed brings together 13 printmaking students from Savannah College of Art and Design to display their best work and celebrate...Show More Summary

Local fitness pro finds her niche as trainer to the stars

Fitness instructor Eve Overland doesn’t need access to a gym to get in a workout — she just needs a tour bus. Since 2010, the Minnesota native and current ATL dweller has worked as the touring personal trainer for country superstar Carrie Underwood.…

First Slice 5/20/16: Hartsfield-Jackson TSA agents don't want you to win

The world's busiest airport is trippin'. As Hartsfield-Jackson's security checkpoint lines get longer and longer, TSA officials are discouraging passengers from hopping over to the international terminal where the waits are estimated to be as short as 15 minutes.…

5 things to do: Crom Comedy Fest

Friday, May 20, 2016 Tied Up At Home Opening Reception at Blue Mark Studios …

Atlanta transit tax projects must connect with existing network to succeed

Simon J. Berrebi, a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech and executive director of the MARTA Army, says the Atlanta City Council need to make sure that transit projects that could be funded by a November sales tax will link up with other modes.  The next few weeks will decide the direction that Atlanta will take for generations to come. Show More Summary

New multi-disciplinary art show has heart

Multi-disciplinary art show Heart Space dedicates an explorative evening to the physical and emotional space around the heart. Choreographers Leah Boresaw (above, top) and Christen Sewell Weimer (above, bottom), both Atlanta nativesShow More Summary

Downtown’s Central Library could be renovated or replaced with smaller facility

Downtown’s massive Central Library could be vacated and sold by Fulton County to raise cash for a much smaller replacement facility. Or the Fulton County Commission could choose to pour up to $85 million in bond funding into renovating...Show More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: MAYhem: Kissed dances through the Cobb Energy Centre

This weekend only, Atlanta Ballet brings out a dynamic double feature, premiering Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s El Beso and bringing Yuri Possokhov’s popular Classical Symphony back to the Cobb Energy Centre with MAYhem: Kissed. With the...Show More Summary

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