Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

First Slice 4/22/15: The battle to become Georgia's next House Majority Leader is now underway

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, R-Bonaire, to become a Georgia Tax Tribunal judge. With O'Neal leaving the Gold Dome, a fight among GOP state Reps. Jon Burns of Newington, Chuck Martin of Alpharetta, and Allen Peake of Macon for the leadership position has officially begun.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Pop up Wednesdays

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Waka Flocka Flame for President(ial Kush!!!!!)

That's right, snitches. Waka Flocka Flame has thrown his hat into the race for President of the United States.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Emory lands $1.5 million gift for new John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice

A major philanthropic donation to Emory University's School of Law will create a position in honor of Congressman John Lewis to study contemporary civil rights and social justice issues. The law school last night announced that an anonymous...Show More Summary

WRFG, Atlanta's eclectic indie station, struggling to stay on-air

“It's winter Winter in America And ain't nobody fighting 'Cause nobody knows what to save” — Gil Scott-Heron, “Winter in America” It's the first song DJ Tabone plays to kick off a recent weekly Soul Chamber edition of his Wednesday afternoon Global Drumbeat shift on WRFG-FM. Show More Summary

City takes on $13 million financial risk to keep Fort McPherson deal alive

Tyler Perry's efforts to buy the bulk of Fort McPherson and build a massive movie studio have not gone smoothly. The Atlanta filmmaker's deal to buy hundreds of acres of the former military base has faced some public backlash, a negotiation process complicated by the U.S. Army, and other issues.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 4/21/15: Will the Beltline help close Atlanta's giant gap between the rich and poor?

Atlanta doesn't have the best track record when it comes to income inequality and economic mobility. But Georgia Tech professor Michael Dobbins says the city needs to create a jobs program for Beltline construction projects and build more infrastructure in low-income neighborhoods to address its wealth disparities.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Doldrums, Moon King, Suno Deko

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New Public Arts Commission launches with public mural dialogue

What is it about public murals that instigate such extreme reactions — from dialogue to debate, controversy to community-building? It's definitely deeper than paint.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Poll: Gwinnett voters keen on MARTA expansion

Sixty-three percent of likely voters in Gwinnett County support the expansion of MARTA into the county, according to a recent poll by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. The survey shows the county’s attitude toward MARTA is changing.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Comic's Weekly Roundup: Celebrate 420 with Shalewa Sharpe

Mon., April 20 Monday Nights at Star Bar is Atlanta’s greatest comedy tradition. After a decade of producing weekly shows, Rodney Leete decided to celebrate this city’s finest comedic talents by starting a record label, Rotknee Presents Records.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Convicted APS educators begin lengthy process to appeal cheating verdict

Dana Evans looks tired. On a rainy Friday afternoon in April, the former Dobbs Elementary School principal is dressed in all-black business attire and standing in front of TV cameras inside an East Point law office.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Deal: Who needs the press when you've got me?

“From a politician’s standpoint, there’s no group of editors or new[s] directors that can prevent me from communicating directly with a mass audience. We talk about the media.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story...

Michelle Nunn to become CARE's new CEO

Michelle Nunn, who helped build volunteer hub Hands on Atlanta and led Points of Light before launching an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate last year, will return to the nonprofit sector. Nunn, a Democratic candidate who lost to David...Show More Summary

First Slice 4/20/15: Eva Galambos, former mayor and 'founding mother' of Sandy Springs, has died

Eva Galambos, a champion for local control who pushed for Sandy Springs to incorporate as a city — and later became the North Fulton city's first mayor — died on Sunday after battling cancer. She was 87.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Protomartyr

1.Protomartyr, Warehouse, Wymyns Prysyn at 529 … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The House of Black and White'

For a show shot through with death, violence and betrayal, “Game of Thrones” seldom feels like punishing slog.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 4/19/2015: Former state rep named Atlanta's new sustainability director

Say hello to the city's new sustainability director. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, a former state representative who joined environmental legal firm GreenLaw after leaving the Gold Dome, will start the City Hall gig in mid-May. PoliceShow More Summary

5 Things to Do: Georgia Renaissance Festival

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Help Murmur find a home!

Although it’s known as Murmur, the organization is more of an outcry. Expansive community outreach (including elementary school workshops, queer and anti-homophobic events, and efforts for homeless youth) is singular and characterizing — but only part of the picture.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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