Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:9151
Posts / Week:24.4
Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

First Slice 6/17/15: DeKalb D.A. to let civil grand jury review all officer-involved shootings

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James plans to bring all officer-involved shootings in front of a civil grand jury. "Often times people are disillusioned and upset because they feel disconnected from the process," James told WSB-TV.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Jodeci

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Georgians can legally buy fireworks starting July 1 — but what will that look like in metro Atlanta?

Fireworks stores in neighboring states that for decades have sold Roman candles, sky rockets, and flying spinners to Georgians might say goodbye to those familiar faces starting next month. On July 1, three days before Americans blow...Show More Summary

City COO: municipal court strikes right balance for safety and compassion

Last week, attorney and activist Tiffany Roberts urged city and Atlanta Municipal Court officials to reject more than $7 million in increased fees for traffic and code violations. She argued that many of those fines and fees would hurt people living on low incomes the most.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

South Fulton: To annex or not to annex

In the hot debate over three south Fulton County communities — parts of Sandtown, Loch Lomond and South Oaks — seeking annexation into Atlanta, locals on both sides agree on one thing. By bringing two Fulton schools into the city, annexation...Show More Summary

First Slice 6/16/15: Council rejects controversial appointment of H. Lamar Willis to Land Bank Authority post

The Atlanta City Council has voted against Mayor Kasim Reed's appointment of former Councilman H. Lamar Willis, a disbarred attorney who lost his longtime elected post two years ago, to serve on the Atlanta-Fulton County Land Bank Authority's board. Show More Summary

Run the State: Killer Mike on his political aspirations

Killer Mike came close to breaking the Internet after announcing his plans to run as a write-in candidate for the District 55 seat left open by former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks. Never one to back down to addressing issues that plagueShow More Summary

5 things to do: Dine out for Pride

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Bethany Collins takes home Hudgens Prize

It looks as though artist Bethany Collins is living up to the praise we showered her with back in 2014. After receiving hundreds of entries from artists across the state,  it was the mixed-media painting work of Collins that led the jury panel to select her as the 2015 Hudgens Prize award winner.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Scenes from Dad's Garage and Friends at the Fox

Over the weekend, the Fox Theatre played host to Dad's Garage, and a gang of their funny-ass celebrity friends. The second annual Dad's Garage Friends was a two-part comedic affair that opened with a variety show and ended with an improv jam session.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

3rd annual Atlanta Moon Ride

Since 2012, the Atlanta Moon Ride has created a safe and traffic-free environment for families, friends, and bike enthusiasts to explore Atlanta on two wheels. This year’s event takes place Fri., June 19, and for $30 per person, bikers will receive an Atlanta Moon Ride T-shirt and entry to the kick-off party.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

'Game of Thrones' recap: 'Mother's Mercy'

After last week’s sacrifice blew up in the Internet last week, my favorite response came from Slate’s Amanda Marcotte: “Don’t be surprised by the deaths on ‘Game of Thrones:’ The Show is a Classical Tragedy.” Marcotte makes a very strong point, even though “Game of Thrones,” arguably more of a melodrama, doesn’t entirely fit the criteria. Show More Summary

First Slice 6/15/15: Supreme Court ruling could deliver blow to Affordable Care Act

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians might drop health insurance obtained through the Affordable Care Act if the U.S. Supreme Court interprets four simple words a certain way. Atlanta Police are looking for suspects who beat two men in Midtown after they handed over their wallets.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Comic's Weekly Roundup: Ismael Loutfi headlines WonderComedy

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Jim Grimsley

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First Slice 6/14/15: We're going to Cuba! Maybe one day!

Mayor Kasim Reed would like to see flights departing Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for Havana. Reed's heading to the country soon on a "business-oriented trip" later this month.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: D’Angelo

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5 things to do: Kevin Hart

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Time and Place: Stars and Stripes

This photo was taken while I was on assignment for CL at a police brutality protest at the CNN center. The turnout for the protest was relatively small compared to demonstrations I've shot recently, but there were several elements in the small gathering that helped produce compelling images.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Fort McPherson road could be funded with TAD cash

More than half a million dollars in public funding could go toward building a road in Fort McPherson. But we're still waiting to hear when city officials might cough up a slightly larger amount of cash to pay for a similar, more important project in northwest Atlanta.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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