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Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:14017
Posts / Week:42.3
Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

First Slice 8/15/14: Ga. Rep. Hank Johnson proposes legislation focused on demilitarizing domestic police

Amid pointed, vocal criticism of heavily armed cops trouncing protesters in Ferguson, Mo. using armored vehicles, weapons and tactics reminiscent of a war zone, Ga. Rep. Hank Johnson proposed legislation yesterday focused on demilitarizing...Show More Summary

Former Gov. Zell Miller endorses Nunn... and Deal

The race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is shaping up to be a competitive contest. Recent polls have shown Republican candidate David Perdue, a veteran corporate exec, and Democratic challenger Michelle Nunn, a longtime nonprofit exec, within single digits of each other.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

ATLwood: Atlantans take over your TV screen

Filming Updates: >> "Red Band Society," filmed at the High last Monday and Tuesday. The show also filmed at the Castle (Fort Peace) on 15th Street on Tuesday, and turned the venue into a frat house.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta Streetcar starts testing tonight on tracks, bring the whole family

City officials are predicting some traffic disruptions as starting at midnight tonight as they begin required (and very slow) testing of the Atlanta Streetcar. From the city: The planned tow test of Streetcar 1003 will take place overnight, beginning at approximately 12 a.m. and going until approximately 10 a.m.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Michael Brown, Ferguson police: 'This is not 1940 or 1950 in America, but today it is hard to see the difference'

Says Congressman John Lewis, D-Atlanta, in a statement about the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent police tactics: "The death of Michael Brown is a grave tragedy the community of Ferguson, Missouri should not have to bear.Show More Summary

5 things to do: Blu

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First Slice 8/14/14: Tyler Perry donated $12,600 to Deal's reelection campaign

Madea goes to the smoke-filled room. Known for fundraising for President Obama and donating to Democrats Mayor Kasim Reed and Michelle Nunn, Tyler Perry and his company donated $12,600 to Gov. Nathan Deal's reelection campaign in May. Show More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Finding Fela'

Acclaimed documentary Finding Fela, about the eponymous African Afrobeat pioneer, will open at Landmark in Midtown on Friday night, kicking off a weekend of festivities and a week-long run at the theater. Opening night will be hosted...Show More Summary

How much compensation should a wrongfully convicted person receive in Georgia?

Georgia's House minority whip says it's time to standardize the way wrongfully convicted Georgians are compensated and replace the mix of conditions and payouts that can be a battle to wrangle out of the state Legislature. “There are...Show More Summary

Atlanta native Kyle Nielsen comes home for Living Walls

With the sun burning a hole in his back, Atlanta native Kyle Nielsen's admiring his finished product. He's standing in the parking lot of a dilapidated apartment complex in Vine City, getting a photographs of his and Xuan Alyfe's work.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Eastside Trail, Definitely-Not-Murder Kroger to finally get ramp connection

The days of trekking on a goat trail to access the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail from the Ponce de Leon Avenue grocery store affectionately known as Murder Kroger will soon be over. Construction has begun on a ramp that will link...Show More Summary

'Hard Knocks' recap: The first to go

The honeymoon is over. Last night's episode of "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons" wasted no time in showing us the not-so-happy side of NFL training camps.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ...

Killer Mike humanizes Michael Brown tragedy

If you read nothing else about the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, where the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has spawned public outrage and a federal investigation, read Atlanta rapper/activist Killer Mike's heartfelt response. His Instagram post has been making the rounds online since he posted it on Aug. Show More Summary

5 things to do: 'Water Ways'

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Study: Georgia's refusal to expand Medicaid will leave $33.7 billion in federal cash on the table

Gov. Nathan's Deal decision to reject Medicaid expansion, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, has already started to affect Georgia residents. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 residents living on low incomes will be denied access to health-care treatment.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 8/13/14: Reed supports police chief, senior officials over controversial cash payouts

Mayor Kasim Reed has defended cash payments handed out to some of his senior officials and Atlanta Police Chief George Turner that some Atlanta City Councilmembers say violated city laws. “I don’t buy this argument that what was done was illegal or improper,” Reed told WABE.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Occupy Our Homes Atlanta activists walk free - for now - after mistrial

Four Occupy Our Homes Atlanta members arrested for civil disobedience — and who each faced at least one year in prison — walked free last week after a DeKalb County jury could not reach a verdict. The surprise announcement came after...Show More Summary

WonderRoot grows into mission with 20-year lease addition

An Atlanta-based arts nonprofit has gained 54,000 square feet of wonderful. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education voted to allow WonderRoot to rent an unused school building for a span of 20 years.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Neighborhood group threatens to boycott Edgewood Retail District

A group of residents have threatened to boycott Edgewood Retail District if security improvements aren't made at the southeast Atlanta shopping center. In recent weeks, Edgewood residents have discussed how to best address what they consider to be a growing public safety problem in the nearby big-box shopping center.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 8/12/14: Investigation opened into Atlanta councilmember's questionable expenses

City Hall's ethics department has launched an investigation into Councilman Michael Julian Bond's questionable use of public money that he spent on high school reunion party favors, a trip to attend a family reunion, and math tutoring. Show More Summary

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