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GCA awards grant-funding to 81 organizations

Last week, the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA)  announced the recipients of its Partner grant and Project grant funding for the 2016 fiscal year. The GCA awarded just over $795,000 in funding to 81 applicants, including theaters, dance companies, museums, cities, colleges and multi-discipline arts entities.…

Hall wants to keep MLK natatorium in O4W

The Old Fourth Ward may be getting a new aquatic center with an old name. Earlier this week, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall introduced legislation to relocate the Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium from Boulevard to 110 Hilliard St. Show More Summary

First Slice 7/12/15: MLK statue sculptor injured in auto accident

Andy Davis, the sculptor who has been selected to create a statue honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., outside the Gold Dome, was reportedly injured after he and his motorcycle were struck by a car. Blake's has apologized to patrons who were offended by, according to bar owners, an unedited dress code posted at the popular LGBT bar. Show More Summary

Our College Guide cover contest is back!

Chances are you've picked up a Creative Loafing and thought: "I've got an idea for that cover," or, "I have a photo that could've been perfect for this." Well, if you're a current college student, here's the chance to put the creativity where your mouth is. Show More Summary

'Cash mobs' coming back to southwest Atlanta businesses

Intown Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods are once again coming together for a “Cash Mob” — a planned mass visit to local businesses to help support the entrepreneurs. The efforts focus on supporting local businesses in eight southwestShow More Summary

Who should fill DeKalb County's long-vacant District 5 commission seat?

Before next week is over, DeKalb County residents who live in District 5 — the southeast part of the county that spans from around I-20 and I-285 past Lithonia — will have a new representative fighting for them at county commission meetings. Show More Summary

GQ's 'Magic City' strips fantasy down to reality (NSFW)

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New tax on hotel and motel rooms could hit low-income people hardest

When state lawmakers brainstormed ways to pool approximately $1 billion for roads and bridges funding, they decided a $5-a-night hotel and motel room fee, among other taxes, would be a viable solution. After all, it'd mostly affect tourists and out-of-towners, right?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

R.I.P. Dave Walker, citizen activist who raised the bar for City Hall rabble-rousing

Dave Walker never shied away from speaking his mind. The 69-year-old activist, a longtime fixture of City Hall life, brought his fervent advocacy to public meetings for the past three decades.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 7/10/15: New location proposed for MLK Natatorium in Old Fourth Ward

Remember the dilapidated Martin Luther King Jr. Natatorium in Old Fourth Ward that made it into the infrastructure bond package earlier this year? Plans to replace the indoor swimming pool could soon be in motion, as Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall has proposed relocating it to a new site on Hilliard Street.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

ATLwood: Georgia own's country's largest studio project

Filming Updates >>  Effingham, Ga., and Moon River Studios will be the home of the largest film studio project in 'Murica.  >> Of course, the big studio news comes the same week, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the TV and film production industry generated $6 billion for the state's economy. Show More Summary

5 things to do: Faun and a Pan Flute

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Congressman Lynn Westmoreland on the Confederate flag: 'I have never thought of it as a racist flag'

"I have never thought of it as a racist flag." Georgia U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Newnan, downplays the Confederate flag as a symbol of hatred, one day after South Carolina lawmakers voted to remove the symbol from its statehouse grounds. Show More Summary

Cobb D.A. won't pursue charges in Nicholas Thomas case

Smyrna Police Department Officer Sgt. Kenneth Owens will not face charges for fatally shooting 23-year-old tire shop employee Nicholas Thomas nearly four months ago. A Cobb County grand jury today deemed the shooting to be justifiedShow More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: Atlanta Photography Group's 'Undiscovered Territory'

The Atlanta Photography Group will be showcasing photo work from 25 artists, selected by Whitespace Gallery's Susan Bridges. The exhibition, Undiscovered Territory, is a celebration of exploration for photographers.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Time and Place: Victory

This photograph depicts a sight often seen in Atlanta: a sporting event at a bar. The crowd was mostly male.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Creative Loafing is hiring a news staff writer

Max Blau is leaving Creative Loafing. I know.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 7/9/15: DeKalb County CEO heads to prison

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis headed off to prison on Wednesday. Ellis will serve 18 months after a jury said he was guilty of attempted extortion and perjury.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Nick Offerman

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