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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Nonprofit planning to help APS students hurt by cheating scandal could tap convicted educators as teachers

The Atlanta Public School cheating trial has officially ended. Yet its conclusion has brought little closure to the convicted educators already appealing the decision — or thousands of students who fell behind in the classroom or graduated with bogus test scores.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Weekend Arts Agenda: Salvage the spring

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APD: Possible triple heroin overdose in L5P leaves one dead

Atlanta Police say one of three men who officers think might have overdosed on heroin last night in the heart of Little Five Points has died. Last night around 9:45 p.m., Atlanta Police officer Danielle Wertz found three people — Derek...Show More Summary

First Slice 4/16/15: Hawks express support for Sefolosha

Some Atlanta Hawks players are speaking out over teammate Thabo Sefolosha's season ending early after an altercation with New York police. Another independent Atlanta bookstore bites the dust.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Activists: Postpone Bill Cosby's Cobb Energy Centre show or we'll protest

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby is set to perform Sat., May 2, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, but if a group of activists has its way, that show will not go on. In light of allegations of sexual assault, a group behind a Care2...Show More Summary

Families of metro Atlanta officer-involved shooting victims demand justice

A mother of a military veteran whose son struggled to find his way through civilian life. The brother of a new father who tried to get his life back on track.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Center for hard-to-recycle materials set to open, so c'mon already get rid of that old TV

Just in time for Earth Day, Atlanta’s first permanent drop-off facility for hard-to-recycle materials will launch on April 18. The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, or CHaRM, at 1110 Hill St. in Chosewood Park will take just about any material you can think of, and some you might not have guessed were recyclable.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Flattening blighted apartments a start, says mayor

A southwest Atlanta apartment complex that Mayor Kasim Reed called a source of blight and crime started to crumble in the jaws of an excavator this week after years of complaints from neighbors. And the city is working faster now address code enforcement violations, he said.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Critic's Notebook: A phoenix rises in O4W Park

On Friday night, the Historic Fourth Ward Park will have a two-story, 20-foot-wingspan phoenix made of projectable fabric at its basin.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 4/15/15: Tuition on the rise at Georgia colleges

Students attending public universities in Georgia will collectively have to fork over another $80 million in tuition next year. Got a plan for what Georgia's rail system should look like between now and 2040?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Blues for an Alabama Sky

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Do Good — win Hawks playoff tickets!

"Now seems to be the season for trauma. Children are experiencing trauma — something that has been overlooked, I think since forever," Samuel Washington, deputy chief probation officer of Fulton County Juvenile Court, told me when I visited him about a month ago.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Eight convicted educators sentenced to prison time in APS cheating trial

Eight former educators convicted for their roles in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal today received stiff sentences after rejecting offers requiring them to accept responsibility and waive their right to appeal. Only two educators accepted plea deals in exchange for lenient sentences.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

A candid conversation with Jeff Foxworthy

After three decades of performing, Jeff Foxworthy’s career is still as strong as ever. The comedian, who toured for three years on the popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy, still performs all around the country.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Westview Community Garden demolished, but not the neighborhood’s dreams

A bulldozer uprooted a garden of dreams in Southwest Atlanta two weeks ago. Now a community at the crossroads is desperate to buy back its future. The half-acre of property at 1439 South Gordon Street was known as Westview Community Garden until it got leveled on Tuesday, March 31.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 4/14/15: Rise up, Atlanta Falcons stadium costs!

How much does the Atlanta Falcons stadium now cost? Team owner Arthur Blank just revealed it will take at least $1.5 billion — up from $1.4 billion in 2014, $1.2 billion in 2013, and $1 billion before that.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Congressman Hank Johnson: 'It feels like open season on black men in America'

"It feels like open season on black men in America and I am outraged. In fact, all Americans are at risk when bad actors in law enforcement use their guns instead of their heads.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Convicted APS educators, supporters ask judge for leniency before sentencing

Former Atlanta Public Schools educators convicted for their roles in the historic cheating scandal will have to wait another day before finding out the final terms of their sentencing. Two weeks ago, 11 of the 12 former APS educators...Show More Summary

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