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5 things to do: Torres

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State rep: Skip Stone Mountain on July 4 — and until Confederate flags come down

Stone Mountain Park tends to draw a crowd for Independence Day festivities. But state Rep. LaDawn Jones, D-Atlanta, is urging citizens to skip the attraction’s laser-light show and find another place to view fireworks.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

How one NPU has become a battleground for Georgia’s sunshine laws

On the first Wednesday of every month, southwest Atlanta residents gather inside the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA on Campbellton Road for the monthly Neighborhood Planning Unit-R meeting. Like many other community groups, heated...Show More Summary

APD's body camera rollout is about to begin — but not without concerns

Before the end of 2015, the majority of Atlanta Police Department officers could be wearing body cameras in a move to provide greater transparency and accountability, particularly following recent officer-involved shootings. The decisions...Show More Summary

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk: Removing the Confederate flag is 'chasing the symptom, not the problem'

“We’re chasing the symptom, not the problem. If you ban the battle flag, hatred is still going to be here.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 6/30/15: Braves stadium challenge dismissed by Georgia Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that nearly $400 million in stadium bonds approved to fund SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves' new stadium in Cobb County, are legal. States can continue to use a controversial lethal injection cocktail to kill death-row inmates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Slaughter and the Dogs, Dinos Boys

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Tyler Perry's Fort McPherson studio dreams to become a reality

The sale of the bulk of Fort McPherson to Atlanta film mogul Tyler Perry is now a done deal after a year's worth of delays, criticism, and legal challenges. As many people celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark same-sex marriage...Show More Summary

Two arrests made in massive dirt bike and ATV rally

Atlanta's wheelie-popping dirt bike and ATV riders appear to be back in full force after keeping a low profile in recent months. Over the weekend hundreds of off-road vehicle riders hit the open road, participating in an event called...Show More Summary

Gov. Deal taps Andy Davis for Capitol's MLK statue

The city's plan to place a statue honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capital Grounds is finally picking up steam. On Mon., June 29,  Gov. Nathan Deal and Rep. Calvin Smyre assigned Georgian sculptor Andy Davis with the honor of creating...Show More Summary

The Contemporary nixes admission fees

Great news, art lovers! The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC)  has announced that it will be free to the public.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Comic's Weekly Roundup: From Billy Wayne Davis to Jay-Z

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s top 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 ]

First Slice 6/29/15: ATV street riders arrested on Boulevard, Moreland Avenue

Atlanta Police yesterday arrested ATV riders and dirt bikers who were participating in a group ride on Moreland Avenue and Boulevard. APD says more details should be available today. Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. House Speaker who has...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Adult Sno Cones

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First Slice 6/28/15: Confederate flags are selling like hotcakes, says person who sells Confederate flags

Wildman's, the decades-old Kennesaw shop that offers Confederate memorabilia and Civil War relics, is seeing a high demand for Confederate flags. “I’m going to hang this up on my front porch right next to my American flag and just dare...Show More Summary

Same-sex couples say 'I do' at Fulton County group ceremony

Video by Eric Cash Jerry Hill was sitting at his desk at work when he jokingly texted his partner, Boyd Beckwith, proposing they head to the Fulton County Courthouse to get married.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Georgia's — and possibly the country's — first same-sex marriage performed in Fulton

Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBT couples across the country have the right to marry, Emma Foulkes and Petrina Bloodworth of Atlanta started filing out the necessary paperwork on the second floor of the Fulton Couty Courthouse in Downtown. Show More Summary

ATLwood: The new Spider-Man was discovered in Atlanta (kind of)

Filming Updates >> Michael Keaton and The Founder crew shot some scenes at Peachtree Center earlier this week.  >> Third place isn't enough. Apparently, Georgia has plans to "dominate the film the industry."  >> Adam Sandler and David...Show More Summary

Fulton County to perform mass ceremony at 1 p.m.

People who want to tie the knot on the same day of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, consider heading Downtown. From the office of Fulton County Chairman John Eaves: For the convenience of individuals who wish to be married the date of the ruling, a mass wedding ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Show More Summary

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