Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Local Interest / United States / Atlanta / Popular


Prostitution ring busted here in Dunwoody

Video Video Two North Georgia residents are facing human trafficking for sexual servitude charges after Dunwoody police said they operated a prostitution ring posing as two different online escort services. Robert Tyler, 36, of LaGrange and Donna Allen, 39, of Gainesvillle were arrested Monday after a months’ long investigation. Show More Summary

Dunwoody North: a close-knit community, where residents welcome you with brownies.

Dunwoody Reporter highlights the Dunwoody North Community - a great place to live. “People did the old-fashioned kind of thing of bringing brownies when we moved in,” Kathy Adams-Carter said about her neighborhood, Dunwoody North. She...Show More Summary

Celebrate Vincent Price at MetroFresh

From: http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/31/celebrate-vincent-price-at-metrofresh/By Alexa LampasonaMetroFresh will be honoring the famed actor, Vincent Price, this Sunday with the wine dinner “Cooking for Vincent” featuring Vincent Price’s signature collection. Show More Summary

Allen Leads Barrow in #GA12 Poll

Landmark Communications is out with a new poll tonight that shows Republican Rick Allen with a slight lead over incumbent Democrat John Barrow. Topline results have Allen leading Barrow by 48.1% to 44.4%. Allen’s 3.7 point advantage is just slightly under the margin of error of 4.4%. Show More Summary

Handlebars & motorcars: the growth of cycling in Atlanta causes a rough ride

Atlanta Magazine has a great article on the inevitable conflicts that pop up when bicycling &...

Greg Allman and Open Road Films dropped from Sarah Jones civil lawsuit

Greg Allman, Michael Lehman, and Open Road Films have been dropped from the civil lawsuit filed by the parents of Sarah Jones. A camera assistant, Jones was killed by an oncoming train during filming for the Allman biopic Midnight Rider.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Yet Another Poll Has Deal and Perdue in the Lead

Another poll on the Georgia Senate and Governor’s races is out, this time from Vox Populi, and it shows comfortable leads for Republicans Nathan Deal and David Perdue. But unlike the one from Monmouth University out earlier this week, the Vox Populi poll has more accurate likely percentages of African Americans and women. Show More Summary

England: Georgia’s middle class has a bull’s-eye on its back.

A guest post from House Appropriations Chairman Terry England (R-Auburn). Georgia’s middle class has a bull’s-eye on its back. In his attempt to topple Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, Democrat challenger Jason Carter is courting the votes of teachers and the middle class – and walking in lockstep with the national Democratic machine. Show More Summary

Rep. Paul Broun: Is Ebola Obama’s “Purposeful” Plan?

Congressman Paul Broun seems to be making national news yet again. This time because of Ebola. Rep. Broun, who made an appearance on radio host Rick Wiles’ program earlier this week, criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis. Show More Summary

Nunn, Carter receive hearty endorsements from former President Bill Clinton

Republicans and Democrats have been campaigning non-stop for Georgia U.S. Senate candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn in hopes of claiming the pivotal open seat that could decide which party controls the upper chamber. The GOP corporate honcho has received support from Texas Sen. Show More Summary

Norwood wants to send arts ordinance back to committee, schedule public hearing

The controversial proposal that would regulate murals on private property is meeting resistance as it nears a vote by the Atlanta City Council. Earlier this week, a City Council committee unanimously approved the legislation proposed by Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Super Visions: Quibbles and bits, part 1

For this roundup of news from/views on the world(s) of onscreen comics, so much is going on that I scarcely know where to begin. Who am I kidding? The trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron owned last week! It did so as much through what it promised as what it showed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

RUMOR CONTROL: The REAL Reason Nene Leakes Ditched #RHOA Philippines Trip…

The ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are all enjoying a ‘girl’s trip’ to the Philippines this week but Nene Leakes is unfortunately ‘grounded’ in Atlanta. [READ: Derek Blanks Shoots Nene Leakes... Again! (Behind The Scenes Photos)]...Show More Summary

Don’t Wear Your NRA Cap In Douglas County

It’s that time of year again when silliness abounds. 99% of poll workers are wonderful, a few do things that could be considered overboard. One such “overboard” incident took place in Douglas county where a man was told to remove his National Rifle Association cap or go home. Show More Summary

Why you should care about Avalon

Yesterday, North American Properties, the owner of Atlantic Station, cut the ribbon on Avalon, its $600 million, 86-acre mixed-use development served by Gigabit internet in Alpharetta. Conor Sen, a Brookhaven investment manager and demographer, argues why the development is worth cheering for. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter Talks Voter ID

President Jimmy Carter made a quick visit to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to discuss the what he and the Carter Center have done to make free elections around the world. Carter made few political statements during the visit; however, he did slip in a few words on voter ID laws, as reported by the Tifton Grapevine. Show More Summary

Eye on Halloween

Water Street, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Maxim Barbers)

Pre-Election Peach Pundit Radio Today

Stefan and I will be joining Rich Sullivan from Noon until 1 PM today for a special Halloween edition of Peach Pundit Radio on 640 WGST. With the election coming up on Tuesday, we’ll be going over the latest polling and early voting results. Show More Summary

Atlanta weekend food events Oct. 31- Nov. 2

Wine dinner? Beer tasting?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC