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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

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

Peachtree T-Shirts Past or Present Run Away With $5 Burritos at Willy’s Mexicana Grill July 4

Dash into Willy’s Mexicana Grill wearing the Peachtree Road Race shirt of the day -- July 4, 2015 -- or proudly don your well-earned vintage model and bag a burrito for $5. On Saturday, July 4, those wearing a prized Peachtree T-shirt...Show More Summary

Rep. Barbara Sims To Retire From State House; Wright McLeod Announces His Candidacy

GA. Rep. Barbara Sims (R-Augusta) has announced that she will not run for re-election for House District 123, though she will complete her current term ending January, 2017. She has been in office since January, 2007. Sims is currently...Show More Summary

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 ]

Gay marriage is not the end of the world. Really, it’s not.

I understood — or thought that I understood — that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage would inspire some serious rending of garments and gnashing of teeth among those who opposed such...

News: Atlanta Shakespeare Company receives NEA grant to take the Bard into schools

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and Arts Midwest to bring live theater to schools across

Header on Over to STATS and Der Biergarten for FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer Semifinals and Finals Viewing through July 5

Cheer on Team USA as they play Germany in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Semifinals June 30! STATS and Der Biergarten in the Luckie Marietta District offer specials to keep you fueled up and ready to cheer on the home team. Liters of K ?...Show More Summary

Best Bets: Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest

This year marks the seventh annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival so we sat down with its creator for some intel. What's it all about, this fete in celebration of the tomato?… [ 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

Wedding dress auction starting as low as $46

Atlanta-based U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting a 15-day “Down the Aisle” Extravaganza. The online auction, which runs through July 9, features almost 3000 wedding related items, including wedding gowns, fine jewelry, tuxedos, formal dresses...

Review: Textile artists take many paths in “Flight Patterns” and “Velocity of Textiles” at GSU

“Flight Patterns,” at Georgia State University through July 31, was originally exhibited at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, but, as curated by Dorothy Moye, it encompasses

Rep. Jones Calls for July 4th Boycott of Stone Mountain

In a new front in the “Conflagration,” State Representative LaDawn Jones (D-62) has called for Georgians to avoid the state-owned Stone Mountain Park over the 4th of July weekend until the Confederate battle flag that flies near its entrance is removed. 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

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Dancing Goats Parking Lot, Decatur GA (pic courtesy of Elizabeth)

Kaskade, Bassnectar, other acts added to TomorrowWorld lineup

EDM festival TomorrowWorld — which will have its third installment Sept. 25-27 outside of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Hills — has announced phase two of its lineup. Bassnectar, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Borgore, Bro Safari, The...

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 ]

WGST Peach Pundit Radio – Rare (and Exciting!) Tuesday Edition

Let’s just admit that most of us will be well into Holiday Mode on Friday.  Heck, “some” of us may be today. So what to do about that?  Let’s have WGST Peach Pundit Radio Tuesday! Jon Richards, Stefan Turkheimer, and me will join Sully...Show More Summary

If GOP is ready to govern, ObamaCare is the perfect chance to prove it

Republicans already control both the House and Senate, so by asking the American people to elect a Republican president in 2016, they are essentially asking to be given complete control over the legislative and executive...

Legislation Being Contemplated Following Same Sex Marriage Decision

With the ink barely dry on the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, some Georgia legislators are contemplating possible measures dealing with the ramifications of same-sex marriage. In an extended look in Sunday’s Atlanta...Show More Summary

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