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First Slice 1/28/15: Offshore drilling could be headed to Georgia's coast

Who's ready for offshore drilling off Georgia's coasts? It's a possibility given a decision made by President Barack Obama's administration to allow one lease to drill in the Atlantic Ocean.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

City of Decatur Officially Announces Google Fiber, Answers “What’s Next?”

The City of Decatur just posted this on The Decatur Minute in time with Google’s unveiling of Google Fiber in Atlanta… It’s official, Google Fiber is coming to metro Atlanta. Google will be working closely with Decatur and other local city leaders on the next steps to build a brand new fiber-optic network capable of delivering gigabit […]

Nene Leakes on ‘Good Morning America’… (PHOTOS)

Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hit the stage of Good Morning America yesterday (January 26, 2015). The veteran Atlanta ‘housewife’ rocked a longer softer wig and shared a few photos online as she appeared  on GMA alongside Joe Zee, editor-in-chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Fashion. Show More Summary

First Slice 1/27/15: Holy sweet Jesus Atlanta might get Google Fiber?!?

That sound you're hearing is Comcast screaming with rage. Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham, the Wall Street Journal, quoting anonymous sources, reports.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

They make idiots bigger in Texas, too

Molly White Politician · 1,607 Likes · 7 hrs · Belton, TX · Today is Texas Muslim Capital Day in Austin. The House is in recess until Monday. Most Members including myself are back in District. I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask […]

Read House Bill 170 – The Transportation Funding Act

Late this afternoon, the House Clerk’s office released copies of the Transportation Funding Bill. While it won’t be up on the legislative website until sometime later, we have a copy of the bill, and have scanned it for your reading pleasure. Show More Summary

Atlanta's DJ Esco spent 56 days in a Dubai jail

Probably safe to assume DJ Esco is having the happiest new year ever. That's because he returned home to Atlanta only two weeks ago after a harrowing extended-stay trip to the Middle East.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

White Oak Pastures Hosts Composting Workshop on February 7

Learn the nitty-gritty, down-and-dirty facts about composting at the White Oak Pastures composting workshop on Saturday, February 7. Done correctly, composting is stink-free, easy and economical, and it diminishes waste while building a nutritional jackpot for your plants. Show More Summary

The Legislature Wraps Up Week 3 and Day 8

The legislature wrapped up its business for January today by having the first bills pass in each chamber. For the House, it was the supplemental budget that sets final funding levels for FY 2015. The measure, which includes $276 million...Show More Summary

AJC: Bill Would Prevent 4 Year-Olds From Attending Kindergarten

It’s an AJC-reports-on-legislative bills kind of day.  Here’s the latest potential bill that would affect a fair number of Decatur parents… State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would prevent 4-year-olds from enrolling in kindergarten. House Bill 100 would require a child to be 5 by Aug. 1 for the start of the 2015-16 school […]

Red Hot Links! Recent news items on Atlanta urban...

Red Hot Links! Recent news items on Atlanta urban stuff 01/29/2015 Georgia legislators propose funding state transit systems with 1) a $200 annual fee on alt-fuel cars; and 2) a $100 million bond issue – the first time state funds have...Show More Summary

Oscar shorts program puts big stories in small packages

The short films nominated for the Academy Awards should be a bigger deal. Most audiences probably treat them as “Who knows?” categories in their Oscar polls, when they ideally deserve more prominence in the wider cultural conversation.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Weekend Arts Agenda: Congressman John Lewis' 'March' comes to L5P

Back in August 2013, Congressman John Lewis launched the March book trilogy in collaboration with co-author Andrew Aydin, and illustrator Nate Powell. Whereas March: Book One followed Congressman Lewis' early life, he told CL back in July 2014 that March: Book Two takes place in 1960.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Play Around with the X-Treme Combo at Game-X

Heard that right. Shouts of "Awesome! It's Monday!" resonating across Atlanta. X-Treme Combo days run rampant at Game-X in downtown Atlanta's Luckie Marietta District, shaving dollars off the price of food and fun. Monday through Friday...Show More Summary

Beer Jobs Bill drops at Gold Dome

In last week's Creative Loafing cover story, I explored a single question: Why is Georgia one of the few states in the country that doesn't allow its breweries to sell their beer directly to customers, refusing thousands of jobs andShow More Summary

Fan Mail – Did #RHOA Demetria McKinney Steal Pop Song From Gospel Artist?? (VIDEO)

Word on the curb is that Demetria McKinney, the up & coming pop star/friend of the show on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, may have ‘borrowed’ the track for her ‘Keep it 100? single (ft. Da Brat) from an up & coming gospel artist. Demetria performed her song during the RHOA girl’s trip in Puerto […] Straight From The A [SFTA] - Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News

Join Der Biergarten for the 7th Annual SchlagerParty

The 1970s are so schlager-full, what with 70s schlager songs, 70s attire and schlager dance moves. This ever-popular music party boogies down at Der Biergarten when Atlanta's authentic German eatery hosts its 7th annual SchlagerParty on Saturday, February 7 from 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Superintendent: Decatur Needs a New School By 2018 – And Needs to Pay For It

Start the clock. According to one blurb on the AJC yesterday, Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards is saying that City Schools of Decatur will need another building to house students by the 2018-2019 school year.  And ultimately, as has been recently reported, the school system could require up to 2 new buildings to accommodate growing enrollment. The post even notes […]

Sen. Isakson Sends First Bill of 2015 to GOP Senate

After eight years in the wilderness, Senate Republicans’ first new legislation as a majority will be a non-partisan effort to address suicide prevention among veterans. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act unanimously...Show More Summary

Police make arrests in OBVS, Neato tags

Atlanta Police say officers in the past month have arrested two well-known graffiti artists whose tags can be found in approximately 180 spots across the city. Police arrested Brandon Carrafa, 34, in the early morning hours of Jan. 9 for outstanding warrants related to graffiti vandalism after a traffic stop.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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