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The state board of education has appointed a special advisor to oversee a "corrective action plan" for the embattled DeK...
05/19/2022
Report: State appoints special advisor for 'corrective action plan' at DeKalb Schools - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

The state board of education has appointed a special advisor to oversee a "corrective action plan" for the embattled DeKalb County School District.

The Georgia Department of Education has appointed a special advisor to oversee a “corrective action plan” for DeKalb County Schools. According to Decaturish, Dr. Tanzy Kilcrease, the outgoing chief of staff of the Bibb County School District, will work to solve “systemic operations issues” i...

Mercer University has broken ground on the 65,000-square-foot Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center on the Cecil B. D...
05/19/2022
Mercer University breaks ground on Atlanta pharmacy learning center - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Mercer University has broken ground on the 65,000-square-foot Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta.

Mercer University has broken ground on the 65,000-square-foot Moye Pharmacy and Health Sciences Center on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. The new facility, the main component of a $36.8 million construction project, will house learning, teaching and administrative space...

Fulton County Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman is suing her colleagues and wants a judge to grant a temporary restrain...
05/19/2022
Fulton commissioner accuses colleagues of free speech violations in lawsuit - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Fulton County Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman is suing her colleagues and wants a judge to grant a temporary restraining order against them for allegedly “interfering with [her] right to free speech at Commissioner meetings.”

Fulton County Commissioner Khadijah is suing her colleagues and wants a judge to grant a temporary restraining order against them for allegedly "interfering with [her] right to free speech at Commissioner meetings."

BREAKING: There has been an officer-involved shooting inside the Fogo de Chão on Piedmont Road in Buckhead.
05/19/2022
Police responding to officer-involved shooting at Buckhead restaurant - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

BREAKING: There has been an officer-involved shooting inside the Fogo de Chão on Piedmont Road in Buckhead.

Atlanta Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a popular Buckhead restaurant Wednesday evening, according to Fox 5. The incident occurred at Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão on Piedmont Road. Fox 5 said they spoke with multiple witnesses who dove under tables when shots were fire...

UPDATE: An update and video concerning the arrest of protesters at the public safety training facility site on Key Road ...
05/19/2022
UPDATE: Activists arrested protesting planned Atlanta Police training center - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

UPDATE: An update and video concerning the arrest of protesters at the public safety training facility site on Key Road in DeKalb County.

Atlanta Police said seven activists protesting the controversial police and fire training center in DeKalb County were arrested May 17 and face charges ranging from criminal trespass to obstruction of law enforcement officers. State and federal law enforcement officials are also involved in investig...

Nearly a decade after it was first announced, MARTA will host a ribbon-cutting on Friday morning for its transit-oriente...
05/18/2022
Transit-oriented development opens adjacent to King Memorial station - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Nearly a decade after it was first announced, MARTA will host a ribbon-cutting on Friday morning for its transit-oriented development project, Marchon, adjacent to King Memorial Station.

Nearly a decade after it was first announced, MARTA will host a ribbon-cutting on Friday morning for its transit-oriented development (TOD) adjacent to King Memorial Station and Oakland Cemetery. The 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting at 240 Grant St. will officially mark the opening of Marchon, a community of....

Atlanta Police said eight activists protesting the controversial police and fire training center in DeKalb County were a...
05/18/2022
8 activists arrested protesting planned Atlanta Police training center - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Atlanta Police said eight activists protesting the controversial police and fire training center in DeKalb County were arrested May 17 and face charges ranging from criminal trespass to obstruction of law enforcement officers.

Atlanta Police said eight activists protesting the controversial police and fire training center in DeKalb County were arrested May 17 and face charges ranging from criminal trespass to obstruction of law enforcement officers. State and federal law enforcement officials are also involved in investig...

Georgia’s hotel industry will receive by far the largest chunk of more than $415 million in federal pandemic relief gran...
05/17/2022
State awards federal grants to help offset economic impacts of pandemic - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Georgia’s hotel industry will receive by far the largest chunk of more than $415 million in federal pandemic relief grants announced by Gov. Brian Kemp.

Georgia’s hotel industry will receive by far the largest chunk of more than $415 million in federal pandemic relief grants announced by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday. The Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association (GHLA) will get $150 million to help offset the losses hotels across the state have sustained duri...

After approval by the Atlanta City Council at Monday’s meeting, Mayor Andre Dickens signed legislation to allocate the f...
05/17/2022
Atlanta City Council allocates $1.5 million for relocation of Forest Cove residents - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

After approval by the Atlanta City Council at Monday’s meeting, Mayor Andre Dickens signed legislation to allocate the first $1.5 million of a planned $9.1 million investment to support the relocation of Forest Cove residents.

After approval by the Atlanta City Council at Monday’s meeting, Mayor Andre Dickens signed legislation to allocate the first $1.5 million of a planned $9.1 million investment to support the relocation of Forest Cove residents. Councilmember Jason Winston, whose district includes the condemned Fore...

For a funny evening read, Tim Sullivan is back with his latest "May I Be Excused?" column with a farewell to his cargo s...
05/16/2022
May I Be Excused? No more cargo shorts – ever! - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

For a funny evening read, Tim Sullivan is back with his latest "May I Be Excused?" column with a farewell to his cargo shorts.

I don’t love having my picture taken. Aging with grace and humility requires some effort but it also calls for taking the win when it presents itself. One category where I feel I’ve made great strides from a decade ago has been the elimination of cargo shorts from my wardrobe. We have so many ad...

Slutty Vegan founder and CEO Pinky Cole gifted the 2022 graduating class of Clark Atlanta University with their own LLCs...
05/16/2022
Slutty Vegan founder gifts LLCs to Clark Atlanta University graduates - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Slutty Vegan founder and CEO Pinky Cole gifted the 2022 graduating class of Clark Atlanta University with their own LLCs during Saturday's commencement.

Slutty Vegan founder and CEO Aisha “Pinky” Cole shocked the Clark Atlanta University graduating class of 2022 on Saturday by giving each student their own LLC and a path to entrepreneurship. “Every single graduate will walk away with their own business,” she announced to cheers and a standin...

Scenes from this afternoon’s Virginia Highland Porchfest.
05/14/2022

Scenes from this afternoon’s Virginia Highland Porchfest.

A preferred route for part of the Atlanta BeltLine Northwest Trail was revealed at a public meeting last night.
05/13/2022
Atlanta BeltLine reveals preferred route for Northwest Trail segment - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

A preferred route for part of the Atlanta BeltLine Northwest Trail was revealed at a public meeting last night.

The preferred route for a crucial segment of the Atlanta BeltLine Northwest Trail has been announced and will move into the design phase, officials said at a public meeting on Thursday night. A 2.8 mile segment will begin at the northern end of the Westside Trail at Huff Road and Marietta Boulevard....

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees.
05/13/2022
Kemp signs fiscal 2023 state budget - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees.

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees. The fiscal 2023 spending plan, which takes effect July 1, is just shy of the record $30.3 billion fiscal 2022 mid-year budget covering state spending through June 30. It includes t...

Artist Chris Veal is trading walls for canvas at his first solo exhibition opening today at Cat Eye Creative.
05/13/2022
Artist Chris Veal puts social commentary on canvas at first solo exhibition - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Artist Chris Veal is trading walls for canvas at his first solo exhibition opening today at Cat Eye Creative.

Chris Veal has always been an artist, drawing since he can remember and painting regularly for the past 17 years. A staple in the local mural scene, Veal has become known for his comic book style and subjects that poke fun at modern dilemmas. “It’s all in fun,” he said of his vibrant and bold ...

Mayor Andre Dickens said the City of Atlanta will invest $58.7 million in the development and preservation of affordable...
05/11/2022
Mayor convenes Affordable Housing Strike Force, announces $58 million investment - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Mayor Andre Dickens said the City of Atlanta will invest $58.7 million in the development and preservation of affordable housing during the first meeting of his Affordable Housing Strike Force on Wednesday.

Mayor Andre Dickens said the City of Atlanta will invest $58.7 million in the development and preservation of affordable housing during the first meeting of his Affordable Housing Strike Force on Wednesday. Dickens told the task force, made up of leaders from across government and the nonprofit sect...

Buckhead is prime real estate for apartment developers with roughly 1,500 units under construction and more than 5,000 i...
05/11/2022
Buckhead committee chair says more affordable apartments needed - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Buckhead is prime real estate for apartment developers with roughly 1,500 units under construction and more than 5,000 in the planning stages. But few of those apartments are affordable for much of the affluent north Atlanta neighborhood’s workforce.

Buckhead is prime real estate for apartment developers with roughly 1,500 units under construction and more than 5,000 in the planning stages. But few of those apartments are affordable for much of the affluent north Atlanta neighborhood’s workforce. The lack of affordable housing came up May 4 at...

Rapper Killer Mike says an Atlanta initiative to temporarily shut down businesses considered a “nuisance” would hurt mos...
05/11/2022
Report: Killer Mike opposes changes to Atlanta nuisance law - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Rapper Killer Mike says an Atlanta initiative to temporarily shut down businesses considered a “nuisance” would hurt mostly small, Black-owned businesses.

Rapper Killer Mike says an Atlanta initiative to temporarily shut down businesses considered a “nuisance” would hurt mostly small, Black-owned businesses including nightclubs where some of the top hip-hop and rap entertainers got their starts, according to the AJC. Killer Mike, whose actual name...

Virginia Highland Porchfest will rock the neighborhood on Saturday in a celebration of music and community.
05/11/2022
Virginia Highland Porchfest set to rock the neighborhood May 14 - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Virginia Highland Porchfest will rock the neighborhood on Saturday in a celebration of music and community.

See the band lineup, Rock n Run, and other activities Food trucks, artist market & more See the full Virginia Highland Porchfest program On Saturday, May 14, Virginia Highland Porchfest will rock the neighborhood in a celebration of music and community. This all-day event will kick-start with a Rock...

05/10/2022

More on the indictment of rapper Young Thug and members of the YSL gang on racketeering charges.

Atlanta rose from 40th to 27th place on the Trust for Public Land's annual ParkScore index.
05/10/2022
Atlanta places 27th on Trust for Public Land's greenspace ranking - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Atlanta rose from 40th to 27th place on the Trust for Public Land's annual ParkScore index.

The Trust for Public Land announced the city of Atlanta placed 27th on the 2022 ParkScore index, boosted by significant improvements in park access and investment. In 2021, the city ranked 40th on the list, so the jump to 27 makes Atlanta the biggest mover on this year’s index. Boosting Atlanta’...

NEWS BRIEFs: Rapper Young Thug and 28 members of the Young Slime Life gang have been indicted on racketeering charges, p...
05/10/2022
News Briefs: Young Thug indicted; ATLDOT head resigns; MARTA expands on-demand pilot - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

NEWS BRIEFs: Rapper Young Thug and 28 members of the Young Slime Life gang have been indicted on racketeering charges, plus more headlines for your Tuesday morning.

Rapper Young Thug – real name Jeffrey Williams – and 28 members of the Young Slime Life (YSL) gang have been indicted on 56 counts of racketeering activity, including murder, assault, and threats of violence. The sweeping indictment comes after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis pledged...

A national internship program designed to create more opportunities for young Black creatives to break into the advertis...
05/10/2022
Ad agency internship program aims to 'open doors' for Atlanta's Black creatives - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

A national internship program designed to create more opportunities for young Black creatives to break into the advertising industry is now in Atlanta.

A national internship program designed to create more opportunities for young Black creatives to break into the advertising industry is now in Atlanta. Named BLAC, short for “Building Leaders and Creators,” the nonprofit internship program is now in its second year. It was created in the wake of...

A prominent Peachtree intersection in Midtown has been transformed into a bona fide gathering spot, just in time for sum...
05/09/2022
Jazz concerts to celebrate newly renovated Arts District Plaza in Midtown - Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

A prominent Peachtree intersection in Midtown has been transformed into a bona fide gathering spot, just in time for summer.

A prominent Peachtree intersection in Midtown has been transformed into a bona fide gathering spot, just in time for summer. Midtown Alliance recently completed a maintenance project on the southeast and southwest corners of Arts District Plaza at 15th and Peachtree streets, including the reinstalla...

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and the Republican frontrunner challenging the incumbent Democrat were among the first candidates Monday to qualify officially for this year’s elections, as the weeklong qualifying period began.
A spate of weekend shootings left a 16-year-old dead and nine others wounded in five separate incidents, according to Atlanta Police.
2,000 multifamily homes and 150,000 square feet of retail/commercial are planned for a 40-acre site in Chosewood Park.
Punk Foodie ATL has created a platform for pop-up chefs to contribute meals to help stock the refrigerators of Free99Fridge, which works to address food disparity.
The focus at Atrium, the new restaurant from Tal Baum's Oliva Restaurant Group, is “cooking what we love. We also wanted to create dishes that would enchant our guests, just as the ambiance does.”
It's March and gardens are beginning to explode with shades of green that remind us that spring is just around the corner and with fragrances that evoke fond memories of days gone by.
Piedmont Heights restaurant Atmosphère said it will close after dinner service on March 10.
A roundup of news for your Friday afternoon, including a new affordable housing project from City of Refuge.
Punk Foodie ATL has your weekend roundup of food trucks and pop ups both inside and outside the Perimeter.
City of Atlanta Police Department says it has identified several of the people and vehicles involved in the street racing incidents that damaged the rainbow crosswalks at 10th and Piedmont in Midtown.
It's going to be a beautiful weekend to head to the farmers markets around the metro.
UPDATE: Atlanta police announced that the reward for information in the murder of Thomas Arnold has been increased to $10,000.