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Lawrenceville Hometown Christmas Parade canceled due to rain
Lawrenceville Hometown Christmas Parade canceled due to rain

Lawrenceville has canceled its Hometown Christmas Parade due to forecasted rain, the city announced Wednesday. The parade had been scheduled for Friday evening. Rain is expected to fall in metro Atlanta for most of the weekend, and there’s a chance of thunderstorms Friday. The city said it made the decision to cancel “with priorities...
Norfolk Southern CEO: Atlanta will be ‘a great corporate home for us’
Norfolk Southern CEO: Atlanta will be ‘a great corporate home for us’

Railroad giant Norfolk Southern formally announced Wednesday its plans to relocate its headquarters from Virginia to Midtown Atlanta. The negotiations to land Georgia’s 21st Fortune 500 company became public in September when it was learned that not only was Norfolk Southern negotiating to sell its land holdings in the Gulch for developer CIM...
Quadriplegic student walks across stage for college diploma
Quadriplegic student walks across stage for college diploma

A Florida International University student, a quadriplegic after a diving accident three years ago, walked across the stage Sunday to receive his diploma with the help of an exoskeleton, WLPG reported.  >> Read more trending news  Aldo Amenta, 28, an international student from Venezuela, severed his spinal cord in a diving accident...
Athens police arrest 1, seek another in shooting death
Athens police arrest 1, seek another in shooting death

Police in Athens have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a shooting death. Davonte Jamal Brown, 25, of Athens, was charged Tuesday with malice murder in the death of Walter James Brown Jr. (no relation), police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland said in a news release. Police also have a murder warrant for Ralph Lakee Bess, 29, of...
Atlanta Audubon Society elects 3 new members to board of directors
Atlanta Audubon Society elects 3 new members to board of directors

The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography from the...
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