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Atlanta police seek man who allegedly pulled gun on his child’s mother
 The Atlanta Police Department has asked that the public be on the lookout for a man police have been seeking for more than a year.  The fugitive unit “has exhausted all viable leads in the search” for Demonte Dawson, who is on APD’s “most wanted” list, a spokesman said Thursday. Dawson was...

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The Atlanta Police Department has asked that the public be on the lookout for a man police have been seeking for more than a year.  The fugitive unit “has exhausted all viable leads in the search” for Demonte Dawson, who is on APD’s “most wanted” list, a spokesman said Thursday. Dawson was...
Check out renderings for Georgia Aquarium’s large expansion in 2020
 A picture of what the Georgia Aquarium’s planned expansion in 2020 will look like is starting to take shape. The 41,000-square-foot addition will include a new exhibit space and main entrance with a partially covered plaza. Plans call for the aquarium to expand at the southeast corner of the aquarium property, along Baker...

Posted: 14 hours ago

A picture of what the Georgia Aquarium’s planned expansion in 2020 will look like is starting to take shape. The 41,000-square-foot addition will include a new exhibit space and main entrance with a partially covered plaza. Plans call for the aquarium to expand at the southeast corner of the aquarium property, along Baker...
One of Atlanta’s most wanted allegedly broke a blind woman’s jaw
 A man who allegedly assaulted two women in northwest Atlanta last month has been added to the police department’s “most wanted” list. In one case, police say a blind woman’s jaw was broken. The other incident happened after Orlando Clark became angry when his ex-girlfriend “began receiving phone calls...

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A man who allegedly assaulted two women in northwest Atlanta last month has been added to the police department’s “most wanted” list. In one case, police say a blind woman’s jaw was broken. The other incident happened after Orlando Clark became angry when his ex-girlfriend “began receiving phone calls...
Atlanta homeless shelter fails health inspection; expired food noted
 An organization that serves the homeless community failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show. Our House in Atlanta scored a 64/U following the Tuesday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.  According to the report, there were multiple food items with expiration dates from 2017. Officials also reported...

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An organization that serves the homeless community failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show. Our House in Atlanta scored a 64/U following the Tuesday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.  According to the report, there were multiple food items with expiration dates from 2017. Officials also reported...
FBI seeks man accused of robbing Atlanta college student at gunpoint  
 The FBI Atlanta Field Office and Atlanta police are asking for help locating a man charged with felony armed robbery. Cedric Deon Cauley, 22, allegedly robbed a 20-year-old student at gunpoint after she left Atlanta Technical College  and stopped at a corner store located at 1407 Metropolitan Pkwy. Cauley took the student’s phone...

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The FBI Atlanta Field Office and Atlanta police are asking for help locating a man charged with felony armed robbery. Cedric Deon Cauley, 22, allegedly robbed a 20-year-old student at gunpoint after she left Atlanta Technical College and stopped at a corner store located at 1407 Metropolitan Pkwy. Cauley took the student’s phone...
Here’s when a Girl Scout Cookie booth will be at Lenox Square Mall
 Haven’t gotten your hands on a box of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies yet, and wondering where to buy them in Atlanta? Soon, you’ll be able to swing by Lenox Square Mall to grab a box or five. A booth will be set up with Do-si-dos, S’mores, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Toffee-tastic Gluten Free ...

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Haven’t gotten your hands on a box of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies yet, and wondering where to buy them in Atlanta? Soon, you’ll be able to swing by Lenox Square Mall to grab a box or five. A booth will be set up with Do-si-dos, S’mores, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Toffee-tastic Gluten Free ...
Co-founder of Atlanta’s now-defunct Yik Yak joins board of new app
 The co-founder of a defunct Atlanta-based  app has joined the board of directors for Relevnt, an app that connects users with local news sources. Tyler Droll helped Yik Yak, a social-networking tool that was reportedly valued at $400 million in 2015, rise to popularity among college students. However, declines in usage ...

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The co-founder of a defunct Atlanta-based app has joined the board of directors for Relevnt, an app that connects users with local news sources. Tyler Droll helped Yik Yak, a social-networking tool that was reportedly valued at $400 million in 2015, rise to popularity among college students. However, declines in usage ...
Report: Man shot, carjacked as he checked damages to car in Atlanta
 A 40-year-old man was shot twice and carjacked after his car was rear-ended in southwest Atlanta this month, according to information contained in a police report.  Investigators are asking for help identifying two cars that may be connected to the armed robbery and aggravated assault. The cars in question are an older model black-and-white...

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A 40-year-old man was shot twice and carjacked after his car was rear-ended in southwest Atlanta this month, according to information contained in a police report.  Investigators are asking for help identifying two cars that may be connected to the armed robbery and aggravated assault. The cars in question are an older model black-and-white...
Metro Atlanta artists’ work to be displayed at the American Craft Show
 The 29th annual Atlanta American Craft Show — a gathering of more than 230 jewelry, clothing, home decor and furniture artists — is coming up. The Minneapolis-based crafts-promoting organization, celebrating its 76th anniversary, presents four shows nationally each year. Formerly known as the American Craft Council Show...

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The 29th annual Atlanta American Craft Show — a gathering of more than 230 jewelry, clothing, home decor and furniture artists — is coming up. The Minneapolis-based crafts-promoting organization, celebrating its 76th anniversary, presents four shows nationally each year. Formerly known as the American Craft Council Show...
Atlanta Public Schools to hold bus driver recruitment event
 Atlanta Public Schools is looking to hire bus drivers and other positions related to transportation.  The school district will hold a recruitment fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WorkSource Atlanta, 818 Pollard Blvd. SW. Available positions include school bus driver, hourly bus monitors and bus operators...

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Atlanta Public Schools is looking to hire bus drivers and other positions related to transportation.  The school district will hold a recruitment fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WorkSource Atlanta, 818 Pollard Blvd. SW. Available positions include school bus driver, hourly bus monitors and bus operators...
Zoning board recommends not to rezone East Atlanta's ‘Ormewood Forest’
 The city of Atlanta Zoning Review Board voted Thursday to recommend denial for the rezoning of 6.1 acres on the DeKalb County side of Moreland Drive.  Two community groups, the East Atlanta Community Association and Save Ormewood Forest, have opposed the project since it was proposed early last year. Heritage Capitol Partners...

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The city of Atlanta Zoning Review Board voted Thursday to recommend denial for the rezoning of 6.1 acres on the DeKalb County side of Moreland Drive.  Two community groups, the East Atlanta Community Association and Save Ormewood Forest, have opposed the project since it was proposed early last year. Heritage Capitol Partners...
Fictitious ‘Real Shelter Dogs of Georgia’ cast featured on Bravo site
 A metro Atlanta organization was recently featured in an article on Bravo’s website that floated the concept of the “Real Shelter Dogs of Georgia.” Six dogs from LifeLine Animal Project were included in the story, which channeled the network’s popular “Real Housewives of Atlanta” show. Juno...

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A metro Atlanta organization was recently featured in an article on Bravo’s website that floated the concept of the “Real Shelter Dogs of Georgia.” Six dogs from LifeLine Animal Project were included in the story, which channeled the network’s popular “Real Housewives of Atlanta” show. Juno...
Fatherless daughters dreaming of escape
 Xhenet Aliu’s debut novel ‘Brass” begins through the 18-year-old eyes of Elsie Kuzavinas, a despondent waitress saving up her money for “the wicked coupe that was going to drive me out of Waterbury so fast I wouldn’t even bother to burn the skid marks that would mark my goodbye.” Alas, her grand plan to...

Posted: 6 days ago

Xhenet Aliu’s debut novel ‘Brass” begins through the 18-year-old eyes of Elsie Kuzavinas, a despondent waitress saving up her money for “the wicked coupe that was going to drive me out of Waterbury so fast I wouldn’t even bother to burn the skid marks that would mark my goodbye.” Alas, her grand plan to...
Small Atlanta pizza chain fails recent health inspection  
 A pizza joint failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show. Little Azio on Moreland Avenue scored a 58/U following the Thursday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.  According to the report, there were “innumerous amounts” of food items, such as ham, lettuce and cheese, that were...

Posted: 6 days ago

A pizza joint failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show. Little Azio on Moreland Avenue scored a 58/U following the Thursday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.  According to the report, there were “innumerous amounts” of food items, such as ham, lettuce and cheese, that were...
2 endangered African slender-snouted crocodiles loaned to Zoo Atlanta
 Two African slender-snouted crocodiles arrived at Zoo Atlanta Tuesday and were put on display Friday. The male crocodiles, who were loaned indefinitely from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, may be seen at the “Scaly Slimy Spectacular” exhibit. The new arrivals were born in 2010 and are still growing...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two African slender-snouted crocodiles arrived at Zoo Atlanta Tuesday and were put on display Friday. The male crocodiles, who were loaned indefinitely from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, may be seen at the “Scaly Slimy Spectacular” exhibit. The new arrivals were born in 2010 and are still growing...
‘Greenleaf’ actor to emcee black history film festival in Atlanta
 A free film festival that celebrates Black History Month will be held at two Atlanta libraries this month.  The films will highlight prominent African-Americans such as Atlanta civil rights attorney Donald Lee Hollowell,  former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis and activist Ida B. Wells.  The opening reception is to be guest emceed...

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A free film festival that celebrates Black History Month will be held at two Atlanta libraries this month.  The films will highlight prominent African-Americans such as Atlanta civil rights attorney Donald Lee Hollowell, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis and activist Ida B. Wells.  The opening reception is to be guest emceed...
Elizabeth Cotten: Grammy-winning folk musician hid talent for decades
 When Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten was a pre-teen growing up in Chapel Hill, N.C., the self-taught musician wrote a song called “Freight Train.” Many decades later, that song would spill from the lips of parents lulling their children to sleep far and wide. Musicians such as Taj Mahal; Mike Seeger; and Peter, Paul, and...

Posted: 7 days ago

When Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten was a pre-teen growing up in Chapel Hill, N.C., the self-taught musician wrote a song called “Freight Train.” Many decades later, that song would spill from the lips of parents lulling their children to sleep far and wide. Musicians such as Taj Mahal; Mike Seeger; and Peter, Paul, and...
Cops: Yorkshire Terrier stolen from Atlanta animal shelter returned 
 A dog that was allegedly stolen from an Atlanta animal shelter by a couple has been returned unharmed, police said Friday. The investigation into identifying the suspects continues. The two-year-old female Yorkshire Terrier mix was taken from Lifeline’s Fulton County Animal Services on Feb. 11. The dog’s absence was noticed when...

Posted: 7 days ago

A dog that was allegedly stolen from an Atlanta animal shelter by a couple has been returned unharmed, police said Friday. The investigation into identifying the suspects continues. The two-year-old female Yorkshire Terrier mix was taken from Lifeline’s Fulton County Animal Services on Feb. 11. The dog’s absence was noticed when...
Atlanta residents asked to request trash, graffiti removal until March
 Valentine’s Day is not just for loving one another. It’s also for loving your city. At least it is for Atlanta residents, who are encouraged to submit requests for trash, debris and graffiti removal to Atlanta Department of Corrections during a “Valentine’s Day beautification effort” from Feb. 14 through Feb...

Posted: 8 days ago

Valentine’s Day is not just for loving one another. It’s also for loving your city. At least it is for Atlanta residents, who are encouraged to submit requests for trash, debris and graffiti removal to Atlanta Department of Corrections during a “Valentine’s Day beautification effort” from Feb. 14 through Feb...
Los Angeles-based burger chain gearing up to open soon in Midtown
 The first Georgia location of a Los Angeles-based burger chain is gearing up to open in Midtown's Shops at Metropolis. Burgerim will “open in the coming weeks,” according a press release.  The fast-casual chain operates differently than many burger restaurants, allowing customers to build-your-own-burger. Instead...

Posted: 8 days ago

The first Georgia location of a Los Angeles-based burger chain is gearing up to open in Midtown's Shops at Metropolis. Burgerim will “open in the coming weeks,” according a press release.  The fast-casual chain operates differently than many burger restaurants, allowing customers to build-your-own-burger. Instead...
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