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No Gulch Vote Today: Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Puts Brakes on Call for Vote On $1.75B Redevelopment

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has decided to postpone pushing for a vote today on the proposal to redevelop the area known as the Gulch. It's the "hole in the ground", as Bottoms calls it, that is located near Mercedes Benz Stadium and State Farm (formerly Philips) Arena. Currently, it's...
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AAA: Do’s and Don’ts of Driving in Wet, Severe Weather

As residents flee the Carolinas because of Hurricane Florence, Metro Atlanta residents are breathing a bit easier. The expected weather impacts here have diminished to a slight chance of storms Sunday night. Wind gusts are forecast to reach only 15 miles-an-hour. AAA Atlanta is providing wet...
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Former Music Executive Details Struggling With Suicide of Father and Her Own "Very Dark Day"

Shanti Das appeared to have it all. She was a music industry executive accustomed to meetings with celebrities and endless red carpets. But, what many didn't know was that Shanti was struggling with issues far deeper that singer/muscian contracts. Her father had committed suicide. Her best friend...
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Ty Dolla $ign Was Getting Arrested in ATL For Drug Possession While You Were About to Watch The Bobby Brown Story

Singer, songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign was arrested last night while traveling by car to perform at Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood, as part of a concert with rappers Lil' Uzi Vert, G-Eazy and others. The popular artist's limousine, which contained six other passengers, was pulled over...
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Mayor Bottoms Takes Aim At Dilapidated Properties On Bolton Road

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms continues to make good on a promise to "Fight the Blight" in the city. They are structures that are either dilapidated or have been unkempt for extended periods. Properties on Bolton Road in Northwest Atlanta were being torn down today. According to Mayor Bottoms...
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Rev Jasper Williams Jr: I Will Speak A Good Word About Aretha

Thousands have been saying their goodbyes to Aretha Franklin. The songstress, affectionately known as the "Queen of Soul", died on August 16, 2018, after battling pancreatic cancer. When the eulogy is delivered during Franklin's funeral today, it'll be an Atlanta minister bringing the message. Rev...
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Aretha Franklin performs at the Chicago Theatre on State Street in Chicago, Illinois, May 19, 2011.

Remembering Aretha Franklin: Long Live The Queen

Beloved “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, considered far and wide one of the greatest singers of all time, has passed away at the age of 76. It was reported on Monday that the cherished soul singer was in hospice care at her home, and was considered “gravely ill,” according to a source. There have...
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Feds: Former Kasim Reed Deputy Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes

Katrina Taylor-Parks is the second member of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's cabinet to be charged by the feds with conspiracy and accepting bribes. It's part of the corruption investigation at Atlanta City Hall. Taylor-Parks pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting bribes in exchange for vendor...
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Solicitor General Holding ‘Back to School’ Record Expungement Summit

Between 1963 and 2012, according to the Fulton County District Attorney's office, more than 705,000 people were convicted of non-violent felonies. During the same period, there were 3.8 million non-violent misdemeanor convictions in Georgia. On Saturday, August 11, 2018, there will be a Restorative...
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National Council of Negro Women: Hopes To Educate Through Voter Webinar

The National Council of Negro Women is hosting a Voter Education Webinar at 7:00 tonight. The midterm elections are less than 3 months away, and "there's plenty at stake", says Belinda Pedroso, a member of NCNW's National Program Committee. Among the offices to be decided by Georgia voters in...
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