The Atlanta Streetcar carried a record-breaking 7,225 passengers on the Fourth of July for the Centennial Olympic Park fireworks and 20,054 over the long holiday-weekend, July 3-5. Since opening day on Dec. 30, 2014, more than 400,000 people have taken a ride on the streetcar to visit tourist and cultural attractions, go shopping or dine at one of the restaurants along the route.

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The Atlanta Police Homicide Unit is seeking information on the people and vehicles shown in this video as possible witnesses to a homicide that occurred at Club Stiletto, 806 Marietta St. on July 5 at 3:30 a.m. There were two victims in the incident – one who died at the scene and another driven away from the club to Grady Hospital with a severe gunshot wound to the head.  If you have any information, call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at (404) 577-8477, online or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Creative Loafing reports that the City of Atlanta’s Office of Building is under investigation for alleged kickbacks. The office, which authorizes building permits, is flush with $28 million in cash after a streamlining and increase in fees initiate during Mayor Kasim Reed’s first term. Meanwhile, those seeking  electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits are having to wait an average of 41 days rather than the set goal of 10-15 days.


Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.