Curtis Bethea

The so-called “Midtown Puncher” is on the loose again. According to a report from the AJC, police are searching for Curtis Bethea, who was arrested 10 months ago for randomly walking up and punching people, usually from behind, on the streets of Midtown. Bethea was released from the Fulton County Jail on Oct. 28 and on Nov. 12 assaulted a Grady High School student. Surveillance video caught the assault as it happened and police immediately identified Bethea.

The Portfolio Center in south Buckhead has been acquired by Miami Ad School,  It is a return to the fold for the  advertising design school. Ron Seichrist founded Portfolio Center in 1978, but left a decade later and went on to form the Miami Ad School, which now has campuses in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Hamburg, Madrid, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Rio, Mumbai, Lima and Sydney. “It feels right to have Portfolio Center again,” said Pippa Seichrist, the co-founder and co-director of Miami Ad School. “It’s where Ron came up with the idea of a global network where students could live and learn in different creative cultures around the world.”

WonderRoot, The TransFormation Alliance and MARTA will host a public meeting on Nov. 23 from 6:30 t0 8:30 p.m. at Noni’s Restaurant (357 Edgewood Ave.) to discuss potential concept designs for public art to be installed at King Memorial Station. The installation is part of En Route, a program designed to install public art in select MARTA transit stations. Fahamu Pecou will create four murals throughout the rail system; the first installation will be at the King Memorial,  followed by Oakland City, Hamilton E. Holmes and a station to be named at a later date. Find out more at this link.


Collin Kelley

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.