Gov. Nathan Deal
Gov. Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed guns on state college campuses. Deal waited until the last hours of the final day for a veto House Bill 859, the so-called “campus carry” bill. The legislation would have allowed those 21 and older to carry a gun onto most parts of Georgia public college campuses.


The Atlanta Public Schools Board voted unanimously to cut 300 net jobs, according to a report from WSB Radio. The board’s decision Monday actually eliminates close to 500 jobs, but creates 200 new ones. More than half the cuts involve schools that are closing or being placed under outside management. Other cuts reflect projected drops in enrollment at schools and dozens of central office jobs.

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has extended the deadline for proposals. Due to inclement weather resulting in power outages in the Atlanta area over the weekend, artists will have until Wednesday, May 11, to submit proposals. In 2015, more than 100 projects represented hundreds of visual and performing artists during the exhibition’s run from September through November. The 2016 exhibition will kick off on September 10, 2016 with the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. More information about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and proposals submissions can be found at

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.