The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance at its Oct. 1 to rename Confederate Avenue to United Avenue in Grant Park. The legislation will also rename Confederate Court to Trestletree Court. The name changes follow a report commissioned by former Mayor Kasim Reed asking for recommendations on removing emblems of the Confederacy and white supremacy in the city.

Atlanta City Council’s City Utilities Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss legislation that would adjust the rates charged for solid waste collection services. Current solid waste rates versus future rates can be viewed here. In September, the city’s Department of Public Works held a work session on the rate adjustment. A copy of the department’s presentation can be found here. The public is invited to attend the Oct. 9 public hearing, which will be held in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW.

Jamil Jude

True Colors Theatre Company has announced that Jamil Jude will take over as artistic director beginning with the 2019-20 season. Jude, who previously served as Associate Artistic Director, will take over from co-founder Kenny Leon,  who will transition to artistic director emeritus. “It’s time to engage a younger generation with fresh artistic leadership,” Leon said. “Since first meeting Jamil, I knew he was the right person to carry the torch for True Colors Theatre Company. Jamil is an inspiring artist and an empowering community leader who has the full support of our great board of directors. True Colors will continue to thrive locally under his leadership as a place where everyone’s story is told.”


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.