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Posted inAtlanta Intown, Buckhead, Politics, Public Safety

Mayor Andre Dickens at the center of training center debate

Mayor Andre Dickens heard two different sides of Atlanta’s opinions on the proposed Public Safety Training Center during his public appearances on Feb. 7. The facility was approved by Atlanta City Council in September 2021 after hours of public comments opposing it. Following that decision, some protesters began to live in the forest to stop […]

Posted inPolitics, Silver Streak

Raffensperger touts bill targeting financial exploitation of Georgia seniors

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger urged the General Assembly Monday to pass legislation aimed at preventing the financial exploitation of Georgia seniors. Senate Bill 84, sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, would authorize financial advisors to delay transactions involving their elderly or disabled clients if they suspect fraud. Financial exploitation of […]

Posted inAtlanta Intown, News, Top Stories

Atlanta Police release body camera footage from activist shooting at ‘Cop City’ site

The Atlanta Police Department has released footage from officer-worn body cameras during the “clearing operation” at the controversial public training facility site the day activist Manuel Teran was killed by law enforcement. All four videos can be watched here. (You may need to sign in via a Microsoft account to access the videos.) Although none […]

Posted inFeatured Story, News, Public Safety, Sandy Springs, Top Stories

Sandy Springs approves $50.7 million for police headquarters construction

Sandy Springs approved a $50.7 million design development budget for the city’s future police headquarters and municipal court building at 620 Morgan Falls Road. City Council members, sitting in their dual role as the Public Facilities Authority, approved the budget during a Feb. 7 meeting. Construction should begin in June, Dave Wells, director of Facilities/Capital […]

Posted inAtlanta Intown, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody, News, Sandy Springs, Silver Streak, Sustainability, Top Stories

Vice President Kamala Harris talks climate at Georgia Tech

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Atlanta on Wednesday for a conversation about the White House’s efforts to address climate-related issues following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Speaking with University of Georgia professor Marshall Shepherd and Georgia Tech professor Isaiah Bolden at Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, Harris addressed inequity surrounding […]

Posted inAtlanta Intown, Buckhead, News, Public Safety, Top Stories

Police name suspect in killing of Republic Lounge co-owner

Atlanta Police named Jonathan Soto, 39, as the suspect wanted in the Feb. 4 murder of Michael Gidewon, co-owner of the Republic Lounge. APD’s Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating Soto. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can submit a tip anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS […]

Posted inAtlanta Intown, Dining, News, Top Stories

Grant Park Gateway restaurant site now available for lease

After sitting dormant for more than a year, the restaurant space atop the Grant Park parking structure is seeking a tenant. Atlanta City Councilman Jason Winston posted on Instagram that a lease is now available through the city and all interested restaurateurs should apply. Designed by Smith Dalia Architects, the modern structure has towering windows […]

Posted inAtlanta Intown, Buckhead, Intown Real Estate, News, Top Stories

Atlanta to return $10M in emergency rental assistance to federal government

The city of Atlanta will return $10 million in emergency rental assistance funding to the federal government after the money wasn’t provided to needy residents before the December 2022 deadline. The money was meant to help people with housing costs during the pandemic, through COVID-19 relief packages. The city received $21 million in additional rental […]