Panel will weigh how to 'bring Stone Mountain Park into 21st century'
ATLANTA — Activist groups, local politicians and other community members over the past several months have renewed their push to change the Confederate imagery at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park.And while there are many unanswered questions and details to be worked out, officials announced Monday that a soon-to-be-formed committee will evaluate those proposals — and, in the coming months, make recommendations about how to “bring Stone Mountain Park into the 21st century.”Bill Stephens, the CEO of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, will lead the effort.“There are all kinds of proposals,” St...
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Father and son denied bond in Ahmaud Arbery shooting
ATLANTA — A judge on Friday denied Greg and Travis Michael’s application for bond.The McMichaels, along with neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, chased Arbery in their pick-up trucks, believing he burglarized a nearby house under construction. Prosecutors say Arbery was just out jogging the day of the fatal February encounter and stole nothing.He was shot three times by Travis McMichael as his father, Greg McMichael, observed from the back of his truck. The McMichaels and Bryan were charged with murder in May; Bryan was denied bond in July.Lawyers for the defense had pointed to their close family...
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Tom Holland vows not to give away any spoilers as he confirms ‘Spider-Man 3’
Tom Holland has confirmed he's about to start work on a third 'Spider-Man' movie.The 24-year-old actor has flown out to Atlanta to film the latest installment in the superhero saga - in which he plays the titular character and his alter ego Peter Parker - and was looking forward to reading the script for the first time.However, after previously running into trouble for accidentally giving away spoilers, Tom insisted he'll be keeping his lips sealed this time around.He said on his Instagram Story: "Hey, so, I just got home and I’m in Atlanta. I’ve just been delivered a package. That package is ...
USDA Awards Atlanta Region’s First City Agriculture Plan
Grant will boost urban agriculture plan for the City of East Point piloted byAtlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance in partnership with Atlanta Regional CommissionQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreAtlanta's First City Agriculture PlanAtlanta, GA, October 15, 2020 \-- Atlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance (FWA) announced it is one of 23 organizations across the nation – and the only organization in Georgia – receiving a brand-new grant awarded by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new Regional Food System Partnerships grant program jo...
Thomas Jefferson Byrd shot dead
Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead.The 70-year-old actor passed away in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday (03.10.20) after being hit by "multiple gunshot wounds to the back," a police spokesperson has confirmed.According to the local police, officers were asked to attend a "person injured call" at around 1.45am and on arrival, they discovered a "male lying unresponsive at the location" and he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.Homicide detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the 'Set It Off' actor's passing but local authorities stressed that the information ...