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Ric Flair had a star studded, emotional surprise birthday party in Atlanta  Cageside Seats

It's not quite Feb. 25, when Ric Flair will turn 70-years-old, but a star studded lineup of guests showed up in Atlanta to surprise “The Nature Boy” with what ...

Posted: February 23, 2019, 1:00 am

Aric Almirola leads Ford sweep in Cup qualifying at Atlanta  ESPN

Aric Almirola led a Ford sweep in NASCAR Cup qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. qualifying second and Clint Bowyer ...

Posted: February 23, 2019, 12:38 am

Atlanta City Council candidate wins battle to seek District 3 post  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A candidate vying for a spot on the Atlanta City Council won his legal battle Friday to have his name restored on the ballot for the March 19 special election.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 11:12 pm

How officers busted a 24-year-old woman with 3 lbs of cocaine at Atlanta airport  WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA - Authorities busted a 24-year-old woman trying to smuggle nearly 3 pounds of cocaine into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport earlier this ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 10:36 pm

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Southside slow as temps vary wildly across metro Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATLANTA FORECAST Friday: High: 67 Friday night: Low: 50 Saturday: High: 59 » Fo...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 10:30 pm

5 kids facing 'school punishment' for sharing drug-tainted food  WSB Atlanta

Officials with Fulton County Schools say five Sandtown Middle School students are facing disciplinary action for sharing drug-tainted food with other students.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 10:24 pm

Atlanta baseball team gives to teams hit hard in Puerto Rico  CBS46 News Atlanta

(CBS46) – The ATL Metro RBI team recently traveled to Puerto Rico to play the game with their fellow league players.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 10:22 pm

The rain may be (mostly) over today, but storms are on the way  WSB Atlanta

We're using advanced weather technology to show you when the storms will move into your area this weekend, on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 10:14 pm

Bennett College sues accreditation board, accreditation restored by judge in Atlanta  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bennett College announced Friday that its accreditation was restored earlier in the day by a federal judge in Atlanta. The court's decision ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 10:07 pm

Atlanta woman charged in ND for sex trafficking  KFYR-TV

An Atlanta woman is charged federally in North Dakota for sex trafficking.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 9:57 pm

Vanished Md. orthodontist found in metro Atlanta | News  CBS46 News Atlanta

A group of Maryland parents have been left wondering what happened after their orthodontist vanished, only to reappear in Atlanta.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 9:37 pm

15 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in metro Atlanta  Atlanta Magazine

Mardi Gras on The Roof Where: Ponce City Market Roof When: March 1-3. Cost: $15 admission, $27-$55 extra for crawfish boil on Saturday Details: Spend ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 9:32 pm

UCLA Baseball: Bruins Travel to Atlanta to Face Georgia Tech  Bruins Nation

The UCLA Bruin baseball team (3-0) travels to Atlanta for the weekend to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-1). Last weekend, UCLA swept St. John's ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 8:30 pm

TRAGIC: 2 metro Atlanta firefighters killed in crashes just hours apart  WSB Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A 19-year-old DeKalb County firefighter was killed in a crash in Gwinnett County Thursday night -- just hours after another firefighter ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 8:21 pm

Atlanta area attorney reacts to criminal charges against R. Kelly  FOX 5 Atlanta

ATLANTA (FOX 5 ATLANTA) - Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 7:53 pm

Atlanta's executive women inspire for Mentoring Monday  Atlanta Business Chronicle

More than 150 participants will gain the attention of almost 50 accomplished and influential executive women at Atlanta Business Chronicle's Mentoring Monday ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 7:53 pm

Reports: Atlanta rapper T.I.'s sister, Precious Harris, has died  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Precious Harris, sister of Atlanta rapper T.I., has died. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., halted work on his VH1 show “Family Hustle” last week after his ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 7:47 pm

Turkey Leg Hut coming to Atlanta and more dining news from the week  Atlanta Journal Constitution

These are the stories that created buzz on the metro Atlanta dining scene this week: •Houston-...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:54 pm

In Peachtree City, a lakeside ‘community of the future’ proposed  Curbed Atlanta

If developers have their way, the latest mixed-use hub south of Atlanta will be set against a lake and teem with residents of all ages, alongside breweries, ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:39 pm

THC in food sends 28 Atlanta students to hospital  WJBF-TV

ATLANTA (AP) - Investigators say THC has been found in a food sample taken from an Atlanta-area middle school where students were sent to the hospital on ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:37 pm

Shooting suspect slips out when SWAT responds to SW Atlanta home  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at a vehicle belonging to his child's mother Thursday night outside a southwest Atlanta apartment. SWAT was ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:12 pm

Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Ben Platt, Thomas Rhett, DMB  Atlanta Journal Constitution

If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Lea Holland at lea.holland@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it's a good idea to call the ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:11 pm

Jamestown In Talks To Buy The Shops Buckhead Atlanta  Bisnow

Can the developer of Ponce City Market bring mass appeal to the ultra-luxury development?

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:08 pm

NFL combine invitee: Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn (Greater Atlanta Christian)  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Twenty-five former Georgia high school football players have been invited to the NFL scouting combine to be held Tuesday through Monday at Lucas Oil ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:03 pm

Atlanta Concerts this week: Christopher Cross, The-Dream  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Concerts this week: Christopher Cross, The-Dream.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 6:03 pm

NEW: Atlanta buys unused railroad for $5.1 million as part of Beltline expansion  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta purchased a stretch of unused railroad that will connect the city's Westside residents to downtown areas of the Beltline. The $5.1 million property extends ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 5:14 pm

Hilton unveils Atlanta convention hotel in New York (Video) - Atlanta Business Chronicle  Atlanta Business Chronicle

NEW YORK — Hilton has unveiled its vision for the first new convention hotel in downtown Atlanta in nearly 20 years. Georgia officials on Friday were on the ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 5:12 pm

Detroit Pistons Look to Knock Off John Collins, Hawks in Atlanta  PistonPowered

The Detroit Pistons look to start a strong end of season push to the NBA Playoffs on the road against the Atlanta Hawks with John Collins on the floor.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:51 pm

Michael Russell Elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Board of Directors  atlantadailyworld

Michael Russell, CEO of H. J. Russell & Company, was recently elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:39 pm

Atlanta Film Critics Make Their Oscar Predictions  WABE 90.1 FM

The Academy Awards ceremony, the grand finale of awards season, takes place Sunday and ahead of the red carpet, Michael Clark and Felicia Feaster of the ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:30 pm

Peter Frampton farewell tour will play Atlanta this summer  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peter Frampton farewell tour will play Atlanta this summer.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:05 pm

Neighbors worry that Colony Square project could privatize city parkland  Curbed Atlanta

Concerns are that the city could forfeit public space for private benefit.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:02 pm

How Atlanta Is Streamlining Funding And Targeting The Most Vulnerable To Reduce Homelessness  WBUR

The city of Atlanta is using some innovative approaches to tackle homelessness, which has dropped by almost 30 percent since 2015.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 3:49 pm

Sen. Amy Klobuchar making campaign stop in Atlanta  CBS46 News Atlanta

ATLANTA (CBS46) – Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar will be in Atlanta Friday to meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Stacy ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 3:31 pm

The history of Gerald Duke, competitor in the first Atlanta Motor Speedway race  News-Daily.com

HAMPTON — The first racecar driver from Georgia to ever qualify for a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a local racing legend from College Park, Gerald ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 3:11 pm

10 best bets for Atlanta late-winter gatherings, festivals  Curbed Atlanta

As temperatures start to climb, it's a great time to be out and about in the city.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 2:15 pm

After Amazon HQ2 Hunt, What's Atlanta's Tech Future in 2019?  American Inno

Many were disappointed when Atlanta didn't make the final cut, but now that the dust has settled and we learned last week that Amazon is ending its plans in ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 1:09 pm

Susan Crim-McClendon, Woodson Park Academy principal, dies at 60  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta elementary school principal Susan Crim-McClendon, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 20. Crim-McClendon was the principal of Woodson Park Academy and ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 1:05 pm

Lawmakers restore funding for new metro Atlanta transit agency  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The ATL has come under scrutiny for its new six-figure boardroom.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 12:56 pm

Atlanta And The Rise To Becoming A Top Blockchain/Crypto City  Forbes

Known for the busiest and largest airport in the world, Atlanta is flying high as the number one destination for blockchain and crypto companies.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 12:34 pm

Atlanta's Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past  NBCNews.com

The Cyclorama depicts charging horses, wounded soldiers and smoke on a Civil War battlefield in Atlanta as Union troops defeated Confederate forces there.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 12:20 pm

Interview: Atlanta native Chloë Grace Moretz leads stalker-thriller 'Greta'  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Originally posted by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog. When the word “stalker” comes up, the image tends to be of a white male, ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 12:00 pm

Atlanta halts permit after learning of cemetery on building site  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Plans for a new funeral home in southwest Atlanta have been halted after city officials learned a cemetery dating to the 1870s was on the site.Neighbors notified ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 11:00 am

Bell, fellow Toyota drivers aim to get Supra rolling, starting at Atlanta  Yahoo Sports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Christopher Bell wants to be the first NASCAR driver to put the new Toyota Supra in Victory Lane and he isn't approaching the ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 8:38 am

'Black Panther's historic Oscar push shows Atlanta is 'new Hollywood,' TCM host says  WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA - For Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone, the Oscars are her Super Bowl. The Australian film reporter and author loves the glitz and glamor of ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:50 am

Flood watch takes effect for north Georgia, with more rain on the way  WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA - Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking another night of heavy rain for thousands in northwest Georgia and there are now even more reports of flooding.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 4:00 am

Delta contractor to lay off 1,100 workers at Atlanta airport  FOX 5 Atlanta

A company that cleans the interior of passenger planes for Delta Air Lines says it's laying off more than 1100 workers in Atlanta as the airline switches to a new ...

Posted: February 22, 2019, 3:46 am

Full NASCAR 2019 Atlanta weekend schedule  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Here is the complete schedule of events with TV/Radio listings included for all activities this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Posted: February 22, 2019, 12:49 am

Ponce City Market developer eyes deal for The Shops Buckhead Atlanta  Atlanta Business Chronicle

The developer behind Old Fourth Ward's Ponce City Market has emerged as the lead buyer for a posh six-block district in Buckhead.

Posted: February 21, 2019, 10:16 pm

Trackside Live: Coming in hot at Atlanta  NASCAR

Trackside Live is back in 2019! The live at-track show returns at Atlanta Motor Speedway with two events over two days, with a live appearance from Daytona ...

Posted: February 21, 2019, 7:57 pm

Souper Jenny Decatur closes on Saturday; Roswell location to open in mid-March  Atlanta Magazine

After five years in downtown Decatur, Souper Jenny will close Saturday afternoon. The Buckhead, Brookhaven, and West Midtown stores will remain open, with ...

Posted: February 21, 2019, 6:23 pm

AEG Presents teams with Zero Mile Presents to expand Atlanta concert presence  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Local live music promoter Zero Mile Presents, which books and operates the Variety Playhouse and Terminal West, has partnered with mega-promoter AEG ...

Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:34 pm

Georgia lawmaker lobs bill for state takeover of Atlanta airport  Curbed Atlanta

This isn't the first time state senator has tried to wrest control of Hartsfield-Jackson.

Posted: February 21, 2019, 5:13 pm

THC-Tainted Cereal Sickened 28 Fulton Middle School Kids  Atlanta, GA Patch

THC-Tainted Cereal Sickened 28 Atlanta Students - Atlanta, GA - Police and school officials are still investigating to find out who brought the food to Sandtown ...

Posted: February 21, 2019, 4:39 pm

Breaking down Atlanta’s surprisingly solid defense against Spain pick-and-roll  Peachtree Hoops

Spain pick-and-roll (also named stack pick-and-roll) has taken the NBA by storm in recent seasons due to the unorthodox defensive strategies that have to be in ...

Posted: February 21, 2019, 3:00 pm

Hawks G League affiliate will be named Skyhawks  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Hawks' NBA G League affiliate will go from the BayHawks to the Skyhawks.

Posted: February 21, 2019, 2:44 pm

Man accused of string of Atlanta car break-ins, credit card thefts  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police are searching for a man accused of breaking into four cars across Atlanta over a three-day pe...

Posted: February 21, 2019, 3:51 am

Atlanta Fire Rescue hosts academy to encourage more women to become firefighters  WSB Atlanta

Right now, women only make up four percent of the department so they created a program that gives young women an up-close look at what it takes to be a ...

Posted: February 20, 2019, 11:15 pm

Atlanta mayor responds to talk show host's racially-charged tweet about slavery  11Alive.com WXIA

ATLANTA — A racially-charged meme shared on Twitter by a former conservative talk-radio host had Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms firing back. The tweet ...

Posted: February 20, 2019, 11:09 pm

AAF Week 3 odds, picks: Atlanta Legends cover spread against Birmingham Iron, San Diego Fleet win again  CBS Sports

Wonder who'll win in Week 3 of the Alliance of American Football? You've come to the right place.

Posted: February 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

Georgia Building Authority defends downtown Atlanta parking deck idea  Curbed Atlanta

The proposed structure's exterior would match the facade of the historic Georgia Freight Depot, officials say.

Posted: February 20, 2019, 6:05 pm

NBC Sports Power Rankings heading to Atlanta  Yahoo Sports

If you thought the second NBC Sports Power Rankings of the year would be a recounting of the top 10 drivers in the Daytona 500, you'd be wrong. While 500 ...

Posted: February 20, 2019, 3:07 pm

Torpy at Large: Low bidder’s uphill fight to do business in Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bill Torpy on contractor Alessandro Salvo, who despite being the lowest bidder must fight Atlanta for work, just as he once fought DeKalb County.

Posted: February 20, 2019, 11:01 am

Delta flight headed to Atlanta struck by lightning, forced to land in Chattanooga  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Delta flight on its way to Atlanta was struck by lightning and forced to make an emergency landing in Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Aviation ...

Posted: February 19, 2019, 11:29 pm

Auditors: Atlanta’s overtime cost driven higher by mistakes, generosity  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta paid $58 million in overtime to its employees last year, a rate auditors said was driven higher by generous overtime policies and outstripping cities of ...

Posted: February 19, 2019, 11:14 pm

Home sales slump in Atlanta, prices still rising  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The number of home sales in metro Atlanta dropped 11 percent in January compared to a year ago, according to a report issued Tuesday from Re/Max Georgia.

Posted: February 19, 2019, 9:35 pm

American Ninja Warrior returns to Atlanta with a new home  American Ninja Warrior Nation

On March 24 and 25 of this year, American Ninja Warrior will make its return to Atlanta, GA, after kicking things off in Los Angeles. The only other time the show ...

Posted: February 19, 2019, 4:48 pm

Worker shot during violent robbery at Atlanta convenience store  WSB Atlanta

Atlanta Police Department has released video of a terrifying robbery and shooting at a convenience store in southwest Atlanta.

Posted: February 19, 2019, 4:07 pm

More than 1,000 workers to be laid off at Atlanta airport  11Alive.com WXIA

ATLANTA — More than 1,000 workers who clean planes for Delta Airlines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be laid off in April, according to ...

Posted: February 19, 2019, 2:09 pm

Two key voting rights hearings set for Tuesday in Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawmakers will turn Atlanta into a hotbed of debate about voting rights and ballot access Tuesday with two separate meetings set to delve into problems that ...

Posted: February 19, 2019, 5:02 am

UPDATE: Victim invited shooter to SW Atlanta apartment where he was killed, police say  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A man shot and killed Sunday night in a southwest Atlanta apartment invited his shooter inside, police said. A neighbor in an apartment complex in the 200 block ...

Posted: February 18, 2019, 5:03 pm

Legal fight against Atlanta’s Gulch development deal heats up  Curbed Atlanta

Activist group Redlight the Gulch has raised more than $15000 for legal fees, leaders report.

Posted: February 18, 2019, 3:04 pm

Protests in metro Atlanta over Trump's national emergency declaration  11Alive.com WXIA

Trump's declaration shifts billions of federal dollars earmarked for military construction to the border for his promised wall.

Posted: February 18, 2019, 1:06 pm

Piles of patients' confidential medical records found outside Atlanta clinic  WSB Atlanta

ATLANTA - Piles of partially burned medical records were discovered across the street from a metro Atlanta medical center, Channel 2 Action News has learned.

Posted: February 18, 2019, 8:00 am

In downtown Atlanta, first rendering of controversial Margaritaville tower has surfaced  Curbed Atlanta

In recent months, plans for a high-rise Margaritaville resort in downtown Atlanta have become more palpable, as developers Wyndham Destinations and ...

Posted: February 14, 2019, 3:19 pm

Analysis: Metro Atlanta’s most ethnically diverse city is Johns Creek?  Curbed Atlanta

Using a method called the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, a new study finds that the most ethnically diverse city in metro Atlanta—and indeed, Georgia—is a place ...

Posted: February 12, 2019, 5:04 pm

How pop-up restaurants are making Atlanta's food scene so much better  Atlanta Magazine

In my first year back in Atlanta after seven away, I spent much of my professional life exploring a food scene that was vastly different from the one I knew before.

Posted: February 12, 2019, 4:47 pm

Atlanta ranks in top 20 of country’s healthiest cities  Atlanta Journal Constitution

In WalletHub's ranking of healthiest cities in the United States, Atlanta scored high in fitness, with plenty of gyms and fitness instructors, but low in health care.

Posted: February 11, 2019, 7:02 pm

Photos: Atlanta's civil rights murals  CNN

View the giant murals on Atlanta's civil rights history that will be on display during Super Bowl week.

Posted: February 3, 2019, 8:00 am

Five years after 'snow jam,' storm takes aim at Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl  ESPN

With the Super Bowl approaching, a winter storm watch goes into effect at 4 a.m. Tuesday in Atlanta, a city known for grinding to a halt in relatively light ...

Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:00 am