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The cost of the new stadium rises

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the estimated cost of the stadium has risen from $1 billion to $1.2 billion. The Atlanta Journal-C0nstitution gives details that management of the Falcons explained to them that the added cost is because of …

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A DeKalb County student dies after a Sunday basketball game

Miller Grove High School student, Terrell Coleman, died Sunday after playing a Sunday game of basketball. Coleman was projected by Future50.com to be one of the top recruits of the 2017 college basketball recruiting season.  Projected to be 13th in …

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The Atlanta community mourns the death of Mrs. Evelyn Gibson-Lowery

Last Wednesday Mrs. Lowery was released from the hospital after suffering from a severe stroke.  That following Thursday morning she reportedly died in her residence. Mrs. Lowery was the lifelong wife of civil rights advocate, Rev. Joseph Lowery, former President …

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Waffle House customers held up in an early robbery in Buckhead

Early Monday morning customers at the Waffle House on Piedmont and Pharr in Buckhead was quietly approached and held up by two men that entered the restaurant.  The Atlanta Police Department is reporting that the customers were robbed of $40,000 …

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Atlanta man worries his fiancee is being held captive in Pakistan

Local man, Richard Jones, has started an online campaign to find his fiancee in Pakistan and bring her back to the states.   Jones is engaged to, Humna Sheik, a woman with a Muslim background, and for the past year they …

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Off-duty Atlanta Police Officer held at gunpoint and carjacked

Various local media outlets are reporting that an off-duty Atlanta Police Officer was held at gunpoint early Sunday morning and carjacked. The officer was traveling along Ponce De Leon in Midtown when he was stopped by a traffic light at …

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Have you seen MARTA's Big Ass Fans?

Seriously… have you seen the Big Ass Fans?  MARTA has installed new industrial ceiling fans called, “Big Ass Fans,” in the entrance of some of their stations.  Delta T Corp., doing business as (dba) Big Ass Fan Co, is a …

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Clayton County officers seizes $3mm worth of "Molly"

Everyone is talking about it, and everyone is looking for someone that sells it.  Molly, a MDMA form of ecstasy that is known along the streets as “Molly.”  Clayton County officers seized  50 pounds of MDMA that has a street …

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Teen skipping school mistaken as a burglar and shot

A 16-year-old from the SouthWest DeKalb High School was skipping school and was mistaken to be a part of a group of burglars in the neighborhood Tuesday. A woman had barricaded herself in her closet on Streamside Court after hearing …

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Former APS principal and defendant of the APS cheating scandal dies of cancer

Willie Davenport, a principal at D.H. Stanton Elementary school and one of the 35 defendants in the APS cheating scandal has died. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Davenport died Wednesday at the age of 66.  Davenport’s cause of death …

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