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10 festive things to do in Atlanta this holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some ideas to make the most of the holiday season. Skate the Station tickets are $16 for a 75-minute session and skate rental. Hours: The rink is open now through Jan. 16. Hours are 4-10pm Monday-Friday; 11am-11pm Saturday; and noon-8pm...

Massive 100-year-old tree destroys house in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A massive tree came crashing down directly on top of a house in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood causing severe damage. It happened shortly after 8:00 a.m. Friday on Mentelle Drive not far from Midtown High School. No one was home and the house was waiting to be rented after the homeowners’ recent move out of state.

Nightlife in Atlanta is past its prime. Here's how city government is involved

This is Part 3 of the 3-part series: Nightlife in Atlanta. Much of Atlanta’s modern cultural reputation is built on Black nightlife and entertainment. City leadership champions the positives associated with its cultural identity. But real support for nightlife businesses has never really existed, says King Williams, a journalist...

‘Holly Jolly’ celebration in Midtown Atlanta proves a success despite weather challenges

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The annual “Holly Jolly” celebration benefiting Children’s Healthcare Of Atlanta started off to a wet start Saturday afternoon. The celebration featured performances by high school bands, dance groups, street activations, community performances, and roaming characters on Peachtree Street between 14th and 15th Streets.

Atlanta Educator Awarded Conservation Teacher of Year Grant from Ga DNR

Vanessa Boone, a technology teacher at The Lovett School in Fulton County, received DNR’s 2022-23 Conservation Teacher of the Year grant, the agency announced today. The annual award goes to a third- through fifth-grade public or private school teacher in Georgia who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Funding is provided by The Environmental Resources Network, or TERN, friends group of the DNR Wildlife Conservation Section.

More complaints about cash assistance cards not working

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A statewide cash assistance program to help those in need may be more trouble than it’s worth. Many Georgians are telling Atlanta News First the $350 cards they got still don’t work. It has been a rough road for David Snyder ever...

Hidden Spaces: Sandtown-Buzzard Roost

Driving down Cascade Road towards I-285 from the West End community, most would not realize that this area of Fulton County was once one of the largest native settlements in the state of Georgia. Originally named “Oktahatalofa and Sulecauga,” the section was more recently known to Atlantans as the former “Sandtown-Buzzard’s Roost.”  As late as […] The post Hidden Spaces: Sandtown-Buzzard Roost appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.

Georgia miracle micro preemie comes home for 1st birthday

ATLANTA - When Roxie Phasavath and Alex Phouthavong bring their son Sora back to visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston it's bittersweet. Because Sora was triplet when they first arrived here. "He was the second born, and they all came on Nov. 14th, Nov. 14th last year," Phasavath says.

Ahead of Tuesday runoff, nearly one third of Cobb has voted

By the time early voting ended Friday, nearly one in every three Cobb County voters had already cast a ballot in the runoff election between U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. More than 155,510 Cobb voters, or 30.4%, have voted early in person or by absentee ballot, according to data from the Secretary of State’s office. That turnout rate surpasses the state at-large, where 1,852,593...

Crews working to repair water main break in southeast Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The Atlanta Water Shed confirmed an eight-inch water main break occurred in southeast Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. Crews are investigating a water main break in southeast Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. According to Atlanta city officials, crews are investigating the water main break at the...

GDOT to close a one-lane section on GA 400 Northbound

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The Georgia Department of Transportation will close one northbound lane on GA-400 from the Glenridge Connector to Hammond Drive beginning this Saturday so crews can begin reconstructing pavement on the highway. “For someone who’s sitting in traffic on 400 going Northbound, it’s sizeable to...

Here's a look at the Christmas tree at Georgia's Capitol building

ATLANTA — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Georgia's State Capitol Building!. The Georgia Forestry of Commission helped find, prepare and transport the 24-foot-tall Redcedar tree. On its social media page, the commission said it was "delighted" to help with the tree this year – adding...