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Update: Four dead in PDK plane crash

Four people died in an airplane crash at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, a fire official confirmed at 6 p.m. on Friday. The single-engine Cessna 210 had crashed and caught fire just after 1 p.m. on Friday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. DeKalb County Fire Rescue confirmed at least one fatality around 3:30 p.m. “We had a […] The post Update: Four dead in PDK plane crash appeared first on Reporter Newspapers.
DEKALB COUNTY, GA
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Third Midtown Union tower tops out

Midtown Union, a three-tower development located between West Peachtree and Spring Streets at Arts Center Way, held a topping out ceremony this week on its 26-story office tower. The 612,000 square foot office tower will be anchored by the future headquarters of Invesco. The mixed-use development designed by Cooper Carry will also have a 26-story, […] The post Third Midtown Union tower tops out appeared first on Reporter Newspapers.
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A look inside the Thompson Buckhead hotel

Buckhead’s newest hotel will feature a private rooftop club and a restaurant called Dirty Rascal. The Thompson Buckhead is expected to open this winter, marking the hotel brand’s entry into the Atlanta market. The roughly $90 million hotel could help expand the walkable Buckhead Village, as more development shifts east toward Piedmont Road. The hotel […] The post A look inside the Thompson Buckhead hotel appeared first on Reporter Newspapers.
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Artists & Fleas opens Oct. 2 at Ponce City Market just in time for holiday season

Ponce City Market will be home to Artists & Fleas, a weekend marketplace that already has outposts at Chelsea Market in New York City, Venice Beach in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. The market will open Oct. 2 and continue every Saturday through Dec. 18 (plus two Sundays:  Dec. 13  and Dec.… The post Artists & Fleas opens Oct. 2 at Ponce City Market just in time for holiday season appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Former Inman Middle School could be repurposed as ‘upper elementary academy’

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring has proposed turning the former Inman Middle School campus in Virginia-Highland into an “upper elementary academy” for fourth and fifth graders. Herring told parents during a Wednesday meeting on the issue that the move could help solve overcrowding at elementary schools in the Midtown cluster, including Hope-Hill, Mary Lin,… The post Former Inman Middle School could be repurposed as ‘upper elementary academy’ appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

News Briefs: Buckhead City hearings set; business license renewals; Dogwood Festival in ‘financial straits’

Buckhead cityhood will be the subject of hearings convened during a special session of the Georgia General Assembly called by Gov. Brian Kemp to redraw congressional districts. The session is expected to commence Nov. 3 and run for three weeks. Hearings are a prerequisite to action by the Georgia legislature to present the matter of… The post News Briefs: Buckhead City hearings set; business license renewals; Dogwood Festival in ‘financial straits’ appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Visa to open new Midtown office, add nearly 1,000 new jobs

Credit card and financial services company will open a new office in Midtown creating almost 1,000 new jobs. Visa will take over the old Norfolk Southern space at 1200 Peachtree St. with the office concentrating  on technology and client services teams. Several global and regional company leaders will be re-locate to Atlanta to support its… The post Visa to open new Midtown office, add nearly 1,000 new jobs appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Fulton District Attorney’s office beats deadline to indict homicide suspects before they were granted bond

“Tired and a little bit relieved” is how Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis described her mood Wednesday morning after working around the clock to indict homicide suspects, sexual offenders, and others charged with violent crimes who were about to be released on bond. Willis and her team of stretched thin attorneys and investigators said… The post Fulton District Attorney’s office beats deadline to indict homicide suspects before they were granted bond appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
FULTON COUNTY, GA

Joining Forces: PEDS merges with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to advocate for safer streets

Two nonprofits dedicated to sustainable transportation advocacy for more than two decades, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and PEDS, have merged.  “The newly united organization remains committed to championing an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city,” said Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.  “Regardless of your mode of… The post Joining Forces: PEDS merges with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to advocate for safer streets appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Spa shooter pleads not guilty in Atlanta attack, faces death penalty trial

The gunman charged in the shooting death of four Asian women at two spas on Piedmont Road on March 16 has pled not guilty, despite pleading guilty and receiving a life sentence for similar shootings that left four dead in Cherokee County. Robert Aaron Long, 22,  pled not guilty to charges that include murder and… The post Spa shooter pleads not guilty in Atlanta attack, faces death penalty trial appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Atlanta Contemporary debuts fall exhibition, gift shop makeover

“Changing the way we all see art.” This phrase, painted in repeat on the steps in front of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in West Midtown, embodies what this non-profit, non-collecting arts institution hopes to achieve in Atlanta. Unlike many arts organizations in the city, there is never an entry fee to visit the art… The post Atlanta Contemporary debuts fall exhibition, gift shop makeover appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Fulton sites will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots beginning Sept. 28

COVID-19 vaccination sites operated by the Fulton County Board of Health, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency and other Fulton County partners will begin administration of COVID-19 booster shots on Tuesday, Sept. 28, following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to CDC guidelines, the following groups of people are… The post Fulton sites will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots beginning Sept. 28 appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
FULTON COUNTY, GA

Above the Waterline: It’s Time to Go Really Big on Climate Change

Will 2021 be remembered as the tipping point in the public’s consciousness regarding climate change? It certainly better be.  This past summer, the devastating results of a warming planet were revealed (yet again) in unprecedented events: extreme heat waves (a “worst-case scenario” in the Pacific Northwest); increasingly destructive wildfires; catastrophic flooding from intense storms in… The post Above the Waterline: It’s Time to Go Really Big on Climate Change appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Beyond the BeltLine: Ryan Gravel’s new Aftercar space will jumpstart conversations about the city’s future

Ryan Gravel, the urban planner whose master’s thesis became the Atlanta BeltLine, has a new vision to help start conversations about the future of the city. Gravel plans to open Aftercar this November in the basement of the Telephone Factory Lofts, which are adjacent to the BeltLine’s bustling Eastside Trail in Poncey-Highland. Aftercar will be… The post Beyond the BeltLine: Ryan Gravel’s new Aftercar space will jumpstart conversations about the city’s future appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

News Briefs: Kemp calls redistricting session; MARTA holding voter registration; healthcare COVID fatigue

Gov. Brian Kemp is calling Georgia lawmakers back to the Gold Dome on Nov. 3 to redraw congressional and legislative districts, according to a report from AP. Legislators are already busy drawing new lines, with majority Republicans looking to increase the number of congressional seats that their party holds, while preserving control of the state… The post News Briefs: Kemp calls redistricting session; MARTA holding voter registration; healthcare COVID fatigue appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
PUBLIC HEALTH

Tickets on sale for Inman Park Wine Stroll on Oct. 23

The Inman Park Wine Stroll  (formerly the BeltLine Wine Stroll), is the longest running wine tasting event on the Eastside of Atlanta. This year’s event, set for Oct. 23 from 1 to 6 p.m., has been re-formatted to include live music and art in addition to wine tastings at 14 locations in the neighborhood. Included… The post Tickets on sale for Inman Park Wine Stroll on Oct. 23 appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Editor’s Letter: An inconvenient truth – Atlanta drivers are awful

I’ve been trying to do more walking than driving since I moved to Midtown. Maybe that’s why every time I get behind the wheel these days, I’m hyperaware of just how awful Atlanta drivers are. Seriously, y’all are terrible. The city is notorious for its interstate traffic, street racing, potholes, and metal plates instead of… The post Editor’s Letter: An inconvenient truth – Atlanta drivers are awful appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA, GA

Theatre Review: Alliance’s ‘Darlin’ Cory’ is fascinating, but not dramatically compelling

Alliance Theatre has opened its new season with a world premiere musical called “Darlin’ Cory,” featuring a book by Phillip Depoy (“Edward Foote”), music by Kristian Bush (Sugarland’s Grammy-winning front man), with lyrics by Depoy and Bush. The production is directed by Alliance Artistic Director Susan V. Booth and runs through Oct. 3. Before mentioning… The post Theatre Review: Alliance’s ‘Darlin’ Cory’ is fascinating, but not dramatically compelling appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
THEATER & DANCE