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Zero Mile – Translucent

Posted by September 20, 2017

The Zero Mile Post marked the meeting of two railway lines and possibly the beginning of the city of Atlanta. Zero Mile is a series of sometimes fictionalized and sometimes real stories based on life in Atlanta, Georgia. By Nicki Salcedo, contributor I don’t want to be defined by my genitals. I hope you understand. […]

(VIDEO) Activist pressure against Decatur Confederate monument pays off

Posted by September 19, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor Activists seeking to remove a Confederate monument on the Decatur Square scored a victory at the Sept. 18 City Commission meeting. The Decatur City Commission tabled a $40,000 proposal that would’ve added context to a controversial monument. The commission did vote unanimously to adopt a resolution […]

Parents’ Coalition speaks against Decatur Schools transgender policies during meeting

Posted by September 15, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor During public comments at last night’s Decatur School Board meeting, three people spoke out against the transgender policies being implemented in the district. The parents’ coalition cited an internal memo to City Schools of Decatur faculty that they claim gives full Title IX rights to students, […]

Medlock Park neighbors help each other after Irma

Posted by September 13, 2017

By SCOTT HORSLEY & COURTNEY KUEPPERS, WABE People across metro Atlanta worked to get back on their feet Tuesday after Tropical Storm Irma left many neighborhoods with downed trees and power lines. But every storm has a silver lining. For Medlock Park resident Stephen Perras, that silver lining was seeing people come together in his Decatur neighborhood […]

(VIDEO) Rally to remove Decatur’s Confederate monument draws diverse crowd

Posted by September 11, 2017

By Duo-Wei Yang, contributor  Condemnation of Decatur’s confederate monument brought people of all races and ages together in last night’s march. Hate Free Decatur (HFD) co-founder Sara Patenaude was excited at the turnout. “This is such a wonderful group of young people, older people, everything in between, that are excited to stand here together,” she said. […]

Tucker City Council votes against ‘Rise’

Posted by August 30, 2017

This story has been updated.  By Gabriel Owens, contributor  The Tucker City Council on Wednesday voted 5-2 against changing the city’s zoning to allow the redevelopment of a closed Sears warehouse to move forward. The developer of the project, Stephen Macauley, asked to withdraw his application for the “Rise” project, but city officials said the request […]

Atlantans assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery

Posted by August 29, 2017

By MICHAEL JONES, WABE Fifty-five medical professionals from Georgia are on the way to Texas to assist with hurricane rescue efforts. Among them are specialists in incident command, search and rescue efforts, and pediatric and geriatric care. Terence Ramotar, regional director of American Medical Response, said the paramedics and emergency medical technicians left Stone Mountain early Tuesday morning, […]

Atlanta starts work on Proctor Creek Trail

Posted by August 25, 2017

By MOLLY SAMUEL, WABE Atlanta officials recently celebrated a symbolic milestone on a major infrastructure and environmental project in Atlanta: The official groundbreaking on the Proctor Creek Greenway. The paved trail will eventually travel 7 miles along Proctor Creek, from neighborhoods near downtown to the Chattahoochee River. To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. […]

City panel to study confederate symbols, but how many are there?

Posted by August 25, 2017

By LISA HAGEN, WABE  Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced plans to put together a panel of leaders to consider the future of the city’s Confederate symbols and street names. They’ll have two months, but they may not have all that many items to discuss. There just aren’t that many Confederate-related memorials in this particular southern city. To read […]

Discussion held in Decatur Square about future of Confederate monument

Posted by August 20, 2017

By Duo-Wei Yang, contributor In response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, people gathered in front of the DeKalb courthouse to discuss Decatur’s own Confederate monument Saturday evening. Hannah Hill, who created the discussion event on Facebook, began by setting the ground rules for the meeting. “We know that there’s going to be different opinions,” […]

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