Posts filed under "Metro ATL"

Lane closures on Piedmont Road expected as work on rebuilding I-85 continues

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 24, 2017

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the rebuilding of a section of I-85 in Atlanta is entering a critical stage this week. Crews have been working to meet a June 15 deadline to repair the road following a March 30 fire that destroyed a section of I-85 at Piedmont Road. To see the full story on […]

The man who created Decatur: Louis Pichulik remembered as a visionary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2017

The people who frequent the restaurants and shops around the Decatur square may not know his name, but his tenants do. His name was Louis Pichulik. He was their landlord, but he was also more than that. The Decatur you know today was inspired by Pichulik’s passion and vision. Without him there wouldn’t be a Cakes […]

(SPONSORED) – Local Real Estate Startup Launches in Decatur

Posted by April 21, 2017

Growing up in Atlanta, I was always fascinated by the rapid growth of the city — constantly seeing new roads, bridges, homes and shopping centers pop up around me. My father was a real estate developer and he passed on a passion for real estate to me as a child. Despite working for many years in the […]

Killer Mike sends 420 message in support of Mayoral Candidate Vincent Fort

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 20, 2017

Rapper Killer Mike has a special 420 message for Atlanta residents. The short version: If you think Marijuana should be decriminalized, support candidate Vincent Fort for Atlanta mayor. To see the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here. Sign up for the daily email

SUV flips onto Memorial Drive sidewalk, narrowly missing two children

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2017

A terrifying accident almost turned into a tragedy on Tuesday morning when a Honda SUV flipped on its side, landing on the sidewalk along Memorial Drive near East Lake Terrace. According to witnesses, two children – a 4-year-old and a 19-month-old – were almost crushed. The children’s mother, Cami Reynolds, was able to push the children […]

Drew Charter High students work to prevent hot car deaths

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2017

Drew High Charter students plan to present a life-saving device at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer. The invention is intended to prevent children from dying after they are left inside a hot car. Drew Charter School engineering students received a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT grant for the project. The project team is made up of 15 juniors […]

All lanes of I-20 open following repairs

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 18, 2017

All lanes of I-20 westbound in DeKalb County have reopened following speedy overnight repairs. A portion of the road between Gresham and Candler Roads shut down yesterday after it began to buckle, causing the pavement to jut outward. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the incident was likely due to work being performed on an underground […]

Mattress fire under a bridge shuts down Buford Highway in Brookhaven

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2017

This story has been updated.  Atlanta’s traffic woes continue. Following the burning of a section of I-85 on March 30 and the buckling of a section of I-20 today, another fire ignited under a roadway this evening, this time in Brookhaven. Capt. Eric Jackson, spokesperson for the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department, said there was a […]

Portion of I-20 in DeKalb County closes after road buckles

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2017

According to WSB-TV a portion of I-20 in DeKalb County is buckling, causing the pavement to jut outward. I-20 westbound between Gresham and Candler Roads were shut down, but two lanes have since reopened. To see the full story from WSB, click here. The county emergency management agency says the buckling is due to a […]

Desserts and cocktails event to raise money for wellness organization

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart April 14, 2017

Next weekend, get your sweet tooth ready for the 5th Annual Sweet & Sleazy Dessert Speakeasy. All proceeds benefit Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition (AHRC), “a community-based wellness organization committed to promoting health and dignity.” From 7 to 11 p.m. on Apr. 21 and 22, you can eat sweets, sip on cocktails, and compete in a […]

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