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Report: Governor commits $100 million to bus rapid transit on GA 400 | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 20, 2018
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced $100 million in bond funding for new bus rapid transit connections on Georgia 400 to kick-start a regional transit expansion. The high-capacity buses would run in dedicated lanes on other side of Georgia 400 between the North Springs MARTA station in Fulton County and ...
Atlanta Tribune | June 20, 2018
By Kunbi Tinuoye, Founder & CEO, UrbanGeekz What’s the secret to startup success? Many will come up with a list that looks something like this: raising capital, hiring a solid team, and, of course, recruiting a smart technical co-founder. Not necessarily. Aside from a great idea that fills a g...
Atlanta Tribune | June 20, 2018
After a spell in the northeast at companies like Bain and Procter & Gamble, Burunda Prince-Jones is home again in Atlanta where she grew up. Even better, she’s been given the opportunity to help build a new home for entrepreneurs from the ground up at The Farm as managing director. Housed at T...
Georgia Voice | June 20, 2018
LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Stacey Abrams in her campaign to become Governor of Georgia. In a press release, HRC President Chad Griffin said they were “proud” to endorse Abrams: “Leader Abrams has been a tireless ally for LGBTQ Georgians in the state legisla...
Georgia Voice | June 20, 2018
Kiev’s June 17th March of Equality drew thousands of attendees, making the event one of the largest such parades in recent Ukrainian history. A significant police and National Guard presence accompanied the march. The increased mustering of law enforcement officers was due to a large far-right...
News Briefs: City procurement review; Summer Food Program; WRFG anniversary | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 19, 2018
The Atlanta City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at Monday’s meeting authorizing the city auditor to establish a Division of Independent Procurement Review to improve transparency and accountability in the city procurement process. Independent Procurement Review Officers, or I-PROs, ...
Join The New Talk For The Atlanta Peachtree Road Race! | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | June 19, 2018
It is an Atlanta tradition- every Fourth of July, Atlanta runners embark on the largest 10k in the entire world, the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Come out and hang with New Talk 106.7 and cheer on the 60 thousand participants at mile marker ONE- Brown Jewelers. 
Atlanta Tribune | June 19, 2018
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the appointment of three executives to key leadership positions for the City of Atlanta. Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr., has been named Chief Financial Officer, Interim Fire Chief Randall B. Slaughter has been permanently promoted to the role of F...
Atlanta Tribune | June 19, 2018
By Katrice L. Mines, Senior Editor If you’re a black entrepreneur, Atlanta is arguably the place to be. It’s not a secret and that’s not to say that African Americans in business don’t find success in other places. The synergy that is so unique to Atlanta … the energy that gave it the titl...
Georgia Voice | June 19, 2018
Ten-year-old Desmond Napoles appeared on the NBC’s Today Show with Kate Snow on Monday. Better known as Desmond is Amazing, the young drag star has become a media celebrity, and profiled on numerous platforms since his premiere several months ago. In interviews, Napoles has proclaimed time and...
Georgia Voice | June 19, 2018
Reports state that police in the Nigerian city of Asaba recently conducted a mass arrest of gays and lesbians at that city’s Delta Park Hotel. The raid is reported to have happened at or around 2 a.m. on June 11. According to the news site NoStringsNG, the police appeared at a club inside the ...
Submissions Wanted: Send us photos of you and your pets! | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 18, 2018
For our August issue, INtown will be featuring photos of our readers with their pet (or pets). Grab your pup, kitty, rabbit, guinea pig or other critters and pucker up for the camera. Send your high resolution images by July 18 to collin@atlantaintownpaper.com. Be sure to include your name and your ...
Win a Florida Family Flyaway to Hilton Daytona Beach! | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | June 18, 2018
Listen weekdays at 10:20am with Shannon Burke for your chance to win!   Round-trip coach class air transportation for four from Atlanta to Daytona Beach, FL  A three-day SUV-size car rental Two nights’ accommodations at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort Admission for four to the Daytona Arc...
Red White and Win | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | June 18, 2018
Tell us what America means to you and you'll be entered for a chance to win $4,000!
City Council approves $661 million budget for 2019 | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 18, 2018
The Atlanta City Council approved a $661.4 million fiscal year 2019 budget for the city at today’s meeting. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ first budget in her tenure includes public safety, economic development, equity, transparency and quality of life needs. Highlights of the approved budg...
Georgia Voice | June 18, 2018
Following the lead of other towns, the metropolis of Portland has just renamed a street of their city after the assassinated civil rights icon Harvey Milk. The new Harvey Milk street consists of a thirteen-block run along Southwest Stark Street. The area was described as a once-popular neighborhood ...
Georgia Voice | June 18, 2018
A federally appointed judge just a kibosh on the President’s military transgender ban. A United States District Judge, Seattle’s Marsha Pechman, struck down the ruling on June 15. Pechman soundly rejected the administration’s request to block transgender people from military servic...
Atlanta Tribune | June 18, 2018
By Dr. Dionne Bates Licensed Professional Counselor June is Employee Wellness Month. This observance – which was started in 2009 by the Virgin Group, in collaboration with Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), and Obesity Medicine ...
News Radio 1067 | June 18, 2018
In Florida, even winter is packed full of moments of sunshine. Like feeling the ocean breeze or jumping into a spring that’s 72 degrees all year round. And with plenty more of those moments to go around, we’re happy to share. Find your moment of sunshine at VISITFLORIDA.com. With more than 300 ...
Making Miracles Radiothon Afterglow | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | June 17, 2018
Making Miracles Radiothon has been a huge success so far, but it’s not too late to donate!
Third Act: Noted poet, dancer and activist prepares for mountain move | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 16, 2018
Poet, dancer, activist and history-maker Louise Runyon is leaving Decatur for the mountains of North Carolina. Her latest poetry collection, “The Passion of Older Women,” not only acts as goodbye letter to the city, but also arrives at the height of the social media-driven #MeToo movement as a f...
Inaugural Cinebash to pay tribute to designer-filmmaker Saul Bass | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 16, 2018
The inaugural Cinebash, a first-of-its-kind event that marries movies, immersive art installations and food, will be held June 23. Hosted by the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) , the 2018 edition of Cinebash will pay tribute to Saul Bass, a Jewish-American graphic designer and Academy Award-winn...
BREAKING NEWS: Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61 | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | June 16, 2018
Iconic chef, TV personality Anthony Bourdain dies at 61 in apparent suicide. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage) Suicide is a growing problem in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a survey Thursday showing suicide rates increased by 25% across the United S...
Atlanta Tribune | June 16, 2018
When I stepped into the media room at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman — hoping to grab a quick few moments with Anthony Bourdain, I was greeted by a host of other writers. Each had the same thing in mind. I wasn’t surprised but I couldn’t fight back the slight rise in my anxiety; I ...
Days of Wine and Roses: Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces award-winning grapes | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 15, 2018
Editor’s Note: This feature is part of our Head for the Hills special section featured in the June issue. Be sure to pick up a copy or check out the digital edition at this link for more stories.  When three Tiger Mountain wines—the 2015 Sweet Petit (late harvest Petit Manseng), the 2014 Ta...
Cousins Properties proposes 31-story office tower in Midtown | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 15, 2018
Cousins Properties presented plans for a 31-story office tower at the June 12 meeting of the Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC). The tower, called 8th at West, would be located 901 West Peachtree Street between 7th and 8th Street. Designed by Pickard Chilton and HKS, the project infills an 0...
Quick Bites: New restaurants, events and more | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 15, 2018
The 8th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 4 to 8 p.m at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The event will feature more than 200 beers (wine and cider, too) along with live music, food, fun and games. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the gate. Information: atlantasu...
Georgia Voice | June 15, 2018
Atlanta officials are inviting local creatives to design a new logo for the City’s LGBTQ Affairs Bureau. According to a press release, One Atlanta–aka the Mayor’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion–has announced “the kick-off of the official design contest for the Ci...
Georgia Voice | June 15, 2018
The Defense Department has declined to send out an official memo recognizing Pride month. This absence of acknowledgment is an odd (but not unexpected) move for the American military in the era of Trump. In 2011, President Obama rolled back the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which had bee...
Georgia Voice | June 15, 2018
Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s new Prime Minister, just appointed two openly gay men as ministers in his new cabinet. The previous government of former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy collapsed due to a recent vote of no confidence. The two appointees in question are new Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Mar...
TimmyDaddy: It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 14, 2018
When you have school-aged children, you ask yourself things like: can I still go to music festivals? The short answer is no, you probably can’t. Or at least you shouldn’t, right? You have baseball games and Tae Kwan Doe classes to shuttle to and even if you bailed on all the kid activities and l...
Theatre Review: ‘Tarzan The Stage Musical’ at Atlanta Lyric | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 14, 2018
Atlanta Lyric Theatre is presenting a colorful, delightful production of “Tarzan The Stage Musical,” directed by Robert Adams, with music direction by Chris Brent Davis, running through June 24. About 100 years ago Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a series of adventure novels about a man called Tarzan...
Atlanta Tribune | June 14, 2018
By Leah Stone Businessman and restaurateur, Chef G. Garvin, has quickly become a household name on the food scene. An Atlanta native, Chef Garvin has seemingly done it all from writing bestselling cookbooks to hosting successful television shows. As a chef, he has traveled the world from Atlanta to ...
Mother charged in murders of two children waives first appearance | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | June 13, 2018
A mother charged in the weekend murders of her two young children waived her first court appearance Monday morning. Lamore Williams, 24, is facing two counts of murder after police said her two sons, ages 1 and 2, were found dead and with burn injuries in their own southwest Atlanta home at the Oakl...
Atlanta might play host to soccer matches for 2026 World Cup | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 13, 2018
North America will host the 2026 World Cup, and Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is likely to be part of the action. According to a report at CNN, North America’s bid beat rival Morocco in a vote by FIFA association members on Wednesday. In the unified bid for the tournament, America will...
Report: New Midtown hotel to ‘improve quality of architecture and urbanism’ | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 13, 2018
Plans for a bland, boring hotel at the historic corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue have received a serious upgrade. The Department of City Planning in collaboration with the Midtown Alliance and Noble Investment Group released a rendering of the hotel, which will share the intersect...
A Helping Paw: Grady adds dog-assisted therapy to patient care | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 13, 2018
Patients at Grady Hospital can now get a helping paw from certified therapy dogs on their road to recovery, thanks to the new Grady Dog Therapy Program. Research has shown that interaction with therapy dogs can substantially ease patients’ physical and emotional pain, and Lindsay Caulfied, Chief E...
Tasting Intown: A review of A Mano in Old Fourth Ward | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | June 13, 2018
The more condo and apartment communities we build across metro Atlanta, the more we’ll be in need of small, one of a kind neighborhood joints. Nowadays, people in search of new dwellings tend to scope out local bars and restaurants with a type of scrutiny that was once reserved for choosing school...
Atlanta Tribune | June 13, 2018
By Dawn Richards Summer, travel and food go together as few things do. And when you’re talking taking in the myriad food festivals that take place during this season, there never was a more perfect trifecta. I can attest that there is rarely a more authentic way to take in a destination — whethe...
News Radio 1067 | June 13, 2018
The New Talk 106.7’s  “Valdosta Film Fest Getaway” Contest Official Rules A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio station WYAY (“Station”),owned and operated by Atlanta Radio, LLC located at 780 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, during normal business ...
Georgia Voice | June 13, 2018
A recent study states that British LGBTQ teachers operating in the countryside are more likely to have mental health issues–nine times more likely. According to Pink News, “Nearly half (46 percent) of LGBT teachers working in villages reported taking time off work due to anxiety or depre...
Georgia Voice | June 13, 2018
The New Jersey town of Maplewood just put down a marker on the future. The Garden State township was the first urban area in New Jersey to lay down permanent rainbow crosswalks. Maplewood, in the northeastern part of the state, has a population of approximately 24,000 (as of the 2010 census). The co...
Atlanta Tribune | June 13, 2018
This year, treat Dad to a trip to these regional locations and let the destinations — and golf courses – take care of the details. Think: Links, drinks, clays and rays. “Play Where The Pros Play for Father’s Day” at Innisbrook — Tampa, Fla. Available now, starting at $129 per night T...
Georgia Voice | June 13, 2018
The George State Plan on Aging Meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on July 24. Community advocates argue that the State Plan needs LGBTQ input. The session will occur at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Building in Atlanta. According to pro-senior advocates, the need for LGBTQ representation is urgent...
Atlanta Tribune | June 13, 2018
Patrice A. Harris, M.D., a psychiatrist from Atlanta was elected as the new president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA) today by physicians gathered at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago. Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, publ...
Atlanta Tribune | June 13, 2018
Delta Air Lines began showing the MAYNARD documentary in-flight both domestically and internationally beginning June 1 and will continue through November 1. “Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. changed Atlanta for the better, and among his many accomplishments is delivering the Atlanta midfield airport ...
Atlanta Tribune | June 13, 2018
Mellody Hobson has been named the new vice chair of Starbucks and will step into the role when Howard Schultz steps down as the executive chairman of the coffee giant, at the end of the month. With this move, Hobson has become one of the very few African Americans in history to occupy such a...