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Signs telling drivers to "slow down" are all over Atlanta neighborhoods. They're not official, from the city or state. Residents put them up themselves to combat speeding cut-through traffic.

So, do the signs work?

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The signs come in all different forms. There are bright yellow ones that say “Kill Speed, Save Lives.” Red signs that say “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” are also common.

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The Atlanta Falcons will be playing in their new home in a little more than a week. As a sports venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium already boasts a lot of superlatives.

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Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Group, an Arthur Blank Family business, said encircling the stadium's ceiling is the largest video board in the world: 58 feet tall and 1,100 feet around.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he's carefully considering calls to rename streets recognizing the Confederacy or Confederate leaders.

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Petitions asking for name changes took off, after the violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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Congress is in recess, and now that Georgia's lawmakers are home, some are holding town halls.

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is set to meet with constituents Wednesday night in Gainesville. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is scheduled to do so next Monday, Aug. 14 in Kennesaw.

Meanwhile, Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is on tour this week. He's hosting forums in nine different cities along the Georgia coast.

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There's a new sticking point in the proposed annexation of Emory University into Atlanta, and it centers around the question of where kids in the annexed area should go to school.

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Under legislation before the Atlanta City Council, more than 700 acres including Emory University would become part of Atlanta, but not part of Atlanta Public Schools.

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