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The Civic Center property may soon be back in play. According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is exploring “reactivating” the 18-acre Civic Center site and possibly putting it back on the market.

“We will have an announcement about the future of the Civic Center by the end of this month,” Reed told Atlanta Business Chronicle on July 19.

This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Idina Menzel performing during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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This weekend, Atlanta's halls and clubs play host to orchestral rock, garage bands and a bona fide Broadway diva. Contributor Mara Davis joins host emeritus Steve Goss for a look ahead with Mara's Music Mix.

Ian Palmer / WABE

A group of teenage boys from New York is in Atlanta this summer, planting flowers and weeding gardens. They’re interns with a Nature Conservancy program called LEAF, which pays high schoolers to work on conservation projects.

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The Georgia Lottery Corporation made record profits in fiscal year 2017 and a record transfer of $1.1 billion to state education programs.
Dan Raby / WABE

The Georgia Lottery hit the jackpot with record profits this fiscal year, so it’s transferring a record $1.1 billion to state education programs.

The state lottery was set up in 1993 to provide “as nearly as practical” of 35 percent of its proceeds for HOPE scholarships and pre-K programs.

The Hamptons condo and apartment complex in Tampa is quintessential Florida. Lush and modern, the stucco homes are painted in a soft rainbow of pastels. All around are palm trees, Spanish moss and lily pads.

"It is a very quiet place. You have a lot of children that live here. A lot of professionals live here, retirees," said resident Michael Colon, 66.

But on May 19, that tranquility was shattered in an improbable case that involves four young roommates at the complex.

Two of the men are dead and the other two are in jail.

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