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Welcome To The High Museum, Where Life Is Impermanent

Mar 16, 2017
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Visitors taking in “Hourglass,” artist Daniel Arsham’s new exhibition at the High Museum of Art, will note that Arsham, until recently, was colorblind, and apparently shied away from shades other than black and white in his art until new innovations in ocular technology exposed him to the full array of the color spectrum.

In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, basketball Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O'Neal speaks during induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass. Krispy Kreme announced on Oct. 24, 2016, that O'Neal is now a part-owner of one of the company's locations in Atl
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Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has bought new furniture for the family of a 5-year-old Atlanta girl who survived a dog attack that left another child dead.

 

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Council Gets Feedback On Ashford-Dunwoody Corridor Plan

Mar 16, 2017
More than 100 people filled Brookhaven's City Council room to hear about the Ashford-Dunwoody Corridor plan Tuesday night.
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Some Brookhaven business owners aren't happy about the city's new traffic plan for the Ashford-Dunwoody corridor.

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The plan, for example, includes medians that start at the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads. One median would extend to Blair Circle. The other down Johnson Ferry.

Atlanta Police Department's Twitter Account Hacked

Mar 15, 2017
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The Atlanta Police Department was one of hundreds of corporate and government agency Twitter accounts hacked across the globe on Tuesday evening.

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The attack is the result of Turkey's diplomatic feud with Germany and the Netherlands, the Associated Press said.

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Georgia State Patrol trooper took three canine vagrants into custody — and then he and a few of his colleagues adopted the abandoned puppies as their own.

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The Georgia Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that trooper Jordan Ennis found three puppies while patrolling a southwest Atlanta subdivision on Monday. He was driving in the abandoned subdivision known as a dumping site for stolen cars when he spotted the puppies in a briar patch.

 

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Unable to move her throttle, the pilot of a small plane found herself over the world's busiest airport with the flashing lights of fire trucks gathering on the runway below, preparing for the worst.

 

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Fearing calamity, Cathy Lewan asked Atlanta's air traffic controllers to call her husband and request immediate prayers.

 

But air traffic controllers guided her to a safe landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Feb. 14, 2016.

 

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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Sidney Lanier’s seminal poem was “The Song of the Chattahoochee.” So, perhaps he would have enjoyed the gesture of being the namesake for Lake Lanier, which dams part of the Chattahoochee.

Lanier was born in Macon, Ga. in 1842. He did not make it to 40, but left a profound impact on American poetry. And first and even foremost, he was a musician, composing songs and playing flute.

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta made history with the selection of Raphael Bostic as its new president and CEO on Monday.

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He will be the first African-American to lead a Federal Reserve Bank in the agency's 104-year history.

In a recorded video statement, Bostic admitted he feels overwhelmed.

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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Linda Davis is more than disappointed in how the University of Georgia has handled the excavation and reinterment of likely slave remains unearthed during an expansion project at a UGA building.

 

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It's evidence a "plantation" mentality is still with us, she said.

 

But she's hopeful that good can come out of the episode.

 

In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D.
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Caterpillars crawl where Tim Denson's horses once grazed in northwest Georgia.

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Big yellow Caterpillars, their steel blades slicing through the red clay, shoving anything green into a heap of dead vegetation.

Denson's land is in the path of a pipeline being constructed to carry natural gas through northwest Georgia, The Daily Tribune News reported.

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The daughter of an inmate who died of pneumonia in the Gwinnett County jail is suing the sheriff, health care employees and the private health provider in charge of her care.
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Ishbir Singh and Maithili Appalwar talked about Singh's experience studying abroad in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
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This past summer, Ishbir Singh, an international student from India, returned from a 5-month study-abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is now back at Georgia Tech working on his degree in Computer Engineering.

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When he met up with his close friend and fellow Yellow Jacket, Maithili Appalwar, he told her a little bit about how he grew as a person as a result of his experience, especially after he set a personal challenge for himself.

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A noted jewel thief who discussed her six-decade criminal career in a documentary has been arrested after authorities said she failed to appear in court.

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The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says 86-year-old Doris Marie Payne was arrested Monday at her Atlanta home. She was taken to the DeKalb County Jail.

 

It was not immediately clear whether she has an attorney who could speak for her.

 

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The Alliance Theatre will bring down the house — quite literally — as it soon begins a major, year-long renovation. The work should result in a theater space that's more accessible as well as acoustically refined.

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But, as "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes noted, "the show must go on," and she spoke with the Alliance Theatre's artistic director Susan V. Booth about the company's upcoming nomadic season.

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Georgia Craft Beer Bill Passes House Vote, Heads To Senate

Mar 13, 2017
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Georgia’s breweries and distilleries got one step closer to being able to sell their products directly to customers as Senate Bill 85 passed through the House today.

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Right now, breweries have to go through alcohol wholesalers to sell their product to retailers. Senate Bill 85 would change that, letting distilleries sell up to 500 barrels per year and craft breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels per year to their customers.

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Schools in impoverished areas face enormous challenges. Kids often come to school hungry, tired or troubled. Now, Georgia lawmakers are trying to address some of those issues through a new plan to turn those schools around.

A new bill would target schools on a list published yearly by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. One of the lowest-performing schools on this year’s list is DeKalb County’s Flat Shoal’s Elementary School, which is trying to meet the needs of its impoverished student population.

‘They Come With Baggage’

City Lights: Irish Music; 'Exit Strategy'; And More

Mar 13, 2017
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Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Atlanta
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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is hammering Georgia Republicans for what he calls a "power grab" as the lawmakers try to redraw several legislative districts to benefit sitting lawmakers.

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It's the first time Holder has weighed in on a state redistricting fight since he launched a national political organization intended to help Democrats in upcoming redistricting battles.

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Are you one of those shoppers who gets paralyzed in the grocery aisle?

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Not only are there a zillion types of crackers, cookies or chips to choose from, but if you check labels, you can fixate on calories, grams of fat and sugar, or ingredient lists that will make you second-guess your eyeglass prescription and your ability to read English.

New Legislation Could Bring Tiny Houses To Atlanta

Mar 10, 2017
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Tiny houses are gaining popularity across the country in cities like Seattle, San Francisco and New York.

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In Atlanta, current zoning laws prohibit tiny houses. A new proposed piece of legislation could change that fact.

Tiny homes are usually 750 square feet or less. To some, they are the perfect solution for affordable and sustainable housing in urban areas.

But others fear tiny homes would bring down the property values of bigger homes next to them.

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The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people.

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It would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, for instance, and it would eliminate current subsidies, replacing them with a fixed refundable tax credit.

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Forget about being a triple threat, Sandra Bernhard is one of those rare performers who really can do it all.

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Bernhard got her start in the 1970s, working the stand-up circuit where she first debuted her signature brazen sense of humor. Now, she’s back on the road with a new show, “SANDRA MONICA BLVD: Coast to Coast.”

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Who is your favorite visual artist? Are they still alive? Are they local? A collective of artists opening a group show tonight operates under the motto “Support artists that are alive and well.” They call themselves Future Dead Artists.

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