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$50M Allocated To Help Atlanta's Homeless Population

Jul 18, 2017
Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

 

Atlanta's City Council has approved a $26 million bond issue to help the homeless.

Late Monday, the council unanimously approved authorizing the city's economic development arm, Invest Atlanta, to issue the bonds.

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The United Way of Greater Atlanta is also kicking in a $25 million donation. It's part of a plan called ClearPath.

Photo courtesy of Hi-Rez Studios

More than 25,000 people are bringing their laptops to the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday to play video games at DreamHack.  

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DreamHack, one of the world's largest gaming festivals, is based out of Sweden and looking to expand to the United States.

This week, it’s making its debut in Atlanta, thanks in part to a generous state tax credit.

David Goldman / associated press file

A railroad owner must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a jury decided Monday in a civil verdict that found the company shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing.

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City Council Declares 'Killer Mike Day' In Atlanta

Jul 17, 2017
Rapper Michael Render, aka 'Killer Mike,' talks to reporters inside Bellwood Quarry where a big drill named in his honor will dig a five-mile tunnel to the Chattahoochee River.
Susanna Capelouto / WABE

Happy "Killer Mike" Render Day, Atlanta.

On Monday, The Atlanta City Council named the day in honor of Michael Render, also known as rapper “Killer Mike,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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