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Deviant Behavior in and around Grant Park

By Chris Newman Grant Park Security Patrol Report (GPSP): There have been a number of disturbing reports of deviant behavior in and around Grant Park recently. Police advise that we call 911 immediately when a situation does not feel right. An initial report from early morning of August 27 noted […]

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Victorian Cemetery Comes Alive at Halloween

By Thornton Kennedy For the seventh straight year, Historic Oakland Foundation presents Capturing the Spirit of Oakland – 2012 Halloween Tours on October 25-28, the only time the cemetery’s gates are open after dark. Due to popularity, the first Historic Oakland Foundation is adding a fourth night. The 162-year-old cemetery’s […]

Annual East Atlanta Strut Festival September 15
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Annual East Atlanta Strut Festival September 15

By Johnathan Barhite The East Atlanta Strut (www.EastAtlantaStrut.org) is a free, volunteer-run neighborhood festival that celebrates and promotes the diversity of art, music, food, drink, funkiness, and family that is East Atlanta. The festival provides a day of fun for all ages. All festival proceeds are put back into the […]

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Trees Downed in July Storms

By Nancy Leighton After nearly a month with little rain, storms brought torrents along with strong winds, downed trees, power outages, and property damage. The first storm came in booming, flashing, and crashing just after dark on July 9. By 10:45pm a tree had fallen over power lines on Custer […]

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BATL Double Quick 5K Shuffles the Deck

By Henry Bryant “On the Double” takes on a new meaning to participants in the BATL Double Quick 5K Race. Double Quick is the march order given to soldiers during the Civil War (and now) if the desire was to cover some ground in a hurry. The Double Quick 5K, […]

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Gordon School Action

By Henry Bryant Since the early 1990s, the Gordon Elementary School on Metropolitan Avenue behind Martha Brown Methodist Church at Moreland Ave. has been vacant. It was sold by Atlanta Public Schools to Inman Properties for development and was foreclosed upon by Inman’s investors a couple of years ago. Finally […]