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Monthly Archives: February 2015

    Atlanta Workforce Development Agency to Re-Brand

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 23, 2015

    In the wake of a federal and internal investigation of Atlanta Workforce Development Agency’s improper spending practices, there is a new director tasked with picking up the pieces. A city auditor called the organization beyond repair, but Michael Sterling has a plan to re-brand the agency and return its good name. Part of this re-branding... Read More

    Winter Weather Advisory for Metro Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 20, 2015

    Weather forecasters are predicting possible winter weather in the Metro area tonight and Saturday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 8pm Friday to 1pm Saturday for most of Metro Atlanta, including Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Paulding, and Polk counties. Up to an inch of snow is... Read More

    New Mexican Restaurant at Krog Street Market

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 18, 2015

    The owner of the popular Alpharetta restaurant The El Felix is at it again, this time at Krog Street. Ford Fry has opened Superica in the Inman Park/Old Fourth Ward and looks to expand the menu and entertainment. Saturday and Sunday will offer a Mexican brunch, and live bands will play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Chef... Read More

    2185 Capehart Circle

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 17, 2015

    The Zac Team has just listed a great new home in the Wakefield Forest neighborhood of Atlanta. With a large family room, grand living room/dining room combo, and a Texas-sized deck, the home offers plenty of space for lounging or entertaining. It is located on a private wooded lot and is conveniently close to Emory, CDC,... Read More

    Delta Gives $1 Million to Zoo Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 13, 2015

    The Delta Air Lines foundation announced a $1 million gift to Zoo Atlanta. The money will be used for the zoo’s planned expansion and to renoate the Cyclorama. The Zoo plans to take over the Cyclorama building and the land it sits on, and the famous ‘Battle of Atlanta’ painting will be moved to the... Read More

    City of Atlanta Launches Warrant Amnesty Program

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 12, 2015

    Do you have an outstanding warrant or a delinquent traffic violation? Well, you’re in luck! The City of Atlanta has launched a new warrant amnesty program which will offer those who face arrest and other penalties due to overdue traffic violations, city ordinances, or other misdemeanors the chance to clear up those violations without additional court... Read More

    Hi-Five Diner Now Open in Midtown

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 11, 2015

    Hi-Five Diner is now open in the former location of Villains in Midtown. The diner will serve eggs, pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, and an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. There is also an espresso counter and a full bar. Alex Brounstein, owner of Grindhouse Killer Burgers, opened Villains in 2013, but closed the sandwich shop and... Read More

    Atlanta Symphony and Chorus Win Grammy

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 10, 2015

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra won its 28th Grammy on Sunday, this time for Best Engineered Album. It was also nominated but did not win for Best Orchestral Performance and Producer of the Year. The win was for the symphony’s Ralph Vaughn Williams CD on its own ASO Media label. The award was handed out during... Read More

    ‘Girl on Fire’ Tour Reveals Panem as Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 9, 2015

    Atlanta Movie Tours just launched its newest offering, the Girl on Fire tour based on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part I. Key locations include the old Atlanta’s Farmers Market (district 11), the Marriott Marquee (Tribute Center), The Goat Farm (second reaping), and The Swan House (President Snow’s manison). The tour includes anecdotes from... Read More

    Is Atlanta’s Airport the World’s Busiest?

    By Zac Pasmanick | February 6, 2015

    In 2014, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recorded 96.2 million passengers, making them the world’s busiest airport…according to them. Atlanta’s claim to the “world’s busiest airport” title comes just two weeks after Chicago’s O’Hare International boasted the same, saying it had knocked Atlanta out of the No.1 spot. This is because O’Hare has more flights, but Hartsfield-Jackson... Read More