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Monthly Archives: June 2015

    Cooling Stations and Swimming Pools to Combat Heat Wave in Atlanta

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 18, 2015

    Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta Fire Rescue, and the Department of Parks and Recreation have opened three cooling stations to help residents during the heat wave. The station are stocked with free water bottles. Residents, especially senior citizens, are strongly advised to take advantage of these cooling stations. Atlanta fire stations are also offering free bottled water.... Read More

    Emory Professor Donates $5,000 Prize

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 16, 2015

    Emory professor of biochemistry Anita Corbett was awarded the Eleanor Main Graduate Mentor Award, but she decided to donate the $5,000 cash prize to the Decatur Education Foundation. According to DEF, Corbett wants to set a precedent for the honorees to donate. The award honors the memory of a former Emory professor who was a... Read More

    Atlanta Streetcar Looking to Expand

    By Zac Pasmanick | June 3, 2015

    The Atlanta Streetcar system is looking to expand it’s lines to make the city more accessible for citizens. The proposed expansions include 50 miles of lines around the metro area and would connect many neighborhoods. Costs have not been finalized, but officials will be seeking federal funding. The Atlanta BeltLine project has been instrumental in... Read More