On Wednesday night, artists and writers from around the Southeast paid tribute to author Eudora Welty.
They gathered at the Goat Farm Arts Center to celebrate the release of "The Eudora Welty Portrait Reader," a publication that includes illustrations of the writer by 20 artists along with writing inspired by what former President Jimmy Carter called Welty's "strong sense of place and triumphant comic spirit."
With fireworks now legal in Georgia, you might be wondering when and where you can shoot them off.
The new law says you can shoot fireworks between 10 a.m. and midnight. On a few special occasions such as the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve, they're allowed until 2 a.m.
The law places few restrictions on where fireworks are off limits. You can't use them within 100 yards of nuclear power plant, a gas station or a refinery. But the law does not address whether they can be used in public places like parks.
Zines are basically do-it-yourself magazines. Today, they come in a wide variety of genres and visual styles. But in the early 1990s, a rough-hewn version of the form was made popular by feminism’s punk rock Riot Grrl movement.
It was one of those early zines, making its way around the nation via photocopy after faded photocopy, that came into the hands of a young Amanda Mills and changed her life.
The DeKalb County Recorders Court, which had judges appointed by the county commission, shut down as of Wednesday because of a new state law.
The General Assembly passed bills HB 300 and HB 301 earlier this year to eliminate the court, which mostly handled traffic cases. The Recorders Court was involved in lawsuits over its practices, including how it treated poor defendants.
Police have charged two men in the slaying of an Applebee's manager killed outside the Fayetteville restaurant where he worked.
Fayetteville police announced on Wednesday 24-year-old Greg Haney Jr. of Jonesboro and 25-year-old Ledarius Jawon Jackson of Hampton face charges in the June 7 death of 27-year-old Gregory Smith, according to local media reports.
In our weekly look-ahead at some of the upcoming concerts around Atlanta, we have a jazz bass prodigy, a tribute to the King of Pop, and fireworks, fireworks, and more fireworks for the holiday weekend.
WABE contributor Mara Davis joins our own "Morning Edition" host Steve Goss for this week’s Music Mix.
In Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson International officials say the airport will host a projected 327,170 passengers during the holiday weekend.
In a statement Wednesday, the airport says this represents a 14 percent increase over the same four-day period last year when 285,606 passengers flew out of Hartsfield-Jackson.
The airport says due to the spike in volume, domestic passengers are reminded to arrive at least two hours prior to scheduled departure. International passengers are told to arrive two and a half hours before departure.
Based on a recent study, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese in the United States.
Recently, health officials with the Research Centers at Minority Institutions, or RCMI, and community partners came together at the Morehouse School of Medicine to talk about obesity among minorities. Participants for the conference addressed the social and economical impact among obese minorities.
Thousands of people are preparing for the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race this weekend on Independence Day in Atlanta.
While most participants are wearing the usual running gear, like sneakers or jogging shoes, spectators might be surprised to see a few marathoners running barefoot – nothing between their feet and the pavement.
There’s a lot going on around Atlanta this weekend including Independence Day festivities and "The Motown Sound" music and dance revue.
To learn more, Amy Kiley spoke with Kimberly Harbrecht of PBA's arts and entertainment web site, Atlanta PlanIt. They began by talking about a performance piece by jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding called "Emily’s D-PLUS Evolution."
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll is leaving the team for the Toronto Raptors. In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Carroll (5) during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs May 20 in Atlanta.
DeMarre Carroll is leaving the Atlanta Hawks to join the Toronto Raptors.
Carroll tweeted a picture of himself with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday and announced that he is headed to Toronto. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that it's a four-year deal worth $60 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details have not been announced. NBA rules prevent the deal from being signed until July 9.
Thirteen men and one woman responded to a call-in by the U.S. Attorney’s office Tuesday night. Each is suspected of dealing heroin, and each is being given a chance to avoid federal charges through a program called “Drug Market Intervention.”
“The Bluff” is a section of northwest Atlanta, not far from where the new Falcons Stadium is being built that has been riddled by heroin for decades.
Tuesday night, multiple law enforcement agencies met with more than a dozen suspected heroin dealers to give them a second chance.
Thirteen men and one woman show up at the Lindsay Street Baptist Church. Each has a letter from the U.S. Attorney’s office. It promises they will not be arrested. Instead, they will be offered a way out of federal drug charges.
As of Wednesday, Georgia will start to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. The new law also gives the state the power to oversee taxi cabs. That’s a big change because inspections and permitting used to be handled by local governments like the city of Atlanta.
On a recent Sunday afternoon, taxis are lined up near the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Otis Sales is in the third cab back. He’s been driving a taxi part time for over 40 years. But in the past year or so, he’s noticed a drop in business.
Starting Wednesday, Georgia will tax gasoline differently.
A 4 percent state sales tax is going away. An excise tax, which doesn't change with the price of oil, is going from 7.5 cents a gallon up to 26 cents a gallon. Officials estimate that it will make gas more expensive by about 6 cents a gallon, though that depends on the price of gas on any given day.
After six days of deliberating, a jury on Wednesday found suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of attempted extortion and perjury on charges he tried to strong-arm county vendors for donations to his political campaign.
As the verdict was read, Ellis and his wife showed little emotion. The suspended CEO was taken immediately into custody following the verdict. Judge Courtney Johnson set his sentencing for next Wednesday.
DeKalb County will swear in a new schools superintendent Wednesday. Some community members hope Stephen Green’s tenure will be the start of a new chapter for the district.
DeKalb has been trying to earn back full accreditation since it was placed on probation more than two years ago. The district’s accrediting agency said poor leadership led to financial problems and mismanagement.
Baksey Cham Krong was Cambodia's first guitar-driven rock band and one of the subjects of the documentary ''Don't Think I've Forgotten,'' screening at Atlanta's Plaza Theatre on Wednesday.
How do you make a documentary when most of your subjects have been killed?
This was the challenge facing filmmaker John Pirozzi when he began researching the history of Cambodia’s music scene. The country faced a genocidal overthrow by the Khmer Rouge in 1975, which emptied the nation’s cities and forced the Cambodian people into hard labor, killing millions in just a few years.