Hundreds of volunteers spend all night fixing about 9,000 meals for the homeless and working poor. It’s organized by Hosea Feed The Hungry, which was founded by a local civil rights leader – the late Reverend Hosea Williams.
In the cafeteria, volunteers are rushing in large aluminum trays to the serving tables.
With the deadly Ebola virus still spreading in West Africa, many employees of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are spending Thanksgiving away from their families.
Dr. Mehran Massoudi lives in Atlanta, but he usually spends Thanksgiving with his wife and teenage son in his hometown of Pittsburg. He likes to pass the time with his and his sister’s family and says there are always a lot of people around during the holiday.
But his year, Massoudi is in Liberia monitoring disease hot spots in the country’s rural areas.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference Wednesday after some protesters caused trouble in the city Tuesday night. The unrest came after a grand jury decided not to indict a Missouri police officer for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Atlanta Police made 24 arrests Wednesday night after protesters tried to block an Atlanta interstate. They also shattered the windows of a police vehicle, a taxi and a few businesses.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola announced it’s launching a new line of milk nationwide called Fairlife, and if that conjures images of cute kids with milk mustaches from the ‘Got Milk’ ads, think again.
The ads for Fairlife depict fit, 20-something women in revealing dresses made of milk.
“It’s not a family around where they’ve replaced the traditional milk with this new product for their breakfast cereal. It looks to me like it’s trying to get at someone who’s currently not drinking milk,” said Doug Bowman, who teaches marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
On Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, a grand jury in Ferguson, MO announced it would not indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. The August 2014 confrontation between Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown took only a couple of minutes.
The grand jury announcement, and the unrest that followed in Ferguson, re-opened questions about how well Americans truly understand each other across racial lines.
A grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is continuing to spark national reaction, including here in Atlanta. The controversy started in August after Wilson, a white police officer, shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who is African American.
Students at several of Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities rallied in the Center of Clark Atlanta University Tuesday in response to the decision.
Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Earlier this month, the students at Morris Brandon Elementary School took part in a book drive called 'Spread the Word'. The program was brought together by a former Morris Brandon student, 12 year-old Jahan Nijhawan.
Nijhawan thought it would be a good idea for kids to donate the books they love to other less fortunate kids right here in Atlanta. The elementary schoolers spent a week bringing their books to school and putting them in a large barrel. We recently visited Morris Brandon Elementary to find out more about the drive.
Thousands of Georgians are currently serving probation for misdemeanor charges. They are checking in each week with their probation officers; some are wearing ankle monitors. They are also paying fees for the probation services.
Many times, the probation officers work for private companies, and the fees go to those corporations.
Today the Supreme Court of Georgia cracked down on one company that, with the blessing of local courts, has extended probationers’ sentences when they cannot pay the fees.
Today, you can get just about anywhere in the U.S. by hopping on an interstate. But back in the early 1900s, the idea of traveling across the country by road was nearly inconceivable. Many people, especially those in the South, had access to little more than dirt roads that extended just as far as the nearest town.
State transportation officials say they're suspending construction-related lane closures during the upcoming holiday travel period.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says it'll suspend lane closures between 5 a.m. Wednesday and 10 p.m. Sunday on interstates, major state routes and roads near major shopping areas. The department says it'll give drivers the same reprieve during the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel periods as well.
Authorities say the Atlanta Streetcar has been involved in two crashes with vehicles while being tested before next month's expected launch.
Streetcar spokeswoman Sharon Gavin says a car and the streetcar collided Sunday near Centennial Olympic Park. She said the driver tried to pass the streetcar while it was turning during a test run. Last week, a driver was accused of hitting the streetcar on Ellis Street.
No series injuries were reported in either crash.
The streetcar's debut was recently delayed due to safety concerns.
Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, some local organizations are bracing for a flood of inquiries. The Latin American Association, for one, will hire extra attorneys to guide people through the process.
After a timber company makes its plywood or paper, there’s leftover sawdust and wood shavings. These leftovers are called woody biomass and in Georgia, they’re becoming a big source of renewable energy.
A Pew study ranked Georgia third in the country for converting this “woody biomass” into electricity.