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Celebrate love with these Valentine's Day events

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Set aside time with your significant other (or your BFF) and show them your love at these Valentine's Day Events.

Emma Hurt
7 hours ago - News

Georgia's EV regulations headed for change

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Georgia's regulation and taxation of electric vehicles look to be headed for years of change, as it races to catch up to a fast-evolving transportation industry.

Driving the news: A joint study committee on the electrification of transportation wrapped last year, and its co-chair State Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) says this legislative session will likely create "the beginning framework of what could be years of the evolution of the EV industry coming to Georgia."

Emma Hurt
24 hours ago - News

Georgia Supreme Court deals blow to Camden's spaceport plans

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A lawyer for the county argues before the Georgia State Supreme Court in Augusta in October 2021. Photo: Emma Hurt/Axios

The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected Camden County's attempt to overturn a 2022 referendum that partially rejected its plans to build a spaceport.

Why it matters: The ruling prohibits the county from purchasing a parcel of land for the proposal. Without the legal path to purchase it, the prospects of the spaceport remain unclear.

Kristal Dixon
Feb 7, 2023 - Business

Residents weigh in on Microsoft's decision to halt project

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Atlanta's west side residents say they were surprised to learn that Microsoft will halt plans to build a new campus on 90 acres in the Grove Park community.

Driving the news: First reported last week by Bisnow, Microsoft says it made a decision to pause development on the land due to the current economic climate.

“Cop City” and the language of protest

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Last month, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr chided local media for its characterization of activists protesting Atlanta's planned $90 million public safety complex.

  • Carr urged media outlets to "stop calling these people protesters," arguing that "rioters" was more fitting for the activists, some of whom broke windows and set a police car on fire during the downtown demonstration.
  • The now-national, largely leaderless movement against the complex in southwest DeKalb County has sparked a debate about the language used to describe the people trying to halt the project.
Thomas Wheatley
Feb 3, 2023 - News

Buford Highway pedestrian safety gets a funding boost

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Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

If you think driving on Buford Highway is the opposite of relaxation, try walking. New funding, however, might make it less of a nightmare for pedestrians.

Why it matters: Though designed for cars, Buford Highway is used by a surprising number of pedestrians going to work, school, shopping, or medical appointments.

Thomas Wheatley
Feb 3, 2023 - News

Battle of the Bands to showcase Southeast's best HBCU marching bands

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Eight bands. Hundreds of musicians. Countless drumsticks. This Saturday, they will pack Mercedes-Benz Stadium to showcase some of the Southeast's best HBCU marching band talent.

What's happening: Musicians from Alabama State, North Carolina A&T and Grammy-nominated Tennessee State universities will compete alongside two of Atlanta's best high school marching bands — Westlake in South Fulton and Mableton's Pebblebrook — at the All-Star Battle of the Bands.

Emma Hurt
Feb 3, 2023 - Things to Do

Get married by the Atlanta Mayor on Valentine's Day

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A few dozen couples are getting married on Valentine’s Day in Piedmont Park…together.

  • And Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens is officiating.