Atlanta people and places

Why Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman are excited about Mercedes-Benz Stadium

11:47 am Aug. 26, 2017

With the Atlanta Falcons ready to christen Mercedes-Benz Stadium, their new home, QB Matt Ryan and running back Devonta Freeman took a minute to reflect on the eye-popping new structure and on what greatness means.

“Greatness, to me, is being the best version of yourself every day,” Ryan says in a new video released by Mercedes-Benz USA and provided to the AJC.

“You’ve got to have that work ethic,” Freeman says.


What NASCAR has to say about Atlanta-filmed “Logan Lucky”

6:54 am Aug. 19, 2017

At first it seems like just about the only absolutely believable elements in “Logan Lucky,” in theaters now, are Dwight Yoakam’s Southern accent and hideous suits. He plays a sniveling prison warden to perfection.

After that, you gotta suspend a lot of disbelief.

With its breezy slew of implausibilities and quirky vibe, the movie, largely filmed in Atlanta and starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes

High-tech tickets and other gadgetry at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

4:00 pm Aug. 17, 2017

No chance of that moving forward. Instead, fans will scan digital tickets at auto checkpoints upon arrival; they’ll go through one of 140 magnetometer security checkpoints. Ticket holders may transfer their electronic billets or resell them through the NFL Ticket Exchange, a site you may want to check out if you haven’t already lined up season tickets.

“This season the Falcons do not anticipate having any single game tickets available to

Here’s where you can score some eclipse-watching glasses for free

11:21 am Aug. 17, 2017

You can’t find eclipse-watching glasses? The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is here to help.

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The system, in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) and STAR_Net has already given out 8,000 pairs of specs and will have a few more on hand Monday.

From a release just

Wanted: Atlanta restaurants to feed firefighters on 9/11

7:14 am Aug. 10, 2017

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation is hoping area restaurants will volunteer to provide meals to area fire stations on Sept. 11.

“The events of Sept. 11, 2001 underscored the critical role firefighters and EMS personnel provide for preparedness, continuity and safety of our city,” the association said in a statement. “AFRF’s mission is to ensure Atlanta is secure in the grasp of a world class fire and rescue department that continually improves

T.I. and Tiny spotted out together in Atlanta

11:28 am Jun. 20, 2017

T.I. and Tiny seem to have patched things up.

Clifford Harris Jr., as he’s known to the court, was served with divorce papers, TMZ reported in December, citing court documents posted by the He and wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle have three children together.

Shortly thereafter, we interviewed T.I. during a holiday trip to Dismas, a halfway house where prisoners heading for freedom can serve the final portions of their sentences.