Atlanta people and places

Katt Williams books Georgia tour dates although he’s banned from two counties

10:29 am Dec. 20, 2016

Katt Williams has two Georgia tour dates on the books but you can bet they won’t be in either Hall or Dawson counties.

The comedian whose legal tangles made headlines again and again this year is banned from those north Georgia counties as part of a negotiated plea deal. The former Hall County resident, recently pleaded no contest recently to charges in connection with an alleged assault of his bodyguard, attorney

Lonely dog has a chance at a new home thanks to viral ad

7:53 am Dec. 16, 2016

A sweet dog named Boss, who has spent months at the Atlanta Humane Society after his former family gave him up, might have a chance at a new home thanks to the organization’s compelling social media campaign.

“Can we get Boss here a few ‘shares” to help him find a home before the holidays?” the Humane Society posted on Wednesday along with the heartbreaking holiday themed photo above.

More than

A tiger has died at Zoo Atlanta

10:51 am Dec. 9, 2016

Zoo Atlanta is in mourning after Kavi, a 15-year-old male Sumatran tiger, died of old age. He was euthanized Thursday.

Born January 8, 2001, at Akron Zoo, Kavi moved to Zoo Atlanta in 2006, the Zoo said. He sired Sohni and Sanjiv, who were born to tiger Chelsea – shown in the video above – in 2011. At the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Tiger Species Survival Plan), he

Here’s the trailer for Atlanta-filmed “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

5:53 am Dec. 9, 2016

Marvel’s latest Atlanta-filmed project stars Tom Holland in the title role. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was headquartered at Pinewood Studios like “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” before it.

Spidey filmed at locations including a downtown street right around the corner from where a key “Captain America: Civil War” scene filmed and at Grady High School.

The movie is due out July 7 and the first trailer has just been released. Can you spot Atlanta?


“Jumanji” with Kevin Hart, Jack Black and The Rock wraps in Atlanta

1:17 pm Dec. 8, 2016

The new “Jumanji” reboot with Kevin Hart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Karen Gillan and a host of others has wrapped filming in Atlanta. The project started work in Hawaii before heading here.

“We had an amazing time. I think we really made something special,” said The Rock during a farewell speech. “Thank you so much.”

Black gave a shout out to some of the folks behind the camera:


Thieves steal donated Christmas toys meant for Atlanta children in need

2:56 pm Dec. 6, 2016

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Or Grinches.

Someone broke into offices of Focused Community Strategies and stole between 150 and 200 donated toys meant for kids in Historic South Atlanta just days before a community Christmas event. Organization president Jim Wehner said volunteers just missed encountering the bandits.

“We had been out at a toy drive on Sunday and we were bringing the toys back,” he said. “We came in the front

Evander Holyfield brings holiday cheer to an Atlanta family in need

1:07 pm Dec. 6, 2016

Boxing champ Evander Holyfield celebrated Christmas early this year, surprising a local woman and her two daughters with a bounty of toys. Single mom Staci and her girls Makayla, 8, and Jaiden, 4, were nominated as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 12 Days of Giving effort and got to meet Holyfield Sunday afternoon at the Salvation Army Fuqua Boys & Girls Club in downtown Atlanta.

“This is amazing,”

A $36 million judgment in the Bobbi Kristina wrongful death lawsuit

4:08 pm Nov. 17, 2016

Two months after Nick Gordon was found “legally responsible” in connection to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown last year, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford has entered a judgment following the civil suit filed by Bobbi Kristina’s estate against the man she often called her “husband.”

The court has entered a judgment of more than $36 million in damages; the lawsuit sought $50 million.


Nick Gordon: Bobbi Kristina’s death may have