Atlanta people and places

Which city in Georgia is most into candy corn?

2:49 pm Oct. 30, 2017

Today is National Candy Corn Day, an inexplicable holiday that celebrates a barely edible treat, if you can call it that. Yet someone must be downing the colorful amalgamation of sugar, corn syrup, food coloring and other super nutritious ingredients: it’s the top selling Halloween candy, according to this study.

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Georgia is in

How a retired cop’s three-legged dog adopted an orphaned baby llama.

2:35 pm Oct. 27, 2017

Lester Aradi wore a badge for 36 years. When he retired as chief of the Largo, Fla. police department in 2010, he and his wife, Diane, thought they might like to live in Tennessee or North Carolina, spending time with their kids and grandchildren.

“I want to ride my horse,” he told the Tampa Bay Times.

The Aradis and their horse, Haggis, ended up in north Georgia. Over the years they

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

Photos from Prince’s last concerts at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre

11:41 am Apr. 21, 2017

Prince died one year ago, just a week after he performed for the final time in public at the Fox Theatre.

Although fans were asked not to take photos, lots did. Dig if you will these pictures of the iconic performer’s final shows.

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KKK subjects say they were paid to stage scenes for A&E show

6:16 am Jan. 3, 2017

Subjects who were to be featured in a now-scrapped A&E series about the KKK say producers paid them to stage scenes, cajoled them into using racial epithets, encouraged them to misrepresent their identities and even purchased the material to construct crosses to burn, Variety reports.

“We were betrayed by the producers and A&E,” Richard Nichols, a member of a Klan cell called the Tennessee White Knights of the Invisible Empire, told the

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

Watch: West Georgia students sang “Mary Did You Know” while sheltering from storms

8:34 am Dec. 1, 2016

Bremen High School teacher Jessica Pruitt Labbe posted this beautiful video of talented students riding out Wednesday’s storms by singing a modern Christmas hymn.

UPDATE: The Bremen High School students shown in the video will perform “Mary, Did You Know?” for Mark Lowry, the song’s co-writer, while he’s in town for a performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday. Rambo McGuire and Stan Whitmire will perform as well.

Tickets for the show, at Mill Town