Atlanta people and places

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

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.


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