The mayor says the city is well on its way to fulfilling his promise to install 10,000 streetlights as part of his "Light Up The Night" initiative that he championed during his mayoral campaign.

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Mayor Dickens updates reporters on city lights initiativeThe mayor says the city is well on its way to fulfilling his promise to install 10,000 streetlights as part of his "Light Up The Night" initiative that he championed during his mayoral campaign.
Local parents respond strongly following Texas school shootingFear and anger are felt by parents across the nation in the days following the deadly elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Tex., earlier this week.
Georgia's Primary Election results came in Tuesday nightIncumbent Gov. Brian Kemp handily defeated GOP challenger and former US Sen. David Perdue, despite support from former US Pres. Donald Trump. Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger also held off a challenge from Trump-supported former US Rep. Jody Hice.
Affordable broadband expansion in Fulton CountyA new program provides affordable broadband access for seniors and other disadvantaged residents in Fulton County. The program was unveiled at a presentation on Monday by county officials along with Comcast, AT&T and Goodwill of North Georgia.
'Save the Video Store' Immersive 90s Experience in Marietta through June 12Guests can play a role in their favorite movies at Save the Video Store, an immersive 90s video store experience, in Marietta through June 12, 2022.
Environmental group's annual sunscreen guide releasedThe Environmental Working Group, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., has released its 16th annual guide to sunscreen.
Discussing safety in Clayton County schoolsSchool officials held a "Let's Talk About School & Community Safety" seminar to discuss in-school safety. The meetings are another step to increasing safety across the school system.
Atlanta Public Schools celebrates innovation fellowsThe Ed Farm Innovation Fellows program partners with teachers to integrate the integration of technology into the classroom environment.
Investing in Atlanta's arts communityArtists in the Atlanta Public Schools joined Mayor Andre Dickens for an announcement on Wednesday on how voters can support the arts in Atlanta during this election cycle.
Atlanta Public Schools hosts 2022 Special Olympics Track and Field eventAfter a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the Atlanta Public Schools Special Olympics returned on Tuesday afternoon.
Better ways to survive inflationA local financial planner offers several ways to suggest methods of strategic budgeting as consumers cut back on purchases, including groceries and other goods.
College savings program launched for Atlanta kindergartenersAtlanta parents and students celebrated the launch of the Hope Child Savings Program, which will help students prepare for college.
Local officials respond to deadly racist shooting in BuffaloThe Atlanta NAACP says that the individuals responsible have to be held accountable for these types of incidents. In addition, they said, citizens need to have a safety plan in place because these incidents are becoming far more commonplace in today's society.
Overcrowded LifeLine Animal Project shelters offering $20 pet adoption fee for MayLifeLine Animal Project staff members say there’s an urgent situation inside of their shelters around Metro Atlanta, as several locations are at capacity with hundreds of dogs in desperate need of homes.
Children's and nature advocates meet in AtlantaThe Children and Nature Network held a conference in downtown Atlanta on how to increase the health and wellbeing of children.
Midtown parents oppose Atlanta elementary school rezoning plansParents are pushing back against plans to rezone three Midtown elementary schools and open another elementary school.
Nationwide baby formula shortage hitting metro AtlantaPediatricians say supply chain issues are now making an already major problem worse, as a direct result of the pandemic. Retailers are putting purchase limits in place to help stretch limited supplies of formula.
Buckhead residents react to proposed Atlanta BeltLine Northwest TrailPlans to complete a stretch of the Atlanta Beltline through the Buckhead area are drawing mixed reactions from residents.
Atlanta-based expert Buffie Purselle offers financial mental health tipsA cycle of debt and reckless spending can take a toll on your mental health. Buffie Purselle, an Atlanta-based personal finance expert, shares some valuable tips on navigating through these challenges.
City officials hosting public safety events to protect seniorsThieves are targeting seniors at an alarming rate. As a result, Atlanta officials have started hosting events to warn the city's senior citizens of scams and would-be criminals, in order to help protect folks.
Sen. Warnock hosts roundtable on lowering insulin pricesSen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) hosted a roundtable on Monday to discuss lowering insulin prices across the nation.
Atlanta Braves honor Hank Aaron with Browns Mill service projectThe Atlanta Braves organization honored Hank Aaron with a number of service projects. They joined hands with other organizations on Thursday for a project that will help the Browns Mill Urban Food Forest continue giving the community access to fresh foods.
Red Cross, DeKalb Fire officials partnering on smoke detector giveawayOfficials from the American Red Cross and the DeKalb Fire Department are working together to distribute smoke detectors to individuals who cannot afford to obtain them. Officials are also helping to get them installed in the proper locations in the homes.
Sen. Raphael Warnock looking into high prescription costsUS Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) spoke with local healthcare professionals on Friday about the increased costs for prescription medications that are affecting individuals across the state of Georgia and throughout the nation.

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