Andre Dickens took office on Tuesday, January 3, 2022, as the 61st Mayor of Atlanta during an inauguration ceremony at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium.
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.
Goodr and IHG Hotels are teaming to eliminate food wasteThe sustainable food waste management company has teamed with IHG Hotels to divert surplus food that would ordinarily be thrown out after hotel functions to kitchens and organizations that help feed the hungry in our community.
Art exhibit event pays tribute to shooting victimsThe Asian American art exhibit commemorates the victims of last year's Atlanta spa shootings. The exhibit, at the Fulton County Central Library in downtown Atlanta, runs through the end of May.
Atlanta mayor announces pay raises for firefighters at breakfast eventFollowing union complaints of short staffing, long hours, and low wages, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced a pay raise for firefighters at an event at the Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday morning.
Securing funding for transit innovation technologiesUS Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux held a press conference in Peachtree Corners on Tuesday as officials from Curiosity Lab and others showed off new transit innovation and infrastructure developments for Gwinnett County.
Georgians respond to leaked Supreme Court Roe v. Wade draft opinionThe leaked Supreme Court draft opinion regarding plans to overturn Roe v. Wade is drawing strong reactions from both sides of the aisle in Georgia.