Census 2020 Deadline: Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents To RespondTime is running out for residents to complete the 2020 Census. In a virtual press conference on September 16, 2020, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms need to respond to the census by the September 30, 2020 deadline to ensure future funding for the city.
Controversy Brews Over Atlanta's Tennis Courts Management ContractThe answer to who will manage Atlanta’s tennis courts is still up in the air, and here lately, it’s back and forth over the net between the former contractor, Universal Tennis Management (UTM), also known as Universal Tennis Academy (UTA), and a recommended contractor, Agape Tennis Academy.
Protesters Blame Clayton Co. Sheriff For Policing IssuesProtesters and an attorney representing Roderick Walker, a man arrested and beaten by deputies during a traffic stop on September 11, 2020, say his arrest is drawing attention to bigger issues with the Clayton County Sheriff.
‘Never Forget’: Metro Atlanta Agencies Hold Virtual 9/11 Remembrance CeremoniesVirtually all of the annual ceremonies remembering the September 11 attacks were cancelled in the Metro Atlanta area due to COVID-19, but many law enforcement agencies, like Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, decided to keep the tradition going with virtual ceremonies.
Fulton Co. Begins Construction On $320 Million Big Creek Wastewater Expansion ProjectA new phase of the Big Creek Wastewater Expansion Project started this month in Fulton County. Workers have now started construction on the $320 million project about 2.5 years after initiating the design phase in Spring 2018.
Atlanta City Council Shelves Proposed Contract For New Tennis Court ManagerAtlanta City Council voted 14-1 yesterday in favor of discarding a recommendation for Agape Tennis Academy to manage the city’s five tennis courts.
COVID-19: Atlanta Agencies Explore Possible Eviction SolutionsThe future is still uncertain for many renters, even after President Donald Trump authorized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to put a moratorium on evictions for the next several months. Local agencies are looking for long term solutions.
Smyrna Park Benches Honor Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor And George FloydA Smyrna couple is behind some memorial benches that pay tribute to three Black people people whose violent deaths have sparked national outrage.
Black Restaurant Week In Metro Atlanta: Local Businesses Serving Up DiscountsBlack Restaurant Week is from September 4-13, 2020, and highlights several Black restaurants and chefs from around the Atlanta area. CW69's Valencia Jones visited two of the participating businesses.
Local Pastors Address Voting, Absentee Ballot Concerns Through "DeKalb Votes Together" CampaignA number of local organizations are pushing voters to cast their ballots well ahead of the November election to avoid issues. Fifteen pastors with the Dekalb Pastors Christian Alliance met up this week to kick off their campaign called  “DeKalb Votes Together.”
Celebration Of Life Held For Freedom Rider, Civil Rights Activist William HarbourFamily and friends gathered for a Celebration of Life Service at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel in Atlanta on September 2, 2020, to remember Freedom Rider and civil rights activist Dr. William Harbour.