THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Family and friends gathered at the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive on the BeltLine to remember Alexia Hyneman, the 14-year-old Grady High School student hit by a motorist while crossing Monroe riding her bicycle. Alexia was studying Latin at school and planned to obtain a doctorate in English. The anniversary of the tragic incident also included a student-led “Rally 4 Safe Streets”. But according to the Grady Pedestrian Safety Coalition, “Little progress has been made” in making the streets, including 10th and Monroe, safe. Councilwoman Jennifer Idle and Alexia’s father, Thomas Hyneman, spoke at the event. Photo by Jeff Slate.
A ROSE IS A ROSE: President Jimmy Carter treated First Lady Rosalyn Carter to the Love Wins! Hawks game, though the home team didn’t treat the Carters to a win; Hawks losing to the Knicks, 106 - 91. Photo by Jeff Slate.
WHO IS THIS GUY? Saw this dude hanging outside of Limerick Junction. Turns out to be Rory McCann. For those who don’t watch “Game of Thrones,” the Scottish actor portrays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane in the hugely popular show. Like all patrons at the club these days, McCann had to take his nicotine habit outside to the sidewalk as smoking is now prohibited inside the club. Photo by Jeff Slate.
REMEMBERING A LEGEND: This picture, taken at Turner Field, hardly captures the intimidating superstar of my youth — Frank Robinson. I have the incomparable Walter Banks to thank for this unique shot. Once Mr. Robinson saw I was a friend of Walter’s, he felt he could horse around with me. Frank Robinson was one of the absolute best to ever play the game. Photo by Jeff Slate.
WE ARE FAMILY: Love wins! That was the theme at State Farm Arena Valentine’s night as the Atlanta Hawks battled the New York Knicks. Matching the efforts of numerous other NBA teams, the Hawks championed a night for the LGBT community. Celebrating its first Pride Night the home team featured a rainbow lighting of the iconic “ATLANTA” letters outside the arena. Photo by Jeff Slate.