First Slice 1-16-14: Delta bombards Paulding County over airport commercialization plans


Paulding County officials are incensed at Delta’s interference with proposed plans for the commercialization of Paulding’s airport. Local residents who oppose the change have recently been joined by four law firms that have filed three lawsuits. The firms are also behind a swarm of open records requests, a website, and a nonprofit 501(c)(4) advocacy group. Paulding officials say Delta is bankrolling the entire effort.

Early this morning a white Toyota Tacoma pickup slammed through the front wall of a BP station on Fulton Industrial Boulevard near I-20 in a brazen smash-and-grab. The thieves stole the store’s ATM. No one was injured.

Tambo, a male East African bongo, a species of antelope, was briefly AWOL from his habitat Wednesday afternoon at Zoo Atlanta. Zoo guests were herded into the nearest building for their safety. Tambo never made it out of the zoo. Staff safely tranquilized the antelope and he was returned to his area without further incident.

In a plot that probably revolves around making it harder for me to find a parking space when I get a craving for the Barbecue Kalebone Twist drizzled with Prince Dressing at Soul V, Druid Hills Baptist Church is looking to offload a large chunk of its property in Poncey-Highland around North Highland, Blue Ridge and Seminole. Keeping with the Atlanta tradition, the proposed idea is for yet another MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT. It’ll be a new place to live, work, play, and pray!

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