First Slice 10-24-14: Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic comes to ATL
Plus, President Obama makes pitch for Michelle Nunn.
Starting Sunday, Virgin Atlantic will have daily service from Atlanta to London. One of the airline's Boeing 787's landed at Hartsfield-Jackson yesterday evening. Though Hartsfield-Jackson is the world's busiest airport, there are only six foreign carriers that fly into the city. Later today, Virgin Atlantic CEO Richard Branson and Mayor Kasim Reed will take part in a ceremony to celebrate Virgin Atlantic's first commercial flight to Hartsfield-Jackson.
President Barack Obama visited radio station V-103 yesterday, and encouraged voters put a check next to Senate candidate Michelle Nunn's name on election day. "“If Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate," President Obama said.
Speaking of politics, Republican State School Superintendent John Barge has not thing but love Democrat Valerie Wilson.
Of 160 applicants that applied for the job-training program spearheaded by Arthur Blank, 18 were accepted. Call it another loss for the Falcons.
While we're kinda sorta on the topic of sports, apparently the Atlanta Hawks are valued at $425 million?