First Slice 12/16/13: Should Atlanta take on debt to fix sidewalks, bridges, and potholes?

Plus, fading Patch


Mayor Kasim Reed’s long-discussed plan to ask voters to approve taking on as much as $250 million of debt to fill potholes, fix sidewalks, and repair crumbling bridges - and put a dent in the city’s infrastructure backlog - kicks off... now.

While Griffin High School quarterback Jaquez Parks was helping his team win a state championship, a group of ne’er-do-wells broke into his parents’ home and ransacked the house.

If you walk into a Gwinnett County bank and a guy is wearing a Wolverine costume, it might be a good idea to simply come back later.

Patch, AOL’s experiment in the online hyperlocal news market, is reportedly “winding down” after as much as $300 million in investment. The network of blogs include multiple websites, including ones that cover Midtown, East Atlanta, and Buckhead.

R.I.P., Peter O’Toole, you swashbuckling, hell-raising Irishman.

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