First Slice 12-2-12: Cops raid alleged illegal gambling ring in Clayton County

Plus, UGA’s national championship dreams dashed

Welp, there goes my Friday night hangout.

If Atlanta’s gonna talk about building a high-speed rail line to Savannah, it might want to make that route a part Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s master plan, which is currently in the works.

The University of Georgia Bulldogs lost last night’s SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in spectacular, depressing fashion.

R.I.P, Eugene “Gene” Bowens, Sr. In his long, full life, the Florida native raised three children, taught, worked three decades for a nonprofit developer, and served as the chair of the Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee, or TADAC, which oversees the Atlanta Beltline.

Federal officials say replacing the $1 bill with a coin could save taxpayers more than $4.4 billion over 30 years - and force the strip club industry to rethink its tipping system. (Hi-oh!)

Jesus Christ, people.

The New York Times says states, cities, and counties across the country are giving up more than $80 billion each year to keep and attract companies. The local governments often have no way of tracking if the incentives, exemptions, and giveaways generate jobs.

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