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First Slice 2-17-15: Georgia's winter storm leads to power outages, school closures, flight cancellations

Comcast expands in metro Atlanta, alleged elephant abuse at the circus, and more

Georgia's winter storm didn't hit Atlanta too hard. But it forced power outages, some schools to close, numerous government offices to open late, and a few flights to be canceled.

Kudos to Atlanta's public works department for its impeccable brine dispensing. "We try to avoid cars on the street," Commissioner Richard Mendoza says.

Comcast will today announce the expansion of its southeast headquarters in metro Atlanta. That means jobs! About 300 new ones.

Fulton County has taken a big step toward choosing its next manager.

Did UniverSoul Circus abuse one of its elephants in Atlanta? PETA says yes. The circus says not so fast.

After only one year on the job, AID Atlanta CEO Jose Diaz has resigned due to health reasons. The group's board has tapped healthcare executive James Hughey to lead the organization in a interim capacity.

According to one Southern Baptist official, Alabama judges would be better off resigning than refusing same-sex marriage licenses.

Now introducing: Life after death on Facebook.

ICYMI: Should Atlanta spend $17.5 million on an indoor pool?





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