First Slice 3-11-16: Parents and students protest outside Shirley Franklin’s home

Plus, Midtown is getting a gas-less QT and Hartsfield-Jackson is getting Uber.

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The parents of about 30 students at Thomasville Heights Elementary protested outside Shirley Franklin’s home on Thursday. The protesters are upset about a Board of Education vote that will bring in Franklin’s  Purpose Built Communities organization to work with the school. The parents are angry that they were not part of the decision-making process and nervous about what the change will mean for their children.

“If you claim to be a political strategist or government professional, rule number one is: Don’t invoke Hitler unless you’re dealing with genocide.” Georgia Baptist Convention lobbyist Mike Griffin broke the first rule and felt the wrath of Twitter.

QuikTrip is opening a first of its kind location in Midtown. The new location on Peachtree Street will have no gas pumps, just a convenience store. And a “mini restaurant” that serves coffee and milkshakes.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to [http://|allow Uber and Lyft pickups] by July 1 this year. HJIA also unveiled its $6 billion, 20-year master plan, including adding a massive canopy over the entrance.

The Chattahoochee River alligator lives!

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