First Slice 3-30-16: Work on turning Bellwood Quarry into a reservoir has begun

Plus, the story behind ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’

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Crews have started blasting to create tunnels that will be used to fill up — and eventually store water in — northwest Atlanta’s massive Bellwood Quarry.

Some Atlanta City Councilmembers are trying to convince the NBA to relocate the All-Star Game from North Carolina, which recently passed a controversial anti-LGBT bill, to the city. 

Duriya Farooqui, City Hall’s former chief operating officer, has been named the new executive director of Atlanta Committee for Progress, the behind-the-scenes, business-only civic group.  

Want to prevent your yard from becoming a breeding ground for the Zika virus? Get rid of all those damn tires you’ve been piling up in your backyard already.

It’s just another day in Barrow County, where someone is sticking fliers on mailboxes accusing a high-ranking state lawmaker of... supporting terrorists and reneging on a farm loan?
Congratulations, recent graduates of Gwinnett County’s drug court

And here’s the story behind “Heavy Metal Parking Lot,” the bizarre 15-minute cult classic video about... heavy metal fans in a parking lot.

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