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First Slice 4/10/15: Centennial Olympic Park could get a $46.5 million makeover

Historic mansion being demolished to build mixed-use development, plus more local and national news.


Centennial Olympic Park is about to turn 20 years old, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) thinks it's time for a makeover. The state agency hopes to raise $46.5 million to fund major improvements, including adding amenities like an amphitheater, restaurant, and bike depot.

Early this morning, a man and a woman were shot multiple times while sitting in their car in a parking lot Downtown. Both victims are in critical but stable condition. The suspect has not been identified or caught.

Don't forget to grab your coins from the security checkpoint bin next time you're at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration collected $674,841.06 in 2014 from unclaimed loose change. $10,630.43 was from our own Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Hey millennials, stop complaining about Atlanta's skyrocketing rent rates, says rental website HotPads and the AJC. An average monthly cost of $962 for a recent college graduate isn't that bad, right? At least it's not as expensive as Boston, Seattle, or Los Angeles!

Some good news from Atlanta Public Schools: Grady High School's journalism program has won three major awards for its student newspaper The Southerner and its magazine Nexus.

You may have to dump your hummus, folks. Sabra recalled several products that could potentially be contaminated with Listeria.





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