First Slice 4/5/15: In bid to buy Hawks, could it be Team Hank vs. Team Spanks?
Plus, more funny biz in Georgia's voting rolls
Two groups have emerged as potential buyers in the Atlanta Hawks ownership bid. Both seem to boast hometown ties. The group headed by
Minnesota Memphis Grizzlies owner Steve Kaplan includes an association with Braves legend Hank Aaron. The one led by Lionsgate Entertainment's Mark Rachesky has Jesse Itzler, husband of Spanx founder Sara Blakely, as an associate.
More funny biz in Georgia's voting rolls. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp accepted the resignation of an elections official at his behest Friday after it was discovered that she'd purged nearly 8,000 voters from the system by transferring them from inactive to canceled status. Kemp told the AJC it was a "technical error."
Atlantans are freaking out over Amazon Prime's one-hour delivery app. And with good reason. The technological advancements of the 21st century now mean we can be even bigger couch potato slouches than we were in the 20th century.
We might be stuck with them today, but John Portman's Downtown Atlanta fortresses make for beautiful ruins in Hollywood's dystopian version of the future.
Move over Google Fiber. The competition for the forthcoming fastest Internet speed in Atlanta just got a new top dog. Comcast has announced plans to debut its Gigabit Pro service in Atlanta, where it will operate at up to 2.1 gigabits per second — twice as fast as Google Fiber — and reach 1.5 million metro residents. No word on when it's due to drop. Which probably means it'll already be too slow by the time it does.