First Slice 4-6-15: Georgia’s budget to fund lots and lots of construction projects

So long, Melvin Upton and Craig Kimbrel!


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  • A new parking deck will soon be headed to the Georgia World Congress Center’s campus, not too far from a certain $1.4 billion stadium under construction.

Georgia’s finalized budget contains more than $1 billion to help contractors and construction companies fund a variety of projects such as school buildings, public libraries, and a parking deck close to the Atlanta Falcons stadium.

Nothing says “Welcome to Opening Day, Atlanta Braves fans!” like trading your best pitcher the night before the season starts.

A teenager yesterday afternoon was shot in the torso while playing basketball at Perkerson elementary school. According to police, one of three suspects involved confronted him about remarks made about a gang.

A massive fire has displaced more than 20 DeKalb County residents from their apartment units. Firefighters aren’t exactly sure what started the blaze, but believe that it began inside a vacant unit.

Dessa Curb, the lone APS defendant to be cleared of charges, reflects on the verdict: “All I could think of was I was going to be OK because God had promised good to me.”

How much did Furious 7 make for Georgia’s economy? $47 million.

Rolling Stone has finally published Columbia Journal-Review’s full report on what went wrong with the magazine’s story about a horrific sexual assault on University of Virginia’s campus that didn’t actually happen.

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