First Slice 6-14-15: We’re going to Cuba! Maybe one day!

Plus, Beltline visionary Ryan Gravel launches own firm


  • <a href=”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Anagoria:>Anagoria</a>/Wikimedia Commons</li><li class=” target=”_blank”imageCaption”>OK, OK, we will visit

Mayor Kasim Reed would like to see flights departing Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for Havana. Reed’s heading to the country soon on a “business-oriented trip” later this month.

Ryan Gravel, the urban designer who hatched the plan for the Atlanta Beltline as a Georgia Tech grad student, is leaving Perkins + Will to launch his own firm.

A one-time aide to suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis tried to invoke her Fifth Amendment right more than 45 times and not answer questions about her former boss at his retrial. The judge overseeing the case, however, instructed her to answer nearly every time.

An apartment building proposed along the Atlanta Streetcar on Edgewood Avenue is moving ahead. 200 Edgewood will feature 135 units and include the rehab of two historic buildings.

The ridiculous armored van used in a brazen attack on a Dallas police building might have recently been sold in — yep, you guessed it — Georgia. The company that allegedly sold vehicle described it on Facebook as a “Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle and Troop Transport.”

Who is Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president who claimed she was black but whose parents say is actually white?

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