First Slice 9/17/14: McNair Elementary gunman pleads guilty in shooting

Plus, Atlanta attorney Jonathan Rapping wins Macarthur Foundation ‘genius grant’

Michael Brandon Hill, the gunman who allegedly opened fire at Ronald. E McNair Discovery Learning Academy in 2013, pleaded guilty in the school shooting. He was sentenced to 40 years behind bars, but is expected to serve 20 years as part of the deal.

President Barack Obama yesterday announced during an Atlanta visit that approximately 3,000 U.S. military personnel will be sent to West Africa to help respond to the Ebola epidemic.

Atlanta attorney Jonathan Rapping has received a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation for his work as the founder of Gideon’s Promise, a group that since 2007 has helped trained public defenders throughout the South.

The beloved Zesto on Ponce de Leon Avenue will soon be replaced by a brand new Cook-Out.

On visiting the other Buckhead: “When I tell them they are not in Atlanta, they look at me like I’m crazy. But when you get off the interstate and you see cows, it’s quite evident that you are not in Atlanta.”

ICYMI: QuikTrip planned along Howell Mill Road doesn’t jibe with Beltline vision, residents say.

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