First Slice 9/29/14: When will the Army hand over Fort McPherson?

Plus, APS trial begins


When will the U.S. Army hand over Fort McPherson, the massive decommissioned military base in southwest Atlanta that Tyler Perry - and another film production firm - want to turn into movie studios? Good question. The legal battle between the two moviemakers began in federal court on Friday.

Ever wondered what Atlanta Beltline visionary Ryan Gravel thinks about the project’s impact on southwest Atlanta and whether transit is necessary? He’s starting to post his views on frequently asked questions about the Beltline.

The attorney representing suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, who’s currently fighting charges of shaking down vendors to raise campaign cash, last week grilled Kelvin Walton, the county staffer who handled purchasing decisions.

Move over, synthetic weed! Here comes etizolam, a sedative that’s easily available over the internet. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says officials have seen several cases involving the drug in northeastern Georgia.

Now that plea deals have been struck and jurors have been selected, prosecutors can begin arguing their cases against remaining defendants allegedly involved in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal.

Here’s one reason handicapped parking spaces should be marked with paint, not metal signs.

No one can catch Vassilis Paleokostas.

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