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In case you missed it, the new Atlanta Braves stadium site is under construction. See what it looks like right now.

The original start date was July 15, but heavy machinery has been up and running for a month.

The Atlanta Braves' up-and-down streakiness has left them one game behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East (at least, that is, until the Nats play tonight). In the midst of this season's roller-coaster ride, some may have forgotten about the team's new stadium in Cobb County set to open in 2017. And the warm and fuzzy feelings from the weekend’s Hall of Fame inductions of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux might have just been enough to put outrage about the planned relocation on the back burner for most fans. (We stress: Most; not all.) Read more...

Animal Planet: Atlanta ranks No. 6 for rats

Reportedly foreclosures have left us overrun with rodents.

In some cases, placement on the list is rooted in ancient history; Deshnoke, India, for instance, is home to a temple where rats are worshipped. In Atlanta, on the other hand, the staggering rat population is due to a more recent event: the Great Recession. According to Animal Planet, an already high rate of urban poverty, combined with rampant foreclosures, has left an excess of abandoned buildings here, attracting droves of vermin. Rats thrive in overgrown lawns and derelict structures. If this isn’t the beginning of a real-world The Walking Dead, then perhaps the list can at least draw our attention to the ecological effects of prolonged urban abandonment. Read more...

A smart home for a remarkable veteran

Triple amputee Todd Love moved into a high-tech home in Douglasville.

Todd Love is a scuba-diving, alligator-wrestling, sky-diving skier. He also happens to be a triple amputee. Read more...

13 great ways to celebrate July 4 in Atlanta

Fireworks, parades, cocktails, and a doughnut-eating contest

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Mayor: Guns will not be everywhere in the City of Atlanta

As Georgia’s new law goes into effect, mayor Kasim Reed bans firearms from city facilities.

In all of yesterday’s excitement over soccer and waffles, it might have slipped your mind that July 1 also marked the start of Georgia’s new gun law. The so-called “Guns Everywhere” law increases the public places where firearms can be carried—including bars, nightclubs, and some government facilities. Read more...