Aries Viera surpassed 9 others for the title of master builder at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Everything is awesome for Aries Viera, the 23-year-old master model builder at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta. The native Atlantan beat out nine other contenders in a building battle for the attraction’s top title.Read more
The product is created from a sugercane-processing byproduct
Michael Nilan has never been one to overlook a great idea. In 2010, while on a business trip to China, the entrepreneur stumbled across a plant that produced paper without using a single tree. Inspired, Nilan shuttered his old business, which outsourced jobs for American companies like Tropicana and Westinghouse, and cofounded Atlanta-based TreeZero, which produces and distributes tree-free paper to both consumers and organizations.Read more
A few of the latest studies from UGA, Emory, and Georgia State
They say you can’t understand motherly love until you have a child yourself. Turns out, they might be right. Emory University primate experts found that molecules preparing the body for giving birth also activate neural pathways motivating parents to care for their newborns.Read more
PredPol allows officers to focus on the most likely locations for specific crimes at certain times of the day
Atlanta Police Lieutenant LeAnne Browning recalls her days as a patrol officer. “Our lieutenants would say, ‘Okay, I want you to look at the beat books so you can know what’s out there on your beat.’ Well, the beat books are like this thick with reports,” she says, holding her hands a couple of feet apart. “And you’d sit there and thumb through it all, and there was no time because they were then kicking you out of the precinct to handle calls.” She pauses before pointing to her computer screen. “That’s the old way of doing things. This—it’s right here.”Read more
The actor dishes on filming, being vegan in Atlanta, his rare height, and his time on True Detective.
Charles Halford, fresh off his high-visibility role as serial killer Reggie Ledoux in True Detective, is back as Chas Chandler in NBC’s new drama Constantine, based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer series. The show is filmed in Atlanta, and late this summer, we chatted with the co-star about life in “The Hollywood of the South.”Read more
Evidently, NBC hopes that demons are the new zombies.
Evidently NBC hopes demons are the new zombies. Its new show, Constantine, filmed entirely in Atlanta, is based on a comics series about a demon hunter.Read more
Comparing the two Senate candidates
One of the country’s most closely watched Senate races pits Democrat Michelle Nunn against Republican David Perdue. Both bill themselves as Washington outsiders. How else are they alike—or different?Read more
The Georgia congressman discusses his legislation and the momentum it’s gained since events in Ferguson
The lawmaker, who has served Georgia’s 4th congressional district since 2007, has set his sights on reforming the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, the mechanism through which local law enforcement agencies can request and obtain military surplus equipment.Read more
On the plus side, that’s on a list of 51 places. So we beat Mississippi.
The United States Bureau of Labor has released its unemployment report for July, and it’s not good news for Georgia. The state has a preliminary unemployment rate of 7.8, second-to-last in the country (only leading Mississippi’s 8.0) and significantly above the national average of 6.2. The list includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia.Read more
The ATL might be a blue dot in a red state, but how it stacks up to other American cities could surprise you.
Politics can be a touchy subject in Atlanta, a city long known as a blue dot in a solidly red state. It can be so touchy that some people don’t even want to talk about it, which can make it difficult to figure out just how blue the city is compared to the rest of […]Read more