Cascade United Methodist Church holds about 1,200 people and it was nearly full for a Tuesday night town hall with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Credit: Maggie Lee

Police, potholes, paving dominate mayor's town hall in Cascade

The mayor of Atlanta sat with her top staff and something near 100 written questions heavy on potholes and paving, received from attendees at a Cascade town hall Tuesday night. But the first question was in the form of a chant from protesters, demanding justice in the case of Jimmy Atchison, shot dead by a city police officer who’s now under investigation.

Fort McPherson Main Gate

Gov. Deal brings under-powered Fort McPherson board up to full strength

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed nine members to the under-represented board that oversees the redevelopment of Fort McPherson, including seven new members and two current members whom Deal reappointed. The seven new members include the spouse of an influential state senator, a Fulton County commissioner, a veteran housing executive and the Atlanta mayor’s chief of staff.

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Atlanta Committee for Progress facing leadership change

Duriya Farooqui, executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, will be leaving at the end of her contract on Dec. 31.

ACP serves as a blue-ribbon cabinet of influential business and civic leaders to advise the mayor of the City of Atlanta. It was founded by former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and it has remained in place during the Kasim Reed administration and during Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tenure.