Monthly Archives July 2017

10 major moments in history that shaped the city of Atlanta and its people

When Atlanta was founded in 1837, even the chief engineer of the railroad responsible for putting the town on the map didn’t expect much of the place.

“The Terminus will be a good location for one tavern, a blacksmith shop, a grocery store, and nothing else,” Stephen Long wrote, declining a chance to buy property in the frontier village.

How did that unpromising village become one of the 10 largest urban centers in the United States? It’s a long and complicated story, but a handful of turning points along the way help to track Atlanta’s transformation.

Undated B/W photo shows the skyline of Atlanta, Georgia, looking north. Georgia Archives building (squat white building) in foreground (Photo by Guy Hayes/ Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff). For Kathy Drewke. (Probably mid 1960s) GUY HAYES

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Mike Montgomery homers, Cubs sweep Braves for sixth straight win

(Photo: Jason Getz, USA TODAY Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Montgomery hit his first home run and allowed two hits and one run in six innings to lead the streaking Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

Javier Baez hit a three-run homer in the eighth for Chicago, which stretched its season-best winning streak to six games since the All-Star break. The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Braves.

Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ 2016 NL MVP, left the game with a sprained left little finger in the first inning. The team said X-rays were negative and his status is day to day.

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Tommy La Stella, who replaced Bryant, also homered and Addison Russell drove in two runs with four hits, including two doubles.

The Braves loaded the bases with three singles off Koji U...

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Atlanta Hawks CEO to pay for wedding of couple that met at team’s Tinder-themed ‘Swipe Right Night’

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A couple that met that first met at a promotional event held by the Atlanta Hawks in partnership with Tinder is now getting married, and Hawks CEO Steve Koonin is keeping a promise to pay for the wedding.

Ben McCleskey and Avery Armstrong began their relationship at the Hawks’ first ever "Swipe Right Night," an in-arena promotion seeking to connect single Hawks fans. Months later, t he couple would return for another night with the Hawks during the playoffs, and posted pictures from their date-night together.

Excited by the romantic success of the evening, and the fact that one of the relationships that got together on the first "Swipe Right Night" was still going strong, Koonin told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’d be more than willing to help should ...

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RECAP: Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 6 Finalè – ‘The End Is Near’ (FULL VIDEO)

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta aired the 16th episode of it’s long & drawn out 6th season last night (July 3, 2017).

[FLASHBACK: In Case You Missed It: Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 6, Episode 15 (FULL VIDEO)]

The episode, which was the season 6 finale, is titled ‘The End Is Near’ and it seems it may actually be “the end” for several of the show’s key cast members.

VH1 synopsis:

Kirk reaches his breaking point; DNA test results rock Rasheeda; Tommie and Samantha deal with their issues; Joseline wants Stevie to join her in New York.

Recap + watch full video below…

VIDEO: LHHATL Season 6 Finale

Tommiee’s Mommy Issues…

Tammy Rivera helps orchestrate a sit-down meeting with Tommiee and her mother, Samantha in hopes of helping them sort through some issues.

It seems Tommie has a built up a lot of resen...

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Coming Up in Atlanta

The city of Atlanta, Georgia is considered the capital of the South. In actuality, it is the capital city of the state of Georgia.

This sprawling city is home to the most trees in any city of the USA. While it gets its nickname Hotlanta for its infamously hot, humid summer temperatures, it offers so many other benefits people who live here or who want to live here can easily overlook this and still enjoy the city.

Atlanta is fast becoming the new Hollywood in that more productions are being filmed for movies and television than in any other city.
There are plenty of jobs in entertainment and media. Many people are employed by some of the biggest names in media like CNN, TBS, and TNT to name a few.

Other major companies like Coca-Cola employ thousands of people...

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