Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet that entered her home in College Park, southwest of Atlanta. Police tell WXIA-TV that Rasheedah Evans was sitting on a couch inside a home on Harper Valley Drive when the bullet came through the wall and struck her on Saturday.
Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines. It's the latest clash between supporters of the technology and government officials balancing their desire to encourage high-tech research and development with security concerns, as federal aviation officials slowly continue developing their policies.
A program aimed at increasing the number of efficient toilets and getting rid of older water wasting models is working. The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and participating water providers have replaced 100,000 old toilets in metro Atlanta with more efficient models through a retrofit program that began in 2008.
Annually, I present about 150 antique appraisal shows throughout the United States. My appraisal events empower folks with information that they can use when cleaning out their homes, downsizing, handing down family heirlooms or visiting estate and yard sales.
Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag. Hundreds of people had staked out spots at the 3,200-acre privately run park by noon on Saturday for nighttime laser and fireworks shows.
Once the frenzy of the long weekend and fireworks has dies down, July might appear to be a pretty uninteresting month. But fear not! Here are a few exciting shows in the town you can catch up on the rest of the month of July.