1. The city of Atlanta ends a 40-year dispute over Confederate symbolism: The city-owned Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum in Grant Park, home to a 130-year-old, cylindrical depiction of the 1864 Battle of Atlanta, has closed. Over the next two years, a restored version of the huge painting will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. [Read more]
2. Indictment alleges conspiracy in Lil Wayne tour bus shooting: An indictment alleges that there was a conspiracy at work when Lil Wayne’s tour buses were shot up in April. Jimmy Winfrey was arrested June 2 in connection with the shooting, which he did to gain “street cred” with his “Blood” gang members, according to police warrants. [Read more]
3. Church tells "delinquent" member to pay dues or face removal from the roll: A Florida woman received a letter from her church telling she had to give $1,000 a year or be dropped from its roll. The Facebook posting of the letter set off a social media firestorm on the merits of such an ultimatum. [Read more]
4. The Braves' John Hart says, "I never made promises we were built to win." Jeff Schultz recently had two extended conversations with the club's president of baseball operations. [Read highlights]
5. Charter schools fail in Georgia ... and keep operating anyway: The promise of charter schools was that they would outperform traditional pubic schools or close. Schools like Atlanta's Intown Charter Academy do eventually get shuttered, but it can take half a decade. [Read more]
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