The historic painting “The Battle of Atlanta,” along with other Civil War artifacts, will move to the Atlanta History Center after decades at the Cyclorama’s Grant Park location. The city will close the attraction after business June 30, 2015. BRANT SANDERLIN / BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Brant Sanderlin
Photo: Brant Sanderlin

5 things to know tonight: ATL's quiet end to years of Confederate controversy, more

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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