5 things to know tonight: Customers 'tip' waitress with an 'LOL'

1. Falcons officially announce Mercedes-Benz as naming rights partner: Team owner Arthur Blank and Mercedes-Benz USA President and CEO Steve Cannon said the naming-rights deal will run for 27 years but would not disclose financial terms. [Read more]

2. Southern Company to buy AGL Resources: The combined business will include 11 regulated companies, serving approximately 9 million customers in nine states. Customers will continue to be served by their current gas and electric utility companies. [Read more]

3. 'LOL' instead of a tip: Waitress receives unwelcome note on receipt. "Even though they did wait an hour to eat, they remained satisfied with filled drinks and proper notice that the kitchen was a bit busier than normal," the waitress said. [Read more]

4. Georgia’s bold step: rethinking prison sentences. A law that took effect July 1 provides a limited group of nonviolent drug offenders the opportunity to win their freedom. People like Darion Barker. [Read more]

5. Tonight's forecast: Mostly clear with a low of 63. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. [Get real-time weather info]

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