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Construction underway on tallest Midtown building since 2009


ATLANTA — Construction is underway for the tallest addition to Midtown Atlanta's skyline since the Great Recession.

It's called the the "Spring Midtown" and the new skyscraper will stand at the corner of Spring and 14th Streets. 

The tower, being developed by a Florida-based firm called "Related Group," is slated to have nearly 400 luxury apartments and stand 38 stories tall. Once completed, it'll be the tallest building to open in Atlanta since 2009.

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Midtown's Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles improves health score


ATLANTA — Gladys Knight Signature Chicken & Waffles in Midtown no longer has a failing health score, according to officials.

Person shot in area of Piedmont Heights neighborhood


ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating after a shooting near the edge of the Midtown and Buckhead areas early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Monroe Drive NE and Piedmont Circle NE in the parking lot of the InTown Suites extended-stay hotel – an area on the edge of what is considered the Piedmont Heights neighborhood.

According to officials on the scene, an off-duty officer heard shots then saw two men running from the area. Those men have been detained, police said.

Police said the victim, 30-year-old Jeremiah Maurice Anthony Bills, was shot in the stomach and transported to an area hospital in serious condition. He died later Sunday afternoon

At this point, a motive has not yet been revealed by investigators.

Man found shot in the back in Midtown hotel parking lot


ATLANTA — A man is in serious condition Sunday morning after police found him shot in the back in a Midtown hotel parking lot.

Police say an off-duty Atlanta Police officer heard gun shots before seeing two men running away from the area where the shots were fired. That's when authorities found the shooting victim in the back of the parking lot of the InTown Suites near Monroe Drive. 

Grady units transported the victim to the hospital in serious condition and were able to detain the two fleeing subjects.

Atlanta Police and crime scene officials are investigating the case.


Photos from the scene

 

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Cyclist group calls for changes after teen's death


 

ATLANTA — Cyclists gathered in Midtown Monday to push for safety changes at the intersection where a teen was killed.

Officials: Teen hit while riding bike in Midtown dies


ATLANTA — A teenage girl who was hit while riding her bicycle in Midtown on Thursday has died, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner. 

The girl, 14-year-old Grady High School student Alex Hyneman, was pronounced dead just before 3 p.m. Friday.

Teens call for Grady High to be renamed


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The newspaper staff at Atlanta’s Grady High School is calling for the removal of the school’s name.

The editorial in the latest issue of the Grady High School Southerner newspaper gets to the point in the first line: "Henry Woodfin Grady was a white supremacist."

The teen newspaper is calling for the removal of Grady's name with the headline: School needs more inclusive namesake.

 

"He (Grady) believed that the white race was superior to all others. I don't think in a community like ours that should be a name that we idolize," said Chloe Prendergast, a senior, one of four managing editors of the newspaper.