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Atmasphere Grand Opening April 15

Atmasphere Grand Opening April 15

Atmasphere, a brand new yoga and fitness lifestyle concept launching in Atlanta, will open the doors to its first-ever studio in the Buckhead community on Friday, April 15! Located at 3097 Piedmont Road N.E. in a two-story, 10,000 square-foot building, Atmasphere will offer an environment that ignites the union of mind, body and soul through its accessible offerings.


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.

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


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.

Traffic resumes on Piedmont and Monroe after afternoon gas leak

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Traffic is moving through the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive near Ansley Park Mall in Midtown Atlanta, after an extended closure Thursday afternoon, due to a leak in a 3-inch gas main.

Officials said shortly before 1 p.m., construction workers in the area hit the gas line. 

The break forced the evacuation of Smith's Olde Bar and Cowtippers, and blocked all lanes of traffic on Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue at the intersection near Ansley Mall. 

Workers from Atlanta Gas capped the break, and lanes along Monroe Drive and all but one northbound lane of Piedmont Avenue were reopened shortly before 4 p.m.

Officials investigating fire at Midtown's Skate Escape


ATLANTA — Fire officials are investigating Saturday morning after portions of a local Midtown business burned overnight.