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5 Atlanta Area Open Houses To Check Out


ATLANTA, GA — If you’re shopping for a new home, you’ve likely already combed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you’ve probably gotten a decent idea of what these homes are like from the photos, you just can’t beat an in-person encounter with the real thing.

Ready to see what’s out there? For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the five newest open houses scheduled in the Atlanta area. That way, you can get a feel for the current offerings without committing to a house blindly.

Below is an address, photo, price, home size and open-house time for each property on our list — including one in the Brookhaven area with 3 beds and 4 baths for $599,000, and another in the Brookhaven area with 2 beds and 1 bath for $217,000.

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Ozzie Areu Of Areu Bros. Studios To Energize Graduates As Keynote Speaker At Art Institute of Atlanta Commencement

ATLANTA, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On June 14, 2019, The Art Institute of Atlanta’s 350 newest graduates will receive an inspiring and motivating message by keynote speaker, Ozzie Areu, Founder and CEO of Areu Bros. Studios. The college will also honor Chef Jamika Pessoa (AA in Culinary Arts 2015) as its distinguished alumna while showcasing two distinguished graduate speakers, US Army Veteran Phaedra Williamson (BFA in Digital Photography 2019) and US Navy Veteran Kristopher Burris (BFA in Digital Photography 2019). The event will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11am at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Distinguished Speakers:
Cuban-American producer Ozzie Areu is the Founder & CEO of Areu Bros...

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Luke Bryan, Wicked & More Coming To Atlanta Area


ATLANTA, GA — Dragoncon – 5 Day Pass. Come From Away. Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell & Jon Langston. Wicked. These are just a few of the big-name events coming up in the Atlanta area — and seats are going fast! See our weekly roundup of local events below, courtesy of Patch’s partnership with TicketNetwork, for the latest ticket prices and deals.

Want to check out more great events in your area? Click here to find local tickets. (Pro tip: Enter the promo code "PatchTickets10" at checkout to get 10 percent off!)

When: Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 | 3:30 amWhere: Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GAPrice: $225 and up


When: Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 | 7:30 pmWhere: Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta, Atlanta, GAPrice: $40 and up


When: Monday, Jun 10, 2019 | ...

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Atlanta Clenches Top Spot on Orkin’s 2019 Mosquito Cities List

ATLANTA, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — For the sixth year in a row, the Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s Top 50 Mosquito Cities list, released today. Second on the list is the New York market, which moved up one spot from last year, followed by the Chicago and Houston-area markets. Boston and Baltimore rose 20 and 27 spots, respectively. Eleven new cities and metro areas were added to the list including Denver; Burlington, New York; Milwaukee; Cincinnati; Greensboro, N.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Baton Rouge; Amarillo, Texas; Madison, Wisc. and Charleston, S.C.

One of the best strategies for eliminating mosquito-borne diseases is to reduce populations of the mosquitoes that spread them.

"Mosquitoes are more than annoying; they can be a major health threat," said Dr...

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East Atlanta: Tickets Going Fast For These 13 Live Events Near You


EAST ATLANTA, GA — New and exciting events are coming to the East Atlanta area all the time. Whether you’re looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch’s partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here’s your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming up near you.

Want to check out more great events in your area? Click here to find local tickets. (Pro tip: Enter the promo code "PatchTickets10" at checkout to get 10 percent off!)


When: Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 | 7:30 pmWhere: Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta, Atlanta, GAPrice: $50 and up


When: Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 | 7:30 pmWhere: Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta, Atlanta, GAPrice: $35 and up


When: Tuesday,...

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GA Members of Congress and Councilmembers Visit Dignity Museum

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From Dignity Museum: Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs, City of South Fulton District 2 partnered with advocacy organization, Love Beyond Walls to host community leaders and city representatives for a private tour and viewing of the Dignity Museum. Elected officials throughout the state of Georgia attended to gain a new perspective in addressing the city’s concerns around homelessness. "Atlanta has a great opportunity to serve as a blueprint on how Metropolitan cities across the country engage and tackle issues around homelessness," says Carmalitha Gumbs. "The Dignity Museum is a true gem and testament to the future this city has to offer and that we’re moving in the right direction...

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Proposed trail would run along Ga. 400 from Atlanta to Sandy Springs

The cities of Atlanta and Sandy Springs agreed this week to build a multi-use path running along one of the area’s most important roads.

The 2.3-mile trail would span Ga. 400 from Loridans Drive in the Atlanta to south of Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs.

According to a presentation given to Sandy Springs City Council on Tuesday, the city plans to budget $5.5 million for its part of the trail, which would be 1.8 miles.

This would fill a gap between the existing PATH 400 multi-use path and fit in with the ongoing $800 million I-285/Ga. 400 interchange project.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is expected to build a segment of connecting trail from the north terminus through the I-285 Interchange along Peachtree Dunwoody Road, according to a Sandy Springs news release.

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Atlanta woman makes history in first HIV positive organ transplant

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) An Atlanta woman has become the first ever living HIV positive American to donate an organ to another person also living with HIV.

It isn’t everyday that you get the opportunity to make history, but that’s exactly what Nina Martinez did by donating her kidney.

“I just wanted that gratification of touching one life and I know that I’ve touched many, and it feels great,” Nina Martinez told CBS46 News.

Martinez is an HIV positive American. She contracted the disease as an infant through a blood transfusion. She said last year a friend who was also HIV positive sent out a call for help. He was dying and in need of kidney.

“So I did an internet search and found out that John Hopkins was the first center to be approved for living HIV donation and immediately reached out,” Ma...

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Atlanta: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale


ATLANTA, GA — Do you feel like affordable houses are pretty difficult to find in your community? . A tour of the latest foreclosures in the Atlanta area might be your best bet!

Each week, we compile a list of five new foreclosures on the market near you — many of them surprisingly affordable for their size and location.

Below, you’ll find an address, photo, price and size for each property on our list — including one in the East Point area with 3 beds and 1 bath for $85,000, and another with 3 beds and 3 baths for $295,000.

Like what you see? Just click on any address in the list to get additional photos and details. Happy house hunting!

1. 850 Forest Overlook Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Price: $276,000
Size: 2,562 sq. ft., 4 beds, and 3 baths

Price: $85,000
Size: 1,130 sq...

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Eva Marcille Exchanged ‘I Do’s’ with Michael Sterling on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

*Eva Marcille married Michael Sterling during Sunday’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

The Bravo series showed footage from their lavish wedding, which took place in Atlanta, Ga., last October in front of 220 family and friends including their two children, Marley Rae (her 4-year-old daughter with ex Kevin McCall) and Michael, Jr., 5 months.

Marcille and Sterling exchanged vows in front of to guests that included her RHOA castmates NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Shamari DeVoe, Tanya Sam and Marlo Hampton.

“I promise to love you unconditional, unrelenting, comforting and eternal,” Sterling said. “I will be your husband, and I will love you from this breath to the last breath.”

“I promise a forever love — not a perfect love, but a forever love,” Marcill...

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