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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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Tow Atlanta Proudly Announces the Arrival of ‘Tarva’ the Autobot

ATLANTA, Ga., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tow Atlanta is proud to announce the arrival of TARVA, Tow Atlanta’s Recovery Vehicle Autobot-Robot that goes into low clearance parking decks/garages and other tight areas where vehicles may become disabled and physically carries them out. TARVA is only the second robot from EasTract (a French Company) to be operational in the United States.

Tow Atlanta – TARVA Robot with BMW i8

This equipment makes getting vehicles out of tight areas and low clearance parking decks/garages with cramped space easier and will cut the time and physical effort required to get vehicles out of these areas. Prior to TARVA people had to endure the physical task of pushing the Vehicles out, risking physical injury & property damage.

TARVA specializes in Parking ...

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Suburban Atlanta Community Commands $35M

Princeton Heights Apartments

Emma Capital has sold Princeton Heights Apartments, a 300-unit Class B community northeast of Atlanta, for $34.9 million, according to Yardi Matrix. The property is One Real Estate Investment’s first acquisition in the Atlanta area.

The buyer expanded its national multifamily portfolio by more than 800 units in the past year. In August, the firm paid $25.6 million for a 160-unit Florida townhome community.

Located at 4250 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross, Ga., Princeton Heights Apartments is just north of Lawrenceville Highway and roughly 20 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Several shopping and dining options, including The Home Depot and Walmart Supercenter, are within a mile and a half of the property.

The asset’ 16 two- and three-story buildings, built in ...

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SC Earns Point From OT Loss In Atlanta

The Stingrays fall in overtime in Atlanta on Friday night.

DULUTH, Ga. – The South Carolina Stingrays (25-18-4-0) were defeated by the Atlanta Gladiators (18-19-7-1) in overtime for the second consecutive day Friday, falling by a score of 2-1 when Justin MacDonald netted the winner 31 seconds into the extra session at the Infinite Energy Center.

Goaltender Parker Milner made 33 saves for the Rays in a losing effort, while forward Grant Besse scored the lone goal for South Carolina, potting his 20th tally of the season in the second period.

Atlanta broke the ice and took the initial lead at 14:23 of the opening period with a tally from Joseph Widmar that made it 1-0 in favor of the Gladiators.

Besse evened the score at 1-1 in the middle frame when he beat Gladiators’ goaltender Michael Bitz...

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Is the $2.4 billion Atlanta paid for new sports stadiums the last two years worth it?

SportsPulse: From Atlanta, Trysta Krick tells you everything you need to know as Super Bowl week begins. USA TODAY

ATLANTA — More than any other singular reason, the world’s biggest annual sporting event is here this week because of a sparkling new stadium and a city that was willing to generate hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help pay for it.

And Mercedes-Benz Stadium is indeed an architectural marvel with its distinct angular panels on the outside, a roof that opens and closes like an oculus and a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree wraparound scoreboard. Visually striking and functional, it will eventually host every major national event from the Final Four next year to likely the World Cup in 2026.

“It’s the finest sports and entertainment facility in the world,” said Dan Corso, president...

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Metro Atlanta students donate to NFL’s super kids super sharing project

DULUTH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Hundreds of metro Atlanta students donate boxes full of sports equipment, books, and school supplies as part of the NFL’s Super-Kids-Super-Sharing project.

Organizers collected the donations throughout the day at the Infinite Energy Center’s Forum in Duluth.

The items will go to students in need.

As part of the event, Verizon made an $18,000 donation to the Ron Clark Academy, a non-profit middle school in southeast Atlanta.

The Super-Kids-Super-Sharing program has given back to students in need for nearly 20 years.

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Olson Capital Investments to Prepare New $50 Million Real Estate Fund

Olson Capital Investments to Prepare New $50 Million Real Estate Fund Atlanta, GA, December 24, 2018 –(– Olson Capital Investments has started talking to investors about a plan to raise up to 50 million for a fund to invest in American Hotel properties and opportunistic acquisitions on assets such as multifamily or office buildings.The real estate private equity firm that’s principally based in Atlanta will formally start raising money for its Equity Fund IV in the first quarter of 2019, less than a year after wrapping up the acquisition and renovation of 125 unit “The Block” apartments which has made nearly a 300% return on equity in year one...

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Wind advisory in effect as strong storms make their way back to metro Atlanta


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Atlanta, GA (CBS46) After a dry Christmas, precipitation will move back into metro Atlanta to end the work week and advisories are posted as a result.

Strong storms are expected to return Thursday night where chances of rainfall are about 40 percent. There’s a 100 percent chance of showers on Friday.

As the week comes to an end temperatures will reach into the 60’s.

A wind advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday morning for several metro Atlanta counties, including: Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Paulding and Polk.

Wind speeds could reach up to 20 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

There’s also a Flash Flood WATCH ...

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