Atlanta Police are investigating three overnight shootings, according to a report from 11 Alive. The first one happened at an apartment complex on Daniel Street in the Old Fourth Ward. A man was shot in the head, but was alert and breathing when transported to Grady Hospital. There was another shooting West Avenue and another in Mechanicsville. Police are investigating to see if the shootings are connected.
The Capitol View Manor Historic District, located approximately three miles south of Downtown Atlanta, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Capitol View Manor Neighborhood Group sponsored the nomination. Nomination materials were prepared by graduate students in Georgia State University’s Heritage Preservation Program. In the early 1920s, a group of investors led by banker and attorney Joseph E. Boston purchased a tract of land in southwest Atlanta from the Freedman’s Aid Society in order to subdivide it for a new residential development to be named Capitol View Manor. The majority of the homes in the neighborhood date to before 1945 with styles like Craftsman, English Vernacular Revival, and Colonial Revival. The district is composed entirely of single-family houses and duplexes, except for one community landmark building – the Tenth Ward Fire Station 20, constructed in 1926. The south side of the district also includes the six-acre Millican Park, created by the city in 1937.
Everyone (okay, maybe just the media) has been freaking out over the addition of a giant peanut M&M candy to the Peach Drop tower at Underground Atlanta. Organizers of the 25th annual New Year’s celebration – which features soul diva Janelle Monae as the headline musical act – said the giant peach will still make its famous drop tonight, but there will be an extra surprise when the peach passes the yellow M&M. If you hadn’t already guessed, M&M is sponsoring this year’s Peach Drop. For more about the event and other New Year’s Eve happenings in Intown, check out our guide at this link.
Atlanta Police are still searching for the men who shot and killed nightclub owner Amin Bochellin outside Club DejaVu on Sunday night, according to a report from WSB-TV. Another man was shot and a third injured trying to avoid the gunfire. The incident is being described as an ambush robbery.