Volunteers prepare meals for the MLK Day dinner to feed the hungry and homeless (Courtesy CBS Atlanta).

Along with all of today’s observances to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of volunteers are expected to serve 10,000 hungry and homeless Atlantans during the 44th annual Martin Luther King Holiday Dinner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m today. The dinner is being served at the Georgia International Convention Center, located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse

Residents in the Old Fourth Ward are working with Atlanta Police to end a recent crime spree, according to a report from CBS Atlanta. The burglaries have been happening in and around Hogue Street and residents are setting up hidden cameras to try and catch the crooks on film. Police officials believe a group is working together to case homes and commit the robberies.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) sent out two bulldozers to the underpass of I-75/85 and I-20 in Downtown Atlanta last week to eliminate around ten to twelve camping tents occupied by homeless individuals, according to a report from Atlanta Progressive News. A local church brought blankets and other necessities to the site for those who lost their possessions.

The iconic Alexander Calder sculpture has left the front lawn of the High Museum, according to a report at WABE. The giant mobile, “Three Up, Three Down” is now at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum for a Calder retrospective, but is not expected to return to the High. The sculpture graced the museum’s lawn for 25 years.

Thrillist has named Kevin Rathbun Steak in Inman Park as one of America’s best steakhouses.

 

 

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.