Comcast has begun launching more than 160,000 Xfinity WiFi neighborhood hotspots throughout metro Atlanta. Shopping centers, parks and commuter areas have had hotspots installed, including Piedmont Park, Chastain Park, Buckhead and Atlantic Station. Comcast plans to eventually grow the presence of its Atlanta area outdoor hotspots to nearly 1,000 by year’s end. Find out more at xfinity.com/wifi.

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation yesterday approving a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. to be placed on the grounds of the State Capitol. He also signed legislation requiring some applicants for food stamps and welfare benefits to undergo a drug test.

Chris Appleton, co-founder and executive director of  art and activism nonprofit WonderRoot, has been awarded the Emerging Leader Award by Americans for the Arts.

The Food Network has created a list of Where to Eat Great Steak from Coast to Coast and included Kevin Rathbun Steak in Inman Park.

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.