A rendering of the new Falcons Stadium.

Mercedes-Benz will acquire naming rights to the new Falcons stadium in Downtown Atlanta, according to a report from Atlanta Business Chronicle. A formal announcement is is expected on Aug. 24.

If you own property is the city of Atlanta, expect to pay more in taxes thanks to a new 911 tax. According to a report from CBS46, the city is now charging $307 a year for any property zoned commercial and $26 annually for property zoned residential. It’s an attempt to fund the city’s 911 center that is more than $12 million in debt.

An arrest has been made in a violent home invasion robbery in northwest Atlanta that attracted national media attention. Atlanta Police said they had arrested Brandon Jerome Smith, 18, and were seeking three others. Michael and Whitney Lash and their family were returning home from a vacation on Sunday night when they were confronted on the porch of their Sumter Street home. Two of the teens tried to force their way into the Lash’s home. Michael Lash was subsequently shot in both legs and Whitney Lash was shot at but missed as she fled with her baby.

 

 

 

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.