Variety Playhouse
Variety Playhouse

Atlanta Police are still trying to piece together what happened to Georgia Tech student James Hubert, who disappeared after leaving a sorority party on Friday night and turned up severely beaten and partially paralyzed along railroad tracks on Monday morning. Hubert’s mother posted on Facebook that her son had taken MARTA after the party and was beaten and robbed when he got off the train. MARTA has released this statement: “Based on information received as a result of the ongoing investigation by the Atlanta Police Department, Mr. James Hubert was not on the MARTA system at the time in question. All further inquiries should be directed to the Atlanta Police Department.” Hubert, who underwent spine surgery this week, was found in a ditch along DeKalb Avenue by friends using the iPhone tracking app.

Dozens of people slept on the steps of Atlanta City Hall overnight to protests the city’s decision to turn part of the Peoplestown neighborhood into a park. According to a report at CBS46, City officials say the area is prone to flooding so they’re buying homes and turning the land into green space.

Little Five Points music venue Variety Playhouse might be sold, according to a report in the AJC. Owner Steve Harris said he is entertaining the idea of selling. He said this week he’s received an offer for the business and that a decision would be reached by the first of November. Variety Playhouse has hosted just about every big name you can think of. Patti Smith will be there on Nov. 12 discussing her new memoir, M Train.

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.