The City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management will move forward with a five year, $1 billion spending plan to upgrade water storage, infrastructure and delivery after voters reauthorized a one cent sales tax on Tuesday. According to CBS46, the sales tax extension will raise $120 million per year that will go toward more than 70 projects, including reactivation of reservoir off Howell Mill Road and the construction of water retention pond to prevent flooding in Peoplestown.
Buckhead Church and North Point Ministries, Inc. have donated $75,000 to Atlanta’s Centers of Hope, which support kids and teens in the city of Atlanta. Managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Centers of Hope serve more than 4,000 young people citywide each year through leadership development training, academic enrichment courses and mentorship opportunities. To date, Buckhead Church and North Point Ministries, Inc., have contributed $350,000 to help fund programming under the Centers of Hope’s ‘five pillars,’ including academic enrichment, character leadership, health and fitness, technology and community engagement.
There will be no more tomorrows for electronic dance music festival TomorrowWorld. The organizers posted on Facebook that the 2016 event had been cancelled because “it is not possible to give you the best and unique experience you deserve.” Last year’s event descended into chaos and made international headlines when rain turned the site near Chattahoochee Hills into a mud pit, stranding thousands of concert-goers who had to sleep on the ground or along roads with no food or water.