Courtesy MARTA
Courtesy MARTA

MARTA is giving a double-decker bus that holds 100 passengers a road test through the end of August. The 14-foot tall bus is currently ferrying passengers from Clayton County to the airport, but according to a report in the AJC, the bus will be on a new route each week during the test period. However, because of its height, the bus won’t be able to pass under some of the city’s low bridges.

The co-creator of the national Black Lives Matter movement has disavowed Sir Maejor, the self-proclaimed president of Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta. In a report from WABE, other local civil rights groups who have been involved in protests and marches since the recent slaying of two black men by police officers say Sir Maejor does not speak for them.

Tennis lovers will be flocking to Atlantic Station July 30-Aug. 7 for the annual BB&T Open tournament. Some of the world’s best players will be on hand and there will be an exhibition match between John McEnroe and Sergi Bruguera. For tickets and information, visit


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.