Atlanta rapper Drama was arrested July 28 after allegedly making a bomb threat at the Lenox Plaza office building on Peachtree Road in Buckhead. According to our sister publication Buckhead Reporter, the building was evacuated but no injuries were reported and no bomb was found. Drama, born Terence Cook, went to the fifth floor lobby of the Bader Law firm in Lenox Plaza and told employees that he “was tired of being treated wrongly and that he had a bomb,” according to an Atlanta Police report. Police said Cook was attempting to get to The Parks Group Attorneys at Law firm on the second floor but was unable to get to that floor because APD officers stopped him on the fifth floor. The firm is owned by “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks. Parks is an entertainment attorney and has represented Cook in the past. Cook had a FedEx envelope and a book, according to police. The Department of Homeland Security responded to the scene and has charged the suspect with terroristic threats and creating a false public alarm.

Atlanta’s plan to fix its parking enforcement system could mean more citations and the installation of 1,000 new meters. According to SaportaReport, the terms and more are outlined in a request for proposals issued June 20 by Mayor Kasim Reed’s office. The city’s contract with controversial ParkAtlanta expires Sept. 24 and Reed said he planned to find a new vendor to handle parking enforcement.

The City of Decatur has launched a new website and communications program — dubbed Extreme Makeover: Downtown Decatur Edition — to keep residents informed through a period of potentially disruptive construction projects. Between streetscape overhauls, infrastructure repair, safety enhancements, and development projects, there’s a lot planned or in the works for the city’s downtown over the next 12 to 18 months. And much of it involves overlapping timelines, which amplifies the potential for inconvenience. The new website can be accessed at decaturmakeover.com.

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.