The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works has announced it is taking “new, aggressive and proactive steps” to dealing with potholes across the city. The new program provides three shifts, eight crews, and 18 workers who are solely dedicated to repairing potholes 24 hours a day. You can report a pothole issue at

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Nina Hickson as City Attorney and Joshua Williams will serve as the City’s newest Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Hickson joined the Bottoms Administration as interim City Attorney in May after having served as General Counsel for the Atlanta BeltLine since 2016. Williams joins the city after having served four years as Chief Operations Officer for DeKalb County Schools. Hickson’s appointment is effective immediately and Williams will begin his new role on Aug. 6.

The next Let’s Talk Midtown meet will be held Wednesday, July 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree Street NE. There will be discussion and information about MARTA’s transit expansion and more. Free to attend, but registration required at this link.

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.