The Atlanta Police Department has arrested three people in a string of armed robberies that happened near Home Park/Georgia Tech and in Buckhead during January and February.  The trio robbed individuals at gunpoint, taking personal property including laptops, smartphones, cash and credit cards. Gemontaz Holley, 20; Sinquai Callway, 21; and Donnell “Marquez” Frison, 20, have been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a frearm during the commission of a felony. The APD Robbery Unit investigators are also looking at the arrestees as suspects in at least four additional robberies.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has released the Affordable Housing Working Group Final Report, a guide for creating and preserving affordable housing around the Atlanta BeltLine. To support the development of a comprehensive housing strategy, ABI convened a panel of experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to serve as the ABI Affordable Housing Working Group. A key finding in the report: Another 4,000 units must be created o meet the Atlanta City Council’s goal of 5,600 affordable units by 2030. The full report may be accessed here.

Atlanta City Councilmembers Jennifer Ide, Andre Dickens, Matt Westmoreland and Amir Farokhi have introduced legislation that would require any individual and/or principal seeking to influence legislative or administrative actions of the City of Atlanta to register as a lobbyist. The city does not currently regulate the lobbying of elected Atlanta officials.

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.