Atlanta Police Department officers will be getting their pay increases just in time for Christmas, according to the city. Beginning Dec. 21, all police personnel at the Police Officer rank will see an increase in their pay and overall compensation—which will bring them to the competitive benchmark for their tier. Other ranks will begin to see adjustments to reach the competitive benchmark beginning July 2019.

Accenture Atlanta Innovation Hub is now open at Technology Square in Midtown. The global consulting firm will use the hub, which features state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality suites, to help clients solve challenges and develop new products. The company plans to add 800 jobs as it continues to expand.

The Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee has announced plans for Super Bowl LIVE, a multi-day festival featuring events, activities and music. Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown will be the site of the free festival leading up to Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Confirmed musical acts include DJ Smurf, Waka Flocka, Goodie Mob, Yin Yang Twins, YFN Lucci, Tag Team and DJ Holiday. To see the full line up, visit 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.