News Briefs: School attendance zones; Cowtippers closing; football arrest report

To relieve overcrowding at Midtown Atlanta schools, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education has unanimously voted to redraw some attendance zones. According to Reporter Newspapers, students living on parts of Cheshire Bridge Road and Armour Drive who currently attend Morningside Elementary School, Inman Middle School and Grady High School will be shifted. Future students living at an apartment complex being built at 1989 Cheshire Bridge Road in Midtown, and other new complexes near it, will be rezoned to attend Garden Hills Elementary School, Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School. Students living on Armour Drive, north of I-85 in Buckhead, will be rezoned to attend E. Rivers Elementary School, Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School.

Tomorrow’s News Today reports that Cowtippers restaurant near the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive will close Jan. 28 after 25 years in business. A favorite of the LGBT community, the restaurant building will allegedly make way for an apartment complex.

The Atlanta Police Department said there were no “major incidents” during the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday night. APD spokesman Carlos Campos said in a media report that there were a handful of reports of incidents typically associated with such large events, including suspicious packages, thefts from vehicles and other petty thefts of property.  “Inside the venue on game day, we did make eight arrests – three related to two separate fights and five related to the counterfeiting of event credentials. The individuals arrested for fraudulent credentials were attempting to access the game.” The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs 26 to 23.

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