News Briefs: Burglar sketch; Civil Rights Trail; Krog party backlash

burglar sketchThe Atlanta Police Department has released a sketch of the burglar who broke into a woman’s home near Park Avenue and Sydney Street in Grant Park on Oct. 9. The victim told officers that she woke to find an unknown male burglarizing her home. When the victim attempted to call 911 the male assaulted her and then left with several items from the home. If you recognize the individual, contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477. There could be a reward.

The Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. officially launched the Georgia Civil Rights Trail on Oct. 16 with ceremony and dedication of two historical markers, one in recognition of the Atlanta Student Movement on the campus of Clark Atlanta University, followed by the unveiling of a historical marker at Rush Memorial Congregational Church. “The launch of the Civil Rights Trail adds to this year’s list of tremendous achievements highlighting Atlanta’s rich history in Civil and Human Rights Movements, said Doug Shipman, CEO of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to help ensure that the legacies of Atlanta’s past live on to inspire the future.” For more information about the Georgia Civil Rights Trail visit GeorgiaHistory.com.

Screfaseen Shot 2014-09-26 at 3.46.12 PM-thumb-thumbCabbagetown residents have been up in arms over the Krog Masquerade, which will take over the iconic Krog Street Tunnel for an “avant-garde, European-style” Halloween party with music, food, burlesque shows and more. Residents are concerned about the closure of the tunnel for hours in case of an emergency and alleged lack of engagement with the community by organizers Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Curbed Atlanta has a post and letter from a concerned resident, but it’s the comment section that shows how the community is divided over the party.

 

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