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Monday, March 25, 2013

First Slice 3/25/13: Buckhead... it's... it's alive!

The Sovereign Atlanta Building in Buckhead
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  • The Sovereign Atlanta Building in Buckhead
After a few years of limbo, Buckhead, the swanky part of town where the grass is always green and pollution smells like lavender, is bouncing back!

One of Gov. Nathan Deal's secrets to working with legislators? Putting up to $100 million in bond funding on the table for pet projects.

Be on the lookout for the alleged "Office Creeper," the most hilariously named scoundrel of the last month. Athens-Clarke County Police say Antonio Hornsby snuck into offices and an elementary school posing as a maintenance worker and promptly stole women's wallets from their purses. (Turn your speakers down - 11Alive has the autoplay enabled on the video.)

A developer is reportedly considering building a residential tower along 13th Street near Piedmont Park. Go ahead and start guessing the terms that'll appear in the marketing materials.

They're just parking spots.

R.I.P, Moby the clouded leopard at Zoo Atlanta. You were a friend.

And finally, if you woke up this morning with a craving to see Jay Tribby, the chief of staff for Atlanta City Coucilman Kwanza Hall, in a "Gangnam Style" parody video, you've come to the right place.

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