Monday, April 1, 2013

First Slice 4/1/13: State funds transit! No, not MARTA!

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Ha! Id rather fund catapults!
The more than $8 million Gov. Deal set aside in the budget to fund the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority's Xpress bus system survived. We keep looking in the spending plan for cash to help run MARTA's trains and buses but can't seem to find it. Also: Deal (or more specifically, his lawyers) have a long reading list on their nightstands.

Louisville guard and former Conyers resident Kevin Ware won't be joining his teammates in Atlanta for the Final Four. If you have a weak stomach, you might not want to see why.

Business and civic columnist Maria Saporta is right: The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has more lives than a cat.

Locking people out of church is rude.

Lawrence McKiver, the last surviving member of the McIntosh County Shouters, has died.

And finally, the King of Pops is giving away free popsicles all day today to celebrate the company's third birthday. Find a location here.

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