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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

First Slice 9/11/13: Atlanta's first responders to hold honorary 9/11 anniversary service

Both the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department this morning will hold honorary events to commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11 tragedy. Georgia Tech students have also placed hundreds of flags on its campus. And numerous other events will pay respect to those who died 12 years ago today.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is planning to begin renovations on the Polaris, its strange, hovering alien spaceship revolving blue-domed restaurant, sometime this fall.

Two former Cox employees are facing prison time for stealing more than $940,000, which they electronically steered into their personal bank accounts.

The National Conference of Black Mayors reportedly axed its executive director last Friday. But she's not buying it and isn't planning on leaving her post.

The New York Times profiles Brandon Gaudin, Georgia Tech's new football announcer who bucks the sport's trend of putting older broadcasters on the radio.

President Barack Obama has called upon Congress to postpone their vote on a limited-strike against Syria so he can support Russian-led diplomacy that he hopes will end the country's use of chemical weapons.

More than 70 people were arrested last weekend on alcohol-related charges related to the the Georgia-South Carolina football game. The offenses included 20 DUI's as well as marijuana possession open container

Selig Enterprises' downtown Athens project is facing "significant challenges," but has denied that the development is on hold, Flagpole reports.

ICYMI: Atlanta Police say they have caught a graffiti tagger whom they allege has illegally marked more than 30 walls.

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