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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

First Slice 11/13/13: No more 404 or 678 area codes will be assigned

Vice President Joe Biden will head to Atlanta tomorrow to talk about immigration reform.
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  • Vice President Joe Biden will head to Atlanta tomorrow to talk about immigration reform.
Looking for a new 404 or 678 area code? You might be out of luck. But please welcome 470 to the front of your new telephone numbers.

Some Cobb officials are still in the dark regarding the financing costs for the new Braves stadium. "We're all on pins and needles," Marietta Mayor and Cobb-Marietta Coliseum Authority board member Steven Tumlin Jr. said. Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee said yesterday that details would be released later this week.

Despite some objections, a Fulton County judge insists that nearly three-dozen Atlanta Public Schools educators stand trial together. "It's just the cold hard truth: This is a once in a lifetime case as far as I'm concerned. You are all in it," Judge Jerry Baxter said.

State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan has decided to enter the race for Georgia Schools Superintendent in 2014.

The great Andrew Young International Boulevard flag kerfuffle of 2013 may soon be over.

Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center tomorrow, where he'll talk about the Obama administration's "celebration of citizenship and across-the-board commitment to passing commonsense immigration reform."

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