Lovett School Fire + DeKalb Co. to get new MARTA markets



Hey, Atlanta! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start on Tuesday.

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Sweet with lots of sun. High: 65 Low: 43.

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Here are the 5 best stories in Atlanta today:

  1. The Lovett School was evacuated around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning after a fire in the kitchen caused thick smoke to surround the building. Atlanta firefighters rushed to the school, evacuating everyone and putting out the blaze, after which all students and staff were declared unharmed. ( WXIA)
  2. Bad news for boat enthusiasts who anticipate Atlanta’s next Progressive Insurance Boat Show: The event was postponed due to low stock of boats and supply chain issues, among other reasons. “We made the difficult decision to postpone the Atlanta boat show until 2023,” said show director Courtney Erhardt on Monday. To help fill the void, the show organizers are working on a new boating event to be held on Lake Lanier in March 2022. “At the New Lake Lanier Event,” said Erhardt, whose date has not yet been released. communicated, “Participants can expect to see the latest boat models and find inspiration for their summer boating adventures on the water. “(BMS Atlanta)
  3. One person was killed in an accident near I-285 East and Jonesboro Road on Sunday night. According to Atlanta Police, “preliminary investigation indicates that the driver was operating the motor vehicle when it appeared to have lost control, hitting the median in the process.” The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the DPA said, and no charges are scheduled at this time. ( WXIA)
  4. FEMA Atlanta Distribution Center – a 460,000 square foot facility strategically positioned near the airport – has 270 semi-trailers loaded and ready to go at any time. And many of them did so on Saturday in response to the deadly tornadoes that devastated communities in six states. “We shipped 54 different cargo trailers,” said Janet Goldson, deputy director of FEMA Atlanta facilities, “blankets, cots, tarps, generators.” Emergency supplies were sent to eight southeastern states, she said, including one of the hardest hit: Kentucky. (CBS46 Atlanta News)
  5. MARTA received a grant of $ 851,677.10 from the US Department of Agriculture to finance the operation of its Fresh MARTA Markets and extend the program at two additional stations in DeKalb County. Launched in 2015, the markets provide access to fresh and affordable produce in food deserts while expanding sales opportunities for local Georgia producers. MARTA currently operates markets at West End, HE Holmes, Bankhead, College Park and Five Points stations in the cities of Atlanta and College Park. Thanks to the grant, additional markets will be created at Kensington and Doraville stations next spring. (Saporta report)

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  • We know all of the cats and dogs in the Atlanta Humane Society are on Santa’s “good guys” list this year, which means they’re eagerly awaiting gifts. And the only gift on all of their lists is a house! Check “home” from their lists when you adopt a cat or dog between December 17 and 23 for a 50% reduction on adoption fees. (Facebook)
  • Looking for a fun winter vacation or a way to keep the visiting family entertained? Ice skating is a great option, and Discover Atlanta has a list of ice rinks in Atlanta! ⛸️✨ (Facebook)
  • Travel through time with the Atlanta History Center and find out if you have what it takes to be a freedom fighter. The time travel guides take students back to the past where they meet leaders of the 1946 Voting Rights Movement and the 1960 Atlanta Sit-Ins movement, exploring the Civil Rights Era and connecting it to the social movements through time. (Facebook)
  • Atlanta’s Favorite Running and Walking Destination and Historic Atlanta Running and Walking Organization Team Up to bring the races back to Atlanta Belt Line. the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the Atlanta Track and Field Club are teaming up to offer a series of events on the most popular sections of the BeltLine in 2022. Register now to take advantage of preferential rates. (Facebook)
  • Atlanta’s historic West End The education committee works to promote quality education in local primary and secondary schools. Find out more at tonight’s monthly meeting on Zoom, from 6 p.m. (Facebook)

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