Posts tagged with "Labor Day"

More than half a million people expected to visit Atlanta on Labor Day weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2016

Public safety officials are bracing for Atlanta’s annual influx of Labor Day visitors. The Atlanta Police Department says it expects more than 500,000 people to descend on Atlanta this weekend. “The Atlanta Police Department (APD) wants the public to be aware of many Labor Day holiday events expected to attract large crowds,” a press release […]

More than 500,000 people will flock to metro Atlanta this weekend

Posted by September 2, 2015

Labor Day weekend in Atlanta is nigh, and local police and transportation officials are anticipating hundreds of thousands of additional people will be in town. The Atlanta Police Department estimates there will be 610,000 people visiting Atlanta this weekend. That’s down from last year’s estimate of 800,000. Decaturish asked why this year’s estimate would be […]

Hero boxing – The origin story

Posted by March 25, 2014

By: Carey O’Neil Contributor Mike Burr, a Tucker High School chemistry teacher and Kirkwood resident, was at a neighbor’s Christmas party when he was approached by a mysterious stranger. The stranger asked how tall Burr was. Burr told him. “Then he says, ‘Are you afraid of confined spaces?’” Burr said. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna […]

SLIDESHOW: Sunday Scene at Decatur Book Festival

Posted by September 1, 2013

Umbrellas saved the day for the many prepared patrons of the Decatur Book Festival. I was down there helping serve up Chicken Tikka Masala & the trimmings at the Bhojanic tent and I saw a lot of happy people walking around with raindrops on their shoulders and smiles on their faces. It could have been […]

Decatur Square “Epicenter of Literary World” this Labor Day Weekend

Posted by August 30, 2013

Decatur Book Festival kicks off Saturday, but the tent city was already under construction for this late-August golden hour. In its 8th year, the DBF is debuting “Art/DBF”. contributor Joe Avary explains what’s new this time around… Official Decatur Book Festival website. More on Art DBF. What’s the word? The ACAC at DBF official […]

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