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  1. First Slice 1/29/16: State lawmaker says KKK 'was not so much a racist thing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    According to one Georgia lawmaker, the Ku Klux Klan "was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order." The elected official, State Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, went so far as to say the Klan even "made a lot of people straighten up."

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  2. Proposed MLK tribute on Stone Mountain is an insultRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    HARD TRUTHS: We need a true reckoning with the history that Stone Mountain heralds. A 1971 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rally takes place one year before the completion of the Confederate Memorial carving.

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  3. Sons of Confederate Veterans oppose monument to 'Michael' Luther King Jr.? Wait, what?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    "Monuments to either Michael King or soldiers of any color who fought against the Confederacy would be a violation of the purpose for which the park was created and exists. The erection of a monument to anything other than the Confederate Cause being placed on top of Stone Mountain because of the objections of opponents of Georgia's Confederate heritage would be akin to the state flying a Confederate battle flag atop the King Center in Atlanta against the wishes of King supporters."

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  4. First Slice 10/12/15: Governor says he opposes casino proposal, unless...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Gov. Nathan Deal says he will inform state lawmakers that casinos in Georgia are not a good idea and does not improve the state's quality of life. But if casino companies were OK with being taxed more, well, that's another discussion.

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  5. First Slice 10/11/15: MLK monument to be placed on top of Stone MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    The leaders who oversee Stone Mountain, the DeKalb County state park and shrine to the Confederacy during the Civil War, will build an 18-foot-tall tower with a bell at the rock's summit to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Some Buckhead residents are aghast at the idea of adding bike lanes to Peachtree Road. They're also apparently irked by the idea of yielding to bicyclists traveling in those proposed lanes.

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  6. Losing faithRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    In Edgewood neighborhood, a 40-year-old woman said she put her gold Jesus and other expensive jewelry on her kitchen counter, near the door, right before she took her medicine and went to bed. When she woke up, she said her front door was damaged and her precious gold Jesus was gone, along with her 10-karat gold diamond necklace, and two diamond rings.

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  7. Music Midtown's leader speaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    In the summer of 1958, Peter Conlon's father moved his family from their home in Bridgeport, Conn., to a parcel of farmland on the outskirts of Tucker, Ga., near what is now Northlake Mall. The family settled into a house on a former bird sanctuary near the Shallowford Road exit and the Northeast Expressway.

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  8. RonReaco Lee has no 'Survivor's Remorse'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    RonReaco Lee , who stars in Starz's "Survivor's Remorse," knows firsthand that Hollywood ambitions are nothing new for Atlanta. After all, Lee got his start as an actor growing up in Stone Mountain.

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  9. Time and Place: Confederate ShadowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    On Saturday, Aug. 22, local activists filled two large balloons with helium and lifted a banner high into the air , partially obscuring the controversial carving of three Confederate generals carved into the world's largest exposed granite monolith. According to a petition launched by organizers , the activists were protesting Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Stone Mountain Park, which features several Confederate-era themed attractions.

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  10. Time and Place: Confederate ShadowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    On Saturday, Aug. 22, local activists filled two large balloons with helium and lifted a banner high into the air , partially obscuring the controversial carving of three Confederate generals carved into the world's largest exposed granite monolith. According to a petition launched by organizers , the activists were protesting Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Stone Mountain Park, which features several Confederate-era themed attractions.

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  11. FUBU Klansman clowned for ironic footwear in rift between staunch...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    FUBU AIN'T JUST 'FOR US, BY US': The clueless Klansman's appearance at Saturday's Confederate flag rally angered many supporters who feel outwardly racist views compromise their flag-saving misson. The whole damn Internet is having a blast at the expense of one clueless Klansman and his ironic, if unintended, fashion statement.

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  12. First Slice 8/2/15: Confederate flag fans rally at Stone Mountain,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    First Slice 8/2/15: Confederate flag fans rally at Stone Mountain, remind rest of world that Georgia can be a weird and sad place

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  13. First Slice 7/30/2015: Sherriff Victor Hill goes on a road tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Clayton County Sherriff Victor Hill, who recently accidentally shot his friend, has been quite the jet setter lately. After laying low for a few weeks, Hill was discovered to be spending tax dollars on "training trips" all over the country.

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  14. First Slice 7/30/2015: Sherriff Victor Hill goes on a road tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Clayton County Sherriff Victor Hill, who recently accidentally shot his friend, has been quite the jet setter lately. After laying low for a few weeks, Hill was discovered to be spending tax dollars on "training trips" all over the country.

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  15. Call to add OutKast to Stone Mountain sparks discussion on symbolism and raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Recently the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called for a sandblast removal of Confederate generals Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson on Stone Mountain. Artist Mack Williams had another idea: Don't remove the original carving, just add OutKast.

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  16. First Slice 7/16/15: Why not add an MLK quote to Stone Mountain?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    State law says Stone Mountain Park can't take down the rebel flag or the rock face memorial. But why not add a nice quote from Martin Luther King Jr. to the mix? " Something can be added to the state-owned summit to make it clear that Davis, Lee and Jackson are indeed relics.

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  17. First Slice 7/15/15: Metze, Gilligan, Price win Gold Dome seats; Bennett and Davis advance to runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    There will be some new faces inside the Gold Dome in 2016 following yesterday's special elections. Retired educator Marie Robinson Metze will take over for longtime state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta; conservative activist Sheri Gilligan will fill the seat of former state Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming; and former Roswell Councilwoman Betty Price will replace the late state Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Rowell.

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  18. Bruce Munro brings 'Light' to the Atlanta Botanical GardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    A hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp hugely influenced painting and sculpture when he showed that unexpected things could be turned into art. He did this by enlarging the idea of a " found object ," which he called a "readymade."

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  19. State rep: Skip Stone Mountain on July 4 - and until Confederate flags come downRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Stone Mountain Park tends to draw a crowd for Independence Day festivities. But state Rep. LaDawn Jones, D-Atlanta, is urging citizens to skip the attraction's laser-light show and find another place to view fireworks.

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