Hello everyone! I’m back in your inbox this morning to tell you about the most important things happening in town. I’ll get to it.
First, today’s weather forecast:
A storm or two. High: 88 Low: 70.
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Here are the top five stories from Atlanta today:
- In a landmark decision yesterday, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade and entrusted the power to decide the legality of abortion to the states. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis responded to the ruling by saying she would not prosecute abortion cases. “It is my responsibility as elected district attorney to prioritize the use of my office’s resources,” Willis wrote in a statement. “I will not use valuable taxpayer dollars allocated to this office to pursue lawsuits based on women’s personal health care choices.” (Atlanta crest)
- Along with the district attorney, the Atlanta City Council responded to the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday. On Tuesday, the council approved the resolution to make abortion law violations the “lowest possible priority” within the city’s police department. The council made the announcement alongside the Supreme Court’s decision. (11Alive.com WXIA)
- The Food Shoppe brings New Orleans-inspired dishes to Midtown! The boutique will open its second location at 860, rue Pêcher, the former site of Gyro Bros. Dishes featured at the Food Shoppe include Creole Shrimp Omelet, File’ Gumbo and Rice & Red Beans. The new site is expected to open in July. (And now Atlanta)
- Clayton County Police have identified a suspected gang member wanted in connection with the June 21 shooting at a College Park apartment complex. Royal “Mod” Ahmad, 19, is believed to be a member or affiliate of the Lincoln Bloods street gang. According to the police, Ahmad is wanted in connection with the shooting that led to the death of 15-year-old Terrance Densona student at Midtown High School. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
- Tickets are now on sale for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival taking place in the fall! The festival returns for its 11th year from September 15 to 18. This celebration of Southern culinary culture features an array of creations from chefs from across the South, with proceeds going to the Conservation Children’s School Meals Program for Children in Africa. Early bird tickets will be available until June 30 starting at $85 for general admission per day. Learn how to get tickets at the link. (Newspapers Reporters)
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Today in Atlanta:
- Stand Up With Ukraine: Poster Workshop for Kids – Aftercar (10:00 a.m.)
- Cascade Road Community Cleanup – Town of South Fulton (8:00 a.m.)
- Atlanta Unclaimed Baggage Truck National Tour – (8:30 a.m.)
- Sneakers with Atlanta – Georgia International Convention Center (12:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Read Mayor Andre Dickens’ statement on the overturning of Roe v. wade at the link. (City of Atlanta Government via Facebook)
- Join the Atlanta Botanical Garden on July 23 for its first-ever SUMMER PARTY, a tropical-themed celebration of Latin and Caribbean culture with live music from the COT Band, dances from Fuego Hielo Dance and Caribbean Dance Atl, artistic creations from Eric Nine, and more! Get tickets here. (Atlanta Botanical Garden via Facebook)
- Take a 2022 Historic West End Homes and Gardens Tour presented by Lee + White today! Enjoy a nighttime walk through open houses, a gallery, and a museum in Atlanta’s best neighborhoods. Tour starts at 5 p.m. (Atlanta’s Historic West End via Facebook)
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That’s all for today! I’ll join you early tomorrow morning with another update.
— Danielle Fallon-O’Leary
About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a senior writer at content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with the management of the community newsletter. Danielle also has a Masters in Communication Science and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.