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  • Donald Trump will attend Game 4 of World Series in Atlanta

    Former President Donald J. Trump will attend Game 4 of the World Series Saturday night at Truist Park, according to Braves CEO Terry McGuirk. The news was first reported by USA TODAY Sports. “We are going to give him his own suite,’’ McGuirk said to USA TODAY. McGuirk said the Braves are not endorsing Trump, but the organization is open

  • AP Sources: Letitia James will run for New York governor

    New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable candidate for the Democratic nomination just months after issuing a damning report that drove Andrew Cuomo from office in a sexual harassment scandal. The

  • Stacey Abrams group donates $1.34M to wipe out medical debts

    The political organization led by prominent Democrat Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts. The Fair Fight Political Action Committee on Wednesday told The Associated Press it has donated $1.34 million from its political action committee to the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt to wipe out debt with a face value of $212 million that is owed

  • Everything you need to know about Atlanta’s new Westside Park

    Westside Park is now the city’s largest at 280-acres. Photograph courtesy of Westside Park After nearly six years of construction, Atlanta’s Westside Park officially opened to the public on August 20. At 280 acres, the park is the largest greenspace in the city and contains a 350-foot deep reservoir holding 2.4 gallons of emergency water reserves. With wooded walking paths, grassy meadows, and dramatic rocky cliffs, the park and reservoir will look familiar to fans of The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, and other locally filmed movies and television shows. Its five-mile network of trails connect to the 2-3-mile Proctor Creek Greenway and will eventually feed into the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. Formerly known as Bellwood Quarry, the site was a popular filming location for movies and TV shows. Now the Westside Reservoir, it holds 2.4 billion gallons of emergency drinking water. Photograph courtesy of Westside Park From getting there to the best trails and amenities, here are some tips for visiting Atlanta’s newest park. Getting There Visitors driving to the Westside Park can park in one of two paved lots located at 1600 and 1660 Johnson Ferry Road. Pedestrian and cyclist access is available at both Johnson Ferry parking lots as well as via the Proctor Creek Greenway and the Grove Park neighborhood on the park’s southern edge. Trails at Westside Park Photograph courtesy of Westside Park Best Trails Explore the park’s dense woodlands, grassy meadows, and centerpiece reservoir via five miles of paved trails. From either parking lot, take the half-mile blue loop, which descends into the park and past a playground, picnic shelters, and open fields to a path that borders the reservoir. For the best views, connect into the .30 yellow loop and climb stairs to an overlook famed by the former quarry’s craggy cliffs and the city skyline. Trails at Westside Park Photograph courtesy of Westside Park Other can’t-miss trails include the 1.35-mile purple loop, which winds around the park’s perimeter and offers more views of the reservoir, and the .66-mile red trail, a wide, paved path with designated bike lanes that connects to both parking lots and bisects the Proctor Creek Greenway before emptying onto Grove Park Place. A playground at Westside Park Photograph courtesy of Westside Park A restroom at Westside Park Photograph courtesy of Westside Park Other notable features In addition to two covered pavilions and public restrooms, the park has bike racks and a playground outfitted with slides, towers, and other features appropriate for children ages 3 to 12. The area has little shade, so plan on slathering on sunscreen and/or or visiting earlier in the morning or later in the evening on warm and sunny days. Accessibility While most trails are paved and ADA compliant, the grand overlook contains steps, and the descent from the 1660 Johnson Ferry Road parking lot is quite steep, so plan accordingly. The Westside Reservoir Photograph courtesy of Westside Park Hours City parks are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The post Everything you need to know about Atlanta’s new Westside Park appeared first on Atlanta Magazine.

  • Perdue mulling primary challenge against Kemp in Georgia: report | TheHill - The Hill

    Perdue mulling primary challenge against Kemp in Georgia: report | TheHill  The Hill