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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed.
Here’s what to know for today:
- The city of Atlanta has chosen the site of a new youth development center to run in partnership with the Atlanta Police Foundation. City council members drafted an ordinance giving Mayor Andre Dickens the authority to execute the deal for the future site of the At-Promise Center at 2715 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in southwest Atlanta. The ordinance will be discussed by a council committee next week.
- As food prices continue to rise across metro Atlanta, DeKalb County officials are partnering with local faith leaders to provide 5,000 boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables to the community. The giveaway will also include 10-pound bags of chicken and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at eight churches throughout the county starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21.
- The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday involving the future of Confederate monuments in two metro Atlanta counties. The Sons of Confederate Veterans originally filed the lawsuit to protect the two statues after local commissioners voted in favor of removal. One statue is located in McDonough Square in Henry County and the other in Covington Square in Newton County.
- Atlanta short-term rental owners have just a few weeks left before a city ordinance goes into effect on June 1 requiring them to have a permit. Once in effect, the new ordinance will limit the number of rentals an owner can operate within Atlanta city limits and requires that one of the listings is the primary residence of the owner.
ICYMI: A national baby formula shortage means Atlanta mothers may not have access to one of the safest feeding options for their infants. Capital B Atlanta health reporter Kenya Hunter sat down with local experts to explain everything you need to know during the shortage.
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