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02 January 2017

Atlanta Falcons to Face Patriots, Packers and Lions in 2017 NFL Regular Season

The NFL, today, released the opponents as well as the home and away games for the 2017 regular season.

Along with their six NFC South division games, the Atlanta Falcons will face the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers at home. Away games will feature match-ups against the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears.

All told, the Falcons will have six opponents who made the playoffs this season.

The complete list of the Atlanta Falcons' 2017 opponents are below:

Home Away
Carolina PanthersCarolina Panthers
New Orleans SaintsNew Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay BuccaneersTampa Bay Buccaneers
Green Bay PackersChicago Bears
Minnesota VikingsDetroit Lions
Buffalo BillsNew England Patriots
Miami DolphinsNew York Jets
Dallas CowboysSeattle Seahawks

The official 2017 schedule, with playing dates and times, will be announced in the spring.

Ferry Corsten Returns to Give Atlanta Its First Fix of Trance in 2017

One of Atlanta's most frequented after hours hot spots is kicking off 2017 with a three-hour set from a world famous, award-winning DJ.

Opera Nightclub welcomes Ferry Corsten back to its hallowed halls for the first weekend party of the new year.

(Ferry Corsten comes back to Atlanta, 6 January, for a three-hour set at Opera Nightclub.)
Tickets are available now, starting at $15.

Ferry fans can expect to hear some new music from the Dutch DJ, Friday night.

Corsten revived his Gouryella moniker following a thirteen-year hiatus, and dropped a new album last month.

The 12-track record features 2016 versions of Gouryella classics including “Gouryella,” “Ligaya,” Walhalla” and “Tenshi, among others. The album also features Corsten’s brand new single "Drum’s A Weapon" and the melodic, celestial tune "Dopamina" from emerging trance star, Dimension.

For the First #MusicMonday of 2017, A Two-Hour Mega Mix by Vices Like Vipers

Happy new year, y'all!

Georgia Unfiltered is starting it right with a two-hour #MusicMonday, featuring a mix by Louis McNinch.

Louis performs under the stage name, Vices Like Vipers.

If the name sounds familiar, it's because it originates from the metal band Oh Sleeper.

"I chose that name because I felt a significance in the symbolism of our Vices acting as Vipers, striking us without warning," Louis said. "But we must be able to battle them off to overcome them."

Louis has been DJing for roughly three years and has opened for artists like Dubloadz, Ra, and Atlanta's own Sunday Service


13 December 2016

Survey Says Lyft Generated $41.3 Million for Atlanta's Economy in 2016

A new economic survey released this week suggests the local Atlanta economy saw an extra $41.3 million in 2016 due to the ride-sharing service, Lyft.

Conducted by the Land Econ Group, and commissioned by Lyft, the study also showed passengers in Atlanta will save $21.9 million in travel time value and over 710,000 travel hours this year alone because of Lyft.

"Based on survey results from tens of thousands of Lyft users, we found that Lyft creates a significant positive economic impact in each of the twenty metro regions we have studied," said Bill Lee, Senior Partner at Land Econ Group. "Passengers have responded to the significant time savings and enhanced mobility Lyft provides by visiting local businesses more often, staying out longer, and exploring new areas of their city that are otherwise difficult to reach."

The national survey examined over 20 Lyft markets across the country, including Atlanta. In 2016, local economies will see over $750 million in additional spending due to the availability of Lyft. Access to Lyft also meant that passengers saved over $500 million and 26 million travel hours compared to alternative transportation modes.

In Atlanta, the study also found:

  • 87% of passengers are more likely to avoid drinking while intoxicated because of Lyft
  • 53% of passengers use their personal vehicle less because of Lyft
  • 46% of passengers spend more at their local business
  • 43% of Lyft drivers are female, the highest among the 20 cities surveyed
  • 30% of rides start in underserved areas

05 November 2016

Georgia Early Voting Concludes with More Than Two Million Ballots Cast

As of 5 November 2016, 2,384,723  Georgians have either voted at their local elections office or cast ballots by mail.

Below are the totals by congressional district:

Number of
Early/Absentee Votes
Increase from 31 October 2016
1 132,695+59,341
2 134,583+49,453
3 188,844+74,092
9 189,396+68,889
10 184,483+77,731
13 197,083+99,621
14 155,319+67,297

For last week's totals, click here.

[SOURCE: Georgia Secretary of State's Office]

01 November 2016

Superior Court Judge Says Loch Lomond Community Can Stay in Atlanta

Residents in a southwest Atlanta community received a little clarity from a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Monday.

Judge Gail Tusan ruled the City of Atlanta lawfully annexed the Loch Lomond community, meaning residents in that area will not be voting on the South Fulton cityhood question.

Judge Tusan's 22-page ruling marks the potential end of a protracted legal battle that pit neighbor against neighbor in the 271-acre neighborhood.

The lawsuit, seeking to overturn the Loch Lomond annexation, was filed by supporters of the proposed city of South Fulton to stop Atlanta and other nearby municipalities from expanding their borders before voters had their say on cityhood.

Another suit, which voided the Atlanta annexation of several areas in the Cascade community, is currently under appeal before the State Supreme Court.

Johnson v. Atlanta Ruling by Andre Walker on Scribd