ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the massive Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for the past century, will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in the city's Buckhead area. <br />
Reed announced the move Wednesday, saying it take two years to complete and also involve extensive restoration work. <br />
The 128-year-old painting depicts the Battle of Atlanta during the American Civil War. <br />
The mayor said the painting will be housed in a new 23,000-square-foot addition to be constructed at the Atlanta History Center. <br />
The painting, which dates to 1885, has been shown in Grant Park since 1893 and was moved to its present building in the park in 1921. A description from the Atlanta Cyclorama says the painting weighs more than 10,000 pounds and has a 358-foot circumference.
The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.
The southern portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House.The Republican says in a statement he plans to support his party's nominee and will continue...