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Braves celebrate winning the World Series, Barack and Michelle Obama Academy opens and more happening in Atlanta

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Your Atlanta updates for Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

Celebrate with the Braves!

In celebration of the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series, the team is gearing up for a parade this Friday! This is the first championship for the Braves since 1995 and they're bringing the trophy home to Cobb County. The parade route will begin at the corner of Marietta Street NW and Peachtree Street and travel North up Peachtree to 10th Street with a second phase continuing through Cobb County on Cobb Parkway.

Doors to the Barack & Michelle Obama Academy are open

Located in the heart of the Peoplestown neighbored the Barack and Michelle Obama Academy serves grades Pre-K through 5th. The academy hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the school's opening.

Happy Slapsgiving!

Slapsgiving is a new partnership between the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Monday Night Brewing Company. Throughout the month of November, proceeds from the purchase of Slap Fight will be donated to the Food Bank. The beverage can be purchased at select grocery stores, restaurants and taproom partners.

800 new trees in Atlanta

Trees Atlanta and volunteers will plant 800 trees Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. Trees will be planted across all 12 city council districts in the City of Atlanta. Each site will be planted with 40 to 150 trees along neighborhood streets and parks. Over 500 volunteers are needed to achieve this goal.

Cobb County wants resident feedback

Cobb County is expected to receive $147 million in federal aid funds and is asking for resident input on allocation for the money. Currently, officials are looking to designate money to the following areas:
•      Lessening negative economic impact
•      Supporting water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure
•      Supporting public health response
•      Providing premium pay for essential workers

This article is a daily update on the Atlanta area and surrounding cities and counties. This article aims to provide brief updates as it pertains to the local fire departments, police departments, Mayor's office, school boards, transportation and other areas impacting your life. For more information, please click on the links provided. Let me know if there is anything I missed, and I can include it in the next update.

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