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Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church targeted by racist emails

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police said Tuesday evening that just days after Confederate battle flags were left on the grounds of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the iconic church was the target of hate-filled racist emails.  

Some of the emails included language that were too offensive to include, but the contents of one of the emails read, in part, "...how many black people have whites killed? I'll tell you, 0, none, Nada. In fact, whites commit so few crimes that the powers that be have to put the Hispanic community in with the white community to prove that whites commit crime. Whites don't, and have never committed serious crimes, or any crimes against blacks. However, blacks are 9 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then whites against blacks, and blacks, at an average rape 100 white women a day in the U.S. so why should you worry about a little thing like the Confederate flag."

Atlanta Medical Center holding job fair for nurses

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Medical Center plans to hire several registered nurses through a job fair later this week.

The fair will be Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the hospital's Letton Auditorium, located in the Health Pavilion.

Atlanta Medical Center said it is looking for nurses with at least two years of experience. New employees are needed in a number of areas, including critical care, emergency room, surgical services and women's services.

Attendees are asked to bring copies of their résumés and be prepared to meet with hiring leaders.

For more information and to apply in advance, visit atlantamedcenter.com.

Atlanta Medical Center is located at 320 Parkway Drive in northeast Atlanta.

Is the Confederate flag the American swastika?

ID=30961147ATLANTA -- Whether placing Confederate flags on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church was a hate crime or simply hateful, the keyword is "hate."


Confederate flags placed outside Ebenezer Baptist Church

ATLANTA -- Police are investigating after four Confederate flags were placed outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta early Thursday.

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said that authorities have images of two white men placing the flags outside of the historic church.

Authorities are working to determine if the flags were placed on federal or church property.


The Masquerade sells for $2.8 million

ATLANTA-- The popular Old Fourth Ward music venue The Masquerade and its adjacent 1.32 acres were sold to an Atlanta multifamily developer for $2.8 million, according to a report from the CoStar Group Inc.


Washington, D.C.-based CoStar reported Atlanta-based SWH Residential Partners LLC, a development partnership of Norcross, Ga.-based Worthington Hyde Partners, bought an assemblage of 3.3 acres along the Atlanta Beltline for $5.3 million from Southeast Capital Cos. (The Masquerade concert venue and 1.32 acres for about $2.8 million), The Atlanta Beltline Inc. (0.76 acres for about $1.1 million), and The Atlanta Development Authority (1.1 acres for about $1.3 million).

Gunman arrested in MARTA train shooting

ATLANTA -- Police have arrested the suspected gunman who opened fire on a MARTA train Saturday night.

Eric Anthony Golphin, 30, was arrested Monday by MARTA Police. Charges against him are pending.

The incident happened near the King Memorial station. An argument reportedly broke out between two passengers and one person was shot.

The 50-year-old victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. A MARTA spokesperson said that victim was alert and responsive when emergency crews arrived on scene. No one else was hurt.

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Police seek men who damaged several cars

ATLANTA -- Police are seeking a group of men who damaged several cars in an Atlanta parking deck.

According to Atlanta Police, a group of men in a Dodge vehicle entered a parking deck located at 180 Jackson Street on June 30 and damaged several vehicles.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.