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Jack and Michelle Welch with their dog outside the Kirkwood Public House for lunch. They said they have been eating out because they have been without power since Monday and threw out everything in their fridge on Tuesday night.
Tasnim Shamma / WABE

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in the 10-county metro Atlanta area were still without power Wednesday afternoon, according to Georgia Power and Georgia EMC outage maps. 

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Outside the Taproom Coffee shop on Hosea Williams Drive, Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum rocked her newborn, Emilia, back and forth in her lap.

GSU Class Gives Back By Focusing On Atlanta's History

Mar 27, 2017
Pratt-Pullman Yard is part of the Kirkwood National Register of Historic Places listing.
Dan Raby / WABE

Atlanta is full of history. And a graduate class at Georgia State University has been successful in preserving some of it.

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Each year, Richard Laub, Director of the Heritage Preservation Master's Degree Program, picks a neighborhood in the metro-Atlanta area for his students try to get onto the National Register of Historic Places.

It's an idea that started in 2001.

Group Working To Get Historic Status For East Atlanta

Mar 8, 2017
A map of the area of East Atlanta that residents want to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Miranda Hawkins / WABE

There's a push to get East Atlanta placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The East Atlanta Community Association is sponsoring the nomination, and Georgia State graduate students are working on the draft to submit for the application.

Stephanie Cherry-Farmer, a historic preservationist and the project coordinator with the community association, lives the area. With all the development in the area, now is the time to apply, according to her. 

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Tuesday on "Closer look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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