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By Guest Columnist DAVID E. FULLER, president of the SunTrust Foundation
I’ve always believed that to whom much is given, much is required. Throughout my business career, I’ve held fast to this principle, so when I was offered the chance to head the SunTrust Foundation, it was the perfect opportunity to turn my passion for giving into a full-time career.
Still basking in the afterglow of a wildly successful sales tax referendum on Election Day, the transit agency on Monday broke ground on its next Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) at the Avondale station in Decatur.
Robert Kelley’s “The Cultural Pattern in American Politics: The First Century” isn’t an inviting title, exactly, but if you want to understand the shape of the electorate in this year’s election, this book, published in 1979, would be a great place to start.
FDR is remembered for many things, but some of his achievements — bringing the United States out of the Great Depression and charting the course for victory in World War II, for example — have overshadowed his acts of philanthropy. Polio was the big war in his life that made him. And Georgia was at the heart of the story.
Two tenacious women from Georgia have been selected for the prestigious 2017 Horatio Alger Award – Valerie Montgomery Rice, president of the Morehouse School of Medicine; and Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International who also is a philanthropist. The Horatio Alger Association honors leaders who have overcome significant adversities to attain personal and professional success.Read More »
Update: The plan was approved by the Atlanta City Council in a 10-4 vote. The Atlanta City Council today will hear a proposal to turn several streets in and around Underground Atlanta into private property. Over the weekend, several concerned citizens and community activists wrote about the proposed legislation, which has not been introduced through the normal committee structure where they would be fully vetted.Read More »
Despite speculation to the contrary, the city of Atlanta will host the Peach Drop to ring in 2017. The traditional New Year’s Eve celebration for 2017 was in doubt because the city is in the process of selling Underground Atlanta to South Carolina-based developer WRS Inc. But Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city has decided to put off the closing of the Underground sale for a few days so it can host the Peach Drop.Read More »
The South Pole is in the news today, as Buzz Aldrin, one of two men to walk on the moon in 1969, was evacuated from a research facility just as a Georgia State University professor is preparing to open a new facility to study the Sun’s “magic carpet” and, hopefully, solve a 75-year-old enigma.Read More »
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has named Deputy Police Chief Erika Shields as the city’s next police chief. The announcement was made Thursday morning at City Hall as the mayor thanked Police Chief George Turner, who announced Wednesday his plan to retire at the end of the year after 35 years with the department.Read More »
The Covenant House, a refuge for homeless youth, holds a unique fundraiser every year. It invites community leaders to sleep outdoors so they can get a taste of what it’s like to be homeless. The fifth annual “Sleep Out” happened Nov. 17, when a hundred Atlanta leaders slept outdoors on the campus in Northwest Atlanta.