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After the news broke of the Friday firings of two key officials from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration, once again I was struck by how much City Hall has changed over the years.
On May 20, Reed parted ways with Miguel Southwell, aviation general manager who was in charge of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; and Jo Ann Macrina, commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed embraces a proposed $2.5 billion transit sales tax before his administration has time to complete a pending update of the city’s comprehensive transportation plan. Two distinct observers – one local, one national – say the process raises some troubling issues.
This week, KAYE LANNING MINCHEW, retired director of the Troup County Archives, introduces her new book, A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia, a co-publication of Georgia Humanities and the University of Georgia Press.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt “discovered” Warm Springs, Georgia, and its beneficial warm waters in 1924 as he sought to overcome the effects of polio. He grew to love the state and its people, and returned many times over the next 21 years.
In H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds,” the planet is saved from a Martian invasion in the 11th hour by germs which infect and kill the aliens, causing their hulking death machines to topple. If we don’t watch it, the hulking machines of our republic may eventually meet the same fate.
“Twinkle twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.” You might ask, what in the world does a 19th century English lullaby have to do with a picture of a Coca-Cola sign stuck in the middle of nowhere? Good question, if you’re a first time viewer. But if you’ve been here before, you know […]
Chilly, perverse and pitch-black absurd, “The Lobster” is unlike any movie you’ve ever seen.
There is, perhaps, a soupcon of David Lynch. A smidgeon of David Cronenberg. The little-seen and absolutely mind-blowing “Holy Motors” comes to mind, as does the obscure but better known, “City of the Lost Children.”
After many months debating the merits of MARTA’s traffic mitigation, the mayors of 14 Fulton County cities are working together to put a special local options sales tax for transportation (T-SPLOST) referendum on the November ballot. Ultimately, the mayors elected to focus on road spending.
Metro Atlanta leaders have voted to continue the region’s tradition of dreaming big when it comes to civic improvements. This time, the plan is a comprehensive approach to make it safer to walk and ride bicycles.Read More »
Yet another report on the high cost of housing in metro Atlanta, this one released Wednesday, shows that a person earning minimum wage would have to work 87 hours a week to afford the rent on a one bedroom apartment.Read More »
Many in Atlanta's business community were shocked May 20 when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed unexpectedly terminated Miguel Southwell, aviation general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. We obtained the city's termination letter to Southwell.Read More »
The backlog of requests for proposals at Atlanta’s airport includes nine RFPs for food and beverage concessions, including four that date to October 2015. An RFP for a firm to audit concessionaires, to ensure the airport collects all the money it’s due, remains open though it was first issued in September 2015, city records show.Read More »
Newly updated CHARLOTTE - Atlanta has won the Super Bowl for 2019. A relieved contingent of Atlanta leaders celebrated after the 32 owners of the National Football League awarded the city the Super Bowl - Atlanta's third ever. Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, at a press conference after the four-ballot vote, said he felt as though he was at the Academy Awards - needing to thank everyone who had played a part in getting Atlanta to this moment.Read More »
For 20 years, leaders from the Atlanta region have been visiting other North American cities to get ideas on how best to address our metro area’s toughest challenges. The group of 110 leaders just returned from Dallas – and here’s what some of them learned.