After a lot of hard work, the chances have improved significantly that an animal will come out alive from a shelter in Fulton and DeKalb counties – up from 15 animals out of 100 in 2012, to 85 animals out of 100 in 2014, according to the contractor who took over the facilities in 2013.
As part of the run-up to this year’s AJC-Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend, guest contributor DAREN WANG, executive director of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, encourages readers to explore new genres, new writers, and new forms altogether.
We are curious and we are strange and we are unpredictable. We need to cherish and nurture our unpredictability. We are more than all the algorithms that Amazon and Apple and Google and Spotify can ever write.
There has hardly been a Georgia sacred cow more solidly ensconced in its bovine divinity than Delta Air Lines. As the state’s biggest employer and an ambassador to the world, the corporation has always been right up there with Coke in its influence.
Not this year, though.
They say that when you die, whether you’re going to heaven or hell, you have to go through Atlanta first. Though made popular by Atlanta’s very busy airport, that saying actually originated back in the day when Atlanta was a major railroad junction. At its peak, over 300 trains a day came and went through […]
For one local brewery, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword.
This past weekend, Atlanta’s own SweetWater Brewing Co. raised funds for its “Save Our Water” campaign to support the Chattachoochee Riverkeeper and the Waterkeeper Alliance.
People from cities all over the Southeast boarded kayaks, canoes and more for “The Big Float” to raise awareness for clean water. The annual fundraiser lasts through Labor Day with events in markets where SweetWater is served.
The campaign to save the Bell Building in the heart of downtown is gaining steam. The Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) and the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Georgia) sent a compelling letter to save the building to Brad Ferrer, an executive at CNN who holds influential positions at Georgia State University.
Metro Atlanta could be the poster child for housing policies that, intentionally or not, have concentrated lower income households in non-white neighborhoods that aren’t pleasant places. The U.S. Supreme Court and the Obama administration intend to change the way policies are implemented, and the policies themselves.
Georgia has declared the headwaters of the Conasauga River, in north Georgia, as the state’s first “Outstanding National Resource Water.” The designation provides the highest level of protection available under the federal Clean Water Act.
The Food Well Alliance, which was formed about a year ago, held its first major event Saturday - Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Festival - at the Truly Living Well urban farm. Hundreds of people showed up during the festival to learn more about how to encourage and provide greater access to healthy foods - especially in communities that have been described as food deserts. And one way is to grow food in metro Atlanta through community gardens and urban farms.
Moody’s Investors Service has reduced the credit outlook of Southern Co. from stable to negative as a result of Southern’s decision to purchase AGL Resources. Moody’s affirmed Southern’s current ratings, but expects to reduce ratings if the AGL deal goes through as announced.
Gaines Hall, built in 1869 as a dorm for Atlanta University, caught fire on Aug. 20. The next day, the Atlanta Fire Department said the historic building should be torn down for safety reasons. But local preservationists immediately objected, saying Gaines Hall can and should be saved. Atlanta has a pretty dismal record when it comes to preservation.
By Maria Saporta
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on August 28, 2015.
When it comes to civic involvement, the Atlanta community should not be overly concerned about Southern Co.’s proposed $12 billion acquisition of AGL Resources.
AGL CEO John W. Somerhalder, in an interview on Aug. 25, said AGL will continue to be a stand-alone unit with its own management team and board. And he said if one wants to look at how AGL will operate in the future as a Southern Co. subsidiary, all you have to do is look at the Georgia Power model.