Entries by David Pendered

Journalist who fought coal ash dump in Jesup wins Greenlaw’s Environmental Championship Award

Newspaper co-owner and president Dink NeSmith and The Press-Sentinel, of Jesup, will receive Greenlaw’s Special Media Recognition for Environmental Championship Award for their efforts to expose plans for a coal ash dump in Wayne County. The dump’s operator withdrew its 2015 application in April.

Can’t make the note: Commercial properties fall behind, Stonecrest retail hit hard

All those empty storefronts, offices and apartments around metro Atlanta have propelled the region to ninth in the nation in the balance of securitized commercial real-estate loans that are delinquent, according to a new report from real estate provider Trepp Inc. The hardest hit area is the newly formed city of Stonecrest.

Atlanta law firm plants seeds of diversity as black lawyers comprise 4.4 percent of bar

Just 4.4 percent of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers are black or African American. The Atlanta law firm Morris, Manning & Martin has just wrapped up its seventh annual program to introduce a diverse group of high school students to the legal profession as part of its effort to help plant the seeds of greater diversity.