The prestigious Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage will be awarded to Georgia’s own – Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.
The prize was announced Friday by Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson.
It is the first time that the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize is being awarded to a couple rather than an individual. They are being recognized for their partnership, courage and collaboration to improve human rights and alleviate suffering around the world.
The board of the United Methodist Children’s Home voted Tuesday evening to sell its 77-acre campus in Decatur and use the proceeds to expand services in DeKalb and Fulton counties, and across north Georgia.
Efforts to improve opportunities for disadvantaged businesses to get contracts from the Georgia Department of Transportation haven’t leveled the playing field, according to comments made at meetings held around the state in 2016.
The Morehouse College Board of Trustees have decided to not renew contract of President John Wilson, who has been leading the prestigious institution for four years.
Wilson will serve until the completion of his current contract, which ends on June 30, 2017. And then “Dr. Wilson will pass the baton to a new President,” according to a release posted on the Morehouse website.
The burgeoning field of e-commerce is creating opportunities for new businesses and warehouses to handle the skyrocketing amount of items that buyers return, according to a new report by CBRE, a global real estate company.
By Maria Saporta The backdrop was surreal. As hundreds of Atlantans attended the Salute to Greatness gala at the Hyatt Regency in honor of Civil Rights legend Martin Luther King Jr., President-elect Donald Trump had engaged Congressman John Lewis (D-Atlanta) into a twitter feud. The attack was not only against Lewis, but against his Atlanta district […]
The fate of Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson hangs in the balance as the institution’s board of trustees is meeting during the weekend honoring the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., a Morehouse Man.
Student representatives, however, were protesting the board meeting – saying they were being shut out of the discussions. The students held protests on Friday and Saturday, and they also sent out a petition through Change.org.
Oakland Cemetery has restored the graves of two black women who accomplished the unthinkable at the turn of the 20th century. One was graduated from medical school and her sister served as a lawyer and professor at Morris Brown College.
The Atlanta City Council begins the new year with an effort left over from last year – to raise the minimum wage paid by the city. As with the old conversation, the new one was put on hold at the request of Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration.
The state’s plan to sell Pullman Yard without any requirements to preserve any of the 11 buildings or land has prompted the Kirkwood Neighborhood Association to begin an effort to have historic conditions applied to the property before it is sold.
The developer of the former Doraville General Motors plant said Wednesday about $300 million in development is underway or poised to start over the next six months, as the massive transformation of the site cranks up.
The mixed-use development, which likely will total 10 million square feet over the next decade, is slated to rise on the site of the 165-acre GM plant, which has sat idle since it closed in 2008.
Midtown Alliance is replacing the Rockspinner art installation, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of 10th and Peachtree streets. Monday is the deadline for proposals from artists for another public artwork that is to be placed at the site.
The sale of Turner Field to Georgia State University and Carter closed today – one of the most visible transactions during Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration.
Georgia State,, along with the Carter, Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz joint venture, plan to build a mix of housing, retail, and athletic and academic space on the 68-acre site. Georgia State plans to convert Turner Field into a new home Panthers football.
South Carolina real estate company WRS Inc. has until the end of January to close on the sale of Underground Atlanta.
If the deal isn’t complete by the end of the month it will be time for the city to move on, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in a phone interview on Wednesday. The sale is delayed because of new title and easement issues related to the abandonment of streets.
The geography may be small, but the message is large in a proposal that aims to keep stores open in food deserts, even when the shopkeepers are guilty of crime. The provision would affect only a small portion of Fulton County but could become a regional model.