Nipsey Hussle, new developers Ryan Gravel, Donray Von and transforming The Mall West End

By King Williams “When we speak of place-making, we assume that the place being made was devoid of life, culture and context. Place-making indicates that nothing exists. It is inherently colonialist. Place-keeping uplifts an area’s culture, provides resources and enriches.” – Miranda Kyle, Atlanta Beltline Arts and Culture Program Manager On the afternoon of Sunday, […]

Water Quality in South River – Root of the Problem

By Guest Columnist JACQUELINE ECHOLS, Ph.D., board president, South River Watershed Alliance

As we celebrate Earth Day, we are all likely reminded of a special place where nature comes to life in all of its grandeur that we celebrate on this day, this month, and all year long. That special place for me is the South River. Rather than being known for Panola Shoals or Albert Shoals, two massive and magnificent rock outcroppings, or one of its other unique natural features, the South River is best known for its long struggle with pollution.

Genuine Parts honors the late Wilton Looney and Larry Prince with a garden

Had he lived 11 more months, Wilton Looney would have celebrated his 100thbirthday on April 18.Looney became president of Genuine Parts in 1955 before becoming its CEO six years later – remaining in that role until his retirement in 1990.He was succeeded by Larry Prince, who served as CEO of the Fortune 500 company’ until 2005.Tragically, Prince died of cancer on March 5, 2019 at the relatively young age of 80.

Georgia Bio CEO: Investment in life sciences has produced 14.9 percent growth in jobs

Georgia’s life science industry has experienced a 14.9 percent growth in employment during the past decade, according to the results of the 2019 Georgia Life Sciences State of the Industry Report released Wednesday morning.That was nearly double the growth of life sciences employment nationally – 7.7 percent – over the same decade (2007 to 2017).

SunTrust CFO Allison Dukes to leave bank after BB&T merger

One of the key executives at SunTrust Bank – Allison Dukes – has chosen to not join the new bank formed by the merger of SunTrust and BB&T.Dukes is the chief financial officer of SunTrust and she already had been identified as one of the SunTrust executives who would be part of the executive management team of the merged bank, which will be based in Charlotte, N.C.

His Honor the Urban Planner

Reuben Cone was a justice in DeKalb County when Decatur consisted of about 12 log cabins. Which means that Judge Reuben Cone was around when they laid the 1st railroad tracks that would create the City of Atlanta. He was also smart enough to know a good thing when he saw it, as you’ll see on this week’s Stories of Atlanta.

Atlanta – be proactive, not reactive – in building airport relationships

The city of Atlanta dodged a bullet when the 2019 state legislature failed to pass a bill to either takeover Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or to create a legislative oversight committee to oversee the airport’s operations.Even Gov. Brian Kemp, in comments before the Rotary Club of Atlanta on April 8, seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when asked about the airport issue..

‘The Aftermath’ – a post-war love triangle that falls flat

“The Aftermath” is the sort of movie about which somebody will inevitably write, “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.”“The Aftermath” is a good reason why.Tepid, obvious, uninvolving, “The Aftermath” proves that, yes, in the shadow of World War II, the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans unless, they’re named Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Heinreid and they’re hanging out in Casablanca.

Start funding the ‘right’ non-profits

By Guest Columnist DIANNE BERNEZ, global head of philanthropy at North Highland

An integral part of our mission at North Highland, a consulting company launched 27 years ago in Atlanta, is giving back to local communities to boost economic empowerment. This focus led us to a new approach: Provide pro-bono support only to organizations that can end poverty rather than just treat symptoms.