Articles by David Pendered

Confederate icons to come down in Atlanta, pending support from city council, mayor

In the most personal of moments, Brenda Muhammad on Monday asked her fellow panelists permission to read aloud a motion calling for the removal of the names Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue from the city’s streets. The two Confederate icons are among several that are to come down, according to recommendations that are headed to the Atlanta City Council and Mayor Kasim Reed.

Credit woes face Fulton County, Atlanta schools, after ruling on tax collections

Fulton County and the Atlanta school district face fiscal woes even though a judge has approved a temporary collection of property taxes. Their cost of borrowing could increase now that a bond rating house has cut the credit rating on one county debt and has placed a total of more than $500 million of county and Atlanta school debt under review for a possible credit downgrade in the future.

Savannah dredging kills more fish, turtles than expected, triggering higher limits

The Savannah Harbor deepening project is killing a few more protected fish and turtles than expected. A new federal report says the higher death rates are acceptable, in part because this may mean more of these sea creatures are in the area than were expected.

The number of Atlantic sturgeon and green sea turtles killed, or captured alive, since dredging started in 2015 may appear to be statistically insignificant – numbering the single digits.