The free market has found a way to create a new revenue stream off electronic bikes and scooters, and this answer promises to resolve one thorny issue regarding the devices – where and how the devices are charged.
Now MARTA shifts to zooming in on each individual project: turning those thick lines on maps into detailed designs of where exactly to lay a rail, where to build a bus lane, where to set up stations and stops.
And the new name is …Truist.The top executives of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based BB&T Corp. and Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. announced Wednesday that the name of their new merged bank will be Truist – a name picked to reflect the heritage of both financial institutions.
The A-list Sunday night dinner – “In Bernie’s Honor” – raised an historic $117.7 million in celebration of Bernie Marcus’ 90th birthday.The co-founder of The Home Depot Inc. was feted by his fellow co-founders – Arthur Blank and Ken Langone – as well as the top business, civic and government leaders in Georgia.
A Gwinnett County granite installation company that didn’t pay its workers overtime was among four firms cited Wednesday by the federal government – including one that stiffed its workers out of $1.5 million at a Marine military base, plus one cited Tuesday for shorting workers at an Air Force base in Panama City, Fl. wrecked by Hurricane Michael.
Climate change mitigation is the No. 1 priority named in the sustainability program approved unanimously by Fulton County’s Board of Commissioners. The measure is strongly endorsed by environmentalists and members of a citizen panel that contributed to the document.
This year’s teen winner of the Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize explores questions of self that respond directly to Henri Cole, another award-winning poet who observed a poem is, “a little snapshot of the soul in a moment of being.”
A tight labor market continues to headline the Southeast’s economic conditions, though the transportation industry is bracing for job cuts related to trade tariffs, according to a federal report – and that was before President Trump announced potential tariffs on Mexico.
BB&T and SunTrust are down to a “handful” of possible names for the new merged bank, according to Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Bank.Rogers said the banks likely will announce the new name by the end of the month.
As it prepares to merge with BB&T, Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks will double its investment in the Atlanta community each year over the next three years.“It has been $50 million for the last three years,” said Bill Rogers, SunTrust’s chairman and CEO, in an extensive interview on Tuesday. “We are going to double that amount. It will be $100 million a year for next three years for a total of $300 million.”
Emory University on Tuesday announced its selection to serve as the first vice provost for diversity and inclusion, chief diversity officer and advisor to the president. The position is to help Emory fulfill its ambitions to fulfill its four pillars of academic excellence.
The start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season finds Georgia facing ever-increasing dry conditions, even as Republicans have gotten personal in the battle over federal relief for Hurricane Michael – a record delay of 34 weeks after the storm.
A targeted initiative by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to preserve African American history is taking hold in Atlanta. The historic Alonzo Herndon Home Museum in Vine City is the most recent example.