A new, 10-member transit governance board is expected to be one among several proposals in the state Legislature that will be the first words in a long-awaited debate about how to deepen regional cooperation over transit, and possibly initiate substantive spending by the state for buses and rail.
Atlanta-based Mori Luggage & Gifts, a family based retail chain, was bought by Bergman Luggage on Thursday.
“We had 46 wonderful years,” said Jean Mori, who started the company in 1971 with his wife, Betty, when they opened their first store at Northlake Mall. “But the last couple of years have been a little tough.”
An invasive bird that is showing up in Atlanta traces its lineage to the Middle East. The Eurasian Collared-Dove made its way from the Bahamas to Florida in the 1970s and now is colonizing North America to the point that birds are spending the winter in Alaska, according to results of the annual Christmas Bird Count by the Atlanta Audubon Society.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival has not announced performers or a schedule for the event planned for Saturday and Sunday over Memorial Day weekend. But it is on track to receive $250,000 from the city to help offset budget shortfalls that the city no longer is going to blame on the Great Recession.
Georgia manufacturers located along the coast can get a boost in their disaster planning from a federal grant being administered by an affiliate of Georgia Tech. The goal is to help employers recover more quickly and help get some 23,000 workers back to work and earning paychecks.
Cristo Rey Atlanta on Tuesday officially dedicated its signature building on the city’s skyline.
Top dignitaries – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms among others – attended the “miracle” of Cristo Rey Atlanta – a Jesuit high school that will graduate its first class in May.
Amid all the conversation about the nation’s opioid addiction, there is surprisingly little common ground on how to address it – with treatment or prosecution. That was the starting point of a conversation last week that was part of Emory University’s yearlong series, Conversations With America.
By Maggie Lee Updated with clarification from GSU: basketball games would be played at the new center, but offices for basketball and practices will be kept at the Sports Arena. Students entering Georgia State University this year may in four years march across an indoor stage at a new school-owned building to receive their diplomas, […]
Georgia has joined 21 other states in filing a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to oppose a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to display information about the availability of state-funded abortions. Other entities taking similar positions are the Southern Baptist Convention, Conference of Catholic Bishops and Jews for Religious Freedom.
Atlanta doesn’t have a state legislative agenda that’s been approved by the Atlanta City Council. That’s because then Mayor Kasim Reed didn’t present a proposed agenda to the council last autumn amid the buzz over the general and run-off elections, according to two members of the administration who spoke at Wednesday’s meeting of the city council’s Finance/Executive Committee.
By early next month, Georgia lawmakers will publish a plan to deepen cooperation among and increase spending on metro Atlanta’s public transit agencies. They’ve got a big job, looking for a way to unify a region and minimize difficulties in an always-expensive, now fragmented, and sometimes contentious area of public policy.
Update: The Urban Design Commission, at its Jan. 24 meeting, deferred action on this designation until its meeting on Feb. 14 at the request of the owner. The protections will remain in place during this period.
An Atlanta landmark built to serve the dead will soon get a new lease on life.
The City of Atlanta is seeking to give the H.M. Patterson Funeral Home on Spring Street near 10th Street landmark status – a move that will protect the unique building from being demolished for new development.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ support of a reform effort to eliminate bail for certain non-violent offenses – she cited it in her inaugural address this month – barely got through a council committee after council President Felicia Moore and others voiced grave concerns on Tuesday.
A major gateway to PATH400 is to be expanded now that a benefactor has donated a half-acre of land at Mountain Way Park. The park is being developed alongside and beneath Ga. 400, on land that was earmarked as a park on a map that dates to 1938.
As early as next week, the state Senate will see a proposal to put the state in charge of the Atlanta-run Hartsfield-Jackson airport. Even before it’s been filed, it’s sparked opposition from Atlanta lawmakers.
The eve before the opening of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was a night unlike any other in Atlanta’s history.
The “haves” and the “have nots” huddled indoors and ate dinner in the warmth of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant on the Westside of downtown on Wednesday night braving below-freezing temperatures and ice-covered streets.