Fulton County appears to be calling for another shakeup in the county’s lobbying team at the state Capitol and before Congress. The county is seeking a single firm to advocate the county’s position at both levels of government.
Metro Atlanta’s standing in public health and medical research has grown by another notch. A highly regarded brain researcher has agreed to serve as the founding director of a new institute at Georgia State University, in addition to assuming appointments at Georgia Tech and Emory University.
By the end of a roughly 90-minute public meeting at Atlanta City Hall on Wednesday night, two things were getting familiar through repetition: the city’s pitch for up to $1.75 billion in tax incentives for a developer pursuing a Gulch re-do; and opponents saying the people of the city ought to get a lot more out of the deal.
A bit of push-back is emerging around the planned Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Historic Vine City. One Atlanta resident said Tuesday at a public hearing the name marks it as Confederate memorial park. On Wednesday, the Atlanta City Council’s Finance Committee voted to delay action on a proposal to condemn six parcels of land needed to make the park as it’s currently envisioned.
Atlanta’s Confederate Avenue is to be renamed United Avenue, ending years of debate over what – if anything – to do with a name that holds near mystical power. The former name may be memorialized with an historic marker – in keeping with a multi-national practice of augmenting, rather than removing, a controversial mark of history.
A great cross-section of Atlanta came to the Cathedral of St. Philip on Saturday, Sept. 22 to pay tribute to Rev. Austin Ford – a civil rights leader who devoted his life to helping the poor and disadvantaged.
After developing community parks in DeKalb County a generation or more before such parks were widely appreciated, Becky Kelley went on to oversee all parks in Georgia. As she retires in the coming weeks, Kelley on Wednesday is to receive recognition for her career’s work from the board of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Hurricane Florence marked two notable milestones regarding hurricanes that hit the United States – Muslim organizations continue to provide significant relief aid, and climate change is now part of the conversation over the intensification of hurricanes.
By Maria Saporta Russell Allen, the president and CEO of Georgia Bio, was selected Thursday morning as the new president and CEO of the Georgia Research Alliance. Allen will succeed Michael Cassidy, who has been with GRA for 25 years and served as its president and CEO since 2000. The board of the Georgia Research […]
The commercial carpet company founded by Ray Anderson, the corporate environmentalist who preached the value of sustainable manufacturing processes, was named Wednesday as a Water Hero in the second annual Clean 13 awards program sponsored by the Georgia Water Coalition.
Fulton County is soon to acquire 115 pieces of visual artworks that are to be displayed in 14 libraries around the county. These pieces are in addition to the two commissioned pieces the county wants to purchase for the Central Library Branch in Downtown Atlanta.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms accepted a $500 contribution during her run-off campaign last year from an employee of the company that plans to develop the Gulch. This contribution has been overshadowed by other aspects of the campaign to slow the mayor’s push for a Monday vote by the Atlanta City Council.
Updated with info on donations and support from the Home Depot, the CDC Foundation, the Atlanta Humane Society and the TOUR Championship.
The UPS Foundation announced Monday that it will provide more than $1 million to help disaster relief and long-term recovery assistance to communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.
Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation, made the announcement Monday morning at the VII Atlanta Global Health Summit: Health, Resilience & Natural Disasters at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead.