Before the 2023/24 school year begins, there are plans to fence a section of the property that residents have used as a neighborhood greenspace for nearly 50 years.
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Tom Fanning passes baton to Chris Womack at Southern Co. annual meeting
The Southern Co. annual meeting Wednesday marked a historic transition as Chris Womack became the utility company’s CEO, succeeding Tom Fanning, who will continue to serve as its executive chairman. “Having grown up in southern Alabama in the 1960s and to stand where I am today is a very humbling experience,” said Womack, a subtle […]
Documents shed light on Southwest Atlanta warehouse project’s intersection fixes for handling truck-traffic increase
Amid controversy about traffic safety, the developer of a Southwest Atlanta warehouse project is proposing a four-way stop and some kind of truck-friendly turn at a key intersection, according to documents obtained by SaportaReport. The draft traffic study and other documents for Prologis’s 1400 Murphy Ave. project do not make it clear what “improvement” is […]
Atlanta ranks No. 28 on annual ParkScore index
Created by the Trust for Public Land, the annual ParkScore ranks the 100 most populous cities based on five categories — access, investment, equity, amenities and acreage.
Lawsuit threatened over claims public safety training center work began without runoff-control ponds
A DeKalb County commissioner and an environmental group are threatening to sue over claims that site-clearing for Atlanta’s public safety training center began without required runoff-prevention ponds, causing nearby stream pollution. District 6 Commissioner Ted Terry and the South River Watershed Alliance (SRWA) made the claim – rooted in an alleged lack of sediment-capturing ponds […]
Atlanta’s Tara Theatre reopening May 25
An Atlanta treasure, the Tara Theatre, will reopen Memorial Day weekend featuring three new films as well as four old favorites. The Tara was able to secure its operating permits – enabling the theater to reopen after being closed since November, when Regal Cinema abruptly closed the popular movie destination. Chris Escobar, the major owner […]
Southern Conservation Trust leader steps down, reflects on seven-year tenure
After seven years at the helm of the Southern Conservation Trust, CEO and Executive Director Katie Pace Quattlebaum is stepping down from her role.
1400 Murphy developer is working on traffic safety fixes amid mystery about what new study says
The developer of a Southwest Atlanta warehouse project says it is working with the City on “enhancements” to a local intersection following concerns raised by its own consultant that trucks cannot safely pass through the area. But the City’s Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) would not immediately provide details or a copy of a new, fuller […]
Women take center stage during NCCHR’s Power to Inspire event
For decades, women have been overshadowed when it comes to telling the history of the civil rights movement. The Atlanta-based National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) took a big step to remedy that omission during its sold-out May 17 Power to Inspire award event at the Rialto Theatre. Instead of a sit-down dinner, NCCHR […]
Georgia artist chosen for South Arts’ visual arts fellowship program
Now in its seventh year, the program was created to provide funding opportunities for visual artists in the South.
MARTA union contract negotiations heat up after dragging on nearly a year
After dragging on for nearly a year, contract negotiations between MARTA and its labor union are heating up with mutual accusations of delays and misinformation, and talk of workers staging an “action.” Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 732 members are nearly five months past the expiration of a previous contract and apparently remain far apart […]
Journalist files federal lawsuit over police interrogation at public safety training center site
A journalist who was detained and pressured to delete video by police at Atlanta’s public safety training center site has filed a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations that are part of a pattern of retaliation against free speech. The detention last year of Michael Watchulonis while covering the “Defend the Atlanta Forest” protests was […]
Zoo Atlanta celebrates the birth of Willie B., III
The western lowland gorilla was born on April 24.
ARC awards 10 Livable Centers planning grants
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has announced an estimated $1.6 million in planning grants to 10 local government bodies and organizations.
Former city arborist continues environmental efforts with “Save the Okefenokee” fundraiser
The exhibit features 20 photographs that capture the beauty and ruggedness of the landscape.
U.S. agency quietly shuts down monitoring device key to training center pollution debate, sewage control
A stream sediment monitoring device that gathers data key to a pollution dispute about the Atlanta public safety training center’s permit was quietly shut down by a federal agency 10 days after an appeal filing in a move that may also affect a consent decree on sewage problems. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the […]
City Council quietly changes training center committee’s membership and meetings
The Atlanta City Council has quietly approved legislation that appears to reform the membership and appointments of the public safety training center’s controversial advisory committee and allow it to meet much less frequently. Approved May 1 after three meetings where it had no discussion or explanation, the resolution’s immediate effect on the Community Stakeholder Advisory Committee (CSAC) is […]
Governor vetoes bill that would have expanded no-bid contracts for MARTA, local public works
Gov. Brian Kemp has vetoed a mysterious bill that would have expanded no-bid contracts for local public works and MARTA projects, saying there was “no reason” for it. House Bill 193 passed the Georgia General Assembly near the end of its session in March. The bill began as a proposal to boost the size of […]
Great Outdoors Day will celebrate natural spaces with activities on the BeltLine this weekend
The family-friendly schedule includes interactive activities like casting demonstrations and archery lessons.
Grove Park Foundation receives $2 million to transform historic theater into performing, cultural arts center
The 618-seat theater opened in 1941 and closed in 1969.