Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison will retire next year after seven years leading the private rehabilitation hospital. Replacing her on Sept. 21, 2024, will be President and Chief Operating Officer Jamie Shepherd, a son and grandson of the hospital’s co-founders. Morrison will wrap up a 40-year career at the hospital at 2020 Peachtree Road in […]
The annual gala of the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) was particularly poignant this year. Founder Soumaya Khalifa began by expressing what a difficult period she and ISB have been going through since the Oct. 7.
Four protesters and a journalist claim they were unlawfully arrested by Atlanta Police Department (APD) officers as retaliation for a protest against the public safety training center on the day the City Council approved its lease. According to lawsuit complaints filed in U.S. District Court, the arrests happened as the plaintiffs left a Sept. 8, […]
“Stop Cop City” protesters are planning a Nov. 6 rally to support 61 defendants facing racketeering and other charges related to activism opposing Atlanta’s public safety training center. The rally is planned for 9 a.m. at the Fulton County Justice Center & Courts at 185 Central Ave. The defendants are expected to be arraigned in […]
Philanthropic giving is celebrated every year at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon. The 2023 event took place Nov. 2 at the Georgia Aquarium.
First Amendment Foundation celebrates Mary Margaret Oliver Transparency in government was on the menu at the Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s 21st Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Celebration on Oct. 26 at the Emory Conference Center. The highlight of the evening was Georgia Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver being honored with the 2023 Weltner Freedom of […]
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2024 Preservation Awards. The awards honor projects and people in the state who have made “significant contributions to the field of historic preservation.” The awards have various categories recognizing rehabilitation, sustainable rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, stewardship and “preservation service.” The 2023 award-winners included five Atlanta […]
The Galloway School in Buckhead has confirmed its campus renovation plan will involve demolishing the historic, iconic Gresham Building while saving some pieces for incorporation into a new structure. Preservationists are urging the school to reconsider. “In order to remain responsible fiscal stewards of our school, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to […]
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), along with a coalition of partners, announced a grant on Oct. 18 from the Department of Energy for $250 million for the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) program, which is aimed at enhancing resiliency and flexibility of the electric grid. GRIP is a product of the Bipartisan Infrastructure […]
Sam Flemming is bringing a punk approach to the Atlanta culinary scene one pop-up at a time with a new food stall at the Ponce City Market Central Food Hall. Punk Foodie at Ponce, the newest establishment at one of the city’s popular food halls, operates on a model of rotating chefs serving up different […]
Atlanta Preservation Center to host discussion on APS historic properties The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) will host a discussion on Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) historic buildings in the wake of a new property-sale process that emphasizes preservation next week. The new process has received praise from Atlanta Board of Education members and some residents while […]
The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, a unique initiative that supports innovation throughout Georgia, has just appointed Chris Womack, president and CEO of the Southern Co., as its new board chair.
Upon receiving the Four Pillar Award from the Council for Quality Growth, Oct. 12, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian declared his everlasting love for Atlanta.
Buckhead’s The Galloway School is proposing a campus renovation that could spell changes to — maybe even the end of — its historic, trademark Gresham Building. The private school has been based in the 112-year-old former Fulton County Almshouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, since its founding in 1969. Preliminary documents […]
Residents of Midtown’s Peachtree Manor condominiums are marking the tower’s 100th birthday as what they call a “timeless architectural jewel of Atlanta.” Opened in 1923 as a luxury apartment building at Peachtree and 6th Street, the Manor is now part of the Cornerstone Village condo and commercial complex. The brick-and-limestone Georgian Revival tower is on […]
Famed puppet Little Amal ventured to several stops in Atlanta and Decatur earlier this week as part of her walk across America, where she was welcomed with open arms by Atlanta residents of all ages. Created by Handspring Puppet Company, the 12-foot puppet was built in 2021 to represent a 10-year-old Syrian refugee named Amal. […]
It is all but certain the Atlanta Regional Commission’s next board chair will be Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens – a first for an Atlanta mayor in the history of the regional planning agency.
The state police killing in January of protester Manuel “Tortuguita” Paez Teran — a flashpoint of the “Cop City” protests — was “objectively reasonable” due to its shootout circumstance, and no criminal charges will be brought against the troopers, a prosecutor has ruled. “The use of lethal (deadly) force by the Georgia State Patrol was […]
Open Hand – a 35-year-old nonprofit that delivers nutritional meals to people in need – is having a year for the record books.
After a year of conflict over pedestrian safety concerns, the developer of a Southwest Atlanta warehouse project is now teamed up with two neighborhood associations in a compromise that calls for a new multi-use path and an eventual extension of Murphy Avenue. The deal — confirmed by the company and both groups — also includes […]