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 […]
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 […]
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens hopes the state will help the city fulfill its top priorities, and he is working hard to have good relations with Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, House Speaker Jon Burns and other elected leaders.
An apartment tower that would replace most of a Buckhead block heads to a review committee next month with its developer seeking several zoning variations.
Election Day brought more bad news for the Buckhead cityhood movement, as its endorsed local candidates all lost and the neighborhood continued voting blue in major races.
Atlanta lost one of its most colorful leaders with the passing of Charlie Loudermilk, 95, on Aug. 3. Loudermilk, founder of Aaron’s, became a fixture in Atlanta for decades – as a philanthropist, as a booster of Buckhead, as chair of the MARTA board, as an advocate for the Republican Party and as a prankster with a playful personality.
Attention all Georgia voters — next Tuesday is voting day for each party’s primary runoffs in the statewide races. To find out where to submit your ballot on Tuesday, click here. You must be registered 30 days in advance of an election, which means you’ll have to sit this one out if you haven’t registered […]
The Buckhead Public Safety Task Force has issued its final report after months of meetings.
By John Ruch On-demand public transit is suddenly in demand after years of official musing about the potential of Uber-style vanpool shuttles hailed with an app. In the past 18 months, on-demand transit has launched across Georgia, from Atlanta to Valdosta to Gainesville. Is this a revolution in convenient and appealing transit, or hype for […]
Created by the City Council to satisfy one neighborhood’s myopic fixation with its crime rate, the Buckhead Public Safety Task Force is unsurprisingly zooming out to focus on statewide and national causes, to wit: gangs.
“So, we’re still looking good with crime” must be the last thing you’d expect to hear from Buckhead’s police commander amid a cityhood movement founded on the notion, largely unchallenged even by its opponents, that the neighborhood is a criminal “warzone.”
A bill that would ban the name of the would-be “Buckhead City” has been filed by a state lawmaker from the existing Morgan County town of Buckhead.
By Guest Columnist DAVIS FOX, retired city planner who has been active in DeKalb County politics and government for many years
For now, the legislation to allow for the secession of the Buckhead neighborhood has stalled in the General Assembly. Credit goes to the courage and leadership of Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston.
Also, there’s almost no space left in the 404.
NEW: Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has brokered a deal that’s expected to end years of costly legal drama between Atlanta Housing and developer Integral Group. The proposed resolution could spur the development of hundreds of affordable housing units, at a time when the city is more populous and expensive than ever. The deal was announced […]
The historic integrity of Atlanta’s iconic West Paces Ferry Road could be better protected through a potential compromise outlined Tuesday between homeowners and a developer who plans to build eight houses.
Let’s take a look at this week in Georgia History. On Jan. 14, 1940, Julian Bond was born. Bond was a leader throughout the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. In 1960, he helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and organized voter drives. He was elected to the Georgia House in 1965, but the body […]
Two federal investigations into the use of funds at Atlanta’s airport are cited in terms of the bonds Atlanta sold with provisions that would penalize Buckhead for deannexing from the city.
The sky’s the limit in some discussions of the cost to Atlanta and its public school system if Buckhead deannexes. Figures that have not changed are cited in a report commissioned by the Buckhead Coalition.
A founder of an organization opposed to Buckhead cityhood has criticized a story that appeared in “SaportaReport” concerning Atlanta’s sale of bonds this month with terms that contain a poison pill for the cityhood movement.