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Galloway School confirms it will demolish historic building; preservationists urge a rethink

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 […]

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Buckhead’s Galloway School proposes campus renovation that could alter or remove historic building

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 […]

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Charlie Loudermilk, Andrew Young friendship helped define Atlanta

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.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Buckhead cityhood opposition group, Atlantan to chair American Medical Association, partnership to transform mental health in 40 HBCUs  

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 […]

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On-demand transit expands across Georgia, putting pitches and criticisms to the test

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 […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Buckhead corporate giants sign onto cityhood opposition letter

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 […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Councilmember Norwood’s private election monitoring finds no issues

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 […]