Perimeter interchange work means delays, detours
by David Ibata/For the AJC on February 23, 2020 at 1:45 pm
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced possible delays, reduced speeds and detours with nightly road closures for the ongoing reconstruction of the Ga. 400/I-285 interchange in the Perimeter area of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven.
New Decatur traffic lights near Talley St. School up and running
by Bill Banks/For the AJC on February 23, 2020 at 1:45 pm
For the first time in decades Decatur has added a new set of traffic signals at an intersection where previously none existed. The combination is complex, a three-way split phase series west of the new Talley Street Upper Elementary.
1 person rescued from burning DeKalb home, firefighters say
by Shaddi Abusaid/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on February 22, 2020 at 9:13 pm
One person is in critical condition after being rescued from a burning DeKalb County home Saturday afternoon, firefighters said.
Atlanta and black wealth: Success for many, but not for all
by Eric Stirgus/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on February 22, 2020 at 12:01 pm
More African Americans are now enjoying greater financial success through entrepreneurship, real estate acquisitions, climbing the corporate ladder or working multiple jobs.
40 years later, landmark Emory gift remains call to public service
by Eric Stirgus/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on February 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm
A major Woodruff donation, the biggest at its time, transformed Emory University, college philanthropy 40 years ago
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
by edatlanta on February 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm
When we think of the greatest POTUS from Georgia we probably picture more of a Principal Chalmers-esque character than a Gene Simmons-esque one. However, as you’ll see in this exclusive preview of “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President”, the man’s got rhythm in his heart. The “rockumentary” will kickoff the Tribeca Film Festival on April The post Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President appeared first on GeorgiaPol.
Candidate Q&A – Kyle Keith Jones, candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff
by Dan Whisenhunt on February 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm
About this series: Decaturish sent questions to candidates running for DeKalb County Sheriff. The election is March 24, which also coincides with the state’s presidential preference primary. We will publish the candidates’ responses throughout the week. For more information about voting in the upcoming election, please see the note at the end of this
Decatur’s yearly audit notes cooler housing market in 2019, uncovered two accounting errors
by Dan Whisenhunt on February 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm
Decatur, GA – The city of Decatur’s most recent audit found two errors of note and also indicates that the city’s housing and development activity cooled down in 2019. In a letter attached to the audit, City Manager Andrea Arnold wrote, “Actual real estate market sales data for 2019 indicate that average sales prices
Pensacola ruling aids Georgia
by IrishPat on February 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Attorney General Chris Carr praised an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the City of Pensacola. At question was a World War II monument in the shape of a cross in a Pensacola park. The ruling will help similar monuments including one in Fort Oglethorpe along the trail in the Chickamauga The post Pensacola ruling aids Georgia appeared first on GeorgiaPol.
Morning Reads for Friday, February 21, 2020
by Ginny on February 21, 2020 at 11:53 am
Over-achievers, we are. Savannah State has a problem. Clemson buys out Wisconsin contract to play Georgia in 2021 opener. Seen any Tiny Doors lately? Faster, please. Pass the popcorn. Everyone is sick of this rain. At least we don’t have ice volcanoes. Is it possible for both of them to lose? Don’t use your phone The post Morning Reads for Friday, February 21, 2020 appeared first on GeorgiaPol.