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    Metro Atlanta Restaurant Scores: Soiled Tableware, Rodents, Mold

    ATLANTA, GA — There are signs of a bad restaurant that are pretty obvious: Nasty smells, grimy tables or unkempt employees are all red flags for a dining spot you want to avoid. But sometimes the problem is harder to spot, such as food stored at improper temperatures or unclean kitchen equipment. And some commercial kitchens are spotless, with every safety rule followed, and customers well-cared for. Do you know how clean your local coffee shop, restaurant or school kitchen is? Look through these recent food safety inspections from around the Atlanta area courtesy of Patch. Click on the links below to see details from recent inspection reports for area…

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    2018 Best Places To Live: Atlanta Makes US News Rankings

    ATLANTA, GA — While it has Southern charm, Atlanta is also a hub of job creation in the hunt for Amazon’s second headquarters, a transit hub and a sports mecca, all of which placed the metro high in a new ranking of cities. Affordability, the availability of jobs and quality of life are all things people consider when deciding where to move. U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Places to Live in the United States shows people are moving to the South, Western states and the Midwest. Atlanta came in at 47th place in the ranking of the country’s 125 largest metropolitan areas, while Augusta was ranked 76th. Austin,…

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    Eleven Georgia counties make Census list of nation’s fastest growing counties

    Eleven of the nation’s 100 fastest-growing counties are in Georgia, the latest Census estimate shows. Seven of them are in Atlanta’s distant suburbs or the mountains, and two are close to Athens – which the AARP has cited as one of the best retirement cities for three consecutive years. The shops and restaurants in downtown Dahlonega helped attract so many new residents to Lumpkin County that Lumpkin ranks as the nation’s 8th fastest growing county, according to the latest Census estimate. Credit: 10best.com The population estimates show the pressures that may be mounting in these counties for more government and social services – water and sewer, transportation and transit, health…

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    Wings bounce back with road win in Atlanta

    GWINNETT, GA– The Kalamazoo Wings got back into the win column after a wire-to-wire performance produced a 4-3 win against the Atlanta Gladiators on Wednesday at Infinite Energy Arena. Skating through a tightly-contested first period, the Wings were on the receiving end of a generous bounce in the closing minutes and produced the opening frame’s only tally. Kyle Blaney controlled the puck along the right wing side and went to rifle a backdoor pass, only to see it deflected off a defender’s stick. The re-directed puck sailed in the air, over the head of Dan Vladar, off his blocker and into the goal. It was Blaney’s 10th of the season…

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    Atlanta Counting on Backups, Cloud to Recover from Ransomware Attack

    NEWS ANALYSIS: The attack in Atlanta is only the latest in a series of similar ransomware attacks that have crippled medical facilities, city governments and other critical institutions. The ransomware that has taken out many of the computers in the Atlanta, Ga. is well known by security researchers as the SamSam malware. It appears to be run by a single group of bad actors who use a common Bitcoin wallet and who are very effective at convincing their victims to pay up. “SamSam is a ransomware controlled by a single threat group,” explained Keith Jarvis, a researcher with Secureworks Counter Threat Unit. “It’s unlike other ransomware that’s out there.” What…

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    BeltLine elevates head of housing policy to cabinet level position

    The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has elevated the position of housing director to a cabinet level position, underscoring BeltLine President and CEO Brian McGowan’s intention to sharpen the BeltLine’s effort to comply with City Hall’s mandate that the BeltLine develop 5,600 units of affordable housing along the corridor. The Irwin Street Market is among many shops that have opened to serve residents moving into homes along the Atlanta BeltLine, most of which are not affordable to folks earning the salary of teachers. File/.Credit: David Pendered Even at the C-suite level, the position faces a tough challenge to generate much interest from the private sector in building homes that are affordable to…

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    Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Recognized as one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work in 2018 – Atlanta Business Chronicle

    ATLANTA, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) (“PAC” or the “Company”) today announced that it has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s 2018 Top Workplaces by The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). 2018 marks the first year that PAC has been included in the AJC’s list of honorees, following another very strong year of growth and performance for PAC and its stockholders. “Our success as an organization is driven largely by the depth and experience of our associates and our continued commitment to a healthy workplace culture that we have worked so hard to create,” said John A. Williams, Chief Executive Officer of PAC. Mr. Williams…

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    Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Announces Acquisition of a 310-Unit Multifamily Community in Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta Business Chronicle

    ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) (“PAC” or the “Company”) today announced the acquisition of a 310-unit Class A multifamily community in the Atlanta, Georgia MSA constructed in 2016 called Green Park. “The acquisition of Green Park came through a real estate loan investment that PAC made over three years ago, the proceeds of which were used to partially fund the development of Green Park,” said Leonard A. Silverstein, the President and Chief Operating Officer for PAC. Mr. Silverstein added, “This acquisition further demonstrates the success of our unique real estate loan investment program, which continues to create a pipeline of attractive, off-market acquisition…