• Norcross redevelopment – Atlanta Business Chronicle

    Real Estate Notebook: Cousins may not be done buying; Norcross redevelopment – Atlanta Business Chronicle

    Cousins Properties Inc. may already be looking to buy more Midtown development sites. Atlanta’s largest office landlord, which just revealed plans for a 500-foot Midtown tower, remains bullish on future development opportunities in the neighborhood, which is known for The Woodruff Arts Center, Fox Theatre and many of the city’s recent high-profile corporate expansions. A few notable sites remaining in Midtown include about 4 acres at West Peachtree, Spring Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue and 3rd Street. It’s owned by a group that includes the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Areas generally south of 675 West Peachtree Street, a landmark property once known as the Southern Bell Tower, could allow for…

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    Sean Hannity has raised the rent on his Georgia duplex properties from $650 to $1000 in just five years – despite claiming his investment is aimed at helping struggling communities

    Sean Hannity has raised the rent for the tenants of his Georgia duplex property by nearly 50 per cent in just five years. It has been revealed that the Fox News host bought 112 duplex units for $3.15million in 2013 after it foreclosed due to the housing market crash. His tenants claim he raised rent from $650 to as much as $1,000 per month in the predominately blue collar, African American neighborhood of Lithia Springs. He said in a statement defending his investment: ‘It is ironic that I am being attacked for investing my personal money in communities that badly need such investment and in which, I am sure, those…

  • Gunshot Fired At Atlanta School

    Gunshot Fired At Atlanta School

    ATLANTA, GA — An argument involving a student led to a gunshot being fired in the parking lot of an Atlanta high school on Monday afternoon. Atlanta Public Schools has confirmed that a single shot was fired into the air at Benjamin E. Mays High School, at 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. According to schools spokesman Seth Coleman, an argument broke out between a female student and a male who is not a student at Mays. He broke a car window, causing the girl to be cut with broken glass, Coleman said. As he drove away, at least one gunshot was fired into the air, according to Coleman. (For more…

  • Affordable Housing

    Report: 50 years after Fair Housing Act, inequality is rampant in Atlanta

    A demographical analysis of Atlanta and three other major American cities is showing that a stark difference still exists in several key categories between residents on either side of the proverbial tracks. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act—the landmark legislation that aimed to eliminate discrimination in U.S. housing—real estate company Trulia partnered with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) to shine a light on modern-day housing inequality and why closing the gaps is important. Analysts found that half a century since the legislation had passed, inequality remains rampant across Atlanta. Trulia and NFHA honed in on four metros—Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Oakland, respectively—in an attempt to…

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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…

  • Wings bounce back with road win in Atlanta | MLive.com
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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…

  • Atlanta Trying to Recover From SamSam Ransomware Without Paying Up

    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…

  • Affordable Housing

    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…