Category: Atlanta


Effort designed to help reduce crime, improve traffic safety   ATLANTA –– Georgia Power and the City of Atlanta today announced that the company will be increasing the city’s streetlight footprint by 10,000 lights and upgrading other lighting, with a focus on areas with high rates of traffic accidents and crime.   “Through this partnership with […]


    ATLANTA – The House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee, chaired by State Rep.Bonnie Rich (R-Suwanee), and the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, chaired by State Sen. John F. Kennedy (R-Macon), will hold its next series of joint town hall hearings across the state of Georgia. The schedule for the next three in-person hearings […]


ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will join Vice President Kamala Harris for the Administration’s “We Can Do This” tour.  The national tour is being held to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against COVID-19, highlighting the ease of getting vaccinated, and mobiliing grassroots vaccine education and outreach efforts. The tour is intended to help […]


L-R: Lithonia City Council member Darold P. Honore, Yandy Smith and Lithonia Mayor Shameka Reynolds   ATLANTA—City of Lithonia officials Darold P. Honore and Mayor Shameka Reynolds congratulated Yandy Smith of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” on her grand opening of Yelle skincare products at Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. on June 10, 2021. […]


  ATLANTA— The City of Atlanta entered Phase 4 of its reopening plan, effective June 9.  City officials said non-mission-critical employees are now permitted to resume in-person operations at City facilities under enhanced safety requirements and measures. City facilities remain closed to the public. City leadership has made numerous policy and procedural changes for in-person operations to […]


David Manuel has been named Fulton County Director of Arts & Culture effective June 9, County Manager Dick Anderson has announced. Manuel joins Fulton from neighboring DeKalb where he was Arts & Culture Manager and previously served as Interim Deputy Director of DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. Anderson said Manuel is a welcome addition […]


ATLANTA—Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday (May 29)issued an executive order regarding remaining COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities, schools, and local governments. “As hospitalizations, cases, deaths, and percent positive tests all continue to decline – and with vaccinations on the rise – Georgians deserve to fully return to normal,” said Kemp. “With safe and effective vaccines […]


 ATLANTA — Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand today announced a $1 million commitment to Morehouse College, part of their Black Community Commitment. The gift will help fund scholarships, technology, and educational programming for students studying journalism and sports-related areas of study. The Black Community Commitment is an initiative by Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to directly […]

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