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France rises as new French President reaches out to President Trump

The ascension of France on the global stage was exemplified on July 14 – Bastille Day – when Frenchman Warren Barguil gave France its first Bastille Day Tour de France victory in 12 years.

But an even more significant sign was when U.S. President Donald Trump accepted an invitation from the recently-elected President of France – Emmanuel Macron – to spend Bastille Day in Paris.

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Moreland Avenue’s remake will promote alternative transit in a growing community

By Guest Columnist CARL HOLT, an avid promoter of bicycling who volunteered as project manager for the installation of Atlanta’s first bike corral, in the Kirkwood neighborhood

The Georgia Department of Transportation, along with City of Atlanta and Little Five Points Community Improvement District, has been working to transform a half-mile section of Moreland Avenue (U.S. 23/Ga. 42) from a traditional urban highway to a Complete Street. A Complete Street usually involves a road diet, to provide a safer corridor for all modes of transportation. What is unique about this corridor is that Moreland Avenue is a six-lane roadway passing through one of Atlanta’s more pedestrian active business districts, Little Five Points.

Primus E. King helped reclaim African American voting rights

In this column, members of Georgia Humanities and their colleagues take turns discussing Georgia’s history and culture, and other topics that matter. Through different voices, we hear different stories.

This week, ALLISON HUTTON, of Georgia Humanities, recounts Primus King’s fight to end the white primary in Georgia. 

By Allison Hutton

In the pantheon of civil rights leaders, Primus King has not been accorded the same space as Parks or any of Georgia’s other activists, yet his sacrifice, his steadfastness in the face of violent threats, and the inspiration he provided Georgia’s African American population more than qualify Primus King as worthy.

A name we should know

The name Martin Amorous is not one that most Atlantans associate with the development of the City of Atlanta but that doesn’t diminish his contribution to the well-being of our city, not in the least.

Martin Amorous was born in Savannah, in 1858. His father , Mathias Amorous, was a proud Spaniard from Barcelona who captained a merchantman sailing vessel and he made frequent trips to the Americas.

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‘Baby Driver’ – a ‘sweet ride of a movie’ filmed in Atlanta

Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby.

“Baby Driver” is one sweet ride.

Part of the fun is purely visceral: “Baby Driver” spins fantastical wheelies all over Atlanta. And unlike, say, the CGI mayhem in the  “Fast and Furious” franchise, these chases, crashes and exhilarating loop-the-loop thrills combine technical wizardry with the hands-on genius of a small flotilla of stunt drivers.

Latest Reports


Latest Reports

  • Atlanta City Design Project to be presented to stakeholders in 410-page book

    Atlanta City Design Project to be presented to stakeholders in 410-page book

    Now that the Atlanta City Design Project is nearing completion, Atlanta is making arrangements to present the proposal to stakeholders in a 410-page book that's to be as expansive as the massive proposal to plan for the city’s next 20 years of anticipated growth and development.Read More »
  • RH Atlanta Showroom property in Buckhead changes hands

    RH Atlanta Showroom property in Buckhead changes hands

    A prime Buckhead site has changed ownership. The property that houses the flagship Atlanta showroom of Restoration Hardware at 3030 Peachtree Road has been sold to 3030 Grey Partners LLC. The former owners were real estate investor Peter Blum and the late Atlanta business icon J. Mack Robinson, who had jointly owned the property since 1995.Read More »
  • Georgia tax breaks under scrutiny in state Senate

    Georgia tax breaks under scrutiny in state Senate

    Every year, industries approach Georgia lawmakers asking for new or renewed tax breaks, promising leaps in job growth, industry expansion, or some other worthwhile payoff. But the state is a laggard at checking back on tax breaks and seeing what they do — or don’t — deliver.Read More »
  • Atlanta funds $26 million to expand homelessness initiative devised under Mayor Reed

    Atlanta funds $26 million to expand homelessness initiative devised under Mayor Reed

    It took four years, but Atlanta has allocated significant funding – up to $26 million – for an initiative Mayor Kasim Reed announced in 2013 to reduce homelessness in the city. This money is the city’s payment into a fund that’s expected to reach a total of $115.6 million.Read More »
  • Fort McPherson signs first tenant

    Fort McPherson signs first tenant

    Movie mogul Tyler Perry and the veterans' medical campus at Fort McPherson are getting a new neighbor: the Wolf Idea Group is setting up headquarters and a showroom at the shuttered U.S. Army post in southwest Atlanta.Read More »
  • MARTA, City of Atlanta and Relay Bikes seek to close ‘last mile’ gap

    MARTA, City of Atlanta and Relay Bikes seek to close ‘last mile’ gap

    MARTA and the City of Atlanta are teaming up to provide the elusive “last mile” for people seeking alternative ways to get around. MARTA and the city’s Relay bike sharing program launched their partnership on July 14 with an actual bike relay from the Colony Square bike station to MARTA’s Arts Center Station. MARTA and city employees “competed” in an effort to “win” the relay.Read More »

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