Golf’s Big Business and Big Charity in Atlanta

Over the weekend, East Lake played host for the 13th straight year to the PGA Tour Championship. A mere three months after winning his first ever tournament in the PGA, Xander Schauffele birdied the 18th hole to win by one stroke over the year’s titles leader Justin Thomas. With his second tour win, Schauffele vaulted up 23 spots in the FedEx Cup to finish in third place, worth $2 million, in addition to the $1.5 million for winning the tournament.

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Braves fans keep buying tickets

The Braves inaugural season in SunTrust Park will end with the team selling more tickets than it did in 2016. Still, the team is offering discount seats in its final few home games of another season that fell short of hopes. Tickets start at $5 for each of the team’s remaining home games.

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Braves fans keep buying tickets

The Braves inaugural season in SunTrust Park will end with the team selling more tickets than it did in 2016. Still, the team is offering discount seats in its final few home games of another season that fell short of hopes. Tickets start at $5 for each of the team’s remaining home games.

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Georgia pecans, cotton take major hit from Irma

Georgia farmers expect to lose about 30 percent of this year’s pecan crop after Hurricane Irma’s march through the state last week. The worst part is, those are not likely to be one year losses.  Gary Black, Georgia’s commissioner of agriculture, said downed trees that were nearing maturity will take years to replace, meaning some producers will have lower yields for up to a decade.

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Qualifying Closes for Special Elections

This is Part II of a two part series on the special elections to fill vacant state Senate and House seats. You can find Part I here

Friday was the last day of qualifying for vacant state Senate and House seats. With the Atlanta mayor race, a Fulton County Commission race and several other state races in the Metro area, this special election might just feel like a “real” election. Although, as with nearly all non-presidential elections, turnout might be less than desired.

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Keep the Capitol Hill Focus on Vital Georgia Ports

A popular buzzword in Washington, D.C., right now is infrastructure and how we can get to our goal of seeing a plan finalized. As we continue to discuss an infrastructure plan, we must look beyond the traditional definition of “infrastructure” projects and include projects that add economic value, such as ports.

Red, Purple, & Blue; MARTA – Hope for the Future

​One week ago today, the City of Atlanta received the sad news that MARTA CEO Keith Parker would be resigning to take over management of Goodwill of North Georgia. He had held his post for nearly five years, during which time he proved to be a transformational leader of the agency. Upon assuming leadership of MARTA, he quickly turned their finances around by changing their budget deficit into a surplus.

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GT gets big grant for research center

A Georgia Tech-led research group earlier this month received a $20 million grant to fund a new biomedical engineering research center.  The NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) will work to develop therapeutic cell products, which could eventually help lead to treatments for illnesses that are currently incurable.  A lot of smart stuff from our friends in Midtown Atlanta, and while some of it might go over our heads them receiving the attention and funding to make it happen has their ship RISING…

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