Georgia Chamber connects on social media

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is taking accessibility to a new level by hosting a “Chamber Chat’ on Facebook Live.  The session, at 10:00AM this morning, will allow viewers to interact with experts from the Chamber as they discuss pressing local issues including the Opportunity School District and “trends in workforce development.”  A modern way to connect to a modern audience has the Chamber’s ship...

UGA approves major stadium renovation

With all three Atlanta pro sports teams getting new stadiums or major stadium renovations, the state’s most popular squad was feeling a little left out.  No more though, as this week a $63 million ‘enhancement project’ was announced for the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium.  The project includes a new state of the art locker room, as well as a new video board and fan plaza.  As the college football arms race rages on, this major move has UGA’s ship...

Georgia takes home big victory in water wars case

Georgians rejoiced this week when a special master to the U.S. Supreme Court recommended that no water consumption cap be put on Atlanta’s water use from Lake Lanier and the river basin downstream, as Florida had asked for.  The Supreme Court could still make a different ruling and there is likely to be another round of lawsuits, but this win has Georgia’s ship...

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announces new hospital

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta last week announced the plans for their new hospital in Brookhaven, and it’s going to be a big one.  The $1 billion facility will replace the current Egleston Hospital at Emory, and will form the centerpiece of the new North Druid Hills medical area that will also feature the Hawks’ training facilities.  A new world-class hospital and a massively redeveloped part of Atlanta has the city’s ship...

Lockheed Martin reveals new cargo plane

Aviation giant Lockheed Martin introduced their newest plane on Thursday, the LM-100J, a commercial freight aircraft.  The plane, an updated and upgraded version of L-100 Hercules, was revealed at Marietta’s Dobbins Air Reserve Base, where the company does much of its work.  The plane is a big step forward for American cargo aircrafts, and Lockheed Martin sees its ship...

Reed ‘produces’ documents related to bribery case

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday adamantly denied any involvement in the bribery case at city hall where two contractors stand accused of paying out millions of dollars in exchange for government contracts.  He also produced 1.4 million pages of public records pertaining to the case for investigators to pore over in a show of good faith.  The problem?  The records are all printed out on paper as opposed to electronic, and many of them are in tiny font nearly impossible to read.  Critics say it’s a sham of an attempt at ‘transparency,’ and we’re inclined to agree.  The city’s ship in this ugly scandal is...

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