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Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name.

A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America.

- FOX News - US

Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name.

ATLANTA — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America.

- Billings Gazette - US

Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name.

A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America.

- WRAL.com - US

New Marietta Square-area food hall signs up first restaurants.

A new food hall planned near the historic Marietta Square has landed its first tenants.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

The impact of Atlanta's tech sector on growing office rents.

Atlanta's office market is achieving some of North America's most impressive rent growth.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Media playing oddsmaker in guessing what Amazon will do.

Atlanta's strong odds on paper to land Amazon's $5 billion second headquarters does not appear to be translating into real-world odds.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta City Council passes electric vehicle charging ordinance.

The Atlanta City Council took a major step Nov. 20 to support the electric vehicles revolution.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

The Movie Biz: Bad Guys Good Actor.

Google British actor Gary Oldman and some disquieting sub-categories come up. Like: Gary Oldman wife beater and Gary Oldman racist.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

40 under 40 Awards: Equifax's Jason Esteves.

A former middle school history teacher, Jason Esteves understands the importance of education, but a desire to make a bigger impact prompted him to pursue a law degree.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Brennen Dicker manages multiple film, TV projects.

Brennen Dicker started his career in the film industry grabbing coffee for his bosses. Now general manager at Sim International Atlanta, Brennen heads up an office of more than a dozen employees, who stay busy thanks to Georgia's thriving film industry.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

A look at what made Atlantans grateful in 2017 .

From the bonds of community to generosity to support in times of illness and grief, Atlantans found much to be grateful for in 2017.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Morehouse School of Medicine plans $50 million expansion

Morehouse School of Medicine is planning a more than $50 million expansion adjacent to its southwest Atlanta campus.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta's No. 3 architecture firm being acquired

Atlanta's third-largest architectural firm, Wakefield Beasley & Associates Inc., is being acquired by the rapidly expanding global firm Nelson.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta scouting CEOs discuss impact of historic change

A move by the Boy Scouts of America to start admitting girls has triggered a national backlash by the Girl Scouts of America.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Revenue spikes, but small business sale prices stay flat

The median revenue of small businesses sold in metro Atlanta spiked 50 percent in the third quarter, versus a year ago, according to new data from online business-for-sale marketplace BizBuySell.com.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Buckhead Ritz to get new name, $20M renovation

The city's eighth-largest hotel — a property that helped define luxury lodging in Atlanta — is getting a new brand and a major renovation.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Ben Franklin Academy raises almost $2 million for expansion

The Ben Franklin Academy, an independent, small college-prep high school near Emory University, has raised nearly $2 million to complete an expansion of its campus.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

The week's good news: November 23, 2017

1. Friendships can form anywhere — including in front of the dairy section at the grocery store. After his wife died, Dan Peterson, 83, of Augusta, Georgia, couldn't shake his grief. One day last year, during a quick trip to the store, he met a 4-year-old named Norah Wood, who could sense he was down. "I thought he needed ...

- The Week - US

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Accuses Atlanta Mayor Of 'Antifa Tactics'

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- Mediaite - US

40 under 40 Awards: University System of Georgia's John Fuchko III

Fuchko III was raised in a household where emphasis was put on public service.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

40 under 40 Awards: Georgia Tech's Joy Harris

Harris uses the engineering profession to help and serve others.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

40 under 40 Awards: Jones Day's Jamila Hall

As a partner in the investigations and white-collar defense group at Jones Day, Jamila Hall takes on some high-profile cases.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Viewpoint: Promote respect, reduce risk through workplace civility training

Workplace civility training focuses on establishing expectations of courtesy and respect.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

LGBT Institute aims to ensure diverse voices across Southern states get heard

"A key goal for the Institute is to amplify the voices of those most vulnerable and serve as a nexus for LGBTQ research in the South."

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Televangelist launches new streaming TV network at Tyler Perry's former mansion

Televangelist David Turner is launching a new television network out of Tyler Perry's former Atlanta mansion.' Turner bought the mansion in May 2016 for $17.5 million, the most expensive residential home sale in Atlanta's history. At the time, Turner reportedly said God told him to buy the property, a sweeping 17-acre ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

40 under 40 Awards: Century 21 Connect Realty's Quinn Green

Real estate agents help people put down roots and find viable investments, and that's why Quinn Green loves the industry.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Report: Atlanta among worst metros for retirees

Life in the Big Peach isn't so peachy according to a recent study.  Bankrate.com reported Atlanta is the No. 6 worst metro area to retire. Although residents of Atlanta benefit from a strong cultural vitality , the area scored low for healthcare quality and affordability , lacks good public transportation and ranked ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Bank of America Head of Consumer Banking, Merrill Edge Aron Levine takes cue from Winston Churchill

Meet Aron Levine, Head of Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge for Bank of America.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Report: National class action lawsuit filed in Atlanta against Equifax

A national class action lawsuit filed against Equifax Inc. claims that criminals have started using the information gleaned from July's massive consumer data breach. The Washington Post reports that a lawsuit, Allen et al v. Equifax, filed in Atlanta pulls together dozens of individual complaints from consumers in all 50 ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Home of the Day: Beautiful Brookhaven Home!

By SheilaMaddox.com REALTOR®, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This is your invitation to view some of Atlanta's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Is your city ready for electric cars?

Atlanta latest municipality to pass requirements to add charging stations and demand "EV-ready" infrastructure

- CBS NEWS - US

Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney

ATLANTA — A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed.

- Billings Gazette - US

WATCH: What to know before traveling for Thanksgiving

Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Atlanta are expected to be hot spots for severe gridlock while more than 3 million passengers are expected to take buses and trains this holiday.

- ABC News - US

Alabama prisoner recaptured after second escape in three weeks

Shane Anthony Vernon, 27, was taken into custody without incident late Tuesday by DeKalb County Police just west of Atlanta, about 150 miles from the Coosa County jail in Alabama from which he escaped twice, the Coosa County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Vernon, who ditched a stolen car on Sunday then eluded ...

- Yahoo! News - US

AT&T-Time Warner suit highlights Uncle Sam's merger clout. Here are some of his greatest hits

The Trump administration's lawsuit to block AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner has sent shock waves throughout Wall Street and the nation's mergers-and-acquisition sector, despite years of aggressive antitrust enforcement by former President Barack Obama.  According to industry experts, it's been nearly four decades — not ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Atlanta company snaps up 98,000-sf Virginia shopping center

Branch Properties acquired Mercury Plaza in Hampton, Va., from Olshan Properties Nov. 13.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

AAA: Worst Thanksgiving road delays in Atlanta from 3 - 5:15 p.m. Wednesday

If you are driving to your Thanksgiving destination, better get started before 3 p.m. Wednesday. That's according to AAA, which said the worst holiday road trip time for the metro Atlanta area will be from 3 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 22. Trip time will multiple by a factor of two during that window, it said in a statement ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Health department probes illness outbreak affecting hundreds after company Thanksgiving

The Georgia Department of Public Health is investigating a possible foodborne illness outbreak affecting hundreds in Bartow County following a company Thanksgiving party, according to news reports. As many as 1,800 people may have been affected, according to a state health department spokesman who spoke to the Daily Tribune ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

ABA opposes fixed bail schedules in new amicus brief filed with 11th Circuit

The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that opposes fixed bail schedules in Calhoun, Georgia. Money-bail…

- ABA Journal - US

Cynthia Rowley, Bella Cucina joining The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

New York designer Cynthia Rowley and Italian-inspired gourmet food brand Bella Cucina are opening new stores at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, an upscale project that already includes luxury names such as Dior and Tom Ford. Cynthia Rowley has opened a 933-square-foot shop, the designer's first in Atlanta. It's along Bolling ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Viewpoint: How and why trust matters to success in business

Would you agree with the following, Mark?' Doug Conant asked me.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

40 under 40 Awards: Cox Media Group/WSB-TV's Craig Lucie

Lucie, anchor and reporter with Cox Media Group and WSB-TV, started out in journalism when he was a teenager.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Ex-Deal aide Brian Robinson joins GWCC board

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday named former aide Brian Robinson to the board of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. Robinson served as deputy chief of staff for communications during Deal's first term as governor and the early portion of his second term. He now owns his own communications consulting firm, Robinson ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia banks see strong 3rd quarter

Georgia's 178 FDIC-insured financial institutions had a good third quarter. According to the Georgia Bankers Association, the banks earned $889.3 million during the third quarter of this year, up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2016. For the first nine months of the year, cumulative earnings were $2.5 billion, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

CSX responds to dispatchers' relocation complaints

CSX Corp. says it is working with dispatchers who are adversely affected by a miscommunication around the consolidation of all dispatching offices to Jacksonville.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Georgia Tech researcher heads to University of Oregon to lead new campus

The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Atlanta-based Georgia Tech, as executive director of its new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September 2018 leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Photobombing Marta bus is taking over Twitter

Monday's Georgia Dome implosion was a sight to be seen. Unless, of course, you worked for The Weather Channel. An interrupting Marta bus became the unwitting star of the day, after the above video from Atlanta-based The Weather Channel and ensuing GIFs went viral on social media. How viral? Well, members of the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia enters agreement with VillageMD to lower care costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD in an effort to improve patient health and lower costs, two of today's hottest health-care topics. BSBSGa is the largest health benefits company in Georgia and first in the state to contract with Chicago-based VillageMD. VillageMD ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Major League Baseball hits Braves with penalties

Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, delivering a series of harsh penalties to the team for violating Major League rules. The league declared 13 Braves players free agents and imposed limits on the club signing international players for two additional years. The league also took away the ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

A chance encounter leads to a special friendship between 4-year-old and elderly widower

Friendships can form anywhere — including in front of the dairy section at the grocery store. After his wife died, Dan Peterson, 83, of Augusta, Georgia, couldn't shake his grief. He tended to his garden, where his wife once grew roses, and was "just waiting it out to see how long I was going to live," he told NPR. ...

- The Week - US

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