The Supreme Court of Georgia is making changes to the way lawyers are allowed to advertise.
We have all heard the fast-talking ads: “If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, call me. One call, that’s all.”
But if that fast-talking is too fast to understand, it will no longer be allowed under the new rules of professional conduct ordered by the Supreme Court of Georgia. Also against the new rules: tiny print so small you are unable read it and actors playing lawyers (or clients) without telling you they are actors.
MARTA and the City of Decatur are working together to develop land near the Avondale transit station into a mixed-used development.
The development will be located just south of the station on East Ponce de Leon Avenue. Initial plans call for more than 600 apartments, some 70 condominium units and 25,000 square feet of retail space. 20% of the apartments will be used for affordable housing.
When the Avondale station first opened, it was the end of the rail line, so MARTA built plenty of parking.
As Google Fiber looks to expand into Atlanta and other cities around the country, a question remains: why is Google doing this? Do they really want to become an internet provider like Comcast or AT&T? Mashable recently asked that question of several technology experts and got several different answers.
A little less than two years ago, Google laid out plans to roll out a new lightning-fast Internet network that would make buffering and load times a thing of the past. That dreamlike service had only been available in three cities to date: Kansas City, Austin and Provo, Utah.
A Vidalia onion farmer has taken the State of Georgia to court to be able to ship his crop when he wants to.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture owns the trademark on Vidalias. Each year, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner advises on a suggested starting date for shipping to ensure the quality of the onions.
But this year Commissioner Gary Black told the growers they all had to wait until April 21 to start shipping their crops.
Electric vehicle charging company ChargePoint produces a quarterly ranking of U.S. cities by electric vehicle sales growth. In the fourth quarter of 2013, Atlanta led the country with a 52% increase in electric car sales during that period.
California has long led the way in the electric car market. The Northwest and Hawaii have also consistently topped the tables. However, the top metropolitan region for electric car sales growth in the 4th quarter wasn't in any of those states - it was in the Southeast!
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state will move forward with deepening the Port of Savannah, even though President Barack Obama did not include construction funding for the project in his budget proposal.
But can the state legally and financially undertake the task itself?
At issue is whether the state can move forward with dredging without authorization and construction funding from the federal government.
The Wrap, a Hollywood-based movie industry trade journal, reports that an annual study of major movie production locations listed Georgia as the third-highest-ranking state for making movies in the U.S. Nine major movies were filmed in Georgia last year. First place went to Louisiana with 18 movies produced in the state, followed by California with 15 movies.
The study found that Georgia's nine movies resulted in $261 million in production money being spent here. The report also says Georgia had 5,600+ credited jobs as a result of these movies.
The study tracked 108 major films -- representing $7.6 billion in direct spending -- released in 2013 from six major studios and five well-known independent studios.
The Bayou State was top locale for Hollywood's major movies last year, according to a new report from FilmL.A. When it comes to major movies, California is no longer the world's production capital - that would be Louisiana, according to a new study released Thursday.
Air travel through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could get especially tricky as severe winter weather bears down on the area.
Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant says the Atlanta-based carrier will cancel “many” flights this week.
That's why Delta and other airlines are encouraging travelers coming in and out of Atlanta to shift their travel plans. Those who must travel should monitor Delta's website or mobile app, Durrant says.
“DeKalb County Needs Your Feedback,” reads the headline on inserts stuffed alongside county water bills this month.
The enclosed flier asks residents to offer ideas to include in DeKalb’s long-term strategic plan.
“God knows this is something that’s never been done in DeKalb County," says DeKalb interim CEO Lee May. “This is our way of establishing who we are as a county, understanding our assets, and really writing a plan that brings all that together.”
(Story updated to include full audio interview with Society of St. Vincent Depaul--Georgia)
Crop insurance, peanut subsidies, corn production – they’re all part of the farm bill, signed today by President Barack Obama after two years of congressional debate.
Food stamps are the biggest slice of that nearly $1 trillion dollar pie, and that program is seeing a cut. Farmers will also see some changes under the new bill, primarily to crop insurance and subsidies.
Georgia is fighting the health care law at every political turn.
Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, chose not to expand Medicaid, despite the increased federal funding made possible by the Affordable Care Act. And Ralph Hudgens, the state's insurance commissioner, publicly vowed to obstruct the law.
But that doesn't mean that Georgia isn't seeing some financial benefits from the law.
Jill Rosenberg says she heard about Loehmann’s closing when her daughter, Jill Talbot, emailed her about it Thursday morning.
She said she’s shopped at the discount retailer for 50 years – since she was a teenager. So as a sort of last hurrah, the mother-daughter duo decided to spend their lunch break at the Loehmann’s off Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.
“This is a thing we do, so we had to do it one last time,” Rosenberg said. “We came here for her prom dresses and …”
“Graduation dresses,” Talbot chimed in, “wedding dresses. All the life events bring us here.”
This DC-9 seen at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was delivered new to North Central Airlines in 1978. Thanks to airline mergers, it was absorbed by Republic then Northwest. In 2008, Delta inherited the aircraft when it merged with Northwest.
Delta Air Lines will fly the last scheduled passenger flight on a DC-9 Monday afternoon, ending a nearly half-century run for an aircraft credited with bringing jet service to most small and medium US cities.
Delta was the launch customer for the Douglas DC-9 back in in 1965.
In the early '90s, the Atlanta-based airline sold its fleet to smaller carriers.
Many of the planes found their way to Northwest Airlines. When Delta and Northwest merged in 2008, Delta suddenly found itself back with the model.
Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Louis Miller (left) and Transportation Security Administration federal security director for Atlanta Mary Leftridge-Byrd hold a press conference Friday at Atlanta's airport. Like other airports, HJIA expects more passengers this Thanksgiving travel season.