Dene Oliver, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and former Atlanta mayor and current president of Buckhead Coalition, Inc., Sam Massell, pose for cameras before installing a commemorative brick at Buckhead Atlanta.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, state and local business and political leaders joined officials of the Atlanta Braves at the groundbreaking for the new Braves stadium in Cobb County.
At the ceremony, team officials announced they had sealed a 25-year deal with Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks for the naming rights to the new ballpark. It's the latest in a string of deals sports teams have made with big companies for the rights to put the companies' names on the teams' stadiums.
The report finds the pilot and co-pilot maintained an “unstable approach” as they attempted to land. Pilots also failed to properly monitor altitude, the NTSB says. Together, those factors caused the Airbus A-300 to crash off Birmingham’s runway 18, killing both crew members.
Today, the news agency Reuters reported Atlanta-based retailer The Home Depot has been in contact with the U.S. Secret Service about the potential security breach of its customers’ credit card information.
When asked to confirm the Reuters report, a company spokeswoman told WABE The Home Depot is not doing any interviews at this point. The spokeswoman referred back to the company’s statement, which it updated late yesterday.
A groundbreaking ceremony for a more than one million square foot distribution center for Kroger took place Tuesday on a former army base in Forest Park. State and local leaders say it’s the first step to turning the Fort Gillem property into a major distribution hub for the metro area and the Southeast.
Rain poured as state lawmakers, local leaders, Kroger executives and Governor Nathan Deal gathered at the former army base for the groundbreaking. Governor Deal said locating the center on the more than 1,000 acre Fort Gillem property is a major accomplishment.
The Georgia Chamber is in favor of including the Atlantic Continental Shelf in the U.S. Interior Department's five-year lease plan for oil and natural gas between 2017 and 2022. The Atlantic Continental Shelf includes the area off Georgia’s coast and has been closed to offshore drilling and exploration for more than 30 years.
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport signed the contract with Chicago-based Standard Parking in 2009. It’s a big contract: Standard Parking manages 33,000 parking spaces and is responsible for nearly a quarter of the airport’s revenue – roughly $117 million.
Despite an improving home building market, Atlanta-based Beazer Homes Thursday reported an overall loss for the third quarter of its fiscal year.
Beazer says it earned $6.6-million dollars for the quarter that ended June 30th. But factor in a $19.8-million loss due to debt restructuring, and the national home builder fell short of analyst expectations.
Since its founding in 1997, Teavana has called Atlanta home. But that's about to change. Starbucks, which purchased Teavana for $620-million in 2012, is moving the retailer's operations to its Seattle base.
“I think it was just a matter of time before they would consolidate those operations," says ITG restaurant analyst Steve West. "There’s really a lot more international potential for tea rather than coffee.”
In the wake of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine today, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says it's stopped routing flights through Ukrainian airspace out of "an abundance of caution."
A well-known phone scam is cropping back up in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, and the scammers are using the Georgia Power Company as their alias.
Georgia Power says it has heard from more than 500 customers since the first of the year that they have gotten phone calls about their power bills being overdue or their payments lost in the mail.
“The caller tells the customer to go to a store that sells money cards,” says Georgia Power’s Carol Boatright. She says the utility does call customers about overdue bills but does not ask them to pay them off with debit or gift cards.