There’s a new controversy involving the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and housing, after some Buckhead residents say they oppose a plan to move some priests into a house previously inhabited by Archbishop Wilton Gregory.
Christ the King Catholic Church spokesperson Dave Fitzgerald said the church is taking a second look at its plans to move six of its priests into the home, but said the church still intends to move forward.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center is hosting two programs depicting one woman’s story of survival during the Holocaust. The woman is Sala Garncarz, who was 16 years old in 1940 when she was forced from her home and into a German labor camp. Now, Letters to Sala is being brought both to the gallery and the stage. The exhibition features her letters, photographs, and a diary chronicling her years in the Nazi work camps.
If you've ever wondered what the difference is between a mezzo-soprano and a soprano, Irene Roberts has your answer. Roberts, a mezzo-soprano, will be singing the role of Rosina in the Atlanta Opera's upcoming production of "The Barber of Seville." Lois Reitzes sat down with Irene and began by asking her how she got into music.
Georgia State University has hired its first chief innovation officer.
The university hired Phil Ventimiglia, former NCR Corporation vice president for innovation and new product development. Ventimiglia started the position week and will head the university’s Information Systems and Technology Department. He also plans to explore new technology solutions both in and out of the classroom.
“My position on this that it’s that it’s not to go and remove the classroom from the equation but really to augment the classroom with other modalities of learning.”
The state says more than 220,000 Georgians have signed up for insurance coverage under a federal health exchange that’s part of the Affordable Care Act.
The numbers were gathered from insurance companies participating in the exchange. State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says of the more than 220,000 Georgians who applied a little less than half have paid for policies and most are receiving a federal subsidy. Hudgens is an opponent of the law. He says Georgia’s numbers lead him to believe national enrollment numbers are inflated.
A judge has denied a request from suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis to take part of the case against him to a state appeals court.
If DeKalb Judge Courtney Johnson had approved the request, it could have delayed Ellis’s trial.
Ellis’s lawyers contended the grand jury that indicted the CEO exceeded its scope during its investigation of corruption allegations against him. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson disagreed.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, and he begins with an event that's part of our occasional day tripper series -- a series which highlights places just outside the metro Atlanta area.
Speaking at Georgia State University Wednesday, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens weighed in on a controversial topic: the collection of telephone data.
Stevens said the use and storage of phone data to identify callers does not violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches. He cited his decision in the 1979 case Smith v. Maryland, in which the court ruled the instillation of a pen register (a device that records all numbers called from a particular phone) was not a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flanked by (from left) Central Atlanta Progress head A.J. Robinson, MARTA CEO Keith Parker, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed,
News Brief: We will have more on this story later today, but a Georgia superior court judge has declined to intervene in a fight between one of the state's largest Vidalia onion farmers and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black over a new rule restricting the packing of Vidalia onions for shipping before a certain date.
Vidalia onion rule: A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves.
Have you been looking for something to do this weekend? If so, join host Lois Reitzes as she speaks with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine about this weekend's events. This time, they started off by discussing an Atlanta holiday tradition.
Lois Reitzes recently sat down with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. The maestros revealed the ASO's 2014-15 season, highlighting concerts of "sumptuous tone poems," a truly creative partnership with Emory University and an all-star season finale.
67 years ago, on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, who was born in Cairo, GA, broke the color line in major league baseball. But as much as baseball officials celebrate the occasion, and as often as they re-tell the story, some parts of it remain little-known. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is struggling to attract African-Americans as spectators, players, and team officials. WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with baseball historian James A. Riley, who has written 6 books on the Negro Leagues.
Georgia continues to remain at risk for losing millions of dollars in federal funding due to an application backlog and other issues with its food stamp program. The federal government issued a formal warning letter to the state yesterday but is also recognizing the state’s progress.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s estate has a new legal team.
Two lawyers from the firm Bryan Cave LLP, Nicole Wade and Luke Lantta, now represent the estate for current litigation. According to the firm’s website, both attorneys specialize in fiduciary litigation.
A judge disqualified William Hill as the estate’s lawyer earlier this month because Hill had been closely involved in an earlier property dispute involving the heirs.
Losing Hill means losing the local influence and reputation of the former Fulton Superior Court judge.
Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, singled out Georgia's May 20 GOP primary for U.S. Senate as one of the most important primaries in the country this year. With control of the Senate up for grabs, Sabato notes that the winner will have to run against Michelle Nunn, the likely Democratic candidate, in the general election. But some worry the GOP primary has the potential to nominate a candidate along the lines of Todd Akins and Richard Mourdock, two hard-right GOP Senate candidates who won their primaries but then alienated general election voters.
For political junkies desperate for clues to the hottest House, Senate and governors’ races around the country, April is the cruelest month. While Illinois and Texas primaries were held last month, the 48 remaining state contests don’t start up again for three weeks. Here’s the good news for those of us hoping to determine whether...
SAÏAH International is an Atlanta-based theater company known for both adaptations of classic works and for non-traditional staging. True to form, their latest production--titled Terminus--takes Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down (yes, the one about the rabbits) and sets it in the American Civil War. WABE’s Myke Johns sat down with the creators of the show and has the story.
When 20-year-old Nicholas Church came to the United States on a summer trip from his home in the UK, he asked the clerk at the bus station in New York to send him somewhere pretty.
He landed in the small town of Cashiers, North Carolina for the summer, where he met Reese McCranie. The two quickly developed feelings for each other, and a romantic relationship ensued. When the summer was over, Nicholas returned to the UK.
Recently in Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth, Reese explained what happened next, picking up the story in his college years.