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Metro Atlanta students donate to NFL’s super kids super sharing project

DULUTH, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) – Hundreds of metro Atlanta students donate boxes full of sports equipment, books, and school supplies as part of the NFL’s Super-Kids-Super-Sharing project.

Organizers collected the donations throughout the day at the Infinite Energy Center’s Forum in Duluth.

The items will go to students in need.

As part of the event, Verizon made an $18,000 donation to the Ron Clark Academy, a non-profit middle school in southeast Atlanta.

The Super-Kids-Super-Sharing program has given back to students in need for nearly 20 years.

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Olson Capital Investments to Prepare New $50 Million Real Estate Fund

Olson Capital Investments to Prepare New $50 Million Real Estate Fund Atlanta, GA, December 24, 2018 –(– Olson Capital Investments has started talking to investors about a plan to raise up to 50 million for a fund to invest in American Hotel properties and opportunistic acquisitions on assets such as multifamily or office buildings.The real estate private equity firm that’s principally based in Atlanta will formally start raising money for its Equity Fund IV in the first quarter of 2019, less than a year after wrapping up the acquisition and renovation of 125 unit “The Block” apartments which has made nearly a 300% return on equity in year one...

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Wind advisory in effect as strong storms make their way back to metro Atlanta


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Atlanta, GA (CBS46) After a dry Christmas, precipitation will move back into metro Atlanta to end the work week and advisories are posted as a result.

Strong storms are expected to return Thursday night where chances of rainfall are about 40 percent. There’s a 100 percent chance of showers on Friday.

As the week comes to an end temperatures will reach into the 60’s.

A wind advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Friday morning for several metro Atlanta counties, including: Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Paulding and Polk.

Wind speeds could reach up to 20 miles per hour with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour.

There’s also a Flash Flood WATCH ...

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Grand New View At Zoo Atlanta On Track For 2019 Opening

ATLANTA, GA – Zoo Atlanta’s $42.5 million Grand New View project is on tack for a 2019 completion. The project includes construction of the Zoo’s new African Savanna; revitalization of the former Cyclorama building, now named Savanna Hall; and construction of a new grand entry plaza.

Anticipated to open in summer 2019, the African Savanna will feature expanded habitats for African elephants and new habitats for giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs and more. The elephant habitat, which will have the capacity to house up to seven individuals, will include among its features a large pool, two waterfalls and an indoor elephant care center.

The new giraffe habitat will provide the Zoo’s herd with an increase in usable space, and as the visitor walkway will not be raised, guests will have an op...

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Ga. Ballot Measure Would Help Housing For People With Mental Illness

The nonprofit 3Keys has to pay $30,000 in property taxes annually on a renovated property, Phoenix House in West Atlanta, which houses 69 people. A measure, if approved, on the Georgia ballot would help nonprofits provide permanent housing to homeless people with mental illness.

At the end of the Georgia ballot this year is a referendum that, if approved, would help nonprofits provide permanent housing to homeless people with mental illness.

Referendum B would allow a property tax exemption for nonprofit housing of these individuals in residences that get tax credit financing from for-profit business entities.

3Keys is one such organization that would benefit from the proposal...

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Greystone Brown Real Estate Advisors Closes $35 Million Sale of Multifamily Property in Marietta, Georgia

NEW YORK, May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greystone Brown Real Estate Advisors announced it has closed on the $35,065,000 sale of Pennington Pointe, a 268-unit multifamily property in Marietta, Georgia. Barden Brown and Chandler Brown advised the seller, Hallmark Pennington Pointe, LLC, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based real estate services firm, The Hallmark Companies, Inc. The property was purchased by DE Pennington Pointe Apartments, LLC for $123,694 per unit.

Located at 1716 Terrell Mill Road, Pennington Pointe’s 268 units feature spacious floorplans averaging 1,327 square-feet, the largest in its submarket. Additionally, the residential community includes a playground, picnic area with BBQ grills, clubhouse, fitness center, dog park, tennis courts and swimming pool...

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Property Details for 2160 Ector Ct NE


2160 Ector Ct Ne, Atlanta, GA 30345
2160 Ector Ct Ne, Atlanta, GA 30345
Property Features
Bedrooms Upper: 4
Baths Full Upper: 2
Breakfast Area
Deck/Patio Porch Lot Size: 1/2 – 1 Acre Lot Description: Corner 2160 Ector Ct Ne, Atlanta, GA 30345
2160 Ector Ct Ne, Atlanta, GA 30345
Property Features
Beds Total: 5
Baths Full: 3
Baths Half: 1 Lower Full Baths: 1 Main Half Baths: 1 Master Bath Features: Tub/Shower Combo Upper Full Baths: 2
Dining Room Desc: Separate Dng Rm
Deck Approximate Lot Size: 1/2 To 3/4 Acres

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Metro Atlanta Restaurant Scores: ‘Black-Pink Slime Mold’ And More

ATLANTA, GA — There are signs of a bad restaurant that are pretty obvious: Nasty smells, grimy tables or unkempt employees are all red flags for a dining spot you want to avoid. But sometimes the problem is harder to spot, such as food stored at improper temperatures or unclean kitchen equipment.

And some commercial kitchens are spotless, with every safety rule followed, and customers well-cared for.
Do you know how clean your local coffee shop, restaurant or school kitchen is? Look through these recent food safety inspections from around the Atlanta area courtesy of Patch.

Click on the links below to see details from recent inspection reports for area restaurants.

(For more news like this, find your local Patch here...

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Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2018: How To See Peak In Atlanta


ATLANTA, GA — The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday, May 5-7, with the potential for a long stretch of shooting stars. But the long-range weather forecast for metro Atlanta suggests we might get a little soggy trying to take a look.

According to the National Weather Service, we’re in for some cloudy nights with a chance of showers during that time. Saturday night will be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, according to the service.

There’s another 20 percent chance of showers Sunday night, when it will be partly cloudy, while Monday night brings another partly cloudy forecast. There’s a chance of showers during the day on Monday but at least there’s no rain in the forecast for Monday night, according to the NWS forecast.

At least we’re in ...

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Path & Post CEO Becky Babcock Publishes Motivational Real Estate Book

Becky Babcock, CEO and co-owner of nationally ranked Path & Post Real Estate, located in Woodstock, GA, announced the publication of How to Sell Houses without Selling Your Soul, a book that follows her path to real estate success.

Grier Allen, President and CEO of BoomTown, a company known for its innovation in the real estate industry, said Babcock’s new book is a breath of fresh air.

"If you’re tired of the pushy salesperson approach to real estate, How to Sell Houses Without Selling Your Soul is a breath of fresh air. Becky’s path to success, focused on serving over selling, is an important message for both the seasoned agent and the entrepreneur just starting their career,” Allen said.

How to Sell Homes without Selling Your Soul follows Babcock as she evolved from a solo agent to lead...

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