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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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Property Details for 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE Unit 411

480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave Ne Unit 411, Atlanta, GA 30312
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave Ne Unit 411, Atlanta, GA 30312
Property Features
Beds Total: 1
Main Full Baths: 1
Dining Room Desc: Liv/Dine Rm Comb

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Georgia legislature closes out session Thursday

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – The Latest on the final day of the Georgia legislative session (all times local):

12:20 a.m.

Pending the governor’s signature, Georgia will soon become the 16th state in the U.S. to enact a hands-free driving law.

The House gave final passage Thursday night to a proposal that would prevent drivers from holding their cellphones while behind the wheel.

Proponents say drivers who look at their phones are largely responsible for a recent spike in fatal crashes in Georgia – and the resulting rise in auto insurance premiums.

Under the bill, first-time offenders would be fined $50, with the fees increasing for repeat offenders.

First-time offenders could avoid the fine by appearing in court with proof that they have purchased a hands-free device.


11:55 p.m.

A proposal tha...

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Remarks by Vice President Pence at Tax Cuts to Put America First Event | Atlanta, GA


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Atlanta, Georgia

4:46 P.M. EDT

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, Georgia! (Applause.) Thank you, Governor. Thank you for those great words. Thank you for your great leadership here in Georgia. It is great to be back in the Peach State. (Applause.)

In fact, last Saturday, my family and I actually celebrated St. Paddy’s Day in the great city of Savannah, Georgia. (Applause.) And today, I’m honored to be here in Atlanta, with the men and women who helped elect a President and leaders in Congress who, just three months ago yesterday, enacted historic tax cuts to put America first. You did it, Georgia. (Applause.)

And, in fact, let me begin today by bringing greetings from a friend of mine...

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