Doraville GM Plant – Updated Redevelopment Plan

    Integral Group LLC, the developers of the Doraville Assembly project, are putting together a new financing agreement. They hope the development of the 165-acre former General Motors site can regain momentum. In April, the project hit a stalemate due to the disagreement on the initial financing plan. Dekalb School Superintendent Stephen Green refused to […]

Credit Score: How does it impact your ability to purchase a home

The bank looks at three main criteria when you apply for a home loan: Debts Income Credit Score   how does the bank EVALuate your credit score? The threshold for qualifying for a loan is typically the “FAIR” category.  Most banks will issue loans to customers in this category but many times, the interest rates are astronomical. The […]

Earth to Atlanta

On Sept. 21, 2002, an unprecedented level of rain surged through Vine City. The gush of water overwhelmed Atlanta’s dated sewer systems and caused severe flooding, with the water reaching 6 feet deep in areas. Some residents swam through sewage to reach safety. Then-Mayor Shirley Franklin declared a state of emergency after the flooding destroyed […]

2016 Spring Dining Guide

Local food has it good in Atlanta. More and more restaurants routinely serve ingredients grown or made in Georgia, and Atlanta’s beer and farming communities continue to thrive. In recent years, locally made products have grown in abundance, too. For this year’s Spring Dining Guide, we decided to explore some of the more intriguing, boundary-pushing […]

Atlanta Film Festival Turns 40

The Atlanta Film Festival has gone through many names and many iterations in its 40-year history. Its institutional arm, the Atlanta Film Society, launched in 1976 as Independent Media Artists Georgia, or IMAGE. “The first screenings happened rather notoriously and famously in the bath house of Piedmont Park in ’77,” says Atlanta Film Society Executive […]

The 27th Annual Golden Sleaze Awards

In early January, state lawmakers from across Georgia converged on the Gold Dome in Downtown to kick off the General Assembly, a 40-day blitz of bill making and grandstanding. The annual legislative session couldn’t end fast enough. As is the case every year, deals were struck, horses were traded, and chests were beat. Making matters […]