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Metro Atlanta residents will use approximately 25 percent less water in 2050 than was projected in 2009, according to a long-range forecast presented today at a meeting of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Governing Board
The Atlanta Police Department has made an arrest in the home invasion on August 16, 2015 at 1797 Sumter St. Atlanta Police and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended 18 year old Brandon Jerome Smith on an arrest warrant for armed robbery and aggravated assault. He was taken into custody without incident around 10:00pm on August 20, 2015.
Inc. has announced that Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage, LLC has been named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year. Companies that made the cut are recognized as being innovative organizations. The company crossed the $1 billion sales mark for the first time in 2014. Atlanta Communities is a residential real estate brokerage that assists home buyers and sellers primarily the north metro Atlanta region
Over 3,000 professionals gathered at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Thursday, August 13th for the 15th year of Showcase, the Southeast's premier residential Real Estate Trade Show, presented by the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® and FMLS. Each year, the Trade Show brings together REALTORS®, real estate professionals and affiliated industries on a single day and features a broad selection of essential industry seminars from national and regional speakers, industry items, services, and business tools
Mayor Kasim Reed announced yesterday at the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (Atlanta BBC) 2015 Expo that the City of Atlanta leads the country with 100 million square feet of building space committed to reducing energy and water usage.
Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS), a real estate multiple listing service providing industry leading tools, services, and education to more than 26,000 real estate licensees across Georgia, has released the market recap for July 2015. The following numbers reflect residential listings sold by Georgia MLS members across the state of Georgia. The property types include Single Family Attached, Single Family Detached, and Multi-Family.
The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its July 2015 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following statement after President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change
Waters is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Brasseler USA. He is on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, board of directors of Union Mission, Inc. and the Chatham County Hospital Authority. Waters earned a bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State College and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters and three grandchildren. They reside in Savannah.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Georgia organizations will receive more than $12.5 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to fund grants and education scholarships for 909 AmeriCorps members serving in 17 nonprofit and public agencies
Georgia Realtors Dan Easton and Hugh Gilliam have long been interested in international real estate. With the loosening of restrictions with Cuba, the two see great future potential. Major U.S. companies such as Delta Air Lines are attempting to start a direct flight from Atlanta to Havana later this year and Carnival Cruise Lines has started to cruise there. The lines of communication and trade are clearly opening up between the two nations.
It took crews about 10 hours to fully shut off the water because key valves were located under the water rushing from the break. Approximately 5 million gallons of water was lost. No customers are without water
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to strengthen its efforts to end veteran homelessness
Mayor Kasim Reed, Councilmember C.T. Martin, Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza, and more than one hundred community members celebrated the groundbreaking of the first Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond project today. Following the groundbreaking, crews began preparation to resurface Lynhurst Drive at Cascade Road SW
The City of Atlanta announced today that it has been selected as one of the nine finalists out of 33 applicants for the 2014-2015 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. As part of the grant, the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Housing Authority will work with private and public sector partners to revitalize portions of west Atlanta, including Vine City, Ashview Heights and the Atlanta University Center neighborhood
Atlanta City Council Passes Mayor Reed’s Public Property Vending Ordinance

New program establishes uniform set of rules and regulations related to vending in the public right of way which are fair and equitable

ATLANTA - November 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) –In an 11-2 vote, the Atlanta City Council adopted Mayor Kasim Reed’s ordinance to create a new public property vending program. Today’s vote establishes the rules and parameters for all kiosk and mobile cart vending on the city’s sidewalks. more »

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