23 Apr 2018

GA Towns Graded From A+ To D-: How Did Your Community Do?

ATLANTA, GA — Here’s a Georgia community report card you should pay attention to. And you may want to think twice about living in a place that was graded with a D.

Niche has come out with its new 2018 rankings of the "Best Places to Live" in Georgia, but for at least second year in row, it took a bit of a unique approach: The consumer rankings service assigned a grade, on an A+ to D- scale, to almost every town in the state.

More than 70 communities received A+ grades, topped with towns and neighborhoods such as Decatur, Alpharetta, Midtown, Roswell, Duluth, Smyrna, and Sandy Springs. Only two communities received D- grades. The list included sections of towns and city neighborhoods.

"Midtown Atlanta is surely the pulse of the city! With immediate access to top ranked public schools, dining, shopping and nightlife it makes for a very walkable neighborhood. Diversity and culture are eminent! The fabulous Fox Theater, Piedmont Park (Central Park of the South), Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Peachtree St. all call Midtown Atlanta Home. Midtown has a little but of everything for everyone, single family homes, luxurious high rise condos and rentals to quaint and affordable vintage charmers to claim as home! Home many large employers an just a second away from CNN and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium it’s a professional or recreational commuters’ life saver," one reviewer said of Midtown, which earned an A+ score.

To arrive at the rankings, Niche.com took several factors into consideration, such as the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities.

Niche created a standardized score for each factor, and after weighting each factor, an overall score was calculated, which was again given a new standardized score.

Finally, Niche.com created a numerical ranking and assigned grades for each place. Click here to read more about the methodology.

Here are the highest- and lowest-rated Georgia towns, and how they were graded:

A+

Decatur Sherwood Forest Johns Creek Alpharetta Buckhead Forest Hanover West Collier Hills North Midtown Ansley Park Cross Creek North Buckhead Brookwood Buckhead Heights Atlantic Station Suwanee Morningside/Lenox Park Brookwood Hills Ridgedale Park Roswell Bolton Peachtree Park Druid Hills Chastain Park Lindbergh/Morosgo Woodfield Pine Hills Berkeley Lake Underwood Hills Lake Claire Virginia Highland Colonial Homes Hills Park Brookhaven Home Park Tuxedo Park Milton Buckhead Village Peachtree Heights East Garden Hills Riverside East Chastain Park Tyrone Ardmore Whittier Mill Village Peachtree Corners North Decatur Piedmont Heights Candler Park Duluth Vinings Inman Park Smyrna Mt. Paran/Northside Druid Hills Poncey-Highland Avondale Estates Peachtree City Peachtree Hills Wildwood (NPU-C) Dunwoody Collier Hills Peachtree Heights West Atkins Park Berkeley Park Kennesaw Woodstock Channing Valley Sandy Springs Lookout Mountain Old Fourth Ward Whitewater Creek Mountain Park Pleasant Hill West Paces Ferry/Northside

A

PacesArgonne Forest Ormewood Park North Druid Hills Sugar Hill Blandtown Lindridge/Martin Manor Peachtree Battlelliance Watkinsville Cabbagetown Grant Park Fayetteville Buford Brookhaven Reynoldstown Evans Grayson Acworth Loring Heights Sweetuburn Holly Springs Braselton St. Simons Martinez East Lake Lilburn

A-

Scottdale Westminster/Milmar Kirkwood Mableton Bremen Senoia Dacula Tucker Harlem Carrollton Ball Ground Kingsland Lawrenceville Stockbridge Norcross Grovetown Athens Winterville Whitemarsh Island St. Marys Tybee Island Chamblee

D+

Phillipsburg Fort Gaines Cherry Log Damascus

D-

Lincoln Park Perkins

See more than 500 Georgia towns and neighborhoods and their letter grades on Niche.com.

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Image via city of Decatur

Patch Editor Tom Davis contributed to this story.

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13 Apr 2018

LGBTQ Atlanta Best Bets for April 13 – 26

Atlanta Ballet presents three show-stopping works spotlighting the amazing spectrum of dance this weekend at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. (Courtesy photo)

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

ALP-Southeast Black and Blue Events and the Atlanta Eagle are proud to present Atlanta Leather Pride 2018 this weekend with all sorts of contests, cocktails, demos and debauchery, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook.com/events/185154375419468

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

Atlanta Ballet presents three show-stopping works spotlighting the amazing spectrum of dance this weekend. “Tu Tu” features a brand new work by Atlanta Ballet dancer Tara Lee, as well as Ohad Naharin’s infectious “Minus 16.” 8 p.m. April 13, 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. April 14, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, www.atlantaballet.com

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

The 82th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes spring back into the ATL this weekend, with Shawn Mullins performing Saturday night the 14th at 9 p.m., Piedmont Park, with the festival opening at noon on Friday, www.facebook.com/events/147670472527483

Friday, April 13

Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals presents It’s Friday — Mix and Mingle & Network, 6 – 8 p.m., TEN Atlanta, 990 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.maapatl.org

The Atlanta Film Festival kicks off tonight with the racial drama “Blindspotting,” starring “Hamilton’s” Daveed Diggs, with Pink Peach LGBTQ films such as “Venus” and “Mermaids” in the lineup as well,” 7 p.m., Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/622379114775575

Saturday, April 14

The Atlanta Opera’s world premiere of Jake Heggie’s gay-themed opera “Out of Darkness: Two Remain” continues at Theatrical Outfit at 7:30 p.m., with performances through April 15, The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.atlantaopera.org

A special LGBT Night at the Atlanta Symphony with a post-concert reception in the Table Twelve Eighty Lounge is tonight. Use the coupon Code ATLPRIDE and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Atlanta Pride, 8 – 11 p.m. Atlanta Symphony, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/1564022920341409

The all-women band Antigone Rising play Eddie’s Attic tonight, 8:30 p.m., 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, GA, 30030, www.eddiesattic.com

Sunday, April 15

Join the Human Rights Campaign for the inaugural “Fairway to Equality Golf Outing” event. A ticket includes golf, light breakfast and lunch hors d’oeuvres, prizes, a gift bag and an annual HRC membership or renewal. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Cross Creek Golf Club, 1221 Cross Creek Parkway N.W., Atlanta, GA 30327, www.facebook.com/events/1506011132853290

The PFLAG support group for parents and families of LGBTQ children meets today from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1605 Interstate 85/Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, www.uuca.org

Monday, April 16

Trans and Friends is a youth-focused group for trans people, people questioning their own gender and aspiring allies, providing a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources and activism around social issues. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

Tuesday, April 17

Enjoy two events at the Heretic Atlanta tonight. First up is On Wednesdays We Drag, with Shavonna Brooks and Evah Destruction from 9 – 11 p.m. and then Boys Night Out., with DJ Stan Jackson, which kicks off at 10 p.m. and lasts until 3 a.m., 2060 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324, www.hereticatlanta.com

Wednesday, April 18

Thad Stevens hosts karaoke at My Sister’s Room tonight at 9 p.m., 66th 12th St., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.mysistersroom.com

Thursday, April 19

In this day and age, investing in the markets can be an important step in preparing for your future. However, not everyone follows or knows the two most important rules of investing. Join MAAP tonight with Edward Jones Financial for a brief dive into investing rules 101, 6 – 8 p.m., Invesco, 1555 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.facebook.com/events/1917248328587990

Keisha Jackson makes her 2018 debut at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours tonight, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., 1133 Huff Rd., NW #D, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/155260701836856

Friday, April 20 – Monday, April 23

Join the 4th annual Atlanta Bear Pride for a big weekend of events, entertainment and showcase of what Atlanta has to offer. Bears, cubs, otters, chubs, chasers and friends from around the globe will present. The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Buckhead. A full schedule is available at www.atlantabearpride.com, www.facebook.com/events/250889278728472

Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21

In “Brilliance,” OurSong — the Atlanta gay and lesbian chorus — explore both the splendor of our natural world and the beings that create grandeur. Composers include Dan Forrest, Daniel Elder and Jake Runestad, as well Garth Brooks and selections from the hit movie “The Greatest Showman.” 8 p.m., First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, www.oursongatlanta.org

Friday, April 20

Catch the laugh-filled “Something Rotten” at the Fox Theatre tonight, 7:30 p.m. and running through April 22, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308, www.foxtheatre.org

Saturday, April 21

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, will host author Young Hughley, who will discuss his latest publication, “Images Finally Focused,” a book of poems, essays and short stories documenting an intimate coming-of-age journey in a repressive hetero-sexist society, 3 p.m., 101 Auburn Ave., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.afpls.org/aarl

PB&J gallery presents Storytellers featuring photography by Robin Davis and Kathryn Nee, plus mixed media by Jack Simonetta. For this special show, each artist offers a unique series of images rich in narrative detail. 7 – 10 p.m. 35 Howard St. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30317, www.facebook.com/events/220527362027305

The Atlanta Bucks are back with their next installment of their annual drag fundraiser, Miss Ruck N’ Maul. One of the new participants is Dee’Juana, who’ll do anything twice. Come out for a fun night with your favorite rugby queens as they replace their rucks with tucks and locks with frocks. This year’s beneficiary is AIDS Vaccine 200, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/346090565902554

In the mood to dance all night? Deep South presents DJ Holographic tonight with opening sets by Ash Lauryn and Vicki Powell, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Deep South ATL, 327 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312, www.facebook.com/events/563113420726494

Sunday, April 22

Spring is here and the Atlanta Pride Committee is having a Trans Field Day today. Come out for an afternoon of field day games — bocce ball, corn hole, volleyball, sack races, board games and more. This event is specifically for trans/transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks. If you have any questions, feel free to email taylor@atlantapride.org, 2 – 6 p.m., Brownwood Park, 602 Brownwood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.facebook.com/events/585462188482639

Come hear from three members of our community in different phases of life as they discuss what a healthy lifestyle and well-lived life looks like at the ages of 20, 40 and 70, as part of the Rainbros spring quarterly meeting. After a group panel discussion will be a Q-and-A. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318, www.facebook.com/events/1299254056841677

The Armorettes bring their patented sense of mischief and fun to Oscars Atlanta tonight, 8 – 10 p.m.
1510 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324, www.facebook.com/events/1677443088968685

Monday, April 23

Poetry Atlanta returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for an evening of poetry, featuring Jennifer Holley Lux, Karen Paul Holmes and Amy Pence, Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030, 7:15 – 9 p.m., www.facebook.com/events/349943992157108

La Choloteca presents Zeta, Wastelands and Yukons, 8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m., The EARL, 488 Flat Shoals Ave, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, www.facebook.com/events/168189547234135

Tuesday, April 24

Museum of Design Atlanta’s original exhibition, Designing Playful Cities, takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban environments. This exhibition is on view through May 13, 12 – 6 p.m., 1315 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, www.museumofdesign.org

Wednesday, April 25

Tonight’s benefit screening of Milford Thomas’ “Claire” is the premiere of the long-awaited quartet adaptation by Brian Mitchell of Anne Richardson’s original music score, performed live along with the film. “Claire” is loosely based on the ancient Japanese fable “Kaguyahime,” most recently made into the animated feature “The Tales of Princess Kaguyu.” This special presentation will benefit the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence grant fund. Filmmaker and cast members will be in attendance, 7:30 p.m., Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306, www.facebook.com/events/1972000159715992

Thursday, April 26

SAGE Atlanta’s bi-monthly meetings occur from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.rushcenteratl.org

Do you want to read books by amazing black women writers? Do you want to discuss works from a black feminist perspective in a feminist bookstore? Then the Black Feminist Book Club is for you. This month’s book is “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, 7 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.charisbooksandmore.com

7 Stages’ “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again” — written by Alice Birch — finds theatrical exhilaration in a puckish, yet deadly serious meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender. It has a way of making you question everything you say when it comes to discussing women and their relationships with men, one another and a world in a state of unending upheaval. 8 p.m. tonight, running through May 13, 1105 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.7stages.org

UPCOMING

Friday, April 27

The highly-anticipated “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bam” — starring the legendary pop goddess — opens at the Midtown Art Cinema today, various showtimes, www.landmarktheatres.com

Come network and unwind with LGBTQ business owners, corporate partners and supporters at the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Friday event, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., The Westin Atlanta, Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328, www.atlantagaychamber.org

Monday, April 30

Join Charis for a very special National Poetry Month Celebration: “From Her to Her to Her: A Matriarchal Poetic Lineage” featuring poets L Marilyn Kallet, Karen Head, and Sarah O. Oso, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Charis Books and More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307, www.facebook.com/events/2038582229799718

Friday, May 4

The acclaimed, lesbian-themed “Disobedience,” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, opens in TBD area theaters today.

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03 Apr 2018

Atlanta’s top commercial real estate brokerages see nearly 12 percent increase in 2017 – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta’s top 25 commercial real estate brokerages grossed more than $56 billion in sales and leasing transactions in 2017, an increase of 12 percent, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle calculations.

A series of new real estate-related lists released by Atlanta Business Chronicle on Friday show gross sales in 2017 from the Top 25 real estate brokers jumping from $50 billion in 2016. Those are both up from the $47 billion combined sales in 2015.

The CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBRE) remains king among commercial real estate brokerages in Atlanta, with $14.75 billion in gross sales and leasing transactions.

Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia Inc. was second and JLL was third.

Savills Studley Inc., Avison Young – Atlanta LLC and Greystone Brown Real Estate Advisors were the big risers on the list when compared to 2016. McWhirter Realty Partners LLC is new to the Top 25 this year with $118.5 million in gross sales volume.

Atlanta Business Chronicle also released lists related to residential real estate organizations, companies and offices.

PalmerHouse Properties cracked the top 10 for organizations this year for the first time, while Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties bumped RE/MAX LLC from No. 2 spot. Keller Williams Realty, Southeast Region was far and away the leader, grossing $14.4 billion in residential sales volume from closed transactions in 2017.

Atlanta’s Largest 10 Residential Real Estate Organizations

Ranked by 2017 Atlanta gross residential sales volume from closed transactions

Rank Organization 2017 Atlanta gross residential sales volume from closed transactions 1 Keller Williams Realty, Southeast Region $14.39 billion 2 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties $3.69 billion 3 RE/MAX LLC $3.54 billion View This List

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24 Mar 2018

Podcast: What will Amazon’s Atlanta visit look like?

An Amazon delegation is expected to visit Atlanta this month for possible locations for its second headquarters.

How will the city of Atlanta court the tech company during the trip?

“Mercedes is a great example,” said Scott Trubey, AJC economic development and commercial real estate reporter, on the Politically Georgia podcast.

Mercedes-Benz opened a new North American headquarters in Sandy Springs earlier this month, and the state may use similar recruitment playbook for Amazon.

For more details on what a visit from Amazon could look like, and how the state courted Mercedes, listen to the latest Politically Georgia podcast.

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Listen to the first episode, which covers everything you need to know about Georgia’s 2018 elections, below:

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14 Mar 2018

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018: Time, Location, Details

ATLANTA, GA — In Georgia, St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Savannah get all the attention. But right here in Atlanta, the Irish community will be celebrated on March 17 with a parade that is considered the city’s longest-running tradition.

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade is scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday on Peachtree Street in Midtown. It will begin at Peachtree and 15th Street, near Woodruff Arts Center, and end at Peachtree and 5th Street — a couple of blocks north of the Fox Theater. (See a map of the parade route here).

Atlanta’s parade was started in 1858 by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society, a fraternal organization with both Catholic and Protestant members. As such, organizers say it is Atlanta’s longest-running event and the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country.

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Now run by the nonprofit Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc., the parade features representatives from Irish groups including the Hibernian Benevolent Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Clan Na NGael, Fire Emerald Society of Metro Atlanta, the Irish Information Center and the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society

Clowns, floats, bands, bagpipe-and-drum copros, dancers, drill teams and more from throughout the South also will be featured in the family-friendly parade. The parade is expected to take about an hour and a half.

For more information on the parade, visit its website.

Location and Parking

Spectators are encouraged to consider taking MARTA to the parade, traveling to either the Midtown or Arts Center station. If you do plan to drive, parking decks will be open at the following locations

Colony Square parking deck on 14th StreetCampanile parking deck on Juniper StreetProscenium parking deck on Crescent StreetPromenade II parking deck on 15th Street

Spectators are urged to arrive no later than 11 a.m. to find a good spot. Blankets and folding chairs are encouraged.

5K Road Race

A 5K road race is set to start before the parade at 10 a.m. It starts and finishes at Colony Square Plaza and runs through Midtown into Piedmont Park, finishing on the parade route.

Online registration for the race closes Thursday, March 13, at midnight. The entry fee is $35 before the day of the race and $40 on the day of the race and $20 for runners 12 and under. All participants will get a t-shirt, finisher prizes and a finish picture.

For more information on the road race,click here.

Photo courtesy Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc.

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04 Mar 2018

Liquid Nicotine, Food Court Failure: Atlanta Restaurant Scores

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.

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22 Feb 2018

30 Job Openings In Atlanta Right Now

ATLANTA, GA — Businesses across Georgia are looking for new employees and Patch and Zip Recruiter have listed tons of openings on our searchable jobs board.

Here are recent job postings in the area. Click on the job title for complete info.

Responsibilities: * General A/R and A/P responsibilities * Multi-state sales tax reporting * Inventory and Procurement responsibilities * Sales Rep Commission Calculations * Month End Closing Tasks

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Summary The primary responsibilities for this position is to design, document, implement, and maintain the database architecture in support of the application development and QA processes. This …

Concessions International
Atlanta, GA, USA

Key Responsibilities : 1. Assists and supports the Executive Chef in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the kitchen. 2. Assists the sales and marketing team. 3. Assists with the hiring …

Responsibilities will include proactive calendar management, meeting planning, coordination, and travel planning for senior leaders, meeting preparation and travel planning for senior leaders

Assist the Construction Project Manager in all responsibilities To build the project according to the quality required * Understand the basic techniques and principles of each phase of construction

Check out all of the jobs listings at our Atlanta Patch Jobs Board.

Job Overview & Responsibilities Responsibilities include but are not limited: The Real Estate Support Analyst shall be required to exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment and …

The Bookkeeper’s responsibilities are to accurately record all day-to-day financial transactions of the company in order to ensure the accuracy of payments, entries, and protocols. Responsibilities …

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS AVAILABLE: · BRAND AMBASSADOR · ADVERTISING ACCOUNTANT · MARKETING COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITIES: * Develop logistical planning for future enhancements in sales * Enhance …

Golf Caddie Job Education and Experience Responsibilities: * All Caddies are required to have general golf knowledge, meaning you could play or prompt another Golfer, though you do not need to be an …

New! Federal-Mogul Corporation
Atlanta, GA, USA

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Technical Product Specialist (TPS) position is developing business and creating preference for product categories and brands within the Federal …

Responsibilities: Prioritize and delegate work assignments and work orders and establish work schedules for maintenance, grounds and cleaning staff. Ensures budget compliance for all maintenance …

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Responsibilities for the QA/QC Manager * Familiarity with a broad range of general construction processes and nomenclature including testing laboratory protocols/procedures, soils and concrete …

Some of the general responsibilities include the following: Escort patients to exam rooms Obtain patient information and document in patient’s chart Assist providers in exam rooms with procedures …

Responsibilities Provide in-home and telephonic psychosocial assessment and supportive services to patients and families as part of an interdisciplinary team. Care coordination with the patient …

Responsibilities: About the Opportunity Core product development & customer customizations for Identity Management & IoT Cloud Platform (PaaS) requiring 2 years experience in: Java, REST API, Java …

Responsibilities : o Managing sales process to attract new prospects, with responsibility for developing additional. contacts, initiating communications o Maintain a high level of knowledge of …

Support Engineer Responsibilities: * Respond to and work on requests for service and incidents utilizing the company ticketing system. Document all work performed within the requests. * May be …

Competitive Salary , Full Benefits Responsibilities: * Read blueprints and instructions to comprehend the quality expectations for the product and supplies * Approve or reject raw materials with …

Responsibilities: Physically install, Category 5, Enhanced Category 5, Category 6, Category 6e, Category 6A, Fiber Optic Structured Cable Distribution Systems, and Access Control system cabling

Essential Duties and Responsibilities * Is responsible for on-site installations and repairs of various low voltage systems * Specialization in fire alarm systems and all low voltage system …

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities * Have minimum 2+ years Commercial electrician experience * Have experience installing : MC cable, Conduit, EMT, Rigid Conduit * Be able to bend and cut conduit …

Responsibilities: * Home daily * $1,000 Weekly average * Primary travel area Atlanta, GA, Lanett, AL, and Conttonton, AL * 100% no touch freight * Night driving required Qualifications: * Class A …

Responsibilities: * $1000 weekly avg * Home daily * Flexible scheduling * Travel area of GA, LA, and AL Qualifications: * Previous experience in truck driving or other related fields * Must have 3 …

Responsibilities: * This individual will work directly with agency and internal partners to project manage the development of video content for the eCommerce website * Identify video content needs …

Responsibilities: * Maintain the grounds of ArborServ Tree Care * cut treed/wood as needed for customer sales * Perform routine preventive maintenance * Maintain material and supply inventory

Responsibilities: * Present and sell company products and services to new and existing customers * Prospect and contact potential customers * Reach agreed upon sales targets by the deadline * Resolve …

Responsibilities: * Handle customer inquiries and complaints * Provide information about the products and services * Troubleshoot and resolve product issues and concerns * Document and update …

Responsibilities: * Manage records and information * Work with funeral directors to file legal paperwork * Strong computer skills are needed for entering data and updating excel spreadsheets

Responsibilities: * Oversee day-to-day culinary operations * Coordinate food and kitchenware orders * Check freshness and quality of ingredients * Assist in the development of menu items

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12 Feb 2018

Newly Built 111-Unit Apartment Community Sells for $26 Million in Atlanta Suburb

ATLANTA, GA – CBRE Capital Markets has arranged the sale of Echo at North Point Center, a 111-unit multifamily property located at 10105 Westside Parkway in Alpharetta, GA, a suburb north of Atlanta. An Atlanta-based private equity firm acquired the newly built Class A property for $26.1 million, which equals $235,135 per unit.

CBRE’s Shea Campbell, Colleen Hendrix, and Steve Newbern represented the seller and developer, Pollack Shores, in this transaction.

“We received a lot of interest in this property as Alpharetta is a market with a very high barrier of entry. Including Echo, only five multifamily properties have been completed in the last 15 years, creating a vastly under-served top-end rental market,” said Mr. Campbell, senior vice president at CBRE Capital Markets. “Alpharetta is a major employment center, which is home to many tech giants such as ADP and Verizon. It’s a high-income area with affluent residents and therefore a very attractive investment market.”

Completed in 2017, the property features high-end amenities such as a resident lounge, modern pool with sun shelf and lounge terraces, outdoor grilling area with fire pit, bocce ball court, community garden, oversized fitness center, dog spa, and art room. It is within close proximity to Alpharetta’s North Point Mall and the mixed-use Avalon development with chef-driven restaurants and high-end retail and entertainment options.

About CBRE Group, Inc. CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com

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02 Feb 2018

In Plains, Ga., President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school program still draws crowds

President Jimmy Carter greets the congregation ahead of his Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. (Becca Milfeld/For The Washington Post)

While driving through Southwest Georgia last fall, I drove past a cotton field, a crop so loaded with historical significance that I couldn’t help but stop the car and gape at the scraggly plants. Evocative as they were, they weren’t the day’s main agricultural attraction. That honor went to the peanut, a crop that symbolizes a different period in American history — a four-year period, to be exact.

I am, of course, referring to the administration of President Jimmy Carter, the erstwhile peanut farmer from Plains, Ga., who burst onto the national political stage in 1976, wooing the electorate with born-again, can-do spirit.

Perhaps it was because of my grandparents — Texans whose lives hew closely to the edicts of their Baptist faith — that I felt compelled to attend Carter’s Sunday school class last October while in the state for work. (Or because I’m a fan of presidential history who couldn’t imagine passing up the chance to see an ex-president in such close quarters.)

Plains is a paean to the 39th president: Visitors can tour Carter’s childhood farm, see the old train depot that he used as a campaign headquarters and stop by his high school, which is now the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site’s museum and visitor center. In a convenience store parking lot, there’s even a 13-foot grinning peanut that vaguely resembles the president and rivals Carter as Plains’s best prop for group shots and selfies.

[While travel appsters hover over their gadgets, scrolling and squinting at a tiny screen, I hoisted my low-tech guidebooks all over Atlanta.]

I arrived at Carter’s childhood farm in the evening hours after the close of business and before dusk, when a rural stillness permeated every aspect of the place. The farm was not actually in Plains, but in what was once a small and impoverished African American community called Archery, where Carter, who came from a relatively progressive family, formed friendships with black playmates and where abandoned buildings stand empty today.

During the same era, young Carter sold boiled peanuts — soft like chickpeas, with a

salty flavor similar to that of canned green beans — in town for 5 cents a bag. I was reminded of my own grandmother, who grew up working on her family’s peanut and cotton farm. Like Carter, she sold crops in town. The data points that defined her life — Baptist faith, rural Southern upbringing — were part of a shared heritage that came to life among the site’s outbuildings, in better-preserved versions of her own long-deserted farm.

Attendees line up early; at 5:45 a.m. the author was the 13th arrival for the 10 a.m. class. (Becca Milfeld/For The Washington Post)

Journalists covering the Democrat during his candidacy often stayed in nearby Americus, Ga.; I followed their lead. Plains’s only hotel was full, no doubt due to Carter’s class, which is attended largely by outsiders who begin arriving at an uncivilized hour to ensure themselves a seat. I pulled into the Maranatha Baptist Church parking lot at 5:45 a.m. and received a scrap of paper indicating that I was the 13th car. We pilgrims were hours out from Carter’s 10 a.m. lecture, and there was little to do except doze and gaze at a sky of brilliant countryside stars. Faint Southern voices murmured in the dark as a member of the Secret Service walked a dog beneath a row of pecan trees. Soon after daybreak, we lined up on the church lawn based on our numbers.

We would all have an opportunity to take a photograph with the former president and first lady after church, and a steward named Jan drilled us on protocol. No touching! No hugging! No talking to the president! We filtered past a Secret Service checkpoint, found our spots in the pews, and after church officials gave an orientation Carter finally emerged, plain as day, with a cheerful “Good morning, everybody.”

Framed against the church’s mint-green walls and treading its moss-colored carpeting, Carter, who wore a sport jacket and bolo tie with a turquoise medallion, began by asking the assembled where we were from.

Minnesota. Peru. Texas. Russia.

“D.C.!” I called out.

“Washington, D.C., I used to live there,” Carter stated matter-of-factly, and the room roared with laughter. We hung on his every word, still amazed at our luck at having an audience with a man of such power and palpable goodwill. The mood was amplified by the fact that it was his 93rd birthday.

Almost as popular as President Jimmy Carter himself, a giant grinning goober greets visitors to Plains, Ga. (Becca Milfeld/For The Washington Post)

While Sunday school lessons generally focus on ancient happenings in the Middle East, Carter’s opened in North Korea — specifically on his hope for peace. His lesson, derived in part from Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, centered on free will and God’s unconditional love, regardless of the good or bad decisions people make.

Carter also touched on the parable from Matthew that tells of the crowd of laborers who famously began work at varying hours but all received the same wage. “That parable has a lot of connotations — one connotation in it is that it treats everybody the same. We’re all the same in God’s eye,” Carter said. It was a powerful message coming from a man who has spent his post-presidency carrying out humanitarian work around the globe.

The folks at Maranatha Baptist Church recommended one of the town’s main eateries, the Cafeteria, which has since closed but represents a type of restaurant found throughout small towns in the region. Most of the congregation arrived before me and raided the place of its fried chicken, leaving me with meatloaf. It was snuggled onto my plate next to a great Southern trifecta: black-eyed peas, collards, and macaroni and cheese. This was accompanied by a towering Styrofoam cup of sweet tea, a potion so saccharine I was forced to go back and sheepishly ask for water.

The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm includes the commissary where the president’s father, Earl Carter, sold coffee, canned goods, kerosene and other items to farmworkers and neighbors. (Becca Milfeld/For The Washington Post)

I was, after all, trying to save a little room for some peanut butter ice cream, which is sold at Carter’s former peanut warehouse. Today, it houses a tourist shop where visitors can buy T-shirts in every color, featuring a goofy-looking goober and the saying: “Went nuts in Plains, Georgia.” I didn’t get one, but I did buy ice cream and, inexplicably, a cup of boiled peanuts ladled from a simmering pot, then left the store double-fisting my snacks.

As Carter had said in Sunday school, we are free to make choices, good and bad. Certainly, my choice to come to Plains had been a good one. That said, the weekend’s gold standard for good seemed to rest with the calm and simple decency of a man who spends his Sunday mornings spreading a message of love and kindness.

Milfeld is a writer based in the District and Atlanta. Find her on Twitter: @GWcallsShotgun.

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23 Jan 2018

Rebuilding Together Atlanta Appoints New Chair, Members to 2018 Board of Directors

Camille Kesler, executive director of RTA, says, “On behalf of RTA’s Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Jason Fernandez as our new Chair. Jason is a long-time board member, joining us in 2012 to assist in the growth and development of RTA. Jason brings a demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in the general contracting and housing industries. Coupled with his existing tenure at RTA, he is the perfect person to lead our organization’s next chapter.”

As Board Chair, Fernandez will engage in the development of a new strategic plan to further define RTA’s mission and goals. He will focus on ensuring that RTA’s clients are well-served, grow corporate sponsorships and help board members achieve their goals within the organization. Fernandez earned a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University.

“Working with RTA has been a very rewarding experience, one that combines my personal and professional interests in both construction renovation and helping people who otherwise have nowhere else to turn for critical housing repairs. I look forward to serving as Chair and driving continued growth and development within the organization,” says Fernandez.

The six board additions bring leadership experience in advocacy to real estate to finance and include Tsedey Betru, Community Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Manager of Invest Atlanta; John Corcoran, Vice President of Housing Development Corporation; Stephanie Harvey Galer, Executive Director of The Giving Kitchen; Terri M. Lee, Deputy Commissioner, City of Atlanta Department of Planning & Community Development; Chris Leutzinger, First Vice President of SunTrust Community Capital, LLC; and Greg Ward, CIO of Atlantic Pacific Real Estate Group. To view a full list of the 2018 Board of Directors with bios, visit www.rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org/about-us/board-of-directors/.

“RTA is honored to have such a dynamic and focused group of leaders, each dedicated to rebuilding the homes and lives of Atlanta’s underserved elderly, military veterans and multi-generational families. Every Atlantan deserves to live in a safe and healthy home and I am confident our board will help us achieve this worthwhile mission,” concludes Kesler.

RTA strives toward one day ending substandard housing in Atlanta. With the combined efforts of community-minded supporters, including volunteers and corporate sponsors, RTA facilitates necessary home repairs, such as home modifications, roofing, plumbing, painting, wall and floor repairs and more. RTA works to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly older adults, military veterans, people with disabilities and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence. Since its inception, RTA has worked on more than 900 home projects, with a market value totaling more than $3 million. RTA leverages each dollar four times through donated materials and labor, providing significant renovations at no cost to the homeowner.

RTA invites its fellow Atlantans to join them as they make a sustainable community impact by revitalizing low-income homes. To learn more, get involved or contribute financially, please visit http://www.rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org or call 404-505-5599.

About the Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA)
Rebuilding Together Atlanta (RTA) is a non-profit organization striving to preserve and revitalize houses and communities in metro Atlanta. As an affiliate of Rebuilding Together, our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. We work to assure that low-income homeowners, particularly older adults, military veterans, people with disabilities and families with children, live in warmth, safety and independence. Our goal is to make a sustainable impact in partnerships with communities. Learn more at www.rebuildingtogether-atlanta.org and connect with #RebuildingATL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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