Truist Atlanta Open in jeopardy: 'It's going to be close'

The Truist Atlanta Open is the latest sporting event in the city to be thrown in jeopardy by the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers though say they’re still moving forward with plans to host the ATP tournament as scheduled for July 25-August 2 at Atlantic Station.

“We continue to monitor the situation,” said Eddie Gonzalez, tournament director and GF Sports chief business officer. “With Wimbledon (canceled) this week and the Olympics last week, those are some major global events, but their…


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Truist Atlanta Open in jeopardy: 'It's going to be close'

Fulton County orders residents stay home or face jail time, monetary fines

Most Fulton County residents are being ordered to stay home or face up to a $1,000 fine or as many as 12 months in jail as part of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new order was issued after county officials said prior restrictions to limit public interactions were not being followed.

The Fulton County Board of Health issued the shelter in place administrative order March 31 and it went into effect immediately. There is no date for when the order will be lifted order, only that…


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Fulton County orders residents stay home or face jail time, monetary fines

Augusta National, Masters to donate $2 million in coronavirus fight

Augusta National Golf Club, through a joint partnership, has pledged a $2 million donation to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in Augusta, Ga.

Fred Ridley, chairman of the club and the Masters Tournament, announced on Monday that they were partnering up with the Community Foundation of Central Savannah River Area to provide more resources toward the coronavirus fight in their community.

The contribution will be split with $1 million going toward expanding access to coronavirus…


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Augusta National, Masters to donate million in coronavirus fight

Decade of Growth: BB&T to buy SunTrust in $66 billion ‘merger of equals’

Atlanta Business Chronicle is proud to present a special publication highlighting the stories that helped shape the last decade, or as we call it: A Decade of Growth. From 2010 to 2019, Atlanta has established itself as one of the most vibrant economies in the United States. The Chronicle’s editors and reporters culled all the issues from the past 10 years looking to find the articles that best represented our economic engine. Here is one of those stories…

Original Publication Date: February…


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Decade of Growth: BB&T to buy SunTrust in billion ‘merger of equals’

Home Depot co-founder: 'The quicker we comply, the sooner this crisis will end' (Video)

Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone had one major message to relay during an interview Wednesday with Fox Business: Listen to health officials and stay home.

“All this talk about what is going to happen in three months, in six months, in nine months; what’s gonna go up, what’s gonna go down. You’re all guessing,” he said. “Right now we ought to be focused on one thing: complying with what the government and the scientists, the doctors want us to do. I can tell you one thing: the quicker we comply,…


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Home Depot co-founder: 'The quicker we comply, the sooner this crisis will end' (Video)

Sea Island coastal resort temporarily closes amid coronavirus pandemic

A luxurious South Georgia vacation destination has closed down amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Sea Island announced Tuesday it will temporarily shutter to arriving guests until May 15. In the meantime, the resort “will continue to operate at a minimum level of service for our existing membership while employing stringent social distancing practices,” Scott Steilen, president and chief executive officer of Sea Island Company said in a prepared statement.

Sea Island is part of Georgia’s coastal…


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Sea Island coastal resort temporarily closes amid coronavirus pandemic

Birmingham CRE firm working on big Georgia project

A Birmingham commercial real estate company is ramping up work on a project in metro Atlanta.

Birmingham-based Retail Specialists is providing leasing services for Monroe Pavilion, a 100-acre shopping center project in Monroe, Ga. The firm is working with developer MAB American Management for a summer 2021 opening.

The 350,000-square-foot development is slated to have an estimated investment of more than $80 million and 1,000 total employees.

So far, Publix has signed a lease to anchor the…


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Birmingham CRE firm working on big Georgia project