Atlanta ethics task force recommends city create inspector general's office

The city of Atlanta should create an independent inspector general’s office to identify and investigate fraud, waste, corruption, abuse and misconduct.

That’s the key recommendation of a 13-member task force Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council formed last February to look for ways to foster a greater commitment to ethics and transparency in city government. The Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust released its report on Monday.

“A government for the people depends for…


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Atlanta ethics task force recommends city create inspector general's office

Center for Puppetry Arts founder to retire, transition into advisor role

The Center for Puppetry Arts is looking for new leadership as founder and executive director Vince Anthony announced Monday he will retire at the end of the year.

Anthony, who started the nonprofit in 1978, will retire effective Dec. 31 and transition into the role of executive advisor, according to a news release. Anthony’s new focus revolves around fundraising and assisting with a new strategic plan for the Center. He will also continue as general secretary of UNIMA-USA, the U.S. division of the…


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Center for Puppetry Arts founder to retire, transition into advisor role

Georgia DOT to hire builders for $1.3B Georgia 400 express lanes project

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing to start a nearly two-year process of hiring contractors for the $1.3 billion job to build express lanes along Georgia 400.

The project — approximately 16 miles of variably priced express lanes between the MARTA North Springs Station to just north of the McFarland Parkway Interchange in Forsyth County — will be awarded to a developer team utilizing a two-step procurement process, GADOT said Oct. 11.

The agency will hold an industry forum…


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Georgia DOT to hire builders for .3B Georgia 400 express lanes project

Atlanta clinical trials software startup raises $7.1M

Florence, an Atlanta-based clinical trials software startup, has raised $7.1 million in a Series B round led by Fulcrum Equity Partners. Atrium Health and Bee Partners also participated in the round.

The startup, which assists clinical trials through software by managing document and data flow between research sites and sponsors, will use the funding for Florence’s product offerings. The company also plans to grow its sales, marketing and customer success teams, according to a news release.

“Clinical…


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Atlanta clinical trials software startup raises .1M

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