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Captain D’s First-Ever ‘Express’ Restaurant Opens in South Fulton
Business, Dining, Economic Development, Old National

Captain D’s First-Ever ‘Express’ Restaurant Opens in South Fulton

South Fulton is now home to Captain D's first-ever "Express" restaurant. Anil Dossani, the restaurant's operator, celebrated the grand opening today along with the South Fulton Chamber, Old National Merchants Association and members of the community. During the pandemic, Captain D's was among many fast-casual chains forced to close their dining rooms in an effort to adapt to CDC-recommended protocols. Due to the successful pivot in operations, the new restaurant prototype was born. Captain D's Express has a limited menu, significantly smaller footprint than other locations, and features only a drive-thru and walk-up windows for ordering and picking up.  Image: Captain D's Express Prototype "We are excited to have one of our favorite restaurants come back to the community," ...
Black Gymnasts Are Making an Impact Nationally and in South Fulton
Business, Sports

Black Gymnasts Are Making an Impact Nationally and in South Fulton

This story is part of our new "Outstanding South Fulton" series. If you'd like to be featured, fill out the form on our website. When you think about the Black women who have made an impact in the sport of gymnastics, names like Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Corrinne Tarver probably spring to mind. And after today, we hope you'll add Kamilah Jones-Norman to the list. It was 50 years ago when Black women first began rising in the elite ranks of American gymnastics. In 1980, Luci Collins was the first to make an Olympics team. In 1991, Betty Kino earned a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships. In 1992, 1996 and 2000, U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Famer Dominique Dawes competed in the Olympic Games winning four medals. In 2012 and 2016, respectively,...
PruittHealth in South Fulton Earns National Quality Award
Business, Health

PruittHealth in South Fulton Earns National Quality Award

PruittHealth in South Fulton has been recognized as a 2022 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is presented to facilities that demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of patients and residents through quality care. Created in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a three-level process that is reviewed and judged by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance to improve quality of life and care of long-term care patients and staff.  PruittHealth is a fam...
Atlanta Community Food Bank Announces New Executive Team Members
Business

Atlanta Community Food Bank Announces New Executive Team Members

The Atlanta Community Food Bank recently announced two new leaders to their Executive Leadership Team. The nonprofit that works to end hunger in 29 metro Atlanta and North Georgia counties named Sharay Erskine as Chief Information Officer and Kenneth Hill as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Their appointments are part of the Food Bank's new strategic plan that focuses on bringing the organization past the impacts of the global pandemic. Erskine and Hill will report directly to President and CEO Kyle Waide. "As we look to the future of the organization, particularly post-pandemic, we determined that two areas of expertise were immediately critical to resourcing our mission, supply chain operations and information technology, " said Waide. "We are pleased to announce that we have complete...
Skyhawks Host 70 Youth for Basketball Clinic at Welcome All Park
Business, Sports

Skyhawks Host 70 Youth for Basketball Clinic at Welcome All Park

The College Park Skyhawks, the NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, in partnership with Kenneth S. Nugent, Attorneys at Law, hosted a basketball clinic earlier this month for 70 youth at Welcome All Park in South Fulton. The clinic was conducted by the coaching staff of the Skyhawks, including Head Coach Steve Gansey. Assistant coaches Ronnie Burrell and Da’Sean Butler joined Gansey to teach kids fundamentals of the game and fine-tune their skills. “Getting out in the community to engage with kids and teach them the game we all love is one of the best parts of the job,” said Gansey. “It was great to get outside and spend the day with the kids, and with the help of Ken Nugent and his team it was an amazing event.”  The clinic helped strengthen basketball...
Coca-Cola UNITED President and CEO John H. Sherman Retires
Business

Coca-Cola UNITED President and CEO John H. Sherman Retires

John Sherman, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) since 2016, retired today after more than 32 years with the Birmingham-based bottler and more than four decades with the Coca-Cola System.  He will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors as Vice Chairman.  Mike Suco, who was previously announced as Sherman’s successor, will become president and CEO on August 1. Sherman began his career with Coca-Cola in 1979, while still enrolled at Georgia Tech, as a part-time clerk in the accounting department of Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which was then a part of Coca‑Cola Enterprises (CCE), Inc.   In 1990, Sherman joined Coca-Cola UNITED as director of marketing for the East Region, based in Augusta, Georgia, and assumed several leadership po...
Old National District to Hold Advisory Board Meeting on May 19
Business, Economic Development, Old National, Public Notice

Old National District to Hold Advisory Board Meeting on May 19

The Old National District (OND) Advisory Board will hold an advisory meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at South Fulton City Hall at 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd. in the breakroom. Space is limited. When capacity is reached, visitors will be encouraged to watch the meeting online.  The meeting will be livestreamed via Zoom. The meeting ID and passcode are located below. Items on the agenda include the Out for Lunch Food Truck Series, OND Business Development Workshop Series, Old National Aesthetics Proposal and other economic development updates. Residents with questions or concerns should contact the Department of Economic Development at 470-249-9460. Have news to share with South Fulton residents? Email us at [email protected] Plus follo...
Grammy Winner Lecrae Partners with Developer on 55-Plus Mixed-Use Community in Red Oak
Business, Economic Development, Real Estate, Red Oak

Grammy Winner Lecrae Partners with Developer on 55-Plus Mixed-Use Community in Red Oak

Bolster Real Estate Partners, a minority-owned real estate firm, is set to break ground this August on The Kourtney at Yates Road, a 122-unit stacked townhome rental 55+ community for active adults. The project is a joint venture partnership between Bolster and Lecrae Moore, a multiple Grammy award winner, New York Times bestselling author and now strategic partner at the real estate firm. Located in the Red Oak District in South Fulton, the $35-million mixed-use community is designed for empty nesters wanting to lead an active and social lifestyle with street-level retail, resort-worthy experiences and weekly events programming. The project was first brought before South Fulton's City Council last July when the developer filed an application to rezone the area from Neighborhood Unit Plan...
The Arbor Company’s South Fulton Location Recognized for Excellence by U.S. News
Business, Health

The Arbor Company’s South Fulton Location Recognized for Excellence by U.S. News

The Arbor Company announced today that Arbor Terrace at Cascade has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as part of the inaugural Best Senior Living ratings. The designation of Best Senior Living is awarded based on feedback from nationwide consumer satisfaction surveys that reflect the viewpoints of current residents and their families. Nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii were evaluated. Areas of analysis included activity, food and dining, caregiving, and management and staff. "Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report. "The Best Senior Living rating...
South Fulton Parkway Alliance to Meet May 12
Business, Community, Economic Development

South Fulton Parkway Alliance to Meet May 12

The South Fulton Parkway Alliance will hold its monthly meeting on May 12 at 9 a.m. The event will be streamed via Zoom. The organization will welcome special guest speaker Pierre Sackey, Elevate Douglas Data Center Consultant. Sackey will discuss strategic data center construction, and commissioning in Douglas County. Sackey is the President of Apollo Mission Critical Engineering, a strategic provider of Data Center Construction Quality Control and Commissioning to global technology companies. He'll provide insight on creating a win-win situation for the area as local leaders and stakeholders navigate the merging of massive construction and sustainable development. The Parkway Alliance is a membership organization that focuses elevating the quality of life for those who live, ...

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