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The Strategic Group Launches the Strategic Rivermont OZ Fund

  ATLANTA/ MARCH 21, 2019 (STL.News) The Strategic Group, a boutique investment firm that focuses primarily on investment strategies that also provide tax benefits as a source of returns, today announced the launch of the Strategic Rivermont OZ Fund. This fund brings a unique strategy of partnering with local municipalities to greatly transform downtown urban … Continue reading The Strategic Group Launches the Strategic Rivermont OZ Fund

SEC News: Justin C. Jeffries Named Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in Atlanta Office

Washington DC (STL.News) – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Justin C. Jeffries has been named the Associate Regional Director for enforcement in the Atlanta Regional Office. Mr. Jeffries succeeds Aaron Lipson, who left the agency in December 2018. In his new role, Mr. Jeffries will oversee the Atlanta office’s enforcement efforts in Georgia, … Continue reading SEC News: Justin C. Jeffries Named Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in Atlanta Office

MoistureShield Introduces New CoolDeck Colors for Vision™ Composite Decking

  ATLANTA/ MARCH 18, 2019 (STL.News) MoistureShield Introduces New CoolDeck Colors for Vision™ Composite Decking MoistureShield has introduced two new colors of composite decking featuring CoolDeck® technology for spring decking projects! Unveiled last month at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, VIsion with CoolDeck minimizes heat absorption by up to 35% versus traditional capped … Continue reading MoistureShield Introduces New CoolDeck Colors for Vision™ Composite Decking

ATLANTA | Georgia’s Stacey Abrams looks for a winning strategy in loss

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams is a woman in demand. Months removed from her surprisingly narrow defeat in the Georgia governor’s race, Abrams is being heavily recruited to run for Senate, weighing another campaign for governor and even hearing overtures from prominent activists who want her to run for president. It’s a remarkable turn for … Continue reading ATLANTA | Georgia’s Stacey Abrams looks for a winning strategy in loss

Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Involved in Phishing Scheme that Targeted Connecticut Schools is Sentenced

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL, 36, a citizen of Nigeria last residing in Smyrna, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to approximately 10 months of imprisonment, time already served, for his role in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Involved in Phishing Scheme that Targeted Connecticut Schools is Sentenced

Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

ATLANTA / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Strains in the nation’s housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot’s sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about the state of the U.S. housing market could make for a challenging 2019 for the home-improvement giant. … Continue reading Bad weather, real estate market chill Home Depot’s sales

WWE’s Roman Reigns announces leukemia in remission

ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Dog is back. Professional wrestler Roman Reigns says his leukemia is in remission and he’ll be returning to the WWE ring. The 33-year-old, whose real name is Leati Joseph Anoai, made the announcement Monday at a WWE Raw event in Atlanta. Reigns told the crowd he was terrified and scared … Continue reading WWE’s Roman Reigns announces leukemia in remission

HAMPTON, Ga | Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying race — before a stomach virus nearly flattened him. Keselowski missed a portion of final practice, received intravenous fluids at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s medical center, and had a replacement … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Brad Keselowski has recovered from a stomach virus to win Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Team Penske started the day with a replacement driver on standby for Keselowski because the bug that hit him late … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins 2nd stage at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson have waged an entertaining contest for the lead throughout the second stage of Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick earned the stage victory. He passed Larson when Larson bobbled in … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | The Latest: Kevin Harvick wins 2nd stage at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. | NASCAR expects fireworks from rules debuting at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR was long overdue for an added punch to its racing product and eagerly awaits the results from a new competition package designed to increase the entertainment factor for the troubled series. The new rules debut Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the prevailing opinion is that the bumpin-and-bangin and rubbin-is-racin … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga. | NASCAR expects fireworks from rules debuting at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga | Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps while routing the field Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the first victory for the Supra that Toyota is using this season in NASCAR’s second-tier series. “First Supra win in the Xfinity Series, so that means a … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

ATLANTA | Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world’s largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians say. Atlanta’s Cyclorama depicts charging horses, … Continue reading ATLANTA | Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

ATLANTA | Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — A congressional subcommittee is highlighting voting problems in Georgia as possible justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in places with a history of discrimination. Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid for governor last fall, testified Tuesday at a hearing in Atlanta about myriad issues that she says disenfranchised certain Georgia … Continue reading ATLANTA | Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

ATLANTA | 21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn’t talk about his British citizenship before because he didn’t want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a targeted operation. He … Continue reading ATLANTA | 21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation

ATLANTA | Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points and the New York Knicks snapped a franchise-worst, 18-game losing streak with a 106-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. The Knicks ended their longest skid within a single season with their first victory since Jan. 4 at the Los Angeles Lakers. New York, … Continue reading ATLANTA | Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks

ATLANTA | Trae Young leads Hawks past LeBron James, Lakers 117-113

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Trae Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night. The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak despite a triple-double from James, who had 28 points, 16 assists … Continue reading ATLANTA | Trae Young leads Hawks past LeBron James, Lakers 117-113

ATLANTA | Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage released from immigration custody

ATLANTA  (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released on bond Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on Feb. 3. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said at the time that the … Continue reading ATLANTA | Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage released from immigration custody

ATLANTA | Abrams to blast shutdown ‘stunt,’ call for shared prosperity

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams steps into the brightest spotlight of her political career Tuesday night with a speech that will chide President Donald Trump and Republicans for political gamesmanship that hurts working Americans. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in Georgia last year to become America’s first black female governor. Instead, she’ll become the first … Continue reading ATLANTA | Abrams to blast shutdown ‘stunt,’ call for shared prosperity

ATLANTA | Countering Trump, Stacey Abrams to offer case for community

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams steps into the brightest spotlight of her political career Tuesday night with a speech intended to draw a clear contrast between Democrats and President Donald Trump. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in Georgia last year to become America’s first black female governor. Instead, she’ll become the first black woman to … Continue reading ATLANTA | Countering Trump, Stacey Abrams to offer case for community

FX comedy ‘Atlanta’ will return after production delay

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Donald Glover’s comedy “Atlanta” will be back. Just not as soon as expected. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told a TV critics’ meeting on Monday that the series is behind schedule. The Georgia-based show was renewed for a third season in June and was supposed to return this year. Landgraf says … Continue reading FX comedy ‘Atlanta’ will return after production delay

ATLANTA | Throwback night: Pats wins Super Bowl the old-fashioned way

ATLANTA (AP) — Graying but still gritty, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots came to the Super Bowl intending to stave off, for at least one more game, the inevitable onslaught of the NFL’s future. Job well done. Pro football never looked flatter, older and more stuck in the days of the VCR than … Continue reading ATLANTA | Throwback night: Pats wins Super Bowl the old-fashioned way

Atlanta, GA: The Latest: NFL announces plans for stadium’s roof

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times EST): 2:45 p.m. The NFL has announced plans for Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s retractable roof to be open for the pregame show, including a flyover by the Air Force Thunderbirds, and then closed for the game. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the plan is to have … Continue reading Atlanta, GA: The Latest: NFL announces plans for stadium’s roof

Atlanta GA: Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (AP) — Limousine companies are blaming the state of Georgia for leaving them 300 to 400 vehicles short of what’s needed to transport NFL owners, corporate clients and Very Important People this Super Bowl weekend. Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics with Atlanta’s Super Bowl Host Committee, said in a letter … Continue reading Atlanta GA: Super Bowl: Limo shortage could bring ‘black eye’ to Georgia

Homeowners Consumer Center Now Urges a Home Purchaser in a Top 200 US Metro Area to Get a Plumbing Inspection to Ensure the Proposed Home Does Not Need a Complete Plumbing Pipe Replacement

  WASHINGTON/ Jan. 24, 2019 (STL.News) The Homeowners Consumer Center is now urging a prospective home purchaser in a top 200 US metro area to retain the services of a reputable local plumber for an inspection to ensure the proposed home does need substantial plumbing repairs or a complete plumbing system replacement also known as … Continue reading Homeowners Consumer Center Now Urges a Home Purchaser in a Top 200 US Metro Area to Get a Plumbing Inspection to Ensure the Proposed Home Does Not Need a Complete Plumbing Pipe Replacement

Supporting A Higher Profile For Women In Roofing: Atlas Roofing Announced As 2019 Sponsor With “Game-Changing” Organization

  ATLANTA/ JANUARY 24, 2019 (STL.News) Atlas Roofing Corporation is pleased to announce its sponsorship of National Women in Roofing (NWIR), an organization dedicated to revisioning women’s position and degree of influence in the roofing industry, and of the organization’s national event as part of the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE). Women make up less … Continue reading Supporting A Higher Profile For Women In Roofing: Atlas Roofing Announced As 2019 Sponsor With “Game-Changing” Organization

Cantsink Shows Its All-American Pride at World of Concrete 2019

  ATLANTA/ JANUARY 15, 2019 (STL.News) Founded in 1988 in Atlanta, GA, Cantsink will display its red, white and true-blue colors in Booth #S13306 at the World of Concrete in the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 21-25, 2019. Made in the USA from 100 percent U.S. steel, Cantsink products are available throughout the nation. With … Continue reading Cantsink Shows Its All-American Pride at World of Concrete 2019

New Interior Design Magazine Highlights Urban Contributions to Home Design and Style

  ATLANTA/ JANUARY 07, 2019 (STL.News) Interior Design maven Celeste Alexander will launch Curated Quarters, a resource for the interior design professionals in January 2019. The mission of the magazine is to celebrate the heritage and history of the often-underrepresented African American design community and their unique contributions to style and home décor. Alexander believes … Continue reading New Interior Design Magazine Highlights Urban Contributions to Home Design and Style

Leisure Financial Group Arranges $6,500,000 Acquisition Loan

  ATLANTA/ JANUARY 07, 2019 (STL.News) Leisure Financial Group (“LFG”) is pleased to announce the closing of a $6,250,000 acquisition loan for Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Oregon (Portland MSA). Ray Munoz, Chief Executive Officer of LFG (rmunoz(at)leisurefinancialgroup.com) led the effort to structure and arrange an attractive first mortgage to acquire the upscale private … Continue reading Leisure Financial Group Arranges $6,500,000 Acquisition Loan

Leisure Financial Group Arranges $26,250,000 Development Loan

  ATLANTA/ JANUARY 07, 2019 (STL.News) Leisure Financial Group (“LFG”) is pleased to announce the closing of a $26,250,000 development loan for a new dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites hotel in Columbus, Ohio. John Evans, Managing Director of LFG ([email protected]) led the effort to structure and arrange a development loan to complete the … Continue reading Leisure Financial Group Arranges $26,250,000 Development Loan