A local man from Cumming, Ga., will have the opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. Gerry Brown, 40, will represent Coca-Cola Inc. along with 21 other handpicked Americans as they carry the flame in and around Oxford, England, July 9-11 as it makes its way to the opening Read more
The Fulton Science Academy Middle School, a charter school in Alpharetta, is refuting allegations that it improperly spent taxpayer dollars and is connected with the leader of a prominent Turkish Islamic movement.
The school has drawn fire for its alleged connections with international vendors, particularly those associated with Fethullah Gulen, an outspoken imam that preaches a moderate brand of Islam promoting cultural and educational exchanges.
Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta, civil rights icon and ambassador to the United Nations, is scheduled to speak at a June 8-10 summit on pan-African economic development in Libreville, Gabon. Mr. Young is one of more than 126 speakers comprised of former and current heads of state, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and other groups operating in Read more
Wind companies expect the domestic market to slow down until at least the second quarter of 2013 amid uncertainty as to whether the U.S. Congress will extend a key tax credit driving the industry forward. A bipartisan panel of politicians urged Congress to extend the production tax credit, which expires at the end of this year, at the American Read more
Two months after media-mogul Ted Turner donated $1 million to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the group has already begun to expand conservation efforts in Eastern Congo amid growing regional instability. The gift has allowed the organization to create several new field sub-stations to monitor indigenous eastern lowland gorillas in the area and employ more than 25 local trackers to Read more
The ambassador of Botswana is scheduled to lead a major trade delegation of more than 60 businesspeople from her country to Atlanta July 19-20. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse plans to attend the 20th annual convention of the National Black Chamber of Commerce at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown, which will feature discussions on international trade, particularly in Botswana. Ms. Seretse told GlobalAtlanta in May that businesses should not group Africa as Read more
Last month, when local coffee roaster Batdorf & Bronson ran out of its seasonal Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle coffee blend, it took weeks before they could replenish their shelves. But that didn’t last long, either.
Thanks to rising demand internationally and limited supply from their Antigua-based growing partners, an all-organic, third-generation family farm they’ve partnered with for 14 years, the company is again waiting on another shipment of the unique seasonal blend.