Cabral Franklin, political strategist and son of former Mayor Shirley Franklin, has died from complications of cancer at 41. “My dear son passed away today surrounded by his family and friends,” the former mayor said in a statement. “He was deeply loved. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.” Read more at Creative Loafing.
A top Atlanta firefighter has been placed on leave and an internal investigation is underway after risque pictures were found to have been taken at an area firehouse. According to CBS46, the photos of two scantily clad women posing provocatively and wearing firefighting gear inside Lakewood Heights Fire Station were found on a website that advertises for escort services. The name of the firefighter has not been released by the department.
Georgia Tech is seeking $100,000 from Atlanta to conduct a feasibility study for a project that would transform the 11-acre Technology Enterprise Park into a $500 million mixed-use industry focused hub. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the development would initially encompass about 60 acres and include a cluster of Georgia Tech research buildings on North Avenue and surrounding property owned by others, including the Atlanta Housing Authority. Another version of the plan shows the innovation district extending south beyond the Georgia World Congress Center and including the area immediately surrounding the new Atlanta Falcons stadium.