A $10 million federal grant will used to improve a seven-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to a report at the AJC. Improvements to the street will include synchronized traffic lights, new sidewalks and a multi-use trail with new landscaping, historic signage, street furniture, upgraded crosswalks, distinctive paving with ADA ramps, public art displays at major intersections, improved medians, new street lighting and a pocket park in the median of the road.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) is now officially a polling location. With approval by the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections, registered voters in District 4F are now able to vote at CCHR in all elections. District 4F voters will be able to cast their Presidential vote at CCHR on Nov. 8. CCHR is replacing Centennial Elementary School as a voting location, after only a one percent voter turnout for the 2014 Georgia primary election.

On Aug. 9-11, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell will host approximately 1,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners at the 5th annual Back to Business” (B2B) Conference. The free event, which will be held at multiple locations around the city, will include networking, speakers and panel discussions that expose attendees to the depth and breadth of the city’s business ecosystem. Since its inception in 2010, the annual conference has attracted nearly 4,000 participants. Registration for B2B is required and space is limited. To register, visit atlantabacktobusiness.com or call (404) 330-6052.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.