A tornado reported as touching down in Buckhead Nov. 30 was confirmed by the National Weather Service, based on fallen trees and other damage. According to our sister publications Reporter Newspapers, an NWS storm damage survey site shows the tornado tracked west to east for about 2 miles, from the area of Margaret Mitchell Drive and I-75 to the intersection of Habersham and West Paces Ferry roads, near the Governor’s Mansion. The NWS rated the Buckhead tornado as rating from EF-0 to EF-1. That means that, based on the damage observed, the tornado had estimated wind gusts ranging from 65 to 110 mph.

Ponce City Market was formerly a Sears Roebuck distribution and retail center.

The former Sears, Roebuck and Co. building, now Ponce City Market, on Ponce de Leon Avenue has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building was listed for its significance in architecture and commerce. Used as a distribution and retail center by Sears, the building and shipping room were completed in 1926. Additions to the building were completed in 1932, 1948, and 1971. The building retains its multi-light metal windows, concrete columns, concrete floors, wood floors, stairs, and elevators.

David A. Jackson has been named Deputy Executive Director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Jackson, who most recently served as Visiting Community and Economic Development Advisor for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will support the nonprofit organization’s mission to secure private, corporate, and philanthropic support to the BeltLine.

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.