The Atlanta City Council has agreed to form a planning committee to provide recommendations on how the city can participate in the March for Our Lives movement to end gun violence in schools. A national March for Our Lives rally is scheduled for Washington, D.C. on March 24. March for Our Lives is an event created, inspired, and led by students across the country in the wake of mass school shootings. The resolution, sponsored by City Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, was unanimously approved.

Coca-Cola will cut up to 350 management positions in the coming weeks, most of them in its Atlanta headquarters, according to the AJC. The Atlanta-based beverage giant is making the cuts from its North American business unit, which has about 8,000 employees overall, as part of ongoing changes in the shape of the business.

Buckhead’s success depends on working with Atlanta in a unified effort, Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell said in his annual “State of the Community” address Feb. 22 at the City Club of Buckhead, hosted by the Buckhead Business Association. “We know that Buckhead’s success, indeed Atlanta’s success, depends on one combined effort, not a dream of divisiveness,” Massell, a former Atlanta mayor, said. “ I think it’s safe for me to say that with very few exceptions, all Atlantans agree that a city combined as one will be a city of much greater strength and opportunity for success.” Read the full story at Reporter Newspapers.

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.