The old Woolworth building at the corner of Eighth and Broad streets is off the real estate market.
Local developer and hotelier T.R. Reddy has purchased the 46,000-square-foot boarded-up building for $650,000 with future plans of renovating it into apartments and commercial space, which could possibly include a market or chain retailer.
Reddy said he expects to nail down more definite plans for the property within the next couple of months.
“We’ll talk to the architects and then see what’s best to do,” he said.
ATLANTA -- The House voted unanimously Friday to safeguard student identities from files that could be made public from the agency that administers the HOPE Scholarship.
House Bill 320, additionally allows the state to claim lottery winnings or income-tax refunds from students who refuse to pay outstanding debts without having to go to court. The agency can also request withdrawal of a professional license from a deadbeat owing for a loan, scholarship or grant issued by the state.
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis wants to increase the authority of the mayor’s office to include a veto of commission actions, hiring and firing of city department heads, budgeting and other functions currently overseen by the 10-member commission.
Flanked by a couple dozen area pastors, church members and supporters at a noon news conference Friday, Davis couched the plan as a “call to action” for citizens to initiate amending the city’s consolidation act, to “put a system of checks and balances in place” currently lacking in the consolidated government.
Part of Desoto Drive at Williston Road remains closed after an early morning tractor trailer crash.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said the tractor trailer driver was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved.
ATLANTA — Federal prosecutors say a former member of DeKalb County’s zoning board has pleaded guilty to bribery.
Authorities said in a statement that 42-year-old Jeremy Clark of Lithonia pleaded guilty to accepting $3,500 in exchange for voting to allow a business in Tucker to operate as a late-night dance club without obtaining proper county permits.
Authorities say the business owner paid Clark $2,000 in cash and donated about $1,500 to a nonprofit Clark was involved in.