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Becca J. G. Godwin

Becca Godwin covers hyperlocal development. She holds an M.A. in Mass Communication from Georgia State University and a B.S. in Communication from Florida International University. She joined the AJC in 2016.

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City Winery offering travel packages for Puerto Rico volunteer mission
 City Winery is now inviting the public to join 125 of its team members help rebuild farms in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria made landfall in September.  The winery/restaurant/music venue, which initially sought donations from the public but didn’t ask outsiders to come along, announced the invitation...

Posted: 5 hours ago

City Winery is now inviting the public to join 125 of its team members help rebuild farms in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria made landfall in September.  The winery/restaurant/music venue, which initially sought donations from the public but didn’t ask outsiders to come along, announced the invitation...
Actress Alyssa Milano to speak at Atlanta rally
 Alyssa Milano will speak at an Atlanta rally scheduled for the one-year anniversary of the massive Women’s March, Georgia Alliance for Social Justice announced on Facebook Tuesday. The Power to the Polls event intends to shift the movement’s focus to strategizing about the midterm elections. The 2016...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Alyssa Milano will speak at an Atlanta rally scheduled for the one-year anniversary of the massive Women’s March, Georgia Alliance for Social Justice announced on Facebook Tuesday. The Power to the Polls event intends to shift the movement’s focus to strategizing about the midterm elections. The 2016...
When Atlanta drivers may want to be off the roads in face of snow 
 Meteorologists expect that metro Atlanta will see snow Tuesday evening. As such, drivers on the southside of the metro  area should plan to be off the roads by 7 or 8 p.m., Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz suggested.   Rain, which is possible as early as 5 p.m., may change to light snow after 7 or 8 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Meteorologists expect that metro Atlanta will see snow Tuesday evening. As such, drivers on the southside of the metro area should plan to be off the roads by 7 or 8 p.m., Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz suggested.   Rain, which is possible as early as 5 p.m., may change to light snow after 7 or 8 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action...
New report brings flu death count to 5 in Georgia
 The flu in Georgia is spreading quickly, with hospitals reporting an increase of flu-related cases in recent weeks.  More than 300 have been hospitalized and five people have died from flu-related illnesses since the Georgia Department of Public Health began its 2017-2018 flu surveillance in the first week of October, according...

Posted: 4 days ago

The flu in Georgia is spreading quickly, with hospitals reporting an increase of flu-related cases in recent weeks.  More than 300 have been hospitalized and five people have died from flu-related illnesses since the Georgia Department of Public Health began its 2017-2018 flu surveillance in the first week of October, according...
New Neapolitan pizza place slated to open on the Westside this month
 A new fast casual pizza restaurant is expected to open on Atlanta’s Westside this month. The Local Pizzaiolo (pronounced pizza-yolo) will open Jan. 23 at 1000 Marietta St., according to a press release. A grand opening event with free pizza for those who make a $2 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and No Kid...

Posted: 4 days ago

A new fast casual pizza restaurant is expected to open on Atlanta’s Westside this month. The Local Pizzaiolo (pronounced pizza-yolo) will open Jan. 23 at 1000 Marietta St., according to a press release. A grand opening event with free pizza for those who make a $2 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and No Kid...
Cops: Shots fired near East Atlanta Village bar, men seen running away
 A man called police after he heard gunshots  Thursday night near an East Atlanta Village bar that’s tucked back in a parking lot off Flat Shoals Avenue. The witness said he was outside of Gaja around 11:30 p.m. when he heard the noises and saw a man with a pistol in his hand chasing two other men, police said.  An officer...

Posted: 4 days ago

A man called police after he heard gunshots Thursday night near an East Atlanta Village bar that’s tucked back in a parking lot off Flat Shoals Avenue. The witness said he was outside of Gaja around 11:30 p.m. when he heard the noises and saw a man with a pistol in his hand chasing two other men, police said.  An officer...
A sub shop at a southwest Atlanta Chevron failed a recent health check
 A southwest Atlanta sub shop failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show. Yum's Sub at a Chevron on Pryor Street scored a 57/U following the Thursday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.  According to the report, the restaurant failed to refrigerate food items once opened and failed to provide...

Posted: 4 days ago

A southwest Atlanta sub shop failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show. Yum's Sub at a Chevron on Pryor Street scored a 57/U following the Thursday evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing.  According to the report, the restaurant failed to refrigerate food items once opened and failed to provide...
Atlanta woman wins $1M off of a $10 lottery scratch-off ticket
 An Atlanta resident recently won $1 million playing the  $100 Million Cash Extreme instant game, according to the Georgia Lottery. Stephanie Taylor purchased the $10 ticket when she stopped by an Exxon located at 1111 Moreland Ave. SE. READ | Husband, wife win $1 million prizes in separate contests just months apart READ | ...

Posted: 5 days ago

An Atlanta resident recently won $1 million playing the $100 Million Cash Extreme instant game, according to the Georgia Lottery. Stephanie Taylor purchased the $10 ticket when she stopped by an Exxon located at 1111 Moreland Ave. SE. READ | Husband, wife win $1 million prizes in separate contests just months apart READ | ...
APD: Security cams removed in recent East Atlanta Village burglaries
 Atlanta investigators are looking into two recent alleged East Atlanta Village burglaries.  In both cases, surveillance footage shows the suspect look through windows and eventually remove the security cameras from the homes, police said. Investigators believe it may be the same suspect in each case. The first incident happened Jan....

Posted: 5 days ago

Atlanta investigators are looking into two recent alleged East Atlanta Village burglaries.  In both cases, surveillance footage shows the suspect look through windows and eventually remove the security cameras from the homes, police said. Investigators believe it may be the same suspect in each case. The first incident happened Jan....
1-day ‘Jeopardy!’ champion from Atlanta finishes in third place
 A 26-year-old Atlanta resident who was on “Jeopardy!” last night as a one-day returning champion finished in third place. Lindsay Resnick accumulated $10,001 when she won the quiz competition in a Tuesday night episode. On Wednesday’s show, Resnick competed against university administrator Gilbert...

Posted: 5 days ago

A 26-year-old Atlanta resident who was on “Jeopardy!” last night as a one-day returning champion finished in third place. Lindsay Resnick accumulated $10,001 when she won the quiz competition in a Tuesday night episode. On Wednesday’s show, Resnick competed against university administrator Gilbert...
Traffic alert: Northwest Atlanta lane closure extended up to 75 days
 The repair of a 30-inch water main in northwest Atlanta will take longer than initially expected.  The northbound lane closure on Moores Mill Road NW near the Bolton Road and Coronet Way intersection is “extended to 60 to 75 days,” according to city officials. The closure, which was initially issued from Jan. 2 to 5, may...

Posted: 5 days ago

The repair of a 30-inch water main in northwest Atlanta will take longer than initially expected.  The northbound lane closure on Moores Mill Road NW near the Bolton Road and Coronet Way intersection is “extended to 60 to 75 days,” according to city officials. The closure, which was initially issued from Jan. 2 to 5, may...