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.

Latest from Becca J. G. Godwin

Tory Burch’s nieces open holiday pop-up boutique in Atlanta
 Women’s brand Neely & Chloe opened a holiday pop-up shop at the Westside Provisions District Wednesday.  The temporary boutique carries women’s bags and shoes that were previously only available online, and which all retail under $300, according to a press release. It also carries customizable wallets, keychains...

Posted: 2 days ago

Women’s brand Neely & Chloe opened a holiday pop-up shop at the Westside Provisions District Wednesday.  The temporary boutique carries women’s bags and shoes that were previously only available online, and which all retail under $300, according to a press release. It also carries customizable wallets, keychains...
7 APS campuses ranked among best in Georgia for student success
 Seven Atlanta Public Schools were recognized for generating some of the best student achievement statewide in 2017, Governor Nathan Deal announced Friday.  The 2017 Single Statewide Accountability System awards is a listing of Georgia schools that have exhibited high student performance or academic growth. It’s measured by the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Seven Atlanta Public Schools were recognized for generating some of the best student achievement statewide in 2017, Governor Nathan Deal announced Friday.  The 2017 Single Statewide Accountability System awards is a listing of Georgia schools that have exhibited high student performance or academic growth. It’s measured by the...
King of Pops’ new venture: A Christmas tree lot at Ponce City Market
 King of Pops selling Christmas trees is not new. The Atlanta-based business began delivering them years ago, through a venture called Tree Elves. But here’s what is a first: Kings of Pops selling Christmas trees at Ponce City Market, which also marks the first time the market has had a tree lot on its premises. The marriage...

Posted: 2 days ago

King of Pops selling Christmas trees is not new. The Atlanta-based business began delivering them years ago, through a venture called Tree Elves. But here’s what is a first: Kings of Pops selling Christmas trees at Ponce City Market, which also marks the first time the market has had a tree lot on its premises. The marriage...
Ace Hardware, other tenants now open at Larkin on Memorial in Atlanta
 Multiple tenants are now open for business in a much-anticipated mixed-use facility from the developers behind Krog Street Market. Paces Properties’ 63,000-square-foot Larkin on Memorial is located at 519 Memorial Drive, across from Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. The first tenant to open at the Grant Park development...

Posted: 3 days ago

Multiple tenants are now open for business in a much-anticipated mixed-use facility from the developers behind Krog Street Market. Paces Properties’ 63,000-square-foot Larkin on Memorial is located at 519 Memorial Drive, across from Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. The first tenant to open at the Grant Park development...
The Georgia Dome had a farewell AMA on Twitter. Here’s what we learned
 The Georgia Dome only has a few days left to live, but it’s not going out quietly.  Well aware of its implosion scheduled for Monday, the former Falcons stadium took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon and opened an “Ask Me Anything” session.   Nearly 100 comments later, here’s what we learned about...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Georgia Dome only has a few days left to live, but it’s not going out quietly.  Well aware of its implosion scheduled for Monday, the former Falcons stadium took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon and opened an “Ask Me Anything” session.   Nearly 100 comments later, here’s what we learned about...
Mercedes-Benz Stadium says it is world’s greenest sports venue
 Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first professional sports stadium in the world to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, according to stadium officials. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the U.S. Green Building Council and is the most widely used green building rating system. The two-million-square-foot...

Posted: 3 days ago

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the first professional sports stadium in the world to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, according to stadium officials. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the U.S. Green Building Council and is the most widely used green building rating system. The two-million-square-foot...
Exhibit shows work from man who made the Buckhead MARTA station art
 A new exhibit inspired by the “process and philosophy of recycling” has come to Gallery 72, according to a press release. “Trash: The Art of Recycle” includes sculptural works by artist Steve Steinman, a retired university dean who designed and produced the art for the Buckhead MARTA station, before...

Posted: 4 days ago

A new exhibit inspired by the “process and philosophy of recycling” has come to Gallery 72, according to a press release. “Trash: The Art of Recycle” includes sculptural works by artist Steve Steinman, a retired university dean who designed and produced the art for the Buckhead MARTA station, before...
New Emory Clinic opens in Diddy's former Buckhead restaurant space
 As part of an expansion of  Emory Healthcare’s primary care services, a new  clinic has opened  in Buckhead. Emory at Peachtree Hills began service Nov. 6 in the building that was years ago occupied by Sean “Diddy” Combs' former eatery, Justin’s Restaurant, at 2200 Peachtree Road. The clinic can treat patients...

Posted: 4 days ago

As part of an expansion of Emory Healthcare’s primary care services, a new clinic has opened in Buckhead. Emory at Peachtree Hills began service Nov. 6 in the building that was years ago occupied by Sean “Diddy” Combs' former eatery, Justin’s Restaurant, at 2200 Peachtree Road. The clinic can treat patients...
2 Atlanta choirs join for caroling, cider and tree lighting in a park
 Two choir groups have partnered to put on a free joint performance in Woodruff Park this December.  The Atlanta Homeward Choir and the Georgia State University Choral Union performance will  mark the beginning of a yearlong collaboration to “call the housed to action,” according to a press release. The groups hope...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two choir groups have partnered to put on a free joint performance in Woodruff Park this December.  The Atlanta Homeward Choir and the Georgia State University Choral Union performance will mark the beginning of a yearlong collaboration to “call the housed to action,” according to a press release. The groups hope...
Metro Atlanta malls where you can get a Christmas photo with Santa 
 For many children, going to see Santa at the mall can be one of the most thrilling experiences of the  holiday season.  They wait in line for what seems like an eternity, watching as other  children seem to trade secrets with the luminous man clothed in velvety red and white. Anticipation builds until suddenly it’s their turn,...

Posted: 5 days ago

For many children, going to see Santa at the mall can be one of the most thrilling experiences of the holiday season.  They wait in line for what seems like an eternity, watching as other children seem to trade secrets with the luminous man clothed in velvety red and white. Anticipation builds until suddenly it’s their turn,...
Traffic alert: Fire drill under I-85 to close road during rush hour
 The Atlanta Streetcar and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department will stage a full-scale emergency response exercise Wednesday. The event will take place at the Streetcar Vehicle Maintenance Facility — which houses the  fleet and offices — from 10 a.m. to noon. Smoke machines and other equipment will be used during the fire...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Atlanta Streetcar and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department will stage a full-scale emergency response exercise Wednesday. The event will take place at the Streetcar Vehicle Maintenance Facility — which houses the fleet and offices — from 10 a.m. to noon. Smoke machines and other equipment will be used during the fire...