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

Atlanta forms committee to review Confederate monuments and streets
 An advisory committee has been formed to review Confederate street names and city-owned monuments in Atlanta. The confederate monuments advisory committee will evaluate each marker and “recommend how the community can be involved in the process to determine the handling of each landmark,” the city announced Friday.  Mayor...

Posted: 8 days ago

An advisory committee has been formed to review Confederate street names and city-owned monuments in Atlanta. The confederate monuments advisory committee will evaluate each marker and “recommend how the community can be involved in the process to determine the handling of each landmark,” the city announced Friday.  Mayor...
Krystal puppets made by Jim Henson’s shop donated to puppetry center
 Krystal has donated puppet versions of its foods to Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts.  The Krystal puppets were created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop for an advertising campaign in 2016. The Center’s Worlds of Puppetry Museum claims the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and props, according...

Posted: 8 days ago

Krystal has donated puppet versions of its foods to Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts.  The Krystal puppets were created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop for an advertising campaign in 2016. The Center’s Worlds of Puppetry Museum claims the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and props, according...
Can you ID man caught on camera allegedly breaking into DeKalb home?
 Atlanta police want help identifying the person shown in clear surveillance video taken from a home that was recently burglarized in DeKalb County. The suspect allegedly shattered a front window to get into the home, located in the 1600 block of Cecile Avenue, on the morning of Sept. 27.    The suspect stole a jewelry...

Posted: 8 days ago

Atlanta police want help identifying the person shown in clear surveillance video taken from a home that was recently burglarized in DeKalb County. The suspect allegedly shattered a front window to get into the home, located in the 1600 block of Cecile Avenue, on the morning of Sept. 27.    The suspect stole a jewelry...
Man in hockey mask and emoji shirt allegedly robbed Atlanta food mart
 Atlanta police are calling on the public to help identify a suspect who was allegedly involved in a southwest Atlanta armed robbery last week.  Surveillance video from Sylvan Food Mart, 1709 Sylvan Road, shows the incident that took place around 9 p.m. on Oct. 6. A store employee told police he was sitting behind the counter when...

Posted: 8 days ago

Atlanta police are calling on the public to help identify a suspect who was allegedly involved in a southwest Atlanta armed robbery last week.  Surveillance video from Sylvan Food Mart, 1709 Sylvan Road, shows the incident that took place around 9 p.m. on Oct. 6. A store employee told police he was sitting behind the counter when...
APD air unit helped find man accused of shooting Polk County officers
 The Atlanta Police Department helped find the man accused of shooting Kristen Hearne, the first Polk County law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty. APD’s air unit, Phoenix, was called to assist the Polk County Sheriff's Office  in the intensive manhunt in rural northwest Georgia  late last month, APD said...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Atlanta Police Department helped find the man accused of shooting Kristen Hearne, the first Polk County law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty. APD’s air unit, Phoenix, was called to assist the Polk County Sheriff's Office in the intensive manhunt in rural northwest Georgia late last month, APD said...
28-story student-friendly apartment building a possibility for Midtown
 A 28-story residential tower has been proposed for a one-acre site near the Midtown MARTA station. Plans for The Mark, a joint venture between CityLife Development Partners and Landmark Development, was presented at the Midtown Development Review Committee meeting Tuesday. The apartments would be marketed “primarily to students&rdquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

A 28-story residential tower has been proposed for a one-acre site near the Midtown MARTA station. Plans for The Mark, a joint venture between CityLife Development Partners and Landmark Development, was presented at the Midtown Development Review Committee meeting Tuesday. The apartments would be marketed “primarily to students&rdquo...
Police believe suspect has robbed same Buckhead CVS at least 3 times
  Atlanta police are trying to identify a suspect who they believe has robbed the same CVS multiple times in recent months, with the most recent incident happening Sunday afternoon.  The suspect allegedly jumped over the pharmacy counter and tried to steal drugs while holding a black plastic bag “in the manner one would hold...

Posted: 9 days ago

Atlanta police are trying to identify a suspect who they believe has robbed the same CVS multiple times in recent months, with the most recent incident happening Sunday afternoon.  The suspect allegedly jumped over the pharmacy counter and tried to steal drugs while holding a black plastic bag “in the manner one would hold...
Watch a wrecking ball break Colony Square while confetti rains down
 Developer North American Properties  broke ground on the redevelopment of Colony Square Tuesday. The “iconic office towers and dated retail center” will be renovated in multiple phases, with the final phase expected to be finished on Nov. 21, 2019, according to a press release.  New additions will include a movie theater...

Posted: 10 days ago

Developer North American Properties broke ground on the redevelopment of Colony Square Tuesday. The “iconic office towers and dated retail center” will be renovated in multiple phases, with the final phase expected to be finished on Nov. 21, 2019, according to a press release.  New additions will include a movie theater...
High-end apartments near Piedmont Park to have ‘dog spa,’ wine lockers
  A high-end property with 198 apartments for rent is scheduled to open in winter 2018, real estate developer Wood Partners announced Tuesday.  Piedmont House, located at 205 12th St., includes one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. The units will have hardwood floors, quartz countertops, wine coolers and private balconies...

Posted: 10 days ago

A high-end property with 198 apartments for rent is scheduled to open in winter 2018, real estate developer Wood Partners announced Tuesday.  Piedmont House, located at 205 12th St., includes one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. The units will have hardwood floors, quartz countertops, wine coolers and private balconies...
Made-to-order doughnut shop opens in Buckhead 
 Duck Donuts is now serving customizable donuts and fresh coffee in Buckhead.  The shop, located in the Tuxedo Festival retail center, held a grand opening Saturday. The event was attended by Atlanta mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Mary Norwood, who shared photos of the ribbon-cutting and urged people to patronize...

Posted: 10 days ago

Duck Donuts is now serving customizable donuts and fresh coffee in Buckhead.  The shop, located in the Tuxedo Festival retail center, held a grand opening Saturday. The event was attended by Atlanta mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Mary Norwood, who shared photos of the ribbon-cutting and urged people to patronize...
Ice skating rink to open on Ponce City Market’s roof
 Winter revelers will have a new place to ice skate in Atlanta this year. A 3,500-square-foot rink will open at The Roof at Ponce City Market on Nov. 20, according to a Tuesday news release.  “Skate the Sky” will be an extension of Slater Hospitality concepts Skyline Park and beer garden Nine...

Posted: 10 days ago

Winter revelers will have a new place to ice skate in Atlanta this year. A 3,500-square-foot rink will open at The Roof at Ponce City Market on Nov. 20, according to a Tuesday news release.  “Skate the Sky” will be an extension of Slater Hospitality concepts Skyline Park and beer garden Nine...