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

Cobb County weekend weather and events: Find your rain boots
 Cobb County should expect a fairly rainy weekend, Channel 2 Actions News meteorologist Karen Minton said. Here’s what you can expect.  Friday forecast: The best chance for the most active storms is around 9 p.m. and into late evening, which could hinder some sports events. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, and the...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Cobb County should expect a fairly rainy weekend, Channel 2 Actions News meteorologist Karen Minton said. Here’s what you can expect.  Friday forecast: The best chance for the most active storms is around 9 p.m. and into late evening, which could hinder some sports events. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, and the...
Atlanta weekend weather and events: Settle in for a rainy few days
 Metro Atlanta is settling in for a rainy weekend, Channel 2 Actions News meteorologist Karen Minton said. Here’s a look at how it’ll all likely shake out.  Friday forecast: The best chance for the most active storms is around 9 p.m. and into late evening, which could hinder some sports events. There’s a 40...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Metro Atlanta is settling in for a rainy weekend, Channel 2 Actions News meteorologist Karen Minton said. Here’s a look at how it’ll all likely shake out.  Friday forecast: The best chance for the most active storms is around 9 p.m. and into late evening, which could hinder some sports events. There’s a 40...
Private Midtown Atlanta preschool expanding to allow for more students
 A private preschool in Atlanta will soon have room for a couple dozen more students.  Primrose School of Midtown, which opened at Colony Square in 2010, announced Thursday that it not only renewed its lease, but is expanding operations. The childcare provider plans to move this month from a 13,000-square-foot space to a 22...

Posted: 12 hours ago

A private preschool in Atlanta will soon have room for a couple dozen more students.  Primrose School of Midtown, which opened at Colony Square in 2010, announced Thursday that it not only renewed its lease, but is expanding operations. The childcare provider plans to move this month from a 13,000-square-foot space to a 22...
Here’s how to kick off the college football season in Atlanta — for free
 The Atlanta attraction dedicated to all things college football is kicking off the upcoming season in a big way.  The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame will offer free admission inside, and a party outside, for everyone on Aug. 25.  READ | Midtown development committee to hear plans for Georgia Tech Microgrid READ | ...

Posted: a day ago

The Atlanta attraction dedicated to all things college football is kicking off the upcoming season in a big way.  The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame will offer free admission inside, and a party outside, for everyone on Aug. 25.  READ | Midtown development committee to hear plans for Georgia Tech Microgrid READ | ...
As opioid deaths rise, metro Atlanta searches for solutions
 A large crowd watched as the man collapsed on a stage in Decatur, acting as if he’d just overdosed on opioids. He shut his eyes, splayed his arms and stuck a bent knee out to his side. Dr. Daniel Knecht guided the crowd through how to help him: Try to get him to wake up. If that doesn’t work, check to see if he is breathing. Rub...

Posted: a day ago

A large crowd watched as the man collapsed on a stage in Decatur, acting as if he’d just overdosed on opioids. He shut his eyes, splayed his arms and stuck a bent knee out to his side. Dr. Daniel Knecht guided the crowd through how to help him: Try to get him to wake up. If that doesn’t work, check to see if he is breathing. Rub...
Atlanta looks into a transportation department, charging commuter fee
 Atlanta residents who loathe potholes may one day direct their complaints to a new city department.  The city recently released a report about creating an Atlanta transportation department. As it stands, the planning and public works departments, which handle things like trash pick-up and recycling, also deal with issues such...

Posted: a day ago

Atlanta residents who loathe potholes may one day direct their complaints to a new city department.  The city recently released a report about creating an Atlanta transportation department. As it stands, the planning and public works departments, which handle things like trash pick-up and recycling, also deal with issues such...
More Clark Atlanta University students assigned rooms
 After a rocky start to the semester that may have affected about 150 Clark Atlanta University students, some formerly dormless students   have been assigned rooms. Students were told Wednesday evening that all freshmen and sophomores who met enrollment requirements had been assigned housing by 5 p.m., but it is unclear how many students still...

Posted: a day ago

After a rocky start to the semester that may have affected about 150 Clark Atlanta University students, some formerly dormless students have been assigned rooms. Students were told Wednesday evening that all freshmen and sophomores who met enrollment requirements had been assigned housing by 5 p.m., but it is unclear how many students still...
Students perplexed as Clark Atlanta University housing issues persist
 Clark Atlanta University freshman and sophomores must live on campus to ensure they “receive a strong foundation and create a path of success,” the school’s website says. But for many students, campus living served as a distracting stressor instead of a stabilizing element on  the first day of the fall semester. Sophomore...

Posted: 2 days ago

Clark Atlanta University freshman and sophomores must live on campus to ensure they “receive a strong foundation and create a path of success,” the school’s website says. But for many students, campus living served as a distracting stressor instead of a stabilizing element on the first day of the fall semester. Sophomore...
Topgolf Atlanta to host virtual golf contest — Here’s how to get in
 If you’re really good at virtual golf, you may have shot at playing a California course in Atlanta.  Here’s the deal: The USGA and Topgolf have launched the first Virtual U.S. Amateur event, played through the World Golf Tour online game. The  finalists will win a trip to Atlanta to play an 18-hole match on...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you’re really good at virtual golf, you may have shot at playing a California course in Atlanta.  Here’s the deal: The USGA and Topgolf have launched the first Virtual U.S. Amateur event, played through the World Golf Tour online game. The finalists will win a trip to Atlanta to play an 18-hole match on...
Midtown development committee to hear plans for Georgia Tech Microgrid
 READ | Want to sleep at Ponce City Market? Short-term rentals now available READ | Free art movement doubles as a city-wide scavenger hunt Three applications are scheduled to be presented at the Aug. 14 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the 7th floor of 999 Peachtree St. (Note that applications may be revisions of...

Posted: 3 days ago

READ | Want to sleep at Ponce City Market? Short-term rentals now available READ | Free art movement doubles as a city-wide scavenger hunt Three applications are scheduled to be presented at the Aug. 14 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the 7th floor of 999 Peachtree St. (Note that applications may be revisions of...
Clark Atlanta University students without housing as semester begins
 Many Clark Atlanta University students who thought they’d secured housing were without dorms Monday night, two days before the fall semester begins. The university said students were informed about the housing process and timelines back in May. “They’re saying that there’s no housing available and that everyone...

Posted: 3 days ago

Many Clark Atlanta University students who thought they’d secured housing were without dorms Monday night, two days before the fall semester begins. The university said students were informed about the housing process and timelines back in May. “They’re saying that there’s no housing available and that everyone...