Becca J. G. Godwin

Reporter for Hyperlocal

Becca Godwin covers Atlanta for the hyperlocal team. She joined the AJC in 2016.

Latest from Becca J. G. Godwin

Fox Theatre’s nonprofit grants $479K to help 13 historic theaters
 A dozen Georgia theaters and one in Alabama are receiving nearly $480,000 in grants from the Fox Theatre Institute.  The historic Peachtree Street theater’s nonprofit arm, which offers financial assistance and operations advice to regional arts venues, recently announced the 2018-19 recipients. Chosen from more than 20...

Posted: 44 minutes ago

A dozen Georgia theaters and one in Alabama are receiving nearly $480,000 in grants from the Fox Theatre Institute.  The historic Peachtree Street theater’s nonprofit arm, which offers financial assistance and operations advice to regional arts venues, recently announced the 2018-19 recipients. Chosen from more than 20...
Stacey Abrams easily won Fulton. But how did every neighborhood lean?
 Brian Kemp is the presumptive victor in the Georgia governor’s race, but had it been up to counties like Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett, that would not be the case. Fulton County overwhelmingly supported Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Nov. 6 election, with more than 72 percent of voters casting ballots...

Posted: 2 days ago

Brian Kemp is the presumptive victor in the Georgia governor’s race, but had it been up to counties like Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett, that would not be the case. Fulton County overwhelmingly supported Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Nov. 6 election, with more than 72 percent of voters casting ballots...
CONTINUING COVERAGE: Fulton County to certify election results Tuesday
 Fulton County plans to review and certify its ballots one week after Election Day. The registration and elections board will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to confirm the results from the Nov. 6 general election. The meeting will take place at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street. It...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fulton County plans to review and certify its ballots one week after Election Day. The registration and elections board will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to confirm the results from the Nov. 6 general election. The meeting will take place at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street. It...
Spelman president urges students to confirm their votes are counted
 The president of Spelman College is urging everyone to confirm their vote has been counted after many Atlanta University Center students encountered problems on Election Day.  Archer Hall at Morehouse College and Booker T. Washington High School were two of three Fulton County polling places that stayed open past 7 p.m. Tuesday...

Posted: 2 days ago

The president of Spelman College is urging everyone to confirm their vote has been counted after many Atlanta University Center students encountered problems on Election Day.  Archer Hall at Morehouse College and Booker T. Washington High School were two of three Fulton County polling places that stayed open past 7 p.m. Tuesday...
175-room hotel going up across the street from Georgia Aquarium
 Construction is underway on a 175-room hotel across the street from the Georgia Aquarium and close to other downtown Atlanta attractions.  Five of Hyatt Place Centennial Park’s expected 11 stories have been constructed on Luckie Street. Plans call for a pool, fitness center, a parking deck, meeting areas and retail spaces...

Posted: 3 days ago

Construction is underway on a 175-room hotel across the street from the Georgia Aquarium and close to other downtown Atlanta attractions.  Five of Hyatt Place Centennial Park’s expected 11 stories have been constructed on Luckie Street. Plans call for a pool, fitness center, a parking deck, meeting areas and retail spaces...
Luxury condos planned for corner of Midtown’s Juniper and 5th streets
 A six-story luxury condominium is expected to open this spring in Midtown.  J5, located at the corner of Juniper and 5th streets, will offer 150 homes from one to three-bedrooms. Amenities at the mid-rise building will include: green space, large terraces, a pool courtyard, a club room, a rooftop lounge, 24-hour security, one-story...

Posted: 3 days ago

A six-story luxury condominium is expected to open this spring in Midtown.  J5, located at the corner of Juniper and 5th streets, will offer 150 homes from one to three-bedrooms. Amenities at the mid-rise building will include: green space, large terraces, a pool courtyard, a club room, a rooftop lounge, 24-hour security, one-story...
Second memoir reflects on first one
 Independent booksellers everywhere, those blessed and heroic souls, may have a hard time deciding where to display Harrison Scott Key’s new book, “Congratulations, Who Are You Again?” Like Key’s debut book, “The World’s Largest Man,” which won the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor, this follow-up...

Posted: 3 days ago

Independent booksellers everywhere, those blessed and heroic souls, may have a hard time deciding where to display Harrison Scott Key’s new book, “Congratulations, Who Are You Again?” Like Key’s debut book, “The World’s Largest Man,” which won the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor, this follow-up...
Eco-friendly women’s boutique to open soon in Ponce City Market
 An eco-friendly women’s boutique is poised to open at Ponce City Market on Saturday.  Amour Vert was founded in 2010, and the new store will be its first shop outside of California. The company launches new collections in small-batch, limited runs to reduce production impact, uses new fabrics that minimize pollution and partners...

Posted: 4 days ago

An eco-friendly women’s boutique is poised to open at Ponce City Market on Saturday.  Amour Vert was founded in 2010, and the new store will be its first shop outside of California. The company launches new collections in small-batch, limited runs to reduce production impact, uses new fabrics that minimize pollution and partners...
Metro Atlanta counties to discuss HOA issues at annual meeting
 Owning a home can be complicated. That’s the simplified idea behind the 2018 Georgia HOA Boot Camp, an annual event that’s being held Saturday in Atlanta. Citizens, political leadership, attorneys and realtors will discuss issues that confront homeowners’ associations throughout Atlanta metro counties, a press...

Posted: 4 days ago

Owning a home can be complicated. That’s the simplified idea behind the 2018 Georgia HOA Boot Camp, an annual event that’s being held Saturday in Atlanta. Citizens, political leadership, attorneys and realtors will discuss issues that confront homeowners’ associations throughout Atlanta metro counties, a press...
Veterans Day deals 2018 in metro Atlanta
 To celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, attractions across the Atlanta area are offering deals for the women and men who have served our county.  Check out some of the deals below. World of Coca-ColaThe downtown attraction already grants complimentary admission to all military members (active duty, reservists and retirees) year-round...

Posted: 4 days ago

To celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, attractions across the Atlanta area are offering deals for the women and men who have served our county.  Check out some of the deals below. World of Coca-ColaThe downtown attraction already grants complimentary admission to all military members (active duty, reservists and retirees) year-round...
Tour Championship donates $3M — largest amount in tournament history  
 The Tour Championship donated a tournament record of “just over $3 million” to local nonprofits, according to an announcement this week.  The announcement came during the event’s annual volunteer appreciation party, which was postponed from its traditional date during tournament week in September due to Hurricane...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Tour Championship donated a tournament record of “just over $3 million” to local nonprofits, according to an announcement this week.  The announcement came during the event’s annual volunteer appreciation party, which was postponed from its traditional date during tournament week in September due to Hurricane...