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Mayor Bottoms on Face The Nation: This ‘was not an Atlanta-based protest’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appeared on Face The Nation on Sunday, May 31, discussing the demonstrations that rocked the city over the weekend. Here’s a full transcript. MARGARET BRENNAN: We go now to the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Keisha Lance Bottoms. Good morning to you. ATLANTA MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS: Good morning. MARGARET BRENNAN: The National Guard is now in Atlanta. Has that quelled the violence that we saw Friday night when the CNN Center was attacked? BOTTOMS: Last night…

College Football Hall of Fame moves forward after damage from protest

The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame was one of several businesses downtown that were damaged when peaceful protests turned violent on Friday night. The College Football Hall of Fame CEO Kimberly Beaudin said though that the damage was contained to the building’s exterior windows and the retail store facing Marietta Street. “The museum itself was not breached so we’re really thankful,” she said. Some merchandise pieces from the retail store were taken but none of the attraction’s…

Atlanta Business Chronicle parent company joins lawsuit seeking PPP data

Atlanta Business Chronicle parent company American City Business Journals has joined The Washington Post and nine other news outlets in a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration that seeks detailed information about the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Post, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, ProPublica and The New York Times filed the lawsuit on May 12. On Friday, American City Business Journals, ABC, CNN, NBC, the Associated Press and the Center for Investigative Reporting were added…

Atlanta ‘creative city’ secures $1.75M in loans, sets site-work date

The owners of the historic Pratt-Pullman Yard have secured $1.75 million in federal funding to begin environmental rehab of the 27-acre former industrial complex and turn it into an entertainment district — with the aim of opening a portion of the site to the public by the fall. Atomic Entertainment LLC, whose principals include Adam Rosenfelt, owns the site and is leading the transformation with newly approved funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Program. Invest…