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$10M land sale in Buckhead Village threatened by property dispute


Veteran Atlanta developers are caught up in a property dispute involving a more than $10 million real estate deal in the heart of the Buckhead Village.

At stake is the sale of a high-profile site next to the historic Buckhead Theatre.

An affiliate of the The Loudermilk Cos. on Oct. 17 filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court that claims Rohrig Investments L.P. and its owner George Rohrig is preventing the pending sale of a more than one-acre parking lot near the intersection of Roswell and Peachtree roads.

In August, Houston developer The Hanover Co. had put the site under contract for more than $10 million and just submitted plans to build a 351-unit apartment tower with street-level retail there.

But in its lawsuit, Loudermilk says a former parking agreement with Rohrig now is clouding the property title.

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Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends.

During the weekend of Oct. 18 -19, seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

During the weekend of Oct. 25 – 26, 19 Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other Georgia County. Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period, including weekend voting.

“We hope that our expanded dates and locations for early voting will encourage more Fulton County registered voters to cast their ballots,” said Richard L. Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. "Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and is more convenient for voters."

Fulton County Early Voting Locations

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

Pike Nurseries to host ‘Pumpkin Planters Make & Take’ class

Pike Nurseries to host ‘Pumpkin Planters Make & Take’ class

ATLANTA -- With the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to add a “pop” of pumpkin to get into the fall spirit!

On Saturday, October 18 at 9 a.m., the experts at Pike Nurseries are helping customers celebrate the season with a fun Pumpkin Planters Make & Take customer class. Participants will receive step-by-step guidance to plant a pumpkin filled with pansies, snapdragons, peppers and other fall favorites.

The class costs $30 for supplies, including pumpkins, potting soil and a variety of plants for guests to create their own personalized planter to take home!

Sign up in advance here.

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Atlanta firefighters sing about fire prevention

Atlanta firefighters sing about fire prevention

ATLANTA -- We all know that humor -- and song lyrics -- help people learn.

The Atlanta Fire Department hopes for a lot of laughs in addition to fire safety preparation with the video its firefighters made for Fire Safety Prevention Month.

The firefighters changed the words to the Doors' "Light My Fire" -- with hilarious results. A spokeswoman for the fire department put it best: "We are well aware that it's a good thing these folks have real jobs."


See more fun Atlanta Alive moments here.

Nick Vitale joins Sterling Risk Advisors as broker

Nick Vitale joins Sterling Risk Advisors as broker

ATLANTA -- Nick Vitale has joined Sterling Risk Advisors as a broker, specializing in construction, real estate and technology. He also provides exceptional service and solutions across a diverse spectrum of other industries.

Vitale received his bachelor of business administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. While a student, he worked for Northwestern Mutual as a college financial representative. He recent received his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

A native of Alpharetta, Vitale now lives in the Buckhead area.

Sterling Risk Advisors is a full-service Atlanta-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm serving the commercial, professional and personal needs of clients across a diverse spectrum of industries.

Senior center to host 15th anniversary celebration

Senior center to host 15th anniversary celebration

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will hold an “Evening in Paris” on Friday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

This event will be hosted by the Friends of Benson, Inc. in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the opening of the Fulton County facility.

Tickets for the celebration are $15 each; the cost will include entertainment by Jeni Michelson and the Society Express Band and refreshments.

The Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs. For more information, call 404-613-4900.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of Aging and Youth at (404) 613-7944 at least 48 hours in advance.  For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.