Agnes Scott Recycles with the Best of ‘Em

From Agnes Scott’s communications office

Agnes Scott College is the top-ranked college in Georgia and No. 35 nationally in this year’s RecycleMania Grand Champion Division.

RecycleMania is a national college and university recycling competition. About 600 colleges and universities signed up for the 10-week competition, which pits institutions all over the country against each other in several categories to see which school can recycle the largest portion of their waste.

…“What was different for 2010? This year Agnes Scott has a closed loop policy – simultaneously encouraging green purchasing and aggressive waste reduction,” said Susan Kidd, director of sustainability at Agnes Scott. “The campus community’s support of this policy, along with the initiation of a food composting program, gave our numbers a real boost in the competition.”

Photo courtesy of Agnes Scott College

Glimpsing Inside City Hall East

If you’re like me, most of your most vivid nightmares take place inside large, vacant buildings.

However, you don’t need to be questionably sane to admit that you’ve long been intrigued by the hulking, vacant City Hall East (aka Atlanta’s old Sears warehouse) sitting nonchalantly along Ponce de Leon Ave across from the old location of the Atlanta Crackers Stadium.

“What the heck is inside that place?”, you might have asked yourself, emerging from Whole Foods with an $8 salad and an Honest Tea.  “A small town constructed out of old, unshipped, prefab Sears catalog homes?  Millions of unused “& Roebuck” signs?  A murderous henchman hoping to chase you down a long, dark, endless corridor?”

Well, wonder no more disturbed and curious types!  Creative Loafing’s Scott Henry and Joeff Davis to the rescue!

The two recently received access inside the brick behemoth – before the property is turned into lofts – and documented a small portion of what’s still behind those trillions of windows.

Henry wrote the article, Davis took the pics.  MUST SEE.

Photo above taken by Joeff Davis/Creative Loafing.  Used with permission.

Threatened MARTA Buses To Sport Red “X” Tomorrow

Thomas Wheatley reports on Fresh Loaf that “All day tomorrow, buses and trains that are slated to get cut will be marked with a red “X” to show what the metro region stands to lose should the Gold Dome fail to act.”  Smart move.

According to this flyer (pdf), MARTA advocates will rally at Five Points Station tomorrow from 10a-12p and 6p-8p to encourage Georgia’s uninterested legislature to do something, ANYTHING, to help out Atlanta’s beleaguered transit agency.

Pic is from the flyer [h/t to Fresh Loaf for that too]

Where are Decatur’s Worst Bottlenecks?

The AJC blows our collective, commuting minds this morning with the list of the 10 worst traffic “bottlenecks” in Georgia from T.R.I.P., the The Road Information Program. You can read T.R.I.P.’s full release HERE.

Eight of the top ten worst traffic travesties are highways, starting with the I-75/I-85 connector down to I-285’s intersections of I-20 and U.S.78.

Also included on the list at #7 is Atlanta’s Amtrak station, which is “outdated” and “no longer meets Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and causes delays on the entire Norfolk Southern mainline when a train loads and unloads passengers”, and MARTA’s Bankhead/Candler Park 2-car train.

And though the Decatur metro area has nothing on TRIP’s Top 50 worst bottlenecks in Georgia list (PDF), I’m sure every car commuter in the area has got a an intersection or strip of roadway that they personally despise.

Where do you do your best cursing?  South Candler at College?  North Decatur at Clairmont?

Farm Burger to Open Wednesday

UPDATE: Owners have confirmed a Wednesday opening.  Taking the “?” out of the post title.

Ketchup and mustard has been on the tables at Farm Burger since mid-last week.  Ramon writes in with the inevitable…

Saw this afternoon that FarmBurger was having an opening house for “Friends & Family.” According to the hostess they are hoping to open this Wednesday, April 21.

Carl is reporting a similar line on Twitter.  I’ve got an email in to the owners to confirm.

Decatur’s High’s GRAPHIC Magazine

From Decatur High School’s GRAPHIC. business manager and webmaster Ben Lambeth…

GRAPHIC. Magazine is an independent publication created by students from Decatur High School. Featuring student-created comics and artwork, GRAPHIC. has been working to entertain the Decatur student body and community since January 2009.

We invite the community to visit our website, where we upload the full content of each issue. Read all four issues, the latest of which was just released last Tuesday, for free!

If you like what you see online, please consider supporting us by purchasing something from our online store or making a donation. Your support ensures we can continue to distribute freely to Decatur High School students.