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

Jermaine Dupri reveals 1st round of acts for Super Bowl shows
 Wednesday marked 53 days until Super Bowl 53, so obviously organizers weren’t going to let that slide by without some kind of big announcement.  And for many, it will not disappoint.  Jermaine Dupri has revealed some of the artists who have signed on for Super Bowl Live, a week of free fan events preceding the Feb. 3 game...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Wednesday marked 53 days until Super Bowl 53, so obviously organizers weren’t going to let that slide by without some kind of big announcement.  And for many, it will not disappoint.  Jermaine Dupri has revealed some of the artists who have signed on for Super Bowl Live, a week of free fan events preceding the Feb. 3 game...
A socialite ahead of her time
 When the Vanderbilt name is spoken today, it generally conjures masculine associations of a wealthy powerhouse family that reigned during the Gilded Age. It’s roughly the same summary that would have been offered 100 years ago. But with “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts,” North Carolina author Therese...

Posted: 6 hours ago

When the Vanderbilt name is spoken today, it generally conjures masculine associations of a wealthy powerhouse family that reigned during the Gilded Age. It’s roughly the same summary that would have been offered 100 years ago. But with “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts,” North Carolina author Therese...
Atlanta Audubon Society elects 3 new members to board of directors
 The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography...
No earthquake damage in Metro Atlanta, people online have jokes
 There are plenty of alarm clocks out there, but metro Atlantans awoke to the ripples of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning. The epicenter was in east Tennessee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and came about 4:15 a.m. This is the second-strongest on record for the area. Officials with Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett...

Posted: 9 hours ago

There are plenty of alarm clocks out there, but metro Atlantans awoke to the ripples of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning. The epicenter was in east Tennessee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and came about 4:15 a.m. This is the second-strongest on record for the area. Officials with Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett...
Two men now on trial in deadly 2016 Atlanta rap studio shooting
 Two suspects are on trial for a deadly shooting that took place at a southwest Atlanta recording studio in 2016. Aspiring rapper Jerome Blake, 28, was caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at The Metropolitan studio. Casey Battle, Sheldon Dooley and Kenson Hunte face multiple charges in the incident including murder.  Hunte will...

Posted: a day ago

Two suspects are on trial for a deadly shooting that took place at a southwest Atlanta recording studio in 2016. Aspiring rapper Jerome Blake, 28, was caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at The Metropolitan studio. Casey Battle, Sheldon Dooley and Kenson Hunte face multiple charges in the incident including murder.  Hunte will...
Children’s Museum of Atlanta to offer Family Free Days in 2019 
 The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has announced the date of its first Family Free Day in 2019. The admission-free events aim to reach children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to afford the museum, a press release said. The first Family Free Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Through the generosity...

Posted: a day ago

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has announced the date of its first Family Free Day in 2019. The admission-free events aim to reach children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to afford the museum, a press release said. The first Family Free Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Through the generosity...
New Ponce City Market local retail shop to launch with opening party 
 A new retail shop aimed toward outdoorsy types is opening in Ponce City Market. American Field, founded by Atlanta native Mark Bollman, will be located around the corner from High Mountain Outfitters at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Another brand founded by Bollman, Ball and Buck, will be featured in the shop as a pop-up through the...

Posted: a day ago

A new retail shop aimed toward outdoorsy types is opening in Ponce City Market. American Field, founded by Atlanta native Mark Bollman, will be located around the corner from High Mountain Outfitters at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Another brand founded by Bollman, Ball and Buck, will be featured in the shop as a pop-up through the...
Developer to propose plan for 22-story Midtown office tower
 One new application is scheduled to be presented at the Dec. 11 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 999 Peachtree St.  • Office tower at 650 West Peachtree St. The proposal is for a new 22-story glass office tower on a site that takes up three quarters of the city block bordered by West Peachtree Street...

Posted: a day ago

One new application is scheduled to be presented at the Dec. 11 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 999 Peachtree St.  • Office tower at 650 West Peachtree St. The proposal is for a new 22-story glass office tower on a site that takes up three quarters of the city block bordered by West Peachtree Street...
Wear an ugly sweater, adopt a pet for free in metro Atlanta
 Ugly sweaters are good for more than just being an ice-breaker at a holiday party. LifeLine Animal Project is offering free adoptions to anyone who comes into their shelters wearing an ugly holiday sweater. The promotion is valid through Dec. 31 and also includes the animal’s spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip, a $300 value...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ugly sweaters are good for more than just being an ice-breaker at a holiday party. LifeLine Animal Project is offering free adoptions to anyone who comes into their shelters wearing an ugly holiday sweater. The promotion is valid through Dec. 31 and also includes the animal’s spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip, a $300 value...
Spelman’s former president tapped to be chair of Atlanta nonprofit
 The former president of Spelman College has been tapped to serve as the chair of a nonprofit that strives to improve and preserve Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. The Westside Future Fund board of directors chose Beverly Daniel Tatum for the position, which begins in 2020. She has served on the board as its vice-chair since its inception...

Posted: 2 days ago

The former president of Spelman College has been tapped to serve as the chair of a nonprofit that strives to improve and preserve Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. The Westside Future Fund board of directors chose Beverly Daniel Tatum for the position, which begins in 2020. She has served on the board as its vice-chair since its inception...
Rain, cold can’t chill fans at Atlanta United parade
 The formal program for the Atlanta United parade and rally is ended, although fans are lingering near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Several downtown streets were closed to allow the parade to pass. Baker Street, Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard were reopened just before noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Team...

Posted: 2 days ago

The formal program for the Atlanta United parade and rally is ended, although fans are lingering near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Several downtown streets were closed to allow the parade to pass. Baker Street, Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard were reopened just before noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Team...





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

Jermaine Dupri reveals 1st round of acts for Super Bowl shows
 Wednesday marked 53 days until Super Bowl 53, so obviously organizers weren’t going to let that slide by without some kind of big announcement.  And for many, it will not disappoint.  Jermaine Dupri has revealed some of the artists who have signed on for Super Bowl Live, a week of free fan events preceding the Feb. 3 game...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Wednesday marked 53 days until Super Bowl 53, so obviously organizers weren’t going to let that slide by without some kind of big announcement.  And for many, it will not disappoint.  Jermaine Dupri has revealed some of the artists who have signed on for Super Bowl Live, a week of free fan events preceding the Feb. 3 game...
A socialite ahead of her time
 When the Vanderbilt name is spoken today, it generally conjures masculine associations of a wealthy powerhouse family that reigned during the Gilded Age. It’s roughly the same summary that would have been offered 100 years ago. But with “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts,” North Carolina author Therese...

Posted: 6 hours ago

When the Vanderbilt name is spoken today, it generally conjures masculine associations of a wealthy powerhouse family that reigned during the Gilded Age. It’s roughly the same summary that would have been offered 100 years ago. But with “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts,” North Carolina author Therese...
Atlanta Audubon Society elects 3 new members to board of directors
 The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography...
No earthquake damage in Metro Atlanta, people online have jokes
 There are plenty of alarm clocks out there, but metro Atlantans awoke to the ripples of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning. The epicenter was in east Tennessee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and came about 4:15 a.m. This is the second-strongest on record for the area. Officials with Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett...

Posted: 9 hours ago

There are plenty of alarm clocks out there, but metro Atlantans awoke to the ripples of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning. The epicenter was in east Tennessee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and came about 4:15 a.m. This is the second-strongest on record for the area. Officials with Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett...
Two men now on trial in deadly 2016 Atlanta rap studio shooting
 Two suspects are on trial for a deadly shooting that took place at a southwest Atlanta recording studio in 2016. Aspiring rapper Jerome Blake, 28, was caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at The Metropolitan studio. Casey Battle, Sheldon Dooley and Kenson Hunte face multiple charges in the incident including murder.  Hunte will...

Posted: a day ago

Two suspects are on trial for a deadly shooting that took place at a southwest Atlanta recording studio in 2016. Aspiring rapper Jerome Blake, 28, was caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at The Metropolitan studio. Casey Battle, Sheldon Dooley and Kenson Hunte face multiple charges in the incident including murder.  Hunte will...
Children’s Museum of Atlanta to offer Family Free Days in 2019 
 The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has announced the date of its first Family Free Day in 2019. The admission-free events aim to reach children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to afford the museum, a press release said. The first Family Free Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Through the generosity...

Posted: a day ago

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has announced the date of its first Family Free Day in 2019. The admission-free events aim to reach children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to afford the museum, a press release said. The first Family Free Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Through the generosity...
New Ponce City Market local retail shop to launch with opening party 
 A new retail shop aimed toward outdoorsy types is opening in Ponce City Market. American Field, founded by Atlanta native Mark Bollman, will be located around the corner from High Mountain Outfitters at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Another brand founded by Bollman, Ball and Buck, will be featured in the shop as a pop-up through the...

Posted: a day ago

A new retail shop aimed toward outdoorsy types is opening in Ponce City Market. American Field, founded by Atlanta native Mark Bollman, will be located around the corner from High Mountain Outfitters at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Another brand founded by Bollman, Ball and Buck, will be featured in the shop as a pop-up through the...
Developer to propose plan for 22-story Midtown office tower
 One new application is scheduled to be presented at the Dec. 11 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 999 Peachtree St.  • Office tower at 650 West Peachtree St. The proposal is for a new 22-story glass office tower on a site that takes up three quarters of the city block bordered by West Peachtree Street...

Posted: a day ago

One new application is scheduled to be presented at the Dec. 11 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 999 Peachtree St.  • Office tower at 650 West Peachtree St. The proposal is for a new 22-story glass office tower on a site that takes up three quarters of the city block bordered by West Peachtree Street...
Wear an ugly sweater, adopt a pet for free in metro Atlanta
 Ugly sweaters are good for more than just being an ice-breaker at a holiday party. LifeLine Animal Project is offering free adoptions to anyone who comes into their shelters wearing an ugly holiday sweater. The promotion is valid through Dec. 31 and also includes the animal’s spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip, a $300 value...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ugly sweaters are good for more than just being an ice-breaker at a holiday party. LifeLine Animal Project is offering free adoptions to anyone who comes into their shelters wearing an ugly holiday sweater. The promotion is valid through Dec. 31 and also includes the animal’s spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip, a $300 value...
Spelman’s former president tapped to be chair of Atlanta nonprofit
 The former president of Spelman College has been tapped to serve as the chair of a nonprofit that strives to improve and preserve Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. The Westside Future Fund board of directors chose Beverly Daniel Tatum for the position, which begins in 2020. She has served on the board as its vice-chair since its inception...

Posted: 2 days ago

The former president of Spelman College has been tapped to serve as the chair of a nonprofit that strives to improve and preserve Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. The Westside Future Fund board of directors chose Beverly Daniel Tatum for the position, which begins in 2020. She has served on the board as its vice-chair since its inception...
Rain, cold can’t chill fans at Atlanta United parade
 The formal program for the Atlanta United parade and rally is ended, although fans are lingering near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Several downtown streets were closed to allow the parade to pass. Baker Street, Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard were reopened just before noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Team...

Posted: 2 days ago

The formal program for the Atlanta United parade and rally is ended, although fans are lingering near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Several downtown streets were closed to allow the parade to pass. Baker Street, Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard were reopened just before noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Team...





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

Jermaine Dupri reveals 1st round of acts for Super Bowl shows
 Wednesday marked 53 days until Super Bowl 53, so obviously organizers weren’t going to let that slide by without some kind of big announcement.  And for many, it will not disappoint.  Jermaine Dupri has revealed some of the artists who have signed on for Super Bowl Live, a week of free fan events preceding the Feb. 3 game...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Wednesday marked 53 days until Super Bowl 53, so obviously organizers weren’t going to let that slide by without some kind of big announcement.  And for many, it will not disappoint.  Jermaine Dupri has revealed some of the artists who have signed on for Super Bowl Live, a week of free fan events preceding the Feb. 3 game...
A socialite ahead of her time
 When the Vanderbilt name is spoken today, it generally conjures masculine associations of a wealthy powerhouse family that reigned during the Gilded Age. It’s roughly the same summary that would have been offered 100 years ago. But with “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts,” North Carolina author Therese...

Posted: 6 hours ago

When the Vanderbilt name is spoken today, it generally conjures masculine associations of a wealthy powerhouse family that reigned during the Gilded Age. It’s roughly the same summary that would have been offered 100 years ago. But with “A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts,” North Carolina author Therese...
Atlanta Audubon Society elects 3 new members to board of directors
 The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The Atlanta Audubon Society has elected three new members to its board of directors. Leslie Edwards, Evonne Blythers Lapsey and Ellen Macht were elected for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. They were elected on Dec. 9 during an annual meeting at Manuel’s Tavern, a press release said.  Edwards holds a PhD in geography...
No earthquake damage in Metro Atlanta, people online have jokes
 There are plenty of alarm clocks out there, but metro Atlantans awoke to the ripples of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning. The epicenter was in east Tennessee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and came about 4:15 a.m. This is the second-strongest on record for the area. Officials with Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett...

Posted: 9 hours ago

There are plenty of alarm clocks out there, but metro Atlantans awoke to the ripples of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning. The epicenter was in east Tennessee, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and came about 4:15 a.m. This is the second-strongest on record for the area. Officials with Cobb, DeKalb and Gwinnett...
Two men now on trial in deadly 2016 Atlanta rap studio shooting
 Two suspects are on trial for a deadly shooting that took place at a southwest Atlanta recording studio in 2016. Aspiring rapper Jerome Blake, 28, was caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at The Metropolitan studio. Casey Battle, Sheldon Dooley and Kenson Hunte face multiple charges in the incident including murder.  Hunte will...

Posted: a day ago

Two suspects are on trial for a deadly shooting that took place at a southwest Atlanta recording studio in 2016. Aspiring rapper Jerome Blake, 28, was caught in the crossfire during a gun battle at The Metropolitan studio. Casey Battle, Sheldon Dooley and Kenson Hunte face multiple charges in the incident including murder.  Hunte will...
Children’s Museum of Atlanta to offer Family Free Days in 2019 
 The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has announced the date of its first Family Free Day in 2019. The admission-free events aim to reach children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to afford the museum, a press release said. The first Family Free Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Through the generosity...

Posted: a day ago

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta has announced the date of its first Family Free Day in 2019. The admission-free events aim to reach children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to afford the museum, a press release said. The first Family Free Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “Through the generosity...
New Ponce City Market local retail shop to launch with opening party 
 A new retail shop aimed toward outdoorsy types is opening in Ponce City Market. American Field, founded by Atlanta native Mark Bollman, will be located around the corner from High Mountain Outfitters at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Another brand founded by Bollman, Ball and Buck, will be featured in the shop as a pop-up through the...

Posted: a day ago

A new retail shop aimed toward outdoorsy types is opening in Ponce City Market. American Field, founded by Atlanta native Mark Bollman, will be located around the corner from High Mountain Outfitters at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Another brand founded by Bollman, Ball and Buck, will be featured in the shop as a pop-up through the...
Developer to propose plan for 22-story Midtown office tower
 One new application is scheduled to be presented at the Dec. 11 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 999 Peachtree St.  • Office tower at 650 West Peachtree St. The proposal is for a new 22-story glass office tower on a site that takes up three quarters of the city block bordered by West Peachtree Street...

Posted: a day ago

One new application is scheduled to be presented at the Dec. 11 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of 999 Peachtree St.  • Office tower at 650 West Peachtree St. The proposal is for a new 22-story glass office tower on a site that takes up three quarters of the city block bordered by West Peachtree Street...
Wear an ugly sweater, adopt a pet for free in metro Atlanta
 Ugly sweaters are good for more than just being an ice-breaker at a holiday party. LifeLine Animal Project is offering free adoptions to anyone who comes into their shelters wearing an ugly holiday sweater. The promotion is valid through Dec. 31 and also includes the animal’s spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip, a $300 value...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ugly sweaters are good for more than just being an ice-breaker at a holiday party. LifeLine Animal Project is offering free adoptions to anyone who comes into their shelters wearing an ugly holiday sweater. The promotion is valid through Dec. 31 and also includes the animal’s spay or neuter, vaccinations and microchip, a $300 value...
Spelman’s former president tapped to be chair of Atlanta nonprofit
 The former president of Spelman College has been tapped to serve as the chair of a nonprofit that strives to improve and preserve Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. The Westside Future Fund board of directors chose Beverly Daniel Tatum for the position, which begins in 2020. She has served on the board as its vice-chair since its inception...

Posted: 2 days ago

The former president of Spelman College has been tapped to serve as the chair of a nonprofit that strives to improve and preserve Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods. The Westside Future Fund board of directors chose Beverly Daniel Tatum for the position, which begins in 2020. She has served on the board as its vice-chair since its inception...
Rain, cold can’t chill fans at Atlanta United parade
 The formal program for the Atlanta United parade and rally is ended, although fans are lingering near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Several downtown streets were closed to allow the parade to pass. Baker Street, Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard were reopened just before noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Team...

Posted: 2 days ago

The formal program for the Atlanta United parade and rally is ended, although fans are lingering near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Several downtown streets were closed to allow the parade to pass. Baker Street, Marietta Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard were reopened just before noon, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Team...