8.17.15 PENTAGON OFFICIAL KEYNOTE AT SOUTHERN SOLAR SUMMIT

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PENTAGON OFFICIAL TO PRESENT KEYNOTE AT SOUTHERN SOLAR SUMMIT ON THE U.S. ARMY’S SOLAR INVESTMENT

 

Atlanta, GA – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Al T. Aycock, Director of Operations, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, will deliver the morning keynote address at the 7th Annual Southern Solar Summit on Sept. 10, 2015.

Maj. Gen. Aycock has overseen the Army’s investment in solar energy, including Georgia’s 3 X 30 program, which is building 30 MW of solar energy each at Georgia’s Ft. Benning, Ft. Gordon and Ft. Stewart. He will discuss the Army’s commitment to expanding its renewable energy holdings, the status of the program and contribution solar energy makes to the U.S. military mission.

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07.14.2015 – ThePad on Harvard Groundbreaking Draws Community and Officials

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ThePad on Harvard Groundbreaking Draws Community and Officials to Celebrate Milestone Development

College Park, GA – More than 60 people from throughout Metro Atlanta gathered at 1777 Harvard Ave., College Park, to show their support for ThePad on Harvard, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development 400 feet from the College Park MARTA Station.

Public officials and business leaders hailed the project, which will begin Phase I construction of 109 deluxe apartment units immediately, as the cornerstone for revitalization of the communities around Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. College Park Mayor Jack Longino told the gathering that ThePad on Harvard is a “cutting-edge development,” and the first multifamily project built in College Park in 40 years.

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06.05.2015 – ThePad Financing Secured – News Release

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ThePad on Harvard Secures Phase I Financing

Construction To Begin This Summer

Atlanta, GA – ThePad on Harvard Residential LP has secured the construction financing of its $16.5 million multi-­‐family development from Atlantic Capital Bank.

Construction on the 109-­‐unit deluxe apartment complex in Historic College Park begins this summer. The airport area’s newest residential development at Harvard and Princeton avenues will rise just 400 feet from the College Park MARTA Station, and across from Hotel Indigo.

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On Listening

My late mother was the greatest listener of all time. She had a special talent for honestly receiving the opinions and feelings of others that made her beloved by nearly everyone.

And her gift of that has been one of my greatest career assets.

As a journalist, most of my best stories began with listening to someone who had been silenced, dismissed or discounted by others. Great storytelling begins with opening your mind to the unfamiliar or uncomfortable and striving to connect with the shared truth it reveals.

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News Needs a Human Element

NPR recently ran a story pitting one of its reporters against a computer programmed to write a news story. http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/20/406484294/an-npr-reporter-raced-a-machine-to-write-a-news-story-who-won

The computer wrote its story faster, but the result was an utterly bland recitation of facts.  NPR reporter Scott Horsley’s story had sparkle and context. As a discerning reader, I know which of the two I prefer.

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