August 18, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia State President Mark Becker (left) and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed shake hands as Council Member Keisha Lance Bottoms (right) looks after they announced a deal to purchase Turner Field on the plaza of Turner Field on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Georgia State University and its development partners have agreed to a deal to purchase Turner Field, the 20-year-old former Olympic stadium and soon-to-be former home of the Atlanta Braves. The downtown university and real estate partners Carter and Oakwood Development plan to convert the Ted into a new football stadium for the Panthers and transform surrounding parking lots into a mixed-use community and southern extension of Georgia State's campus. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Did Kasim Reed just make a pick in the 2017 race for mayor of Atlanta?
Now, it could be argued that this isn’t an endorsement per se, but the following invitation was just broadcast over Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s email list: The Jan. 26 event for the Atlanta city councilwoman, incidentally, comes one day after the Buckhead Coalition hosts an introduction of eight current and potential mayoral candidates. Only last…
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