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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. Here’s what to know for today:
- Residents may soon be able to carry firearms in public without a permit. The Georgia House approved HB 1358 and the bill will now move to the Senate for more debate. In a tweet, Gov. Brian Kemp showed support for the bill, stating that he is committed to working with the Georgia General Assembly to get “Constitutional Carry across the finish line.”
- Stonecrest Mall is getting a major face-lift. Commercial real estate developer Stonecrest Resorts received financing to start the second phase of developing the south DeKalb County mall into a $17 million, adaptive-reuse venture in the former Sears anchor space. Privi will feature a food hall along with entertainment and coworking spaces to go along with a health and wellness center.
- MARTA successfully secured federal funding to begin work on its 2040 program — the largest expansion in agency history. The transit authority credited U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath and U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for helping to secure some of the roughly $25 million in federal dollars that will be channeled to its electric bus fleet and other upgrades in the metro area.
- Walmart Inc. and Capital One are moving their tech hubs to the Peach State. The moves come in response to the growing number of minority graduates in the Atlanta metro area. Atlanta will be Walmart’s eighth U.S. tech headquarters, bringing 140 jobs in fields such as data science and software engineering. Capital One said it’s looking to hire hundreds of candidates for engineering positions at its Ponce City Market office.
ICYMI: Polo Ralph Lauren announced its latest partnership with Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, unveiling a limited-edition clothing collection. The collaboration is the first of its kind for the clothing label.
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