A conservative group claiming more than two million members says it will call for a boycott of some of Georgia’s largest corporations, according to a report from WABE. The group, made up of several organizations, including the 1.4-million member Georgia Baptist Convention, blames the companies for the failure of Senate Bill 377, also know as the “preservation of religious freedom act.” The measure would have allowed private businesses to deny service based on the business owner’s religious beliefs, which created concern that the bill was a move to deny service to gay customers. The companies on the boycott list are UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot and the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), as well as all members of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Tesla Motors could put its first Atlanta high-speed electric vehicle chargers at Atlantic Station in Midtown, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Tesla “Superchargers” (gas pumps without the display and keypads) deliver 150 miles of driving range in 20 minutes, and a full charge (265 miles) in an hour. Superchargers work exclusively with Tesla’s Model S electric sedan and are free to use.
Monuments to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Ten Commandments received approval from the Georgia House on Monday, according to a report from Creative Loafing. The MLK statute has bipartisan support, but a large granite shrine featuring the Ten Commandments and the preambles to the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions is a Republican driven effort. The bills go the Senate.
Virginia-Highland bar and restaurant Atkins Park is celebrating 92 years in Atlanta today, March 5, starting at 6 p.m. There will be a limited open bar, tasting station and anniversary t-shirts.