City News

City Leaders Join Burlington Management for Grand Opening and H.O.M.E., Inc Donation

Mayor Jason Lary and Council Members Diane Daniels Adoma and Jimmy Clanton helped the managers of Burlington Coat Factory celebrate their grand opening last Friday. Regional VP Terry Mosley, Burlington's Stonecrest Store Manager Greg Sapp, Eric Hubbard from Congressman Hank Johnson's Office, the mayor and council members participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a donation of 3 pallets of new store items to Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc. The organization, HOME, Inc helps single working or student mothers survive the tough times and persevere towards an appointed time for success in life, according to Carolyn A. Watson, the founder. "We provide immediate resources to rebuild, restore and furnish homes of moms emerging from divorce, violence or in desperate need of starting over," she said. Mayor Lary expressed his appreciation to Burlington. "You have started out doing great things in the community on your first official day in business. We support you and welcome you to Stonecrest," Lary said.

Mayor Lary Welcomes Prime Minister of Cape Verde


Mayor Lary recently welcomed Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva to Stonecrest during a private dinner and reception at the Allen Institute. After dinner, the mayor presented the Silva with a key to the city and an official letter inviting the prime minister to enter into a sister-city relationship that will foster educational, professional, and economic exchanges.

Mayor Lary Announces the City's Bid for Amazon's Headquarters

The city of Stonecrest is among several municipalities across the country competing to lure Amazon's new headquarters, which will be built in North America.Mayor Jason Lary announced at the Sept. 18th City Council meeting that Stonecrest has formally expressed its interest in attracting the tech giant. "We are sending in our bid. We will be competing with Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta and other major cities across the country," said Lary. "I believe we have a good shot at drawing that type of platform," Lary said Stonecrest's close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the city's focus on economic development make Stonecrest a prime candidate for consideration.

Amazon announced on Sept. 7 its plans to open HQ2, a second headquarters, in North America. The facilities would be equal to its campus in Seattle. Amazon said the new headquarters should have easy access to an airport with direct flights to Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The company plans to spend billions of dollars developing the headquarters and will hire 50,000 workers.