Closer Look: Fort Mac Development Board On The Future of The Base; The Latest On a Lawsuit Involving The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Firearm Policy; Local Domestic Violence Survivor-Turned-Advocate Shares Her Story

Cassius F. Butts, chairman of the Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority and David Burt, senior director of Real Estate of the Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority, join “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about the future of the development.
Cassius F. Butts, chairman of the Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority and David Burt, senior director of Real Estate of the Fort Mac Local Redevelopment Authority, join “Closer Look” in studio for a conversation about the future of the development.
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Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the Georgia Supreme Court’s latest decision in the case of GeorgiaCarry.org v. Atlanta Botanical Garden. The case will determine whether the Atlanta Botanical Garden has the right to ban visitors from carrying firearms on the premises. John Monroe, attorney for GeorgiaCarry.org, joins “Closer Look” to discuss the case by phone.
  • 10:08: What’s next for Fort McPherson? We have heard from residents and Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Shepherd. Today, Cassius F. Butts, chairman of the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority and David Burt, senior director of Real Estate of the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority, join “Closer Look” in the studio for a conversation about the future of the development.
  • 34:58: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last week, we heard about a new initiative aimed at addressing domestic violence and abuse in DeKalb County called “Not In My DeKalb.”  Today, we continue the conversation on addressing domestic violence with Carolyn Davenport, a local survivor and advocate. Resources for domestic abuse survivors can be found here and here.
Carolyn Davenport, a local domestic abuse survivor and advocate, shares her story. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.