News Briefs: OK Cafe fundraising; Decatur annexation; Braves stadium

New rendering of the Braves stadium and entertainment complex. (Courtesy Curbed Atlanta)
New rendering of the Braves stadium and entertainment complex. (Courtesy Curbed Atlanta)

A Christmas fund established for OK Café staffers temporarily out of work due to a fire that damaged the Buckhead restaurant on Sunday has raised more than $38,000, exceeding its goal of $25,000. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the effort was started on crowdfunding site Crowdrise by John McColl Jr. and his father Cousins Executive Vice President John McColl. A faulty water heater sparked the blaze at the beloved breakfast spot. You can continue to make donations at this link.

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education members want more time before they’ll give their endorsement to the city’s annexation plans, according to a report at Decaturish. School Board members on Dec. 9, were set to consider crafting a resolution that would support the city’s updated plan, which was released on Dec. 8. It was expected that the School Board would vote on the proposal on Dec. 9, but board members thought they’d have more time to digest it. The plan was supposed to be released Dec. 1. The city delayed the release of the plan because City Manager Peggy Merriss had a death in her family, resulting in a lengthy absence from work during the month of November.

New, pretty renderings have been released of the Braves stadium and entertainment complex in Cobb County. You can see more at Curbed Atlanta.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is the editor of Atlanta Intown.