Impasse ends on Atlanta library contract

Fulton County commissioners finally broke their deadlock over a contract to manage building the new $7.7 million Southeast Atlanta Library. Commissioner Joan Garner, who would have the library in her district, brought the issue back up. By a 4-2 vote, the panel hired Lithonia-based C.D. Moody Construction.

Moody won the bid, but for months commissioners wouldn't sign off, citing Moody's performance on projects in the early 2000s. Commissioner Bill Edwards made a motion to deny Moody the contract and put the job back out for bid, but he was voted down.