ATLANTA — A Georgia House representative has introduced a bill to name a major thoroughfare in Midtown after the late Channel 2 anchor Jovita Moore.
Moore died in October 2021 after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Last week, Rep. Park Cannon filed a resolution to name part of the Buford Spring Connector near the WSB-TV headquarters after Moore.
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“Whereas, a staple of WSB-TV’s main anchor desk sine 2021, Ms. Moore was cherished immensely by her friends and colleagues for her wonderful heart and charming spirit,” the resolution reads.
Park’s resolution also lauds Moore’s accomplishments including her Emmy Awards, and Induction into the Silver Circle.
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“She gave inspiration to many through her high ideals, morals, and deep concern for her fellow citizens, and the devotion, patience, and understanding she demonstrated her family and friends were admired by others,” the resolution read. “It is abundantly fitting and proper that this remarkable and distinguished.”
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19 Georgian be recognized appropriately by dedicating a road in her memory.”
If the resolution passes, the portion of State Route 13 from Interstate 75/85 to Peachtree Road will be named the Jovita Moore Memorial Highway.
A copy of the resolution was presented to Moore’'s family and to the Department of Transportation.
The resolution was introduced on Friday. It’s unclear when it may be voted on.
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