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Airport hotel to host East Point church's Valentine Affair
The number three has a special significance for the leaders of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in East Point. It is the total years the congregation has hosted its Christian academy and the t...
February 05, 2016 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Georgia Goodwill provides help for jobseekers
The Goodwill on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell is stocked with everything imaginable — clothes, furniture, DVDs and all manner of knick-knacks and home wares. As customers made their selections on a...
February 04, 2016 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton, DeKalb county animal shelters offer $14 adoptions in February
The nonprofit LifeLIne Animal Project invites you to Find The One for only $14 during February. It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Feeling lonely? Find true love at one of LifeLine Animal Project’s shelt...
February 03, 2016 05:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Academy Theatre presents Neil Simon comedy in Hapeville, Stockbridge
Neil Simon’s romantic comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” comes to the Academy Theatre in time for Valentine’s Day. In the show, Barney Cashman, played by Rob Raissle, is a successful restaurant ow...
February 01, 2016 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County residents invited to 'walk Georgia' for fitness
The Fulton County Cooperative Extension invites residents who have resolved to get fit and lose weight to join them to Walk Georgia as a way achieve their goals. The University of Georgia Extension...
February 01, 2016 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton observes American Heart Month
With red Valentine’s Day symbols prominently displayed in candy aisles, toy shops and greeting card racks, February may be the ideal month to give real hearts some love. Dr. Paul Douglass, Atlanta ...
February 01, 2016 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park student feeds classmates with award-winning recipe
It may not be common for students to buzz about school lunches, but there was excitement in the air among the children waiting in line outside the cafeteria at Main Street Academy in College Park l...
January 29, 2016 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton to celebrate Black History Month in style
The 40th anniversary of Black History Month includes a step back into the 1940s. East Point’s Ballethnic Dance Co. will hold its fifth annual Black History Month celebration Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m...
January 22, 2016 04:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Owens Corning-Fairburn donates to Union City nonprofit
Leaders of insulation and roofing manufacturer Owens Corning–Fairburn recently presented a check for $5,000 on behalf of the Owens Corning Foundation, which seeks to make a significant impact in ho...
January 11, 2016 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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First baby of 2016 is East Point resident
The first baby born at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in 2016 arrived at 2:22 a.m. Izzabella Emani Murphy is the first child for parents Melissa and Donald Murphy II of East Point. Ms. Murphy is a CT Te...
January 08, 2016 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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NAACP award-winning show returns to Academy Theatre
Stogie Kenyatta said his one-man show, “The World Is My Home – The Life of Paul Robeson,” is the most challenging performance of his career and the work of which he is most proud. The show traces t...
December 31, 2015 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monster trucks set to take over Georgia Dome
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! Monster Jam is crashing into the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta Saturday. The motorsports event features drivers racing around a track in 16 heavily modified trucks ...
December 31, 2015 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor, Congressman salute south Fulton ministers
Two south Fulton ministers recently found themselves the center of attention away from their pulpits when a fellow preacher, the Rev. Vanessa Daniely of God’s Harvest Outreach Ministry, honored the...
December 27, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chair-ity fundraiser nets $100K for Union City nonprofit
Local artists, sponsors, hosts, community leaders, and volunteers recently staged the ninth annual Chair-ity event benefiting the Children’s Village at Christian City in Union City. Unique chairs -...
December 22, 2015 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christian City names new president, CEO
In Union City, Leonard Romano Sr. recently became the president and CEO of nonprofit conglomerate Christian City. Robert Crutchfield retired after more than 22 years leading the conglomerate. Its s...
December 15, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hapeville theater presents 'A Christmas Carol'
Academy Theatre director Lynna Schmidt adapted Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella about Ebenezer Scrooge into her own version of “A Christmas Carol,” playing through Dec. 20 in Hapeville. “I see the who...
December 11, 2015 10:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point dietician: tips for zero holiday weight gain
This time of year, food-centered celebrations cause many people to struggle with weight gain, according to Kristen Smith, a registered dietitian in Atlanta Medical Center’s weight-loss surgery prog...
December 10, 2015 09:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton resident advocates aquarium visit during holidays
A study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that money spent on life experiences brings greater joy than material purchases. South Fulton resident Rosie Judd, Georgia Aquarium dir...
December 09, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Knuffle Bunny’ writer wins 32nd annual Milner Award
Best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems is the 32nd annual winner of the Milner Award for Children’s Literature. The Milner Award winner is chosen each year by Fulton County and city of Atla...
December 07, 2015 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Career change puts wings on Hapeville airplane mechanic
Long-term Hapeville resident James Reeves, 53, is in the approach corridor for fulfilling a dream he has held for 10 years – that of flying Delta jets, and not as a passenger as the famous airport ...
December 03, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columnist publishes book of selected columns
Longtime Neighbor columnist Mark Wallace Maguire recently published a book of his selected columns, “Letters from Red Clay Country.” The book is a selection of more than 20 of his best columns whic...
October 14, 2015 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen father aims for success through Fulton County program
Teen father, 18-year-old Quantrell Beckham, said he wants to be a good father to his stepdaughter Jordan and his 4-month-old daughter Areanna. To reach that goal, he has taken advantage of the avai...
June 24, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zoo Atlanta to send gorillas to South Carolina zoo
Atlanta's zoo is getting ready to bid adieu to two of its gorillas who are heading to South Carolina. Zoo Atlanta says western lowland gorillas Kazi and Macy Baby are scheduled to leave Monday for ...
April 09, 2015 10:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pryor’s 'Fried Chicken and Latkes' focuses on her upbringing
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta in Dunwoody and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co. in west Midtown will co-present “Fried Chicken and Latkes,” a Rain Pryor solo show, Thursday throu...
January 14, 2015 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
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