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Davis announces bid to run for District 80 seat
Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis last week announced his intention to run in the July 14 special election for Georgia House District 80. Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, has represented the district fo...
May 28, 2015 10:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thunderstorms, high winds expected near I-85, I-20 corridors
Forecasters are warning of thunderstorms and high winds in parts of north and central Georgia. The National Weather Service says scattered thunderstorms and rain are expected to last until Thursday...
May 28, 2015 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City hosts self-defense class, preview of more
Attendees recently participated in the Union City Parks and Recreation Department’s self-defense class. This complimentary event was one of a series of classes that will be hosted at Ronald Bridges...
May 28, 2015 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Interim Henry County manager named while search continues
A transportation meeting followed by a meeting with city leaders, interactions with the human resources department and discussing the details of the new county budget with members of the finance de...
May 28, 2015 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group. The 37-year-old Augusta, Georgia, ...
May 28, 2015 08:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram man sought in murder case found dead in Fulton County
A Hiram man wanted in connection with the death of his wife was found dead Wednesday night apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in southwest Atlanta, a Paulding sheriff's deputy said. The...
May 28, 2015 08:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fundraising event celebrates 175th anniversary of Bulloch Hall
The Friends of Bulloch Inc. will host its 30th annual Magnolia Ball, to help preserve Roswell’s historic Bulloch Hall, from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. June 13 at Dunwoody Country Club. About 225 to...
May 27, 2015 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell program provides support for at-risk youth
For more than half a decade, program director Amanda Reed has overseen Project Lift. Since its foundation in 2010, about 50 different students have participated in the Roswell-based mentoring progr...
May 27, 2015 06:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowd flutters to Butterfly Festival in Roswell
Thousands of attendees will flock to the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell for its 16th annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival June 6 and 7. The two-day fundraising event features exhibits, l...
May 27, 2015 05:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Animal Rescue Fair in Alpharetta helps pets find homes
Pet lovers will have the opportunity to help hundreds of homeless animals at the 15th annual Animal Rescue Fair and Pet Adoptions event at Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta June 7. More th...
May 27, 2015 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton rep's legislation to boost HIV testing
District 60 State Rep. Keisha Waites, D-Atlanta, recently commented on the signing in law by Gov. Nathan Deal of House Bill 436, sponsored by Rep. Valerie Clark, R-Lawrenceville. HB 436 included la...
May 27, 2015 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County issues rabies alert
On May 22, Henry County Animal Control received a call that a raccoon was killed by a dog. The remains of the raccoon were taken to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing, and the ...
May 27, 2015 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City-based partnership to get film workers ready fast
Union City, Atlanta Metro Studios and the Fulton County School System will help send up to six south Fulton high school graduates to Clayton State University’s digital film crew training program. “...
May 27, 2015 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell race supports humanitarian efforts in Africa
This weekend, a race in Roswell gives runners an opportunity to beat their best times – and do their part to lend a hand to Africans in need. The sixth annual River Run for Hope will be held in Ros...
May 27, 2015 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lumpkin County selected for new jail agreement
At tonight’s meeting, the Roswell City Council will vote on a new jail agreement with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The move comes after the cancellation of a longstanding inmate housing agr...
May 27, 2015 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton library to gain more women, minority-owned subcontractors
More vendors that are minority- or women-owned will have a chance to be involved with the $11 million expansion of the South Fulton branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System at 4055 Flat S...
May 27, 2015 01:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mentoring program helps Centennial High grad achieve dream
Two days before Donovan Burns received his diploma from Centennial High School, he walked across the stage at a different type of ceremony. Since 2010, he has received mentorship services from the ...
May 27, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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France to give Paulding D-Day hero its top award
Hugh Beavers, like many young men in the 1940s, fulfilled his patriotic duty by being drafted into service in World War II. Now the French government is ready to honor Beavers’ service by bestowing...
May 27, 2015 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport board rejects Paulding commission’s changes to operating agreement (UPDATED)
Paulding’s airport authority last week did not exactly welcome a proposal to open itself to a potential lawsuit and end 10 years of guaranteed county payments for operation of Silver Comet Field. T...
May 27, 2015 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whistleblower: City permits not legal, must define ‘bypass’
A Buckhead resident says the city of Atlanta is operating its sewer system with two National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System combined sewer overflow (CSO) permits that do not meet the state ...
May 27, 2015 12:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding building authority in negotiations to sell film studio
Paulding’s Industrial Building Authority is in negotiations for a company to purchase its film studio, the executive director said last week. Blake Swafford confirmed talks were ongoing after autho...
May 27, 2015 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four rescued after car veers into DeKalb County river
Authorities say four people climbed to the roof of a car after it veered into a DeKalb County river. County fire Capt. Eric Jackson told local media that crews threw a rope and ladders out to two m...
May 27, 2015 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation
A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation. King's estate, which is controlled by his sons, last year ask...
May 27, 2015 10:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ohio gov. mulling presidential run speaks in Sandy Springs
As he considers running for president in 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich sounds like he is leaning toward that decision. Although the Republican did not announce if he is running for president for the ...
May 26, 2015 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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