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UPDATED: Nearly 800,000 residents have voted early
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 3:13 P.M. WITH UPDATED EARLY VOTING NUMBERS) The Georgia secretary of state’s office Friday released a summary of early voting data for Tuesday's general election. Early voting s...
October 31, 2014 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding graduation rate drops slightly
Paulding County's high school graduation rate dipped to 77.6 percent in 2014. The rate was a decrease from 78.3 percent in 2013, but higher than 75.5 percent in 2012. Paulding's 2014 rate still was...
October 30, 2014 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council's Moore continues request for records
District 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore, who represents part of Buckhead, cited several national examples of governments that allow for access to municipal financial records and transpar...
October 30, 2014 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sheriff's Office seeking public's help in armed robberies at Paulding pharmacy, Wal-Mart
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects in the recent armed robberies of two Paulding businesses, according to a news release....
October 30, 2014 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Contemporary Art Center names new curator
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in west Midtown Thursday announced the appointment of Daniel Fuller as its new curator. Fuller, the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine Colleg...
October 30, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student: Nava Amalford
Woodward Academy’s Nava Amalford has blazed quite a trail during her high school career. The senior from Alpharetta has hit the books and excelled in areas beyond the classroom en route to putting ...
October 30, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools' results mixed on graduation rates
The Georgia Department of Education released high school graduation rates Thursday, and local school had mixed results. In Buckhead, North Atlanta’s rate of 73.5 percent was well above the Atlanta ...
October 30, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Body found wrapped in bloody sheet outside Roswell hotel
Police say a woman's body was found wrapped in a bloody sheet outside a hotel in Atlanta's northern suburbs. Police say her body was found early Thursday morning, outside the Atlanta Hotel on Old D...
October 30, 2014 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sex offenders placed under curfew for Halloween
Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say sex offenders on parole will be subject to increased supervision on Halloween. The agency said in a news release that the offenders will be under ...
October 30, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eight local contested races on ballot
Following months of campaigning, the 2014 general election will arrive Tuesday with two high-profile races at the top of the ballot and eight more contested local ones toward the bottom of it. In t...
October 29, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot to include amendments, referendum
In addition to the candidates up vying for public office, Tuesday’s general election ballot will include two proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum. Amendment A asks voters...
October 29, 2014 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local health care professionals offer flu season advice
With influenza season under way, local health care professionals are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid the illness. Flu season typically starts in October, peaks between December and Feb...
October 29, 2014 06:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • North Fulton voters to decide district, county races
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.29.14 - 11:50 am
  • High Museum of Art director stepping down
    The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Michael E. Shapiro, its Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director since 2000, will leave the position in August. Shapiro has been part of the Hi...
    October 29, 2014 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell police officer slashed with knife, expected to recover
    Roswell police are searching for two men accused of assaulting an officer and slashing him with a knife. Department spokeswoman Lisa Holland said in an emailed statement that the officer was patrol...
    October 29, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Nashville firm updates Roswell Council on city branding initiative
    Representatives from Nashville, Tenn.’s North Star Destination Strategies briefed the mayor and city council on Roswell’s ongoing branding initiative at a work session Monday. Company Vice Presiden...
    October 29, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Council approves $3.6M for adult rec center pool
    Monday, the Roswell City Council unanimously approved a contract for the construction of a therapeutic pool at the city’s Adult Recreation Center, along with a budget amendment allocating almost $1...
    October 29, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Pet of the Week: Fatima
    Furkids presents Fatima for the pet of the week spotlight. Fatima is a 1-year-old Abyssinian/Bengal mix with a big heart to match her big aqua-green eyes. Fatima gets along well with other cats. Th...
    October 29, 2014 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta OKs more apartments, less hotel space at Avalon
    A vote at Monday’s Alpharetta city council meeting brought the total number of rental housing units allowed at Avalon to 526 — an increase of 276 units from the development’s original 2012 plan. Th...
    October 29, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Disclosures show Racine had six times Fortner’s funds Sept. 30 in Douglas DA race
    Democrat Elizabeth Racine received three times the contributions of Republican Brian Fortner in this year’s third quarter, and had six times what Fortner had available on Sept. 30 in their race for...
    October 29, 2014 02:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta teen, brain tumor survivor rallies for pediatric cancer funding
    A decade and a half ago, doctors told Katie Proctor’s parents their child was deaf in her right ear. A follow-up MRI then revealed something much more serious — their 4-year-old daughter had a brai...
    October 29, 2014 01:35 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell Recreation and Parks Director to retire after 37 years
    Since his birth, parks have been a big part of Joe Glover’s life. His father worked at the Shiloh National Military Park in Corinth, Miss. He moved the family to St. Simons Island in 1949, when Joe...
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    Eddie’s Automotive owner, 66, known for honesty, ethics
    Eddie Mobley was known for his honesty and ethics, characteristics lacking in some mechanics. Mobley, who owned Eddie’s Automotive in Sandy Springs, died Oct. 20 of liver cancer at 66. “He was a go...
    October 29, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Golden challenging Mulcare for District 3 commission seat
    The Nov. 4 race for the Douglas County Commission District 3 post has incumbent Republican M.P. “Mike” Mulcare facing Democrat Leslie Golden. Mulcare, a retired Delta Airlines employee who has live...
    October 29, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fortner, Racine squaring off for Douglas district attorney
    One of the most closely-watched Douglas County elections is that for district attorney where Republican Brian Fortner faces Democrat Elizabeth Racine. The race has garnered wide public attention af...
    October 29, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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