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Fulton County services moving as centers close
As of Wednesday, Fulton County will be offering all Comprehensive Workforce Services for dislocated adults and youth at three career centers. Tuesday will be the last day residents can use the cent...
August 22, 2014 05:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Innocents’ participates in ice bucket challenge
In a video posted to YouTube Friday, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Head of School Paul Barton, left, and the Rev. Ned Mulligan, the school’s chaplain, took the ice bucket challenge for ALS after...
August 22, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local businessman suing Louis Vuitton over shoe trademark
When Antonio Brown saw Louis Vuitton’s On the Road sneaker shortly after it was launched in March, he was stunned. The Atlantic Station resident is founder and CEO of LVL XIII Brands Inc. (Level 13...
August 22, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport board OKs funds for environmental study
Paulding's airport operating board Wednesday voted to pay almost $300,000 for a second environmental study required before the facility can begin serving as metro Atlanta’s second site for passenge...
August 20, 2014 08:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resident glad for career change to entrepreneur
It was a chance meeting on an airplane that changed the course of Anna Shmukler’s life. The north Fulton resident had spent the past three decades of her life working as a transportation engineer b...
August 20, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Water contamination unlikely in Roswell, officials say
Last month, construction on Roswell’s new water treatment plant began. Located at Oxbo Road, the new facility will replace the city’s current plant, which was constructed 80 years ago. The nature o...
August 20, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roadway named for longtime resident, community leader
A new road being constructed in Alpharetta will honor a longtime resident and community leader. The sign for Marjean Way — named for Marjean Wood Birt — was unveiled at a ceremony last week. Birt, ...
August 20, 2014 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Master plan for Canton Street alleys released
City Planner Courtney Lankford unveiled a draft for the Roswell East-West Alley Master Plan at a Downtown Development Authority meeting last Thursday. “The East Alley, we’ve made one way around Can...
August 20, 2014 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Statewide test raises concerns
North Fulton educators and parents alike are expressing concerns about statewide changes heading into the 2014-15 school year. “There’s a new test that’s coming, the Georgia Milestones,” said North...
August 20, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta mayor prepares for different kind of runoff
At the 18th annual Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K, set for Aug. 28 in Alpharetta, the phrase “running for office” will become a bit more literal. Presented by LexisNexis and cohosted by the city of...
August 20, 2014 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta targeting December for city center opening
Alpharetta officials said the $30 million-plus downtown City Center could partially open before year’s end. “The opening for all of the civic components, we anticipate December,” said Assistant Cit...
August 20, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials report smooth start to school year
Last week, about 96,000 students — in addition to 13,000-plus employees — returned to Fulton County schools. The first week back was deemed a rousing success by many local parents, administrators a...
August 20, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor: kids’ safety, education top priority
Gov. Nathan Deal said last week his top priority is the safety and well-being of children throughout the state. Speaking at an event hosted by the nonprofit Speedway Children’s Charities at the Atl...
August 20, 2014 12:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educators: business partners will see return on investment
Henry County Superintendent Rodney Bowler and Locust Grove’s Strong Rock Christian School CEO Pat Stuart said last week there is a direct correlation between current trends in education and the suc...
August 20, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough family raises awareness for genetic disorder
August is National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month and one McDonough family is sharing their story in the hope that more information, funds and research can help people living with the gene...
August 20, 2014 12:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester Spanish teacher starts year
Emily Hernandez may have known as early as middle school that being a Spanish teacher was her destiny. The Douglasville native has been involved in learning Spanish since middle school. She was par...
August 20, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council honors Community Development Block Grant program
At its meeting Tuesday night, the Sandy Springs City Council marked the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant program with a proclamation declaring this Friday as Sandy Springs ...
August 20, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council considers updating DUI law for elected officials
Douglasville City Council approved an ethics ordinance amendment Monday that seeks to hold elected city officials to the same municipal standard for operating a city-owned vehicle while intoxicated...
August 20, 2014 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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City center web survey seeking residents' comments
The city of Sandy Springs Wednesday opened a web survey ( www.sandyspringscitycenter.com/retail ) to solicit input from the community on the mix of retail they’d like to see as part of the new city...
August 20, 2014 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglasville, county spar over service delivery agreement
Douglas County’s top elected official said he foresees working out disagreements on a state-mandated service delivery strategy between the county and Douglasville by the end of the year. Until then...
August 20, 2014 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals find their way
Banneker High School Principal DeMarcos D. Holland began the 2014-15 school year as new to the building as incoming freshmen. Previously the Camp Creek Middle School principal, Holland said making ...
August 20, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contempt charge dropped in Fulton jail case
Plaintiffs in the 2004 case of Frederick Harper v. Fulton County, filed by the Southern Center for Human Rights, last week withdrew their request to hold the county in contempt for failure to abide...
August 20, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point vet honored with street topper
Jack Robert Boatright, East Point’s first World War II casualty, will be remembered every time someone sees a street sign on the lane where he used to live. Last week city officials erected a sign ...
August 20, 2014 10:48 AM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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