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Henry’s jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent in July
The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced metro Atlanta joblessness again overtook the state’s rate, which in July was 7.8 percent, ratcheting up to 8.0. Henry County outstripped them both...
September 02, 2014 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan ahead, emergency agency advises
With September as National Emergency Preparedness Month, Henry County Emergency Management Director Don Ash said he wants to make sure all residents and workplace occupants have the information and...
September 02, 2014 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County to get boost from south side development
Prospects are good for growth and development in the Southern Crescent, which includes Henry County, panelists said at the Council for Quality Growth’s Economic Engines of the Southside event last ...
September 02, 2014 03:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wolf Creek library to hold grand opening celebration
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s new Wolf Creek branch library will open to the public with a celebration Monday at 10 a.m. The library is at 3100 Enon Road SW, Atlanta 30331, in an area ...
September 02, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers, employees to see extra funds; school security beefed up
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during the A...
September 02, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort, airport stars of south Fulton development plans
Prospects are good for south Fulton growth and development, panelists said at the Council for Quality Growth’s Economic Engines of the Southside event last week. The speakers included Miguel Southw...
September 02, 2014 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board delays vote to accept airport grant
Paulding commissioners will wait until Tuesday to decide if they want to accept a grant to pay for most of an environmental study the county airport must have before it begins hosting commercial fl...
September 02, 2014 02:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman talks gas tax, foreign affairs with Paulding builders group
States could do a better job of collecting the federal gasoline excise tax and spending it on road projects than the U.S. government, Paulding’s congressman said last week. District 14 U.S. Rep. To...
September 02, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texting to 911 available to all major cell carriers in Paulding
Cellular subscribers of all four major cellular carriers can now send a short message service text message to Paulding County E-911 for emergency help when unable to place a 911 voice call. This se...
September 02, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men’s Leadership Breakfast set for Thursday
The Partnership Against Domestic Violence will host the Men’s Leadership Breakfast Thursday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, 3300 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. This event will focu...
September 02, 2014 12:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody council approves contract renewal with ChatComm
At a Dunwoody City Council meeting last week, a renewal of an intergovernmental agreement with the Chattahoochee River 911 Authority, or ChatComm, for 911 call taking and police dispatching was onc...
September 02, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infinite Campus provides new portal for DeKalb parents and students
The DeKalb County School District announced its new and updated campus portal, a confidential and secure website that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in sc...
September 02, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven police adopt Nextdoor network for neighborhoods
The Brookhaven Police Department recently announced a partnership with Nextdoor — www.nextdoor.com — the private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help...
September 02, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven Innovation Academy petition denied
The State Charter Schools Commission denied the application of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy to open a charter school but encouraged city officials to re-apply next year. “Even though we asked ...
September 02, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NaturAlmond unaffected by nut butter recalls
Although a broad international recall of almond butter and peanut butter products has forced some companies to take their products off grocery store shelves, Chamblee-based NaturAlmond — which prod...
September 02, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander: Communication important part of police, community relationship
In the aftermath of the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., there has been much talk of police training and the relationship between officers and the c...
September 02, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition
The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage in citizen i...
September 02, 2014 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's hardship pay program questioned by councilwoman
During Wednesday's Atlanta City Council finance committee meeting at City Hall downtown, District 9 Councilwoman Felicia Moore called into question Mayor Kasim Reed’s approval of “hardship” pay sin...
August 29, 2014 01:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue Heron Nature Preserve adds 4 acres
The Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead Thursday announced it is expanding. By adding 4 more acres, the preserve directly connects to the local elementary school and enables construction of a co...
August 28, 2014 11:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary putts, serves, deals for annual event
On Sept. 8, the Country Club of Roswell will be the site of not just one, but two charity competitions — the 36th annual Aubrey Greenway Golf tournament and the second Hagan Cup Classic tennis tour...
August 28, 2014 04:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Centennial High to host bash Sunday
This weekend, Roswell plans on welcoming fall with a bang. The 13th annual End of Summer Celebration will be held at Centennial High on Sunday, with festivities set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The baseba...
August 28, 2014 04:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell swears in new municipal judge
“Those who know me know I’m not one for fanfare,” said Roswell Municipal Court Judge Brian Hansford, who was officially sworn in at Monday’s City Council meeting. “I’m just ready to get to work.” B...
August 28, 2014 04:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council mulls Wills Park pool improvements
The city of Alpharetta is looking to make changes to the pool at Wills Park. At a work session Monday, Recreation and Parks director Mike Perry presented a design concept for improvements to the po...
August 28, 2014 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New math program comes to Northwestern
A group of sixth-graders at Northwestern Middle School in Milton will soon have their math education supplemented by a new before-school program called Teach to One, said Principal Jasmine Kullar. ...
August 28, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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