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State senator vows to find Stockbridge's $6M
The city of Stockbridge may find itself $6 million richer if a state legislator has his way. District 10 State Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Ellenwood, challenged the city’s Downtown Development Authority ...
February 12, 2016 06:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Bad company
Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department, Jan. 24 through Feb. 4 and the Fighting Crime in Buckhead and Beyond Facebook group Feb. 4. — Provided by Capt. Steve Rose. Editor’s...
February 12, 2016 05:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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PAGE Foundation names STAR students, teachers
Academic commitment and high grades allow deserving students to be rewarded. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation honors local students every year whose tests-score r...
February 12, 2016 04:05 PM | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Part 1 crimes down 7.53 percent over 2015
The city of Sandy Springs Friday announced it has released the final numbers for its 2015 crime statistics. According to a news release, overall total uniform crime reporting Part 1 crimes are down...
February 12, 2016 03:55 PM | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs Police captain promoted to deputy chief
The city of Sandy Springs Friday announced the promotion of Capt. Keith Zgonc to the role of deputy chief of police. As deputy chief, Zgonc will manage the operations and administrative functions o...
February 12, 2016 03:42 PM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding school board member, state lawmakers may see challengers this year
Some Paulding incumbents on the state and county levels could see challengers this year. Potential challengers have emerged for two state House races and the Paulding County School Board’s sole at-...
February 12, 2016 12:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New City of Tucker holds first election
Last November, voters chose to make Tucker DeKalb County’s newest city, and on Mar. 1 residents will get the chance to choose their first mayor and city council [members]. The city’s election is be...
February 12, 2016 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s new Board of Ethics: Meet Scott Bonder
As part of an ethics referendum that passed last November, a new seven-member ethics board was appointed by separate DeKalb County organizations and individuals. The DeKalb Neighbor will be introdu...
February 12, 2016 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas principal among six finalists for state award
The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently named Chapel Hill High School Principal Sean Kelly as one of six finalists for its Principal of the Year award. Kelly, who has served...
February 12, 2016 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary Club honors woman for service to disabled
In 1998, Atlanta resident Ray Charles Simms was trying to find a job. Blind from an earlier accident that burned over 60 percent of his body, Simms had been out of work for nine months. His options...
February 12, 2016 08:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Beltline marks its 10th year with a look back
The Atlanta Beltline coalition recently completed year 10 of its 25-year plan. When finished in 2030, the project will include 22 miles of rail, 33 miles of trails, public art, parks and affordable...
February 12, 2016 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding state lawmaker wants to require paid sick leave
A Paulding County state lawmaker says her bill to require private companies to provide paid sick leave will benefit employers by stopping workers from spreading illnesses through the workplace and ...
February 12, 2016 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas state lawmaker wants to require paid sick leave
A Douglas County state lawmaker says her bill to require private companies to provide paid sick leave will benefit employers by stopping workers from spreading illnesses through the workplace and i...
February 12, 2016 08:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead resident named Common Cause Georgia leader
Common Cause, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog and political advocacy group, Wednesday announced it hired Buckhead resident Brinkley Serkedakis as Common Cause Georgia’s new executive director...
February 11, 2016 10:30 PM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NAACP and Common Cause sue over cuts from Georgia voter list
The Georgia NAACP and Common Cause Georgia are suing Secretary of State Brian Kemp over people eliminated from the state's registered voter list. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the...
February 11, 2016 04:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County fire department teaches ‘Stayin’ Alive’ CPR
Bystanders untrained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can still treat emergencies through a method recommended by the American Heart Association in 2010 that does not require mouth-to-mouth contact...
February 11, 2016 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton prosecutor helps prevent burglaries
Residents of south Fulton said they know parts of the region have a problem with burglaries. “Burglaries are our No. 1 crime and they have been for several years now,” said Kenya Johnson, assistant...
February 11, 2016 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton senior center means promise kept to Henry County
By November, the five acres across from the Fortson Library in Hampton will not be the pastoral scene it is now, but a bustling hive of activity for all ages. The transformation will be thanks to t...
February 11, 2016 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants: Landlord not providing adequate services
The tenants of a Sandy Springs office complex are upset with the conditions their business suites are in and are considering suing their landlord over the issue. Three of the 38 tenants who own bus...
February 11, 2016 04:14 PM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him." The Georgia congres...
February 11, 2016 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Circle K robbery leads to crash near Six Flags
Sheriff's deputies say they've apprehended both suspects after a store robbery led to a police chase and crash just west of Atlanta. Douglas County sheriff's Lt. Glenn Daniel said the ordeal began ...
February 11, 2016 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early primary voting underway in DeKalb
Nearing the end of the first week of early voting, about 1,500 DeKalb County voters have cast their ballots for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary, according to a press release from the co...
February 11, 2016 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local restaurants earn AAA Four Diamond rating
AAA Georgia, a division of the Tampa, Florida-based AAA - The Auto Club Group, Thursday unveiled the 16 Peach State restaurants that have earned the coveted Four or Five Diamond rating in the past ...
February 11, 2016 08:50 AM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Live Learn Lead to address economic, demographic trends
Changes are coming that will transform how we live and work. The question is, how will we respond? Feb. 25, Leadership Sandy Springs will host its second Live, Learn, Lead…Sandy Springs at Holy Inn...
February 10, 2016 06:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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