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City council OKs new health benefits plan
The Roswell City Council unanimously approved an annual renewal of employee medical insurance and ancillary benefits at a meeting Monday. The new group health benefits contract, tabbed at $6 millio...
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North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
The first National Night Out occurred in 1984. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the event was designed to promote crime prevention and allow community members to interact casual...
July 30, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wills Park tennis courts to get makeover
Tennis players in Alpharetta and Milton will have a renovated place to compete and practice this fall. The Alpharetta City Council voted unanimously to approve a $33,812 project to repair and upgra...
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Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer set to retire in September
For decades, the sirens have fascinated Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer. In the 1970s, his grandfather worked at the local jail. He would sometimes shadow his grandpa on the job. Whenever a fire c...
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Douglas County gives majority of votes to Perdue, Buck, Morgan
Douglas voters gave David Perdue 58 percent of their votes in the July 22 primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who ...
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Paulding Education Foundation awards more than $16K in scholarships
The Paulding County Board of Education recently formally recognized the student recipients of the 16 scholarships managed or awarded by the Paulding Education Foundation. Funds for some of these sc...
July 30, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount ahead in GOP state school superintendent race
The Georgia secretary of state’s office Tuesday announced it will hold a recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff election between Richard Woods and Michael L. “Mike” Bu...
July 29, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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STREET EATS: Merchants hosting new monthly event to lure diners, shoppers to downtown area
If you asked any of its merchants, they would tell you that downtown Dallas is the best kept secret west of Atlanta, and it is their goal to spread that secret far and wide. The Downtown Dallas Mer...
July 29, 2014 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only 10 percent vote in runoff election
Henry County’s July 22 runoff election turnout topped out at 10 percent between advance and Election Day voting, with 11,759 ballots cast from a voter pool of 117,327. Janet Shellnutt, director of ...
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New principals, testing method await Paulding students
Paulding students will see three new principals and dozens of new teachers as they begin the school year Monday. Spokeswoman Suzanne Wooley said the district is “anxiously awaiting the return of ou...
July 29, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding gives majority of runoff votes to Perdue, Woods
Paulding voters gave David Perdue 55 percent of their votes in last week’s primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who...
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Jobless rate up in county, metro, state; down from last year
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week Fulton County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in June, up from 8 percent in May but down from June 2013, when it was 9.4 percent. Since M...
July 29, 2014 01:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Hansford elected Roswell Municipal Court Judge
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.24.14 - 01:54 pm
  • Court will not reconsider airport bond ruling
    The State Supreme Court on Monday chose not to reconsider its ruling to allow a bond issue for Paulding airport taxiway expansion despite a request from attorneys for county residents opposed to pr...
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    Tyler Perry on track for $30M Fort Mac buy
    Filmmaker Tyler Perry, known for the “Madea” series, is slated to buy part of the 487-acre Fort McPherson, representatives of its future owner McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority c...
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    Paulding schools add new heating, air conditioning, stadium turf
    The Paulding school district worked to renovate two schools this summer and is working to put artificial turf on two additional schools’ football fields in preparation for the upcoming school year....
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    Arrington wins District 5 in runoff
    Update: Buck may seek recount in GOP state superintendent race Marvin Arrington Jr. beat Brenda Muhammad in the Democratic primary battle for the new Fulton County commission District 5. In the Jul...
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    Decatur’s Westchester Elementary re-opens for 2014-15 school year
    A former elementary school that has served as housing for City Schools of Decatur’s central office for the past 10 years will once again be an institution for learning starting with the upcoming 20...
    July 29, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    McFerrin to lead Dunwoody High as new principal
    Having grown up in Dunwoody, it seems only fitting that Tom McFerrin will now lead his alma mater of Dunwoody High School as principal. McFerrin graduated from the school in 1991 and went off to th...
    July 29, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brookhaven Planning Commission supports zoning map changes
    The Brookhaven Planning Commission voted to recommend adoption of an official zoning map, which includes three amended properties, to the city council. At last week’s meeting, the commission heard ...
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    Enrollment up in Decatur schools
    City Schools of Decatur, which begins classes Monday, has doubled in size throughout the last 10 years or so, and Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said because they only operate in a four-square-mile...
    July 29, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Atlanta, Buckhead condo selected for HGTV’s Urban Oasis
    Knoxville, Tenn.-based HGTV has chosen the city of Atlanta as home of its Urban Oasis 2014. The about 2,000-square-foot residence is now under construction on the 37th floor of The Residences at Ma...
    July 28, 2014 01:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Officer-involved shooting in Hampton leaves one dead
    According to Lt. Joey Smith, on July 24 around 4:33 p.m. Henry County Police officers were dispatched to a "trouble unknown - 911 Hang up call" at a home on Cobb Court in Hampton. Dispatch advised ...
    July 28, 2014 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Glenridge Hall property getting interest from corporations
    Since going on the market July 1, the Glenridge Hall property in Sandy Springs has been visited by about a dozen potential buyers, said Mike Rabalais of the Mayson family office, which is selling i...
    July 25, 2014 04:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Johns Creek man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo
    A 71-year-old Johns Creek man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that John Marshall of Johns Creek, was with nine others while snorkeling off a 25-f...
    July 25, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Faces of War relocation plan evoking criticism
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:59 pm
  • Roswell mother fights for VA changes following son's death
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:55 pm
  • Alpharetta gearing up for Old Soldier’s Day parade
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:45 pm