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Thanksgiving Day shopping eats into Black Friday crowds
Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part b...
November 28, 2014 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: 2 people arrested in accidental shooting of boy, 4
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 8:47 P.M. WITH INFO ON, PHOTOS OF THE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE) The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday night announced it has arrested two people in connec...
November 28, 2014 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shoppers share experiences from first Black Friday at Avalon
By noon, shoppers at Avalon were resorting to the old “sit and swoop” strategy — the lots may not have hit critical mass, but finding a place to park was becoming increasingly difficult. Early bird...
November 28, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locust Grove's Tanger Outlets' stores, parking lots reach full capacity
Updated at 3:45 p.m.: Tanger Outlets General Manager Holly Duffey said the parking lots have been at full capacity since noon. With several police officers on site to provide security and assist wi...
November 28, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday sales slumping at smaller North Point Mall stores
While bigger retailers like Macy’s and JCPenny may be doing gangbusters with their doorbusters, some of the smaller chains at North Point Mall are reporting weak Black Friday sales. Teavana supervi...
November 28, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding and Douglas stores fill up on Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday” has become known the biggest shopping day in the United States. Local businesses in Paulding and Douglas County are experiencing the same. The JC...
November 28, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday: Perimeter Mall’s parking lot now at 75 percent capacity
*updated at 1:04 p.m.* Perimeter Mall General Manager Dennis Kemp said the mall is seeing a “nice, steady stream of shoppers,” and said the foot traffic is comparable to last year’s Black Friday sh...
November 28, 2014 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday not as big as it used to be
Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Families' Awards honor Atlanta, Fulton educators
For the first time, the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education this year included honors for teachers and principals outside the Atlanta Public Schools district. Earlier this month th...
November 26, 2014 05:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools hosting Inclusive Schools Week events
Atlanta Public Schools will join school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classro...
November 26, 2014 03:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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#GivingTuesday to benefit nonprofits
Following the shopping sprees of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, residents have an opportunity to give back on #GivingTuesday, a global giving back initiative. It is an opportunity to sup...
November 26, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alliance presents Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'
As the Alliance Theatre marks a quarter century of putting on its annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a new yet familiar face has emerged to take center stage. David de Vries...
November 26, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • New business takes custom home building to next level
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 02:48 pm
  • With delivery service, Alpharetta sisters take over takeout
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 02:43 pm
  • Retailers divided on Thanksgiving Day sales
    Whether or not to open on Thanksgiving Day and get the jump on Black Friday gift-buying sprees has already been decided by retailers large and small. In Hapeville, Jim Pavledakes of home decor purv...
    November 26, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Arts council announces winning student entries in annual contest
    The Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Council has selected this year’s winning entries for its public school student holiday card exhibit. However, it was not an easy choice, said arts coun...
    November 26, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Statewide group honors county for deal of the year in luring Keurig
    The Georgia Economic Developers Association recently gave its Large Community deal of the year award to the Douglas County Economic Development Authority for recruiting the Keurig Green Mountain In...
    November 26, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Proposed Douglas budget tops $133 million
    The Douglas County Board of Commissioners exited their recent budget retreat meeting with a proposed 2015 county budget of $133.2 million. If approved at that amount, it will represent a 2.5 percen...
    November 26, 2014 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Henry County cities host holiday activities
    During the end of November and throughout December, Henry County residents can enjoy an array of family-friendly activities and events in Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge. Shopping ...
    November 26, 2014 09:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Annual coat drive will benefit battered women’s shelter
    During the giving season, residents can donate coats, blankets and other warm items to help women and children in Henry County who are victims of abuse and who may have left essential items behind ...
    November 26, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Life-saving medical equipment donated to Henry County Middle School
    Last week, Henry County Middle School in McDonough received an important piece of medical equipment — an automated external defibrillator — that can aid in saving student lives during incidents ste...
    November 26, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Small businesses gear up for holiday shopping
    Launched by credit card company American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday – the day after the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy nicknamed Black Friday in the 1960s – is the cornerstone of i...
    November 26, 2014 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    South Fulton cities usher in holidays
    City agendas, usually filled with expenditures and ordinances, will have festive supplements next week as municipalities light their Christmas trees. Fairburn will be first out of the box with its ...
    November 26, 2014 08:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Westlake's Marching Lions sweep national championship
    The Westlake High School Marching Lions swept the high-stepping National High School Marching Band Championship held Nov. 11 at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. They were judged on showmanship...
    November 26, 2014 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commission starts budget, legislative processes
    At its meeting last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners began its 2015 budgeting and legislative agenda processes, both of which, as Commissioner Liz Hausmann pointed out, will be comple...
    November 26, 2014 08:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
    While many retailers have made the decision to keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, Avalon executives have taken a stand against Turkey Day sales. “We’re really more interested in being a communi...
    November 25, 2014 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Roswell breaks ground on new therapeutic pool facility
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:52 pm
  • Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:42 pm
  • Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:41 pm
  • Roswell's Theo Keyserling among top business leaders
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:36 pm
  • Alpharetta unveils master plan
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:17 pm