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Ready Georgia survey: Not all residents ready for disaster
More than three out of four Georgians are at least somewhat prepared for an emergency, but many have not taken all of the essential steps to get ready, according to a new statewide survey released ...
September 01, 2015 05:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Commute Options issues Code Orange smog alert
Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Tuesday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Wednesday. A Code Orange alert means that the air is unh...
September 01, 2015 05:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett completes $94 million capital campaign
The Lovett School in Buckhead Monday announced it has completed its $94 million capital campaign. Our Defining Decade: A Campaign for Lovett, 2005-2015, will help pay for major improvements to camp...
September 01, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: One Brookhaven candidate qualifies Tuesday
Qualifying for the Nov. 3 city of Brookhaven election was quiet Tuesday, with only one candidate filing his or her paperwork and paying his or her fees. Eve Erdogan, a candidate for the District 1 ...
September 01, 2015 01:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: Gas for Labor Day should be lowest in 10 years
Motorists in the Southeast should find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade, Tampa, Fla.-based AAA — The Auto Club Group announced Sunday night. According to a news release, the current stat...
August 31, 2015 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: 35.5 million Americans to travel on Labor Day weekend
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Travel Thursday announced it projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday s...
August 27, 2015 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven council approves $600K addition to reserve fund
The city of Brookhaven Tuesday night announced it will add more than $600,000 to its reserve fund after the city council approved its mid-year budget adjustment during its meeting Tuesday. Accordin...
August 26, 2015 08:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Watershed identified source of water billing issue
DeKalb County has uncovered the reason for why a handful of residents in north DeKalb did not receive water bills for services rendered during the last 60 days. Some bills were marked “undeliverabl...
August 26, 2015 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Bumped and stranded
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Aug. 9 through Aug. 18 and the Sandy Springs Police Department Aug. 8 through 14. - Provided by Atlanta Police Officer April White and Sand...
August 25, 2015 05:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City schedules public workshops for park plans
As citizen committees have recently been named to begin work on master plans for each of its parks, the city of Brookhaven Monday announced it has scheduled a series of public workshop meetings. Th...
August 24, 2015 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA to roll out bicycle repair kiosks Tuesday
MARTA Monday announced it will open the first of seven self-service, Dero bicycle repair kiosks at rail stations across the system Tuesday. According to a news release, cyclists will be able to mak...
August 24, 2015 05:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Local schools welcome new leaders
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.06.15 - 09:35 pm
  • MARTA hosting hearings on proposed bus route changes
    MARTA Friday night announced it will hold public hearings on proposed bus service modifications Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to gather input from customers and stakeholders about proposed route mod...
    August 22, 2015 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Health officials investigating plague case in Georgia
    The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday announced they are investigating a possible case of plague in Georgia in an individual who...
    August 20, 2015 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Shepherd Center celebrates 40 years of family, friends, healing
    As the Shepherd Center in Buckhead celebrates four decades of serving patients and their families, its board chairman, James Shepherd, hopes it continues to leave a lasting impression on the commun...
    August 19, 2015 09:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Parks and recreation director announces retirement
    The city of Brookhaven Wednesday announced Jerry Kinsey, its parks and recreation director, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 28. A search is under way for his replacement. Under Kinsey’...
    August 19, 2015 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb officials respond to soccer deal, special investigation
    Between the Atlanta United Futbol [Soccer] Club deal with Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank and the update letter sent by special investigators Richard L. Hyde and Michael J. Bow...
    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Ernst announces mayoral candidacy
    Even though qualifying does not start until the end of the month, one Brookhaven mayoral candidate has already announced his campaign. In an email to residents and the media Tuesday, John Ernst sai...
    August 18, 2015 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MARTA rolls out customer rewards program
    Now through Sept. 14, MARTA customers can earn free, round-trip Breeze tickets based on the number of trips they take during the 30-day promotion period that started Aug. 15. MARTA is launching the...
    August 17, 2015 07:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brookhaven mayor ‘concerned’ with Sandy Springs project
    The city of Brookhaven Monday announced its officials plan to meet with Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul and speak at the Sandy Springs Planning Commission meeting Thursday regarding a proposed devel...
    August 17, 2015 04:13 PM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Company fined $10M for polluting Chattahoochee
    The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that protects the waterway, Monday announced U.S. District Court Judge Orinda Evans Thursday levied a $10 million penalty on American Sealc...
    August 17, 2015 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Former President Jimmy Carter diagnosed with cancer
    Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my b...
    August 12, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Construction underway for outdoor expansion at Fernbank Museum
    The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road in Decatur, has broken ground and started work on a project that will allow visitors to experience immersive fun and learning in the outdoor...
    August 12, 2015 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb home for Atlanta's new pro soccer team
    DeKalb interim CEO Lee May and members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Atlanta United and Decide DeKalb, officially confirm that DeKalb County has been selected as ...
    August 12, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • School year brings new programs, projects
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.06.15 - 09:17 pm