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Atlanta City Council recess starts Monday
In accordance with city of Atlanta charter section 2-303(a), the Atlanta City Council will recess starting Monday and ending Aug. 18. The next full council meeting following the recess will take pl...
August 01, 2014 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: While you were sleeping
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, July 13 through July 19, and the Sandy Springs Police Department, July 17 through 24. Provided by Atlanta ...
August 01, 2014 01:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount confirms Woods as GOP state superintendent nom
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Thursday certified the recount for the July 22 primary runoff election results for the Republican state school superintendent candidates, confirming Richard L....
August 01, 2014 09:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia, four other states get one-year ESEA extension
President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday announced five states — Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina — have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain ...
July 31, 2014 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages for most subjects. The Georgia Department of Educa...
July 31, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parts of Peachtree Road transformation stalled
Buckhead residents and stakeholders concerned about the proposed “road diet” for portions of Peachtree Road will have to endure a bit of a waiting game as the future of the project is being reconsi...
July 30, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Committee: Buckhead church's rectory follows city codes
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 12:30 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM NEIGHBORS' ATTORNEY HAKIM HILLIARD) The Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B zoning committee has issued a non-binding opinion favoring a Buckhead chu...
July 30, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Nile Virus reported at four county parks
The Georgia Division of Public Health has notified the Fulton County Department of Health Services that mosquito samples in four communities have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the county...
July 30, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board discusses armed personnel
Fulton County Board of Education officials are looking to clarify the implications of recently passed legislation to parents and staffers regarding weapons in and around school campuses. The Georgi...
July 30, 2014 11:16 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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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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Home Depot CFO: Company investing $12M in mobile app
Keeping up with today’s shoppers and staying committed to supporting employees are two important focuses for The Home Depot, Carol Tomé told the Buckhead Business Association Thursday at its signat...
July 25, 2014 01:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Perdue wins GOP nomination
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 12:09 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM CANDIDATES BOB BARR, BARRY LOUDERMILK AND SUSAN THAYER) David Perdue has won his tight Republican U.S. Senate battle against Jack Kingston in Tuesday’...
July 25, 2014 12:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead Business Association hands out four awards
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 11:24 A.M. WITH QUOTES, INFO FROM FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DEPUTY NEAL SOLOMON) The Buckhead Business Association Thursday presented four awards during its signature lunche...
July 25, 2014 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move to Buckhead
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 5:54 P.M. WITH NEW INFO ON THE CYCLORAMA'S NEW FACILITY) Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the huge Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for more tha...
July 23, 2014 07:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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EPA awards funds for restoration of Proctor Creek Watershed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced it is awarding more than $179,000 to three organizations for the restoration of the Proctor Creek Watershed in northwest Atlanta. Nationa...
July 23, 2014 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead resident struggling with immigration issue
(UPDATED THURSDAY 10:45 WITH CORRECT SPELLING OF SANFORD POSNER) An immigration issue could force a Buckhead resident who grew up in Campinas, Brazil, but attended college in the U.S. to be deporte...
July 23, 2014 01:18 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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County commission delays vote on property tax rate
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week moved the millage rate hearings and vote. According to a county statement, commissioners delayed the procedures because they want m...
July 23, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Head of Household
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, July 6 through July 12, and the Sandy Springs Police Department, July 10 through 16. Provided by Atlanta P...
July 23, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead entrepreneurs create bourbon company
Enjoying a great glass of bourbon is merely part of the job for Buckhead residents Jim Valentine and Charles Barfield and their friend and business partner, Dan Rosenbluth, of Denver. The trio foun...
July 23, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead church service project helps homeowners in need
While others were spending their summer vacations at the pool or hanging out with friends, over 180 middle and high school students spent July 11 through 17 renovating homes in need of repair as pa...
July 23, 2014 09:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Spirit student earns perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests
Meredith Jones studied for the SAT and ACT tests before taking them June 7 and 14, respectively, but said she was not expecting to score perfect marks on both of them. The 17-year-old rising senior...
July 23, 2014 09:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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