District Court judge terminates Fulton Co. Jail consent decree
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Atlanta school board approves 2015-16 budget
At its meeting Monday, the Atlanta Board of Education approved the 2015-16 general fund budget for Atlanta Public Schools, at $685.6 million. According to Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s blog, t...
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District Court judge terminates Fulton Co. Jail consent decree
The Fulton County government Thursday announced U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. Thursday granted Fulton’s motion to terminate the consent decree imposed in 2006 in the case Harper v. Fu...
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Listeria concerns spark recall by Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its products from retailers and closing ice cream shops in six states over concerns about possible listeria contamination. Columbus, Ohio-based Jeni's sa...
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Fashionista
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, March 29 through April 4. —    Provided by Officer A. S. White. Editor’s note: The Sandy Springs Police ...
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Translate Your World changes globe's communications
This week Translate Your World, a Buckhead-based business, will launch its enhanced 2.0 software that “will change the way the world communicates,” owner Sue Reager said. The software is capable of...
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Art gets new meaning when mixed with wine
Painting with a Twist opened in Buckhead in late March to offer residents art classes with a twist. The Mandeville, La.-based franchise has 207 stores nationwide and three in Georgia, including Law...
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Restaurants join forces for Open Hand benefit
Restaurants in Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings will join Open Hand April 29 to celebrate its 23rd annual Dining Out for Life in Atlanta. “ActionAIDS started this event in Philadelphia 25 years ...
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Fulton County to host chainsaw, ladder safety safety class
The Fulton County Cooperative Extension will host a chainsaw and ladder safety training class for private-sector employees only April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the North Fulton Service Center,...
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Get Motivated! Business Seminar coming to Atlanta
The Get Motivated! Business Seminar, an energetic, entertaining and informative business event that is world famous for its iconic speakers and remarkable stage production, will come to Atlanta Tue...
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Hawks, Ressler agree on $850 million sale for NBA team
Seven months after a racially charged email put the Atlanta Hawks on the market, there's an agreement to sell the NBA team for $850 million. A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler, which also...
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Cushman, 84, remembered as real estate pioneer
James Edward “Jim” Cushman was remembered as a real estate visionary in Atlanta. Cushman, 84, a longtime Ansley Park resident who recently lived in Decatur, died April 15 following a long illness d...
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Chama Gaucha opens in Buckhead
Brazilian steakhouse Chama Gaucha opened in the heart of Buckhead last week, bringing a sophisticated atmosphere and dynamic dining experience to the neighborhood for lunch and dinner. Reintroducin...
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  • Fulton County DA: heroin problem at ‘outrageous level’
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    04.08.15 - 10:20 am
  • After recall, local school districts remove Blue Bell products
    Following Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria, at least ...
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    Fulton health official joins others in immunization PSAs
    Tuesday, the top public health officials of Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston released public service announcements that call on parents to vaccinate their children. In observance of Natio...
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    Atlanta among 8 cities getting federal park grants
    The city of Atlanta is one of eight cities that received grants totaling $3 million to assist in constructing and enhancing parks and other outdoor recreation facilities in disadvantaged neighborho...
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    Fulton Superior Court Clerk offering summer internship
    Applications are now being accepted for the Fulton County Clerk of Superior Court’s junior deputy clerk summer internship program. This is an opportunity for rising sophomores through seniors in me...
    April 21, 2015 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia Commute Options encouraging green commutes
    With Earth Day this Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation Monday announced it is encouraging metro Atlantans to turn their commutes green through the Georgia Commute Options program. ...
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    Buckhead's OK Cafe to reopen in August
    OK Café, the popular Buckhead restaurant closed since Dec. 7 due to a fire, is expected to open in August, its co-owner said. It was shuttered because of an electrical fire caused by a neon sign in...
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    Westside Provisions District hosting recycling drive
    In partnership with eClaim Recovery Specialists, the Westside Provisions District, 1100 Howell Mill Road in west Midtown, will host an Earth Day drive-through electronics recycling drive Wednesday ...
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    Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials to open Saturday
    Atlanta now has a permanent place where residents can bring items that cannot be recycled through normal means. The Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) in southeast Atlanta will open Satur...
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    Georgia Commute Options hosting Be the Solution activities
    Georgia Commute Options, a Georgia Department of Transportation program designed to encourage alternatives to driving to work alone, Wednesday announced it is planning a week’s worth of activities ...
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    MARTA changes pickup location for Braves shuttle
    MARTA Friday night announced a change in the pickup location for its Braves shuttle. Effective Saturday, the new pickup location will be on the Forsyth Street side of the MARTA Five Points station....
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    Georgia lawmaker pleads guilty to filing false tax form
    Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of filing a false tax document and no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud. The Atlanta Democrat, who resigned his sea...
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    Executive: Coca-Cola to replace 100 percent of water it uses
    Coca-Cola is nearly three-quarters of the way to its goal of by 2020 replacing 100 percent of the water it uses when making its products. That was the one of the messages from Bea Perez, the downto...
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  • Smog season starts Wednesday
    by Neighbor Staff
    03.31.15 - 05:14 pm