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Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last meeting of year crammed with unfinished business
Wednesday’s meeting of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners may be a long session, as contracts expiring Dec. 31 require action. It is also the last regular meeting for three departing commissi...
December 16, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadway-bound scholarship contest open till Jan. 5
A chance to be on Broadway is up for grabs in the August Wilson monologue competition, a national contest named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and hosted in Atlanta by Kenny Leon’s True ...
December 16, 2014 12:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia teens among app developers responding to Ferguson protests
Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searchi...
December 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Less joblessness in metro, county, state
Joblessness is on the run at city, county, regional, state and U.S. levels, according to data recently released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Nationwide, unemployment fell to 5.8 percent, fro...
December 09, 2014 09:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Replacement fire station breaks ground Wednesday
The Fulton County fire rescue department breaks ground Wednesday at 11 a.m. at 6351 Cedar Grove Road in Fairburn in a ceremony heralding construction of Fire Station 15’s new home, set to open next...
December 09, 2014 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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William 'Bill' Edwards reviews 14 years in office
District 7 Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards turned his final listening session into a forum to express thanks, celebrate accomplishments and hand out advice. At the South Fulton Government Servi...
December 09, 2014 09:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Southside theater presents holiday TV tale
It’s 1972 and America’s favorite television family celebrates Christmas with their traditional gathering of family and friends. Beautiful holiday music, fun and laughter bring back memories of spec...
December 02, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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County commission has annexation, MARTA on docket Wednesday
At its meeting Wednesday, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will ponder a staff-supported request to annex 21 acres on Stonewall Tell Road into Union City limits. The property, worth about $...
December 02, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday a bust, Small Business Saturday a must, retailer said
Small Business Saturday eclipsed Black Friday for Hapeville decor purveyor Cartini Home. The store’s co-owner, Jim Pavledakes, said sales were nearly twice the store’s 2013 results for the same day...
December 01, 2014 11:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 7 7 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 | 4 4 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jail, roads, Legislature, budget on agenda
With more than a month left before needing to make a decision, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting today will edge closer to voting on a $5 million contract with Johnson Control...
November 19, 2014 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Urban Nutcracker’ season’s first
East Point’s Ballethnic Dance Co. gets out in front of the Atlanta holiday season with its “Urban Nutcracker,” the first version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet on the metro area’s calendar. Its pr...
November 19, 2014 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point group hopes to keep 1930s site intact
An 18-month fight to keep Depression-era buildings from the wrecking ball – or from falling apart – is about to get longer as a preservation group seeks to capitalize on a recent victory. The East ...
November 11, 2014 05:35 PM | 4 4 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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County kicks Kroger to curb for second time
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week denied a zoning modification to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger Co. to put gas pumps at its Cascade Corners location, echoing a Novem...
November 11, 2014 05:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbents crush challengers in Fulton County
Candidates fighting to keep their offices won in overwhelming numbers over challengers in Fulton County’s 2014 general election, in which turnout approached 50 percent. Results certified Saturday b...
November 11, 2014 05:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman sentenced in death of East Point police corporal
Fulton County prosecutors said a woman has been sentenced to life in the slaying of an East Point police corporal. Danielle Alexis Parker entered a guilty plea Wednesday in the death of 34-year-old...
November 06, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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