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Off-duty officer shoots teen outside stadium during football game
Atlanta police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer and a teenager in the parking lot of a stadium where hundreds of fans were watching a high school football game. Police say...
October 25, 2014 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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County approves arts contracts without ASO allocation
At its meeting last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in a 6-0 vote approved $725,000 in arts contracts. Charlotte Cain, artist-in-residence for the south Fulton-based Wholistic Stress...
October 22, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton tops U.S., state on SATs
Results released Oct. 7 show the Fulton County Schools System once again beat the national Scholastic Aptitude Test score, posting a 1567 on the College Board exam while the U.S. average came in 70...
October 22, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City to host festival, 5K Saturday
Union City will host its inaugural UC Arts, Crafts and Music Festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the cross streets of Union and Watson. Preceding it will be the first UC Pinktober Breast Can...
October 22, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Industrial CID marks four years
On Nov. 12, a $314,000 Fulton County public safety investment will begin to pay off when the Fulton Industrial Boulevard Community Court begins hearing nonviolent offender cases. The Fulton Industr...
October 14, 2014 07:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to award arts, jail contracts
At its meeting Wednesday, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve $750,000 in arts allocations and $24.5 million in jail contracts. The arts allotments include $48,000 for c...
October 14, 2014 07:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates stump for office in south Fulton
UPDATED WITH CLARIFICATION: State-level political contenders met last week at an Alpha Kappa Alpha and Voter Empowerment Collective candidate forum at Woodland Middle School in East Point, attended...
October 14, 2014 07:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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True Colors’ season starts this week
Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.’s 2014-15 season opens officially Friday at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta 30331, with August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Le...
October 07, 2014 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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High-powered options for teens at conference
High-powered solutions to coming-of-age challenges are on the docket at HYPE – the Helping our Youth Prosper and Evolve conference, to be hosted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Saturday from ...
October 07, 2014 03:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clean, green company to invest, create jobs
Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week Ivy Linen Services, a linen management and outsourcing firm for upscale Atlanta hotels, will open in south Fulton, creating new 150 jobs and investing up to $6 ...
October 07, 2014 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City to get $60M distribution center, 600 jobs
The city of Union City announced last week the upcoming opening of a new regional distribution center which will send goods from Cincinnati, Ohio-based consumer products company Procter & Gamble to...
September 30, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton fights breast cancer
Pink is the color of October as south Fulton congregations, companies and caregivers ramp up their National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events. The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness...
September 30, 2014 03:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Labor commissioner finds it ‘odd’ Georgia has top U.S. jobless rate
Last month, Georgia outdid the nation in its jobless rate – 8.1 percent, up from 7.7 percent in July. On Sept. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report saying, fo...
September 30, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter proposal to address low graduation rate
Fulton County Schools has sent out a request for charter proposals, due Jan. 16, to create a charter high school in Hapeville slated to open in August. The request process combines a charter school...
September 23, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silver anniversary inspires first 5K
The Old National Merchants Association will celebrate its 25 years of taking steps to promote economic development by hosting its inaugural 5K run and walk Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Old National Com...
September 23, 2014 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fall festival season in full swing in south Fulton
South Fulton cities are ready to welcome residents and visitors to the signature autumn events highlighting the municipalities’ charms. In Hapeville, this weekend’s event is a birthday celebration....
September 16, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church celebrates golden anniversary
In 1964, when a gallon of gas was 30 cents and a postage stamp a nickel, the future Cliftondale United Methodist Church put down roots on seven acres at 4095 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park. Fi...
September 16, 2014 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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County to restore Friday hours at 10 libraries, may have Sunday early voting
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 last week to open 10 Atlanta-Fulton County Library System branches for four hours on Fridays, following budget-driven Friday closures in February....
September 09, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick-fil-A founder dies at 93
In a message sent to employees Monday morning, Chick-fil-A announced its founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday at the age of 93. He died peacefully at home, surro...
September 09, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Pointers air grievances with city
East Point residents confronted Mayor Jannquell Peters and the city council at last week’s meeting, calling for an end to higher electricity rates, decrying a delay in hiring a city manager, and al...
September 09, 2014 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton residents can revel in art, culture classes
New fall seasons are not just for television shows and fashion lines. Fall arts and culture programming starts Sept. 16 at the county’s four arts centers and its new Aviation Community Cultural Cen...
September 09, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Fulton ADA goes home
    by Staff
    07.30.14 - 06:06 pm