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South Fulton cities' municipal elections attract candidates
More than three dozen candidates are running for nonpartisan city offices in November. College Park mayor and city council hopefuls are, for mayor, retired city deputy police chief Thomas Kuzniacki...
September 04, 2015 05:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County police department accredited for another three years
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies recently awarded the Fulton County Police Department its accreditation for the ninth time. The special award re...
September 04, 2015 03:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste of South Fulton on Labor Day to include entertainment
South Fulton Community Organizers will present the Taste of South Fulton on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Camp Creek Marketplace and Princeton Lakes Shopping Center, 3760 Redwine Road, Atlanta 30...
September 03, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenbriar Mall streetscape to be officially opened Thursday morning
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and District 11 City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Greenbriar Parkway and Headland Drive streetscape improvement project Thur...
September 02, 2015 05:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobs added in south Fulton follow trends
Companies ramping up their head counts helped the state unemployment rate drop by a tenth of a point to 6.0 percent in July, its lowest in more than seven years, Georgia Department of Labor officia...
September 02, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point hospital to host its second breast cancer awareness 5K
Early morning and early warnings will go hand in hand Sept. 12 at the second Atlanta Medical Center Race for Survivors, a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness nonprofit Sisters by Choice, which h...
September 01, 2015 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City appoints new chief judge
Union City has appointed Ronald J. Freeman Sr. as chief municipal court judge. Municipal court has jurisdiction over all traffic citations, ordinance violations and misdemeanor offenses occurring w...
August 31, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta resident dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game
A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the ...
August 30, 2015 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City to hold second arts festival, breast cancer 5K
Union City announced its second UC Arts & Crafts Festival and Breast Cancer Awareness 5K. “Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, these events are sure to promote arts, culture and fitness as core compon...
August 28, 2015 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State senator to lead third annual Atlanta African Carnival, parade in College Park
Dist. 35 State Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta. will co-host the third annual Atlanta African Carnival on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Conventio...
August 28, 2015 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park to set millage rate for 2015
The mayor and city council of College Park announced Wednesday their intention to maintain the same ad valorem property tax millage rate of 12.619 mills. For the past three years, the city's millag...
August 27, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA launches "Free Ride” campaign for Labor Day Monday
All day on Sept. 7, MARTA is inviting everyone to ride its trains, buses and Mobility service at no charge. “Free Ride” is the second ridership initiative introduced by the Authority in recent week...
August 27, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five things you need to know about the future of Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves baseball stadium, originally occupied by the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, is not only a sports destination. It is also the subject of controversy as the city of Atlanta, Fulton...
August 26, 2015 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advanced Placement test scores improve during 2014-15
Recently released Fulton County School District Advanced Placement scores on calculus grade averages for the 2014-15 school year showed great improvement despite math curriculum changes for the cur...
August 25, 2015 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point reclaims neighborhood corner
Children can play again on a newly green acre in a historic East Point neighborhood, where amenities include a playground, flowering trees and a cobblestone walkway. The sight at Center Park – name...
August 24, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton candidates to throw hats into ring for mayor, city council offices
Although their timing between gubernatorial and presidential races may result in lower-key campaigns, the municipal elections of 2015 offer nearly 20 opportunities for residents to enter politics o...
August 21, 2015 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point, Union City plan higher taxes
Homeowners in two south Fulton cities should plan on ponying up more for government services when their property tax bills arrive later this year. Last week, the East Point City Council adopted a f...
August 19, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point PD reacts to indictments
East Point Police Chief Tommy E. Gardner released the following statement Tuesday: "On Aug. 17, 2015 the city of East Point Police Department was notified by the Fulton County District Attorney’s o...
August 19, 2015 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County chair extends condolences to Bond family
Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves released the following statement Sunday night: "I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Julian Bond, who leaves an immeasurable legacy as a public serva...
August 17, 2015 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton attorney named to foundation board
The Atlanta Women’s Foundation has elected four new members to its board who bring strong leadership skills in support of the organization’s mission to eliminate generational poverty for women and ...
August 14, 2015 04:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County commission to salute Westlake HS, ponder IT dept. next week
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners is set to meet Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the county government center at 141 Pryor St. in downtown Atlanta. Agenda highlights include a salute to the Westlake H...
August 14, 2015 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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County pays $200K for election software, satisfies consent order
At its meeting last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of an election and asset management system and poll worker online training software system recommended by th...
August 12, 2015 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County tells Kroger ‘no’ for third time
Cascade Road residents may still have to fight traffic at I-285 – said by Fulton County to be one of the most congested south Fulton interchanges on that major artery – but a nearby shopping center...
August 12, 2015 12:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • East Point child, 9, drowned
    by Neighbor Staff
    07.16.15 - 03:59 pm