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County beats state on all but two CRCT tests
Fulton County beat the state results in all grades and all areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests according to results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education, except...
July 09, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hapeville kicks off concert series
Spilling over from downtown Hapeville streets into Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park at 680 S. Central Ave., hundreds of attendees are expected at each of the free Downtown Live Concerts from July through Oct...
July 09, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grad rate drives up jobless rate
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate increased to 7.3 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.5 percent in April. The rate was ...
June 30, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire department dedicates new engines
The Fulton County Fire Department remembered two of its own by dedicating two new $400,000 fire trucks to “comrades who have given the ultimate in the attempt to save lives,” Fire Chief Larry Few s...
June 30, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fraudulent MARTA Breeze card ring indicted in DeKalb
A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted seven co-conspirators for their respective roles in an elaborate scheme involving hundreds of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Breez...
June 27, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barwick, Robertson facing off for Fulton judicial seat
Following the May 20 primary election, Jane Barwick and Shelitha R. Robertson still remain in the battle for the Fulton County Superior Court judge seat being vacated by retiring Judge Cynthia Wrig...
June 25, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton resident is state bar’s first black president
Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker earlier this month became the first African-American and the third woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia. She was sworn in June 7 as the 52nd president o...
June 24, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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County gets ready for tax hike
At its meeting last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved advertising a proposed general fund tax increase from 10.211 to 11.781 mills. While three public hearings are set – July ...
June 24, 2014 02:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board talks millage rate
Fulton County Schools officials intend to keep the fiscal 2015 millage rate at its current rate. With a unanimous vote, the Fulton Board of Education confirmed its position following the third and ...
June 21, 2014 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park CVB announces $13M economic impact
Under the new leadership of its president Cookie Smoak, the Meet College Park, Georgia convention and visitors bureau recently announced the destination marketing organization has generated over $1...
June 17, 2014 01:32 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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County to try again on auditor, budget advertising, zoning, executive protection
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting today may vote on creating a county auditor position, advertising budget hearings, rezoning a controversial property and deleting the require...
June 17, 2014 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Fresh mobile farmers market begins
The fourth annual Fulton Fresh mobile farmers market program is bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to more locations and more participants this year than ever before. A collaboration between Fult...
June 17, 2014 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City hosts Hometown Connection event
Union City, in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association, recently hosted its third Hometown Connection event. Hometown Connection is a way for city officials to reach out and connect with...
June 10, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aviation community, cultural center to open June 19
Fulton County Vice Chair Emma I. Darnell, the board of commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, under the leadership of interim Director Tae Earl-Jackson, will celebrate the grand opening ...
June 10, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inaugural Fulton farm stand opens
A 12-by-12 foot wooden structure may help improve the way south Fulton residents shop, cook and eat. Fulton County Cooperative Extension volunteers built the brand-new Fulton Farm Stand, which open...
June 10, 2014 04:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax hike of 17 percent on horizon
A nearly $1 billion projected increase in Fulton County assessed property values – from $44.5 billion to $45.4 billion – may lead to a 17.45 percent jump in the millage rate, which is the rate per ...
June 10, 2014 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New GM named at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recently appointed Miguel Southwell as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s new general manager. The Atlanta City Council was expected to vote on Southwell’s ...
June 03, 2014 02:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City mayor appointed to state board
Union City Mayor Vince Williams was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council of Georgia as one of its 11 voting members. Deal officially swore W...
June 03, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex- Atlanta Public School official gets 3 years in bribery case
A former Atlanta Public Schools technology director has been sentenced to serve nearly three and a half years in prison for taking bribes to help a contractor secure work with the district. U.S. Di...
May 29, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta mayor, King Center mourn Maya Angelou
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and King Center officials say they're mourning the loss of renowned poet and author Maya Angelou. Angelou, died Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She ...
May 28, 2014 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Timing right for backyard chickens
Now that spring is heading into summer, backyard chicken raising is at its yearly peak with more birds laying more eggs during the extended daylight hours. Last week, Fulton County Extension Agent ...
May 27, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Primary results: turnout 16 percent; Eaves, Darnell in, Pitts, Edwards out
Fulton County Chair and District 7 candidate John Eaves squeaked by at-large Commissioner Robb Pitts in the battle to represent the Democratic Party in the November election, winning by less than s...
May 23, 2014 06:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Primary Results: Complete list of winners
Here is a list of winners of races in Georgia. U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, Dem U.S. Senate Jack Kingston, GOP -- Advances to runoff David Perdue, GOP -- Advances to runoff Governor Nathan Deal (i), ...
May 21, 2014 05:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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