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District 55 early voting underway
House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks Sr. who resigned t...
May 26, 2015 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County: adopt bigger pets fee-free through May 31
The number of animals coming into Fulton County Animal Services has increased drastically due to the large number of animals born during spring. To encourage the public to adopt, LifeLine Animal Pr...
May 22, 2015 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton honors fallen heroes with events, tributes
The men and women who paid the ultimate price for the nation’s freedoms will be honored throughout the south Fulton area during a week of observations beginning Saturday. South Fulton Community Org...
May 21, 2015 02:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz in Fairburn Friday
The city of Fairburn presents an evening of jazz Friday at 8 p.m. at the Fairburn Stage and Courtyard, 15 W. Broad St., Fairburn 30213. Admission is free. Actress and singer Toni Byrd is the featur...
May 20, 2015 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mother of man shot by police to attend Union City Council meeting
The mother of a 19-year-old man shot by police in Union City plans to attend the town's city council meeting Tuesday night and is asking community members to join her. The Georgia Bureau of Investi...
May 19, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia DOT rejects Palmetto Pipeline for refined petroleum
The Georgia Department of Transportation has rejected a plan to build a pipeline carrying refined petroleum from South Carolina through Georgia and into Florida. DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry an...
May 19, 2015 03:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia State Patrol enforcing "slow poke" law
The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane. The state's so-called "slow poke" law took eff...
May 18, 2015 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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District restores Fulton Industrial gateway sculpture
The Fulton Industrial Community Improvement District recently renovated Peter Forakis’ 1967 sculpture “The Atlanta Gateway,” including returning its color to its original Sunrise Red, and plans a r...
May 18, 2015 04:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toastmasters on tour; in Fairburn Tuesday
The Fairburn Toastmasters Club will be hosting its Toastmasters On Tour community event at libraries. Toastmasters can help hone public speaking skills in a professional and supportive environment....
May 18, 2015 03:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public safety officials launching "Click it or Ticket"
Georgia public safety officials say they're planning to participate in several traffic safety campaigns during the Memorial Day travel period. Governor's Office of Highway Safety officials say thei...
May 16, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA passenger remains hospitalized after train crash
Atlanta public transit officials say five of six people who were injured in a bus crash have been released from the hospital. MARTA spokeswoman Alisa Jackson says a 65-year-old man remains hospital...
May 14, 2015 10:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA releases statement on bus accident in East Point
MARTA released the following statement today about the train and bus incident in East Point: MARTA is conducting a thorough investigation into an accident on Wednesday, May 13 involving a bus on Ro...
May 14, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Train clips MARTA bus stuck on tracks in East Point; 6 injured
Six people were injured, one seriously, after a freight train clipped a MARTA bus in Atlanta. Multiple news outlets report a truck stopped in front of the bus in East Point Wednesday, preventing th...
May 14, 2015 08:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Fulton County School System prepared for possible measles outbreak
Following a case in which a Forsyth County child last week was suspected of having measles but tested negative for it, a health official with the Fulton County Schools System said it is prepared fo...
May 13, 2015 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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State senator to hold SW Atlanta town hall Tuesday
District 35 State Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta, will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wolf Creek branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, 3100 Enon Road SW, ...
May 13, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City to hold first community health day Saturday
Union City’s inaugural Community Health Day on Saturday will provide attendees with vital signs assessments, physical exams, dental exams, immunizations, chiropractic services, eye tests, panel dis...
May 13, 2015 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal vetoes 11 bills
Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed. The list of vetoed bills that Deal released Tuesday included one that would have allowed motorcycle and bicycle riders to enter inte...
May 13, 2015 08:41 AM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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New baby beluga whale born at Georgia Aquarium
A beluga whale at the Georgia Aquarium has given birth to a baby. Multiple news outlets reports Maris, a 20-year-old who has been at the aquarium since 2005, gave birth to a 126-pound female Sunday...
May 12, 2015 09:28 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairburn's newest principal makes jump from classroom to office
After 15 years of observing best practices and being on the front lines of transferring knowledge from teacher to student, Anthony J. Newbold, Ed.D., is making his mark as the Bear Creek Middle Sch...
May 11, 2015 04:35 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Porsche opens $100 million Experience Center in Atlanta
Gov. Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and top-level Porsche Cars North America executives were among the VIPs celebrating the grand opening of the sports car maker’s $100 million headquarters ...
May 08, 2015 06:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County firefighters wear pink to honor Mother’s Day
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Fulton County Firefighters will wear pink T-shirts to show their support for finding a cure for breast cancer. “We have identified May as the month for members who pur...
May 08, 2015 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Intimate Partner Violence Forum slated for Saturday in College Park
The Atlanta Suburban and East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and the Omicron Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are collaborating to host an ...
May 08, 2015 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Students impacted by APS cheating scandal behind in reading
Thousands of Atlanta Public School students affected by a cheating scandal that led to criminal charges against educators have fallen behind in reading and English language arts compared to classma...
May 08, 2015 05:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point high school to host Special Olympics track and field day Friday
Each spring, the Fulton County School System hosts the district’s Special Olympics track and field day. The 2015 event will be held this Friday at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities High School, 2575 Harris St....
May 07, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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