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Fulton runoff elections update
Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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I am the 10 percent: Casting a ballot in Fulton County
Running late to work this morning, I thought about skipping the polls and going right to the office. But then I remembered the story we published last week saying voter turnout was expected to be 1...
July 22, 2014 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry runoff election turnout light
Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnutt said she expects a light turnout today at the polls. "We only voted 2,374 during advance voting and have around 300 absentee ballots...
July 22, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Turnout in primary runoff slow thus far
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 11:10 A.M. WITH PHOTOS OF VOTERS AT ONE LOCAL POLLING PRECINCT) Judging by the turnout at one local polling place, voters are not rushing to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s prim...
July 22, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blog: How was your voting experience?
This morning I voted in the primary runoff election at my polling place, High Point Elementary School in Sandy Springs. There was no line – two people were ahead of me but there was plenty of room ...
July 22, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry elections feature state contests
With local elections decided in the May 20 primary, Tuesday's runoff is dominated by key state contests. The U.S. Senate seat from which Saxby Chambliss is retiring is sought by Republicans Jack Ki...
July 21, 2014 11:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton runoffs include District 5 commission
Update: Fulton County spokeswoman April Majors said at noon, "All has been going smoothly." More information will follow from a morning briefing held by Registration and Elections Director Richard ...
July 21, 2014 11:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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159,152 Georgians vote early in primary runoff election
Early voting for Tuesday’s primary runoff election ended Friday, and the Georgia secretary of state’s office announced Monday the number of ballots cast during the three-week period, which started ...
July 21, 2014 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council members establish Code Enforcement Commission
The Atlanta City Council Monday announced members Joyce Sheperd and Mary Norwood have established a commission to study the ills of residential and commercial blight in the city of Atlanta. During ...
July 21, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge dismisses Pitts’ lawsuit against Eaves, county
A judge has dismissed the May 20 Democratic primary election lawsuit District 7 Fulton County Board of Commissioners (chairman) candidate Robb Pitts filed against fellow candidate John Eaves and Ri...
July 21, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State complying with new law on school fundraisers
In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to am...
July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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EPA awards funds for restoring Proctor Creek Watershed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday announced it is awarding more than $179,000 to three organizations for the restoration of the Proctor Creek Watershed in northwest Atlanta. N...
July 19, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Canton Street plans get historic commission once-over
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:37 pm
  • Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:29 pm
  • Cougars getting ready for new season, region foes
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:18 pm
  • Independent Bozarth’s candidacy certified
    Finally, it’s official. Buckhead resident Bill Bozarth, independent candidate for the District 54 House of Representative seat, was notified Thursday both the Fulton County Board of Elections and t...
    July 18, 2014 07:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
    “I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it. “I’ve just found out I’m not the nation’s poet laureate. “I made a great effort. I put up a good fight. “But instead the job went to a guy name...
    July 18, 2014 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Gold dust woman: On the passing of a friend
    I just returned from the funeral of my friend Mila Cantrell Begley. We gathered in the usual fashion, in a typical small-town funeral home. The chapel was at capacity, as Mila was loved by multitud...
    July 18, 2014 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    There’s another scandal brewing that stems from, shockingly, Washington. It seems a White House occupant had a 15-year affair with one of his neighbors. At least, that’s the tale historical documen...
    July 18, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Church should be allowed to move rectory
    EDITOR: As a resident in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood [in Buckhead], I support the move of six priests [and their rectory] from the Cathedral of Christ the King to the residence the chur...
    July 18, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Decatur to host public meetings on unified development ordinance
    The unified development ordinance process has taken the existing development regulations, tidied up their inconsistencies, incorporated certain goals from the strategic plan and consolidated everyt...
    July 18, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Voter turnout expected to be 10 percent
    Even with a ballot that includes the high-profile showdown between Republican U.S. Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue, only about 10 percent of voters are expected to hit the polls in...
    July 17, 2014 09:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
    The Battle of Peachtree Creek in south Buckhead is a bit of a misnomer. While discussing the 150th anniversary of the battle, which was July 20, 1864, a friend made the observation that the series ...
    July 17, 2014 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Marsalis leads National Black Arts Festival concert
    The legendary Wynton Marsalis will bring his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from New York to Atlanta for the spectacular “Modern Life, Modern Music” concert July 25 at Atlanta Symphony Hall in th...
    July 17, 2014 09:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Shepherd up one spot in U.S. News & World Report rankings
    Shepherd Center, a Buckhead-based catastrophic-care hospital for patients with spinal cord and brain injuries, ranks No. 9 in a 2014-15 list of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation in ...
    July 17, 2014 08:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Changes afoot with Vinings restaurants
    The Vinings restaurant scene is undergoing some changes following the July 1 closing of Garrison’s Boiler and Tap in the Vinings Jubilee. Garrison’s, which opened in 1998, was sold to Tom Murphy, o...
    July 17, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Spending time at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
    Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns on Tiger Mountain Vineyards. TIGER – Just seven tenths of a mile, north of this town of 316 residents and no traffic light, you blissfully arrive at ...
    July 17, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • High schools unite for soccer camp
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:15 pm
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    by Staff Reports
    07.16.14 - 02:13 pm
  • Push 1 Volleyball helping change sport in Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:07 pm
  • Grace Christian preps for football season
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:03 pm
  • Paulding Sports News
    by Staff Reports
    07.16.14 - 02:02 pm
  • Roswell East-West Alley master plan conceptual plans revealed
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:40 pm
  • Candidates vie for judge’s seat in Roswell runoff
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:35 pm