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UPDATED: North Atlanta, Sutton principals resigning
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 11:20 A.M. WITH INFO, QUOTES FROM TAYLOR'S LETTER) The leaders of Buckhead’s only public middle and high schools are stepping down. North Atlanta Principal Howard “Gene” Taylor...
April 17, 2014 10:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maxwell facing challenge from Bond for Georgia House seat
A veteran lawmaker is facing a determined but underfunded challenger for Paulding’s District 17 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Six-term incumbent Rep. Howard Maxwell, R-Dallas, will ...
April 17, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silverbacks respond to soccer franchise in Atlanta
Wednesday was a big day for the sport of soccer in Atlanta. At an event in downtown Atlanta, an investment group led by Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank announced its purchase of a Major League S...
April 17, 2014 10:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Chamber to host forum for state, county candidates
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee is set to host a candidates forum April 24 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium at Chattahoochee Technical College’s Paulding Campus, 400 Na...
April 17, 2014 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate
James Nixon said he believes there is a need in the Georgia Senate for a lawmaker who is different and, as he termed, does not “run with the herd.” A three-year Douglas County resident and the marr...
April 17, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Red Cross honors two Douglas residents for their volunteer work
Two Douglas County residents were among a group of award-winning volunteers the American Red Cross is honoring later this month. The disaster aid agency’s metro Atlanta chapter named Shirley Rawlin...
April 16, 2014 06:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory’s legacy: love of family, community
Herb Emory’s love for Douglas County was only surpassed by his love of family, needy children and the welfare of animals, some local public officials said Monday. Emory died Saturday of a heart att...
April 16, 2014 06:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mason Creek ready for district science fair
Although the projects selected by the five winners of the recent Mason Creek Elementary School science fair read like college course studies, they showed the depth of these third- through fifth-gra...
April 16, 2014 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political newcomer Nixon a different kind of candidate
James Nixon said he believes there is a need in the Georgia Senate for a lawmaker who is different and, as he termed, does not “run with the herd.” A three-year Douglas County resident and the marr...
April 16, 2014 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council denies Hertz Rent a Car bid
Sandy Springs officials have rejected a plan that would have brought a national car rental chain to the city’s central corridor. Applicant Sandy Springs Plaza Investments LLC’s bid to move a Hertz ...
April 16, 2014 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local eateries participating in Dining Out for Life
The 22nd Dining Out for Life is April 23. The evening brings more than 100 Atlanta-area restaurants together in support of Open Hand’s community nutrition programs and meal deliveries. During the e...
April 16, 2014 04:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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EPA to help clean Proctor Creek for Earth Day
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new regional administrator for the Southeast, Heather McTeer Toney, will roll up her sleeves alongside other EPA employees and community partners to clean up P...
April 16, 2014 04:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Phipps Plaza to undergo renovation
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  • Paulding educator in running for state teacher of the year
    Paulding County High School science teacher Marc Pedersen is one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia teacher of the year award, the Georgia Department of Education announced last week. Pedersen te...
    April 16, 2014 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    GDOT to host statewide rail plan meetings
    The Georgia Department of Transportation has initiated the development of its 2014 statewide rail plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and prov...
    April 16, 2014 12:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Vinings Business Expo set for Monday
    The Vinings Business Association will host its fifth annual Vinings Business Expo Monday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Atlanta Vinings Hotel, 2857 Paces Ferry Road. Admission and parking are...
    April 16, 2014 12:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Three vie for contested Cobb County Superior Court judge seat
    In the May 20 primary election, nonpartisan candidates Ann Harris, Juanita Stedman and Nathan Wade will face off in the race to win the Cobb County Superior Court judge seat being vacated by retiri...
    April 16, 2014 11:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Dining Destinations: Le Bistro
    My comfort level with stairs is rapidly diminishing as the years pass. The fact that I was cautiously ascending the steps leading from a bustling Canton Street on a recent Saturday morning was a te...
    April 16, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Equestrian facility coming to rural Roswell
    For once, local attorney Don Rolader did not have to rebut objections to his client’s proposed land use in Roswell. The application by Canary Farms on behalf of Jada Caesar, a professional equestri...
    April 16, 2014 10:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    All things green and growing are Garden Faire focus
    Daffodils, dogwoods and azaleas in bloom and a fresh warm breeze ruffling newly budded leaves. It’s the time of year that fills gardeners with eagerness and enthusiasm for a planting spree. One of ...
    April 16, 2014 10:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City Council members weigh options to enhance Roswell Street
    Roswell Street in Alpharetta could be getting a makeover that will add additional parking spots and a lower speed limit. During a workshop meeting Monday night, city Public Works Director Pete Sewc...
    April 16, 2014 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta Food Truck Alley rolls into second year
    This Thursday, food trucks will converge on downtown Alpharetta with the return of the Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, a weekly special events series hosted by the city and food truck event planning c...
    April 16, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Two Roswell farmers markets form partnership
    Two farmers markets in Roswell — the Sweet Apple Farmers Market and the Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market — will collaborate as sister markets this year, said Christy Hood-Cree and Michael McLane...
    April 16, 2014 01:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    School board approves new superintendent
    The Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to hire Meria Joel Carstarphen as the new Atlanta Public Schools superintendent. Carstarphen brings nearly 20 years of experience to the job ...
    April 15, 2014 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb County seeks input on comprehensive transportation plan
    The public is invited to review the draft comprehensive transportation plan and to submit comments during the 30-day comment period, which ends May 9. All comments should be submitted in writing to...
    April 15, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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