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Georgia Commute Options issues Code Orange smog alert
Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Monday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Tuesday. A Code Orange alert means the air is unhealthy f...
July 27, 2015 07:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County, metro unemployment bucks state, U.S. trend
Unemployment in Henry County and metro Atlanta defied a two-point drop in state and national jobless rates, each rising from May to June, according to a Georgia Department of Labor monthly report. ...
July 27, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County drug court producing results
Earlier this year, a local grandfather stood in Judge Brian Amero’s courtroom at a Drug Court graduation and with tears in his eyes and a tremble in his voice, thanked the judge for giving him back...
July 27, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County delegation state rep.: repeal or amend fireworks bill
District 60 State Rep. Keisha Waites, D-Atlanta, recently called for the repeal or amendment of House Bill 110. Passed during the 2015 legislative session, HB 110 legalized the sale and use of cons...
July 27, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to conduct bus practice run Wednesday
Atlanta Public Schools Monday announced its bus drivers will conduct a practice run on all bus routes Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in preparation for the first day of school, Aug. 5. The purp...
July 27, 2015 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs hires new community development director
The city of Sandy Springs Monday announced the hiring of Michelle M. Alexander, AICP, as community development director. She replaces Angela Parker, who left the position in April to become a vice ...
July 27, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Missing man found safe, unharmed
The Sandy Springs Police Department Sunday afternoon announced a man missing from his home since Saturday morning has been found unharmed. Sunday at 3:38 p.m., Sgt. Forest Bohannon, a department sp...
July 26, 2015 08:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police needs public’s help to identify robbery suspect
The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday announced it is investigating a robbery that took place Friday just after 3:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 5555 New Northside Drive in ...
July 25, 2015 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County commissioner to host education town hall meeting Saturday
District 5 Commissioner Bruce Holmes will hold his monthly town hall meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. at Floyd Chapel Baptist Church in Stockbridge. This month’s meeting will feature a discussion on educ...
July 24, 2015 05:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park to host "Paddington" movie for free tonight
Join the College Park Main Street Association tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Badgett Stadium, 3636 College St., College Park 30337, for the Screen on the Green premiere of "Paddington" – the animated...
July 24, 2015 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County Water Quality Report assures tap water safety
If being judged as having the best tasting drinking water in Georgia is not evidence enough, the results of the annual Henry County Water Quality Report provide further validation for local consume...
July 24, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art Institute of Atlanta to open fashion design program
From RagTrade Atlanta and the upscale shops at Buckhead to the blossoming film industry in need of costume designers, Atlanta is quickly becoming the fashion mecca of the South. Providing talented ...
July 24, 2015 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Briarwood Park pool reopens
The city of Brookhaven Thursday announced the Briarwood Park pool will reopen Friday at noon after being closed Thursday to fix a water line break. All necessary repairs have been made to the pool ...
July 24, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA officials promote half-penny sales tax, bus WiFi
Robbie Ashe said he is not completely sure MARTA’s proposed half-penny sales tax will be approved both by the Georgia General Assembly and the state’s voters in 2016, but he has high hopes. “I thin...
July 23, 2015 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: Police release sketch of murder suspect
The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday announced it has released a sketch of the suspect wanted in the murder of a man found shot to death just after 4 p.m. Thursday at 3 Cedar Run, near Dunwoo...
July 23, 2015 06:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to hold Cascade Road/285 project meeting Tuesday
The Fulton County Department of Public Works/General Services Transportation Division is conducting a study of the Cascade Road at I-285 interchange. The study will last about eight months. The div...
July 23, 2015 05:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough Fire Department promotions announced
Two promotions within the city of McDonough Fire Department were announced recently by Fire Chief Steve Morgan. Capt. Dave Williams became deputy chief and James Robinson became captain of inspecti...
July 23, 2015 05:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell Road mixed-use development gets green light
Three years after its developer first applied for a rezoning request, the property on Roswell and Boylston roads in Sandy Springs will be developed into an apartment community with retail space. Ca...
July 23, 2015 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local home development rezoning denied
A planned residential development at 900 Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs is a no go. Marietta-based Traton Homes LLC submitted a rezoning application for the 12-acre property to be changed from the...
July 23, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding commission to consider new location for E-911 center
The Paulding County Board of Commissioners will consider ending a contract with one company for construction of a new county E-911 Department headquarters and approving a contract with another to d...
July 23, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton rolls back property tax
Hampton residents will keep more money in their pockets, a city official said last week, and may look forward to more filming on local streets. “I want to make sure everyone knows the current milla...
July 23, 2015 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stockbridge hosts free back-to-school, concert events Saturday
The city of Stockbridge, in partnership with Global Impact Christian Ministries, will be hosting a back-to-school kick-off event during which students and their families can enjoy activities and co...
July 23, 2015 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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City accepting applicants for McDonough 101
McDonough residents or business owners interested in an inside look at city operations can join the 2015 Citizen's Government Academy: McDonough 101 program. The deadline to register is July 31 or ...
July 23, 2015 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hapeville building collapses; no major injuries
A building collapsed this week in Hapeville but workers were able to escape with minor injuries, according to City Manager William Whitson. A historic building, circa 1910, at 597 N. Central Ave. w...
July 23, 2015 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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