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Feds approve 285/400 interchange improvements
Gov. Nathan Deal’s office Tuesday announced the Federal Highway Administration approved the Atlanta Transportation Improvement Plan, which includes funding for Interstate 285/Ga. 400 interchange pr...
September 30, 2014 04:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isakson, other leaders urge global teamwork
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, said the state’s economic and job creation ambitions are correlated to its level of global engagement. Isakon’s remarks came Monday during the America’s Global...
September 30, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia’s jobless rate ‘questionable’
Last month, Georgia outdid the nation in its jobless rate – 8.1 percent, up from 7.7 percent in July. On Sept. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report saying, fo...
September 30, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle of Atlanta reenactment facing uncertain future
The hills on the Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton were covered by seemingly endless lines of soldier’s tents while the sound of modern automobile traffic along a portion of Jonesboro Road was muffl...
September 30, 2014 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roundabout on tap next year for Ga. 20, East Lake Road
At a recent public information meeting held at Timber Ridge Elementary School in McDonough, county officials and representatives from the Henry County special purpose local option sales tax departm...
September 30, 2014 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Union City to get $60M distribution center, 600 jobs
The city of Union City announced last week the upcoming opening of a new regional distribution center which will send goods from Cincinnati, Ohio-based consumer products company Procter & Gamble to...
September 30, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton fights breast cancer
Pink is the color of October as south Fulton congregations, companies and caregivers ramp up their National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events. The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness...
September 30, 2014 03:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Labor commissioner finds it ‘odd’ Georgia has top U.S. jobless rate
Last month, Georgia outdid the nation in its jobless rate – 8.1 percent, up from 7.7 percent in July. On Sept. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report saying, fo...
September 30, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport board ignores plea, OKs agreement
Paulding’s Airport Authority ignored a request from city of Atlanta officials and unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement last week to convert Silver Comet Field to a self-sustaining fa...
September 30, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New, existing companies could bring 83 jobs to Paulding
Paulding County’s Industrial Building Authority last week approved one project and is considering another which could bring new jobs and more than $10 million in new construction. The building auth...
September 30, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Refunding bond debt to save school district almost $9M
The Paulding County Board of Education has approved a resolution that will allow the school district to re-fund its bond debt, the school system announced in a news release. The Paulding County Sch...
September 30, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dallas City Council to hold budget hearing Monday
Dallas City Council will hold a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. on its proposed 2015 budget after tentatively adopting a property tax rate which generates 11 percent more revenue than last year. Th...
September 30, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadline Monday to register to vote
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians they must be registered to vote by Monday to participate in the Nov. 4 general election. Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go ...
September 30, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Future Paulding commissioners not happy with airport plan
Two future Paulding County commissioners said last week they plan to work to regain some leeway over future airport funding after they take office Jan. 1 despite an intergovernmental agreement whic...
September 30, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Jude named National Blue Ribbon School
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School in Sandy Springs is one of 12 Georgia schools and 337 in America that were named to the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 ba...
September 30, 2014 01:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New trail signs approved for Brook Run Park in Dunwoody
Approval for new signage at the recently opened trail at Brook Run Park was granted at last week’s Dunwoody City Council meeting. Parks and Recreation Manager Brent Walker presented the council wit...
September 30, 2014 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste of Tucker set for Saturday
On Saturday, Tucker residents and visitors can enjoy local food, live entertainment and family fun during the fifth annual Taste of Tucker. The event will run from 1 to 6 p.m. on Main Street and wi...
September 30, 2014 10:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Womenetics to host conferences in Atlanta, Chicago
The 2014 Global Women’s Initiative, set for Oct. 8 at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, will convene international thought leaders to explore “Women as the Competitive Advantage: Redefining...
September 30, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Lady of the Assumption students give back with service projects
Students at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School participated in its fourth annual Day of Service last week. More than 500 students at the Brookhaven school spent the entire day supporting th...
September 30, 2014 10:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taylor named first female DeKalb chamber president
Not only is Katerina Taylor’s recent promotion as president of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce a major personal achievement, it is also a historic milestone, as she is the chamber’s first fem...
September 30, 2014 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASO’s Romanstein resigns; Neal named interim leader
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Midtown Monday announced Stanley Romanstein, Ph.D., has resigned as its president and CEO, effective immediately. The move comes in the middle of a lockout of musi...
September 29, 2014 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City snags new fire chief from Alpharetta
Following an extensive selection process, the city of Sandy Springs Monday announced it has hired Keith Sanders as the its new fire chief. Sanders will replace Jack McElfish, who retires at the end...
September 29, 2014 12:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASO management, musicians agree to mediation
(UPDATED SUNDAY AT 6:08 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S PLAYERS ASSOCIATION'S CHRISTINA SMITH ON MEDIATION) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Saturday announced its management a...
September 28, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nonprofit honors Atlanta Public Schools educators
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced the Buckhead-based Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Wednesday and Thursday surprised six Atlanta Public Schools educators, including two ...
September 26, 2014 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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