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Georgia, four other states get one-year ESEA extension
President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday announced five states — Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina — have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain ...
July 31, 2014 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages for most subjects. The Georgia Department of Educa...
July 31, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Hub cited for fire, code enforcement violations
The Hub, an extended-stay hotel located at 6096 Barfield Road and being used for student housing by the Art Institute of Atlanta in Sandy Springs, faces multiple violations following annual inspect...
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Georgia Power exec to speak to Paulding Chamber
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will host Ron Hinson of Georgia Power Co. as the speaker at its monthly luncheon Thursday at the Paulding County Senior Community Center in Dallas. Hinson is execut...
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8 years after fatal assault, another woman dragged into woods in brutal attack
Nearly eight years to the day after a middle-aged mother was murdered during her bike ride along the Silver Comet Trail in Hiram, a Dallas woman was found badly beaten beside a stretch of the same ...
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McDonough gardeners donate tons of produce to pantries, shelters
Two McDonough gardeners are using land provided by the nonprofit Henry County Community Gardens and a do-it-yourself irrigation system to help feed the hungry. Brian Bouts and Max Breckenridge, bot...
July 30, 2014 06:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobless rate up in county, metro, state
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week Henry County’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in June, up from 7.2 percent in May but down from June 2013, when it was 9 percent. Stockbri...
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McDonough sporting goods company gives back to community
Henry County families enjoyed a day of fishing and grilling last week thanks to the Atlanta branch of Maurice Sporting Goods Inc, located at 1325 Ga. 155 in McDonough. The sporting goods retailer, ...
July 30, 2014 06:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton ADA goes home
Fulton County Assistant District Attorney April Ross McConnell was discharged July 29 from Sheperd Center in Buckhead after a 12-week hospitalization and rehab stay following the gunshot injuries s...
July 30, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Night Out set for Tuesday
In a news release Wednesday, the Sandy Springs Police Department announced it and Target are teaming up for the 31st annual National Night Out community celebration Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamm...
July 30, 2014 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur Police release burglary prevention video
In an effort to keep homeowners safe and aware, the Decatur Police Department has released a burglary prevention video for the community. It includes tips on how to keep homes safe and how to be mo...
July 30, 2014 04:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free soccer tournament Saturday in Doraville
Come and participate in a free soccer tournament Saturday at Honeysuckle Park, 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive in Doraville. This is a community event designed to raise awareness of the Cross Keys Susta...
July 30, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer set to retire in September
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.14 - 11:00 am
  • UPDATE: Woman beaten as she walked on Silver Comet Trail near Dallas, deputies say
    The Paulding County Sheriff's Office today was searching for a man who reportedly violently beat a Dallas woman as she walked on the Silver Comet Trail between the Chamber of Commerce and Seaboard ...
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    Parts of Peachtree Road transformation stalled
    Buckhead residents and stakeholders concerned about the proposed “road diet” for portions of Peachtree Road will have to endure a bit of a waiting game as the future of the project is being reconsi...
    July 30, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Police officer pay under fire in Douglasville
    Douglasville’s city manager and police chief have begun meeting about issues surrounding the recruitment, employment and retention of officers. This followed last week’s special called meeting of t...
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    Drug funds to help enhance sheriff’s arsenal
    The Douglas County Sheriff's Department will soon receive additional crime-fighting weapons which are essentially being paid for by criminals rather than taxpayers. Last week the Douglas County Com...
    July 30, 2014 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commitee: Buckhead church's rectory follows city codes
    The Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit B zoning committee has issued a non-binding opinion favoring a Buckhead church in its fight with neighbors over its plans to build a six-priest rectory on res...
    July 30, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    PEER PERFECTION: Douglas chamber salutes small business award winners
    The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce recognized the important role small businesses play in the county’s economy last week at its third annual Small Business of Excellence awards luncheon. More t...
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    OTP merges traditional, modern
    Sal Mangino, owner of OTP Tap & Grill at 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, was looking for something different in a head cook. “I was looking for a good, young chef,” the 53-year-old restaurateur said. “So...
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    Roswell designer transforms homes
    Roswell resident Tamara Smolyansky was working as a freelance writer when she kept noticing she would find herself getting distracted looking at the room décor and surroundings of the settings wher...
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    West Nile Virus reported at four county parks
    The Georgia Division of Public Health has notified the Fulton County Department of Health Services that mosquito samples in four communities have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the county...
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    Nonprofit collects book bags, school supplies for homeless
    Children’s Restoration Network, a Roswell-based nonprofit, is wrapping up its 20th annual Back 2 School program, which provides homeless children in the metro area with the tools they need to start...
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    City council OKs new health benefits plan
    The Roswell City Council unanimously approved an annual renewal of employee medical insurance and ancillary benefits at a meeting Monday. The new group health benefits contract, tabbed at $6 millio...
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    North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
    The first National Night Out occurred in 1984. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the event was designed to promote crime prevention and allow community members to interact casual...
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