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Body found wrapped in bloody sheet outside Roswell hotel
Police say a woman's body was found wrapped in a bloody sheet outside a hotel in Atlanta's northern suburbs. Police say her body was found early Thursday morning, outside the Atlanta Hotel on Old D...
October 30, 2014 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sex offenders placed under curfew for Halloween
Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles officials say sex offenders on parole will be subject to increased supervision on Halloween. The agency said in a news release that the offenders will be under ...
October 30, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eight local contested races on ballot
Following months of campaigning, the 2014 general election will arrive Tuesday with two high-profile races at the top of the ballot and eight more contested local ones toward the bottom of it. In t...
October 29, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot to include amendments, referendum
In addition to the candidates up vying for public office, Tuesday’s general election ballot will include two proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum. Amendment A asks voters...
October 29, 2014 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local health care professionals offer flu season advice
With influenza season under way, local health care professionals are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid the illness. Flu season typically starts in October, peaks between December and Feb...
October 29, 2014 06:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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High Museum of Art director stepping down
The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Michael E. Shapiro, its Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director since 2000, will leave the position in August. Shapiro has been part of the Hi...
October 29, 2014 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell police officer slashed with knife, expected to recover
Roswell police are searching for two men accused of assaulting an officer and slashing him with a knife. Department spokeswoman Lisa Holland said in an emailed statement that the officer was patrol...
October 29, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nashville firm updates Roswell Council on city branding initiative
Representatives from Nashville, Tenn.’s North Star Destination Strategies briefed the mayor and city council on Roswell’s ongoing branding initiative at a work session Monday. Company Vice Presiden...
October 29, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves $3.6M for adult rec center pool
Monday, the Roswell City Council unanimously approved a contract for the construction of a therapeutic pool at the city’s Adult Recreation Center, along with a budget amendment allocating almost $1...
October 29, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Fatima
Furkids presents Fatima for the pet of the week spotlight. Fatima is a 1-year-old Abyssinian/Bengal mix with a big heart to match her big aqua-green eyes. Fatima gets along well with other cats. Th...
October 29, 2014 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta OKs more apartments, less hotel space at Avalon
A vote at Monday’s Alpharetta city council meeting brought the total number of rental housing units allowed at Avalon to 526 — an increase of 276 units from the development’s original 2012 plan. Th...
October 29, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disclosures show Racine had six times Fortner’s funds Sept. 30 in Douglas DA race
Democrat Elizabeth Racine received three times the contributions of Republican Brian Fortner in this year’s third quarter, and had six times what Fortner had available on Sept. 30 in their race for...
October 29, 2014 02:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta teen, brain tumor survivor rallies for pediatric cancer funding
A decade and a half ago, doctors told Katie Proctor’s parents their child was deaf in her right ear. A follow-up MRI then revealed something much more serious — their 4-year-old daughter had a brai...
October 29, 2014 01:35 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell Recreation and Parks Director to retire after 37 years
Since his birth, parks have been a big part of Joe Glover’s life. His father worked at the Shiloh National Military Park in Corinth, Miss. He moved the family to St. Simons Island in 1949, when Joe...
October 29, 2014 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eddie’s Automotive owner, 66, known for honesty, ethics
Eddie Mobley was known for his honesty and ethics, characteristics lacking in some mechanics. Mobley, who owned Eddie’s Automotive in Sandy Springs, died Oct. 20 of liver cancer at 66. “He was a go...
October 29, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden challenging Mulcare for District 3 commission seat
The Nov. 4 race for the Douglas County Commission District 3 post has incumbent Republican M.P. “Mike” Mulcare facing Democrat Leslie Golden. Mulcare, a retired Delta Airlines employee who has live...
October 29, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fortner, Racine squaring off for Douglas district attorney
One of the most closely-watched Douglas County elections is that for district attorney where Republican Brian Fortner faces Democrat Elizabeth Racine. The race has garnered wide public attention af...
October 29, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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ORGANIZED: Acker putting business experience to good use
Vicki Acker has had a love affair with Douglasville since first being employed by the city in 2012. Now, she is in a position of service where she can show it even more. When former Douglasville Ci...
October 29, 2014 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton voters to decide district, county races
Georgia’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races may be getting all the publicity, but north Fulton is not without a little excitement of its own at the polls next week. In the area’s only U.S. House ...
October 29, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glenridge Hall on organization's 2015 Places in Peril list
The Midtown-based Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Wednesday announced its 2015 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state, and one of them is Glenridge Hall in Sandy Springs. In July Glenridge...
October 29, 2014 10:32 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local doctor pleads guilty to child molestation, ID fraud
A Sandy Springs doctor has been sentenced to a mandatory 25 years in prison following a guilty plea in the child molestation case against him. During plea proceedings Monday, Kelly Thrasher, 41, pl...
October 28, 2014 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday’s Halloween rush could be year’s worst traffic day
With Halloween Friday, Georgia Commute Options, an organization promoting public transit, carpools and vanpools, is encouraging metro Atlantans to plan ahead for the traffic associated with the hol...
October 28, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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House District 78 rep faces challenge
Georgia House District 78, which includes part of Henry County, is up for grabs in the election Tuesday. Republican challenger Christopher J. Deraney, 33, of Jonesboro, is the social media director...
October 28, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barham, Payton vie for county's District 3
Henry County District 3 residents will decide if Republican Commissioner Gary Barham will retain his seat or lose to Democratic challenger Darryl Payton. Barham, 59, is a lifelong McDonough residen...
October 28, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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