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‘Vacation’ ending, more film projects on horizon at Paulding studio
A high-profile movie is nearing completion of filming at Atlanta Film Studios in Hiram and could be replaced immediately with another production. Executive Director Blake Swafford told the Paulding...
November 21, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding air show planned for return in May after year hiatus
Paulding air show organizers are planning for a May performance at Silver Comet Field after not organizing one last month for the first time in three years, the airport’s director said Wednesday. B...
November 21, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman says Obama ‘defies voters’ with immigration plan
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, said last week President Barack Obama’s executive orders to halt the deportation of nearly 5 million in the country illegally “defies voters.” The Assoc...
November 21, 2014 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA predicts 1.3 million Georgians traveling for Thanksgiving
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Travel Thursday announced it projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since ...
November 20, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners clash over retreat boycott
County Commissioner Ann Jones Guider drew fire from fellow commissioners recently for her decision to leave a budget planning meeting held outside the county for what she said was a lack of transpa...
November 19, 2014 06:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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ARC honors city, West Broad project
A private developer has undertaken a project designed to revitalize what he said had been a blighted area of downtown Douglasville. Barry Oliver, chief executive officer of Station Loft Works, is r...
November 19, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIGHT ‘EM UP: Silent auction of decorated trees aids food program
If Santa Claus ever wanted to move out of the North Pole, he might want to consider the Douglas County Courthouse as a new address, especially during the Christmas season. The holiday-themed Festiv...
November 19, 2014 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves two electric vehicle charging stations
During its meeting at City Hall Tuesday, the Sandy Springs City Council voted 6-0 to approve electric vehicle charging stations at Hammond Park through a grant from the Georgia Environmental Financ...
November 19, 2014 05:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighbor charged with murder of great-grandmother
Douglasville Police charged a 53-year-old Douglasville man with murder earlier this week in the death of a woman found tied up and dead in her apartment Nov. 10. Odes Dupree was set to make an appe...
November 19, 2014 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forecaster: Buckhead following Midtown’s lead
Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy, Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown, at least in the housing department. That was the message from Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D., director of the E...
November 19, 2014 04:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nightclub, rezoning issues revisited
Officials rebuffed the purported new owner of a controversial local nightclub during Tuesday’s Sandy Springs City Council meeting. The city’s governing body voted 6-0 to deny Kenneth Durden’s bid f...
November 19, 2014 04:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislative subcommittee to draw boundary lines for DeKalb cityhood proposals
On Nov. 19, House Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Amy Carter, R-Valdosta, announced five appointees to the DeKalb County Cityhood Subcommittee of the House Governmental Affairs Committee. The ...
November 19, 2014 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell mulls overhaul of noise ordinance
Roswell officials said they want to make it loud and clear — if there is too much racket going on, property owners better be prepared to face some hefty penalties. The city council is considering c...
November 19, 2014 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
Chinese, seafood, Southern cooking — all much-beloved, time-honored buffet staples. At Alpharetta’s Mayuri Indian Restaurant, however, there are not any metal trays lined with mashed potatoes or fl...
November 19, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
The premise behind Small Business Saturday, a national event started by American Express in 2010, is simple. After consumers have spent heaps of money online and at malls and big box stores, the id...
November 19, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
Earlier this year, District 48 State Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, introduced a bill to the Georgia General Assembly addressing unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones. The bill,...
November 19, 2014 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta Police Explorers take home medal
The Alpharetta Police Explorers returned home Saturday, Nov. 15, with a victory in the third annual Police Explorer Competition in Snellville. They also learned a valuable safety lesson for law enf...
November 19, 2014 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Realtor says lack of affordable homes hurts Roswell
Georgia Initiative for Community Housing Team Roswell member Dan Wilhelm knows the local market well — he is also the owner of the residential management company 3 Options Realty. Speaking at a Ros...
November 19, 2014 02:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFCC director says volunteers, donations needed year-round
Executive Director Barbara Duffy said she is amazed how the smallest things can trigger such strong emotions for families seeking North Fulton Community Charities services. “I’ve had someone break ...
November 19, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton city council weighs in on LEED certification
At Monday’s public meeting, council members contemplated going green with the new Milton City Hall building designs. While the council did not vote to deny or approve Leadership in Energy and Envir...
November 19, 2014 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell looks at fire station relocation
Design concepts for the new Fire Station No. 4 were unveiled at a Roswell Public Safety and Public Works Committee meeting last Wednesday. At about 16,000 square feet, the facility will be roughly ...
November 19, 2014 01:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With demand increasing, food pantry seeks holiday donations
More than 100 volunteers work for North Fulton Community Charities. On any given day, roughly 50 are onsite. Even with the manpower, the organization has difficulties keeping up with food pantry de...
November 19, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recession receding, employment, housing on rise
Changes in the economy, including the housing market and employment, were hot topics at last week’s Henry Council for Quality Growth luncheon in Stockbridge. Kennesaw State University economic pund...
November 19, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkey Day 5K, 10K on Thanksgiving
Before chowing down on Thanksgiving Day, Henry County residents can run the Turkey Day 5K and 10K to help those in need in the community. Get Set Grow Event Management member Suzy Ellis said the ra...
November 19, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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