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Paulding state lawmakers, school board member may see challengers this year
Some Paulding incumbents on the state and county levels could see challengers this year. Potential challengers have emerged for two state House races and the Paulding County School Board’s sole at-...
February 12, 2016 12:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s new Board of Ethics: Meet Scott Bonder
As part of an ethics referendum that passed last November, a new seven-member ethics board was appointed by separate DeKalb County organizations and individuals. The DeKalb Neighbor will be introdu...
February 12, 2016 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas principal among six finalists for state award
The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently named Chapel Hill High School Principal Sean Kelly as one of six finalists for its Principal of the Year award. Kelly, who has served...
February 12, 2016 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary Club honors woman for service to disabled
In 1998, Atlanta resident Ray Charles Simms was trying to find a job. Blind from an earlier accident that burned over 60 percent of his body, Simms had been out of work for nine months. His options...
February 12, 2016 08:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Beltline marks its 10th year with a look back
The Atlanta Beltline coalition recently completed year 10 of its 25-year plan. When finished in 2030, the project will include 22 miles of rail, 33 miles of trails, public art, parks and affordable...
February 12, 2016 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding state lawmaker wants to require paid sick leave
A Paulding County state lawmaker says her bill to require private companies to provide paid sick leave will benefit employers by stopping workers from spreading illnesses through the workplace and ...
February 12, 2016 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas state lawmaker wants to require paid sick leave
A Douglas County state lawmaker says her bill to require private companies to provide paid sick leave will benefit employers by stopping workers from spreading illnesses through the workplace and i...
February 12, 2016 08:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead resident named Common Cause Georgia leader
Common Cause, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog and political advocacy group, Wednesday announced it hired Buckhead resident Brinkley Serkedakis as Common Cause Georgia’s new executive director...
February 11, 2016 10:30 PM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NAACP and Common Cause sue over cuts from Georgia voter list
The Georgia NAACP and Common Cause Georgia are suing Secretary of State Brian Kemp over people eliminated from the state's registered voter list. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that the...
February 11, 2016 04:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County fire department teaches ‘Stayin’ Alive’ CPR
Bystanders untrained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can still treat emergencies through a method recommended by the American Heart Association in 2010 that does not require mouth-to-mouth contact...
February 11, 2016 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton prosecutor helps prevent burglaries
Residents of south Fulton said they know parts of the region have a problem with burglaries. “Burglaries are our No. 1 crime and they have been for several years now,” said Kenya Johnson, assistant...
February 11, 2016 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton senior center means promise kept to Henry County
By November, the five acres across from the Fortson Library in Hampton will not be the pastoral scene it is now, but a bustling hive of activity for all ages. The transformation will be thanks to t...
February 11, 2016 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenants: Landlord not providing adequate services
The tenants of a Sandy Springs office complex are upset with the conditions their business suites are in and are considering suing their landlord over the issue. Three of the 38 tenants who own bus...
February 11, 2016 04:14 PM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him." The Georgia congres...
February 11, 2016 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Circle K robbery leads to crash near Six Flags
Sheriff's deputies say they've apprehended both suspects after a store robbery led to a police chase and crash just west of Atlanta. Douglas County sheriff's Lt. Glenn Daniel said the ordeal began ...
February 11, 2016 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early primary voting underway in DeKalb
Nearing the end of the first week of early voting, about 1,500 DeKalb County voters have cast their ballots for the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary, according to a press release from the co...
February 11, 2016 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local restaurants earn AAA Four Diamond rating
AAA Georgia, a division of the Tampa, Florida-based AAA - The Auto Club Group, Thursday unveiled the 16 Peach State restaurants that have earned the coveted Four or Five Diamond rating in the past ...
February 11, 2016 08:50 AM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Live Learn Lead to address economic, demographic trends
Changes are coming that will transform how we live and work. The question is, how will we respond? Feb. 25, Leadership Sandy Springs will host its second Live, Learn, Lead…Sandy Springs at Holy Inn...
February 10, 2016 06:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borders named WNBA president
Lisa Borders, who brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, marketing, government relations and public service, has been appointed president of the WNBA, it was announced Wednesday by ...
February 10, 2016 05:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board seeking Paulding airport authority remake as it requests tax renewal
Paulding commissioners want county residents and state lawmakers to fulfill some requests commissioners voted to make Tuesday. The board of commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to ask Pa...
February 10, 2016 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Aaron statue to remain at Turner Field
District 11 Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, who also serves as executive director of the city of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority, Wednesday announced the iconic statu...
February 10, 2016 04:17 PM | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Want to review art funding applications? Feb. 29 is deadline
The Fulton County Arts and Culture department’s contracts for services program is seeking individuals interested in reviewing applications for cultural funding granted by the county commission for ...
February 10, 2016 04:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Sen. to host Stockbridge town hall on city charter, development authority
District 10 State Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur, will host a town hall meeting on Stockbridge city charter changes Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stockbridge City Hall, 4640 N. Henry Blvd. He will al...
February 10, 2016 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Decatur
Red Cross workers in DeKalb County and statewide are joining with local fire departments and community groups to visit neighborhoods at high risk for fires. Those visits include educating people ab...
February 10, 2016 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Paulding commission sets sights on SPLOST renewal and airport board
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.08.16 - 04:48 pm
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    by Lindsay Moscarello
    lmoscarello@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.08.16 - 03:30 pm