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Confederate flags found around MLK center, Ebenezer church
Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in A...
July 30, 2015 10:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Covered mission
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department July 5 through 11. Provided by Atlanta Police Officer April White. Editor’s note: The Sandy Springs Police Department did not submit report...
July 30, 2015 08:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta City Council taking summer recess
The Atlanta City Council Wednsday announced it, in accordance with city of Atlanta charter section 2-303(a), will recess Monday through Aug. 14. The next full council meeting will take place Aug. 1...
July 29, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to launch school bus cameras
Atlanta Public Schools Wednesday announced it, the city of Atlanta and Tempe, Ariz.-based American Traffic Solutions will launch the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety camera program during a...
July 29, 2015 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High Museum of Art names new director
The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Randall Suffolk has been appointed its new director. Suffolk, who is currently director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, ...
July 29, 2015 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two suspects indicted in Buckhead home invasions case
Two days after the Atlanta Police Department announced the arrest of one suspect in at least one of the three home invasions taking place in Buckhead earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justi...
July 29, 2015 09:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sons keeping Buckhead family business thriving
Two years after their father Bill’s death, Bowen and Doug Astrop are continuing to run Astrop Advisory Corp., a Buckhead-based wealth management firm. Bill Astrop, 83, died in March 2013 after havi...
July 29, 2015 09:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Commute Options issues Code Orange smog alert
Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Monday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Tuesday. A Code Orange alert means the air is unhealthy f...
July 27, 2015 07:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to conduct bus practice run Wednesday
Atlanta Public Schools Monday announced its bus drivers will conduct a practice run on all bus routes Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in preparation for the first day of school, Aug. 5. The purp...
July 27, 2015 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art Institute of Atlanta to open fashion design program
From RagTrade Atlanta and the upscale shops at Buckhead to the blossoming film industry in need of costume designers, Atlanta is quickly becoming the fashion mecca of the South. Providing talented ...
July 24, 2015 11:34 AM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA officials promote half-penny sales tax, bus WiFi
Robbie Ashe said he is not completely sure MARTA’s proposed half-penny sales tax will be approved both by the Georgia General Assembly and the state’s voters in 2016, but he has high hopes. “I thin...
July 23, 2015 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local chef wins Food Network's 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
Sandy Springs resident Leslie Cohen’s life took an interesting turn starting last summer when she received a message on her Facebook account from a producer of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen...
July 22, 2015 06:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Buckhead CID board delays Ga. 400 park design RFPs
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.13.15 - 05:28 pm
  • Early voting in District 80 race starts Monday
    Eligible Fulton and DeKalb county voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the Aug. 11 special runoff election for the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives seat. Democrat Taylo...
    July 22, 2015 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Burger 21 to open location in Buckhead Monday
    Burger 21, an award-winning, Tampa, Fla.-based fast casual franchise, last week announced its second restaurant in Georgia will open in Buckhead this Monday at 4279 Roswell Road, Suite 206 in the C...
    July 22, 2015 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Councilman requests state funds for officer-involved shootings
    The Atlanta City Council Tuesday announced it approved during its meeting Monday at City Hall a resolution by Post 1 at-large Councilman Michael Julian Bond requesting Gov. Nathan Deal provide fund...
    July 22, 2015 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New millage rate to help increase teacher salaries
    Budget adjustments will allow the Fulton County School District to retain teachers on a more competitive basis through better compensation, said Marvin Dereef, the district’s deputy chief financial...
    July 22, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Far from smart
    Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department July 4 through 10. Provided by Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose. Editor’s note: The Atlanta Police Department did not submit rep...
    July 22, 2015 11:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Puppetry arts museum to expand world of make believe
    This fall the Worlds of Puppetry will finally open its doors to house the most comprehensive puppetry collection. The Center of Puppetry Arts in Midtown will open its new permanent exhibition Nov. ...
    July 22, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local organizations, businesses celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act’s 25th year
    Local organizations and businesses that aid individuals with disabilities are celebrating a milestone this week. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H...
    July 21, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Kroger to donate $60,000 in classroom supplies to teachers
    Kroger’s Atlanta division is showing support for metro Atlanta educators by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $60,000 July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teachers are invited to come an...
    July 20, 2015 06:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County, state investigating parasitic illness
    The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness Thursday announced it is working with the Georgia Department of Public Health to investigate an increase in reports of cyclosporiasis among Georg...
    July 16, 2015 09:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local veterinarian finalist for national award
    A local veterinarian has been named one of 20 finalists for the title of America’s Favorite Veterinarian. In a contest hosted by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Dr. Duffy Jones, founder...
    July 15, 2015 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Weakness for chips
    Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department June 27 through July 3 and the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead June 28 through July 4. Provided by Sandy ...
    July 15, 2015 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    District 55 late-night election results shrink Metze's victory margin
    Since 7:45 p.m. on Election Night, July 14, more votes have been tabulated in the District 55 runoff to fill Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s relinquished seat in the state House of Representatives. Marie Robin...
    July 15, 2015 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Committee approves $75,000 grant to keep Genuine Parts
    by Hilary Butschek
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.29.15 - 03:22 pm