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Fulton mayors, commissioners to meet Wednesday
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting, convening a gathering of mayors from all of the county’s cities, Wednesday at 10 a.m. It will take place at the offices ...
February 08, 2016 02:41 PM | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA reaps benefits of long-term bonds refunding
MARTA Monday announced its board has approved a resolution to refund $283 million of its bonds, which means the authority will save about $48.1 million in debt payments over the next 18 years. “MAR...
February 08, 2016 01:11 PM | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins national tournament
Westminster senior Anish Dayal, 17, and junior Harrison Hall 16, won the 61st Barkley Forum National policy debate tournament, a prestigious invitational event with a field comprised of the top 230...
February 05, 2016 07:02 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Fran’s top HIV doc aids Fulton in launching new clinic
Flanked by veteran California warriors in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Eaves and the leadership of the county’s health services department Friday a...
February 05, 2016 06:37 PM | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to host AARP mature driving course
The Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host four AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving refresher courses in February, including one Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dorothy C. Benson Seni...
February 05, 2016 04:42 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials, residents fed up with Buckhead park’s sewage spills
Mary Norwood has had enough. The Post 2 at-large Atlanta City Council member Wednesday said she would at the city’s utilities committee meeting Tuesday introduce a resolution “to fix the sewage-fil...
February 04, 2016 10:31 PM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Schools to launch school bus cameras
The Fulton County School System Thursday announced it will activate its new bus stop arm cameras Monday, with a 30-day warning period on tickets to allow drivers to become familiar with the new saf...
February 04, 2016 09:04 PM | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Knock, knock
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2 substa-tion, which includes Buck-head, Jan.10 through 30 and the Sandy Springs Police Department from Jan. 22 through 28. — Provided...
February 04, 2016 12:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist to Fulton County: keep eye on train, health, new city bills
Former state representative Ed Lindsey returned to the Capitol this year as an employee of the Thompson Victory Group lobbying firm. He has been hired to represent Fulton County’s interests to the ...
February 04, 2016 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Segment of PATH400 in Buckhead open to pedestrians
Denise Starling paused during a walk down the PATH400 Greenway Trail in Buckhead to kick some dirt off the trail back onto its side. Three joggers approached, speeding down the path from Lenox Road...
February 04, 2016 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocates, officials caught off guard by proposed park sale
The possibility of the city of Atlanta selling Atlanta Memorial Park in Buckhead to the state as part of a deal to sell Underground Atlanta to a developer has caught local officials and park advoca...
February 03, 2016 05:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton's early voting for presidential primary starts Monday
The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections will open 24 early voting locations for registered voters to cast their ballots for the 2016 presidential preference primary and city of A...
February 03, 2016 10:05 AM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton heroin epidemic prompts nuanced law enforcement approach
Last week, the Neighbor reported on a group founded by parents of children killed by opioids dedicated to fighting addiction and overdoses. Georgia Overdose Prevention worked to pass laws that shie...
February 02, 2016 10:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs’ Llop to run for District 11 U.S. House seat
Sandy Springs resident William Llop Tuesday announced his plans to run against incumbent District 11 U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, in the May 24 Republican primary election. The district...
February 02, 2016 06:28 PM | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robinson running for Fulton County Superior Court clerk
Atlanta native Duvwon Robinson last month announced his candidacy for the seat of Fulton County Superior Court clerk. Robinson discussed his background, qualifications for the position, vision for ...
February 02, 2016 02:23 PM | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs native to appear on 'Jeopardy!'
Sandy Springs native Amanda Rosner, a freshman at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, will compete in the quarterfinals of the "Jeopardy!" College Championship Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on ...
February 01, 2016 09:33 PM | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead reps on council looking into community’s traffic
During Monday’s meeting at City Hall, Atlanta City Council members Yolanda Adrean and Howard Shook, who each represent part of Buckhead, introduced a resolution calling for Mayor Kasim Reed’s admin...
February 01, 2016 08:14 PM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves agreement with city, BeltLine, school district
The Atlanta City Council Monday approved by a 13-2 vote a new intergovernmental agreement settling a monetary dispute between the city, the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Public Schools. The measure ...
February 01, 2016 04:01 PM | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton workforce board to meet Feb. 18
The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act board will meet Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Adamsville Career Center located within the Adamsvil...
February 01, 2016 02:12 PM | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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'I was a thief': Jewel-pilfering woman reflects on life
Doris Payne exudes a seemingly effortless elegance, her white hair neatly smoothed back and gold hoops dangling from her ears. She speaks calmly and deliberately, inspiring the kind of trust that w...
February 01, 2016 08:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to host senior tech workshops
The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive in Sandy Springs, will host two free hands-on AARP TEK workshops to help seniors make the most of their mobile devices fo...
January 29, 2016 06:12 PM | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alembik to run for Fulton Superior Court judge post
Atlanta attorney and Fulton Judicial Officer and Magistrate Gary Alembik Thursday officially announced his intention to seek the seat on the Fulton County Superior Court bench being vacated by Judg...
January 28, 2016 10:37 PM | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenspace experts debate future park plans
City parks are not only a reference of higher real estate value for nearby properties nationwide but also improve one’s quality of life. “Atlanta needs to be a more natural place to live in. The ch...
January 28, 2016 07:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Ambushed
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 substa-tion, which includes Buck-head, Jan. 17 through 23. — Provided by Officer April White. Editor’s note: Sandy Springs Police ...
January 28, 2016 07:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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