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College Park crime stoppers reward at $10K
College Park Police detectives and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking the public for information regarding a fatal car crash Sunday morning, Jan. 31 in Atlanta. A reward of up to $10,000 is ...
February 05, 2016 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia State Rep. creates map for South Fulton annexation
District 62 State Rep. LaDawn Blackett Jones, D-Atlanta, has prepared a map of south Fulton’s unincorporated areas that consolidates them into a single city. She said the map represents a “Plan B” ...
February 04, 2016 10:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 6 6 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor to deliver state of Union City address Feb. 16
Union City Mayor Vince Williams will deliver the annual state of the city address Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Banneker High School, 6015 Feldwood Road, College Park. He delivers the presentation annual...
February 01, 2016 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Camping & RV Show starts Friday
Georgia’s largest indoor showcase of motor homes, campers and recreational vehicles opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the Atlanta Exposition Center South, 3850 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta. The sh...
January 28, 2016 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County heroin epidemic spurs community action
A recently-completed study commissioned by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has found a rapid rise in the use of heroin in north Fulton County. The number of heroin deaths has grown fro...
January 28, 2016 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton educators may not see Gov. Deal’s pay raises
Gov. Nathan deal wants to give Georgia teachers a raise. He has proposed allocating $300 million to increase pay for teachers in the state. But Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale said the...
January 28, 2016 01:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton commissioners to consider pay hikes for employees
Some of Fulton County’s lowest paid employees may be getting raises — the county has set aside $2 million to look at increasing pay for workers at the bottom of the pay scale. Commissioner Emma Dar...
January 28, 2016 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton traffic light debuts Thursday at Hwy. 92, Butner Road
In conjunction with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Fulton County transportation division of facilities and transportation services will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new traff...
January 27, 2016 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton delegation member honors College Park minister
District 35 State Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta, and four other senators on Monday filed a Senate resolution recognizing the Rev. Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church in College Park and recomme...
January 26, 2016 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County approves $669M budget; south Fulton to get more police
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners last week approved 6-1, with Commissioner Lee Morris opposed, a $669 million general fund budget, which pays for day-to-day expenses and will fund a range o...
January 26, 2016 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton delegation takes legislative action
Representatives and senators from south Fulton have been busy under the Gold Dome, where the Georgia General Assembly convenes for 40 days a year. The 2016 legislative session began Jan. 11 and is ...
January 25, 2016 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to residents: picnic without power during storms
When the lights go out, many people quickly learn how dependent they are on their stoves and microwaves. How would you prepare your food without electricity? In preparation for a possible outage, F...
January 23, 2016 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County schools' activities cancelled for Saturday
Due to wintry weather, all Fulton County School System extracurricular activities scheduled for Saturday are cancelled. This includes field trips, practices and competitions. The school district wi...
January 22, 2016 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free health fair Sunday in south Fulton at Welcome All Park
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is hosting a free Community Fitness and Enrollment Fair on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Welcome All Park Recreation Center, 4255 Will Lee Road, Atlanta. At the...
January 21, 2016 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cookies with a click: Greater Atlanta area Girl Scouts to begin online sales
Fans of Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-Si-Dos will not have to wait much longer to get their yearly cookie fix. Girl Scouts will be hitting the streets to sell their classic confections starting Feb. 15...
January 21, 2016 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to consider self-pay model for developmentally disabled adults
Caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities could soon have a new option to pay for their care. Currently, the only people able to attend county care or training facilities are those with ...
January 21, 2016 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point City Council begins session with two new faces
East Point Mayor Jannquell Peters is welcoming two new councilmembers to the East Point City Council. Thomas Calloway, of Ward B, and Stephanie Gordon, of Ward D, took their oaths of office at a ce...
January 19, 2016 08:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lake cleanup stalled pending vendor cooperation
Princeton Lake in Camp Creek Marketplace has a litter problem, and that may remain the case for the foreseeable future, according to Waymon Harley of the South Fulton Community Organizers. A planne...
January 18, 2016 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Navy names ship class for District 5 Congressman
District 5 U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, the son of sharecroppers who became a civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman, is the recipient of a new honor. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced ...
January 18, 2016 08:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report cites staffing issues in county prisons, courthouses
Nearly 11 years after metro Atlanta watched in terror as an accused rapist overpowered a deputy and began a killing spree, Fulton County’s courts are facing “a significant vulnerability issue.” In ...
January 18, 2016 08:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA trains, buses to use modified schedule on King holiday
MARTA trains and buses will be operating on a modified schedule during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The transit system said rail service will operate every 20 minutes during Monday's holiday until a...
January 18, 2016 08:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hotel, retail may join mixed-use College Park 'pad'
ThePad on Harvard, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development under way 400 feet from the College Park MARTA Station, is viewed as the beginning of a “long-awaited reinvigoration” of the region surr...
January 15, 2016 05:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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