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Retailers divided on Thanksgiving Day sales
Whether or not to open on Thanksgiving Day and get the jump on Black Friday gift-buying sprees has already been decided by retailers large and small. In Hapeville, Jim Pavledakes of home decor purv...
November 26, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small businesses gear up for holiday shopping
Launched by credit card company American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday – the day after the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy nicknamed Black Friday in the 1960s – is the cornerstone of i...
November 26, 2014 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton cities usher in holidays
City agendas, usually filled with expenditures and ordinances, will have festive supplements next week as municipalities light their Christmas trees. Fairburn will be first out of the box with its ...
November 26, 2014 08:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westlake's Marching Lions sweep national championship
The Westlake High School Marching Lions swept the high-stepping National High School Marching Band Championship held Nov. 11 at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. They were judged on showmanship...
November 26, 2014 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission starts budget, legislative processes
At its meeting last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners began its 2015 budgeting and legislative agenda processes, both of which, as Commissioner Liz Hausmann pointed out, will be comple...
November 26, 2014 08:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jail, roads, Legislature, budget on agenda
With more than a month left before needing to make a decision, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting today will edge closer to voting on a $5 million contract with Johnson Control...
November 19, 2014 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Urban Nutcracker’ season’s first
East Point’s Ballethnic Dance Co. gets out in front of the Atlanta holiday season with its “Urban Nutcracker,” the first version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet on the metro area’s calendar. Its pr...
November 19, 2014 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point group hopes to keep 1930s site intact
An 18-month fight to keep Depression-era buildings from the wrecking ball – or from falling apart – is about to get longer as a preservation group seeks to capitalize on a recent victory. The East ...
November 11, 2014 05:35 PM | 4 4 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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County kicks Kroger to curb for second time
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week denied a zoning modification to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger Co. to put gas pumps at its Cascade Corners location, echoing a Novem...
November 11, 2014 05:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbents crush challengers in Fulton County
Candidates fighting to keep their offices won in overwhelming numbers over challengers in Fulton County’s 2014 general election, in which turnout approached 50 percent. Results certified Saturday b...
November 11, 2014 05:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman sentenced in death of East Point police corporal
Fulton County prosecutors said a woman has been sentenced to life in the slaying of an East Point police corporal. Danielle Alexis Parker entered a guilty plea Wednesday in the death of 34-year-old...
November 06, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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South side panelists eye collaboration, not competition
Too little funding and too much red tape are the biggest roadblocks to southside Atlanta success, two of the area’s leaders said last week at the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Vi...
November 05, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board to pay bills, plan for 2015 at next meeting
At its meeting today, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will take another run at 2015 jail expenditures bumped from its Oct. 15 meeting. They include two contracts with Alpharetta-based John...
November 05, 2014 11:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reelected chairman issues statement
County Chairman John Eaves issued the following statement early this morning regarding the general election results: “First and foremost, I would like to thank the voters of Fulton County who turne...
November 05, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incumbents crush challengers in Fulton County
Incumbents have crushed their competition in Fulton County's 2014 general election. Unofficial results as of 10 p.m. gave victory in the District 7 race to county Chairman John Eaves, who won reele...
November 04, 2014 10:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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November 04, 2014 07:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton polls close
Polls are now closed in Fulton County. Elections spokeswoman April Majors said all voters in line now will get to cast ballots. Some 190,000 citizens are expected to have turned out for Election Da...
November 04, 2014 06:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton polls seeing after-work surge
Voters in Fulton County who waited until the last minute are stretching out lines at polling places, county elections and registration department spokeswoman April Majors said. As of 5:30 p.m., she...
November 04, 2014 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton fixing Election Day problems
Fulton County elections and registration department spokeswoman April Majors said the county has been actively resolving issues all day. "There were a few minor problems," she said. "There was one ...
November 04, 2014 12:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State scrambles to fix problems with voter site
As voters headed to the polls Tuesday, state officials scrambled to fix problems with a website that's supposed to help Georgians find their poll locations. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp sa...
November 04, 2014 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Co. voting machine glitch corrected, turnout 'normal'
Fulton County spokeswoman April Majors said turnout at the polls, which opened at 7 a.m., is as expected but had a glitch in Alpharetta. "From my understanding, looking at the boards, it's been nor...
November 04, 2014 08:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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News Guide: Highlights of Georgia elections
Key races to watch in Tuesday elections across Georgia. TOP OF THE TICKET After months of high-stakes campaigning and a seemingly endless barrage of negative TV ads, voters will finally choose whet...
November 03, 2014 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County races to watch include commission, House of Representatives
The big local races in Tuesday’s election are for county chairmanship, a battle between incumbent Democrat John Eaves and challenger Earl Cooper, and for south Fulton’s new District 6 between Distr...
November 03, 2014 10:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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