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Jobless rate up in county, metro, state; down from last year
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week Fulton County’s unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in June, up from 8 percent in May but down from June 2013, when it was 9.4 percent. Since M...
July 29, 2014 01:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tyler Perry on track for $30M Fort Mac buy
Filmmaker Tyler Perry, known for the “Madea” series, is slated to buy part of the 487-acre Fort McPherson, representatives of its future owner McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority c...
July 29, 2014 01:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrington wins District 5 in runoff
Update: Buck may seek recount in GOP state superintendent race Marvin Arrington Jr. beat Brenda Muhammad in the Democratic primary battle for the new Fulton County commission District 5. In the Jul...
July 29, 2014 01:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton schools hit perfect test marks
ored 100 percent in meeting or exceeding standards on the 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April. At Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point, all fourth-graders met or excee...
July 23, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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County commission delays vote on property tax rate
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week moved the millage rate hearings and vote. According to a county statement, commissioners delayed the procedures because they want m...
July 23, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia first lady stumps for immunizations
Last week, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visited the maternity ward at Atlanta Medical Center’s midtown Atlanta campus to promote the importance of childhood immunizations in stopping the spread o...
July 23, 2014 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrington wins District 5
With all Fulton County precincts reporting runoff election results as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Marvin Arrington Jr. beat Brenda Muhammad in the battle for new county commission District 5. In the 60 ...
July 23, 2014 08:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barwick gains lead in Fulton runoffs; Arrington rallies
More than 80 percent of Fulton County precincts have reported runoff election results with 296 out of 365 precincts checking in at 10 p.m. For Fulton County Superior Court judge, Shelitha Robertson...
July 22, 2014 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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More Fulton County results come in; District 5 gap shrinking
Fulton County runoff election results are steadily picking up, to 59 percent, or 216 out of 365 precincts, at 9:10 p.m. With 42 out of 60, or 70 percent, of District 5 county commission precincts r...
July 22, 2014 09:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early results in for Fulton County
Early results are in for Fulton County in the runoffs for local offices. With less than 7 percent of precincts reporting, Marvin Arrington Jr. is leading Brenda Muhammad 637 (59 percent) to 448 (41...
July 22, 2014 08:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton polls closed; 30K voted
The 24 precincts in south Fulton polls closed at 7 p.m. County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said 30,811 voters cast ballots today throughout the county. Check back with us as District 5 commission r...
July 22, 2014 08:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton runoff elections update
Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton runoffs include District 5 commission
Update: Fulton County spokeswoman April Majors said at noon, "All has been going smoothly." More information will follow from a morning briefing held by Registration and Elections Director Richard ...
July 21, 2014 11:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter turnout expected to be 10 percent
Even with a ballot that includes the high-profile showdown between Republican U.S. Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue, only about 10 percent of voters are expected to hit the polls in...
July 17, 2014 09:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton to delay millage rate vote, add public hearings
Citizens will have opportunity to provide input at three additional public hearings Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed property tax rate increase scheduled for July 16. The delay will ...
July 15, 2014 08:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data released July 2 by the Georgia Department of Education. One te...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arrington, Muhammad to face off in July 22 primary
The new Fulton County Commission District 5 seat is up for grabs in Tuesday’s runoff between Democrats Marvin S. Arrington Jr. and Brenda J. Muhammad, both residents of Atlanta. In the primary, the...
July 15, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission to tackle tax hike, zoning and guns
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Wednesday is expected to vote on the 2014 millage rate, zoning requests and the Safe Carry Protection Act. The board will hold its third and ...
July 13, 2014 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state on all but two CRCT tests
Fulton County beat the state results in all grades and all areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests according to results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education, except...
July 09, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hapeville kicks off concert series
Spilling over from downtown Hapeville streets into Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park at 680 S. Central Ave., hundreds of attendees are expected at each of the free Downtown Live Concerts from July through Oct...
July 09, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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