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Douglas, south Fulton lawmaker asks public to 'avoid' Stone Mountain Park until flags removed
A state lawmaker representing Douglas and south Fulton counties today asked residents to avoid Stone Mountain Park until it removes a historical display of Confederate flags in front of the carving...
June 30, 2015 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LifeLine animal shelter launches no-kill campaign
LifeLine Animal Project, the nonprofit that manages both DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services shelters, is asking all Atlantans to join its historic effort to make Atlanta a no-kill community f...
June 29, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute times will be costly
The sprawling Atlanta metro area's commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.S. cities. The average commute for metro Atlanta residents is 30 minutes, higher than the national...
June 29, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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New laws go into effect this week
July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time. Lawmakers can specify when bills go into effect, either when signed by a gover...
June 29, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to hold mass same-sex wedding today at 1 p.m.
Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves today expressed his enthusiastic support for the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodge. The county probate court,...
June 26, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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House District 55 goes to runoff July 14
While the victor will be decided July 14, it is already certain that the next occupant of Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s District 55 seat in the state House of Representatives will be a woman, for the first t...
June 24, 2015 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lower taxes on horizon for Fulton County; south Fulton rate stable
After a 17.5 percent tax hike last year became a lightning rod for controversy, including a lawsuit, Fulton County taxpayers may find relief this year in a 1.570-mill reduction on the county docket...
June 24, 2015 06:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County chairman to meet with mayors Wednesday
Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves and other members of the board will be among the county leaders hosting a discussion of areas of mutual interest between Fulton County an...
June 23, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport CID to hold public safety, security press conference
Business leaders and multiple law enforcement agencies are coordinating their resources to improve public safety in areas served by the Airport West Community Improvement District. Leaders of the d...
June 22, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park to be featured tonight on PBA 30
College Park spokesman Gerald Walker released this statement today: "I invite you to tune in tonight at 7:30 p.m. for “College Park, A Purposeful Renaissance” airing on WPBA-30, Ch. 16 on the Colle...
June 18, 2015 03:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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State cracks down on 4th of July DUIs
Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-su...
June 18, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aviation Community Cultural Center holding first birthday party
Fulton County Arts & Culture's Aviation Community Cultural Center, 3900 Aviation Circle NW, Atlanta 30336 at Charlie Brown Airport, presents its first anniversary celebration Friday at 6:30 p.m. Th...
June 17, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • MARTA approves fiscal 2016 Budget
    by Neighbor Staff
    06.04.15 - 05:25 pm
  • Chick-fil-A president to receive Four Pillar Award
    The Council for Quality Growth will honor Dan T. Cathy, president and chief executive officer of south Fulton-based Chick-fil-A Inc., with its 26th annual leadership award at the Four Pillar Tribut...
    June 17, 2015 12:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    South Fulton resident helps younger generation honor civil rights activists
    Lawyers like Charles S. Johnson III of Holland and Knight who participated in the civil rights movement were celebrated recently by the younger generation of activists. Johnson was presented with a...
    June 17, 2015 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton County supports gay marriage before federal ruling
    A week from Monday, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples in Fulton County may be able to marry, if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in their favor. That is the day the county anticipates an ...
    June 17, 2015 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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    District 55 surge puts Metze, Robertson in runoff
    As of 10:15 p.m. with all 24 precincts reporting, a late-night surge in election results has bumped Michael B. Fitzgerald from the lead in the House District 55 race. Shelitha R. Robertson and Mari...
    June 16, 2015 10:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fitzgerald front-runner in House 55 race
    As of 8 p.m., Michael B. Fitzgerald is leading in the House District 55 race with 31.3 percent of the vote in its 24 precincts. Out of 492 votes cast, he earned 154. Alysia Brown has 4.27 percent, ...
    June 16, 2015 08:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Polls closed in District 55
    Polls are now closed in House District 55 in the six-way race for the seat resigned by Tyrone Brooks Sr. Alysia Brown, John F. Guest Jr., Marie Robinson Metze, Michael B. Fitzgerald, Raghu R. Raju ...
    June 16, 2015 07:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Election night coverage at NeighborNewspapers.com
    Visit the South Fulton page of the Neighbor Newspapers website tonight for Georgia House of Representatives District 55 election results as they come in.
    June 16, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    College Park to name rec center for city councilman Saturday
    The city of College Park will hold festivities to rename the Godby Recreation Center in the name of City Councilman Tracey Wyatt. The event will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. Those festivities wil...
    June 15, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Isakson announces Parkinson’s diagnosis
    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but said he and his doctors say it has not impacted his ability to represent Georgia. Isakson, 7...
    June 10, 2015 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    South Fulton vacation Bible schools unite communities
    School is in this summer for students of all ages as churches open their doors for vacation Bible school. Last week at Cascade United Methodist Church in southwest Atlanta, attendance outpaced Sund...
    June 10, 2015 08:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton Fresh mobile farmers market starts Wednesday
    Fulton County Cooperative Extension kicks off the 2015 Fulton Fresh mobile farmers market season with a ceremony Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church, 291 Hamilton E. Holmes ...
    June 09, 2015 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Tyrone Brooks Jr. disqualified from District 55 race
    The Secretary of State adopted the ruling of an administrative law judge finding that state House District 55 candidate, Tyrone Brooks Jr., fails to meet candidate qualifications for the June 16 sp...
    June 09, 2015 05:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Hiram man sought in murder case found dead in Fulton County
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.28.15 - 08:30 am
  • District 55 early voting underway
    by Neighbor Staff
    05.26.15 - 04:16 pm