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Fulton County delegation state rep.: repeal or amend fireworks bill
District 60 State Rep. Keisha Waites, D-Atlanta, recently called for the repeal or amendment of House Bill 110. Passed during the 2015 legislative session, HB 110 legalized the sale and use of cons...
July 27, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park to host "Paddington" movie for free tonight
Join the College Park Main Street Association tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Badgett Stadium, 3636 College St., College Park 30337, for the Screen on the Green premiere of "Paddington" – the animated...
July 24, 2015 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to hold Cascade Road/285 project meeting Tuesday
The Fulton County Department of Public Works/General Services Transportation Division is conducting a study of the Cascade Road at I-285 interchange. The study will last about eight months. The div...
July 23, 2015 05:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hapeville building collapses; no major injuries
A building collapsed this week in Hapeville but workers were able to escape with minor injuries, according to City Manager William Whitson. A historic building, circa 1910, at 597 N. Central Ave. w...
July 23, 2015 12:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Medical Center sponsors Atlanta BeltLine lantern parade
The Atlanta BeltLine recently announced Atlanta Medical Center, a 762-bed acute care hospital with campuses in downtown Atlanta and East Point, is a sponsor of the 2015 Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Par...
July 22, 2015 03:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point resident to compete in Ms. Wheelchair America contest
Women on wheels will be traveling next week to Des Moines, Iowa, not to race cars to a finish line but to make inroads in how they – and others like them – are perceived. East Point native Leslie I...
July 22, 2015 11:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County commission cuts taxes, funds arts
Last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners lowered property tax by adopting a 2015 general fund millage rate of 10.5 mills. The rate is the amount per $1,000 of assessed value. The July 15...
July 22, 2015 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point child, 9, drowned
East Point Fire Chief Tommy Gardner gave the following information about a child drowning Wednesday: At about 1:22 p.m. on July 15, the city of East Point E911 center received a call for service re...
July 16, 2015 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hapeville to kick off concert series Friday
Summer for many residents means fun in the sun, but when the sun goes down, it is time for the beginning of free concert season in Hapeville at Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park, 680 S. Central Ave. “July kic...
July 16, 2015 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 55 late-night election results shrink Metze's victory margin
Since 7:45 p.m. on Election Night, July 14, more votes have been tabulated in the District 55 runoff to fill Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s relinquished seat in the state House of Representatives. Marie Robin...
July 15, 2015 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metze takes District 55 by two-to-one margin
Marie Robinson Metze has emerged as the victor in the District 55 runoff to fill Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s relinquished District 55 seat in the state House of Representatives. She and Shelitha Renee Robe...
July 14, 2015 08:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County polls closed; District 55 votes being counted
Polls are now closed in the District 55 runoff to fill Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s District 55 seat in the state House of Representatives. Marie Robinson Metze and Shelitha Renee Robertson, both Atlanta De...
July 14, 2015 07:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polls open in Fulton County for District 55 runoff
Today is Election Day for the District 55 runoff to fill Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s District 55 seat in the state House of Representatives. Marie Robinson Metze and Shelitha Renee Robertson, both Atlanta ...
July 14, 2015 08:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort Mac ceremony near East Point canceled
Brian Hooker, executive director of the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, said the ceremonial real estate closing of Fort McPherson scheduled for today has been canceled "due to...
July 13, 2015 12:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 55 House seat to be claimed Tuesday
Election Day is Tuesday for the District 55 runoff to fill Tyrone Brooks Sr.’s District 55 seat in the state House of Representatives. The battle is between two women who emerged from a field of si...
July 13, 2015 12:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County manager names new members to leadership team
Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson has named several new members to Fulton County’s executive leadership team. “I am thrilled with the caliber of talent we have been able to attract, to help us se...
July 09, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort Mac sells for $26M; new owners to celebrate Monday
Atlanta’s former U.S. Army base Fort McPherson will officially become available for civilian use Monday at 10:30 a.m. That is when employees of its new owner, the McPherson Implementing Local Redev...
July 08, 2015 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta theater chases the blues in new musical
Theater audiences can find “a roof-raising, foot-stomping, multi-media musical celebration” now through Aug. 2 at the Southwest Arts Center, according to Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.’s Mana...
July 08, 2015 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County mayors look at sales tax bump
Consumers may pay more at the cash register if Fulton County’s mayors and commission succeed in promoting a 1 percent increase in the sales tax. A special transportation district can pull in $1.2 b...
July 08, 2015 12:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County's shelter pets can gain independence for $17.76
Celebrate the Fourth, save money and save a life. LifeLine Animal Project, the nonprofit which recently pledged to have its county shelters reach no-kill levels by the end of 2016, invites resident...
July 02, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport West CID announces new security plans
Commercial property owners surrounding the world’s busiest airport are combining resources to increase safety and prevent criminal activity. Leaders of the Airport West Community Improvement Distri...
July 01, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairburn child wins trip to White House
Fifth-graders at Main Street Academy in College Park may find it difficult to top what their classmate, 10-year-old Corey Jackson Jr., can say he did on his summer vacation – had lunch with first l...
July 01, 2015 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joblessness on rise in Fulton County, metro, state
Fulton County unemployment rose three-tenths of a percentage point between April and May, the Georgia Department of Labor reported in its monthly update. It echoed the metro Atlanta area’s jump fro...
July 01, 2015 08:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point, Fulton County to residents: have fun, be safe this Fourth
About 25,000 spectators and revelers are expected to enjoy East Point’s Fourth of July event Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. at the downtown commons, 2757 East Point St. The event is produced by the Eas...
July 01, 2015 08:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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