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Fulton schools see gains in 2013 college, career ready performance index
On Monday, the Georgia Department of Education released results of the second year of its College and Career Ready Performance Index. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, impleme...
April 23, 2014 12:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Jail on ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ Thursday
Thursday’s episode of A&E’s “Beyond Scared Straight,” scheduled for 10 p.m., will feature Fulton County. According to a news release, Fulton Sheriff Ted Jackson is proud of this episode because it ...
April 22, 2014 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taste event to highlight food, art, music, cars
The Taste of East Point and the South Metro Area 2014 Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. will showcase the area’s culinary, musical, visual and automotive talents. Hosted by the East Point Main Street Assoc...
April 22, 2014 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Academy Theatre debuts edgy drama
The Academy Theatre, which according to its website, has been dedicated since 1956 to giving audiences “the most thought-provoking experience possible,” is continuing its avant-garde tradition with...
April 22, 2014 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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District 3 candidates prepare for four-way slugfest
The new District 3 on the Fulton County commission has drawn four Republicans to compete for the seat, a contest to be decided in the May 20 primary as no Democrat qualified for the race. Lee Morri...
April 22, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real Atlanta Housewife booked, released
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office reported today "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams turned herself into the Fulton County Jail last evening at 5:45 p.m. and was released at 7:16...
April 17, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton jazzes up Georgia Cities Week
Through Saturday, East Point, Fairburn and Union City will join the other 533 municipalities across the state celebrating the 14th annual Georgia Cities Week. According to the Georgia Municipal Ass...
April 15, 2014 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eaves, Pitts square off for District 7
The May 20 Democratic primary will decide whether Fulton County Chair John Eaves or At-Large Commissioner Robb Pitts will face Republican challenger Earl Cooper in November for the District 7 at-la...
April 15, 2014 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Renaissance Festival starts Saturday
South Fulton residents and visitors can take a trip back in time starting Saturday at the 29th annual Georgia Renaissance Festival on Virlyn B. Smith Road in Fairburn. Running every Saturday and Su...
April 15, 2014 02:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point apartment fire under investigation
The following statement is from the East Point Fire Department: The cause of an apartment fire last night [April 13] is under investigation today. At 7:56 p.m.. yesterday, East Point Fire crews wer...
April 14, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta police get 28 new officers
The Atlanta Police Department is getting 28 new officers. The Department says it plans to hold a swearing-in ceremony Thursday for 26 new male officers and two new female officers. The ceremony com...
April 10, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Deal to attend East Point fraternity’s meeting in downtown Atlanta
East Point’s Phi Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi will host the fraternity’s Seventh District meeting Thursday through Sunday at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Highlighting the...
April 09, 2014 11:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman hosts job fair
Congress is helping to save the mortgages of residents experiencing unemployment, where in metro Atlanta the latest figure is 6.9 percent, through a job fair held recently by District 13 U.S. Rep. ...
April 09, 2014 11:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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County commission race heats up in south Fulton
The race for the new Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 6 and 7 drew attendees to a Voter Empowerment Collaborative candidate forum last month in Fairburn. In the newly created District ...
April 09, 2014 11:27 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tough Mudder run bringing thousands to Fairburn this month
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week approved 6-0 a use permit and zoning request by Tough Mudder LLC to use Bouckaert Farms as the site of the fourth annual Tough Mudd...
April 09, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadwell, Ellis spar for newly created Fulton County Commission seat
Whoever wins the May 20 primary election for the newly drawn Fulton County commission District 2 will wind up seated at commission meetings come January because there is no Democrat in the race. Th...
April 03, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westlake High School students build computers from scratch
Students at Westlake High School in south Fulton recently worked with local computer technicians to learn the fundamentals of computers and build desktop computers from scratch. As part of the Comm...
April 01, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aerotropolis plan takes off at airport
A newly formed Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance is prepared to encourage a shipping, shopping, entertainment and business district around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Founding mem...
April 01, 2014 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Club E remedies gaffe, celebrates value of print, café
Jo Ann Allen, CEO of One Talent Inc., said last week College Park is now a hub for innovation and opportunity because last year the city council invested in a public-private partnership called Club...
March 25, 2014 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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County logs progress on Grady, jail
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week addressed lingering issues with Grady Memorial Hospital and the county jail. Negotiations over an amendment to a $61 million contra...
March 25, 2014 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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