Hapeville murder suspect arrested en route to Mexico
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Hapeville murder suspect arrested en route to Mexico
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, working closely with the Atlanta Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Atlanta police of...
August 28, 2014 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton’s jobless rate rises to 8.7 percent
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week metro Atlanta joblessness again overtook the state’s rate, which in July was 7.8 percent, ratcheting up to 8.0. Fulton County outstripped them bo...
August 26, 2014 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals find their way
Banneker High School Principal DeMarcos D. Holland began the 2014-15 school year as new to the building as incoming freshmen. Previously the Camp Creek Middle School principal, Holland said making ...
August 20, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contempt charge dropped in Fulton jail case
Plaintiffs in the 2004 case of Frederick Harper v. Fulton County, filed by the Southern Center for Human Rights, last week withdrew their request to hold the county in contempt for failure to abide...
August 20, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point vet honored with street topper
Jack Robert Boatright, East Point’s first World War II casualty, will be remembered every time someone sees a street sign on the lane where he used to live. Last week city officials erected a sign ...
August 20, 2014 10:48 AM | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal: kids’ safety, education top priority
Gov. Nathan Deal said last week his top priority is the safety and well-being of children throughout the state. Speaking at an event hosted by the nonprofit Speedway Children’s Charities at the Atl...
August 20, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point police chief resigns
City of East Point Police Chief Woodrow Blue has resigned after two-and-a-half years of service. Blue’s resignation was both tendered and effective today. No reason was given in a statement from th...
August 18, 2014 08:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comic book convention celebrates creative fun
The sixth annual OnyxCon, a comic book convention featuring more than 30 black professional artists who create graphic novels, comic books and science fiction, runs Thursday through Saturday at var...
August 12, 2014 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED Fulton legislators sue commission over property tax hike
Six Fulton County state representatives and one former state representative announced today that they have filed legal suit to seek a preliminary and permanent injunction against the Fulton County ...
August 07, 2014 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport West CID now operational, meets next week
The recently formed Airport West Community Improvement District will have its third meeting Aug. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Woodward Academy, 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park 30337. At its July 10 meeting, i...
August 05, 2014 09:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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School system ready to open Monday
The Fulton County School System continues to be the fourth largest school district in Georgia, with about 96,300 students entering its buildings Monday for the 2014-15 school year. According to sys...
August 05, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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County to vote on tax rate, other financial matters
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Wednesday is expected to approve a new millage rate after a public hearing. Two additional hearings were conducted last week after the vote w...
August 05, 2014 08:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton ADA goes home
Fulton County Assistant District Attorney April Ross McConnell was discharged July 29 from Sheperd Center in Buckhead after a 12-week hospitalization and rehab stay following the gunshot injuries s...
July 30, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount ahead in GOP state school superintendent race
The Georgia secretary of state’s office Tuesday announced it will hold a recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff election between Richard Woods and Michael L. “Mike” Bu...
July 29, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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