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Atlanta Beltline marks its 10th year with a look back
The Atlanta Beltline coalition recently completed year 10 of its 25-year plan. When finished in 2030, the project will include 22 miles of rail, 33 miles of trails, public art, parks and affordable...
February 12, 2016 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton prosecutor helps prevent burglaries
Residents of south Fulton said they know parts of the region have a problem with burglaries. “Burglaries are our No. 1 crime and they have been for several years now,” said Kenya Johnson, assistant...
February 11, 2016 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him." The Georgia congres...
February 11, 2016 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Want to review art funding applications? Feb. 29 is deadline
The Fulton County Arts and Culture department’s contracts for services program is seeking individuals interested in reviewing applications for cultural funding granted by the county commission for ...
February 10, 2016 04:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County schools' activities cancelled after 6 p.m.
Due to wintry weather events, and out of "an abundance of caution," according to Fulton County School System spokeswoman Susan Hale, the district is cancelling all after-school events, activities a...
February 09, 2016 01:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell rolls out school bus camera system, other Fulton County cities will follow
In 1997, R. Sam Ham was driving a Fulton County school bus, dropping off elementary school students. He still remembers one particular stop when two of the children got off the bus, a girl in the t...
February 09, 2016 08:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County names new health department heads
Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson has named two key members of county health department leadership. Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., will start in March as director of health services. David Sarnow, M.D...
February 09, 2016 07:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta airport gets new information center
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division in partnership with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau last week unveiled the state’s newest – and first at an airport – visi...
February 08, 2016 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park nightclub, Spelman College help Flint, Michigan
Employees and friends of the Backstage Atlanta nightclub in College Park yesterday loaded up a truck with about 1,000 cases of bottled water bound for Flint, Michigan. Nightclub associate David Bev...
February 06, 2016 04:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park crime stoppers reward at $10K
College Park Police detectives and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking the public for information regarding a fatal car crash Sunday morning, Jan. 31 in Atlanta. A reward of up to $10,000 is ...
February 05, 2016 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia State Rep. creates map for South Fulton annexation
District 62 State Rep. LaDawn Blackett Jones, D-Atlanta, has prepared a map of south Fulton’s unincorporated areas that consolidates them into a single city. She said the map represents a “Plan B” ...
February 04, 2016 10:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist to Fulton County: keep eye on train, health, new city bills
Former state representative Ed Lindsey returned to the Capitol this year as an employee of the Thompson Victory Group lobbying firm. He has been hired to represent Fulton County’s interests to the ...
February 04, 2016 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton heroin epidemic prompts nuanced law enforcement approach
Last week, the Neighbor reported on a group founded by parents of children killed by opioids dedicated to fighting addiction and overdoses. Georgia Overdose Prevention worked to pass laws that shie...
February 02, 2016 10:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor to deliver state of Union City address Feb. 16
Union City Mayor Vince Williams will deliver the annual state of the city address Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Banneker High School, 6015 Feldwood Road, College Park. He delivers the presentation annual...
February 01, 2016 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Camping & RV Show starts Friday
Georgia’s largest indoor showcase of motor homes, campers and recreational vehicles opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the Atlanta Exposition Center South, 3850 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta. The sh...
January 28, 2016 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County heroin epidemic spurs community action
A recently-completed study commissioned by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has found a rapid rise in the use of heroin in north Fulton County. The number of heroin deaths has grown fro...
January 28, 2016 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton educators may not see Gov. Deal’s pay raises
Gov. Nathan deal wants to give Georgia teachers a raise. He has proposed allocating $300 million to increase pay for teachers in the state. But Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale said the...
January 28, 2016 01:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton commissioners to consider pay hikes for employees
Some of Fulton County’s lowest paid employees may be getting raises — the county has set aside $2 million to look at increasing pay for workers at the bottom of the pay scale. Commissioner Emma Dar...
January 28, 2016 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton traffic light debuts Thursday at Hwy. 92, Butner Road
In conjunction with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Fulton County transportation division of facilities and transportation services will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new traff...
January 27, 2016 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton delegation member honors College Park minister
District 35 State Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta, and four other senators on Monday filed a Senate resolution recognizing the Rev. Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church in College Park and recomme...
January 26, 2016 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County approves $669M budget; south Fulton to get more police
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners last week approved 6-1, with Commissioner Lee Morris opposed, a $669 million general fund budget, which pays for day-to-day expenses and will fund a range o...
January 26, 2016 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton delegation takes legislative action
Representatives and senators from south Fulton have been busy under the Gold Dome, where the Georgia General Assembly convenes for 40 days a year. The 2016 legislative session began Jan. 11 and is ...
January 25, 2016 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to residents: picnic without power during storms
When the lights go out, many people quickly learn how dependent they are on their stoves and microwaves. How would you prepare your food without electricity? In preparation for a possible outage, F...
January 23, 2016 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County schools' activities cancelled for Saturday
Due to wintry weather, all Fulton County School System extracurricular activities scheduled for Saturday are cancelled. This includes field trips, practices and competitions. The school district wi...
January 22, 2016 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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