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Fall festival season in full swing in south Fulton
South Fulton cities are ready to welcome residents and visitors to the signature autumn events highlighting the municipalities’ charms. In Hapeville, this weekend’s event is a birthday celebration....
September 16, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church celebrates golden anniversary
In 1964, when a gallon of gas was 30 cents and a postage stamp a nickel, the future Cliftondale United Methodist Church put down roots on seven acres at 4095 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park. Fi...
September 16, 2014 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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County to restore Friday hours at 10 libraries, may have Sunday early voting
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 last week to open 10 Atlanta-Fulton County Library System branches for four hours on Fridays, following budget-driven Friday closures in February....
September 09, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick-fil-A founder dies at 93
In a message sent to employees Monday morning, Chick-fil-A announced its founder and chairman emeritus, S. Truett Cathy, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday at the age of 93. He died peacefully at home, surro...
September 09, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Pointers air grievances with city
East Point residents confronted Mayor Jannquell Peters and the city council at last week’s meeting, calling for an end to higher electricity rates, decrying a delay in hiring a city manager, and al...
September 09, 2014 02:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton residents can revel in art, culture classes
New fall seasons are not just for television shows and fashion lines. Fall arts and culture programming starts Sept. 16 at the county’s four arts centers and its new Aviation Community Cultural Cen...
September 09, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wolf Creek library to hold grand opening celebration
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s new Wolf Creek branch library will open to the public with a celebration Monday at 10 a.m. The library is at 3100 Enon Road SW, Atlanta 30331, in an area ...
September 02, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers, employees to see extra funds; school security beefed up
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during the A...
September 02, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fort, airport stars of south Fulton development plans
Prospects are good for south Fulton growth and development, panelists said at the Council for Quality Growth’s Economic Engines of the Southside event last week. The speakers included Miguel Southw...
September 02, 2014 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Fulton ADA goes home
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    07.30.14 - 06:06 pm
  • 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 | 2 2 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 | 6 6 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 | 4 4 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 | 30 30 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 | 1 1 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 | 3 3 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 | 6 6 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 | 9 9 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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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