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Johnson challenging Hill for District 6 Senate seat
Democratic candidate Antron Johnson, a business owner seeking political office for the first time, will challenge District 6 State Sen. Hunter Hill for his seat in the Nov. 4 general election. The ...
October 22, 2014 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State releases early voting numbers
The Georgia secretary of state’s office Tuesday released a summary of early voting data for the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting started Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 31. As of Tuesday morning, 206,67...
October 21, 2014 05:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State releases update on registered voters
The secretary of state’s office Tuesday released updated information on the number of eligible Georgia voters registered for the Nov. 4 general election. The state currently has 6.04 million regist...
October 21, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tornadoes touch down in Vinings, Sandy Springs
The National Weather Service has reported there were five tornadoes in metro Atlanta Tuesday morning, including one each in the Sandy Springs and Vinings areas. According to a public information st...
October 16, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves team official, local leaders talk new stadium
Atlanta Braves executive Mike Plant urged a room of local merchants, politicians and other professionals to not believe everything they read in the newspapers about the team’s move to southeast Cob...
October 16, 2014 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal staffer dies in Ga. 400 wreck
A 25-year-old Roswell man who worked for Gov. Nathan Deal died in a wreck on Ga. 400 near Interstate 285 in Sandy Springs Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release from Deal’s office, Maret "M...
October 14, 2014 06:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidates disclose campaign finances
Several candidates in the Nov. 4 general election had either not filed their third quarter campaign disclosure reports for the Sept. 30 cycle or any at all by press time Monday, according to the Ge...
October 14, 2014 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Cobb entities win WaterSmart awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week recognized the 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year for their commitment to promoting water efficiency and strengthening the drought resilie...
October 14, 2014 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Bike Challenge ends Oct. 19
In an effort to further promote cycling as a fun and sustainable transportation alternative, Georgia Commute Options and the Atlanta Regional Commission are partnering with an international firm, L...
October 10, 2014 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most local schools fare well on AP exams
Compared to the state average, three of the four local public high schools fared well on the Advanced Placement exams, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education on ...
October 09, 2014 08:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper prepares for new leadership
After 20 years of leading Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Sally Bethea, 63, is preparing to retire from her roles as executive director and riverkeeper of the Atlanta-based nonprofit, which is dedicated...
October 08, 2014 01:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vinings Business Association honors public safety officers
The Vinings Business Association honored first responders Tuesday during its monthly lunch meeting at Social Vinings restaurant. The Cobb County Police, Sheriff’s Office, Fire and Emergency Service...
October 07, 2014 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Local high schools’ SAT scores mixed
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 3:55 P.M. WITH COMPARISON OF THIS YEAR'S SCHOOL-LEVEL SCORES TO THE 2013 ONES) Local high schools had mixed results in the 2014 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores released Tu...
October 07, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers tips to avoid SIDS
Each year, more than 2,500 infants in the United States die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the unexplained, sudden death of an infant under 1 year old. Researchers are finding the majori...
October 06, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children’s Healthcare joins statewide network
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has joined the Georgia Health Information Network, the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and ...
October 01, 2014 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta History Center to host Atlanta Speech School exhibition
The Atlanta Speech School in Buckhead will be featured in a temporary exhibition at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. The exhibit opened Tuesday and runs through the fall. Situated in the cen...
October 01, 2014 06:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theater recognizes 40th anniversary of Save the Fox campaign
In 1974, the Fox Theatre in Midtown was in danger of being torn down due to economic woes.  With an impending sale of the property to utility Southern Bell, the theater, which opened in 1929, was g...
October 01, 2014 12:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pierre, Stultz to battle for Cobb Post 2 school board seat
Having beaten two other candidates in the Republican primary and runoff races, Susan Thayer will face Democrat Kenya Pierre Nov. 4 in the general election for the Post 2 Cobb County Board of Educat...
October 01, 2014 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isakson, other leaders urge global teamwork
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, said the state’s economic and job creation ambitions are correlated to its level of global engagement. Isakon’s remarks came Monday during the America’s Global...
September 30, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Jude named National Blue Ribbon School
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School in Sandy Springs is one of 12 Georgia schools and 337 in America that were named to the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 ba...
September 30, 2014 01:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Womenetics to host conferences in Atlanta, Chicago
The 2014 Global Women’s Initiative, set for Oct. 8 at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, will convene international thought leaders to explore “Women as the Competitive Advantage: Redefining...
September 30, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASO’s Romanstein resigns; Neal named interim leader
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Midtown Monday announced Stanley Romanstein, Ph.D., has resigned as its president and CEO, effective immediately. The move comes in the middle of a lockout of musi...
September 29, 2014 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASO management, musicians agree to mediation
(UPDATED SUNDAY AT 6:08 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S PLAYERS ASSOCIATION'S CHRISTINA SMITH ON MEDIATION) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Saturday announced its management a...
September 28, 2014 06:10 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children’s Healthcare performs 300th heart transplant
The Heart Transplant Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reached a major milestone early Monday morning, performing its 300th heart transplant since the program’s inception in 1988. The mil...
September 25, 2014 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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