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Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: 35.5 million Americans to travel on Labor Day weekend
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Travel Thursday announced it projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday s...
August 27, 2015 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Bumped and stranded
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Aug. 9 through Aug. 18 and the Sandy Springs Police Department Aug. 8 through 14. - Provided by Atlanta Police Officer April White and Sand...
August 25, 2015 05:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb’s property tax bills in the mail
Cobb County property owners should expect to see their tax bills in the mailbox soon. Cobb Tax Commissioner Carla Jackson said last week her office has mailed 258,059 tax bills totaling more than $...
August 25, 2015 05:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health officials investigating plague case in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday announced they are investigating a possible case of plague in Georgia in an individual who...
August 20, 2015 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shepherd Center celebrates 40 years of family, friends, healing
As the Shepherd Center in Buckhead celebrates four decades of serving patients and their families, its board chairman, James Shepherd, hopes it continues to leave a lasting impression on the commun...
August 19, 2015 09:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moores Mill Road extension still in limbo
The decade-long process to extend Moores Mill Road near the construction of the Publix shopping center at Bolton Road continues. District 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore is seeking fundin...
August 19, 2015 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA rolls out customer rewards program
Now through Sept. 14, MARTA customers can earn free, round-trip Breeze tickets based on the number of trips they take during the 30-day promotion period that started Aug. 15. MARTA is launching the...
August 17, 2015 07:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Company fined $10M for polluting Chattahoochee
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that protects the waterway, Monday announced U.S. District Court Judge Orinda Evans Thursday levied a $10 million penalty on American Sealc...
August 17, 2015 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta to host meeting
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta Thursday announced it will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Torah, 700 Mount Vernon Hwy. in Sandy Springs. The meet...
August 10, 2015 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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First human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health Friday confirmed the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus of the season. The patient is an adult from metro Atlanta and has recovered. Nancy Nydam, a ...
August 07, 2015 05:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools welcome new leaders
Four leaders have taken the reigns at local schools — yet all said they were honored to step in the in their new roles. David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who previously served as head of the middle schoo...
August 06, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Committee approves $75,000 grant to keep Genuine Parts
    by Hilary Butschek
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.29.15 - 03:22 pm
  • School year brings new programs, projects
    Schools in and serving the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings areas will welcome returning students with new programs and projects to enhance and accommodate learning for the upcoming ...
    August 06, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Cyberbullying a challenge for local schools
    Cyberbullying and traditional bullying are issues schools take seriously, representatives of local private and public schools said in interviews with the Neighbor last week. Cyberbullying in the Fu...
    August 05, 2015 06:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    School system ready to greet students with improvements
    The Fulton County Schools District’s 2015-16 school year begins Monday and the system is prepared to welcome children with improvements from one end to the other. The fourth largest school district...
    August 05, 2015 06:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Buckhead at top of affairs website's local cheaters list
    AshleyMadison.com , a website that offers its customers a discreet service to have an affair, last month announced a hacker tried to access its list of anonymous members, more than 38 million accor...
    August 05, 2015 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Back-to-school start dates
    Here are the 2015-16 school year start dates for each local high school, according to each school’s or school district’s website or staff: Atlanta Country Day: Aug. 25 Atlanta Girls’: Aug. 12 Atlan...
    August 05, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Code Orange smog alert issued for Tuesday
    Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Monday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Tuesday. A Code Orange alert means the air is unhealthy f...
    August 03, 2015 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State Road and Tollway Authority announces $29M in funds
    The State Road and Tollway Authority Monday announced $29 million in grant and loan funding is available for local governments and community improvement districts through the Georgia Transportation...
    August 03, 2015 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Atlanta to host rain barrel workshops Aug. 19, Sept. 23
    The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management will host its remaining 2015 rain barrel workshops Aug. 19 and Sept. 23. Sandy Springs resident Lora Fischman and daughter Helen enjoyed the event so ...
    August 01, 2015 04:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Kroger hosting job fair to fill 2,000 positions
    Cincinnati-based Kroger’s Atlanta division will host a three-day job fair in hopes of filling more than 2,000 open positions for its 185 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and Eastern Alabama. Posit...
    July 31, 2015 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    High Museum of Art names new director
    The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Randall Suffolk has been appointed its new director. Suffolk, who is currently director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, ...
    July 29, 2015 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia Commute Options issues Code Orange smog alert
    Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Monday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Tuesday. A Code Orange alert means the air is unhealthy f...
    July 27, 2015 07:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MARTA officials promote half-penny sales tax, bus WiFi
    Robbie Ashe said he is not completely sure MARTA’s proposed half-penny sales tax will be approved both by the Georgia General Assembly and the state’s voters in 2016, but he has high hopes. “I thin...
    July 23, 2015 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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