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Stellar Student: Nava Amalford
Woodward Academy’s Nava Amalford has blazed quite a trail during her high school career. The senior from Alpharetta has hit the books and excelled in areas beyond the classroom en route to putting ...
October 30, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools' results mixed on graduation rates
The Georgia Department of Education released high school graduation rates Thursday, and local school had mixed results. In Buckhead, North Atlanta’s rate of 73.5 percent was well above the Atlanta ...
October 30, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eight local contested races on ballot
Following months of campaigning, the 2014 general election will arrive Tuesday with two high-profile races at the top of the ballot and eight more contested local ones toward the bottom of it. In t...
October 29, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot to include amendments, referendum
In addition to the candidates up vying for public office, Tuesday’s general election ballot will include two proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum. Amendment A asks voters...
October 29, 2014 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local health care professionals offer flu season advice
With influenza season under way, local health care professionals are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid the illness. Flu season typically starts in October, peaks between December and Feb...
October 29, 2014 06:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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High Museum of Art director stepping down
The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Michael E. Shapiro, its Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director since 2000, will leave the position in August. Shapiro has been part of the Hi...
October 29, 2014 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glenridge Hall on organization's 2015 Places in Peril list
The Midtown-based Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Wednesday announced its 2015 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state, and one of them is Glenridge Hall in Sandy Springs. In July Glenridge...
October 29, 2014 10:32 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday’s Halloween rush could be year’s worst traffic day
With Halloween Friday, Georgia Commute Options, an organization promoting public transit, carpools and vanpools, is encouraging metro Atlantans to plan ahead for the traffic associated with the hol...
October 28, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED; State releases early voting numbers
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 5:03 P.M. WITH UPDATED EARLY VOTING NUMBERS) The Georgia secretary of state’s office Friday released a summary of early voting data for the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting ...
October 24, 2014 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 25 25 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 8 8 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 5 5 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 | 4 4 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • What the Braves will mean, financially, to local business
    by Ricky Leroux
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
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