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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 | 2 2 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New millage rate to help increase teacher salaries
Budget adjustments will allow the Fulton County School District to retain teachers on a more competitive basis through better compensation, said Marvin Dereef, the district’s deputy chief financial...
July 22, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Puppetry arts museum to expand world of make believe
This fall the Worlds of Puppetry will finally open its doors to house the most comprehensive puppetry collection. The Center of Puppetry Arts in Midtown will open its new permanent exhibition Nov. ...
July 22, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local organizations, businesses celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act’s 25th year
Local organizations and businesses that aid individuals with disabilities are celebrating a milestone this week. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H...
July 21, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kroger to donate $60,000 in classroom supplies to teachers
Kroger’s Atlanta division is showing support for metro Atlanta educators by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $60,000 July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teachers are invited to come an...
July 20, 2015 06:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Center for Puppetry Arts’ new exhibit opening Nov. 14
Officials at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown Tuesday announced details surrounding the grand opening of the Worlds of Puppetry permanent exhibit, which will house the Global Collection gall...
July 14, 2015 10:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: Georgia road deaths up over last year
The annual number of traffic fatalities in Georgia is on pace to rise for the first time in nearly a decade, according to a news release from Tampa, Fla.-based AAA - The Auto Group. As of Tuesday m...
July 14, 2015 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local back-to-school drives return
With summer in full swing, several nonprofits and big companies are partnering to have back-to-school-themed drives. These are particularly driven to help students in need to get all the tools requ...
July 08, 2015 04:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TNT Fireworks offers safety tips as new law takes effect
In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 110, making it legal to purchase and use consumer fireworks in Georgia, expanding on the types of fireworks residents can buy. Below are answers to freque...
June 30, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta wins national award
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Monday announced it was named Affiliate of the Year at the Dallas, Texas-based global breast cancer organization’s annual Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, T...
June 29, 2015 06:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Committee approves $75,000 grant to keep Genuine Parts
Genuine Parts, based in southeast Cobb County, is likely to get a $75,000 grant along with the tax breaks it will receive during the next 10 years from a bond issuance through the Development Autho...
June 29, 2015 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: 41.9 million Americans to travel for July 4 holiday
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Thursday announced it projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41...
June 25, 2015 07:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Realtors: Market good for buyers, sellers
In recent interviews with the Neighbor, top Realtors with local residential real estate companies talked about the current local market and its trends. “It is really busy,” said Betsy Akers, an age...
June 25, 2015 06:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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All Veterans Career Fair set for Thursday
The All Veterans Career Fair will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. in downtown Atlanta. It is being produced by ...
June 22, 2015 12:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Atlanta churches hosting prayer vigils tonight
Atlanta’s Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and St. Philip African Methodist Episcopal Church each will hold prayer vigils tonight to remember the lives lost Wednesday during a Bible st...
June 19, 2015 05:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children's Healthcare pioneer in use of exoskeleton technology
In an effort to remain a leading specialist in pediatric rehabilitation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Wednesday announced it is the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to offer patients enhanc...
June 18, 2015 01:47 PM | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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State cracks down on 4th of July DUIs
Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-su...
June 18, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Falcons head coach to speak in Buckhead
New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will speak at the Buckhead Business Association’s signature luncheon Tuesday at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. The event is set for 11:30 ...
June 16, 2015 04:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA, Ga. Commute Options urge drivers to Dump the Pump
MARTA and Georgia Commute Options, a division of the Georgia Department of Transportation, will host Dump the Pump Thursday to promote public transit as a commute alternative that saves on gas and ...
June 15, 2015 04:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technology Assoc. of Georgia to host IT luncheon in Buckhead
The Technology Association of Georgia’s Infrastructure Society will present an informative discussion on hyper-converged infrastructure and its impact on net-work security and information technolog...
June 11, 2015 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local attorney helps nonviolent offenders get GEDs
Buckhead resident David Windecher has turned his life around and is now giving back. Windecher, born in East Los Angeles to Argentinian parents, lived in Buenos Aries for nearly a decade before mov...
June 10, 2015 05:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Career expos coming to Atlanta June 17
The Engineering, Technology and Security Clearance Career Expo and Nursing and Healthcare Career Expo will take place June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, 2...
June 10, 2015 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children's Healthcare honored by U.S. News & World Report
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tuesday announced it is ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals. Children’s, ti...
June 09, 2015 06:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Braves announce plans for ‘world-class, four-star’ hotel
    by Ricky Leroux
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.05.15 - 01:49 pm