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Most candidates wait until last day to file disclosure reports
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 1:40 P.M. WITH JEFF ABEL'S REPORT INFO) Most of the local contested candidates running in the May 20 primary election waited until the last day to file first quarter campaign di...
April 15, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area upping annual fee
Following a month-long public comment period in November and approval from the Washington office of the National Park Service, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will increase the pri...
April 14, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Lion King' performers with Georgia ties set to play the Fox
For Sharron Williams, there’s no place like home — the right sentiment, wrong show. Rather than fiddling with a pair of ruby slippers, you will find her braving the circle of life in “The Lion King...
April 10, 2014 12:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Bad drivers common in Georgia
Common complaints about aggressive and inept drivers on metro Atlanta’s roads may have been validated by a study that has named Georgia the state with the 14th worst drivers. In the study completed...
April 10, 2014 12:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Caught red-handed
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, March 23 through 29. - Provided by Atlanta Police Officer L. Illery Editor’s note: The Sandy Springs Polic...
April 09, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb commissioners challenged on zoning procedure
A civic group is asking the Cobb County Board of Commissioners to change a zoning process it believes is secretive and costly to taxpayers, allegations county chairman Tim Lee dismisses as inaccura...
April 09, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three battling for Cobb Post 2 school board seat
Cobb County Board of Education member Tim Stultz, who has represented the Post 2 seat for the past three years, will face opposition from fellow Republican candidates Jeff Abel and Susan Thayer in ...
April 09, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local legislators recap 2014 session
(UPDATED MONDAY AT 9:17 A.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON STATE REP. JOE WILKINSON CO-SPONSORING HOUSE BILL 885) With the 2014 Georgia General Assembly ending March 20, local legislators last week talked...
April 07, 2014 09:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archbishop to vacate $2.2M Buckhead home
After being criticized for living in a $2.2 million home in Buckhead, Atlanta Roman Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory announced Saturday he will vacate his residence in early May and move into ano...
April 05, 2014 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board approves teacher, leader systems
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the State Board of Education adopted a new rule, establishing all school systems and charter schools will implement the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader...
April 03, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Bieber protest a publicity stunt
    by Staff Reports
    02.23.14 - 09:47 am
  • Mori Luggage & Gifts founder honored
    Jean Mori, the founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Mori Luggage & Gifts, last month received the Travel Goods Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Travel Goods Show in Phoenix...
    April 02, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sandy Springs' Squire wins national award
    The International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation last month presented its highest honor, the William Rosenberg Leadership Award, during the foundation’s 54th annual convention, to S...
    April 02, 2014 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Atlanta Speech School art teacher honored
    For Karinna Riddett-Moore, Ph.D., education — as teacher and scholar — is the prism through which she envisions a better world. Her immediate realm, though, is populated by the 300 young charges wh...
    April 02, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    'Real Housewives' Phaedra Parks to stop in Midtown
    For Phaedra Parks, the mere notion of slowing down seems akin to willfully wasting time. Co-starring on an immensely popular reality TV show, embracing the advent of yet another career and raising ...
    April 01, 2014 05:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Barr leads in District 11 U.S. House poll
    (UPDATED SUNDAY AT 12:20 P.M. WITH ADDITIONAL OPINION RATINGS POLL INFORMATION) In a new poll regarding the District 11 U.S. House candidates in the May 20 primary election, Bob Barr leads the six ...
    March 28, 2014 09:46 AM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia Restaurant Assoc. leader speaks to Buckhead group
    (UPDATED THURSDAY AT 5:30 P.M. WITH AMENDED QUOTES FROM KAREN BREMER) The general public may not have the complete picture when it comes to the state’s restaurant industry. That was the message fro...
    March 27, 2014 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Astro-loving thieves
    Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, March 9 through 15, and Sandy Springs Police Dept., March 14 through 20. - Provided by Atlanta Police Offi...
    March 26, 2014 12:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Millennium Gate Museum to honor Georgia-Japan relations
    Friday, Georgia will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its official relationship with Japan. To commemorate the event, the National Monuments Foundation announced the planting of 40 Somei-Yoshino c...
    March 26, 2014 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    IRS: 2010 tax refunds available
    In a news release Thursday, the Internal Revenue Service announced refunds totaling nearly $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers in the U.S. who did not file a federal inco...
    March 21, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Voters get choice on freezing Ga. income tax rate
    Voters will decide whether to freeze Georgia's top marginal income tax rate at the current level of 6 percent. State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment th...
    March 21, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmakers snuff out medical marijuana, allow guns in church on final legislative day
    A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between Hous...
    March 21, 2014 09:07 AM | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmakers ban minors from buying 'e-cigarettes'
    Georgia lawmakers have voted to keep so-called e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors. The bill approved Thursday would impose a $300 fine on any retailer who sells the noncombustible nicotine alt...
    March 20, 2014 08:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Senate hopeful Perdue weighs in on hot-button issues
    by Jon Gillooly
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.17.14 - 07:40 am