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Kingston and Perdue neck and neck in early election results
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (52 of 2,727 precincts - 2 percent) Jack Kingston, GOP 27,398 - 50 percent David Perdue, GOP 27,023 - 50 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (50 of 2,727 precincts -...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five percent voter turnout recorded for Fulton County
All Fulton County polls closed Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. According to Fulton County Elections spokeswoman April Majors, 30,811 votes had been counted in the county as of 6:30 p.m., making voter tur...
July 22, 2014 07:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Polls close; turnout slow
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 7:30 P.M. WITH INFO, QUOTES FROM ONE LOCAL POLLING PRECINCT) The polls in Tuesday's primary runoff election have now closed, and judging by the turnout at three local polling pl...
July 22, 2014 07:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb polls close; 19K cast ballots
Polls have officially closed in DeKalb County. According to DeKalb County Director of Elections H. Maxine Daniels, about 19,000 registered voters cast their ballots during DeKalb's runoff election....
July 22, 2014 07:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saunders in charge at Cross Keys
Results on the football field have been rough for quite some time at Cross Keys but if anyone is capable...
July 22, 2014 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County holds Football Media Day
Last Wednesday, most of the football teams in DeKalb County made their way to Tucker High for the 14th annual...
July 22, 2014 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton runoff elections update
Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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I am the 10 percent: Casting a ballot in Fulton County
Running late to work this morning, I thought about skipping the polls and going right to the office. But then I remembered the story we published last week saying voter turnout was expected to be 1...
July 22, 2014 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry runoff election turnout light
Henry County Elections and Registration Director Janet Shellnutt said she expects a light turnout today at the polls. "We only voted 2,374 during advance voting and have around 300 absentee ballots...
July 22, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officer gets counterterrorism training
Capt. Robert Stevens of the Sandy Springs Police Department recently returned from Israel after spending two weeks learning new public safety techniques and technologies, the Georgia International ...
July 22, 2014 11:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeff Ross to perform at Buckhead’s The Improv
Comedian Jeff Ross will perform at The Improv, 56 E. Andrews Drive in Buckhead, Thursday through Saturday. Ross keeps true to his tittle of roastmaster general on Comedy Central’s “Roast of James F...
July 22, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blog: How was your voting experience?
This morning I voted in the primary runoff election at my polling place, High Point Elementary School in Sandy Springs. There was no line – two people were ahead of me but there was plenty of room ...
July 22, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Column: Significant battle waged along Collier Road
    by Thornton Kennedy
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.17.14 - 09:27 pm
  • Column: Marsalis leads National Black Arts Festival concert
    by Sally F. White
    Neighbor Newspapers Columnist
    07.17.14 - 09:13 pm
  • Henry elections feature state contests
    With local elections decided in the May 20 primary, Tuesday's runoff is dominated by key state contests. The U.S. Senate seat from which Saxby Chambliss is retiring is sought by Republicans Jack Ki...
    July 21, 2014 11:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton runoffs include District 5 commission
    Update: Fulton County spokeswoman April Majors said at noon, "All has been going smoothly." More information will follow from a morning briefing held by Registration and Elections Director Richard ...
    July 21, 2014 11:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    159,152 Georgians vote early in primary runoff election
    Early voting for Tuesday’s primary runoff election ended Friday, and the Georgia secretary of state’s office announced Monday the number of ballots cast during the three-week period, which started ...
    July 21, 2014 07:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Council members establish Code Enforcement Commission
    The Atlanta City Council Monday announced members Joyce Sheperd and Mary Norwood have established a commission to study the ills of residential and commercial blight in the city of Atlanta. During ...
    July 21, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Judge dismisses Pitts’ lawsuit against Eaves, county
    A judge has dismissed the May 20 Democratic primary election lawsuit District 7 Fulton County Board of Commissioners (chairman) candidate Robb Pitts filed against fellow candidate John Eaves and Ri...
    July 21, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State complying with new law on school fundraisers
    In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to am...
    July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Independent Bozarth’s candidacy certified
    Finally, it’s official. Buckhead resident Bill Bozarth, independent candidate for the District 54 House of Representative seat, was notified Thursday both the Fulton County Board of Elections and t...
    July 18, 2014 07:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: The job of waxing poetic can be quite frenetic
    “I have gotten bad news and am much the worse for it. “I’ve just found out I’m not the nation’s poet laureate. “I made a great effort. I put up a good fight. “But instead the job went to a guy name...
    July 18, 2014 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Column: Gold dust woman: On the passing of a friend
    I just returned from the funeral of my friend Mila Cantrell Begley. We gathered in the usual fashion, in a typical small-town funeral home. The chapel was at capacity, as Mila was loved by multitud...
    July 18, 2014 02:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Guest column: But it said so in the papers
    There’s another scandal brewing that stems from, shockingly, Washington. It seems a White House occupant had a 15-year affair with one of his neighbors. At least, that’s the tale historical documen...
    July 18, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Church should be allowed to move rectory
    EDITOR: As a resident in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood [in Buckhead], I support the move of six priests [and their rectory] from the Cathedral of Christ the King to the residence the chur...
    July 18, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Decatur to host public meetings on unified development ordinance
    The unified development ordinance process has taken the existing development regulations, tidied up their inconsistencies, incorporated certain goals from the strategic plan and consolidated everyt...
    July 18, 2014 01:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Canton Street plans get historic commission once-over
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:37 pm
  • Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:29 pm
  • Cougars getting ready for new season, region foes
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:18 pm
  • High schools unite for soccer camp
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:15 pm
  • Douglas Sports News
    by Staff Reports
    07.16.14 - 02:13 pm
  • Push 1 Volleyball helping change sport in Paulding
    by E. Marcel Pourtout
    mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:07 pm