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  1. Fulton County seeking input on consolidated planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Fulton County is publishing for citizen review and comment its draft fiscal 2015-19 consolidated plan. The plan review is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to decisions on project funding by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

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  2. Fulton district discusses Atlanta's annexation wishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    The petition for three communities in south Fulton County, including its students, to be annexed to the city of Atlanta will have to wait, at least until the city and county work things out . The petition states, "The city of Atlanta wants to annex the unincorporated communities of South Oaks, Loch Lomond and Sandtown part of Fulton County School [System] including 64 students from Randolph Elementary School, 51 from Sandtown Middle School, two from Tri-Cities High School and 83 from Westlake High School, to be become part of the city."

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  3. Fulton County seeking input on consolidated planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Fulton County is publishing for citizen review and comment its draft fiscal 2015-19 consolidated plan. The plan review is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development prior to decisions on project funding by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

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  4. Zeff named interim leader of Fulton County School SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    At its meeting Thursday at Holmes Elementary School in East Point, the Fulton County Board of Education named Kenneth Zeff as the school district's interim superintendent beginning June 2. The announcement came after current Superintendent Robert Avossa's selection last week as the new leader for the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida. Zeff joined the Fulton district in 2012 as its chief strategy and innovation officer.

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  5. Fulton County school board to ponder Union City eminent domain Thurs.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    UPDATED April 23 4 p.m. with additional background information. The Fulton County Board of Education will meet at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School, 2301 Connally Drive in East Point, for its April 23 meeting.

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  6. South Fulton legislator Jones to hold town hall meeting tonight in College ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Join District 62 State Rep. LaDawn Blackett Jones for a detailed discussion on this year's legislative session today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park 30349. Topics will include important state-wide legislation, the transportation bill, opportunity school districts, religious freedom and LBJ's legislation.

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  7. South Fulton legislator Jones to hold town hall meeting tonight in College ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Join District 62 State Rep. LaDawn Blackett Jones for a detailed discussion on this year's legislative session today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park 30349. Topics will include important state-wide legislation, the transportation bill, opportunity school districts, religious freedom and LBJ's legislation.

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  8. Tri-Cities races on Saturday to benefit youth programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    It is conceivable that a community-minded athlete can help two causes in one morning this Saturday. The Hapeville Exchange Club will hold its fifth annual 5K run and walk Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Tom E. Morris Sports Complex, 3415 Claire Drive, Hapeville 30354, benefiting homeless students at Hapeville Elementary School.

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  9. Tri-Cities races on Saturday to benefit youth programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    It is conceivable that a community-minded athlete can help two causes in one morning this Saturday. The Hapeville Exchange Club will hold its fifth annual 5K run and walk Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Tom E. Morris Sports Complex, 3415 Claire Drive, Hapeville 30354, benefiting homeless students at Hapeville Elementary School.

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  10. Fulton County's Camp Creek Parkway to get $8M road fix in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Drivers who navigate Camp Creek Parkway and I-285 may see construction begin by 2018 on an $8 million diverging diamond interchange, like those at Perimeter Mall, Pleasant Hill Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard - if it is the right solution for the highly congested crossing. Georgia Department of Transportation officials delivered that information to East Point City Councilwoman Deana Holiday Ingraham and about 15 other residents, city employees and Camp Creek Marketplace stakeholders at a meeting convened last week by the Airport West Community Improvement District.

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  11. Fulton County's Camp Creek Parkway to get $8M road fix in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Drivers who navigate Camp Creek Parkway and I-285 may see construction begin by 2018 on an $8 million diverging diamond interchange, like those at Perimeter Mall, Pleasant Hill Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard - if it is the right solution for the highly congested crossing. Georgia Department of Transportation officials delivered that information to East Point City Councilwoman Deana Holiday Ingraham and about 15 other residents, city employees and Camp Creek Marketplace stakeholders at a meeting convened last week by the Airport West Community Improvement District.

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  12. Jobless numbers lower but unemployment up in metro, Fulton County, East PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Fulton County's labor force increased by more than 40,000 residents in January, from about 470,000 in December to about 510,000, not from relocation but from an annual recount by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. In numbers reported this month due to the lengthy February housekeeping measure, the number of county job-holders also increased, adding more than 35,000 paycheck earners to the ranks of the employed.

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  13. East Point workshop Saturday combines dreams, time managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Life coach and performer Christine Horn will host an interactive, free workshop at the East Point branch of the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System, 2757 Main St., on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., titled How to Make Time for Your Dreams While Running Your Household and Working Your Day Job. Horn is an award-winning actress who has performed in feature films, on prime-time television and on Broadway.

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  14. East Point workshop Saturday combines dreams, time managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Life coach and performer Christine Horn will host an interactive, free workshop at the East Point branch of the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System, 2757 Main St., on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., titled How to Make Time for Your Dreams While Running Your Household and Working Your Day Job. Horn is an award-winning actress who has performed in feature films, on prime-time television and on Broadway.

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  15. East Pointers stage - Leopard Tale' ballet in downtown AtlantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    Staff / Katherine Frye. Leopard Joshua Schadl, left, and Leopardess Brandy Carwile, right, with snakes Amy Harold, right, Savery Morgan, middle, and Laila Howard, back.'

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  16. Airport West CID seeks first program directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    An experienced project manager will help guide multi-million dollar enhancements on behalf of the Airport West Community Improvement District. The CID is now accepting resumes for its first program director position.

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  17. College Park to fill vacant city council seat TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    The city of College Park on Tuesday will try to fill the seat made vacant by the Nov. 4 death of long-time Ward 4 City Councilman Charles E. Phillips Sr., who defeated two of the 2015 candidates in his 2013 re-election bid. Coco Bright and Roderick Gay will again battle it out, in a field widened by the addition of three more political newcomers.

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  18. Candelight vigil at 6 p.m. for slain Fulton Co. detectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    There will be a candlelight vigil tonight at 6 p.m. at the home of Johnny and Bertha Green, 3707 Calmer Circle, East Point 30344 in honor of their slain son, Terence Avery Green. Please join their family, retired state representative Joe Heckstall, Fulton County Chairman, John Eaves, Fulton County Police Chief Cassandra A. Jones, former East Point Mayor Patsy Joe Hilliard, District 39 State Sen. Vincent Fort, District 35 State Sen. Donzella James, Fulton County Commissioner, Marvin Arrington Jr, East Point City Councilman Alexander Gothard, the Rev.

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  19. College Park to fill vacant city council seat TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    The city of College Park on Tuesday will try to fill the seat made vacant by the Nov. 4 death of long-time Ward 4 City Councilman Charles E. Phillips Sr., who defeated two of the 2015 candidates in his 2013 re-election bid. Coco Bright and Roderick Gay will again battle it out, in a field widened by the addition of three more political newcomers.

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  20. Candelight vigil at 6 p.m. for slain Fulton Co. detectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Sandy Springs Neighbor

    There will be a candlelight vigil tonight at 6 p.m. at the home of Johnny and Bertha Green, 3707 Calmer Circle, East Point 30344 in honor of their slain son, Terence Avery Green. Please join their family, retired state representative Joe Heckstall, Fulton County Chairman, John Eaves, Fulton County Police Chief Cassandra A. Jones, former East Point Mayor Patsy Joe Hilliard, District 39 State Sen. Vincent Fort, District 35 State Sen. Donzella James, Fulton County Commissioner, Marvin Arrington Jr, East Point City Councilman Alexander Gothard, the Rev.

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