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Homeless wary as Atlanta closes its last-resort shelter

by Jeff Martin and Robert Ray

August 25, 2017

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Cities across the U.S. are trying to encourage the homeless to find beds of their own, not just a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long. Atlanta is putting this idea to a hard, real-world test ...

Another mixed-use development in the works for Smyrna

by Ricky Leroux, Marietta Daily Journal

August 25, 2017

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A $60 to $75 million mixed-use development expected to feature hundreds of apartments, a six-story hotel and retail, office and restaurant space is planned for an 8.7-acre site near SunTrust Park. The site for the new development...

Smyrna, Powder Springs to share E-911 services

by Carolyn Cunningham, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 23, 2017

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The Smyrna City Council agreed Aug. 21 to begin answering emergency calls for Powder Springs with Smyrna hosting records management software for Powder Springs. Smyrna has a multi-jurisdictional records management...

Brother of Atlanta Hawks owner could make big downtown development bet

by J. Scott Trubey, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 23, 2017

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Development partners linked to the Atlanta Hawks are said to be in negotiations to acquire the former Norfolk Southern railroad office complex bordering downtown’s Gulch, a move that offers a glimpse into an expanding, but still...

East Cobb Library in danger of being shuttered

by Miranda Hawkins, WABE

August 23, 2017

Filed under Local News

East Cobb residents are rallying to save a library that may close to save the county money. Cobb's proposed budget for next year is already $21.5 million in the red since commissioners voted not to raise the millage rate last month. Commissioner Bob O...

Georgia will change policy after complaints over notice sent to voters

by Kristina Torres, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2017

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Georgia election officials have quietly reversed themselves over address confirmation notices being sent to voters who have moved within the same county they were already registered in. After the ACLU of Georgia filed suit last mont...

Lithia Springs shooting intentional, teacher ID’d

by Vanessa McCray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2017

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Authorities identified a longtime math teacher as the man who shot himself in the face Thursday in his Lithia Springs High School classroom. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Jonathan Freeman fired one round f...

Atlanta’s NAACP chapter demands NFL boycott until Kaepernick signs with a team

by JuliaKate E. Culpepper, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 21, 2017

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Vice president of the NAACP's Atlanta chapter Gerald Griggs announced the Atlanta chapter will boycott all things related to the NFL until free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is signed by a team. Atlanta's NAACP chapter ...

Meet Cobb County Schools’ Teacher Of The Year

by Craig Johnson, South Cobb Patch

August 17, 2017

Filed under Local News

The Cobb County School District recently named Nicole Kempson as its 2017 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced the honor on August 11 as the new school year's second week came to a close. The announcement,...

Metro Atlanta woman invents gloves designed for safety Read more: http://www.cbs46.com/story/36155273/metro-atlanta-woman-invents-gloves-designed-for-safety#ixzz4q29ljVTn

by WGCL-TV

August 17, 2017

Filed under Local News

It's always dangerous when police officers stand in the middle of the road directing traffic, but a metro Atlanta woman has invented a product that hopes to help keep those officers safe. Deidre Goodwin is a police officer...

‘March on Google’ in Atlanta, other cities called off

by Richard Halicks, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

August 17, 2017

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A group protesting Google as an “anti-free speech monopoly” has postponed protest marches in nine cities, including Atlanta. The “March on Google” was to have taken place Saturday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta. ...

Atlanta mayor to consider renaming Confederate street names

by Stephannie Stokes, WABE

August 15, 2017

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he's carefully considering calls to rename streets recognizing the Confederacy or Confederate leaders. Petitions asking for name changes took off, after the violent weekend in Charlottesville,...

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