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16 U.S. Postal Service workers in Metro Atlanta arrested, charged with bribery after drug sting

by WGCL-TV

August 31, 2017

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Sixteen U.S. Postal Service workers in Metro Atlanta have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver cocaine in a drug trafficking operation, according to the Dept. of Justice. The workers were charged in three separate...

Health of Shops Buckhead Atlanta retail mecca called into question

by Josh Green, Curbed Atlanta

August 29, 2017

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Unless you’re waiting in line for a ShackBurger and hand-spun shake, it’s not likely you’ll encounter a crush of people at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta these days. In fact, some proprietors are likening their high-end retai...

Atlanta adds Martin Luther King Jr. statue amid Confederate controversy

by Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

August 29, 2017

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The daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. stood beside her father's newly unveiled statue Monday, just a few blocks from where he grew up, handing out hugs and telling each well-wisher: "It's about time." Th...

Metro Atlanta agencies work to bring relief to Harvey victims

by Rikki Klaus, WSB-TV

August 29, 2017

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As Texas braces for more rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, volunteers from metro Atlanta are stepping up to help. Employees at Atlanta's FEMA distribution center are loading dozens of trucks headed toward the disaster...

Tenant charged after Hiram woman found murdered, home burned

by Tom Spigolon, West Georgia Neighbor

August 25, 2017

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A man who rented a room in a Hiram couple's home was charged Wednesday with murdering one of them and setting a fire to conceal the crime. Derek Jess Renfroe, 32, was charged with murder, aggravated assault, arson and tampering...

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

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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...

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