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Bridge named after noted Atlanta business owner

On May 5, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Resolution 396 naming a bridge along Interstate 20 in Southwest Atlanta which passes over Joseph Lowery Boulevard for longtime Atlanta businessman Willie Arthur Watkins.

NEWS BRIEFS: Former Georgia officers charged with murder in death of man

A grand jury indictment charging two former Atlanta area police officers with murder says a man died after the officers used stun guns on him while his hands were cuffed behind his back.

The Metro Board Aug 14-20-15

Truly Living Well is still seeking volunteers for its “A Day at Camp Wow”, Saturday, Aug. 15 for two shifts.

NEWS BRIEFS: Residents say sweltering heat persists at Atlanta apartments

Residents of an Atlanta apartment building say the sweltering heat inside is continuing, despite assurances from the building’s managers that the air conditioning has been fixed.

July 1 brings dozens of new Georgia laws

July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.

METRO BOARD JUNE 19-25-15

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Ex-Fulton Co. Commish A. Reginald Eaves passes after illness

Former Fulton County Commissioner A. Reginald Eaves and Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner died Tuesday after several recent health setbacks. He was 81.

NEWS Briefs: Sen. Isakson has Parkinson’s; will run for new term

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., disclosed Wednesday he has Parkinson’s disease, but said the diagnosis won’t deter him from seeking a new term next year or compromise his ability to serve if he wins.

METRO BOARD: 17 APS Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Seventeen seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS).

METRO NEWS BRIEFS APR. 24-30-2015

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill authorizing a state takeover of what he calls “chronically failing schools,’’ setting up a vote on a constitutional amendment needed to enact the new policy.

METRO BOARD: New civil rights group plans for Freedom Riders trip to advocate criminal justice

MovementForward, a new human and civil rights group, announced its launch on Thursday at a press conference at the Atlanta Press Club. The organization’s launch included the revelation of its plan to implement a modern-day freedom ride excursion. MovementForward will ...

Report: 5 Georgia counties no longer majority white

Five Georgia counties - Chatham, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale - have gone from being majority white to places where no single racial or ethnic group holds a majority, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

METRO BRIEFS APR.10-16-2015

Atlanta city officials say they’re planning to offer a federally-supported program to provide meals to low-income children during summer break from school.

METRO Atlanta News Briefs

he Georgia House has approved a transportation plan that members say will raise $900 million through changes to the state’s gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

East Point Youth Receives 1st Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award

Ten year old Willie Myrick of East Point is one “blessed” young boy who can testify that singing the praises of God can save your life.

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