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Best in class: Cambridge High women’s ensemble named best at festival
The Women’s Choral ensemble, “Chanson,” from Cambridge High School won top honors in the Southern Invitational Choral Competition and Festival at Georgia Southern University.

12:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

• Chanson, the women’s choral ensemble from Fulton County’s Cambridge High School, recently won the awards for Best Treble Choir and overall Grand Prize Best Choir in the Southern Invitational Choral Competition and Festival at Georgia Southern University. Only 10 choirs were invited to compete in the inaugural year of ...
Water main break closes Johns Creek road
A car passes over one of many patched sections of Buice road near Autry Mill road in Johns Creek. (PHIL SKINNER / AJC File Photo)

Updated: 6:09 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

A water main break in Johns Creek has been repaired.Because of the break, water service was interrupted in several areas and part of Buice Road was closed.The road repairs will continue until midnight. Buice Road is closed from Twingate Drive to Clublands Drive-Greenwich Park Drive. It will be reopened in ...
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed participates in Fulton transportation talks
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com AJC File Photo)

6:02 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

After months of sending proxies to conversations about Fulton County’s transportation future, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed told commissioners and his fellow mayors exactly what he thought about the progress they were making.“Not only are we not unanimous; I will oppose the referendum on that basis,” he told the gathering, referring ...
5 things to know tonight: Man lost wife, kids, dog in Gwinnett fire
Kathy Patterson and her 9- and 12-year-old daughters were killed Tues., Feb. 9, 2016, in a Gwinnett County house fire. "They're dead," Brent Patterson said of his wife and children. "My whole life is over. My whole life is over." (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

5:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

1. Man who lost wife, kids, dog in Gwinnett fire: 'My whole life is over.'  The fire that killed Patterson’s wife, Kathy, and the couple’s 9- and 12-year-old daughters appears to have been wind-driven and flames spread rapidly through the home, Gwinnett fire spokesman Tommy Rutledge said Wednesday. [Read more] 2. Former Fox ...
Ash Wednesday on the fly at Hartsfield airport
Rev. Donna S. Mote offers the ancient symbol of penitence at the airport. HANDOUT

Updated: 5:24 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport need not worry about missing out on Ash Wednesday.They can still receive the mark of the cross, made from burned palm fronds, as they jet off to their destinations or return to Atlanta.The Rev. Donna S. Mote, who serves as an Episcopal Church chaplain at ...
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joins Fulton transportation tax talks
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com AJC File Photo)

5:02 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

This time, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was at the table.It was a step forward for a group of Fulton County leaders who have been meeting regularly to hammer out an agreement about a potential new sales tax that would raise as much as $1.3 billion for transportation improvements over five ...
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

3:41 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Fulton County• Bella Rosa Pizza, 62 Broad St., Atlanta. 75/C• Bocado, 887 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 99/A• Grown Folks Café’ & Bar, 5495 Old National Highway, College Park. 96/A• Red Pepper Taqueria, 3135 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 93/A• Sara Donuts, 9760 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 91/A
Grady High renaming? APS official says “we respect” position
Henry Grady statue on Marietta Street. AJC file photo.

12:29 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Jill Strickland sent The Atlanta Journal-Constitution a written statement about Grady High School’s student newspaper calling for the removal of Henry Grady’s name from their school, “Atlanta Public Schools is proud of The Grady High School Southerner newspaper’s long and storied history of encouraging community dialogue ...
Ga. Supreme Court: Suspect can’t be retried for woman’s death
A security guard stood post at the gate of Baptist Towers in southwest Atlanta after a resident of the senior citizen high-rise allegedly stabbed two of his neighbors in June 2013, killing one of them, police said. (JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM)

Updated: 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Shortly after making plans for her upcoming 76th birthday, Mary Oliver was fatally stabbed seven times by a man who has not been tried for the offense — and who very likely never will be. On Tuesday, Oliver’s daughter, joined by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and Atlanta Mayor ...
5 things to know tonight: Schools cancel activities as snow falls in metro Atlanta
Flurries on Tues., Feb. 9, 2016, did not stop people from hitting walking and running trails in Snellville in Gwinnett County. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

6:04 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

1. Schools cancel activities as snow falls in metro Atlanta. As snow continued to fall Tuesday in metro Atlanta, districts started canceling after-school activities. [Read more.]  2. Falcons owner Arthur Blank diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. [Read more. ] 3. NFL's most expensive home belonged to ...
Millennial group pushes MARTA expansion
A train pulls into Doraville station. (Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com)

4:46 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

An upstart group of millennials is trying to reshape the debate about public transportation in Atlanta, starting with the proposed expansion of MARTA. In a press conference Tuesday at the Gold Dome, a new nonprofit called Advance Atlanta urged the Georgia Legislature to pass Senate Bill 330 (previously filed as ...
Making the Grade: School offers extra term for expanding classroom
Westminster Schools’ Jim Justice teaches Upper School students Emily Ferguson and Brianna Resuta how to tie a fly during a field trip for a Jan Term program on the literature and ecology of fly fishing. Credit: Erin Dentmon.

2:28 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

It took considerable creative scheduling, but by restructuring the school day and year, the upper school faculty at the Westminster Schools in Buckhead carved out enough time to create a mini-semester between the traditional fall and spring terms.Jan Term, a three-week block that follows the end-of-year holidays, gives students the ...
Fulton calls off after-school activities
(RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Updated: 2:13 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

In response to the forecast of snowy weather, Fulton County’s school system is cancelling all after-school events occurring after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.The Fulton school district has not announced school closures in the wake of snow flurries reported throughout metro Atlanta.Several Georgia school districts and government offices announced delays and ...
Show us your snow photos by using #AtlWeather
 Local resident Linda Thomason plays in the heavy snow fall while taking a walk on Popular Stump Road near her home on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Helen.  CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Snow is fallin', y'all. Flurries and heavy snowfall have been spotted all around the metro Atlanta region including in DeKalb, north Fulton, Cherokee counties and more. Has the snow reached your neck of the woods? Share your snow day Instagram and Twitter photos with us using the hashtag #AtlWeather to ...
5 things to know tonight: Winter weather advisory extended to 10 a.m. Wednesday
Officer J. Davis, who directed traffic on Wieuca Road on Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, bundled up to protect himself against the cold. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

5:52 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

1. Winter weather advisory extended to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Gusty winds will swoop in with a freezing chill late Monday, when periods of isolated snow showers and flurries pickup again at about 11 p.m. [Read more] 2. Forsyth principal returns after controversial Facebook posts. Forsyth County school district officials allowed a principal to return ...
Fulton schools monitoring snowy weather forecast
While it won’t exactly make for good sledding, snow is expected to fall Monday in metro Atlanta, according to Channel 2 Action News.STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

10:47 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Fulton County schools officials are monitoring the weather forecast calling for potential snow flurries in metro Atlanta and don’t have plans to release students early, so far.Based upon “our on-going analysis and updates retrieved through the National Weather Service, we do not anticipate a need to make a recommendation of ...
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

2:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Fulton County• Crabapple Tavern, 12350 Arnold Mill Road, Alpharetta. 94/A• Empire State South, 999 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 92/A• First Watch, 11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 99/A• La Fiesta Mexican, 1419 Virginia Ave., College Park. 73/C• Lucky’s Burger & Brew, 1144 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 96/A
Arrest made in August shooting death of young Atlanta mother
Larry Reese (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

11:08 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

The man accused of killing a young Atlanta mother is now in custody, some six months after her death. Fulton County police spokeswoman Officer Kay Lester confirmed that 37-year-old Larry Reese turned himself in Friday at the department’s precinct on Old National Highway. Charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession ...
‘Kids’ haul television, gun from southeast Atlanta home

10:43 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Baby-faced burglars have spooked a southeast Atlanta neighborhood where they hauled off a television while one waved a gun. “Kids” is how homeowner Zach Goossen described the trio. They were captured on his security cameras from several angles, with good views of their faces. “You have to wonder, did they ...
Fulton lines up Athens school leader as next superintendent

5:53 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Fulton County school leaders have tapped prominent Georgia educator Philip Lanoue to be the district’s next superintendent. Considered a politically savvy leader with a reputation as a school innovator in Georgia, Lanoue has served as superintendent of the Clarke County School District in Athens for nearly seven years, and was ...
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