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Arielle Kass

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Emory grad Arielle Kass covers Fulton County. She previously covered Gwinnett County, housing, money and retail business at the AJC. 

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Fulton County government closed Wednesday for inclement weather
 All Fulton County government offices will be closed Wednesday, due to the potential for ice and snow. All courts in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit will also be closed, and jurors should not report. For updated information about closings, see www.fultoncountyga.gov or @FultonInfo on Facebook and Twitter.

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All Fulton County government offices will be closed Wednesday, due to the potential for ice and snow. All courts in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit will also be closed, and jurors should not report. For updated information about closings, see www.fultoncountyga.gov or @FultonInfo on Facebook and Twitter.
Metro Atlanta governments, others shelter homeless during cold weather
 Six people have died of hypothermia since Dec. 1, the social impact director for Central Atlanta Progress said Tuesday, as he urged those without residences to seek shelter in the coming days. Channel 2 Action News meteorologists were predicting a mix of rain and snow Tuesday evening, then high temperatures in the 20s, with low...

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Six people have died of hypothermia since Dec. 1, the social impact director for Central Atlanta Progress said Tuesday, as he urged those without residences to seek shelter in the coming days. Channel 2 Action News meteorologists were predicting a mix of rain and snow Tuesday evening, then high temperatures in the 20s, with low...
At MLK Day service, Ebenezer pastor calls for Trump to repent
 Bernice King called for a peaceful revolution, while the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church said the president needed to repent, as President Donald Trump’s recent words cast a shadow over Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the historic church. Her father, she said, gave the country “a philosophy...

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Bernice King called for a peaceful revolution, while the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church said the president needed to repent, as President Donald Trump’s recent words cast a shadow over Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the historic church. Her father, she said, gave the country “a philosophy...
Former Fulton County jail employee files lawsuit claiming harassment
 A former employee at the Fulton County jail filed a lawsuit in federal court last month, claiming that she was bullied after acting as a whistle blower. Tracey Cunningham said in the suit that she was forced to retire from her job at the county after 16 years because of the emotional stress caused by retaliation and harassment. She last...

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A former employee at the Fulton County jail filed a lawsuit in federal court last month, claiming that she was bullied after acting as a whistle blower. Tracey Cunningham said in the suit that she was forced to retire from her job at the county after 16 years because of the emotional stress caused by retaliation and harassment. She last...
Lori Henry, new mayor of Roswell, signifies shift in the city
 It’s a time of change in Roswell. The new mayor, Lori Henry, is just the third new person to be elected to the post in 50 years — and the first female mayor in Roswell’s history. Residents also elected four new council members, and the other two are in their first term. It’s a great opportunity for a fresh start...

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It’s a time of change in Roswell. The new mayor, Lori Henry, is just the third new person to be elected to the post in 50 years — and the first female mayor in Roswell’s history. Residents also elected four new council members, and the other two are in their first term. It’s a great opportunity for a fresh start...
Fulton County property tax collections continue to come in
 By the end of the year, Fulton County had drained its reserves, but had collected more than twice the property tax money it needed to to ensure the local government would remain solvent. The reserves will be replenished next month, said Sharon Whitmore, Fulton County’s chief financial officer. And $40 million that was borrowed from...

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By the end of the year, Fulton County had drained its reserves, but had collected more than twice the property tax money it needed to to ensure the local government would remain solvent. The reserves will be replenished next month, said Sharon Whitmore, Fulton County’s chief financial officer. And $40 million that was borrowed from...
Fulton County to ask state to count early votes before polls close
 Fulton County, which has said getting more timely election results is a priority in 2018, plans to ask the state for help. The county’s legislative priorities include a request to change state law to allow the county to begin processing early votes while the polls are still open. Currently, no voting machines can be opened ...

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Fulton County, which has said getting more timely election results is a priority in 2018, plans to ask the state for help. The county’s legislative priorities include a request to change state law to allow the county to begin processing early votes while the polls are still open. Currently, no voting machines can be opened ...
Property assessments, jail and elections are Fulton County priorities
 Reducing the population at the county jail. Fixing the property assessment system, so residents aren’t taken by surprise by rising values. Speeding up the elections reporting process. They’re the three main goals for Fulton County government this year, and county commissioners spent much of Tuesday talking about how to turn...

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Reducing the population at the county jail. Fixing the property assessment system, so residents aren’t taken by surprise by rising values. Speeding up the elections reporting process. They’re the three main goals for Fulton County government this year, and county commissioners spent much of Tuesday talking about how to turn...
Fulton County offices will be closed Monday
 Fulton County and Atlanta, which earlier announced that they would close their downtown offices early Monday to help ease expected bad traffic, said Sunday night that all offices will be closed Monday. The change comes as stormy weather is predicted. President Donald Trump will also be in town to attend the college football...

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Fulton County and Atlanta, which earlier announced that they would close their downtown offices early Monday to help ease expected bad traffic, said Sunday night that all offices will be closed Monday. The change comes as stormy weather is predicted. President Donald Trump will also be in town to attend the college football...
Fulton County to hold public meetings for proposed transit expansion
 Through the month of January, Fulton County residents can weigh in on how they want to get around the county in the years to come. Fulton, outside the city of Atlanta, is considering expanding its mass transit options in both the north and south parts of the county. The county’s proposals came about with residents’ input...

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Through the month of January, Fulton County residents can weigh in on how they want to get around the county in the years to come. Fulton, outside the city of Atlanta, is considering expanding its mass transit options in both the north and south parts of the county. The county’s proposals came about with residents’ input...
Some Fulton County offices to close early Monday for UGA football game
 Fulton County is doing its part to make the Monday commute just a smidgen more tolerable. Downtown offices within two miles of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where Georgia will play Alabama in the college football national championship game Monday, will close at 3 p.m. Those include Fulton County courts, the county government center...

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Fulton County is doing its part to make the Monday commute just a smidgen more tolerable. Downtown offices within two miles of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where Georgia will play Alabama in the college football national championship game Monday, will close at 3 p.m. Those include Fulton County courts, the county government center...