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Arielle Kass

Fulton County reporter

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

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Water treatment no longer an impediment to growth in North Fulton
Cauley Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Johns Creek. (HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM AJC File Photo)

5:26 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016

A prohibition that stopped Fulton County from expanding its wastewater treatment capacity has been lifted.While the county was under the restriction, it could not plan for future growth in North Fulton that would require more treatment capacity, and it could not improve the technology at two wastewater treatment facilities, as ...
Fulton County sheriff sees runoff win as affirmation of his work
Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson.

5:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson said Wednesday that he plans to expand programs to keep seniors from becoming victims and show people the potential consequences of committing crimes if he wins the race against his Republican challenger in November. Jackson, who won a Democratic runoff Tuesday, said he sees the ...
Incumbent Sheriff Jackson wins Fulton County runoff, other races in
Polls are closed in Fulton County. BEN GRAY / AJC File Photo

Updated: 10:39 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Election results are in from Fulton County Tuesday.Incumbent sheriff Ted Jackson beat challenger Richard Lankford, a former sheriff who left office more than 20 years ago. The winner in the runoff will face Republican Ben Cowart in November.With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jackson had 55 percent of the vote ...
Water main break in Fulton County disrupts service at businesses
Rodney McDaniel, foreground, feeds a line with a remote camera attached to it into a manhole where Rick Moyers (unseen-he’s in the manhole), sends it through a sewer line to inspect for how well the new line in Snellville is constructed. Clif Sanders, at background, left, works a computer in the truck as he watches the image from the camera on a monitor. The three men all work for Gwinnett County. (Kimberly Smith/AJC File Photo)

4:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A water main break has disrupted service at several Fulton County homes and businesses.The Tuesday afternoon break is affecting water service on Haynes Bridge Road near Devore Road.Traffic is not expected to be affected by the break to a 12-inch main.But there is no water service to about 35 homes, ...
Fulton runoffs for sheriff, solicitor, judge to be decided Tuesday
Candidate for Fulton County Sheriff Richard Lankford. (JASON GETZ / AJC File Photo)

5:49 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Several contentious Fulton County runoffs will be decided Tuesday, as voters go to the polls to vote in races for sheriff, solicitor general and superior court judges. In the sheriff’s race, incumbent Ted Jackson is facing off against Richard Lankford, who held the position more than 20 years ago. Jackson, ...
Fulton County had issues at some early voting locations
Fulton County experienced problems at two early voting locations. (David Tulis / AJC File Photo)

Updated: 1:28 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Fulton County experienced technical problems at two early voting locations Friday.Voters going to the East Roswell Library or East Point Library had longer wait times. They were given paper ballots until the technical issues were resolved.In an email, a spokeswoman said the two libraries had networking issues that affected connectivity ...
Keep Atlanta’s Central Library, Fulton commissioners decide
Fulton County Commissioners voted Wednesday to spend up to $55 million to renovate the central library located on Forsyth and Carnegie Way in Downtown Atlanta. (Renee’ Hannans Henry/AJC File Photo)

7:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fulton County commissioners voted Wednesday to spend up to $55 million to renovate Atlanta’s Central Library, scuttling plans to build a new facility downtown.The decision brings to an end months of debate over whether the county should keep the iconic building near Peachtree Center that has fallen into disrepair and ...
Fulton County to renovate historic central library, not build new
Fulton County commissioners voted Wednesday to renovate the central library located on Forsyth and Carnegie Way in Downtown Atlanta. (Renee’ Hannans Henry/AJC File Photo)

Updated: 7:47 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A new central library will not be built in downtown Atlanta.Fulton County commissioners voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan that would spend up to $55 million to renovate the existing central library, a 1980 building that has fallen into disrepair.Commissioners had long delayed a decision about whether to ...
Fulton County transportation tax to be on November ballot
Atlanta voters (AJC 2016 File photo by BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM)

2:48 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fulton County residents will be able to vote this fall on a measure that would raise taxes to fund transportation improvements. On Wednesday, Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves and county mayors signed an agreement that will put a 0.75-cent sales tax on the November ballot. If approved, the tax ...
Fulton commission to hear proposal for justice reforms
Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves is a proponent of justice reform. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM (AJC File Photo)

6:19 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fulton County commissioners will hear a set of goals Wednesday that are meant to lead to reform in the justice system. The proposal, supported by the sheriff and court officials who studied the county’s system, is so far short on specifics so that court officials can have control over changes. ...

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