Arielle Kass

Reporter

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

Latest from Arielle Kass

Fulton County hires former AG Olens to help solve property tax dispute
 Fulton County will hire former Attorney General Sam Olens to help solve a dispute with the state Department of Revenue that has delayed the approval of the county’s 2017 tax digest. Dick Anderson, Fulton’s county manager, said the county is “trying to find a middle ground” with the Department of Revenue and he think...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fulton County will hire former Attorney General Sam Olens to help solve a dispute with the state Department of Revenue that has delayed the approval of the county’s 2017 tax digest. Dick Anderson, Fulton’s county manager, said the county is “trying to find a middle ground” with the Department of Revenue and he think...
Fulton County advertises potential for higher property taxes
 Fulton County commissioners want to be clear: they’re not seeking a windfall from higher property values released this spring. But they may be raising property taxes. County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to advertise a tax increase and hold three public hearings, as is required by law. They’re advertising the same tax rate...

Posted: 3 days ago

Fulton County commissioners want to be clear: they’re not seeking a windfall from higher property values released this spring. But they may be raising property taxes. County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to advertise a tax increase and hold three public hearings, as is required by law. They’re advertising the same tax rate...
Fulton County advertises property tax increase, but doesn’t set rate
 Fulton County commissioners plan to advertise a potential property tax increase, but whether or not one will go into effect depends on how many people appeal their 2018 property values. The county government’s tax rate will not be higher than it was in 2017 — 10.38 mills — and county commissioners made it clear they weren&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Fulton County commissioners plan to advertise a potential property tax increase, but whether or not one will go into effect depends on how many people appeal their 2018 property values. The county government’s tax rate will not be higher than it was in 2017 — 10.38 mills — and county commissioners made it clear they weren&rsquo...
Fulton County ambulance service may change earlier than expected
 At the end of June, the current ambulance service provider for 200,000 people in the south part of Fulton County plans to step away. American Medical Response wanted to keep shuttling patients to area hospitals, but lost its bid to keep the service to Grady EMS, which promised faster emergency response times. The state Department of Public...

Posted: 15 days ago

At the end of June, the current ambulance service provider for 200,000 people in the south part of Fulton County plans to step away. American Medical Response wanted to keep shuttling patients to area hospitals, but lost its bid to keep the service to Grady EMS, which promised faster emergency response times. The state Department of Public...
Fulton County decriminalizes marijuana in unincorporated area
 Following in the footsteps of neighbors in Atlanta  and the new city of South Fulton, Fulton County commissioners voted Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana in the unincorporated part of the county. The action only effects a small area on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, but could account for a number of arrests. Last year, before South Fulton...

Posted: 17 days ago

Following in the footsteps of neighbors in Atlanta and the new city of South Fulton, Fulton County commissioners voted Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana in the unincorporated part of the county. The action only effects a small area on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, but could account for a number of arrests. Last year, before South Fulton...
2 men who helped woman attacked in Fulton courthouse elevator honored
 Fulton County on Wednesday honored two people who helped save a legal assistant who last month was attacked in an elevator at the Fulton County courthouse. “This was a selfless act of kindness,” said Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington. Michael Katz, an attorney, and De Andre Royals, a jail expeditor for Superior Court...

Posted: 17 days ago

Fulton County on Wednesday honored two people who helped save a legal assistant who last month was attacked in an elevator at the Fulton County courthouse. “This was a selfless act of kindness,” said Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington. Michael Katz, an attorney, and De Andre Royals, a jail expeditor for Superior Court...
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore joins Fulton property tax suit
 Felicia Moore didn’t think much about it when her home was valued at $133,900 in 2016. The year before, that was about what she’d paid for it. But now Moore, president of the Atlanta city council, is calling foul. Her neighbors, she learned, were valued at far less. And so Moore is one of five people who have joined a new lawsuit...

Posted: 18 days ago

Felicia Moore didn’t think much about it when her home was valued at $133,900 in 2016. The year before, that was about what she’d paid for it. But now Moore, president of the Atlanta city council, is calling foul. Her neighbors, she learned, were valued at far less. And so Moore is one of five people who have joined a new lawsuit...
Fulton County transportation tax revenue short, some projects delayed
 Projections that Fulton County used to sell a 2016 transportation tax to voters were too high and have been scaled back. Georgia State University researchers originally estimated that a three-quarter penny sales tax for road and other improvements would bring in $109.3 million in its first year, which ended in April. In reality...

Posted: 29 days ago

Projections that Fulton County used to sell a 2016 transportation tax to voters were too high and have been scaled back. Georgia State University researchers originally estimated that a three-quarter penny sales tax for road and other improvements would bring in $109.3 million in its first year, which ended in April. In reality...
Some Fulton County homeowners to receive second assessment notice
 Some Fulton County property owners will receive a second assessment notice, after errors were discovered in the first. The problem affects about 300 homeowners, all of whom will receive a letter telling them to disregard their first notice. All notices posted online are correct. Jessica Corbitt, a spokesperson for the county, said...

Posted: 30 days ago

Some Fulton County property owners will receive a second assessment notice, after errors were discovered in the first. The problem affects about 300 homeowners, all of whom will receive a letter telling them to disregard their first notice. All notices posted online are correct. Jessica Corbitt, a spokesperson for the county, said...
Two Fulton County libraries close for renovations
 Two Fulton County library branches are scheduled to close next month for renovations. The East Point library will be closed beginning June 5. The Fairburn library will close June 13. The closures mark the beginning of a two-year plan that will redesign  and modernize 23 of Fulton County’s 34 libraries. The projects are each expected...

10:44 PM Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Two Fulton County library branches are scheduled to close next month for renovations. The East Point library will be closed beginning June 5. The Fairburn library will close June 13. The closures mark the beginning of a two-year plan that will redesign and modernize 23 of Fulton County’s 34 libraries. The projects are each expected...
Fulton election results come in before midnight, and other counties
 At 20 seconds to midnight, Fulton County was done. A green pie chart tracking the number of precincts reported was all green, 100 percent. Election night ended Tuesday night. It didn’t spill into Wednesday. That wasn’t the case last year, when it took until 2 a.m. before final results were posted in the heated Atlanta...

9:43 PM Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

At 20 seconds to midnight, Fulton County was done. A green pie chart tracking the number of precincts reported was all green, 100 percent. Election night ended Tuesday night. It didn’t spill into Wednesday. That wasn’t the case last year, when it took until 2 a.m. before final results were posted in the heated Atlanta...