Arielle Kass

Reporter

Arielle Kass covers Fulton County. She joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010 and has covered Gwinnett County, housing, money and retail business at the AJC. Arielle, an Emory graduate, has also worked at Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Latest from Arielle Kass

Many Fulton County residents can vote on earlier Sunday alcohol sales
 Residents in a number of Fulton County cities will have the chance to vote on the so-called brunch bill Nov. 6. If passed, the bills would let restaurants serve alcohol beginning at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Now, alcohol  cannot be served before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The proposal would not affect when stores could begin to sell alcohol; that would...

Posted: a day ago

Residents in a number of Fulton County cities will have the chance to vote on the so-called brunch bill Nov. 6. If passed, the bills would let restaurants serve alcohol beginning at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Now, alcohol cannot be served before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The proposal would not affect when stores could begin to sell alcohol; that would...
Fulton County, Atlanta tax proposals would bring relief, consequences
 A bevy of proposals on the ballot next month would bring tax relief to Atlanta and Fulton County residents, but could also exacerbate financial inequities and punch holes in city and school district budgets. If approved by voters on Nov. 6, the measures would create new tax breaks to make up for sharp increases in property values after...

Posted: 2 days ago

A bevy of proposals on the ballot next month would bring tax relief to Atlanta and Fulton County residents, but could also exacerbate financial inequities and punch holes in city and school district budgets. If approved by voters on Nov. 6, the measures would create new tax breaks to make up for sharp increases in property values after...
Grady is asking Fulton, DeKalb counties for more money for expansion
 Grady Health System officials say a planned expansion at the Atlanta hospital will cost more than expected, and they are asking Fulton and DeKalb counties to pitch in millions more to fund construction. Last year, Grady officials said the construction of a surgical center and the expansion of a center dedicated to HIV and AIDS...

Posted: 4 days ago

Grady Health System officials say a planned expansion at the Atlanta hospital will cost more than expected, and they are asking Fulton and DeKalb counties to pitch in millions more to fund construction. Last year, Grady officials said the construction of a surgical center and the expansion of a center dedicated to HIV and AIDS...
Three Fulton County house races could be competitive
 Three Fulton County state House seats that have been held by Republicans appear to be competitive in the next month’s election. But two Republican incumbents say their moderate voting records should lead to their re-elections. The candidates running for a third, vacated seat both say they would take the opportunity of an opening to...

Posted: 5 days ago

Three Fulton County state House seats that have been held by Republicans appear to be competitive in the next month’s election. But two Republican incumbents say their moderate voting records should lead to their re-elections. The candidates running for a third, vacated seat both say they would take the opportunity of an opening to...
Hurricane Michael: Power will be restored across Georgia next week
 Nearly 250,000 Georgians were still without power Friday morning, and many should expect power outages to persist through next week. But Georgia Power representatives estimated the company would be able to restore power in some areas earlier than originally anticipated. In Savannah and on the coast, power was expected to be back...

Posted: 8 days ago

Nearly 250,000 Georgians were still without power Friday morning, and many should expect power outages to persist through next week. But Georgia Power representatives estimated the company would be able to restore power in some areas earlier than originally anticipated. In Savannah and on the coast, power was expected to be back...
‘Catastrophic damage’ to power grid in Georgia after Hurricane Michael
 Hurricane Michael has caused “catastrophic damage” to electric infrastructure in the state, according to Georgia EMCs, and it will likely be several days before power is fully restored. “We know it’s going to be a while,” said Terri Statham, a spokesperson for the EMCs. “A couple of EMCs have lost...

Posted: 9 days ago

Hurricane Michael has caused “catastrophic damage” to electric infrastructure in the state, according to Georgia EMCs, and it will likely be several days before power is fully restored. “We know it’s going to be a while,” said Terri Statham, a spokesperson for the EMCs. “A couple of EMCs have lost...
A Georgia city’s $50 voter registration discount under scrutiny 
 A metro Atlanta city offered residents who registered to vote or confirmed their voter status a $50 discount from citations, raising questions about whether the plan violated state law that bans giving money or gifts in exchange for registering voters.  The City of South Fulton advertised the discount ahead of the voter registration...

Posted: 10 days ago

A metro Atlanta city offered residents who registered to vote or confirmed their voter status a $50 discount from citations, raising questions about whether the plan violated state law that bans giving money or gifts in exchange for registering voters.  The City of South Fulton advertised the discount ahead of the voter registration...
Voters to say if Fulton’s last unincorporated area can join a city
 Fulton County voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to decide whether to undo a state constitutional amendment that kept the Fulton Industrial area from being annexed into a city. But if they choose to lift it, it will accelerate the fight over who gets the last unincorporated part of the county. Atlanta has long had its eye on the...

Posted: 10 days ago

Fulton County voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to decide whether to undo a state constitutional amendment that kept the Fulton Industrial area from being annexed into a city. But if they choose to lift it, it will accelerate the fight over who gets the last unincorporated part of the county. Atlanta has long had its eye on the...
Georgia Power is monitoring Hurricane Michael, provides storm tips
 Georgia Power is monitoring Hurricane Michael and adjusting its response plans as the storm progresses, but no power outages have been reported so far, said Ashley West, a spokesperson for the company. West said Georgia Power leaders are meeting to plan their response to the storm, and are following up with reports from the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Georgia Power is monitoring Hurricane Michael and adjusting its response plans as the storm progresses, but no power outages have been reported so far, said Ashley West, a spokesperson for the company. West said Georgia Power leaders are meeting to plan their response to the storm, and are following up with reports from the...
Detainees wait in jail as Fulton solicitor steps away from cases
 As her fiance languished in the Fulton County Jail on misdemeanor charges for 15 days, Dorothy Freeman’s life came apart. She fell behind on her car payment, lost the boarding house room she shared with her 4-year-old son and bounced from family to friends’ homes in search of stability. Her fiance’s status as the breadwinner...

Posted: 15 days ago

As her fiance languished in the Fulton County Jail on misdemeanor charges for 15 days, Dorothy Freeman’s life came apart. She fell behind on her car payment, lost the boarding house room she shared with her 4-year-old son and bounced from family to friends’ homes in search of stability. Her fiance’s status as the breadwinner...
Fulton County will use officers to escort voting cards for tallying
 To ensure the security of votes on election night, Fulton County will use police escorts to bring completed electronic voting cards to a central warehouse to compute the results, the county’s elections director said Thursday. Richard Barron said he was making the change at the request of state officials. In the past, Fulton County has...

Posted: 23 days ago

To ensure the security of votes on election night, Fulton County will use police escorts to bring completed electronic voting cards to a central warehouse to compute the results, the county’s elections director said Thursday. Richard Barron said he was making the change at the request of state officials. In the past, Fulton County has...