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Man killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest

Man killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Newton County Sheriff's deputy who was killed by a policewoman in Afghanistan will be laid to rest this weekend.

Joseph Griffin was shot to death Christmas Eve by an Iranian woman.

The 49-year-old Mansfield, Ga., man's body will arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 2 p.m. Monday, according to Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Tyrone Oliver.

Law enforcement officials will escort Griffin's body back to Newton County.

Griffin's funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Wheeler's Funeral Home, which is located at 11405 Brown Bridge Road in Covington, Oliver said.

Fulton County Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards hosts third quarter listening session

Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards, District 7, will host his Third Quarter “Community Listening Session” on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

The public is invited to voice their comments about Fulton County services in South Fulton. 

All citizens, including youth, are urged to participate in the session, which will be held in the South Fulton Government Service Center Auditorium, located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia.

Staff from Fulton County agencies will be on hand to answer questions and follow up on inquiries. 

The final 2012 Listening Session is scheduled to take place November 15, 2012.  

For more information, please contact Commissioner Edwards’ office at 404.612.8230 or 404.612.3079.

 

School board announces August community meetings

School board announces August community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for August:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Mountain Park ES (11895 Mountain Park Road, Roswell)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Hopewell MS (13060 Cogburn Road, Milton)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
No meeting in August

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
No meeting in August

District 5 (Linda McCain)
District 7 (Julia Bernath)
Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Johns Creek Environmental Campus (8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta)

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has sworn in the newest justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell was sworn in Thursday morning in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

Deal last month appointed the 37-year-old Blackwell to fill a vacancy left by Chief Justice George Carley. Carley's resignation as chief justice was effective Tuesday.

Blackwell had served on the Court of Appeals since he was appointed in 2010 by former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He is the 92nd justice since the court's creation in 1845.

Blackwell previously practiced civil and criminal law. He will serve on the court until 2014, when voters will decide whether to keep him on the bench for a six-year term.

New principals named to 9 Fulton schools

New principals named to 9 Fulton schools

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Nine Fulton County schools will have new principals when classes resume in the fall.

The nine appointments were approved during a school board meeting last week.

"I'm pleased to welcome our new principals and know they will be an excellent addition to the Fulton County Schools team," Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said in a statement. "Their leadership has made their current schools stand out, and I'm confident they will do the same in their new positions."

School board announces May community meetings

School board announces May community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for May:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Monday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Crabapple Middle (10700 Crabapple Road, Roswell)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Friday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Summit Hill Elementary (13855 Providence Road, Milton)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Thursday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Heards Ferry Elementary (1050 Heards Ferry Road, Sandy Springs)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Elementary (91 Elder Street, Fairburn)

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

 

Atlanta Braves recognize that you’re “Never too Old to Play” through the donation of 200 tickets to Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities

The month of May is when the nation honors older Americans and the theme for 2012 —Never Too Old to Play!— recognizes the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations, and other activities. Throughout May, Fulton County will shine the spotlight on the important role older adults play in our community.  The celebration officially begins May 2, when the Fulton County Board of Commissioners issues a proclamation honoring senior adults living in Fulton County.