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Facebook Page Seeks Recall of Atlanta School Board

Facebook Page Seeks Recall of Atlanta School Board

ATLANTA -- You knew it had to happen.

Someone has created a Facebook page aimed at recalling members of the Atlanta School Board.

The page was launched Tuesday night, just hours after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put Atlanta Public Schools' accreditation on probation due to the political bickering of a "dysfunctional" board.

The first post on the Facebook recall page is supposedly from a parent with two children in Atlanta public schools who writes, "it is my desire to build support for my children and many others in demanding that the board immediately resign or otherwise step down."

Meanwhile, the battle continues over whether the board should fight back or comply with recommendations from SACS to save their accreditation.

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Swearing-In Ceremony

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Swearing-In Ceremony

Atlanta, GA--  The Fulton County Board of Commissioners took their oath of office this morning at a ceremony that was open to the public at the Fulton County Government Center's Assembly Hall.

Fulton County is governed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners. Five commissioners are elected by geographic district and two are elected countywide, including the chair.

The board consists of:

John H. Eaves, Chairman, District 1 (at-large)

Robert L. “Robb” Pitts, District 2 (at-large)

Liz Hausmann, District 3

Tom Lowe, District 4

Emma I. Darnell, District 5

Joan P. Garner, District 6

William “Bill” Edwards, District 7

Councilman Ambrose Clay Appointed to an Airport Advisory Board

Councilman Ambrose Clay Appointed to an Airport Advisory Board

College Park, GA--  Colleg Park Councilman Clay was selected as a member of the advisory board of PARTNER, the Partnership for AirTransportation Noise and Emissions Reduction.

PARTNER is funded by the FAA and serves as an academic, industry, and government collaborative that researches solutions for existing and anticipated aviation-related noise and emissions problems.

Clay says, "I plan to contribute to influencing the direction of that research, so as to improve the quality of life for those of us who live close to airports, while maintaining the viability of aviation as an engine of economic growth."

Fulton County Runoff Elections on Nov. 30th. Early Voting Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA--  The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections will hold a runoff election in four political races on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Fulton County voters will be asked to select a candidate for Fulton County Superior Court Judge, State Supreme Court Justice and State Court of Appeals Judge. In addition, voters in Johns Creek will be asked to vote in a runoff election for City Council Post 5.

Advance voting for the runoff election will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching, Oct. 4th

Atlanta, GA--  Fulton County residents have until the close of business on Monday, October 4, 2010 to register for the November 3rd General Election.

Voters may register at any of the following locations:

  • Fulton County Government Center, Registration and Elections Dept., Suite 4085, 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta
  • South Fulton Service Center, Registration and Elections Office, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park
  • North Fulton Service Center, Registration and Elections Office, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
  • Georgia Dept of Motor Vehicle, Driver's License Offices
  • All public libraries and city halls
  • Colleges and universities (Students and Staff only)

The Georgia Voter Registration form is also available on the Fulton County website. www.fultoncountyga.gov