Friday, February 6,, 2004


Fairburn looking toward more commercial development

Residential development may be taking a back seat to commercial development if plans to revitalize the Fairburn downtown area come to fruition. Mayor Betty Hannah and the City Council discussed future plans and projects at their retreat last Friday.

Starr’s Mill HS locked down after guns found in car; 3 arrested

An unfamiliar face spotted by two Starr’s Mill High School administrators led to a brief school security lockdown after two guns were found in an illegally parked vehicle on the bus loop, officials said.

Final segment of parkway gets underway

Fulton County District 7 Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards will host a groundbreaking for the completion of the South Fulton Parkway. 

Schools in Fulton County observe Black History Month with special celebrations

The month-long observance honors the achievements and contributions made by African-Americans to the nation’s economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development. The celebration originated through the work of Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, who founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.

Absentee voting

Voters have many ways to cast ballots for the March 2, 2004, Presidential Preference Primary Election and Special State Flag Referendum: absentee by mail, absentee in-person, and at the polls on election day.

Homestead exemption deadline is June 1

 Tuesday, June 1, 2004 is the deadline for Fulton County homeowners to apply for their $15,000 homestead exemption.

Private school application process underway

Ready or not, now is the time for families to be researching their children’s education options for next fall.

CPR Saturday coming back to FCHS

Would you know what to do if a friend of family member had a heart attack? If you can’t answer yes to this important question with confidence, CPR Saturday is an event you won’t want to miss. You can learn the life-saving skills of Adult CPR and know that can make a difference between life and death when every second counts. 

News Briefs Across Fulton County

Medicare seminars offered

Fulton senior citizens can attend one of 15 Medicare information sessions in February to learn how the new law affects their prescription drug costs.

Red and white fundraiser

The H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility will host its Eighth Annual “Red-and-White Fundraiser February 20.

Local drive collects over 2,300 bags for foster children

More than 2,300 new suitcases and carrying bags were collected on Martin Luther King Jr. Day during “Totes for Tots,” a volunteer event launched by Georgia Cancer Specialists to benefit area foster children.


Stock Car 101 now offered at CCSU

Have you ever just wanted to take a course for the fun of it? Well, watch out race fans, Clayton College & State University announces the beginning of what could turn out to be the most fun on four wheels that the Division of Continuing Education has ever offered.

From America’s fairways

While the guys are playing PGA Tour tournament golf in sunny and warm Phoenix, here in Georgia, as is the case with most of the country, the harsh elements of winter keep all but the most dedicated of players inside putting on the carpet.

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