Friday, March 12, 2004


Casino gambling closer to reality

Fulton County Commissioner Rob Pitts’ proposal to bring casino gambling to Georgia took another step forward last week.

Hearings set for school budget

Fulton County residents interested in this year’s school budget will have several opportunities to get a better feel for the massive document.

Students meet Tuskegee Airmen

Advanced art students, transition and work-based learning students from North Clayton High School participated in two exceptional cultural and historical experiences at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport February 20 and 27.

Southern Mills taken over by Dutch company

Royal Ten Cate nv, a Dutch-based multinational in technical textiles, announced this week that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Union City-based Southern Mills, Inc. to strengthen its position in niche markets and advance Royal Ten Cate’s global investment in technical textiles.

Local movie premieres at the Loew's Theater

On December 15, 1939, “Gone With the Wind” premiered in Atlanta at the Loew's Grand Theater. It was a memorable occasion, where ticket holders attended parties and had their pictures taken with the stars of the movie. How fortunate they were to be one of a small number of people who received the opportunity to attend a premier of a motion picture that won an Academy Award.

New map of Fulton soon to be available

South Fulton County hasn’t had an up-to-date street map in over five years despite the region’s tremendous growth. That’s about to change!

Fulton had big part in bringing new aviation training center

A local government partnership orchestrated by Fulton County played a critical “ground crew” role in bringing the new Alteon Atlanta Training Center to College Park.

Fulton students advance to state spelling bee

Words such as “detrimentally,” “seder,” and “yeti” weren’t a challenge for Fulton County students Biplab Panda and Christopher Thomas, who were the winner and first runner-up, respectively, of the District 4 spelling bee. Both students now advance to the state spelling bee, to be held March 19 at Georgia State University.

Students invited to submit art for competition

Congressman David Scott, D-Ga., announced today his participation in the 23rd annual High School Congressional Art Competition. High school student constituents of the 13th Congressional District have been invited to submit art work for the competition.

Coffee with Karen series set

Fulton County Commission Chairperson Karen Handel will launch her “Coffee with Karen” series to meet one-on-one with citizens. The first “Coffee with Karen” is March 20, 2004, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Southwest Fulton Arts Center at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta.

Notes from the Georgia State Senate

This past week in the Legislative Session, we have considered essential budget items as well as tackled tough issues such as the statewide smoking ban. Because we are nearing the end of the session, it has been a week filled with long committee meetings so that we can get this vital legislation out of committee, onto the Senate Floor and over to the House of Representatives for final passage. A bill is lost if it does not make it to the House by Day 33, and there are still many issues that we must discuss before that deadline.

Weekly legislative wrapup

House lawmakers reconvened Monday, March 1, at 1 p.m. for the 27th day of the session. Lawmakers were in recess Wednesday and Friday to conduct committee meetings and allow House and Senate conferees to begin work on a compromise 2004 supplemental budget, which is a revised spending plan for the current fiscal year that ends June 30. The House has also started working on the FY 05 budget that begins July 1.

South Fulton Library to host workshop for women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the South Fulton Regional Library will host “Empowering Women to Become Entrepreneurs” March 29, 2004, at 6 p.m.



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