Category: Buckhead Reporter

NAPPS to host property tax forum Oct. 3

A local education group has planned a property tax forum for Oct. 3 at Sutton Middle School. The North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The panel will include several Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education members and is set to start at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater, 2875 Northside Dr., NAPPS announced. The officials and candidates participating in the panel include Leah Aldridge, a candidate for state Senate District 6; Byron Amos, District 2 APS board; Lisa Bracken, the chief financial officer of APS; Cynthia Briscoe-Brown, at-large representative on the...

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Letter: Displaced Darlington tenants deserve love and support

The residents of Buckhead’s Darlington Apartments are set to be displaced in less than four weeks. As I have seen firsthand, many of the residents are elderly, infirm, sick or otherwise unable to relocate themselves. There are also young children and working single parents and married couples. Most need assistance from the community. On Sept. 17, a collection of nonprofit agencies and housing providers gathered in the lobby of the Darlington to meet with residents facing displacement. We saw more than 50 residents, most of whom did not have their next steps ordered. Overwhelmingly, the residents we met are...

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Fulton announces early voting locations for Oct. 15-Nov. 2

Fulton County has announced the local early voting locations for the Nov. 6 ballot. The main early voting locations will be open weekdays Oct. 15-26, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekdays Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays Oct. 20 and 27, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28, noon to 5 p.m. Local early voting locations include: Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave. N.E., Buckhead Northside Library, 3295 Northside Parkway N.W., Buckhead Chastain Park Recreation Center, 140 W. Wieuca Road N.W., Buckhead North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Room 232, Sandy Springs...

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Buckhead police blotter, Sept. 1-6

The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its open data records. Aggravated Assault 2400 block of Piedmont Road — Sept. 3 3200 block of Lenox Road — Sept. 4 2200 block of Peachtree Road — Sept. 6 Burglary-Residence 400 block of Armour Drive — Sept.1 2800 block of Ramsgate NW — Sept. 1 400 block of Bishop Street — Sept. 4 4600 block of Noble Creek Drive — Sept. 4 300 block of Redland...

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St. Pius X volleyball team wins honor for academics

For the fifth year in a row, the American Volleyball Coaches Association has honored the St. Pius X Catholic High School volleyball team for academic excellence, the school announced. The team, honored for academics during the 2017-18 school year, has won the award eight times overall, the school said in a press release. The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.3 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.1 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0...

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New faces at local schools

Several schools in Reporter Newspapers communities have new leaders this year. Marist School starts the school year with a new president and a new principal. Father William Rowland was named president of the school and Kevin Mullally named principal earlier this year. Rowland had been serving as acting president prior to his appointment. Mullally started the 2017-18 school year as vice principal and academic dean and in the past had served as the dean of the faculty and assistant dean of students.               The Galloway School has a new head of school. James...

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Atlanta Jewish Academy sets enrollment record

Atlanta Jewish Academy attracted a record number of students for the 2018-19 school year, the school announced. The 675 students enrolled in the school this year represent 22 synagogues, 13 countries and 35 ZIP codes spanning Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and other areas of metro Atlanta, the school said. AJA was created by the 2014 merger of Yeshiva Atlanta High School and Greenfield Hebrew...

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College counselors give advice on getting into your dream school

Fall doesn’t just mean football and colorful leaves. It’s also college application season, the time that high school seniors are rushing to pull together packets of information about themselves that will assure their admission into their perfect colleges. That’s a lot of pressure. So we thought we’d ask a three local experts for a little help. Here are their responses. Steve Frappier is director of college counseling at The Westminster Schools. He is a co-recipient of the National Association of College Admission Counseling’s 2018 Excellence in Education Award. Q: How do I decide what college is right for me?...

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Buckhead’s Powers Ferry bridge now expected to close Oct. 1

The closure of Buckhead’s Powers Ferry Road for bridge reconstruction has again been delayed. The bridge is now expected to close Oct. 1, according to the city. The bridge, which is located on the west side of Chastain Park, was expected to close Sept. 4, but was delayed until Sept. 19 due to utility relocation issues. On Sept. 18, the office of District 8 Councilmember J.P. Matzigkeit announced the closure would be delayed until further notice. A statement from Renew Atlanta, the bond program funding the project, said the delay is due to crews encountering rock when relocating the...

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Carstarphen wins Georgia Superintendent of the Year Award

The American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees Local 1644 and the Georgia Federation of Public Service Employees recently presented Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen with a 2018 Georgia Superintendent of the Year Award. “Her leadership is bold and inclusive,” said Demetric Bishop, executive director of GFPSE. “Dr. Carstarphen is the best Superintendent in the state of Georgia and our students and community are blessed to have...

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Local mayors chosen to help elect new transit board

The mayors of Sandy Springs and Brookhaven have been selected to be part of a group that will elect board members to the new umbrella transit authority known as “The ATL.” Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul was selected Aug. 29 to help elect the District 3 board member. Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst was chosen Sept. 10 to help elect the representative for District 5. “I’m excited about being part of the process that creates a truly regional transit system,” Paul said in a written statement. “It’s been decades in the making and will be decades more in achieving the...

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