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News Roundup | 9.19.18

Hurricane Florence Causes at Least 16 Deaths Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday morning near Wilmington, N.C., causing mass flooding and power outages for more than 1 million people. At least 16 deaths due to the hurricane have been reported, The New York Times reported. The storm was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane prior [...]

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Atlanta Public Schools Expansion

A Fulton County judge issued a temporary injunction on Friday blocking the expansion of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) boundaries, which was part of Emory’s annexation into Atlanta. Prior to the injunction, school district boundaries were set to change on July 1. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) sued Atlanta on June 5 to invalidate Emory’s annexation [...]

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DeKalb Schools Sue to Reverse Emory Annexation Into Atlanta

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is suing Atlanta to invalidate Emory’s annexation into the city, which cost the school district about $2.5 million in property tax revenue. DCSD alleges that the Atlanta City Council violated the city’s charter by allowing the petition to be approved without sufficient time for review and critique, according to [...]

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Emory, CDC to be Annexed into Atlanta

Emory University and some surrounding properties will be incorporated into the city of Atlanta Jan. 1, 2018. The Atlanta City Council approved the annexation Monday in a unanimous vote despite objections that the annexation would harm DeKalb County schools. The University, which first announced it would petition for annexation in Fall 2016, will join the [...]

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Bottoms, Norwood Head to Runoff in Atlanta Mayoral Race

Atlanta City Councilmembers Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood (74C) were the top two candidates in the Atlanta mayoral race, bringing the race to a Dec. 5 runoff. In the general election yesterday, Bottoms received 26.83 percent, and Norwood received 20.57 percent as of 1:06 a.m. with 95 percent of votes counted, according to the [...]

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