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The Rotary Club of Buckhead will honor Atlanta advertising legend Dave Fitzgerald, chairman and founder, Fitzco, at its Foundation Ball March 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Flourish in Buckhead. The ball is the primary fundraiser for the Buckhead Rotary Foundation, which supports the club’s local community partners and projects.

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The Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Training Program at Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services received initial accreditation on Friday from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

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Pie Provisions, a Do-It-Yourself Pie Company owned by the duo that brought Downtown Woodstock Pie Bar, takes home 1st Place in the Confections Division in the 2019 Flavor of Georgia Contest with their Georgia Blueberry Pie Filling.

Fulton County seeks to hire youth in need of employment for the third consecutive summer. For the past two summers, the county has spent more than $518,000 to provide more than 315 youth, ages 16 to 24 with training and paid employment to prepare them for future success.

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The Marietta Fire Department is conducting hazardous materials training around the city through Friday, a process that involves big, bright protective suits and other specialized equipment for dealing with dangerous chemicals.

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California-based health technology firm BioIQ will receive a $150,000 grant from Georgia and a $75,000 grant from the Cobb County Development Authority after a deal was approved by the authority Tuesday.

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Experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series “Doc McStuffins” as it opens at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit debuts Saturday, June 8, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 8, 2019.

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Governor Brian Kemp announced that Sangsin Technology America, a leading global brake friction materials and replacement parts manufacturer, will create 200 jobs and invest $20 million in its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough. Gov. Kemp stopped by Sangsin’s booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition (TMC 2019) at the Georgia World Congress Center to celebrate the news.

The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning request for property located on the north side of Millers Mill Road in District IV for a single-family residential and condominium development. The action came at the March 19 Commission meeting in a 4-2 vote.

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MARIETTA — The grass will be greener, and stay that way, at Northcutt Stadium after a unanimous vote from the Marietta school board on Tuesday. Artificial turf will be installed at the football stadium located at Marietta Middle School.

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HOLLY SPRINGS — Holly Springs and Woodstock city councils are opposing a proposed state law to remove local control of massage therapy businesses.

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Union City's new community center, its first such facility in the municipality's 111-year history, is just the beginning of new chapter for the city, with improved infrastructure, a new skateboard recreation area and other resident-geared additions as part of the city's 2020 vision.

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Local Cherokee County Girl Scouts from the Riverwood and Dandelion Service Units attended the Woodstock City Council meeting on March 11 for a meet and greet with the mayor and council members. The Girl Scouts in attendance also led the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by Mayor Donnie Henriques reading a Girl Scout Proclamation. / Special

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Gwinnett County voters have spoken and the result was a resounding “No” to a proposed expansion of MARTA that would have brought heavy rail and bus routes to Gwinnett County.

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