Monday, February 13, 2012
Expansion projects, like the one Mary Lin Elementary community has been expecting through Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes, are not guaranteed.
Candler Park's Mary Lin Elementary School has waited a long time for an expansion to the campus that parents believed they were promised. They believed by voting to approve a specific schools tax — called Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes — they'd get the funds needed to pay for a physical expansion to the school, which has been overcrowded for years. But in a wide-ranging interview between Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. and Patch, the superintendent said SPLOST funds are not guaranteed to any project. "Promises were not made in SPLOST," Davis told Patch. "They were indicators of what we would spend the money for if we had the money." The issue is in focus for Mary Lin, which also serves Inman Park and …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
Election Day In Midtown. Chamblee Votes On Sunday Sales. SW Atlanta Chooses A New School Board Rep. Mayoral, City Council Races In Dunwoody. A Hometown Election In Decatur, Avondale Estates. Atlanta Decides On Sunday Sales, School SPLOST. Dozens Of Tires Slashed, Car Smashed In Home Park. 'Breaking Dawn' Stars Mingle With Fans. Sandy Springs Has Wok Cooking That Delivers Meals In A Flash.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Voters will cast their ballots Nov. 8
Will Atlanta voters join the rest of the post-Prohibition world to allow retail sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sunday? Nov. 8, election day, residents of the city will cast their ballots for — or against — Sunday sales. The Peach State is one of 14 in the Union that has Sunday liquor sales bans dating back to Prohibition, according to ProhibitionRepeal.com. Georgia has the added distinction, along with Indiana and Connecticut, of being the only three states in the country to ban Sunday retail sales of not just liquor, but beer and wine as well. Opponents have said those with a taste for the fruit of the vine, can buy package alcohol Monday through Saturday. Sunday should be reserved for reflection. Supporters say it will bring in extra …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The top headlines of the week for Sept. 5-9, 2011.
Tech Students Create 9/11 Memorial From 3,000 Flags. South Cobb Businesses Get Inside Look at World Trade Center Memorial. Car Hits Utility Pole After Tropical Storm Lee Drenches Metro Area. Cobb County Sounds Off On T-SPLOST Referendum. Murder-Suicide in East Atlanta Neighborhood. Dunwoody Shooting: Handgun May Have Been Purchased Last Halloween. Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale.
Monday, June 6, 2011
DeKalb County voters will be able to vote on the proposal in November.
8:45: Discussion about the SPLOST IV proposal begins. Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson is asking the board to approve the $475 million list. 8:47: Discussion of Henderson Mill and Hawthorne elementary being combined. That's not possible, Tyson said. She reviewed a series of changes to the initial proposal from several weeks ago. All documents can be found on the school system's website here. 8:49: Referndum would be in November 2011. A 1 cent sales tax, a school district official said. Resolution with City of Decatur Schools and Atlanta Public Schools. Will continue SPLOST for additional five years. 8:51: Board member Nancy Jester asks for ammendment. Wants language changed referencing a future Dunwoody elementary school. Board …