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Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Bobbi Kristina aunt has outburst after leaving funeral


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Bobbi Kristina Brown's aunt had harsh words for another family member after the funeral of her niece on Saturday.

Funeral services were held Saturday for the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday, several months after being found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell townhome.

Fans gather to watch Bobbi Kristina funeral from afar


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- As family members are friends arrived to say their final goodbyes to Bobbi Kristina Brown, fans of the family gathered across the street with thoughts on 22-year-old life, gone so soon.

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"I can't imagine what it would feel like to lose a child so early," said Reo Wallace. "I'm a Whitney Houston fan. I'm a Bobby Brown fan and I really wanna see some closure for this family."

She drove nearly an hour from Conyers and was one of the first of dozens who came out to see the funeral service from afar.

Family bids farewell to Bobbi Kristina Brown


ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Friends and family of Bobbi Kristina Brown gathered in Alpharetta to say goodbye to the young woman, who died in hospice care Sunday at age 22.

The private ceremony, taking place at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, comes nearly six months after the only child of Grammy winner Whitney Houston and fellow singer Bobby Brown was found facedown and unconscious in her bathtub. She never regained consciousness to tell anyone what happened that morning.

Funeral, parade to make travel in Alpharetta difficult Saturday


ALPHARETTA, GA (WXIA) – A warning for the thousands of families who live in Alpharetta to expect travel delays as friends and family gather for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown on Saturday morning.

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Traffic congestion expected in Alpharetta Saturday due to crowds for funeral, parade


ALPHARETTA, Ga. (WXIA-TV) -- A large section of Alpharetta will be difficult or impossible to drive through for several hours beginning Saturday morning, because of the Brown funeral and because of a big, annual event in Alpharetta just down the street from the church.

The event is Alpharetta's 63rd annual Old Soldiers Day event, honoring U.S. military veterans.

The event attracts thousands of people every year.

Police were standing by Friday night to close lanes and streets in the downtown area of Alpharetta, beginning at dawn.

Traffic will be re-routed first for the 5k and 10k foot races, then for the outdoor memorial service, and then for the big parade that travels along Roswell St. and also along Old Milton Parkway.

Pacers' Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia for reckless driving


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.

According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was "in a hurry."

Pacers President Larry Bird said the team was aware of the charges, did not condone what happened and that team officials would address the matter with Hill.

Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July 14. Last season, Hill averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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