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Atlanta county studies 17 percent tax hike

...from taxpayers Wednesday as they debated what would be the first increase of its kind in more than 20 years. Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves tells WSB-TV declining revenues and increased costs have left the county with a $40 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/atlanta-county-studies-17-pe
Georgia county increases taxes 17 percent

...would cost the owner of a $275,000 home an extra $140 a year if the property's value remains unchanged.Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves has said that declining revenues and increased costs have left the county with a $40 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-07/georgia-county-increases-taxe
Some residents disappointed by Braves' move

...declined to comment about public financing.Elected officials in both communities echoed their constituents.Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves said the Braves' decision to leave Turner Field will result in significant damage and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-11/some-residents-disappoin
Karen Handel joins crowded Senate race

...briefly served as Perdue's deputy chief of staff before leaving the administration to run for chairman of the Fulton County Commission, a race she won. Perdue has announced support for his cousin, David Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-05-17/karen-handel-j
Sebelius urges Georgians to sign up for exchange

...already enrolled in the exchange, as of the end of January.Also addressing the media was John Eaves, the Fulton County Commission chairman, who pointed out that roughly 20 percent of Georgians are uninsured, and that many of those suffer from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-03-11/sebelius-urges-georgians-sig
Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls trumpet differences

...Handel, mindful of the audience full of municipal leaders from around the state, emphasized her time on the Fulton County Commission. She said she helped cut spending and worked with local leaders who successfully pushed to create new municipalities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-27/ga-gop-senate-hopefuls-trumpet-diff
Handel is grilled over support for gay rights

...in 2006 -- when she was running for secretary of state -- voted against expanding them as chairwoman of the Fulton County Commission.But e-mails sent from Handel's account in 2002 to the head of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans appear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/georgia
Across Georgia

...The vote was seen as the final hurdle before the agreement could move forward. The plan was approved by the Fulton County Commission last week. The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, which currently runs Grady, will continue to exist. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/27/met_188962.shtml
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Across Georgia

...approaching its final hurdle after more than six months of politicking, pondering and persuasion. On Wednesday, the Fulton County Commission approved a plan transferring power over Grady to a nonprofit governing board. Next week, Dekalb County could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/24/met_188536.shtml
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State power structure at stake

...Casey Cagle against Jim Martin, a former Democratic state lawmaker. In the contest for secretary of state, Fulton County Commission Chairman Karen Handel, a Republican, is running against state Rep. Gail Buckner, a Democrat. Mr. Perdue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/07/met_103534.shtml
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