Council member asks top mayoral candidates to sign ‘Buckhead Pledge’ amid town movement

By John Ruch Buckhead-area Atlanta City Council member JP Matzigkeit is asking the most popular mayoral candidates to sign a pledge to implement 10 policy proposals he says would respond to the controversial move for the neighborhood becomes its own city. JP Matzigkeit, Atlanta District 8 City Council Member Matzigkeit says his “Buckhead Pledge” – focused on public safety, zoning, ...

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Stuck horse freed from Sainsbury’s car park in Somerset

Fire crews were called in today (Sunday 3 October) to a Sainsbury’s car park in Taunton to rescue a stranded horse. The animal was traveling in a van when it got its front legs stuck over an internal bar. Its owner was very distressed and called Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue for help. READ MORE: Man dies in crash ...

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Dublin firefighters shortage

With emergency services during the busiest time of the year just around the corner, here’s what you need to know about the firefighter shortage in Dublin. Why are there staff shortages in the Dublin Fire Department? Currently, the agreed number of firefighters for the Dublin Fire Department staff is 965, which is part of an agreement reached with the Workplace ...

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Hiker missing from Zion National Park found after calling 911 and family, rangers say

Zion National Park officials were looking for John Fiske Burg, missing since Tuesday, September 28. (Zion National Park) SPRINGDALE, Washington County – A 79-year-old man who had been missing since Tuesday called 911 and his family before being located by Air Force Airmen flying over Zion National Park on Saturday afternoon, said park officials. Park rangers said airmen located John ...

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Nicola Sturgeon accused of allowing Scottish libraries to be ‘wiped out’ amid spending cuts over past 10 years

NICOLA Sturgeon was accused last night of allowing Scottish libraries to be ‘wiped out’ over the past decade amid striking new figures. Analysis of the council’s finance statistics work found that spending on public libraries has been reduced by a third in real terms since 2010/11 – from around £ 135million to just £ 92million Last year. 1 Nicola Sturgeon ...

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Prisons, border wall: how the GOP seeks to use COVID money – GV Wire

CHICAGO – When Democrats adopted President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Republicans called it liberal “pet projects” disguised as pandemic aid. But now that Republican governors and local leaders have the money in hand, they are also using it for things on their wish lists. Alabama lawmakers are pushing a plan to use $ 400 million from ...

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Body of tug driver found near Rama VIII bridge

Body of tug driver found near Rama VIII bridge Discovery made 80km from where the boat sank in Ayutthaya on Wednesday Rescuers lift the body of the operator of the Somchai Tharnkul tugboat from the Chao Phraya River to Siriraj Pier, nearly 80 km from where his boat sank on Wednesday. (Photo: @Ayutthayaruamjai Rescue Facebook page) The body of a ...

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