news
Arts council announces winning student entries in annual contest
The Douglasville-Douglas County Cultural Arts Council has selected this year’s winning entries for its public school student holiday card exhibit. However, it was not an easy choice, said arts coun...
November 26, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Statewide group honors county for deal of the year in luring Keurig
The Georgia Economic Developers Association recently gave its Large Community deal of the year award to the Douglas County Economic Development Authority for recruiting the Keurig Green Mountain In...
November 26, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Proposed Douglas budget tops $133 million
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners exited their recent budget retreat meeting with a proposed 2015 county budget of $133.2 million. If approved at that amount, it will represent a 2.5 percen...
November 26, 2014 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Henry County cities host holiday activities
During the end of November and throughout December, Henry County residents can enjoy an array of family-friendly activities and events in Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge. Shopping ...
November 26, 2014 09:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Annual coat drive will benefit battered women’s shelter
During the giving season, residents can donate coats, blankets and other warm items to help women and children in Henry County who are victims of abuse and who may have left essential items behind ...
November 26, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Life-saving medical equipment donated to Henry County Middle School
Last week, Henry County Middle School in McDonough received an important piece of medical equipment — an automated external defibrillator — that can aid in saving student lives during incidents ste...
November 26, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Small businesses gear up for holiday shopping
Launched by credit card company American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday – the day after the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy nicknamed Black Friday in the 1960s – is the cornerstone of i...
November 26, 2014 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
South Fulton cities usher in holidays
City agendas, usually filled with expenditures and ordinances, will have festive supplements next week as municipalities light their Christmas trees. Fairburn will be first out of the box with its ...
November 26, 2014 08:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Westlake's Marching Lions sweep national championship
The Westlake High School Marching Lions swept the high-stepping National High School Marching Band Championship held Nov. 11 at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. They were judged on showmanship...
November 26, 2014 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Commission starts budget, legislative processes
At its meeting last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners began its 2015 budgeting and legislative agenda processes, both of which, as Commissioner Liz Hausmann pointed out, will be comple...
November 26, 2014 08:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
While many retailers have made the decision to keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, Avalon executives have taken a stand against Turkey Day sales. “We’re really more interested in being a communi...
November 25, 2014 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Georgia students’ writing test scores rise
The percentage of 11th-grade, first-time test takers meeting or exceeding the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased in 2014, rising from 94 percent last year to 96 percent this...
November 25, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
  • Roswell's Theo Keyserling among top business leaders
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:36 pm
  • Alpharetta unveils master plan
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.24.14 - 01:17 pm
  • Decatur High teacher, coach receives top honor
    Bill Roberts, a special education teacher at Decatur High School, has been named the district-wide teacher of the year. For the honor, Roberts will represent City Schools of Decatur for the state’s...
    November 25, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Dunwoody Chamber headquarters move on track for 2015
    Accomplishments made this year, goals set for 2015, relocation and rebranding, riveted audience members at the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce annual meeting last week. First, member Paula Owens, who ...
    November 25, 2014 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Chamblee to get $45M mixed-use project
    The city of Chamblee and developer Cocke Finkelstein Inc. — in conjunction with Macauley + Schmit and Origin Capital Partners — held a groundbreaking for the new Olmsted Chamblee project. According...
    November 25, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Jester talks goals for guiding the district if elected
    Republican candidate Nancy Jester, who earned the second highest votes in the Nov. 4 election, said she is enjoying hitting the ground and meeting more residents during her runoff campaign for Dist...
    November 25, 2014 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Many area retailers plan to keep holiday spirit alive, remain closed
    While many large, national chains plan to open on Thanksgiving this year, area retailers say they plan to keep the tradition alive and not open on the holiday despite the sales it could bring. Desp...
    November 25, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Dunwoody seeks to hire Douglas County administrator as city manager
    County Administrator Eric Linton will leave Douglas County to become Dunwoody city manager, according to a news release from the city. Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis announced the selection Monday. A vo...
    November 24, 2014 05:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Pet of the Week: Dempsey
    Furkids presents Dempsey for the pet of the week spotlight. Dempsey is an adorable yellow and white tabby male who is looking for a home. This sweet boy is about 8 months old and was originally par...
    November 24, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    New business takes custom home building to next level
    When drawing up the blueprints for its new Design Center in Alpharetta, Vice President of Research and Marketing Caroline Simmel said Edward Andrews Homes took its cues from the co-founder of Apple...
    November 24, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    With delivery service, Alpharetta sisters take over takeout
    The Sumpter sisters said their food delivery service was born out of a love for entrepreneurialism — and veggie burgers. Earlier this year, the long-time north Fulton residents began frequenting a ...
    November 24, 2014 02:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Alpharetta promotes local holiday shopping with rewards program app
    The city of Alpharetta has partnered with Rately, an Alpharetta-based shopping browser, to promote local shopping this holiday. Free for both shoppers and retailers, this mobile app-based program f...
    November 24, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Roswell breaks ground on new therapeutic pool facility
    Subfreezing temperatures were not going to keep Roswell Ramblers President Bettye Prescott from attending the official groundbreaking of the Adult Recreation Center’s new indoor pool facility. For ...
    November 24, 2014 01:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
    Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
    At a meeting last Thursday, the county board of education voted unanimously to reject renewal petitions from two charter schools – the Fulton Science Academy High School in Alpharetta and the Fulto...
    November 24, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
    full story
  • Roswell mulls overhaul of noise ordinance
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:34 pm
  • Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:31 pm
  • North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:24 pm
  • Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:08 pm
  • Realtor says lack of affordable homes hurts Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:02 pm