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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
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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
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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
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  • Roswell mulls overhaul of noise ordinance
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:34 pm
  • Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:31 pm
  • North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:24 pm
  • Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:08 pm
  • Realtor says lack of affordable homes hurts Roswell
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:02 pm
  • 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
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    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
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    Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
    Fulton County Schools district 2 board member Katie Reeves visited Summit Hill Elementary in Milton last week to discuss the school system’s Continuous Achievement model. The county board of educat...
    November 24, 2014 01:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell's Theo Keyserling among top business leaders
    Theo Keyserling finds herself in exclusive company. Alongside heavy hitters such as Usher Raymond, Telemundo Atlanta managing partner Susan Sim Oh and Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance President...
    November 24, 2014 01:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta unveils master plan
    Kimley-Horn and Associates urban designer Eric Bosman made it clear that Alpharetta’s downtown master plan, which was unveiled at an open house meeting Thursday, was not going to be implemented ove...
    November 24, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ‘Vacation’ ending, more film projects on horizon at Paulding studio
    A high-profile movie is nearing completion of filming at Atlanta Film Studios in Hiram and could be replaced immediately with another production. Executive Director Blake Swafford told the Paulding...
    November 21, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Paulding air show planned for return in May after year hiatus
    Paulding air show organizers are planning for a May performance at Silver Comet Field after not organizing one last month for the first time in three years, the airport’s director said Wednesday. B...
    November 21, 2014 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Congressman says Obama ‘defies voters’ with immigration plan
    District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, said last week President Barack Obama’s executive orders to halt the deportation of nearly 5 million in the country illegally “defies voters.” The Assoc...
    November 21, 2014 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    AAA predicts 1.3 million Georgians traveling for Thanksgiving
    Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Travel Thursday announced it projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since ...
    November 20, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commissioners clash over retreat boycott
    County Commissioner Ann Jones Guider drew fire from fellow commissioners recently for her decision to leave a budget planning meeting held outside the county for what she said was a lack of transpa...
    November 19, 2014 06:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    ARC honors city, West Broad project
    A private developer has undertaken a project designed to revitalize what he said had been a blighted area of downtown Douglasville. Barry Oliver, chief executive officer of Station Loft Works, is r...
    November 19, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    LIGHT ‘EM UP: Silent auction of decorated trees aids food program
    If Santa Claus ever wanted to move out of the North Pole, he might want to consider the Douglas County Courthouse as a new address, especially during the Christmas season. The holiday-themed Festiv...
    November 19, 2014 06:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • NFCC director says volunteers, donations needed year-round
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 01:59 pm
  • Milton city council weighs in on LEED certification
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 01:54 pm
  • Roswell looks at fire station relocation
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 01:53 pm
  • With demand increasing, food pantry seeks holiday donations
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 01:37 pm