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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five percent voter turnout recorded for Fulton County
All Fulton County polls closed Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. According to Fulton County Elections spokeswoman April Majors, 30,811 votes had been counted in the county as of 6:30 p.m., making voter tur...
July 22, 2014 07:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton runoff elections update
Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta-based venture aims to aid entrepreneurs
After selling the home delivery and installation company he started in 1997 and built to be an international business, Alpharetta resident Steve Gordon decided to live out his dream of mentoring fe...
July 16, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta's ACT1 Theater presents ‘Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
ACT1 Theater in Alpharetta will come alive with music and color this weekend with the premiere of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The musical, created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd W...
July 16, 2014 02:38 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
Working with youth gangs in New York half a century ago, Roswell resident Jim Boyd said he recalls many dire incidents. After embarrassing a gang leader in front of his posse, he once had a gun sho...
July 16, 2014 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighborhood watch: Toyota driver rages on Willeo, scammer steals $2,520 posing as timeshare company
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments. SCAMMED: An Alpharetta woman filed a police report May 20 after realizing she had been the victim of a scam. Sh...
July 16, 2014 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta trades bike path project for sidewalk gap fix
Sidewalks along Old Milton Parkway are on the path to a makeover that would fill in five problematic gaps. The gaps are located between North Point Parkway and Southbridge Parkway. Alpharetta City ...
July 16, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents weigh in on MARTA Ga. 400 initiative at Alpharetta meeting
The second of three public meetings on MARTA expansion into north Fulton was held at the Georgia State University Alpharetta Center July 10. The Ga. 400 Corridor Transit Initiative would add 12 mil...
July 16, 2014 01:12 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton religious leaders wary of Georgia’s new gun law
On July 1, House Bill 60 — also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act — went into effect statewide. One provision of the law allows individuals to take guns into places of worship, if church leade...
July 16, 2014 12:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Upcoming Roswell event celebrates amateur radio
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.25.14 - 05:18 pm
  • Fulton to delay millage rate vote, add public hearings
    Citizens will have opportunity to provide input at three additional public hearings Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed property tax rate increase scheduled for July 16. The delay will ...
    July 15, 2014 08:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hugo’s Oyster Bar moves into year two in Roswell
    Heading into its second year, chef Jon Schwenk said he feels confident about the future of his restaurant. “The first year was better than we thought,” he said of his Roswell eatery. “I feel like w...
    July 09, 2014 11:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Visioning plan set for Highway 9 North in Milton
    Future development along State Route 9 in Milton, north of Bethany Bend to the Forsyth County line, will take on more of a mixed-use residential feel and less of a commercial feel. On June 2, Milto...
    July 09, 2014 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Milton blacksmith will create artwork for Bell Memorial park
    Blacksmith artist Michael Dillon, a Milton resident, will leave his mark on the city with public art at Bell Memorial Park. The project will be the first of its kind for the city and is part of the...
    July 09, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Main Event Entertainment opens first Georgia location in Alpharetta
    Main Event Entertainment — a family entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, laser tag and more — opened its first location in the state last week in Alpharetta. The new center is the ...
    July 02, 2014 12:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Mom and daughter duo run new boutique in Alpharetta
    It has been just two and a half months since Honey and Hazel Boutique opened in Alpharetta, but owners Julie and Grace Gordy, who are mother and daughter, said business has been great. “Everyone in...
    July 02, 2014 12:36 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
    Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
    July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MARTA holds meetings to discuss north Fulton expansion
    MARTA will be holding another series of public input meetings to discuss potential transit expansion north along the Ga. 400 Corridor. One session will be held in Alpharetta on July 10 from 6:30 to...
    July 02, 2014 12:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    North Fulton schools grapple with federal junk food ban
    USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards went into effect nationwide on July 1. Under the federal requirements, foods such as fried chips and high-calorie sodas are barred from being sold to students...
    July 02, 2014 11:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fraudulent MARTA Breeze card ring indicted in DeKalb
    A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted seven co-conspirators for their respective roles in an elaborate scheme involving hundreds of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Breez...
    June 27, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local businessman named to Alpharetta technology network board
    Intelliverse CEO Sean Gordon has been named the newest board member of the Greater Alpharetta Technology Network. Since March 2013, Gordon has been the head of the Alpharetta-based communications s...
    June 27, 2014 12:28 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Nature center director praised
    In January, Chris Nelson took over the reins as executive director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. He follows in the footsteps of Ann Bergstrom, who served as the center’s executive director fo...
    June 27, 2014 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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