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Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment
A candidate for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent's lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position. Officials from the Karen Handel...
April 11, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crime Reports: Friends, thieves and cable companies
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments. NO DEAL: A Milton resident filed a police report March 19 claiming to be the victim of theft by deception. The ...
April 10, 2014 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Bad drivers common in Georgia
Common complaints about aggressive and inept drivers on metro Atlanta’s roads may have been validated by a study that has named Georgia the state with the 14th worst drivers. In the study completed...
April 10, 2014 12:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Chaco
Furkids presents Chaco for the Pet of the Week spotlight. Chaco is 8 and has a gorgeous smoky gray coat with cute white accents. Though he’s not a kitten, Chaco is a fun and outgoing boy who enjoys...
April 09, 2014 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dining Destinations: Foundation Social Eatery
It’s 2 a.m. and I’m craving carrot puree. Not just any carrot puree, mind you. Only the one served at Foundation Social Eatery, Roswell’s newest entry on the culinary scene and already one of the b...
April 09, 2014 10:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden Games encourage camaraderie, competition
Hundreds of North Fulton seniors 50 and older will compete in the 20th annual Golden Games next month from May 1 to 22. Olympic-style events and other recreation activities will be held at various ...
April 09, 2014 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber of Commerce hosts its Chairman’s Gala
North Fulton business and community leaders will be decked out in bow ties and ball gowns as the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce hosts its 41st annual Chairman’s Gala April 26 at the St. R...
April 09, 2014 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local gaming developer creates 30 jobs in Alpharetta
The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced last week that Hi-Rez Studios, a Georgia-based online game developer, will expand its headquarters in Alpharetta, investing $10 million into...
April 03, 2014 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palin campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate race
Sarah Palin is riding to the defense of the only Republican woman in the nomination fight for Georgia's open Senate seat, hitting back against GOP rival David Perdue's apparent dismissal of Karen H...
April 03, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Broadwell, Ellis spar for newly created Fulton County Commission seat
Whoever wins the May 20 primary election for the newly drawn Fulton County commission District 2 will wind up seated at commission meetings come January because there is no Democrat in the race. Th...
April 03, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue snipes at Handel over college degree
A top Republican candidate in Georgia's U.S. Senate race is dismissing one of his opponents for not having a college degree as he touts his own experiences as a businessman. Former Dollar General C...
April 03, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign filings detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents
Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting an improvement in his personal finances as he heads into a competitive re-election bid four years after questions were raised about his sizeable debts. Reports show De...
April 02, 2014 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Arabian horse among auction items for All Kids Count gala
    by Joan Durbin
    jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.12.14 - 02:57 pm
  • Native plant sale expanded to two weekends
    Both hobby-level, small space gardeners and those who take pleasure in caring for every inch of their home landscapes will be delighted with the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s expansion of one of it...
    April 02, 2014 10:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Arts events abound in downtown Alpharetta April 26 and 27
    It's only a few weeks before more than 80 artists from across the country will showcase their work at the 10th annual Alpharetta Arts StreetFest. “We’re really trying to grow the arts in Alpharetta...
    April 02, 2014 10:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Pet of the Week: Andy
    Furkids presents Andy for the pet of the week spotlight. Andy, a short-haired, gray-and-white male with a sleek and clean coat, was rescued by Furkids from Jasper County Animal Control just before ...
    March 26, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Furkids to dedicate renovated dog shelter
    Furkids, one of the most successful nonprofit animal rescue organizations in the southeast, is hosting a dedication ceremony Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Sadie’s Place, the newest and most mo...
    March 26, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Work begins on third phase water transmission main project
    The Fulton County Department of Water Resources began work Monday on the third phase of the Alpharetta Water Transmission Main project.  From 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday, crews installed 200 linear...
    March 26, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Library system breaks ground on new Alpharetta branch
    Construction began Tuesday on Alpharetta’s new public library, an important component of the city’s new City Center project. The 25,000-square-foot library for Alpharetta is part of Phase I of the ...
    March 26, 2014 03:02 PM | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Townhome community approved for Marietta Street
    A new housing development will take shape in downtown Alpharetta on Marietta Street, adding 30 for-sale townhouse options for potential buyers. City Council members voted 7-0 to approve the applica...
    March 26, 2014 03:00 PM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Voters get choice on freezing Ga. income tax rate
    Voters will decide whether to freeze Georgia's top marginal income tax rate at the current level of 6 percent. State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a proposed constitutional amendment th...
    March 21, 2014 09:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmakers snuff out medical marijuana, allow guns in church on final legislative day
    A bill allowing sick patients to legally take a marijuana derivative to ease their symptoms failed Thursday in the final hours of Georgia's legislative session, stalling amid a dispute between Hous...
    March 21, 2014 09:07 AM | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Lawmakers ban minors from buying 'e-cigarettes'
    Georgia lawmakers have voted to keep so-called e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors. The bill approved Thursday would impose a $300 fine on any retailer who sells the noncombustible nicotine alt...
    March 20, 2014 08:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
    Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
    March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New Milton eatery serves up authentic Neapolitan pizzas
    There are really only two things you need to know about 850°F Barpizza. First up, Neapolitan pizza is quite different from the perhaps more familiar New York style pie. For starters, Neapolitan pie...
    March 19, 2014 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Bulloch Quilt Guild’s annual show returns
    by Joan Durbin
    jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
    03.05.14 - 01:30 pm
  • Pet of the Week: Charlie
    by Erin Gray
    03.05.14 - 01:12 pm
  • Public libraries’ hours, staff cut by county
    by Joan Durbin
    jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.26.14 - 02:00 pm