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Council mulls Wills Park pool improvements
The city of Alpharetta is looking to make changes to the pool at Wills Park. At a work session Monday, Recreation and Parks director Mike Perry presented a design concept for improvements to the po...
August 28, 2014 04:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tailgate fundraiser returns to downtown Alpharetta
Food, fun and football are on the agenda Sept. 13 as the Lionheart School’s Grilling and Gridiron Tailgate Party returns to downtown Alpharetta for its second year. The event is a fundraiser for th...
August 28, 2014 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Fulton teachers to see extra state funds
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during last ...
August 28, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resident glad for career change to entrepreneur
It was a chance meeting on an airplane that changed the course of Anna Shmukler’s life. The north Fulton resident had spent the past three decades of her life working as a transportation engineer b...
August 20, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roadway named for longtime resident, community leader
A new road being constructed in Alpharetta will honor a longtime resident and community leader. The sign for Marjean Way — named for Marjean Wood Birt — was unveiled at a ceremony last week. Birt, ...
August 20, 2014 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Statewide test raises concerns
North Fulton educators and parents alike are expressing concerns about statewide changes heading into the 2014-15 school year. “There’s a new test that’s coming, the Georgia Milestones,” said North...
August 20, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta mayor prepares for different kind of runoff
At the 18th annual Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K, set for Aug. 28 in Alpharetta, the phrase “running for office” will become a bit more literal. Presented by LexisNexis and cohosted by the city of...
August 20, 2014 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta targeting December for city center opening
Alpharetta officials said the $30 million-plus downtown City Center could partially open before year’s end. “The opening for all of the civic components, we anticipate December,” said Assistant Cit...
August 20, 2014 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials report smooth start to school year
Last week, about 96,000 students — in addition to 13,000-plus employees — returned to Fulton County schools. The first week back was deemed a rousing success by many local parents, administrators a...
August 20, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Touch A Truck event rolls into Wills Park in Alpharetta
Children will get a chance to sit behind the wheel of some of their favorite vehicles Aug. 23 as Touch A Truck returns to Alpharetta for its 16th year. The family friendly event, which will be held...
August 13, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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House execs: housing, daycare still problems for single moms
Founded in 2004, the Roswell-based Drake House officially opened its doors in 2006. “There was no housing here for homeless families, really of any kind,” said Executive Director Kathy Swahn. “So w...
August 13, 2014 02:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton secession talks flare up following tax increase
By a 4-3 vote, Fulton County commissioners approved a 17 percent property tax rate increase last week — the first such hike since 1991. After the vote, District 3 Commissioner Liz Hausmann suggeste...
August 13, 2014 02:00 PM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.14 - 11:10 am
  • Faces of War relocation plan evoking criticism
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:59 pm
  • Alpharetta gearing up for Old Soldier’s Day parade
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:45 pm
  • Tech start-ups the key to growing Alpharetta
    The city of Alpharetta debuted its new economic development website at the third annual Alpharetta Technology Commission dinner last week. The site, at www.growalpharetta.com, is designed to meet t...
    August 13, 2014 01:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Neighborhood watch: Recent police reports of note
    Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments. ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN: Roswell police were called out to a home on Old Ferry Way June 2 in response to a possible ...
    August 13, 2014 01:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MARTA briefs Roswell city council on Ga. 400 initiative
    At a city hall work session Monday, MARTA representatives told the Roswell City Council an alignment decision for the Connect 400 initiative remained several years away. Although far from official,...
    August 13, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta mom rallies for criminal justice changes
    A member of no less than five local advocacy and advisory groups, Alpharetta realtor Kate Boccia is undoubtedly a busy woman. “I’m just an advocate by nature,” the 56-year-old said. “I can’t sprink...
    August 13, 2014 01:09 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Why isn’t there a treatment, vaccine for Ebola?
    In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, bu...
    August 06, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell local has passion for wearable art
    For Patty Sledge, beaded embroidery isn’t just a hobby — it’s a way of life. “It’s my creative outlet, it’s my therapy and it just makes me really, really happy,” she said. A BPI Group project mana...
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    Three businesses to open joint location in Crabapple
    Looking to expand or launch their businesses, three friends teamed up on a joint location in Crabapple expected to open later this month. Ashley Blencoe of Blencoe and Co., a photography company, a...
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    Georgia Ensemble Theater set for 2014-2015 season
    Next month, the Georgia Ensemble Theater will kick off its 22nd season. Housed at Roswell’s Cultural Arts Center, the theater has a diverse quintet of productions lined up from early fall all the w...
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    Alpharetta's Old Soldier's Day Parade
    The city of Alpharetta held its 62nd annual Old Soldier's Day parade last Saturday. The theme of the event, which honors veterans from all wars, was "Teach Our Children: God, Flag, Honor, Country."...
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    Nunn asks for 5 debates in Senate race
    Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn wants five debates with Republican David Perdue leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, with the GOP nominee's campaign suggesting in reply that her pro...
    August 01, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Milton High principal steps down following DUI arrest
    Less than a week and a half before the 2014 school year began, incoming Milton High Principal Dr. Nathan Buhl announced his resignation. On July 26, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies respon...
    August 01, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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    OTP merges traditional, modern
    Sal Mangino, owner of OTP Tap & Grill at 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, was looking for something different in a head cook. “I was looking for a good, young chef,” the 53-year-old restaurateur said. “So...
    July 30, 2014 12:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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