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City snags new fire chief from Alpharetta
Following an extensive selection process, the city of Sandy Springs Monday announced it has hired Keith Sanders as the its new fire chief. Sanders will replace Jack McElfish, who retires at the end...
September 29, 2014 12:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sections Of Mayfield Road to close for repaving
Travel on sections of Mayfield Road will be limited twice this week as the city of Alpharetta conducts maintenance and paving work. · Beginning at 8:30 PM tonight, the section between Main Street /...
September 24, 2014 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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How hotcakes healed a grieving Roswell man’s heart
To Gary Gardenhire, the International House of Pancakes at 10686 Alpharetta Hwy. is more than a restaurant. “This ain’t IHOP, this is a compound of spiritual healing,” the 60-year-old Roswell resid...
September 24, 2014 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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King’s Ridge rallies for murdered Roswell resident
Danny Zeitz was the epitome of a hardcore gamer. The 28-year-old Roswell local’s Twitter feed was filled with video gaming links. Not just content with playing them, he routinely uploaded videos of...
September 24, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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5K draws attention to ovarian cancer
In honor of September being National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance will host its Teal Trot 5K this Saturday at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta. “We’re primarily a...
September 24, 2014 12:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former UFC star looks to KO veteran unemployment
Brian Stann is a natural-born fighter. A retired Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, the Alpharetta resident once held the World Extreme CageFighting Light Heavyweight Championship. Prior to...
September 24, 2014 12:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golf classic strengthens business relationships, aids chamber
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual golf classic Monday. “It’s a great way of networking, with people getting to come out and either meet new colleagues or have ...
September 24, 2014 08:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pharmaceutical researcher moves to Alpharetta
Earlier this month, the Atlanta Institute for Medicine & Research relocated to Alpharetta. To coincide with the move, the clinical research organization has renamed itself the Institute for Advance...
September 17, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two-day European-style market to return to downtown Alpharetta
The European Market on Milton Avenue will return to downtown Alpharetta for its third year Saturday and Sunday. The two-day European-style shopping experience will feature about 44 different vendor...
September 17, 2014 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Alpharetta, charcoal, college football bond a community
\While thunderstorms made Columbia, S.C. a sopping wet mess Saturday, Alpharetta experienced a bright and sunny afternoon for its Grilling & Gridiron Tailgating Party. Attendees at the event chowed...
September 17, 2014 01:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta city council mulls plans for connecting downtown to Avalon
With the openings of Alpharetta’s City Center and Avalon, a mixed use development on Old Milton Parkway, rapidly approaching, city council is looking at options to connect the two projects. Accordi...
September 17, 2014 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local fundraisers benefit Canine Assistants in Milton
Milton-based nonprofit Canine Assistants has more than 2,000 disabled or special-needs individuals on its waiting list to receive a service dog, said Jennifer Arnold, the organization’s founder. “O...
September 17, 2014 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Statewide test raises concerns
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.20.14 - 01:31 pm
  • Alpharetta mayor prepares for different kind of runoff
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.20.14 - 01:26 pm
  • Alpharetta targeting December for city center opening
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.20.14 - 01:24 pm
  • Officials report smooth start to school year
    by James Swift
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    08.20.14 - 12:28 pm
  • House execs: housing, daycare still problems for single moms
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.13.14 - 02:09 pm
  • Friday library hours restored, controversy remains
    For the first time in several months, the library at 115 Norcross St. is once again open seven days a week. The Roswell branch was among 10 libraries to have its Friday hours restored following a F...
    September 17, 2014 09:51 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Member of church: Harris not ‘cold-blooded killer’
    An acquaintance of the Harris family said he doesn’t think Ross Harris is guilty, and he prays the truth about the accusations that the father left his son in a hot car to die will be revealed soon...
    September 11, 2014 12:39 PM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta gun owner files complaint against Fulton Schools
    When Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60 into law earlier this year, the sweeping gun legislation made national headlines. Much less reported was House Bill 826, a piece of legislation signed by ...
    September 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
    As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
    September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Nash named new Fulton County Development Authority director
    The Development Authority of Fulton County recently unanimously approved Alvin P. Nash as its new executive director.   “We are very excited that someone with Al Nash’s expertise has agreed to join...
    September 11, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County to restore Friday hours at 10 libraries, may have Sunday early voting
    The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 last week to open 10 Atlanta-Fulton County Library System branches for four hours on Fridays, following budget-driven Friday closures in February....
    September 09, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Chukkar Farms TGIF concert series
    Chukkar Farms Polo Field and members of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce as well as state senator Brandon Beach held a ribbon cutting at the farm’s outdoor venue facility in order to celebrate ...
    September 03, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Peak 10 shows off new digs in Alpharetta
    While the official grand opening is not until October, Peak 10 offered a sneak peek of its newest data center at an event last Thursday. The Charlotte-based information technology infrastructure co...
    September 03, 2014 02:17 PM | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Award-winning cooks to visit Sur La Table in Alpharetta
    The new Sur La Table store at North Point Mall in Alpharetta will host a day of free culinary events Sept. 13 as part of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Tour. The New York-based foundati...
    September 03, 2014 11:35 AM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Pet of the Week: Jorge
    Furkids presents Jorge for the pet of the week spotlight. Jorge is a 1-year-old gray and white tuxedo cat with huge green eyes. He’s a friendly boy who loves being petted and hanging out with peopl...
    September 03, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson talks debt, national security
    U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., spoke last week to the Rotary Club of Roswell about the two biggest challenges facing the country — national security and the national debt. But first, he commended...
    September 03, 2014 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell United Methodist and Avalon team up for job fair
    Monday, the Roswell United Methodist Church, located at 814 Mimosa Blvd., will be the site of the first official Avalon job fair. More than 30 employers are expected to attend the all-day event. Am...
    September 03, 2014 10:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • North Fulton secession talks flare up following tax increase
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.13.14 - 02:00 pm
  • MARTA briefs Roswell city council on Ga. 400 initiative
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.13.14 - 01:37 pm
  • Alpharetta mom rallies for criminal justice changes
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.13.14 - 01:09 pm
  • Roswell local has passion for wearable art
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.06.14 - 01:57 pm
  • Georgia Ensemble Theater set for 2014-2015 season
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.06.14 - 01:31 pm