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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's new hours start April 1
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has new hours in effect at each of its locations as of Wednesday, April 1. In January, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the 2015 ...
March 26, 2015 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Humble Pie Pizza Co. aspires to be Alpharetta's ‘community pizzeria’
With the Humble Pie Pizza Co., owner Adam Andrews said he did not just set out to open another restaurant. Rather, he wanted to create the community pizzeria for all of Alpharetta. The pizza place,...
March 25, 2015 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Founder of Roswell's Cottage School to retire
In July, the Cottage School Executive Director Jacque Digieso will step down from the post she has held for three decades. “When you are in a leadership position, I think it is important to realize...
March 25, 2015 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salaries discussed at Fulton Schools community meeting
Fulton County Schools Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Kenneth Zeff said the system will begin phasing in a new strategic compensation plan this fall. “We use a 1950s wage model to compensate ...
March 25, 2015 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Easter activities planned throughout north Fulton
Residents will not have to look too hard to find Easter egg hunts in Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell, as all three cities are hosting kid-friendly activities to celebrate the upcoming holiday. In Ro...
March 25, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County police chief announces retirement
Fulton County Police Chief Cassandra Jones says she plans to retire next month. WAGA-TV reports that Jones, who is Fulton County's first African-American female chief, has been with the department ...
March 25, 2015 07:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta firm Digital Scientists introduces new merchant platform
Digital Scientists CEO Tom Klein said the inspiration for his firm’s Rately mobile app came from a most arduous ordeal — online Christmas shopping. “The shopping browser is a way to bring some sani...
March 18, 2015 01:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taqueria Tsunami opens shop in Roswell
Earlier this year, Scott Kinsey and Alexis Aleshire-Kinsey opened their fifth Taqueria Tsunami in north Fulton. “This is our largest location and it is an amazing market,” Alexis Aleshire-Kinsey, 3...
March 18, 2015 12:58 PM | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free Wheelchair Mission arrives in Alpharetta
Free Wheelchair Mission Southeast Regional Director Cristi Wells said her organization has a simple goal. “For this year,” she said, “we are focused on helping to lift 100,000 people off the ground...
March 18, 2015 12:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell Rotary Relays set for Saturday
More than 2,000 students from nearly 30 high schools will gather in north Fulton this weekend for the 19th annual Roswell Rotary Relays. “The event is different from most of the other track events ...
March 18, 2015 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton council backs NFL youth program
It was standing room only at Milton City Hall Monday evening as officials decided on a partner for the city’s youth tackle football program. Voting unanimously, the city council selected the New Fo...
March 18, 2015 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers rush to meet Friday deadline for bills
Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session. Friday marks the 30th day of the session, th...
March 12, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Sen. Brandon Beach reintroduces Patient Compensation Act
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.26.15 - 03:16 pm
  • Alpharetta fundraiser paints town green for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    by James Swift
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    02.25.15 - 09:01 am
  • Sanitization system has big impact on childcare services
    by James Swift
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    02.18.15 - 04:59 pm
  • New Peruvian restaurant rolls into Roswell
    Peruvian-born Mikiel Arnold said he has long dreamed of opening up his own eatery. “I’ve always wanted to create a Peruvian restaurant concept since I can remember,” he said. “I moved here when I w...
    March 11, 2015 05:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Home gardening classes offered in north Fulton
    The UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners are conducting a series of free classes for homeowners on selected weekday evenings. Each class emphasizes pract...
    March 11, 2015 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Third annual Water Drop Dash 5K returns to Roswell
    The Chattahoochee Nature Center will serve as the starting point and finish line of a unique race with an environmental message March 21. “The annual Water Drop Dash 5K began in 2013 to promote wat...
    March 11, 2015 03:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Pet of the Week: Holly
    Furkids presents Holly for the pet of the week spotlight. Holly is a 1 1/2-year-old calico with gray and muted orange markings. This sweet girl loves to be around people and is fine with being held...
    March 11, 2015 03:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Donations sought for Alpharetta veterans memorial
    The seven-foot soldier in sculptor Kevin Chambers’ backyard studio towers over Alpharetta City Councilman Donald Mitchell. “I’m overwhelmed by it,” he said. “The stature of it, the fact that it cap...
    March 11, 2015 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta Councilman will not seek second term after domestic abuse arrest
    After being charged with battery, Alpharetta City Councilman Michael Cross said he will not run for re-election. He was arrested following a domestic violence incident on Feb. 22. According to an A...
    March 10, 2015 12:33 PM | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell police department offers meeting space for Craigslist transactions
    Last September, Roswellian Daniel Zeitz was shot to death in Sandy Springs. His alleged killers contacted him through a Craigslist ad. In January, Cobb County couple Elrey and June Runion were foun...
    March 04, 2015 05:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Six transportation projects proposed in Milton
    The city of Milton may submit as many as a half dozen projects for federal funding under the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Improvement Program. Assistant City Administrator Carter Lu...
    March 04, 2015 05:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Mayor shares message of love for Alpharetta
    Two weeks after it was postponed due to icy roads, the Alpharetta Business Association held its annual state of the city breakfast with Mayor David Belle Isle, who spoke about loving the city. The ...
    March 04, 2015 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Throughout north Fulton, St. Patrick's Day events abound
    Those looking for some good, old-fashioned Celtic fun have plenty of local options this year. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, 12650 Crabapple Road in Milton, will host two St. Patrick’s Day shindigs. The...
    March 04, 2015 04:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death Alpharetta blogger
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The atta...
    February 27, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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    BIS Benefits ranks among industry leaders
    BIS Benefits, headquartered in Alpharetta and serving clients across the state, recently ranked among the top 25 leaders in its industry — the third major recognition received by the firm in the pa...
    February 26, 2015 03:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Plans for next Alpharetta City Center phase revealed
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.18.15 - 03:50 pm
  • Prior to final vote, Schultz discusses new Fulton County school map
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.18.15 - 03:13 pm
  • Roswell breaks ground on Holcomb Bridge Road improvements
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.18.15 - 01:59 pm