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Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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All north Fulton middle schools impacted by redistricting plan
Under Fulton Schools’ draft redistricting plan, all 10 local middle schools will be affected. The proposed rezonings were sparked by classroom additions at Autrey Mill, Hopewell and Taylor Road mid...
December 17, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta opens new city hall
Located on the newly named street Park Plaza, Alpharetta’s new city hall building is complete. City staff members are spending the week moving their operations into the 50,000-square-foot facility,...
December 17, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting plan impacts 11 north Fulton elementary schools
At Centennial High School last Wednesday, Fulton County Schools debuted a redistricting draft plan that will affect students attending 11 north Fulton elementary schools. The catalyst for redistric...
December 17, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hanukkah celebrations light up north Fulton
Several events are planned in Alpharetta and Roswell throughout the week to mark the Festival of Lights. Today, Chabad of North Fulton hosts its annual public menorah lighting at North Point Mall. ...
December 17, 2014 12:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA: Ridership up; new bathrooms, security in works
MARTA ridership has increased by 6 to 7 percent in recent fiscal years and as much as a million people per month in fiscal 2015, which started in July. That was some of the news the transportation ...
December 12, 2014 07:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-violence strategist: gang activity in suburbs increasing
Arthur Powell’s journey to becoming a life skills coach and anti-gang advocate began when he was 24. A member of Atlanta’s notorious I Refuse Posse, he participated in the armed robbery of a Sandy ...
December 10, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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CEO says online sales are up, consumer interest waning
On Cyber Monday, the local PBD Worldwide Fulfillment Services warehouse was humming all day long. “We made sure we had everything out last week so that when we got the order volumes, we would be ab...
December 10, 2014 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reindeer Day returns to the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Once again the Chattahoochee Nature Center will host Reindeer Day Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn about winter animals and experience live reindeer. Attendees are also invited to bring...
December 10, 2014 09:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City releases design for Big Creek Parkway
Conceptual designs for the Big Creek Parkway project were unveiled at a public information session Thursday at Mimosa Elementary School. City Project Manager Robert Dell-Ross said the locally prefe...
December 10, 2014 08:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta transitions to new city hall next week
The city of Alpharetta will begin moving employees into the new city hall building Tuesday. The move will continue through Dec. 20, and some changes and interruptions will impact customer service d...
December 10, 2014 08:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • New business takes custom home building to next level
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 02:48 pm
  • With delivery service, Alpharetta sisters take over takeout
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 02:43 pm
  • Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:42 pm
  • Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:41 pm
  • Alpharetta unveils master plan
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:17 pm
  • Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:31 pm
  • North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:24 pm
  • Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:08 pm
  • Father, son use Legos to benefit charity
    Harry Nijenkamp, 55, said his passion for Lego blocks began when he was a 5-year-old boy. Born in the Netherlands, the Roswell resident of 30 years said he abandoned the hobby for other pursuits wh...
    December 10, 2014 08:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Albers wants schools all digital by 2020
    District 56 State Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, said he is looking to bring the classroom of tomorrow into Georgia’s schools much sooner rather than later. Heading into the 2015 legislative session,...
    December 03, 2014 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell retiree draws acclaim with unique ceramics
    As a young boy, Ed Gilliam, now 84, loved to draw. His interest in the arts, however, diminished as he grew older. With the easel and the sketchbook firmly behind him, he went to college and pursue...
    December 03, 2014 05:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell Dance Theater celebrates 26 years of ‘The Nutcracker’
    Even after a quarter century of shows, Roswell Dance Theater co-founder Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz said she still feels the holiday magic every time her company performs “The Nutcracker.” “Children as we...
    December 03, 2014 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Municipal Association honors Alpharetta's Sue Rainwater with Lifetime Service Award
    Former Alpharetta City Clerk Sue Rainwater received the Lifetime Service Award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her nearly 50 years of service to the city. The award was pre...
    December 03, 2014 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta council considers several options for future parking solutions
    During a workshop session Monday night, Alpharetta city council members were presented with options to tackle future parking issues downtown. Eric Bosman, an urban planner from Kimley-Horn, present...
    December 03, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Weekend Christmas celebrations planned in Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell
    North Fulton cities are preparing to greet the holidays with open arms and warm smiles, as Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell host Yuletide extravaganzas this weekend. Alpharetta is up first, with its ...
    December 03, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Metro Atlanta organizations help woman aid burned baby
    A Staten Island, N.Y., woman who has helped children at one metro Atlanta school is now helping two other metro Atlanta organizations aid a badly burned baby from Swaziland. Elissa Montanti, founde...
    December 02, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Shoppers share experiences from first Black Friday at Avalon
    By noon, shoppers at Avalon were resorting to the old “sit and swoop” strategy — the lots may not have hit critical mass, but finding a place to park was becoming increasingly difficult. Early bird...
    November 28, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Black Friday sales slumping at smaller North Point Mall stores
    While bigger retailers like Macy’s and JCPenny may be doing gangbusters with their doorbusters, some of the smaller chains at North Point Mall are reporting weak Black Friday sales. Teavana supervi...
    November 28, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Black Friday not as big as it used to be
    Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
    November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
    While many retailers have made the decision to keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, Avalon executives have taken a stand against Turkey Day sales. “We’re really more interested in being a communi...
    November 25, 2014 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • NFCC director says volunteers, donations needed year-round
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 01:59 pm
  • With demand increasing, food pantry seeks holiday donations
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 01:37 pm
  • Future Horizons brings spectrum disorder experts to Roswell
    by James Swift
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    11.12.14 - 06:10 pm
  • Avalon appeals to techies with state’s first “Fiberhood” network
    by James Swift
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    11.12.14 - 05:49 pm
  • Local legionnaires share bonds of battle
    by James Swift
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    11.12.14 - 05:40 pm
  • Redistricting plans affect dozens of Fulton schools
    by James Swift
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    11.12.14 - 05:27 pm
  • U.S. District Rep. Price discusses big GOP wins
    by James Swift
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    11.12.14 - 05:18 pm
  • Republicans roll to easy victories
    by James Swift
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    11.12.14 - 05:16 pm