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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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 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 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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...
August 06, 2014 01:57 PM | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
August 06, 2014 01:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
August 06, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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."...
August 06, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 20 20 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 | 42 42 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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Roswell designer transforms homes
Roswell resident Tamara Smolyansky was working as a freelance writer when she kept noticing she would find herself getting distracted looking at the room décor and surroundings of the settings wher...
July 30, 2014 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Nile Virus reported at four county parks
The Georgia Division of Public Health has notified the Fulton County Department of Health Services that mosquito samples in four communities have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the county...
July 30, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit collects book bags, school supplies for homeless
Children’s Restoration Network, a Roswell-based nonprofit, is wrapping up its 20th annual Back 2 School program, which provides homeless children in the metro area with the tools they need to start...
July 30, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
The first National Night Out occurred in 1984. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the event was designed to promote crime prevention and allow community members to interact casual...
July 30, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wills Park tennis courts to get makeover
Tennis players in Alpharetta and Milton will have a renovated place to compete and practice this fall. The Alpharetta City Council voted unanimously to approve a $33,812 project to repair and upgra...
July 30, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta approves smaller residential lot sizes
Homes in Alpharetta can be built on smaller lots now that a change to the city’s unified development code has been approved. A split city council voted 4-3 in favor of the change, which creates a n...
July 23, 2014 05:01 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Faces of War relocation plan evoking criticism
Raul Moreno took his family to see the Faces of War memorial in Roswell for Independence Day. An Army veteran, he served in Afghanistan for eight years. He took a pebble from the installation as a ...
July 23, 2014 04:59 PM | 12 12 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber celebration benefits north Fulton food bank
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Jam and Stock the Pantry event returns for its third year, and it is expected to be bigger and better than ever with the move to a new venue — ...
July 23, 2014 04:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Visioning plan set for Arnold Mill Road
Preserving the rural feel along Arnold Mill Road in Milton was important as city officials worked with residents and stakeholders to create a visioning plan for the corridor. City council unanimous...
July 23, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:29 pm
  • Residents weigh in on MARTA Ga. 400 initiative at Alpharetta meeting
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:12 pm
  • North Fulton religious leaders wary of Georgia’s new gun law
    by James Swift
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    07.16.14 - 12:18 pm
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    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
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