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Barnwell students entertain packed house as Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss
A cast of 72 talented and enthusiastic fourth- and fifth-grade students from Barnwell Elementary recently performed a musical comedy for audiences at two locations. The young, dedicated cast member...
February 26, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Brandon Beach reintroduces Patient Compensation Act
Senate Bill 86, authored by District 21 Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, will drastically overhaul how Georgia handles medical malpractice suits. Not only will the Patient Compensation Act limit h...
February 26, 2015 03:16 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black ice possible Thursday morning
Forecasters are warning of potential for black ice throughout north Georgia overnight into Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s and high 20s overnight. The National We...
February 25, 2015 03:57 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta fundraiser paints town green for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The annual ShamRockin’ for a Cure festival has been a springtime rite in north Fulton for seven years. The event began in 2009, when Jon and Pam Baker of Roswell teamed up with Chris and Mary Guine...
February 25, 2015 09:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Habitat for Humanity seeks donations for new Roswell home improvement store
An all-new Habitat ReStore is set to open in Roswell next month. Prior to the grand opening, the Habitat for Humanity affiliate is asking the community to donate the following items and goods: Home...
February 19, 2015 04:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators spar over revised College Board AP history test
The College Board's new Advanced Placement U.S. history test is strongly biased to the left and should be scrapped, Republican Sen. William Ligon said Wednesday in an argument that has also been ma...
February 19, 2015 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chill & Body introduces advanced cryotherapy to downtown Roswell
Chill & Body has opened their first retail location which will offer cutting edge Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment. A relatively new form of treatment in the U.S., Cryotherapy is a safe and non-inv...
February 18, 2015 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sanitization system has big impact on childcare services
Half a decade ago, Alpharetta resident Walter Mann was in the medical device and consumer manufacturing business. Primarily, he worked with products like diapers and dental equipment. After one of ...
February 18, 2015 04:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton chamber promotes bonds between businesses, schools
Good relationships between local businesses and area schools can be mutually beneficial. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce wants to increase those connections with its annual Partners in...
February 18, 2015 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Pistachio
Furkids presents Pistachio for the pet of the week spotlight. Pistachio is a sweet female dilute calico with lots of love to give. This baby is about a year old and is spayed, housetrained and up-t...
February 18, 2015 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prior to final vote, Schultz discusses new Fulton County school map
When the final Fulton County School System redistricting map was presented at a first reading last month, District 1 representative Linda Schultz was one of two board members — alongside District 7...
February 18, 2015 03:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell breaks ground on Holcomb Bridge Road improvements
With 188,000 cars on Ga. 400 crossing 60,000 cars on Holcomb Bridge Road each day, the traffic at the exit 7 intersection is among the heaviest in metro Atlanta. “Depending on your perspective,” ci...
February 18, 2015 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Fulton School's redistricting plan will impact elementary, middle schools
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    01.28.15 - 06:08 pm
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO urges businesses to adopt a social purpose
    by James Swift
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    01.21.15 - 11:06 am
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center celebrates Ice Fest 2015
    by James Swift
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    01.21.15 - 09:35 am
  • Update: 19-year-old Bryce Goodall of Milton found
    Updated at 4 p.m.: The city released the following statement: "The City of Milton Police Department would like to sincerely thank the numerous concerned individuals for your help in finding 19-year...
    February 18, 2015 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Congressmen accuse Atlanta mayor of discrimination in firing of fire chief
    Members of Georgia's congressional delegation have written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calling the termination of the city's former fire chief a violation of free speech and religious free...
    February 18, 2015 11:04 AM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New studio in Roswell trains in dance, theater
    Children and adults looking for a way to exercise their creative spirits can enroll in classes at the Platinum School of Performing Arts in Roswell. The studio, which opened in September, offers cl...
    February 11, 2015 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    East Roswell to host inaugural Pound Cake Cook-Off
    Locals and out-of-towners seeking a unique Valentine’s Day activity have a sweet opportunity in Roswell this weekend. The city’s inaugural Pound Cake Cook-Off will be held at the East Roswell Recre...
    February 11, 2015 02:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell neighborhood upset by redistricting plan
    When the final Fulton County School System realignment map was revealed last month, many parents in the Roswell Station neighborhood were shocked. “We felt that previous meeting results showed the ...
    February 11, 2015 02:01 PM | 4 4 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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    High rents, low wages concern HomeStretch director
    HomeStretch Executive Director Rose Burton said seniors and fixed-income families are not the only populations at risk for homelessness in north Fulton. “What we are seeing are escalating costs of ...
    February 10, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    HomeStretch prepares for Peachtree Tea benefit
    The Peachtree Tea auction, organized by Roswell-based nonprofit HomeStretch, is now in its eighth year. While the organization will still hold an event at the Country Club of the South on Feb. 24, ...
    February 10, 2015 02:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Pet of the Week: Belle Starr
    Furkids presents Belle Starr for the pet of the week spotlight. Belle Starr, a slick and short-haired girl, is about a year old and has a pretty, exotic-looking face. Belle Starr isn’t the most soc...
    February 05, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Superintendent: ‘These kids are dying for relationships’
    Many students in Fulton County, Superintendent Robert Avossa said, have seemingly perfect lives. They grow up in beautiful communities, live in extravagant homes and attend top-tier schools. Howeve...
    February 05, 2015 02:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell event to benefit South American children
    Roswell Rotarians Chris Archer and Theodora Keyserling have both visited rural villages in Honduras. They know firsthand the dire conditions faced by many of the country’s children. “It’s one of th...
    February 05, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Furkids seeks volunteers for North Point Petsmart shelter
    The Furkids cat shelter at the North Point Petsmart is looking for regular volunteers to help care for adoptable cats and kittens. Volunteers can work one or more weekly shifts morning or evening. ...
    February 02, 2015 09:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Ga. Senate passes bill requiring insurance coverage for autism therapy
    The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children younger than 6. Lawmakers passed the bill, 54-0 on Thursday. Supporters say early inter...
    January 29, 2015 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Avalon event to benefit couple battling ALS
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    01.10.15 - 12:05 pm
  • All north Fulton middle schools impacted by redistricting plan
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.17.14 - 03:20 pm