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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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 3 3 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 | 3 3 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 | 2 2 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 | 25 25 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 | 16 16 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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Centennial High to host bash Sunday
This weekend, Roswell plans on welcoming fall with a bang. The 13th annual End of Summer Celebration will be held at Centennial High on Sunday, with festivities set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The baseba...
August 28, 2014 04:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • OTP merges traditional, modern
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  • Some Fulton teachers to see extra state funds
    Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during last ...
    August 28, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Resident glad for career change to entrepreneur
    It was a chance meeting on an airplane that changed the course of Anna Shmukler’s life. The north Fulton resident had spent the past three decades of her life working as a transportation engineer b...
    August 20, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Statewide test raises concerns
    North Fulton educators and parents alike are expressing concerns about statewide changes heading into the 2014-15 school year. “There’s a new test that’s coming, the Georgia Milestones,” said North...
    August 20, 2014 01:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Officials report smooth start to school year
    Last week, about 96,000 students — in addition to 13,000-plus employees — returned to Fulton County schools. The first week back was deemed a rousing success by many local parents, administrators a...
    August 20, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 5 5 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 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fall family festival features Touch-a-Truck and farmers market Sept. 6, vendors wanted
    The city of Johns Creek has rolled three great events into one super day by combining the Fall Family Festival with the Farmer's Market and Touch-a-Truck Sept. 6 at Newtown Park. Vendor registratio...
    August 06, 2014 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra announces fall auditions
    The Georgia Piedmont Youth Orchestra, a competitive orchestra for high school students based in Johns Creek, will hold auditions August 23 from 9 a.m. until noon at Centennial High School in Roswel...
    August 04, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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