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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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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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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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 | 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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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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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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  • Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:29 pm
  • 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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    Johns Creek man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo
    A 71-year-old Johns Creek man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that John Marshall of Johns Creek, was with nine others while snorkeling off a 25-f...
    July 25, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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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    Neighborhood Watch: Is your car safe?
    Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments. BREAK-IN: An unknown suspect was reported to have broken into a vehicle parked outside of Toys R Us in Alpharet...
    July 23, 2014 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Chicken Salad Chick to make Alpharetta debut
    Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual restaurant company based out of Alabama, is scheduled to open its new franchise location in Alpharetta on August 19. The new restaurant will be located in the Sto...
    July 23, 2014 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County commission delays vote on property tax rate
    The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week moved the millage rate hearings and vote. According to a county statement, commissioners delayed the procedures because they want m...
    July 23, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton County School System prepares to open Aug. 11, announces changes
    The 2014-2015 school year starts on Aug.11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, new p...
    July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
    Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
    July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • North Fulton schools grapple with federal junk food ban
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.02.14 - 11:39 am
  • Country Club of Roswell to host LPGA event
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.18.14 - 01:30 pm