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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 ...
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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 | 0 0 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...
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Alpharetta gearing up for Old Soldier’s Day parade
The Old Soldier’s Day Parade has been an Alpharetta tradition for more than 60 years. Its historical roots, however, stretch back to the late 1800s. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, veterans...
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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 | 0 0 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...
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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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia first lady stumps for immunizations
Last week, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visited the maternity ward at Atlanta Medical Center’s midtown Atlanta campus to promote the importance of childhood immunizations in stopping the spread o...
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Fulton County School System prepares to open August 11, announces changes
The 2014-2015 school year starts on August 11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, ne...
July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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
  • Local businessman named to Alpharetta technology network board
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.27.14 - 12:28 pm
  • Nature center director praised
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.27.14 - 12:20 pm
  • Upcoming Roswell event celebrates amateur radio
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.25.14 - 05:18 pm
  • Five percent voter turnout recorded for Fulton County
    All Fulton County polls closed Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. According to Fulton County Elections spokeswoman April Majors, 30,811 votes had been counted in the county as of 6:30 p.m., making voter tur...
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    Fulton runoff elections update
    Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
    July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Judge dismisses Pitts’ lawsuit against Eaves, county
    A judge has dismissed the May 20 Democratic primary election lawsuit District 7 Fulton County Board of Commissioners (chairman) candidate Robb Pitts filed against fellow candidate John Eaves and Ri...
    July 21, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta-based venture aims to aid entrepreneurs
    After selling the home delivery and installation company he started in 1997 and built to be an international business, Alpharetta resident Steve Gordon decided to live out his dream of mentoring fe...
    July 16, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta's ACT1 Theater presents ‘Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
    ACT1 Theater in Alpharetta will come alive with music and color this weekend with the premiere of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The musical, created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd W...
    July 16, 2014 02:38 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    Working with youth gangs in New York half a century ago, Roswell resident Jim Boyd said he recalls many dire incidents. After embarrassing a gang leader in front of his posse, he once had a gun sho...
    July 16, 2014 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Neighborhood watch: Toyota driver rages on Willeo, scammer steals $2,520 posing as timeshare company
    Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments. SCAMMED: An Alpharetta woman filed a police report May 20 after realizing she had been the victim of a scam. Sh...
    July 16, 2014 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton to delay millage rate vote, add public hearings
    Citizens will have opportunity to provide input at three additional public hearings Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed property tax rate increase scheduled for July 16. The delay will ...
    July 15, 2014 08:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Hugo’s Oyster Bar moves into year two in Roswell
    Heading into its second year, chef Jon Schwenk said he feels confident about the future of his restaurant. “The first year was better than we thought,” he said of his Roswell eatery. “I feel like w...
    July 09, 2014 11:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Visioning plan set for Highway 9 North in Milton
    Future development along State Route 9 in Milton, north of Bethany Bend to the Forsyth County line, will take on more of a mixed-use residential feel and less of a commercial feel. On June 2, Milto...
    July 09, 2014 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Milton blacksmith will create artwork for Bell Memorial park
    Blacksmith artist Michael Dillon, a Milton resident, will leave his mark on the city with public art at Bell Memorial Park. The project will be the first of its kind for the city and is part of the...
    July 09, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Main Event Entertainment opens first Georgia location in Alpharetta
    Main Event Entertainment — a family entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, laser tag and more — opened its first location in the state last week in Alpharetta. The new center is the ...
    July 02, 2014 12:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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