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New math program comes to Northwestern
A group of sixth-graders at Northwestern Middle School in Milton will soon have their math education supplemented by a new before-school program called Teach to One, said Principal Jasmine Kullar. ...
August 28, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tailgate fundraiser returns to downtown Alpharetta
Food, fun and football are on the agenda Sept. 13 as the Lionheart School’s Grilling and Gridiron Tailgate Party returns to downtown Alpharetta for its second year. The event is a fundraiser for th...
August 28, 2014 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta mayor prepares for different kind of runoff
At the 18th annual Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K, set for Aug. 28 in Alpharetta, the phrase “running for office” will become a bit more literal. Presented by LexisNexis and cohosted by the city of...
August 20, 2014 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 4 4 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 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 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 | 3 3 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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$9M park renovation project now under way in Milton
Ground was broken for the Bell Memorial Park expansion project in Milton last Friday. The recreation area will more than double in size under renovations, increasing from 12 acres to almost 30 acre...
August 13, 2014 01:29 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Faces of War relocation plan evoking criticism
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:59 pm
  • Alpharetta gearing up for Old Soldier’s Day parade
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:45 pm
  • 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 | 6 6 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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    Milton Fire Dept. breaks city’s boot drive record
    Milton’s fire department has once again broken its record of raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by collecting more than $72,000 in six days during its Fill the Boot drive this spr...
    August 06, 2014 10:29 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 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 | 24 24 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 | 43 43 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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 | 4 4 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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  • Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:29 pm