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Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
While many retailers have made the decision to keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, Avalon executives have taken a stand against Turkey Day sales. “We’re really more interested in being a communi...
November 25, 2014 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Dempsey
Furkids presents Dempsey for the pet of the week spotlight. Dempsey is an adorable yellow and white tabby male who is looking for a home. This sweet boy is about 8 months old and was originally par...
November 24, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New business takes custom home building to next level
When drawing up the blueprints for its new Design Center in Alpharetta, Vice President of Research and Marketing Caroline Simmel said Edward Andrews Homes took its cues from the co-founder of Apple...
November 24, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
At a meeting last Thursday, the county board of education voted unanimously to reject renewal petitions from two charter schools – the Fulton Science Academy High School in Alpharetta and the Fulto...
November 24, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
Fulton County Schools district 2 board member Katie Reeves visited Summit Hill Elementary in Milton last week to discuss the school system’s Continuous Achievement model. The county board of educat...
November 24, 2014 01:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
Chinese, seafood, Southern cooking — all much-beloved, time-honored buffet staples. At Alpharetta’s Mayuri Indian Restaurant, however, there are not any metal trays lined with mashed potatoes or fl...
November 19, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
The premise behind Small Business Saturday, a national event started by American Express in 2010, is simple. After consumers have spent heaps of money online and at malls and big box stores, the id...
November 19, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
Earlier this year, District 48 State Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, introduced a bill to the Georgia General Assembly addressing unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones. The bill,...
November 19, 2014 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFCC director says volunteers, donations needed year-round
Executive Director Barbara Duffy said she is amazed how the smallest things can trigger such strong emotions for families seeking North Fulton Community Charities services. “I’ve had someone break ...
November 19, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton city council weighs in on LEED certification
At Monday’s public meeting, council members contemplated going green with the new Milton City Hall building designs. While the council did not vote to deny or approve Leadership in Energy and Envir...
November 19, 2014 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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With demand increasing, food pantry seeks holiday donations
More than 100 volunteers work for North Fulton Community Charities. On any given day, roughly 50 are onsite. Even with the manpower, the organization has difficulties keeping up with food pantry de...
November 19, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • North Fulton voters to decide district, county races
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.03.14 - 11:50 am
  • Whole Foods offers taste of things to come
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 02:01 pm
  • Democrat challenges Geisinger
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 01:50 pm
  • Future Horizons brings spectrum disorder experts to Roswell
    On Wednesday, a trio of distinguished lecturers working in the autism spectrum disorder field spoke at a conference hosted by Area 51 Family Entertainment. The event was sponsored by Future Horizon...
    November 12, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Avalon appeals to techies with state’s first “Fiberhood” network
    With more than 1,000 miles of fiber optics snaking through it, Avalon was a more than fitting site for the latest Greater Alpharetta Tech Network event. Avalon developer North American Properties r...
    November 12, 2014 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Redistricting plans affect dozens of Fulton schools
    Fulton County Schools unveiled three realignment maps at an Alpharetta High public meeting last Wednesday. The rezoning was prompted by the construction of a new elementary school on Highway 9 and ...
    November 12, 2014 05:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    U.S. District Rep. Price discusses big GOP wins
    Count U.S. District 6 Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, among Tuesday’s many victorious conservative candidates in Georgia. The orthopedist-turned-congressman secured his sixth election win in a decade, g...
    November 12, 2014 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Republicans roll to easy victories
    While Fulton County collectively vouched for Democratic candidates, north Fulton voted more in-line with the state as a whole in last week’s midterm elections. Republicans swept every county race n...
    November 12, 2014 05:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Group announces plans for 104-acre Roswell complex
    Move over, Avalon. A Dunwoody group wants to build a mixed-use development in Roswell that will dwarf Alpharetta’s recently opened complex. Duke Land Group announced plans Nov. 4 for Riverwalk Vill...
    November 12, 2014 04:56 PM | 4 4 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Milton thanks troops with inaugural ceremony
    For the first time since its inception, the city of Milton will hold an official Veterans Day ceremony. “We do a really nice Memorial Day ceremony, and from that, there was a thought of what can we...
    November 05, 2014 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Avalon opens to the public
    Thousands flocked to the corner of Old Milton Parkway and Ga. 400 Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of the long-awaited Avalon development, a $600 million project featuring an 86-acre mix of ...
    November 05, 2014 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sen. Chambliss bids adieu at chamber event
    When Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., first entered Congress as a U.S. representative in 1994, he made himself a promise. “The one thing I [wanted] to make sure we have in place when I [left] Congress,...
    November 05, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta resident honors fallen soldiers
    J.R. Wages doesn’t move like an 88-year-old. The Alpharetta resident of 30 years briskly paces through the Veterans Memorial Park on the grounds of American Legion Post 201, even playfully punting ...
    November 05, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Clay Collective chili cook-off returns to Roswell
    Whether you prefer classical Tex-Mex, California veggie or super-spicy Southwestern, the fourth annual Roswell Chili Cook-off seeks to satisfy taste buds of all varieties. “Every year, I’m pretty b...
    November 05, 2014 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    North Fulton voters choose incumbents during midterm elections
    Races in north Fulton County went to Republican incumbents with overwhelming percentages. In the U.S. House of Representative district 6 race, Roswellian Tom Price ended up with 65 percent of votes...
    November 05, 2014 12:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • No shortage of Halloween events in north Fulton
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 01:27 pm
  • Breast cancer cycling fundraiser set for Saturday
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 12:48 pm
  • Familiar foes face off in 56th district race
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.16.14 - 04:19 pm
  • Avalon details community outreach plans
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.16.14 - 04:07 pm
  • World famous cycling event comes to Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.16.14 - 03:59 pm
  • Hundreds turn out for first round of Fulton Schools' redistricting talks
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.16.14 - 03:43 pm
  • Cobb favorite Moxie Burger opens shop in Founders Square
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.15.14 - 04:00 pm