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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...
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Water contamination unlikely in Roswell, officials say
Last month, construction on Roswell’s new water treatment plant began. Located at Oxbo Road, the new facility will replace the city’s current plant, which was constructed 80 years ago. The nature o...
August 20, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roadway named for longtime resident, community leader
A new road being constructed in Alpharetta will honor a longtime resident and community leader. The sign for Marjean Way — named for Marjean Wood Birt — was unveiled at a ceremony last week. Birt, ...
August 20, 2014 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Master plan for Canton Street alleys released
City Planner Courtney Lankford unveiled a draft for the Roswell East-West Alley Master Plan at a Downtown Development Authority meeting last Thursday. “The East Alley, we’ve made one way around Can...
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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 | 1 1 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...
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Alpharetta targeting December for city center opening
Alpharetta officials said the $30 million-plus downtown City Center could partially open before year’s end. “The opening for all of the civic components, we anticipate December,” said Assistant Cit...
August 20, 2014 01:24 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...
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Touch A Truck event rolls into Wills Park in Alpharetta
Children will get a chance to sit behind the wheel of some of their favorite vehicles Aug. 23 as Touch A Truck returns to Alpharetta for its 16th year. The family friendly event, which will be held...
August 13, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell pastor Frank Lewis remembered for dedication, leadership
Longtime Zion Missionary Baptist Church pastor, the Rev. Dr. Frank Lewis, died Aug. 5. He was 64. Lewis served as the head pastor of the church since 1983. He also acted as Zion’s Chief Administrat...
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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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  • For some, Farmers Market means more than food, fabric
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.06.14 - 01:21 pm
  • Plans for Mansell road connectors announced
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    08.06.14 - 01:01 pm
  • Milton High principal steps down following DUI arrest
    by James Swift
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    08.01.14 - 03:28 pm
  • OTP merges traditional, modern
    by James Swift
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    07.30.14 - 12:41 pm
  • Tech start-ups the key to growing Alpharetta
    The city of Alpharetta debuted its new economic development website at the third annual Alpharetta Technology Commission dinner last week. The site, at www.growalpharetta.com, is designed to meet t...
    August 13, 2014 01:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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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    Judge compensation, transportation change orders highlight meeting
    Without his name uttered once, Roswell Municipal Court Judge Brian Hansford took center stage at Roswell City Hall Monday. The city council unanimously approved the first reading of an amendment to...
    August 13, 2014 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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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    Alpharetta mom rallies for criminal justice changes
    A member of no less than five local advocacy and advisory groups, Alpharetta realtor Kate Boccia is undoubtedly a busy woman. “I’m just an advocate by nature,” the 56-year-old said. “I can’t sprink...
    August 13, 2014 01:09 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell set for 10th annual ice cream celebration
    For years, Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ has been a can’t-miss event for north Fulton residents with a taste for the sweet stuff. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2014 event is scheduled for ...
    August 13, 2014 12:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATED: Police investigating possible murder-suicide
    (UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 3:11 P.M. WITH SHOOTER'S IDENTITY) The Sandy Springs Police Department Wednesday afternoon announced it has released the name of the shooter in its investigation of a possible...
    August 13, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell road closure
    The city of Roswell will close Woodstock Road from Highway 9 to Minhinette Drive for approximately one hour on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 9:30 a.m. while crews remove a tree from the side of the road.
    August 07, 2014 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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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  • City council OKs new health benefits plan
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.14 - 11:11 am
  • North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.14 - 11:10 am
  • Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer set to retire in September
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.14 - 11:00 am
  • Hansford elected Roswell Municipal Court Judge
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.24.14 - 01:54 pm
  • Faces of War relocation plan evoking criticism
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:59 pm
  • Roswell mother fights for VA changes following son's death
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:55 pm