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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hansford elected Roswell Municipal Court Judge
Taking home about 60 percent of the votes in a runoff election held Tuesday, Brian Hansford defeated Melanie Ellwanger to become the city judge of Roswell. “I would like to thank the Roswell voters...
July 24, 2014 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta approves smaller residential lot sizes
Homes in Alpharetta can be built on smaller lots now that a change to the city’s unified development code has been approved. A split city council voted 4-3 in favor of the change, which creates a n...
July 23, 2014 05:01 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 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 | 9 9 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell mother fights for VA changes following son's death
After her son’s suicide, Peggy Portwine was devastated by grief. That grief then drove her all the way to Capitol Hill. On July 10, the 62-year-old Roswell resident stood before the House Committee...
July 23, 2014 04:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 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...
July 23, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 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...
July 23, 2014 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 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...
July 23, 2014 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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  • Roswell East-West Alley master plan conceptual plans revealed
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:40 pm
  • Candidates vie for judge’s seat in Roswell runoff
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:35 pm
  • Residents weigh in on MARTA Ga. 400 initiative at Alpharetta meeting
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:12 pm
  • City Council talks Canton Street parking
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:02 pm
  • North Fulton religious leaders wary of Georgia’s new gun law
    by James Swift
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    07.16.14 - 12:18 pm
  • Hugo’s Oyster Bar moves into year two in Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.09.14 - 11:40 am
  • Tallied votes from Roswell's municipal judge election show Hansford as winner
    The results are in from the Roswell municipal court judge runoff election. Brian Hansford ended up with 59 percent of the votes, while opponent Melanie Ellwanger has 41 percent. The winner is offic...
    July 22, 2014 11:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 37 37 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    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...
    July 22, 2014 07:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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    Accreditation team seeks public comment on Johns Creek 911 provider
    The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), Communications Accreditation. Members of t...
    July 16, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Protect your identity; shred personal records for free Aug. 2 in Johns Creek
    Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at Panera Bread Company, 11715 Medlock Bridge Road. The commercial shredding service is sponsored b...
    July 16, 2014 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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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    Canton Street plans get historic commission once-over
    The Roswell Historic Preservation Commission had a chance to weigh in on East-West Alley redevelopment plans July 9. Following a public comment session at City Hall, commission members gathered to ...
    July 16, 2014 02:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Roswell Historical Society couples wine tasting, history lesson
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.09.14 - 10:58 am
  • Roswell city council approves 2015 budget
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.02.14 - 12:11 pm
  • Roswell occupation commemorated at upcoming event
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.02.14 - 12:06 pm