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Rotary putts, serves, deals for annual event
On Sept. 8, the Country Club of Roswell will be the site of not just one, but two charity competitions — the 36th annual Aubrey Greenway Golf tournament and the second Hagan Cup Classic tennis tour...
August 28, 2014 04:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Centennial High to host bash Sunday
This weekend, Roswell plans on welcoming fall with a bang. The 13th annual End of Summer Celebration will be held at Centennial High on Sunday, with festivities set to begin at 5:30 p.m. The baseba...
August 28, 2014 04:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell swears in new municipal judge
“Those who know me know I’m not one for fanfare,” said Roswell Municipal Court Judge Brian Hansford, who was officially sworn in at Monday’s City Council meeting. “I’m just ready to get to work.” B...
August 28, 2014 04:41 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 | 1 1 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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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 | 3 3 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...
August 20, 2014 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 36 36 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 | 7 7 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...
August 13, 2014 02:15 PM | 2 2 comments | 12 12 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 | 3 3 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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  • OTP merges traditional, modern
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.30.14 - 12:41 pm
  • 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
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    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
  • 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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 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 | 1 1 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 | 30 30 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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    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 | 4 4 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 | 1 1 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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    For some, Farmers Market means more than food, fabric
    Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market Manager Michael McLane said about 1,200 visitors attend the weekly city hall event. This year, he said, 50 vendors have signed up for the “producers only market.” ...
    August 06, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Plans for Mansell road connectors announced
    The Big Creek Parkway project began with a 2012 study evaluating a set of proposed east-west connections to Holcomb Bridge Road. “At the conclusion of that study, we kind of had a preferred alignme...
    August 06, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Roswell mother fights for VA changes following son's death
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:55 pm
  • Alpharetta gearing up for Old Soldier’s Day parade
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.23.14 - 04:45 pm