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Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Center for Puppetry Arts expansion to open in fall
The Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown Friday announced an update on its expansion and renovation project, which was announced in January 2014 and is expected to be completed this fall, at least t...
May 01, 2015 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members to host meetings
Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education hosts a monthly meeting open to the public. The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members ...
May 01, 2015 06:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman fatally shot in back of Atlanta police car identified
Authorities on Friday released the name of a woman who was fatally shot when officers say she fired at them from the back of a patrol car in downtown Atlanta. The Fulton County medical examiner's o...
April 30, 2015 05:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movement to opt out of Common Core tests growing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement re...
April 30, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City gets feedback on Roswell Road/Glenridge Drive project
Residents have finally gotten to see the updated plan on the new Roswell Road/Glenridge Drive intersection improvement project, 10 years in the making. It was originally planned by the city of Atla...
April 30, 2015 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Known for taxi service, Uber expanding into other fields
As an alternative to taxis, Uber is known for its passenger delivery service powered by computers and mobile phone apps. But that could change soon. The San Francisco-based company, which launched ...
April 30, 2015 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City, nonprofit to host household hazardous waste day
The city of Sandy Springs and Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful will co-host a household hazardous waste day for Sandy Springs residents Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, taking place at the Wor...
April 29, 2015 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County offering federal funds
The Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department Tuesday announced the availability of funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) HOME investment p...
April 28, 2015 06:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County seeking input on consolidated plan
Fulton County is publishing for citizen review and comment its draft fiscal 2015-19 consolidated plan. The plan review is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prio...
April 28, 2015 05:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Messy Robbery
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, April 5 through 11, and the Sandy Springs Police Department April 10 through 16. Provided by Atlanta Pol...
April 28, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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City leaders, conservancy unite to celebrate greenery
The Sandy Springs Conservancy celebrated its second Thought Leaders Dinner Thursday night at Villa Christina in Brookhaven. The event, hosted by retired Channel 2 news anchor and Atlanta native Joh...
April 28, 2015 03:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building, design meet quality of life at exhibit
“Design for Healthy Living” demystifies Atlanta as a green city and shows residents how living in a healthier city is a possible solution. The exhibition, open through Aug. 9 at the Museum of Desig...
April 28, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alliance celebrates Cleage play’s 20th anniversary
The Alliance Theatre in Midtown is presenting “Blues for an Alabama Sky” at the Jennings Hertz Stage. It is being shown in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the production’s world premiere at ...
April 28, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development, school crowding concern residents
Sandy Springs residents hope for solutions to issues regarding zoning including rezoning request notification and school overcrowding when the city reexamines its future land-use plan this year. Th...
April 28, 2015 12:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Children's Museum of Atlanta to undergo major renovation
Children’s Museum of Atlanta officials Tuesday announced plans for a massive renovation of the downtown attraction. The $8.2 million project, set to be completed in late 2015, will add two new perm...
April 28, 2015 10:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cities’ radio systems transferred to new authority
The North Fulton Regional Radio System Authority reached an important milestone Monday, as the radio systems used by public safety personnel in the cities of Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and Sandy S...
April 28, 2015 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton district discusses Atlanta’s annexation wishes
The petition for three communities in south Fulton County, including its students, to be annexed to the city of Atlanta will have to wait, at least until the city and county work things out . The p...
April 27, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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POW! Awards to honor women in leadership
Womenetics, a Buckhead-based organization devoted to female business leaders, will host its sixth annual POW! Awards to honor successful businesswomen who are paving the way for future leaders. “Th...
April 27, 2015 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zeff named interim leader of Fulton County School System
At its meeting Thursday at Holmes Elementary School in East Point, the Fulton County Board of Education named Kenneth Zeff as the school district’s interim superintendent beginning June 2. The anno...
April 23, 2015 08:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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District Court judge terminates Fulton Co. Jail consent decree
The Fulton County government Thursday announced U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. Thursday granted Fulton’s motion to terminate the consent decree imposed in 2006 in the case Harper v. Fu...
April 23, 2015 08:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell Road/Hildebrand Drive to be developed
A mixed-use development planned for Roswell Road at Hilderbrand Drive in Sandy Springs has finally received the green light. Located at 6125 Roswell Road, currently the Hilderbrand Court Shopping C...
April 23, 2015 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Fashionista
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, March 29 through April 4. —    Provided by Officer A. S. White. Editor’s note: The Sandy Springs Police ...
April 23, 2015 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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