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UPDATED: Police report officer-involved shooting
(UPDATED SATURDAY AT 8:26 A.M. WITH INFO FROM THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION) The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday announced an officer-involved shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at a...
January 30, 2015 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Latin American Association's Tapia retiring
Jeffrey Tapia, executive director of the Latin American Association in Brookhaven, announced Friday she will retire later this year. Tapia will continue to provide leadership until her successor is...
January 30, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Senate passes bill requiring insurance coverage for autism therapy
The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children younger than 6. Lawmakers passed the bill, 54-0 on Thursday. Supporters say early inter...
January 29, 2015 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs offering $1,000 reward for info on stolen AEDs
The city of Sandy Springs Thursday announced it is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrest of individuals who are responsible for the theft of two automated exte...
January 29, 2015 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs honored by ARC for energy efficiency
Wednesday, the city of Sandy Springs was one of seven local governments recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission for leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to effici...
January 29, 2015 08:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riverwood High to prepare for big changes
Riverwood International Charter School has taken another step in its expansion plan. At Wednesday’s Fulton County Board of Education meeting at Dunwoody Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, the boa...
January 28, 2015 06:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Thwarted
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Jan. 11 through 17, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Jan. 16 through Jan. 22. - Provided by Atlan...
January 28, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Berkshire company seeing impact of ownership change
One local real estate company has made an impact on the market in a little more than a year after changing its name and identity. Roswell-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Georgia Properties, ...
January 28, 2015 05:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent named to state education committee
Fulton County Schools last week announced its superintendent, Robert Avossa, has been appointed to a newly formed committee to study education in Georgia and make recommendations for improvement. A...
January 27, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Severe Weather Preparedness Week starts Feb. 2
Devastating tornadoes, destructive thunderstorms and other severe weather events can strike at any time. In order to prepare all Georgians for the possibility of a disaster, the Georgia Emergency M...
January 26, 2015 06:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local veterans to be honored by French government
In order to express France’s eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45, the consul general of France in Atlanta, Denis Barbet, will bestow the Legion of Honor upon 12...
January 22, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Police identify pedestrian hit by vehicle on I-285
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 6:14 P.M. WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE THAT MAY HAVE HIT THE VICTIM) The Sandy Springs Police Department Thursday afternoon announced it has identified the pedestrian hit ...
January 22, 2015 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Target practice
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Jan. 4 through 10, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Jan. 9 through Jan. 16. Provided by Atlanta P...
January 21, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Am Yisrael Chai to host International Holocaust Day event
The Am Yisrael Chai Atlanta organization welcomes father and son Benjamin and Don Ferencz for a night of Justice and Response: Lessons Learned from the Holocaust on Sunday at Atlanta Jewish Academy...
January 21, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves $166,000 incentive for Veritiv relocation
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 1:06 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFORMATION ON ANDREA HALL'S TITLE) The city of Sandy Springs has taken another step in its strategy to move a Fortune 300 company here. At its meeting T...
January 21, 2015 12:37 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta charity to expand services for homeless youth
  Last year Covenant House of Georgia assisted 1,143 homeless, runaway and trafficked youth ages 18 to 21, and it plans to help even more in 2015, said Executive Director Allison Ashe. The northwes...
January 21, 2015 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three entities partner to hand out urban waters awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Southern Co. met with 2014 Five Star and Urban Waters Program awardees to recognize and highlight their wor...
January 20, 2015 07:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Couple honored at MLK Day event for volunteer work
To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, Sandy Springs residents and officials honored Betty and Phil Klein with the 2015 Humanitarian Award Monday. Surrounded by four of their countl...
January 19, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County hosting homeless count, seeking volunteers
Fulton County needs volunteers for the 2015 Homeless Count, which will be conducted Thursday by the Fulton County Continuum of Care, city of Atlanta and DeKalb County. Portions of the count will fo...
January 18, 2015 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport GM: New master plan will change Sandy Springs
Miguel Southwell said his $5 billion new master plan to transform Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is already benefiting the city of Sandy Springs by Mercedes-Benz deciding to move ...
January 16, 2015 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Springs student accused of hacking into system
A male student at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs has been accused of hacking into the Fulton County Schools’ computer system and changing grades for some students. In a letter s...
January 16, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA operating on modified schedule for King holiday
MARTA Wednesday announced its rail and bus service will operate on a modified Saturday schedule this Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Rail service will begin at about 5 a.m. Monday an...
January 15, 2015 06:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board OKs revisions to Common Core standards
The State Board of Education Thursday announced it has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-da...
January 15, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment deadline Thursday
Thursday marks the second open enrollment deadline for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace. For coverage starting Feb. 1, residents are encouraged to sign up now, ahead of the deadline. “As of [F...
January 14, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • State hosting book drive Saturday
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