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Ready Georgia survey: Not all residents ready for disaster
More than three out of four Georgians are at least somewhat prepared for an emergency, but many have not taken all of the essential steps to get ready, according to a new statewide survey released ...
September 01, 2015 05:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Commute Options issues Code Orange smog alert
Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Tuesday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Wednesday. A Code Orange alert means that the air is unh...
September 01, 2015 05:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett completes $94 million capital campaign
The Lovett School in Buckhead Monday announced it has completed its $94 million capital campaign. Our Defining Decade: A Campaign for Lovett, 2005-2015, will help pay for major improvements to camp...
September 01, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: Sandy Springs named one of Safest Cities in Georgia
SafeWise, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based, community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness that tracks safety, released its 2015 40 Safest ...
August 31, 2015 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: Gas for Labor Day should be lowest in 10 years
Motorists in the Southeast should find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade, Tampa, Fla.-based AAA — The Auto Club Group announced Sunday night. According to a news release, the current stat...
August 31, 2015 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City of Sandy Springs to host Veterans Day Tribute
The city of Sandy Springs Friday announced it will host its annual Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. The public celebration to honor those who serve and served our country will be held at ...
August 30, 2015 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta resident dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game
A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the ...
August 30, 2015 11:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA launches "Free Ride” campaign for Labor Day Monday
All day on Sept. 7, MARTA is inviting everyone to ride its trains, buses and Mobility service at no charge. “Free Ride” is the second ridership initiative introduced by the Authority in recent week...
August 27, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs' Riverside Drive reopens
The city of Sandy Springs Thursday announced motorists can once again use Riverside Drive at Johnson Ferry Road as part of their travel route. Riverside Drive reopened Thursday following a three-mo...
August 27, 2015 03:20 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA: 35.5 million Americans to travel on Labor Day weekend
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA Travel Thursday announced it projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday s...
August 27, 2015 09:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sprouts Farmers Market to open in Sandy Springs next week
Sprouts Farmers Market, a Phoenix-based healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at competitive prices, will host the grand opening for its new Sandy Springs location Sept. 2...
August 26, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advanced Placement test scores improve during 2014-15
Recently released Fulton County School District Advanced Placement scores on calculus grade averages for the 2014-15 school year showed great improvement despite math curriculum changes for the cur...
August 25, 2015 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Bumped and stranded
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department Aug. 9 through Aug. 18 and the Sandy Springs Police Department Aug. 8 through 14. - Provided by Atlanta Police Officer April White and Sand...
August 25, 2015 05:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Effort under way to winterize Chastain Park pool
The Chastain Park Athletic Club plans to take its swimming team practices to a new level by winterizing its pool allowing divers more preparation time. “We are now in the process of taking the pool...
August 25, 2015 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA to roll out bicycle repair kiosks Tuesday
MARTA Monday announced it will open the first of seven self-service, Dero bicycle repair kiosks at rail stations across the system Tuesday. According to a news release, cyclists will be able to mak...
August 24, 2015 05:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Brickery Grill & Bar to close in December
In an email Sunday night, Bruce Alterman, co-owner of The Brickery Grill & Bar in Sandy Springs, announced it will close in December. “It’s been one heck of a run!” said Alterman, who co-owns the r...
August 24, 2015 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mount Vernon-Spalding intersection reopens
The city of Sandy Springs Saturday announced vehicular travel is once again possible at the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Spalding Drive. A detour went into place in April as crews began wo...
August 22, 2015 04:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA hosting hearings on proposed bus route changes
MARTA Friday night announced it will hold public hearings on proposed bus service modifications Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to gather input from customers and stakeholders about proposed route mod...
August 22, 2015 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health officials investigating plague case in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday announced they are investigating a possible case of plague in Georgia in an individual who...
August 20, 2015 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shepherd Center celebrates 40 years of family, friends, healing
As the Shepherd Center in Buckhead celebrates four decades of serving patients and their families, its board chairman, James Shepherd, hopes it continues to leave a lasting impression on the commun...
August 19, 2015 09:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed-use project on horizon for Glenridge Hall site
The developers of the Glenridge Hall property on Abernathy Road in Sandy Springs can now move forward on the project, which will include the new Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters. “I have never seen a...
August 19, 2015 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moores Mill Road extension still in limbo
The decade-long process to extend Moores Mill Road near the construction of the Publix shopping center at Bolton Road continues. District 9 Atlanta City Councilwoman Felicia Moore is seeking fundin...
August 19, 2015 09:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henri's not moving, owner says
Henri’s Bakery and Café, a Buckhead restaurant in business since 1929, is not going anywhere, despite rumors to the contrary. Owner Madeline Leonard said Tuesday “there have been a lot of rumors” l...
August 18, 2015 01:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Local schools welcome new leaders
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
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