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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 18 18 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Busted
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Dec. 28 through Jan. 3, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Jan. 2 through Jan. 8. - Provided by Atl...
January 14, 2015 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local business groups plan for special events, more members
In interviews with the Neighbor Newspapers last week, the leaders of local business organizations talked about their plans and goals for 2015. Greg Davis, who is taking the reins from Brian McGuire...
January 14, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Chambliss: CIA techniques provided valuable information
    by Jon Gillooly
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.31.14 - 09:37 am
  • House: Gingrey broke Ethics Code
    by Ricky Leroux
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.17.14 - 03:31 pm
  • Mercedes-Benz moving U.S. HQ to Sandy Springs
    (UPDATED FRIDAY AT 11:01 A.M. WITH QUOTES, INFO FROM SANDY SPRINGS MAYOR RUSTY PAUL) Mercedes-Benz is moving its U.S. headquarters to Sandy Springs, though the announcement on where specifically in...
    January 08, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County offering warming sites; schools opening on time
    (UPDATED THURSDAY AT 8:53 A.M. WITH FULTON COUNTY ADDING SENIOR FACILITIES AS TEMPORARY WARMING SITES) Frigid temperatures have spurred local governments and school districts to react as metro Atla...
    January 07, 2015 05:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATED: Hearing disability stakeholders hope for success
    (UPDATED SUNDAY AT 11:59 P.M. WITH CLARIFIED INFO ON HOW THE NEWBORN SCREENING TEST FUNDS WILL BE USED) With the 2015 Georgia General Assembly starting Monday, advocates for those with hearing disa...
    January 07, 2015 08:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Transportation to be key issue of 2015 session
    The 2015 General Assembly starts Monday and local state legislators interviewed by the Neighbor Newspapers last week all said transportation will be the watchword this year. The state is trying to ...
    January 07, 2015 08:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Legislators focusing on education, taxes
    While transportation and its funding is expected to dominate the 2015 Georgia General Assembly, local state lawmakers interviewed by the Neighbor Newspapers last week said there are other issues th...
    January 07, 2015 08:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Busted
    Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Dec. 14 through 20, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Dec. 24 through 29. Provided by Atlanta Poli...
    January 07, 2015 08:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Incoming elected officials prepare for first day
    In interviews with the Neighbor Newspapers last week, local politicians entering office this month talked about starting their tenures. New District 11 U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, was ...
    January 07, 2015 08:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Business group honors Social Vinings restaurant
    The Vinings Business Association looked to a familiar face when it named its 2014 Vinings Business or Organization of the Year Tuesday. Social Vinings restaurant, which since 2009 has hosted the as...
    January 06, 2015 04:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State hosting book drive Saturday
    This Saturday, Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal are asking Georgians to join them in With a Servant’s Heart, a statewide day of service. There are two event locations in metro Atlanta – ...
    January 05, 2015 06:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Year in review: Snowstorms, elections highlight 2014
    The storylines were plentiful in 2014 in Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings and beyond, but the top five stories, in no particular order, were: Atlanta on ice Back-to-back snow and ice storms in J...
    December 31, 2014 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Rude awakening
    Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department Dec. 12 through 18. —    Provided by Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose. Editor’s note: Due to early holiday deadlines, the Neighb...
    December 31, 2014 11:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NYC shooter served 90 days in boot camp in Cobb plea deal
    One of the last encounters Ismaaiyl Brinsley had with police before he shot and killed two New York City officers Saturday was in Cobb County. Brinsley faced five charges in Cobb in 2011. It was th...
    December 31, 2014 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Christmas wishes
    by Staff Reports
    12.12.14 - 11:01 am
  • Fire damages OK Café restaurant
    by Staff Reports
    12.07.14 - 03:21 pm