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Schenck School co-founder dies at 93
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced the death of co-founder and former Director David Schenck, 93. Schenck, who until recently lived at St. Anne’s Terrace retirement community i...
December 25, 2014 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT: I-75 express lanes completion due ‘early 2017’
While driving along Interstate 75 in Henry County, commuters may notice fewer trees and more equipment in the grassy area separating north and southbound lanes. Construction has begun on the projec...
December 23, 2014 01:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stockbridge model airplane maker helps museum
A Stockbridge resident has expanded his lifelong hobby into helping preserve the past. Jim Blasco, avid model airplane collector and crafter, said his passion for building replicas of wartime aircr...
December 23, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library construction program picking up pace
If it seems like every time one turns around a library is opening or breaking ground, the illusion is real. A schedule of rolling construction milestones began gathering momentum in February when t...
December 23, 2014 11:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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County IT dept. under fire after audit
Fulton County’s information technology department and two of its computer service providers became a lightning rod for commissioners’ ire during the board’s final 2014 session last week. The electe...
December 23, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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As year ends, financial advisors offer guidance
With this year coming to a close and 2015 on the horizon, three local financial advisors last week offered some guidance to residents in interviews with the Neighbor Newspapers. Adam Coker, senior ...
December 23, 2014 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Alexander to headline fifth Symphony Gala
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Monday announced it will host its fifth annual Symphony Gala March 7 at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. The black-tie evening will include a performance by Broad...
December 22, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb police: Suspect dead after standoff
Police said a suspect who at times during a standoff in southern DeKalb County fired on officers and civilians has been killed. Capt. Stephen Fore said DeKalb County police received a 911 call arou...
December 22, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strong storms predicted on Christmas Eve across Georgia
Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve. The National Weather Service said the storms will form alon...
December 22, 2014 12:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb legislators talk transit, cityhood
Transportation, the special purpose local option sales tax, annexation and education were just some of the topics during the DeKalb chamber’s 2015 legislative preview forum last week. Panelists inc...
December 22, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Police arrest armed robbery suspect
(UPDATED SUNDAY AT 12:03 P.M. WITH THE SUSPECT'S NAME, AGE, RESIDENCE AND PHOTO) The Sandy Springs Police Department Sunday morning announced it has arrested a suspect in an armed robbery case. Mat...
December 21, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding airport board OKs permit for May air show
The Paulding Airport Authority has cleared the way for the Salute America 2015 air show in May at Silver Comet Field. The authority Wednesday approved a special event permit for the show, set for M...
December 19, 2014 03:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Hanukkah celebrations light up north Fulton
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.17.14 - 12:50 pm
  • Paulding alternative high school among winners of state Innovation Fund award
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.16.14 - 02:11 pm
  • Bucci foresees heavy workload as newest Superior Court judge
    Dean Bucci said he anticipates a heavy workload once he begins his job as Paulding’s newest Superior Court judge. He is scheduled to be sworn in Jan. 7 at 11:15 a.m. at the State Capitol in Atlanta...
    December 19, 2014 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New commissioners take oath of office
    County office-holders who won election this year took their oaths of office Thursday from Probate Judge Deborah Andersen. Among them were two new county commissioners, Vernon Collett and Tony Crowe.
    December 19, 2014 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
    Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
    December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Area’s schools CCRPI scores mixed
    The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released the College and Career Ready Performance Index, based on data from the 2013-14 academic year. Local schools had mixed results. In February 2012,...
    December 17, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Council approves townhome rezoning, nonprofit grants
    (UPDATED THURSDAY AT 10:20 A.M. WITH THE CORRECT NUMBER OF TOWNHOUSES IN THE SOUTHTECH HOMES DEVELOPMENT) In its final meeting of 2014, the Sandy Springs City Council Tuesday night covered a myriad...
    December 17, 2014 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Uber trouble
    Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Nov. 30  through Dec. 6, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Dec. 5  through 11. Provided by Atlanta...
    December 17, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    House: Gingrey broke Ethics Code
    The U.S. House Ethics Committee Thursday gave outgoing District 11 U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, a public rebuke because he arranged meetings for representatives of a bank he had invested in....
    December 17, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    All north Fulton middle schools impacted by redistricting plan
    Under Fulton Schools’ draft redistricting plan, all 10 local middle schools will be affected. The proposed rezonings were sparked by classroom additions at Autrey Mill, Hopewell and Taylor Road mid...
    December 17, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta opens new city hall
    Located on the newly named street Park Plaza, Alpharetta’s new city hall building is complete. City staff members are spending the week moving their operations into the 50,000-square-foot facility,...
    December 17, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
    Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
    December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Redistricting plan impacts 11 north Fulton elementary schools
    At Centennial High School last Wednesday, Fulton County Schools debuted a redistricting draft plan that will affect students attending 11 north Fulton elementary schools. The catalyst for redistric...
    December 17, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell to change how businesses are taxed
    There could be some big changes to how Roswell collects occupational taxes heading into the 2016 fiscal year. At a committee meeting last week, officials met to discuss possible revisions to the ci...
    December 17, 2014 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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