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National Night Out set for Tuesday
In a news release Wednesday, the Sandy Springs Police Department announced it and Target are teaming up for the 31st annual National Night Out community celebration Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamm...
July 30, 2014 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur Police release burglary prevention video
In an effort to keep homeowners safe and aware, the Decatur Police Department has released a burglary prevention video for the community. It includes tips on how to keep homes safe and how to be mo...
July 30, 2014 04:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free soccer tournament Saturday in Doraville
Come and participate in a free soccer tournament Saturday at Honeysuckle Park, 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive in Doraville. This is a community event designed to raise awareness of the Cross Keys Susta...
July 30, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman attacked as she walked on Silver Comet Trail, deputies say
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office today was searching for a man who reportedly violently attacked a woman as she walked on the Silver Comet Trail near Dallas Tuesday night, a sheriff's office sp...
July 30, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parts of Peachtree Road transformation stalled
Buckhead residents and stakeholders concerned about the proposed “road diet” for portions of Peachtree Road will have to endure a bit of a waiting game as the future of the project is being reconsi...
July 30, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officer pay under fire in Douglasville
Douglasville’s city manager and police chief have begun meeting about issues surrounding the recruitment, employment and retention of officers. This followed last week’s special called meeting of t...
July 30, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drug funds to help enhance sheriff’s arsenal
The Douglas County Sheriff's Department will soon receive additional crime-fighting weapons which are essentially being paid for by criminals rather than taxpayers. Last week the Douglas County Com...
July 30, 2014 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead church wins battle in fight with neighbors
A Buckhead church has won a battle in its war with neighbors over its plans to build a six-priest rectory on residential property nearby. A group of three families in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights W...
July 30, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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PEER PERFECTION: Douglas chamber salutes small business award winners
The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce recognized the important role small businesses play in the county’s economy last week at its third annual Small Business of Excellence awards luncheon. More t...
July 30, 2014 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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OTP merges traditional, modern
Sal Mangino, owner of OTP Tap & Grill at 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, was looking for something different in a head cook. “I was looking for a good, young chef,” the 53-year-old restaurateur said. “So...
July 30, 2014 12:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell designer transforms homes
Roswell resident Tamara Smolyansky was working as a freelance writer when she kept noticing she would find herself getting distracted looking at the room décor and surroundings of the settings wher...
July 30, 2014 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Nile Virus reported at four county parks
The Georgia Division of Public Health has notified the Fulton County Department of Health Services that mosquito samples in four communities have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the county...
July 30, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit collects book bags, school supplies for homeless
Children’s Restoration Network, a Roswell-based nonprofit, is wrapping up its 20th annual Back 2 School program, which provides homeless children in the metro area with the tools they need to start...
July 30, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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City council OKs new health benefits plan
The Roswell City Council unanimously approved an annual renewal of employee medical insurance and ancillary benefits at a meeting Monday. The new group health benefits contract, tabbed at $6 millio...
July 30, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
The first National Night Out occurred in 1984. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the event was designed to promote crime prevention and allow community members to interact casual...
July 30, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wills Park tennis courts to get makeover
Tennis players in Alpharetta and Milton will have a renovated place to compete and practice this fall. The Alpharetta City Council voted unanimously to approve a $33,812 project to repair and upgra...
July 30, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer set to retire in September
For decades, the sirens have fascinated Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer. In the 1970s, his grandfather worked at the local jail. He would sometimes shadow his grandpa on the job. Whenever a fire c...
July 30, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County gives majority of votes to Perdue, Buck, Morgan
Douglas voters gave David Perdue 58 percent of their votes in the July 22 primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who ...
July 30, 2014 10:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation awards more than $16K in scholarships
The Paulding County Board of Education recently formally recognized the student recipients of the 16 scholarships managed or awarded by the Paulding Education Foundation. Funds for some of these sc...
July 30, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recount ahead in GOP state school superintendent race
The Georgia secretary of state’s office Tuesday announced it will hold a recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff election between Richard Woods and Michael L. “Mike” Bu...
July 29, 2014 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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STREET EATS: Merchants hosting new monthly event to lure diners, shoppers to downtown area
If you asked any of its merchants, they would tell you that downtown Dallas is the best kept secret west of Atlanta, and it is their goal to spread that secret far and wide. The Downtown Dallas Mer...
July 29, 2014 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Only 10 percent vote in runoff election
Henry County’s July 22 runoff election turnout topped out at 10 percent between advance and Election Day voting, with 11,759 ballots cast from a voter pool of 117,327. Janet Shellnutt, director of ...
July 29, 2014 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals, testing method await Paulding students
Paulding students will see three new principals and dozens of new teachers as they begin the school year Monday. Spokeswoman Suzanne Wooley said the district is “anxiously awaiting the return of ou...
July 29, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding gives majority of runoff votes to Perdue, Woods
Paulding voters gave David Perdue 55 percent of their votes in last week’s primary election runoff to help him defeat U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston for one of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Perdue, who...
July 29, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Hansford elected Roswell Municipal Court Judge
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.24.14 - 01:54 pm