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City making grants available to organizations
The city of Sandy Springs announces the availability of fiscal 2015 grant funding for eligible nonprofits and community organizations that serve residents of Sandy Springs. The available funding po...
September 19, 2014 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to host performing arts center charette meeting
The city of Sandy Springs Friday announced it is seeking input from directors for arts organizations, theater, dance groups, music promoters, visual arts organizations and youth and business progra...
September 19, 2014 10:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austin to recommend Pelfrey be promoted to county fire chief
The county chairman said he will recommend veteran firefighter Joey Pelfrey’s promotion to be the first new chief of the Paulding County Fire and Rescue Department in almost a quarter of a century....
September 18, 2014 04:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta mayor, group announce welcoming recommendations
Mayor Kasim Reed and members of the Welcoming Atlanta Working Group Wednesday announced the recommendations being implemented to foster a welcoming environment in the city of Atlanta for all indivi...
September 18, 2014 09:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia ranks 13th in Annual Highway Report
Georgia ranks 13th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the latest Annual Highway Report released Thursday by the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation. Georgia was ...
September 18, 2014 08:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell council seeks to require licenses for mobile retailers
The city of Roswell may soon allow mobile retailers to sell their goods on the streets – just as long as they are also willing to pay a licensing fee. Last week, the city council approved the first...
September 17, 2014 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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September Saturdays festival kicks off this weekend
Douglas County is having a “family reunion” and, with the array of activities scheduled and the number of people expected, it will be one not soon forgotten, county officials said. The 12th annual ...
September 17, 2014 02:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pharmaceutical researcher moves to Alpharetta
Earlier this month, the Atlanta Institute for Medicine & Research relocated to Alpharetta. To coincide with the move, the clinical research organization has renamed itself the Institute for Advance...
September 17, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landscaping manufacturer expanding to city
A Florida manufacturer of brick paver materials for retaining walls, fire pits and other outdoor structures, is expanding into Georgia and selected Douglasville as its first site in the state. Trem...
September 17, 2014 02:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two-day European-style market to return to downtown Alpharetta
The European Market on Milton Avenue will return to downtown Alpharetta for its third year Saturday and Sunday. The two-day European-style shopping experience will feature about 44 different vendor...
September 17, 2014 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council discusses future of Southern Trilogy
Long-term plans for the Southern Trilogy historic homes – consisting of Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and the Archibald Smith Plantation – were discussed at a Roswell City Council work session last...
September 17, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Alpharetta, charcoal, college football bond a community
\While thunderstorms made Columbia, S.C. a sopping wet mess Saturday, Alpharetta experienced a bright and sunny afternoon for its Grilling & Gridiron Tailgating Party. Attendees at the event chowed...
September 17, 2014 01:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Georgia First Lady visits Bartow school
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    09.16.14 - 01:26 pm
  • Milton remembers 9/11 with annual memorial
    As small children took selfies amid a sea of nearly 3,000 miniature flags, Jim Connolly solemnly trudged his way across the front lawn of Milton High Thursday morning. He examined the flags – each ...
    September 17, 2014 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta city council mulls plans for connecting downtown to Avalon
    With the openings of Alpharetta’s City Center and Avalon, a mixed use development on Old Milton Parkway, rapidly approaching, city council is looking at options to connect the two projects. Accordi...
    September 17, 2014 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Burnette becomes head of Roswell’s fire department
    With one Ricky stepping down, another Ricky has assumed the mantle of Roswell fire chief. “We’ve had a tremendous amount of good chiefs here,” said Ricky Burnette, who was recently named fire chief...
    September 17, 2014 12:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local fundraisers benefit Canine Assistants in Milton
    Milton-based nonprofit Canine Assistants has more than 2,000 disabled or special-needs individuals on its waiting list to receive a service dog, said Jennifer Arnold, the organization’s founder. “O...
    September 17, 2014 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Gravity Games seek to spark STEM skills
    Google and Georgia Tech have chosen Douglasville to host the first Georgia Gravity Games soapbox derby event Oct. 25. Spokesperson Jaillene Hunter said the event is designed to provide a competitiv...
    September 17, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    48th annual arts festival set for this weekend
    The Roswell Arts Festival, first held in 1966, is one of the city’s longest running traditions. Since the inaugural event took place, nine U.S. presidents have occupied the Oval Office. Roswellian ...
    September 17, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Buckhead Atlanta to celebrate first set of openings
    Seven retailers are scheduled to debut Thursday as the highly anticipated $1 billion Buckhead Atlanta mixed-use development begins the first of its openings. “Just like any major city like New York...
    September 17, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Friday library hours restored, controversy remains
    For the first time in several months, the library at 115 Norcross St. is once again open seven days a week. The Roswell branch was among 10 libraries to have its Friday hours restored following a F...
    September 17, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Powers Ferry Road to reopen today
    The city of Sandy Springs Wednesday announced it will reopen Powers Ferry Road between just south of Eppington Drive to Whitmere Court in time for the afternoon rush hour. The street has been close...
    September 17, 2014 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    USAA, AT&T urging residents not to text while driving
    The United Services Automobile Association (USAA), in partnership with AT&T, are encouraging drivers across the nation and in metro Atlanta to pledge to not text and drive Friday, an annual day of ...
    September 16, 2014 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Memory care community opening soon in Stockbridge
    Irving, Texas-based LaSalle Group, a provider of memory care with more than 15 years of experience, will be opening the first free-standing memory care community in Stockbridge – Autumn Leaves of S...
    September 16, 2014 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Circus pitches tent at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Starting tomorrow, county residents and visitors can enjoy flying acrobats, exotic animals and more during the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. Running until Sunday, the big top circus will entertai...
    September 16, 2014 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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