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Shoppers share experiences from first Black Friday at Avalon
By noon, shoppers at Avalon were resorting to the old “sit and swoop” strategy — the lots may not have hit critical mass, but finding a place to park was becoming increasingly difficult. Early bird...
November 28, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday sales slumping at smaller North Point Mall stores
While bigger retailers like Macy’s and JCPenny may be doing gangbusters with their doorbusters, some of the smaller chains at North Point Mall are reporting weak Black Friday sales. Teavana supervi...
November 28, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday not as big as it used to be
Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
While many retailers have made the decision to keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, Avalon executives have taken a stand against Turkey Day sales. “We’re really more interested in being a communi...
November 25, 2014 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Dempsey
Furkids presents Dempsey for the pet of the week spotlight. Dempsey is an adorable yellow and white tabby male who is looking for a home. This sweet boy is about 8 months old and was originally par...
November 24, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New business takes custom home building to next level
When drawing up the blueprints for its new Design Center in Alpharetta, Vice President of Research and Marketing Caroline Simmel said Edward Andrews Homes took its cues from the co-founder of Apple...
November 24, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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With delivery service, Alpharetta sisters take over takeout
The Sumpter sisters said their food delivery service was born out of a love for entrepreneurialism — and veggie burgers. Earlier this year, the long-time north Fulton residents began frequenting a ...
November 24, 2014 02:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta promotes local holiday shopping with rewards program app
The city of Alpharetta has partnered with Rately, an Alpharetta-based shopping browser, to promote local shopping this holiday. Free for both shoppers and retailers, this mobile app-based program f...
November 24, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
At a meeting last Thursday, the county board of education voted unanimously to reject renewal petitions from two charter schools – the Fulton Science Academy High School in Alpharetta and the Fulto...
November 24, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
Fulton County Schools district 2 board member Katie Reeves visited Summit Hill Elementary in Milton last week to discuss the school system’s Continuous Achievement model. The county board of educat...
November 24, 2014 01:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta unveils master plan
Kimley-Horn and Associates urban designer Eric Bosman made it clear that Alpharetta’s downtown master plan, which was unveiled at an open house meeting Thursday, was not going to be implemented ove...
November 24, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
Chinese, seafood, Southern cooking — all much-beloved, time-honored buffet staples. At Alpharetta’s Mayuri Indian Restaurant, however, there are not any metal trays lined with mashed potatoes or fl...
November 19, 2014 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Group announces plans for 104-acre Roswell complex
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.12.14 - 04:56 pm
  • Sen. Chambliss bids adieu at chamber event
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.05.14 - 03:04 pm
  • Alpharetta resident honors fallen soldiers
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.05.14 - 03:01 pm
  • Clay Collective chili cook-off returns to Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.05.14 - 02:34 pm
  • North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
    The premise behind Small Business Saturday, a national event started by American Express in 2010, is simple. After consumers have spent heaps of money online and at malls and big box stores, the id...
    November 19, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
    Earlier this year, District 48 State Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, introduced a bill to the Georgia General Assembly addressing unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones. The bill,...
    November 19, 2014 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta Police Explorers take home medal
    The Alpharetta Police Explorers returned home Saturday, Nov. 15, with a victory in the third annual Police Explorer Competition in Snellville. They also learned a valuable safety lesson for law enf...
    November 19, 2014 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NFCC director says volunteers, donations needed year-round
    Executive Director Barbara Duffy said she is amazed how the smallest things can trigger such strong emotions for families seeking North Fulton Community Charities services. “I’ve had someone break ...
    November 19, 2014 01:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    With demand increasing, food pantry seeks holiday donations
    More than 100 volunteers work for North Fulton Community Charities. On any given day, roughly 50 are onsite. Even with the manpower, the organization has difficulties keeping up with food pantry de...
    November 19, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Freeze warning covers metro Atlanta
    Forecasters have issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season blows into the state. The National Weather Service said the warni...
    November 13, 2014 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Santa appearances, events take place in north Fulton
    There are several opportunities to have pictures taken with Santa in the Roswell, Milton and Alpharetta areas this winter. On Saturday, at the Alpharetta Welcome Center, located at 178 South Main S...
    November 12, 2014 06:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Future Horizons brings spectrum disorder experts to Roswell
    On Wednesday, a trio of distinguished lecturers working in the autism spectrum disorder field spoke at a conference hosted by Area 51 Family Entertainment. The event was sponsored by Future Horizon...
    November 12, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Avalon appeals to techies with state’s first “Fiberhood” network
    With more than 1,000 miles of fiber optics snaking through it, Avalon was a more than fitting site for the latest Greater Alpharetta Tech Network event. Avalon developer North American Properties r...
    November 12, 2014 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local legionnaires share bonds of battle
    Although Gerald Lynch is twice Jimmy Alderson’s age, the two feel a certain kinship. Both are proud members of the American Legion Post 201 in Alpharetta and both were in the U.S. Navy. The two als...
    November 12, 2014 05:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Redistricting plans affect dozens of Fulton schools
    Fulton County Schools unveiled three realignment maps at an Alpharetta High public meeting last Wednesday. The rezoning was prompted by the construction of a new elementary school on Highway 9 and ...
    November 12, 2014 05:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    U.S. District Rep. Price discusses big GOP wins
    Count U.S. District 6 Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, among Tuesday’s many victorious conservative candidates in Georgia. The orthopedist-turned-congressman secured his sixth election win in a decade, g...
    November 12, 2014 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • North Fulton voters to decide district, county races
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.03.14 - 11:50 am
  • Alpharetta teen, brain tumor survivor rallies for pediatric cancer funding
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.29.14 - 01:35 pm
  • Whole Foods offers taste of things to come
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 02:01 pm
  • Democrat challenges Geisinger
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 01:50 pm
  • No shortage of Halloween events in north Fulton
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.22.14 - 01:27 pm