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Officials: Cutting Atlanta commute times will be costly
The sprawling Atlanta metro area's commuters navigate some of the longest trips to work in large U.S. cities. The average commute for metro Atlanta residents is 30 minutes, higher than the national...
June 29, 2015 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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New laws go into effect this week
July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time. Lawmakers can specify when bills go into effect, either when signed by a gover...
June 29, 2015 10:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court in Atlanta begins marrying gay couples
A court in Atlanta started marrying gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. Multiple gay couples received marriage licenses Friday morning, F...
June 26, 2015 01:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton cities host Fourth of July events
North Fulton residents and visitors will have a variety of options to celebrate Independence Day this year. Roswell’s historical Barrington Hall is throwing an inaugural Fourth of July community ce...
June 26, 2015 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta postpones implementation of downtown time-limited parking
Due to a procedural oversight, the city of Alpharetta will delay implementation of its planned parking management program for Downtown Alpharetta. Instead the program will be placed on the July 13 ...
June 25, 2015 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucky's Burger & Brew in Roswell hosts Parkinson’s fundraiser
Lucky’s Burger and Brew will once again host a birthday party for its beloved golden retriever mascot and restaurant namesake this Saturday. The party for Lucky, who is turning 9, will also act as ...
June 24, 2015 03:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge Brian Hansford reflects on first year
In his short time on the bench as Roswell’s municipal court judge, Hansford has seen his ideas met with success, developed new goals and sought to change the perception of the overall court experie...
June 24, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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City reviews Vicker’s Village request
Roswell residents and neighbors turned out to hear the outcome of Vicker’s Village, a proposed development at the corner of Canton Street and Woodstock Road. The city considered conditional use req...
June 24, 2015 01:51 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Equestrians of Georgia benefits special needs residents
For years Special Equestrians of Georgia has focused on creating a supportive environment to help individuals facing physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges gain independence, ...
June 24, 2015 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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City of Alpharetta approves sidewalks, bike lanes
The city of Alpharetta and its surrounding area may become more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly with better access to downtown following plans to add sidewalks and bicycle lanes to portions of roa...
June 24, 2015 09:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Am challenge benefits children’s hopsital, honors late couple
The Legends Tour of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and college and amateur golfers will raise money for JCI Foundation while continuing the legacy of former Roswell residents. The foundat...
June 24, 2015 09:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City of Alpharetta approves 83-unit community on Academy Street
The Providence Group, based in Johns Creek, plans to build an 83-housing unit development on Academy Street while preserving the historic Manning House in Alpharetta. The developer presented an upd...
June 24, 2015 09:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Avalon schedule filled with seasonal activities
    by Erika Wells
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    06.04.15 - 07:42 pm
  • Food, drinks, music on tap for annual Alpharetta Brew Moon Countryfest
    by Erika Wells
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    06.04.15 - 07:18 pm
  • Alpharetta resident pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue
    A former student at the University of Mississippi pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge arising from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. At a brief court a...
    June 22, 2015 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State cracks down on 4th of July DUIs
    Gov. Nathan Deal is joining his Office of Highway Safety in a statewide DUI enforcement campaign that is warning Fourth of July revelers to “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Georgia’s annual mid-su...
    June 18, 2015 08:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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    'Slowpoke law' awareness, citations for do not gain traction
    Law enforcement officials have not had problems with a law to force slow drivers to stay out of the far left passing lane. The city of Alpharetta has not issued citations since the law went into ef...
    June 17, 2015 07:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Rally Foundation bicyclists raise money, awareness
    Vanessa Whited of Milton and three other amateur cyclists gained inspiration from children fighting cancer to bike 46 miles per day for more than two weeks for Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer...
    June 17, 2015 05:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local teen duo earns award nomination
    After just two years of performing, 13-year-old Abbey Kochman and 14-year-old Dudley Merriam have seen their efforts as a musical team culminate in a nomination in the Youth and Country Rock catego...
    June 17, 2015 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Field day brings out amateur radio enthusiasts
    Ham radio enthusiasts and curious locals will converge at the North Fulton Amateur Radio League annual field day event in Roswell June 27 and 28. More than 330 members in the north Fulton community...
    June 17, 2015 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Late digest notice prompts hold up in property tax rate in Alpharetta
    An 8.5 percent increase in the county’s tax digest may add about $1 million to the general fund for the city of Alpharetta’s recently approved budget but caused a delay in confirming the property t...
    June 16, 2015 03:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Magnolia Ball celebrates Bulloch Hall and supporters
    Community members and representatives turned out to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Bulloch Hall and recognize three individuals for their dedication to the historic Roswell property. The Friend...
    June 15, 2015 02:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City of Alpharetta rejects proposal for indoor skydiving facility
    An indoor skydiving facility will not be built at Regency Park in Alpharetta amid concerns from residents, business owners and the city about the appropriateness of the location. Patrick Framel wit...
    June 10, 2015 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Beer tasting, road race combine for Alpharetta evening fundraiser
    After runners cross the finish line they can enjoy more than 80 varieties of beer at the fourth annual Craft Beer Festival and 5K Road Race June 20 to benefit people with special needs. The family-...
    June 10, 2015 04:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta event offers ‘Survivor’ party, adventures
    The city of Alpharetta will celebrate the beginning of summer with its Survivor Pool Party at Wills Park Pool Saturday. The family-friendly event, which has a different theme each year, will includ...
    June 10, 2015 03:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell Recycling Center celebrates 15 year anniversary
    City representatives and residents joined together to recognize the community and economic importance of recycling by celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Roswell Recycling center with a ribbon ...
    June 10, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • City of Alpharettta reallocates park study funds, considers 2016 budget
    by Erika Wells
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    06.02.15 - 02:59 pm
  • Fundraising event celebrates 175th anniversary of Bulloch Hall
    by Erika Wells
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    05.27.15 - 07:11 pm
  • Roswell program provides support for at-risk youth
    by James Swift
    nfulton@neighbornewspapers.com
    05.27.15 - 06:17 pm
  • Crowd flutters to Butterfly Festival in Roswell
    by Erika Wells
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    05.27.15 - 05:44 pm
  • Animal Rescue Fair in Alpharetta helps pets find homes
    by Erika Wells
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    05.27.15 - 05:11 pm
  • Roswell race supports humanitarian efforts in Africa
    by James Swift
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    05.27.15 - 01:38 pm
  • Mentoring program helps Centennial High grad achieve dream
    by James Swift
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    05.27.15 - 01:28 pm
  • Alpharetta city council approves mixed-used rezoning request
    by Erika Wells
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    05.20.15 - 05:23 pm