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Sen. Beach: Horse racing legislation ‘making great strides’ in state Capitol
Proposals for a constitutional amendment and a bill to allow for horse racing is on the move after passing a Senate committee in the state legislature Jan. 27. The legislation now must go before th...
February 04, 2016 03:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lobbyist to Fulton County: keep eye on train, health, new city bills
Former state representative Ed Lindsey returned to the Capitol this year as an employee of the Thompson Victory Group lobbying firm. He has been hired to represent Fulton County’s interests to the ...
February 04, 2016 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton heroin epidemic prompts nuanced law enforcement approach
Last week, the Neighbor reported on a group founded by parents of children killed by opioids dedicated to fighting addiction and overdoses. Georgia Overdose Prevention worked to pass laws that shie...
February 02, 2016 10:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New subdivision slated for Webb Bridge Road and Southlake Drive in Alpharetta
Alpharettans who live on Webb Bridge Road may soon have some new neighbors. Developers are planning a new 45-home subdivision at the intersection of Webb Bridge Road and Southlake Drive. The plan h...
February 02, 2016 09:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Christopher Robin
Furkids presents Christopher Robin for the Pet of the Week spotlight. Christopher Robin is just 17 lbs. but has legs for days. This little boy is about 8 years old, giving him the perfect easygoing...
February 02, 2016 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free essential oils class held in Roswell
A free dōTERRA essential oils education and empowerment class will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at Anti-Aging Skin Studio by Renata in Roswell. Topics covered will include the benefits of essenti...
February 02, 2016 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary Club of Alpharetta partners with Meals by Grace to expand outreach
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta has teamed up with Meals By Grace to reach more children and families in need. The Alpharetta chapter of the service organization will have an ongoing partnership with...
January 29, 2016 09:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Scully
Furkids presents Scully for the Pet of the Week spotlight. Scully is a cute gray tabby boy. Scully is very excited to see his namesake Dana Scully return to TV with the new X-Files. But he would be...
January 28, 2016 05:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell teen to receive Girl Scout Gold Award for literacy project
Roswell resident and Girl Scout Michelle Manganiello, 16, will receive her organization’s highest honor after she was inspired to create a literacy program at Esther Jackson Elementary because of h...
January 28, 2016 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County heroin epidemic spurs community action
A recently-completed study commissioned by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has found a rapid rise in the use of heroin in north Fulton County. The number of heroin deaths has grown fro...
January 28, 2016 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton educators may not see Gov. Deal’s pay raises
Gov. Nathan deal wants to give Georgia teachers a raise. He has proposed allocating $300 million to increase pay for teachers in the state. But Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale said the...
January 28, 2016 01:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton commissioners to consider pay hikes for employees
Some of Fulton County’s lowest paid employees may be getting raises — the county has set aside $2 million to look at increasing pay for workers at the bottom of the pay scale. Commissioner Emma Dar...
January 28, 2016 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five transportation projects to expect in Alpharetta
Roadwork can mean delays and increased traffic, but Alpharetta officials are hoping several upcoming projects will also mean safer, faster rides across the city. The public works department has pla...
January 28, 2016 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Senate panel backs betting on horse races
A Georgia Senate committee has approved a constitutional amendment and a bill allowing gambling on horse racing over objections from Democrats, who want some of the expected revenue used for need-b...
January 27, 2016 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cookies with a click: Greater Atlanta area Girl Scouts to begin online sales
Fans of Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-Si-Dos will not have to wait much longer to get their yearly cookie fix. Girl Scouts will be hitting the streets to sell their classic confections starting Feb. 15...
January 21, 2016 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta Business Association plans to take events to next level
The Alpharetta Business Association strives to expand its events in the upcoming year with continued support from the community. Each year, the organization hosts events including the city’s farmer...
January 21, 2016 09:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County to consider self-pay model for developmentally disabled adults
Caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities could soon have a new option to pay for their care. Currently, the only people able to attend county care or training facilities are those with ...
January 21, 2016 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta council to consider new Webb Bridge Park entrance
Commuters who drive down Kimball Bridge Road may have an easier ride between State Bridge and Jones Bridge Roads thanks to a proposed road widening project. But officials are still deciding whether...
January 21, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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My Salon Suite offers resources for Roswell beauty professionals
Vic and Lori Tenuto, owners of My Salon Suite, said they hope to empower Roswell beauty professionals to become better entrepreneurs — and better serve their clients. The husband and wife team will...
January 19, 2016 04:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell teen directs Atlanta Jewish Film Festival short
Charli Shapiro, a 13-year-old from Roswell, spreads the message of tolerance while sharing her directing talent in the short film “In Our Eyes.” The film will premiere at the Atlanta Jewish Film Fe...
January 19, 2016 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report cites staffing issues in county prisons, courthouses
Nearly 11 years after metro Atlanta watched in terror as an accused rapist overpowered a deputy and began a killing spree, Fulton County’s courts are facing “a significant vulnerability issue.” In ...
January 18, 2016 08:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA trains, buses to use modified schedule on King holiday
MARTA trains and buses will be operating on a modified schedule during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The transit system said rail service will operate every 20 minutes during Monday's holiday until a...
January 18, 2016 08:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton mayors find fragile, tentative agreement in TSPLOST bill
Time is ticking for Fulton County’s mayors and commissioners to come to an agreement on transportation funding ahead of a planned November TSPLOST referendum. A TSPLOST is a sales tax of up to one ...
January 14, 2016 07:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta council mulls consequences of transportation ballot measure
A November ballot referendum is set to determine whether Fulton County will levy a one percent TSPLOST sales tax to fund transportation projects, and city governments are busy preparing for the pro...
January 08, 2016 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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