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Johns Creek man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo
A 71-year-old Johns Creek man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that John Marshall of Johns Creek, was with nine others while snorkeling off a 25-f...
July 25, 2014 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Faces of War relocation plan evoking criticism
Raul Moreno took his family to see the Faces of War memorial in Roswell for Independence Day. An Army veteran, he served in Afghanistan for eight years. He took a pebble from the installation as a ...
July 23, 2014 04:59 PM | 10 10 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber celebration benefits north Fulton food bank
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Jam and Stock the Pantry event returns for its third year, and it is expected to be bigger and better than ever with the move to a new venue — ...
July 23, 2014 04:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighborhood Watch: Is your car safe?
Recent police reports of note. All reports were supplied by local police departments. BREAK-IN: An unknown suspect was reported to have broken into a vehicle parked outside of Toys R Us in Alpharet...
July 23, 2014 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chicken Salad Chick to make Alpharetta debut
Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual restaurant company based out of Alabama, is scheduled to open its new franchise location in Alpharetta on August 19. The new restaurant will be located in the Sto...
July 23, 2014 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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County commission delays vote on property tax rate
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its meeting last week moved the millage rate hearings and vote. According to a county statement, commissioners delayed the procedures because they want m...
July 23, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System prepares to open August 11, announces changes
The 2014-2015 school year starts on August 11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, ne...
July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilson wins Democratic primary for state superintendent
Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. Early returns Tuesday showed Wilson winning about 54 percent of the vote against state Rep. Alisha Thomas Mor...
July 22, 2014 11:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that w...
July 22, 2014 11:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue wins GOP nomination for US Senate
U.S. Senate GOP - Runoff (2,431 of 2,727 precincts - 89 percent) WINNER- David Perdue, GOP 233,832 - 51 percent Jack Kingston, GOP 228,006 - 49 percent School Superintendent Dem - Runoff (2,431 of ...
July 22, 2014 07:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five percent voter turnout recorded for Fulton County
All Fulton County polls closed Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. According to Fulton County Elections spokeswoman April Majors, 30,811 votes had been counted in the county as of 6:30 p.m., making voter tur...
July 22, 2014 07:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton runoff elections update
Richard Barron, director of registration and elections for Fulton County, made the following statements at a morning press conference. "Today is a partisan primary runoff election. We have 365 poll...
July 22, 2014 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge dismisses Pitts’ lawsuit against Eaves, county
A judge has dismissed the May 20 Democratic primary election lawsuit District 7 Fulton County Board of Commissioners (chairman) candidate Robb Pitts filed against fellow candidate John Eaves and Ri...
July 21, 2014 01:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Accreditation team seeks public comment on Johns Creek 911 provider
The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), Communications Accreditation. Members of t...
July 16, 2014 03:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect your identity; shred personal records for free Aug. 2 in Johns Creek
Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at Panera Bread Company, 11715 Medlock Bridge Road. The commercial shredding service is sponsored b...
July 16, 2014 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta-based venture aims to aid entrepreneurs
After selling the home delivery and installation company he started in 1997 and built to be an international business, Alpharetta resident Steve Gordon decided to live out his dream of mentoring fe...
July 16, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta's ACT1 Theater presents ‘Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
ACT1 Theater in Alpharetta will come alive with music and color this weekend with the premiere of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The musical, created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd W...
July 16, 2014 02:38 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
Working with youth gangs in New York half a century ago, Roswell resident Jim Boyd said he recalls many dire incidents. After embarrassing a gang leader in front of his posse, he once had a gun sho...
July 16, 2014 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton to delay millage rate vote, add public hearings
Citizens will have opportunity to provide input at three additional public hearings Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed property tax rate increase scheduled for July 16. The delay will ...
July 15, 2014 08:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Main Event Entertainment opens first Georgia location in Alpharetta
Main Event Entertainment — a family entertainment center featuring bowling, arcade games, laser tag and more — opened its first location in the state last week in Alpharetta. The new center is the ...
July 02, 2014 12:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton schools grapple with federal junk food ban
USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards went into effect nationwide on July 1. Under the federal requirements, foods such as fried chips and high-calorie sodas are barred from being sold to students...
July 02, 2014 11:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearing, vote set on 400-foot tower in Johns Creek
A public hearing and city council vote are set in Johns Creek, where officials are considering a proposed 400-foot tower for emergency communications. The Johns Creek City Council is holding the pu...
June 30, 2014 03:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board talks millage rate
Fulton County Schools officials intend to keep the fiscal 2015 millage rate at its current rate. With a unanimous vote, the Fulton Board of Education confirmed its position following the third and ...
June 21, 2014 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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