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Roswell rolls out school bus camera system, other Fulton County cities will follow
In 1997, R. Sam Ham was driving a Fulton County school bus, dropping off elementary school students. He still remembers one particular stop and two of the children who got off the bus, a girl in th...
February 09, 2016 08:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 8 8 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 | 30 30 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 | 75 75 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Rep. Raffensperger pushes for Milton County re-creation
State Rep. Brad Raffensperger, R-Johns Creek, is reviving a push to amend that state constitution to allow for the re-creation of Milton County. Raffensperger pre-filed House Resolution 964 Dec. 21...
January 21, 2016 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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 | 76 76 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 | 16 16 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 | 9 9 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 | 40 40 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 | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • WellStar buying Tenet hospitals in Roswell, Atlanta, East Point
    by Tom Spigolon
    tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.01.15 - 03:49 pm
  • 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 | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Commissioners approve raising facility rental fees
    Groups that rent Fulton County senior facilities for events will see higher fees. Fulton nonprofits that rent space in the H.J.C. Bowden, Harriett G. Darnell and Helene Mills senior centers will se...
    January 07, 2016 09:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Greater North Fulton group expands opportunities through education
    The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will strive for continued progress in the business community by providing its workforce with tools for success in 2016. One of the chamber’s main goals ...
    January 07, 2016 12:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Newsmaker of the Year: Library system adds three branches in north Fulton
    Editor’s Note: Typically, the North Fulton Neighbor Newspapers awards Newsmaker of the Year to a person. For 2015, the publication chose the north Fulton region of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library...
    January 04, 2016 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    MARTA of tomorrow: CEO shares vision for company's future
    MARTA CEO Keith Parker announced a host of planned improvements to the metro area’s transit system during his third annual state of MARTA address Thursday at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Midtown. “We e...
    December 30, 2015 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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    2015 was a year of fresh starts in north Fulton
    The prevailing theme of 2015 in north Fulton County seems to have been newness. From libraries and development plans to councilmen and events, much of the news The Neighbor has covered in the past ...
    December 29, 2015 01:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Refugees create handbags, harmony at Clarkston nonprofit
    Peace of Thread’s Clarkston office hums with the sounds of sewing machines and echoes with laughter and conversation in multiple languages. The nonprofit employs refugee women to create trendy hand...
    December 23, 2015 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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    North Fulton offers New Year's Eve activities to ring in 2016
    North Fulton residents have a variety of ways to celebrate before the clock strikes midnight for 2016. The Mill Kitchen and Bar, which features southern comfort food, will host the best party near ...
    December 18, 2015 04:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton County school board reacts to Georgia Milestone scores
    Members of the Fulton County Board of Education are expressing concerns over the state’s new standardized tests and plan to look for ways to improve students’ scores. When scores were released Nov....
    December 18, 2015 08:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Four things to know about Fulton County 911
    Fulton County Director of Emergency Services Joseph Barasoain gave the Neighbor Newspapers a tour of the county’s 911 call center. The office is a high-tech communications hub filled with ergonomic...
    December 18, 2015 07:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton mayors propose road, transit levy
    Fulton’s elected officials agree the county needs solutions to its transportation problems. There are several differences in opinion, however, about the source of the money to improve roads and tra...
    December 14, 2015 11:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Puppy Haven offers one-stop-shop for pet lovers
    The recently opened Puppy Haven store will offer pet products and daycare, boarding and grooming services for furry friends in Roswell. The more than 10,000-square-feet location, 2854 Holcomb Bridg...
    December 14, 2015 07:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Fulton County to cut $19M from 2016 budget; seniors, health care may take hits
    by Ross Williams
    rwilliams@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.15 - 03:24 am
  • Roswell residents clash with officials over new school boundaries
    by Ross Williams
    rwilliams@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.15 - 01:49 am
  • Alpharetta, Johns Creek agree on open parks
    by Ross Williams
    rwilliams@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.17.15 - 07:44 am