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OTP merges traditional, modern
Sal Mangino, owner of OTP Tap & Grill at 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, was looking for something different in a head cook. “I was looking for a good, young chef,” the 53-year-old restaurateur said. “So...
July 30, 2014 12:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell designer transforms homes
Roswell resident Tamara Smolyansky was working as a freelance writer when she kept noticing she would find herself getting distracted looking at the room décor and surroundings of the settings wher...
July 30, 2014 12:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Nile Virus reported at four county parks
The Georgia Division of Public Health has notified the Fulton County Department of Health Services that mosquito samples in four communities have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the county...
July 30, 2014 12:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit collects book bags, school supplies for homeless
Children’s Restoration Network, a Roswell-based nonprofit, is wrapping up its 20th annual Back 2 School program, which provides homeless children in the metro area with the tools they need to start...
July 30, 2014 12:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton cities prepare for National Night Out
The first National Night Out occurred in 1984. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the event was designed to promote crime prevention and allow community members to interact casual...
July 30, 2014 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wills Park tennis courts to get makeover
Tennis players in Alpharetta and Milton will have a renovated place to compete and practice this fall. The Alpharetta City Council voted unanimously to approve a $33,812 project to repair and upgra...
July 30, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 11 11 comments | 44 44 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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Visioning plan set for Arnold Mill Road
Preserving the rural feel along Arnold Mill Road in Milton was important as city officials worked with residents and stakeholders to create a visioning plan for the corridor. City council unanimous...
July 23, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta gearing up for Old Soldier’s Day parade
The Old Soldier’s Day Parade has been an Alpharetta tradition for more than 60 years. Its historical roots, however, stretch back to the late 1800s. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, veterans...
July 23, 2014 04:45 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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  • Hugo’s Oyster Bar moves into year two in Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.09.14 - 11:40 am
  • North Fulton schools grapple with federal junk food ban
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.02.14 - 11:39 am
  • 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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    Georgia first lady stumps for immunizations
    Last week, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal visited the maternity ward at Atlanta Medical Center’s midtown Atlanta campus to promote the importance of childhood immunizations in stopping the spread o...
    July 23, 2014 12:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton County School System prepares to open Aug. 11, announces changes
    The 2014-2015 school year starts on Aug.11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, new p...
    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 | 29 29 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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    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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  • Local businessman named to Alpharetta technology network board
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.27.14 - 12:28 pm
  • Nature center director praised
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.27.14 - 12:20 pm
  • Upcoming Roswell event celebrates amateur radio
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    06.25.14 - 05:18 pm