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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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City council OKs new health benefits plan
The Roswell City Council unanimously approved an annual renewal of employee medical insurance and ancillary benefits at a meeting Monday. The new group health benefits contract, tabbed at $6 millio...
July 30, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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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Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer set to retire in September
For decades, the sirens have fascinated Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer. In the 1970s, his grandfather worked at the local jail. He would sometimes shadow his grandpa on the job. Whenever a fire c...
July 30, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hansford elected Roswell Municipal Court Judge
Taking home about 60 percent of the votes in a runoff election held Tuesday, Brian Hansford defeated Melanie Ellwanger to become the city judge of Roswell. “I would like to thank the Roswell voters...
July 24, 2014 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta approves smaller residential lot sizes
Homes in Alpharetta can be built on smaller lots now that a change to the city’s unified development code has been approved. A split city council voted 4-3 in favor of the change, which creates a n...
July 23, 2014 05:01 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 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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  • Canton Street plans get historic commission once-over
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:37 pm
  • Roswell resident reflects on gang experiences in upcoming novel
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 02:29 pm
  • Roswell East-West Alley master plan conceptual plans revealed
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:40 pm
  • Candidates vie for judge’s seat in Roswell runoff
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:35 pm
  • Roswell mother fights for VA changes following son's death
    After her son’s suicide, Peggy Portwine was devastated by grief. That grief then drove her all the way to Capitol Hill. On July 10, the 62-year-old Roswell resident stood before the House Committee...
    July 23, 2014 04:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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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    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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    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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    Tallied votes from Roswell's municipal judge election show Hansford as winner
    The results are in from the Roswell municipal court judge runoff election. Brian Hansford ended up with 59 percent of the votes, while opponent Melanie Ellwanger has 41 percent. The winner is offic...
    July 22, 2014 11:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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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  • Residents weigh in on MARTA Ga. 400 initiative at Alpharetta meeting
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:12 pm
  • City Council talks Canton Street parking
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 01:02 pm
  • North Fulton religious leaders wary of Georgia’s new gun law
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.16.14 - 12:18 pm
  • Hugo’s Oyster Bar moves into year two in Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.09.14 - 11:40 am
  • Roswell Historical Society couples wine tasting, history lesson
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.09.14 - 10:58 am