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Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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All north Fulton middle schools impacted by redistricting plan
Under Fulton Schools’ draft redistricting plan, all 10 local middle schools will be affected. The proposed rezonings were sparked by classroom additions at Autrey Mill, Hopewell and Taylor Road mid...
December 17, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta opens new city hall
Located on the newly named street Park Plaza, Alpharetta’s new city hall building is complete. City staff members are spending the week moving their operations into the 50,000-square-foot facility,...
December 17, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transportation funding to dominate 2015 Ga. legislative session
Georgia’s transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol. The search fo...
December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting plan impacts 11 north Fulton elementary schools
At Centennial High School last Wednesday, Fulton County Schools debuted a redistricting draft plan that will affect students attending 11 north Fulton elementary schools. The catalyst for redistric...
December 17, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell to change how businesses are taxed
There could be some big changes to how Roswell collects occupational taxes heading into the 2016 fiscal year. At a committee meeting last week, officials met to discuss possible revisions to the ci...
December 17, 2014 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell super collector claims largest Batman collection
There are man caves, and then there is Brad Ladner’s backyard sanctuary. The 36-year-old Roswellian’s refuge is filled with Batman mementos, tchotchkes and memorabilia of all varieties. He owns vir...
December 17, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hanukkah celebrations light up north Fulton
Several events are planned in Alpharetta and Roswell throughout the week to mark the Festival of Lights. Today, Chabad of North Fulton hosts its annual public menorah lighting at North Point Mall. ...
December 17, 2014 12:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA: Ridership up; new bathrooms, security in works
MARTA ridership has increased by 6 to 7 percent in recent fiscal years and as much as a million people per month in fiscal 2015, which started in July. That was some of the news the transportation ...
December 12, 2014 07:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell inks agreement with radio system authority
The Roswell City Council unanimously approved a contribution agreement Monday with the North Fulton Regional Radio System Authority. Under a weighted share agreement with Alpharetta, Milton and San...
December 10, 2014 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-violence strategist: gang activity in suburbs increasing
Arthur Powell’s journey to becoming a life skills coach and anti-gang advocate began when he was 24. A member of Atlanta’s notorious I Refuse Posse, he participated in the armed robbery of a Sandy ...
December 10, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick-fil-A president speaks at chamber event
At Wednesday’s Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy said he felt among kindred spirits. “It’s a great time for business people to come together...
December 10, 2014 10:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Weekend Christmas celebrations planned in Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell
    by James Swift
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    12.03.14 - 03:20 pm
  • Shoppers share experiences from first Black Friday at Avalon
    by James Swift
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    11.28.14 - 12:38 pm
  • Black Friday sales slumping at smaller North Point Mall stores
    by James Swift
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    11.28.14 - 11:01 am
  • Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
    by James Swift
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    11.25.14 - 05:11 pm
  • New business takes custom home building to next level
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 02:48 pm
  • With delivery service, Alpharetta sisters take over takeout
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 02:43 pm
  • Roswell breaks ground on new therapeutic pool facility
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:52 pm
  • CEO says online sales are up, consumer interest waning
    On Cyber Monday, the local PBD Worldwide Fulfillment Services warehouse was humming all day long. “We made sure we had everything out last week so that when we got the order volumes, we would be ab...
    December 10, 2014 09:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Reindeer Day returns to the Chattahoochee Nature Center
    Once again the Chattahoochee Nature Center will host Reindeer Day Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn about winter animals and experience live reindeer. Attendees are also invited to bring...
    December 10, 2014 09:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Golf carts to be allowed on some city streets
    The Roswell City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday to allow personal transportation vehicles on city streets with speed limits 25 mph or lower. Roswell Land Development Manager Clyde...
    December 10, 2014 08:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City releases design for Big Creek Parkway
    Conceptual designs for the Big Creek Parkway project were unveiled at a public information session Thursday at Mimosa Elementary School. City Project Manager Robert Dell-Ross said the locally prefe...
    December 10, 2014 08:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Alpharetta transitions to new city hall next week
    The city of Alpharetta will begin moving employees into the new city hall building Tuesday. The move will continue through Dec. 20, and some changes and interruptions will impact customer service d...
    December 10, 2014 08:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Father, son use Legos to benefit charity
    Harry Nijenkamp, 55, said his passion for Lego blocks began when he was a 5-year-old boy. Born in the Netherlands, the Roswell resident of 30 years said he abandoned the hobby for other pursuits wh...
    December 10, 2014 08:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Albers wants schools all digital by 2020
    District 56 State Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, said he is looking to bring the classroom of tomorrow into Georgia’s schools much sooner rather than later. Heading into the 2015 legislative session,...
    December 03, 2014 05:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell retiree draws acclaim with unique ceramics
    As a young boy, Ed Gilliam, now 84, loved to draw. His interest in the arts, however, diminished as he grew older. With the easel and the sketchbook firmly behind him, he went to college and pursue...
    December 03, 2014 05:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Retired Roswell fire chief defends replacement amid controversy
    Questions have recently come up regarding the past of Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Burnette. In 1995, Burnette resigned from the city of Alpharetta’s fire department when it was revealed he did not hav...
    December 03, 2014 05:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell Dance Theater celebrates 26 years of ‘The Nutcracker’
    Even after a quarter century of shows, Roswell Dance Theater co-founder Nancy Tolbert-Yilmaz said she still feels the holiday magic every time her company performs “The Nutcracker.” “Children as we...
    December 03, 2014 04:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Milton council considers clear cutting
    The Milton City Council unanimously Monday approved the first presentation of a text amendment that will require most residents to seek permits before clear cutting on their properties. Community D...
    December 03, 2014 04:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Municipal Association honors Alpharetta's Sue Rainwater with Lifetime Service Award
    Former Alpharetta City Clerk Sue Rainwater received the Lifetime Service Award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her nearly 50 years of service to the city. The award was pre...
    December 03, 2014 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:42 pm
  • Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:41 pm
  • Roswell's Theo Keyserling among top business leaders
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:36 pm
  • Alpharetta unveils master plan
    by James Swift
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    11.24.14 - 01:17 pm
  • Roswell mulls overhaul of noise ordinance
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:34 pm
  • Alpharetta eatery offers unique buffet experience
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:31 pm
  • North Fulton retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
    by James Swift
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    11.19.14 - 02:24 pm
  • Geisinger targets controversial issue with 2015 legislative proposal
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:08 pm
  • Realtor says lack of affordable homes hurts Roswell
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    11.19.14 - 02:02 pm