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Severe Weather Preparedness Week starts Feb. 2
Devastating tornadoes, destructive thunderstorms and other severe weather events can strike at any time. In order to prepare all Georgians for the possibility of a disaster, the Georgia Emergency M...
January 26, 2015 06:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local veterans to be honored by French government
In order to express France’s eternal gratitude to those who liberated it from oppression from 1944-45, the consul general of France in Atlanta, Denis Barbet, will bestow the Legion of Honor upon 12...
January 22, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Police identify pedestrian hit by vehicle on I-285
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 6:14 P.M. WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE THAT MAY HAVE HIT THE VICTIM) The Sandy Springs Police Department Thursday afternoon announced it has identified the pedestrian hit ...
January 22, 2015 09:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Target practice
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Jan. 4 through 10, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Jan. 9 through Jan. 16. Provided by Atlanta P...
January 21, 2015 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Am Yisrael Chai to host International Holocaust Day event
The Am Yisrael Chai Atlanta organization welcomes father and son Benjamin and Don Ferencz for a night of Justice and Response: Lessons Learned from the Holocaust on Sunday at Atlanta Jewish Academy...
January 21, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves $166,000 incentive for Veritiv relocation
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 1:06 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFORMATION ON ANDREA HALL'S TITLE) The city of Sandy Springs has taken another step in its strategy to move a Fortune 300 company here. At its meeting T...
January 21, 2015 12:37 PM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta charity to expand services for homeless youth
  Last year Covenant House of Georgia assisted 1,143 homeless, runaway and trafficked youth ages 18 to 21, and it plans to help even more in 2015, said Executive Director Allison Ashe. The northwes...
January 21, 2015 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three entities partner to hand out urban waters awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Southern Co. met with 2014 Five Star and Urban Waters Program awardees to recognize and highlight their wor...
January 20, 2015 07:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Couple honored at MLK Day event for volunteer work
To commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, Sandy Springs residents and officials honored Betty and Phil Klein with the 2015 Humanitarian Award Monday. Surrounded by four of their countl...
January 19, 2015 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County hosting homeless count, seeking volunteers
Fulton County needs volunteers for the 2015 Homeless Count, which will be conducted Thursday by the Fulton County Continuum of Care, city of Atlanta and DeKalb County. Portions of the count will fo...
January 18, 2015 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport GM: New master plan will change Sandy Springs
Miguel Southwell said his $5 billion new master plan to transform Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is already benefiting the city of Sandy Springs by Mercedes-Benz deciding to move ...
January 16, 2015 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Springs student accused of hacking into system
A male student at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs has been accused of hacking into the Fulton County Schools’ computer system and changing grades for some students. In a letter s...
January 16, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • State hosting book drive Saturday
    by Staff Reports
    01.05.15 - 06:17 pm
  • MARTA operating on modified schedule for King holiday
    MARTA Wednesday announced its rail and bus service will operate on a modified Saturday schedule this Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Rail service will begin at about 5 a.m. Monday an...
    January 15, 2015 06:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State school board OKs revisions to Common Core standards
    The State Board of Education Thursday announced it has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-da...
    January 15, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment deadline Thursday
    Thursday marks the second open enrollment deadline for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace. For coverage starting Feb. 1, residents are encouraged to sign up now, ahead of the deadline. “As of [F...
    January 14, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Busted
    Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Dec. 28 through Jan. 3, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Jan. 2 through Jan. 8. - Provided by Atl...
    January 14, 2015 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local business groups plan for special events, more members
    In interviews with the Neighbor Newspapers last week, the leaders of local business organizations talked about their plans and goals for 2015. Greg Davis, who is taking the reins from Brian McGuire...
    January 14, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sandy Springs hires new assistant city manager
    The city of Sandy Springs Thursday announced the addition of James Tolbert as assistant city manager for planning and neighborhood services. Tolbert joins Sandy Springs from Charlottesville, Va., w...
    January 10, 2015 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Punchline to move in April
    The Punchline Comedy Club, an institution in Sandy Springs for more than three decades, Wednesday announced it is moving. Located on Hilderbrand Road, the club will turn 33 in February. Its lease e...
    January 08, 2015 07:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Mercedes-Benz moving U.S. HQ to Sandy Springs
    (UPDATED FRIDAY AT 11:01 A.M. WITH QUOTES, INFO FROM SANDY SPRINGS MAYOR RUSTY PAUL) Mercedes-Benz is moving its U.S. headquarters to Sandy Springs, though the announcement on where specifically in...
    January 08, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Atlanta-based Coca-Cola to cut up to 1,800 jobs
    Coca-Cola says it will cut between 1,600 and 1,800 jobs in coming months to trim costs. The world's biggest beverage maker says it began notifying workers in the U.S. and some international locatio...
    January 08, 2015 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Temperatures plunge across Georgia
    Temperatures fell to 10 degrees before dawn in Marietta, Cartersville and Rome and 12 in Atlanta as an arctic blast of frigid weather brought the coldest temperatures in a year to Georgia. It was e...
    January 08, 2015 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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    County offering warming sites; schools opening on time
    (UPDATED THURSDAY AT 8:53 A.M. WITH FULTON COUNTY ADDING SENIOR FACILITIES AS TEMPORARY WARMING SITES) Frigid temperatures have spurred local governments and school districts to react as metro Atla...
    January 07, 2015 05:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Council approves city center construction manager
    (UPDATED MONDAY AT 12:43 P.M. WITH INFO ON THE COUNCIL'S VOTE TO APPROVE A 120-DAY MORATORIUM ON CONVENIENCE STORE APPLICATIONS) The city of Sandy Springs has reached another milestone as it moves ...
    January 07, 2015 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • NYC shooter served 90 days in boot camp in Cobb plea deal
    by Hilary Butschek
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.31.14 - 11:15 am
  • Chambliss: CIA techniques provided valuable information
    by Jon Gillooly
    nside@neighbornewspapers.com
    12.31.14 - 09:37 am