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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area’s schools CCRPI scores mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released the College and Career Ready Performance Index, based on data from the 2013-14 academic year. Local schools had mixed results. In February 2012,...
December 17, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves townhome rezoning, nonprofit grants
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 10:20 A.M. WITH THE CORRECT NUMBER OF TOWNHOUSES IN THE SOUTHTECH HOMES DEVELOPMENT) In its final meeting of 2014, the Sandy Springs City Council Tuesday night covered a myriad...
December 17, 2014 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Uber trouble
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Nov. 30  through Dec. 6, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Dec. 5  through 11. Provided by Atlanta...
December 17, 2014 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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House: Gingrey broke Ethics Code
The U.S. House Ethics Committee Thursday gave outgoing District 11 U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, a public rebuke because he arranged meetings for representatives of a bank he had invested in....
December 17, 2014 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Cross, Atlanta Hawks co-hosting blood drive
The American Red Cross needs blood donations from eligible donors and will host partner with the Atlanta Hawks to co-host a blood drive Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Dr...
December 16, 2014 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza launch personal shopper service
Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, owner of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls in Buckhead, Monday announced the launch of its new personal shopper service. Focused on enhancing the customer...
December 16, 2014 11:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAA predicts record travel volume for holiday season
Tampa, Fla.-based AAA – The Auto Club Group Tuesday announced the year-end holiday season should see the highest travel volume on record (AAA travel data dates back to 2001). AAA projects 98.6 mill...
December 16, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Habitat for Humanity’s Atlanta office leader to retire
Americus-based Habitat for Humanity’s Atlanta office earlier this month announced Larrie Del Martin, its longtime president and CEO, will retire effective March 31. During 18 years of her renowned ...
December 12, 2014 02:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fundraiser for OK Café employees doubles goal
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 9:05 P.M. WITH CAUSE OF FIRE, QUOTES FROM ONE RESTAURANT CO-OWNER) An online fundraiser to aid the about 100 employees of OK Café, a popular restaurant in Buckhead temporarily cl...
December 12, 2014 01:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police department's HEAT grant renewed
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety last week announced the Sandy Springs Police Department is one of 17 law enforcement agencies in Georgia to receive a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traff...
December 12, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Posers
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Nov. 23 through 29, and the Sandy Springs Police Department Nov. 21 through 25. Provided by Atlanta Poli...
December 10, 2014 08:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local companies, communities win OBIE Awards
Several local businesspeople, businesses and developments were honored by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association during its 34th annual Obie Awards ceremony last month at the Atlanta Marriott...
December 10, 2014 08:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: City taking Humanitarian Award nominations
(UPDATED SATURDAY AT 12:04 P.M. WITH NEW DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS) The city of Sandy Springs Friday announced it has extended until Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. the call for nominations for its 2015 Humanita...
December 06, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foundation honors advocates, focuses on gardens
Laura Turner Seydel can’t wait for tonight’s fifth annual Captain Planet Foundation Benefit Gala. The sold-out event at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, will include honors given to four env...
December 05, 2014 06:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Conjoined twins born at Northside Hospital die
(UPDATED WITH NEWS, QUOTES ON TWINS' DEATH) A woman from Alabama gave birth to conjoined twins Thursday morning at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, but they died Friday afternoon Asa and Eli Ha...
December 05, 2014 05:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodruff Arts Center gets $38 million grant
The Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Friday announced it has received a $38 million grant from the downtown Atlanta-based Woodruff Foundation as a lead gift to a new multi-faceted transformational f...
December 05, 2014 12:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA hosting holiday events
MARTA Thursday announced it is hosting a series of pop-up musical events in which members of the Atlanta Dream basketball team will distribute Breeze cards and other giveaways as part of the team’s...
December 04, 2014 05:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs woman named leader of UGA alumni group
Sandy Springs resident Meredith Gurley Johnson, a 2000 graduate of the University of Georgia who has worked in higher education advancement for more than 13 years, Thursday was named executive dire...
December 04, 2014 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flavors and Colors of Haiti returns
A celebration and confluence of culture is perhaps an apropos way to sum up the signature event for the Haitian consulate’s office in Buckhead. The office’s fourth annual Flavors and Colors of Hait...
December 04, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Humphreys optimistic, cautious about economy
Georgia’s resurgence in manufacturing and construction jobs has Jeffrey Humphreys, Ph.D., optimistic yet cautious about the economy. That was the message Humphreys, director of the University of Ge...
December 04, 2014 12:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs approves potential use of eminent domain
Officials have authorized the city of Sandy Springs’ potential use of eminent domain to acquire a pair of parcels of land as a means of pushing the city center redevelopment project forward. The Sa...
December 03, 2014 04:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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