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Stellar Student: Nava Amalford
Woodward Academy’s Nava Amalford has blazed quite a trail during her high school career. The senior from Alpharetta has hit the books and excelled in areas beyond the classroom en route to putting ...
October 30, 2014 01:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools' results mixed on graduation rates
The Georgia Department of Education released high school graduation rates Thursday, and local school had mixed results. In Buckhead, North Atlanta’s rate of 73.5 percent was well above the Atlanta ...
October 30, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eight local contested races on ballot
Following months of campaigning, the 2014 general election will arrive Tuesday with two high-profile races at the top of the ballot and eight more contested local ones toward the bottom of it. In t...
October 29, 2014 06:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot to include amendments, referendum
In addition to the candidates up vying for public office, Tuesday’s general election ballot will include two proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum. Amendment A asks voters...
October 29, 2014 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local health care professionals offer flu season advice
With influenza season under way, local health care professionals are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid the illness. Flu season typically starts in October, peaks between December and Feb...
October 29, 2014 06:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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High Museum of Art director stepping down
The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Michael E. Shapiro, its Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director since 2000, will leave the position in August. Shapiro has been part of the Hi...
October 29, 2014 04:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eddie’s Automotive owner, 66, known for honesty, ethics
Eddie Mobley was known for his honesty and ethics, characteristics lacking in some mechanics. Mobley, who owned Eddie’s Automotive in Sandy Springs, died Oct. 20 of liver cancer at 66. “He was a go...
October 29, 2014 12:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glenridge Hall on organization's 2015 Places in Peril list
The Midtown-based Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Wednesday announced its 2015 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state, and one of them is Glenridge Hall in Sandy Springs. In July Glenridge...
October 29, 2014 10:32 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local doctor pleads guilty to child molestation, ID fraud
A Sandy Springs doctor has been sentenced to a mandatory 25 years in prison following a guilty plea in the child molestation case against him. During plea proceedings Monday, Kelly Thrasher, 41, pl...
October 28, 2014 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday’s Halloween rush could be year’s worst traffic day
With Halloween Friday, Georgia Commute Options, an organization promoting public transit, carpools and vanpools, is encouraging metro Atlantans to plan ahead for the traffic associated with the hol...
October 28, 2014 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED; State releases early voting numbers
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 5:03 P.M. WITH UPDATED EARLY VOTING NUMBERS) The Georgia secretary of state’s office Friday released a summary of early voting data for the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting ...
October 24, 2014 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County hosting job recruitment event
Fulton County’s North Fulton Career Center, 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, will host an airport employment and training center recruitment event Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The training cent...
October 24, 2014 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • DA: Thrasher to plead guilty
    by Staff Reports
    10.13.14 - 02:38 pm
  • Barge endorses democrat for superintendent
    Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
    October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Strange Encounter
    Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2, which includes Buckhead, Oct. 5 through 11, and the Sandy Springs Police Department, Oct. 10 through 16. — Provided by Atlanta Po...
    October 23, 2014 02:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Residents, officials weigh in on rezoning
    Rezoning issues dominated the agenda at Tuesday’s Sandy Springs City Council meeting at City Hall. Several applications filed by developers went before the city’s governing board — after residents ...
    October 23, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism names new leader
    Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism Thursday announced the hiring of Jennifer Cruce as executive director. In that capacity, she will direct the efforts of the nonprofit to develop and implement ...
    October 23, 2014 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Democrat challenges Geisinger
    In two weeks, District 48 State Rep. Harry Geisinger, R-Roswell, will encounter general election competition for the first time in eight years. Having run unopposed in the last three state House el...
    October 22, 2014 01:50 PM | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Johnson challenging Hill for District 6 Senate seat
    Democratic candidate Antron Johnson, a business owner seeking political office for the first time, will challenge District 6 State Sen. Hunter Hill for his seat in the Nov. 4 general election. The ...
    October 22, 2014 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UPDATED: Police investigating commercial burglaries
    (UPDATED TUESDAY AT 3:20 P.M. WITH VIDEO OF ONE OF THE BURGLARIES) The Sandy Springs Police Department announced Friday it is investigating several commercial burglaries that occurred overnight alo...
    October 21, 2014 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    State releases update on registered voters
    The secretary of state’s office Tuesday released updated information on the number of eligible Georgia voters registered for the Nov. 4 general election. The state currently has 6.04 million regist...
    October 21, 2014 11:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local doctor performs state’s first robotic kidney removal
    Dr. Scott Miller, a urologist with Georgia Urology’s Northside Tower robotics office in Sandy Springs, earlier this month performed Georgia’s first robotic kidney removal using Intuitive Surgical’s...
    October 20, 2014 06:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Fulton County seeking public input on budget
    Fulton County residents and stakeholders are invited to give input during an upcoming series of public hearings regarding the 2015 general fund and south Fulton tax district fund budgets. The board...
    October 17, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Familiar foes face off in 56th district race
    The battle for Georgia’s 56th state senate district is a repeat of 2012, as incumbent John Albers, R-Roswell, once again takes on democratic challenger Akhtar Sadiq. Albers bested Sadiq two years a...
    October 16, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Tornadoes touch down in Vinings, Sandy Springs
    The National Weather Service has reported there were five tornadoes in metro Atlanta Tuesday morning, including one each in the Sandy Springs and Vinings areas. According to a public information st...
    October 16, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Price, Montigel square off on election issues
    by James Swift
    jswift@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.07.14 - 02:39 pm