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Updated - Police: Robbery suspects arrested after car chase
The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday afternoon announced it has released the names of the two armed robbery suspects that led officers on a traffic pursuit late Friday morning. The suspects h...
July 31, 2015 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kroger hosting job fair to fill 2,000 positions
Cincinnati-based Kroger’s Atlanta division will host a three-day job fair in hopes of filling more than 2,000 open positions for its 185 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and Eastern Alabama. Posit...
July 31, 2015 12:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs school for special-needs students robbed
A metro Atlanta school that serves autistic children is without many of its supplies after thieves stole thousands of dollars in equipment with just days until classes start. Police say they believ...
July 30, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confederate flags found around MLK center, Ebenezer church
Federal authorities and police are investigating after Confederate battle flags were found around the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in A...
July 30, 2015 10:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Covered mission
Police reports of note from the Atlanta Police Department July 5 through 11. Provided by Atlanta Police Officer April White. Editor’s note: The Sandy Springs Police Department did not submit report...
July 30, 2015 08:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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High Museum of Art names new director
The High Museum of Art in Midtown Wednesday announced Randall Suffolk has been appointed its new director. Suffolk, who is currently director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, ...
July 29, 2015 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Commute Options issues Code Orange smog alert
Georgia Commute Options, a program of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Monday announced it has issued a Code Orange smog alert for Tuesday. A Code Orange alert means the air is unhealthy f...
July 27, 2015 07:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs hires new community development director
The city of Sandy Springs Monday announced the hiring of Michelle M. Alexander, AICP, as community development director. She replaces Angela Parker, who left the position in April to become a vice ...
July 27, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Missing man found safe, unharmed
The Sandy Springs Police Department Sunday afternoon announced a man missing from his home since Saturday morning has been found unharmed. Sunday at 3:38 p.m., Sgt. Forest Bohannon, a department sp...
July 26, 2015 08:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police needs public’s help to identify robbery suspect
The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday announced it is investigating a robbery that took place Friday just after 3:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 5555 New Northside Drive in ...
July 25, 2015 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art Institute of Atlanta to open fashion design program
From RagTrade Atlanta and the upscale shops at Buckhead to the blossoming film industry in need of costume designers, Atlanta is quickly becoming the fashion mecca of the South. Providing talented ...
July 24, 2015 11:34 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA officials promote half-penny sales tax, bus WiFi
Robbie Ashe said he is not completely sure MARTA’s proposed half-penny sales tax will be approved both by the Georgia General Assembly and the state’s voters in 2016, but he has high hopes. “I thin...
July 23, 2015 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Driver in four-car crash arrested
    by Neighbor Staff
    07.10.15 - 03:23 pm
  • Updated: Police release sketch of murder suspect
    The Sandy Springs Police Department Friday announced it has released a sketch of the suspect wanted in the murder of a man found shot to death just after 4 p.m. Thursday at 3 Cedar Run, near Dunwoo...
    July 23, 2015 06:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Roswell Road mixed-use development gets green light
    Three years after its developer first applied for a rezoning request, the property on Roswell and Boylston roads in Sandy Springs will be developed into an apartment community with retail space. Ca...
    July 23, 2015 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local home development rezoning denied
    A planned residential development at 900 Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs is a no go. Marietta-based Traton Homes LLC submitted a rezoning application for the 12-acre property to be changed from the...
    July 23, 2015 04:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local chef wins Food Network's 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
    Sandy Springs resident Leslie Cohen’s life took an interesting turn starting last summer when she received a message on her Facebook account from a producer of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen...
    July 22, 2015 06:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Early voting in District 80 race starts Monday
    Eligible Fulton and DeKalb county voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the Aug. 11 special runoff election for the District 80 Georgia House of Representatives seat. Democrat Taylo...
    July 22, 2015 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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    City halts rezoning permits for six months
    Rezoning applications for apartments, business and mixed-use developments are on hold in Sandy Springs for the next six months. “We have seen unprecedented growth in redevelopment requests, and whi...
    July 22, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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    New millage rate to help increase teacher salaries
    Budget adjustments will allow the Fulton County School District to retain teachers on a more competitive basis through better compensation, said Marvin Dereef, the district’s deputy chief financial...
    July 22, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Far from smart
    Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department July 4 through 10. Provided by Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose. Editor’s note: The Atlanta Police Department did not submit rep...
    July 22, 2015 11:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Brookhaven, Sandy Springs police chiefs train in Israel
    Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura and Sandy Springs Police Chief Kenneth DeSimone earlier this month returned home after spending two weeks in Israel for training in the latest counterterrorism ...
    July 22, 2015 10:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Puppetry arts museum to expand world of make believe
    This fall the Worlds of Puppetry will finally open its doors to house the most comprehensive puppetry collection. The Center of Puppetry Arts in Midtown will open its new permanent exhibition Nov. ...
    July 22, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Local organizations, businesses celebrate Americans with Disabilities Act’s 25th year
    Local organizations and businesses that aid individuals with disabilities are celebrating a milestone this week. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H...
    July 21, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Kroger to donate $60,000 in classroom supplies to teachers
    Kroger’s Atlanta division is showing support for metro Atlanta educators by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $60,000 July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teachers are invited to come an...
    July 20, 2015 06:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Four candidates battling for District 80 seat
    by Erika Wells
    ewells@neighbornewspapers.com
    07.01.15 - 12:31 pm