Celebrating One Year: We've Been in Many Corners of Sandy Springs

We're a year-old and going strong!


Sandy Springs Patch celebrates its first anniversary today! We have published more than 1,500 stories and fast become your reliable source for news and information.

  • We started out the year with a story in remembrance of , a beloved middle school chaplain at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School.
  • We covered controversial principals' comings and goings at and .
  • We brought you residents’ reaction to City Council’s decision to pursue a . In the summer, we looked at all sides of the for city services from , which had provided practically all services since incorporation.
  • Also during the summer, we were there to report on the of a young couple, survived by two young children.
  • Thanks to a reader, we were the first to learn of and brought you several stories on , on a February afternoon, attacking family dogs and threatening residents.
  • Our report on informed you that and sexual exploitation of children is very real in Sandy Springs. And the Sandy Springs Police Department not only has a detective dedicated to investigating sex crimes, but there is a victims advocate that works with young girls who have been sexually exploited.
  • Our “View From a Cop” series by Sandy Springs Police Lt. Steve Rose was often timely with popular columns, such as the and most recently, his reaction to

We’re looking forward to another wonderful year. Tell us what issues are on your mind, upload your photos in the , consider writing a blog for Sandy Springs Patch, comment on stories, and email me at adrianne.murchison@patch.com.

Ted Marcus December 17, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Happy Birthday!
Hunt Archbold (Editor) December 17, 2011 at 02:07 PM
Congrats Adrianne! Your site is providing a great service and information about the city of Sandy Springs. Well done!
Adrianne Murchison (Editor) December 17, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Thanks, Ted. And Thank you, Hunt. Smryna-Vinings is lucky to have you covering their communities.
Louis Mayeux December 18, 2011 at 09:28 PM
Congratulations,Adrianne. A great site and a great year of covevering Sandy Springs, Buckhead's neighbor.
Peter Cox December 19, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Congratulations Adrianne! Keep up the great work!
Bradford Miller December 20, 2011 at 04:03 PM
... appreciate your site


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