Sunday, November 25, 2012
An accident involving a car and a power pole shut down the busy thoroughfare for 10 hours Saturday.
A wreck early Saturday caused the closure of a section of Roswell Road near North Springs Shopping Center for 10 hours Saturday, WSBTV reports. The road opened back up at around 4 p.m. A car slammed into a power pole and caused power lines to dangle. The road was shut down so a repair crew could come in and fix the problem around 5:30 a.m.. Police closed both directions of Roswell Road blocked between Dalrymple Road and just past the damaged pole. The driver who hit the pole fled the scene when the power pole was downed.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The City of Atlanta opens all swimming pools, cooling stations to help keep citizens cool. Seven pools open free to the public; fire department to provide free water at fire stations.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
In response to the high temperatures expected this weekend, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD), Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) and the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services have opened five cooling stations this weekend to ensure that Atlanta’s residents have a safe place to stay cool during the heat. Residents, especially senior citizens, are strongly advised to take advantage of these cooling stations if needed. AFRD is also offering free bottled water at all fire stations in the city and are inspecting senior citizen high rises. Additionally, all of Atlanta's twelve swimming pools will be open Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. and seven of the city's pools will …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sandy Springs second graders learn about the writing process.
Heards Ferry Elementary second graders in hosted DeKalb author Susan Rochat who shared her recently-published children’s book, "Mr. Robin and the Very Clever Worm." Rochat discussed how the book evolved and the collaboration with her grown daughter, Florida artist Melanie Rochat, who illustrated the book. After the reading, students asked questions about Rochat’s writing process and her poetry which she’s been writing for decades. Finally, students received coloring sheets to take home with a black and white rendering of one of the book’s illustrations.
Monday, December 5, 2011
The day's top headlines from around our community for Monday, December 5, 2011.
Election Guide: Dec. 6 Runoff Election For Mayor, City Council Post 4. Lenox Square Announces Plans To Redesign Front Entrance. Several Open Houses In Sandy Springs This Week. Poncey Highland Neighbors Plan Fight Against School Redistricting. Decatur Residents Will Howl About Coyotes At City Commission Meeting.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The week's top headlines for Nov. 14-18, 2011
Overall Crime Down In Virginia-Highland, Morningside, Piedmont Heights. Panel Discusses Transportation Sales Tax. Jacobs: City Of Brookhaven Is Opportunity For Locals To 'Control Your Own Space' Decatur Neighborhoods Concerned About Proposed Suburban Plaza Walmart. Round 3 Of CCSD South Cobb Redistricting Begins. Wednesday Morning Apartment Fire In Sandy Springs. Keep Smyrna Beautiful Rakes In More Awards. Archbishop-Emeritus Donoghue Remembered For Humility, Service.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, November 10, 2011.
Dunwoody Hosting Veteran's Day Ceremony On Friday. Military Heroes To Be Honored At Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Eddie's Attic Sold. Is Kirkwood A Racist Neighborhood? Some Learn They're In A Flood Zone; Others Breathe A Sigh Of Relief. Pace Standout Morgan Batey Signs With Vanderbilt.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sandy Springs looks set to get a third state Senator and more House representatives, as key legislative committees approve new political district maps.
Both the House and Senate maps could appear in front of the full House and Senate as early as Thursday, and Sandy Springs looks set to get a third state Senator and more House representatives, as key legislative committees approve new political district maps. A senator from Smyrna or Buckhead, possibly a Democrat, will join the Sandy Springs state Senate team, if a new district map is successful. The draft shows the 6th state Senate district shifting east to cover nearly all the city south of Abernathy Road. That 6th District seat in the state Senate is now held by Senate Minority Caucus Chair Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna). But as the district morphs to include GOP-leaning Buckhead and Sandy Springs, it's not clear if a Democrat could carry it. …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Family, Friends Mourn Woman Killed in Midtown Shooting. Police Arrest Two In String Of Auto Break-Ins. Parents Frustrated Over Druid Hills High Transfer Students. Piedmont Ranked Top Metro Acute-Care Hospital. City Manager Says Sandy Springs Main Competition is Alpharetta. Decatur Expands Sidewalk Improvements.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
High-end clothing for low prices readily available in Sandy Springs.
With the New Year off to a cold, wintry start and December’s credit card bills looming, wouldn’t it be nice to buy high-end clothing for low-end prices? What if you could make money off clothes that are just sitting in your closet? The answer is found in one simple word: consignment. Sandy Springs is currently home to more than half-a-dozen consignment shops that will help you find a unique outfit, for you or your children, for noticeably less than retail and help you turn unused clothing items into money by giving you a venue to sell your gently-used items. Cotton Candy Kids’ owner Eileen Rose offered tips for bringing clothes to consignment shops. “Go through the items previous to drop-off and check for stains, missing buttons, out-…
Monday, December 13, 2010
After two years of waiting, the school can move forward on a proposed athletic facility.
It took two years but Holy Spirit Preparatory School is finally on its way toward having the athletic field they've waited for. After years of playing at various venues including North Springs High School's Thermopylae Stadium for their home games, the Holy Spirit Cougar football team will have a home turf of its own when the school's new athletic field is built on an 8-acre site south of I-285 between Long Island Drive and Lake Forrest Drive in Sandy Springs. When Holy Spirit began negotiations to purchase the land in 2008 a group of homeowners in a neighborhood on Long Island Drive challenged the city of Sandy Springs' ruling to allow the school to build the field on the site. The homeowners, according to their attorney Brian …