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Community Survey: Picking the Best Picture winner isn’t easy

Community Survey: Picking the Best Picture winner isn’t easy

Deciding which of nine Best Picture nominees should take home this year’s Oscar on March 4 was no easy ask for respondents to the latest Reporter Newspapers survey. And that…

‘Safest cities’ website rankings don’t mean much, expert says

‘Safest cities’ website rankings don’t mean much, expert says

“Safest cities” rankings promoted by websites and often touted by local governments have little value as crime analysis, according to a Georgia State University criminologist. One site has acknowledged its…

Sandy Springs prepares to map a north end redevelopment strategy

Sandy Springs prepares to map a north end redevelopment strategy

Redevelopment of the north end’s aging shopping centers and apartment complexes became an official city priority on Feb. 6. Now the city just has to figure out exactly what that…

Bowhunting in the ’burbs: Backyard deer-stalking draws fans and foes

Bowhunting in the ’burbs: Backyard deer-stalking draws fans and foes

“Ten years ago, we discovered a secret, a secret that was hidden in plain sight in the suburbs of Atlanta,” says the narrator of a deer-hunting video from a Brookhaven-based…

Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Feb. 23

Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Feb. 23

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the latest round of lane closures and other traffic changes for Transform 285/400, its massive project to reconstruct the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange. Schedules…

‘Dead Man Walking’ author, local death penalty opponents speak at forum

‘Dead Man Walking’ author, local death penalty opponents speak at forum

Sister Helen Prejean, the famed author of “Dead Man Walking,” joined prominent local death penalty opponents in a Feb. 15 forum to highlight a new book on the subject published…

City to pay for buried utilities, seek eminent domain for Sandy Springs Circle project

City to pay for buried utilities, seek eminent domain for Sandy Springs Circle project

Sandy Springs will spend over $950,000 to bury utility lines underground for a streetscape project, and has begun eminent domain takings for right of way that could cost over $980,000…

New members named to Sandy Springs zoning boards

New members named to Sandy Springs zoning boards

The Sandy Springs Planning Commission and Board of Appeals have lineup changes, with each receiving a new member. On the Planning Commission, Elizabeth Kelly has replaced Susan Maziar. On the…

Heritage Sandy Springs’ Jewish community exhibit wins award

Heritage Sandy Springs’ Jewish community exhibit wins award

Heritage Sandy Springs’ touring exhibit about the Jewish community’s role in the city’s life and history has won a first-place award from the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. “L’Chaim…

City Springs hires sales and marketing manager

City Springs hires sales and marketing manager

The City Springs Performing Arts Center has hired a sales and marketing manager with experience in some of the institutions that inspired the new arts-oriented Sandy Springs civic center. Lisa…

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