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‘Camino Tom’ Beck shares his 50 years of experience on the trail

‘Camino Tom’ Beck shares his 50 years of experience on the trail

Tom Beck and his fellow Arctic hikers didn’t think twice about cooking a fresh fish dinner out in the open over a campfire — until company arrived. “A huge grizzly…

Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Sept. 30

Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Sept. 30

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

Development Authority gives $50K to City Springs arts programming

Development Authority gives $50K to City Springs arts programming

The foundation establishing arts programs at Sandy Springs’ new City Springs civic center is $50,000 richer after the Sandy Springs Development Authority made the contribution on Sept. 14. The donation…

Sandy Springs Police blotter, Sept. 1-10

Sandy Springs Police blotter, Sept. 1-10

Capt. Steve Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department provided the following information from its records and the information is presumed to be accurate.  The following incidents and arrests represent…

Sandy Springs firefighter killed in off-duty crash

Sandy Springs firefighter killed in off-duty crash

A Sandy Springs firefighter was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash on Sept. 21, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighter Jacob Hammond, 21, of Cumming, died when his…

School year brings new administrators, facilities

School year brings new administrators, facilities

New principals took the helm at several local schools this school year, and some schools opened new buildings or facilities. New faces Charles Gardner is now principal at Riverwood International…

Three candidates to vie for Fulton chairman seat

Three candidates to vie for Fulton chairman seat

Three candidates will vie for the Fulton County chairman seat on the Nov. 7 ballot, as candidate qualifying ended today, Sept. 20. The contenders include: Robb Pitts, a former Fulton…

Waites wants to be ‘bridge-builder’ in Fulton chairman race

Waites wants to be ‘bridge-builder’ in Fulton chairman race

Former state Rep. Keisha Waites is pledging to be a “bridge-builder” with crucial state political connections if she wins the Fulton County chairman office Nov. 7. Waites, an Atlanta Democrat,…

Schools’ rules deal with big unpaid lunch bills

Schools’ rules deal with big unpaid lunch bills

What do you get when you can’t pay for lunch at school? Maybe just a cheese sandwich. Local school districts have established new or affirmed existing policies for dealing with…

Lake Forrest Dam fixes proposed; could cost over $7M

Lake Forrest Dam fixes proposed; could cost over $7M

The troubled Lake Forrest Dam finally has two repair designs on the table – and they could cost more than $7 million and require up to 18 months of road-closing…

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