Category: Sandy Springs Reporter

Sandy Springs Police crime reports for week of Oct. 4

The following crime information is provided via the Sandy Springs “Week in Review” report for the week ending Oct. 4. North District Crime: The unit reported one burglary in an apartment unit. The unit reported seven entering auto incidents. South District Crime: The unit reported five entering auto incidents. One robbery was reported. The suspects were arrested. Street Crimes Unit: The unit reported three felony arrests and five city arrests. The unit conducted 26 traffic stops, issued 24 traffic citations, and located five wanted persons. The unit made one field contact, investigated eight suspicious persons and conducted three vehicle...

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Sandy Springs gas leaks caused by contractors cutting lines, officials say

A string of gas leaks that snarled some major streets in Sandy Springs over the last week was due to contractors accidentally cutting lines, officials say. The gas leaks included: Oct. 7: Hilderbrand Drive and Blue Stone Road Oct. 7: Dunwoody Place at Northridge Oct. 9: Boylston Drive at Mount Vernon Highway Oct. 14: Northridge Parkway and Dunwoody Place The Oct. 14 leak was caused by a contractor working on a Fulton County sewer line, according to the city. Officials could not immediately name the contractors and projects that caused the other leaks. Mekka Parish, a spokesperson for Atlanta...

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High Point Civic Association to hold Fall Festival Oct. 27

The High Point Civic Association will hold its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 27. The 15th annual Halloween-themed festival includes a chili cook-off, a children’s Halloween costume contest, a cake decorating contest, food and family activities. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 or free for association members. The festival runs 1-4 p.m. at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, 4945 High Point Road, Sandy Springs. For more information, see...

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Halloween events offer scares and family fun

Before Halloween arrives on Oct. 31, several local events are celebrating ahead of time. Haunted HalloweenFriday, Oct. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. A haunted house event across the Atlanta History Center grounds, with gentler Halloween fun for the children in the main building. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead. Info: atlantahistorycenter.com Haunted Sandy SpringsFriday, Oct. 25, 6:30-10:30 p.m. With live music, costume contest, food trucks, psychic readings, fire pit, s’mores bar, face-painting (6:30-8:30 pm), safe trick-or-treating, and screening of the 1988 horror/comedy movie “Beetlejuice.” In addition, actors with North Springs Charter High School offer tours of...

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I-285’s 50th anniversary marked in Perimeter Mall exhibit

The I-285 highway’s official 50th birthday will be marked with a traveling history exhibit that debuts Oct. 13-19 at Dunwoody’s Perimeter Mall. Known as the Perimeter, the 64-mile-long beltway around Atlanta opened in sections in the 1960s. The final piece opened on Oct. 15, 1969. The highway underwent major expansions in the following decades. The Georgia Department of Transportation is currently rebuilding the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange in Perimeter Center and has controversial – and now delayed – plans to add toll lanes in another massive expansion. Organized by GDOT, the exhibit includes photos of I-285 in its debut and...

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Public comment sought for MARTA Police accreditation

The MARTA Police Department is undergoing an independent review to renew its accreditation, and public comments are being accepted as part of the process. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies are conducting the review, which will look at how well the police department matches industry standards. Public comment will be accepted in person or by phone during two-hour periods on Oct. 15, or by mail. Comments by phone will be accepted Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m., by calling 404-848-4992. In-person comments can be given at a public information session Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the MARTA...

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Sandy Springs Oktoberfest returns Oct. 26

The Sandy Springs Oktoberfest returns for its second year on Oct. 26. Featuring live music and German food, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs event raises funds for the Sandy Springs Education Force STEAM program and treatment of injured veterans at Buckhead’s Shepherd Center. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children, and $4 for food tokens. The event runs noon to 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs. For more information, see...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Oct. 18

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 interchange. Schedules may change based on the work and the weather. Ga. 400 ramp closures Oct. 16-18, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed. Ga. 400 lane closures Oct. 11-14, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound between Hammond Drive and I-285, two left lanes. Glenridge Drive ramp closures Oct. 18-20, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., ramp to I-285 westbound closed. I-285 lane closures Oct. 12,...

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ to show for free at City Springs Oct. 18

The Oscar-winning animated superhero film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will screen for free at City Springs on Oct. 18. Part of Leadership Sandy Springs’ “Movies by Moonlight” series, the screening makes up for a previously scheduled August showing that was canceled due to weather. The event begins at 6 p.m. with food trucks, followed by live entertainment at 7 p.m. and the movie at dusk. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food are welcome. The event will be held at the City Green park, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. For more information, see...

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Trump impeachment protesters face off at U.S. Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs office

The war in Washington over the House-led impeachment investigation into President Trump came to Sandy Springs on Oct. 9 as protesters converged on U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath’s office for the second time in a week. McBath voted last month to begin an impeachment inquiry into the president, making her a target of the Republican National Committee’s new “Stop the Madness” campaign. Local Democrats want to make sure the RNC knows McBath has support in the 6th Congressional District and organized their own rally as a counter-protest. McBath bashed the RNC and the “Stop the Madness Atlanta” protest in a...

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Chastain Horse Park to hold fall festival Oct. 26

The Chastain Horse Park will hold its annual “Fall Family Spectacular” horse show and festival on Oct. 26. The festival at the facility in Buckhead’s Chastain Park includes a competitive horse show, a horse costume parade, a horseback archery demonstration, a visit with Atlanta Police Department horses, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Food trucks and other vendors will be on site, along with a Girl Scouts bake sale. Admission is free. Proceeds from sales will benefit the nonprofit’s therapeutic riding programs. The event will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Horse Park, 4371 Powers Ferry Road, Buckhead....

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Capitol City Opera to hold ‘Princess and Pirate Concert’ for kids Oct. 26

Capitol City Opera Company will hold a “Princess and Pirate Concert” of Disney musical sing-alongs on Oct. 26 in Sandy Springs as a fundraiser for its educational programs. The event includes a silent auction, face-painting, photos with costumed actors, a cast meet-and-greet, and an optional catered dinner. Costumes are welcome. Tickets are $10 or $25 with dinner. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, 4945 High Point Road, Sandy Springs. For more information, see...

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