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Should Sandy Springs consult Brookhaven to grow?

SANDY SPRINGS, GA (WXIA) -- If your neighbor plans to build something in his yard that increases traffic on your block, should you get a say in how it all comes together?

That's the heart of a debate that not between two people, but between two neighboring cities.

Proposed construction is set precisely on the Brookhaven and Sandy Springs border at Old Johnson Ferry Road.

If Sandy Springs approves a mixed use development on the border, expect more housing, office buildings and – if you ask the Brookhaven mayor – traffic.

Brookhaven mayor Rebecca Chase Williams plans to speak out about this before another city's government this week.

"I think we just feel like we were left out of the loop on communicating about this particular development," Williams said,

School for special needs students burglarized

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga -- Police have released surveillance video of two men who broke into a school for students with special needs and stole laptops and computers. Investigators are now trying to determine if it is connected to other school break-ins. The Schenck School is the second school for special needs students broken into in Sandy Springs this school year. Sandy Springs Police are investigating if there's a connection between the two.


Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Movies By Moonlight brings favorites to Sandy Springs

Movies By Moonlight brings favorites to Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Now entering its 11th year, Movies By Moonlight, sponsored by Leadership Sandy Springs, brings back the nostalgia and fun of the outdoor cinema. The free event will span three Friday evenings of Aug. 21, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.

Movies are projected onto a huge inflatable screen, complete with family entertainment, food and community spirit.  Last year, a total of nearly 7,000 Sandy Springs residents came out to see the open air series on the terraced lawn of the Activity Center at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.

The series will feature the popular films: Big Hero 6 -2015 Oscar winner for animated film; Home -the endearing film about a loveable alien; and Cinderella, the live-action remake of the 1950 animated classic.

Armed robbery ends with police chase, 2 arrests

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Two College Park teens were arrested after a police chase on Interstate 285 Friday morning.

Sandy Springs Police said it began at around 11 a.m. with an armed robbery at the Park Terrace Apartments in the 300 block of Carpenter Drive. Two maintenance workers told investigators their wallets, cash and cell phones were stolen by the suspects, later identified as 18-year-old Antwon Deshawn Earls and 17-year-old Eric Justin Patterson.

After robbing the workers, Earls and Patterson jumped into a white Mazda and drove away. A Sandy Springs Police officer spotted the car on Roswell Road and tried to initiate a traffic stop. The Mazda sped away onto I-285 west, and the officer began a chase.

Sandy Springs apartment residents worried about future

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Residents at one Sandy Springs apartment complex are worried about their future there now that the complex is set for redevelopment.


Shadia Ball is officially panicking.

"I'm homeless. Where am I going to go?" Ball said.

Believing in just over 30 days she's going to have to move out of her apartment complex at Park 225 on Franklin Road in Sandy Springs, Ball doesn't know what to do.

"You have over 425 people that live in this community, and when you go to check out different areas, everything has inflated in the area," she said.

School for children with autism burglarized

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga -- With the start of the school years approaching fast, a school for children with autism is in dire need of help. The Cumberland Academy of Georgia was burglarized sometime during the early morning hours on Monday.

The burglars broke into the school through a window and ransacked several rooms and stole thousands of dollars' worth of audio-visual equipment.

Headmaster and school founder Debbi Scarborough found the damage when she opened the school on Monday morning.