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Border development plan has two metro cities on the fence


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A $55 million development in Sandy Springs was put on hold for 30 days, Thursday night, after residents in another town complained about the traffic gridlock it could bring to their way.

The apartments and office buildings are proposed right on the border of Sandy Springs and Brookhaven at Old Johnson Ferry Road.

Sandy Springs voted to take thirty days to look a little closer, not only at how this plan will affect their city, but how it will affect people in Brookhaven.

The proposed 305 unit mixed-use development is designed to be built in the already crowded Pill Hill area near Northside Hospital.

That idea brought two words to Brookhaven resident Constance Jones.

"Insanity traffic," she said.

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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.

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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.”

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.

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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.