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Neighbors want voice in Sandy Springs school growth


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- With students out for the summer, school districts are putting classroom renovation and expansion plans into full swing. But in one Metro Atlanta community, those plans have homeowners asking for explanations.

Ridgeview Charter School in Sandy Springs is bursting at the seams. It needs more classroom space.

Fulton County Schools put together the plans for modular classrooms, but neighbors say nobody has told them what is going on.

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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Police chase ends on Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police from several jurisdictions are investigating a high-speed chase that ended on Georgia 400 in Sandy Springs.

The chase ended near Abernathy Road. Officers from Sandy Springs, Roswell and Alpharetta responded to the scene.

More information will become available as this story develops.

For the latest traffic conditions in metro Atlanta, visit 11Alive.com/Traffic.

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans. 

Sandy Springs 'founding mother,' first mayor passes away


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The woman credited for leading the charge to create the city of Sandy Springs passed away on Sunday. Eva Galambos, the first mayor of the city, died after a battle with cancer. She was 87.

Galambos was remembered fondly by current city officials.

"This is a great loss for the city and a great loss personally. Eva was truly our city mother. Her efforts led to the city's creation. She cared and nurtured the city, and the strength of our community is due greatly to her unwavering love and devotion to creating something better for us all," current Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said in a statement.

The push to incorporate the city of Sandy Springs began in 1966 in response to an effort to annex the land into the city of Atlanta, according to a city statement. In 1976, Galambos began leading the the fight for residents to form their own government.