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Hammond Half-Diamond Interchange to be dedicated Oct. 21

Hammond Half-Diamond Interchange to be dedicated Oct. 21

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- After months of labor and $18 million in state and local money, the Hammond Half-Diamond Interchange at Georgia 400 is ready to be dedicated.

On Friday, Oct. 21, U.S. Rep. Tom Price and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will join members of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) at the interchange to acknowledge Metro Atlanta's first new access point to Georgia 400 since 1993.

Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos and Georgia Department of Transportation interim commissioner Keith Golden will also attend the event, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 5995 Barfield Road NE, next to the interchange.

Cub Scouts retire the Colors

Cub Scouts retire the Colors

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Cub Scout Pack 1050 was asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and retire the flag during a recent event.

The Scouts from Heards Ferry Elementary School in Sandy Springs performed their duty at the beginning of Movies by Moonlight on Sept. 9. Movies by Moonlight is hosted by Leadership Sandy Springs.

Learn more about Pack 1050

Fernbank Museum Hosts Island Adventure Night at Martinis & IMAX to Celebrate New Galapagos Film

Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® Makes Science Sizzle during Island Adventure Night

 

Just when you mistakenly thought Charles Darwin was a 19th-century bearded scientist with his nose stuck in a journal, Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® reveals that naturalists like Darwin live at the mercy of their adventurous spirit. Join Fernbank, along with “ship’s captain” Big Mike Geier and his musical crew from Tongo Hiti, for this special Island Adventure night of Martinis & IMAX® on September 30, 2011, from 6:30 p.m.

The Temptations take Chastain audience on souful journey

The Temptations take Chastain audience on souful journey

With a lineup consisting of the nation’s most popular acts spanning all genres, very few concert venues offer the allure of the Chastain Park Amphitheater experience; where patrons can listen to live music under the stars,  swathed by summer breeze, with self-catered  food and wine.

This classic ambiance paired with one of the most legendary groups of all time, The Temptations made for an almost can’t-go-wrong night Wednesday.

While The Four Tops primed audiences for a memorable event with “I Can’t Help Myself,” and “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch,” fans were wholly teleported to the time when music was exceptional when 5 purple jackets emerged onto the stage:  Mr. Bruce Williamson, Mr.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Recreation and Parks office relocates to City Hall

Recreation and Parks office relocates to City Hall

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Effective July 1, Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department offices are relocating to City Hall (7840 Roswell Road).

The registration office will be located at the City Hall entrance labeled Finance/IT. Gymnastics registration and other gym building programs will continue to register at the gymnasium at 705 Hammond Drive.

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For more information, visit the Sandy Springs website or call 770-730-5600.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.