Monday, November 26, 2012
Alpharetta has passed the first reading of an ordinance that outlaws camping in the woods in city limits.
Alpharetta is one vote away from banning urban camping, a move called by some as an attack on homeless people, as they are the only people doing any camping inside city limits. Alpharetta Public Safety Director Gary George, who brought the proposed ordinance to City Council, said the law is necessary for his officers to help the homeless. "It's not about arresting and putting the homeless in jail, it's about getting them help," he told council members when he and City Attorney Sam Thomas presented the ordinance last week. Existing ordinances weren't sufficient enough to deal specifically with these issues, Thomas said. Do you think this is a tool for police officers to help, or is it an attack on the homeless? Tell us your opinion in the …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
St. Brendan's Catholic Church and the grocery store are sponsoring the event to raise awareness.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
If it looks like a carboard box city has sprung up in the Kroger parking lot near Windward Parkway, that's because it has. And if the teens look like they are homeless, it's because they are trying to learn what that's like to develop more compassion. For another year Cardboard Box City is an exercise in social justice during which the students are gathering donations of food for the homeless as they learn to survive, give selflessly and grow in compassion, according to a flyer for the event. The students opened Cardboard Box City at 7 a.m. today, April 28, and plan to stay until 7 a.m. Sunday, April 29, rain or shine (or dark of night). They hope to collect food donations from shoppers at the Kroger, and it's right there, so you can …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
CORRECTION: The female motorist in the first incident listed below involving a motorcycle was only cited for speeding. She did not receive citations for either reckless driving or racing. Motorists don't always seem to realize police have lasers to track their speed and engines capable of catching up to most production vehicles. A 46-year-old Alpharetta woman who identified herself was arrested after her motorcycle was clocked at 100 mph on GA 400 southbound near Windward Parkway on Jan. 29 at 7:41 p.m. The Alpharetta police officer reported that two motorcycles were clocked at that speed. The woman's motorcycle exited at Windward Parkway, while the other motorcycle continued south. She gave police a name and cell phone number for the …