Friday, May 10, 2013
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on Alpharetta and North Fulton restaurants.
From the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, here are the results of some recent area restaurant inspections in North Fulton. Code violations are included for scores below B. See all violations by clicking on "Last inspection" under each restaurant name. Anna Lee's 425 Market Place, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 96, Grade: A Captain D's 705 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30075 Last inspection: May 7, Score: 100, Grade: A The Derby 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Johns Creek 30022 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 100, Grade: A Di Paolo 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30022 Last inspection: May 8, Score: 96, Grade: A Hardee's 891 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 100, Grade: A Hooligans …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on Alpharetta, Milton and North Fulton restaurants.
From the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, here are the results of some recent area restaurant inspections in North Fulton. Code violations are included for scores below B. See all violations by clicking on "Last inspection" under each restaurant name. Brookwood Grill 880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: April 22, Score: 100, Grade: A Dunkin Donuts 775 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: April 22, Score: 97, Grade: A Hotel Sierra - Alpharetta 12505 Cingular Way, Alpharetta 30004 Last inspection: April 17, Score: 100, Grade: A Wendy's 1100 North Point Drive, Alpharetta 30022 Last inspection: April 18, Score: 100, Grade: A
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
School board members ask if 5-year projections for Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell schools are too modest.
Fulton County Schools are projected to grow enrollment by nearly 5,500 students over the next five years with comparable growth among the North Fulton, Sandy Springs and South Fulton areas, the school district predicts. However, some school board members are asking if the projected growth in North Fulton is too modest. In North Fulton, which includes Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton, an increase in new home closures has led the school system to project some growth in schools in the region. "In North Fulton County, the number of new home closures is on the rise," Yngrid Huff, executive director of the district’s Operational Planning department, told the school board. Comparing the second quarter of 2011 to the second quarter of …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards didn't like it when fellow Commissioner Liz Hausmann suggested they self report the board for violating the Open Meetings Act.
Although Deputy County Attorney Larry Ramsey Jr. said having four members of the Fulton Board of Commissioners attend a town hall meeting where county business was discussed made it an official meeting, most of the commission didn't want to hear that. Commissioner Liz Hausmann, who asked the board to self report the unintended violation to the Georgia Attorney General's office to protect the county, explained the meeting was adverstised as a town hall meeting to discuss legislation that the Fulton legislative delegation had proposed that puts limits and controls on the commission. "It was advertised as one thing, and three other commissioners showed up. So did the county attorney, county clerk and communications department," Hausmann said…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and Sandy Springs would have to absorb costs.
The Johns Creek City Council on Monday voted unanimously to opt out of an intergovernmental operating agreement among North Fulton cities to create a new public safety radio system. The system is planned as a replacement for Fulton County's ailing system, which is 20-years-old and described as "failing." Under the terms of the new system agreement, Johns Creek would have paid more than $2 million for initial capitalization, not including yearly maintenance costs, etc. Since Johns Creek rejected the IGA, the other four cities will have to go back and approve a modified version of both the IGA and the cost-sharing document. James Drinkard, assistant city administrator for Alpharetta, said the vote on the original IGA was linked to a price, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Have you seen this woman?
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Country Club of the South will host the annual Golf Classic, and now new businesses can become weather-related sponsors.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Monday's Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic was rained out, but golfers don't have to miss out on this chance to hit the links. The chamber has rescheduled the tournament to Monday, Nov. 19 at Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. The later date has opened up some additional sponsorship opportunities that just didn't make sense this week. All of the original sponsorships were sold out, but in mid-November these sponsorships could be very popular: Presented by Northside Hospital, the annual GNFCC Golf Classic is the chamber's largest fundraising event. The chamber thanked its sponsors and golfers who showed up Monday in spite of the rain and foul weather, and who have already committed to playing in November. If …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Fulton County residents are invited to attend a public hearing on July 11 on a proposed increase in millage rates, used to set property taxes.
Fulton County is considering raising property taxes. Have something to say about it? Fulton County residents are invited to a public hearing on the 2012 General Fund Millage Rate on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. The board will consider a revenue neutral millage rate of 10.791 mills. This reflects a 0.51 mill adjustment compared to the 2011 rate of 10.281 mills in order to offset the average decline in property values. If approved, the 0.51 mill adjustment would net approximately $17 million in revenue for the General Fund. The public hearing will take place in Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta. The meeting will be video-conferenced, allowing residents to participate from the South …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The North Fulton Commissioner asks her South Fulton counterpart to stop disrespecting her and staff, while Darnell says South Fulton voters can't be told what is good for them.
UPDATED 6:35 P.M.: Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann wants her counterpart, Emma Darnell, to show her and county staff some respect, rather than continue to pit North and South Fulton against each other. A two-minute excerpt of the more than 26 minutes of discussion on the Transportation Investment Act of 2012 is embedded with this article. Visit the Fulton County website to view the entire discussion, or the entire archived meeting video. Hausmann sent District 5 Commissioner Darnell a letter today, May 4, two days after words were exchanged during a discussion on the T-SPLOST amendment. After receiving a copy of the letter, Darnell responded that no politican can tell residents what is good for them. "No politician, including …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A Leadership North Fulton team saw the needs of the community's unemployed as important, and set about connecting them with employers.
Job seekers in the area will get a helping hand on May 15 with the North Fulton Job Fair, which brings more than 25 companies to one location for on-the-spot interviews, and possibly even hiring. Get2Work, part of the Leadership North Fulton Class of 2012, has organized the job fair at the Roswell Adult Center at 830 Grimes Bridge Road from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free to companies and job seekers who participate. "We did some research and found it had been several years that there's been an actual North Fulton Job Fair, something that's been organized for the entire community," said Deborah Lanham, a member of team Get2Work – a project team of five individuals selected to participate in Leadership North Fulton's Class of 2012. The …