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Cherokee approves crematory changes

1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

After extensive debate and two public hearings, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has settled on change regulations governing the location and operation of crematories in the county.The revised guidelines approved unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting limit stand-alone crematories to light industrial and heavy industrial zoning districts. Crematories operated as ...
Candidate forum set in Johns Creek

1:28 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

The Johns Creek Community Association will hold a city council candidate forum from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Taylor Lodge, 11045 Parsons Road, Johns Creek. A mix-and-mingle is set for 6, with the forum proper starting at 6:45.Organizers say nearly all of the candidates have committed to attending. They ...
Alpharetta seeks Kimball Bridge improvements

1:26 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

An ever-busier Kimball Bridge Road corridor in Alpharetta has city planners thinking about improvements.Officials will present concepts for upgrades between North Point Parkway and Waters Road at a meeting 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at New Prospect Elementary School, 3055 Kimball Bridge Road. A public input discussion will follow.While Kimball Bridge ...
Fayette board denies voting settlement

1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Charles Oddo, chairman of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, denied Tuesday that the county is negotiating with the NAACP to settle a lawsuit regarding district voting.Recent rumors about a settlement brought a large audience to the meeting, with residents speaking both for and against a settlement. County lawyers are ...
Gwinnett property tax payments due Oct. 15

1:23 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

For Gwinnett property owners with an escrow account, tax information is available to mortgage companies. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of property owners to ensure taxes are paid by the due date of Oct. 15. If there are questions about who will pay the taxes, homeowners should contact their ...
Deadline approaching for Sugar Hill housing survey

1:14 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Sugar Hill is undertaking a housing study to evaluate citizen satisfaction with housing options and housing availability for seniors and other special needs groups, identify neighborhoods in need of improvement, measure the livability of Sugar Hill, evaluate home values and affordability, and compile relevant demographics.Deadline to complete the survey is ...
Demolition begins on bridge over Chattahoochee River in Buford
Demolition of the 1947 S.R. 20 bridge over the Chattahoochee begins today. Traffic is using the new bridge (top bridge in photo). Courtesy of Georgia DOT

1:09 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Georgia DOT will begin demolition today on the old State Route 20/Cumming Highway Bridge over the Chattahoochee River in Buford.The bridge deck, or driving surface, will be removed in 10 feet long sections beginning on the Gwinnett side of the bridge. Work will move towards Forsyth County in 10 feet ...
Dunwoody considers electric car charging stations

1:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

The Dunwoody Sustainability Committee will hold a regularly scheduled meeting 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 103.Items on the agenda include: the city’s electronics recycling effort; the Sustainable Hero launch, aimed at rewarding local energy conservation efforts; a bicycle parking policy; and developing a ...
College Park checks its fire hydrants

1:03 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

The College Park Fire Department will be conducting its bi-annual fire hydrant inspections this week.The department started inspecting and flushing all public fire hydrants Monday and will continue through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.Because water may appear cloudy or discolored immediately following hydrant flushing, the ...
Brookhaven’s Ashford Park refurbishment begins next week

1:01 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

The Brookhaven City Council in July approved a contract with Game Time Dominica Recreation Products for new playground equipment at Ashford Park. The playground design was chosen with community input and is ADA compliant.While new equipment is installed, the playground will be shut down for about 21 days starting Monday. ...
Powder Springs considers police pay raises

12:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

The Powder Springs City Council is expected to decide on Oct. 19 whether to give pay raises to the city’s police sergeants and lieutenants.City Manager Pam Conner “noted the inability to fill the position of sergeant for an inordinate period of time and finds that the recruitment of experienced and ...
Powder Springs Bodiford House tops out at $800,000

12:57 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Funding for the Bodiford House in Powder Springs should top out close to $800,000 in time for the grand opening from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.The $25,000 for landscaping will come from this year’s additional tax revenue that was approved by the city council 4-1 Monday with Councilwoman Nancy Hudson ...
Decatur amends alcoholic beverage ordinance

12:56 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Decatur’s commission amended its alcoholic beverage ordinance Monday, removing the distance limitations from schools and colleges in two specific cases. The first essentially removes distance requirements between a school and restaurant (technically, “consumption on premises”) and between a school and grocery store (“consumption off premises”).This currently affects Decatur in two ...
Gwinnett County restaurant inspection scores

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Gwinnett County• Kabab Hut, 880 Indian Trail Road, Lilburn. 88/B• Lala’s Bakery Café, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 100/A• Pollo Tropical, 3385 Buford Drive, Buford. 90/A• Tepanyaki, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 98/A• Tilted Kilt Pub, 3480 Financial Center Way, Buford. 94/A
Fulton County restaurant inspection scores

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Fulton County• Cabernet Steakhouse, 5575 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. 91/A• North River Tavern, 8879 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 95/A• Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 3285 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 100/A• The Farmhouse at Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto. 94/A• The Hil Restaurant, 9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto. 97/A
Coweta County restaurant inspection scores

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Coweta County• CC’s Wings & Things, 23 Franklin Road, Newnan. 93/A• Danthony’s Grill & Bar, 89 Herring Road, Newnan. 96/A• Momma Goldberg’s Deli, 733 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan. 98/A• Olive Garden, 212 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan. 80/B• Texas Roadhouse, 1127 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan. 97/A
Cobb County restaurant inspection scores

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Cobb County• Chicago Pizza and Sports Grille, 3150 Highlands Parkway, Smyrna. 88/B• Doc Green’s, 3220 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta. 85/B• Hamada Japanese Grill & Sushi, 3895 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 93/A• Seafood Café, 679 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Mableton. 96/A• Wing Factory Café, 800 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. 90/A
Clayton County restaurant inspection scores

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Clayton County• Bay Breeze, 11440 Tara Blvd., Hampton. 91/A• Bulluck’s Best Barbeque, 4594 Highway 42, Ellenwood. 96/A• CJ & Kids Soul Food, 258 S. Main St., Jonesboro. 94/A• Cracker Barrel, 1458 Southlake Plaza Drive, Morrow. 96/A• Irish Pub & Grill, 6459 Highway 42, Rex. 94/A
Restaurant inspection: Duluth Steak ‘n Shake fails routine inspection

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Some prepared and wrapped salads at a Steak ‘n Shake in Duluth were in a cooler that had a leak, and water had accumulated around them, a Gwinnett County health inspector said. There was a pool of water inside the cooler, and inside a pan with the salads. The food ...
Alpharetta considering bond referendum

2:09 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

A final decision is still a ways down the road, but serious interest is emerging in a city of Alpharetta bond referendum in 2016 aimed at funding various capital improvement projects.During Monday night’s city council meeting, Mayor David Belle Isle said that a series of workshops will be held during ...
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