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David Ibata

David Ibata is a Dispatch Editor responsible for writing and editing stories for the Breaking News operation of AJC.com, the newspaper's website. He previously worked as a copy editor and wire editor for the AJC and before that, as a home page web producer, deputy suburban bureau chief and staff writer for The Chicago Tribune. He also was a co-founder and chapter president of the Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

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Water line work to close Johns Creek road
 Construction of a water line for irrigation along Barnwell Road in Johns Creek will necessitate overnight road closures beginning Nov. 27 and continuing until the work is completed, city officials announced. To help accelerate construction of the Reuse Irrigation Main Line, Fulton County will increase working hours and close Barnwell to through...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Construction of a water line for irrigation along Barnwell Road in Johns Creek will necessitate overnight road closures beginning Nov. 27 and continuing until the work is completed, city officials announced. To help accelerate construction of the Reuse Irrigation Main Line, Fulton County will increase working hours and close Barnwell to through...
Dates, polling places set for Roswell runoff election
 Advanced voting for the Dec. 5 municipal general and special runoff elections in Roswell will take place Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 at four locations in and around the city, officials announced. Early voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alpharetta Branch Library, 10 Park Plaza; East Roswell Branch Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Advanced voting for the Dec. 5 municipal general and special runoff elections in Roswell will take place Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 at four locations in and around the city, officials announced. Early voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alpharetta Branch Library, 10 Park Plaza; East Roswell Branch Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge...
Cherokee schools OK partnership with elections board
 Eligible Cherokee County students could register to vote at school and county elections officials would assist with programs such as mock elections, under a partnership agreement between the schools and county elections board. The Cherokee school board recently approved the agreement with the county Board of Elections and Registration Citing...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Eligible Cherokee County students could register to vote at school and county elections officials would assist with programs such as mock elections, under a partnership agreement between the schools and county elections board. The Cherokee school board recently approved the agreement with the county Board of Elections and Registration Citing...
Alpharetta OKs bowling venue in 360 Tech Village
 The Alpharetta City Council has approved, with conditions, a “bowling entertainment venue” proposed for the southwest corner of Haynes Bridge Road and Lakeview Parkway in the 360 Tech Village development. Fuqua Acquisitions II LLC had requested a conditional use permit allowing the Pinstripes in a free-standing, two-story building...

Posted: 9 hours ago

The Alpharetta City Council has approved, with conditions, a “bowling entertainment venue” proposed for the southwest corner of Haynes Bridge Road and Lakeview Parkway in the 360 Tech Village development. Fuqua Acquisitions II LLC had requested a conditional use permit allowing the Pinstripes in a free-standing, two-story building...
New MARTA bus route in Roswell starts Dec. 11
 A new MARTA bus route in Roswell, from the Mansell Road Park & Ride Lot to the Holcomb Bridge Road corridor, is scheduled to start running Dec. 11, city officials announced. The MARTA Board of Directors recently approved Route 142, which will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service will be every 30 minutes during...

Posted: 18 hours ago

A new MARTA bus route in Roswell, from the Mansell Road Park & Ride Lot to the Holcomb Bridge Road corridor, is scheduled to start running Dec. 11, city officials announced. The MARTA Board of Directors recently approved Route 142, which will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Service will be every 30 minutes during...
Woodstock extends moratorium on rental apartments
 The Woodstock City Council has approved a 30-day extension, until Dec. 12, of its emergency moratorium on accepting proposals for multi-family rental projects while city officials and staff review the current imbalance of apartments. Woodstock imposed a 90-day moratorium, which expired Nov. 14, after determining its 3,377 rental units accounted...

Posted: 18 hours ago

The Woodstock City Council has approved a 30-day extension, until Dec. 12, of its emergency moratorium on accepting proposals for multi-family rental projects while city officials and staff review the current imbalance of apartments. Woodstock imposed a 90-day moratorium, which expired Nov. 14, after determining its 3,377 rental units accounted...
Ga. 400 flex lane closing for tree removal
 The flexible shoulder lane of northbound Ga. 400 in the Sandy Springs-Dunwoody area will be closed during the daylight hours, Nov. 20-22, to remove trees and prepare for bridge construction, state highway officials said. Georgia Department of Transportation crews, weather permitting, will close the northbound flex lane from the MARTA North...

Posted: 18 hours ago

The flexible shoulder lane of northbound Ga. 400 in the Sandy Springs-Dunwoody area will be closed during the daylight hours, Nov. 20-22, to remove trees and prepare for bridge construction, state highway officials said. Georgia Department of Transportation crews, weather permitting, will close the northbound flex lane from the MARTA North...
Fulton rebuffs Sandy Springs on new high school
 The Fulton County Board of Education has rebuffed a call by the Sandy Springs City Council to build a new North Springs Charter High School to replace an existing school. Under a capital plan approved by the school board in February 2016 and an Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved by voters that May, plans call for...

Posted: 18 hours ago

The Fulton County Board of Education has rebuffed a call by the Sandy Springs City Council to build a new North Springs Charter High School to replace an existing school. Under a capital plan approved by the school board in February 2016 and an Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved by voters that May, plans call for...
Community Voices: ‘Angel of Hope’ brings comfort after baby’s death
 Merry Pope of Decatur discovered the need for someone who understands to talk to – someone to share one’s grief – when a certain, not uncommon, tragedy strikes. “You don’t really realize how emotional it is until you go through it yourself,” she said of her three miscarriages. “And there are not a...

Posted: 3 days ago

Merry Pope of Decatur discovered the need for someone who understands to talk to – someone to share one’s grief – when a certain, not uncommon, tragedy strikes. “You don’t really realize how emotional it is until you go through it yourself,” she said of her three miscarriages. “And there are not a...
Johns Creek residents can help city map signs
 Johns Creek is inviting residents to use a “Mapillary” smartphone app to help the city collect street sign locations by taking pictures of their neighborhood. Photos can be uploaded to Mapillary, which will analyze the photos, locate the signs and transmit the information to the city. The data will help staff determine the number...

Posted: 3 days ago

Johns Creek is inviting residents to use a “Mapillary” smartphone app to help the city collect street sign locations by taking pictures of their neighborhood. Photos can be uploaded to Mapillary, which will analyze the photos, locate the signs and transmit the information to the city. The data will help staff determine the number...
Multi-lane roundabout opens in Roswell
 One of the first multi-lane roundabouts to be constructed on a state route in Georgia is now fully operational at Houze and Hembree roads in Roswell, city officials announced. The Georgia Department of Transportation transformed what had been a standard, signalized intersection into a two-lane roundabout “to improve safety and relieve...

Posted: 3 days ago

One of the first multi-lane roundabouts to be constructed on a state route in Georgia is now fully operational at Houze and Hembree roads in Roswell, city officials announced. The Georgia Department of Transportation transformed what had been a standard, signalized intersection into a two-lane roundabout “to improve safety and relieve...