Monday, May 20, 2013
End date set for Thursday, Nov. 21.
Roswell commuters who use GA 400 take note: Back in March we told you that the tolls are coming down in November, and now we have more details. To lessen the impact on Thanksgiving travel, the tolls will end Thursday, Nov. 21, weather permitting, one week before the holiday, according to PeachPass.com. While demolition plans are still being finalized, "preliminary plans call for all GA 400 traffic to shift into three general purpose lanes where motorists currently use the electronic tolling lanes," said a newsletter from Peach Pass. Construction will begin in October for the traffic shift. No heavy work is expected during the winter holidays. Actual demolition of the tolls will take place January 2014 through May. Once the structure is …
The ceremony has attracted thousands of people from throughout the state since 1997.
Georgia’s largest Memorial Day ceremony will march onto the grounds of Roswell City Hall, Monday, May 27, in celebration and remembrance of those lost defending our country. The annual ceremony began in 1997, when locals came together to create a unique Memorial Day event, in a non-political, non-commercial ceremony to honor veterans and those who gave all. The event was set on recognizing the sacrifices individuals from all over the country, as well as those from Roswell, had made in protecting our freedom. That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. Since then, the event has grown to attract thousands of people from throughout Georgia and the southeast. See below for a schedule of events and key ceremony details: …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Bibles were removed from cabins and rooms at Georgia parks after a complaint from a visitor.
Gov. Nathan Deal today instructed the state Department of Natural Resources to return Bibles to cabins and lodge rooms at state parks, according to the Office of the Governor. The Governor made the decision to do so after consulting with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. The Bibles were removed from the rooms of Georgia parks after a visitor complained, but were still available to guests at the front desk of these park facilities. In a press release, Gov. Deal stated the following: “Out of an abundance of caution to avoid potential litigation, the commissioner [Mark Williams, commissioner of DNR] removed the Bibles from rooms – though they were still available on site – after a complaint from a visitor. The attorney general and I agree …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The city approved the restaurant's requests for a sidewalk cafe.
One of the newest Canton Street restaurants will start seating more patrons outside this summer since the Roswell City Council approved a sidewalk cafe applications for Mac McGee on Monday. Mac McGee will construct a chain barrier between the existing porch columns to enclose its new cafe space, which will include four to six tables. Salt Factory, which already has several tables along the sidewalk, asked to extend the outdoor seating area by filling in the tree well and relocating the light post. They would also want to execute a redesign of the sidewalk and ADA ramp along Canton and Webb streets. (See attached picture of how the new sidewalk would appear.) However, council deferred the request until the May 29 meeting so that staff could…
Georgia's former Secretary of State has thrown her hat into the ring in a bid for Senator Saxby Chambliss' seat.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced Friday that she will run for Sen. Saxby Chambliss' soon-to-be vacated U.S. Senate seat. Handel, who narrowly lost the governor's race to Gov. Nathan Deal and then left Susan G Komen for the Cure amid national controversy, says she's been "incredibly fortunate and blessed," despite having to leave an abusive home when she was 17. "I'm running for U.S. Senate because I want to make sure that the next young person who ends up on his or her own at 17 will have the opportunity to prosper and achieve. But that won't happen unless we make some big changes in Washington," she said in a statement. Handel believes individual states do a better job of governing than government at the federal …
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on 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. Waffle House #1300 2850 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30022 Last Inspection: May 13, Score: 94, Grade: A El Zarape Mexican Restaurant 880 Atlanta St Roswell, GA 30075 Last Inspection: May 13, Score: 94, Grade: A I.N.C. Street Food 948 Canton St Roswell, GA 30075 Last Inspection: May 15, Score: 100, Grade: A Little Alley Steak 955 Canton St Ste 120 Roswell, GA 30075 Last Inspection: May 15, Score: 100, Grade: A Party Chic By Kelly Kakes - Bar 953 Canton St Roswell, GA …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A look at the most popular baby names of last year, according to the Social Security Administration.
Thursday, May 16
Here are the names the U.S. loves: Top 10 Girl Names of 2012 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Isabella 4. Olivia 5. Ava 6. Emily 7. Abigail 8. Mia 9. Madison 10. Elizabeth ___ Top 10 Boy Names of 2012 1. Jacob 2. Mason 3. Ethan 4. Noah 5. William 6. Liam 7. Jayden 8. Michael 9. Alexander 10. Aiden ___ Fastest-Rising Baby Names for Girls in 2012 1. Arya 2. Perla 3. Catalina 4. Elisa 5. Raelynn 6. Rosalie 7. Haven 8. Raelyn 9. Briella 10. Marilyn ___ Fastest-Rising Names for Boys in 2012 1. Major 2. Gael 3. Jase 4. Messiah 5. Brantley 6. Iker 7. King 8. Rory 9. Ari 10. Maverick ___ Source: Social Security Administration
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The project's working title is "Canton Street City Walk."
Prepare to see bulldozers and other construction equipment near Roswell's historic district soon - the Roswell City Council approved the conditional use of a new high-end apartment complex where Frazier Street Apartments currently reside. Lennar Multi-Family Investors' proposal, approved under the Groveway Community Hybrid Form-Based Code on Monday, May 13, will raze and rebuild the current apartment complex. The transformation will turn the current 10.6 acre, 152-unit property into a luxury development with 320 "stacked flats." Councilman Kent Igleheart, concerned about the density of the project, doesn't believe the project meets the overall goal for the Groveway Community. Still, he told developers, "Good luck, because I do hope it's …
A man is demanding water and sanitation service payments from local residents.
Similar to the recent Ga 400 phone scam, some Roswell residents say a man presenting himself as a city employee or a Fulton County Water & Sewer billing agent is demanding payment for water and sanitation services - or else. The suspect, who gives a city badge number of no. 572113, has told residents if they don't make a payment over the phone, their utilities will be turned off Monday morning. The caller ID shows up as "Private Name," according to the city. "This individual is not a representative from the city of Roswell," said a recent statement from the city. According to the county, their billing department does not accept any form of payment by phone or even contact water and sewer customers during the evening. Any residents who …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Roswell City Council will meet at city hall at 7 p.m.
Included on tonight's Roswell City Council agenda are the following items (see attached PDF for the full agenda): Following the regular meeting, council members will hold a special work session to go over the Downtown Development Authority's master plan. The city council will meet in council chambers at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, at 7 p.m. Click here to see meeting details when they're posted.