Nonessential businesses open April 24 and other Alpharetta-area news

Read some of the latest stories from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Alpharetta area.

Milton City Council amends initial emergency ordinance, allows council to resume certain policy-making functions

Certain policy-making functions, including the processing, consideration and approval of city ordinances, can now be brought forth at Milton City Council meetings once again while council meetings are conducted virtually due to COVID-19.

New hotel coming to Northwinds area in Alpharetta

The city of Alpharetta Design Review Board approved site plans April 17 for the new AC Hotel by Marriott hotel, set to feature about 140 rooms, in the Northwinds Summit node of Alpharetta.

Final paving of Rucker Road expected to be complete before May 1

In a Facebook post April 21, Alpharetta city officials announced that the final paving of Rucker Road, a $15.4 million major corridor project that has been underway for the last three years, will begin the week of April 27. Barring inclement weather, the work could be completed before May 1.

Gov. Brian Kemp announces dine-in service at restaurants, nonessential businesses to reopen beginning April 24

Gov. Brian Kemp announced in a press conference April 20 that gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, estheticians, nail care artists, cosmetology schools and massage therapists will be allowed to reopen their businesses statewide starting April 24.

Comeback Vinyl offers virtual record store, curbside pickup to Alpharetta community while physical doors are closed

Music has always been a priority in Comeback Vinyl co-owner Alex Vernon's life, he said. He and his mother, Karen Vernon, shared a strong bond over music for his entire life, he said, which led him to becoming a DJ in college. His passion for music is why he opened his first record "store" inside an Alpharetta antique mall with his mom in 2012.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.