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The city of Alpharetta is continuing with a project to construct a crosswalk at the mid-block of Marietta and South Main streets. (Screenshot via Zoom Meetings)
The city of Alpharetta is continuing with a project to construct a crosswalk at the mid-block of Marietta and South Main streets. (Screenshot via Zoom Meetings)

The city of Alpharetta is continuing with a project to construct a crosswalk at the mid-block of Marietta and South Main streets. (Screenshot via Zoom Meetings)

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Milton City Council approves grant to help construct fishing pier at Providence Park

A new fishing pier will be coming to the 42-acre Providence Park in Milton after the city received a grant March 25 from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The grant that was submitted in fall 2018, said Jim Cregge, the city's director of parks and recreation.

Milton City Council members approved an agenda item to accept the $100,000 grant at their April 27 meeting, and the city is to match the grant with $100,000 of its own for the pier project.



Crosswalk construction at mid-block of Marietta, South Main streets still planned for Alpharetta despite budget concerns

Despite financial concerns due to COVID-19's impact on the city's budget, the city of Alpharetta will continue with a project to construct a mid-block crosswalk at the intersection of Marietta Street and South Main Street, Alpharetta City Council members said during the workshop portion of their April 27 meeting.

Fulton County Schools recognizes class of 2020 through Star Seniors web series and other FCS news

Seventeen Fulton County Schools seniors will be honored through FCS' new Star Seniors digital series in which FCS officials will choose one senior from each high school in the district that "embodies the spirit and fortitude" of the class of 2020, according to an April 24 FCS press release. FCS officials announced the first five honorees in the video and web series—one of whom is Suchetas Bokil, an Alpharetta High School senior—April 24, and the remaining 12 honorees will be announced May 1 and May 8.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.