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Burn ban begins May 1 in Fulton County, elsewhere in Georgia

The summer burn ban mandated by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division begins May 1 and runs through Sept. 30 for 54 counties in Georgia, including Fulton County, which includes Alpharetta and Milton.

Gov. Brian Kemp renews public health emergency through June 12, does not extend shelter-in-place order

Gov. Brian Kemp's shelter-in-place order expires at 11:59 p.m. April 30, and he has made no extension of the order; however, elderly Georgians and those with compromised immune systems are required to continue sheltering in place, according to the executive order signed April 30.

Alpharetta City Council extends city facility closures, beer and wine sales with takeout orders for 30 days

City facilities—including City Hall, park facilities, buildings, offices, fields, courts, pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms and the Town Green—will remain closed for another 30 days, per an emergency ordinance passed by Alpharetta City Council members April 30. This action comes in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which led to the closure of the aforementioned facilities since mid-March.

The ordinance also extends the sale of packaged beer and wine with curbside pickup or to-go orders for restaurants in the city of Alpharetta for 30 days. Alcoholic beverage delivery is still prohibited.

Coronavirus: Georgia Department of Public Health releases newly formatted data, statewide case counts totaling 25,634

The Georgia Department of Public Health released newly formatted COVID-19 data with geo-mapping capabilities, rates of growth and outcomes of COVID-19 interventions as well as test numbers, case counts and other data points.

Alpharetta's Eastside Community Center sign proposals discussed at council meeting April 27

Signage packages for the city of Alpharetta's Eastside Community Center were discussed during the workshop portion of the Alpharetta City Council meeting April 27, including the monument entrance sign, the signage outside the center's entrance and some interior sign proposals.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.