MAY 21 ROUNDUP: News from the Alpharetta, Milton area

The latest U.S. Census Bureau data released at midnight May 21 shows the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw the greatest percentage increase in population growth from 2010-19 compared to other North Fulton cities. (Photos by Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
The latest U.S. Census Bureau data released at midnight May 21 shows the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw the greatest percentage increase in population growth from 2010-19 compared to other North Fulton cities. (Photos by Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

The latest U.S. Census Bureau data released at midnight May 21 shows the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw the greatest percentage increase in population growth from 2010-19 compared to other North Fulton cities. (Photos by Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Alpharetta and Milton here.

Alpharetta, Milton population growth from 2010-19 outranks other North Fulton cities, census data shows

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, released at midnight May 21, the cities of Alpharetta and Milton saw greater percentage increases in population growth from 2010-19 than neighboring North Fulton cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek—and Milton also outranked the city of Atlanta.

Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases from coronavirus tests drops to less than 10% on May 20

As the number of administered COVID-19 tests in Georgia surpasses 400,000—totaling 402,940 administered tests as of 7 p.m. May 20—the percentage of positive cases also dropped below 10% for the first time, Georgia Department of Public Health data shows.



Milton begins phased reopening of city facilities operations starting May 20

Residents of the city of Milton can expect to see a phased reopening of the city in the coming months following a unanimous vote from Milton City Council at a May 18 meeting to approve a phased reopening plan.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.