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.






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City of Alpharetta opens Windward Community Park

The city of Alpharetta opened its latest public park, Windward Community Park, in early June.

The Hemp Farmacy, a CBD store, opened in the Alpharetta-Milton area in May. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Hemp Farmacy now open on Windward Parkway

The Hemp Farmacy, a CBD store, opened in the Alpharetta-Milton area in May.

As of 3 p.m. June 3, Georgia has seen a 10.1% increase in the number of hospitalizations statewide since May 27. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Hospitalizations rise 10.1% in 7 days

As of 3 p.m. June 3, Georgia has seen a 10.1% increase in the number of hospitalizations statewide since May 27.

Del Taco in Milton now permanently closed

Del Taco in Milton closed in late March.

Dozens of protestors gathered in Alpharetta City Center to protest the death of George Floyd. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
PHOTOS: Protestors gather in downtown Alpharetta over George Floyd's death

Dozens of protestors gathered in Alpharetta City Center to protest the death of George Floyd.

Alpharetta City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in most of City Center. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Alpharetta City Council passes first reading of skateboarding ordinance

Alpharetta City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in most of City Center.

New alcohol-related establishments will be able to open in the city of Milton following the passage of a new ordinance to the city's alcohol laws. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Milton City Council approves alcohol ordinance rewrites, paving way for breweries, food halls to open

New alcohol-related establishments will be able to open in the city of Milton following the passage of a new ordinance to the city's alcohol laws.

Chet Touton, owner of Mr. Handyman, a home repair service in the Alpharetta area, offered his advice on some of the key maintenance areas and projects homeowners need to focus on this time of year. (Community Impact staff)
GUIDE: Advice on home improvement, maintenance projects from Alpharetta business owner

Chet Touton, the owner of Mr. Handyman, a home repair service in the Alpharetta area, offered his advice on some of the key maintenance areas and projects homeowners need to focus on this time of year.

The Georgia Department of Public Health will switch to a once-per-day update of its COVID-19 daily status report at 3 p.m. each day. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Public health department to switch to one COVID-19 update per day

The Georgia Department of Public Health will switch to a once-per-day update of its COVID-19 daily status report at 3 p.m. each day.

Most businesses located inside Avalon in Alpharetta will be closed on the evening of May 30 amid concerns about protests over the death of George Floyd. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Most businesses inside Avalon closed tonight amid protest concerns

Most businesses located inside Avalon in Alpharetta will be closed on the evening of May 30 amid concerns about protests over the death of George Floyd.

Children under age 18 can receive 10 free meals each week from Fulton County Schools at one of the district's 22 distribution sites beginning June 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Fulton County Schools will offer weekly free meals to children under age 18 this summer

Children under age 18 can receive 10 free meals each week from Fulton County Schools at one of the district's 22 distribution sites beginning June 3.