MAY 23 ROUNDUP: The most popular Alpharetta-area stories from the past week

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Alpharetta and Milton restaurant owners are figuring out how to best operate their businesses while adhering to state regulations. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Alpharetta and Milton restaurant owners are figuring out how to best operate their businesses while adhering to state regulations. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Alpharetta and Milton restaurant owners are figuring out how to best operate their businesses while adhering to state regulations. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from the past week of Community Impact Newspaper coverage in the Alpharetta and Milton areas.

Alpharetta, Milton restaurant owners navigate reopening while coronavirus pandemic continues

“I haven’t seen a paycheck in about two months,” said Darren Henderson, chef and owner of Crust Pasta & Pizzeria in Alpharetta.

This is the reality for some business and restaurant owners in Alpharetta, Milton and elsewhere in Georgia as the coronavirus pandemic caused the closure of restaurant dining rooms beginning April 6, per an executive order from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Alpharetta becomes first city in Georgia to provide antibody testing to first responders



This week, the city of Alpharetta became the first city in Georgia to provide COVID-19 antibody testing to first responders, according to a May 20 press release from the city.

Alpharetta City Council discusses potential skateboarding regulations at May 18 meeting

Alpharetta City Council and Mayor Jim Gilvin, as well as other members of city staff, discussed the potential for regulations on the use of skateboards during the workshop portion of council's May 18 meeting.

Early voting for June 9 Georgia primary begins May 18

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the presidential preference primary, general primary, nonpartisan and special elections in Georgia were all pushed to June 9, the Georgia secretary of state's office announced April 9—and since state law requires three weeks of in-person early voting, this early voting process begins May 18 through June 5 in Georgia.

Charlotte Drive extension in Milton completed May 15

Construction on the extension of Charlotte Drive, also known as the Northeast Crabapple Connector, is now complete, according to a news release from the city of Milton on May 15.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.