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.



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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.

Fulton County Schools officials are in the beginning planning stages for reopening schools this fall. (Screenshot via Zoom)
Schools explore fall reopening and more: News from Alpharetta

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper coverage of the Alpharetta area.

According to the 9 a.m. COVID-19 update from the Georgia Department of Public Health May 29, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 has been hovering around 10% for the last two days. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus in Georgia: Percentage of positive cases hovers near 10%

According to the 9 a.m. COVID-19 update from the Georgia Department of Public Health on May 29, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 has been hovering around 10% for the last two days.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced additional guidelines May 28 for shuttered businesses to reopen as well as for summer camps, professional and amateur sports, bars and nightclubs and amusement parks. (Screenshot via Facebook Live)
Gov. Brian Kemp extends public health emergency through July 12, issues guidelines for other business reopenings

Gov. Brian Kemp announced additional guidelines May 28 for shuttered businesses to reopen as well as for summer camps, professional and amateur sports, bars and nightclubs and amusement parks.

Zagster notified the city of Alpharetta on May 27 that the company would be ending its bike share service with the city effective May 29. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Zagster ends bike share service in Alpharetta as of May 29

Zagster notified the city of Alpharetta on May 27 that the company would be ending its bike share service with the city effective May 29.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health's 9 a.m. COVID-19 data update, 445,186 diagnostic tests have been administered so far as well as 78,173 serology tests. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus: Georgia Department of Public Health begins reporting COVID-19 serology test numbers

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health's 9 a.m. COVID-19 data update, 445,186 diagnostic tests have been administered so far as well as 78,173 serology tests.

Fulton County Schools officials are in the beginning planning stages for reopening schools this fall. (Screenshot via Zoom)
Fulton County Schools officials begin to explore options for fall reopening

Fulton County Schools officials are in the beginning planning stages for reopening schools this fall.

A new residential development is coming to the north side of Thompson Street in Alpharetta and west of Westside Parkway. (Rendering courtesy city of Alpharetta)
New 17-lot residential subdivision coming to Thompson St. in Alpharetta

A new residential development is coming to the north side of Thompson Street in Alpharetta and west of Westside Parkway.

The deadline to register for virtual summer school, which is only available for middle and high school students, at Fulton County Schools ends May 29. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Virtual summer school registration for Fulton County Schools ends May 29

The deadline to register for virtual summer school, which is only available for middle and high school students, at Fulton County Schools ends May 29.

Alpharetta and Milton have both seen fewer than 150 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the May 22 epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health. (Community Impact staff)
Alpharetta, Milton see fewer COVID-19 cases compared to other North Fulton cities

Alpharetta and Milton have both seen fewer than 150 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the May 22 epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health.

Christian Brothers Automotive announced May 18 that the company would open a new location in Alpharetta late this year or early in 2021. (Courtesy Christian Brothers Automotive)
Modified summer camps and more: News from Alpharetta

Read the latest Alpharetta news from Community Impact Newspaper's website.