Homes selling fast, medical experts seeing fewer preventive visits: This week's news from Alpharetta, Milton

(Designed by Isabella Short)
(Designed by Isabella Short)

(Designed by Isabella Short)

Read the latest news from this week's coverage of Alpharetta and Milton.

Homes selling fast in Alpharetta, Milton amid pandemic despite low home inventory

Homes are selling faster year over year in Alpharetta and Milton, in part because fewer homes are on the market as the North Fulton region rides out the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from First Multiple Listing Service.

Local health professionals stress importance of preventive care after drop in primary care visits

Local health care professionals said they noticed a significant drop in preventive health care visits at the beginning of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in March and April.

City of Alpharetta kicks off 2040 Comprehensive Plan process with public survey

Alpharetta city officials and staff kicked off the city's 2040 Comprehensive Plan process at the July 20 Alpharetta City Council meeting, starting with a public input survey that residents can fill out.

TO-DO LIST: 8 events to check out in Alpharetta, Milton in July, August

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, several events are still set to take place in Alpharetta and Milton throughout July and August. While all event dates were still scheduled as of publication July 21, event details are subject to change as guidance changes regarding when and how events can be held due to COVID-19.

Lightning causes Deerfield apartment fire July 19 in Milton; third major fire in 3 nights

On July 19, the Milton Fire Department responded to the third major fire in three days in the city of Milton; this one was located at the IMT Deerfield apartment complex on Morris Road in the Milton area, according to a press release from the city July 20.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.


The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

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Alpharetta's Wills Park Pool closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

An employee of the Wills Park Pool tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the closure of the Wills Park Pool until further notice, city officials announced Aug. 3.

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Clean Your Dirty Face facial bar expected to open by early November at Halcyon

The facial bar is anticipated to open in late October or early November.

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Alpharetta's My Stir Fry permanently closes

The restaurant announced its permanent closure June 6.

Brown bag school lunches
Fulton County Schools to host drive-thru version of First Day Fulton on Aug. 1

The event will take place at Banneker High School in south Fulton County and North Springs High School in north Fulton County.

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Coronavirus in Georgia: 3 of 4 Alpharetta, Milton ZIP codes see decline in new cases

Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes 30022, 30005 and 30004 saw decreases in the number of new cases in two two-week periods, while ZIP code 30009 saw an increase during that time, according to the latest epidemiology report from the Fulton County Board of Health.

Regal movie theaters plan to reopen Aug. 21. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.

The resolution was passed by the AFT's 45-member executive council and announced by AFT President Randi Weingarten during the union's biennial convention July 28. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches

According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.

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Coronavirus in Georgia: Current hospitalizations show decreases for first time since early June

Current hospitalizations have shown mostly decreasing totals over the last seven days, according to COVID-19 data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

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City of Alpharetta approves construction plan contracts to add lanes to Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta City Council approved contracts at the July 20 meeting to continue progress on the widening of Old Milton Parkway between North Point Parkway and Kimball Bridge Road.