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.