Coronavirus hospitalizations decline, city to add lanes to Old Milton Parkway: News from Alpharetta area

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. (Community Impact staff)
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. (Community Impact staff)

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. (Community Impact staff)

Read this week's news from the Alpharetta-Milton area.

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

For the first time since early June, the number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 has shown multiple consecutive days of decreasing totals, according to data from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

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

Alpharetta City Council members approved contracts at the July 20 meeting—totaling $2.8 million—for the development of final construction plans and management of the city's project to widen Old Milton Parkway. This project will widen the parkway from four to six lanes between North Point Parkway and Kimball Bridge Road.



DEVELOPMENT UPDATES: 5 ongoing developments in Alpharetta, Milton

Read more about ongoing development in the area.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.



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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.

Woman getting a facial
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.

Sorry we are closed sign board hanging on door
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.

Construction cones
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.

Market District building under construction
DEVELOPMENT UPDATES: 5 ongoing developments in Alpharetta, Milton

Here are some updates on five different developments underway in the Alpharetta and Milton areas.