11:50 AM Jul 16, 2020 EDT

Fulton County Schools pivots reopening to all virtual learning

After presenting extensive reopening plans for either in-person or individual remote learning, Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney pivoted the district's reopening strategy to universal remote learning.


5:18 PM Jul 30, 2020 EDT

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.




Alpharetta's My Stir Fry permanently closes

The restaurant announced its permanent closure June 6.


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.


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.




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.


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.


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.


DEVELOPMENT UPDATES: 5 ongoing developments in Alpharetta, Milton

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



Read business, dining profiles and more: News from Alpharetta

Read the latest news from Alpharetta and Milton.


Southern Yankee Staging & Design owner: 'Staging is not a transaction; it's a personal experience'

Owner Amy Ferguson opened Southern Yankee Staging & Design, which she operates by appointment out of her home, about a year and a half ago.


Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails chef highlights fresh produce, Southern meals

Executive Chef Derek Dollar grows produce in the 1-acre garden at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails, which he and the rest of the cooking staff use for the restaurant's meals.


Acton Academy to open in August, now open for fall enrollment

Acton Academy is expected to open its doors in Alpharetta in mid-August and is now accepting enrollment applications for the fall.




Coronavirus in Georgia: Current hospitalizations drop while case counts rise by almost 5,000

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 dropped by 22 people from July 23-24. Total cases increased by almost 5,000 during that same time.


Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.



Alpharetta reaches agreement with Johns Creek, Forsyth County on McGinnis Ferry Road widening

The city of Alpharetta approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Johns Creek and Forsyth County regarding the McGinnis Ferry Road widening project.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.


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

Even through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, homes were selling quickly in the Alpharetta and Milton areas, partially because of a low supply of homes in the area, local Realtors said.


Coronavirus in Georgia: ZIP codes 30022, 30005 see decline in new COVID-19 cases from July 2-15

Two of the four Alpharetta and Milton ZIP codes saw a lower number of COVID-19 cases between July 2-15 than between June 17-July 1, according to data from the Fulton County Board of Health.



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

After a drop in preventive health visits this spring because of COVID-19, local health care professionals say staying on top of routine medical exams and procedures is important despite the ongoing pandemic.


Coronavirus in Georgia: State case counts surpass 150,000

COVID-19 case counts statewide surpassed 150,000 July 22, with 14,169 cases in Fulton County so far, according to public health data.