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.






U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

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


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.



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.



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.