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Alpharetta parent-teacher groups donate more than $20,000 total to families in need amid school closures

Local parents and community members rallied to help families in need amid school closures due to coronavirus prevention measures.


Fulton County suspends early voting; presidential preference primary election moved to May 19

The Georgia presidential preference primary was originally scheduled for March 24.


Milton City Council members pass emergency ordinance to conduct essential business virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

The city of Milton closed all city buildings for 30 days and adopted an emergency ordinance March 16 in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.



Alpharetta City Council adopts emergency ordinance; city facilities closed through April 12

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Alpharetta City Council members passed an emergency ordinance March 16 to allow for votes to be cast on emergency matters via email.


Fulton County Schools develops remote learning plan, offers food distribution program during indefinite closure

Fulton County Schools launched a digital learning plan and food distribution program during its indefinite closure.


Cities of Alpharetta, Milton suspend all recreation programs, close senior activity centers indefinitely in wake of coronavirus spread

The city of Alpharetta suspended all parks and recreation programs from March 14-30.


Alpharetta City Council discussing potential fall bond

Alpharetta City Council members are discussing potential projects for a proposed fall bond.



Downtown Alpharetta mixed-use transformation creates city hub

Dozens of development projects are underway in downtown Alpharetta, paving way for a more walkable heart of the city.


Fulton County Schools closed until further notice

Fulton County Schools announced the closure of all facilities beginning March 16 to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.


7 Acre barNgrill owners offer country tavern menu to Birmingham Crossroads area

Inside the nearly 100-year-old building on Hickory Flat Road in Milton sits 7 Acre barNgrill. The renovated building housed a general store back in the 1930s, chef and business partner Mix McCrory said, but it was most recently known as Wilbur & Rudy’s Farm Table.


Market District at Crabapple to bring live-work-play concept to downtown Milton

The first food hall concept, as well as other new restaurants, are coming to downtown Milton at the Market District at Crabapple development.



MARKET DATA: Real estate stats for the Alpharetta-Milton area in March 2020

This real estate market snapshot shows a glimpse of the Alpharetta-Milton market as of March …


GUIDE: These are the latest community demographics for Alpharetta, Milton

Established Alpharetta and relative newcomer Milton each have their own city identity. Read on to see the …


2020 PRIMARY ELECTION GUIDE: Everything you need to know before March 24 Georgia Primary Election

Editor's note: This guide was created and published prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Fulton County officials rescheduled the presidential preference primary and special election for May 19. Early voting at all Fulton County early voting sites has been suspended beginning March 15. Early votes cast during the early voting period and absentee ballots will be counted at the time of the May 19 election.


New Milton public safety complex to open on Hwy. 9 in 2020

A new public safety complex—which will house the city of Milton’s police department headquarters and the municipal court as well as Fire Station No. 44—is scheduled to open later this year, Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood said in his State of the City address Jan. 30. The complex broke ground in 2019 on Hwy. 9, and Station No. 44 will be the first fire station the city has built from the ground up, Lockwood said.






Urban Hardware: Alpharetta business combines big-box store feel with small-town service

Urban Hardware offers a variety of home improvement and hardware products, as well as home decor, paint and patio furniture.



TRANSPORTATION UPDATES: Rucker Road improvements to wrap up this spring

Learn the latest construction updates on the Rucker Road improvement project.


Alpharetta, Milton mayors discuss 2020 visions

Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin and Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood discussed their visions for their respective cities at their State of the City addresses.


Evereve now open in Avalon

Evereve opened March 4 inside Avalon.


Sephora celebrated grand opening March 6 in Avalon

Sephora, a cosmetics retailer, opened inside Avalon in early March.