Archive for December, 2008

Welcome

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Welcome to the Sandy Springs community website. This site was created in order to give the Sandy Springs area a free, interactive and comprehensive site that will serve as a one-stop source for community news and information. This site offers constantly updated, pertinent news provided by contributors in the community including civic organizations, schools, charities, [...]

Breaking News…Santa Claus is on his way

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Great news. It appears that Santa is on schedule and is heading across the Atlantic Ocean as we write this. So it may be time to get the cookies and milk ready and get the kids tucked into their beds for the night. Santa is on his way to the Sandy Springs area, so be [...]

Promenade at NorthPlace Slashes Prices

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The Promenade at NorthPlace recently auctioned a select number of their brownstone townhomes. They have now slashed prices for a limited time. The homes have been reduced by a minimum of $100,000, creating a great buying opportunity.
The townhomes were originally all priced in the $300s and now are starting from $199,000. Combined with historically low [...]

Bring One for the Chipper

[ January 3, 2009; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT

Keep North Fulton Beautiful is sponsoring a Christmas Tree Recycling Event on Saturday, January 3, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Trees can be brought to the following locations:

Keep North Fulton Beautiful Recycling Center
470 Morgan Falls Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The Home Depot
6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Sandy Springs, GA [...]

Hammond Park Master Plan Public Input Meeting

[ January 21, 2009; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The City of Sandy Springs is currently working on a Master Plan for Hammond Park to make improvements to the park including the addition of an Aquatics Facility.

Sandy Springs will be holding a public input meeting on January 21st at 10 am and 7 pm to get further input from Sandy Springs residents.

The steering committee [...]

Sandy Springs Holiday Toy Collection

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Sandy Springs four fire stations and police department headquarters are taking unwrapped toys for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) this holiday season. Donations may be made until December 21st at the following locations:
Sandy Springs Fire Station #1, 1425 Spalding Drive
Sandy Springs Fire Station #2, 139 Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs Fire Station #3, 6025 Heards Road
Sandy [...]

Every Dog Has Its Day…Eventually

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Sandy Springs dogs would be disappointed to know that a tract of land proposed to provide them with a playground has been deemed to valuable for dogs.  The proposed dog park was to be erected at Great Park at Morgan Falls, an area north of Morgan Falls dam, however after city workers removed bamboo from [...]

Sandy Springs to purchase former Target site

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The Sandy Springs City Council approved $8 million purchase the 8-acre former Target site on the corner of Johnson Ferry Road and Sandy Springs Circle last month. It seems that Sandy Springs residents are in odds over this purchase.
Can a city incorporated a little over three years ago, go from being conservative and cautious in [...]

21st Annual Jingle Jog and Elf Run

[ December 13, 2008; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]

Jingle Jog is coming this weekend, celebrating its 21st anniversary.

On December the 13th, friends, co-workers and family will come join us to participate in the Jingle Jog. They will have awards for a myriad of categories, running and non-running. Also, bring as many toys as you can because the Salvation Army will be at the [...]

Sandy Springs Approves School’s Athletics Complex

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Following the withdrawal of the Epstein School’s plans for expansion , the Sandy Springs city council voted 4-2 Tuesday to allow Holy Spirit Preparatory School to build an athletics complex, including a football field, on a site near an established neighborhood.
Some residents and opponents to the council’s vote felt the three year old city of [...]