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North Springs, Riverwood Named AP Honor Schools

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — All traditional high schools in the Fulton County School System have been named AP Honor Schools. The honor, given by the Georgia Department of Education, recognized schools that are “leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available,” the system said. Fulton County has 15 traditional high schools and two non-traditional high schools.

The 2018 AP Honor Schools awards are based on the class of 2017’s testing results and are grouped into six categories: AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools, AP Humanities Schools, AP Merit Schools, AP Challenge Schools, and AP Access and Support Schools. Read More

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WOW House: $8.5M ‘Rare’ Estate With Guest Cottage (ICYMI)

ATLANTA, GA — This stunning mansion sitting on over eight professionally landscaped acres is available for sale and certainly will “wow” you. If you’re sporty, enjoy the putting green, tennis court or basketball court. It’s a smart home with Control4 Technology and has a stocked lake with waterfalls. All of this luxury doesn’t even begin to describe the home itself, so you’ve got to see it for yourself. Enjoy! Read More

Abernathy Greenway South Trail Park Ribbon Cutting On April 13

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — The city of Sandy Springs will celebrate the start of spring with a ribbon cutting for its newest park. The event celebrating the Abernathy Greenway South Trail Park will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 13.

Located at the corner of Abernathy and Wright roads and across from the Abernathy Greenway Park, the new walking trails will provide natural respite just footsteps away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The Abernathy Greenway South Trail Park includes a slate chip-walking trail, landscaping, park benches, bike racks, pet waste stations, and trash cans along the designated areas. Also opening to the public is the one-acre park located at the northeast corner of Abernathy Road and Wright Road. Read More

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Damage after the storm | Social media reacts to severe weather in the south

The storms are passing through Georgia and now lingering lightening strikes and damage are what remain.

People took to social media to share their frightening and quite frankly, loud experiences with yesterday’s storms.

Damn, that #storm in Atlanta’s being quite rough. #thunder #thunderstorm #lightning #tornado #hail #rain #water #wet #weather #atl #atlanta #ga #georgia #america #murica #unitedstates #unitedstatesofamerica #mountain #parkA post shared by Leon Erbe (@leon_erbe) on Mar 19, 2018 at 8:59pm PDT Read More

Daylight Saving 2018: When Does Georgia Move Clocks Forward?

ATLANTA, GA – As if the recent 70 degree days weren’t already a sign that spring is on its way, the days start getting longer in just a month. While winter doesn’t leave the calendar until March 20, the first hint of spring comes when Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11.

That means you turn your old-school clocks forward an hour when you go to bed Saturday night, March 10. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of setting clocks forward one hour from standard time in the spring, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.

Sunrise will be about an hour later and there will be more light in the evenings. Read More

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Sandy Springs tightens grip on Airbnbs with more rules, expenses

The cost to operate an Airbnb or VRBO is going up in Sandy Springs.

At a meeting Tuesday evening, the city council voted unanimously to alter the city’s code to add more regulations on short-term rentals. The additional rules take effect May 1.

The updated rules require property owners who operate an Airbnb or short-term rental — leased for less than 30 days — out of their home to be registered as a short-term rental unit and have their property inspected for compliance with building and fire codes. Owners must also pay a business license fee and the hotel-motel tax. Read More

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Real Estate Notebook: Greenstone plans Midtown spec office; LeaseQuery expanding – Atlanta Business Chronicle

A developer says it’s “going spec” on a $100 million office building along the Downtown Connector.

The 10-story building, part of a larger mixed-use project called 14th & Spring, could break ground this October, according to Atlanta-based Greenstone Properties.

The mixed-use development would include the 250,000-square-foot office building, 330 apartments and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail at 1150 Spring St. in Midtown. Read More

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North Springs High Announces STAR Teachers, Students

SANDY SPRINGS, GA – From North Springs Charter High School: For the first time in North Springs Charter High School (NSCHS) history, two seniors – Jared Matthew Coffsky and Eric Nathan Miller have been named 2018 STAR Students. To qualify – both achieved the highest SAT score taken at one sitting of all students in their class – each scored 1580 with a perfect 800 in math.

Both are math/science magnet students, 2018 National Merit Semifinalists and among a small group of North Springs’ students finishing their second year of college math (Applied Combinatorics and Differential Equations) at Georgia Tech. Read More