Texas tornado death toll increases

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

At Issue: Should all schools offer distance learning during snow days?


Snow days used to mean playing out in the cold stuff. With technology, though, many school systems have turned those times into work-from-home days. The AJC asks readers if every school should do that. AJC file photo

As children many of us recall watching the evening news or listening to the morning weather radio reports to find out if the white flakes wafting from the sky would cause officials to close school for the day. One or two days were a dream, but an entire week brought about severe cabin fever from being away from structure and near-amnesia when we return to the books. Read More

Atlanta Ballet, Opera To Perform At City Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — The Performing Arts Center at City Springs will open its 2018-2019 season with a lineup starring nationally recognized organizations. The Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Opera, leading figures in the city’s performing arts community, are currently finalizing details for performances at City Springs in spring 2019.

The City Springs Theatre Company, the metro area’s newest professional theatre company, will also present five productions during the inaugural season. These organizations help “fulfill the goal of providing a cultural diversity of the arts, and a volume of events that will help drive the success of City Springs,” the city said.

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Why You Should Follow Sandy Spring GA News

If you live in Sandy Spring GA, you shouldn’t be ignoring the news. Even if you prefer to focus on your day-to-day life, newspapers can be a fantastic resource for you. Here’s why you should try to read the news on a regular basis.

The News Can Bring You Closer To The People That Live In Your Community

Local newspapers don’t focus all of their attention on wide-reaching stories. In a lot of cases, these papers focus specifically on stories about people that live in Sandy Spring. Reading the news will make you feel a lot closer to the people that live and work around you.

Reading The News Will Ensure That You Know What Is Going On In Your Town

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