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By CHAMIAN CRUZ
Will Morthland won the runoff election for the Roswell Post 5 City Council seat Nov. 30 and will be sworn in along with a new mayor and two other City Council members come January.
In one of her last moves before leaving office, Mayor Lori Henry is bringing forth a resolution for the use of eminent domain for transportation and other city projects. (Read)
Alpharetta leaders are revisiting the toll development is taking on infrastructure. The City Council passed a resolution Nov. 29 to study its schedule for impact fees assessed on new development. (Read)
It's official- Grovont Partners will not build a 275,000 sq ft luxury senior living facility on Arnold Mill Road. Roswell officials say any future rezoning requests for the property must now wait a year. (Read)
Kevin Douglas Creek faces eight years in prison after admitting he kicked and beat uniformed police officers during Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. (Read)
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee) announced today that its Board of Directors recently approved for the Corporation to partic… (Read)
By PATRICK FOX
Alpharetta’s downtown continues to expand southward with the approval of a variance allowing Dave Filipowicz, owner of Smokejack BBQ, to serve alcohol at a new restaurant right down the road.
In case you missed it:
Forsyth County has taken a hard stand against what it has termed a land grab by the City of Cumming. Since 2019, Cumming has extended its city limits by almost 500 acres through more than 12 annexations. Read more
Opponents of a proposed 176-unit housing development on Pilgrim Mill Road turned out Nov. 16 to tell Cumming City Council members they’d been kept in the dark. Read more
Forsyth County Board of Education voted Nov. 16 to refinance a portion of its 2013 and 2014 bond debt, a move that will save the district approximately $7.17 million over the remaining 12-year life of the payments. Read more