Press Releases

Firefighters to Assume New Posts Friday

Media Advisory | 12/26/2006

The new Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department will occupy its fire stations and begin providing services to the City on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006.

The transition will begin at 8 a.m. at City Hall. At 8:30 a.m., all the firefighters, trucks and equipment will depart for th...

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City is Committed to Protecting Trees

For Immediate Release | 12/21/2006

The City of Sandy Springs is committed to protecting trees. It is tragic when people disobey local laws and clear cut property. There are substantial fines in place when people violate City ordinances. In the past, people who illegally cut trees were given stiff fines. If y...

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City Holds Fire Department Commissioning Service

Media Advisory | 12/18/2006

The Mayor, City Council members and other dignitaries will commission the newly-formed Sandy Springs Fire Department on Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the council chambers at City Hall. All residents and friends are welcome to attend. Read Full Release >>>

Law Firm Donates Time, Skills to Close Parkland Purchase

For Immediate Release | 12/14/2006

Sandy Springs resident Scott Schulten, principal of Schulten Ward & Turner, wanted to give back to his community. When he heard about the city’s efforts to purchase parkland from Fulton County, he knew how he could contribute. The law firm Schulten Ward & Turn...

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City Completes Purchase of Parkland, Fire Stations

Media Advisory | 12/8/2006

The City of Sandy Springs today closed on the real estate transaction that completes the purchase process of the parkland and two fire stations from Fulton County. The City will take ownership immediately. The 12 parks are as follows:

City Holds Fire Department Commissioning Service

Media Advisory | 12/7/2006

The Mayor, City Council members and other dignitaries will commission the newly-formed Sandy Springs Fire Department on Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the council chambers at City Hall. All residents and friends are welcome to attend as w...

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City Kicks Off EMS Program

For Immediate Release | 12/6/2006

The City of Sandy Springs is launching the premier Emergency Medical Service (EMS) in the area. One of the main goals of the department is to provide a state-of-the-art first response system for medical emergencies. The system being established uses the newly updated eviden...

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City Receives Trash Receptacle Donation from Newell Rubbermaid

For Immediate Release | 12/5/2006

Preventing litter in Sandy Springs has been a priority for City officials from the first days of incorporation. The City is especially excited to receive two shipments this week of new trash receptacles from Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. The Sandy Springs-based Fortune 500 corpor...

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Upcoming Public Meetings To Discuss Proposed Hammond Drive/Ga 400 Interchange Project

For Immediate Release | 12/4/2006

The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts board will hold two public meetings on the proposed Hammond Interchange on Georgia 400. The project is designed to relieve the Abernathy Road/ Georgia 400 interchange as the sole gateway from Georgia 400, as well as enhance the ...

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Sandy Springs Gateway Beautification Project Underway

For Immediate Release | 12/4/2006

In addition to enforcing public safety and improving the condition of roadways, officials are invested in keeping the City of Sandy Springs clean and visually appealing. By mid-December, residents and visitors will see the blossoming of a new “gateway” into Sand...

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45 Wandaful Years

For Immediate Release | 11/29/2006

 Local commercial real estate broker and Radio Sandy Springs personality Wanda Buckley invites the community to celebrate her birthday for a good cause, which will benefit the Sandy Springs Fire Department. To celebrate the occasion, “The Wandaful Voice of Sandy ...

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Traffic Signal Timing Improvement Completed in Perimeter Area

For Immediate Release | 11/29/2006

Motorists in a notoriously congested area of Sandy Springs and neighboring Dunwoody are likely to begin noticing a reduction in major traffic snarls. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a major traffic signal re-timing project has been completed in the Perimeter B...

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City Requires Compliance of Codes Beginning January 1, 2007

For Immediate Release | 11/29/2006

Effective January 1, 2007, the City of Sandy Springs will require that design documents submitted for Building Permits certify that they are in compliance with the 2007 Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes with Georgia State Amendments, as adopted by the Georgia Department ...

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City Anniversary Celebration Held Dec. 1

Media Advisory | 11/29/2006

Help us celebrate Sandy Springs First Year! Join the Mayor and Council along with dignitaries, staff and community leaders for the celebration on Friday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m. at Heritage Sandy Springs for the first year anniversary of Sandy Springs Cityhood. The Mayor w...

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Police Awarded Major DUI Traffic Enforcement Grant

For Immediate Release | 11/21/2006

The Sandy Springs Police announced today that it has been awarded a major public safety partnership H.E.A.T. grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Atlanta.  H.E.A.T. stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic. The primary goals ...

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