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City of Sandy Springs Holds Inaugural Veterans Day Celebration

For Immediate Release | 11/2/2010

November 2, 2010—Veterans Day is a day to honor ALL American veterans and is intended to thank them for their dedicated and loyal service to our country. On November 11, 2010, the City of Sandy Springs will celebrate our veterans. The City will host our inaugural Vete...

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Fall Back and Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release | 11/2/2010

November 2, 2010—On the evening of Sunday, November 7, 2010, daylight savings time will end. This is a great reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Almost 400,000 home structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2007, according to the National Fire Prot...

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Sandy Springs Approves Opportunity Zone

For Immediate Release | 10/27/2010

October 27, 2010—After a review by the State of Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), 135 parcels were transmitted to DCA for approval as the City of Sandy Springs Opportunity Zone. The City’s redevelopment area covers 495 acres and contains 964 parcels...

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Urges Safety this Halloween

For Immediate Release | 10/25/2010

October 25, 2010—Sandy Springs Fire Rescue says be safe this Halloween. When purchasing a costume, masks, beards and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label does not mean these items won't catch fire, it does indicate the items will resist burnin...

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City to Close Portion of Riverside Drive to Repair Damaged Storm Drain, Retaining Wall

Media Advisory | 10/20/2010

October 20, 2010— Beginning the week of October 25, 2010, the City of Sandy Springs will begin work to repair a damaged storm drain and a failed retaining wall on Riverside Drive. The portion of Riverside Drive just below the North Harbor Subdivision entrance and the ...

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Sandy Springs Fire Chief Earns National Honor

For Immediate Release | 10/15/2010

October 15, 2010—Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Chief Jack McElfish has been awarded the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award by the International Association Fire Chiefs (IAFC). This national honor is cosponsored by Provident Insurance and is awarded to the ...

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Councilmembers Paulson and Jenkins to Hold Joint Town Hall Meeting on November 1st with Councilmember Shortal of Dunwoody

For Immediate Release | 10/15/2010

October 15, 2010— Sandy Springs District 1 Councilmember John Paulson, District 4 Councilmember Ashley Jenkins and Dunwoody City Councilmember Denny Shortal of District One, Post-1 will hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday, November 1st on public safety. This is the fir...

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City To Begin Work on Two Transportation Projects - Dunwoody Place Widening, Peachtree Dunwoody at Spalding Drive

Media Advisory | 10/15/2010

October 15, 2010— Beginning the week of October 19, 2010, the City of Sandy Springs will initiate work on utility relocations in preparation of the start of two transportation construction projects. Both projects will improve traffic flow along Dunwoody Place and the ...

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City of Sandy Springs Makes Finding of No Significant Impact

For Immediate Release | 10/8/2010

October 8, 2010—The City of Sandy Springs has completed the required environmental assessment for phase one of the 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Multiyear Sidewalk Construction Project. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reg...

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Sandy Springs Pioneers New CPR Technology

For Immediate Release | 10/4/2010

October 4, 2010—Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department will be the first prehospital department in the metro Atlanta area to use the LUCAS™ 2 Automated CPR device. The LUCAS™ Chest Compression System is a safe and efficient tool that standardizes chest compr...

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Holds Open Houses at Fire Stations

For Immediate Release | 9/23/2010

September 23, 2010—For the second year in a row, Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department is again holding an exciting event in our community—the Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Fire Station Open House. The event will be held in celebration of Fire Safety Week on Tuesday,...

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Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting

For Immediate Release | 9/22/2010

September 22, 2010—The City of Sandy Springs has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR)...

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U.S. Reaches Agreements with Kings Mountain, N.C., and Sandy Springs, Ga., to Terminate Coverage from Preclearance of the Voting Rights Act

For Immediate Release | 9/22/2010

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced that it reached agreements this week with the city of Kings Mountain, N.C., and the city of Sandy Springs, Ga., in the form of consent decrees filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If approved by t...

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City Seeks Nominees for MLK Humanitarian Award

For Immediate Release | 9/21/2010

September 21, 2010—Nominations are open for the Sandy Springs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

The award will go to a person distinguished for humanitarian contributions to society in his or her business, profession, volunteerism or philanthropic ...

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Receives Life Safety Achievement Award

For Immediate Release | 9/20/2010

September 20, 2010—Sandy Springs Fire Rescue has been awarded the Life Safety Achievement Award for 2009 by the Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI) in partnership with the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The award recognizes departments that excel in local f...

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