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Community Emergency Response Team Training to Begin

For Immediate Release | 6/9/2010

The Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department has limited openings in its next training class for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which will be held on July 1, 7, 10 and 20 from 8:00 a.m. – noon. The training will be held at Sandy Springs Fire Station 4, 4697...

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Hazardous Recycling Event to be Held

For Immediate Release | 6/8/2010

Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This event will provide Sandy Springs residents a safe way to dispose of unwanted hazardous waste and electronics. The event wi...

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Sandy Springs Paving Projects Complete

For Immediate Release | 6/7/2010

The City of Sandy Springs has completed both its Local Assistance Roads Program (LARP) and its Capital program paving projects for the year. The LARP program paved 2.37 miles bringing the total mileage for all of the LARP projects to 22.37. The Capital program paved 2.44 m...

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City Wins Georgia Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

For Immediate Release | 6/4/2010

The City of Sandy Springs stormwater program won the 2010 Georgia Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, Natural Environment category. The awards are given by the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers annually.

The City’s storm...

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City Dismayed Over Fulton Action

For Immediate Release | 6/3/2010

The primary reason for Sandy Springs seeking a bailout from Section 5 of the Voters Rights Act is to increase the City’s ability to conduct its own elections. The attached memo from City Attorney Wendell Willard demonstrates how much money the City must spend to have...

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Public Information Open House to be Held for Transportation Project T-0011

For Immediate Release | 6/2/2010

The City of Sandy Springs will be hosting a Public Information Open House on June 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Benson Senior Center to present concept layouts as part of the Johnson Ferry Road Earmark Project (T-0011). The concepts w...

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Hazardous Recycling Event to be Held

For Immediate Release | 6/1/2010

Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This event will provide Sandy Springs residents a safe way to dispose of unwanted hazardous waste and electronics. The event wi...

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Urges Vigilance Around Water this Weekend and Throughout the Summer

For Immediate Release | 5/26/2010

Too often, firefighters hear people say, “It was just a few seconds.” Unfortunately, just a few seconds is all it takes for a child to drown. Drowning is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five. Sandy Springs Fire Rescue is urging vigilance th...

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Sandy Springs Police Department Offers Citizens Academy in Spanish

For Immediate Release | 5/26/2010

The ever-popular Sandy Springs Police Academy is being offered in Spanish. The eight-week course, taught at Police headquarters, covers the topics taught in English—they are just being offered with the aid of translators. Topics from the legal process and warrants to ...

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Sandy Springs Wins Prestigious Pioneer Award

For Immediate Release | 5/20/2010

The City of Sandy Springs is a runner up in the Pioneer Institute’s 2010 Better Government Competition Awards. Nominated for its public-private partnership, since its incorporation in 2005, the City of Sandy Springs has operated with the majority of staff employed by ...

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Sandy Springs to Assess Floodplain, Redraws Maps

For Immediate Release | 5/18/2010

In the United States and in Georgia, flooding is the number one natural disaster. To identify flood hazards and the risks they pose, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) develops flood hazard maps, officially known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps or FIRMS.

FEM...

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Councilmember Meinzen McEnerny to Hold Town Hall Meeting June 7th

For Immediate Release | 5/18/2010

Sandy Springs District 6 Councilmember Karen Meinzen McEnerny will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on the City’s budget for fiscal year 2011, which begins July 1, 2010. Sandy Springs Finance Director, Amy Davis, CPA, w...

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Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful to hold Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling Event

For Immediate Release | 5/17/2010

Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful will hold a Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Former Tom Jumper Chevrolet property at 7200 Roswell Road. The event is from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and will provide Sandy Springs residents a ...

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Sandy Springs Celebrates Emergency Medical Services Personnel With EMS Week

For Immediate Release | 5/11/2010

The City of Sandy Springs will be celebrating their Emergency Medical Service providers the week of May 16-22, 2010, for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Each year, a week is designated to recognize the value and accomplishments of emergency medical services providers...

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K-9 Seven Earns Tracking Certification

For Immediate Release | 5/10/2010

Sandy Springs Police Department’s K-9, named Seven, recently earned a tracking certification from The National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA). The NNDDA is a professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to the utilization and proficiency of scent detector...

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