Press Releases

Hearing Set for Voting Rights Changes

For Immediate Release | 3/3/2010

The City of Sandy Springs is a covered jurisdiction under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As a covered jurisdiction, any change in voting practice adopted by the City must be precleared by the U.S. Attorney General or by a federal court in Washington, DC before...

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The Nation's Largest Public-Private Partnership Needs Your Help

For Immediate Release | 3/1/2010

The City of Sandy Springs, the nation’s largest and first public-private partnership, needs your help. City leaders want to hear from you regarding the provision of general government services.

The City’s initial contract with its current general services...

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Sandy Springs Fixes Glen Errol Drive in Record Time

For Immediate Release | 2/24/2010

The City of Sandy Springs has completed the Glen Errol Road pipe replacement project in record time—it was opened to traffic on February 20, 2010. Construction began December 14, 2009 after the historic flooding of September 21-22, 2009.

Site Engineering Inc. w...

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Sandy Springs Named Tree City USA

For Immediate Release | 2/23/2010

The City of Sandy Springs was recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the first year Sandy Springs has earned this national designation.

“This is quite an honor,” said Sand...

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Sandy Springs Hosts Roswell Road CDBG Infrastructure Sidewalks Public Information Open House

Media Advisory | 2/19/2010

The City of Sandy Springs will host a Public Information Meeting for the proposed Roswell Road (SR 9) Streetscape project from Dalrymple Road to the Chattahoochee River. The proposed project is part of the Community Development Block Grant Infrastructure Sidewalk Program. T...

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Sandy Springs Reduces Fees for Economic Development Purposes

For Immediate Release | 2/19/2010

Sandy Springs Mayor and City Council passed a resolution for a one-year fee reduction on fees collected by the Department of Community Development. They felt the reduction will have an impact on economic development purposes. Fees can range from as little as $1 to as much a...

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Thin Blue Line to Wind Through Sandy Springs

Media Advisory | 2/18/2010

Chattahoochee Hills Officer Lt. Mike Vogt will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, Ga., 30328. Officer Vogt’s funeral begins at Noon First Baptist Atlanta 4400 N. Peachtree Rd. Atlanta, ...

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Sandy Springs Police Department Holds Health and Safety Summit

For Immediate Release | 2/16/2010

Sandy Springs Police will hold their first Health and Safety Summit on Saturday, February 27, 2010, from noon – 4 p.m., at North Springs High School. The Summit is geared toward middle and high schoolers and guest speakers and presentations will focus on gang, drug an...

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City and GDOT Move Forward with Roswell Road Bridge Expansion Plans

For Immediate Release | 2/8/2010

The City of Sandy Springs and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are working closely on an aggressive schedule to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety at the Roswell Road/I-285 interchange bridge. The project will include the construction of additional ...

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City Continues to Study Traffic on Roswell Road

For Immediate Release | 2/4/2010

Traffic on Roswell Road has improved due to better timed signals resulting in a savings of time and fuel to the traveling public of $1.4 million. That’s what the City of Sandy Springs Public Works Department and private company Geostats reports. The completion of Sand...

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Dettwiler Earns Certification

For Immediate Release | 2/4/2010

Blake Dettwiler was certified as a professional planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners in January 2010. In his role as Assistant Director – Building and Development for the City of Sandy Springs Community Development Department, he oversees permitting...

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Holds Child Car Safety Seat Installation Event

For Immediate Release | 1/22/2010

Did you know that four out of every five child car seats are installed incorrectly? Did you know that one-third of children are riding in the wrong restraints for their age and size? Sandy Springs Fire Rescue wants to remind residents to be safe with their child car seats, ...

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Refuse Driver Fined for Violating Noise Ordinance

For Immediate Release | 1/22/2010

A refuse truck driver appeared in Sandy Springs City Court Thursday, January 21, 2010, to answer charges stemming from emptying dumpsters prior to operating hours and was fined $1,000. Sandy Springs Police observed the truck emptying the dumpsters at the rear of a business ...

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City Names Humanitarian Award Recipient During Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

For Immediate Release | 1/20/2010

Sandy Springs resident, Carolyn Axt, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Humanitarian Award. This is the fourth time the City has given the award that embodies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognizes an individual for his or her humanitarian contributio...

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City of Sandy Springs Reduces Part 1 Crimes by More than 5 Percent this Year

For Immediate Release | 1/20/2010

According to figures reported from the Uniform Crime Report (UCR,) Part 1 crime numbers in the City of Sandy Springs declined 5.09 percent in 2009.

“Sandy Springs Police officers live the mission ‘To Prevent Crime and Enforce Law Through Problem-Solving P...

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