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Assistant Sandy Springs Fire Chief Achieves Chief Fire Officer Designation

For Immediate Release | 4/10/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (April 10, 2014) - Assistant Sandy Springs Fire Chief Daryl Smith has successfully completed the awards process to renew his professional designation as a “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. Chief Smith ...

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Sandy Springs Adopts New Policy on Neighborhood Surveillance Cameras

For Immediate Release | 4/3/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (April 3, 2014) – During its April 1, 2014 Council meeting, the Sandy Springs City Council adopted a policy regarding the installation of surveillance cameras within community neighborhoods. The adopted policy provides neighborhoods with installation opt...

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Sidewalk Improvements For Sandy Springs

For Immediate Release | 4/2/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (April 2, 2014) – Pedestrians will soon have improved pavement to stroll in Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs City Council at its April first meeting approved a construction contract for upgrading two miles of sidewalk on Roswell Road from Northridge Road...

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Walk On

For Immediate Release | 3/19/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (March 19, 2014) – With temperatures beginning their ascent into Spring, the City of Sandy Springs is adding to another pathway to help make that outdoor stroll a little longer. Sidewalk construction begins on Monday, March 24, 2014 on Hammond Drive from...

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Sandy Springs Honored By Atlanta Regional Commission for Environmental Sustainability

For Immediate Release | 2/26/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Feb. 26, 2014) – The City of Sandy Springs’ Fuel Conversion Program was recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on Feb. 26, 2014 as part of the ARC’s CREATE Community Awards. The City was honored in the category of Environmental ...

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Lake Forrest Drive to Reopens

For Immediate Release | 2/21/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Feb. 21, 2014) — Lake Forrest Drive, closed this summer due to concerns regarding the stability of the slope along the road, reopened today. The City completed stabilization repairs one week ahead of schedule.

A geotechnical analysis cond...

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Arbor Day Ceremony to Honor Sandy Springs Resident

For Immediate Release | 2/18/2014

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul and members of the Sandy Springs City Council will plant a Willow Oak Tree in commemoration of Arbor Day and in memory of longtime Sandy Springs resident David Evans who passed away in December.

Evans was among the early champi...

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Driving On

For Immediate Release | 1/29/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Jan. 29, 2014) - Motorists forced to abandon their cars in Tuesday’s snowstorm may return to find yellow crime tape attached to the driver’s side mirror. The cars were tagged as part of the City’s storm welfare safety checks. Patrol officers...

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Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks to Host Fifth Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

For Immediate Release | 1/28/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Jan 28, 2014) — There will be toe tapping, and likely a few toes on toes, as daughters and their dads (or father figures) take to the dance floor during Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks’ Fifth Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. The dance party will be...

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City of Sandy Springs Issues Request for Proposals for City Center Master Developer

For Immediate Release | 1/22/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Jan. 22, 2014) — The City of Sandy Springs issued today a formal request for proposals (RFP) for a Master Developer for the City’s downtown area. The City is searching for a development partner with the experience, financial capacity and long-term...

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Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Unveils New Fleet

Media Advisory | 1/22/2014

Sandy Springs Fire Rescue is starting the New Year with a new fleet of fire trucks. The Department will unveil the newly made fleet before the six trucks are assigned and outfitted into one of the City’s four fire stations.

The new fleet will consist of six ve...

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Hugo Mullins Selected to Receive 2014 Sandy Springs Humanitarian Award

For Immediate Release | 1/20/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Jan. 20, 2014) — Hugo Mullins, CEO and owner of Family Ties, Inc., was named the 2014 recipient of the Sandy Springs Humanitarian Award, presented during the City’s annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. The award was created to recognize outs...

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Fire Chief Jack McElfish Announces Plans to Retire

For Immediate Release | 1/17/2014

SANDY SPRINGS (Jan. 17, 2014) - Following a 51 year career in Fire/Rescue service, with more than 33 years as a Fire Chief, seven of those with the city of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Fire Chief Jack McElfish announced today his plans to retire in October, 2014.


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Final Council Meeting of the Year Ends Era in Sandy Springs

For Immediate Release | 12/16/2013

SANDY SPRINGS (Dec. 16, 2013) – After more than 30 years advocating cityhood for Sandy Springs and eight years leading as its mayor, Eva Galambos will preside over her last City Council meeting Tuesday night as mayor of the city of Sandy Springs. The City’s fou...

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City Preparing to Demolish Old Target Building

For Immediate Release | 12/11/2013

SANDY SPRINGS (Dec.11, 2013) — The City of Sandy Springs is moving forward with plans to tear down the former Target building. On Dec. 16, 2013, the City’s demolition contractor will begin prep work including fencing the perimeter surrounding the facility. The b...

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