Johns Creek News
THIS WEEK, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson led a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II.
A body found May 29, at the Atlantic Newtown Apartments off Nesbit Ferry Road has been identified as Mercedes Chico-Sims, who was reported missing in Johns Creek.
The midpoint of May has seen the continuation of the state playoffs for local programs still competing for a title in baseball, soccer and lacrosse.
Furkids presents Emmy for the Pet Adoption Spotlight. Emmy is a 3-and-a-half year old brown tabby girl with a big heart. She was rescued by a Furkids volunteer from the great outdoors. She’s super sweet and longs to find a forever family of her own.
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of North Fulton will be May 11 from 2 to 10 p.m. at Webb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta.
Furkids presents Ocean for the Pet Adoption Spotlight. Ocean is a 4-year-old terrier mix with a brown and white coat. He is only 12 lbs. and is looking for his forever home. Ocean came to Furkids from a state shelter after being found as a stray.
Five weeks have flown by here under the Gold Dome, and the Senate is hard at work passing effective and meaningful legislation. I am proud to announce that Senate Bill 25, which I discussed last week, was the first bill to be signed by Governor Brian P. Kemp.
As our fourth week comes to a close, I am proud to announce that the Senate has passed our first piece of legislation which came through and passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. This bill passed the Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support which set a good tone for future legislation.
It was a successful run for local programs at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 9 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta as the Centennial girls’ team brought home its first state title in program history.
Former Chattahoochee High School Teacher Preston Paris was granted bond on Jan. 9 after appearing in Fulton County Superior Court.
A “Blue Wave” spread across the country during the 2018 mid-term elections, and nowhere was it more apparent than in and around north Fulton County, where traditionally Republican electoral districts turned from red to blue as Democrats turned out to vote. With the flipping of several House …
EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of the MDJ’s end-of-the-year coverage, we are recapping the top 10 stories of the year as chosen by the MDJ staff.
As 2018 comes to a close, the recap of the prep sports year shows that North Fulton programs had another strong run at the statewide level.
Johns Creek civic leader and entrepreneur Dr. Nazeera Dawood invites the public to attend the next installment of Chai & Just Chat: The Politics of Politics: Step Up, Step Out, & Step Forward — a public round table forum Saturday November 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Johns Creek Event …
The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm), the multi-city collaboration that handles 911 calls for the cities of Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, is hosting a 911 telecommunicator hiring event Oct. 27 at 8 a.m.
In the Nov. 6 general election, Republican Alex Kaufman is facing Democrat Josh McLaurin for the right to replace incumbent District 51 State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, who is retiring. The district includes parts of Johns Creek, Sandy Springs and Roswell.
Blessed Trinity’s home opener against South Forsyth is one of several intriguing matchups on Aug. 24 in the second week of the prep football season.
Five local teams find themselves in one of the most competitive football regions within Class AAAAAA of the Georgia High School Association this season as each one vies for a playoff spot and a chance for a state championship.
The 2018-2019 school year starts Monday for about 95,215 students in Fulton County, and the school system is preparing with new faculty members, programs and resources—many of which focus on school safety.
Furkids presents Long Tall Sally for the pet adoption spotlight. Long Tall Sally has a slightly misleading name: weighing in somewhere between 15 and 20 lbs. she isn’t very big. She does have longer legs than you would expect to see on a Chihuahua mix, but that’s because she’s mixed with Min…
With the start of the prep football season less than a month away, two local programs are also working through the transition of having a new head coach.
The 10th annual Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic brings baseball teams from across the Southeast together on July 12.
The Atlanta Track Club hosted the Powerade All-Metro Track and Field Team Banquet at the Stave Room in Atlanta on June 6. The athletes were selected based on criteria through season bests, their performances at major events throughout the season including the Georgia High School Association …
The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) held its Lacrosse State Championships on the campus of Kennesaw State University on May 19 with several local teams bringing home a title.
For years, Jeff Foxworthy’s interaction with the homeless was limited to giving them a few bucks here and there when they asked for money at different intersections.
Sandy Springs business owner David Webb is lucky he saw a medical professional about his leg pain when he did, since it may have saved his life.
The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) will host a Technology Summit on March 27 focused on cyber security.
Liz Hausmann has announced her candidacy to the Fulton Commission District One seat, representing parts of north Fulton including Johns Creek and portions of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs and Roswell.
The conclusion of the swimming and diving season as well as the beginning of the state basketball playoffs highlights the week of prep sports action for local programs.
Alpharetta Department of Public Safety aims for its collaborative efforts with Johns Creek and Forsyth County to eliminate the opioid crisis.
Keep North Fulton Beautiful, which serves the cities of Sandy Springs and Johns Creek, will celebrate 27 years of treecycling with its annual Bring One for the Chipper event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three locations, where residents can have their Christmas trees recycled.
On Dec. 1, Senator John Albers, R-Roswell, pre-filed six pieces of legislation addressing property tax assessments in Fulton County.
With the adoption of the North Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan scheduled for December, residents have one more chance to make their voices heard.
In efforts to improve healthcare and the economy, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce invited representatives from related parties to the annual Healthcare Summit on Oct. 31.
Community Concerns Inc., a nonprofit with a mission to engage those experiencing homelessness and facilitate their movement to permanent housing and employment, recently hosted its inaugural fundraiser, A Weekend to Remember, a four-day event held at Chops Lobster Bar and a private residence…