2016 Sandy Springs Festival to Feature Local Amateur and Professional Talent

Heritage Sandy Springs will present the 31st Annual Sandy Springs Festival on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. The Festival offers two exciting days of art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, silent auction, chalk art competition, 10K and 5K races, children’s rides, gourmet and festival food options, and much more. As the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs – the nonprofit organization that saved the original “sandy springs” and is dedicated to promoting history, stewarding a community park, and enhancing the cultural identity of Sandy Springs – this celebrated event has something for everyone.… Read More »

Sandy Springs may buy sixth Hammond Drive house

The city of Sandy Springs is considering a $250,000 purchase of a house at 380 Hammond Drive, which would be its sixth such “protective buy” of residential property for a possible road-widening project. So far this year, the city has spent nearly $2 million buying 372, 390, 418, 521 and 550 Hammond. The 380 Hammond […]

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Voters Guide for Sandy Springs runoff: New questions for the two candidates remaining for the District 3 seat on City Council

Banker Chris Burnett and airline pilot Joe Houseman meet June 21 in a special runoff election to choose a Sandy Springs City Councilmember to represent District 3. They were the top two finishers among the five candidates in the May 24 special election. For a special runoff Voters Guide, the Sandy Springs Reporter asked the […]

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Sandy Springs Teacher of the Year

Rotary names its Teachers of the Year  

The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on May 23 honored 11 Sandy Springs teachers as the organization’s 2015-2016 teachers of the year. They are, in the photo at left: front row, left to right, Vera Woods or High Point Elementary; Hayley Lewallen of Ison Springs Elementary; Morgan Ogea of Lake Forest Elementary; Rachel Harris of […]

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2 new parks among many possible Sandy Springs FY ’17 projects

Two new parks, a trail system, and various roadway and sidewalk improvements are among 10 possible projects the city of Sandy Springs might fund in its fiscal year 2017 budget. The city likely can’t afford all of the projects on the capital improvement project list, which was included in a first-draft budget presentation delivered at […]

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Huey Luey’s Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar Coming to Sandy Springs

Huey Luey’s Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar plans to open a new location on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs later this fall.  The new Mexican restaurant will occupy about 6,500 square feet in Sandy Springs Village shopping center at the interaction of Abernathy and Roswell Roads.  Huey Luey’s will be located to the right of Goodwill and in front of Crossfit Perimeter, located at the rear of the building.  … Read More »

Major Pill Hill mixed-use project would replace entire residential street

A developer plans to buy out an entire street of homes bordering Pill Hill to build a major mixed-use project fronting on the Glenridge Connector. All owners along western Clementstone Drive—a cul-de-sac of eight single-family homes off Peachtree-Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs—have agreed to sell to developer Richmond Honan, said Joe Cannon, a real estate […]

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Mixed-use project near North Springs MARTA station to start

Work will begin shortly on a large mixed-use development on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs across from the North Springs MARTA Station, according to Chip Collins, an attorney for developer Trammell Crow Residential. The Sandy Springs City Council on April 5 approved a conservation easement agreement that was the only hurdle remaining for the project. […]

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Sandy Springs townhomes OK’d as start of north Roswell Road change

Streetfront-oriented townhomes will replace an office park in a project approved by Sandy Springs City Council April 19 as a breakthrough residential development on northern Roswell Road. Acadia Homes got rezoning and most requested variances to replace the Emerald Office Park at 6870 Roswell Road with 18 ownership townhomes priced in the low to mid-$400,000 […]

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Heritage Sandy Springs Announces 2016 Concerts by the Springs Series

Sandy Springs, Ga, (April 6, 2016) – Heritage Sandy Springs announced the 20th Season of the Concerts by the Springs series today. Held one Sunday evening each month, May through September, the outdoor concert series is free and open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer. Concerts are held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.… Read More »

5 candidates officially in Sandy Springs City Council race so far

The five declared candidates for the Sandy Springs City Council District 3 special election are now officially in the race, with one more day left for other candidates to sign on. Chris Burnett, Brian Eufinger, Joe Houseman, Suzi Voyles and Larry Young all filed candidate paperwork by the end of the second day of a […]

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Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Under the Cork Tree

Foodie Frenzy #21 Under the Cork Tree

Under the Cork Tree opened only a few months ago but with surprisingly little fanfare since it is from the same team behind Hammocks but a little more upscale.  It’s located in the Prado shopping center on Roswell Road in the space vacated by Joli Kobe.  It is billed as a stylish spot for tapas and Mediterranean entrees, plus a global wine bar. … Read More »

Big ideas, and ‘plain English,’ promised in Sandy Springs’ new zoning code

A preview of new ideas in Sandy Springs’ forthcoming new zoning code drew the City Council’s attention at a special March 29 meeting. But most of all, consultant Lee Einsweiler drew thanks for promising a simpler, clearer update to a code officials and residents alike say is a mess. “Well, Lee, this has been a […]

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Moonshine, cartoons and convicts: New publication tells old tales of Sandy Springs history

From moonshine busts to a church founded in a mansion, the Sandy Springs Gazette is publishing old news in a new way. The new digital magazine created by Heritage Sandy Springs showcases stories from the historical society’s ever-growing library of oral histories. Debuted on the Heritage website Jan. 7, the publication features a new historical […]

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Controversial New Billboard Near Perimeter Pointe Chick-fil-A

I started getting emails about this new structure on Monday.  Then I started seeing Facebook posts on Tuesday and today I noticed that Dunwoody has placed a moratorium on LED sign applications.

Upon closer look it appears to be a giant corner billboard with at least two sides.    Sandy Springs City Councilman, Gabriel Sterling, has this to say about the billboard on his Facebook page:

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