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The Sandy Springs Reporter is owned by Reporter Newspapers and publishes four editions every other Friday and delivers 60,000 copies to homes and businesses in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Brookhaven. The publications feature “hyperlocal” editorial content focused exclusively on these communities, which encompass several of metro Atlanta’s wealthiest ZIP codes and most desirable neighborhoods. Springs Publishing LLC, parent company of Reporter Newspapers, also publishes Atlanta INtown, a 37,000-circulation monthly which serves the city’s dynamic intown neighborhoods. For more information, visit www.atlantintownpaper.com. Springs Publishing LLC also publishes Atlanta Senior Life monthly that is delivered to retirement communities, senior residences, recreation centers, grocery stores, libraries, churches and synagogues, medical offices and clinics, retail stores, restaurants and other selected locations in metro Atlanta where active seniors shop, live, volunteer, work or play.

Our newest publication includes stories about a bike share program at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a lo...
10/26/2018
10-26-18 Sandy Springs

Our newest publication includes stories about a bike share program at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a look at the parks and trail plans by the Sandy Springs Conservancy and a dive into the heated race for former state Rep. Wendell Willard's seat at the General Assembly

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A previous secret concept for a mixed-income community in the city's north end will not drive redevelopment discussion, ...
03/30/2018
Sandy Springs’ north end task force starting with ‘clean slate,’ advocate says

A previous secret concept for a mixed-income community in the city's north end will not drive redevelopment discussion, according to one of its advocates who now co-chairs a task force studying the area. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/30/sandy-springs-north-end-task-force-starting-with-clean-slate-advocate-says/

Sandy Springs’ new North End Revitalization Task Force is co-chaired by a couple who advocated a secret mixed-income concept for that area last year. But one of those advocates promises the task fo…

The third installment of our exclusive 4-part series "Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs" describes h...
03/30/2018
How a suburban mother started peddling fentanyl and became the target of federal prosecutors

The third installment of our exclusive 4-part series "Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs" describes how a suburban mom became a peddler of a dangerous drug that is part of a cat-and-mouse game between dealers and prosecutors. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/30/how-a-suburban-mother-started-peddling-fentanyl-and-became-the-target-of-federal-prosecutors/

He knocked at the door with $1,400 in his pocket. Cathine Sellers welcomed her ex into the quiet of her red brick townhouse on Roswell’s Weatherburne Drive. He’d been there for drugs before. Now he…

The Sandy Springs mayor and the consuls general of France and Israel were among those remembering Mireille Knoll, an 85-...
03/29/2018
Paris murder victim remembered at MJCCA Holocaust memorial event

The Sandy Springs mayor and the consuls general of France and Israel were among those remembering Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor whose recent killing in Paris is being investigated as an anti-Semitic hate crime. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/29/paris-murder-victim-remembered-at-mjcca-holocaust-memorial-event/

An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, whose killing last week in Paris is being investigated as an anti-Semitic hate crime, was remembered by local officials in a ceremony at the Marcus Jewish Communi…

Septic tank issues has killed Sandy Springs' plan to put a fire station within a panhandle house. The city says it will ...
03/28/2018
Sandy Springs panhandle fire station plan falters on septic issue

Septic tank issues has killed Sandy Springs' plan to put a fire station within a panhandle house. The city says it will keep looking for similar locations. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/28/sandy-springs-panhandle-fire-station-plan-falters-on-septic-issue/

The Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department wants to create a new panhandle-area fire station hidden within an existing house. But a proposal to create one at 7775 Jett Ferry Road has faltered due to …

Community concerns about Sandy Springs' Development Code update got a largely sympathetic hearing from the Planning Comm...
03/28/2018
Planning Commission largely backs public in Sandy Springs zoning code update

Community concerns about Sandy Springs' Development Code update got a largely sympathetic hearing from the Planning Commission. Now the City Council will have the final say. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/28/planning-commission-largely-backs-public-in-sandy-springs-zoning-code-update/

As the new Sandy Springs zoning code heads into its six-month update, the Planning Commission largely backed community concerns at its March 27 meeting. Among its recommendations to the City Counci…

In a response to the alarm industry's lawsuit, the city of Sandy Springs says it was forced to act by companies' "gross ...
03/28/2018
Security companies sue Sandy Springs over new false alarm ordinance

In a response to the alarm industry's lawsuit, the city of Sandy Springs says it was forced to act by companies' "gross negligence" -- that it is not happy about an "insult" to the police force in the form of an "Andy Griffith Show" joke. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/26/security-companies-sue-sandy-springs-over-new-false-alarm-ordinance/

Security companies are suing the city of Sandy Springs over a new false-alarm ordinance, claiming it violates their constitutional rights by fining them for customers’ mistakes. The federal lawsuit…

Some of the proposed changes in the new Sandy Springs Development Code's six-month update go beyond housekeeping, some c...
03/26/2018
Sandy Springs zoning update raises concerns about setbacks, neighborhood retail

Some of the proposed changes in the new Sandy Springs Development Code's six-month update go beyond housekeeping, some community association say. Bigger churches and schools; structures, walls and grading in setbacks; and unwanted retail in a new zoning district are among their concerns. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/26/sandy-springs-zoning-update-raises-concerns-about-setbacks-neighborhood-retail/

Sandy Springs’ new zoning code is getting its first round of scheduled maintenance, with a review of draft tweaks coming at the March 27 Planning Commission meeting. While the tweaks to the Develop…

Sandy Springs says its new ordinance cracking down on false alarms is working. Security companies say it's unconstitutio...
03/26/2018
Security companies sue Sandy Springs over new false alarm ordinance

Sandy Springs says its new ordinance cracking down on false alarms is working. Security companies say it's unconstitutional. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/26/security-companies-sue-sandy-springs-over-new-false-alarm-ordinance/

Security companies are suing the city of Sandy Springs over a new false-alarm ordinance, claiming it violates their constitutional rights by fining them for customers’ mistakes. The federal lawsuit…

A local Democrat is ineligible to run for a Sandy Springs House seat, according to a complaint from former City Council ...
03/22/2018
Complaint alleges Democrat in Sandy Springs’ House race is ineligible to run

A local Democrat is ineligible to run for a Sandy Springs House seat, according to a complaint from former City Council member Gabriel Sterling, who once considered a run for the office himself. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/22/complaint-alleges-democrat-in-sandy-springs-house-race-is-ineligible-to-run/

Democrat Josh McLaurin’s campaign for Sandy Springs’ House District 51 seat is legally invalid, according to a complaint filed with the state today by a former Sandy Springs City Council member. Mc…

A task force that will study ways to spur redevelopment and propose affordable housing policy in Sandy Springs’ north ...
03/21/2018
Sandy Springs ‘North End Revitalization Task Force’ approved; co-chaired by mixed-income advocates

A task force that will study ways to spur redevelopment and propose affordable housing policy in Sandy Springs’ north end is now formally in place following a March 20 City Council vote. The chair is City Councilmember Steve Soteres. And the “co-chairs” are the couple advocating a previously secret mixed-income housing proposal, recently revealed by the Reporter, that has strongly influenced north end and affordable housing policy behind the scenes. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/20/sandy-springs-north-end-revitalization-task-force-approved-co-chaired-by-mixed-income-advocates/

A task force that will study ways to spur redevelopment and propose affordable housing policy in Sandy Springs’ north end is now formally in place following a March 20 City Council vote. The chair …

A deadly accident on I-285 is just the latest in a string of traffic fatalities that have the Sandy Springs police chief...
03/19/2018
Man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Sandy Springs crash

A deadly accident on I-285 is just the latest in a string of traffic fatalities that have the Sandy Springs police chief concerned and asking for two more officers focused on traffic enforcement. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/19/man-charged-with-vehicular-homicide-in-fatal-sandy-springs-crash/

A Tennessee man is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a March 18 crash on I-285 in Sandy Springs killed a passenger in his SUV. The incident is the latest in a wave of fatal crashes that has …

Sandy Springs has revealed the proposed location of its new fire station: a Colonial-style house at 7775 Jett Ferry Road...
03/16/2018
Jett Ferry house is location for proposed new Sandy Springs fire station

Sandy Springs has revealed the proposed location of its new fire station: a Colonial-style house at 7775 Jett Ferry Road, near the Dunwoody Country Club. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/16/jett-ferry-house-is-location-for-proposed-new-sandy-springs-fire-station/

A large Colonial-style house at 7775 Jett Ferry Road is the location proposed to become a new Sandy Springs’ panhandle-area fire station, the city has revealed following a Reporter Newspapers open …

The "North Springs Revitalization Task Force" for Sandy Springs' north end is coming soon. Its proposed goals are a rede...
03/16/2018
Sandy Springs set to launch north end ‘revitalization task force’

The "North Springs Revitalization Task Force" for Sandy Springs' north end is coming soon. Its proposed goals are a redevelopment vision that will be "shared by the residents and private interests in the area – and will benefit the city as a whole" and involve "a wide range of options for housing and rents to foster change, but also to provide that families can continue to work and live in Sandy Springs." http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/16/sandy-springs-set-to-launch-north-end-revitalization-task-force/

A long-promised task force to spur redevelopment and propose affordable housing policy in Sandy Springs’ north end is set to be appointed at the March 20 City Council meeting. The “North Springs Re…

In the second installment of our exclusive four-part series "Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs," mee...
03/16/2018
After eight O.D.s and a prison scare, a Dunwoody resident helps others on the road to getting clean

In the second installment of our exclusive four-part series "Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs," meet a Dunwoody resident trying to help drug-users get clean the way he did, as treatment options are few and often unreliable. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/16/after-eight-o-d-s-and-a-prison-scare-a-dunwoody-resident-helps-others-on-the-road-to-getting-clean/

Chris Zollman’s road to recovery started with a swift act of mercy, continued through a treatment program in Sandy Springs, and ended with him quitting drugs. Now the Dunwoody resident devotes his …

Mercedes-Benz USA's new Sandy Springs headquarters is officially open. The ceremony included praise from Gov. Deal and t...
03/15/2018
Mercedes-Benz headquarters opens with praise from governor, mayors

Mercedes-Benz USA's new Sandy Springs headquarters is officially open. The ceremony included praise from Gov. Deal and the Atlanta and Sandy Springs mayors. The mayors also got rides on the 1886 motorized tricycle that started today's company. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/15/mercedes-benz-headquarters-opens-with-praise-from-governor-mayors/

Mercedes-Benz USA’s new headquarters officially opened March 15 in a ceremony where Gov. Nathan Deal marveled at the glass design and the mayors of Atlanta and Sandy Springs tooled around on a thre…

Experts have some ideas on how residents can protect trees and water quality in their own back yards. http://www.reporte...
03/14/2018
Experts discuss ways residents can help tree, water quality protections

Experts have some ideas on how residents can protect trees and water quality in their own back yards. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/14/experts-discuss-ways-residents-can-help-tree-water-quality-protections/

Protecting such natural resources as the tree canopy and stream water quality is on the city’s agenda this year. The Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods is looking for ways that residents can he…

A police impersonator is pulling over and sexually assaulting women in east Cobb and northwest Atlanta, not far from Buc...
03/11/2018
Police warn of fake cop pulling over, assaulting women

A police impersonator is pulling over and sexually assaulting women in east Cobb and northwest Atlanta, not far from Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Police say anyone pulled over can call 911 to confirm a real police officer is involved. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/10/police-warn-of-fake-cop-pulling-over-assaulting-women/

A man impersonating a police officer pulled over and sexually assaulted women in east Cobb County and northwest Atlanta in the early morning hours of March 9, according to warnings from authorities…

Opinions about dual roundabouts or a new street grid replacing the Mount Vernon/Johnson Ferry intersection were strongly...
03/09/2018
New cut-through road a sticking point in Sandy Springs’ Mount Vernon/Johnson Ferry concept

Opinions about dual roundabouts or a new street grid replacing the Mount Vernon/Johnson Ferry intersection were strongly influenced by the grid's inclusion of a new cut-through street. That street would run through what is now a park on the grounds of the Sandy Springs Branch Library. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/09/new-cut-through-road-a-sticking-point-in-sandy-springs-mount-vernon-johnson-ferry-concept/

Design options to replace Sandy Springs’ Mount Vernon Highway/Johnson Ferry Road intersection with a new street “grid” or a dual roundabout drew mixed reactions from a crowd at a March 8 community …

The City Springs Performing Arts Center isn't naming names yet for its grand opening bookings. But it expects you'll rec...
03/08/2018
City Springs arts grand opening aimed for Aug. 4-19, to feature Grammy-winner

The City Springs Performing Arts Center isn't naming names yet for its grand opening bookings. But it expects you'll recognize the name of a Grammy Award-winner when the announcement comes. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/07/city-springs-arts-grand-opening-aimed-for-aug-4-19-to-feature-grammy-winner/

The City Springs Performing Arts Center has penciled in Aug. 4-19 for its grand opening event series, which aims to include two national acts, at least one of them a Grammy Award-winner. Also in th…

Sandy Springs is gearing up to sue prescription drug makers and distributors over the opioid crisis. Its city attorney s...
03/07/2018
Sandy Springs prepares to sue opioid industry; other cities may join

Sandy Springs is gearing up to sue prescription drug makers and distributors over the opioid crisis. Its city attorney says Atlanta, Brookhaven and Dunwoody are among other local governments that may do the same. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/06/sandy-springs-prepares-to-sue-opioid-industry-other-cities-may-join/

Sandy Springs is preparing to sue prescription drug makers and distributors over the opioid addiction epidemic. And its attorney says other local cities – including Atlanta, Brookhaven and Dunwoody…

Talks on the Lake Forrest Dam are zooming in on a particular repair option that will take years to complete once it begi...
03/03/2018
Lake Forrest Dam repair gains ‘momentum’; flood alert plan filed

Talks on the Lake Forrest Dam are zooming in on a particular repair option that will take years to complete once it begins. Meanwhile, an emergency plan filed with the state shows a worst-case-scenario failure of the dam would flood a large area of Chastain Park and could effect more than 50 properties for miles along Nancy Creek. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/03/lake-forrest-dam-repair-gains-momentum-flood-alert-plan-filed/

A repair design for the Lake Forrest Dam finally is gaining “momentum” with a preferred option after three years of talks, according to the head of a homeowners association working with the cities …

The office buildings are in the area targeted by the city for redevelopment of the northern Roswell Road corridor. http:...
03/03/2018
Sandy Springs office buildings sold for townhome project, broker says

The office buildings are in the area targeted by the city for redevelopment of the northern Roswell Road corridor. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/02/sandy-springs-office-buildings-sold-townhome-project-broker-says/

A developer has bought two office buildings along Sandy Springs’ northern Roswell Road with plans for a “high-end” townhome project, according to the broker of a $4.25 million sale. Duluth-based Ed…

Today the Reporter launches an exclusive 4-part series, "Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs," about l...
03/02/2018
Life after death: Families turn obituaries into protests against the stigma of addiction

Today the Reporter launches an exclusive 4-part series, "Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs," about local responses to a drug epidemic that is killing people nationwide and right here in our communities. This first story looks at local families who use obituaries to tell the hard truth about loved ones' overdose deaths. http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2018/03/02/life-death-families-turn-obituaries-protests-stigma-addiction/

On a Sunday afternoon last April, the moment Larry Lord had dreaded for roughly two decades finally happened. His wife, Peggy, found their 35-year-old son Ashby no longer breathing in the basement …

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