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23 March 2020

Alpharetta's Daily Visitors

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

By almost any standard, Alpharetta is a remarkable community. While there are many things that make our city exceptional, one of the biggest things that most residents aren’t aware of is the extraordinary size of our daytime population.

19 February 2020

Highlights From Roswell’s State of the City Address

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

Two years ago, when I became mayor, an overall citywide strategic plan didn’t exist. The City of Roswell is currently creating a plan that embraces a common vision and goals for the future. Last year, we began collecting input from residents and businesses about what they wanted for Roswell’s future. More than 2,000 residents provided feedback, which will help us develop a strategic plan that will give marching orders to Roswell’s elected officials.

22 January 2020

Preserving Milton's Heritage and Improving Quality of Life

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

The beginning of the year is an especially busy time for many of us. If you couldn’t attend the State of the City in January, you missed quite an event. We discussed the future of Milton in 2020 and beyond.

23 December 2019

Alpharetta's Exciting Year Ahead

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

For the City of Alpharetta, 2019 was another extraordinary year. As our nation’s economy grows, the State of Georgia continues to provide an outstanding business climate, and unemployment levels remain at historic lows. Alpharetta has also grown and evolved in ways we could have only imagined just a few years ago.

19 November 2019

Milton’s Constant and Strategic Progress

Written by Peyton Jamison

It is hard to believe that Milton was incorporated only 13 years ago. In just over a decade, we’ve established our community as one of the best places to live in Georgia, and it’s an honor to help lead the growth and direction of our beautiful and unique city. We’re working to preserve our rural heritage while updating the parts of Milton that will lead to our best future.

19 November 2019

‘Tis the Season for Festive Events in Roswell

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

One of the best things about December is all the holiday events we celebrate in Roswell with our residents. There is so much to see and do during this final month of 2019.

23 October 2019

Thankful for Milton’s Progress

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

During my younger years, I can remember adults telling me, “The days go by slowly, but the years fly by.” I’m not sure where this saying originated, but it is very true for me this year. It seems like yesterday I was in City Hall for January’s annual State of the City event, talking about our 2018 accomplishments and providing a sneak peek of what we planned for 2019.

19 September 2019

North Fulton Cities Pick Up the Pace in Adaptive Recreation

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

As the mayor of Alpharetta, I am incredibly proud of the collaborative environment emerging between the north Fulton cities, as well as the strong partnerships that are developing and growing with local organizations.

22 August 2019

Fall in Love With Roswell's Autumn Activities

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. After our hot Georgia summers, the cooler breezes and crisp evenings are refreshing. Our tree canopy turns red and gold, perfect for taking beautiful photos and spending some time outdoors on Roswell’s magnificent trail system or kayaking down the Chattahoochee. This season is both relaxing and rejuvenating. For me, fall is the time of year to be thankful for all we have and to be surrounded by friends and loved ones.

22 August 2019

Sticking to Our Roots: Agriculture in Milton

Written by Laura Bentley

Founded in 1928, the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization is a 501(c)(3) youth organization that promotes and supports agriculture education.

22 July 2019

Milton Police Explorers Program

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

Not only was Milton named the best city in Georgia to live in earlier this year, but thanks to the diligent efforts of the Milton Police Department, we’re consistently ranked the second safest city in Georgia. Of course, the public helps contribute to community safety by being vigilant and always adhering to “see something, say something.”

20 June 2019

Alpharetta’s Current Success and Bright Future

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

Alpharetta is a special place, and this fact has never been more obvious than over the last 12 months. Our community offers a unique blend of the perfect environment for building successful businesses along with a friendly, hospitable atmosphere to live and raise a family. Such a combination inspires people from all over the world to call Alpharetta home. As great as this city is now, the future is even brighter.

20 June 2019

The "Burning Hams" Crossroads

Written by Laura Bentley

Travelers in the mid-1800s passed through a little community now known as Birmingham Crossroads and remarked that they were often greeted by the aroma of meat cooking in nearby log homes. They described the scent as “burning hams.” According to an article written by a roving reporter in 1960, that is how many old-timers believe the Birmingham area of Milton got its name.

23 May 2019

Milton Parks & Rec

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

Summer officially arrives later this month, but for most north Fulton families, the fun has already begun! This year, my wife Dawn and I are officially empty-nesters for the first time, but we fondly recall past summers making memories with our three children.

22 April 2019

Historic Home Gains New Life and Renewed Purpose

By Laura Bentley

Nestled among hardwoods and native dogwoods rests one of the oldest buildings in Fulton County, which is located at 15690 Hopewell Road. The Thomas Byrd Sr. house is owned by the City of Milton and was repurposed to serve the community’s increasing older adult population. The building, now affectionately referred to as the Byrd House, is representative of Milton’s legacy of preservation.

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