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🌱 Fulton Co. & JC LOST Town Hall + JC Funding New Fire Station 63

Hey friends. It’s Friday in Johns Creek and I’m back in your inbox with everything you need to know about what’s happening in the community.

But first, today’s weather:

Sunny and cooler but pleasant. High: 77 Low: 52.

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Here are the top three stories in Johns Creek today:

  1. On Wednesday, Sep. 21, eight majors, including Johns Creek Mayor John Bradberry, said it’s critical for residents to join fight against Fulton over the local option sales tax (LOST) revenue. Fulton Commissioner Liz Hausmann, the only county board member in attendance, said that Fulton’s initial proposal to increase its share to 35 percent was wrong and set a negative tone for negotiations. She continued,”There are needs that we all have in our individual jurisdictions… Nobody wants to raise taxes.“The Negotiations are scheduled to enter mediation tomorrow, Sep. 24. Another town hall LOST discussion is set for Sep. 28 at the Georgia International Convention Center. (Subscription: The Atlantic Journal Constitution)
  2. On Sept. 12, the Johns Creek City Council approved funding to replace Fire Station 63. The budget allots $300,000 for initial engineering and construction documents, but states that the amount may need to be adjusted in the future. (Appen Media)
  3. Atlanta Magazine created a “Top 10 Things To Do in Johns Creek” list. The list includes Gateway Markers, the Johns Creek Tunnel, the Interactive Chair Mural, Veterans Memorial Walk, Newtown Dream Dog Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, and more! (Atlanta Magazine)

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Today in Johns Creek:

  • Homeschool Adventures: Reptiles and Amphibians At Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center (10:00 AM)
  • Yoga At Northeast Spruill Oaks Library (11:00 AM)
  • Six Degree Tilt Live At Abbott’s Bar & Grill (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • the 10U Georgia Peaches, an all-female travel baseball team based on John Creek, won the Cobb County Sunday Series tournament on Sep. 18 in Powder Springs! This is the “first known instance of an all-female baseball team entering and winning an otherwise all-boys travel baseball tournament in Georgia.” (Appen Media)
  • Looking for a new home or just curious about the housing market in your area? View the link to see the latest homes for sale in the Johns Creek area! including to beautiful four-bedroom on Fairford Lane in Johns Creek. (John’s Creek Patch)
  • Meet three tiny kittens, so young they don’t have names yet, who are looking for a loving home! View the link to see the latest adoptable pets in the Johns Creek area. (John’s Creek Patch)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Friday. I’ll see you around!

Rose Mendez

About me: Rose Mendez is a freelance writer. She is studying English Literature at Hunter College. She loves reading, walking around the city, and coffee!

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