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Sandy Springs Place
Offers Compassionate Care
That Seniors Deserve.
Whether you are looking for assisted living
or memory care services, we can help find
solutions for you or your loved one.
We provide individualized care plans and a
licensed nurse available around-the-clock.
Individualized care plans
Bathing and dressing
Mobility and transferring
Coordination of care
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• Three meals served daily
• Housekeeping and laundry
• Enrichment programs
• Pet friendly
Call us today at 770-464-5253 to schedule
a personalized tour and complimentary lunch.
Sandy Springs Place
Senior Living 1260 Hightower Trail
Atlanta, GA 30350
► Community Briefs
CITY’S NAMESAKE SPRING REDESIGN IS DELAYED A YEAR
An elaborate redesign of Sandy Springs’ namesake spring, originally planned to
be finished in early 2018, has been delayed a year by permitting issues.
The historic spring on Heritage Green, a park between Blue Stone Road and San
dy Springs Circle, is currently hidden under a metal grate and wooden pavilion. The
new design, commissioned by Heritage Sandy Springs, would make the spring vis
ible as water constantly flowing over stone, enclosed in a stainless steel mesh be
neath an abstract, mirror-roofed canopy, designer Lane Duncan said.
“Bottom line, we won’t be building it this winter,” said Heritage Executive Direc
tor Carol Thompson, and they can’t build it next spring and summer, either, due to
popular wedding rentals.
Heritage has raised about half of the project’s $350,000 budget, all privately
funded, Thompson said.
CITY BACKS FIREWORKS NOISE LAW
Fireworks would be subjected to city noise ordinances under a bill that Sandy
Springs is formally supporting.
The state controversially legalized the sale and use of fireworks in 2015 with few
limits on their use, regardless of the noise and fire safety differences between ru
ral, urban and suburban areas. Sponsored by state Rep. Deborah Silcox (R-Sandy
Springs), House Bill 419 aims to cut back on the noise issues by subjecting fireworks
to local ordinances, except on Jan. 1 and July 4. The bill also would allow the gover
nor to restrict fireworks use further during drought conditions.
The bill passed the House earlier this year and is now awaiting a Senate review. On Dec.
5, the Sandy Springs City Council passed a resolution urging the Senate to pass the bill.
FOR ADULT BUSINESS LAWSUITS,
IT’S SUPREME COURT OR BUST
It’s the U.S. Supreme Court or bust for three Sandy Springs adult businesses doing le
gal battle with the city after a federal court denied a review of one of their lawsuits Nov. 27.
The businesses now will try to take the city to the nation’s highest court in two
separate cases, according to their attorney, Cary Wiggins.
For over a decade, the bookstore Inserection and the strip clubs Flashers and
Mardi Gras have been fighting city laws that would force them to close or move by
banning alcohol sales and tightening zoning restrictions.
The city has won in lower courts, and now the last appeal option is the Supreme Court,
which chooses which cases it hears and accepts only a tiny percentage of those submit
ted. The businesses have several months to decide on the appeal, according to the city.
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