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Sandy Springs Reporter
MARCH 7 — MARCH 20, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 5
City streamlines how it will fund nonprofits
BY ANN MARIE QUILL Sandy Springs City Council on March 4 voted to streamline how it supports nonprofits, and it omitted language from a revised policy that would have excluded fundraising activities. Before the unanimous vote, members of the Sandy Springs Society asked the council to reconsider allowing funds for fundraising events. Kate Dalba, society president, told the council that fundraising should not be a reason to disqualify groups. “Nonprofits can’t live without fundraisers,” she said. She added that two of the group’s signature events — Tossed Out Treasures and the Elegant Elf — support city goals of fostering tourism and cultural development.
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Construction on Heards Ferry school to begin soon
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Support system ‘Posse Foundation’ eases college transition EDUCATION 23
Mary Morgan Walker, 7, left, and Sophia Van Name, 7, both part of Daisy Girl Scout Troop 13560, take a quick break from selling Girl Scout cookies at the Sandy Springs Plaza Shopping Center on Roswell Road on Feb. 22.
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Fulton County Schools oﬃcials have shared more details about the new Heards Ferry Elementary School building, which is scheduled to open at 6151 Powers Ferry Road in 2015. At a meeting March 4, oﬃcials spoke about the design of the elementary school and plans to relocate the school system’s administrative oﬃces to an oﬃce building next door. “This is a very exciting project. It’s a beautiful building, and we’re looking forward to getting into the new facility,” said Patrick Burke, deputy superintendent of operations for Fulton County Schools. Architect Michael Collins exSEE CONSTRUCTION, PAGE 26
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