🌱 Pets For Adoption Around Town + Three Teens Charged In Arson Case

Hello, friends. It’s me, Sean Peek, your host of the Alpharetta-Milton Daily — back in your inbox with all the most important things happening locally.

First, today’s weather:

Humid with a thunderstorm. High: 90 Low: 70.

Here are the top stories in Alpharetta-Milton today:

  1. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for North Fulton County, among other north Georgia counties. The outlook includes warnings of scattered thunderstorms between today and Wednesday, and a warning about possible downed trees. The NWS said that the downed trees may be because of already-moistened soil paired with strong tastes of wind. See the full report at the link. (Cobb County Courier)
  2. The City of Dunwoody is breaking ground on a new park. Perimeter Center East Park will have a groundbreaking ceremony on Jul. 25 at 10:00 am The five-acre park was originally planned for 2020, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The park is located at 50 Perimeter Center East. (Reporting Newspapers)
  3. Three 14-year-old boys have been charged with third-degree arson in connection with a fire at a gazebo in Chimney Lakes. The Chief Investigator said that fire crews responded to the blaze on Jul. 7 at 5:38 pm The fire was located on Johnson Ferry Road. According to officials, the three boys intentionally set the gazebo on fire. (East Cobb News)
  4. Need a furry friend in your life? There’s a list for that. Patch put together a list of dogs and cats up for adoption in the area, all you have to do is check it out. Star Fruit the puppy, Zion the cat, and Daisy Mae the dog are all waiting for a home. Will you be adopting them? Click the link to find out. (Alpharetta-Milton Patch)
  5. Tapped In Fit Boxing Club is starting up its after-school program this fall. The program focuses on developmental, educational, and confidence-building activities. Kids will get the opportunity to safely and correctly learn about boxing, fitness, and self-confidence. There will also be homework help, tutoring, and mentoring available for kids in the program. (Alpharetta-Milton Patch)

Today in Alpharetta-Milton:

  • Avalon Nights Live at 400 Avalon Boulevard (6:00 PM)
  • Taste Around Town at Union Hill Park (7:00 PM)
  • Eclipse and Beyond at Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill (8:00 PM)
  • An Evening with Dan Rodriguez at Matilda’s Music Under The Pines (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • It’s back to school season! City of Milton, Georgia wants you to know about the Milton Police Department’s back to school drive. The Police Department wraps up collecting school supplies on Tuesday, Jul. 26. (City of Milton, Georgia via Instagram)
  • The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety congratulated Firefighter Paramedic Kevin Hook and Firefighter AEMT Michael Bechara. The two received service award for their years of service to the department. Click the link to see a photo. (Alpharetta Department of Public Safety via Facebook)
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to get your business recognized? The Better Business Bureau is accepting applications for the 2022 Torch Awards for Ethics and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Impact Award. Click the link to apply today. (Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce via Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Friday! I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with your next update.

Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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