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Safe Kids Fulton to Check Car Seats, Provide Free Replacements at Publix
Public Safety

Safe Kids Fulton to Check Car Seats, Provide Free Replacements at Publix

Safe Kids Fulton is on a mission to help improve child passenger safety. The organization, along with South Fulton officials, will offer complimentary car seat inspections on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Publix at Sandtown Crossing, 5829 Campbellton Road. Families with car seats that are deemed insufficient will be offered a free replacement. Children must be present. Car crashes are the leading safety issue for children. However, statistics show that parents and caregivers often unknowingly endanger their children by putting them in the wrong seat or not securing them properly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 50 percent of car seats inspected by safety technicians are improperly installed and used. More than 70 percent of forward ...
Sandtown Residents Collaborate with Artist on City’s First Creative Placemaking Project
Arts, Community, Economic Development, Sandtown

Sandtown Residents Collaborate with Artist on City’s First Creative Placemaking Project

After a series of community brainstorming meetings and coordination with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), South Fulton's first creative placemaking project has been installed. The four-panel monument in the roundabout at the intersection of Campbellton, Boat Rock and New Hope showcases the diverse natural surroundings of the Sandtown community. The project, which began in 2018, was spearheaded by District 1 Councilwoman Catherine Foster Rowell. She tapped local artist Allen Peterson to produce the artwork. Over a period of several months, Peterson and his design partner, Julia Hill, toured the Sandtown community and took photos for inspiration, and collaborated with residents on imagery and design during multiple meetings. "We wanted to cast a wide net to get as much...
Barre Luxe Opens at Sandtown Crossing
Business, Health

Barre Luxe Opens at Sandtown Crossing

Earlier today, Shana Roussell  and Thanayi Smith celebrated the opening of their new venture, Barre Luxe, with a ribbon-cutting in partnership with the South Fulton Chamber. The new fitness studio offers clients a luxurious approach to taking care of themselves, mind, body and spirit. The studio offers a variety of barre and yoga classes daily, as well as guided meditation. Barre workouts, a fast-growing fitness trend, incorporate movements derived from ballet.  In addition to fitness classes, Barre Luxe plans to offer monthly workshops on a variety of topics, including finances and diet, and annual spa retreats. “This is such a needed business in our community, we are so tired of driving to Buckhead and Midtown for services like this,” said Dyan Matthews, president o...

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