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A wise person once said, "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle."

At Dental Assisting 101, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to enjoy a career doing what they love. Unfortunately, many men and women in Georgia settle for soulless, thankless jobs with no upward mobility. If you are stuck in a job just to pay the bills, your opportunity to make a change and build a better life is here.

Unlike traditional colleges, we offer our students an expedited pathway to success through a hands-on educational approach where students learn by doing. One of the best ways to secure your future and set yourself up for success is to learn from the best. That's exactly what you'll get when you enroll in our dental assisting school in Roswell, GA. We pride ourselves on having one of the most effective dental assisting courses in the state, where most students find a position within 60 days of graduation.

When it comes to decisions, choosing a new career path is one of the most important of your life. It's not an easy choice, and it can be even harder to juggle your current responsibilities while you study and attend class. That is why we offer both in-person and online course structures, focusing on teaching practical skills that you will use every day as a dental assistant. When you choose Assisting 101, you can rest easy knowing you won't spend valuable time trying to discern complicated lectures or irrelevant tasks. Instead, you will learn crucial skills that will set you apart from your peers and help you begin a new life-changing career in the dental industry.

When you enroll in our dental assisting school, you will reap the benefits of:

  • Flexible schedules for working adults and first-time students
  • Practical training that will teach you the skills necessary to flourish as a dental assistant
  • Knowledgeable dental faculty who want you to succeed
  • Access to your instructor 24-hours a day, 7-days a week
  • Affordable tuition with low payment plan opportunities
  • In-depth career prep to get you ready for a job in the dental industry
  • Resume help and job interview coaching

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Choosing Your Dental Assisting Course In Roswell, GA

At Assisting 101, students have their choice of two unique dental assisting programs in Roswell. Both programs consist of 78 hours of lecture and 48 hours of in-depth, hands-on training at one of the best dental offices in metro Atlanta. Both programs allow students to build a career in dentistry with the help of real dentists and dental assistants.

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM TWO DIFFERENT COURSE PROGRAMS: ON-SITE AND ONLINE.

Online Dental Assistant Course

Our online program is ideal for those students that like to complete training at their own pace. If you are an eager student willing to study every day and want to complete this program in as little as one month, you can do so. However, if you would like to take more time to manage other life responsibilities, you have the choice of completing this course in less than six months.

When you choose our online dental assisting course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Begin classes at any time. With Assisting 101's online course structure, students may begin learning as soon as their registration is approved.
  • Obtain a customized welcome kit that includes your textbooks, studying materials, alginate impression kits, dentition models, x-ray kit, pouring model package, and scrubs. This way, you can experience hands-on learning from the comfort of your home.
  • Take 10 academic sessions online, totaling 78 hours of lecture time and 30 hours of hands-on training seminars.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of dental assisting, through educational lectures. These lectures contain demonstration videos, slide shows with instructor voice-overs, and rich illustrations to ensure you retain crucial skills and information.
  • Complete the course as quickly as you would like. Dedicated, hardworking students can finish our online dental assisting course in Roswell, GA, within a month!
  • Use our externship placement services to help you discover local dental offices in need of interns to help you fulfill our course competencies. While not mandatory for graduation, an externship will help you better prepare for a long career in dentistry. An externship can also be an incredible way to network with industry professionals and work at an office that may hire you down the road.
  • Engage with your instructor, who will be with you every step of the way while you carve your path to a new, rewarding career.

On-Site Dental Assistant Course

Our on-site dental assisting program is perfect for students who do not have to travel long distances to our facility or need to "rush" to complete the course.

THIS PROGRAM IS MORE IN LINE WITH A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND GIVES STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Immerse yourself in a traditional 10-week-long program consisting of training and in-office lectures each Saturday from 9AM until 5PM. On-site classes are conducted in an intimate teaching environment to ensure each student gets the attention they need and deserve.
  • Learn from successful dental professionals in our state-of-the-art dental assisting school in Roswell, GA. Because this program is only offered four times a year, class space is very limited.
  • Get a basic understanding of common dental assisting techniques through lectures in the morning. You will put those techniques to use in our operatories in the afternoon, where you will practice real-world dental assistant duties.
  • Attend an orientation meeting, where you will receive your textbooks, studying materials, scrubs, and more.
  • Benefit from 48 hours of shadowing by our fully trained technicians and dental professionals. While you are being shadowed, your instructor will walk you through important procedures and teach you crucial skills needed for a fulfilling career as a dental assistant.
  • Build friendships and lifelong relationships with like-minded students who also want to begin a career in the dental industry.

Why Choose A Career In The Dental Industry?

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 11% over the next 10 years - faster than the average job growth of many other industries. New and ongoing evidence suggests an important link between a person's overall health and their oral health. Because of this, demand for dental-related services is expected to stay strong for years to come. Dental offices in Georgia and other states must meet this projected demand. As such, the need for trained dental assistants will continue to grow.

As Baby Boomers grow older and as more men and women practice good oral hygiene, the need to treat and maintain one's teeth will lead to an increased need for quality dental care. Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that nearly 24,000 new dental assisting jobs will be created. That means the future is bright for any student who has been educated through our dental assisting courses in Roswell.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DENTAL ASSISTANT CAREERS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS

  • Rated #15 Out of 100 Best Health Care Support Jobs According to U.S News and World Report
  • Rated #84 Out of Best 100 Jobs in All of the United States
  • Average Salary: $40,080
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
  • Number of Jobs: 23,400

What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

As a professional dental assistant, you will be tasked with managing a wide range of administrative and clinical responsibilities at a dental office. Dental assistants play a crucial role in the day-to-day workflow involved in a dental practice. They work alongside hygienists and dentists to provide patients with the highest quality oral care in the state of Georgia.

Common dental assistant job duties may include:

  • Assisting in the lab
  • Sterilizing dental equipment and tools
  • Ordering and organizing supplies for their dental office
  • Help perform x-rays
  • Maintain and organize patient dental records
  • Perform coronal polishing for patients
  • Provide fluoride treatments for patients
  • Help educate patients about how to maintain their oral health
  • Help educate patients about best practices relating to proper oral hygiene
  • Providing assistance to dentists and hygienists during cleanings
  • Greet patients and make them feel comfortable
  • Collect important info from new and existing patients
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Why Attend a Dental Assisting School In Roswell, GA?

They say the best way to predict the future is to create it, and that is exactly what you will be doing when you enroll at Assisting 101. We believe in getting our students ready for a lifelong career, not just a job that pays the bills. When you attend our award-winning dental assisting school, you are investing in a future rich with opportunity.

Unlike other workers who choose not to attend school for legitimate training, our students enjoy a quick start in a vibrant job market where financial and personal growth are common. When you become a dental assistant after graduation, you will have confidence knowing you are well-prepared for a life-changing career.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON REASONS WHY OUR STUDENTS SAY THEY CHOOSE TO ATTEND OUR DENTAL ASSISTING SCHOOL:

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WORK IN AN EVER-GROWING INDUSTRY

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that job growth for dental assistants is growing at a faster rate than most other industries. This bodes well for our students, who will have job security as they navigate the workforce. In a time where many jobs are being replaced by robotics and other technological advances, the skills that you learn at Assisting 101 can help you for the rest of your life.

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FULFILLING BALANCE BETWEEN LIFE AND WORK

The work/life balance in the U.S is a problem. Spending every waking hour at the office instead of home with family can be draining at best and depressing at worst. Unlike other professionals, dental assistants typically enjoy normal working hours during the business week. That means they have more free time to dedicate to their children and families.

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ABILITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

When you are a dental assistant, you plan a crucial role in your dental office. But as an ambassador of the profession, you also help educate patients about the benefits of good oral hygiene. Given the ties between heart health and oral health, you are making more of a difference than you might realize.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

When students graduate from Assisting 101 and accept a job as a dental assistant, many choose to make it their lifelong career. For others, the role of dental assistant is just the beginning - a steppingstone to a role with more responsibility. After only a few years as a dental assistant in Roswell, the chance to become a manager or supervisor will become much more likely. The sky is the limit!

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Georgia Native Returns as Chabad Rabbi

When Rabbi Chaim Schwartz left the University of Georgia to study at a yeshiva in Israel, his family worried that he was gone for good. But now, after years of study and receiving rabbinic ordination, he is returning to his native Roswell, Georgia, together with his wife Menucha, as a Chabad emissary.Rabbi Chaim grew up just north of Atlanta in a home that was traditional, but didn’t practice all the particulars of a religious Jewish lifestyle. After attending a local high school, he enrolled in...

When Rabbi Chaim Schwartz left the University of Georgia to study at a yeshiva in Israel, his family worried that he was gone for good. But now, after years of study and receiving rabbinic ordination, he is returning to his native Roswell, Georgia, together with his wife Menucha, as a Chabad emissary.

Rabbi Chaim grew up just north of Atlanta in a home that was traditional, but didn’t practice all the particulars of a religious Jewish lifestyle. After attending a local high school, he enrolled in the University of Georgia, where he encountered Chabad on Campus and grew to love the Judaism he found there. He followed his newfound passion to Jerusalem, where he spent three years learning Torah at the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, hoping to one day share his passion with others.

Menucha Schwartz spent her formative years near Boston. After her own year of study in Jerusalem, she worked as a student mentor on Mayanot’s Campus for Women, and she discovered her love of teaching. After marrying Chaim in 2016, Menucha pursued a career in education while Chaim continued his studies, first in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and then in New Haven, Connecticut. All the while, they stayed on the lookout for an opportunity to share their love of Judaism.

“My parents still live in Roswell,” Rabbi Chaim says, “so I noticed that there was plenty of room for Jewish growth in the city.” For years local Chabad emissaries have been servicing the many Jews that live in the booming suburb, but with their centers located elsewhere, there were limits to how much the existing network was able to provide. “Some families there are already in touch with Chabad in neighboring cities,” Rabbi Schwartz says, “but they’re often out of range for Shabbat meals and services.” It was clear a Chabad Center in Roswell would provide a beneficial boost to the Jewish infrastructure.

Once they move into town, the Schwartzes will work alongside Rabbi Hirshy and Devora Leah Minkowicz and Rabbi Ephraim and Chani Silverman, under the leadership of Rabbi Yossi New. They plan to hit the ground running, and start reaching out to old friends and new arrivals alike. “I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to share Judaism,” Rabbi Schwartz says. “Moving back to my hometown after all these years, I feel like I’ve come full circle.”

SBC Football 365 Preview - Georgia Southern

Around the Sun Podcast | YouTube NEW ORLEANS — Georgia Southern kicks off its first season under head coach Clay Helton on Saturday, Sept. 3, when it hosts Morgan State at Allen E. Paulson Stadium at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on ESPN3.The opening game the Helton era will be the first-ever meeting between the Bears and the Eagles.Georgia...

Around the Sun Podcast | YouTube NEW ORLEANS — Georgia Southern kicks off its first season under head coach Clay Helton on Saturday, Sept. 3, when it hosts Morgan State at Allen E. Paulson Stadium at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on ESPN3.

The opening game the Helton era will be the first-ever meeting between the Bears and the Eagles.

Georgia Southern’s non-conference slate also includes visits to Nebraska (Sept. 10) and UAB (Sept. 17) and a home game against Ball State (Sept. 24).

The Eagles were picked to finish fifth in the new-look Sun Belt East Division in the 2022 Sun Belt Football Preseason Coaches Poll, behind four teams that qualified for Bowl Season a year ago—App State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State and Marshall.

Helton—who led USC to three conference championship games, a Rose Bowl championship in 2016 and a Pac-12 Conference title in 2017—will guide an Eagles roster that returns five All-Sun Belt selections from 2021 and had four players named to the 2022 Preseason All-Sun Belt teams. Georgia Southern also had three student-athletes listed on national preseason award watch lists ahead of the 2022 campaign.

The Eagles have appeared in bowl games in three of the past four seasons (2018, 2019, 2020).

To listen to head coach Clay Helton, sixth-year quarterback Kyle Vantrease and sixth-year defensive lineman Dillon Springer’s comments from the 2022 Sun Belt Football Media Days, download the latest Around the Sun Podcast episode on Apple Podcasts, Pandora or Spotify—among other platforms—or visit the Sun Belt Conference YouTube page.

2022 SCHEDULE * Sun Belt Conference Game

2021 ALL-SUN BELT RETURNERS Second Team P – Anthony Beck II, Georgia Southern (RS Sr., P – Guyton, Ga.)

Third Team OL – Khalil Crowder, Georgia Southern (RS Sr., OL – Carrollton, Ga.) DB – Anthony Wilson, Georgia Southern (RS Jr., DB – Columbia, S.C.)

Honorable Mention WR – Khaleb Hood, Georgia Southern (Sr., WR – McDonough, Ga.) DL – Justin Ellis, Georgia Southern (6th Yr., DL – Roswell, Ga.)

2022 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT SELECTIONS Second Team DL – Justin Ellis, Georgia Southern (6th Yr., DL – Roswell, Ga.) DB – Derrick Canteen, Georgia Southern (RS Jr., DB – Evans, Ga.) P – Anthony Beck II, Georgia Southern (RS Sr., P – Guyton, Ga.) AP – Amare Jones, Georgia Southern (5th Yr., AP – Frisco, Texas)

Recruiting Rumor Mill: Visit schedules filling up

The Recruiting Rumor Mill is ramping back up as fall visits are being planned early in the season. Here is the latest that Rivals national recruiting director Adam Gorney is hearing:One of the top 2025 receivers nationally, the College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy standout was excellent in a game this past weekend and already has some programs that have caught his attention in recruiting.Ohio State, ...

The Recruiting Rumor Mill is ramping back up as fall visits are being planned early in the season. Here is the latest that Rivals national recruiting director Adam Gorney is hearing:

One of the top 2025 receivers nationally, the College Park (Ga.) Woodward Academy standout was excellent in a game this past weekend and already has some programs that have caught his attention in recruiting.

Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia and Florida could have the early edge but Abdullah remains open to all programs heading into his sophomore season.

Trips to Alabama and LSU are being planned by the four-star linebacker from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas and those two programs are definitely the front-runners at this point in his recruitment. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide look best but Brown is also looking at a trip to Florida so the Gators cannot be counted out, either.

Stanford, UCLA, BYU and Utah are all going to get visits from the four-star linebacker out of Provo (Utah) Timpview and Esera is still working on figuring out his fifth and final trip. Oregon and Tennessee are under the most serious consideration as Stanford might be edging out the in-state programs right now.

Georgia, Alabama, Miami, Florida and Clemson are the five schools expected to get visits as those are the programs that are now recruiting Freeling the hardest. Notre Dame could also be in that top group but with five OL commits already, room could be tight.

That could be particularly good news for in-state Clemson but the Mt. Pleasant (S.C.) Oceanside Collegiate Academy four-star standout wants to take those five trips before figuring much else out.

Alabama is considered one of the main front-runners for the Kansas City (Mo.) North Kansas City four-star defensive tackle but two other programs will have a chance to convince Hill otherwise early next month before a planned commitment on Sept. 24.

The four-star will be at Oregon for the Eastern Washington game and then at Missouri for the Abilene Christian matchup. Alabama, Oregon and Missouri along with USC, LSU and Oklahoma round out his top six.

A few weeks ago, Auburn, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee were the standouts. That could very well be the case as the four-star defensive end from Concord (N.C.) Robinson is planning trips to Tuscaloosa and Knoxville and he’ll also be in attendance for the Georgia-Oregon game soon.

The Tar Heels are still believed to be the team to beat but SEC teams are coming on strong.

Arizona is considered the front-runner in Laloulu’s recruitment but things remain wide open for the powerful four-star offensive guard from Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington.

Things could get much more interesting in the coming months, though, as Laloulu is planning only a visit to Oregon this season although no date has been finalized. If the Ducks push hard, they could emerge at the top of his list.

The four-star safety from Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes has been committed to Auburn since late April as he was a top target at a position of need for the Tigers. Auburn beat out many other schools but Miami was the other top contender for Love, who said South Carolina is now the school trying to flip him most.

He doesn’t have any trips on the books yet but he does plan to get on the road – somewhere – starting in September.

Ohio State could get a big visit from the four-star defensive tackle from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett for the Wisconsin game in late September but the trip details are not worked out just yet as McDonald continues to have interest in that program.

Michigan and Oklahoma are expected to also get game-day visits this fall and McDonald will “probably” visit Clemson this season as well.

The four-star cornerback from Roswell, Ga., lists nearly 50 offers but two teams have seriously emerged as the biggest contenders as Colorado and Houston have captured Nation’s attention most.

Both the Buffaloes and the Cougars are expected to get visits this fall as the four-star could figure out other trips as well.

The four-star safety from Selma, Ala., has been committed to Penn State in late June but Auburn and Ole Miss especially have not given up and it’s still unclear whether he’s going to take visits to SEC programs this season.

The Nittany Lions have lost some commitments recently including some in the South so keeping Nelson in the class is big.

After a surprise visit to Texas A&M, Nelson remains quiet about his recruitment but is still committed to USC. The five-star quarterback has an excellent relationship with USC coach Lincoln Riley and fits his offense well but the Aggies are making him think and Alabama is making a run at the Los Alamitos, Calif., quarterback as well. It's at least something to watch heading into his senior year.

Others have tried to get involved including one program in the SEC but it's unlikely it has legs.

LSU still looks best for the four-star receiver from St. James, La., and Prean has not made it a secret that he’s been very interested in the Tigers for a long time. But Prean still has not committed which gives Mississippi State and Auburn a chance in his recruitment as those two other SEC teams continue to pursue him.

His father played at Florida and his brother is now playing in Gainesville as the Gators continue to pursue the 2024 four-star defensive end from Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe. Game-day trips are coming up with Rushing planning visits to Florida, Notre Dame, Oregon, Alabama and Oklahoma.

Those five programs have made a big impression with maybe the Ducks and the Irish having an edge, but a trip to Gainesville could be hugely impactful.

Georgia could be very tough to beat for the four-star receiver from Lakeland, Fla., with a decision expected in late September. But Ole Miss is going to get a crack at Williams first as he’s expected to be in Oxford for the season opener against Troy.

Roswell lowers property taxes, but November vote could raise them

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Roswell’s millage rate is now at the lowest it’s been in 35 years.That’s because this week the Roswell City Council approved a new property tax rate 5.4% lower than last year’s. Making it one of the lowest rates in north Fulton County.Councilwoman Christine Hall, who is also the liaison to the city’s finance department, says this means the average Roswell homeowner will pay about $800 in property taxes this year.“Which is $45 less this year than it would be with ...

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Roswell’s millage rate is now at the lowest it’s been in 35 years.

That’s because this week the Roswell City Council approved a new property tax rate 5.4% lower than last year’s. Making it one of the lowest rates in north Fulton County.

Councilwoman Christine Hall, who is also the liaison to the city’s finance department, says this means the average Roswell homeowner will pay about $800 in property taxes this year.

“Which is $45 less this year than it would be with the prior year’s millage rate,” Hall said. “It may not sound like a lot of money, but over many homes, it adds up to a lot of money. With inflation, with the price of gas, with the price of groceries, with general inflation people’s pocketbooks are hurt and they are feeling the pain. So I think this is very timely.”

But in November Roswell residents will vote on a bond referendum, which could result in approximately a $350 property tax increase.

According to the City of Roswell website, when voters go to the polls on November 8 they’ll be asked to vote on three separate questions for the City of Roswell’s Bond Referendum to authorize funds for the following major City projects:

The first question will ask voters to consider approval of a bond to fund capital projects for “recreation, parks, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and sidewalks.”

Here is how the first question will appear on the ballot. Voters will respond “yes” or “no.”

Shall the City of Roswell, Georgia (the “City”) issue general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $107,600,000 for the purpose of providing funds to (a) acquire, construct, renovate and install the following capital projects for the City: recreation, parks, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and sidewalks; (b) pay capitalized interest on such bonds; and (c) pay of all expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing?

If this bond is approved by voters, funding will be put towards these projects. Approval of any of the ballot questions would result in a property tax increase, reflected in the fall 2023 City property tax bill.

The second question will ask voters to consider approval of a bond to fund capital projects for “public safety (police and fire) capital projects.”

”Here is how the first question will appear on the ballot. Voters will respond “yes” or “no.”

Shall the City of Roswell, Georgia (the “City”) issue general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $52,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to (a) acquire, construct and install public safety (police and fire) capital projects for the City; (b) pay capitalized interest on such bonds; and (c) pay of all expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing?

If this bond is approved by voters, funding will be put towards these projects. Approval of any of the ballot questions would result in a property tax increase, reflected in the fall 2023 City property tax bill.

The third question will ask voters to consider approval of a bond to fund capital projects for a “public parking deck.” Here is how the first question will appear on the ballot. Voters will respond “yes” or “no.”

Shall the City of Roswell, Georgia (the “City”) issue general obligation bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $20,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds to (a) acquire, construct and install a public parking deck for the City; (b) pay capitalized interest on such bonds; and (c) pay of all expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing?

If this bond is approved by voters, funding will be put towards these projects. Approval of any of the ballot questions would result in a property tax increase, reflected in the fall 2023 City property tax bill.

Roswell voters can learn more about the bond referendum at a series of public meetings.

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Sandy Springs begins trail projects near river, Ga. 400

A trail section from Morgan Falls Overlook Park along the Chattahoochee River to Roswell Road and an extension of PATH 400 along Ga. 400 will be concrete examples of the Sandy Springs Trails Master Plan.“I don’t want to say we’re starting from scratch, but a long thought-out trail, off-road trail system hadn’t really been developed back in the day,” Recreation and Parks Director Mike Perry said. “So this was something that we undertook with the PATH Foundation to kind of look at how can we have as m...

A trail section from Morgan Falls Overlook Park along the Chattahoochee River to Roswell Road and an extension of PATH 400 along Ga. 400 will be concrete examples of the Sandy Springs Trails Master Plan.

“I don’t want to say we’re starting from scratch, but a long thought-out trail, off-road trail system hadn’t really been developed back in the day,” Recreation and Parks Director Mike Perry said. “So this was something that we undertook with the PATH Foundation to kind of look at how can we have as many interconnecting as well as inter-jurisdictional connections as we could.”

The city wants to give residents of Sandy Springs and neighboring cities access to the city through local trails and parks, he said.

Some of the trails will tie into existing and planned public works projects. A side path along Mount Vernon Highway will install sidewalks from the Sandy Springs Library Branch to the MARTA station, he said.

Trail segment linking river, Roswell Road could start this month

Sandy Springs City Council is expected to approve a $7.8 million bid for construction of Trail Segment 2A on Sept. 20, which will build a trail from Morgan Falls Overlook along Georgia Power and Fulton County easements, across Orkin Lake and along Cimarron Parkway to Roswell Road.

If everything works out, construction could begin this month and be completed in October 2023, Perry said.

The city’s goal is to buy as little land as necessary. For this trail section, the city obtained easements and didn’t have to buy any property. Once other people and property owners see this trail constructed, they will understand the city’s intent and that might make obtaining land easier and less expensive, Perry said.

Most of the trail will be a 12-foot wide hard surface. Walkers, runners, bicyclists and people wanting to access the river or Roswell Road will make use of this trail.

“The more trailhead parking opportunities we provide the more people that it will bring in. There’ll be adequate parking at Overlook, there’ll be parking down in the river park, down there by the dog park, we’ll have some parking there,” Perry said. “With more segments will come more trailheads and more access.”

He’s not sure how many acres are between the Edgewater apartments, Orkin Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but it is “a bunch.”

“There are some magnificent tree standings. Magnificent, huge virgin forests,” Perry said. “It’s kind of like Overlook Park – you get out there and you have no idea. You’re a quarter mile from Roswell Road and you have no idea. And you can hear the river. Gorgeous.”

The boardwalk across Orkin Lake will be magnificent, he said.

How much more of the trail is built – and when – comes down to funding availability. The City Council wants to be responsive to the public, he said.

“I’m hoping we build the first segment and it’s a resounding success and it becomes a priority,” Perry said.

PATH 400 construction bids projected in May 2023

PATH 400 will extend the trail from Atlanta north into Sandy Springs, using TPSLOT funds approved by voters in 2016 and federal funds awarded through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

“We have another section here that’s currently in final design and right of way acquisition for that project and it will extend the existing 12-foot path from Lourdes Drive right there in Atlanta, just north of the Glen Ridge Connector,” Sandy Springs spokesperson Dan Coffer said.

This section of the trial will be approximately 2.3 miles long. He said one day it would be nice to have it connect to some of the city’s other paths.

“The longer corridor there, it’s mostly behind neighborhoods and it’s behind a school,” he said. “Pretty tight along there, but we’ve been working with them for several years.”

One access point to PATH 400 in Sandy Springs is Windsor Meadows Park at Windsor Parkway. Another is Ridgeview Park off South Trimble Road.

“It’s adjacent to several neighborhoods along the path is just like it is in Atlanta,” Coffer said. “We met with several neighborhoods when we first kicked off this project, they were ‘Great, when you’re going to open it let us know.’”

The city hopes to open bids in May 2023 for construction.

Sandy Springs looks for any grant opportunities to help fund its trail, Coffer said.

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