Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.
Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Roswell, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.
Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Roswell.
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As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.
You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.
We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.
At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Roswell. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.
Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:
Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:
Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Roswell, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:
If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:
Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Roswell. A few new construction projects we handle are:
When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.
With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.
If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Roswell to your home to fix the problem on-site.
If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.
If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.
At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Roswell.
Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.
Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.
Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Roswell, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.
GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.
The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.
In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:
he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.ELECTRICIAN SERVICE REQUEST
Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.Coantact Us
After celebrating winning back-to-back National Championships last weekend, Georgia coaches once again hit the road to check on underclassmen and see class of 2024 and 2025 prospects in person. Georgia coaches have made several stops in the four weekdays since then, and Dawgs247 has logged some of those visits below.MondayRunning backs coach Dell McGee checked in at Atlanta Westlake, where 2025 offensive tackle target ...
After celebrating winning back-to-back National Championships last weekend, Georgia coaches once again hit the road to check on underclassmen and see class of 2024 and 2025 prospects in person. Georgia coaches have made several stops in the four weekdays since then, and Dawgs247 has logged some of those visits below.
Running backs coach Dell McGee checked in at Atlanta Westlake, where 2025 offensive tackle target Juan Gaston plays.
McGee checked in at Pike Road (Ala.) where 2025 Top 100 running back Anthony Rogers plays, at Phenix (Ala.) Central, where 2024 four-star wide receiver target Cameron Coleman plays, and at Columbus (Ga.) Spencer. Offensive line coach Stacy Searels stopped in at Copperas Cove (Texas), where 2024 four-star offensive tackle Michael Uini plays, and at San Marcos (Texas), where four-star offensive tackle Ory Williams plays. Defensive backs coach Fran Brown checked in at Sarasota (Fla.) Riverview, where 2024 Top 40 cornerback target Charles Lester III plays, at Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange, where 2025 Top 40 cornerback Ivan Taylor plays, and at Orlando (Fla.) Olympia, where 2024 safety Jalon Thompson plays. Defensive line coach Tray Scott checked in at Chicago St. Ignatius to watch 2024 Top 40 defensive line target Justin Scott play basketball.
Smart and assistant Mike Bobo checked in at Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, where defensive back signee Chris Peal and 2025 five-star offensive tackle David Sanders play, at Dillon (S.C.), where 2024 Top 60 offensive tackle Josaiah Thompson plays, at Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland, where 2024 four-star offensive tackle Kam Pringle plays, at Lake City (S.C.), where 2025 Top 50 defensive lineman target Amare Adams plays, at Savannah (Ga.) Jenkins, at Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day, at Savannah (Ga.) Christian, where 2025 five-star defensive lineman Elijah Griffin plays, at Brunswick (Ga.), at Brunswick (Ga.) Glynn Academy, at Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County, and at Folkston (Ga.) Charlton County, to watch 2025 five-star athlete target Elyiss Williams play basketball. Tight ends coach Todd Hartley checked in at Allen (Texas), where 2025 five-star tight end Davon Mitchell, 2024 Top 40 edge Zina Umeozulu, 2024 four-star offensive tackle Michael Uini, and 2024 running back Kayvion Sibley play. Searels checked in at Roswell (Ga.) and at Milton (Ga.) Cambridge. Scott checked in at Charlotte (N.C.) West.
Smart checked in at Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County, where 2024 five-star tight end commitment Landen Thomas and 2024 four-star wide receiver commitment Ny Car play, Thomasville (Ga.) Thomas County Central, Valdosta (Ga.), Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County, where 2025 running back target Ousmane Kromah plays, and Ellaville (Ga.) Schley County, where 2025 five-star linebacker target Zayden Walker and 2024 four-star athlete Jalewis Solomon play. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken stopped in at Nashville (Tenn.) Christian, where he extended an offer to 2026 quarterback Jared Curis, and at Knoxville Christian, where 2026 quarterback Briggs Cherry plays. Hartley checked in at Sneads (Fla.), where 2024 running back/athlete Jason Patterson plays, and at Blountstown (Fla.), where 2024 defensive lineman Artavius Jones plays. Schumann and Smart checked in at Alexander City (Ala.) Benjamin Russell to watch Clanton (Ala.) Chilton County 2024 Top 40 linebacker commitment Demarcus Riddick play basketball.
Smart checked in at Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor, where 2024 athlete target Amari Jefferson and 2025 Top 20 safety Cameron Sparks play, Rome (Ga.), Calhoun (Ga.), Carrollton, where 2026 quarterback target Julian Lewis plays, at Cartersville (Ga.), Cartersville (Ga.) Cass, where 2024 wide receiver commitment Sacovie White plays, Hiram (Ga.), where 2024 four-star offensive tackle Jameson Riggs and 2024 four-star tight end Walter Matthews play, Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County, and at Douglasville (Ga.) Alexander. McGee checked in at Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter. Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon checked in at Norcross (Ga.) Meadowcreek, where 2024 four-star defensive lineman target Champ Thompson plays. Hartley checked in at Perry (Ga.), where 2024 slot receiver Dakarai Anderson plays, at Warner Robins (Ga.) Northside, where 2024 four-star safety Ricardo Jones plays, and at Gray (Ga.) Jones County, his alma mater, where 2024 four-star wide receiver target Zion Ragins plays. Schumann stopped in at Tuskagee (Ala.) Booker T Washington to check on 2024 linebacker target Joseph Phillips, by Montgomery (Ala.) Trinity Presbyterian, and by Troy (Ala.) Charles Henderson, where he extended an offer to 2025 five-star edge Zion Grady. Bobo checked in at Rochelle (Ga.) Wilcox County, where 2024 four-star athlete target BJ Gibson plays.
***These are confirmed visits and do not represent all of the schools and prospects checked on and seen by Georgia coaches.***
Four days after winning the National Championship for the second season in a row, Georgia coaches hit the road to check on underclassmen and see class of 2024 and 2025 prospects in person. The coaching staff is making sure to maximize their time and capitalize on the recruiting equity gained by being on top of college football for the past two years, withKirby Smart and nine assistants each planning to visit 10 Georgia high schools on Friday....
Four days after winning the National Championship for the second season in a row, Georgia coaches hit the road to check on underclassmen and see class of 2024 and 2025 prospects in person. The coaching staff is making sure to maximize their time and capitalize on the recruiting equity gained by being on top of college football for the past two years, withKirby Smart and nine assistants each planning to visit 10 Georgia high schools on Friday.
Monken checked in at Cartersville (Ga.) Cass, where wide receiver commitment Sacovie White plays, and at Bogart (Ga.) Prince Avenue Christian.
Bobo checked in at Ludowici (Ga.) Long County, Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day, where 2024 4-star QB Jake Merklinger and 2025 WR Edward Coleman play, and Savannah (Ga.) Christian Prep, where 2025 five-star DL Elijah Griffin plays.
McGee's first known stop was at Mableton (Ga.) Pebblebrook, where 2024 four-star athlete Dwight Phillips Jr. is among the standouts.
He then stopped in at Mays and Carver in Atlanta. Class of 2024 safety Joshua Stone plays for Carver. His next stop was East Point (Ga.) Tri-Cities. McGee then checked in at Hapeville (Ga.) Charter and at Atlanta Westlake, where 2025 offensive tackle Juan Gaston plays. He then stopped in at College Park (Ga.) Banneker.
McClendon stopped in at Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County to check on 2024 four-star wide receiver commitment Ny Carr.
DSGB!! #10for10 https://t.co/0mxhNmOj9U pic.twitter.com/9wZC5bUuZq— Todd Hartley (@coach_thartley) January 13, 2023
Hartley stopped in at Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County to check on 2024 five-star tight end commitment Landen Thomas. He also checked in at Nashville (Ga.) Berrien, where 2024 safety Josiah Davis plays, at Valdosta High, at Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes, where 2025 linebacker Coleman Lewis plays, at Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County, at Waycross (Ga.) Ware County, at Blackshear (Ga.) Pierce County, at Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County, at Brunswick, where offensive tackle commitment Jamal Meriweather plays, and at Brunswick (Ga.) Glynn Academy and Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County. He then checked in at Folkston (Ga.) Charlton County, where 2025 five-star tight end Elyiss Williams plays.
#StateChamps #NattyChamps #10for10 pic.twitter.com/Cu04MNeoxQ— Todd Hartley (@coach_thartley) January 13, 2023
Searels checked in at Rome (Ga.) High, at Trion (Ga.) High, his alma mater, at Summerville (Ga.) Chattooga, and at Roswell (Ga.) Centennial, where 2024 four-star offensive tackle Daniel Calhoun plays. He then checked out Cartersville (Ga.).
Always great to see Coach Stacy Searels. Best OL coach in the business and National Champion!!!!! pic.twitter.com/TPQVKKYwUq— Roone Gable (@RSgable) January 13, 2023
Scott checked in at Oakwood (Ga.) West Hall, where 2024 defensive lineman Travion McDowell plays.
Was great having D Line coach Tray Scott for the National Champion Georgia Bulldogs in Sparta this morning. #CLIMB pic.twitter.com/TojOygE2AI— Coach Montgomery (@KroftonM) January 13, 2023
Uzo-Diribe checked in at Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek, where 2024 four-star edge KingJoseph Edwards recently transferred, at Tucker, where 2024 edge target CJ Jackson plays, and Buford High, where 2024 edge Eddrick Houston plays. He then checked in at Atlanta Holy Innocents Episcopal and North Atlanta. Then he made a stop at Roswell High.
Good to see @CoachDiribe96 this morning out early recruiting for University of Georgia ! pic.twitter.com/iBzZKb1Tr1— Mill Creek Football (@MCFootballCoach) January 13, 2023
Schumann checked in at Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County, where 2024 offensive tackle Barry Walker plays, and at Tifton (Ga.) Tift County, where 2026 cornerback Javion Romer and 2024 linebacker/safety Lee Jackson play. Schumann then checked in on Ellaville (Ga.) Schley County, where 2025 five-star linebacker Zayden Walker and 2024 four-star athlete Jalewis Solomon play. He then stopped in a Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County and at Albany (Ga.) Dougherty, where four-star running back and FSU commitment Kameron Davis plays. Schumann then checked in at Bainbridge (Ga.) High. He then stopped in at Thomasville (Ga.) Thomas County Central, where 2025 athlete Kendarius Reddick plays, and at Thomasville (Ga.) High, where class of 2026 QB Camren Hill plays.
#10for10 https://t.co/00O5Px5grC pic.twitter.com/xFrNig4zC5— Glenn Schumann (@CoachSchuUGA) January 13, 2023
Brown checked in at Atlanta Douglass, where 2025 defensive back and Ohio State commitment Jontae Gilbert plays.
Smart checked in at Jefferson, where 2024 five-star linebacker Sammy Brown plays, Gainesville, Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek, Greensboro (Ga.) Greene County, where 2025 defensive lineman Kevin Wynn plays, Milledgeville (Ga.) Baldwin, Gray (Ga.) Jones County, where 2024 four-star wide receiver target Zion Ragins plays, and at Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County, where 2025 offensive tackle Peyton Joseph plays. He then checked in at Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County, where 2025 four-star quarterback Antwann Hill plays, and at Perry (Ga.) High.
The National Champions made their way to Gainesville this morning!“Build it and they will come.”@KirbySmartUGA @GeorgiaFootball pic.twitter.com/zQeClT1v5E— Gainesville HS Football (@GainesvilleFB) January 13, 2023
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell kicked off its annual festival for Black History Month, Roswell Roots on Jan. 29. The festival hosts various cultural and educational events across the month, from live theater to student art exhibits. The programs will be at various locations across Roswell. Events vary in cost, and some require registration.A full event calendar with registration information can be found online at roswellroots.com.What: Fulton C...
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell kicked off its annual festival for Black History Month, Roswell Roots on Jan. 29. The festival hosts various cultural and educational events across the month, from live theater to student art exhibits. The programs will be at various locations across Roswell. Events vary in cost, and some require registration.
A full event calendar with registration information can be found online at roswellroots.com.
What: Fulton County elementary, middle and high school students display art on the theme of “Black Resistance” at the Roswell City Hall rotunda.
When: Jan. 24-March 10, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street
Cost: Free, no registration
What: Author Birdel Jackson discusses his autobiography, “Growing Up Donnie & Kaki: the first 18 years,” which follows the story of Jackson and his sister as they grew up in segregated Memphis, Tennessee. Jackson is a retired civil engineer who lives in Alpharetta.
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mimosa Hall and Gardens, 127 Bulloch Avenue
Cost: Free, registration required
What: Food historian and cook Clarissa Clifton demonstrates open-heart cooking with Black culinary dishes and historical Southern poverty food.
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.
Where: Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street
Cost: Free, no registration
What: Middle school students can participate in a head-to-head trivia game about Black history. The questions, all related to Black history will cover science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.
Where: Virtual event
Cost: Free, registration required
What: Guided tours at Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation that will talk about Black experiences in Roswell dating back to the city’s founding.
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Where: Roswell’s historic house museums
Cost: $6 per ticket
What: A 30-minute theatrical presentation where actor John Doyle portrays a man reflecting on the lives of the enslaved people of Roswell.
When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m.
Where: Mimosa Hall and Gardens, 127 Bulloch Avenue
Cost: Free, no registration
What: An event with presentations on marriage, holistic healing and Black women’s wellness. The event also features double Dutch aerobics and a performance by Babatunde, a rhythmic storyteller.
When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Roswell adult recreation center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road
What: Former NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll displays paintings about his life at 7 feet tall. On Feb. 5, Carroll will moderate a panel on the history and impact of Black sports and athletes, and on Feb. 23 he will host an artist talk.
When: The exhibit runs Jan.8-March 28. Carroll will hold events on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mimosa Hall and Gardens, 127 Bulloch Avenue
Cost: Free, registration required for Feb. 5 and Feb. 23 events
ROSWELL, Ga. — Some residents of a north Fulton neighborhood say they’re being overrun with deer.They told Channel 2′s Bryan Mims that the deer are eating plants and have made themselves too much at home in the Martin’s Landing subdivision in Roswell.“They just multiplied, and they just love it here because everybody puts in some really good plants, especially hostas,” said Ray Bernier, who has lived along Pond Way for more than 30 years.He said when he moved here, the deer were...
ROSWELL, Ga. — Some residents of a north Fulton neighborhood say they’re being overrun with deer.
They told Channel 2′s Bryan Mims that the deer are eating plants and have made themselves too much at home in the Martin’s Landing subdivision in Roswell.
“They just multiplied, and they just love it here because everybody puts in some really good plants, especially hostas,” said Ray Bernier, who has lived along Pond Way for more than 30 years.
He said when he moved here, the deer weren’t nearly as profuse as they are now. The deer have not only eaten all his hosta plants, they ate a wreath that he had hanging in his backyard.
“They decided to help themselves to it,” he said.
A couple of houses away, Andrew Michael said a deer once gave birth in his fenced backyard.
“It hopped the fence and nested in our backyard,” he said. “And we’ve got a little pond in the backyard, so I guess it was a perfect spot to have a baby.”
Kaitlin Goode, the urban wildlife program manager for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said the best way to control the neighborhood’s deer population is to hunt them.
“It’s the number one tool for managing deer herds,” she said.
Georgia allows bow hunting for deer in residential areas with permission from the property owners. Roswell also allows deer hunting with a permit.
The property manager of Martin’s Landing told Mims there are no plans to allow hunting in the community.
Goode said, aside from hunting, homeowners can plant deer-tolerant plants to discourage deer from browsing on their property.
She said deer thrive in suburban areas because of the lack of hunters and the abundance of food. Shrubs and flowers in neighborhoods provide a buffet for deer.
Bernier said he tries to keep the deer away by planting vegetation the deer don’t like to eat.
“They’re nice and all that, but if they didn’t eat all my plants that would be good,” he said. “I wouldn’t mind as much.”
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Last week, an economic development agency in North Fulton County announced plans were being put in place to help make bus-rapid transit service to cities such as Roswell, Milton, and Alpharetta a reality.This week, MARTA provides glimpses of exactly what that could look like.MARTA officials have released a bevy of project renderings to Urbanize Atlanta that show potential plans for a BRT station at a key Ga. Highway 400 crossroads, Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.The Roswell station could be the southernmost stop on MARTA...
Last week, an economic development agency in North Fulton County announced plans were being put in place to help make bus-rapid transit service to cities such as Roswell, Milton, and Alpharetta a reality.
This week, MARTA provides glimpses of exactly what that could look like.
MARTA officials have released a bevy of project renderings to Urbanize Atlanta that show potential plans for a BRT station at a key Ga. Highway 400 crossroads, Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
The Roswell station could be the southernmost stop on MARTA’s proposed 13-mile BRT route along Ga. Highway 400—and the first stop north of the transit agency’s current North Springs station, where MARTA rail ends.
The renderings, as seen in the gallery above, illustrate how dedicated BRT lanes would be implemented in the middle of the highway should the estimated $360-million project come to fruition.
Also detailed are plans for a park-and-ride lot beside the highway, connectivity to the station from Holcomb Bridge Road, platform designs, and bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
The North Fulton Community Improvement District announced a partnership with MARTA last week to conduct a study, led by engineering firm Kimley-Horn, as a means of expanding BRT into Alpharetta and Roswell. Another goal is to determine exactly where stations should be placed, and how they would function, along Ga. Highway 400.
That study is expected to cost $220,000, which the NFCID and MARTA are splitting. The source for full BRT construction funding is currently being sought by MARTA.
With the MARTA partnership officially in place, North Fulton officials hope to soon create a plan that details all station design concepts, options for transit-oriented development near stations, and ideas for first and last-mile connectivity between stations, people’s homes, and popular destinations. The BRT expansion would be installed during the Georgia Department of Transportation’s new express lane construction on the highway in coming years.
MARTA officials have proposed building four stations along the BRT route in Roswell and Alpharetta. Those would be at Holcomb Bridge Road, near North Point Mall (and concert mecca Ameris Bank Amphitheatre), at Old Milton Parkway, and at Windward Parkway.
The BRT system would echo similar efforts in Atlanta and the metro’s southside. MARTA is moving forward with BRT transportation along the Clifton Corridor near Emory University, on Campbellton Road in Southwest Atlanta, and in Clayton County. The first line predicted to go under construction, however, is a five-mile, 14-stop BRT loop linking downtown to Summerhill and other neighborhoods, which MARTA now expects to break ground in May, with service beginning in 2025.
See how similar transportation modes could be implemented in North Fulton in the gallery above.
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