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“Retirement” is better than ever …

Retirement is a difficult word to describe.  My kids look at my schedule and say, "Dad, you are busier now than when you were elected ... or certainly when you had a real job".  True.  I'm spending a lot of time these days focusing on PAL (Police Athletic League).  We are preparing to move and the details seem overwhelming sometimes.  I'll have more on this next time. Read More ››


ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Realtors Political Action Committee announced today its recommendation of Jim Paine for election to the office of Mayor of the City of Alpharetta. A candidate screening panel composed of members of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors concluded that Paine is the most qualified candidate to serve the citizens of Alpharetta in the next term. Jim Paine has an impressive record of public service to the citizens of Alpharetta, where he ... Read More ››

Jim Paine Runs for Alpharetta Mayor

Name: Jim Paine Age: 67 Occupation: Retired Business Owner Political experience: 15 years on Alpharetta City Council, including nine years as mayor pro tem Education: Georgia State University, major in Marketing Family: Three grown children, six grandchildren Election website: Why I am running: I am running for mayor because I can offer our citizens a candidate with a solid record of accomplishments for 15 years as a council member. I can use these skills to build on our many strengths and continue to keep Alpharetta the choice location for families ... Read More ››

Downtown Alpharetta Restaurant Patrons Can Walk Out With Alcohol

Downtown Alpharetta restaurant patrons can now walk out of the businesses with a drink in hand without breaking any law. An initiative backed by the Downtown Alpharetta Trade Association to allow patrons of restaurants in a downtown district to take a single drink with them as they go walking and shopping within the district. The beer, wine or liquor must be in a plastic cup provided by the restaurant that holds no more than 16 ounces. Cans, bottles and glasses are prohibited. Each person ... Read More ››


Says Paine “In these times, we need experienced and conservative leadership that is focused on protecting Alpharetta’s Taxpayers and Neighborhoods, while looking out for our future.” Jim Paine, a long time community leader and City Councilman in Alpharetta, announced last month that he is seeking the office of Mayor of the City of Alpharetta. His campaign kickoff event will be held at The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub at 12650 Crabapple on September 8 from 6-8 pm. “The campaign will be ... Read More ››

Alpharetta Accelerator Offers Office Space, Access to Capital

Entrepreneurs looking to give their companies a jumpstart have a new opportunity with the opening of the Alpharetta Accelerator this week. Managing partners Jim McNabb and Tarby Bryant formed the incubator, which had its grand opening at 221 Roswell St. in Alpharetta on Aug. 9, with plans to help 10-15 prospective clients. Though it just opened on Aug. 9, the Alpharetta Accelerator already has six prospective clients, including one that Bryant had known about for the past two weeks. "From the press release ... Read More ››

Alpharetta City Council Donates to the Police Athletic League

Alpharetta City Council presented the Police Athletic League (PAL) with a contribution of $35,000 at Monday night’s meeting at City Hall. This donation is offered by the city every year and goes to support the non-profit organization which is a recreational-based youth crime prevention program. According to the city's Web site, the Alpharetta Police Athletic League “provides a variety of service to Alpharetta’s youth while establishing a bond of mutual respect, understanding and trust with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.” Council ... Read More ››

Alpharetta City Council Unveils its Plans for Downtown

The new plan includes a site for Alpharetta's new library branch, a park and a new City Hall. Alpharetta City Council unveiled its latest plans for a downtown development, which include a new City Hall and a new Fulton County Library branch, promising the plan could be realized without raising taxes. The concept unveiled at City Council's May 23 meeting includes the construction of a five acre community park, a one-acre town green, the new library branch and a new 47,000-square-foot City ... Read More ››