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New State Bar president announced

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, of Atlanta was installed as the 52nd president of the 46,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 7....More
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Picante Grill does Tex-Mex with flair

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Picante Grill is a quiet little Tex-Mex cantina up Ga....More
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Stars and Strikes re-opens Cumming location

CUMMING, Ga. — A new look was unveiled during a ninth anniversary and grand re-opening celebration for Stars and Strikes in Cumming....More
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Veterinarian Specialists expand into Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Mary Schick, a veterinary dermatologist, and her team at Atlanta Veterinary Specialists began construction on a 26,000-square-foot animal emergency and specialty hospital in Johns Creek....More
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Atlanta Fine Homes to market Manor Country Club

ATLANTA — Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty founders Jenny Pruitt, chief executive officer, and David Boehmig, president, announced that the firm will represent the Manor Golf and Country Club as an exclusive New Homes Community....More
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UNG selects new Health Sciences and Professions dean

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The University of North Georgia (UNG) selected Teresa Conner-Kerr as the inaugural dean for the university's College of Health Sciences and Professions, effective Aug....More
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WCAA announces new president

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Window Coverings Association of America announced July 1 that Michele Williams was elected president of the organization....More
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Rountree Group welcomes Leigh Taylor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rountree Group Integrated Communications has hired Leigh Taylor as its new assistant account executive....More

Business Expo returns Aug. 22

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) will hold its 2014 Business Expo from noon to 5:30 p....More
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GNFCC hosts labor commissioner at luncheon Aug. 6

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Lunch Connection featuring Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler as its guest speaker....More
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Forsyth County mid-year housing report

by Bob Strader
At various times throughout the year, we have looked at the year-over-year numbers for single-family home sales in Forsyth County....More

North Fulton CID pumps $18M into infrastructure

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. It may be hard to believe commercial property owners are willing to pay higher taxes than the government says are due, but the commercial properties in the North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) along the Ga....More

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While Community Improvement Districts are not new, it was a new idea in North Fulton around 2001, when work began to delineate the North Fulton CID borders....More

Alpharetta author releases new mystery thriller novel

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Author Laura Susan Bamberg Gideon celebrated the nationwide release of her first novel, a mystery thriller titled "Lila's First Case....More

Journey Family Chiropractic hosting 'Give Back America' July 26

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Journey Family Chiropractic is hosting its first annual "Give Back America" Saturday, July 26 from 9 a....More

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opened July 7 in Johns Creek....More

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — John Zora, of the Alpharetta location of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, was named to Atlanta Magazine's 2014 list of the Top Doctors....More

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

CUMMING, Ga. — Edward Holliger of the Cumming office of Resurgens Orthopaedics, 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors list for the third consecutive year....More

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Med Spa at the Gardens' main focus is to educate clients on the causes and effects of everyday skin care issues, said owner Mary Tolbert....More

Orangetheory Fitness to open in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA Ga. — Orangetheory Fitness, a group fitness company, is set to open its next Georgia location in Alpharetta in early August....More

SmartStyle Hair Salon opens in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Since opening May 21, the staff and stylists of SmartStyle have welcomed more than 360 guests to their new location inside Walmart at 2395 Peachtree Parkway....More

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While Community Improvement Districts are not new, it was a new idea in North Fulton around 2001, when work began to delineate the North Fulton CID borders....More
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KeyWorth Bank promotes Neil Stevens to president

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. James F. Pope, chief executive officer of KeyWorth Bank, announced the promotion of T....More

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

by Dick Jones
Do you have a collaborative environment and culture in your small business? Do you and your employees like to mutually explore options on challenges you are facing? Are you encouraging your team to make collaboration a priority for solving problems? Collaboration in your small business can be helpful to everyone, and it will help you achieve better business results....More
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Sugar Shack in the Back bakery opens

ROSWELL, Ga. Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? The new Sugar Shack in the Back bakery opened on June 11 behind the Fickle Pickle Cafe in Roswell's historic district....More

June sales in North Fulton — flat

by Bob Strader
Comparing sales of residential detached homes year-over-year, it looks like despite being right in the middle of the selling season, sales are relatively flat compared to the previous year....More
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Rountree Group welcomes Leigh Taylor as assistant account executive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rountree Group Integrated Communications has hired Leigh Taylor as its new assistant account executive....More

ABA holding first business expo

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) is holding its 2014 Business Expo on Aug....More

Local RE/MAX Center recognized in WSJ

Ranked among the Real Trends' 'Top 1,000'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Tamra Wade & Partners with RE/MAX Center in Johns Creek recently ranked nationally in the 2014 REAL Trends "The Thousand" as advertised in the Wall Street Journal....More
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Roswell death investigation stalls

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The investigation into the death of a Decatur woman whose body was found near the Chattahoochee River is stalling, say police....More

Catalytic converters taken from cars

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen July 12 while parked at a local hospital....More

Tires slashed, window bashed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Someone has a grudge against a Caswyck Trace resident....More
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Job applicant attacked by 'employer'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Snellville woman fended off an attacker after she tried to back out of a finance scam June 23....More

Cash taken while at McDonald's

MILTON, Ga. A man had $230 cash taken from him while getting food at the Windward McDonald's....More

DUI crashes with kids in car

MILTON, Ga. A woman driving four young children July 3 was involved in a crash and charged with DUI....More
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Police reopen 'Monkey Man' death

Linked to local grad, Google death

by Jonathan Copsey
A former Northview High School student may be the link to the deaths of Google executive Forrest Hayes in Santa Cruz, California and Dean Riopelle, of Milton, known as the "Monkey Man."...More

The brat in the hat?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Marietta woman was arrested June 29 after allegedly using her child to smuggle stolen goods from a store....More

DUI arrest follows near collision

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A suspected DUI driver attracted the attention of police June 21 just after midnight when he nearly collided with an officer's cruiser on Haynes Bridge Road....More

Man found sniffing aerosol in bathroom

CUMMING, Ga. — A man took a can of aerosol from the aisle and locked himself inside the bathroom so he could sniff it, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Vandals break in, damage property

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a Dollar General Store, 6010 Bethelview Road, and damaged wires and tiles, but did not steal anything, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Customer takes medication without paying

CUMMING, Ga. — A man went to pick up his medications, but did not have the money to pay for all of them, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

11 Forsyth school buses vandalized

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone threw rocks and softballs at 11 school buses causing about $2,500 in damages, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Divorce - Her Law

Flying Solo

by Karen Brown Williams
Recently I was traveling back to Atlanta from Miami....More

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

by Jan Jones
Are you trying to convince potential customers to do business with you the first time you speak with them? Do you have a process in place to build trust, credibility and a relationship? After selling a new customer your product or service, do you maintain contact with them so you can get them buy more? Sales success requires multiple "touch points," not only to make the sale, but also to get repeat business....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton School Board examines school gun policies

New state law expands locations where weapons can be carried

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. The landscape on gun control in Georgia took a dramatic turn on July 1 when the provisions of Georgia House Bill 60 went into effect, significantly easing restrictions on where firearms would be allowed, including on K-12 school campuses....More

Registration now open for Hopewell fall baseball

by Shannon Weaver
MILTON, Ga. The Hopewell Youth Association (HYA) is offering recreational baseball for kids from 4 to 15 years of age....More

Sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16

by Shannon Weaver
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Lambert High School cross country team will host the sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug....More
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SCA awards scholarship to Johns Creek student

PHILADELPHIA — SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to James Campbell of Johns Creek....More

River Eves to hold ice cream social

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Mark your calendars for River Eves Elementary School's annual kindergartner and new student ice cream social Aug....More
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Barnwell PTA donates $23K to fund STEM lab

Annual school carnival raises funds

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Barnwell Elementary School PTA held their annual school carnival "Barnival" at 9925 Barnwell Road....More
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Mount Pisgah announces honors scholarships

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Two Mount Pisgah Christian School students were awarded 2014 Honors Scholarships....More
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Kelsey Hirsch awarded scholarship for service

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Three local students were awarded $1,000 scholarships....More

Who has been sleeping in my house?

MILTON, Ga. A Hamiota Ridge family returned home from vacation to find that someone appeared to be staying in their home....More

Trio arrested for smoking in park

MILTON, Ga. Three people were arrested July 10 for possession of marijuana after allegedly smoking it in North Park....More

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A 16-year-old girl was charged with shoplifting July 7 at a Jones Bridge Road Rite Aid pharmacy after she allegedly tried to steal two "vibrator" devices....More

Men steal mail from businesses

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Two men were arrested July 12 after allegedly taking mail from seven downtown Alpharetta businesses....More

Driver waves gun in family emergency

CUMMING, Ga. — A man called 911 after a driver erratically passed him while waving a firearm, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Costco trailer stolen, offices burglarized

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone stole a utility trailer and broke into offices at the Costco construction site, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

by Aldo Nahed
CANTON, Ga. — The Cherokee County Animal Shelter declared an emergency situation and shut its doors to handle nearly 360 small dogs taken from an alleged puppy mill on Tuesday, July 15....More
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Tichelman pleads not guilty to murder

by Jonathan Copsey
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. The woman accused of killing a Google executive pleaded not guilty to manslaughter earlier this month....More
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Vincent Murphy selected for FBU Top Gun program

SUWANEE, Ga. — Vincent Murphy of Suwanee, a rising eighth-grader at Riverwatch Middle School, has been invited and will be competing at the nation's top prep football all-star camp, Football University's (FBU) Top Gun, at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio, from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19....More

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. As part of its continuing efforts to bring increased public transportation through North Fulton, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) held more public meetings to gather input on what should [or not] be done north of the Chattahoochee River....More

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — A wanted fugitive was located in Mexico after a four-year joint investigation by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce....More

Alpharetta approves new police radios

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. In anticipation of most of the North Fulton cities switching over to their own radio system separate from the county next year, Alpharetta City Council approved buying 137 new handheld radios for public safety employees....More

Alpharetta Public Safety investigates an incident involving a child death

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. A 3-year-old child died July 8 at a local day care....More
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Miller inducted as president of Rotary Club of Johns Creek N.F.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Rotary Club of Johns Creek North Fulton inducted Bev Miller July 9 as the club's president for 2014-2015....More

Johns Creek City Council action items 07-14-14

O2014-07-25 PUBLIC HEARING and consideration of an ordinance adopting the 2014 millage rate for the city of Johns Creek....More

Chamber offers weekly networking Wednesdays

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce offers weekly networking sessions every Wednesday through Aug....More

Reinecke, Broadbent go head-to-head in Post 6 debate

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Post 6 pits Nancy Reinecke and Steve Broadbent for one of the two remaining City Council seats in the July 22 runoff....More

DEBATE POST 4

Fragoso, Gray battle for Post 4 City Council seat

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Eric Fragoso and Bob Gray are the two candidates left standing after the May special election for City Council Post 4....More
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City passes new massage ordinance

More than a year in the making, city says teeth there to fight illicit parlors

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. About 18 months ago, Johns Creek residents came to City Hall to ask the city to do something about the proliferation of illicit massage parlors on Medlock Bridge Parkway....More
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Rogers Bridge revived for recreation use

City, Duluth discuss restoration

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Even discussing the idea of linking Duluth and Johns Creek recreation facilities via the 114-year-old Rogers Bridge was once verboten on Johns Creek City Council....More

Accreditation team seeks comment on 911 provider

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, GA. The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc....More

Gas station break-in

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Two men broken into a McFarland gas station, but nothing was reported missing, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Stolen car found wrecked in tow yard

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman said her Ford Mustang was stolen from her driveway overnight, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Scrooge steals money from tip jar

CUMMING, Ga. — While a restaurant employee wasn't looking, a customer stole the cash from the tip jar, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Proposed changes to Unified Development Code

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Unified Development Code on Tuesday, July 29....More
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Hopewell House to become senior center

MILTON, Ga. Fulton County and the city of Milton will have a new place for seniors to gather the Hopewell House, at the corner of Hopewell Road and Birmingham Road, had its groundbreaking July 16 to turn the historic home into a senior center and event center....More

Milton City Council

Milton City Council July 7 Mayor Lockwood Thurman Kunz Lusk Hewitt Longoria Mohrig Approval of a defined contribution pension plan that will serve as a Social Security replacement plan for those employees regularly scheduled to work 40 or more hours per week and hired or rehired on or after July 1, 2014....More

Fulton must re-advertise tax hike

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Fulton County will launch another series of budget hearings after it was discovered the proposed millage rate was not correctly posted on the county's website....More

New highway proposed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Could a new highway connect Cherokee and Forsyth counties? The Georgia Department of Transportation, which is studying plans to widen Ga....More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The legendary Vince Dooley, former head football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia will be the keynote speaker at the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce's Coffee and Commerce breakfast....More
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Care-a-Thon helps girls fight cancer

by Shannon Weaver
ATLANTA — Local patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Aflac Cancer Center are sharing their stories and raising money to fight cancer and blood disorders....More
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Mother pushes for better cancer diagnosis

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — After a year of being misdiagnosed, Debra Sweat couldn't understand what was going on....More

N. Fulton rocks to fill NFCC Food Pantry

ALPHARETTA, Ga. All North Fulton residents are invited to come out to celebrate summer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park while supporting the community also....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. End of Course Tests (EOCTs) for spring 2014 revealed more than 60 percent of Georgia high school freshmen and sophomores failed to meet the minimum standards for algebra and geometry....More
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NSCAA names Coach of the Year

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More

Georgia students come up short on End of Course Tests in math

by Candy Waylock
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. End of Course Tests (EOCTs) for spring 2014 revealed more than 60 percent of Georgia high school freshmen and sophomores failed to meet the minimum standards for algebra and geometry....More

A Q&A with Milton Cuisine's Peter Kohm and Derek Dollar

by James Carr
During my book research, I spent time with Peter Kohm, a master gardener at Milton's Cuisine, and Derek Dollar, head chef at the restaurant....More
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Choose to make positive impact on community

by James Carr
For the next generation to create a separation between the people on Main Street and the people on Wall Street — or for that matter, Capitol Hill we need to grow more of our own food locally alongside an independent, sustainable energy system....More
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Mount Pisgah names Matt Petersen as new basketball coach

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Mount Pisgah Christian School announced it has hired Matt Petersen as head varsity boys' basketball coach....More
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Polo match to save horses

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga Like any big investment, horses cost a lot to maintain....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Conrad

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. Conrad is a handsome 2-year-old cat with beautiful long fur, green eyes and a black nose....More
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Performing Arts North introduces Young Writers Series

Kaylie Larson, 12, writes and directs 'The Visitor'

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — On July 5, her 12th birthday, Kaylie Larson introduced her first play to the stage at the Dancing Goat Theatre....More
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Metro Water Planning District sponsors photo contest

Enter photos of area's lakes, rivers

by Hatcher Hurd
ATLANTA During the hot months of summer, our minds are often not far from imagining time spent enjoying metro Atlanta's many picturesque rivers, lakes and streams including Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah rivers....More

Northbound lane of Medlock Bridge at Parsons closed intermittently

Work lasts through end of July

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will close a section of a northbound lane on Medlock Bridge Road at Parsons Road in Johns Creek for much of the next three weeks....More

Ocee Park fall baseball registration underway

Travel ball tryouts scheduled

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Ocee Park Athletic Association is now registering young players for its fall baseball leagues....More

Ellard Farmers Market opens in Alpharetta

Fulton County Extension Office market offers fresh produce, family fun

ROSWELL, Ga. The Ellard Farmers Market will be open Aug....More

Golf leaders address 'Grow the Game'

Discuss future of golf at Atlanta Athletic Club

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two hundred representatives from various aspects of the golf industry turned out to participate in the "Grow the Game" luncheon hosted July 9 at the Atlanta Athletic Club....More

RUMC's upscale garage sale July 25-26

by Kristina Bak
ROSWELL, Ga. ⎯ The Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) will hold its sixth annual upscale garage sale....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. As the non-administrative chairman of Allnex Group, a global manufacturer of industrial resins and composite materials, Reinhard Gradl flies all over the world to conduct business for the company that has $1....More
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School gets hands-on with gardening

by James Carr
The future of the sustainable revolution isn't really up to us....More
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A Q&A with farm-to-school pioneers

by James Carr
SIG BOX: James Carr During my research, I spent time with several farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs to find out how the movement is progressing on the ground....More
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School gets hands-on with gardening

by James Carr
The future of the sustainable revolution isn't really up to us....More

JC Amphitheater hosts A1A

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The renowned Jimmy Buffett tribute band, A1A, is the featured entertainment in Johns Creek's Summer Concert Series at the Newtown Park Amphitheater Friday, July 18....More

Appen Media Group launches Business Post

NORTH FULTON, Ga. The inaugural 32-page print and online issue of the North Atlanta Business Post launches July 14....More

'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Four years after Tomi Zarzaca was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, father Tom Zarzaca and BookLogix released "Tomi's Time," which records the onset of Tomi's disease and its aftereffects....More

New improvements for Old Milton/Haynes Bridge

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road can be tricky to navigate, in large part due to the sudden entrance into the shopping center on the corner....More
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Cherokee tribes honored with memorial

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society held a Cherokee memorial dedication and festival at Riverside Park July 19 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears....More
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Suzanne Kastens earns Girl Scout Gold Award

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — Suzanne Kastens, of Girl Scout Troop 23338, has earned the Gold award for her STEM project Science Rocks!....More
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Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' returns

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Now in its 10th year, Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' will bring all flavors of ice cream to historic Roswell....More

Reflections to play at Roswell Visitor's Center Aug. 9

by Shannon Weaver
Atlanta Plays it Forward and the Roswell Visitors Bureau will hold a concert Aug....More
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Rising High a new homeschooling resource

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — When schoolteacher Sondra Anderson retired, she wanted to offer students and parents a different education experience....More
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Elderly artists show off talent

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The men and women at the Roswell Senior Center on Warsaw Road may be elderly, but don't think they aren't worth visiting....More
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Hopewell Bandits win Railroad Rumble

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The 8U Hopewell Bandits ended their season in style on Sunday, June 29, placing first out of sixteen teams in the Kennesaw Railroad Rumble at Adams Park....More
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Alpharetta Raiders win state 9U baseball championship

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association's Raiders won the Dizzy Dean Invitational state championship in the 9-year-old division on Tuesday, July 8....More

'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Four years after Tomi Zarzaca was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, father Tom Zarzaca released "Tomi's Time," which records the onset of Tomi's disease and its aftereffects....More
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Attack wins Andee's Army Invitational

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The 8U Alpharetta Attack won the Andee's Army Invitational, June 13-14....More
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Hughes named Coach of the Year by NSCAA

ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More

Cherokee heritage and the Trail of Tears

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. On Tuesday, July 22 at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p....More
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Roswell to host Cherokee memorial, festival

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society is making sure to include the Cherokee Nation as part of the area's history by creating a Cherokee memorial along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell to memorialize their Trail of Tears....More
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Overture at Encore townhomes start construction

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Ten years ago, a large lot of land on Westside Parkway was approved for development....More
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'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' opens at ACT1 Theater

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — ACT1 Theater presents the classic children's musical that adults adore, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber....More

New homeschool opens Sept. 2

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rising High Homeschool Academy (RH) is a new homeschool in the Cumming, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Roswell area founded by a recently retired teacher....More
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Alpharetta PAL looks for new home

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — After 14 years located next to Alpharetta City Hall, the Alpharetta Police Activities League (PAL) is looking for a new home....More
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Roswell occupied!

ROSWELL, Ga. Union troops descended on Roswell the weekend of July 12 and 13, occupying the small mill village....More
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Roswell celebrates 150 years since Civil

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Amid the shouting, screaming, crying and general confusion, 400 mill workers mostly women and children were taken by force from Roswell and transported to Indiana and Ohio to be charged with treason....More
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Earth& Steel is a hit at Sedgwick Gallery

by Suzanne Pacey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sedgwick Art Gallery in downtown Alpharetta was buzzing Saturday night, July 12, as guests enjoyed the opening reception for local photographers, father and son duo, Michael and Michael Mirabella....More
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Fireworks, open, close with a bang

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Hundreds of people gathered at Wills Park on July 4 to watch the annual fireworks display....More
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Rain can't dampen A1A amphitheater concert

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A stout crowd came out Friday night to listen to the "original and official" Jimmy Buffett cover band A1A in a drizzling rain, but the patrons brought their umbrellas and their boogie boots....More

Johns Creek extends special needs bocce ball through Nov. 8

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek Recreation and Parks is hosting bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with disabilities and their families two Saturday mornings a month through Nov....More
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Johns Creek wants cultural arts board, no lack of good candidates

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. You may have to go ask Howie Mandel if America's got talent, but if you want to know if Johns Creek has talent, Mayor Mike Bodker is the man to ask....More
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First Lady Sandra Deal visits JC Emory Hospital

by Aldo Nahed
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal visited Emory Johns Creek Hospital Thursday, July 17, to tell new mothers and fathers about the importance of immunizing their newborn babies....More

Accreditation team seeks public comment on Johns Creek 911 provider

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking communications accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc....More
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Girl Scout raises 'monumental' donation

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. When the diminutive 14-year-old Girl Scout Sabrina Yvellez announced last year her intention to raise $13,000 singlehandedly to pay for the Women in Service Plaza as part of the $300,000 Veterans War Memorial in Newtown Park, many thought it was a laudable plan but perhaps a little beyond her reach....More

Finley, Harris named JCPD Officers of the Quarter

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Police Department has recognized Sgt....More

School wants to build character and bodies

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Mount Pisgah Christian School, which has a sterling academic reputation, is expanding its already formidable athletic footprint by adding swimming and lacrosse to its varsity sports roster....More

Alpharetta Business Association holds annual Golf Challenge July 31

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) will have their annual Par 3 Golf Challenge on Thursday, July 31, at RiverPines Golf Club....More

Johns Creek Pilates announces ribbon cutting ceremony

SUWANEE, Ga. — Johns Creek Pilates has recently opened at 4375 Johns Creek Parkway in Suwanee....More
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Johns Creek offers bocce ball for special needs residents

Dates: July 12 through Nov. 8

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division is hosting bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with disabilities and their families two Saturday mornings a month from July 12 through Nov....More
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Performing Arts North presents:

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Shakespeare's most popular comedy appears appropriately enough this midsummer at the Dancing Goat Theater presented by Performing Arts North for the next two weekends....More
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Forsyth County firefighters compete for 'Toughest Firefighter'

by Shannon Weaver
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — Five Forsyth County firefighters took part in the Toughest Firefighter Competition in the Georgia Police and Fire Games, held at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Facility....More

Crafting a better future for young girl

by Kristina Bak
CUMMING, Ga.  The Service family, of Cumming, was told there might be some "bumps" in the road as Kate Service, 6, recovered from a liver transplant she had in October 2013....More
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National fastpitch tourney brings hundreds of players

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Fowler Park was host to the televised 2014 Triple Crown USA Nationals finals....More
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North Ga. Magic places 5th at nationals

by Shannon Weaver
ORLANDO, Fla. — The North Georgia Magic made it to the Elite 8 and finished fifth place at the AAU DII National Championship Tournament in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports....More
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Motor vehicle accident results in two injuries

CUMMING, Ga. — Two women were injured when their cars collided about 12:40 p....More
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Take me home, I'm Ramses

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Ramses is a beautiful 12-year-old male who would make the "purrfect" lap cat....More

Crafters present Hobby Share Fair

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Crafters and hobbyists will share tips and tricks at Forsyth County Public Library's Hobby Share Fair....More

Cumming Dance Academy acquires former 'Born to Dance' studio

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — In its 11th season of business, Cumming Dance Academy (CDA) is set to open its third location in the area this fall....More
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Community loses organizer, mother

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Patricia Eiko Choquette cared so much for the community....More
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Sawnee EMC sends local students to Washington leadership tour

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Sawnee EMC sponsored a recent youth leadership trip to Washington, D....More
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Optimist Club donates to Children's Healthcare

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contributed $2,718....More

New homeschool opens Sept. 2

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rising High Homeschool Academy (RH) is a new homeschool in the Cumming, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Roswell area founded by a recently retired teacher....More

Summer reading includes music, science, wild animals at Forsyth County Library

by Laura Bradley
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — We've got the beat! And so will your kids when they dance, sing and drum together at the Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road in Cumming....More
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Forsyth Rotary donates to LEADER

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. Lanier Forsyth Rotary presented a check for $14,000 to Lanier Extended Area Driver Education Resource (LEADER) July 8....More

Forsyth County Senior Services to host Healthy Aging and Fitness Fair July 22

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County Senior Services is offering seniors an opportunity to receive important health information at the third annual Healthy Aging and Fitness Fair on Tuesday, July 22....More
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Forsyth County recognizes retiring parks and rec director

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — At their July 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the retiring director of the Parks and Recreation Department for his years of service for Forsyth County....More

County annual report now available

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County government is proud to announce the Forsyth County 2013 Annual Report is now available for citizens....More

Local kids hold flag retirement for July 4

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — The Dally family held a flag retirement ceremony at their home July 4....More
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Three arrested in weight-loss center probe

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — An 81-year old doctor and two others working at a weight loss clinic in Cumming were arrested July 7by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office....More

'Lady Justice' statue proposed at new courthouse

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The new Forsyth County Courthouse being built in downtown Cumming is working to get a focal centerpiece — Lady Justice....More
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Costco sets August ribbon-cutting

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The much anticipated opening of Costco Wholesale now has set a ribbon-cutting date....More

Commissioners deny Classic Collision's application

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A collision repair shop wanting to set up shop on the corner of Stoney Point and Peachtree Parkway was denied by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their July 3 meeting....More
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Bryan Guevara named to All-Academic fencing team

by Shannon Weaver
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alpharetta resident Bryan Guevara, a sophomore at South Forsyth High School, was named to the 2013-14 USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team on June 30 in Columbus, Ohio, at the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships....More

Humane Society to 'Bark & Boogie'

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — The boogie is back at the Humane Society of Forsyth County....More
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Learning the Montessori way

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. There are many ways to teach children....More

Registration now open for Hopewell fall baseball

by Shannon Weaver
MILTON, Ga. The Hopewell Youth Association (HYA) is offering recreational baseball for kids from 4 to 15 years of age....More

Registration now open for flag football, cheerleading

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. Registration is now open for the city of Milton's NFL Play 60 flag football and cheerleading summer/fall league presented by former pro running back and Milton resident Tim Lester....More
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Fireworks, open, close with a bang

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Hundreds of people gathered at Wills Park on July 4 to watch the annual fireworks display....More

Toddler dies at daycare

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A 3-year-old boy died July 8 at a local daycare after allegedly hanging himself on the playground....More

City seeks vendors for Crabapple Fest

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. - This fall the City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association (CCA) will once again team up to bring Milton the biggest fall festival it has ever seen, Crabapple Fest, and limited sponsorship opportunities are now available for local businesses....More

Milton to break ground on Hopewell House

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. The city of Milton will hold its first official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, July 15 at noon to celebrate the renovation of the Hopewell House, a Civil War-era home planned as a senior and event center....More
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North Fulton's Georgia Outlaws take LAX Southern Open tourney

NORTH FULTON, Ga. The Georgia Outlaws won the high school A division of the 2014 Peachtree City Southern Open Lacrosse Tournament June 21-22....More
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Mustangs win Triple Crown

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Georgia Mustangs 16U-Reformado emerged from a field of 24 teams spanning seven states across the Southeast as runner-up in the Triple Crown College Showcase Tournament at Midway Park in Cumming the weekend of June 27-30....More
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