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Death and taxes: Two pleasant subjects

by Brian Patton
It seems everything is going up and up these days....More

Job fair returns to RUMC

Employers invited to participate with 300 job seekers in attendance

ROSWELL, Ga. – There is still room for local employers to participate in the Monday, April 28, mini-job fair as part of the long-running jobs networking ministry at Roswell United Methodist Church....More

Should I get a property survey?

by Bob Strader
In the state of Georgia, surveys are not required when purchasing a property....More

Sur La Table to open Alpharetta location

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga.— Seattle-based Sur La Table, the retail cooking store, has confirmed the opening of a location in North Point Mall on May 14....More

Homeownership Expo to be held April 24

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Trying to buy or sell a home, or interested in learning how to spruce up your home's exterior or interior? The inaugural Homeownership Expo takes place from 1 p....More
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RE/MAX Center receives four top statewide awards

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — At a recent annual RE/MAX of Georgia award ceremony, RE/MAX Center, the independently owned real estate company with offices in Duluth and Johns Creek, was awarded three prestigious Showcase Awards as well as the Highest Net Gain Award for Georgia....More
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Benton House announces expansion, anniversary

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Benton House Senior Living recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with the announcement of an expansion....More
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Atlanta Classic Cars now offers Sprinter line

by Staff Reports
DULUTH, Ga. — Atlanta Classic Cars held a ribbon- cutting ceremony March 27 to showcase their new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter model line that includes a cargo van, crew van, passenger van minibus and chassis cab....More

Non-residential construction spending on rise

Housing remains strong but public spending slipping

by Staff Reports
According to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) the total construction spending in February edged up from January despite adverse weather in much of the nation, as private residential and nonresidential components posted solid growth compared with early 2013 Construction spending figures would have been stronger if not for declines in public sector construction and infrastructure investments....More

Emory Johns Creek appoints new board members

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Emory Johns Creek Hospital has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees at the hospital....More
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Alpharetta horse trainer receives national award

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Barbara Goda of Alpharetta recently received the Golden Reins Award from the American Morgan Horse Association....More
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Fitness Revolution Roswell completes transformation contest

by Staff Reports
ROSWELL, Ga. – Fitness Revolution Roswell hosted a city-wide fitness transformation contest that began in January....More

Harry Norman Forsyth adds four agents

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Harry Norman Realtors welcomed Dan Robinson, Jennifer Armstrong, Pam Sunderland and Barbara Cash as realtors to its Forsyth County office....More
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Ted Halseth named top financial advisor

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta resident Ted Halseth was named as one of Bank Investment Consultant (BIC) magazine's Top 50 Bank Advisors for 2013....More
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Roswell resident named U.S. Trust managing director

by Staff Reports
Robert Kalaman, a Roswell resident was recently promoted to managing director and portfolio manager at U.S. Trust....More

Indoor trampoline park to open in Johns Creek in May

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Get Air Atlanta North Trampoline Park announced plans to open in Johns Creek in May....More
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Tokyo Boat opens in Roswell

by Staff Reports
Business: Tokyo Boat Owner: Rena Lee Opened: February What: The Tokyo Boat is a Miami buffet chain that serves sushi, seafood, hibachi and grilled food....More
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SAVING DOGS: Family invents safety seat for dogs

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Dog owners know driving with a dog isn't easy....More

Despite low inventory contracts remain elusive

by Bob Strader
After the heated housing market of 2013, an even hotter 2014 was widely expected for the 400 corridor....More
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Roswell Provisions bistro opens

by Staff Reports
Business: Le Bistro of Roswell Provisions Opened: February Owners: Lorry Kemp and Cyril and Kelly Blacha What: Located above Roswell Provisions, Le Bistro is similar to its counterpart: a slice of old school America with a European flair, bringing back a taste of a simpler time....More

Traton Homes to build Greenwich Park in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Traton Homes will soon begin building luxury homes at Greenwich Park in Johns Creek....More
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After rebranding Collection at Forsyth thrives

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — About a year ago, the Collection at Forsyth became the official name of the Avenue Forsyth....More

North Fulton Police crack down on 'junior-senior wars'

Parents could be held culpable for pranks child commits

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Nearly a dozen teenagers were arrested April 4 after they took part in the annual "junior-senior wars....More

Drunk drivers stop traffic in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two people caused traffic disruptions March 30 when they both allegedly passed out in their vehicles in the middle of a street....More

Pushy 'IRS' agent dupes couple in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – A "pushy IRS agent" called a Morris Road couple and allegedly stole $2,000 from them....More

Alpharetta home burgled, $5K jewels stolen

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An Academy Street resident reported her home burglarized March 20, with thousands of dollars-worth of jewelry and electronics stolen....More

Vehicles broken into, GPSs taken in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Two vehicles were broken into March 28 on Bristol Trace, both with windows smashed and property taken....More

Cumming couple shops, steals together

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A husband and wife team were arrested March 28 for shoplifting from the Windward Walmart....More

HVAC equipment stolen from home in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – Someone took several thousand dollars-worth of heating and air equipment March 24 from a home under construction....More

Wallet, passport stolen from Walmart in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – An Alpharetta man is suspected in stealing a Milton resident's wallet Jan....More

Milton home on New Bull Pen Road gets ransacked

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A New Bull Pen Road resident reported his home was ransacked March 27, with thousands of dollars in cash and electronics taken....More

Affair leads to extortion in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Cauley Creek Drive resident is the victim of extortion by two Floridians....More

3 nabbed with 2 lbs of pot in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An expired tag led to the midnight arrest of three men March 26 for possession of a felony amount of marijuana....More
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Milton parents charged with homicide in death of infant

Child's death ruled homicide by medical neglect

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – Milton police have charged two parents in the death of their 1-year-old daughter....More

Dozens cited at teen party in Milton

Police break up large party

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A large teen party March 30 on Dorris Drive was broken up by Milton police, with 22 teenagers charged with underage drinking....More

Litany of charges for driver in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Pulling up next to a police car with a suspended tag is not the brightest of ideas....More

Cash, clothes taken from store in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two Macy's employees were arrested March 16 and 17 for stealing from the company in two separate incidents....More

Mobile phone theft common, dangerous

Personal info can be used by thieves

by Staff Reports
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – We've all done it or heard about it – our smartphone is lost or, worse, stolen....More
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Reward offered for info on robbery suspect in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and Crime Stoppers Atlanta are offering a $3,000 reward for information that successfully leads law enforcement authorities to the location of Kinneth Battle, which results in his arrest....More

They always return to the scene of crime in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Columbus man was arrested April 4 after allegedly stealing goods and then returning to the scene for more loot....More

Employee allegedly took cash in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A former employee is suspected of stealing money from his workplace April 4....More

Man flees court, leads police on chase in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – An alleged drunk driver led police on a chase through the city after he fled a court hearing April 8....More

Employee allegedly took cash in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A former employee is suspected of stealing money from his workplace April 4....More

Johns Creek hotel receives threatening calls

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Johns Creek hotel received dozens of threatening phone calls March 3, all allegedly from the same number....More

In 2 hours, thousands stolen in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Sugar Crest Avenue resident reported his home was broken into March 17 with thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash taken....More

$2.4K stolen from rental home in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A homeowner found her property burglarized after being vacant for about a month, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Coins stolen from vending machine in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman watched a man open a vending machine and steal money, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Hired mover gets angry over money in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman hired a man to help her move, but the deal ended with two unsatisfied parties, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report....More

Firearms, accessories stolen from car in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said someone stole $4,700 in firearms and accessories from his car, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cars shot by paintball gun in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people found their cars damaged by paintball gunshots, according to Cumming Police incident reports....More

Gift card buyers scammed out of $3.5K

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people experienced similar scams after buying Visa gift cards and lost about $3,500, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Two cars damaged at gym in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Two cars parked at a gym had their windows broken, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Forsyth man steals diamonds to cover debt

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — On March 26, a woman in the 400 block of Wood Duck Court in Suwanne told Forsyth County deputies a friend and his girlfriend stayed in her home for a few weeks....More

Employee takes off in meat truck in Forsyth County

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Each meat truck employee was to return from work at 10 p....More
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Burglar faces up to 60 charges in Forsyth County

Dominguez-Rodriguez charged with burglaries in multiple jurisdictions

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man is being charged with burglarizing nine different businesses in eight months in Forsyth County....More

Phony nurse uses hospital for identity theft in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A disabled woman had her tax information stolen by a woman posing as a nurse at the hospital, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Women get into ruckus during movie showing in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Two families got into a fight over people being too loud during a movie....More
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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of Peeping Tom in connection with an incident at the Belk in Cumming on March 29....More

Parts stolen from boats in storage in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — While preparing his boat for the warm weather, a man noticed that the outboard portion of the motor was removed, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Lottery tickets stolen from counter in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A customer took advantage of a gas station cashier's momentary absence, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cumming grandmother falls for old scam

by Staff Reports
Grandmother falls for old scam CUMMING, Ga....More

Senior's 'help' helps themselves in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — An elderly woman reported a homecare giver allegedly helped herself by taking taking a grocery store gift card from the victim....More

Scammer flees, hides in women's bathroom in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A man tried to return an air filter with an obviously fake driver's license, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Rowdy mom hits woman during game in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A fight broke out between two women during their sons' basketball game, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More
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Man exposes self to children in store in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A bread vendor working inside a Walmart was allegedly seen committing a sexual act in the presence of two young girls....More

Employee allegedly took cash in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A former employee is suspected of stealing money from his workplace April 4....More

Business Coach

Creating great work culture

by Dick Jones
Does your small business have a great work culture? Are your employees happy? Do you get a lot of things done because your culture enables great teamwork? Is there the proper balance of work and personal time? Just like you build a new product or develop a new service, you need to do the same with your culture....More
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CANDY WAYLOCK

Early budget numbers look good for Fulton School System

Additional $30 million expected for FY15, but millions still held through 'austerity cuts' by state

by Candy Waylock
The financial outlook for the Fulton County School System continues to improve as state and local revenues reflect the uptick of the economy....More
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Aldo Nahed

It's an odd world we live in

by Aldo Nahed
“The odds of meeting your partner on a blind date: 1 in 34....More
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Jonathan Copsey

'Based on a true story…'

by Jonathan Copsey

The recent film “American Hustle” has perhaps the most honest caveat that plays along similar lines....More

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HATCHER HURD

Sailing the Caribbean Sea with Captain Ron

by Hatcher Hurd

My Lady Wife and I were all prepared to take our second Caribbean cruise with her sister and brother-in-law....More

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RAY APPEN

Why you should care about the Battle of Chancellorsville

Lessons learned about why our lives are falling apart today

by Ray Appen
Sometimes bad things happen when people are not "connected....More

Business Coach

Innovation key to small business growth

by Dick Jones
Is your small business using innovation as a vehicle for growth? Are you continually looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate your products and services, or create something that is unique? Innovation is key to growing your small business, and if you're not doing it, someone else will....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Winter weather events provide blueprint for revised school planning

Survey points out deficiencies, proficiencies of response

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – More than 1,000 people provided input on ways to improve the Fulton School System's handling and response to winter weather events, weighing in on decision making, communication and staff....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Winter weather events provide blueprint for revised school planning

Survey points out deficiencies, proficiencies of response

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – More than 1,000 people provided input on ways to improve the Fulton School System's handling and response to winter weather events, weighing in on decision making, communication and staff....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Winter weather events provide blueprint for revised school planning

Survey points out deficiencies, proficiencies of response

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – More than 1,000 people provided input on ways to improve the Fulton School System's handling and response to winter weather events, weighing in on decision making, communication and staff....More
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'Hooch volleyball has spring clinics, camp

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School varsity volleyball coaches will be hosting a spring skills/techniques volleyball camp for girls and boys in fourth through eighth grades on four days during two weeks in April....More
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Lech signs with San Diego

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton student Mackenzie Lech signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse with San Diego State....More
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School fundraising program promotes health, character

Resident's idea for fundraising encourages fitness

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Johns Creek resident Chris Carneal there should be more to school fundraising than car washes and selling doughnuts....More
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Local Johns Creek students win in music competition

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Seventeen-year-old Justin Lee and 16-year-old Tony Gong, both violinists from Johns Creek, recently won first place and honorable mention, respectively, in the high school division of the 2014 GC Performance Competition for Strings....More
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State high school musical nominees announced

Milton High School earns14 nominations

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — Nominees in the 17 categories for the Shuler Hensley Awards, a Georgia high school musical theater celebration were announced....More

Emory JCH Auxiliary offers college scholarships

JOHNS CREEK, GA. —The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to students in the community who are entering health care-related college or post-graduate programs....More
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Cambridge High School theater group donates to Forsyth Humane Society

by LINDSEY CONWAY
MILTON, Ga. — During their recent musical production of "Annie, the Musical," Cambridge High School's drama program collected 265 pounds and 203 cans of pet food for the Humane Society of Forsyth County....More
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O'Connell signs with Georgia Southern

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton student Shawn O'Connell signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Georgia Southern University....More
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Cottage School's 'Glitter' gala raises over $75K

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. – Guests at the Cottage School's "Glitter: An Evening with the Arts" March 22 enjoyed an evening of live and silent auction items and theatrical performances, all while raising more than $75,000 for the school....More

April community meetings set for school board members

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Members of the Fulton County Board of Education have scheduled their April community meetings at schools throughout the county....More
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Fulton Science Academy Model UN excels in New York competition

by Ryan Pieroni
NEW YORK — The Fulton Science Academy's Model United Nations team returned from their trip to the Middle School Model UN Conference in New York City on March 30, where middle school students from around the world participated in a mock UN meeting and discussed important issues facing the world today....More
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2014 senior all-star classic basketball games

by Aldo Nahed
ROSWELL, Ga. — XL212 hosted the inaugural Senior All-Star Classic at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School....More
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ROX U15-U16 Girls Soccer Team wins Championship

by LINDSEY CONWAY
MILTON, Ga. — The Rox U-15-U16 Girls Soccer Team finished their winter season at STARS Soccer Barn with a 6-0 record....More
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'Hooch rallies for 6A wrestling tourney

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – When inclement weather forced the cancellation of the state wrestling championships scheduled at Gwinnett Arena, several schools were asked to host their division championships....More
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Chattahoochee architecture students win honors

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Three Chattahoochee High School architecture students earned monetary prizes and the right to be published in the next house plan book published by Atlanta Plan Source....More
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Findley Oaks competes in imagination tournament

by McKenzie Cunningham
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Findley Oaks Elementary participated in the Georgia Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament on March 15 at Duluth High School....More

April community meetings set for school board members

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Members of the Fulton County Board of Education have scheduled their April community meetings at schools throughout the county....More
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Autrey Mill MS students FIGHT to end cancer

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Autrey Mill Middle School students took the FIGHT to cancer at its sixth walk-a-thon....More
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Chattahoochee academic team tops in state

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School academic team won the AAAAAA state championship Saturday, March 22....More
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Northview's Ryan Macchio signs with LaGrange College

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Ryan Macchio, a Northview High School senior, has committed to play baseball at LaGrange College....More
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Ehmen to play baseball at Wofford College

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Northview High School's David Ehmen has committed to Wofford College for baseball....More
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Johns Creek High School sophomore wins DECA state championship

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – DECA, the marketing club at Johns Creek High School, recently competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference in Atlanta....More
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'Hooch student wins third in Georgia Brain Bee

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Pranav Prabu, a junior at Chattahoochee High School, won third in the 2014 Georgia Brain Bee competition conducted by the Atlanta chapter of the Society for Neuroscience at Emory University....More
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Playwright works with budding Chattahoochee writers

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School Drama Department was host to Valetta Anderson, a playwright and artist in residence with the Alliance Theatre....More
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'Hooch academic team tops in Fulton

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School Academic Bowl team won the Fulton County Academic Bowl Friday, Feb....More
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Forsyth Central presents 'Into the Woods'

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth Central's theater group invites the community to its production of "Into the Woods" on April 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 at Forsyth Central High School's performing arts center, 520 Tribble Gap Road....More
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North Forsyth student wins essay contest

More than 150 entered Sawnee-Cumming Optimist competition

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Christopher Snodgrass, a sophomore at North Forsyth High School, won the 2014 Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club essay contest....More
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Forsyth Schools celebrate Exceptional Children's Week

by By ALLIE SMITH
CUMMING, Ga. — Exceptional Children's Week is an annual celebration of students with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them....More
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Lambert High School junior named GA DECA President

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Lambert junior Asher Thompson, 17 was named the Georgia DECA president at the state competition held last month....More
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South Forsyth High School equestrian team to compete in finals

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Following a successful season, the South Forsyth High School equestrian team earned Reserve Champion (second place) at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Zone 4 Region 6 finals on March 16 in Gainesville....More
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Studio West adapts 'Tale of Two Cities'

by Kathy Eibler
CUMMING, Ga. — "A Tale of Two Cities, the Musical" came alive on the West Forsyth High School stage March 20 through March 23....More
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Forsyth Central High School's Max Warner sets school track records

by McKenzie Cunningham
CUMMING, Ga. – After setting the 5K school record this past fall in his sophomore cross country season, Forsyth Central High School's Max Warner has taken to chasing school records on the track....More
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Pinecrest Academy student achieves perfect ACT score

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Not everybody is perfect, but Andy Rodriguez's score on the ACT surely was....More
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Piney Grove holds oratorical contest

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Piney Grove Middle School held their annual oratorical contest on Feb....More
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South Forsyth HS student receives $40K Citadel scholarship

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Jake Howlin, an honors student at South Forsyth High School, has signed to run cross country at The Citadel in Charleston, S....More
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Forsyth students attend STEM education workshop at Kennesaw State

by By CHARLES ATKEISON
ATLANTA — The growth of women entering highly competitive fields in science and technology is forcing some colleges and universities to look to the preteens of today for the jobs of the next decade....More
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O'Connell signs with Georgia Southern

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton student Shawn O'Connell signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Georgia Southern University....More

April community meetings set for school board members

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Members of the Fulton County Board of Education have scheduled their April community meetings at schools throughout the county....More
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Cogburn Woods supports neurofibromatosis student

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Cogburn Woods Elementary student Jack Burke has a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis, which can cause the growth of tumors on nerve tissue and affect many parts of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, skin and other body systems....More
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Milton Cirque to perform 'Razstava'

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – The Milton High School Cirque show this year, "Cirque Razstava" is set in a world of unusual mechanical charm where animatronic characters come to life as they are collected for a traveling exhibition....More
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Summit Hill kindergartners celebrate Dr. Seuss

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – Kindergartners at Summit Hill Elementary School celebrated Dr....More
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Cambridge soccer player signs with Georgia State

by McKenzie Cunningham
MILTON, Ga. — Taina Anglade, a senior at Cambridge High School, signed a letter of intent on Feb....More

Secretary of state reminds Georgians of voter registration deadline

by McKenzie Cunningham
ATLANTA – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21 in order to participate in the May 20 primary election....More

Johns Creek Mayor pushing town center plan

Calls it city's missing link to assure future fiscal stability

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Mayor Mike Bodker used the April 2 Rotary Club of Johns Creek/Fulton meeting for a bully pulpit to explain why he thinks a vibrant town center is the missing piece to Johns Creek's assured success in the future....More
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Sign task force ready to make ordinance changes

Wants city more business-friendly

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek sign task force will shortly bring forward recommendations to update sign ordinances designed to make local businesses more visible for customers, allowing them to thrive....More
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Johns Creek Chamber aces Golf & Tennis Classic

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, GA. – Last Monday was a picture perfect day for golf and tennis....More
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Meet the candidates for State House District 22

Sam Moore faces Meagan Biello and Wes Cantrell

Name: Sam Moore

City: Ball Ground

Occupation: Retired

Family: Wife Galina

Website: www....More

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Meet the candidates for Georgia House District 26 race

Includes incumbent Geoff Duncan and Tom Knox

Name: Rep....More

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Meet the candidates for State House District 22

Sam Moore faces Meagan Biello and Wes Cantrell

Name: Sam Moore

City: Ball Ground

Occupation: Retired

Family: Wife Galina

Website: www....More

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Suspected bank robber caught after running out of gas

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect in last week's robbery of the Chase Bank at 1710 Buford Highway on Tuesday night, April 15....More
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Southeastern Lacrosse Conference championship at Northview

25th Anniversary Team, Hall of Fame inductees unveiled as part of tournament activities

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – For the eighth year in a row, Johns Creek will host the three-day Southeastern Lacrosse Conference championship with added extras: the presentation of the 25th Anniversary Team and Hall of Fame inductees....More

How to avoid heartburn over Heartbleed

Web's biggest problem has solutions

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Anyone with a computer has probably heard or seen information about the newest threat to cyber security, "Heartbleed....More
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Competition takes flight in Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The SAE Aero Design East 2014 competition took place last week, pitting the best engineers in the nation and internationally against each other in a model airplane competition....More

Rep. Riley backs Main Street Growth and Opportunity Coalition

  ATLANTA – State Rep. Lynne Riley, R-Johns Creek, said she is backing a new non-partisan grassroots organization that wants Washington to focus on helping small businesses get the economy going again instead of the usual party politics of brinksmanship and finger-pointing....More
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Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series NASCAR race

Shows he is ready for 'big time' racing

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Eighteen-year-old Chase Elliott is one King's Ridge Christian School senior who won't be going to college in the fall....More
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GET brings back magic of 'Camelot'

"Don't let it be forgot That once there was a spot, For one brief, shining moment That was known as Camelot"

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – If you want to do some happily ever-aftering, then there is no better spot to be than the Roswell Cultural Arts Center for Georgia Ensemble Theatre's rousing season finale, Learner and Lowe's "Camelot....More
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Roswell residents protest curtailing library hours

Ask why build new libraries when staff insufficient now?

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – Budget cuts have caused the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has cut back library hours – even closing most branches all day on Fridays – much to the chagrin of library supporters who gathered at the Roswell Library to protest the cutback in library services....More

Cambridge High School Band holds golf tourney fundraiser

by LINDSEY CONWAY
MILTON, Ga. — The Cambridge High School Marching Band will hold their "Share the Dream" golf tournament at The Manor Golf and Country Club on May 12....More
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Alpharetta mulls closing equestrian center

Last regional riding facility

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Wills Park Equestrian Center is a large, 300-stable facility that routinely hosts events throughout the year....More

Second woman in 3-day span dies in crash

In separate car crashes Nancy Yeakel and Eden Hersh die

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 74-year-old woman died as a result of injuries received in a two-car collision in south Forsyth County on April 3....More
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The British are coming!

Car Fayre draws cars, clouds, crowds in Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta endured another British invasion March 29 as the annual British Car Fayre came back to town....More

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre by the numbers

Exec gives highlights of venue

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – If the numbers are anything to go by, Alpharetta and the surrounding North Fulton area have benefitted immensely from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park....More
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Networking with the North Fulton Business Expo

Annual Chamber event draws crowds

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's annual North Fulton Business Expo was March 27 and March 28 at the Marriott Alpharetta....More
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Balloon party narrowly misses unscheduled dip in Roswell

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – A party of five or more in a balloon Saturday, March 22, just missed out on a dunking in a private lake off King Road in Roswell....More
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'Roger Wise Jr. Day' proclaimed by Senate

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell resident, retiree-volunteer, veteran and long-time Rotary Club of Roswell member Roger Wise Jr....More

Councils plan for future

Use annual retreats for info

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Every year, city governments hold retreats....More

State immunization changes go into effect in July

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA – Beginning July 2014, Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending seventh grade have been revised....More
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Children help Easter Bunny find his eggs In Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Easter Bunny was able to find all his eggs with the help of hundreds of little helpers April 12 at the annual North Park Children's Easter Egg Hunt....More

Alpharetta to hold Day of Service May 3

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – May 1 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer....More

Alpharetta discusses banning specialty brakes

Residents complain of 'Jake Brakes'

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta may ban a certain kind of brakes from usage in the city....More

Meet the candidates: County Commission forum April 16

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Business Association will hold a candidate forum on April 16, at 7 p....More
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Hometown feel, tech focuses of Belle Isle

Alpharetta booming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stopped by the Rotary Club of North Fulton April 8 to give an update on his favorite city and all the happenings since he took office....More

Roswell sued over UDC zoning

Residents allege overreaching, poor process

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. – After more than a year and a half of work and numerous battles back and forth, Roswell passed its Unified Development Code (UDC) in February, which aimed to rewrite the city's aging zoning codes....More
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North Fulton Chamber hosts data breach symposium

How can companies survive a data breach?

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast symposium March 20 with the experts entitled, "Will Your Company Survive a Data Breach?" Held at the Alpharetta Marriott, the panel discussion was moderated by Ralph Pasquariello, CLCS, Snellings Walters Insurance Agency....More
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Drake House names new board member

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. – Layne Kamsler has been appointed a full-voting member on the Roswell-based Drake House Board of Directors....More

Johns Creek Community Association sponsors City Council candidate forum

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Community Association will conduct a candidate forum at 6 p....More
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Johns Creek Civitans honor Special Needs Teachers of the Year

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Civitan Club named four local educators as Johns Creek Special Needs Teachers of the Year April 1 at the Standard Club in Johns Creek....More
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Organ transplant recipient 'pays it forward'

Swing Easy Hit Hard charity golf tournament brings awareness to need for organ donors

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Four years ago, Kirk Franz, Johns Creek's recreation and parks manager, was 36 years old and had it all – a job he loved, a loving wife and three wonderful children....More

Meet the candidates: County Commission forum April 16

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Business Association will hold a candidate forum on April 16, at 7 p....More

Johns Creek Councilwoman confronts nude 'cowboy' intruder

Man had history of mental issues

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Call him the Commando Cowboy....More
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New city manager: Hutmacher ready to don Johns Creek spurs

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Warren Hutmacher, Johns Creek's new city manager, was in the city April 2 to be introduced to the Rotary Club of Johns Creek/Fulton, and took a few minutes to sit down with the Johns Creek Herald at the Atlanta Athletic Club to talk about his new job....More

Johns Creek business owners want sign relief

Sign committee listens as store owners sound off

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek sign task force held a public hearing March 26 to get community feedback on city sign ordinances — and the business community took full advantage....More
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Johns Creek chocolatiers take home first prize at Flavor of Georgia

M Chocolat sisters recognized confectionary excellence

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – M Chocolat is already the confectionary shop that is everyone's guilty pleasure up and down Old Milton Parkway....More

Coca-Cola memorabilia collectors gear up for annual convention

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Three years ago, Oscar and Charlotte Segovia were headed up to Elizabethtown, Ky....More
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'Sweet as Peach' show draws hundreds

Indie authors from around the country raise money for Bert's Big Adventure

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. – The "Sweet as a Peach" Georgia indie author event held its first multi-author signing on Saturday, April 5....More

11 laid-off deputies take case to Supreme Court

Court to decide case later this year

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments last week on whether 11 laid-off Forsyth County deputies should have their appeal heard by the county's civil service board....More

Mobile jobs training unit visits Cumming Library

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's mobile training unit will visit the Cumming Library on Tuesday, April 22....More
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Young environmentalist wants a greener Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A precocious 11-year-old Kelly Mill Elementary student is leading the way to change people's minds and hearts when it comes to their use of plastic....More

SCORE expands free business mentoring hours in Cumming

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A nonprofit that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs get off the ground with free mentoring services, counseling and workshops has expanded its hours....More
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Commissioners declare Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their April 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 13-19 as Forsyth County Public Safety Telecommunicators Week....More

Billboard to come down in 90 days

County received money for 20 years with no formal lease

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A billboard on county land will have to be removed....More
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E-cigs could be treated as tobacco

County plans ban on electronic devices in buildings

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County wants to strengthen its law when it comes to electronic cigarettes, aligning it with tobacco products....More

Proposed changes to the Unified Development Code

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a possible amendment to the Forsyth County Unified Development Code (UDC), at the Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p....More

Forsyth County Courts begin mental health CARE program

Program aims to help defendants with mental illness

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County's new Mental Health Court Change, Assist, Restore and Enlighten(CARE) Program held its first court session on March 12 to assist defendants with severe and persistent mental illness....More
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Aldi brings Euro discount to Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Aldi is coming....More

Forsyth ranks 1st in state's health

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County is the healthiest county in Georgia — again....More

Forsyth holds low unemployment rate

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A year ago in February, the unemployment rate in Forsyth County was 6....More

Site preparation to begin for second downtown parking facility in Forsyth

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Site preparation for the new Mason Street parking facility – the second of two new parking facilities being built in downtown Cumming – is expected to begin this month....More

Meet the candidates: County Commission forum April 16

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Business Association will hold a candidate forum on April 16, at 7 p....More

Milton: Equestrian center not on radar

No plans for new horse facilities

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton is known for its horses and riding culture....More
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Milton names Volunteers of the Year

Jack and Francia Lindon, David Winsness, Peyton Jamison among honored

MILTON, Ga. – At the second annual volunteer appreciation luncheon Saturday, March 29, the city of Milton honored its Volunteers of the Year....More
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Tragedy unites neighborhood in Milton

Neighbors remember Chris Walker

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – It took a tragedy, but one Milton neighborhood has come together in ways just a year ago would have seemed unlikely....More
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Cambridge Youth Lacrosse collects gear

Gear donated to Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
MILTON, Ga. — The Cambridge Youth Lacrosse league collected gently used lacrosse gear March 22 to be donated to the Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation....More
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Wood-fired pizza bar opens in Crabapple

by Caitlyn Walters
MILTON, Ga. – A Neapolitan-inspired wood-fired pizza lounge is nearing its grand opening in Milton....More
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Salon Lofts donates prom dresses to needy girls

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – For many young women, prom night is one of the most memorable events of their high school years....More

American Heritage Society presents:

'Schindler's Escape to America during WWII' Understanding the foundation of America

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – On Tuesday, April 22 at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p....More

Roswell UMC offers Holy Week, Easter services

ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell United Methodist Church invites families and friends to join together to celebrate Holy Week and Easter services at RUMC....More

Chattahoochee River Center holds Earth Day celebration April 19

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining National Park Service naturalist Jerry Hightower from 7 to 10 p....More
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Ludwig Symphony Orchestra to close season with spring concert

Roswell viola and violin players to perform

by Ryan Pieroni
DULUTH, Ga. — The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will perform April 26 their spring concert, "A Cherry Blossom Spring Fling," to close out its 17th season....More

Game developer creates 30 new jobs in Alpharetta

Hi-Rez Studios invests $10 million to expand Alpharetta-based headquarters

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta-based Hi-Rez Studios, an online game developer, will expand its headquarters by investing $10 million by 2015 into 30 jobs and an expansion, bringing the company's employee count to more than 100 at its Georgia location....More

Johns Creek Police seeking golfers for April 21 Special Olympics tournament

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek Police are conducting a citywide round-up of all golfers who want to play their favorite sport and benefit Special Olympics Georgia at its annual tournament April 21 at St....More
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Autrey Mill Nature Preserve has Wild Weekend

Events coincide with Earth Day

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, May 3, with Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center as it holds its annual Wild Weekend, a celebration of all things wild....More
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Up for a game of footy, mate?

Garrard Landing Park hosts Australian Rules football

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – The Atlanta Kookaburras are a band of mostly expatriate Australians who still like to play that continent's favorite sport, Australian Rules football....More
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Service pups helping autistic children

Local school promotes socializing both

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – We all love our pets....More

Deal empanels DFCS review but privatization won't work

by Melody T. McCloud, M.D.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced plans to empanel a task force to review Georgia's Department of Family and Child Protection Services' failings, and make recommendations for improvement....More
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Guitarist Pete Huttlinger in concert

Has played with LeAnn Rimes

by Staff Reports
ROSWELL Ga. – Finger-style guitarist Pete Huttlinger has become widely known as one of the most awe-inspiring acoustic guitar players touring today....More
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Mojo Vinyl celebrates new location, Record Store Day

Roswell record store triples space

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – Rand Cabus, owner of Mojo Vinyl Records, has moved a few yards to a new location, but he is still off Canton Street on Webb Street....More
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State Bridge Elementary student wins wrestling nationals

by Ryan Pieroni
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — On March 15, State Bridge Elementary student and Johns Creek resident Nick Corday won the AAU Spring Nationals for wrestling in Kingsport, Tenn....More
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Former Vol takes Georgia Cup at GCG

Garrick Porteous defeats fellow Brit

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous defeated U....More
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Plant and garden sale showcases 40 vendors

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — This weekend the Forsyth County Master Gardener plant and garden sale returns to the Cumming Fairgrounds....More
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Crabapple Baptist Church holds Passion Play

Original performance April 17-19

by Jonathan Copsey

MILTON, Ga. – The congregation of the Crabapple First Baptist Church have a passion for their faith....More

Be a part of the Earth Day Festival April 19

Sponsorship and vendor information available online

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga., Feb. 20, 2014 - Want to get your environmental business or cause in front of thousands of Milton residents? Then sponsor or be a vendor at the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 19 at Friendship Community Park in Crabapple....More

Private prison bill surrenders our rights

by By JAMES CARR

Though Georgia Republicans earned a victory for gun rights in the Georgia State Legislature, they simultaneously ceded the civil liberties of its citizens over to private prison companies....More

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Central Park Bandits bring home championship

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Central Park Bandits 14U AAA travel baseball team recently won the USSSA Champs Wear the Rings Tournament in Euharlee....More

Local seventh-grader rows to a win in Boston

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. – Isabel Castro, a seventh-grader at Piney Grove Middle School, recently won the 12/13-year-old women's four-minute row at the Crash B Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston....More
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'Hooch Volleyball has spring clinics, camp

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, GA. – The Chattahoochee High School varsity volleyball coaches will be hosting a spring skills/techniques volleyball camp for girls and boys in fourth through eighth grades on four days during two weeks in April....More

Gov. Deal declares April 26 Ga. Lacrosse Day

by McKenzie Cunningham
ATLANTA – In recognition of the fast-growing popularity of the sport of lacrosse within Georgia, Gov....More
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Junior Table Tennis Foundation holds 2nd annual tennis table tournament

by McKenzie Cunningham
JOHNS CREEK, Ga.—On the weekend of March 8-9, more than 24 teams filled the Atlanta Table Tennis Academy in Johns Creek for the second annual junior table tennis team tournament....More

Brits meet in 17th Georgia Cup Match

First all-England match at Golf Club of Georgia

ALPHARETTA – In the first All-England match in the history of The Georgia Cup, Brits Matt Fitzpatrick and Garrick Porteous meet Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p....More
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Roswell Teen Nick Howrey performs his Debut EP

by Ryan Pieroni
ROSWELL, Ga. — As Nick Howrey began his first original song of the night, I thought to myself, "Wait, how old is he again?" He's 16....More
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Pink Affair helps breast cancer

Gala at Country Club of the South

by Jonathan Copsey
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The 13th annual Pink Affair fundraising gala was held Saturday, March 22 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek....More
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Gridley signs with Mississippi State

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton High School student Ryan Gridley signed a letter of intent to play baseball with Mississippi State University....More
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Roswell Boy Scout uncovers historical marker

ROSWELL, Ga. — With only a historical marker and overgrown brush to mark the location of the original Corinth Church and cemetery on the corner of North Coleman and Pine Grove roads, Roswell High School student Robbie Osborne set out to clean up and reveal what – if anything – remained where this church was formed on July 23, 1886....More

Letter to the Editor: Roswell breaking covenant with vets for moving Faces of War Memorial

by ZACHARY W. HENDERSON, A.I.A.
As the designer and major fund-raiser and contributor to help the Vietnam Vets create and erect the Faces of War Memorial, I have voiced my objection for years to breaking Roswell’s covenant with the thousands of Veterans who shed blood, lives, sweat and tears to erect this Memorial....More
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Roswell Historical Society holds 'Camelot' preview

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Historical Society will host a theater night featuring the dress rehearsal of "Camelot" on Tuesday, April 8, at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, in Roswell....More

Friends of the Alpharetta Library offer scholarships

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Each year, the Friends of the Alpharetta Library award scholarships to graduating high school seniors....More

North Fulton Golden Games begin May 1

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Are you an active senior looking for a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia spring? Then the 20th annual North Fulton Golden Games are for you....More
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Ambush girls win Conyers soccer tourney

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Ambush girls' U11 team won the RYSA tournament in Conyers on Feb....More

Junior Patriot football and cheer registration open

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Registration for the 2014 Patriot Community Sports Junior Patriot football and cheer teams is underway....More

Johns Creek Community Association hosts community education workshops

Will focus on zoning, opening neighborhood pools

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Community Association will host its next education event for members and the community on April 22 from 7 p....More

Patriot Community Sports summer camps registration now open

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Registration is now open for Patriot Community Sports summer camps....More
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'Embracing Our Diversity': JC Arts Center opens student art show

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – What do we mean when we talk about diversity in our society? That is what middle school and high school students were asked to reveal in the art they have produced for the annual Johns Creek Arts Center showing April 19....More
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Tiger Cub Scouts tour fire station

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Tiger Den, first-graders in Cub Scout Pack 808 from Abbotts Hill Elementary sponsored by Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, recently toured Johns Creek Fire Station No....More
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Johns Creek Junior Girl Scout Troop sews quilt for Ronald McDonald House

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Junior Girl Scout Troop #11496 recently completed a baby quilt to earn their sewing patch....More

North Fulton Golden Games begin May 1

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Are you an active senior looking for a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia spring? Then the 20th annual North Fulton Golden Games are for you....More
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Ambush girls win Conyers soccer tourney

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Ambush girls' U11 team won the RYSA tournament in Conyers on Feb....More

Humane Society hosts 'Spay'-ghetti and No Meat Balls dinner

Event to benefit spay and neuter program

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter is hosting a dinner April 28 from 5 p....More

Forsyth Senior Services to host spring dance

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth County Senior Services is preparing a "Springtime Dance" for adults ages 40 and above....More
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Forsyth County employees recognized for 25 years of service

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their April 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized two employees for their years of service with Forsyth County government....More
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Cross Church builds new relationship in south Forsyth

Easter service to include inflatables, egg-hunt.

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Earlier this year, Pastors Monica and her husband Josh Mayo launched the Cross Church....More
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Brookwood's chess team wins state championship

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — When it comes to chess, Brookwood Elementary's team can certainly say "checkmate....More
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North Georgia Celtics win back-to-back championships

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – In the first two tournaments of the spring basketball travel season, the ninth-grade North Georgia Lady Celtics captured the Atlanta AAU Division I Super Regional Championships and the YBOA March Madness Division I Championship....More

Farm Bureau invites Forsyth farm owners to apply for award

by McKenzie Cunningham
CUMMING, Ga. – The Forsyth County Farm Bureau encourages owners of farms continuously operating for 100 years or more to apply to be recognized by the Georgia Centennial Farm Program....More
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Cumming Council designates April as Confederate History Month

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their March 18 meeting, Mayor H....More

Library offers free financial planning workshops

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Public Library is pleased to offer two financial workshops for patrons during the month of April....More

Forsyth County recycles 5,500 Christmas trees

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County's Christmas tree recycling effort organized by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) recycled about 5,500 trees....More

Forsyth County Young Life raises $90K in 90 days

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A short-term fundraising campaign designed to raise the remaining portion of Forsyth County Young Life's annual budget was completed in February....More
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Bradley Schuford gets ready to race Forsyth Central High School's electric car

Forsyth Central makes strong showing at state conference

by Aldo Nahed
ATHENS, Ga. — The Forsyth Central High School students recently participated in the state leadership conference March 13 through March 15 in Athens....More
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Cumming table tennis tourney for a good cause

Norman's Landing raises money for Miracle League

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Who knew a game of Ping-Pong could raise money for good causes? Bill Norman, owner of Norman's Landing, 365 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, has seen firsthand the impact the table tennis room at his seafood restaurant has in the community....More
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Gridley signs with Mississippi State

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton High School student Ryan Gridley signed a letter of intent to play baseball with Mississippi State University....More
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12U Dunn Right Dawgs place second in Triple Crown Bash

MILTON, Ga. – The 12U Dunn Right Dawgs battled with a skeleton crew April 6 to place second in the Triple Crown Spring Break Baseball Bash Division 2 at Sawnee Mountain Park....More

City seeks veterans' information for Memorial Day

Markers to be placed week before ceremony

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – The city of Milton will hold its seventh annual Memorial Day ceremony May 26 and, in preparation, is adding veterans into the city's registry of service men and women....More

Don't miss the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival

Festival held April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Friendship Community Park

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Get ready to celebrate the planet and the fun things area residents can do to keep it healthy, because on Saturday, April 19, the city of Milton and Milton Grows Green will present the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival....More
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161-year-old Ebenezer UMC enjoying new era of growth

Church expanding building, congregation

by Jonathan Copsey
  MILTON, Ga. – It is a historic landmark in North Fulton that most people simply know as "the little white church on the corner....More
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The sun's come out for Crabapple Crossing student

Third grader lands leading role in local production of Annie

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
MILTON, Ga.— Milton native Sarah Charles Lewis is starring as Annie in Cobb Civic Center's Jennie T....More

North Fulton Golden Games begin May 1

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Are you an active senior looking for a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia spring? Then the 20th annual North Fulton Golden Games are for you....More
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Ambush girls win Conyers soccer tourney

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Ambush girls' U11 team won the RYSA tournament in Conyers on Feb....More
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Milton brothers named wrestling state champions

by SHUBHI TANGRI
MILTON, Ga. — Milton brothers Jack and Luke Nickel have won the state wrestling title....More

Andy Gangone, 57, of Alpharetta, died March 29

Andy Gangone, 57, passed away early Saturday morning, March 29, at his home in Alpharetta....More
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