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Local real estate cash sales lag national numbers

by Bob Strader
One-third of all home sales nationally are cash, according to the National Association of Realtors....More

Northside Hospital receives heart attack care recognition

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Once again, Northside Hospital-Forsyth has achieved the American Heart Association's (AHA) Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center 2014 Gold Performance Achievement Award....More
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Magnolia Golf Group hires tournament advisor

ROSWELL, Ga. — Nathan DeVictor, of Cumming, is the new tournament advisor at Magnolia Golf Group, 1000 Northfield Court in Roswell....More
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OTP Tap & Grill to open in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. — Sal Mangino, owner of Mona Lisa Pizza in Johns Creek, has developed OTP Tap & Grill, which will open by the end of July at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road, near Ga....More

SANUWAVE Health partners with Premier Shockwave

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — SANUWAVE Health, 11475 Great Oaks Way in Alpharetta, has signed a strategic agreement with Premier Shockwave to manage the company's OssaTron shockwave therapy devices....More

Children's Healthcare announces first sports specialist

ATLANTA — Kelli McLaren, Atlanta resident and University of North Georgia graduate, is the first to complete the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta sports residency program, becoming a sports certified specialist....More
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'Top Doctors' at Alpharetta Kaiser Permanente named

ATLANTA — Atlanta Magazine recognized 12 Kaiser Permanente of Georgia physicians for being "Top Doctors," including Dr....More
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Granite Garage announces franchise expansion

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Granite Garage Floors has been providing garage floor makeovers since the company was founded in 2010 by Alpharetta residents Kelly and Alan Mishkoff....More
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Fellowship Christian School names director of development

ROSWELL, Ga. — Clay Doss has joined Fellowship Christian School as the new director of development....More

Resurgens Orthopaedics celebrates 15 years serving Atlanta

ATLANTA — Resurgens Orthopaedics celebrated 15 years of serving the metro Atlanta community on Tuesday, July 1....More
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Jet's Pizza celebrates 3 years

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — On July 19, Jet's Pizza celebrated its third anniversary in Johns Creek....More
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Azalea Health, simplifyMD announce merger

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Providing health records electronically makes sense to two companies that announced their merger earlier this month....More

Business Coach

Don't second-guess yourself

by Dick Jones
Do you second-guess yourself about the decisions you make to run your small business? Does this lead to procrastinating or cancelling plans you have made? Let's face it; you'll never have all the information you need to make a perfect decision....More
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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

You can't eat evidence

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A man suspected of possessing marijuana was arrested July 16 after he allegedly ate the evidence....More

Win lotto, steal clothing?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. An alleged shoplifter was arrested July 13 in possession of over $1,000 in cash and $140 in winning lottery tickets....More

Hidden camera snaps crooks

MILTON, Ga. Several people were observed via hidden camera taking a $2,500 wood splitter from an abandoned property July 13....More

DUI dad had child in car

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A man was arrested July 13 for allegedly driving drunk while his family was in the car....More
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Suspect to cop: 'Can I smoke it first?'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A suspected shoplifter allegedly asked police if he could smoke his marijuana cigarette before being arrested July 14....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

Catalytic converters stolen from hospital parking lot

CUMMING, Ga. — Three cars parked at Northside Hospital-Forsyth had their catalytic converters cut off....More

Possible 'Peeping Tom' scare

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman shopping in a store bumped into a man holding a cellphone up her skirt....More

Neighbor shoots off homemade fireworks

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said his neighbor manufactures fireworks and sets them off in the subdivision....More

Car batteries stolen

CUMMING, Ga. — Unknown perpetrators stole a pallet of car batteries July 15 worth $600, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Vandals damage headstones

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone pulled up several headstones and foot stones and caused other damage at a cemetery, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

$18K stolen from gas station

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone ransacked a gas station, damaged electronic poker machines and pried open an ATM, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Divorce - Her Law

WEEE'RE BAAACK!!!

by Karen Brown Williams
This is the last week of summer break in most of the metro Atlanta area....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
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Longhorns get ready for football

by Kevin O'Brien
CARROLLTON, Ga. — Lambert High School football players and their new head coach Louis Daniel attended a football camp at the University of West Georgia July 11-14....More

Schools increasing security before students return

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Weapons are not allowed at Forsyth County Public Schools, but the recent gun law changes have parents and educators talking about the issue....More
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North Georgia Falcons invited to training camp with former NFL great

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Jerry Rhome was training three quarterbacks from New Jersey and invited a few of the North Georgia Falcons players to participate in a two-day camp held in Sugar Hill at Gary Pirkle 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

Varsity softball returns to FCS

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — Fellowship Christian School will field a varsity softball team this fall, with Brad Pager as varsity head coach and director of softball....More

Varsity news April 28, 2014

by Staff Reports
Flagler College ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla....More

Varsity news for April 22, 2014

by Staff Reports
Varsity news Arizona State University TEMPE, Ariz....More

Varsity news for April 15, 2014

by Staff Reports
University of Tennessee KNOXVILLE, Tenn....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

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

Forsyth County Schools increasing security before students return

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Weapons are not allowed at Forsyth County Public Schools, but the recent gun law changes have parents and educators talking about the issue....More

Cumming students awarded scholarships from Georgia's Own Credit Union

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Emily Dutton, Jonathon Bearden and Ashton Seibel, of Cumming, were three of the eight winners selected in Georgia's Own Credit Union scholarship competition....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

Bears take field in 'midnight growl'

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. For the third year, the Cambridge Bears football team will take part in the "Midnight Growl" at just after midnight Aug....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

Runoff elections settled

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. In a tumultuous year of political bloodletting on the City Council, it ended with neither a bang nor a whimper....More

City sets Aug. 19 meeting on Kimball Bridge construction

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. An open house about proposed improvements on Kimball Bridge Road is set for Aug....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

Forsyth County to hold public hearing on adult entertainment law

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amending their Adult Entertainment Ordinance....More
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Newcomers take helm in Forsyth County runoff

School superintendent and U.S. senate race to be decided in November

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Voters across Forsyth County decided runoff races Tuesday, July 22....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
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Milton High principal resigns over DUI

Incident derails career of promising new principal

by Candy Waylock
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Nathan Buhl, the newly-installed principal of Milton High School, was arrested July 26 and charged by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies with DUI....More
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Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

by Hatcher Hurd
KEY LARGO, Fla. The Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported John Marshall, 71, of Johns Creek, was aboard a 25-foot private vessel July 24 with nine others near the Carysfort Lighthouse, about 6 miles off Key Largo....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
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Traffic relief in sight: Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road roadwork to be completed this week

by Aldo Nahed
Road construction on Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road was still on schedule for completion by July 29, even as rain continued to delay the planned roadwork in Cumming....More
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First lady promotes immunization during Women's Center visit

Meets Northside Hospital staff, mothers to get message out

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is touting the importance of vaccinations....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

Bye, Bye Black Crowes

Rich Robinson plays Vinyl June 12, 2014

by Jemille Williams
The Vegabonds and Prophet Omega open for the Rich Robinson Rich Robinson is kicking off a tour in support of his third solo flight, "The Ceaseless Sight....More
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A Whiter Shade Of Procol Harum: Symphonic Rock Pioneers play Atlanta Symphony Hall

Symphonic Rock Pioneers play Atlanta Symphony Hall Sunday, July 20, 2014

by Jemille Williams
ATLANTA In all the realm of rockdom, no other band and their most chart-topping single has been the subject of so much debate about the meaning of their appellations than Procol Harum and "A Whiter Shade of Pale....More
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Sara Bareilles charms Chastain Park Amphitheatre

by Jenna Hughes
ATLANTA Sara Bareilles returned to Atlanta July 23 at Chastain Amphitheatre for The Little Black Dress Tour, which also featured Lucius and Emily King in support....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Chance

ATLANTA Meet Chance, a funny boy who is full of personality....More
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National Night Out brings out families, law enforcement

by Kristina Bak
NORTH FULTON, Ga.  Police cars, fire trucks and K-9s, oh my! It must be the 31st annual National Night Out, NNO....More
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Swyters named Legionnaire of Year

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Sandy Springs veteran was chosen as the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201's "Legionnaire of the Year" during the post's annual installation ceremonies July 15....More
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Youth collects 100K books

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. As any parent will tell you, it's difficult to get teens active in their community, let alone to do it voluntarily....More
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Parks make Roswell 'Happy'

by Jade Rodgers
ROSWELL, Ga. Many are familiar with the Pharrell Williams song "Happy," but few would guess that such a chipper song would serve as a perfect marketing tool....More
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'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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Team raises $5K for prostate cancer research

by Kristina Bak
MILTON, Ga.  In June, family and friends of Scott Mower ran in the Zero Prostate Cancer Run in Atlanta....More
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Girls fight cancer with WSB Care-a-Thon

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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Old soldiers return to Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. For the 62nd year, Alpharetta will shut down Ga....More
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Girls have the horsepower

by Jade Rodgers
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Wills Park was filled to the brim July 19 and 20 when girls and their horses gathered for a benefit show sponsored by Harry Norman Realtors....More

Additional students named National Merit Scholars

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Several local graduates were among the final round of students named as National Merit Scholars for 2014....More
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Sustainable business practices for the new economy

by James Carr
Charles Eisenstein, Yale University graduate and author of "Sacred Economics," believes our society must form a "gift economy" in order to combat massive social inequality and the destruction of our environment....More
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Swyters named Legionnaire of Year

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Sandy Springs veteran was chosen as the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201's "Legionnaire of the Year" during the post's annual installation ceremonies July 15....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Chance

ATLANTA Meet Chance, a funny boy who is full of personality....More
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Alpharetta worships American Idol

Contest visits Verizon Amphitheatre

by Jemille Williams
ALPHARETTA, Ga. It smelled like Tween Spirit Thursday, July 24, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park but there were plenty of soccer moms, baseball dads and boppin' teens, with a smattering of cruise ship grandparents thrown into the mix, as well....More
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Peter Frampton, Doobie Bros. play Verizon

by Jemille Williams
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Thursday, July 17 was another perfect evening on the Verizon horizon to relive the days when we were more solid rockers than today...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
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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

Roswell begins construction of water intake on Oxbo Road

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. —The city of Roswell Water Utility has begun construction of its water intake at Big Creek for the city's new water plant....More

Roswell's Garrard Park gets expansion

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. In an example of governments working together for the common good, Fulton County and the city of Roswell are entering into an intergovernmental agreement to allow 3 acres of land owned by Fulton County to be used as part of Roswell's Garrard Park....More
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Roswell elects new judge

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. After a special election and several weeks of runoff campaigning, Roswell finally has a new municipal court judge Brian Hansford....More
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Peter Frampton, Doobie Bros. play Verizon

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Rock legend Peter Frampton performed July 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park to an eager crowd....More
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NFCC seeks help for back-to-school needs

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Each year, the volunteers at North Fulton Community Charities hold a back to school event for needy families in North Fulton....More
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ACT1: An amazing performance in Alpharetta

by Jeff Starship
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Attention rock and roll fans, the starship has landed again mid-summer....More
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A day in the park with Groveway

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The Groveway Community Group held its annual "Day in the Park" July 26, drawing Roswellians in with a fish fry and fun and games....More

Alpharetta approves Mayfield townhomes

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The corner of Mayfield Road and Canton Street in Alpharetta will soon get a lot busier, as 19 new homes are planned to go in on the 2....More
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Byrd takes oath as Alpharetta American Legion commander

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Robert Byrd, of Marietta, has been installed as the new commander of Alpharetta's American Legion Post at 201 Wills Road....More
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Student organizes blood drive for scholarship

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga.  Maggie Thrailkill, 17, is coordinating a blood drive for a chance at a college scholarship....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
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Northview teen's nonprofit helps African students

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. When Rupesh Sharma made the trip to Tanzania to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, it became more than chance to cross off a goal on his bucket list....More
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Gray, Broadbent bring City Council to full complement

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. For the first time in nearly a year, the Johns Creek City Council met July 28 with a full quorum of seven members as freshly minted Councilmen Steve Broadbent and Bob Gray took their seats....More

City to let Fulton County administer HUD grants

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek will turn over administration of the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to Fulton County, but the city does not cede control of the projects that are approved for Johns Creek....More

Jr. Cougar football sign-ups ongoing

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Chattahoochee Junior Cougar football registration is still open....More
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Barnwell PTA earns top honors

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Barnwell Elementary's PTA has been selected as the first place winner for the Outstanding Local Unit Award from all applications submitted statewide in the elementary school division with 751 or more students....More

Naval recruit takes oath at Veterans Memorial Walk

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Navy Lt. Geoycelyn Greer, left, a recruiter based in Marietta, administers the officer's oath July 21 to Lauren Brinker of Johns Creek at the recently completed Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk....More

Local golfers qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship

by Shannon Weaver
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Two local golfers have qualified to be in the United States Golf Association's U....More

Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

KEY LARGO, Fla. The Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported John Marshall, 71, of Johns Creek, was aboard a 25-foot private vessel July 24 with nine others near the Carysfort Lighthouse, about 6 miles off Key Largo....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
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Two employees recognized for 25 years of service

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — At their July 17 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized two employees for their years of service with Forsyth County government....More

Fall baseball and softball registration begins July 28

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites baseball and softball players to sign up to play ball in the fall....More
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County's budget recognized for excellence

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County was recognized with the highest achievement in governmental budgeting for the second year in a row....More

Riverwatch teacher participates in 'Freddie G Broadway Experience'

NEW YORK — Miriam Reynold, a teacher at Suwanee's Riverwatch Middle School, was one of eight educators in the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway professionals at the fifth annual Freddie G Broadway Experience in New York City....More
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Temporary Starbucks trailer keeps loyal customers happy

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Starbucks on the corner of Bethelview Road and Ga....More
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Cumming resident wins silver at World Duathlon Championship

by Shannon Weaver
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Christine Grant, 45, of Cumming won the silver medal in her age group at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Duathlon Championship in Pontevedra, Spain on June 1st....More
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Dizzy is a mild-mannered cat

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Dizzy is a beautiful senior girl who just turned 9 years old this month....More

Forsyth County Fire Department offers Citizens' Fire Academy

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department invites citizens to sign up for a free 10-week Citizens' Fire Academy....More
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Local artist to showcase jewelry at Funky Mountain Flowers July 30

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Eighth grader Caroline Murphy has recently launched her own jewelry design business....More
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Rep. Duncan shares philosophy with VVA

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — A state representative addressed a local Vietnam veterans' organization at their monthly meeting July 7....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

Milton drivers navigate roundabouts

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. Drivers traveling on Hopewell or Francis roads will have noticed something odd where they meet the new roundabout....More
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Milton FD raises $72K in 'Boot' drives

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. The Milton Fire Department raised more than $72,000 over six days of "Fill the Boot" drives this spring, setting a new department fundraising record for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), said Fire Chief Robert Edgar....More
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Better Together collecting school supplies

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. Milton's Better Together volunteer organization is again partnering with nonprofit North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) to collect supplies for its annual Back to School Health and Wellness Event Aug....More

July 21 City Council meeting wrap-up

Consideration of 13941, 13943, 13945 Ga....More

Milton to hold green space meeting

by Erica O'Neal
MILTON, Ga. -- As part of Milton's continuing green space preservation push, the city is holding a public open house on Wednesday, July 30 to go over options to preserve the city's rural character....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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