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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

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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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

Graduation dates, venues set for Fulton seniors

by Staff Reports

More than 6,000 Fulton County seniors will celebrate class of 2014 commencement ceremonies during the week of May 17-24....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
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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
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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

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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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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

Graduation dates, venues set for Fulton seniors

by Staff Reports

More than 6,000 Fulton County seniors will celebrate class of 2014 commencement ceremonies during the week of May 17-24....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

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
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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

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
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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

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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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

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

Death and taxes: Two pleasant subjects

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

Should I get a property survey?

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

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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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

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

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 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

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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'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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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

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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

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

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

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

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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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

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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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

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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