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Forsyth resident named district engineer

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Keith Golden announced the appointment of Brent Cook as district engineer for the 21 counties in northeast Georgia that make up DOT District 1....More

Providence Group opens Ruth's Farm model home

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Providence Group of Georgia officially unlocked the doors of its brand new, fully-decorated model home at Ruth's Farm in Alpharetta....More

Ashton Woods Homes announces new South Forsyth community

ATLANTA — Ashton Woods Homes has unveiled its newest community in South Forsyth, The Grove at Spring Valley, which opens for sale this month....More

Calling all hip and knee pain sufferers

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Do you suffer from hip or knee pain? Dr....More

Lunch and Learn: Google Tools 101

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Have you ever wondered what Google can do for you? What is Google Docs used for? What is Google Voice? During this free Lunch and Learn, Carmichael Consulting Solutions' expert technicians will go through many of the tools that Google provides to users....More

Gena Calloway retires as head of Schenck School

ATLANTA — The Schenck School Board of Trustees announced Sept....More
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Governor hosts tourism conference

ATLANTA — On Sept. 5, Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state's top tourism professionals at the 2014 Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference in Augusta....More
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Work Out Anytime opens in Milton

MILTON, Ga. — On Saturday, Sept....More

Planet Fitness to open at Connexion

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 5, Planet Fitness is coming to Connexion on Holcomb Bridge Road....More
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Norman's Landing raises money for scholarships

CUMMING, Ga. — From left: Teresa Thomas and Bill Norman of Norman's Landing in Cumming have raised $79,699 this year for the lottery-funded HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship and pre-K programs....More

Medical research facility moves to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Research has moved its offices to Windward Parkway in Alpharetta from Sandy Springs and will change its name to the Institute for Advanced Medical Research....More
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Home medical equipment store opens in Johns Creek

Business: Heavenly Wheels Opened: Aug....More

4 features buyers should buy with the home – when possible

by Bob Strader
Finished basements You don't get all your money back from finishing a basement so if you're looking for a home with a basement, you're far better off buying it already done....More

Local company revamps website

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Old-Fashioned Electric announced the launch of its new website, which features educational resources on things like property value benefits from electrical repairs, home generators and other tips....More

Local CEO Melanie Romanaux accepts top fundraiser award

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 2, Melanie Romanaux, CEO of Somedia, accepted the prestigious Top Fundraiser Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society....More

Window cleaning owner recognized for top sales

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Jon Mittleman, owner of the local Fish Window Cleaning, was recognized for top sales at the annual Fish Window Cleaning Convention in St....More

Firehouse Subs opens second Cumming location

CUMMING, Ga. — Firehouse Subs announced the grand opening of its second location in Cumming on Aug....More
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Hundreds attend Aldi's opening

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. – Hundreds of eager shoppers, city and county leaders and the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce attended the Sept....More

Business Coach

Conducting a productive meeting

by Dick Jones
When you have internal meetings or meetings with customers, are they productive? Do your meetings accomplish your objectives? Are there situations where you wish you could start the meeting over again because it's not going well? Conducting productive meetings is important in building relationships, internal planning, identifying sales opportunities and closing business, to name a few....More

Roswell pending sales on the rise heading into fall

by Bob Strader
Typically home inventory and sales begin a slow decline after schools starts....More

Small investors and real estate crowdfunding in Georgia

by Brian Patton
Thanks to recent Georgia law changes, small investors can now "play" with the big boys....More
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Casual pizza eatery shakes up Roswell dining scene

ROSWELL, Ga. — Restaurateurs Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac of F&H Food Trading Group opened their fifth venture together, Real Fix Pizzeria, in historic downtown Roswell Sept....More
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Mount Pisgah's Marshall elected to Southern Headmasters' Association

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — John D. Marshall, head of Mount Pisgah Christian School, was elected to the Southern Headmasters' Association....More

Economy sending mixed signals

by Hatcher Hurd
ATLANTA – This economy is sending a mixed bag of data that shows an economy on the mend, but not out of the woods yet....More
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Atlanta Center for Dental Health opens in Alpharetta

What: Atlanta Center for Dental Health Opened: July 7 Owner: Bradley Hepler Where: 11190 Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta Hours: 7 a....More

A strong fall housing market, but for whom?

by Bob Strader
2013 was the best year for home price appreciation since 2006 in our area and by all accounts was a welcome shift in our housing market for sellers in North Atlanta....More
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Metcam to address importance of manufacturing

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A fabricator of sheet metal components located in south Forsyth County wants to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy....More
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Businesses band together to improve South Forsyth

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Five local business representatives from Forsyth County met at the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce on Sept....More
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The next big thing: Competitive video gaming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Video gaming is about to enter the realm of popular sports....More

Business Coach

Saying 'no problem' is a problem

by Dick Jones
Have you ever said "thank you" after transacting business and heard the response "no problem?" Would you have preferred to hear a polite, "thank you" or "thank you for your business?" While it may seem trivial to respond by saying "no problem," it's not....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....More
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Suspect arrested in smoke shop crime spree

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Police say they have a suspect in custody who may be involved in as many as 30 storefront break-ins in 22 metro cities – several of them in North Fulton-Forsyth....More

Craigslist scammer gives fake check

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – There are fraudulent people on Craigslist....More

Bad drug deal leads to arrest

MILTON, Ga. – A suspected drug dealer was arrested Sept....More

Windows cleaned out

MILTON, Ga. – More than 35 windows were taken from a home under construction over Labor Day weekend....More

DUI stop turns up warrants

MILTON, Ga. – A suspected DUI driver was spotted leaving a gas station Sept....More

Alleged forger, thief arrested at Sam's Club

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A suspected forger was arrested Sept....More

Road rager crashes car into median

CUMMING, Ga. — A witness called 911 after he watched two cars swerve in front of each other and crash into a median, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Wood pallets stolen from business

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone stole 50 wood pallets with a value totaling $600 from the rear of a business, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Possibly pregnant perp pinches products

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two suspects were seen in a drugstore grabbing items off the shelf and stuffing them in a large pink purse, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Thieves rip mailbox out of ground

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman came home to find her mailbox missing, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Woman charged with impersonating police officer

CUMMING, Ga. — A restaurant employee was suspicious of two women who came in flashing an "official looking badge," according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Businesses victims of 'power' scam

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Scam artists tried to pose as an electric company representative and demand money for overdue bills, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Alleged shoplifter gets into fight

MILTON, Ga. – A Woodstock woman was arrested Aug....More

Which are the right plans?

MILTON, Ga. – A new business under construction may have forged plans....More

Copper stolen from Bell Park

MILTON, Ga. – A large amount of copper wiring was stolen between Aug....More

Neighbor catches teen beer-handed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A young, would-be thief said he was "good" after being caught in the act of stealing beer Aug....More

Unwanted guest steals watch

MILTON, Ga. – An unknown person not only stole a hotel keycard Aug....More

Robber takes shirt off man's back

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A man was robbed of his clothes at gunpoint Aug....More

DUI driver headed to gun range

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An Acworth man was not only allegedly driving under the influence of drugs Aug....More

Damage to park property

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone tried to break into the concession building at a soccer complex at Sharon Springs Park, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Copper tubing stolen from homes

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two homes under construction had about $1,500 in copper tubing stolen, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Man found on back porch

CUMMING, Ga. — A homeowner called 911 after he found a stranger asleep at a chair outside his back porch, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Smoke shops broken into, burglarized

CUMMING, Ga. — Two smoke shops had their front glass doors smashed and cash registers stolen, according to Cumming Police incident reports....More

Art stolen from restaurant bathroom

CUMMING, Ga. — Two suspects walked out of a restaurant bathroom with more than what they came in with....More

Building trust and credibility

by Dick Jones
Do your customers trust you? Have you established credibility with them by demonstrating you can add value to their business? What about your employees? Do they believe you will keep your promises and follow-up on things you've said you'll do? While there are many attributes associated with being a successful small business owner, there is nothing more important than trust and credibility....More

State denies FSA charter school status

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA – Officials with Fulton Science Academy High School (FSAHS) and the Fulton Sunshine Academy elementary school (FSAES) are pinning their hopes on Fulton school leaders to keep their charter status after a thumbs down vote from the state....More

Fulton Science Academy named a STEM finalist

by Candy Waylock
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Fulton Science Academy Private School has been named a finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards....More

Water line installation to affect Crabapple Road

by Rachael Dier
ROSWELL, Ga. — Fulton County's Department of Water Resources will install a new water line on northbound Crabapple Road in Roswell, just south of Crossville Road....More

Business Coach

Saying 'no problem' is a problem

by Dick Jones
Have you ever said "thank you" after transacting business and heard the response "no problem?" Would you have preferred to hear a polite, "thank you" or "thank you for your business?" While it may seem trivial to respond by saying "no problem," it's not....More

Business Coach

Conducting a productive meeting

by Dick Jones
When you have internal meetings or meetings with customers, are they productive? Do your meetings accomplish your objectives? Are there situations where you wish you could start the meeting over again because it's not going well? Conducting productive meetings is important in building relationships, internal planning, identifying sales opportunities and closing business, to name a few....More

Hamilton, Davis lead BT to third straight victory

by Mike Blum
CANTON, Ga. – The Blessed Trinity Titans improved their record to 3-0 with an easy 37-0 victory last Friday night, Sept....More

Medlock Bridge Elementary hosts Runapalooza

by Vallari Bhave
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Medlock Bridge Elementary School will heldits fifth annual Runapalooza fun run Friday, Sept....More
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62 Mount Pisgah students achieve 'Summer Scholar Extraordinaire' status

by Vallari Bhave
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Mount Pisgah Christian School's new Summer Scholar program is designed to increase younger students' academic pursuits during the summer and maintain their skills in the areas of reading, math and service to others....More
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'Ironman' takes over elite Northview cross country program

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. –Northview's cross country program has recruited a top-tier coaching talent to guide the cross country program to the next level, Ironman triathlete Tony Cianciola who is known to the runners as "Coach C....More
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'Hooch's Cecily Mohammed kicks up fuss

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A 13-year-old Little Leaguer named Mo'ne Davis created a national stir with her arm, but there is 14-year-old Cecily Mohammed at Chattahoochee High School who has started a bit of a stir with her leg....More

Scoreboard

Last week's scores Roswell 27, Walton 15 Alpharetta 31, Johns Creek 10 Centennial 28, Lambert 21 Northview 49, North Forsyth 0 West Forsyth 23, Chattahoochee 15 Cambridge 38, Rome 21 Blessed Trinity 37, Creekview 0 Mount Pisgah 28, Eagle's Landing Christian 21 Chattooga 34, Fellowship Christian 17 Darlington 23, King's Ridge 6 This week's games Roswell at Milton Chattahoochee at Centennial Johns Creek at Northview Alpharetta at Lambert Jackson at Blessed Trinity Mount Paran at King's Ridge Christian Heritage at Fellowship Mount Zion, Carrollton at St....More

Eagles host Hornets in key region contest

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – For decades, Roswell vs....More

Hornets strike early, hold on for big region win over Walton

by Mike Blum
MARIETTA, Ga. – During the past three extremely difficult seasons, the Roswell Hornets have suffered their share of defeats in games they appeared to be in position to win....More

Winchester's 4 TDs lift Patriots past Chargers

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – In a match-up of two teams that lost in the Class A private school semifinals last season, Mount Pisgah held off Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 28-21 last Friday night, Sept....More

Pearson, defense power Titans to third straight runaway victory

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – The Northview Titans scored their third straight dominant victory last Friday night, Sept....More
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Cougars' late rally falls short against Wolverines

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A late Chattahoochee rally came up short at home last Friday night, Sept....More

St. Andrew youth trip to infamous prison inspires faith

by Tom Regan
ROSWELL, Ga. – More than two dozen members of St....More
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Young Life kicks off 2014 with huge crowd

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County Young Life began meeting at Fagan's Biscuit Barn on Monday night, Sept....More

Gladiators gored by Longhorns

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Lambert Longhorns returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and went on to a 41-7 victory over the Johns Creek Gladiators on Sept....More
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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful honors 'Green Schools'

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — On Tuesday, Sept....More
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Cornerstone finalist for STEM Education Awards

by Vallari Bhave
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, announced Sept....More
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Musical duo sponsoring meals for Facebook likes

by Rachael Dier
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A pair of North Fulton-based teen musicians will be feeding the hungry abroad through social media....More

Studio West Productions presents 'Big Fish, the Musical!'

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — West Forsyth High School's award winning Studio West Productions has announced its fall production, the Georgia premier of "Big Fish, the Musical!" "'Big Fish' is a thoroughly entertaining family show, perfect for all ages," said Director Eric Gray....More
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Creek View ES marks September as Attendance Awareness Month

by Vallari Bhave
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – September is Attendance Awareness Month....More

Eagles-Hornets rivalry not as intense as it was

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – Milton opens play in Region 5-AAAAAA Friday night, Sept....More
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Students, cities recall Sept. 11 attacks

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – North Fulton was awash with tributes and memorials remembering the victims of the Sept....More

Pearson's 5 TD passes lift Titans

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – D.J. Pearson passed for 300 yards and five touchdowns to lead Northview to a 41-0 victory last Friday night in the Titans' Region 6-AAAAAA opener against Habersham Central....More

Alpharetta defense stars in victory

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – As defensive efforts go, you won't find many better than the one Alpharetta gave in last Friday night's game against Region 6-AAAAAA rival West Forsyth....More

Private school football roundup – week 3

CANTON, Ga. – Blessed Trinity scored its second straight victory against a team from a higher classification, winning 35-14 last Friday night, Sept....More

St. Francis wins second straight game

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – St. Francis is off to a successful start to its football season, defeating Lakeview Academy of Gainesville 45-14 last Friday night, the Titans' second straight win of 2014....More

Patriots bounce back with victory

TIGER, Ga. – The Mount Pisgah Patriots won 27-9 at Rabun County last Friday night, welcoming back three key starters who missed the team's season-opening loss with injuries....More

Alpharetta 38, West Forsyth 6

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – As defensive efforts go, you won't find many better than the one Alpharetta gave in last Friday night's game against Region 6-AAAAAA rival West Forsyth....More

CHATTAHOOCHEE 20, NORTH FORSYTH 17

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – Chattahoochee rebounded from a season opening loss to defeat North Forsyth 20-17 last Friday night, Sept....More
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Brookwood Elementary kicks off bully prevention program

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Students at Brookwood Elementary joined more than 100,000 students and staff in schools across the county to stomp out bullying....More
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Musical duo sponsoring meals for Facebook likes

by Rachael Dier
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A pair of North Fulton-based teen musicians will be feeding the hungry abroad through social media....More
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'Spiral Bound' highlights importance of art for youth

by Jade Rodgers
It's difficult to imagine a world without the beauty of art and the inventive minds that pluck it from the world of imagination and integrate it with reality....More
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Mount Pisgah's Marshall elected to Southern Headmasters' Association

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — John D. Marshall, head of Mount Pisgah Christian School, was elected to the Southern Headmasters' Association....More

GDOT asks community to develop Ga. 9 widening plan

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on three projects that are proposed to widen Ga....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....More

County's bond rating upgraded by Standard & Poor's

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County leaders learned that Standard & Poor's upgraded the county's bond rating to the highest rating possible....More

$200M road bond projects list finalized

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — With the list of projects for the $200 million road bond finalized, the issue now will be left up to the voters to decide on Nov....More
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Metcam to address importance of manufacturing

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A fabricator of sheet metal components located in south Forsyth County wants to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy....More
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Suspect arrested in smoke shop crime spree

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Police say they have a suspect in custody who may be involved in as many as 30 storefront break-ins in 22 metro cities – several of them in North Fulton-Forsyth....More

RAW FOOTAGE: Sheriff's office releases Forsyth County Courthouse video

by Aldo Nahed
On Sept. 11, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office released surveillance footage of the gunman who tried to attack the Forsyth County Courthouse....More

Human trafficking in Johns Creek: How city took aim

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Citizens of Johns Creek have noted a peculiar number of massage operations in the city for some time now, and with the right website address accessed, it is obvious certain establishments advertise services of a sexual nature rather than a therapeutic one....More

Driver Services announces testing exemptions for military

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA —Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced a new customer service for active or former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license....More

Damage to park property

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone tried to break into the concession building at a soccer complex at Sharon Springs Park, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Copper tubing stolen from homes

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two homes under construction had about $1,500 in copper tubing stolen, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Man found on back porch

CUMMING, Ga. — A homeowner called 911 after he found a stranger asleep at a chair outside his back porch, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Smoke shops broken into, burglarized

CUMMING, Ga. — Two smoke shops had their front glass doors smashed and cash registers stolen, according to Cumming Police incident reports....More

Art stolen from restaurant bathroom

CUMMING, Ga. — Two suspects walked out of a restaurant bathroom with more than what they came in with....More

GDOT asks community to develop Ga. 9 widening plan

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on three projects that are proposed to widen Ga....More

RAW FOOTAGE: Sheriff's office releases Forsyth County Courthouse video

by Aldo Nahed
On Sept. 11, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office released surveillance footage of the gunman who tried to attack the Forsyth County Courthouse....More

5th annual Brew & BBQ benefit for people with rare disorder

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, a national nonprofit family support organization, is hosting its fifth annual Brew & BBQ for CdLS Saturday, Sept....More

Fulton Library system restores some Friday hours

by Hatcher Hurd
Atlanta – Fulton County library patrons have some of their library hours restored on Fridays as long as you don't work in the afternoon....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....More

County's bond rating upgraded by Standard & Poor's

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County leaders learned that Standard & Poor's upgraded the county's bond rating to the highest rating possible....More

$200M road bond projects list finalized

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — With the list of projects for the $200 million road bond finalized, the issue now will be left up to the voters to decide on Nov....More
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'Spiral Bound' highlights importance of art for youth

by Jade Rodgers
It's difficult to imagine a world without the beauty of art and the inventive minds that pluck it from the world of imagination and integrate it with reality....More

Business Coach

Conducting a productive meeting

by Dick Jones
When you have internal meetings or meetings with customers, are they productive? Do your meetings accomplish your objectives? Are there situations where you wish you could start the meeting over again because it's not going well? Conducting productive meetings is important in building relationships, internal planning, identifying sales opportunities and closing business, to name a few....More

Roswell pending sales on the rise heading into fall

by Bob Strader
Typically home inventory and sales begin a slow decline after schools starts....More

Small investors and real estate crowdfunding in Georgia

by Brian Patton
Thanks to recent Georgia law changes, small investors can now "play" with the big boys....More

Human trafficking in Johns Creek: How city took aim

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Citizens of Johns Creek have noted a peculiar number of massage operations in the city for some time now, and with the right website address accessed, it is obvious certain establishments advertise services of a sexual nature rather than a therapeutic one....More
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The next big thing: Competitive video gaming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Video gaming is about to enter the realm of popular sports....More

Motorcyclists want to be seen on road

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
ALPHARETTA, Ga. —"Motorcycles are smaller than cars," said Alpharetta resident and motorcycle owner Paul Crowe....More

Economy sending mixed signals

by Hatcher Hurd
ATLANTA – This economy is sending a mixed bag of data that shows an economy on the mend, but not out of the woods yet....More

A strong fall housing market, but for whom?

by Bob Strader
2013 was the best year for home price appreciation since 2006 in our area and by all accounts was a welcome shift in our housing market for sellers in North Atlanta....More

Business Coach

Saying 'no problem' is a problem

by Dick Jones
Have you ever said "thank you" after transacting business and heard the response "no problem?" Would you have preferred to hear a polite, "thank you" or "thank you for your business?" While it may seem trivial to respond by saying "no problem," it's not....More

Forsyth County Extension fall season news

by Heather Kolich
Hello, neighbors, and welcome to fall! This season always makes me think of flannel shirts, falling leaves, and pumpkin pie....More
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CDA day at McD's

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. – "Would you like fries with that?" While many people do not notice the common phrase uttered by fast food employees, on Sept....More
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Historical Society announces annual Flea Fling

ROSWELL, Ga. – The Roswell Historical Society will hold its annual Flea Fling on the grounds of Historic Hembree Farm on Saturday, Oct....More

Johns Creek, Rotary remember 9/11

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek paid tribute to the city's fire and police personnel Sept....More

5th annual Brew & BBQ benefit for people with rare disorder

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, a national nonprofit family support organization, is hosting its fifth annual Brew & BBQ for CdLS Saturday, Sept....More

Learn about 'Constitution Week' with Heritage Society

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – On Tuesday, Sept....More
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"Teal Trot" 5K to raise awareness for ovarian cancer

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is working hard across the state to highlight the cause, honor those battling the disease and educate women about the risks and symptoms leading to early detection....More

Fulton Library system restores some Friday hours

by Hatcher Hurd
Atlanta – Fulton County library patrons have some of their library hours restored on Fridays as long as you don't work in the afternoon....More

Library system restore Friday hours

by Jan Jones
ATLANTA – The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted on Wednesday to restore Friday hours back to ten Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System branches effective Sept....More

'Tramp' found after being shot twice

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — When Kathy Bochonko found Tramp, an injured stray dog on a friend's property, Aug....More
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Fall concert at Sexton Hall Oct. 5

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth County Senior Services is preparing for the changing season by hosting "Autumn's Refrain: A Fall Concert....More
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Pet Spotlight: Pipa likes belly rubs, seeks forever home

CUMMING, Ga. — Precious Pipa is available for belly rubs....More
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Forsyth cat spotlight: Sweet tabby needs home

Grey Beard is a sweet, gentle male gray tabby, about a year-and-a-half old, who needs his forever home....More

County's bond rating upgraded by Standard & Poor's

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County leaders learned that Standard & Poor's upgraded the county's bond rating to the highest rating possible....More
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United Way receives $34K donation

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — AT&T presented United Way of Forsyth County with a generous corporate gift of $34,046....More

$200M road bond projects list finalized

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — With the list of projects for the $200 million road bond finalized, the issue now will be left up to the voters to decide on Nov....More
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Metcam to address importance of manufacturing

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A fabricator of sheet metal components located in south Forsyth County wants to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy....More

Forsyth County Senior Services welcomes bestselling authors

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth County Senior Services is inviting adults ages 50 and up who enjoy a good book to the Keeper Books Tour....More

Bestselling authors to stop at Sexton Hall during book tour

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Senior Services is inviting adults ages 50 and up who enjoy a good book to the Keeper Books Tour....More
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Day of Caring shows county's heart and soul

CUMMING, Ga. — For the 13th consecutive year, more than 700 volunteers, including local businesses, schools, civic organizations and churches, helped package meals for eight food pantries during the annual Day of Caring....More

Study: Georgia hospitals contribute $40B to state's economy

by KEVIN BLOYE
As Georgia continued to slowly rebound from years of economic decline and job loss, Georgia hospitals continued to be a bright spot in 2012, pumping nearly $40 billion into the state's economy, a new Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) study shows....More

Freemanville intersections open house Sept. 17

MILTON, Ga. – Have you spent time recently in the congestion on Freemanville Road? Then the city of Milton wants to hear what you think about solutions....More
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International peacekeeper from Russia visits Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Rev. Victor Ignatenkov's grandfather was executed in Russia during the 1930s for his faith....More
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'Spiral Bound' highlights importance of art for youth

by Jade Rodgers
It's difficult to imagine a world without the beauty of art and the inventive minds that pluck it from the world of imagination and integrate it with reality....More
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Businesses band together to improve South Forsyth

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Five local business representatives from Forsyth County met at the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce on Sept....More

Oct. 6 marks voter registration deadline for general election

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — Georgians must be registered to vote by Oct....More
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Community gardens – a place to grow together

by Pascale Chambers
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Community gardens have a rich history in the United States, dating back to the late 1800s....More

JC police, fire chiefs lead city's Sept. 11 memorial

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek Fire Chief Jeff Hogan and Police Chief Ed Densmore will be the keynote speakers at the Rotary Club of Johns Creek – North Fulton's Patriot Day event Thursday, Sept....More

Human trafficking in Johns Creek: How city took aim

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Citizens of Johns Creek have noted a peculiar number of massage operations in the city for some time now, and with the right website address accessed, it is obvious certain establishments advertise services of a sexual nature rather than a therapeutic one....More
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GET season opens with 'Pump Boys and Dinettes'

ROSWELL, Ga. – Georgia Ensemble Theatre will start its new season with one of the most irresistible musicals that ever fell off the turnip truck....More

5th annual Brew & BBQ benefit

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, a national nonprofit family support organization, is hosting its fifth annual Brew & BBQ for CdLS Saturday, Sept....More
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The next big thing: Competitive video gaming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Video gaming is about to enter the realm of popular sports....More

Center for Puppetry Arts, JC Arts Center team up

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Arts Center and the Center for Puppetry Arts will combine to present a puppetry workshop....More

Motorcyclists want to be seen on road

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
ALPHARETTA, Ga. —"Motorcycles are smaller than cars," said Alpharetta resident and motorcycle owner Paul Crowe....More
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ProLink Atlanta Volleyball Club sets parent information meeting dates

by Vallari Bhave
CUMMING, Ga. – The ProLink Atlanta Volleyball Club (PLA) has scheduled parent information meetings for the 2014-2015 club volleyball season....More

Forsyth's annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival returns

by Vallari Bhave
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 12th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival on Sunday, Sept....More
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Moohan Martial Arts

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Moohan Martial Arts of Cumming opened its second location at 2360 Bethelview Road, Suite 105 on Aug....More
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Businesses band together to improve South Forsyth

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Five local business representatives from Forsyth County met at the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce on Sept....More

Library to loan over 5,500 new titles to mobile users

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Public Library announced a partnership with two digital content distribution services to add more than 5,500 new digital magazines, comic books, manga and graphic novels to the eLibrary collection....More
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Scouts hold court, earn Eagle rank

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Boy Scout Troop 39, of Cumming, held their Summer Court of Honor on Aug....More
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Red likes to walk and run

CUMMING, Ga. — Red is a fabulous 3-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever/Setter mix looking for a foster or forever home....More

U.S. Army Corps announces additional Lanier dock permits

by Aldo Nahed
LAKE LANIER, Ga. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District announced that Lake Sidney Lanier has completed the dock lottery process begun in 2009....More

Northside Hospital offers free prostate cancer screening in Forsyth

CUMMING, Ga. — Northside Hospital's Cancer Institute is offering a free prostate cancer screening to the community in Forsyth County....More

Four structure fires reported on Sept. 3

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Severe weather on Sept....More
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Emmett needs a foster or forever home

CUMMING, Ga. — This is Emmett, a 17-month-old Hound, looking for those special people to call his own....More
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Boss is 'purrfect'

CUMMING, Ga. — Boss is her name, but she's not bossy at all; she's a sweet 6-year-old domestic short-haired female....More
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Forsyth County Arts Alliance establishes UNG scholarship

CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County Arts Alliance (FCAA) Board has established an endowed scholarship at the University of North Georgia (UNG) for Forsyth County students pursuing art or art education....More
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Consumers learn to fly unmanned aircrafts

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Cliff Whitney is a leader when it comes to unmanned air vehicles for personal use....More

CSA – Bringing the community back to food

The acronym "CSA" stands for community supported agriculture....More

County shows employee appreciation

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County government wants to show its employees they are appreciated....More
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Nearly 150,000-square-foot Costco opens

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — It's easy math....More
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City to recognize American Legion Day on Sept. 16

by John Arant
CUMMING, Ga. – Mayor H. Ford Gravitt and the Cumming City Council along with Cumming American Legion Post 307 and Auxiliary proclaimed Sept....More

GNFCC Golf Classic tees off Sept. 29

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will bring back its annual Golf Classic Monday, Sept....More

YMCA to refurbish youth center

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Benefiting the revitalization of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA Teen Center, the YMCA is holding a garage sale Sept....More
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Living history event in Roswell

by Vallari Bhave
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society will present "Beyond My Stone" at 5:30 p....More

Driver Services announces testing exemptions for military

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA —Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced a new customer service for active or former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license....More
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The Montgomery family participated in last year's Atlanta Walk to Remember to honor their lost loved one.

by Vallari Bhave
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The 10th annual Atlanta Walk to Remember, presented by Northside Hospital, will be Sunday, Oct....More

Local CEO Melanie Romanaux accepts top fundraiser award

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 2, Melanie Romanaux, CEO of Somedia, accepted the prestigious Top Fundraiser Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society....More

Firehouse Subs opens second Cumming location

CUMMING, Ga. — Firehouse Subs announced the grand opening of its second location in Cumming on Aug....More
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Hundreds attend Aldi's opening

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. – Hundreds of eager shoppers, city and county leaders and the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce attended the Sept....More
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