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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

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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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

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

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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug....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

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

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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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

River Eves to hold ice cream social

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Mark your calendars for River Eves Elementary School's annual kindergartner and new student ice cream social Aug....More
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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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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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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
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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

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
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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

Who has been sleeping in my house?

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

Trio arrested for smoking in park

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

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

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

Men steal mail from businesses

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

Driver waves gun in family emergency

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

Costco trailer stolen, offices burglarized

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

by Jonathan Copsey
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. The woman accused of killing a Google executive pleaded not guilty to manslaughter earlier this month....More
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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

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

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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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
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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

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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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

You can't eat evidence

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

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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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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ACT1: An amazing performance in Alpharetta

by Jeff Starship
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Attention rock and roll fans, the starship has landed again mid-summer....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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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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Old soldiers return to Alpharetta

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

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
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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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug....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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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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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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

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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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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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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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
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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

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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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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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
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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

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

'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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Mount Pisgah names Matt Petersen as new basketball coach

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

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga Like any big investment, horses cost a lot to maintain....More
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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

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
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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

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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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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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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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

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

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

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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