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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

Local RE/MAX Center recognized in WSJ

Ranked among the Real Trends' 'Top 1,000'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Tamra Wade & Partners with RE/MAX Center in Johns Creek recently ranked nationally in the 2014 REAL Trends "The Thousand" as advertised in the Wall Street Journal....More

North Fulton CID pumps $18M into infrastructure

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. It may be hard to believe commercial property owners are willing to pay higher taxes than the government says are due, but the commercial properties in the North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) along the Ga....More

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While Community Improvement Districts are not new, it was a new idea in North Fulton around 2001, when work began to delineate the North Fulton CID borders....More

Alpharetta author releases new mystery thriller novel

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Author Laura Susan Bamberg Gideon celebrated the nationwide release of her first novel, a mystery thriller titled "Lila's First Case....More

Journey Family Chiropractic hosting 'Give Back America' July 26

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Journey Family Chiropractic is hosting its first annual "Give Back America" Saturday, July 26 from 9 a....More

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opened July 7 in Johns Creek....More

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — John Zora, of the Alpharetta location of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, was named to Atlanta Magazine's 2014 list of the Top Doctors....More

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

CUMMING, Ga. — Edward Holliger of the Cumming office of Resurgens Orthopaedics, 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors list for the third consecutive year....More

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Med Spa at the Gardens' main focus is to educate clients on the causes and effects of everyday skin care issues, said owner Mary Tolbert....More

SmartStyle Hair Salon opens in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Since opening May 21, the staff and stylists of SmartStyle have welcomed more than 360 guests to their new location inside Walmart at 2395 Peachtree Parkway....More

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While Community Improvement Districts are not new, it was a new idea in North Fulton around 2001, when work began to delineate the North Fulton CID borders....More
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KeyWorth Bank promotes Neil Stevens to president

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. James F. Pope, chief executive officer of KeyWorth Bank, announced the promotion of T....More

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

by Dick Jones
Do you have a collaborative environment and culture in your small business? Do you and your employees like to mutually explore options on challenges you are facing? Are you encouraging your team to make collaboration a priority for solving problems? Collaboration in your small business can be helpful to everyone, and it will help you achieve better business results....More

June sales in North Fulton — flat

by Bob Strader
Comparing sales of residential detached homes year-over-year, it looks like despite being right in the middle of the selling season, sales are relatively flat compared to the previous year....More
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Rountree Group welcomes Leigh Taylor as assistant account executive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rountree Group Integrated Communications has hired Leigh Taylor as its new assistant account executive....More

ABA holding first business expo

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) is holding its 2014 Business Expo on Aug....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The legendary Vince Dooley, former head football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia will be the keynote speaker at the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce's Coffee and Commerce breakfast....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. As the non-administrative chairman of Allnex Group, a global manufacturer of industrial resins and composite materials, Reinhard Gradl flies all over the world to conduct business for the company that has $1....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
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Job applicant attacked by 'employer'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Snellville woman fended off an attacker after she tried to back out of a finance scam June 23....More

Cash taken while at McDonald's

MILTON, Ga. A man had $230 cash taken from him while getting food at the Windward McDonald's....More

DUI crashes with kids in car

MILTON, Ga. A woman driving four young children July 3 was involved in a crash and charged with DUI....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

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — A wanted fugitive was located in Mexico after a four-year joint investigation by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce....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

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton School Board examines school gun policies

New state law expands locations where weapons can be carried

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. The landscape on gun control in Georgia took a dramatic turn on July 1 when the provisions of Georgia House Bill 60 went into effect, significantly easing restrictions on where firearms would be allowed, including on K-12 school campuses....More

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

by Dick Jones
Do you have a collaborative environment and culture in your small business? Do you and your employees like to mutually explore options on challenges you are facing? Are you encouraging your team to make collaboration a priority for solving problems? Collaboration in your small business can be helpful to everyone, and it will help you achieve better business results....More

Registration now open for Hopewell fall baseball

by Shannon Weaver
MILTON, Ga. The Hopewell Youth Association (HYA) is offering recreational baseball for kids from 4 to 15 years of age....More

Sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16

by Shannon Weaver
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Lambert High School cross country team will host the sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug....More
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SCA awards scholarship to Johns Creek student

PHILADELPHIA — SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to James Campbell of Johns Creek....More
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Barnwell PTA donates $23K to fund STEM lab

Annual school carnival raises funds

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Barnwell Elementary School PTA held their annual school carnival "Barnival" at 9925 Barnwell Road....More
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Mount Pisgah announces honors scholarships

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Two Mount Pisgah Christian School students were awarded 2014 Honors Scholarships....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
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Vincent Murphy selected for FBU Top Gun program

SUWANEE, Ga. — Vincent Murphy of Suwanee, a rising eighth-grader at Riverwatch Middle School, has been invited and will be competing at the nation's top prep football all-star camp, Football University's (FBU) Top Gun, at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio, from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19....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
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Miller inducted as president of Rotary Club of Johns Creek N.F.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Rotary Club of Johns Creek North Fulton inducted Bev Miller July 9 as the club's president for 2014-2015....More

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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Vincent Murphy selected for FBU Top Gun program

SUWANEE, Ga. — Vincent Murphy of Suwanee, a rising eighth-grader at Riverwatch Middle School, has been invited and will be competing at the nation's top prep football all-star camp, Football University's (FBU) Top Gun, at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio, from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19....More

Johns Creek City Council action items 07-14-14

O2014-07-25 PUBLIC HEARING and consideration of an ordinance adopting the 2014 millage rate for the city of Johns Creek....More

Chamber offers weekly networking Wednesdays

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce offers weekly networking sessions every Wednesday through Aug....More

Reinecke, Broadbent go head-to-head in Post 6 debate

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Post 6 pits Nancy Reinecke and Steve Broadbent for one of the two remaining City Council seats in the July 22 runoff....More

DEBATE POST 4

Fragoso, Gray battle for Post 4 City Council seat

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Eric Fragoso and Bob Gray are the two candidates left standing after the May special election for City Council Post 4....More
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City passes new massage ordinance

More than a year in the making, city says teeth there to fight illicit parlors

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. About 18 months ago, Johns Creek residents came to City Hall to ask the city to do something about the proliferation of illicit massage parlors on Medlock Bridge Parkway....More
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Rogers Bridge revived for recreation use

City, Duluth discuss restoration

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Even discussing the idea of linking Duluth and Johns Creek recreation facilities via the 114-year-old Rogers Bridge was once verboten on Johns Creek City Council....More

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. As part of its continuing efforts to bring increased public transportation through North Fulton, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) held more public meetings to gather input on what should [or not] be done north of the Chattahoochee River....More

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — A wanted fugitive was located in Mexico after a four-year joint investigation by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce....More

Accreditation team seeks comment on 911 provider

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, GA. The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc....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

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While Community Improvement Districts are not new, it was a new idea in North Fulton around 2001, when work began to delineate the North Fulton CID borders....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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The legendary Vince Dooley, former head football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia will be the keynote speaker at the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce's Coffee and Commerce breakfast....More
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N. Fulton rocks to fill NFCC Food Pantry

ALPHARETTA, Ga. All North Fulton residents are invited to come out to celebrate summer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park while supporting the community also....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. End of Course Tests (EOCTs) for spring 2014 revealed more than 60 percent of Georgia high school freshmen and sophomores failed to meet the minimum standards for algebra and geometry....More
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NSCAA names Coach of the Year

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More

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

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. As part of its continuing efforts to bring increased public transportation through North Fulton, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) held more public meetings to gather input on what should [or not] be done north of the Chattahoochee River....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. As the non-administrative chairman of Allnex Group, a global manufacturer of industrial resins and composite materials, Reinhard Gradl flies all over the world to conduct business for the company that has $1....More
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Job applicant attacked by 'employer'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Snellville woman fended off an attacker after she tried to back out of a finance scam June 23....More

North Fulton CID pumps $18M into infrastructure

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. It may be hard to believe commercial property owners are willing to pay higher taxes than the government says are due, but the commercial properties in the North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) along the Ga....More

Journey Family Chiropractic hosting 'Give Back America' July 26

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Journey Family Chiropractic is hosting its first annual "Give Back America" Saturday, July 26 from 9 a....More

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

by Dick Jones
Do you have a collaborative environment and culture in your small business? Do you and your employees like to mutually explore options on challenges you are facing? Are you encouraging your team to make collaboration a priority for solving problems? Collaboration in your small business can be helpful to everyone, and it will help you achieve better business results....More

June sales in North Fulton — flat

by Bob Strader
Comparing sales of residential detached homes year-over-year, it looks like despite being right in the middle of the selling season, sales are relatively flat compared to the previous year....More
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Rain can't dampen A1A amphitheater concert

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A stout crowd came out Friday night to listen to the "original and official" Jimmy Buffett cover band A1A in a drizzling rain, but the patrons brought their umbrellas and their boogie boots....More

Johns Creek extends special needs bocce ball through Nov. 8

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek Recreation and Parks is hosting bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with disabilities and their families two Saturday mornings a month through Nov....More
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Johns Creek wants cultural arts board, no lack of good candidates

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. You may have to go ask Howie Mandel if America's got talent, but if you want to know if Johns Creek has talent, Mayor Mike Bodker is the man to ask....More
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First Lady Sandra Deal visits JC Emory Hospital

by Aldo Nahed
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal visited Emory Johns Creek Hospital Thursday, July 17, to tell new mothers and fathers about the importance of immunizing their newborn babies....More

Accreditation team seeks public comment on Johns Creek 911 provider

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking communications accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc....More
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Girl Scout raises 'monumental' donation

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. When the diminutive 14-year-old Girl Scout Sabrina Yvellez announced last year her intention to raise $13,000 singlehandedly to pay for the Women in Service Plaza as part of the $300,000 Veterans War Memorial in Newtown Park, many thought it was a laudable plan but perhaps a little beyond her reach....More

Finley, Harris named JCPD Officers of the Quarter

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Police Department has recognized Sgt....More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

School wants to build character and bodies

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Mount Pisgah Christian School, which has a sterling academic reputation, is expanding its already formidable athletic footprint by adding swimming and lacrosse to its varsity sports roster....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The legendary Vince Dooley, former head football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia will be the keynote speaker at the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce's Coffee and Commerce breakfast....More
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Care-a-Thon helps girls fight cancer

by Shannon Weaver
ATLANTA — Local patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Aflac Cancer Center are sharing their stories and raising money to fight cancer and blood disorders....More
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Mother pushes for better cancer diagnosis

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — After a year of being misdiagnosed, Debra Sweat couldn't understand what was going on....More
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N. Fulton rocks to fill NFCC Food Pantry

ALPHARETTA, Ga. All North Fulton residents are invited to come out to celebrate summer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park while supporting the community also....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. End of Course Tests (EOCTs) for spring 2014 revealed more than 60 percent of Georgia high school freshmen and sophomores failed to meet the minimum standards for algebra and geometry....More
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NSCAA names Coach of the Year

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More

Georgia students come up short on End of Course Tests in math

by Candy Waylock
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. End of Course Tests (EOCTs) for spring 2014 revealed more than 60 percent of Georgia high school freshmen and sophomores failed to meet the minimum standards for algebra and geometry....More

A Q&A with Milton Cuisine's Peter Kohm and Derek Dollar

by James Carr
During my book research, I spent time with Peter Kohm, a master gardener at Milton's Cuisine, and Derek Dollar, head chef at the restaurant....More
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Choose to make positive impact on community

by James Carr
For the next generation to create a separation between the people on Main Street and the people on Wall Street — or for that matter, Capitol Hill we need to grow more of our own food locally alongside an independent, sustainable energy system....More
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Mount Pisgah names Matt Petersen as new basketball coach

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

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

Alpharetta Business Association holds annual Golf Challenge July 31

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) will have their annual Par 3 Golf Challenge on Thursday, July 31, at RiverPines Golf Club....More

Johns Creek Pilates announces ribbon cutting ceremony

SUWANEE, Ga. — Johns Creek Pilates has recently opened at 4375 Johns Creek Parkway in Suwanee....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Conrad

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. Conrad is a handsome 2-year-old cat with beautiful long fur, green eyes and a black nose....More
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Performing Arts North introduces Young Writers Series

Kaylie Larson, 12, writes and directs 'The Visitor'

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — On July 5, her 12th birthday, Kaylie Larson introduced her first play to the stage at the Dancing Goat Theatre....More
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Metro Water Planning District sponsors photo contest

Enter photos of area's lakes, rivers

by Hatcher Hurd
ATLANTA During the hot months of summer, our minds are often not far from imagining time spent enjoying metro Atlanta's many picturesque rivers, lakes and streams including Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah rivers....More

Northbound lane of Medlock Bridge at Parsons closed intermittently

Work lasts through end of July

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will close a section of a northbound lane on Medlock Bridge Road at Parsons Road in Johns Creek for much of the next three weeks....More

Ocee Park fall baseball registration underway

Travel ball tryouts scheduled

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Ocee Park Athletic Association is now registering young players for its fall baseball leagues....More

Ellard Farmers Market opens in Alpharetta

Fulton County Extension Office market offers fresh produce, family fun

ROSWELL, Ga. The Ellard Farmers Market will be open Aug....More
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Johns Creek offers bocce ball for special needs residents

Dates: July 12 through Nov. 8

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division is hosting bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with disabilities and their families two Saturday mornings a month from July 12 through Nov....More

Golf leaders address 'Grow the Game'

Discuss future of golf at Atlanta Athletic Club

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two hundred representatives from various aspects of the golf industry turned out to participate in the "Grow the Game" luncheon hosted July 9 at the Atlanta Athletic Club....More

RUMC's upscale garage sale July 25-26

by Kristina Bak
ROSWELL, Ga. ⎯ The Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) will hold its sixth annual upscale garage sale....More
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Performing Arts North presents:

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Shakespeare's most popular comedy appears appropriately enough this midsummer at the Dancing Goat Theater presented by Performing Arts North for the next two weekends....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. As the non-administrative chairman of Allnex Group, a global manufacturer of industrial resins and composite materials, Reinhard Gradl flies all over the world to conduct business for the company that has $1....More
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School gets hands-on with gardening

by James Carr
The future of the sustainable revolution isn't really up to us....More
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A Q&A with farm-to-school pioneers

by James Carr
SIG BOX: James Carr During my research, I spent time with several farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs to find out how the movement is progressing on the ground....More
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School gets hands-on with gardening

by James Carr
The future of the sustainable revolution isn't really up to us....More

JC Amphitheater hosts A1A

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The renowned Jimmy Buffett tribute band, A1A, is the featured entertainment in Johns Creek's Summer Concert Series at the Newtown Park Amphitheater Friday, July 18....More

Appen Media Group launches Business Post

NORTH FULTON, Ga. The inaugural 32-page print and online issue of the North Atlanta Business Post launches July 14....More

'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Four years after Tomi Zarzaca was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, father Tom Zarzaca and BookLogix released "Tomi's Time," which records the onset of Tomi's disease and its aftereffects....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

Sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16

by Shannon Weaver
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Lambert High School cross country team will host the sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug....More
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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

Local RE/MAX Center recognized in WSJ

Ranked among the Real Trends' 'Top 1,000'

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Tamra Wade & Partners with RE/MAX Center in Johns Creek recently ranked nationally in the 2014 REAL Trends "The Thousand" as advertised in the Wall Street Journal....More

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. As part of its continuing efforts to bring increased public transportation through North Fulton, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) held more public meetings to gather input on what should [or not] be done north of the Chattahoochee River....More

Alpharetta author releases new mystery thriller novel

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Author Laura Susan Bamberg Gideon celebrated the nationwide release of her first novel, a mystery thriller titled "Lila's First Case....More

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opened July 7 in Johns Creek....More

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — John Zora, of the Alpharetta location of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, was named to Atlanta Magazine's 2014 list of the Top Doctors....More

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

CUMMING, Ga. — Edward Holliger of the Cumming office of Resurgens Orthopaedics, 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors list for the third consecutive year....More

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Med Spa at the Gardens' main focus is to educate clients on the causes and effects of everyday skin care issues, said owner Mary Tolbert....More

SmartStyle Hair Salon opens in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Since opening May 21, the staff and stylists of SmartStyle have welcomed more than 360 guests to their new location inside Walmart at 2395 Peachtree Parkway....More
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KeyWorth Bank promotes Neil Stevens to president

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. James F. Pope, chief executive officer of KeyWorth Bank, announced the promotion of T....More

June sales in North Fulton — flat

by Bob Strader
Comparing sales of residential detached homes year-over-year, it looks like despite being right in the middle of the selling season, sales are relatively flat compared to the previous year....More
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Rountree Group welcomes Leigh Taylor as assistant account executive

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rountree Group Integrated Communications has hired Leigh Taylor as its new assistant account executive....More

ABA holding first business expo

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) is holding its 2014 Business Expo on Aug....More

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opened July 7 in Johns Creek....More

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — John Zora, of the Alpharetta location of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, was named to Atlanta Magazine's 2014 list of the Top Doctors....More

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

CUMMING, Ga. — Edward Holliger of the Cumming office of Resurgens Orthopaedics, 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, was named to Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors list for the third consecutive year....More

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Med Spa at the Gardens' main focus is to educate clients on the causes and effects of everyday skin care issues, said owner Mary Tolbert....More
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