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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
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Ga. Tech's president tours Alpharetta facility

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Georgia Tech President G....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

Youfit coming to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Youfit Health Clubs opened a new club at 935 North Point Drive in Alpharetta....More
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Roswell Yoga Life comes to historic district

ROSWELL, Ga. — A new yoga studio is now open in historic Roswell, at 408 South Atlanta 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

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

Broken Egg Café announces Johns Creek location

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Double R Restaurant Group announced plans for a new Another Broken Egg Café location at 11031 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 110 in Johns Creek....More

Building Character Acting adds Alpharetta location

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Building Character Acting classes opened their newest location in downtown Alpharetta....More

Home care provider opens

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Wellington Place of Serenity, a private home care agency has recently opened in Johns Creek....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
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Peak 10 opens new data center

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. With the needs of data processing and security ever-growing in our high tech world, there is also a need for data centers to house all that information....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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Walgreens opens Healthcare Clinic in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Aug. 2, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Walgreens' new Healthcare Clinic....More

Village Burger opens in Johns Creek

Name: Village Burger Opened: July Owner: Jeremy Naschek What: A new hangout to eat and relax with friends and neighbors....More

Unemployment, tax reform should top 2015 legislative agenda

by Mark Burkhalter
This spring, the business network CNBC ranked Georgia the No....More

Alpharetta welcomes Supercuts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Alpharetta and Johns Creek residents have a new option for all of their hair care needs....More

Clinic opens fifth Atlanta location

ROSWELL, Ga. — American Family Care has opened a fifth location in the Atlanta area....More

Harry Norman, Realtors welcomes corporate general counsel

ATLANTA Harry Norman, Realtors has hired Ashoo Sharma as their new in-house corporate general counsel....More
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Grissom to serve as chairman of Johns Creek Chamber

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Local attorney Susan T....More
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NF Chamber names Small Business Person of the Year

NORTH FULTON, Ga. — The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce has selected Tricia Dempsey, of Agile Resources, as the Small Business Person of the Year....More

Avalon holds career fair to fill 2,000 jobs

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. With Alpharetta's newest shopping experience Avalon readying for its grand opening in less than 60 days, it is partnering with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking Ministry to fill a large shopping list of jobs....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

Prescribing a healthier harvest

by James Carr
Suzanne Geddes, founder of the Cumming Harvest in Forsyth, realized how important healthy food is for overall health and wellness....More
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Local company grows own garden

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Farmer Larry Sanford works his way through rows of crops, stopping occasionally to pick out a leaf or to pick a tomato from a vine....More

Business Coach

Organization, self-discipline and perseverance key to success

by Dick Jones
As a small business owner, do you perform your daily tasks and activities in an organized manner? Do you have the self-discipline to get things done? If at first you don't succeed, do you try again? I learned from successful small business leaders that while planning and execution are important, success is achieved through organization, self-discipline and perseverance....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

'Pushy' man arrested for fake check

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Decatur man was arrested on forgery and drug charges after he entered a bank 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

DUI driver headed to gun range

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

'Pushy' man arrested for fake check

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Decatur man was arrested on forgery and drug charges after he entered a bank Aug....More

Dump truck tried emptying on business

ROSWELL, Ga. Police arrested a man Aug....More

Man charged with drugs twice

ROSWELL, Ga. An Alpharetta man was arrested on two drug charges within 48 hours of each other....More

The family that steals together

MILTON, Ga. A Dawsonville couple are suspected in attempting to steal nearly $300 in goods from the Windward Walmart Aug....More

Teen caught 'mooning' by cop

MILTON, Ga. An 18-year-old was charged with public indecency after he was caught mooning traffic Aug....More

Copper piping missing

MILTON, Ga. A Thompson Road resident found several feet of copper piping missing from her home Aug....More

Bathing suits, ring nabbed from home

MILTON, Ga. Someone stole several bathing suits from a Deerfield Point home Aug....More

Neighbor charged as 'Peeping Tom'

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A woman saw a man standing on her back porch holding a device that looked like a cellphone, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cars broken into at Greenway

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two cars were broken into while parked at the Big Creek Greenway parking lot, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Man illegally dumps beaver carcasses

CUMMING, Ga. — The smell of two carcasses belonging to beavers was described as "atrocious....More

More gravestones damaged at cemetery

CUMMING, Ga. — For the second time in a month, vandals have removed and damaged old gravestones in the area....More

Man confesses to taping women in bathroom

CUMMING, Ga. — A Dawsonville man was arrested for allegedly using his cellphone Aug....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
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CANDY WAYLOCK

Common Core divides school superintendent candidates

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA Aside from political affiliation, few issues divide the candidates for state school superintendent when it comes to the future of public education in Georgia....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Redistricting for area schools to begin in October

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. Parents would be wise to stay aware of school attendance zone changes in the coming months....More

Business Coach

Organization, self-discipline and perseverance key to success

by Dick Jones
As a small business owner, do you perform your daily tasks and activities in an organized manner? Do you have the self-discipline to get things done? If at first you don't succeed, do you try again? I learned from successful small business leaders that while planning and execution are important, success is achieved through organization, self-discipline and perseverance....More
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Prices continue climb despite fewer sales

by Bob Strader
Home sellers can take solace in the fact that prices are still trending upwards, despite other challenging factors in the market....More
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HATCHER HURD

Jim Cowart: A developer who built communities

When you think of the man who lived the American Dream, you often think of the Horatio Algers of history self-made men who found success and lived the good life....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

Defense not enough for Gladiators

by Mike Blum
WOODSTOCK, Ga. The Johns Creek Gladiators turned in a strong defensive effort in their season opener at Woodstock, but struggled offensively in a 9-0 loss to the Wolverines....More

SCOREBOARD

Last week's scores Milton 17, Alpharetta 10 Roswell 42, Centennial 10 Northview 42, Duluth 7 Woodstock 9, Johns Creek 0 Cambridge 42, Chapel Hill 12 Blessed Trinity 42, St....More

Defense lifts Titans past Duluth

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Northview Titans made a successful return to the state's largest classification, rolling past fellow AAAAAA opponent Duluth 42-7 at home Friday night, Aug....More

CAMBRIDGE 42, HOLY INNOCENTS 6

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. Bryan Moore accounted for 374 yards of offense and had a hand in all six of his team's touchdowns, as the Cambridge Bears opened their season with a 42-6 victory on their home field over Holy Innocents Aug....More

Eagles, Raiders face key games this week

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Coming off their season-opening battle last week, both Alpharetta and Milton face big games this week....More

United Way kicks off 13th annual Day of Caring

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. United Way of Forsyth County will host the 13th annual community-wide Day of Caring and kick off its 2015 fundraising campaign....More
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Cumming native in prestigious navy crew

by Vallari Bhave
KINGS BAY, Ga. — A 2005 North Forsyth High School graduate and Cumming native is serving in the U....More
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Model airplane enthusiasts celebrate 25th year in Forsyth County with aerobatics

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — From old warbirds up to the most modern commercial unmanned air vehicles (drones), enthusiasts and longtime members of Georgia Model Aviators celebrated their 25th year with demonstrations, lunch and awards....More
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CANDY WAYLOCK

Common Core divides school superintendent candidates

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA Aside from political affiliation, few issues divide the candidates for state school superintendent when it comes to the future of public education in Georgia....More
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U-18 Ambush Red win Charlotte Invitational boys' tournament

NORTH FULTON, Ga. The Alpharetta Ambush boys' 97 Red team won their division of the Charlotte Invitational the weekend of Aug....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Redistricting for area schools to begin in October

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. Parents would be wise to stay aware of school attendance zone changes in the coming months....More
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American Heritage Society teaches black history

by Kathleen Sturgeon
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The American Heritage Society of Georgia held a presentation on Southern black heritage at the Alpharetta City Hall Aug....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

'Pushy' man arrested for fake check

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Decatur man was arrested on forgery and drug charges after he entered a bank 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

Mental health education class beginning Sept. 8

by — Rachael Dier
CUMMING, Ga. A mental health advocacy group will offer free educational classes for family and friends of adults living with a mental illness....More
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Fire department puts three new engines in service

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department has added three new pieces of firefighting apparatus to its fleet....More
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Local company grows own garden

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Farmer Larry Sanford works his way through rows of crops, stopping occasionally to pick out a leaf or to pick a tomato from a vine....More

Unemployment, tax reform should top 2015 legislative agenda

by Mark Burkhalter
This spring, the business network CNBC ranked Georgia the No....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
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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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Dance academy hosts fundraiser for ill student

by Rachael Dier
CUMMING, Ga. Cumming Dance Academy will host a community-wide family event to support Sydney Ridings and her family, as she continues her four-year fight against Ewing's sarcoma, a malignant bone tumor....More

Prescribing a healthier harvest

by James Carr
Suzanne Geddes, founder of the Cumming Harvest in Forsyth, realized how important healthy food is for overall health and wellness....More
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CANDY WAYLOCK

Common Core divides school superintendent candidates

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA Aside from political affiliation, few issues divide the candidates for state school superintendent when it comes to the future of public education in Georgia....More

Unemployment, tax reform should top 2015 legislative agenda

by Mark Burkhalter
This spring, the business network CNBC ranked Georgia the No....More

Avalon holds career fair to fill 2,000 jobs

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. With Alpharetta's newest shopping experience Avalon readying for its grand opening in less than 60 days, it is partnering with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking Ministry to fill a large shopping list of jobs....More

Business Coach

Organization, self-discipline and perseverance key to success

by Dick Jones
As a small business owner, do you perform your daily tasks and activities in an organized manner? Do you have the self-discipline to get things done? If at first you don't succeed, do you try again? I learned from successful small business leaders that while planning and execution are important, success is achieved through organization, self-discipline and perseverance....More
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HATCHER HURD

Jim Cowart: A developer who built communities

When you think of the man who lived the American Dream, you often think of the Horatio Algers of history self-made men who found success and lived the good life....More

'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

6th in state after win over Norcross

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. The Milton Eagles came into the 2014 football season expecting to continue on their run of recent success....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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Milton student earns A.O. Smith Scholarship

by Jonathan Copsey
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Justin Bates of Milton is one of 21 students to earn an A....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

Baby born at Roswell Walmart parking lot

ROSWELL, Ga. A baby was born Aug....More

'Race to Nowhere' coming to Northview HS

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Northview High School PTSA and River Trail Middle School PTA are partnering with Johns Creek Mental Wellness Task Force and Emory Johns Creek Hospital to bring the documentary "Race to Nowhere" to Johns Creek....More

United Way kicks off 13th annual Day of Caring

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. United Way of Forsyth County will host the 13th annual community-wide Day of Caring and kick off its 2015 fundraising campaign....More
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Dance academy hosts fundraiser for ill student

by Rachael Dier
CUMMING, Ga. Cumming Dance Academy will host a community-wide family event to support Sydney Ridings and her family, as she continues her four-year fight against Ewing's sarcoma, a malignant bone tumor....More
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China seeks forever or foster home

This snowy white, stunning girl is China....More
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Cumming native in prestigious navy crew

by Vallari Bhave
KINGS BAY, Ga. — A 2005 North Forsyth High School graduate and Cumming native is serving in the U....More

Mental health education class beginning Sept. 8

by — Rachael Dier
CUMMING, Ga. A mental health advocacy group will offer free educational classes for family and friends of adults living with a mental illness....More
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Model airplane enthusiasts celebrate 25th year in Forsyth County with aerobatics

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — From old warbirds up to the most modern commercial unmanned air vehicles (drones), enthusiasts and longtime members of Georgia Model Aviators celebrated their 25th year with demonstrations, lunch and awards....More
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Mentor Me group makes a splash at summer dock party

by Rachael Dier
CUMMING, Ga. — Mentor Me North Georgia held its third annual Lake Lanier Dock Party on July 26....More
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Pinecrest junior wins first place in global competition

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A junior at Pinecrest Academy was part of a team that won first place in the Young Entrepreneurs Global Competition....More

Emerging snake disease confirmed in Georgia

ATLANTA — A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia....More

Forsyth County tax bills due Nov. 15

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Tax bills are in the mail....More

Forsyth County public hearings set for Sept. 4

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold several public hearings on Sept....More
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Fire department puts three new engines in service

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department has added three new pieces of firefighting apparatus to its fleet....More

Prescribing a healthier harvest

by James Carr
Suzanne Geddes, founder of the Cumming Harvest in Forsyth, realized how important healthy food is for overall health and wellness....More
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U-18 Ambush Red win Charlotte Invitational boys' tournament

NORTH FULTON, Ga. The Alpharetta Ambush boys' 97 Red team won their division of the Charlotte Invitational the weekend of Aug....More
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Local company grows own garden

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Farmer Larry Sanford works his way through rows of crops, stopping occasionally to pick out a leaf or to pick a tomato from a vine....More
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'Sip of the South' returns to Bulloch Hall

by Vallari Bhave
ROSWELL, Ga. — Grab your cowboy boots and head out to Bulloch Hall at 6:30 p....More

Master gardeners offer fall/winter lawn care classes

NORTH FULTON, Ga. To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now....More

Nonprofit teaches seniors to polish Apple skills

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The BlueHair Technology Group will be conducting a series of workshops for seniors on the basics of Apple iPads and iPhones starting Sept....More
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American Heritage Society teaches black history

by Kathleen Sturgeon
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The American Heritage Society of Georgia held a presentation on Southern black heritage at the Alpharetta City Hall Aug....More
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Old Crow plays Verizon

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Old Crow Medicine Show performed Aug....More

Healing Hands Youth Ranch taking registration for annual golf tournament Oct. 24

by Staff Reports
WALESKA, Ga. — Come join us at The Highlands Course at Lake Arrowhead in beautiful Waleska, Ga....More
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NF Chamber names Small Business Person of the Year

NORTH FULTON, Ga. — The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce has selected Tricia Dempsey, of Agile Resources, as the Small Business Person of the Year....More
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Jim Cowart: A developer who built communities

When you think of the man who lived the American Dream, you often think of the Horatio Algers of history self-made men who found success and lived the good life....More
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