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How much income will we need in retirement?

by Jason Binder
It is one of the first question on the minds of individuals as they begin to prepare a retirement plan....More

Robotic surgery expansion gives patients more options

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Recently, Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) obtained a second da Vinci Surgical System designated for single site and laparoscopic surgery....More
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New basketball, beach volleyball facility opens in Cumming

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Hoops N Sand, a basketball and indoor beach volleyball training facility, opened Sept....More

Italian furniture designer carves way into Roswell

by Aldo Nahed
ROSWELL, Ga. — An Italian outdoor furniture designer is not lounging around when it comes to winning over the American market....More

Margolis named interim CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital

ATLANTA Marilyn Margolis, vice president of operations and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, has been named interim chief executive officer of the hospital....More
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Forsyth resident named district engineer

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

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Harry Norman, Realtors welcomes Nicole Buchanan as a realtor in its Johns Creek office....More

Providence Group opens Ruth's Farm model home

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

Ashton Woods Homes announces new South Forsyth community

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

Peach Clinic opens new location in Cumming

Business: Peach Clinic Opened: September Owners: Dr....More

Ways to save for college

by Jason Binder
Summer has ended and fall has arrived....More
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Forsyth resident named district engineer

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

Ashton Woods Homes announces new South Forsyth community

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

Calling all hip and knee pain sufferers

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

Lunch and Learn: Google Tools 101

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

Gena Calloway retires as head of Schenck School

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

ATLANTA — On Sept. 5, Gov. Nathan Deal recognized several of the state's top tourism professionals at the 2014 Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference in Augusta....More
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Norman's Landing raises money for scholarships

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

Medical research facility moves to Alpharetta

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

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

4 features buyers should buy with the home when possible

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

August home sales: national and local

by Bob Strader
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home sales fell across the country by 5....More
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Jimmy John's victim of data breach

Old Milton Parkway location hit

by Jonathan Copsey
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Customers of the Jimmy John's restaurant on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta may have had their credit card information stolen in yet another corporate data breach....More
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Sprouts spurts growth in south Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
The new store, 3630 Peachtree Parkway, hired 100 new team members, and this will mark the company's fourth location so far this year....More

Business Coach

Building trust and credibility

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

Resident defrauded of thousands

MILTON, Ga. A Milton resident is the latest victim of a telephone scam that has gained popularity recently....More

Secret shopper scammed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A Bristol Trace resident was the victim of a classic scam Sept....More

Home intruder finds woman in shower

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A man broke into a Bristol Lane apartment Sept....More

'Strange' pair alert restaurant employees

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A pair of suspicious people were arrested on drug charges Sept....More

17 catalytic converters stolen

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Someone cut and removed catalytic converters from 17 cars parked at a repair shop, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

$800 in yoga pants missing

CUMMING, Ga. — Retail employees noticed Sept....More

Burglars steal kids' clothing, jewelry

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a family's home while they were at church and stole $3,670 in valuables, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Pushy solicitor harasses neighbors

CUMMING, Ga. — Two women felt harassed after a solicitor wouldn't "take no for an answer," according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

School buses broken into

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Someone broken into a bus parked at a school and left the flashers on, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

'Friend' vandalizes car

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman's good deed did not go unpunished after she let her friend borrow her car, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

$10K in construction materials stolen

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone trespassed onto construction property and stole over $10,000 in copper wire, breaker boxes and drills, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Man solicits teen boy

ROSWELL, Ga. A 60-year-old man propositioned a teen Aug....More
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Couple steal goods, destroy neighbor's home

MILTON, Ga. Two young people wanted for breaking into a neighbor's home and destroying it, were found after a DUI stop in Milton....More

Bullet hole found in kitchen

CUMMING, Ga. — A man came home to find a bullet resting on the bottom of his kitchen cabinet, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Shoplifter flees, later apprehended

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — When an employee confronted a woman about shoplifting, she distracted him and took off, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Car break-ins at Windermere Park

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone busted into three cars at a park and stole purses, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Business ransacked, cash stolen

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a newspaper's office, opened drawers and stole about $225 in cash, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Man runs over sign with car

CUMMING, Ga. — A man ran over a sign and flagged down an officer to report the crime, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Shoplifters swipe dog collars

CUMMING, Ga. — A man and a woman are suspected of shoplifting about 30 leather dog collars worth $25 to $30 a piece, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More
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Identity theft ring dismantled in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. — What began as a burglary investigation in August now has resulted in an identity theft investigation with the arrest of five people and over 127 possible victims of mail theft....More
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Jimmy John's victim of data breach

Old Milton Parkway location hit

by Jonathan Copsey
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Customers of the Jimmy John's restaurant on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta may have had their credit card information stolen in yet another corporate data breach....More

Business Coach

Prioritizing your sales pipeline

by Dick Jones
Are you taking the time each week to prioritize your sales pipeline? Are you evaluating opportunities using quantitative data to make decisions on where you are going to focus your time? Is your sales pipeline full of old opportunities that don't seem to be panning out? Prioritizing your sales pipeline is the first step in ensuring you are focused on the right opportunities at the right time....More

Business Coach

Building trust and credibility

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

Spruill Oaks Book Sale Oct. 16-17

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. It is time for the Spruill Oaks Library Book Sale, and the Friends of Spruill Oaks is looking for volunteers to help set up....More
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North Fulton students sign 'commitment' letters for college scholarships

REACH program offers $10K incentive stay in school, make good grades

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. During an event patterned after signing day for athletes, eight middle school scholars from Fulton County signed commitment contracts to stay in school, earn good grades and reap the rewards of a $10,000 scholarship....More

North Fulton school enrollment dips

Elementary numbers continue to decline

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. Despite new subdivisions popping up like mushrooms across any swath of empty land in North Fulton, the kids have yet to make it into the classrooms....More

FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

Last week's scores Centennial 31, Johns Creek 28 Northview 28, West Forsyth 14 South Forsyth 42, Chattahoochee 34 Alpharetta 52, Habersham Central 3 Milton 56, Lassiter 0 Kell 28, Cambridge 27 Blessed Trinity 45, Douglass 7 Mount Pisgah 41, Christian Heritage 21 St....More

Centennial 31, Johns Creek 28

Centennial's big plays too much for Johns Creek

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Centennial's speed and big play ability was more than Johns Creek could handle, as the Knights held on for a 31-28 victory last Friday night on the Gladiators' home field....More

ST. FRANCIS 28, WALKER 7

St. Francis rolls over Walker: 3 TDs in fourth quarter keep Knights unbeaten

by Mike Blum
MARIETTA, Ga. The St. Francis Knights remained unbeaten with a 28-7 victory last Friday night at Walker, setting up a showdown this Friday night at 2013 Class A private school semifinalist Mount Pisgah....More

Private schools roundup

BLESSED TRINITY 45, DOUGLASS 7: BT Titans win fifth straight

ATLANTA The Blessed Trinity Titans rolled to their fifth straight victory, winning 45-7 last Friday night over Douglass at Lakewood Stadium....More

MOUNT PISGAH 41, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21

Winchester leads Patriots to third straight victory

by Mike Blum
DALTON, Ga. Aaron Winchester passed for 326 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to lead Mount Pisgah to a 41-21 victory last Friday night at Christian Heritage....More

MILTON 56, LASSITER 0

Milton back on track, thumps Lassiter

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. The Milton Eagles bounced back from their first loss of the season with a vengeance, overpowering Lassiter 56-0 at home last Friday night for their first victory in Region 5-AAAAAA....More

SOUTH FORSYTH 42, CHATTAHOOCHEE 34

Chattahoochee Cougars burned by LaFlamme

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Chattahoochee Cougars enjoyed another big night offensively, but could not contain South Forsyth's Tyler LaFlamme and lost to the War Eagles 42-34 at home last Friday night....More

KELL 28, CAMBRIDGE 27

Bears lose to No. 3 Longhorns on Hail Mary

by Mike Blum
KENNESAW, Ga. The Cambridge Bears came within one play of stunning unbeaten Kell, the No....More

ALPHARETTA 52, HABERSHAM CENTRAL 3

Raiders' King tosses 5 TDs in romp

by Mike Blum
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Alpharetta Raiders remained unbeaten in Region 6-AAAAAA, defeating winless Habersham Central 52-3 at home last Friday night....More

Prescription drug abuse awareness video contest for teens ends Oct. 31

LILBURN, Ga. — Attorney General Sam Olens kicked-off a video contest for Georgia high school students at Parkview High School in Lilburn, aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens....More
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North Fulton students sign 'commitment' letters for college scholarships

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. During an event patterned after signing day for athletes, eight middle school scholars from Fulton County signed commitment contracts to stay in school, earn good grades and reap the rewards of a $10,000 scholarship....More

Parent-teacher group gets donation from Alpharetta Beverage

ATLANTA The Georgia Parent Teacher Association (GaPTA) has signed an agreement with the Alpharetta Beverage Company (ABC)....More
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Letter to Editor: How Forsyth County lost $43 million in 2013-14 to build new schools

The purpose of impact fees is to assess the costs of accommodating new development....More
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Titans rout rival Gladiators

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Northview Titans rolled to their fourth straight decisive victory, defeating Johns Creek 50-7 last Friday night, Sept....More

Fulton students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Nearly 120 students in the Fulton County School System were named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program and will go on to compete for college scholarships valued at $33 million....More

St. Francis 21, Mount Zion-Carroll 0

by Mike Blum
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The St. Francis Knights pounded out more than 300 yards rushing and the defense recorded its second shutout of the season in a 21-0 victory at home last Friday night, Sept....More

Roswell 33, Milton 31

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. After three difficult seasons, the Roswell Hornets are again a playoff caliber team that knows how to win big games....More
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Sawnee EMC honors teachers with Bright Ideas grants

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Sawnee EMC honored four Forsyth County teachers with Bright Ideas grants on Sept....More

Two Forsyth middle schools highest-performing in state

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Little Mill Middle School and Otwell MS earned the designation of 2014 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education....More

Bands marching into West Forsyth for Wolverine Classic

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — West Forsyth High School will host its third annual marching band contest, the Wolverine Classic Marching Festival, Sept....More
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Volunteerism is way of life for county family

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A group of Cumming veterans heard a story of challenges and personal growth from a Forsyth County special education teacher and her daughters who spent part of their summer break taking care of sick kids....More

Pinecrest Academy named 2014 School of Excellence

High school recognized by Catholic Education Honor Roll

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Pinecrest Academy, a private preK-12 Catholic school in Cumming, was selected for the 2014 Schools of Excellence designation....More

Ways to save for college

by Jason Binder
Summer has ended and fall has arrived....More
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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful celebrates 20 years

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) celebrated 20 years at their annual awards ceremony Sept....More

Lunch and Learn: Google Tools 101

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

Gena Calloway retires as head of Schenck School

ATLANTA — The Schenck School Board of Trustees announced Sept....More

Forsyth County sets animal shelter fees

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee requested county leaders approve setting fees for the new animal shelter....More

Retired fire trucks given second chance

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department got the green light to sell two out-of-service fire pumpers to Lumpkin County....More

Verizon asks to build 180-foot tower at wastewater facility

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Verizon Wireless has asked the county to lease space at a wastewater facility to build a cell tower....More

August home sales: national and local

by Bob Strader
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home sales fell across the country by 5....More

Ga. 400 toll closure project wins awards

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA — The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) was honored with the Institute of Transportation Engineers' (ITE) Transportation Achievement Award for Operations for the planning and communications associated with the ending of tolls on Ga....More

Man solicits teen boy

ROSWELL, Ga. A 60-year-old man propositioned a teen Aug....More

Bullet hole found in kitchen

CUMMING, Ga. — A man came home to find a bullet resting on the bottom of his kitchen cabinet, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Shoplifter flees, later apprehended

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — When an employee confronted a woman about shoplifting, she distracted him and took off, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Car break-ins at Windermere Park

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone busted into three cars at a park and stole purses, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Business ransacked, cash stolen

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a newspaper's office, opened drawers and stole about $225 in cash, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Man runs over sign with car

CUMMING, Ga. — A man ran over a sign and flagged down an officer to report the crime, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More
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Identity theft ring dismantled in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. — What began as a burglary investigation in August now has resulted in an identity theft investigation with the arrest of five people and over 127 possible victims of mail theft....More

Forsyth County's logo to get revamped

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — South Forsyth-based Thoroughbred Design Group was awarded the bid to begin redesigning the county's logo....More
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Sample election ballots now online

by Rachel Dier
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced state registered voters can now access their specific sample ballot for the Nov....More
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Forsyth resident named district engineer

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

Ashton Woods Homes announces new South Forsyth community

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

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

Medical research facility moves to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Research has moved its offices to Windward Parkway in Alpharetta from Sandy Springs and will change its name to the Institute for Advanced Medical Research....More

August home sales: national and local

by Bob Strader
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home sales fell across the country by 5....More

Pinecrest Academy named 2014 School of Excellence

High school recognized by Catholic Education Honor Roll

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Pinecrest Academy, a private preK-12 Catholic school in Cumming, was selected for the 2014 Schools of Excellence designation....More
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Jimmy John's victim of data breach

Old Milton Parkway location hit

by Jonathan Copsey
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Customers of the Jimmy John's restaurant on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta may have had their credit card information stolen in yet another corporate data breach....More

Fall in Georgia: The best time to plant trees and shrubs

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Fall is the best time of year in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees....More

Why is my tree dying?

by Rolando Orellana
"Why is my tree dying?" Since moving to the Fulton County Extension Office in December 2012, I have heard this question often....More

Man solicits teen boy

ROSWELL, Ga. A 60-year-old man propositioned a teen Aug....More
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Cherry Street Brew Business is Overflowing

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — At Cherry Street Co-Operative, the brew business is overflowing, spilling over to next door and opening a Tap Room for adults later this fall....More

GDOT asks community to develop Ga. 9 widening plan

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

by Rachel Dier
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced state registered voters can now access their specific sample ballot for the Nov....More
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'Spiral Bound' highlights importance of art for youth

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

Medical research facility moves to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Research has moved its offices to Windward Parkway in Alpharetta from Sandy Springs and will change its name to the Institute for Advanced Medical Research....More

4 features buyers should buy with the home when possible

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

What is going on in Johns Creek?

by Ray Appen
I am writing this Saturday, October 19, 2013 before the city of Johns Creek city council meets on their regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday night, October 21, 2013....More
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Volunteerism is way of life for county family

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A group of Cumming veterans heard a story of challenges and personal growth from a Forsyth County special education teacher and her daughters who spent part of their summer break taking care of sick kids....More

Statewide burn ban ended Sept. 30

ATLANTA The fire safety burn ban implemented by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources was lifted Sept....More

Park Place Health and Wellness Fair, Oct. 10

by Shannon Weaver
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Park Place's Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Friday, Oct....More

JC's Pup-a-Palooza

Doggie party set Oct. 11

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Residents are invited Saturday, Oct....More
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Stars 'N' Stitches Quilt Show returns

Biannual judged show features best of classic and contemporary quilting

by Hatcher Hurd
CUMMING, Ga. The biannual Stars 'N' Stitches Quilt Show returns Oct....More

Fall in Georgia: The best time to plant trees and shrubs

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Fall is the best time of year in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees....More

'The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower' Oct. 3, 4

Latest ACT1 Theater performance

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. For three performances only, ACT1 Theater presents "The Ransom of Miss Elverna Dower," a comedy inspired by the "Ransom of Red Chief," Oct....More

The fall vegetable garden

by Pascale Chambers
Pleasant, breezy days and cool evenings signal the transition from summer to fall has begun....More

Spanish classes begin Oct. 6

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. There's still time to learn Spanish....More

CORRECTION:

A front page story entitled "Verizon proposes 180-foot tower at wastewater facility" that ran in the Sept....More

Community invited to yard sale Oct. 4

Hosted by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation

by Vallari Bhave
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites citizens to visit the Central Park Recreation Center at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming for a community yard sale from 9 a....More
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Pryor joins county as director of Parks and Recreation

Brings years of experience to position

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County has hired a director to lead operations of its Parks and Recreation Department....More
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Living Faith Lutheran Church finds Forsyth home

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — After gathering in houses and renting meeting spaces for 14 years, Living Faith Lutheran Church has a permanent home at 1171 Atlanta Highway in Cumming....More
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Cumming Fair brings shows, family entertainment

Eleven-day event runs at Cumming Fairgrounds Oct. 2 12

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. More than 40 classic midway rides and numerous games provided by the Great James H....More
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Eagle Scout recognized by county commissioners

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — At their Sept. 18 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the accomplishments of an Eagle Scout....More
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Families come out to play at Fowler Park

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — This year marked the 12th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Day....More
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Area fencers begin season at Roswell HS

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 6, the Georgia High School Fencing League Tournament was held at Roswell High School....More
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Nina looking for good home

CUMMING, Ga. — Smiley Nina is a 2-year-old female Boxer/Lab mix with stunning markings....More
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Purrin' on with the Ritzy kitty

CUMMING, Ga. — Two-year-old Ritzy is a beautiful black and white adult female in the cat room....More
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'We've all had traffic fatigue'

Ga. 9 widening to four lanes a welcomed project

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Hundreds of residents and business owners participated in the Georgia Department of Transportation input open house meeting to address the widening of Ga....More
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It's a boat, it's a car — it's a boat car

But don't count on this custom-built vehicle to float

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Mark Ray is making waves on the roads....More
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100 years of Extension: history and mission

by Heather Kolich
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — In 1914, the population of Georgia was about 2....More
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Jimmy John's victim of data breach

Old Milton Parkway location hit

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Customers of the Jimmy John's restaurant on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta may have had their credit card information stolen in yet another corporate data breach....More
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Sample election ballots now online

Available on 'GA Votes' mobile app

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced state registered voters can now access their specific sample ballot for the Nov....More
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Ambush boys win Atlanta Cup

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Alpharetta Ambush 03 boys' soccer team won the top 8 v....More
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Tiny houses give big rewards

Residents learn of compact lifestyle

by Jemille Williams
ATLANTA Dream big, live tiny....More
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Alpharetta director makes Lifetime film

'The Assault' airs on Lifetime network

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "Ultimately, it's a movie about choices and consequences," says director and Alpharetta native Jason Winn, of his newest film, "The Assault," which premiered Saturday, Sept....More

Letter to Editor: Reader takes issue with 'economic signals'

Mr. Hatcher Hurd, Please refer to your Business Post headline of Sept....More

Fall in Georgia: The best time to plant trees and shrubs

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Fall is the best time of year in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees....More
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Sprouts spurts growth in south Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
The new store, 3630 Peachtree Parkway, hired 100 new team members, and this will mark the company's fourth location so far this year....More

Why is my tree dying?

by Rolando Orellana
"Why is my tree dying?" Since moving to the Fulton County Extension Office in December 2012, I have heard this question often....More

Ga. 400 toll closure project wins awards

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA — The State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) was honored with the Institute of Transportation Engineers' (ITE) Transportation Achievement Award for Operations for the planning and communications associated with the ending of tolls on Ga....More
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Cherry Street Brew Business is Overflowing

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — At Cherry Street Co-Operative, the brew business is overflowing, spilling over to next door and opening a Tap Room for adults later this fall....More
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'Kare Bears' bring comfort to children

by Vallari Bhave
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. Keller Williams agents Gay Pinson, Christine Lee, Denise Humphrey and Linda Martin delivered more than 30 teddy bears called "Kare Bears" for sick children to bring them comfort during their illness or emergency....More
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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful celebrates 20 years

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) celebrated 20 years at their annual awards ceremony Sept....More

Forsyth County's logo to get revamped

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — South Forsyth-based Thoroughbred Design Group was awarded the bid to begin redesigning the county's logo....More

GDOT asks community to develop Ga. 9 widening plan

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

by Rachel Dier
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced state registered voters can now access their specific sample ballot for the Nov....More
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South Forsyth Rotary makes donation to four nonprofits

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — At its weekly meeting on Sept....More
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'Spiral Bound' highlights importance of art for youth

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

Forsyth County Extension fall season news

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

Business Coach

Prioritizing your sales pipeline

by Dick Jones
Are you taking the time each week to prioritize your sales pipeline? Are you evaluating opportunities using quantitative data to make decisions on where you are going to focus your time? Is your sales pipeline full of old opportunities that don't seem to be panning out? Prioritizing your sales pipeline is the first step in ensuring you are focused on the right opportunities at the right time....More

Pinecrest Academy named 2014 School of Excellence

High school recognized by Catholic Education Honor Roll

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Pinecrest Academy, a private preK-12 Catholic school in Cumming, was selected for the 2014 Schools of Excellence designation....More

Retired fire trucks given second chance

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department got the green light to sell two out-of-service fire pumpers to Lumpkin County....More

Lunch and Learn: Google Tools 101

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

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

Business Coach

Building trust and credibility

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

Court orders new billboards for Johns Creek

by Mayor Mike Bodker
I want to update you on a topic that we have not chatted about for a while....More

Calling all hip and knee pain sufferers

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