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Local real estate cash sales lag national numbers

by Bob Strader
One-third of all home sales nationally are cash, according to the National Association of Realtors....More

Northside Hospital receives heart attack care recognition

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Once again, Northside Hospital-Forsyth has achieved the American Heart Association's (AHA) Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center 2014 Gold Performance Achievement Award....More
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Magnolia Golf Group hires tournament advisor

ROSWELL, Ga. — Nathan DeVictor, of Cumming, is the new tournament advisor at Magnolia Golf Group, 1000 Northfield Court in Roswell....More
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OTP Tap & Grill to open in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. — Sal Mangino, owner of Mona Lisa Pizza in Johns Creek, has developed OTP Tap & Grill, which will open by the end of July at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road, near Ga....More

SANUWAVE Health partners with Premier Shockwave

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — SANUWAVE Health, 11475 Great Oaks Way in Alpharetta, has signed a strategic agreement with Premier Shockwave to manage the company's OssaTron shockwave therapy devices....More

Children's Healthcare announces first sports specialist

ATLANTA — Kelli McLaren, Atlanta resident and University of North Georgia graduate, is the first to complete the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta sports residency program, becoming a sports certified specialist....More
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'Top Doctors' at Alpharetta Kaiser Permanente named

ATLANTA — Atlanta Magazine recognized 12 Kaiser Permanente of Georgia physicians for being "Top Doctors," including Dr....More
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Granite Garage announces franchise expansion

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Granite Garage Floors has been providing garage floor makeovers since the company was founded in 2010 by Alpharetta residents Kelly and Alan Mishkoff....More
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Fellowship Christian School names director of development

ROSWELL, Ga. — Clay Doss has joined Fellowship Christian School as the new director of development....More

Resurgens Orthopaedics celebrates 15 years serving Atlanta

ATLANTA — Resurgens Orthopaedics celebrated 15 years of serving the metro Atlanta community on Tuesday, July 1....More
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Jet's Pizza celebrates 3 years

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — On July 19, Jet's Pizza celebrated its third anniversary in Johns Creek....More
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Azalea Health, simplifyMD announce merger

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Providing health records electronically makes sense to two companies that announced their merger earlier this month....More

Business Coach

Don't second-guess yourself

by Dick Jones
Do you second-guess yourself about the decisions you make to run your small business? Does this lead to procrastinating or cancelling plans you have made? Let's face it; you'll never have all the information you need to make a perfect decision....More
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New State Bar president announced

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, of Atlanta was installed as the 52nd president of the 46,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 7....More
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Picante Grill does Tex-Mex with flair

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Picante Grill is a quiet little Tex-Mex cantina up Ga....More
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Stars and Strikes re-opens Cumming location

CUMMING, Ga. — A new look was unveiled during a ninth anniversary and grand re-opening celebration for Stars and Strikes in Cumming....More
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Veterinarian Specialists expand into Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Mary Schick, a veterinary dermatologist, and her team at Atlanta Veterinary Specialists began construction on a 26,000-square-foot animal emergency and specialty hospital in Johns Creek....More
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Atlanta Fine Homes to market Manor Country Club

ATLANTA — Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty founders Jenny Pruitt, chief executive officer, and David Boehmig, president, announced that the firm will represent the Manor Golf and Country Club as an exclusive New Homes Community....More
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UNG selects new Health Sciences and Professions dean

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The University of North Georgia (UNG) selected Teresa Conner-Kerr as the inaugural dean for the university's College of Health Sciences and Professions, effective Aug....More
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WCAA announces new president

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Window Coverings Association of America announced July 1 that Michele Williams was elected president of the organization....More
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Rountree Group welcomes Leigh Taylor

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

Business Expo returns Aug. 22

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) will hold its 2014 Business Expo from noon to 5:30 p....More
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GNFCC hosts labor commissioner at luncheon Aug. 6

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Lunch Connection featuring Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler as its guest speaker....More
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Forsyth County mid-year housing report

by Bob Strader
At various times throughout the year, we have looked at the year-over-year numbers for single-family home sales in Forsyth County....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

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

You can't eat evidence

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

Win lotto, steal clothing?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. An alleged shoplifter was arrested July 13 in possession of over $1,000 in cash and $140 in winning lottery tickets....More

Hidden camera snaps crooks

MILTON, Ga. Several people were observed via hidden camera taking a $2,500 wood splitter from an abandoned property July 13....More

DUI dad had child in car

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A man was arrested July 13 for allegedly driving drunk while his family was in the car....More
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Suspect to cop: 'Can I smoke it first?'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A suspected shoplifter allegedly asked police if he could smoke his marijuana cigarette before being arrested July 14....More
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Roswell death investigation stalls

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The investigation into the death of a Decatur woman whose body was found near the Chattahoochee River is stalling, say police....More

Catalytic converters taken from cars

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen July 12 while parked at a local hospital....More

Tires slashed, window bashed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Someone has a grudge against a Caswyck Trace resident....More

Who has been sleeping in my house?

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

Trio arrested for smoking in park

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

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

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

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

by Jan Jones
Are you trying to convince potential customers to do business with you the first time you speak with them? Do you have a process in place to build trust, credibility and a relationship? After selling a new customer your product or service, do you maintain contact with them so you can get them buy more? Sales success requires multiple "touch points," not only to make the sale, but also to get repeat business....More

Business Coach

Don't second-guess yourself

by Dick Jones
Do you second-guess yourself about the decisions you make to run your small business? Does this lead to procrastinating or cancelling plans you have made? Let's face it; you'll never have all the information you need to make a perfect decision....More
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Longhorns get ready for football

by Kevin O'Brien
CARROLLTON, Ga. — Lambert High School football players and their new head coach Louis Daniel attended a football camp at the University of West Georgia July 11-14....More

Schools increasing security before students return

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Weapons are not allowed at Forsyth County Public Schools, but the recent gun law changes have parents and educators talking about the issue....More

Varsity news April 28, 2014

by Staff Reports
Flagler College ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla....More

Varsity news for April 22, 2014

by Staff Reports
Varsity news Arizona State University TEMPE, Ariz....More

Varsity news for April 15, 2014

by Staff Reports
University of Tennessee KNOXVILLE, Tenn....More

Registration now open for Hopewell fall baseball

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

Incident derails career of promising new principal

by Candy Waylock
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Nathan Buhl, the newly-installed principal of Milton High School, was arrested July 26 and charged by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies with DUI....More
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Fellowship Christian School names director of development

ROSWELL, Ga. — Clay Doss has joined Fellowship Christian School as the new director of development....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More
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UNG selects new Health Sciences and Professions dean

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The University of North Georgia (UNG) selected Teresa Conner-Kerr as the inaugural dean for the university's College of Health Sciences and Professions, effective Aug....More

Who has been sleeping in my house?

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

Trio arrested for smoking in park

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

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

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

Men steal mail from businesses

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

Driver waves gun in family emergency

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

Costco trailer stolen, offices burglarized

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

by Aldo Nahed
CANTON, Ga. — The Cherokee County Animal Shelter declared an emergency situation and shut its doors to handle nearly 360 small dogs taken from an alleged puppy mill on Tuesday, July 15....More
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Hopewell House to become senior center

MILTON, Ga. Fulton County and the city of Milton will have a new place for seniors to gather the Hopewell House, at the corner of Hopewell Road and Birmingham Road, had its groundbreaking July 16 to turn the historic home into a senior center and event center....More
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Tichelman pleads not guilty to murder

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

Incident derails career of promising new principal

by Candy Waylock
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Nathan Buhl, the newly-installed principal of Milton High School, was arrested July 26 and charged by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies with DUI....More

Win lotto, steal clothing?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. An alleged shoplifter was arrested July 13 in possession of over $1,000 in cash and $140 in winning lottery tickets....More

DUI dad had child in car

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A man was arrested July 13 for allegedly driving drunk while his family was in the car....More
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Suspect to cop: 'Can I smoke it first?'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A suspected shoplifter allegedly asked police if he could smoke his marijuana cigarette before being arrested July 14....More
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Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

by Hatcher Hurd
KEY LARGO, Fla. The Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported John Marshall, 71, of Johns Creek, was aboard a 25-foot private vessel July 24 with nine others near the Carysfort Lighthouse, about 6 miles off Key Largo....More
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Roswell death investigation stalls

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The investigation into the death of a Decatur woman whose body was found near the Chattahoochee River is stalling, say police....More

Catalytic converters taken from cars

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen July 12 while parked at a local hospital....More

Tires slashed, window bashed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Someone has a grudge against a Caswyck Trace resident....More

Fulton must re-advertise tax hike

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Fulton County will launch another series of budget hearings after it was discovered the proposed millage rate was not correctly posted on the county's website....More
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Old soldiers return to Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. For the 62nd year, Alpharetta will shut down Ga....More
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North Georgia Falcons invited to training camp with former NFL great

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Jerry Rhome was training three quarterbacks from New Jersey and invited a few of the North Georgia Falcons players to participate in a two-day camp held in Sugar Hill at Gary Pirkle Park....More
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Alpharetta Raiders win state 9U baseball championship

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association's Raiders won the Dizzy Dean Invitational state championship in the 9-year-old division on Tuesday, July 8....More

Varsity softball returns to FCS

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — Fellowship Christian School will field a varsity softball team this fall, with Brad Pager as varsity head coach and director of softball....More

Bears take field in 'midnight growl'

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. For the third year, the Cambridge Bears football team will take part in the "Midnight Growl" at just after midnight Aug....More
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Milton High principal resigns over DUI

Incident derails career of promising new principal

by Candy Waylock
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Nathan Buhl, the newly-installed principal of Milton High School, was arrested July 26 and charged by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies with DUI....More
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Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

by Hatcher Hurd
KEY LARGO, Fla. The Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported John Marshall, 71, of Johns Creek, was aboard a 25-foot private vessel July 24 with nine others near the Carysfort Lighthouse, about 6 miles off Key Largo....More

Fulton must re-advertise tax hike

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Fulton County will launch another series of budget hearings after it was discovered the proposed millage rate was not correctly posted on the county's website....More

You can't eat evidence

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A man suspected of possessing marijuana was arrested July 16 after he allegedly ate the evidence....More
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Suspect to cop: 'Can I smoke it first?'

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A suspected shoplifter allegedly asked police if he could smoke his marijuana cigarette before being arrested July 14....More
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National Night Out brings out families, law enforcement

by Kristina Bak
NORTH FULTON, Ga.  Police cars, fire trucks and K-9s, oh my! It must be the 31st annual National Night Out, NNO....More
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Youth collects 100K books

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. As any parent will tell you, it's difficult to get teens active in their community, let alone to do it voluntarily....More

Local real estate cash sales lag national numbers

by Bob Strader
One-third of all home sales nationally are cash, according to the National Association of Realtors....More
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Azalea Health, simplifyMD announce merger

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Providing health records electronically makes sense to two companies that announced their merger earlier this month....More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

Bye, Bye Black Crowes

Rich Robinson plays Vinyl June 12, 2014

by Jemille Williams
The Vegabonds and Prophet Omega open for the Rich Robinson Rich Robinson is kicking off a tour in support of his third solo flight, "The Ceaseless Sight....More
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Sara Bareilles charms Chastain Park Amphitheatre

by Jenna Hughes
ATLANTA Sara Bareilles returned to Atlanta July 23 at Chastain Amphitheatre for The Little Black Dress Tour, which also featured Lucius and Emily King in support....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Chance

ATLANTA Meet Chance, a funny boy who is full of personality....More
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National Night Out brings out families, law enforcement

by Kristina Bak
NORTH FULTON, Ga.  Police cars, fire trucks and K-9s, oh my! It must be the 31st annual National Night Out, NNO....More
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Swyters named Legionnaire of Year

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Sandy Springs veteran was chosen as the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201's "Legionnaire of the Year" during the post's annual installation ceremonies July 15....More
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Youth collects 100K books

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. As any parent will tell you, it's difficult to get teens active in their community, let alone to do it voluntarily....More
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Parks make Roswell 'Happy'

by Jade Rodgers
ROSWELL, Ga. Many are familiar with the Pharrell Williams song "Happy," but few would guess that such a chipper song would serve as a perfect marketing tool....More
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'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Four years after Tomi Zarzaca was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, father Tom Zarzaca released "Tomi's Time," which records the onset of Tomi's disease and its aftereffects....More
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Team raises $5K for prostate cancer research

by Kristina Bak
MILTON, Ga.  In June, family and friends of Scott Mower ran in the Zero Prostate Cancer Run in Atlanta....More

Milton drivers navigate roundabouts

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. Drivers traveling on Hopewell or Francis roads will have noticed something odd where they meet the new roundabout....More
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Milton FD raises $72K in 'Boot' drives

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. The Milton Fire Department raised more than $72,000 over six days of "Fill the Boot" drives this spring, setting a new department fundraising record for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), said Fire Chief Robert Edgar....More
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Better Together collecting school supplies

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. Milton's Better Together volunteer organization is again partnering with nonprofit North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) to collect supplies for its annual Back to School Health and Wellness Event Aug....More
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Girls fight cancer with WSB Care-a-Thon

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

July 21 City Council meeting wrap-up

Consideration of 13941, 13943, 13945 Ga....More
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Girls have the horsepower

by Jade Rodgers
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Wills Park was filled to the brim July 19 and 20 when girls and their horses gathered for a benefit show sponsored by Harry Norman Realtors....More

Additional students named National Merit Scholars

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Several local graduates were among the final round of students named as National Merit Scholars for 2014....More
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Sustainable business practices for the new economy

by James Carr
Charles Eisenstein, Yale University graduate and author of "Sacred Economics," believes our society must form a "gift economy" in order to combat massive social inequality and the destruction of our environment....More

Milton to hold green space meeting

by Erica O'Neal
MILTON, Ga. -- As part of Milton's continuing green space preservation push, the city is holding a public open house on Wednesday, July 30 to go over the report from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)....More
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Swyters named Legionnaire of Year

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Sandy Springs veteran was chosen as the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201's "Legionnaire of the Year" during the post's annual installation ceremonies July 15....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Chance

ATLANTA Meet Chance, a funny boy who is full of personality....More
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Peter Frampton, Doobie Bros. play Verizon

by Jemille Williams
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Thursday, July 17 was another perfect evening on the Verizon horizon to relive the days when we were more solid rockers than today...More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. There are many ways to teach children....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

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
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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

Registration now open for flag football, cheerleading

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. Registration is now open for the city of Milton's NFL Play 60 flag football and cheerleading summer/fall league presented by former pro running back and Milton resident Tim Lester....More

Local real estate cash sales lag national numbers

by Bob Strader
One-third of all home sales nationally are cash, according to the National Association of Realtors....More
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Magnolia Golf Group hires tournament advisor

ROSWELL, Ga. — Nathan DeVictor, of Cumming, is the new tournament advisor at Magnolia Golf Group, 1000 Northfield Court in Roswell....More
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OTP Tap & Grill to open in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. — Sal Mangino, owner of Mona Lisa Pizza in Johns Creek, has developed OTP Tap & Grill, which will open by the end of July at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road, near Ga....More

Children's Healthcare announces first sports specialist

ATLANTA — Kelli McLaren, Atlanta resident and University of North Georgia graduate, is the first to complete the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta sports residency program, becoming a sports certified specialist....More
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Granite Garage announces franchise expansion

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Granite Garage Floors has been providing garage floor makeovers since the company was founded in 2010 by Alpharetta residents Kelly and Alan Mishkoff....More
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New State Bar president announced

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, of Atlanta was installed as the 52nd president of the 46,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 7....More
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Picante Grill does Tex-Mex with flair

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Picante Grill is a quiet little Tex-Mex cantina up Ga....More
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Stars and Strikes re-opens Cumming location

CUMMING, Ga. — A new look was unveiled during a ninth anniversary and grand re-opening celebration for Stars and Strikes in Cumming....More
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Veterinarian Specialists expand into Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Mary Schick, a veterinary dermatologist, and her team at Atlanta Veterinary Specialists began construction on a 26,000-square-foot animal emergency and specialty hospital in Johns Creek....More
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Atlanta Fine Homes to market Manor Country Club

ATLANTA — Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty founders Jenny Pruitt, chief executive officer, and David Boehmig, president, announced that the firm will represent the Manor Golf and Country Club as an exclusive New Homes Community....More
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WCAA announces new president

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Window Coverings Association of America announced July 1 that Michele Williams was elected president of the organization....More

Business Expo returns Aug. 22

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) will hold its 2014 Business Expo from noon to 5:30 p....More
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GNFCC hosts labor commissioner at luncheon Aug. 6

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Lunch Connection featuring Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler as its guest speaker....More

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

by Jan Jones
Are you trying to convince potential customers to do business with you the first time you speak with them? Do you have a process in place to build trust, credibility and a relationship? After selling a new customer your product or service, do you maintain contact with them so you can get them buy more? Sales success requires multiple "touch points," not only to make the sale, but also to get repeat business....More

Northside Hospital receives heart attack care recognition

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Once again, Northside Hospital-Forsyth has achieved the American Heart Association's (AHA) Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center 2014 Gold Performance Achievement Award....More
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