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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

North Fulton CID pumps $18M into infrastructure

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

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

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

Alpharetta author releases new mystery thriller novel

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

Journey Family Chiropractic hosting 'Give Back America' July 26

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

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

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

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

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

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

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

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

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

SmartStyle Hair Salon opens in Cumming

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

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

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

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

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

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

June sales in North Fulton — flat

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

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

ABA holding first business expo

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

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

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. As the non-administrative chairman of Allnex Group, a global manufacturer of industrial resins and composite materials, Reinhard Gradl flies all over the world to conduct business for the company that has $1....More
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Earth& Steel is a hit at Sedgwick Gallery

by Suzanne Pacey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sedgwick Art Gallery in downtown Alpharetta was buzzing Saturday night, July 12, as guests enjoyed the opening reception for local photographers, father and son duo, Michael and Michael Mirabella....More
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Roswell death investigation stalls

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

Catalytic converters taken from cars

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

Tires slashed, window bashed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Someone has a grudge against a Caswyck Trace resident....More
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Job applicant attacked by 'employer'

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

The brat in the hat?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Marietta woman was arrested June 29 after allegedly using her child to smuggle stolen goods from a store....More

Cash taken while at McDonald's

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

DUI crashes with kids in car

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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

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

Alpharetta approves new police radios

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. In anticipation of most of the North Fulton cities switching over to their own radio system separate from the county next year, Alpharetta City Council approved buying 137 new handheld radios for public safety employees....More

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

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

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

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

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Fulton School Board examines school gun policies

New state law expands locations where weapons can be carried

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

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

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

Varsity news April 28, 2014

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

Varsity news for April 22, 2014

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

Varsity news for April 15, 2014

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

Registration now open for Hopewell fall baseball

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

River Eves to hold ice cream social

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

PHILADELPHIA — SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to James Campbell of Johns Creek....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

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

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

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

Who has been sleeping in my house?

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

Trio arrested for smoking in park

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

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

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

Men steal mail from businesses

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

Driver waves gun in family emergency

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

Costco trailer stolen, offices burglarized

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

by Jonathan Copsey
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. The woman accused of killing a Google executive pleaded not guilty to manslaughter earlier this month....More
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Vincent Murphy selected for FBU Top Gun program

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

Alpharetta approves new police radios

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. In anticipation of most of the North Fulton cities switching over to their own radio system separate from the county next year, Alpharetta City Council approved buying 137 new handheld radios for public safety employees....More

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

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

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

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

The brat in the hat?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Marietta woman was arrested June 29 after allegedly using her child to smuggle stolen goods from a store....More

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

New improvements for Old Milton/Haynes Bridge

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road can be tricky to navigate, in large part due to the sudden entrance into the shopping center on the corner....More
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Cherokee tribes honored with memorial

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society held a Cherokee memorial dedication and festival at Riverside Park July 19 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

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

ALPHARETTA, Ga. All North Fulton residents are invited to come out to celebrate summer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park while supporting the community also....More
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Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' returns

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Now in its 10th year, Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' will bring all flavors of ice cream to historic Roswell....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

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

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

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

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

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

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

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

North Fulton CID pumps $18M into infrastructure

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

Journey Family Chiropractic hosting 'Give Back America' July 26

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

Business Coach

Collaboration can help everyone

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

June sales in North Fulton — flat

by Bob Strader
Comparing sales of residential detached homes year-over-year, it looks like despite being right in the middle of the selling season, sales are relatively flat compared to the previous year....More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

New improvements for Old Milton/Haynes Bridge

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road can be tricky to navigate, in large part due to the sudden entrance into the shopping center on the corner....More
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Cherokee tribes honored with memorial

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society held a Cherokee memorial dedication and festival at Riverside Park July 19 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

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

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — Suzanne Kastens, of Girl Scout Troop 23338, has earned the Gold award for her STEM project Science Rocks!....More
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Care-a-Thon helps girls fight cancer

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

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

ALPHARETTA, Ga. All North Fulton residents are invited to come out to celebrate summer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park while supporting the community also....More
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Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' returns

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Now in its 10th year, Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' will bring all flavors of ice cream to historic Roswell....More

Reflections to play at Roswell Visitor's Center Aug. 9

by Shannon Weaver
Atlanta Plays it Forward and the Roswell Visitors Bureau will hold a concert Aug....More
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Rising High a new homeschooling resource

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — When schoolteacher Sondra Anderson retired, she wanted to offer students and parents a different education experience....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The men and women at the Roswell Senior Center on Warsaw Road may be elderly, but don't think they aren't worth visiting....More
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NSCAA names Coach of the Year

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

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The 8U Hopewell Bandits ended their season in style on Sunday, June 29, placing first out of sixteen teams in the Kennesaw Railroad Rumble at Adams Park....More
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Alpharetta Raiders win state 9U baseball championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

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

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The 8U Alpharetta Attack won the Andee's Army Invitational, June 13-14....More
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Hughes named Coach of the Year by NSCAA

ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More
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Mount Pisgah names Matt Petersen as new basketball coach

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

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga Like any big investment, horses cost a lot to maintain....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Conrad

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

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

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

Enter photos of area's lakes, rivers

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

Northbound lane of Medlock Bridge at Parsons closed intermittently

Work lasts through end of July

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

Ocee Park fall baseball registration underway

Travel ball tryouts scheduled

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

Ellard Farmers Market opens in Alpharetta

Fulton County Extension Office market offers fresh produce, family fun

ROSWELL, Ga. The Ellard Farmers Market will be open Aug....More

Golf leaders address 'Grow the Game'

Discuss future of golf at Atlanta Athletic Club

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

RUMC's upscale garage sale July 25-26

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

Cherokee heritage and the Trail of Tears

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. On Tuesday, July 22 at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

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

by James Carr
The future of the sustainable revolution isn't really up to us....More
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Roswell to host Cherokee memorial, festival

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society is making sure to include the Cherokee Nation as part of the area's history by creating a Cherokee memorial along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell to memorialize their Trail of Tears....More
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Overture at Encore townhomes start construction

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Ten years ago, a large lot of land on Westside Parkway was approved for development....More
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'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' opens at ACT1 Theater

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — ACT1 Theater presents the classic children's musical that adults adore, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber....More

New homeschool opens Sept. 2

by Shannon Weaver
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Rising High Homeschool Academy (RH) is a new homeschool in the Cumming, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Roswell area founded by a recently retired teacher....More
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Alpharetta PAL looks for new home

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — After 14 years located next to Alpharetta City Hall, the Alpharetta Police Activities League (PAL) is looking for a new home....More
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Roswell occupied!

ROSWELL, Ga. Union troops descended on Roswell the weekend of July 12 and 13, occupying the small mill village....More
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Roswell celebrates 150 years since Civil

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Amid the shouting, screaming, crying and general confusion, 400 mill workers mostly women and children were taken by force from Roswell and transported to Indiana and Ohio to be charged with treason....More
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Earth& Steel is a hit at Sedgwick Gallery

by Suzanne Pacey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sedgwick Art Gallery in downtown Alpharetta was buzzing Saturday night, July 12, as guests enjoyed the opening reception for local photographers, father and son duo, Michael and Michael Mirabella....More
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A Q&A with farm-to-school pioneers

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

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

JC Amphitheater hosts A1A

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

Appen Media Group launches Business Post

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

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Hundreds of people gathered at Wills Park on July 4 to watch the annual fireworks display....More

'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

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

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

Alpharetta approves new police radios

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. In anticipation of most of the North Fulton cities switching over to their own radio system separate from the county next year, Alpharetta City Council approved buying 137 new handheld radios for public safety employees....More

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

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

Alpharetta author releases new mystery thriller novel

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

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

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

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

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

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

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

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

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

SmartStyle Hair Salon opens in Cumming

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

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

June sales in North Fulton — flat

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

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

ABA holding first business expo

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

Medical Fitness and Wellness Group opens

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

Magazine honors Atlanta Allergy and Asthma

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

Local Resurgens named Top Doctor

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

Mary Tolbert opens Med Spa

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