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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

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

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

Vehicles broken into at Newtown

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Several vehicles were broken into at Newtown Park Sept 11 and 13....More

Man solicits teen boy

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

Teens arrested after burglary, chase

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Three teens were arrested Sept....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
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....More
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Suspect arrested in smoke shop crime spree

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Police say they have a suspect in custody who may be involved in as many as 30 storefront break-ins in 22 metro cities – several of them in North Fulton-Forsyth....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

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

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton principals return from South Korea

by Candy Waylock
Chattahoochee High School Principal Tim Duncan, Wilson Creek Elementary Principal Andrea Cushing and Medlock Bridge Elementary Principal Tiffany Hutchens spent their summer traveling to Seoul, South Korea, as part of an educators exchange program....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton Schools announces dates for redistricting meetings

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Fulton County School System (FCSS) officials will kick off the North Fulton redistricting process on Oct....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

CANDY WAYLOCK

State denies FSA charter school status

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA – Officials with Fulton Science Academy High School (FSAHS) and the Fulton Sunshine Academy elementary school (FSAES) are pinning their hopes on Fulton school leaders to keep their charter status after a thumbs down vote from the state....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton Science Academy named a STEM finalist

by Candy Waylock
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Fulton Science Academy Private School has been named a finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards....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

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
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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

Letter to Editor: In response to N. Fulton Principals traveling to S. Korea

Dear Editor: The September 25th issue of the Johns Creek Herald, page 7, listed the Fulton County students honored as National Merit Semfinalists....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

Teaching Museum recruiting tour docents

ROSWELL, Ga. – The Teaching Museum North in Roswell, part of Fulton County Schools, is seeking volunteer docent tour guides for a walking tour designed for eighth-grade students....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

Hamilton, Davis lead BT to third straight victory

by Mike Blum
CANTON, Ga. – The Blessed Trinity Titans improved their record to 3-0 with an easy 37-0 victory last Friday night, Sept....More

Medlock Bridge Elementary hosts Runapalooza

by Vallari Bhave
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Medlock Bridge Elementary School will heldits fifth annual Runapalooza fun run Friday, Sept....More
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62 Mount Pisgah students achieve 'Summer Scholar Extraordinaire' status

by Vallari Bhave
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Mount Pisgah Christian School's new Summer Scholar program is designed to increase younger students' academic pursuits during the summer and maintain their skills in the areas of reading, math and service to others....More
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'Ironman' takes over elite Northview cross country program

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. –Northview's cross country program has recruited a top-tier coaching talent to guide the cross country program to the next level, Ironman triathlete Tony Cianciola who is known to the runners as "Coach C....More
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'Hooch's Cecily Mohammed kicks up fuss

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A 13-year-old Little Leaguer named Mo'ne Davis created a national stir with her arm, but there is 14-year-old Cecily Mohammed at Chattahoochee High School who has started a bit of a stir with her leg....More

Scoreboard

Last week's scores Roswell 27, Walton 15 Alpharetta 31, Johns Creek 10 Centennial 28, Lambert 21 Northview 49, North Forsyth 0 West Forsyth 23, Chattahoochee 15 Cambridge 38, Rome 21 Blessed Trinity 37, Creekview 0 Mount Pisgah 28, Eagle's Landing Christian 21 Chattooga 34, Fellowship Christian 17 Darlington 23, King's Ridge 6 This week's games Roswell at Milton Chattahoochee at Centennial Johns Creek at Northview Alpharetta at Lambert Jackson at Blessed Trinity Mount Paran at King's Ridge Christian Heritage at Fellowship Mount Zion, Carrollton at St....More

Eagles host Hornets in key region contest

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – For decades, Roswell vs....More

Hornets strike early, hold on for big region win over Walton

by Mike Blum
MARIETTA, Ga. – During the past three extremely difficult seasons, the Roswell Hornets have suffered their share of defeats in games they appeared to be in position to win....More

Winchester's 4 TDs lift Patriots past Chargers

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – In a match-up of two teams that lost in the Class A private school semifinals last season, Mount Pisgah held off Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 28-21 last Friday night, Sept....More

Pearson, defense power Titans to third straight runaway victory

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – The Northview Titans scored their third straight dominant victory last Friday night, Sept....More
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Cougars' late rally falls short against Wolverines

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A late Chattahoochee rally came up short at home last Friday night, Sept....More

Cougars' late rally falls short against Wolverines

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A late Chattahoochee rally came up short at home last Friday night, Sept....More

Raiders win 31-10 against Johns Creek

by Mike Blum
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek gave Alpharetta a battle for a half, but the Raiders pulled away for a 31-10 victory last Friday night, Sept....More

St. Andrew youth trip to infamous prison inspires faith

by Tom Regan
ROSWELL, Ga. – More than two dozen members of St....More

Gladiators gored by Longhorns

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Lambert Longhorns returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and went on to a 41-7 victory over the Johns Creek Gladiators on Sept....More
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Musical duo sponsoring meals for Facebook likes

by Rachael Dier
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A pair of North Fulton-based teen musicians will be feeding the hungry abroad through social media....More

Studio West Productions presents 'Big Fish, the Musical!'

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — West Forsyth High School's award winning Studio West Productions has announced its fall production, the Georgia premier of "Big Fish, the Musical!" "'Big Fish' is a thoroughly entertaining family show, perfect for all ages," said Director Eric Gray....More

Eagles-Hornets rivalry not as intense as it was

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – Milton opens play in Region 5-AAAAAA Friday night, Sept....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

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton principals return from South Korea

by Candy Waylock
Chattahoochee High School Principal Tim Duncan, Wilson Creek Elementary Principal Andrea Cushing and Medlock Bridge Elementary Principal Tiffany Hutchens spent their summer traveling to Seoul, South Korea, as part of an educators exchange program....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton Schools announces dates for redistricting meetings

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Fulton County School System (FCSS) officials will kick off the North Fulton redistricting process on Oct....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

CANDY WAYLOCK

State denies FSA charter school status

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA – Officials with Fulton Science Academy High School (FSAHS) and the Fulton Sunshine Academy elementary school (FSAES) are pinning their hopes on Fulton school leaders to keep their charter status after a thumbs down vote from the state....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton Science Academy named a STEM finalist

by Candy Waylock
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Fulton Science Academy Private School has been named a finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards....More

Fulton County may donate library land to city

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – In a unanimous vote, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved the donation of the land of the current Alpharetta Public Library to the city of Alpharetta....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

Judge allows Fulton tax bills to go forward

Rejects lawmakers' call to stop notices going out

by Jonathan Copsey
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – In a blow to North Fulton legislators, a Cobb County Superior Court judge refused Sept....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

Vehicles broken into at Newtown

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Several vehicles were broken into at Newtown Park Sept 11 and 13....More

Man solicits teen boy

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

Teens arrested after burglary, chase

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Three teens were arrested Sept....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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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

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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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....More
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Suspect arrested in smoke shop crime spree

by Hatcher Hurd
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Police say they have a suspect in custody who may be involved in as many as 30 storefront break-ins in 22 metro cities – several of them in North Fulton-Forsyth....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

Judge allows Fulton tax bills to go forward

Rejects lawmakers' call to stop notices going out

by Jonathan Copsey
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – In a blow to North Fulton legislators, a Cobb County Superior Court judge refused Sept....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

Startling new Obamacare costs show need for state solution to health care crisis

by Sen. Brandon Beach
This is the time of year when many of us will learn from our employers how much more it will cost to retain health insurance next year....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

Vehicles broken into at Newtown

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Several vehicles were broken into at Newtown Park Sept 11 and 13....More

Man solicits teen boy

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

Fulton County may donate library land to city

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – In a unanimous vote, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved the donation of the land of the current Alpharetta Public Library to the city of Alpharetta....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

5th annual Brew & BBQ benefit for people with rare disorder

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, a national nonprofit family support organization, is hosting its fifth annual Brew & BBQ for CdLS Saturday, Sept....More

Fulton Library system restores some Friday hours

by Hatcher Hurd
Atlanta – Fulton County library patrons have some of their library hours restored on Fridays as long as you don't work in the afternoon....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....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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Billboards headed Johns Creek's way

JC could see 30+ signs going up

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek residents have been calling City Hall about a huge LED-lit billboard at the Kimball Bridge Road and State Bridge Road intersection, asking why such a thing could be allowed to happen....More
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City names 7-member Cultural Arts Board

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek City Council has announced the selection of the inaugural seven-member Arts and Culture Board to serve staggered two-year terms....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
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Fall into autumn

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The first Saturday in October – Oct....More
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Cities celebrate American Legion Week

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, second from left, and City Councilmember Jim Gilvin, far right, present a resolution to Roger Wise, ambassador to the American Legion Post 201, in recognition of American Legion Week, Sept....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
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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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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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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

Startling new Obamacare costs show need for state solution to health care crisis

by Sen. Brandon Beach
This is the time of year when many of us will learn from our employers how much more it will cost to retain health insurance next year....More

Rice family thanks community for support

To All Our Friends and Neighbors, We wanted to reach out to all our friends, neighbors and everyone in the local community who have been so kind to our family during this horribly tragic time....More

$69.4M budget to begin paving

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The fiscal year 2015 city budget provides $4....More

Johns Creek City Council actions Sept. 23

Paving contract Consideration to approve the bid award contract with Baldwin Paving Company in the amount of $149,912....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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Library, DAR honor Constitution Week

by Jonathan Copsey
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library and the Daughters of the American Revolution, North Fulton chapter, presented two exhibit displays to celebrate Constitution Week, Sept....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
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JC brothers take home contract bridge championship

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Two brothers from Johns Creek led their team to win the National Youth Swiss Teams title at the Youth North American Bridge Championship (NABC)....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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RHS hosts Covered Bridge meet

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School hosted its annual Covered Bridge Run, a cross country meet, which was attended by 23 teams Sept....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
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CDA day at McD's

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. – "Would you like fries with that?" While many people do not notice the common phrase uttered by fast food employees, on Sept....More
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Historical Society announces annual Flea Fling

ROSWELL, Ga. – The Roswell Historical Society will hold its annual Flea Fling on the grounds of Historic Hembree Farm on Saturday, Oct....More

Park Place seniors cheer on the Braves

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Seniors from Park Place, Johns Creek's active adult center, cheer the Atlanta Braves to victory at Turner Field Sept....More

Roswell begins Old Alabama improvement project

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek motorists are seeing road improvements this month on Medlock-State Bridge roads and on Old Alabama Road, but there will be a price to pay....More

Johns Creek, Rotary remember 9/11

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek paid tribute to the city's fire and police personnel Sept....More
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Johns Creek's Stephens named Coach of the Year

by Aldo Nahed
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The head volleyball coach at Johns Creek High School was honored for her outstanding accomplishments as Coach of the Year....More

50 townhouses OK'd on Abbotts Bridge Road

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A lingering lawsuit was settled at the Sept....More

5th annual Brew & BBQ benefit for people with rare disorder

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, a national nonprofit family support organization, is hosting its fifth annual Brew & BBQ for CdLS Saturday, Sept....More

Learn about 'Constitution Week' with Heritage Society

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – On Tuesday, Sept....More
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"Teal Trot" 5K to raise awareness for ovarian cancer

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is working hard across the state to highlight the cause, honor those battling the disease and educate women about the risks and symptoms leading to early detection....More

Fulton Library system restores some Friday hours

by Hatcher Hurd
Atlanta – Fulton County library patrons have some of their library hours restored on Fridays as long as you don't work in the afternoon....More

Library system restore Friday hours

by Jan Jones
ATLANTA – The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted on Wednesday to restore Friday hours back to ten Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System branches effective Sept....More

Bestselling authors to stop at Sexton Hall during book tour

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Senior Services is inviting adults ages 50 and up who enjoy a good book to the Keeper Books Tour....More

Study: Georgia hospitals contribute $40B to state's economy

by KEVIN BLOYE
As Georgia continued to slowly rebound from years of economic decline and job loss, Georgia hospitals continued to be a bright spot in 2012, pumping nearly $40 billion into the state's economy, a new Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) study shows....More

Freemanville intersections open house Sept. 17

MILTON, Ga. – Have you spent time recently in the congestion on Freemanville Road? Then the city of Milton wants to hear what you think about solutions....More
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International peacekeeper from Russia visits Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Rev. Victor Ignatenkov's grandfather was executed in Russia during the 1930s for his faith....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

Judge allows Fulton tax bills to go forward

Rejects lawmakers' call to stop notices going out

by Jonathan Copsey
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – In a blow to North Fulton legislators, a Cobb County Superior Court judge refused Sept....More

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Fulton principals return from South Korea

by Candy Waylock
Chattahoochee High School Principal Tim Duncan, Wilson Creek Elementary Principal Andrea Cushing and Medlock Bridge Elementary Principal Tiffany Hutchens spent their summer traveling to Seoul, South Korea, as part of an educators exchange program....More

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Fulton Schools announces dates for redistricting meetings

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Fulton County School System (FCSS) officials will kick off the North Fulton redistricting process on Oct....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

CANDY WAYLOCK

State denies FSA charter school status

by Candy Waylock
ATLANTA – Officials with Fulton Science Academy High School (FSAHS) and the Fulton Sunshine Academy elementary school (FSAES) are pinning their hopes on Fulton school leaders to keep their charter status after a thumbs down vote from the state....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton Science Academy named a STEM finalist

by Candy Waylock
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Fulton Science Academy Private School has been named a finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards....More

Calling all hip and knee pain sufferers

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