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After rebranding Collection at Forsyth thrives

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — About a year ago, the Collection at Forsyth became the official name of the Avenue Forsyth....More

Death and taxes: Two pleasant subjects

by Brian Patton
It seems everything is going up and up these days....More

Job fair returns to RUMC

Employers invited to participate with 300 job seekers in attendance

ROSWELL, Ga. – There is still room for local employers to participate in the Monday, April 28, mini-job fair as part of the long-running jobs networking ministry at Roswell United Methodist Church....More

Should I get a property survey?

by Bob Strader
In the state of Georgia, surveys are not required when purchasing a property....More

Sur La Table to open Alpharetta location

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga.— Seattle-based Sur La Table, the retail cooking store, has confirmed the opening of a location in North Point Mall on May 14....More

Homeownership Expo to be held April 24

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Trying to buy or sell a home, or interested in learning how to spruce up your home's exterior or interior? The inaugural Homeownership Expo takes place from 1 p....More
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RE/MAX Center receives four top statewide awards

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — At a recent annual RE/MAX of Georgia award ceremony, RE/MAX Center, the independently owned real estate company with offices in Duluth and Johns Creek, was awarded three prestigious Showcase Awards as well as the Highest Net Gain Award for Georgia....More
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Benton House announces expansion, anniversary

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Benton House Senior Living recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with the announcement of an expansion....More
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Atlanta Classic Cars now offers Sprinter line

by Staff Reports
DULUTH, Ga. — Atlanta Classic Cars held a ribbon- cutting ceremony March 27 to showcase their new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter model line that includes a cargo van, crew van, passenger van minibus and chassis cab....More

Non-residential construction spending on rise

Housing remains strong but public spending slipping

by Staff Reports
According to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) the total construction spending in February edged up from January despite adverse weather in much of the nation, as private residential and nonresidential components posted solid growth compared with early 2013 Construction spending figures would have been stronger if not for declines in public sector construction and infrastructure investments....More

Emory Johns Creek appoints new board members

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Emory Johns Creek Hospital has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees at the hospital....More
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Fitness Revolution Roswell completes transformation contest

by Staff Reports
ROSWELL, Ga. – Fitness Revolution Roswell hosted a city-wide fitness transformation contest that began in January....More

Harry Norman Forsyth adds four agents

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Harry Norman Realtors welcomed Dan Robinson, Jennifer Armstrong, Pam Sunderland and Barbara Cash as realtors to its Forsyth County office....More
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Ted Halseth named top financial advisor

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta resident Ted Halseth was named as one of Bank Investment Consultant (BIC) magazine's Top 50 Bank Advisors for 2013....More
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Roswell resident named U.S. Trust managing director

by Staff Reports
Robert Kalaman, a Roswell resident was recently promoted to managing director and portfolio manager at U.S. Trust....More

Indoor trampoline park to open in Johns Creek in May

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Get Air Atlanta North Trampoline Park announced plans to open in Johns Creek in May....More
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Tokyo Boat opens in Roswell

by Staff Reports
Business: Tokyo Boat Owner: Rena Lee Opened: February What: The Tokyo Boat is a Miami buffet chain that serves sushi, seafood, hibachi and grilled food....More
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SAVING DOGS: Family invents safety seat for dogs

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Dog owners know driving with a dog isn't easy....More

Despite low inventory contracts remain elusive

by Bob Strader
After the heated housing market of 2013, an even hotter 2014 was widely expected for the 400 corridor....More

SCORE expands free business mentoring hours in Cumming

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A nonprofit that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs get off the ground with free mentoring services, counseling and workshops has expanded its hours....More
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Aldi brings Euro discount to Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Aldi is coming....More

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre by the numbers

Exec gives highlights of venue

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – If the numbers are anything to go by, Alpharetta and the surrounding North Fulton area have benefitted immensely from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park....More

$2.4K stolen from rental home in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A homeowner found her property burglarized after being vacant for about a month, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Coins stolen from vending machine in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman watched a man open a vending machine and steal money, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Hired mover gets angry over money in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman hired a man to help her move, but the deal ended with two unsatisfied parties, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report....More

Firearms, accessories stolen from car in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said someone stole $4,700 in firearms and accessories from his car, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cars shot by paintball gun in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people found their cars damaged by paintball gunshots, according to Cumming Police incident reports....More

Gift card buyers scammed out of $3.5K

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people experienced similar scams after buying Visa gift cards and lost about $3,500, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Two cars damaged at gym in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Two cars parked at a gym had their windows broken, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Forsyth man steals diamonds to cover debt

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — On March 26, a woman in the 400 block of Wood Duck Court in Suwanne told Forsyth County deputies a friend and his girlfriend stayed in her home for a few weeks....More

Employee takes off in meat truck in Forsyth County

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Each meat truck employee was to return from work at 10 p....More
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Burglar faces up to 60 charges in Forsyth County

Dominguez-Rodriguez charged with burglaries in multiple jurisdictions

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man is being charged with burglarizing nine different businesses in eight months in Forsyth County....More

Phony nurse uses hospital for identity theft in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A disabled woman had her tax information stolen by a woman posing as a nurse at the hospital, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Women get into ruckus during movie showing in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Two families got into a fight over people being too loud during a movie....More
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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of Peeping Tom in connection with an incident at the Belk in Cumming on March 29....More

Parts stolen from boats in storage in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — While preparing his boat for the warm weather, a man noticed that the outboard portion of the motor was removed, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Lottery tickets stolen from counter in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A customer took advantage of a gas station cashier's momentary absence, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cumming grandmother falls for old scam

by Staff Reports
Grandmother falls for old scam CUMMING, Ga....More

Senior's 'help' helps themselves in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — An elderly woman reported a homecare giver allegedly helped herself by taking taking a grocery store gift card from the victim....More

Scammer flees, hides in women's bathroom in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A man tried to return an air filter with an obviously fake driver's license, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Rowdy mom hits woman during game in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A fight broke out between two women during their sons' basketball game, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More
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Man exposes self to children in store in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A bread vendor working inside a Walmart was allegedly seen committing a sexual act in the presence of two young girls....More

Mobile phone theft common, dangerous

Personal info can be used by thieves

by Staff Reports
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – We've all done it or heard about it – our smartphone is lost or, worse, stolen....More

Business Coach

Creating great work culture

by Dick Jones
Does your small business have a great work culture? Are your employees happy? Do you get a lot of things done because your culture enables great teamwork? Is there the proper balance of work and personal time? Just like you build a new product or develop a new service, you need to do the same with your culture....More
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CANDY WAYLOCK

Early budget numbers look good for Fulton School System

Additional $30 million expected for FY15, but millions still held through 'austerity cuts' by state

by Candy Waylock
The financial outlook for the Fulton County School System continues to improve as state and local revenues reflect the uptick of the economy....More
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Aldo Nahed

It's an odd world we live in

by Aldo Nahed
“The odds of meeting your partner on a blind date: 1 in 34....More
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Jonathan Copsey

'Based on a true story…'

by Jonathan Copsey

The recent film “American Hustle” has perhaps the most honest caveat that plays along similar lines....More

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HATCHER HURD

Sailing the Caribbean Sea with Captain Ron

by Hatcher Hurd

My Lady Wife and I were all prepared to take our second Caribbean cruise with her sister and brother-in-law....More

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RAY APPEN

Why you should care about the Battle of Chancellorsville

Lessons learned about why our lives are falling apart today

by Ray Appen
Sometimes bad things happen when people are not "connected....More

Business Coach

Innovation key to small business growth

by Dick Jones
Is your small business using innovation as a vehicle for growth? Are you continually looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate your products and services, or create something that is unique? Innovation is key to growing your small business, and if you're not doing it, someone else will....More
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'Hooch volleyball has spring clinics, camp

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School varsity volleyball coaches will be hosting a spring skills/techniques volleyball camp for girls and boys in fourth through eighth grades on four days during two weeks in April....More
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School fundraising program promotes health, character

Resident's idea for fundraising encourages fitness

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Johns Creek resident Chris Carneal there should be more to school fundraising than car washes and selling doughnuts....More
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Forsyth Central presents 'Into the Woods'

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth Central's theater group invites the community to its production of "Into the Woods" on April 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 at Forsyth Central High School's performing arts center, 520 Tribble Gap Road....More
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North Forsyth student wins essay contest

More than 150 entered Sawnee-Cumming Optimist competition

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Christopher Snodgrass, a sophomore at North Forsyth High School, won the 2014 Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club essay contest....More
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Forsyth Schools celebrate Exceptional Children's Week

by By ALLIE SMITH
CUMMING, Ga. — Exceptional Children's Week is an annual celebration of students with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them....More
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Local Johns Creek students win in music competition

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Seventeen-year-old Justin Lee and 16-year-old Tony Gong, both violinists from Johns Creek, recently won first place and honorable mention, respectively, in the high school division of the 2014 GC Performance Competition for Strings....More
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Lambert High School junior named GA DECA President

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Lambert junior Asher Thompson, 17 was named the Georgia DECA president at the state competition held last month....More
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South Forsyth High School equestrian team to compete in finals

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Following a successful season, the South Forsyth High School equestrian team earned Reserve Champion (second place) at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Zone 4 Region 6 finals on March 16 in Gainesville....More
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State high school musical nominees announced

Milton High School earns14 nominations

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — Nominees in the 17 categories for the Shuler Hensley Awards, a Georgia high school musical theater celebration were announced....More
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Studio West adapts 'Tale of Two Cities'

by Kathy Eibler
CUMMING, Ga. — "A Tale of Two Cities, the Musical" came alive on the West Forsyth High School stage March 20 through March 23....More
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Forsyth Central High School's Max Warner sets school track records

by McKenzie Cunningham
CUMMING, Ga. – After setting the 5K school record this past fall in his sophomore cross country season, Forsyth Central High School's Max Warner has taken to chasing school records on the track....More
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Pinecrest Academy student achieves perfect ACT score

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Not everybody is perfect, but Andy Rodriguez's score on the ACT surely was....More
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Piney Grove holds oratorical contest

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Piney Grove Middle School held their annual oratorical contest on Feb....More
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South Forsyth HS student receives $40K Citadel scholarship

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Jake Howlin, an honors student at South Forsyth High School, has signed to run cross country at The Citadel in Charleston, S....More

Emory JCH Auxiliary offers college scholarships

JOHNS CREEK, GA. —The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to students in the community who are entering health care-related college or post-graduate programs....More
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Cambridge High School theater group donates to Forsyth Humane Society

by LINDSEY CONWAY
MILTON, Ga. — During their recent musical production of "Annie, the Musical," Cambridge High School's drama program collected 265 pounds and 203 cans of pet food for the Humane Society of Forsyth County....More
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Forsyth students attend STEM education workshop at Kennesaw State

by By CHARLES ATKEISON
ATLANTA — The growth of women entering highly competitive fields in science and technology is forcing some colleges and universities to look to the preteens of today for the jobs of the next decade....More
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Competition takes flight in Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The SAE Aero Design East 2014 competition took place last week, pitting the best engineers in the nation and internationally against each other in a model airplane competition....More

Mobile jobs training unit visits Cumming Library

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's mobile training unit will visit the Cumming Library on Tuesday, April 22....More
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Young environmentalist wants a greener Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A precocious 11-year-old Kelly Mill Elementary student is leading the way to change people's minds and hearts when it comes to their use of plastic....More
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Brookwood's chess team wins state championship

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — When it comes to chess, Brookwood Elementary's team can certainly say "checkmate....More
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Central Park Bandits bring home championship

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Central Park Bandits 14U AAA travel baseball team recently won the USSSA Champs Wear the Rings Tournament in Euharlee....More

Local seventh-grader rows to a win in Boston

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. – Isabel Castro, a seventh-grader at Piney Grove Middle School, recently won the 12/13-year-old women's four-minute row at the Crash B Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston....More

Library offers free financial planning workshops

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Public Library is pleased to offer two financial workshops for patrons during the month of April....More
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Cross Church builds new relationship in south Forsyth

Easter service to include inflatables, egg-hunt.

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Earlier this year, Pastors Monica and her husband Josh Mayo launched the Cross Church....More
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Crabapple Baptist Church holds Passion Play

Original performance April 17-19

by Jonathan Copsey

MILTON, Ga. – The congregation of the Crabapple First Baptist Church have a passion for their faith....More

Secretary of state reminds Georgians of voter registration deadline

by McKenzie Cunningham
ATLANTA – Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21 in order to participate in the May 20 primary election....More
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Meet the candidates for State House District 22

Sam Moore faces Meagan Biello and Wes Cantrell

Name: Sam Moore

City: Ball Ground

Occupation: Retired

Family: Wife Galina

Website: www....More

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Meet the candidates for Georgia House District 26 race

Includes incumbent Geoff Duncan and Tom Knox

Name: Rep....More

11 laid-off deputies take case to Supreme Court

Court to decide case later this year

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments last week on whether 11 laid-off Forsyth County deputies should have their appeal heard by the county's civil service board....More
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Commissioners declare Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their April 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 13-19 as Forsyth County Public Safety Telecommunicators Week....More
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Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series NASCAR race

Shows he is ready for 'big time' racing

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Eighteen-year-old Chase Elliott is one King's Ridge Christian School senior who won't be going to college in the fall....More

$2.4K stolen from rental home in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A homeowner found her property burglarized after being vacant for about a month, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Coins stolen from vending machine in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman watched a man open a vending machine and steal money, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Hired mover gets angry over money in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman hired a man to help her move, but the deal ended with two unsatisfied parties, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report....More

Firearms, accessories stolen from car in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said someone stole $4,700 in firearms and accessories from his car, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cars shot by paintball gun in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people found their cars damaged by paintball gunshots, according to Cumming Police incident reports....More

Gift card buyers scammed out of $3.5K

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people experienced similar scams after buying Visa gift cards and lost about $3,500, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More
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Chase Bank robbed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is searching for a white male driving a black 4-door 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Genesis....More

Forsyth County Courts begin mental health CARE program

Program aims to help defendants with mental illness

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County's new Mental Health Court Change, Assist, Restore and Enlighten(CARE) Program held its first court session on March 12 to assist defendants with severe and persistent mental illness....More

Forsyth man steals diamonds to cover debt

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — On March 26, a woman in the 400 block of Wood Duck Court in Suwanne told Forsyth County deputies a friend and his girlfriend stayed in her home for a few weeks....More

Employee takes off in meat truck in Forsyth County

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Each meat truck employee was to return from work at 10 p....More
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Burglar faces up to 60 charges in Forsyth County

Dominguez-Rodriguez charged with burglaries in multiple jurisdictions

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man is being charged with burglarizing nine different businesses in eight months in Forsyth County....More
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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of Peeping Tom in connection with an incident at the Belk in Cumming on March 29....More

Second woman in 3-day span dies in crash

In separate car crashes Nancy Yeakel and Eden Hersh die

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 74-year-old woman died as a result of injuries received in a two-car collision in south Forsyth County on April 3....More

Parts stolen from boats in storage in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — While preparing his boat for the warm weather, a man noticed that the outboard portion of the motor was removed, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Lottery tickets stolen from counter in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A customer took advantage of a gas station cashier's momentary absence, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cumming grandmother falls for old scam

by Staff Reports
Grandmother falls for old scam CUMMING, Ga....More

Senior's 'help' helps themselves in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — An elderly woman reported a homecare giver allegedly helped herself by taking taking a grocery store gift card from the victim....More

Rowdy mom hits woman during game in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A fight broke out between two women during their sons' basketball game, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More
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Man exposes self to children in store in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A bread vendor working inside a Walmart was allegedly seen committing a sexual act in the presence of two young girls....More

Mobile phone theft common, dangerous

Personal info can be used by thieves

by Staff Reports
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – We've all done it or heard about it – our smartphone is lost or, worse, stolen....More
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Aldi brings Euro discount to Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Aldi is coming....More

Forsyth ranks 1st in state's health

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County is the healthiest county in Georgia — again....More

Forsyth holds low unemployment rate

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A year ago in February, the unemployment rate in Forsyth County was 6....More

Site preparation to begin for second downtown parking facility in Forsyth

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Site preparation for the new Mason Street parking facility – the second of two new parking facilities being built in downtown Cumming – is expected to begin this month....More
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Southeastern Lacrosse Conference championship at Northview

25th Anniversary Team, Hall of Fame inductees unveiled as part of tournament activities

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – For the eighth year in a row, Johns Creek will host the three-day Southeastern Lacrosse Conference championship with added extras: the presentation of the 25th Anniversary Team and Hall of Fame inductees....More

How to avoid heartburn over Heartbleed

Web's biggest problem has solutions

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Anyone with a computer has probably heard or seen information about the newest threat to cyber security, "Heartbleed....More

Coca-Cola memorabilia collectors gear up for annual convention

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Three years ago, Oscar and Charlotte Segovia were headed up to Elizabethtown, Ky....More
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Competition takes flight in Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The SAE Aero Design East 2014 competition took place last week, pitting the best engineers in the nation and internationally against each other in a model airplane competition....More
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'Sweet as Peach' show draws hundreds

Indie authors from around the country raise money for Bert's Big Adventure

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. – The "Sweet as a Peach" Georgia indie author event held its first multi-author signing on Saturday, April 5....More

11 laid-off deputies take case to Supreme Court

Court to decide case later this year

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments last week on whether 11 laid-off Forsyth County deputies should have their appeal heard by the county's civil service board....More

Mobile jobs training unit visits Cumming Library

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's mobile training unit will visit the Cumming Library on Tuesday, April 22....More
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Young environmentalist wants a greener Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A precocious 11-year-old Kelly Mill Elementary student is leading the way to change people's minds and hearts when it comes to their use of plastic....More

SCORE expands free business mentoring hours in Cumming

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A nonprofit that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs get off the ground with free mentoring services, counseling and workshops has expanded its hours....More
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Commissioners declare Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their April 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 13-19 as Forsyth County Public Safety Telecommunicators Week....More

Billboard to come down in 90 days

County received money for 20 years with no formal lease

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A billboard on county land will have to be removed....More
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Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series NASCAR race

Shows he is ready for 'big time' racing

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Eighteen-year-old Chase Elliott is one King's Ridge Christian School senior who won't be going to college in the fall....More
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Chase Bank robbed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is searching for a white male driving a black 4-door 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Genesis....More
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GET brings back magic of 'Camelot'

"Don't let it be forgot That once there was a spot, For one brief, shining moment That was known as Camelot"

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – If you want to do some happily ever-aftering, then there is no better spot to be than the Roswell Cultural Arts Center for Georgia Ensemble Theatre's rousing season finale, Learner and Lowe's "Camelot....More
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E-cigs could be treated as tobacco

County plans ban on electronic devices in buildings

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County wants to strengthen its law when it comes to electronic cigarettes, aligning it with tobacco products....More

Proposed changes to the Unified Development Code

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a possible amendment to the Forsyth County Unified Development Code (UDC), at the Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p....More

Forsyth County Courts begin mental health CARE program

Program aims to help defendants with mental illness

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County's new Mental Health Court Change, Assist, Restore and Enlighten(CARE) Program held its first court session on March 12 to assist defendants with severe and persistent mental illness....More

Cambridge High School Band holds golf tourney fundraiser

by LINDSEY CONWAY
MILTON, Ga. — The Cambridge High School Marching Band will hold their "Share the Dream" golf tournament at The Manor Golf and Country Club on May 12....More

Second woman in 3-day span dies in crash

In separate car crashes Nancy Yeakel and Eden Hersh die

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 74-year-old woman died as a result of injuries received in a two-car collision in south Forsyth County on April 3....More
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Aldi brings Euro discount to Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Aldi is coming....More

Forsyth ranks 1st in state's health

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County is the healthiest county in Georgia — again....More

Forsyth holds low unemployment rate

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A year ago in February, the unemployment rate in Forsyth County was 6....More

Site preparation to begin for second downtown parking facility in Forsyth

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Site preparation for the new Mason Street parking facility – the second of two new parking facilities being built in downtown Cumming – is expected to begin this month....More
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The British are coming!

Car Fayre draws cars, clouds, crowds in Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta endured another British invasion March 29 as the annual British Car Fayre came back to town....More

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre by the numbers

Exec gives highlights of venue

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – If the numbers are anything to go by, Alpharetta and the surrounding North Fulton area have benefitted immensely from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park....More

State immunization changes go into effect in July

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA – Beginning July 2014, Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending seventh grade have been revised....More
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Up for a game of footy, mate?

Garrard Landing Park hosts Australian Rules football

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – The Atlanta Kookaburras are a band of mostly expatriate Australians who still like to play that continent's favorite sport, Australian Rules football....More

Gift card buyers scammed out of $3.5K

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people experienced similar scams after buying Visa gift cards and lost about $3,500, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Death and taxes: Two pleasant subjects

by Brian Patton
It seems everything is going up and up these days....More

Business Coach

Creating great work culture

by Dick Jones
Does your small business have a great work culture? Are your employees happy? Do you get a lot of things done because your culture enables great teamwork? Is there the proper balance of work and personal time? Just like you build a new product or develop a new service, you need to do the same with your culture....More

Should I get a property survey?

by Bob Strader
In the state of Georgia, surveys are not required when purchasing a property....More

Homeownership Expo to be held April 24

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Trying to buy or sell a home, or interested in learning how to spruce up your home's exterior or interior? The inaugural Homeownership Expo takes place from 1 p....More
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Cross Church builds new relationship in south Forsyth

Easter service to include inflatables, egg-hunt.

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Earlier this year, Pastors Monica and her husband Josh Mayo launched the Cross Church....More
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Crabapple Baptist Church holds Passion Play

Original performance April 17-19

by Jonathan Copsey

MILTON, Ga. – The congregation of the Crabapple First Baptist Church have a passion for their faith....More

Be a part of the Earth Day Festival April 19

Sponsorship and vendor information available online

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga., Feb. 20, 2014 - Want to get your environmental business or cause in front of thousands of Milton residents? Then sponsor or be a vendor at the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 19 at Friendship Community Park in Crabapple....More
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State high school musical nominees announced

Milton High School earns14 nominations

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — Nominees in the 17 categories for the Shuler Hensley Awards, a Georgia high school musical theater celebration were announced....More
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Burglar faces up to 60 charges in Forsyth County

Dominguez-Rodriguez charged with burglaries in multiple jurisdictions

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man is being charged with burglarizing nine different businesses in eight months in Forsyth County....More

Private prison bill surrenders our rights

by By JAMES CARR

Though Georgia Republicans earned a victory for gun rights in the Georgia State Legislature, they simultaneously ceded the civil liberties of its citizens over to private prison companies....More

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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of Peeping Tom in connection with an incident at the Belk in Cumming on March 29....More

Library offers free financial planning workshops

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Public Library is pleased to offer two financial workshops for patrons during the month of April....More
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Salon Lofts donates prom dresses to needy girls

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – For many young women, prom night is one of the most memorable events of their high school years....More

American Heritage Society presents:

'Schindler's Escape to America during WWII' Understanding the foundation of America

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – On Tuesday, April 22 at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p....More

Roswell UMC offers Holy Week, Easter services

ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell United Methodist Church invites families and friends to join together to celebrate Holy Week and Easter services at RUMC....More

Chattahoochee River Center holds Earth Day celebration April 19

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining National Park Service naturalist Jerry Hightower from 7 to 10 p....More
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Ludwig Symphony Orchestra to close season with spring concert

Roswell viola and violin players to perform

by Ryan Pieroni
DULUTH, Ga. — The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will perform April 26 their spring concert, "A Cherry Blossom Spring Fling," to close out its 17th season....More

Game developer creates 30 new jobs in Alpharetta

Hi-Rez Studios invests $10 million to expand Alpharetta-based headquarters

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta-based Hi-Rez Studios, an online game developer, will expand its headquarters by investing $10 million by 2015 into 30 jobs and an expansion, bringing the company's employee count to more than 100 at its Georgia location....More

Johns Creek Police seeking golfers for April 21 Special Olympics tournament

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek Police are conducting a citywide round-up of all golfers who want to play their favorite sport and benefit Special Olympics Georgia at its annual tournament April 21 at St....More
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Autrey Mill Nature Preserve has Wild Weekend

Events coincide with Earth Day

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, May 3, with Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center as it holds its annual Wild Weekend, a celebration of all things wild....More

Humane Society hosts 'Spay'-ghetti and No Meat Balls dinner

Event to benefit spay and neuter program

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter is hosting a dinner April 28 from 5 p....More

Forsyth Senior Services to host spring dance

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth County Senior Services is preparing a "Springtime Dance" for adults ages 40 and above....More
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Forsyth County employees recognized for 25 years of service

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their April 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized two employees for their years of service with Forsyth County government....More
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Up for a game of footy, mate?

Garrard Landing Park hosts Australian Rules football

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – The Atlanta Kookaburras are a band of mostly expatriate Australians who still like to play that continent's favorite sport, Australian Rules football....More

Deal empanels DFCS review but privatization won't work

by Melody T. McCloud, M.D.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced plans to empanel a task force to review Georgia's Department of Family and Child Protection Services' failings, and make recommendations for improvement....More
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Guitarist Pete Huttlinger in concert

Has played with LeAnn Rimes

by Staff Reports
ROSWELL Ga. – Finger-style guitarist Pete Huttlinger has become widely known as one of the most awe-inspiring acoustic guitar players touring today....More
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Mojo Vinyl celebrates new location, Record Store Day

Roswell record store triples space

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – Rand Cabus, owner of Mojo Vinyl Records, has moved a few yards to a new location, but he is still off Canton Street on Webb Street....More
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State Bridge Elementary student wins wrestling nationals

by Ryan Pieroni
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — On March 15, State Bridge Elementary student and Johns Creek resident Nick Corday won the AAU Spring Nationals for wrestling in Kingsport, Tenn....More
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Former Vol takes Georgia Cup at GCG

Garrick Porteous defeats fellow Brit

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous defeated U....More
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Cross Church builds new relationship in south Forsyth

Easter service to include inflatables, egg-hunt.

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Earlier this year, Pastors Monica and her husband Josh Mayo launched the Cross Church....More
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Brookwood's chess team wins state championship

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — When it comes to chess, Brookwood Elementary's team can certainly say "checkmate....More
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Crabapple Baptist Church holds Passion Play

Original performance April 17-19

by Jonathan Copsey

MILTON, Ga. – The congregation of the Crabapple First Baptist Church have a passion for their faith....More

Be a part of the Earth Day Festival April 19

Sponsorship and vendor information available online

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga., Feb. 20, 2014 - Want to get your environmental business or cause in front of thousands of Milton residents? Then sponsor or be a vendor at the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 19 at Friendship Community Park in Crabapple....More

Private prison bill surrenders our rights

by By JAMES CARR

Though Georgia Republicans earned a victory for gun rights in the Georgia State Legislature, they simultaneously ceded the civil liberties of its citizens over to private prison companies....More

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North Georgia Celtics win back-to-back championships

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – In the first two tournaments of the spring basketball travel season, the ninth-grade North Georgia Lady Celtics captured the Atlanta AAU Division I Super Regional Championships and the YBOA March Madness Division I Championship....More

Farm Bureau invites Forsyth farm owners to apply for award

by McKenzie Cunningham
CUMMING, Ga. – The Forsyth County Farm Bureau encourages owners of farms continuously operating for 100 years or more to apply to be recognized by the Georgia Centennial Farm Program....More
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Cumming Council designates April as Confederate History Month

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – At their March 18 meeting, Mayor H....More
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Central Park Bandits bring home championship

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Central Park Bandits 14U AAA travel baseball team recently won the USSSA Champs Wear the Rings Tournament in Euharlee....More

Local seventh-grader rows to a win in Boston

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. – Isabel Castro, a seventh-grader at Piney Grove Middle School, recently won the 12/13-year-old women's four-minute row at the Crash B Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston....More

Library offers free financial planning workshops

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Public Library is pleased to offer two financial workshops for patrons during the month of April....More

Forsyth County recycles 5,500 Christmas trees

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County's Christmas tree recycling effort organized by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) recycled about 5,500 trees....More

Forsyth County Young Life raises $90K in 90 days

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A short-term fundraising campaign designed to raise the remaining portion of Forsyth County Young Life's annual budget was completed in February....More
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Bradley Schuford gets ready to race Forsyth Central High School's electric car

Forsyth Central makes strong showing at state conference

by Aldo Nahed
ATHENS, Ga. — The Forsyth Central High School students recently participated in the state leadership conference March 13 through March 15 in Athens....More
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'Hooch Volleyball has spring clinics, camp

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, GA. – The Chattahoochee High School varsity volleyball coaches will be hosting a spring skills/techniques volleyball camp for girls and boys in fourth through eighth grades on four days during two weeks in April....More

Gov. Deal declares April 26 Ga. Lacrosse Day

by McKenzie Cunningham
ATLANTA – In recognition of the fast-growing popularity of the sport of lacrosse within Georgia, Gov....More
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Junior Table Tennis Foundation holds 2nd annual tennis table tournament

by McKenzie Cunningham
JOHNS CREEK, Ga.—On the weekend of March 8-9, more than 24 teams filled the Atlanta Table Tennis Academy in Johns Creek for the second annual junior table tennis team tournament....More

Brits meet in 17th Georgia Cup Match

First all-England match at Golf Club of Georgia

ALPHARETTA – In the first All-England match in the history of The Georgia Cup, Brits Matt Fitzpatrick and Garrick Porteous meet Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p....More
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Roswell Teen Nick Howrey performs his Debut EP

by Ryan Pieroni
ROSWELL, Ga. — As Nick Howrey began his first original song of the night, I thought to myself, "Wait, how old is he again?" He's 16....More
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Pink Affair helps breast cancer

Gala at Country Club of the South

by Jonathan Copsey
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The 13th annual Pink Affair fundraising gala was held Saturday, March 22 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek....More
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Cumming table tennis tourney for a good cause

Norman's Landing raises money for Miracle League

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Who knew a game of Ping-Pong could raise money for good causes? Bill Norman, owner of Norman's Landing, 365 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, has seen firsthand the impact the table tennis room at his seafood restaurant has in the community....More
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Competition takes flight in Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The SAE Aero Design East 2014 competition took place last week, pitting the best engineers in the nation and internationally against each other in a model airplane competition....More
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'Sweet as Peach' show draws hundreds

Indie authors from around the country raise money for Bert's Big Adventure

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. – The "Sweet as a Peach" Georgia indie author event held its first multi-author signing on Saturday, April 5....More
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Forsyth Central presents 'Into the Woods'

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Forsyth Central's theater group invites the community to its production of "Into the Woods" on April 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 at Forsyth Central High School's performing arts center, 520 Tribble Gap Road....More

11 laid-off deputies take case to Supreme Court

Court to decide case later this year

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments last week on whether 11 laid-off Forsyth County deputies should have their appeal heard by the county's civil service board....More

Mobile jobs training unit visits Cumming Library

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's mobile training unit will visit the Cumming Library on Tuesday, April 22....More
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Young environmentalist wants a greener Forsyth

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A precocious 11-year-old Kelly Mill Elementary student is leading the way to change people's minds and hearts when it comes to their use of plastic....More

SCORE expands free business mentoring hours in Cumming

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A nonprofit that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs get off the ground with free mentoring services, counseling and workshops has expanded its hours....More
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Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series NASCAR race

Shows he is ready for 'big time' racing

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Eighteen-year-old Chase Elliott is one King's Ridge Christian School senior who won't be going to college in the fall....More

Death and taxes: Two pleasant subjects

by Brian Patton
It seems everything is going up and up these days....More

Job fair returns to RUMC

Employers invited to participate with 300 job seekers in attendance

ROSWELL, Ga. – There is still room for local employers to participate in the Monday, April 28, mini-job fair as part of the long-running jobs networking ministry at Roswell United Methodist Church....More

Business Coach

Creating great work culture

by Dick Jones
Does your small business have a great work culture? Are your employees happy? Do you get a lot of things done because your culture enables great teamwork? Is there the proper balance of work and personal time? Just like you build a new product or develop a new service, you need to do the same with your culture....More

Should I get a property survey?

by Bob Strader
In the state of Georgia, surveys are not required when purchasing a property....More

Sur La Table to open Alpharetta location

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga.— Seattle-based Sur La Table, the retail cooking store, has confirmed the opening of a location in North Point Mall on May 14....More

Homeownership Expo to be held April 24

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Trying to buy or sell a home, or interested in learning how to spruce up your home's exterior or interior? The inaugural Homeownership Expo takes place from 1 p....More
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RE/MAX Center receives four top statewide awards

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — At a recent annual RE/MAX of Georgia award ceremony, RE/MAX Center, the independently owned real estate company with offices in Duluth and Johns Creek, was awarded three prestigious Showcase Awards as well as the Highest Net Gain Award for Georgia....More
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Benton House announces expansion, anniversary

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Benton House Senior Living recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with the announcement of an expansion....More
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Atlanta Classic Cars now offers Sprinter line

by Staff Reports
DULUTH, Ga. — Atlanta Classic Cars held a ribbon- cutting ceremony March 27 to showcase their new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter model line that includes a cargo van, crew van, passenger van minibus and chassis cab....More
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Chase Bank robbed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is searching for a white male driving a black 4-door 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Genesis....More
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Lambert High School junior named GA DECA President

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Lambert junior Asher Thompson, 17 was named the Georgia DECA president at the state competition held last month....More

Emory Johns Creek appoints new board members

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Emory Johns Creek Hospital has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees at the hospital....More
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Fitness Revolution Roswell completes transformation contest

by Staff Reports
ROSWELL, Ga. – Fitness Revolution Roswell hosted a city-wide fitness transformation contest that began in January....More

Harry Norman Forsyth adds four agents

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Harry Norman Realtors welcomed Dan Robinson, Jennifer Armstrong, Pam Sunderland and Barbara Cash as realtors to its Forsyth County office....More
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Ted Halseth named top financial advisor

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta resident Ted Halseth was named as one of Bank Investment Consultant (BIC) magazine's Top 50 Bank Advisors for 2013....More
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Roswell resident named U.S. Trust managing director

by Staff Reports
Robert Kalaman, a Roswell resident was recently promoted to managing director and portfolio manager at U.S. Trust....More

Indoor trampoline park to open in Johns Creek in May

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Get Air Atlanta North Trampoline Park announced plans to open in Johns Creek in May....More
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Tokyo Boat opens in Roswell

by Staff Reports
Business: Tokyo Boat Owner: Rena Lee Opened: February What: The Tokyo Boat is a Miami buffet chain that serves sushi, seafood, hibachi and grilled food....More
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SAVING DOGS: Family invents safety seat for dogs

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Dog owners know driving with a dog isn't easy....More

Second woman in 3-day span dies in crash

In separate car crashes Nancy Yeakel and Eden Hersh die

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 74-year-old woman died as a result of injuries received in a two-car collision in south Forsyth County on April 3....More

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre by the numbers

Exec gives highlights of venue

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – If the numbers are anything to go by, Alpharetta and the surrounding North Fulton area have benefitted immensely from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park....More
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Cambridge High School theater group donates to Forsyth Humane Society

by LINDSEY CONWAY
MILTON, Ga. — During their recent musical production of "Annie, the Musical," Cambridge High School's drama program collected 265 pounds and 203 cans of pet food for the Humane Society of Forsyth County....More
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