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Local cash sales lag national numbers

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

Northside Hospital receives heart attack care recognition

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

ROSWELL, Ga. — Nathan DeVictor, of Cumming, is the new tournament advisor at Magnolia Golf Group, 1000 Northfield Court in Roswell....More
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Head Chef Aaron Avers

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

SANUWAVE Health partners with Premier Shockwave

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

Children's Healthcare announces first sports specialist

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

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

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

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

Resurgens Orthopaedics celebrates 15 years serving Atlanta

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

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

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

Business Coach

Don't second-guess yourself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Expo returns Aug. 22

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

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

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

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

Cumming Dance Academy acquires former 'Born to Dance' studio

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — In its 11th season of business, Cumming Dance Academy (CDA) is set to open its third location in the area this fall....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

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

Catalytic converters stolen from hospital parking lot

CUMMING, Ga. — Three cars parked at Northside Hospital-Forsyth had their catalytic converters cut off....More

Possible 'Peeping Tom' scare

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman shopping in a store bumped into a man holding a cellphone up her skirt....More

Neighbor shoots off homemade fireworks

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said his neighbor manufactures fireworks and sets them off in the subdivision....More

Car batteries stolen

CUMMING, Ga. — Unknown perpetrators stole a pallet of car batteries July 15 worth $600, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Vandals damage headstones

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone pulled up several headstones and foot stones and caused other damage at a cemetery, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

$18K stolen from gas station

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone ransacked a gas station, damaged electronic poker machines and pried open an ATM, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

You can't eat evidence

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

Win lotto, steal clothing?

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

Hidden camera snaps crooks

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

DUI dad had child in car

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A man was arrested July 13 for allegedly driving drunk while his family was in the car....More

Can I smoke it first?

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

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

Catalytic converters taken from cars

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

Tires slashed, window bashed

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

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

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

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

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

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

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

CANDY WAYLOCK

Fulton School Board examines school gun policies

New state law expands locations where weapons can be carried

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

Business Coach

Don't second-guess yourself

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

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

Schools increasing security before students return

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

Cumming students awarded scholarships from Georgia's Own Credit Union

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Emily Dutton, Jonathon Bearden and Ashton Seibel, of Cumming, were three of the eight winners selected in Georgia's Own Credit Union scholarship competition....More

Varsity news April 28, 2014

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

Varsity news for April 22, 2014

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

Varsity news for April 15, 2014

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

Registration now open for Hopewell fall baseball

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

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Three local students were awarded $1,000 scholarships....More

Sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16

by Shannon Weaver
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Lambert High School cross country team will host the sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug....More
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SCA awards scholarship to Johns Creek student

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

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More
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North Ga. Magic places 5th at nationals

by Shannon Weaver
ORLANDO, Fla. — The North Georgia Magic made it to the Elite 8 and finished fifth place at the AAU DII National Championship Tournament in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports....More
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UNG selects new Health Sciences and Professions dean

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

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

School superintendent and U.S. senate race to be decided in November

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Voters across Forsyth County decided runoff races Tuesday, July 22....More

Who has been sleeping in my house?

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

Trio arrested for smoking in park

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

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

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

Men steal mail from businesses

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

Gas station break-in

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Two men broken into a McFarland gas station, but nothing was reported missing, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Stolen car found wrecked in tow yard

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman said her Ford Mustang was stolen from her driveway overnight, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Scrooge steals money from tip jar

CUMMING, Ga. — While a restaurant employee wasn't looking, a customer stole the cash from the tip jar, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Driver waves gun in family emergency

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

Costco trailer stolen, offices burglarized

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

Proposed changes to Unified Development Code

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Unified Development Code on Tuesday, July 29....More

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

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

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

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

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

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — A wanted fugitive was located in Mexico after a four-year joint investigation by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce....More
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Traffic relief in sight: Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road roadwork to be completed this week

by Aldo Nahed
Road construction on Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road was still on schedule for completion by July 29, even as rain continued to delay the planned roadwork in Cumming....More
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Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

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

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

Catalytic converters taken from cars

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

Tires slashed, window bashed

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

Fulton must re-advertise tax hike

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

New highway proposed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Could a new highway connect Cherokee and Forsyth counties? The Georgia Department of Transportation, which is studying plans to widen Ga....More
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Old soldiers return to Alpharetta

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

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

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

Varsity softball returns to FCS

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — Fellowship Christian School will field a varsity softball team this fall, with Brad Pager as varsity head coach and director of softball....More
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Traffic relief in sight: Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road roadwork to be completed this week

by Aldo Nahed
Road construction on Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road was still on schedule for completion by July 29, even as rain continued to delay the planned roadwork in Cumming....More
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Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

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

Meets Northside Hospital staff, mothers to get message out

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is touting the importance of vaccinations....More

Fulton must re-advertise tax hike

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

New highway proposed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Could a new highway connect Cherokee and Forsyth counties? The Georgia Department of Transportation, which is studying plans to widen Ga....More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

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

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

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

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

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

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

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

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

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

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

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. As the non-administrative chairman of Allnex Group, a global manufacturer of industrial resins and composite materials, Reinhard Gradl flies all over the world to conduct business for the company that has $1....More
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Sara Bareilles charms Chastain Park Amphitheatre

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

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

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

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Sandy Springs veteran was chosen as the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201's "Legionnaire of the Year" during the post's annual installation ceremonies July 15....More
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Parks make Roswell 'Happy'

by Jade Rodgers
ROSWELL, Ga. Many are familiar with the Pharrell Williams song "Happy," but few would guess that such a chipper song would serve as a perfect marketing tool....More
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Alpharetta worships 'American Idol'

by Jemille Williams
ALPHARETTA, Ga. It smelled like Tween Spirit Thursday, July 24, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, but there were plenty of soccer moms, baseball dads and boppin' teens, with a smattering of cruise ship grandparents thrown into the mix, as well....More
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'Tomi's Time' gives voice to meningitis survivor

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Four years after Tomi Zarzaca was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, father Tom Zarzaca released "Tomi's Time," which records the onset of Tomi's disease and its aftereffects....More
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Two employees recognized for 25 years of service

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — At their July 17 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized two employees for their years of service with Forsyth County government....More

Fall baseball and softball registration begins July 28

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Parks and Recreation invites baseball and softball players to sign up to play ball in the fall....More
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County's budget recognized for excellence

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County was recognized with the highest achievement in governmental budgeting for the second year in a row....More

Riverwatch teacher participates in 'Freddie G Broadway Experience'

NEW YORK — Miriam Reynold, a teacher at Suwanee's Riverwatch Middle School, was one of eight educators in the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway professionals at the fifth annual Freddie G Broadway Experience in New York City....More
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Temporary Starbucks trailer keeps loyal customers happy

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Starbucks on the corner of Bethelview Road and Ga....More

Grant, left, was the silver medalist at the ITU World Duathlon Championship.

by Shannon Weaver
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Christine Grant, 45, of Cumming won the silver medal in her age group at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Duathlon Championship in Pontevedra, Spain on June 1st....More

Schools increasing security before students return

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

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Dizzy is a beautiful senior girl who just turned 9 years old this month....More

County to hold public hearing on adult entertainment law

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amending their Adult Entertainment Ordinance....More

Forsyth County Fire Department offers Citizens' Fire Academy

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department invites citizens to sign up for a free 10-week Citizens' Fire Academy....More
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Team raises $5K for prostate cancer research

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

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — After a year of being misdiagnosed, Debra Sweat couldn't understand what was going on....More
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Girls fight cancer with WSB Care-a-Thon

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

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

Additional students named National Merit Scholars

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

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

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

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

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Rock legend Peter Frampton performed July 17 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park to an eager crowd....More
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Local artist to showcase jewelry at Funky Mountain Flowers July 30

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Eighth grader Caroline Murphy has recently launched her own jewelry design business....More
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Rep. Duncan shares philosophy with VVA

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — A state representative addressed a local Vietnam veterans' organization at their monthly meeting July 7....More

Protect your identity: Shred personal documents free Aug. 2

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Johns Creek residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents Saturday, Aug....More
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Dooley to speak at Alpharetta Chamber breakfast

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

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

by Aldo Nahed
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — After a year of being misdiagnosed, Debra Sweat couldn't understand what was going on....More

Students still struggle on year-end math tests

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

by Shannon Weaver
ROSWELL, Ga. — The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Trip Hughes as the 2014 Georgia Private Girls State Coach of the Year....More
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Forsyth County firefighters compete for 'Toughest Firefighter'

by Shannon Weaver
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — Five Forsyth County firefighters took part in the Toughest Firefighter Competition in the Georgia Police and Fire Games, held at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Facility....More

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

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

Crafting a better future for young girl

by Kristina Bak
CUMMING, Ga.  The Service family, of Cumming, was told there might be some "bumps" in the road as Kate Service, 6, recovered from a liver transplant she had in October 2013....More
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National fastpitch tourney brings hundreds of players

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Fowler Park was host to the televised 2014 Triple Crown USA Nationals finals....More

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

by James Carr
During my book research, I spent time with Peter Kohm, a master gardener at Milton's Cuisine, and Derek Dollar, head chef at the restaurant....More
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North Ga. Magic places 5th at nationals

by Shannon Weaver
ORLANDO, Fla. — The North Georgia Magic made it to the Elite 8 and finished fifth place at the AAU DII National Championship Tournament in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports....More
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Motor vehicle accident results in two injuries

CUMMING, Ga. — Two women were injured when their cars collided about 12:40 p....More
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Take me home, I'm Ramses

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Ramses is a beautiful 12-year-old male who would make the "purrfect" lap cat....More
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Choose to make positive impact on community

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

Crafters present Hobby Share Fair

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — Crafters and hobbyists will share tips and tricks at Forsyth County Public Library's Hobby Share Fair....More

Cumming Dance Academy acquires former 'Born to Dance' studio

by Shannon Weaver
CUMMING, Ga. — In its 11th season of business, Cumming Dance Academy (CDA) is set to open its third location in the area this fall....More
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Mount Pisgah names Matt Petersen as new basketball coach

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

by Kristina Bak
ALPHARETTA, Ga Like any big investment, horses cost a lot to maintain....More
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Community loses organizer, mother

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Patricia Eiko Choquette cared so much for the community....More
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Fulton County Animal Services Pet of the Week: Conrad

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

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

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

Enter photos of area's lakes, rivers

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

Northbound lane of Medlock Bridge at Parsons closed intermittently

Work lasts through end of July

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

Ocee Park fall baseball registration underway

Travel ball tryouts scheduled

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

Ellard Farmers Market opens in Alpharetta

Fulton County Extension Office market offers fresh produce, family fun

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

Golf leaders address 'Grow the Game'

Discuss future of golf at Atlanta Athletic Club

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

RUMC's upscale garage sale July 25-26

by Kristina Bak
ROSWELL, Ga. ⎯ The Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) will hold its sixth annual upscale garage sale....More
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Global exec lauds North Fulton Hospital for prompt care

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

by James Carr
The future of the sustainable revolution isn't really up to us....More
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First lady promotes immunization during Women's Center visit

Meets Northside Hospital staff, mothers to get message out

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is touting the importance of vaccinations....More
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New State Bar president announced

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

Sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 16

by Shannon Weaver
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Lambert High School cross country team will host the sixth annual Longhorn 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Aug....More
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Picante Grill does Tex-Mex with flair

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

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

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

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

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

Business Expo returns Aug. 22

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

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

Business Coach

The 4 touch points for sales success

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

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

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

Meets Northside Hospital staff, mothers to get message out

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is touting the importance of vaccinations....More
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