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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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Alpharetta horse trainer receives national award

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Barbara Goda of Alpharetta recently received the Golden Reins Award from the American Morgan Horse Association....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

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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Networking with the North Fulton Business Expo

Annual Chamber event draws crowds

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's annual North Fulton Business Expo was March 27 and March 28 at the Marriott Alpharetta....More

North Fulton Police crack down on 'junior-senior wars'

Parents could be held culpable for pranks child commits

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Nearly a dozen teenagers were arrested April 4 after they took part in the annual "junior-senior wars....More

Drunk drivers stop traffic in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two people caused traffic disruptions March 30 when they both allegedly passed out in their vehicles in the middle of a street....More

Pushy 'IRS' agent dupes couple in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – A "pushy IRS agent" called a Morris Road couple and allegedly stole $2,000 from them....More

Employee allegedly took cash in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A former employee is suspected of stealing money from his workplace April 4....More

Alpharetta home burgled, $5K jewels stolen

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An Academy Street resident reported her home burglarized March 20, with thousands of dollars-worth of jewelry and electronics stolen....More

Vehicles broken into, GPSs taken in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Two vehicles were broken into March 28 on Bristol Trace, both with windows smashed and property taken....More

Cumming couple shops, steals together

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A husband and wife team were arrested March 28 for shoplifting from the Windward Walmart....More

HVAC equipment stolen from home in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – Someone took several thousand dollars-worth of heating and air equipment March 24 from a home under construction....More

Wallet, passport stolen from Walmart in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – An Alpharetta man is suspected in stealing a Milton resident's wallet Jan....More

Milton home on New Bull Pen Road gets ransacked

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A New Bull Pen Road resident reported his home was ransacked March 27, with thousands of dollars in cash and electronics taken....More

Affair leads to extortion in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Cauley Creek Drive resident is the victim of extortion by two Floridians....More

3 nabbed with 2 lbs of pot in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An expired tag led to the midnight arrest of three men March 26 for possession of a felony amount of marijuana....More
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Milton parents charged with homicide in death of infant

Child's death ruled homicide by medical neglect

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – Milton police have charged two parents in the death of their 1-year-old daughter....More

Dozens cited at teen party in Milton

Police break up large party

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A large teen party March 30 on Dorris Drive was broken up by Milton police, with 22 teenagers charged with underage drinking....More

Litany of charges for driver in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Pulling up next to a police car with a suspended tag is not the brightest of ideas....More

Cash, clothes taken from store in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two Macy's employees were arrested March 16 and 17 for stealing from the company in two separate incidents....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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Reward offered for info on robbery suspect in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and Crime Stoppers Atlanta are offering a $3,000 reward for information that successfully leads law enforcement authorities to the location of Kinneth Battle, which results in his arrest....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Winter weather events provide blueprint for revised school planning

Survey points out deficiencies, proficiencies of response

by Candy Waylock
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – More than 1,000 people provided input on ways to improve the Fulton School System's handling and response to winter weather events, weighing in on decision making, communication and staff....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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O'Connell signs with Georgia Southern

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton student Shawn O'Connell signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Georgia Southern University....More
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Lech signs with San Diego

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton student Mackenzie Lech signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse with San Diego State....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

April community meetings set for school board members

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Members of the Fulton County Board of Education have scheduled their April community meetings at schools throughout the county....More
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Cogburn Woods supports neurofibromatosis student

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Cogburn Woods Elementary student Jack Burke has a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis, which can cause the growth of tumors on nerve tissue and affect many parts of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, skin and other body systems....More
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Milton Cirque to perform 'Razstava'

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – The Milton High School Cirque show this year, "Cirque Razstava" is set in a world of unusual mechanical charm where animatronic characters come to life as they are collected for a traveling exhibition....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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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

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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Summit Hill kindergartners celebrate Dr. Seuss

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – Kindergartners at Summit Hill Elementary School celebrated Dr....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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Cambridge soccer player signs with Georgia State

by McKenzie Cunningham
MILTON, Ga. — Taina Anglade, a senior at Cambridge High School, signed a letter of intent on Feb....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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Roswell residents protest curtailing library hours

Ask why build new libraries when staff insufficient now?

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – Budget cuts have caused the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has cut back library hours – even closing most branches all day on Fridays – much to the chagrin of library supporters who gathered at the Roswell Library to protest the cutback in library services....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
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Milton brothers named wrestling state champions

by SHUBHI TANGRI
MILTON, Ga. — Milton brothers Jack and Luke Nickel have won the state wrestling title....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

Rep. Riley backs Main Street Growth and Opportunity Coalition

  ATLANTA – State Rep. Lynne Riley, R-Johns Creek, said she is backing a new non-partisan grassroots organization that wants Washington to focus on helping small businesses get the economy going again instead of the usual party politics of brinksmanship and finger-pointing....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

North Fulton Police crack down on 'junior-senior wars'

Parents could be held culpable for pranks child commits

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Nearly a dozen teenagers were arrested April 4 after they took part in the annual "junior-senior wars....More

Drunk drivers stop traffic in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two people caused traffic disruptions March 30 when they both allegedly passed out in their vehicles in the middle of a street....More

Pushy 'IRS' agent dupes couple in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – A "pushy IRS agent" called a Morris Road couple and allegedly stole $2,000 from them....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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Roswell residents protest curtailing library hours

Ask why build new libraries when staff insufficient now?

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – Budget cuts have caused the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has cut back library hours – even closing most branches all day on Fridays – much to the chagrin of library supporters who gathered at the Roswell Library to protest the cutback in library services....More
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Alpharetta mulls closing equestrian center

Last regional riding facility

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Wills Park Equestrian Center is a large, 300-stable facility that routinely hosts events throughout the year....More

Alpharetta home burgled, $5K jewels stolen

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An Academy Street resident reported her home burglarized March 20, with thousands of dollars-worth of jewelry and electronics stolen....More

Vehicles broken into, GPSs taken in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Two vehicles were broken into March 28 on Bristol Trace, both with windows smashed and property taken....More

Cumming couple shops, steals together

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A husband and wife team were arrested March 28 for shoplifting from the Windward Walmart....More

HVAC equipment stolen from home in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – Someone took several thousand dollars-worth of heating and air equipment March 24 from a home under construction....More

Wallet, passport stolen from Walmart in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – An Alpharetta man is suspected in stealing a Milton resident's wallet Jan....More

Milton home on New Bull Pen Road gets ransacked

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A New Bull Pen Road resident reported his home was ransacked March 27, with thousands of dollars in cash and electronics taken....More

Affair leads to extortion in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Cauley Creek Drive resident is the victim of extortion by two Floridians....More

3 nabbed with 2 lbs of pot in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An expired tag led to the midnight arrest of three men March 26 for possession of a felony amount of marijuana....More
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Milton parents charged with homicide in death of infant

Child's death ruled homicide by medical neglect

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – Milton police have charged two parents in the death of their 1-year-old daughter....More

Dozens cited at teen party in Milton

Police break up large party

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. – A large teen party March 30 on Dorris Drive was broken up by Milton police, with 22 teenagers charged with underage drinking....More

Litany of charges for driver in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Pulling up next to a police car with a suspended tag is not the brightest of ideas....More

Cash, clothes taken from store in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two Macy's employees were arrested March 16 and 17 for stealing from the company in two separate incidents....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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Reward offered for info on robbery suspect in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and Crime Stoppers Atlanta are offering a $3,000 reward for information that successfully leads law enforcement authorities to the location of Kinneth Battle, which results in his arrest....More
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'Roger Wise Jr. Day' proclaimed by Senate

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell resident, retiree-volunteer, veteran and long-time Rotary Club of Roswell member Roger Wise Jr....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
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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

Meet the candidates: County Commission forum April 16

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Business Association will hold a candidate forum on April 16, at 7 p....More

Milton: Equestrian center not on radar

No plans for new horse facilities

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton is known for its horses and riding culture....More
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Milton names Volunteers of the Year

Jack and Francia Lindon, David Winsness, Peyton Jamison among honored

MILTON, Ga. – At the second annual volunteer appreciation luncheon Saturday, March 29, the city of Milton honored its Volunteers of the Year....More

Rep. Riley backs Main Street Growth and Opportunity Coalition

  ATLANTA – State Rep. Lynne Riley, R-Johns Creek, said she is backing a new non-partisan grassroots organization that wants Washington to focus on helping small businesses get the economy going again instead of the usual party politics of brinksmanship and finger-pointing....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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Roswell residents protest curtailing library hours

Ask why build new libraries when staff insufficient now?

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – Budget cuts have caused the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has cut back library hours – even closing most branches all day on Fridays – much to the chagrin of library supporters who gathered at the Roswell Library to protest the cutback in library services....More
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Tragedy unites neighborhood in Milton

Neighbors remember Chris Walker

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – It took a tragedy, but one Milton neighborhood has come together in ways just a year ago would have seemed unlikely....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
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Alpharetta mulls closing equestrian center

Last regional riding facility

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Wills Park Equestrian Center is a large, 300-stable facility that routinely hosts events throughout the year....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
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Networking with the North Fulton Business Expo

Annual Chamber event draws crowds

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's annual North Fulton Business Expo was March 27 and March 28 at the Marriott Alpharetta....More
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Balloon party narrowly misses unscheduled dip in Roswell

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. – A party of five or more in a balloon Saturday, March 22, just missed out on a dunking in a private lake off King Road in Roswell....More
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'Roger Wise Jr. Day' proclaimed by Senate

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell resident, retiree-volunteer, veteran and long-time Rotary Club of Roswell member Roger Wise Jr....More
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Cambridge Youth Lacrosse collects gear

Gear donated to Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
MILTON, Ga. — The Cambridge Youth Lacrosse league collected gently used lacrosse gear March 22 to be donated to the Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation....More

Councils plan for future

Use annual retreats for info

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Every year, city governments hold retreats....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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Wood-fired pizza bar opens in Crabapple

by Caitlyn Walters
MILTON, Ga. – A Neapolitan-inspired wood-fired pizza lounge is nearing its grand opening in Milton....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

North Fulton Police crack down on 'junior-senior wars'

Parents could be held culpable for pranks child commits

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Nearly a dozen teenagers were arrested April 4 after they took part in the annual "junior-senior wars....More

Pushy 'IRS' agent dupes couple in Milton

MILTON, Ga. – A "pushy IRS agent" called a Morris Road couple and allegedly stole $2,000 from them....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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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

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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Gridley signs with Mississippi State

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Milton High School student Ryan Gridley signed a letter of intent to play baseball with Mississippi State University....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
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12U Dunn Right Dawgs place second in Triple Crown Bash

MILTON, Ga. – The 12U Dunn Right Dawgs battled with a skeleton crew April 6 to place second in the Triple Crown Spring Break Baseball Bash Division 2 at Sawnee Mountain Park....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
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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
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Service pups helping autistic children

Local school promotes socializing both

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – We all love our pets....More

City seeks veterans' information for Memorial Day

Markers to be placed week before ceremony

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – The city of Milton will hold its seventh annual Memorial Day ceremony May 26 and, in preparation, is adding veterans into the city's registry of service men and women....More

Don't miss the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival

Festival held April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Friendship Community Park

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Get ready to celebrate the planet and the fun things area residents can do to keep it healthy, because on Saturday, April 19, the city of Milton and Milton Grows Green will present the 2014 Milton Earth Day Festival....More
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161-year-old Ebenezer UMC enjoying new era of growth

Church expanding building, congregation

by Jonathan Copsey
  MILTON, Ga. – It is a historic landmark in North Fulton that most people simply know as "the little white church on the corner....More
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The sun's come out for Crabapple Crossing student

Third grader lands leading role in local production of Annie

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
MILTON, Ga.— Milton native Sarah Charles Lewis is starring as Annie in Cobb Civic Center's Jennie T....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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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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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
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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

North Fulton Golden Games begin May 1

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Are you an active senior looking for a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia spring? Then the 20th annual North Fulton Golden Games are for you....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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Ambush girls win Conyers soccer tourney

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Ambush girls' U11 team won the RYSA tournament in Conyers on Feb....More
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Milton brothers named wrestling state champions

by SHUBHI TANGRI
MILTON, Ga. — Milton brothers Jack and Luke Nickel have won the state wrestling title....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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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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Alpharetta mulls closing equestrian center

Last regional riding facility

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Wills Park Equestrian Center is a large, 300-stable facility that routinely hosts events throughout the year....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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Alpharetta horse trainer receives national award

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Barbara Goda of Alpharetta recently received the Golden Reins Award from the American Morgan Horse Association....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

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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Networking with the North Fulton Business Expo

Annual Chamber event draws crowds

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's annual North Fulton Business Expo was March 27 and March 28 at the Marriott Alpharetta....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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