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Local company revamps website

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Old-Fashioned Electric announced the launch of its new website, which features educational resources on things like property value benefits from electrical repairs, home generators and other tips....More

Local CEO Melanie Romanaux accepts top fundraiser award

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 2, Melanie Romanaux, CEO of Somedia, accepted the prestigious Top Fundraiser Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society....More

Window cleaning owner recognized for top sales

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Jon Mittleman, owner of the local Fish Window Cleaning, was recognized for top sales at the annual Fish Window Cleaning Convention in St....More
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Hundreds attend Aldi's opening

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. – Hundreds of eager shoppers, city and county leaders and the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce attended the Sept....More

Business Coach

Conducting a productive meeting

by Dick Jones
When you have internal meetings or meetings with customers, are they productive? Do your meetings accomplish your objectives? Are there situations where you wish you could start the meeting over again because it's not going well? Conducting productive meetings is important in building relationships, internal planning, identifying sales opportunities and closing business, to name a few....More

Roswell pending sales on the rise heading into fall

by Bob Strader
Typically home inventory and sales begin a slow decline after schools starts....More

Small investors and real estate crowdfunding in Georgia

by Brian Patton
Thanks to recent Georgia law changes, small investors can now "play" with the big boys....More
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Casual pizza eatery shakes up Roswell dining scene

ROSWELL, Ga. — Restaurateurs Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac of F&H Food Trading Group opened their fifth venture together, Real Fix Pizzeria, in historic downtown Roswell Sept....More
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Mount Pisgah's Marshall elected to Southern Headmasters' Association

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — John D. Marshall, head of Mount Pisgah Christian School, was elected to the Southern Headmasters' Association....More

Economy sending mixed signals

by Hatcher Hurd
ATLANTA – This economy is sending a mixed bag of data that shows an economy on the mend, but not out of the woods yet....More
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Atlanta Center for Dental Health opens in Alpharetta

What: Atlanta Center for Dental Health Opened: July 7 Owner: Bradley Hepler Where: 11190 Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta Hours: 7 a....More

A strong fall housing market, but for whom?

by Bob Strader
2013 was the best year for home price appreciation since 2006 in our area and by all accounts was a welcome shift in our housing market for sellers in North Atlanta....More

Nash named to Fulton Development Authority

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – The Development Authority of Fulton County (DAFC) has named Alvin P....More
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The next big thing: Competitive video gaming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Video gaming is about to enter the realm of popular sports....More

Business Coach

Saying 'no problem' is a problem

by Dick Jones
Have you ever said "thank you" after transacting business and heard the response "no problem?" Would you have preferred to hear a polite, "thank you" or "thank you for your business?" While it may seem trivial to respond by saying "no problem," it's not....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

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

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

Craigslist scammer gives fake check

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – There are fraudulent people on Craigslist....More

Bad drug deal leads to arrest

MILTON, Ga. – A suspected drug dealer was arrested Sept....More

Windows cleaned out

MILTON, Ga. – More than 35 windows were taken from a home under construction over Labor Day weekend....More

DUI stop turns up warrants

MILTON, Ga. – A suspected DUI driver was spotted leaving a gas station Sept....More

Alleged forger, thief arrested at Sam's Club

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A suspected forger was arrested Sept....More

Alleged shoplifter gets into fight

MILTON, Ga. – A Woodstock woman was arrested Aug....More

Which are the right plans?

MILTON, Ga. – A new business under construction may have forged plans....More

Copper stolen from Bell Park

MILTON, Ga. – A large amount of copper wiring was stolen between Aug....More

Neighbor catches teen beer-handed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A young, would-be thief said he was "good" after being caught in the act of stealing beer Aug....More

Unwanted guest steals watch

MILTON, Ga. – An unknown person not only stole a hotel keycard Aug....More

Robber takes shirt off man's back

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A man was robbed of his clothes at gunpoint Aug....More

DUI driver headed to gun range

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An Acworth man was not only allegedly driving under the influence of drugs Aug....More

State denies FSA charter school status

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

Fulton Science Academy named a STEM finalist

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

CANDY WAYLOCK

State denies FSA charter

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

Water line installation to affect Crabapple Road

by Rachael Dier
ROSWELL, Ga. — Fulton County's Department of Water Resources will install a new water line on northbound Crabapple Road in Roswell, just south of Crossville Road....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Redistricting for area North Fulton schools to begin in October

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Parents would be wise to stay aware of school attendance zone changes in the coming months....More

Business Coach

Saying 'no problem' is a problem

by Dick Jones
Have you ever said "thank you" after transacting business and heard the response "no problem?" Would you have preferred to hear a polite, "thank you" or "thank you for your business?" While it may seem trivial to respond by saying "no problem," it's not....More

Hamilton, Davis lead BT to third straight victory

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

Medlock Bridge Elementary hosts Runapalooza

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

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

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

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

Scoreboard

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

Eagles host Hornets in key region contest

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

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

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

Winchester's 4 TDs lift Patriots past Chargers

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

Pearson, defense power Titans to third straight runaway victory

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

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

St. Andrew youth trip to infamous prison inspires faith

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

Gladiators gored by Longhorns

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

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

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

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

by Vallari Bhave
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – September is Attendance Awareness Month....More

Eagles-Hornets rivalry not as intense as it was

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – Milton opens play in Region 5-AAAAAA Friday night, Sept....More
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Students, cities recall Sept. 11 attacks

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – North Fulton was awash with tributes and memorials remembering the victims of the Sept....More

Milton student earns A.O. Smith Scholarship

by Jonathan Copsey
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Justin Bates of Milton is one of 21 students to earn an A....More

Pearson's 5 TD passes lift Titans

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – D.J. Pearson passed for 300 yards and five touchdowns to lead Northview to a 41-0 victory last Friday night in the Titans' Region 6-AAAAAA opener against Habersham Central....More

Private school football roundup – week 3

CANTON, Ga. – Blessed Trinity scored its second straight victory against a team from a higher classification, winning 35-14 last Friday night, Sept....More

St. Francis wins second straight game

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – St. Francis is off to a successful start to its football season, defeating Lakeview Academy of Gainesville 45-14 last Friday night, the Titans' second straight win of 2014....More

Patriots bounce back with victory

TIGER, Ga. – The Mount Pisgah Patriots won 27-9 at Rabun County last Friday night, welcoming back three key starters who missed the team's season-opening loss with injuries....More

Tigers edged in season opener

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The King's Ridge Christian Tigers dropped their season opener last Friday night 31-28 to Walker, which outscored the Tigers 17-14 in the final period....More

Eagles dominate defending state champions

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – Some local football observers may have wondered why Milton scheduled defending state AAAAAA champion Norcross as one of the Eagles' two non-region games for the 2014 and '15 seasons....More

Alpharetta 38, West Forsyth 6

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – As defensive efforts go, you won't find many better than the one Alpharetta gave in last Friday night's game against Region 6-AAAAAA rival West Forsyth....More

CHATTAHOOCHEE 20, NORTH FORSYTH 17

by Mike Blum
CUMMING, Ga. – Chattahoochee rebounded from a season opening loss to defeat North Forsyth 20-17 last Friday night, Sept....More

Football scoreboard

LAST WEEK'S SCORES Milton 26, Norcross 0 Alpharetta 38, West Forsyth 6 Chattahoochee 20, North Forsyth 17 Northview 41, Habersham Central 0 Lambert 41, Johns Creek 7 South Forsyth 49, Centennial 20 Blessed Trinity 35, Sequoyah 14 Mount Pisgah 27, Rabun County 9 St....More

Sept. 11 ceremony at Milton High

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Continuing the tradition of remembrance, a memorial will be created on the front lawn of Milton High School honoring the 2,996 people who passed tragically on Sept....More
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Brookwood Elementary kicks off bully prevention program

by Rachael Dier
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Students at Brookwood Elementary joined more than 100,000 students and staff in schools across the county to stomp out bullying....More
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Milton students excel at Classics

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga – Milton High School students Miles Morgan and Cole Maberry were successful at the Junior Classical League national convention, July 28 – Aug....More
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Cambridge student athlete commits to Yale

by Shannon Weaver
MILTON, Ga. — Sabrina Long, a senior student athlete at Cambridge High School, has verbally committed to play golf for Yale University and will sign her letter of intent later this fall....More
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Musical duo sponsoring meals for Facebook likes

by Rachael Dier
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A pair of North Fulton-based teen musicians will be feeding the hungry abroad through social media....More
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Milton cross country holds festival 5K

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – The 2014 Milton Cross Country Festival 5K Race will be Sept....More
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Cambridge grad earns CH2M Hill scholarship

MILTON, Ga. – Kyle Mantay, a graduate of Cambridge High School in Milton, has received one of six $1,500 CH2M Hill Henry Huffman Memorial Scholarships for 2014, awarded to children of CH2M Hill employees....More

Bears off to 2-0 start; face key game Friday at Rome

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – Two weeks into the 2014 football season, the Cambridge Bears are 2-0, scoring 42 points in both of their wins, which came by a combined 66 points....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

State denies FSA charter

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

CANDY WAYLOCK

Redistricting for area North Fulton schools to begin in October

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Parents would be wise to stay aware of school attendance zone changes in the coming months....More
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Mount Pisgah's Marshall elected to Southern Headmasters' Association

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — John D. Marshall, head of Mount Pisgah Christian School, was elected to the Southern Headmasters' Association....More

Bears score second straight victory

by Mike Blum
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – The Cambridge Bears scored their second decisive victory of the young 2014 season, roaring past Chapel Hill 42-12 last Friday night, Aug....More

BT opens with big win over St. Pius

by Mike Blum
ATLANTA – Blessed Trinity opened its season last Friday night, Aug....More

GDOT asks community to develop Ga. 9 widening plan

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on three projects that are proposed to widen Ga....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

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

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

Human trafficking in Johns Creek: How city took aim

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Citizens of Johns Creek have noted a peculiar number of massage operations in the city for some time now, and with the right website address accessed, it is obvious certain establishments advertise services of a sexual nature rather than a therapeutic one....More

Driver Services announces testing exemptions for military

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA —Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced a new customer service for active or former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license....More

Bears score second straight victory

by Mike Blum
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – The Cambridge Bears scored their second decisive victory of the young 2014 season, roaring past Chapel Hill 42-12 last Friday night, Aug....More

BT opens with big win over St. Pius

by Mike Blum
ATLANTA – Blessed Trinity opened its season last Friday night, Aug....More

GDOT asks community to develop Ga. 9 widening plan

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation seeks input on three projects that are proposed to widen Ga....More
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Drug use grows from pills to heroin

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Johns Creek resident Chelsea Bennett, 20, injected heroin March 3 and immediately began having seizures....More

Business Coach

Conducting a productive meeting

by Dick Jones
When you have internal meetings or meetings with customers, are they productive? Do your meetings accomplish your objectives? Are there situations where you wish you could start the meeting over again because it's not going well? Conducting productive meetings is important in building relationships, internal planning, identifying sales opportunities and closing business, to name a few....More

Roswell pending sales on the rise heading into fall

by Bob Strader
Typically home inventory and sales begin a slow decline after schools starts....More

Small investors and real estate crowdfunding in Georgia

by Brian Patton
Thanks to recent Georgia law changes, small investors can now "play" with the big boys....More

Human trafficking in Johns Creek: How city took aim

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Citizens of Johns Creek have noted a peculiar number of massage operations in the city for some time now, and with the right website address accessed, it is obvious certain establishments advertise services of a sexual nature rather than a therapeutic one....More

Nash named to Fulton Development Authority

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – The Development Authority of Fulton County (DAFC) has named Alvin P....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

State denies FSA charter

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

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Video gaming is about to enter the realm of popular sports....More

CANDY WAYLOCK

Redistricting for area North Fulton schools to begin in October

by Candy Waylock
NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Parents would be wise to stay aware of school attendance zone changes in the coming months....More

Cambridge High to honor Sept. 11 victims

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Caroline Willis, a senior at Cambridge High School, has a mission....More
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Milton artist to present at Arts Fest

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – The annual Atlanta Arts Festival returns to Piedmont Park Sept....More

Economy sending mixed signals

by Hatcher Hurd
ATLANTA – This economy is sending a mixed bag of data that shows an economy on the mend, but not out of the woods yet....More

A strong fall housing market, but for whom?

by Bob Strader
2013 was the best year for home price appreciation since 2006 in our area and by all accounts was a welcome shift in our housing market for sellers in North Atlanta....More

Business Coach

Saying 'no problem' is a problem

by Dick Jones
Have you ever said "thank you" after transacting business and heard the response "no problem?" Would you have preferred to hear a polite, "thank you" or "thank you for your business?" While it may seem trivial to respond by saying "no problem," it's not....More
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CDA day at McD's

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

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

Johns Creek, Rotary remember 9/11

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

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

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

Learn about 'Constitution Week' with Heritage Society

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

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

Library system restores some Friday hours

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

Alpharetta offers free child seat safety check

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will be hosting a child safety seat checkup event Sept....More

Library system restore Friday hours

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

Bestselling authors to stop at Sexton Hall during book tour

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

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

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

Freemanville intersections open house Sept. 17

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

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

'Spiral Bound' highlights importance of art for youth

by Jade Rodgers
It's difficult to imagine a world without the beauty of art and the inventive minds that pluck it from the world of imagination and integrate it with reality....More
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Businesses band together to improve South Forsyth

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Five local business representatives from Forsyth County met at the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce on Sept....More

6th in state after win over Norcross

by Mike Blum
MILTON, Ga. – The Milton Eagles came into the 2014 football season expecting to continue on their run of recent success....More

Oct. 6 marks voter registration deadline for general election

by Aldo Nahed
ATLANTA — Georgians must be registered to vote by Oct....More
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Community gardens – a place to grow together

by Pascale Chambers
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Community gardens have a rich history in the United States, dating back to the late 1800s....More

JC police, fire chiefs lead city's Sept. 11 memorial

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek Fire Chief Jeff Hogan and Police Chief Ed Densmore will be the keynote speakers at the Rotary Club of Johns Creek – North Fulton's Patriot Day event Thursday, Sept....More

Human trafficking in Johns Creek: How city took aim

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Citizens of Johns Creek have noted a peculiar number of massage operations in the city for some time now, and with the right website address accessed, it is obvious certain establishments advertise services of a sexual nature rather than a therapeutic one....More
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GET season opens with 'Pump Boys and Dinettes'

ROSWELL, Ga. – Georgia Ensemble Theatre will start its new season with one of the most irresistible musicals that ever fell off the turnip truck....More

5th annual Brew & BBQ benefit

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

Nash named to Fulton Development Authority

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – The Development Authority of Fulton County (DAFC) has named Alvin P....More
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The next big thing: Competitive video gaming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Video gaming is about to enter the realm of popular sports....More

Center for Puppetry Arts, JC Arts Center team up

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Arts Center and the Center for Puppetry Arts will combine to present a puppetry workshop....More

Motorcyclists want to be seen on road

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
ALPHARETTA, Ga. —"Motorcycles are smaller than cars," said Alpharetta resident and motorcycle owner Paul Crowe....More
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ProLink Atlanta Volleyball Club sets parent information meeting dates

by Vallari Bhave
CUMMING, Ga. – The ProLink Atlanta Volleyball Club (PLA) has scheduled parent information meetings for the 2014-2015 club volleyball season....More
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Businesses band together to improve South Forsyth

by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
CUMMING, Ga. — Five local business representatives from Forsyth County met at the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce on Sept....More
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Red likes to walk and run

CUMMING, Ga. — Red is a fabulous 3-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever/Setter mix looking for a foster or forever home....More
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Boss is 'purrfect'

CUMMING, Ga. — Boss is her name, but she's not bossy at all; she's a sweet 6-year-old domestic short-haired female....More
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Consumers learn to fly unmanned aircrafts

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Cliff Whitney is a leader when it comes to unmanned air vehicles for personal use....More

CSA – Bringing the community back to food

The acronym "CSA" stands for community supported agriculture....More

GNFCC Golf Classic tees off Sept. 29

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will bring back its annual Golf Classic Monday, Sept....More

YMCA to refurbish youth center

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Benefiting the revitalization of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA Teen Center, the YMCA is holding a garage sale Sept....More
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Living history event in Roswell

by Vallari Bhave
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society will present "Beyond My Stone" at 5:30 p....More

Cambridge High to honor Sept. 11 victims

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – Caroline Willis, a senior at Cambridge High School, has a mission....More
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Milton artist to present at Arts Fest

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA – The annual Atlanta Arts Festival returns to Piedmont Park Sept....More
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Milton takes Ice Bucket Challenge

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. – The Ice Bucket Challenge is in full swing lately, and, not to be outdone, the city of Milton took their turn under the icy water for a good cause....More

Driver Services announces testing exemptions for military

by Rachael Dier
ATLANTA —Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced a new customer service for active or former military service members and their dependents requesting a motorcycle license....More

Bulky trash amnesty day

by Vallari Bhave
MILTON, Ga. – The Milton Public Works Department and Milton Grows Green are offering residents a bulky trash amnesty day on Saturday, Sept....More
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The Montgomery family participated in last year's Atlanta Walk to Remember to honor their lost loved one.

by Vallari Bhave
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The 10th annual Atlanta Walk to Remember, presented by Northside Hospital, will be Sunday, Oct....More

Bears score second straight victory

by Mike Blum
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – The Cambridge Bears scored their second decisive victory of the young 2014 season, roaring past Chapel Hill 42-12 last Friday night, Aug....More

BT opens with big win over St. Pius

by Mike Blum
ATLANTA – Blessed Trinity opened its season last Friday night, Aug....More

Local CEO Melanie Romanaux accepts top fundraiser award

ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 2, Melanie Romanaux, CEO of Somedia, accepted the prestigious Top Fundraiser Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society....More
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Hundreds attend Aldi's opening

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. – Hundreds of eager shoppers, city and county leaders and the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce attended the Sept....More

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Conducting a productive meeting

by Dick Jones
When you have internal meetings or meetings with customers, are they productive? Do your meetings accomplish your objectives? Are there situations where you wish you could start the meeting over again because it's not going well? Conducting productive meetings is important in building relationships, internal planning, identifying sales opportunities and closing business, to name a few....More
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