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Georgia DOT: Don't put signs in rights of way

by McKenzie Cunningham
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is cautioning the public not to place signs on rights of way....More
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Milton Theater wins 2 at Shuler awards

Tri-Cities sweeps ceremony

by Jonathan Copsey
ATLANTA Milton High School's annual appearance at the Shuler Hensley Awards April 17 saw them take home two awards....More

Alpharetta company honored by EPA

One of six in state with Energy Star award

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U....More
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Sprouts Farmers Market opening Johns Creek store

Forsyth County store to open in 2015

by Aldo Nahed
PHOENIX, Ariz. Sprouts Farmers Market is kicking off its Southeast expansion by opening a Johns Creek store in 2014, and a Forsyth location in 2015....More
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Activist or troublemaker? Two years later, Nydia Tisdale still being told to shut off video camera

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Nydia Tisdale set up her camera April 17, 2012, at the Cumming City Council chambers only to be told by longtime Mayor H....More

Graduation dates, venues set for Fulton seniors

by Staff Reports

More than 6,000 Fulton County seniors will celebrate class of 2014 commencement ceremonies during the week of May 17-24....More

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Suspected bank robber caught after running out of gas

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect in last week's robbery of the Chase Bank at 1710 Buford Highway on Tuesday night, April 15....More
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Southeastern Lacrosse Conference championship at Northview

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. For the tenth 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

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

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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Future aerospace engineers compete in Forsyth

Model plane designers from 75 universities participate

by Aldo Nahed and Hatcher Hurd
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The six members of the Union College team put the final touches on their model airplane during the SAE Aero Design event that took place April 11 through April 13....More

The skinny on fat taxes and fatter returns

by Brian Patton
As I mentioned in a previous article, when you sell an investment property, IRS rules will allow you to purchase a "like" property of equal or greater value and defer the capital gains into the new property....More
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North Fulton housing snapshot

by Bob Strader
Now that the sales data is all in for March, we can take a look at the quarterly home sales for North Fulton....More

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Hiring athletes for sales roles

by Dick Jones
Are you looking to add sales resources to your small business to help you grow your revenue? Are you wondering what the best criteria are for identifying the best sales people in the marketplace? Having hired, trained, mentored and coached hundreds of sales professionals in my career, the best sales reps I've ever had were athletes....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

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

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

Alpharetta Council April 21, 2014: Residents petition city to change addresses

Live in Alpharetta, Roswell ZIP

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. A neighborhood in Roswell has had the unique problem of actually being in Alpharetta....More
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Judge Campbell kicks off re-election campaign

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. Fulton Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell is running for re-election as judge, however Georgia law does not allow judges to campaign like other elected officials....More

North Fulton's hopping night life

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Thursday, April 17 was a night of firsts for the year....More

Early voting runs April 28 through May 16

Primary/municipal elections voting sites expand later

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Fulton County voters will be able to take advantage of the early voting period for the May 20 primary/municipal election....More

County Commission candidates hold forum

Put issues before electorate

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Candidates vying for the open Fulton County Commission seats met April 16 at a forum hosted by the Alpharetta Business Alliance....More
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M&H Design Group opens in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Mernaz Dejgir and Hayedeh Badiei have opened M&H Design Group, a full-service residential interior design agency serving North Fulton homeowners....More
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Children help Easter Bunny find his eggs In Alpharetta

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Easter Bunny was able to find all his eggs with the help of hundreds of little helpers April 12 at the annual North Park Children's Easter Egg Hunt....More

Alpharetta to hold Day of Service May 3

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. May 1 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer....More

Alpharetta discusses banning specialty brakes

Residents complain of 'Jake Brakes'

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Alpharetta may ban a certain kind of brakes from usage in the city....More
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Hometown feel, tech focuses of Belle Isle

Alpharetta booming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stopped by the Rotary Club of North Fulton April 8 to give an update on his favorite city and all the happenings since he took office....More

Old Ala. zoning gets OK sort of

Dean Gardens property redesigned from dais

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. After two hours of deliberation, the Johns Creek City Council passed in a 3-2 vote to rezone the 57....More

Johns Creek City Council Action Items

1. Presentation and public hearing of the 2014 Draft Action Plan and proposed changes to the city of Johns Creek Citizen Participation Plan....More

City mulls alcohol sales in Newtown

Would allow pouring in Newtown events

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. With an eye to concerts in Newtown Park's new pavilion this summer, the Johns Creek City Council is considering allowing beer and wine sales at those events....More
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Caden Ciul country's top middle school hurdler

Perimeter School eighth-grader posts fastest time in 300 meters

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Caden Ciul is a bright, polite eighth-grader at Perimeter School in Johns Creek, but once he puts running shoes on, all you will do on the track is eat his dust....More

Early voting runs April 28 through May 16

Primary/municipal elections voting sites expand later

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Fulton County voters will be able to take advantage of the early voting period for the May 20 primary/municipal election....More
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Bulloch Hall's annual Garden Faire returns April 26

by McKenzie Cunningham
ROSWELL, Ga. — Bulloch Hall's annual Garden Faire heralds the start of spring planting season and provides a one-stop shop for everything you need to make your gardening dreams reality....More
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Gladiators settle for second in region

Fall to No. 1 Lambert

by Mike Blum
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. After winning back-to-back region baseball titles in 2012 and 2013, the Johns Creek Gladiators will have to settle for second place in Region 6-AAAAAA this season....More
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Johns Creek artist revels in pop, hip-hop, graffiti styles

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Lois Brand has a houseful of art in her Johns Creek home that she has produced over the years, but like most artists, she just can't stop....More

Johns Creek Community Association sponsors City Council candidate forum

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Community Association will conduct a candidate forum at 6 p....More
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Johns Creek Civitans honor Special Needs Teachers of the Year

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Civitan Club named four local educators as Johns Creek Special Needs Teachers of the Year April 1 at the Standard Club in Johns Creek....More
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Organ transplant recipient 'pays it forward'

Swing Easy Hit Hard charity golf tournament brings awareness to need for organ donors

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Four years ago, Kirk Franz, Johns Creek's recreation and parks manager, was 36 years old and had it all a job he loved, a loving wife and three wonderful children....More
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Planning Commission recognizes two former members

Joe Moses, Craig Nolen honored at meeting

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — At their March 25 meeting, the Forsyth County Planning Commission recognized former members Dr....More
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Lenny's Subs to open third location

Baldridge Marina shop to open in early May

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Lenny's Subs will open a new location near Baldridge Marina at Lake Lanier....More

11 laid-off deputies take case to Supreme Court

Court to decide case later this year

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

Mobile jobs training unit visits Cumming Library

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

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

SCORE expands free business mentoring hours in Cumming

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

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

Billboard to come down in 90 days

County received money for 20 years with no formal lease

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A billboard on county land will have to be removed....More

Gift card buyers scammed out of $3.5K

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

Early voting runs April 28 through May 16

Primary/municipal elections voting sites expand later

NORTH FULTON, Ga. Fulton County voters will be able to take advantage of the early voting period for the May 20 primary/municipal election....More
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Milton taps expert for conservation

Resident brings decades of environmental law experience

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. In the latest move to try to stem the tide of explosive growth in Milton, the City Council approved an agreement April 14 securing a longtime conservation professional to help create the city's first "green print" land use plan....More

MPD holds drug take-back April 26 at Target

Keep unused drugs out of wrong hands

by Jonathan Copsey
MILTON, Ga. The Milton Police Department will take part in the eighth installment of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 26 from 10 a....More
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