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I joined the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Board of Trustees a little over a year ago. It is a joy and a privilege to support such a wonderful professional theater company with 27 years of roots in the Roswell community. 

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At the beginning of 2017, Appen Media launched Black Box, our investigative journalism arm. We dove head first into some pretty heavy issues, and the community seemed to embrace our deeper dives into local issues. 

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Paint Rock, Alabama, a city in northeast Alabama has a population of 210. By comparison, I think there are 210 people in my neighborhood here in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Steve Neese is usually the first one into the office in the morning and gets the coffee pot running. He lives in Canton and gets up early to watch SportsCenter and iron his slacks. He drives over to Alpharetta, opens up, and fills up the cheap coffee machine in the break room. It will be vis…

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In the wake of the Parkland shooting, children across the country planned walkouts at their high schools to honor the victims and to protest a lack of progress on legislation that would prevent school shootings.

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This week media companies across the country are honoring Sunshine Week to raise awareness for the importance of the public’s right to information. Appen Media Group is participating for the second consecutive year.

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At the end of a long week I found myself in my office, feet on the desk, chatting about the goings on of Appen Media with my dad and A.J. McNaughton, our production and newsroom manager. Mostly we were talking about the growing podcast phenomena and what role we as a company wanted to play i…

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On Monday Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, the leading republican contender to be Georgia’s next governor, blasted Delta for its decision to end a partnership with the National Rifle Association that gave its members discounted pricing. 

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On December 9, from 12-4 p.m., the public is invited to attend an open house for the “old” Milton High School and say their final goodbyes. Former students and faculty can roam the halls one last time and reminisce on memories and years long past but not forgotten. 

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I love going to weddings. Everything about them is designed to celebrate life and its possibilities. It’s one of the most important days in a couple’s life and paying witness to the occasion is always an appreciated break from the stresses of everyday life.

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For years now, Appen Media has taken great pride in the responsibility of hosting college journalism interns for the summer. We did so again this summer, taking on three interns from the University of Georgia, and one from New York University – a Cambridge High School graduate.

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The last time I wrote something for our newspapers it was for an interview we had with the last editor in chief of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper before the government took it over and shut it down. 

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Last week the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners were named. Along with many other newsrooms across the country, I watched via a live stream on the Pulitzer website the announcements of this year’s recipients. It’s sort of like Oscars week for journalists. Even for community journalists like us, wh…

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This year marks the 100-year anniversary that my great grandfather first set foot on American soil. With World War I looming, he looked to escape Germany and build a life for himself in the United States. At 18-years-old he left his brothers and his parents and sailed across the Atlantic Oce…

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It is with great pleasure that I announce on behalf of the entire Appen Media Group team the launch of our newest project, dubbed Blackbox (or BL4CKB0X as you will often see it designated).