kathleens

When I was 4-years-old, my family moved to Alpharetta. My parents still live on the same street in the same house we moved to in 1996. A few of our neighbors from back then are still around, but most of the homeowners have changed.

kathleens

It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me, I love cats. My family had cats before I was born and we’ve gone through multiple generations of felines in our house.

Share your thoughts with our editorial staff. Your letter may appear in the next edition of your Herald Newspaper.

kathleens

A few weeks ago I was covering an event where a mother was talking about her daughter taking a mission trip to another country to help the citizens there.

kathleens

Whoever spread the idea that millennials are lazy have never met the 2018 class of Thriving Under 30 from the University of West Georgia. 

kathleens

One of the best parts of being a journalist is getting to meet many different types of people from all walks of life. I love getting to hear why people are passionate about their community, their family’s history and how they’re working to make their hometown a better place.

kathleens

In April, I went on a trip with some of my friends to New Orleans. We searched for days for a good hotel that was in our price range and in a desired part of town.

kathleens

By the time you read this, we will know if Forsyth County will be home to Georgia’s newest city, Sharon Springs.

kathleens

If you listen closely, you can hear the residents who live within the boundaries of the proposed Sharon Springs cheering.

kathleens

Last week, I went for a walk on the Greenway with my mom. We appreciate that our community has worked hard to provide wonderful outdoor exercise options like this pathway and try to take advantage of it whenever we can.

kathleens

Life in the Atlanta suburbs may seem pretty cushy. From the state’s top schools to drool-worthy shopping, we seem to have everything one could ever desire.

kathleens

If you haven’t heard yet, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is hosting a Coyote Challenge to lighten the breed’s population, thinning the herd, so to speak.

kathleens

Whether you just moved here or are a native Georgian, you probably know Peach State residents have a lot of pride in their state.

kathleens

I’ve always had a strong admiration for our men and women serving in the military. It takes a special kind of person to put their lives on the line for people they will likely never meet.

kathleens
  • +2

I woke up Saturday to a tornado watch and rain pounding against my window. As lightning lit up the sky and thunder shook the ground, I prepared myself both mentally and physically for what was to come.

kathleens

If the year 2016 were a type of candy, it’d be black licorice. At times it had a similar feel to realizing the sock in your shoe is wet. Or seeing a car just barely parked over the line in the parking lot of a busy store, taking up two spaces and leaving you nowhere to park your own car.

kathleens

For over a year now we’ve heard much discussion regarding whether the Forsyth County’s outdoor shopping mall, The Collection, will soon have apartments.

kathleens

Growing up, I never went hungry. I never even really thought about what it meant to be hungry.

kathleens

Tears sprung to my eyes as our beautiful flag was raised above the heads of the USA’s women’s gymnastics team. Our girls had done it again and were bringing the gold medal back home to America.

kathleens

For the past few weeks, it seems like the country has been transported back to the 1990s.

kathleens

On a typical day of driving around the community covering news or running errands, I get either tailgated, honked at or the one-finger salute.

kathleens

Out of all the fun holidays we celebrate throughout the year, I have to admit my favorite is the Fourth of July.

kathleens

My neighborhood’s pool opened last weekend. While I look forward to hot days lying out beside the calming water, I do not look forward to pulling out my swimsuit.

kathleens

This past year I’ve tried my hardest to eat healthier. I have cut out (some) junk food from my diet, I started drinking tea and I even discovered I enjoy salads.

kathleens

In this day and age, it’s no secret that we are all connected, all the time. With various social media platforms a quick click or swipe away, we are able to talk, share and offer updates on what’s happening in our lives.

kathleens

From the time we are born to the time we pass away, our age is a constant source of conversation. Our society is obsessed with it.

kathleens

Around this time every year, we gear up for our internship program. We talk to applicants, look at resumes and writing samples and make calls to let prospective candidates know if they’ll be joining us.

kathleens

Around this time two years ago I was worried.

kathleens

I often hear people talking about teachers not getting paid enough or not getting the recognition they deserve. And I totally agree.

kathleens

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

kathleens

For the first time in over 20 years, the city of Cumming is seeing new faces on their city council. In not even a year, three new members have joined and are bringing fresh ideas, new perspectives and a youthful optimism to one of the country’s longest running councils.

kathleens

This may be because of my age, but I assumed the unspoken rules of the Internet were common knowledge. Things like don’t post your address, phone number, potentially embarrassing photos or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see. I also thought most people who surf the Web realize any…

kathleens

Toward the end of every year, we like to reflect upon what happened over the past 12 months. We compiled lists of our top stories, things like council elections, groundbreakings and schools beating records. These are all top newsworthy items of the year, and rightly so. But what about the to…

kathleens

Every New Year’s, most of us think about what we’d like to resolve to change. The lists often include losing weight, getting in shape – either physically or financially – landing a new job, getting married, etc. Unfortunately, whatever is wished for is often soon forgotten.

kathleens

Around the holiday season we tend to start getting into a traditional mindset of sorts. Traditions are pretty wonderful. They’re special memories, actions or items we pass down to each other and keep up because they just feel right.