U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (D, GA-06) is co-sponsoring a major bill in Congress. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act addresses the threat of climate change. The bill, when passed, shrinks America’s carbon pollution, controls climate change, and unleashes technological innovation. It’s g…

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While I agree there is no place for rudeness, very little honking actually falls in that category. No one wants to be honked at, so all honking tends to be classified as rude. That said, horns are on cars for a reason.

Last week I saw a statement from Appen Media in regard to a dispute over transparency between Appen Media Group and the City of Roswell.  I will readily admit that I don't understand the nuance to open records laws; nor the manor at which my sister city responds. I actually just assume every…

To all the young men and women who are graduating high school this week — congratulations for a job well done. This is the first step of your life which will lead to you becoming an individual on your own. This is one of life‘s great transitions — leaving the nest of your youth and your home…

As a Milton resident and boutique horse farm owner, it comes as no surprise that our charming, equestrian community is experiencing rapid growth. As a result, more people than ever are utilizing our amazing public parks. 

I believe that there should be more articles about scouting in the newspaper. Scouts help out the community, and I think that people should be aware that there are people helping the community. Also, Scouts help clean the community and make parks more enjoyable for people. Scouts work hard a…

Forsyth County is growing at a rapid pace by almost any measure. As president of the Fairgreen HOA, I have become more aware of the challenges that county government faces as they weigh the needs of their homeowners concurrent with approval of commercial developments that bring much-needed r…

Public safety and emergency response. These are the most important responsibilities of any city government. As one of the safest cities in Georgia, these are a well-deserved point of pride and sense of security for Johns Creek residents.

As the parent of a teenager who died by suicide, I always read articles written about it because at first I thought I missed something that would have told me that my son was considering this. Sadly, every article omits the fact that there are suicide victims that do not show ANY sign of sui…

The story “Fulton County increases funding to Roswell library,” published on Sept. 27 shows exactly what is wrong with government at all levels. There is a big whizbang announcement of maybe $1.8 million spent on cosmetics at the library. How many books and DVD’s could be bought with that? B…

I wanted to write in regard to being referenced in the letter to the editor, "Let the People Decide," about a local referendum allowing the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings.

On Monday, July 16, I decided to watch the Alpharetta City Council meeting online because there were several topics that I found interesting as a resident of the Downtown District. The expanded homestead exemption caught my eye, but really, I was there to watch the council debate the “Brunch…

I am currently a sophomore at Cambridge High School. I recently read an article by Candy Waylock in the Milton Herald concerning the waiver that the state received to reduce testing for middle school students who are taking high school courses.

I recently read your article in the Herald about censoring constituents. First, thank you for writing on such an interesting and engaging topic. My husband and I recently started reading and talking about local articles over Saturday morning breakfast, and this will be a great one to discuss!

School shootings are a plague on the public psyche and happen not because of one single legal, moral, medical, or societal construct fails but because of lapses of adherence to laws and common sense.

The tribute to Hatcher Hurd penned by Ray Appen (February 22) was touching and well-deserved. Hatcher was a treasure who did not shrink from the truth but who wrote with style, humor and sensitivity.

Last night, we spent an hour with our children, ages 11 and 14, listening to their stories of hard lockdown drills, what they would do if there was a shooter and how they feel. Let me tell you they are scared. They are anxious. They are worried. They know they could die just by sitting in th…

I am a mother. I am a Milton resident. I am a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni. You have probably never heard of this school before this week.

If there is one thing I have learned after 12 years of founding a successful charter public school in Fulton County, it’s that we’re constantly expected to do more with less. We currently do not operate on a level playing field, and unfortunately it deprives students of the funding they deserve.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

Congratulations on your vision for our city. I am wholeheartedly in support of your ideas and would like to offer my support in any way I can. As a long-term resident of the Johns Creek area, I have always thought that as a city, we need a center, a gathering space for the community.

A few years ago, it was electric bikes to attract retired residents. Now, it is a city center to attract young people. How about focusing on the people that live in Johns Creek today rather than try to attract someone that might move to JC in the future?

Congratulations on your vision for our city. I am wholeheartedly in support of your ideas and would like to offer my support in any way I can. As a long-term resident of the Johns Creek area, I have always thought that as a city, we need a center, a gathering space for the community.

A few years ago, it was electric bikes to attract retired residents. Now, it is a city center to attract young people. How about focusing on the people that live in Johns Creek today rather than try to attract someone that might move to JC in the future?

Congratulations on your vision for our city. I am wholeheartedly in support of your ideas and would like to offer my support in any way I can. As a long-term resident of the Johns Creek area, I have always thought that as a city, we need a center, a gathering space for the community.

A few years ago, it was electric bikes to attract retired residents. Now, it is a city center to attract young people. How about focusing on the people that live in Johns Creek today rather than try to attract someone that might move to JC in the future?

It’s hard to believe 2014 is here. But I guess time flies when you’re working as hard as Milton is at building the future of our great city. The coming year is going to be huge for us, and today I want to tell you about some of the great things you can expect from this city.

It’s hard to believe 2014 is here. But I guess time flies when you’re working as hard as Milton is at building the future of our great city. The coming year is going to be huge for us, and today I want to tell you about some of the great things you can expect from this city.