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Business owners want sign relief Sign committee listens as store owners sound off


Mount Pisgah Head of School John Marshall stands at the construction site for the new 48,000-square-foot addition to the school’s campus.

Mount Pisgah School gets $17.5M expansion under way Already raised $15.3M of costs By HATCHER HURD JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Steel girders are coming out of the ground at Mount Pisgah Chris-

tian School on Old Alabama Road that are the harbingers of the new $17.5 million, 48,000-square-foot expansion that will be the new upper school (high school). The good news is 87 percent of the required funding has already been donated or pledged. This is the latest phase in the school’s strategic plan. The expansion will allow the Pisgah

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Jean Ramsey, owner of Shabby Chic, an antiques and vintage clothing store, said the city is simply too restrictive — a complaint the task force heard repeatedly. By HATCHER HURD “Doing business in the city is so restrictive, even down to displaying balloons,” JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Ramsey said. “They weren’t Johns Creek sign task force allowed even for our grand held a public hearing March opening.” 26 to get community feedAll business owners in her back on city sign ordinances shopping center agreed, she — and the business commusaid. nity took full advantage. “We understand there has The sign to be limits,” she ordinances said, “but the rehave not been strictions are just reviewed since too broad.” the creation of Another comthe city in 2006. mon complaint The Johns Creek was that permitChamber of ted signs are Commerce has often too small to requested the be seen from the city do so. street. Johns Creek “They are so Chamber Presismall, they are dent John Besimply ineffecmont said it was tive,” Ramsey JEAN RAMSEY, the No. 1 issue said. “We are not Owner of Shabby Chic among chamber even allowed to members. put up a ‘Coming The city is in Soon’ sign or a a public-private partnership ‘Now Open’ sign to let people to fund Johns Creek Advanknow we’re new and open for tage, an organization charged business.” with not only attracting new Joe Huggins recently businesses to the city, but opened a new high-end masretaining and assisting the sage therapy business. city’s existing businesses. He said after he read the A task force comprised of sign ordinance, he wanted two City Council members, to find a location in another two members of the business city. community and two repre“If I could have found the sentatives of the homeowner right place, I wouldn’t have community wanted to hear come to Johns Creek,” Hugrecommendations and comSee SIGNS, Page 4 ments for consideration.

Doing business in the city is so restrictive, even down to displaying balloons.”


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DUIS & DRUGS All crime reports published by Appen Media Group are compiled from public records. Neither the law enforcement agencies nor Appen Media Group implies any guilt by publishing these names. None of the persons listed has been convicted of the alleged crimes.

DUI arrests ►► Roberta Lynn Fried, 47,

of Anclote Drive, Johns Creek, was arrested March 12 on Kimball Bridge Road in Alpharetta for DUI and speeding. ►► Andrew Tobie Francis, 44, of Bethany Creek Drive, Milton, was arrested March 13 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI and speeding. ►► Yaw Clement Darko, 34, of Anna Zanes Court, Cumming, was arrested Feb. 22 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane and failure to use turn signal when changing lanes. ►► Lauren Nicole Kostrub, 21, of Freemanwood Lane, Milton, was arrested March 7 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane and



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on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta and committed a criminal act by jumping over the counter and taking a cash register BATTLE drawer. Cobbs then entered a get-

away vehicle driven by Battle and then fled the scene. Battle and Cobbs were subsequently located at Battle’s home in Cumming. Cobbs was taken into custody, but Battle fled out the back door armed with an AK47 or similar weapon. Battle is still at large and is to be considered armed and

dangerous. Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577TIPS (8477) or online at www. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will keep all tipster information confidential.

driver to use due care. ►► Nicholas Jeffrey Horvath, 30, of Surrey Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested March 15 on Deerfield Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Robert Lee Murray, 25, of Covington was arrested March 15 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and child endangerment. ►► Tonya Zahra Shirvani, 38, of Sandy Springs was arrested March 6 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Seyed Rezvan, 58, of Beacon Hill Crossing, Alpharetta, was arrested March 10 on Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI. ►► Chandler Bryan Watts, 19, of Jefferson was arrested March 11 on Sargent Road in Johns Creek for DUI, underage possession of alcohol, open container, tag light requirements, no registration and violation of a limited permit. ►► Margarita Monsalve, 53, of

Brockham Way, Alpharetta, was arrested March 14 on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. ►► Robert Jason Hunt, 39, of Midland Court, Alpharetta, was arrested March 11 on Morris Road in Milton for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and expired tag. ►► Brandon Rayford Bush, 25, of Tucker was arrested March 9 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and no insurance. ►► Elisjah Sean Ramirez, 22, of Atlanta was arrested March 10 on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Jacob Louis Packman, 19, of Forest Place, Roswell, was arrested March 10 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence. ►► Courtney Deshon Fraiser, 24, of Brookhollow Lane, Johns Creek, was arrested March 12 on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek for possession of marijuana. ►► Daffy Upkins, 33, of Ellenwood was arrested March 15 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana, suspended license and tint violation.

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Calmwater Lane, Johns Creek, was arrested March 14 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana. ►► John Carter Grimes III, 18, of Park Creek Road, Alpharetta, was arrested March 14 on Brookside Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana. ►► Steven Tyler White, 26, of Duluth was arrested March 6 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and too fast for conditions. ►► Paul Gates Braas, 53, of Marietta was arrested March 8 For one Cumming resident, his alleged actions March 21 landed him in jail. According to police, an officer was stopped at a red light at Old Milton Parkway and Ga. 9 in one of the turn lanes. A car driven by Jason Wayne Ahumada, 37, of Cumming, pulled alongside the officer. Ahumada then “suddenly backed up approximately 50 yards,” and, crossing all lanes of traffic, pulled into the right turn lane and went north on Ga. 9.

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Cash, clothes taken from store ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two Macy’s employees were arrested March 16 and 17 for stealing from the company in two separate incidents. In the first incident, store employees said they saw Kristina Alicia Greaves, 24, of Atlanta, take two shirts and a pair of pants into a changing room. When she left the room, the clothing was gone. Employees were searched as they left the store and the missing clothing was allegedly found with Greaves in a bag. Greaves was arrested for shoplifting. The next day, an employee was arrested for stealing more than $2,000 from the store. Employees told police they saw Harvey Hubert Guess, 33, of Duluth, open two tills and pocket $130 in cash. Guess

was stopped by store loss prevention and allegedly admitted to taking as much has $1,935 from the tills over the past three months. He was arrested for felony shoplifting.

In 2 hours, thousands stolen JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Sugar Crest Avenue resident reported his home was broken into March 17 with thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash taken. The victim told police he left his home at 10 a.m. and returned two hours later. He found someone had broken in by prying open one of the living room windows. The victim said $400 in cash was taken from his children’s wallets in the kitchen. A $300 headphone set, $1,000 in electronics and nearly $4,000 in jewelry were also missing.

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Johns Creek hotel received dozens of threatening phone calls March 3, all allegedly from the same number. An employee told police the Hilton Garden Inn on Medlock Bridge Road received 45 calls from a number coming from Escondido, Calif., between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m. Each time, a woman was on the phone and, several times, made threats such as “you are going to die today,” or “there is a bomb in the building.” The last phone call asked for information on a specific employee. When staff told the caller they were calling police, the calls stopped. | Johns Creek Herald | April 3, 2014 | 3

Johns Creek woman killed in single car collision FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga.— A Johns Creek woman was killed in a single-vehicle collision on Monday night, March 31 on Ga. 400 in Forsyth County. Eden Sara Hersh, 50, was traveling southbound on Ga. Hwy. 400, just north of the McFarland Boulevard exit, around 8:15 p.m. when the Honda Pilot she was driving left the roadway and struck a concrete pole, according to Deputy

1st Class Mike Nelson of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Specialist Unit. Hersh was taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell where she died shortly thereafter from the injuries she sustained in the collision. She was alone in the car and no other vehicles were involved. No charges will be filed in the case.

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Sign task force ready to make ordinance changes Wants city more business-friendly By HATCHERHURD JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek sign task force will shortly bring forward recommendations to update sign ordinances designed to make local businesses more visible for customers, allowing them to thrive. The task force has met several times following its March 26 public hearing, and is now preparing some recommendations to bring to the City Council. First, however, it will have

Signs: Continued from Page 1 gins said. “Your ordinance just drives people away.” Jenifer Jensen, a St. Ives resident, did speak up for restricting “human signs” — where people hold up signs along the road and wave them. Jensen said St. Ives had problems with “homeless people doing that work” coming into their neighborhoods. Maggie Offenhauser owns Bubba’s Pet Emporium. She said her problem in Windward Villages shopping center was a Kroger monument sign that had been grandfathered. The sign ordinance allows for other businesses to

two more public hearings in conjunction with the Planning Commission and City Council. Among the concerns is the use of “changeable signs” especially LED (Light-Emitting Diode) screens and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), increasing maximum sign size, more banner use, sandwich signs and other options. “The role of the task force is to get businesses to stay in Johns Creek and to be successful,” said City Councilman Lenny Zaprowski, who sits on the task force. “So we have been asking the business community what they need.” Task force member Greg Ohmer, representing homeput panels on the monument signs, but as a grandfathered sign, this monument is labeled a non-conforming sign. To bring the sign into compliance and allow the same kind of panels similar panel signs have no problem getting, the city requires a rezoning hearing to do so. “Not only were we told we would have to pay for a rezoning hearing, we would then have to build a second monument sign. That is a huge expense. It’s just not realistic for a small businessperson,” Offenhauser said. Other business owners such as Mike Shannon who recently opened Lily’s Pharmacy complained that they are not allowed to park their delivery vehicles anywhere visible in the parking lot.

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Maggie Offenhauser, owner of Bubba’s Pet Emporium, makes a point during the sign ordinance task force public hearing. owners, said among the top areas of interest are concerns about visibility from the street, appropriate size of signs and making residents aware of businesses they might want to

patronize. Businesses in a building with office suites or retail suites are particularly hard-

Shannon’s delivery vehicle is “wrapped,” or has the business information displayed throughout the car. The city calls this a “portable sign,” and is not allowed to be parked. The prohibition is to prevent such vehicles to park permanently and act as additional signage. Shannon said he agreed with a prohibition on “clunkers” wrapped in signs to just be parked, but businesses should be allowed to park their legitimate delivery cars for convenient use. Even the Donamere community sent home owner’s association representative Lawrence Crzm to complain they could not get approval to put up a second entrance sign because it was also grandfathered before the ordinance was written. It is commonplace for subdivisions to have monument signs flanking the entrance,

but Donamere is not allowed one. Steve Zdanko, owner of Primo Italian Ice in The Walk at Johns Creek, said the mixeduse development is so far back from Medlock Bridge Road that signage allowed by businesses there are almost useless. “I have people who come in and tell me they never knew my business was here,” Zdanko said. Victoria Ganes, owner of a Roosters men’s grooming franchise, said she was surprised the sign ordinances were so restrictive. She is from southern California, and suggested they look at sign ordinances in communities out there that are less restrictive without being garish. “When I am allowed to put up banners, my business goes up 25 percent,” Ganes said. “I have some beautiful franchise signs, but I’m not allowed to use those.”

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Balloon party narrowly misses unscheduled dip By HATCHER HURD ROSWELL, Ga. – A party of five or more in a balloon just missed out on a dunking in a private lake off King Road in Roswell. Neighbors who share frontage around Kind Lake got quite a surprise Saturday morning, March 22. They got to look out their decks and windows to see a hot-air balloon descending to less than 10 feet above the water of their suburban lake, before generating enough thrust to get airborne again. Marsha Kowalski said she didn’t know what was happening until her dogs started raising a ruckus barking at the back door. “The dogs didn’t seem to like the noise they heard. I went outside and that is when I saw the balloon right off my deck. I thought they were going to take a swim,” Kowalski said. “I got the impression some alcohol might be involved. Anyway, they didn’t seem to be worried about anything.” The balloon was getting quite low and they seemed to be having trouble getting up again, she said. The balloon did manage to stay out of the drink, but then it barely made it over Kow-

I thought they were going to take a swim.” MARSHA KOWALSKI Roswell Neighbor

alski’s neighbor’s house and did get snagged by the trees beyond for a minute or two. “There were five or six in the balloon. Like I said, they didn’t seem to be alarmed or anything. But the people in the chase car were going crazy trying to follow. They watched it get out of the trees over Hamilton Park subdivision and keep going,” she said. The balloon passed over Marion Vinson’s house, another neighbor on the lake. She said she heard a lot of yelling and went outside to look. “I was probably the only one on the entire lake who did not think to take a picture,” Vinson said. “They got caught in the trees on the other side of my property, but all they did was laugh like crazy. I would have been scared of power lines or something but not them.” It was stuck in the limbs for a few moments but then pulled away and flew on, Vinson said.


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Emory JCH Auxiliary offers college scholarships JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to students in the community who are entering health care-related college or post-graduate programs. In the six years that the auxiliary has been offering scholarships, nearly $70,000 has been awarded to deserving students seeking a degree in a health care field. The Emory Johns Creek Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships – These $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have been accepted into a health related program. These scholarships may be renewable. Applications

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Gov. Deal declares April 26 Georgia Lacrosse Day ATLANTA – In recognition of the fastgrowing popularity of the sport of lacrosse within Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared April 26 to be Georgia Lacrosse Day. This official day of celebration takes place as the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference (SELC) celebrates their 27th annual Championship Tournament, which will be played in Johns Creek, from April 25 through April 27.

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Cities plan for future Use annual retreats for info By JONATHAN COPSEY NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Every year, city governments hold retreats. These retreats typically set the goals for the coming year and allow the mayor and City Council to meet and speak at length with department heads and directors about what should be on that list of goals. However, in recent years, especially during the recent recession, some cities have come under fire for hosting seemingly extravagant retreats. This year, however, it seems to be the opposite. Two cities in North Fulton – Johns Creek and Roswell – have not held a retreat and, as of right now, have no plans to hold one. Milton kept things at home when it held its retreat Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Atlanta National Golf Club’s clubhouse off New Providence Road. “We went over the budget and future goals for the city,” said Mayor Joe Lockwood. Lasting one day, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the roughly 25 people in attendance cost the city $342.09. “That’s everything,” said City Communications Manager Jason Wright.

“Including venue, food, drinks, snacks and supplies for all of council and staff.” In Alpharetta, they went further afield when they visited Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 19 and 20. The total cost of the retreat was $2,917, of which $1,692 was for accommodations. Alpharetta’s council did not go simply to see the Chattanooga ChooChoo. They went to view the downtown. “We try to visit a community that has something going on or completed something that we want to do here,” said James Drinkard, Alpharetta’s deputy administrator. Last year, they went to Athens, Ga., to look at the conference center there. Alpharetta is seeking to create its own conference center. Two years ago, the city went to Madison, Ga., to view its downtown and how it used the existing buildings. At the time, the plans for the City Center project were nearing completion. In Chattanooga, there was a plan. “They’ve done some interesting things,” Drinkard said. “Their arts and downtown district are adjoining and there are a lot of things they’ve done up there we are curious about.” With nearly weekly events, Alpharetta is trying to keep support and excitement in its own downtown in anticipation of the City Center completion.

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Pink Affair helps beat cancer Gala at Country Club of the South JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The 13th annual Pink Affair fundraising gala was held Saturday, March 22 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. More than 200 people were on hand for the festive event that benefits the nonprofit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. TurningPoint provides specialized and evidenced-based rehabilitation for women with breast cancer, including physi-

cal therapy, massage therapy, counseling and nutritional counseling.   The Pink Affair was chaired by Kathy Smith, while the auction committee was led by David Bercaw. Dean Crownover served as the evening’s emcee and auctioneer.  The evening included a competitive game of Heads or Tails, a silent auction with 100 items and a live auction featuring VIP tickets to the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a Georgia Tech cheerleading experience at a football game this fall and

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Sky Wash dedicated to eliminating thirst Part of World Water Day By JONATHAN COPSEY ROSWELL, Ga. — Sky Wash is under new management, and one thing that they set out to do is raise awareness of water issues around the world. New owner Jim Dudley has a track record of helping the needy. He is the founder of the Wash Away Thirst campaign. “We want our family and business to be different through our desire to live a more intentional life,” said Dudley. “Water is essential to our business and one of the biggest needs in our world today, so it’s obvious that we have a great platform for awareness and change.” The week of March 21-28 was dedicated to World Water Day, a day to raise awareness of the global need for clean water. Almost 1 billion people in the world lack access to clean drinking water. As a result 42,000 people die every week as a result. In addition, 80 percent of all sickness and disease

in developing nations is caused by unsafe drinking water. To help with this, the Wash Away Thirst campaign set a goal to supply 100 water filters to those in need with the help of SERV International and Just One: Africa. “A water filter means life and a future,” said Amy Churchill, co-founder of Just One: Africa. “These families’ funds are so limited, they must choose between education, food and medicine. With clean water, they can sustain quality of life because they don’t have to choose. Sickness from waterborne disease becomes a nonissue. Children stay in school, parents work and family health increases dramatically – allowing them to thrive. There are not many things with such return on investment.” The professional car wash industry is striving to conserve water. While washing a vehicle in the driveway at home uses about 60 to 70 gallons of water, all of that water, dirt and cleaning chemicals end up in the sewer, which drains into the river. Car washes recycle much of their water and filter it, so only 15 gallons of fresh water are used while cleaning.

“It’s a lot more environmentally friendly at a car wash than a driveway,” Dudley said. Sky Wash donated a portion of proceeds during the week to buy water filters and is also promoting local nonprofits and the goods in the store. For more about the Wash Away Thirst campaign, go online at Sky Wash can is at 11865 Ga. 9, Roswell.


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Chocolatiers take home first prize at Flavor of Georgia M Chocolat sisters recognized for confectionary excellence By HATCHER HURD JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – M Chocolat is already the confectionary shop that is everyone’s guilty pleasure up and down Old Milton Parkway. Now proprietors and sisters Maritza Pichon and Marlena Snyder have a new creation, the Blues Blueberry and Peach Bar. It was so successful it won statewide recognition March 18 at the annual Flavors of Georgia competition. It is sponsored by the University of Georgia and the Ga. Department of Agriculture. Pichon and Snyder opened M Chocolat in in 2011 to much local success. Last year they were runner-up in the Snack Foods category with a peanut and caramel bar. This year they won it all with their Georgia Blues Blueberry and Peach Bar. It was all part of Georgia Agriculture Awareness Day March 18 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. M Chocolate’s blueberry, peach and dark chocolate snack bar was chosen from more than 125 Georgia prod-

ucts to compete as one of 35 finalists in the 2014 Flavor of Georgia contest. They took the top prize in the Snack Foods category. There are 12 categories in all, including barbecue sauces, dairy products, adult beverages, confections and jams and jellies. “We had so many great contestants this year,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “It really highlighted the high caliber of the food products created by Georgians.” While Pichon and Snyder are thrilled to win, it is only one more step as they develop their business. Pichon is the business side of the business. A former CFO, she keeps the books and works on the strategic plan. Snyder is the artist-chocolatier who concocts the confections. “My sister is the creative one,” Pichon said. “I’m the taster. I’m quality control.” Both are committed to expanding their products with the hope of one day wholesaling their wares. “The state wants to promote its local growers using


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Gov. Nathan Deal, left, presents the top award for Flavor of Georgia in the Snack Food category to sisters Marlena Snyder and Maritza Pichon of M Chocolat as Ga. Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black looks on. local products,” Snyder said. “They judge on certain criteria – innovation, marketability, Georgia-grown ingredients, packaging and of course taste.” They chose blueberries for the main ingredient along with pecans because Georgia is the second-leading producer of blueberries in the U.S. just behind Michigan. “Most people don’t even know blueberries are grown in the state,” she said. Snyder says making the confections is her passion, and everything they sell is made on the premises. “Everything we make is as natural as it can be,” Snyder said. Since they started making the bars, they have sold $10,000 worth. Pichon said she agreed to be a partner but the idea was her sister’s. “My role is to help grow it. We don’t want to remain just a chocolate shop. We want to

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helps get connected to farmers markets.” Showcase events like the 2014 Flavor of Georgia competition help entrepreneurs spread the word about their products. Many competitors have gone on to land spots in regional and national grocery chains like Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Kroger and Harvey’s. For information about these products, see For more go to or 3960 Old Milton Parkway.


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School: Continued from Page 1 middle school to occupy the former upper school space, and the new building, named Geier Hall for the family that made an outstanding donation, will give upper school students 20 percent more space, said Head of School John D. Marshall. It is also to have state-ofthe-art technology capabilities and spaces where faculty, students and technology can come together. The expansion will also include: Flexible spaces where small groups can collaborate on projects. A chapel for the upper and middle school students where they will be groomed to the next generation of Christian leaders. A new dining hall with expanded space, natural light and multiple food options. It will also have a performance stage for music and theater. It will also have an outdoor patio. A media center of 3,500 square feet. “We have been blessed with

generous donors,” Marshall said. “We’ve raised more than $15 million in a little over one year in a campaign we call Building for the Future. We see it as a validation of the school and what people feel about what we’re doing here.” The building will show two stories from street level, but will actually be three stories with the first story built into the slope. Enrollment is up this year with a student population of 1,050 enrolled and a further 40 students to 50 students expected in the fall. Pisgah will graduate its largest senior class ever this spring. The ultimate goal is to have school for 1,200 students including pre-school. A future building campaign will expand the lower school, a second gymnasium and a fine arts building to expand current music and choral programs and will contain a black box theater for the drama program. “Our facilities are adequate today, but we want to be able to do more,” Marshall said. “The school’s mission is to be the best college preparatory school it can be and is unapologetically evangelical in its

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Mt. Pisgah School Accreditation Founded in 1986, Mount Pisgah Christian School’s mission is to provide an outstanding college preparatory education grounded in Christian faith and values. Pisgah is an independent, non-denominational, coeducational school serving children from 6 weeks old through 12th grade. Pisgah has a remarkable reputation for college acceptances. In 2009, 87 percent of Pisgah graduates were accepted to their first college of choice. In the Upper School, Pisgah offers and impressive number of Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Each year, students explore new interests and subjects during Pisgah’s “Mini-Mesters”. Innovative courses include: Forensic Science, Palates of the World, Introduction to Media Production, Baroque Painting, and Sports Ethics among others. Pisgah holds dual accreditation from AdvancED and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and is a member of numerous professional and educational organizations including the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), and the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

This rendering shows the northeast exposure of Geier Hall, expected to open for the 2015 school year. mission. “A Christ-centered curriculum goes hand-in-hand with stringent academic program.” This phase follows the $11 million Patriot athletic campaign three years ago. It paid off this past season when the Patriot football team was undefeated in region play and narrowly lost the state championship for private schools.

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First all-England match JTTF holds 2nd annual at Golf Club of Georgia table tennis tournament Brits meet in 17th Georgia Cup Match ALPHARETTA, Ga. – In the first All-England match in the history of The Georgia Cup, Brits Matt Fitzpatrick and Garrick Porteous meet Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p.m. in the 17th rendition of this unique amateur event at The Golf Club of Georgia. Fitzpatrick, 19, is from Sheffield, England, is the 2013 U.S. Amateur Champion and the No. 2-ranked amateur in the world. He goes up against No. 9 amateur Garrick Porteous, 24, the former University of Tennessee player who won last year’s British Amateur and lives in Morpeth, Northumberland, England. Serving as 2014 Georgia Cup Honorary Captain is three-time major champion and Hall of Famer Larry Nelson of Marietta, Ga., a match-play expert himself with a 9-3-1 Ryder Cup record. Walker Cup teammates in 2013, Fitzpatrick and Porteous will compete in the Masters April 10-13 at Augusta after spending the week at The Golf Club of Georgia, preparing for the season's first major. The Georgia Cup annually pits the U.S. amateur champion and the British amateur champ,

If you go What: All-England match in the history of The Georgia Cup When: Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p.m. Where: The Golf Club of Georgia but for the first time ever, they are both Brits. The two players will compete in an 18-hole match play competition Wednesday, must break the tie in The Georgia Cup, which is knotted at 8-8 through the first 16 years of the event. The British Amateur Champion has won three of the last four years, most recently with Alan Dunbar of Northern Ireland defeating U.S. Amateur Champion Steven Fox of UTChattanooga in 2013. Proceeds from The Georgia Cup benefit the Georgia State Golf Association Foundation and the Folds of Honor Foundation.  The Georgia Cup's major 2014 sponsors are Cisco and KPMG.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga.—On the weekend of March 8-9, more than 24 teams filled the Atlanta Table Tennis Academy in Johns Creek for the second annual junior table tennis team tournament. Young players from four major table tennis clubs and five high schools in north Georgia paddled in two level competitions. There were two divisions: Division A consisted of players with a rating above 2,500 and Division B consisted of beginners or players with a rating below 2,500. The victorious team of Division A was James Du and Jason Zhang, and the first place team in Division B was Michael Fu and Kevin Zhao. The event was hosted by Junior Table Tennis JTTF founders (second row from left) Betty Yu, Tom Feng and Foundation (JTTF). Ethan Jin presented trophies to tournament winners. The JTTF was founded in 2013 by three local high school students: Betty Yu, Tom Feng ments for junior table tennis players. and Ethan Jin. For more information, visit www.juniortTheir goal is to promote youth table tennis in America by raising funds for USA Table Tennis and organizing annual tourna—McKenzie Cunningham


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Networking with the business expo Annual Chamber event draws crowds ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s annual North Fulton Business Expo was March 27 and March 28 at the Marriott Alpharetta. Once again, the networking

event filled the ballrooms to capacity with businesses large and small from throughout the area. Participants got to shake hands, trade business cards and meet new peers. Medical companies, printing companies, restaurants and everything in between had booths set up. Many of the

vendors said they had come to the expo before. “This is our third or fourth year,” said Carla Liff, with BIS Benefits. “There is a definite benefit. We get to know people in the community and they get to know us. And you can always make good contacts here.” —Jonathan Copsey JONATHAN COPSEY

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The Chattahoochee High School 2013 6A State Runner Up and Region Champion Volleyball players will be assisting coaches during upcoming spring volleyball clinics and camps at the school.

’Hooch Volleyball has spring clinics, camp JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School varsity volleyball coaches will be hosting a spring skills/techniques volleyball camp for girls and boys in fourth through eighth grades on four days during two weeks in April. The spring clinics will be in the CHS gym from 4:30-7 p.m. April 14, 16, 21 and 23. Each session is $25 and includes a T-shirt for campers signing up for all four sessions. This is an opportunity to learn not only from the Chattahoochee coaches, but also from the 2013 6A state runners-up and region champion players. Then campers can continue building on their skills with more drills and scrimmages later at ’Hooch volleyball’s spring camp. Due to summer renovations planned at Chattahoochee, volley-




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’Hooch academic team tops in Fulton JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Chattahoochee High School Academic Bowl team won the Fulton County Academic Bowl Friday, Feb. 7. The team, comprised of seniors Julia Tallant and James Tang and juniors Nirav Ilango and Amith Punyala, finished in first place, ahead of second place Northview High School and third place Roswell High School. This is the second straight Fulton County Academic Bowl championship for Chattahoochee, and the victory gives them the opportunity to appear on WSB TV’s “High Q” show in the fall.

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Verizon to hire hundreds in North Fulton Customer service, retail, network, IT focus of jobs By JONATHAN COPSEY ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Telecom giant Verizon Wireless is bringing 450 jobs to Georgia this year – more than 200 of which will be in the Alpharetta and Milton area. Verizon has offices on Deerfield Parkway at the border of Milton and Alpharetta. “Since Verizon Wireless opened its doors in Alpharetta over 14 years ago, the company has been an integral part

of the area’s business and job growth. This announcement further solidifies Verizon’s position as a leader in our city,” said Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle. More than 200 of the available positions are for customer service-related opportunities at call centers located in North Fulton. The company is also seeking positions in retail, network and information technology. “As we continue to grow Georgia’s economy, cuttingedge technology companies like Verizon Wireless are critical to the production of innovative products and new jobs,” said Brandon Beach, president

of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. “Having lived in North Fulton for almost 20 years myself, I can attest to the area’s appeal to qualified workers.” Verizon Wireless employs more than 4,500 employees in the state, and over 72,000 employees nationwide. The company has been named one of the best companies for working moms by Working Mother for 13 straight years. Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT.” Those interested in applying for the new positions can find them online at www.


Verizon Wireless announced it intends to bring hundreds of jobs to Alpharetta and Milton. They currently have offices on Deerfield Parkway, in Milton.

Harry Norman Realtors honors agents

From left are Senior Vice President Todd Emerson with Amy Barocas, Phoenix Award recipient Katie Bellew, Donna Augello and Dan Parmer.

ATLANTA – Harry Norman Realtors honored its leading agents of 2013 at its Celebration and Awards Breakfast in Buckhead. President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Parmer congratulated the firm’s more than 1,000 associates, acknowledging their efforts in “making 2013 such a successful year with $3 billion in closed sales, an amazing 36 percent increase over the previous year.” Bonneau Ansley III of the Buckhead office was saluted as the No. 1 agent company-wide in sales and also the No. 1 agent in closed listing units. Pam Scudellari of the North Fulton office was recognized as the top agent in total closed units. The President’s Award for distinguished service in the profession, in the community and in civic organizations was awarded to Julie Altenbach of the East Cobb office. The highest Phoenix Awards were presented to Sandy Abrams of the Buckhead office, recipient of the Diamond Award for 45 years of Mil-

North Fulton agent Marny Midkiff was honored with the Phoenix Award. lion Dollar Club membership, and Fran Shivers of the Sandy Springs office, given the Platinum Award for 35 years of Multi-Million Dollar Club membership. —McKenzie Cunningham

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BusinessBriefs Alex Kim has signed an agreement to open a restaurant in Johns Creek later this year, while new multi-unit franchisee Jim McGlynn will open two restaurants, targeting sites in the Alpharetta and Perimeter Mall areas. To date, Burger 21 has 12 open locations and 19 franchised restaurants in development across the country. Last year, the company opened its first franchised restaurant in Atlanta across from the Mall of Georgia. An additional location is slated for development in North Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Midtown, Buckhead, Cumberland and Norcross. Visit for more information.

Pollo Tropical to open in Johns Creek Co-owners Antonio LoRusso and Wesley Lovvorn.

Cuoco Italian Table opens in Forsyth CUMMING, Ga. — Cuoco Italian Table sets the stage for Italian meals that are festive and simple, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. “Cuoco Italian Table is a whole new experience in Italian cooking,” said restaurant manager Antonio Lo Russo. The restaurant, 1475 Peachtree Parkway, recently opened and has started serving Sunday brunch that includes homemade frittata, eggs Benedict on homemade focaccia bread and capicola ham, shrimp and polenta Romana. Cuoco’s entrees are prepared by Chef Aaron Avers and his staff. The pastry chef is Vivian Munson. “We combine the quality of fine dining with the casual atmosphere and generous portions of a family gathering,” Lo Russo said. For more information, visit cuocoitaliantable. com or call 678-807-7472.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Pollo Tropical got final approval to begin work on their new restaurant location at State Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road. The restaurant first submitted plans two years ago. The restaurant was stalled because it did not meet Johns Creek Planning Commission guidelines, including a pitched roof and the color palette approved by the city. Last year, the Miami-based company opened locations in Alpharetta at 10900 Haynes Bridge Road and Cumming at 1510 Market Place Blvd. Visit for more.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Burger 21, a Tampa, Fla.,based burger franchise, founded by the owners of the Melting Pot restaurants, announced it has signed two new agreements to develop three units in the Atlanta area.


Sciplay receives 2014 Product Launch of the Year Award ATLANTA – Scientific Games Corporation announced that its Sciplay technology platform received the 2014 Product Launch of the Year Award from the Technology Association of Georgia. Sciplay is a scalable, flexible technology platform that securely delivers lottery and gaming content, player account management and payment processing through traditional digital and mobile channels. Sciplay launched in August 2013 as a replacement to the existing Minnesota Lottery subscription system and again in December 2013 as a new product offering with the North Carolina Educational Lottery’s new player subscription service. Both product launches were managed by Mike Brandsma, Sciplay product manager at Scientific Games, and a team of interactive technology professionals at the company’s Global Technology Center of Excellence in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.scientificgames. com.

Neil May joins Carmichael Consulting Solutions ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Carmichael Consulting Solutions, recently relocated to offices at 319 North Main Street in Alpharetta, has added a new member to its team. Neil May has joined the company as director of service delivery. May brings years of information technology (IT) expertise to the company, as well as a passion for MAY customer service. May will lead full-time support techs and contractors. Email or visit


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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Volcano Asian Bistro recently opened its doors at 5316 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. Featuring a sushi bar, the bistro serves freshly made-to-order Southeast Asian dishes from Thailand, China and Japan. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 678-366-9668 or visit

Georgia Eye Partners acquires Eye 1st Vision and Laser JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Georgia Eye Partners recently acquired Eye 1st Vision and Laser. The combined companies will move forward under the name Georgia Eye Partners. The addition of the former Johns Creek office of Eye 1st Vision and Laser (10080 Medlock Bridge Road) will be George Eye Partners’ third office in the metro-Atlanta area. The company currently has offices at Northside and Emory Midtown. Patients with questions about the acquisition should call the Johns Creek office at 770-623-3931. For more information, visit www.GaEyePartners. com.

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Lake buyers fear the past Zillow and Trulia – good or bad for real estate? It won’t come as a surprise to you that the Lake Lanier market is a different market than the rest. Housing inventory is, and has been, very low for some time now. That isn’t the case on Lake Lanier. The lake is a little more sensitive to seasonality than the rest of the market. Also, geographically, the lake is a much smaller part of the housing market, so it should be looked at differently. For home sales specifically on Lanier, the absorption rate (the rate at which the market will consume current inventory) is four times higher than the rest of the county. Currently, at the time of this article, there are 108 homes for sale in Forsyth County with a boat dock on Lake Lanier. Over the past 12 months, there have been 101 sales of similar homes – which equates to 12.8 months of lake inventory compared to 3.4 months of inventory for non-lake homes throughout the rest of Forsyth County.


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Are Trulia and Zillow good or bad for the real estate industry? That question is one of the most contested amongst real estate agents today. Not contested is the fact that both companies have enjoyed impressive revenue and valuation growth. Real estate agents subscribing to their “lead-generation” services represent the lion’s share of each company’s revenue. These agents pay on average $3,100 per year and $2,300 per year to Zillow and Trulia, respectively. Some of the good things about Zillow and Trulia: They provide greater listing exposure to millions of consumers. The addition of tax records, school ratings and other information to listings is good for consumers and makes the agents’ job easier. They level the playing field for newer agents and agents without many listings, give consumers access to FSBOs (for sale by owner), foreclosures and other non-agent represented properties, which paints a fuller picture of the available mar-

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bad. The sites’ property valuations are often way off, making agents’ jobs harder. They promote non-listing agents alongside listings that aren’t theirs, tricking consumers into believing they know the property, and they sell to any agent, regardless of experience. The title of “Premier” or “Pro,” the “leads” generated for subscribing agents, are low quality, non-responsive and a waste of time, and the cost of being a subscribing agent is too high for what you get. Basically, use Zillow and Trulia only as a reference. Go to a professional to verify and provide accurate real estate information.

Using a sales methodology improves win rates Is your small business using a sales methodology to enable a more effective sales process? Do all of your sales representatives adhere to your sales methodology to qualify and pursue new business? Most small businesses don’t follow a defined sales methodology, and subsequently, they sub-optimize their win rates and revenue growth potential. What exactly is a sales methodology? At its core, a sales methodology provides sales professionals with a framework and step-by-step instructions on all aspects of the sales process. Don’t confuse a sales process with a sales methodology. A sales process tells you

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Georgia’s first energy efficiency store opens in Alpharetta Business: SuperGreen Solutions Owner: Marvin Austin Opened: November 2013 What: SuperGreen Solutions is Georgia’s first energy efficiency store. SuperGreen leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions, making us truly a “one stop energy solution shop.” Launching SuperGreen provides an opportunity to do something with a purpose in an emerging industry and fulfill an

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The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 12. 6100 Lake Forrest Drive Northeast, Sandy Springs. Please call 404-873-1222 or visit sandyspringsartsapalooza. com.


The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the Third Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. Artsapalooza is one of the premiere art festival attractions in the Sandy Springs area and draws a large crowd each year to the beautiful treelined streets of Sandy Springs. Equal parts art show, music festival and street party, Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is the perfect way to kick of spring festival season in Atlanta. This festival will feature up to 150 local and regional artists representing disciplines in painting, ceramics, glass, woodwork, handcraft, mixed media and more. In addition to the selection of artwork, the festival will also include a lineup of gourmet food trucks, live acoustic music, children’s activities, and free parking and admission.

of “Cattle Drive in Roswell,” and other stories from the book “Blue Locusts” by author Marion Blackwell, to be held in the Historic Gardens of Great Oaks. 7 p.m. April 3. 786 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. Please visit

THEATER » Mello-Drama Productions presents “Oliver” at the Cumming Playhouse, the classic musical based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Show times vary. Through April 19. 101 School Street, Cumming. Please call 770-781-9178 or visit | Johns Creek Herald | April 3, 2014 | 19

concessions including gourmet food trucks. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists to benefit the local community. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 5 - 6. 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-1222 or




The legendary jazz vocalist Diane Schuur is coming to the Velvet note. With a long and prestigious career, including even a performance at the White House for the Reagans, Diane Schuur’s performance is sure to be spectacular. Tickets for the Sunday show have already sold out, so be sure to get the tickets for Monday’s show early. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. April 7. 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855-583-5838 or visit


EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT FORSYTH YMCA The Easter Eggstravaganza at the Forsyth YMCA will feature an Easter egg hunt, decorating eggs, face painting, Easter crafts and bounce houses. A great free event for the family. 2 – 4 p.m. April 6. Y Street, Cumming. Please call 770888-2788.

Come and learn about the publishing industry with accomplished young adult author Jackson Pearce at the NE/Spruill Oaks Library. Navigating the publishing world is tough, from writing queries and short summaries to how advances and royalties work. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. April 12. 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. Please call 770-360-8820 or visit


The Center for Puppetry Arts presents “Charlotte’s Web,” an adaptation of the novel by E.B. White, in which Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig become unlikely friends. Show times vary. April 10 – May 25. 1404 Spring St. Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404873-3391 or visit


The Roswell Historical Society will host a Theatre Night, featuring a dress rehearsal of “Camelot” at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. A preperformance reception will be held, featuring light refreshments and a silent auction. 5:30 p.m. April 8. 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Please visit



Presented by Gypsy Theatre Company at the Sylvia Beard Theatre (Buford Community Center), performing July 10-27. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. April 8, 9 and 12. 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Please call 770-870-7697 or visit


Featuring a wide assortment of native plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables, garden art and free presentations throughout the day, the Master Gardeners Plant Sale is a must for anyone with a green thumb. The funds received from the Plant Sale goes to supporting county-wide gardening projects, demonstration gardens and sharing gardening knowledge with the community. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 11 and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 12. The Barn at Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. Please call 770887-2418.


The Roswell Historical society presents a reading

Join the more than 20,000 people who attend the Atlanta Film Festival each year and enjoy an incredible variety of documentaries, shorts, narratives, animated films and more. As an Academy Award qualifying festival, this is your chance to be among the first people in the world to see the short films that could be nominated for best picture. 6 p.m. Through April 6. 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. North, Atlanta. Please call 678-929-8103 or visit


Into the Night Reviews is hosting the first annual Georgia Indie Author Event. This year’s theme is Sweet as a Peach, and more than fifty authors will be in attendance. The event will be donating food to a local children's charity, so any donations of canned goods would be greatly appreciated. 2 – 6 p.m. April 5. 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming. Please call 770-781-6974 or visit gaindieauthorevent.


The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 5 – 6, 2014. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, children’s area, live acoustic entertainment and local food and beverage


The Forsyth County Lions Club presents its First Annual "Breakfast With The Easter Bunny at Fowler Park. This event will feature a pancake breakfast with the trimmings, a visit from The Easter Bunny, plus various children's activities, storytelling and a performance by the local barbershop quartet, “Three Score and More.” All proceeds will be used to help low-income uninsured Forsyth County residents receive vision and hearing care. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. April 12. 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming. Please call 770-887-8478 or visit


JAZZ TRUMPETER JOE GRANSDEN Joe Gransden, a jazz trumpeter hailing from New York, will be coming to the Velvet Note. 7 and 9 p.m. April 13. 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855-583-5838 or visit


This Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the historic grounds of the Smith Plantation for Children ages 8 and under, who should bring their own baskets and enjoy finding candy-filled treasures. 10 – 11 a.m. April 11. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. Please visit


The Chastain Chase 6k will wind through beautiful and historic Chastain Park. The event benefits the Cancer Support Community Atlanta (an affiliate of Northside Hospital) and will fund support and education programs for cancer patients in the area. Event begins and ends at Road Runner Sports. 8 a.m. April 6. 3756 Roswell Road Northeast, Suite 16, Atlanta. Please call 404-843-1880 or visit


Sweep the Hooch is the largest river cleanup event in Georgia, traversing 60 miles and including 27 sites. Registration is required, so be sure to register for your preferred site early. 9 a.m. April 12. Various locations. Please visit

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Hardwood Or Laminate, Natural Tile Or Luxury Vinyl: What’s Best For Your Lifestyle (NAPS)—Anyone can have beautiful, functional floors— once you review your options. For ex­ample, you may have your heart set on hardwood, but laminate may be a better option given your lifestyle. Alternatively, you may admire tile floors, but you might be a lot happier with luxury vinyl tile (LVT). In order to make the right decision, consider three key factors—budget, wearability and maintenance. • Hardwood floors are a great choice under the right conditions. Nothing compares to the natural beauty, color, intricate graining and depth of shine of a hardwood floor. Not only easy on the eye, hardwood floors tend to be warm underfoot too. Quality hardwood flooring is a big investment but will last a long time and add real value to your home. Hardwood is timely and

timeless and completely authentic, and it comes in many colors, from nearly white to practically black and various warm shades of brown in between. Though there are many pluses to hardwood, there are some minuses to consider when deciding whether it’s right for you. Bear in mind, all hardwood is not the same; quality and pricing are big factors. Depending on the species, some hardwood floors can take a great deal of wear and tear and still look good. Others, though beautiful at first, show the signs of wear very quickly. In any case, you have to clean and care for it properly. This includes not using ammonia cleaners, oil soaps or a wet mop; using a professional hardwood floor cleaner to remove scuffs and scratches; and cleaning spills immediately.


Knowing the facts about different materials can help you choose the right flooring for your lifestyle. For these reasons, hardwood might not be the best fit for every home. • In some cases, laminate is a great alternative. Fortunately, for people who really like the look of wood, there’s an excellent—and much less expensive—alternative: laminate flooring. Through highly detailed digitized photography, laminate floors of today duplicate hardwood with tremendous realism that allows for a lower initial cost. What’s more, an inner cork subfloor on some laminate products helps tone down the noise and echoing attributes associated with laminates of yesterday. Unlike hardwood, a laminate floor will not fade. Pets can also be a problem for hardwood

flooring. Laminate, on the other hand, offers a durable wear surface that is highly stain, scratch and moisture resistant. Because of its durability, hygienic nature and ease of installation and maintenance, laminate floors have become a low-cost alternative to hardwood, stone and tile. • Is your heart set on stone? Natural stone and porcelain tiles are another popular way to pave your floors. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors, glazed or unglazed, and can be used plain, decorated or as part of a mosaic. Along with its beauty, natural stone flooring will likely increase your home’s resale value, and it only improves with age. Stone is also popular because every piece of stone is unique so no two floors are alike. Natural stone varies in hardness as no stone floor has a perfectly smooth surface. There is always a possibility that small chips or pits may show up and be more evident in certain kinds of lighting. It’s a good idea to match the flooring with the kind of activities that will be taking place, as soft, porous stone flooring is probably inappropriate for a high-traffic area. • Is tile the right fit for your family? A properly installed ceramic tile floor will outperform and outlast nearly any other. Glazed ceramic tile and porcelain resist stains, odors and dirt and can be cleaned

easily. Environmentally friendly, ­ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens or bacteria. It also does not burn or emit toxic fumes. It can, however, be expensive and difficult to install, and some people find tile cold underfoot. • Vinyl floors offer many perks. Luxury vinyl tile, which falls in the “resilient” flooring category, may be a flooring you should consider—especially if you’re concerned about pets and kids. Luxury vinyl tile flooring is a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms, as well, because it’s “no wax” and easy to keep clean. It’s durable, affordable, water resis­tant, easy to install and doesn’t fade or stain. LVT flooring comes in many colors, textures and patterns and can imitate wood grain, tile, even marble. Since it also comes in sheets, planks and tiles, there’s lots of room for self-expression. A talented installer can use contrasting sheet vinyl for large patterns. Tiles can be arranged any way you want, from checkerboard to stripes to diagonals. Plus, LVT are flexible and soft to walk on. They have a cushy “give” underfoot. Learn More You can find further facts on floors and decorating advice from the experts at the World Floor Covering Association at and (800) 6246880.

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Spring buying starts strong Spring is off to a great start here at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, as we have seen a good beginning to home buying for the spring season! And we’re not the only ones, according to “Realtor. com® Report: 2014 Home Buying Starts Strong.” The nation as a whole is off to a strong start for the season already finding inventory levels rising as there are more homes arriving on the market and home prices are rising. This booming market we are beginning to see, is enticing for both buyers and sellers. Many buyers have been very anxious to make a purchase, but rather discouraged with the limited inventory available through the past few months. On the flip side, sellers are now more enticed to put their homes on the market with the economy coming back and higher home list prices being more justified. According to the article, “The median list price for January rose 8.3 percent

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‘Roger Wise Jr. Day’ proclaimed by Senate ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell resident, retiree-volunteer, veteran and long-time Rotary Club of Roswell member Roger Wise Jr. was honored at the Georgia State Capitol when the Georgia Senate proclaimed Thursday March 13, 2014, to be “Roger Wise Jr. Day” at the Georgia State Capitol. Read by Sen. John Albers, Georgia Senate Resolution 888 commended

the retired pharmaceutical government affairs manager for his work on behalf of children’s health and veterans’ issues. An emotional Wise accepted the honor with his family in the room, looking on. The North Fulton delegation arranged for them to be in attendance as a surprise for Wise. —Jonathan Copsey

Ordinance: Continued from Page 4 hit. Their window space is limited, and many are shut out from panels on the strip center’s monument sign. On the other hand, the task force does not want more garish or brightly colored signs. “It’s all about finding a happy medium,” Zaprowski said. Zaprowski also spoke in favor of allowing wrapped vehicles (those with advertising attached to the body). “I find it curious that these wrapped vehicles can park anywhere in the city legally except in front of their own store,” he said. Many times businesses have to resort to variance requests. However, signs are also protected under constitutional right of free speech, so Johns Creek assistant attorney Scott Robichaux. He says the city should concentrate on form rather than content in granting sign variances. “The Supreme Court is explicit on what is an infringement of free speech. So cities should be careful in any discretionary aspects of an ordinance,” Robichaux said. City Zoning Administrator Justin

Kirouac outlined a number of changes that the task force has singled out for change: Allow degrees of change non-conforming signs. Usually referring to grandfathered signs, the ordinance currently requires 100 percent conforming to change nonconforming signs. It is proposed that allowing degrees of conformance is preferable to the “all or nothing” allowed under current zoning. Allow sidewalk signs (often called A-frame or sandwich board signs) of a certain height and width. Prohibit streamers and gas- or airblown figures. Allow limited use of balloons. String lights prohibition may be relaxed. Vehicle wrapped with store advertising may park in front of owners store but may not park next to street to act as a “movable sign.” Such vehicles may be prohibited from parking overnight and be required to be moved after store hours. Vehicle will also have to be registered and operable. Electronic message boards are under consideration but will limit the number of messages to one per day. Roswell and Alpharetta do not allow them.

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ATLANTA – Senate Resolution 415, a constitutional amendment prohibiting the Georgia General Assembly from increasing the state income tax above a set maximum marginal rate, received final approval from the Georgia Senate on March 20, after passing the House on March 18, by a vote of 120 to 54.  The resolution was proposed by Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Johns Creek), a longtime supporter of tax reform, and carried in the House by Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (RPeachtree City). “If approved by voters this November, Georgia will be the only Southeastern state that constitutionally prohibits income tax increases,” said Shafer. “This measure will help Georgia compete, attracting business and encourag-

ing job formation.” Shafer praised Speaker David Ralston, who cast the deciding vote in the House. The resolution required a two-thirds vote to pass. The constitutional amendment will go on the ballot in November, allowing Georgia taxpayers to limit state income tax rates with the question, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to prohibit the General Assembly from increasing the maximum state income tax rate?” If approved, the state income tax would be capped at the maximum marginal rate as of Jan. 1, 2015. The Georgia General Assembly would also be barred from imposing new state income taxes. The Senate first approved the resolution on Feb. 24 by a vote of 42 to 11. The resolution was co-sponsored by every member of the Senate Republican Caucus. —Jonathan Copsey

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Gardner-Webb University BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University announced that Carson Sears of Suwanee was among more than 550 students who recently graduated during its 2013 fall commencement exercises. Sears received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

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Ocee Orioles host Dog Days 5K April 5 to raise money for team trip to N.Y. JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Ocee Orioles 12U travel baseball team has not only been hard at work on the ball field, but has also been working hard to raise money to fund their trip this summer to the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational tournament in New York. Teams from all over the country compete in this weeklong tournament. The parents wanted the boys to earn their way not only by playing well, but also financially, so that they could appreciate the costs and the efforts needed to raise such funds. Fundraising also served to foster more teamwork and team building for

the boys. On Saturday, April 5, the team is hosting their third fundraiser, the Dog Days 5K, at Newtown Park. Participants are invited to bring their pooch along if they want. There will be awards for the top three in all of the five age categories, as well as an award for the fastest four-legged runner. Human treats and canine treats will be available after the race. Many vendors will be there including veterinarians, doggy day care centers and even pet adoptions. Visit for more information and to register for the race.

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Centennial athletes sign OFF seven letters of intent ROSWELL, Ga. — Seven Centennial High School students signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. From the baseball program, Chad Foster signed with West Georgia University. Ryan Tillman signed with Sewanee, the University of the South, and Hunter Phillips signed to play at Alabama State University. Tennis player Bryan Barnett signed to play at Piedmont College. Diego Torres signed to play soccer at Southern Polytechnic University, and lacrosse players Jake Sadd and Cole Woodward both signed to play at Guilford College. —McKenzie Cunningham

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Natalie Rames, a nursing major from Johns Creek, was named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Georgia College in Milledgeville. Rames was also inducted into the Sigma Alpha Omega sorority in November. Taylor Wood, an environmental science major from Cumming, was named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Georgia College in Milledgeville. Wood graduated from West Forsyth

High School in 2013.

BirminghamSouthern College BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mattie Gereben of Alpharetta was named to the Dean’s List at Birmingham-Southern for the fall 2013 term.

Eastern New Mexico University PORTALES, N.M. – Stefanie Fugarino of Suwanee has been named to Eastern New Mexico University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Fugarino is pursuing a degree in communicative disorders.

Beloit College BELOIT, Wis. – Senior Daniel Collins of Johns Creek has been named to Beloit College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

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Sailing the Caribbean Sea with Captain Ron My Lady Wife and There was a quality I were all prepared in Captain Ron that to take our second said there is Eastern Caribbean cruise with Standard Time and her sister and brotherthere is Caribbean in-law. They are a Time. Captain Ron is Executive Editor salty pair, veterans of definitely always on several cruises, and we the latter. And there is were looking forward no problem that can’t to sailing with them be solved with another again. beer. They made it a snap two years ago So with that in mind, our third on our inaugural cruise. We hardly day aboard this huge liner, Kathy and had to do much more than show up at I were stepping off the gangway for the airport. It was better than having our first shore leave. Personally, I was personal cruise directors. So we were happy to be standing on something that ready for more of the same when my didn’t move under me. The seas had sister-in-law got sick days before we been a little choppy, and I was only just were to leave and they couldn’t go. getting my sea legs. We were heartsick that they could The only problem is once you’re off not go, and apprehensive that now the ship, you don’t quite have your land we would have to solo. We were also legs back, which means you have a tenmore than a little worried that my Lady dency to lurch a little because the earth Wife and I would have to spend the isn’t rocking under you. next nine days together. Not “have a But I was determined to put a brave nice day, honey.” We’re talking 24/7 face on it, so off we went to find Captogether. tain Ron’s Pirate Cruise. Now his name No Thursday night poker for me and isn’t really Captain Ron, but he will forno Monday night quilt bees for her to ever be so called in my memory of that interrupt our constant companionship. excursion. The brochure on his website Just together. Was this going to be a said “Pirate Cruise aboard sailing ship vacation or a sentence? with snorkeling among wrecks and rum Then along came Captain Ron. punch.” If you saw the Kurt Russell movie Any brochure that ends in rum “Captain Ron,” then you know it is the punch sounded like a pretty good exstory of the uptight American couple cursion to me, so off we went. A 5-min(Martin Short and Mary Kay Place) who ute walk from the end of our pier, the hire Captain Ron to sail the boat they brochure said. What it didn’t say was inherited, but had to fly to the Caribfrom where we docked, it is a 15-minbean to bring it home. ute walk to the end of pier. Then we walked through the customs gate. Was this where we turn left for that 5-minute walk? No, I said 10 minutes later. That path led to the water taxis. But someone did point over to the next cove at some ragged brown sails sticking up on toothpick masts,



That left the boat with ragged brown sails – more ochre now – not so much tied up at the end of the dock as holding on to it. to say that was our Pirate Ship. OK, so they don’t have the crispest directions and no hint of a sign anywhere. Fifteen minutes later we walked up to the marina and looked out at the three boats moored there. Which one would be the Pirate Ship? Certainly not the catamaran. Likely not the motor boat that would only seat four comfortably, either. That left the boat with ragged brown sails – more ochre now – not so much

CITY OF ALPHARETTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Along with previously advertised items the following will be considered by the City Council on Monday, April 28, 2014 commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpharetta City Hall Council Chambers, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia. a. V-14-09/PH-14-07 Bridgeway Christian Academy Soccer Consideration of a request to change a previous condition of zoning in order to allow a sign on a soccer field. The property is located at 4755 Kimball Bridge Road and legally described as being located in Land Lot 163, 1st District, 1st Section, Fulton County, Georgia. b. V-14-11 Webb Bridge Low Impact Development Consideration of a request for a variance to the front yard setback from 35’ to 15’; a variance to permit storm water detention on a lot with a home; a variance to the typical City roadway section; and a variance to allow a 35’setback along Webb Bridge Road. The property is located at 4570 Webb Bridge Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 158 and 159,1st District, 1st Section, Fulton County, Georgia. Note: Georgia law requires that all parties who have made campaign contributions to the Mayor or to a Council Member in excess of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) within the past two (2) years must complete a campaign contribution report with the Community Development Department. The complete text of the Georgia law and a disclosure form are available in the office of the City Clerk, 2 South Main Street.

tied up at the end of the dock as holding on to it. With snorkels and fins in hand, we casually walked to over to it – there are really only two directions to go when you’re on a pier, and it would be just too embarrassing to turn around to go the other way. There didn’t seem to be anyone in charge, just two twentysomethings who seemed to shamble around the boat to some obscure purpose I could never quite discern. After about 10 minutes of that, they got off what by now that hollow feeling in my gut told me was the Pirate Ship and got into the other boat – not the catamaran – and left never to be seen again. It was then I saw a head appear at the hatch and began to rise up out of the bowels of the boat. I didn’t know it then, despite the faded and stained billed cap with a fouled anchor patch perched over the bill, but this was Captain Ron. As much as I detest the words “To Be Continued,” I am forced by the exigencies of time and space that define the limits of a newspaperman’s world. I will have to haul before the wind on this lee shore until next week. There I promise weigh anchor and finish this yarn.

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Johns Creek Chamber aces Golf & Tennis Classic JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Last Monday was a picture perfect day for golf and tennis. How fortunate the Johns Creek Chamber picked it for its annual Golf & Tennis Classic. The field was sold out, the weather came straight out of the Weather Channel’s sales brochure and a good time was had by all. Northside Hospital was the title sponsor. Hole Package sponsors were Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Cigartainer, Compelling Signs and the Johns Creek Chamber.

GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES: The golf outing gets off to a flying start.


Chamber Operations and Marketing Director Maria Rose and volunteer Shafiq Jadavji get ready to go to work.



Alpharetta Economic Development Director Peter Tokar III, left, and Appen Media General Manager Hans Appen are par for the course. Appen also won $500 in the helicopter ball-drop.

It was a great day for tennis as well as golf.


Volunteers Hector Carmona of First Citizens Bank and Fulton Commissioner Liz Hausmann point golfers to the 16th tee.



Here’s a happy foursome. From left are Jeff Glenn, Park Tilton, Bo Storey and Paul Creamer.

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Data based on the following: 2013 CVC Audit for Appen, 2013 ABC Audit for the AJC, 2013 CAC Audit for the Neighbor. Comparison only of circulation in Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, and Forsyth county.

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PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF JOHNS CREEK Rescheduled Meeting Calendar for April 2014 The Mayor and Council of the City of Johns Creek have changed their meeting calendar for April 2014. Both the April 14th and April 28, 2014 Work Session and Council Meeting have been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 beginning at 5:00pm with their Work Session followed by a 7:00pm Council Meeting. The meetings are held at Johns Creek City Hall, located at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 300, Johns Creek, and Georgia 30097. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at 678-512-3212 should you have any questions or need assistance. Joan Jones City Clerk

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Southeast Missouri State University CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Southeast Missouri State University announced that Kelli Mitchell of Cumming and Abigail Reed of Suwanee have each been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the fall 2013 session. Students named to the list earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Wofford College SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Dr. David S. Wood, provost of Wofford College, has announced the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester includes David Malone Blum of Roswell, Emily Anne Gaid of Roswell, Tara Savannah Hartford of Milton, Justin William Whitaker of Alpharetta and Logan Mackenzie Morris from Suwanee.

Bob Jones University GREENVILLE, S.C. – Bob Jones University announced that Corey Turner and Kyle Turner, both of Alpharetta, were named to the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester. Corey Turner is a freshman business administration major. Kyle Turner is a sophomore business administration major.

City of Johns Creek Notice of Concurrent Public Hearings on the Community Development Block Grant 2014 Action Plan and Proposed changes to the Citizen Participation Plan Purpose: Concurrent Public Hearings to consider the formulation of the 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)Action Plan for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia as requiredby Section 104 (a)(3) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and Federal Regulation 24 CFR 9;1 and changes to the City of Johns Creek, Georgia CDBG Citizen Participation Plan as required by Section 104(a)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act and by regulations at 24 CFR 570.486(a)(6). DATE AND TIME: LOCATION:

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Thursday April 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Taylor Farms Conference Room Monday April 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers Monday May 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers 12000 Findley Road Johns Creek City Hall Council Chamber, 3rd Floor Johns Creek, Georgia 30097

The 2014 Action Plan identifies how the CDBG federal funds will be utilized to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low to moderate income persons. Citizen input regarding the use of federal funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is vital; therefore, the following schedule for Public Hearings and Public Comment period is in force.The goal of the CDBG Citizen Participation Plan is to provide citizens of the community where CDBG-funded activities will take placean opportunity to participate in an advisory role in the planning, implementation, and assessment of the programs and projects. April 17, 2014 April 18, 2014 April 21, 2014

April 30, 2014 May 17, 2014 May 19, 2014

First Public Hearing on use of 2014 CDBG Funds and changes to the CDBG Citizen Participation Plan Start of required 30-day Comment Period,Draft Plan Posted Second Public Hearing Draft 2014 CDBG Action Plan presented to Council Draft changes to the CDBG Citizen Participation Plan presented to Council 2014 CDBG Action Plan Community Workshop 7:00 p.m. Taylor Farms Conference Room Close of required 30-day Comment Period Third Public Hearing 2014 Action Plan presented to Council Changes to CDBG Citizen Participation Plan presented to Council

Public comment is welcome and should be submitted to (Note: Current CDBG Program begins July 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015. The CDBG entitlement funds are expected to be $270,117for the 2014 Program Year.)A copy of all documents will be made available in the City Clerk’s office, located at Johns Creek City Hall, 12000 Findley Road, Suite 400, Johns Creek, GA 30097. The documents may also be viewed at the following libraries: NE Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022; and Robert E. Fulton Library at Ocee, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005. In addition, documents are available on-line at If alternative formats of documents are needed, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 678-512-3212 or email a request to Monte Vavra, Interim City Manager

ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA FOR DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN RFP 14-112 The City of Alpharetta is requesting proposals from highly qualified consulting firms to assist the City in creating an updated DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN. The Request for Proposals document will be available online Thursday, April 3, 2014, at our website,, and then choose the Bids Online tab. Proposals will be due on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department, 2970 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009. A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at City of Alpharetta’s Community Development Department Conference Room, 217 Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, beginning promptly at 1:00 PM. Participation in the conference is optional. However, it is advisable that all interested Offerors participate. For information, please contact Debora Westbrook at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department via email at or at 678-297-6052.

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RFI 14-1005 The City of Alpharetta is requesting information for WIRELESS ACCESS POINT /WAP TECHNOLOGY STANDARDIZATION FOR WI-FI ACCESS from qualified firms to standardize and deploy Wireless Access Point technology for WI-FI access for mobile devices for City business and guest usage. The Request for Information document will be available online Thursday, March 27, 2014, at our website,, then choose the Bids Online tab. Information will be due on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department, 2970 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009. For information, please contact Debora Westbrook at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department via email at or at 678-297-6052.

Bruce F. AcKinclose, Jr., 70, of Suwanee, passed away March 14, 2014. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Antoinette Giuseffi, 102, passed away March 16, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Greenlawn Cemetery.

Otis Bottoms, 75, of Cumming, passed away March 18, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Kathleen Grindle Hughes, 86, of Cumming, passed away March 19, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Linda Cato, 69, passed away March 18, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Greenlawn Cemetery.

Elizabeth Sweeney Lodewick, 61, passed away March 17, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Greenlawn Cemetery.

Jerry Clark, 71, of Suwanee, passed away March 21, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Sheryl Ann Cruz, 52, of Duluth, passed away March 24, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Bobby Neal Pruitt, 63, of Cumming, passed away March 20, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Jane S. Zucker, 68, of Atlanta, passed away March 25, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

CITY OF JOHNS CREEK Purchasing Division Medlock Bridge Rd. Improvements from Old Alabama Rd to State Bridge Rd Invitation To Bid #14-120 The City of Johns Creek is accepting formal sealed Invitation to Bid (ITB) from qualified construction firms for the above referenced project. Sealed ITB’s will be received no later than 2:00 PM on April 30, 2014 in the City of Johns Creek Purchasing Office, 12000 Findley Rd., Suite 400, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30097 at which time ITB’s will be opened and publicly read aloud. ITB’s received after the above time or in any other location other than the Purchasing Office will not be accepted. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on April 17, 2014 at 10:00AM at the City Hall location Chattahoochee Conference Room. Georgia Department of Transportation Standard Specifications (current edition) and applicable Supplemental Specifications and Special Provisions. The DBE goal for this project is: 12%. Bidders submitting a bid $2,000,000 or less must be either a prequalified contractor or a registered subcontractor with GDOT. Bidders submitting bids in excess of $2,000,000 must be prequalified with the GDOT. The City of Johns Creek, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d—42 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, part 21, Nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award. ITB packages and plans are available on the City of Johns Creek website ( Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office at (678) 512-3233. ITB’s shall be presented in a sealed opaque envelope with the ITB number and name clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. The name of the company or firm submitting an ITB response should also be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. TWO (2) ORIGINAL HARD COPIES AND ONE (1) COPY ON CD OF THE ITB MUST BE SUBMITTED. All offerors must comply with all general and special requirements of the ITB information and instructions enclosed herein. Monte Vavra Acting City Manager

Mike Bodker Mayor


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