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By JULIA GROCHOWSKI julia@appenmediagroup.com ROSWELL, Ga. — A U.S. District Judge sentenced former Roswell City Councilman Kent Igleheart, 55, to 20 years in prison for multiple counts of child pornography. The sentence was issued May 11. Igleheart was formally indicted in March 2017 by the DeKalb County Grand Jury for 15 counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor. He pleaded guilty to four counts of producing child pornography, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography in January. Igleheart was arrested Oct. 20, 2016 in a sting investigation by the DeKalb County Police Special Victims Unit. He was accused of inappropriate relations with a 17-yearold female. According to detectives, Igleheart had maintained an online

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The man then decided to check his mother’s Bank of America account, only to find five unauthorized charges. Altogether, the charges totaled over $13,000. They were all done via check. When the man checked the account’s settings, he saw an unknown number and two email addresses that he had not added. No one other than the man and his mother had access to the mother’s accounts. The man contacted the bank’s fraud department.

Prospective pet owner swindled out of $2,500 JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A woman reported April 30 that she had lost almost $2,500 after she had attempted to adopt a dog listed on Craigslist. The woman said that she was on Craigslist on April 28, where she saw a Yorkie dog that someone was trying to rehome. She sent an email asking about the dog and received a response that the dog could be obtained for free. That’s where the trouble began. The emailer asked the woman to

send $320 to a person in Pennsylvania to cover the shipping of the dog. She did so, and received a second email asking her to send $870 to a different person in Pennsylvania for a heat box to help regulate the dog’s temperature during shipment. The woman went to Walmart to wire the money. A third email was sent the next day asking for $1,220 to be sent to yet another individual in Pennsylvania to insure the dog. Once again, the woman went to Walmart to wire the money. She received a phone call from a man saying that the dog was on the way, and she would receive another call once the dog landed at the airport. She never received a second call. Suspecting a scam, the woman became suspicious of the transactions and called police.

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Officer suspended, then resigns Know your ballot over traffic incident on Ga. 400 By JULIA GROCHOWSKI julia@appenmediagroup.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. — An Alpharetta police officer was suspended after dashcam footage surfaced showing him using inflammatory language and mishandling a 65-year-old black woman during a traffic stop. The department is conducting an internal affairs investigation into the matter and has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent investigation as well. The department voluntarily released the video footage on its social medial channels May 10 with commentary from the police chief. Following public outcry after the video went viral, the officer, James Legg, resigned May 11. “I do not feel I will get a fair internal affairs investigation from you due to the comments you made on Facebook prior to interviewing any other officers, or even me,” Legg said in his resignation letter addressed to the police chief. “[I] will not subject myself to the investigation of an agency Chief who would rather care about public perception and political correctness over officer, suspect and the general public’s safety.” He added that he felt he “acted appropriately” during the incident and that his use of profanity had “immediate effectiveness.” On Friday evening May 4, police stopped a car on Windward Parkway near Ga. 400 after officers allegedly saw the car drift into another lane, “nearly causing a collision.” Initially, the traffic stop proceeded normally, but it soon escalated. Police said that the 65-year-old woman allegedly refused to sign the ticket they issued, and after being told that

NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Voters in North Fulton will receive either a Republican or Democrat primary ballot at the polls May 22. They will choose from a slate of candidates in statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, commissioner of insurance, state school superintendent, commissioner of labor and two public service commissioners. In addition, the ballot will include a list of candidates for almost two dozen state and county judicial seats. Elections for the state Senate and House feature far fewer contested races. The chart to the right is a rundown of candidates for state, school and county offices specific to voters in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell and Milton. The winners in each partisan race will face off with the opposing party winner in the November General Election. – Patrick Fox

There are aspects of this video… that simply do not represent who we are as an organization.” JOHN ROBISON Alpharetta Public Safety Director she would be arrested for not signing the ticket, the woman requested to speak to a supervisor. Those who refuse to sign a ticket are taken into custody, in accordance with Georgia law, but the courtroom is the “time and place” to dispute such actions, police said. The woman and an officer went back and forth several times, with the woman asking to see a supervisor and the officer telling her to get out of the car. When the woman did not step out of the car, the officer attempted to charge the woman with disorderly conduct. Backup, including Legg, arrived soon after. Dashcam footage then showed officers appear to drag the woman out of the car while one officer, later identified as Legg, shouted, “You’re not in charge. Shut the [expletive] up and get out of the car.” Footage showed five officers attempting to restrain the woman as she screamed. Near the end of the footage, the woman can be heard saying that she was about to have a heart attack. “As I was watching the video, I had some major concerns about what I was seeing,” said Alpharetta Public Safety Director John Robison. “There are aspects of this video… that simply do not represent who we are as an organization.” Robison added that he is committed

to being “100 percent” transparent with the public and that he “immediately” suspended Legg after he saw the video. The video has since been shared by the department on its social media channels, where the department has received backlash for accusations of racism. In response, Police Public Affairs Officer Howard Miller said that comments on the issue being a racial one are “unwarranted and inappropriate.” “At this time [May 11], we don’t believe that it was an issue of racism,” he added. Once the investigation is complete, the department will take “decisive and appropriate action,” Robison said.

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The economic impact of craft beer This week is American Craft Beer Week, a national celebration of small and independent craft brewers throughout the U.S. and the powerful impact they are having on cities and regions across STEVE STROUD the country. Executive Director, Roswell Inc Not only do craft breweries serve as a catalyst for creating a sense of place and identity within a community, they are also powerful vehicles for economic growth and sustainability. Craft beer by the numbers According to the Brewers Association, there are more than 6,200 breweries in the U.S. as of 2017, and 98 percent of those are small and independent craft brewers. In 2011, craft brewers accounted for only 5.7 percent of the beer market share nationally. As of 2016, they accounted for 12.3 percent and employed a workforce of approximately 130,000 nationwide. In Georgia, the number of craft breweries has increased from 20 in 2011 to nearly 70 at the end of 2017. In Roswell, we are proud to have four - which makes us tied with Decatur and Savannah for the second highest number in the state of Georgia. Craft beer in Roswell As most Roswell locals know, we’ve long been known throughout the region for our independent, chef-driven restaurant scene. This industry has established for our city a unique culture and identity, one that provides a solid foundation for the complementary industry of craft beverages. Our community’s entry into the craft beer industry really began more than five years ago, when our team at Roswell Inc took more than 60 community leaders to Asheville, North Carolina on one of our leadership trips. Our group included

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Should AP students have less testing? 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 personally agree with the stance that duplicate testing should be reduced, as I feel it is redundant and could possibly hurt a student’s grades. In addition, I support reducing testing for AP students to prevent students’ stress levels from rising. Currently, high school students can get easily stressed out from an overload of tests and quizzes, especially if they are taking AP courses. I believe that removing the stress of EOCs can help improve students’ mental health, which should be considered in schools. – Nishant Baglodi, Milton




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Children’s Charities continues efforts for all-inclusive playground Milton Summer Opener to raise funds By JOE PARKER joe@appenmediagroup.com MILTON, Ga. — Milton-based Children’s Charities is continuing efforts to fund an all-inclusive playground for children of all abilities, and this weekend’s Milton Summer Opener is the third event of the year to benefit the organization. The Summer Opener will feature live music, samplings of summer wines and beers and food trucks at Bell Memorial Park from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Children’s Charities co-founder Amanda White said the event is “a great excuse to party for a great cause.” The great cause is the organization’s proposed park which would include wheelchair swings, roller slides, sensory centers, a teach-cup whirl, climbing structures and Americans with Disabilities Act-approved picnic tables. The park will be placed within the Milton city limits. White said her organization has raised nearly half of the $500,000 price tag associated with the park. “We’re a 100 percent volunteer

Milton-based Children’s Charities will host The Summer Opener May 19 to raise money to build a park with wheelchair swings, roller slides, sensory centers, a teach-cup whirl, climbing structures and Americans with Disabilities Act-approved picnic tables. group,” she said. “All the funds go to the park.” Summer Opener will be the third

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and Denim in April. A Milton wine festival is also slated to benefit the group later this summer. Not only have these events raised funds for the park, they have allowed members of the North Fulton and Forsyth County community to get involved in making the park a reality. “Our volunteer count is up, we have more people involved and we have more people willing to donate to our silent auctions,” White said. The park also presents a unique opportunity for companies, who can sponsor the park’s amenities as well as have their name displayed on a donor wall. “That will be here for generations,” White said. “They are exclusive and it’s a long-lasting advertising opportunity.” To drum up community support, it also helps to have great events, and organizer Chuck Squires said the Summer Opener qualifies. The event will take place on the two baseball fields closest to the parking lots and along the walkway. Five food trucks will line the walkway with their offerings, while acoustic band Gray Matters plays to the crowd. Attendees can then visit either

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Milton actor stars in nationally released film Blake Cooper leads in ‘Measure of Man’ By JOE PARKER joe@appenmediagroup.com MILTON, Ga. — Milton movie lovers will have the chance to see their homegrown talent on the national stage with resident Blake Cooper starring in “Measure of Man,” currently in theaters nationwide. Cooper, 17, stars as Bobby Marks, a teenager who experiences a turning point in his life during a summer vacation where he learns to stand up against bullies while trying to keep his family together amid his parents’ pending divorce. Over the course of his emotional rollercoaster of a summer, secrets are revealed, lessons are learned, and Bobby comes to understand who he is and what makes up the true measure of a man. “The film will be relatable to everyone,” Cooper said. “Everyone has gone through something in their childhood that proves life is not easy. Some bad things are going to happen so you have to have courage and confidence.”

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. – North Fulton high schools are once again among the nation’s top high schools, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s recently released report of “2018 Best High Schools.” The publication’s annual list includes seven area high schools among the topranked 500 schools – drawn from a pool of nearly 29,000 public high schools across the country. Among schools in Fulton County, the list is led by Cambridge High, which placed 250 on the list of top high schools in the United States and sixth among Georgia schools, followed closely by Alpharetta (291 nationally, 7th in the state), Johns Creek (313, 8), Northview (322, 10), Chattahoochee (328, 11), Milton (342, 12) and Roswell (465, 15). “This is a tremendous honor for our high schools,” said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Jeff Rose, Ph.D. “Four schools in the top 10 in Georgia

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View the entire report by visiting usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/ rankings-overview and seven on the list are a reflection of the hard work of our students, as well as the teachers and administrators who inspire them daily.” US News has been compiling the list of top public schools since 2007. For the 2018 list, nearly 29,000 high schools across the nation were originally considered, before culling the list down to 6,500 named to the list, and only 500 earning top honors. Information was gathered from the 2015-16 school year. The list does not include private schools since students in those schools,

in most cases, do not take statewide accountability tests (such as the Georgia Milestones Assessments) which are mandatory for public schools. US News & World Report evaluated and scored the schools in four categories: students exceeded expectations in their states; underserved students performed better than the state average; student graduation rates exceeded 80 percent; and students were prepared for college-level coursework based on the percentage of students who not only took an Advanced Placement or Interna-

This is a tremendous honor for our high schools.” JEFF ROSE, PH.D. Fulton County Schools Superintendent tional Baccalaureate exam, but passed those rigorous exams. The schools were then ranked for medals, with the top-scoring 500 schools receiving gold medals; the next 2000 receiving silver, and the next 4,000 awarded bronze medals. All Fulton schools were awarded gold medals – the most of any district in the state. Of the 450 Georgia schools eligible for inclusion in the U.S. News Best High Schools list, only 107 received medals -- 16 were awarded gold medals, 48 earned silver medals and 43 received bronze medals. “The data show that it’s incredibly difficult to achieve a gold, silver or bronze medal under the U.S. News methodology,” said a spokesman for U.S. News & World Report. “Of the more than 28,000 eligible schools, less than three percent received gold… [demonstrating] the highest level of college readiness.”


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Fulton Schools gears up for summer projects By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@appenmediagroup.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The $886 million budget for the next five years of construction and enhancements to the Fulton County School System will include several high-profile projects in North Fulton. During the May 8 meeting of the Fulton County Board of Education, system leaders outlined the Capital Programs goals for the five-year cycle which runs through 2022 and includes dozens of projects and pieces. Included are major projects, including the STEM high school campus in downtown Alpharetta and the rebuilding of Crabapple Middle School, along with renovations and upgrades at several other schools in the area. “There are lots of projects [in the five-year plan], and, as with most capital programs, there are high priority items and lots of ‘touches’ to many other schools,” said Patrick Burke, Deputy Superintendent of Operations. The program is being funded by proceeds from the one-cent Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST), passed by voters in 2016. Also included is “capital outlay” revenue from the state for construction tied to increased enrollment.

As we execute the capital plans it is critical to constantly monitor the cash flow and the budget so that we can manage and successfully execute our program.” PATRICK BURKE Deputy Superintendent of Operations This is the fifth cycle of the SPLOST which was first approved by voters in 1998, and subsequently re-authorized every five years. Patrick Burke, chief operating officer for Fulton Schools, noted the Capital Program operates under a “pay as you go” plan, allowing projects to be completed without incurring debt. “As we execute the capital plans it is critical to constantly monitor the cash flow and the budget so that we can manage and successfully execute our

program,” said Burke. Although voters passed the current SPLOST referendum two years ago, the system is just in its first year of projects in SPLOST5. However Burke said a number of projects, including the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) School planned for downtown Alpharetta, received “early investments” from the School Board allowing work to begin prior to receiving SPLOST proceeds. During the May 8 meeting, board members approved an additional $7.3 million to the budget for the North STEM school, bringing the total budget to $68 million. The added funds cover the cost of the school’s auditorium, as well as the rising costs for construction in a booming economy. Burke noted the SPLOST5 receipts were originally projected at $931 million, but that estimated has been revised downward to $886 million. He noted reserve funds built into the budget hedge against any shortfalls to allow projects to be completed without delay. Capital Projects in Summer 2018 in North Fulton include: • Fire alarm replacements at Cogburn Woods, Lake Windward and Manning Oaks elementary schools • Security camera upgrades: Alpharetta, Cambridge, Chattahoochee,

Johns Creek, Milton, Northview and Roswell high schools; and River Trail Middle School • Track replacements at Alpharetta and Roswell high schools • Turf replacement at Alpharetta, Centennial and Chattahoochee high schools • Playground upgrades at Cogburn Woods, Shakerag and Wilson Creek elementary schools • Roof Replacement at Lake Windward Elementary Also slated this summer under the SPLOST initiative is the purchase of 70 propane-powered school buses, which are gradually replacing the district’s fleet of diesel-powered buses. Last summer the district purchased its first 90 propane-powered buses, and expects to have all 860+ buses in the fleet completely propane powered by 2022. Although the buses costs $6,000 to $8,000 more than diesel vehicles, they save $3,500 in fuel annually per bus and are cheaper to maintain. The new buses also have three-point school belts which provide an additional level of safety for students and are recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.




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Roswell Arts Fund study calls for performing arts center By JULIA GROCHOWSKI julia@appenmediagroup.com ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell is the perfect home for a new performing arts center, according to a new feasibility study by the Roswell Arts Fund. But a lack of funding may put a kink in those plans. “A performing arts space has the potential to drive economic development, increase tourism, reflect our local pride and activate our tag line: ‘Modern Spirit. Southern Soul,’” said Roswell Arts Fund spokeswoman Whitney Parks. “This space could strengthen our brand that Roswell is a place to live, work and play.” The Roswell City Council was slated to consider a proposal to advance the study this week at its regular meeting. Information about a site location and business model would be elements included in the new study. Roswell is not the only North Fulton city considering a performing arts center. The Johns Creek City Council denied further action on a proposed center May 7 when it determined the current proposal failed to provide a working business model that would pay for itself. Last year, the Alpharetta City Council

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were also interested in music, especially jazz, cultural-rich music, blues and gospel. The study concluded with three recommendations; • Develop a facility for music, music education, meetings and events. This would be a state-of-the-art, regionally-distinct facility for live music and would accommodate a capacity of 400-600 in the main performance area and an additional informal space for groups of 100 or less. Programming might include regular performances by an in-house band or ensemble; locally, regionally, and nationally touring acts; and outside rentals. • Build an all-year-round amphitheater space along the river • Renovate the Cultural Arts Center The Roswell Arts Fund has already requested funding from the city to begin business and site plans based on the recommendations. The city’s initial proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 has denied the funding request, but that may change as council members iron out adds and deletions to the budget before its adoption later this spring. For information on the study and its results, visit roswellartsfund.org.

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Potential Sharon Springs leaves businesses apprehensive By KATHLEEN STURGEON kathleen@appenmediagroup.com FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — According to the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, more than 1,800 businesses fall within the proposed boundaries of Sharon Springs, which come Election Day, could be Forsyth County’s second city. Residents who live within those boundaries will be the only ones with a chance to vote in the May 22 referendum. However, many of the businesses within the proposed boundaries are owned or operated by people who live outside the boundaries and therefore do not get to cast a vote, according to chamber President James McCoy. “They’re concerned because they will be impacted by the outcome of the referendum but are ineligible to participate and cast a vote,” McCoy said. “This does not necessarily mean that they are opposed to the new city – but are concerned about not being a meaningful part of the decision-making process.” It is difficult to say how the proposed city will affect businesses, McCoy said. The chamber hasn’t taken a position on the referendum, but instead has encouraged its members to learn more and engage in the conversation, he said. “There are simply too many unknown variables to address what that impact could be – both negative and positive,” he said. “The future of taxes, fees, permitting requirements, etc. remains unclear.” That uncertainty is also causing havoc for a group of business owners who are trying to form a community improvement district in the area. A CID is a self-taxing group of business and

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Driverless shuttle latest addition to ‘Assembly’ project If you have been in Atlanta long enough, Doraville may not be what you think about when someone says progressive development. But if you’ve gone by there lately, you know something GEOFF SMITH big is happening. Assurance Financial, gsmith@lendtheway.com For years, commuters on I-285’s north side have been forced to stare at a massive, lifeless shell that once produced cars for General Motors. City officials had entertained several ideas for that site. One was rumored to be the new Falcons’ stadium, which some said was spurned because they wanted a biotech campus. At the time, the idea of a biotech campus in Doraville to me really seemed laughable. I remember thinking that they would have been lucky to get that stadium. But here we are today, watching construction of Assembly. Assembly is the name of the project that will be what its developers are calling the largest transit-oriented development in Atlanta. The project will cost about $2 billion when completed. To understand the scale and size of this project, know that Avalon’s first phase in Alpharetta sold last year for $500 million. This project will take about five to eight years to build out and will include more than 10 million square feet of office towers, apartments, stores and restaurants. The project sits just west of MARTA’s Doraville station and already has a 60,000-square-foot film and television studio up and running. Renderings show mixed-use centers with walkable streets. The theme for the project has always been that it is a transit-oriented development. And the latest announcement keeps them in sync with that. The Integral

Assembly is the name of the project that will be what its developers are calling the largest transit-oriented development in Atlanta. The project will cost about $2 billion when completed. To understand the scale and size of this project, know that Avalon’s first phase in Alpharetta sold last year for $500 million. Group, which is developing the site, announced last week that it will implement an autonomous shuttle next year. The shuttle will hold about 12 people and follow a route from Assembly Yards to the Doraville MARTA station in 15-minute intervals. The announcement comes at a time when some experts and local officials are looking to autonomous vehicles as an alternative to rail expansion. The shuttles would still need space on the roads to operate, but would reduce operating costs to only gas and maintenance. If they are branded differently and attract new riders, they could reduce the number of cars on the road. The announcement from Integral also comes on the heels of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal to add more counties to the oversight of MARTA. The bill opens the option of a new sales tax for counties like Gwinnett and Cobb that would dramatically help fund MARTA expansion. And expansion of its current system is so expensive, that bringing in that kind of funding would be critical. Costs to expand MARTA’s heavy rail system have been estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Because of that cost, officials are seeking other transit options. MARTA announced plans last week to build 21 miles of light

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EVENTS: 5K SCRUB RUN AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FESTIVAL

What: Free health screenings will be available during the 5K and fun run. This family-friendly event will also include face painting for children, a bouncy house, free food, and music. When: Saturday, May 19, 8-11 a.m. Where: Emory Johns Creek Hospital, 6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek More info: emoryhealthcare.org/ johnscreek

TOUCH-A-TRUCK ROSWELL

What: Touch a Truck allows citizens of all ages a first-hand look at the equipment used to provide necessary services to Roswell’s families. When: Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.noon Where: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Suite 115, Roswell More info: roswellgov.com

FAMILY MUSIC AND WELLNESS EXPO What: The annual expo will offer free services, demonstrations and screenings. Face painting, inflatables and other activities will be available along with a local artist showcase. When: Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell More info: roswellgov.com

ALIVE AT 25 DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

What: This course is a highly interactive four-hour program that teaches young, ages 15-24, drivers how to take control of situations by taking responsibility for their own driving behavior. When: Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Where: Milton Police Department, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Ste. 107F, Milton Cost: $35 registration fee More info and registration: cityofmiltonga.us

What: Alpharetta’s weekly gathering returns with rotating food trucks and music each week. Six to eight food trucks from the Atlanta area will come out to help kick off the weekend early. When: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., through Oct. 11 Where: Old Roswell Street in Alpharetta’s historic district More info: awesomealpharetta.com

ALPHARETTA FARMERS MARKET

What: The Alpharetta Farmers Market features fruits, vegetables, natural meats, fresh flowers and herbs, and a variety of home goods. When: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., through October Where: Old Canton Street in downtown Alpharetta More info: alpharetta.ga.us

ROSWELL FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET TOUCH-A-TRUCK JOHNS CREEK

What: The Johns Creek Veterans Association will hand out hot dogs and water and will accept donations during the presentations. When: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-noon Where: Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek More info: johnscreega.gov

What: Don’t miss the opening day of the Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market. Mix and mingle with friends, shop for fresh items and enjoy talking to the vendors. When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. – noon Where: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell More info: roswellfam.com

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FULTON GOLDEN GAMES

What: For over 20 years, the Fulton Golden Games has helped mature adults stay physically active, socially engaged, and competitive, thus improving their quality of life. When: Opening Ceremony Wednesday, April 25, 8 a.m-5 p.m.; events through May 25 Where: Bell Memorial Park, 15245 Bell Park Road, Milton More info: cityofmiltonga.us

ATLANTA BIRD FEST

What: The event will feature exclusive, bird-centered field trips, workshops and speakers for both casual and experienced nature and bird observers. When: April 14-May 20 Where: Multiple locations throughout the metro Atlanta area More info: atlantaaudubon.org/atlantabird-fest

GARDEN TOUR MONDAYS

What: Enjoy a free 30-minute tour of the gardens and historic plants on the grounds of Barrington Hall. When: Every Monday, through Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. Where: Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell More info: roswellgov.com

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What: The Doobie Brothers have been delivering roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades. When: Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta More info: vzwamp.com

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY AND ALISON KRAUSS

Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss will perform live together. When: Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta More info: vzwamp.com

SPOTLIGHT ART: ROSWELL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

What: The society, with over 400 members, will participate in the annual Heritage Days, celebrating everyday life experiences in Roswell. When: April 2-May 31, all day Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell More info: roswellphotosociety.org

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TOLBERT YILMAZ SCHOOL OF DANCE SPRING RECITALS

What: Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance will perform their annual Spring dance recitals. When: Friday, May 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Additional shows May 19 and 20 Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell Cost: Tickets are $15 More info: roswellballet.com

ALPHARETTA ART IN THE PARK

What: This monthly outdoor market through Sept. 22 features local artists creating handcrafted work including pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry, clothing and more. When: Saturday, May, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Main Street and Milton Avenue More info: awesomealpharetta.com

What: Girls Who Code is a national club created with one goal: to close the gender gap in technology. This club is open to girls in grades 6 through 12. When: Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Where: Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta More info: afpls.org or 404-613-6735

HEALTHY AND PORTABLE MASON JARS

What: Mason jars make portable, portion-control meals a cinch - some don’t even need a second of cooking. When: Saturday, May 19, noon-1 p.m. Where: East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell More info: afpls.org or 404-613-4050

SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP

What: Learn when to start taking out Social Security, when to get the most money and more. When: Saturday, May 19, 1-3 p.m. Where: Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta More info: afpls.org or 404-613-4402




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ENERGY YOGA

What: Physical exercises to open and clear energy. Utilizes Qi Gong and meditation techniques. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear loose comfortable clothes. Adults only. When: Saturday, May 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Where: Ocee Library, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Alpharetta More info: afpls.org or 770-360-8897

MEDITATION CLASS

What: Every class will include guided meditation. Group leaders cover different topics that include the details of the energy centers, subtle system and more. All levels welcome. When: Tuesday, May 23, noon-1 p.m. Where: East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell More info: afpls.org or 404-613-4050

INTRO TO FINDING GRANTS

What: Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. When: Wednesday, May 23, 12:30-2 p.m. Where: Roswell Library, 115 Norcross St., Roswell More info: afpls.org or 770-640-3075

FOREIGN FILMS

What: This month’s foreign film is “Ushpizin,” (The Guests), an Israeli film from 2004. This film is rated PG. When: Thursday, May 24, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Where: Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta More info: afpls.org or 404-613-6735

PET ADOPTIONS:

FORSYTH COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER What: Pet adoptions When: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: The Forsyth County Animal Shelter, 4065 County Way, Forsyth County More info: 678-965-7185

FULTON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

What: Pet adoptions When: Every Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Where: PetSmart, 6370 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta Additional adoptions: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd. NW, Atlanta More info: 404-613-4958

PHOTO COURTESY GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Located at the north end of the Chattahoochee arm of Lake Lanier, Don Carter State Park Beach is an hour from Atlanta.

GET OUTSIDE, GEORGIA:

A peach of a beach What’s the best beach in Georgia?” Well, that depends. What are you looking for? A great place to take the husband and kids? A spot that’s romantic, but maybe a little different? A reSTEVE HUDSON mote stretch of sand Get Outside Georgia, aa4bw@comcast.net far off the beaten track…or maybe a beach that’s much closer? The good news is that no matter why you’re bound for the beach, Georgia has the beach you’re looking for. I wish we had room to talk about them all. But rather than covering the entire beach catalog, let’s take a look at one way to scratch your beach itch. Close to home: The beach at Don Carter State Park Sometimes you get the beach urge, but don’t have the time or inclination to make a long road trip. When that’s the case, look no farther than one of Georgia’s nearby state parks. “Several of Georgia’s state parks offer lakeside beaches, which are a great way to cool off during summer without a longer trip to the coast,” said Kim Hatcher, public affairs coordinator for

the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “Our beaches have roped-off swimming areas, so it’s easy to know where kids can swim. It’s also affordable since lake swimming is free and parking is only $5.” One such nearby beach getaway is waiting for you at Don Carter State Park, Georgia’s newest state park and the first state park on 38,000-acre Lake Lanier. Located at the far north end of the Chattahoochee arm of the lake, Don Carter is a great destination for anyone on Atlanta’s north side who loves the beach but doesn’t want to have to travel far to get there. It’s a perfect place to enjoy sun and sand without having to drive all the way to the coast. Like other state park beaches, this one features a roped-off swimming area with an adjacent bathhouse too. You’ll enjoy relaxing on the white sand and in the water (but note, there are no lifeguards, so keep a close eye on the kids). And when you are ready for a break from the sand, you can enjoy the park’s multi-use hiking and biking trail, which carries you through the neighboring hardwood forest…or bring your canoe or kayak (or rent a kayak or paddleboard seasonally) and explore one of several designated canoe routes

originating at the park. Don Carter State Park is a great place for a day away, but why stop there? The park offers a number of options for overnight stays, including two-bedroom hillside cabins near the water. You’ll also find two campgrounds – one developed specifically for RVs and another more primitive camping area for tents and hammocks. What if you’ve never camped before? That’s not a problem if you take advantage of Georgia State Park’s “First Time Camper” program, designed for folks who have never camped at one of Georgia’s state parks. You’ll be able to borrow gear (including a six-person tent, four sleeping pads, a camp stove with fuel, two camp chairs, one lantern and four roasting forks) and receive great advice as you get your campsite set up and ready to go. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags or blankets and your own pillows. Regular camping rates apply, as does the $5 ParkPass for the duration of your stay. As one first-time camper said recently, “I wish I’d found how much fun this is a long time ago!” Don Carter State Park is at 5000 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506, phone 678-450-7726. For lodging or camping reservations, call 800-864-7275.


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Cambridge wrestling coach inducted into National Hall of Fame Don St. James honored for decades of service By JOE PARKER joe@appenmediagroup.com MILTON, Ga. — Cambridge wrestling coach Don St. James was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma, May 6, an honor recognizing his three decades of coaching. St. James, along with over 40 other wrestlers and coaches, was inducted in a ceremony in Gwinnett County. “I’m just honored that people recognized what I’ve done in the wrestling world,” St. James said. “I’ve put a lot of time and effort into it, and while I didn’t

think I needed to be recognized, it is nice.” St. James began his wrestling career in the 1970s, and was a four-year collegiate starter with the University of Tennessee where he was nationally ranked and won numerous tournament titles. Following his graduation, St. James began his coaching career, which now spans 28 years. He coached with the universities of Tennessee and Georgia State before moving to the high-school ranks in 1993. Since then, St. James has led mul-

tiple Georgia schools, including a 15 year-year stint with Centennial before leading Cambridge beginning in 2012. During his tenure, St. James has led 50 state-placing wrestlers and has coached 13 GHSA individual state championships. Though his career is full of accomplishments, St. James said his biggest satisfaction is from helping young people on a path to success, whether on or off the mats. St. James said former wrestlers visit him and state that wrestling was crucial to getting them where they are today. “Winning state championships is nice, but I also get as much enjoyment out of a kid who was in trouble and

found wrestling,” St. James said. “Hearing from parents say this is where my son was going, but he started wrestling and working every day and is now going to a great college, that’s more important than winning a state ST. JAMES championship.” St. James said his career is far from over. “Right now Cambridge is doing so well in each sport, and we’ve had nine state championships in six years,” he said. “I’m excited to continue that success.”

Raiders advance to baseball semifinals Montiel powers Alpharetta in series over Greenbrier By JOE PARKER joe@appenmediagroup.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta punched its ticket to the Class 6A semifinals Thursday night with a dominant, 12-4 win over Greenbrier in the decisive Game 3 of their third-round matchup. After dropping Game 1 by a score of 10-3, the Raiders exploded for 28 runs in the second and third game of the series to advance. “Right now, I’m just feeling total elation,” head coach Marc Lassiat said. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to go to the final four either as a player or coach, and to be back in amazing.” Though the series came to an end with Lassiat’s players dumping a cooler full of ice water over his head in celebration, the Raiders’ fortunes looked bleak in Game 1. Alpharetta never quite looked settled in the series opener, allowing Greenbrier to take an early lead on their way to a 10-3 win. “They shocked us,” Lassiat said. “But I knew we would bounce back. I just didn’t know we’d bounce back so strong.” Just 30 minutes after taking a lopsided loss in Game 1, the Raiders were visibly looser entering the second game of the doubleheader and quickly turned the tables for a dominant 16-0 win in five innings. While Raiders’ starter Charlie Goldstein, who pitched a complete game, limited Greenbrier to just two hits with 10 strikeouts, the Raiders were led offensively by their leadoff man, senior Santiago Montiel. Montiel hit a grand slam over the left-center wall in the top of the second inning in Game 2 and sent the Alpharetta dugout into a fever pitch which remained throughout the contest. For Montiel, it was the first four of his incredible 11-RBI performance in the series. Montiel went 6-11 during the series where he hit three home runs and a triple. His home runs earned him Alpharetta records for most in a season and most in a career.

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Alpharetta’s Cole Hamel pitched a complete game in the Raiders 12-4 Game 3 win over Greenbrier.

Justin Kirby rounds third to score in the Raiders Game 1 loss.

“I’m overwhelmingly excited for [Montiel] and the week he’s had,” Lassiat said. “We’re just so happy for him.” In Thursday’s Game 3, the Raiders got off to an inauspicious start, but once again they wound up with a lopsided win. Greenbrier scored three runs in the bottom of the first off starter Cole Hamel, who hit two batters and surrendered a single and double. However, Hamel was in control for the remainder of the contest and threw a complete game. He allowed four earned runs off five hits with five strikeouts. “Hamel has been battling injuries all year, and he just keeps battling back,” Lassiat said. “We were close to taking him out early in the game. For him to push through and keep going, I think it shows the perseverance our kids have and what our coaches have instilled

in those guys.” And less than 24 hours after lighting up Greenbrier for 16 runs, Alpharetta’s offense continued to put on a showcase led by Montiel. The shortstop homered twice and added a triple for five RBIs. Drew Beiger was 3-5 with a double and an RBI and Noah Mendlinger was 2-4 with a double and walk. Ben Browning, Justin Kirby and Jack Barone all batted in runs. Eight of the Raiders’ starters earned a hit. The Raiders took a 5-4 lead with four runs in the fourth inning and added six over the final three frames. “Once the tide started to turn for them, you could feel the energy build as the game went on,” Lassiat said. The Raiders will be on the road in the semifinals, seeking a berth in the state championship against Region 6 champions Allatoona.




NORTHSIDE WOMAN

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The road to Harmony ‘Miraculous’ adoption completes family for Alpharetta couple By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northsidewoman.com NORTH FULTOn, Ga. - While most couples approach the “empty nest” phase as a time to focus on themselves, some decide to go back to square one -and see where life takes them. Marcia and Michael Fullwood of Alpharetta were successfully transitioning their four children to adulthood, when a beautiful baby girl, with a name to match, came into their world four years ago. Since formally adopting Harmony in 2014, the Fullwoods have found themselves right back where they started nearly three decades ago. “Well, I will just start this with — our sons are 30, our daughters are almost 27, and here we are, raising a 5-year old. Have our lives changed? You bet,” said Marcia of her whirlwind life. She and Michael loved being parents. After marrying in 2007 and blending their household of two boys and two girls, the couple seriously considered having another child. “We tried for a couple of years to have one of our own … [then] had an adoption ‘epiphany’ early in 2012,” said Marcia. Enter Harmony, who came into their lives in what she can only describe as a “miraculous way.” The Fullwoods had been approved by the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services as part of the “Foster to Adopt” program, which places

children in foster care while the department works with the birth parents to regain custody. “The fact we were older than the average new parents wasn’t a deterrent to us,” said Marcia, who was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. “We recognized Harmony, 4 1/2 the need for adop- years old. tive parents was great, and we knew we both had the heart to share our love with a child in need.” After months of waiting, the Fullwoods got a call that a baby girl was available to foster, and she could possibly be with them by Christmas morning. Harmony was 8 months old at the time and had been with her foster parents, Christina and Ray Appen, since she was only 3 weeks old. “Her foster mom made the unselfish and amazing decision to have Harmony move to a family likely to adopt her, and to do it in time to spend her first Christmas with her [new] family,” said Marcia. The Fullwoods met Harmony and the Appens at their home that same day. After a quick few days of communication, the Fullwoods met Harmony and the Appens at their church on Christmas Eve, where Harmony was already scheduled to play baby Jesus in the church Nativity scene. “We immediately fell in love with the

Adoption day. Michael holding Harmony, Marcia, Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr.

On a family outing. Michael and Marcia in back. Front L to R - MJ, Harmony, Serena, Brittany, and Dane. little lady,” said Marcia. “We brought her home, and began to recognize her as part of our family from that wonderful Christmas Eve.” Christina Appen said it was more than fate that brought together the new family at such a meaningful time. “It is nearly impossible to think God wasn't involved,” said Christina, who with her husband Ray, has fostered many children over the years. “It was so obvious that Michael and Marcia were the right parents for her.” At home, Harmony joined her four siblings in the close Fullwood family. Marcia and Michael met years ago when their boys were classmates and friends at Taylor Road Middle School. Their girls were also the same age and soon became best friends. “We credit the girls with the ‘parent trap’ hookup,” said Marcia, who has lived in Alpharetta since 2002. During that first year, the Fullwoods held their collective breaths as efforts were made by DFCS to complete the adoption process. In November 2014, the Fullwoods finalized Harmony’s adoption in a ceremony that crowded so many friends and family members into the judge’s chambers that a larger room was needed. “The judge loved what he saw – the community of people determined to help us raise our little girl,” said Marcia. Looking back over their three-year adoption process, Marcia said every moment was worth it. Though they endured heartbreaks, including potential adoptions that fell through, red tape and lots of waiting, all roads led to Harmony. In the past four years, big changes have occurred in the Fullwood home,

not the least of which is learning how to operate “newfangled car seats and baby strollers,” said Marcia. “Michael and I both had to learn about baby equipment a generation after we’d originally used them,” she said. “Technology has helped a lot [with parenting], but thankfully, nothing will ever replace good old snuggling, reading books together, tucking in at night, and ‘I Spy’ games on the trip to school.” Socially, the Fullwoods gravitate between empty-nester friends, family and new acquaintances who have children Harmony’s age. An accountant by profession, Marcia’s career also took a new direction after Harmony’s adoption. It started with a cake “bake off” contest at work five years ago, triggering a creative spark, and which led to a new passion. In 2016, she retired after 35 years in accounting and became a full-time mom and hobby baker. Last November, she traveled to England to enter the world’s largest cake decorating competition and emerged with a certificate of merit. “I truly feel I’ve achieved the perfect situation for me ... [full-time wife and mother] and something for me — exploring my newfound creativity,” said Marcia. For other parents considering adoption, Marcia urges them to follow their hearts. “Friends often remark about how difficult it must be raising a little one at my age...and it is not without challenges,” Marcia said. “But the rewards far outweigh the inconveniences. Harmony has brought immeasurable joy to our family. Opt to share your heart with a deserving child. The payback is life- and heartchanging.”


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SPORTS

Eagles Red Senior Select Feeder Team wins championship MILTON, Ga. — The Milton Eagles Red Senior Select Feeder Team won on May 6 the 2018 Georgia middle school lacrosse girls league championship, ending the season with a perfect 15-0 record. The Lady Eagles defeated Lassiter 9-8 for the title.  After jumping out to a 4-0 lead, Lassiter managed to claw back to take the half time lead 5-4, while taking advantage of Milton receiving eight penalty minutes in a short period of time.  Despite being down one and eventually two players the entire second half, Milton still managed to build a three goal lead late in the game that was good enough to secure the victory.

The Milton Eagles Red Senior Select Feeder Team ended the season with a 15-0 record.

Public Notice of Milton Charter Change Via Home Rule PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby provided that the City of Milton will utilize its Home Rule powers to modify the following provisions of its Charter. Section 1.12(b) – Specific, Particular Powers; Section 2.14 – Compensation and expenses; Section 3.15 – Voting; Section 3.20 – Codification of Ordinances; Section 3.22 – Powers and Duties of Mayor; Section 3.25 – Powers and duties of the City Manager; Section 6.28 – Capital Improvements; Section 6.30 – Procurement and Property Management; Section 6.31 – removing Purchasing in its entirety; and, Various non-substantive renumbering of sections and paragraphs throughout. These various changes will add or implement a definition of cultural arts and modify the definition of environmental protection, will strike language regarding the due dates for municipal taxes being the same as for Fulton County taxes, will modify the language regarding compensation to the Council to change from a monthly to biweekly form of compensation, will allow Council voting by electronic vote, will make various changes to the codification of ordinances and modify Charter language regarding the power of the mayor to appoint city council committees and the appointing of councilmembers to oversee various departments, will change the nature of authority provided to the city manager with respect to the execution of contracts, will change who can submit amendments to the capital improvements budget, will change language regarding procurement and delegation of contract signing authority, and will change various section and paragraph numbering throughout the Charter. A copy of the proposed amendment is on file in the office of Milton City clerk and in the office of the clerk of the Fulton County superior court for the purpose of examination and inspection by the public. This Home Rule Charter Amendment will be considered for approval by the City Council at its regular meetings on May 21, 2018, at 6 p.m., and June 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. Regular meetings of the City Council are conducted at Milton City Hall, 2006 Heritage Walk, Milton, GA 30004. This the 9th day of May 2018. ________________________ Sudie AM Gordon, City Clerk

Playground: Continued from Page 8 baseball field for more live music and all the summer beer or wine that they can responsibly consume. One field will feature summer wines, including white wines, roses, sparkling wines and champagne. On the other field, patrons can enjoy summer-style beers. Squires said there will be 60-70 different wines and beers available, including smaller production varieties and samplings from local producers. Both

fields will feature live music from Jack’s River Band and the Pioneer Chicken Stand Band. And like the Big South event, attendees can place an order for wines or beers they sampled to be purchased and picked up at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shop. Local artists will also be on hand to sell artisan crafts. “This event really has a true festivaltype atmosphere,” Squires said. Tickets are $40 for the first 1,000 attendees and $50 after. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.miltonsummeropener. com.

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DEATH NOTICES Angelica Bailey, 44, of Milton, passed away May 6, 2018. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. Elaine E. Jones, 76, of Cumming, passed away May 4, 2018. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Jane Murphy, 81, of Milton, passed away May 7, 2018. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. Raymond C. Paynter passed away May 3, 2018. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Nancy Hughes Sitton, 69, of Cumming, passed away May 7, 2018. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

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Alpharetta Presbyterian Dayschool is looking for a 4 day teacher for 4 year olds. Teaching experience with four year olds is a must and an early childhood teaching degree is preferred.    If you are interested in this part day position, please submit your resume to nancy@alpharettapres.com

The Drake House is a non-profit agency serving homeless single mothers and their children through housing and empowerment programs. The Roswell-based organization is vibrant and growing, offering a full-time position as Director Finance and Administration. The duties include management of all finance, accounting and reporting activities, as well as management of the HR and IT duties. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a mature leader with seven to ten years of accounting and finance experience. Minimum of BSBA in Accounting, MBA or CPA preferred. Full time with benefits. Please send resume to thedrakehouse@thedrakehouse.org North Fulton Community Charities

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Donation Door Supervisor: Supervise Thrift Shop donation intake and back door volunteers.  Requires heavy lifting. NFCC is a locally supported nonprofit organization serving the community of North Fulton. NFCC does require a background check, drug screen and e-Verify.  Job description and application available at  11270 Elkins Road, Roswell 30076 or submit resume to Tina Adams  tadams@nfcchelp.org.

Facilities Technician $16.92/hr (negot w/exp), full benefits. Primarily technical  responsible for the maintenance, repair, alteration and construction, supervision of City buildings, facilities & fixtures incl electrical, HVAC & plumbing.  Also supervises in-house custodial services, & coordinates/oversees contracted ser vice providers. Details w w w.suwanee.com. Application/resume: City of Suwanee HR, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024 or Fax 678-546-2120. E/O/E; DFW

TEACHER

Alpharetta Presbyterian Dayschool is looking for a 4 day teacher for 4 year olds. Teaching experience with four year olds is a must and an early childhood teaching degree is preferred.    If you are interested in this part day position, please submit your resume to nancy@alpharettapres.com


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NATIONAL ADVERTISING

Sales

Bargains

Legal Notices

Office Space for Rent

Garage Sale

Building Supplies

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE IN DOWNTOWN ALPHARETTA

ROSWELL Brookfield CC; 715 Brookfield Parkway. Friday 5/18, Saturday 5/19, 9am-4pm. Cleaning out YEARS of accumulation!

Pallets (2) approx. 200sf. total. Each paver 6.5”x6.5”. DOT approved for sidewalks and driveways. $500. 770-992-8970

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Fulton County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas

Biggest sale everhousewares, clothes, toys, antiques, furnituredownsizing. Sat. May 19th 8:00-4:00 5390 Skidaway Drive, Johns Creek Moving! Garage Sale Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19th. 8am-12pm each day. 7080 Sweet Creek Rd, Sugar Mill Subdivision. ALPHARETTA-30005 Windward: HUGE! Linkside and Landings neighborhoods. (at Douglas Road and Newport Bay Passage) Saturday 5/19, 8am-2pm

Moving Sale CUMMING Vi c k e r y Lake Subdivision; 6460 Pristine Drive. Friday 5/25, Saturday 5/26, 8AM-3PM. Household and more!

Yard Sale ALPHARETTA Newport Bay Passage/ Hartsmill Pointe Subdivision (off Douglas Road30005) multi-family. Saturday, 5/19, 8:00am-12PM

Animals Free to Good Home KITTENS Born April 404-274-2800

2018.

Furniture DINING ROOM TABLE, glass top, cherry inlay, 6 covered roll-back chairs $800. 404-889-3233 GLASS SOFA TABLE: 2-tier. Excellent condition! $100. 678-296-0020 GLASS COFFEE TABLE from Haverty’s. Excellent condition! $200. 678-296-0020 SOFA LOVESEATS: 2 beige, from Haverty’s. Good condition. $400. 678-296-0020 TEAK DINING-ROOM SUITE: Danish modern, 6-table setting, 80” wide hutch, 32” wide bar on rollers $5000. 404-750-3329. FREE-Sofa bed, queen size, good mattress. Royal blue. You haul. 812-243-1575 VANITY: Dark oak, mirror, 3 drawers, like new $100. 678-663-5953 DINING TABLE: Solid cherry 48” round. Leaf, pad, 4 upholstered chairs $650. 770-380-6646 BARSTOOLS 30” cherry 404-889-3233

(3) $300.

BEDROOM SUITE: Exquisite ash contemporary modern. Tallboy dresser, mirrored dresser (60” wide), headboard with side drawers, double bed $5000. 404-750-3329

CLEANING OUT AN ATTIC, GARAGE OR BASEMENT? SELL YOUR OLD STUFF! CALL 770-442-3278 TODAY!

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting proposed flood hazard determinations within Fulton County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Fulton County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are available for review, please visit FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).

Furniture

Miscellaneous

CHERRY HUNT TABLE with mirror, $700. 404-889-3233

GPS: GARMIN Nuvi 67LM, 6” with optional friction mount. $75, cost $150. Call 678-393-0521

Household DISHES: Large set of Noritake China, Mabel pattern $150. 770-864-5042

Home Decor INDOOR TREES: 2 large, with decorative pots. Excellent condition. $100/both. 678-296-0020

Miscellaneous FRIGIDAIRE FREEZER $125. 404-889-3233

Musical Instruments PIANO, Baby Grand: Elegant case, matching bench; warm, rich tone. Sacrifice $1650 obo. 678-445-3654

Recreation SKIS, BOOTS, POLES, womens’ and mens’ 7/1/2 and 9-1/2. $400. 404-889-3233

$40.

TREADMILL: Life Fitness incline. $200/ obo, 404-455-8845

DUNE RACER (kids) $100. 404-889-3233

BOWFLEX Sport , like new $200/obo. 404-455-8845.

STROLLERS 404-889-3233

YAMAHA 4-WHEELER 404-889-3233

kids’ $100.

Wanted to Buy

POLARIS 4-Wheeler 404-889-3233

Kids’ $100.

RECORDS: LP’s. Pay cash, Rock & Roll. Mojo Vinyl, Roswell 678-534-5042

Office(s) for lease on North Main Street (Alpharetta Highway) near downtown Alpharetta. Great visibility and convenient location to downtown Alpharetta and Windward Pkwy. Two adjacent spaces totaling approximately 1,000 square feet. $2,000 a month for both spaces or $1500 a month for the larger space and $1200 a month for the smaller space. Ready to move In mid May or June 1. Turn key ready to go! Easy, Even some furniture included. Low cost of entry. If you are looking for a great location and tired of working out of your home, this space is for you. Everything included, cleaning, trash pick up, utilities. Private entrance is available and Use of building conference room. Great space for professional services, or any local company needing convenient, affordable, space. Call Christina at 770-527-8178. This will go fast. Available in late May or June.

Cemetery

Real Estate

A R L I N G T O N MEMORIAL PARK 2 plots, $2500 each. 770-354-5915 leave message

Waterfront

ARLINGTON-SANDY SPRINGS 2 lots Pine Hill Section. $6000/both (1/3 current price!) 770-364-8208 Greenlawn/Roswell 2 lots. Crucifiction Section, 75-D, lots 3 & 4. $7500 each. 404-379-0220 or wrightrita@att.net GREENLAWN ROSWELL Beautiful, soughtafter location next to lake with fountain. Adjacent to marble/ stone bench. Shady, wooded hill above lake. Natural space for quiet meditation. For one casket or multiple urns. Please visit “Virtual Tour” feature, Greenlawn Cemetery website; choose “THE LAKE Location”. Lot 2-B, Space 4. $5200. Motivated! 828-891-2446; gilld@ earthlink.net

BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT! IT’S IN THE CLASSIFIEDS! TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL 770-442-3278

LAKE NOTTELEY 1-acre lakefront wooded lot, just 90 miles north of Atlanta in upscale mountaintop community with pool, clubhouse, stables and many more amenities. Motivated seller $149,000. 770-778-0290

Instruction Classes MATHEMATICS: Many students advanced to Ivy league. 20 years advanced experience, especially SAT. KAIST Mathematics B.S. Purdue Mathematics M.S. Your home $35/ hour. 404-933-7094. pauljkim1@yahoo.com

Personal Services Eldercare 14 years of reliable and affordable senior & pet care services. Sarah: 678-431-6233. We love animals!

Autos Wanted

Miscellaneous

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!!! 2002 and Newer! Any Condition. Running or Not. Competitive Offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-416-2330.

HOTELS FOR HEROES – to find out more about how you can help our service members, veterans and their families in their time of need, visit the Fisher House website at www.fisherhouse.org

Educational AIRLINES ARE HIRING Get FAA approved hands on Aviation training. Financial Aid for qualified students Career placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-686-1704

Financial Over $10K in debt? Be debt free in 24-48 months. Pay nothing to enroll. Call National Debt Relief at 866-243-0510.

Health & Medical VIAGRA/CIALIS 100MG/ CIALIS 20mg, 52 Pills. Call Today, we can save you cash! Call Now 800-375-3305 Generic VIAGRA 100mg Generic CIALIS 20mg. 80 for $99 GREAT DEAL!!!! FAST FREE SHIPPING! 100% money back GUARANTEE! CALL NOW 888-669-9343. Se habla espanol. VIAGRA and CIALIS USERS! 100 Generic Pills SPECIAL $99.00 FREE Shipping! 100% guaranteed. 24/7 CALL NOW! 888-445-5928 Hablamos Espanol VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60 pills for $99. 100 pills for $150 FREE shipping. NO prescriptions needed. Money back guaranteed! 1-888-278-6168 Se habla español

Medical OXYGEN - Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844558-7482

Miscellaneous LIVING WITH KNEE OR BACK PAIN? Medicare recipients that suffer with pain may qualify for a low or no cost knee or back brace. Call 844-308-4307 DIATOMACEOUS EARTHFOOD GRADE 100% OMRI Listed-Meets Organic Use Standards. BUY ONLINE ONLY: homedepot.com

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ADVERTISE HERE! Call 770-442-3278 or email us at classifieds@appenmediagroup.com




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Air Conditioning Air Plus Co Inc. 24/7 Service Service / Installation Affordable Rates Residential / Commercial Will Beat all written estimates 30 yrs. exp. Licensed and Insured Call Steve 678-270-8108 (cell)

If you’re over 50, you can get coverage for about $1 a day* Keep your own dentist! You can go to any dentist you want NO annual or lifetime cap on the cash benefits you can receive NO wait for preventive care and no deductibles – you could get a checkup tomorrow Coverage for over 350 procedures including cleanings, exams, fillings, crowns…even dentures

*Individual plan. Product not available in MN, MT, NH, RI, VT, WA. Acceptance guaranteed for one insurance policy/ certificate of this type. Contact us for complete details about this insurance solicitation. This specific offer is not available in CO, NY; call 1-800-969-4781 or respond for similar offer. Certificate C250A (ID: C250E; PA: C250Q); Insurance Policy P150(GA: P150GA; NY: P150NY; OK: P150OK; TN: P150TN) 6096E-0917 MB17-NM008Ec

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Free in-home evaluation! 5 Reasons American Standard Walk-In Tubs are Your Best Choice � 1 Backed by American Standard’s 140 years of experience � 2 Ultra low entry � 3 Patented Quick Drain® fast water removal system � 4 Lifetime Warranty on the bath Includes FREE AND installation American Standard Right Height 5 44 Hydrotherapy jets for an Toilet. Limited Time Offer! Call Today! � invigorating massage 855-888-7010 Receive a free American Standard Cadet toilet with full installation of a Liberation Walk-In Bath, Liberation Shower, or Deluxe Shower. Offer valid only while supplies last. Limit one per household. Must be first time purchaser. See www.walkintubs. americanstandard-us.com for other restrictions and for licensing, warranty, and company information. CSLB B982796; Suffolk NY:55431H; NYC:HIC#2022748-DCA. Safety Tubs Co. LLC does not sell in Nassau NY, Westchester NY, Putnam NY, Rockland NY.


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6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms FMLS 5992769

Offered for $1,499,000 ©MMXVIII Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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