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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Costco employee reported May 27 that the store’s burglary alarm had been tripped at night and close to $10,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen. Police met with the employee at 11 p.m. that night at the Costco on Jordan Court after the burglar alarm was activated. All exterior doors had been locked when police arrived and there were no signs of forced entry, officers said. The last store employee had left at 8:30 p.m.
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Stolen credit card leads to man’s arrest JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A man was arrested after he attempted to use a stolen credit card to pay for cab fare. Officers responded to a call by the taxi driver, who took the man from Marietta to Johns Creek. The fare totaled $103. When the passenger tried to pay the fare of $103, the card was declined. The name on the card did not match that of the suspect. The man said the card belonged to his girlfriend but was unable to provide a contact for the woman. Officers later called the woman who confirmed that the card was stolen and she had filed a police report. The suspect was arrested and charged with theft of receiving stolen property, theft of services, financial transaction card theft and giving a false name or date of birth.
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While conducting a walkthrough of the store, the employee saw that the thief had shattered the glass countertop for the jewelry counter. Several pieces, worth $10,000 total, were missing. Security footage showed a man at 10 p.m. exiting the front of the store after smashing the glass counter with a blue hammer or rod. He was wearing all black with pink gloves and holding a bag.
venile made a $100 “bet” while playing a video game in the store a week prior to the assault, but he said the bet was made playfully on the last shot of the game. The victim had seen the suspect after that day and no mention of the bet was made. However, on June 2 both teens were in the store and the suspect began talking about the money. When the victim was not looking, the suspect punched him, knocked him to the ground and continued striking him until he was pulled away by employees of the store. The victim was left with a mark to his lower right eye, his lower lip was bloodied and a tooth was broken. During the assault, the victim’s iPhone was broken and a store TV was damaged. The victim did not know the name of the suspect but knew his alias.
Trio of women shoppers wanted for clothing theft MILTON, Ga. — A trio of women allegedly stole items from the Milton Kohl’s twice in three days, including clothing worth $675 on May 25. A loss prevention officer said the three women stole from the store three days prior. They also went to the Kohl’s location in Cumming but did not take any items. On May 25, the trio returned to the Milton location and stole 20 shirts, three gym shorts and two pairs of pants. They put the items into Kohl’s bags and exited
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Man investigated for dispute with teen FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A man was accused of punching an 18-year-old in the face after the teen and his friends refused to leave a sports field. The teen said as he was leaving the Lanier Land Park field after playing with his soccer ball, when he was approached by a 56-year-old man. The man started yelling at the teen, telling him to hurry off the field. He then apparently took a swing at the teen “for no reason.” The man, however, said he went onto the field to assist referees with clearing the field. The head referee asked the teens several times to leave the field but they refused. The man said he then took the soccer ball and tossed it off the field to get them to leave. After tossing the ball, the teen ran toward the man and pushed him, so the man reportedly pushed him back. The deputy told both parties they were in the wrong and they should have both stayed off the field.
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Milton City Council begins abandoning golf course easements By JOE PARKER firstname.lastname@example.org MILTON, Ga. — Since it took ownership of the Milton Country Club in January, the city has had its hands full. First, officials needed to decide whether to continue the club’s tennis program and whether to operate the swimming pool. Decisions were also rendered on how the city would maintain a 140-acre property before it is opened to the public. The city is also in the initial stages of formulating a plan to convert a former golf course into a public amenity. The City Council Monday tackled
another issue arising from the purchase — the site’s easements on neighboring properties. Dozens of homes line the former golf course, each with either 50 or 75-foot wide easements. These areas of land sit on the homeowner’s property, but golfers were permitted to proceed upon them during play. That’s a major concern for those neighbors. Many citizens said because of the easements, park users would be able to access portions their privately owned land. The city quelled some of those concerns Monday, taking the initial step to
Milton road projects set to begin soon By JOE PARKER email@example.com MILTON, Ga. — North Fulton is awash with orange cones and detour signs as a bevy of road construction projects are underway. Things are no different in Milton where the city is looking to finalize multiple road projects while others are set to begin in the coming months. For months, much of the construction in the city has been concentrated in downtown Crabapple. Earlier this spring the city completed construction of the Mayfield Road sidewalks and repaved the stretch of road from the intersection of Mid Broadwell Road to Charlotte Drive. Right of way plans are being developed for the northeast Crabapple corridor project, which will extend Charlotte Drive to Birmingham Highway. According to Transportation Department engineer Sara Leaders, the city will begin right of way acquisition while final construction plans are developed. The project should open for construction bids this fall. The Itaska Walk corridor, which includes a roundabout along Crabapple Road at Crabapple Chase and at Birmingham Highway, is expected to be completed this summer. City leaders said the city will update the community on a
work schedule after discussions with the contractor. The city will also update residents on the roundabouts at Freemanville and Providence roads and at Morris and Webb Roads. At its June 4 meeting, the City Council approved a contract with CMES, Inc. for construction of the intersection improvements. The city is meeting with the contractor this week to discuss the project’s schedule and phasing before construction begins. City staff are currently reviewing intersection improvement alternatives for the intersections of Hopewell Road, Bethany Bend and Bethany Way. Upon completion of the review of each alternative’s operational performance, the city will present its concepts to the public for evaluation. Residents will have the opportunity to give their input on two local intersection projects this weekend. The city will be taking public input at the Beach Bash at Bell this Saturday for potential intersection improvements for Hopewell Road at Hamby Road and Thompson Road. An online survey and other forms of outreach will be conducted over the next few months with the concept phase for these projects completed this fall, Leaders said.
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abandon easements on 25 properties. “We don’t need [the easements], we don’t want them and the appropriate thing is for those to be put back into the name of the [property owner],” said City Attorney Ken Jarrard. There is a state statute, he said, to legally dispose of the easements by selling them to the property owners. The city’s resolution to abandon the easements allows the 25 adjacent property owners to purchase the 50 or 75-foot wide areas from the city for $1 through a quit claim deed. The sales will then be reported in the Fulton County Superior Court’s office.
The city is still working to address easements that contain golf cart paths. Those areas are a separate issue, and the city is still working to find a resolution to abandon them, Jarrard said. Both the city and property owners want the paths removed. But the city must first reach agreement with those property owners as to the condition the paths will left in when the easements are abandoned. The city must address how it will dismantle the paths, how to fund the work and what state the paths will be left in should the city decide to abandon the cart path areas on private property.
As expected, Fulton property values shoot upward Cities, county, schools will decide tax rates By PATRICK FOX email@example.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. — One year after sparking a firestorm of protests, Fulton County residents got their first look at updated property appraisals this month. Countywide, valuations are up by about 25 percent on average, meaning homeowners could face steeper tax bills this year. Right now, officials in Roswell and Alpharetta are poised to set tax rates on property to help fund their budgets for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. Both cities say they are waiting for Fulton County to provide them a final accounting of property values before they set that tax rate, although neither expects it to climb. Even if the tax rate – or mill levy – remains the same, however, residents whose property values rise will pay a higher tax bill. “We’ve heard a few comments about the appraisals coming in and that they’re really high,” Alpharetta Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard said. “We’ve heard, just in passing, some folks expressing some sticker shock over increases.” Alpharetta tried to buffer the shock by sending out notices to residents pointing out that the city offers the largest homestead exemption on residential property in the state — $40,000. The city also told residents how they can appeal their property assessments through the county if they feel the value is inaccurate.
“We’re fairly confident we’ll see a fair number of appeals coming through to the county,” Drinkard said. “Obviously we don’t know how many.”
Keeping an eye on updates Alpharetta is anxious to get a look at the county’s updated appraisal list for another reason. Earlier this year, finance staff learned of dozens of parcels that were “zeroed out” over the past couple of years when they were bought up for new development. The city counted more than 80 parcels that were eliminated from the tax rolls because they had either been consolidated into larger parcels or subdivided into smaller lots. Last March, Alpharetta officials estimated these parcels, currently carrying zero value, amount to tens of thousands of dollars in lost tax revenue to the city. According to city documents, in 2017, 82 new parcels were created in Alpharetta that currently have no – zero – assessed value. It cites one case where, in 2016, 22 parcels south of Thompson Street just west of Westside Parkway were consolidated into four parcels. Those 22 parcels carried an assessed value of $1.8 million in 2016, and were paying the city $10,350 in taxes. When they were consolidated into four parcels, their value was placed at zero by the county, and they currently have no tax bill. Moreover, the city cites a record of
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North Fulton County’s 2018 valedictorians NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — More than 6,000 diplomas were handed out to the Class of 2018 across the 17 high schools that make up the Fulton County School System. Special recognition was given to the two highest performing students, who were named the valedictorian and salutatorian at each school. (Note: All information provided by the student and/or the Fulton County School System).
Milton High School Valedictorian – Jean Moorman Jean Moorman will attend Georgia Tech in the fall where he plans to continue his pursuit of intellectual curiosity and personal interests. The son of Virginie and Nicholas Moorman (both world language teachers at Milton), Jean speaks four languages and his passions vary from coding to rapping, and from synthetic biology to sky-diving. Salutatorian – Abhisri Ramesh Abhisri Ramesh will attend St. Bonaventure University and George Washington School of Medicine as part of an 8-year combined B.S. /M.D. program. She is the daughter of Raman and Kalyani Ramesh. At Milton, Abhisri was involved in the Science National
Honor Society, FBLA, HOSA and the Science Olympiad. Her list of honors and achievements include Best in Category at the 2017 state Science and Engineering Fair, a Presidential Service gold award in Healthcare, and a 2017 National FBLA finalist in Electronic Career Portfolio. Abhisri is a National Merit semi-finalist, a Wellesley Book Award recipient and is a research intern at Emory. Outside of school, she earned a black belt in karate and is the co-owner of a tutoring company, hifivetutoring.com.
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Valedictorian - Seema Gupta Seema Gupta will be attending Princeton University in the fall where she plans to study chemical and biological engineering, with a minor in Spanish. The daughter of Sandeep and Amita Gupta, she is the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Book Award, is a National AP Scholar and a National Merit Commended Scholar. GUPTA At Alpharetta High, Seema was active in the Raider Ambassadors, Habitat for Humanity and the Student Council, where she served as parliamentarian of the Georgia Association of Student Councils. She won both a silver and bronze award for her scores on the National Spanish Exam, and received a Distinguished performance at the Fulton Forum for World Languages.
Salutatorian – Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence will be attending Vanderbilt University in the fall where she plans to major in biology on a premed track. She is the daughter of Bill and Cindy Lawrence. In high school, Jennifer was active in numerous organizations, including CATS and Flood, as well as serving as a Raider Ambassador, leader of the History Club and a LAWRENCE member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. She played lacrosse and was a football cheerleader for the Raiders. Outside of school, Jenna worked as an ACT tutor for Patrick Craig Academy.
Cambridge High School Valedictorian – Michael Wallace lll Michael Wallace III will attend Georgia Tech in the fall. At Cambridge, Michael was a member of the tennis team and was named the Male Scholar Athlete for 2017. He is also a National Merit Scholar; one of only 13 students in the Fulton County School System to earn the honor in 2018.
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Salutatorian - Alejandro Becerra Alejandro Becerra will be attending Princeton University this fall where he will study operations research and financial engineering on a premed concentration. He is the son of Veronica Becerra and Rafael Becerra. At Cambridge, Alejandro was involved in numerous organizations, primarily service-based, including National BECERRA Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society. He also played cello in the school orchestra and served as a pro bono peer tutor all four years of high school.
Johns Creek High School Valedictorian - Janet Huang Janet Huang will attend New York University – Leonard Stern School of Business – where she will major in finance. At Johns Creek, she was involved with the school orchestra as the operations manager and concertmaster, dance (ballet & Chinese folk dance), Student Leadership Johns Creek, Science Olympiad, National HUANG Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Beta Club, Beethoven Chamber Orchestra concertmaster, church camp and mission trip counselor. Janet is the recipient of the
SCHOOLS Conrad Innovation Challenge Finalist. Salutatorian - Eric Mei Eric Mei will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall. At Johns Creek, he earned numerous awards including 2018 Star Student, National AP Scholar, National Merit Scholarship, Georgia Certificate of Merit, National Spanish Exam Gold Medalist, 2016 GHSA One Act Play 6A Region Winner, 2014 Ohio Valley MEI Debate Tournament Novice Policy Winner and 2015 University of Georgia Debate Tournament Novice Policy. He was also active in theater with leading roles in school performances, president of the Drama Club, president of the Thespian Society, co-president of the Habitat for Humanity Club and a volunteer for Student Conservation Association.
Roswell High Valedictorian - Ashi Awasthi Ashi Awasthi is the daughter of Govind Awasthi and Meeti Pathri of Roswell. She will attend Georgia Tech in the fall and pursue mathematics or engineering. Ashi graduated with a numeric average of 103, while taking a course load that included AWASTHI 10 Advanced Placement courses and two years of distance math through Georgia Tech. Ashi founded the Math Team, served as an officer for Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Pencils for Promise and Mu Alpha Theta. She participated in the Governor’s Honor
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Program and conducted research last summer with a professor at Duke University. Ashi has taken taekwondo for 10 years and plays the viola. Her favorite high school memory was playing viola at the Midwest Clinic, a worldwide conference for symphonies and orchestras during her sophomore year. Salutatorian - Jacqueline “Jackie” Stetson Jackie Stetson will attend Georgia Tech and major in chemistry and biomolecular engineering. She is the daughter of Ward and Cindy Stetson of Roswell. While at Roswell High School, she took 10 Advanced Placement courses and graduated with a numeric average of 101.21. Jackie has STETSON been an officer in the French National Honor Society, Flood Leadership and Chemistry Club. She was first violin in the Roswell High School orchestra for three years and spent several summers in Honduras doing mission work. Stetson was a cheerleader all four years of high school, and her most memorable high school moment is cheering for Roswell football in the state championship game in 2016 at the Georgia Dome.
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By CONNER EVANS firstname.lastname@example.org ROSWELL, Ga. — North Fulton Community Charities recently announced new board officers, including new president Jim Pope. The organization also announced that longtime board member Ed LaHouse, who had been with the charity since its inception in the early 1980s, will step down. North Fulton Community Charities has served the area since 1983 through its food drives, thrift store, food pantry, education programs and poverty simulations. The charity has also had a recent eye toward homelessness, helping create charity spinoffs including Habitat for Humanity in North Fulton and HomeStretch. As the new president, Pope will oversee the charity’s expansion to a new facility where it will move its administrative offices and expand its food pantry and thrift store. “The current building was busting at
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us we’ve got to do this or that, but the reality is you can’t sometimes. You don’t want to get in a situation where if you reach out too far you endanger the whole reason you were created.” LaHouse served on the board for 27 years and saw the creation of the charity when it was still called Roswell Community Charity. He, along with several other pastors in the area, chipped in what money they could to start a real organization to serve the community in 1982, he said. “We started with very humble beginnings,” he said. “Then we started to focus not just on helping people but how to get people out of poverty.” Awareness and understanding of the people they help is a big part of the charity’s vision. The charity has a poverty simulation to demonstrate how those in poverty live. “Poverty exists here just like anywhere else,” Pope said. “People come out of the simulation saying, ‘Wow. Now I have a greater appreciation for what these people are going through and how hopeless these people can feel.’”
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Beach Bash at Bell returns this weekend By JOE PARKER firstname.lastname@example.org MILTON, Ga. — After a successful inaugural event last summer, Beach Bash at Bell returns this Saturday for a night of live music, offerings from local food trucks and fun activities for kids. The event takes place June 16 with gates opening at 5 p.m. Attendees can set up blankets and chairs in the outfield of baseball field No. 6 to enjoy a performance from Jimmy Buffett tribute band A1A, which also performed at last year’s event. A1A begins its show at 8 p.m. and will be preceded by performances from the winners of the “Milton’s Got Talent” competition held earlier this year. The family-friendly event also features a field dedicated to children’s activities, including games, bounce houses and balloon art. More food trucks will be on hand this year with Patty Wagon, The Royal Pig BBQ, King of Pops and Let’s Taco Bout It serving up their offerings. Alcohol Heroes will have adult beverages for purchase. Community Engagement Manager Courtney Spriggs said the city is pleased to bring the event back after it received
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an abundance of positive feedback from the 1,100 attendees of last year’s inaugural Beach Bash. “People loved the band and atmosphere they provide with great music, pirates and audience interaction,” Spriggs said. “After last year’s success, even with the rain, we’ve made this our signature summer event.” Spriggs hopes the skies will cooperate this year after A1A’s performance was cut short last year, but said the band was excited to return to the city. Outside food and beverages are prohibited at the event, but attendees are permitted to bring coolers with water only. Parking is available in the Bell Me-
Milton residents packed Bell Memorial Park at last years Beach Bash. morial parking lot only. Roadside parking or parking in nearby neighborhoods is prohibited. “To help maximize parking, we’re encouraging nearby residents to consider
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City Center poised to open curtain on retail, restaurants Summer should bring first wave of shops opening in downtown By PATRICK FOX email@example.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Visitors to Alpharetta now have a pretty good picture of what their downtown will look like over the coming decades. Six years in the making, the city’s new downtown – an $85 million project —will begin the early stages of opening for business. “By the first of September, the entire site will be open, although not all of the stores will be open,” said Cheri Morris, president of Morris & Fellows, which heads the retail portion of the project. For the past year, much of the five-acre site has been cordoned off with fence and tarps as construction crews completed a mixed-use development that includes 20 retail shops, 11 restaurants, a four-story office building with retail on the first floor and apartments. DataScan, a technology finance service company, will be the sole tenant for the office building’s top three floors. The company is moving in this month. Morris said it’s unusual in the industry to have nearly all the sites leased before the first business opens its doors. “It is virtually unheard of to be fully leased this far ahead of opening,” she said. “This is a testament to the changing trends in retail. Today’s consumers are looking for authentic experiences and a strong sense of community.” The commercial phase of the project began in March 2017, two years after the city completed work on a new City Hall and 445-space parking deck on the 25-acre downtown site. The city also deeded space to a new Atlanta-Fulton County Library branch, which abuts City Hall. “We’ve expanded Alpharetta’s downtown historic district by six city blocks,” Morris continued.
All throughout the design and construction phase, she said, the buildings followed architectural precepts of the city’s history. Some of the buildings will be replicas of what stood on the site 100 years ago, she said. “And since downtown developed over the last century and a half, it was very important that we bring a similar generational feel to our property,” Morris said. “We did this through historically styled buildings and classical park spaces within a traditional street grid.” The retail model itself is new – at least in terms of the giant mall phase that swept the industry for close to 30 years. “We’re just an early adaptor to the retail revolution that is replacing the big-box retail with smaller spaces that give customers more choice and more hands-on service,” Morris said. Mikka Orrick, owner and operator of Shade Street Food, is all behind the idea. No stranger to the restaurant business, Orrick opened Ceviche Taqueria in Roswell 10 years ago and later added another successful location in Alpharetta. She hopes to open Shade Street Food in City Center this September. “I really wasn’t anticipating doing another restaurant until I saw the presentation for City Center,” she said. “I walked in, and Cheri sold me immediately… It was kind of obvious to me where [my next restaurant] needed to be.” Shade Street Food will be a full-service restaurant featuring chef-inspired street food along with local and global cocktails, craft beer and wine. It will seat about 70 customers, including outside accommodations. “I think it’s amazing,” Orrick said. “I’m actually from Alpharetta, I went to the old Milton High School. So I’ve seen everything develop from the time I could drive down the street and wave to people to what it is now.”
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The vacations are here Some of you know that last week I declared this summer the Summer of Leisure. As such, it was of great interest to me to learn that our metro area was ranked the 11th best city in the U.S. for a staycation. The study was undertaken by WalletHub and measured normally overlooked data like most swimming pools and tennis courts per capita, as well as the most GEOFF SMITH zoos, aquariums, golf courses, museums, Assurance Financial, spas, beer gardens and ice cream shops firstname.lastname@example.org per capita. It wasn’t any surprise to me to see that Orlando, Florida took the top spot. It’s hard to compete with a city that is surrounded by every theme park imaginable including the big ones like Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. And more obscure ones modeled after dinosaurs, alligators, Legos and the Bible. We also got beat out by Honolulu. I assume the report was completed before the volcanoes erupted a few islands away. But you know what they say, a day near an active volcano in Hawaii is still better than a day anywhere else on the planet. It’s also hard to compete with cities on the coast like Charleston, San Diego, San Francisco and Portland. Since most people go to the ocean to vacation, it makes sense that they were in front of us. Las Vegas beat us out too. But if you live there, you probably already have most of your life savings invested in the casinos, so you might have no choice but to stay home. And then there is Chicago, which I can’t knock. We did a short vacation there a couple summers ago and had a blast. So I think 11th is very respectable and something to be proud of. I actually think if they would have measured lakes per capita, we might have moved up a spot or two. If you have yet to delve into lake life, you are missing out. Lake Lanier is kind of the party lake with several restaurants and bars and a lot of boat traffic. But there are lakes all over with different styles, including some beautiful smaller lakes up in the mountains. We were lucky to get to go on our friend’s boat last weekend on Lake Allatoona. It’s a relatively quiet lake, close to the metro area, and with miles of undeveloped shoreline. We had a blast pulling the children around on tubes and anchoring in quiet coves. The metro area has become massive though. To the point where it’s not just the metro area anymore. The suburbs really are no longer suburbs, but their own little cities. What I mean by that is I live in Roswell. And there are awesome things going on every weekend here between free concerts along the river, the nightlife of Canton Street, a great performing arts program and tons of parks to hike in. I could stay
here and be entertained around the clock. Or, I could take a trip up to Alpharetta and find a whole different atmosphere of events, parks and entertainment. Or to Duluth, or head west to Marietta. I hear the square in Marietta has added a bunch of fun amenities over the last two years. Got to get out there. I hear the Taste of Marietta was a fun event – which is another thing. You could hit the “Taste Of” circuit and be content for most of the year. And whereas the suburbs aren’t really the suburbs, intown Atlanta isn’t really just intown Atlanta. It’s not one thing anymore. It’s an incredibly dense collage of unique neighborhoods, each with their own distinct style, festivals and things to do. You could spend a year picking a different neighborhood to visit each weekend. I’m not sure that will keep us from heading to the beach this summer, but it certainly will make the rest of the year more fun and interesting. Geoff Smith is a mortgage banker with Assurance Financial focusing on residential home loans for refinances and home purchases. Geoff Smith email@example.com 770-674-1433 Personal: NMLS#104587 Business: NMLS#70876 *The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the views of Assurance Financial Group
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Appen Media Group announces staff updates ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group has announced staff changes for its Alpharetta-based news operation. Appen announced on May 23 the promotion of staff writer Joe Parker to editor of the Milton Herald. Parker has previously worked as a freelancer for Appen Media and joined the company full time last January. “I am extremely excited to further my role with the Milton Herald and continue to provide its readers comprehensive coverage of local matters,” Parker said. Parker will oversee the Milton Herald and continue his PARKER role as sports reporter for all of Appen Media’s publications. “Parker has been an integral part of our newsroom from the day he got here,” said General Manager Hans Appen. “He is a tireless worker who pours everything he has into his beat and his articles.” Additionally, Carson Cook has joined the staff as a full-time reporter concentrating on Johns Creek. Cook is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was recognized by the communication department as the Outstanding Senior of 2018. COOK “I am genuinely looking forward to getting to know the North Fulton community,” Cook said. “I will do my best to contribute quality, in-depth reporting on local issues.” Cook previously worked as assistant news editor for The University Echo and most recently freelanced with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. “We are thrilled to add a reporter of Carson’s caliber to our newsroom,” Appen said. “She checks all the boxes we were looking for, not the least of which is a passion for community journalism and an understanding of the responsibility her job entails.”
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Roswell native joins staff as summer intern ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group welcomes a new summer intern to the newsroom. Conner Evans has joined the editorial staff at Appen Media for the next few months. Evans, a Roswell native and graduate of Centennial High School, is a rising sophomore at the University of Richmond. He plans to double major in English and journalism. When he’s not in class at Richmond, he is the new music director of the campus radio station, WDCE 90.1 FM. He is also on Richmond’s improv comedy team and club Quidditch team. He works on campus at a salad bar, and occasionally writes for the newspaper, though he has now shifted his writing focus to the radio station’s website. “I hope to bring a love of writing here,” Evans said. “I do so much in my free time that somehow my radio co-host and I wrote a 70-page radio drama, which will hopefully air sometime this fall. I also hope to bring some energy and curiosity that might spark some interesting story ideas while I’m here.” Evans said he wanted to intern at his local newspaper to learn how reporting and journalism operates at the foundational level. “Local news is where everything started
and print has always interested me more than other media,” Evans said. “I’ve been getting the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald for as long as I can remember. In fact, I can recall my high school lacrosse team landing on the cover a few times. Appen Media EVANS seemed like the perfect place for me to try out real reporting and see if it was something that I would want to continue doing in the future.” This summer, he hopes to gain as much experience as possible, becoming a better interviewer and improving his writing ability through working at Appen. After his first week with the company, an article Evans wrote was on the cover of the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald. “I was kind of shocked to see my first story grace the cover of the Herald, especially because it’s one of the first times I’ve ever used a real camera in my life,” Evans said. “It certainly became refrigerator material at home and made me feel accepted as part of the team here at Appen. Hopefully I’ll keep getting fun and important stories to cover for our community, which will also make my mom happy when she sees my byline.”
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GARDEN TOUR MONDAYS ALPHARETTA POP FESTIVAL Alpharetta PopFest is a free, family-friendly outdoor music festival that is aimed at raising awareness and funding for the research of Alzheimer’s disease. The day will feature music from six artists, as well as an interactive children’s show featuring original art and stories. Join the fun at Brooke Street Park, Alpharetta on Saturday, June 16, 3-9:30 p.m. For more information, visit alpharettapopfest.com. Looking to get the word out about your event? Submit it to our online calendar at NorthFulton.com/Calendar.
EVENTS: NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP What: Photographer Giddle Price will teach techniques for composing and executing beautiful photographs of nature. Participants supply their own cameras. When: Friday, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon Where: Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell Cost: $25 More info and reservations: roswellgov. com or 770-992-1731, Ext. 4
BEACH BASH AT BELL
What: Come out and enjoy food, drinks, vendors, inflatables and beach games followed by a concert by A1A, the official and original Jimmy Buffet tribute show. Free. When: Saturday, June 16, 6-10 p.m. Where: Milton Bell Memorial Park, 15245 Bell Park Road, Milton More info: cityofmiltonga.us
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What: Join us for a free group exercise classes with Fitness in the Park. All classes are weather-permitting and open to the public. When: Saturday, June 16, 9-10 a.m. Where: Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell More info: roswellgov.com
COMMUNITY CPR CLASSES
What: The Roswell Fire Department will host two free community CPR classes. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and must be a Roswell resident. When: Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Where: Fire Station 7, 8025 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta More info and registration: roswellgov. com or 770-594-6225
FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT What: Shred sensitive documents and recycle cooking fats, oils and grease,
fluorescent bulbs, and gently-used clothes and shoes. When: Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek Cost: Free; $5 fee for non-residents to recycle fluorescent bulbs More info: keepnorthfultonbeautiful.org
ADOPT-A-SENIOR FOR FATHER’S DAY
What: Help a senior know that someone still loves them by spending time with one on Father’s Day. When: Sunday, June 17, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Roswell Nursing and Rehab, 1109 Green St., Roswell More info: adoptasenior.net
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: Start the weekend early the third Thursday of every month with a free family-friendly festival. Free regular trolley service connects the two venues. When: Thursday, June 21, 5-9 p.m. Where: Canton Street and Roswell Square More info: aliveinroswell.com
ALPHARETTA FOOD TRUCK ALLEY
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
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What: Combines the Zumba Gold program with the strength training techniques of the Zumba Toning program, creating a health-boosting dance fitness program. When: Monday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. Where: Park Place at Newtown School, 3125 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek More info: johnscreekga.gov
SMART RECOVERY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
What: SMART Recovery Family and Friends uses science-based tools to provide support for those who are affected by the addictive behavior of someone close to them. When: Monday, June 18, 7-8 p.m. Where: DecisionPoint Wellness Center, 10700 State Bridge Road, Suite 6, Johns Creek More info: smartrecovery.org
What: Dive to the pool, and enjoy a free screening of “Leap!” Bring floats or lounges. The movie is free, but participants must pay pool admission. When: Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. Where: Roswell Area Park Pool, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell
“THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS”
What: Enjoy a fast-paced musical based on the classic tale by Kenneth Grahame using Bunraku puppets. When: June 11-16. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell Cost: Tickets are $5 each. Summer passes available at $30. More info and tickets: roswellpuppets. com
SUMMER PUPPET SERIES: “CINDERELLA”
What: Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. When: June 18-23. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell Cost: Tickets are $5 each. Summer passes available at $30. More info and tickets: roswellpuppets. com
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: MARGARET J. NOVOTNY
What: Margaret Novotny is a freelance photographer who loves to showcase nature at its best through vivid compositions that tell a story. When: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 1-Aug. 31 Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell More info: mjnovotny.photography
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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
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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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What: Participants will learn about the naturalization process and will receive free study materials and flash cards. Bring Green Card/Permanent Resident ID. When: Friday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Where: Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta More info: afpls.org
SUMMER READING: KEITH KARNOK
What: This award-winning ventriloquist uses magic to specialize in blending a meaningful message with fun and laughter. When: Friday, June 15, 11 a.m.-noon Where: Ocee Library, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Alpharetta More info: afpls.org
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Nurses now do more than ever (NAPSI)—The next time you visit someone in a hospital or other health care setting, you may be surprised at just how much of what happens there is done by nurses. Study Shows Recently released results from a University of Phoenix College of Health Professions survey found that the role of nurses has grown dramatically in recent years. More than eight in 10 registered nurses (RNs) say health care professionals besides physicians (nurse practitioners, registered nurses and so on) are playing or will play a larger role in the overall management of patient care. University of Phoenix, which offers leading-edge graduate, undergraduate, certificate and nondegree programs aimed at preparing students to improve the quality of health care in their communities and the industry, sought to understand the evolving role of nurses and what this changing environment means for the future of health care. In addition to playing a larger role in managing patient care, it found, about a third of RNs say they’ve seen an increased role in doing tasks traditionally done by a physician. This may be due in part to specialty tracks available to nurses, including nurse practitioner programs. “Our nurses play a pivotal role in getting patients back to health in an increasingly demanding environment,” explained Dr. Lisa Radesi, academic dean
for the School of Nursing at University of Phoenix. “As the health care industry continues to evolve to support an aging population, advanced technologies and a multifaceted insurance system, we must recognize the demanding work our nurses do and prepare them to be successful in this complex environment.” Looking Forward When asked how they expect their role to change within the next five years, RNs cited the following for most anticipated changes: • Increasing involvement with information systems (43 percent) • Increasing involvement with regulations (43 percent) • Increasingly greater role in the management of overall patient care planning (40 percent) • Increasingly greater leadership role (36 percent). About a third of RNs say they’ll be focusing more on the emotional wellbeing of patients, while nearly three in five strongly agree that good people skills are just as important as technical skills when giving quality care. A Promising Career As opportunities continue to increase in the profession—the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent by 2026—RNs say their facilities should focus on preparing health care professionals with greater leadership skills.
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Alpharetta approves funds to repair parking deck elevators By PATRICK FOX email@example.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Barely four years after they were installed, Alpharetta is facing a major repair bill for the two elevators serving its four-story parking deck near City Hall. The City Council authorized a contract June 4 for up to $126,000 to repair the devices which have been shut down since early May. Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz said the elevators have had ongoing issues since they were installed, but the problems have grown worse in recent months. There have been several instances reported recently where city employees and some private residents have been stuck in the elevators. The expense comes less than a month after the city broke ground on a three-level, $5 million parking deck on Milton Avenue, just west of downtown. That deck is designed to provide 187 parking spaces. It also comes just months before parking becomes a major player in the success of the city’s new downtown. Parking has become a major focus in the downtown area since plans were drafted eight years ago to virtually re-
Alpharetta could face a large repair bill for the elevators at the parking deck near City Hall. The elevators have been shut down since May. build the east side of Main Street into a City Center that is set for completion in the spring. The 26 acres running south
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of Academy Street will include dozens of shops, restaurants, a four-story office building and hundreds of apartments. The site is already home to a new City Hall, library branch and the 450-space parking deck. Problems with the elevators at the parking deck developed not long after the facility opened, Sewczwicz said. After a series of complications with the elevators, Alpharetta was asked to renew its service contract with the original installer, Genesis. “I believe numerous people in this room have been stuck on these elevators over that period of time, so that [renewal] didn’t have a chance,” Sewczwicz told the City Council. The city agreed instead to hire locally based ThyssenKrupp, the elevator manufacturer, as its service contractor. Technicians from ThyssenKrupp have been conducting troubleshooting tests on the elevators and have determined the hydraulic system may be at fault, Sewczwicz said. The contractor recommended that a series of tests be run to identify the causes. Most recently, Sewczwicz reported, the vendor performed a no-load pressure test of the in-ground hydraulic jack system that runs each elevator. The test involves raising the elevator to the top of the shaft and “parking” it. Measurements are then taken to determine if the elevator changes position over a period of 30 minutes. In the latest test, the empty elevator dropped ¾ of an inch, Sewczwicz said,
Problems with the elevators at the parking deck developed not long after the facility opened. After a series of complications with the elevators, Alpharetta was asked to renew its service contract with the original installer, Genesis. adding that it probably would’ve dropped more had it carried passengers. The repair contract allows ThyssenKrupp to determine whether the entire hydraulic assembly needs replaced or whether it can be repaired. Repairs would run about $70,000. If the hydraulic tanks need replaced, Sewczwicz said, it would require about eight weeks to manufacture news ones, then another two weeks for installation. “Given what has occurred at these elevators over the last three years, it would be staff’s recommendation to move forward with the $126,000 expense and replace the internal guts,” Sewczwicz told the council. “I wish I had better news.” The City Council approved the request, but asked that Public Works confer with the city attorney to determine whether some or all of the costs could be covered within the original warranty with Genesis. Councilman John Hipes said it would be important to explore warranty options before repair work commences. “If there was any indication that it was installed improperly or defectively, and it’s outside of warranty, are those options being explored?” Hipes asked. “We are exploring all the options for the reimbursement,” Sewczwicz said.
North Fulton hosts Corky Kell 7-on-7 tourney By JOE PARKER firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH FULTON, Ga. — The GHSA football season kicks off in North Fulton for the third straight year for the Corky Kell Classic 7-on-7 tournament. Milton, Blessed Trinity, Centennial and Roswell Area Park will host the event this Friday. The event will feature 10 local teams in the field of 35 programs. North Fulton will be represented by Johns Creek, Centennial, Blessed Trinity, Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton. Forsyth Central, West Forsyth, South Forsyth and North Forsyth will also compete. Teams will play four games Friday morning to determine seeds for the 35team single-elimination bracket tournament played that afternoon. The tournament will mark the first on-field competition for co-hosts Blessed Trinity who captured the 2017 Class 4A state championship. The Titans will play four teams from higher classifications — Peachtree Ridge, Brookwood, Lanier and Alpharetta — ahead of bracket play. After their deepest playoff run in program history, Alpharetta will show off their new talent in the backfield and secondary after graduating a number of seniors. Centennial comes into the tourna-
ment after placing second in the Region 7-AAAAAA standings last season and winning their first playoff game in 15 years. Knights quarterback Max Brosmer, one of the top-producing QBs in the state in 2017, will lead Centennial in the tournament. Rivals Milton and Roswell will face off in pool play. Both teams return multiple offensive and defensive starters but will also showcase new talent to fill the void of graduated seniors. South Forsyth returns to action with their lineups altered after some students were redistricted to Denmark High. The War Eagles went undefeated in on-field play during the regular season last year. West Forsyth will compete in the event for the second consecutive year. The Wolverines went 7-4 last season under first-year head coach Shawn Cahill. The Corky Kell tournament will give North Forsyth a chance to showcase its new offense after the graduation of quarterback Ben Bales who threw for over 3,000 yards last season. Johns Creek and Forsyth Central will look to rebound from disappointing seasons beginning Friday. The Gladiators went 3-7 and the Bulldogs were 0-10 in 2017. All games will be free to attend. For a full schedule or to view results, visit corkykell.com.
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Text Amendment to Article VI, Division 18 – C-1 Community Business District
Community Zoning Information Meeting (CZIM) at The Community Place at 2006 Heritage Walk Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor and City Council Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
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By JOE PARKER email@example.com NORTH FULTON/FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — North Fulton and Forsyth County teams proved to be among the best in the state again this year. Appen Media has compiled its list of the top teams from the 2017-18 season in all team sports. Blessed Trinity football — The 2017 Blessed Trinity Titans became just the fifth local team to secure a state football championship, doing it this season with a stingy defense and high-caliber offense to capture the program’s first state title. The Titans went 13-2 on their way to a Class 4A title, outscoring opponents by an average of 18 points per game. The Titans defeated four teams ranked in the top-10 in the state in the playoffs, including No. 1 Cartersville who entered their second round matchup with BT as the two-time defending state champions and riding a 41-game win streak. Though Marist denied the Titans their fifth-straight region championship, the Titans got the last laugh, downing the War Eagles 16-7 in the state title game. Chattahoochee boys soccer — Despite fielding seven new starters follow-
ing their 2017 state title, Chattahoochee earned its second straight state championship. The Cougars’ physical play, scoring ability and seemingly impenetrable back line led the Cougars to a 15-3-3 season, their fourth-straight year with 15 or more wins. Their state championship was the third in program history. St. Francis boys basketball — St. Francis compiled a 27-4 record this season and earned a state runner-up finish for Class-A Private. The Knights went 14-0 in region play during the regular season and averaged 75 points per game with multiple standout players. Lambert boys lacrosse — Lambert boys lacrosse compiled an incredible third undefeated season in six years on their way to another state championship. The Longhorns went 22-0, downing some of the top teams in the state, including Class A-5A champions Blessed Trinity, Centennial and Lassiter. Lambert’s high-scoring offense averaged 15 points per game while their defense surrendered more than seven goals just once this season in the semifinals
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Brian B i Matthew Schriver Brian Matthew Schriver, 43, passed away suddenly on June 4, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Kelly Schriver. They shared 15 years of marriage together after meeting at James Madison University. Born in Washington, DC, then moving to Easton, MD at a young age, he was the son of Harold and Joyce Schriver. He graduated from Easton High School in 1992 and James Madison University in 1996. He enjoyed a successful career in sales in the information technology industry. His career took him to Atlanta, Georgia in 1998 where he has since called home. He was a proud member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at JMU from which he maintained lifelong friendships. Brian enjoyed sports-- playing sports, watching sports, coaching sports and often arguing about sports with his close friends and family. He also was dedicated to the gym, “moving steel” as he like to call it. However, in recent years, Brian’s love
of sports transformed into coaching his children during their formative years in their various sports, including the Georgia Fire and the Hopewell Hawks. He will be remembered for his larger than life personality and being a tremendous husband to Kelly and father to his three children. He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly, three beautiful children (Brenna, 12, Brady, 10 and Ryann, 7) parents, Joyce and Harold Schriver, brothers Dane and Collin Schriver and sister, Lynn Niemira and good boy Rocky, the family’s dog. The memorial service was held at Northside Chapel Funeral Directory and Crematory on June 9, 2018. For information or to share a memory, please go to www.northsidechapel.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an account for the Schriver children’s college funds which may be made to: 1880 Bank, c/o Schriver College Fund, 501 Idlewild Ave, Easton, MD, 21601, Attn: Dane Schriver.
Taxes: Continued from Page 4 sale of these parcels in 2016 for a total of $14 million, placing their taxable value (40 percent of appraised fair market value) at $5.6 million. If the sale price is accurate, city officials said, the new parcels would have been billed $32,200 in city taxes. Missed school district and Fulton County taxes for 2017 would be more, about $55,000 for the county and $103,504.80 in school taxes. The Fulton County Appraiser’s Office admitted at the time that they were running behind on many property appraisals, but the “zeroed out” properties would be updated with updated values, and back taxes would be issued. Drinkard said the new tax digest will allow the city to see whether the Appraiser’s Office has updated these parcels.
Commissioner seeks ‘revenue-neutral’ tax While North Fulton cities have yet to set tax rates, District 1 Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann said she will pursue lowering the county’s mill levy to compensate for this year’s spike in valuations. Since appraisal notices went out in late May, Hausmann said she has received a number of calls complaining about their assessments, but it’s still nowhere near the volume from last year. One reason, she said, is Fulton County has mounted an education drive to alert property owners how to
appeal their appraisals. Property owners have until July 6 to file an appeal. As of June 7, the county had received 2,083 notices of appeal, which represents less than 1 percent of property owners. Another reason for the muted reaction compared to last year may be that this year’s residential appraisals could be a one-time event. Legislation passed this spring will allow Fulton County voters to cap homesteaded property appraisals at 3 percent annually and would set values back to 2016, 2017 or 2018 levels, whichever is lowest. That vote will be held in November and, if passed, would go into effect in 2019. Meanwhile, property owners who see marked upticks in their property values can either file appeals or petition their local governments for relief by lowering the tax rate. Hausmann said she expects some outcry for relief. It will be up to each jurisdiction to weigh whether to roll back tax rates, she said. “The county is set to discuss our millage rate for the first time on the 20th of June,” she said. “Each city and the school system and the county could all roll back the millage rate to offset the average increase to the property owners – have a revenue neutral millage rate.” She said she would like the county to set a lower tax rate to compensate for this year’s increase in property values. “I think the cities and the school system are going to be in a situation where, in order to have peace and harmony with their constituency, their option would be to roll back for this year,” Hausmann said.
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Teams: Continued from Page 28 against Centennial. Cambridge cross country — Cambridge earned the Class 6A cross country sweep this season, earning state titles in boys and girls competition. The boys team won their title by placing all five top runners in the top-27 and the girls top-five runners all placed in the top 20. Alpharetta football — Alpharetta captured a region championship and made its deepest playoff run in program history in 2017. Led by a talented offense, strong special teams play and a tight defense, the Raiders went 9-1 in the regular season, including 8-0 in region play. The Raiders downed Gainesville and top-10 ranked Douglas County in the playoffs to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. Milton girls lacrosse — Milton girls lacrosse continued its domination over the state this season, winning
their 12th state championship in 14 years. The Eagles went 18-5 and were undefeated against in-state opponents. Blessed Trinity baseball — Behind a team ERA of 1.99 and team batting average of just under .300, the Titans went 34-5 this season, winning their seventh-straight region title and reached the Class 4A semifinals. The Titans also garnered national attention and were consistently ranked in the top-50 high schools in nationwide polls. South Forsyth football — Despite its season ending in the first round of the state playoffs, South Forsyth c ompleted an impressive regular season, going undefeated on the field. Their sole regular season loss was due to forfeit for an ineligible player. South began the season by downing defending state runner up Roswell and went 5-0 in Region 5-AAAAAAA play. The War Eagles scored 30 or more points in seven of their 11 games and held opponents to an average of 14 per game.
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Johns Creek. Good attitude and enjoyment in variety in daily routine a plus. Printing, production and assembly of fulfillment documents for mailing and mailroom duties, attention to detail, computer skills. Will train the right person. 15-20 hours/week. Resume: jobjohncreek@yahoo. com Warehouse/Shipping PT, FT needed. Accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail a must. 7am-5pm, M-F. Alpharetta, McFarland Parkway. jobs@ uniquesports.com
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Sales Estate Sale ALPHARETTA Multifamily; 261 Cumming Street 30009. Friday 6/15, Saturday 6/16, 9am-6pm.
Garage Sale St. Michaels Bay Subdivision Neighborhood Garage Sale, Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd, 8 am - 2 pm Warrenton Neighborhood Garage Sale Waters Road June 15-16 8-2 JOHNS CREEK Foxworth Subdivision, 3840 Redcoat Way 30022. Friday 6/15 and Saturday 6/16, 8am-4pm. China (Pottery Barn; Crate and Barrel), crystal (Lenox), flatware, furniture, books, art, miscellaneous ALPHARETTA Multi family. Coventry Subdivision; 2160 & 2180 Traywick Chase 30004. Friday 6/15 and Saturday 6/16, 8am-2pm.
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Pets for Sale
GOLDEN DOODLE MINI PUPPIES DOB 5/1/18. Parents on site. $200 nonrefundable deposit. $2000 each. 770-569-5508
DINING ROOM TABLE, glass top, cherry inlay, 6 covered roll-back chairs $800. 404-889-3233
SKIS, BOOTS, POLES, womens’ and mens’ 7/1/2 and 9-1/2. $400. 404-889-3233
DINING TABLE: Solid cherry 48” round. Leaf, pad, 4 upholstered chairs $650. 770-380-6646
12ft Gheenoe, good condition, great for fishing, $500 OBO, 404-374-9063
Greenlawn/Roswell 2 lots, Garden of Prayers Section. $5000 each. 641-799-5529 or email beverlyL0602@yahoo. com
GHEENOE, 12’: good condition, great for fishing, $500 OBO, 404-374-9063
LAKE NOTTELEY 1-acre lakefront wooded lot, just 90 miles north of Atlanta in upscale mountain-top community with pool, clubhouse, stables and many more amenities. Motivated seller $149,000. 770-778-0290
Bargains Furniture BEIGE LEATHER CHAIR with footstool, good condition $100. 770-640-6250 WINGBACK CHAIRS-2: wooden frame, need to be recovered $50/both. 770-640-6250 MAPLE DINING ROOM HUTCH, $200. 770-753-4367
DISHES: Large set of Noritake China, Mabel pattern $150. 770-864-5042
Medical Equipment ELECTRIC MOTORIZED LIFT CHAIR: Gently used, black leather. $495. 216-789-4422
TREADMILL: Life Fitness incline. $200/obo, 404-455-8845 AUTO BIKE RACK for 3 bikes, $20. 770-855-9772 BOSE RADIO, good condition $75. 770-640-6250 BOWFLEX Sport , like new $200/obo. 404-455-8845.
OPEN HUTCH, solid cherry/brass. $400. 770-753-4367
YA M A H A 4-WHEELER 404-889-3233
CHERRY HUNT TABLE with mirror, $700. 404-889-3233
BIKES: 21 speed, Man’s, and woman’s, $140/both. 770-855-9772
DUNE RACER (kids) $100. 404-889-3233
F R E E S TA N D I N G BIKE RACK, $35. 770-855-9772
TEAK DINING-ROOM SUITE: Danish modern, 6-table setting, 80” wide hutch, 32” wide bar on rollers $5000. 404-750-3329. BARSTOOLS 30” cherry 404-889-3233
VANITY DESK: Dark oak, mirror, 3 drawers, new $100. 678-663-5953 M A P L E E N T E R TA I N M E N T CENTER, $100. 770-753-4367 BEDROOM SUITE: Exquisite ash contemporary modern. Tallboy dresser, mirrored dresser (60” wide), headboard with side drawers, double bed $5000. 404-750-3329 FREE-Sofa bed, queen size, good mattress. Royal blue. You haul. 812-243-1575 HAMMOCK STAND, 15’, good condition. $50. 770-640-6250
POLARIS 4-Wheeler 404-889-3233
FRIGIDAIRE FREEZER $125. 404-889-3233 GPS: GARMIN Nuvi 67LM, 6” with optional friction mount. $75, cost $150. Call 678-393-0521 TOOLS; Snap-On & Mack tool impact sockets. Several metric and American wrenches. large truck sockets for 2-ton truck up to a semi. Bottom box, middle 3-door box, top box and side box. $2500 cash. 678-648-4491, 404-213-2857
Musical Instruments PIANO, Baby Grand: Elegant case, matching bench; warm, rich tone. Sacrifice $1650 obo. 678-445-3654 Thank you for reading the classifieds.
Cemetery Greenlawn/Roswell 2 lots. Crucifiction Section, 75-D, lots 3 & 4. $7500 each. 404-3790220 or wright-rita@att. net GREENLAWN ROSWELL Beautiful, sought-after 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 ARLINGTON-SANDY SPRINGS 2 lots Pine Hill Section. $6000/both (1/3 current price!) 770-364-8208
ARLINGTON MEMORIAL PARK 2 plots, $2500 each. 770-354-5915 leave message
Real Estate Office Space for Rent OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE IN DOWNTOWN ALPHARETTA 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.
LAKE BURTON GA TIMESHARE 4 weeks/year. Sleeps 15. Includes covered boat slip. $17,500. 678-793-8130
Business Services Legal Notice HOFFER & WEBB, LLC: mhoffer@hofferwebb. com. Main # 404-2606330. Direct # 404-2606191 www.hofferwebb. com, Chamblee
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. email@example.com
Personal Services Eldercare 14 years of reliable and affordable senior & pet care services. Sarah & her team of CNA’s: 678-431-6233. We love animals!
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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)
AIRLINE CAREERS Get FAA approved maintenance training at campuses coast to coast. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid for qualifying students. Military friendly. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance
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14724 Taylor Valley Way - 1.39 Acres on Little River Taylor Glen - SOLD
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