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Shadow puppeteer teaches, entertains Library program entertain youngsters as well as educate By HATCHER HURD firstname.lastname@example.org JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – So how do you keep a bunch of youngsters from 3 to 7 entertained for 90 minutes without the use of an electronic device? It helps if you have Mr. Damon’s Theater Arts and Puppets. Mr. Damon is Damon
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Damon Young, aka Mr. Damon, explains to his young audience how shadow puppets are used.
Mr. Damon keeps young visitors engaged as retells old legends through the shadow puppets designed by his wife.
Fulton reduces millage by nearly 11% Homeowners to get some relief for rising appraisals By HATCHER HURD email@example.com FULTON COUNTY – The Fulton County Board of commissioners approved July 15 a 10.9 percent reduction in the general fund tax millage rate. Some North Fulton residents experiencing rising home revaluations of 20 percent or more may not be as relieved. Fulton County District 2 Commissioner Bob Ellis presented the proposal approved by a 5-2 vote (commissioners Emma Darnell and Marvin Arrington Jr. opposed). This resulted in a millage rate of 10.5 mills tax rate for 2015 It was 11.7 mills last year. “This is not as great as the 17 percent reduction
we gave last year, but it is a step in the right direction,” said District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann. “It’s hard to gauge the effect on individual homeowners because some evaluations have been increased.” This is a significant reduction from the 2014 millage rate of 11.781, said Ellis.
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Johns Creek’s Judge Schaefer uses innovative program on young drivers By HATCHER HURD firstname.lastname@example.org JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Sometimes a picture – or a video – is not only worth a thousand words, it could save the life of a teenage driver.
That is part of the reasoning for the Johns Creek STOP program, a safe driving program for teens designed by the Police Department and Municipal Court to reduce the number of teen traffic accidents and repeat violators in Johns Creek. The 90-minute class,
taught by Johns Creek Municipal Court Judge Don Schaefer and police officers, was launched in 2007. It combines lecture, humor, demonstrations, fictional videos and real-life photos designed to
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Johns Creek Municipal Court Judge Don Schaefer is presented with his award for the STOP program.
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By JONATHAN COPSEY firstname.lastname@example.org ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Police Department recently received praise from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for rescuing two dogs that were left inside of a hot car. Roswell Police Officers Bill Lowe and Michael Shrout responded to a call in June of the dogs locked in a car on a hot day. The officers were able to get the dogs out and cool them off by giving them water and putting them in an airconditioned car. “When we arrive on the scene and locate the owners, most of the excuses that we hear from the dog owners are that they were only in the store for a few minutes,” said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the department. “But that’s all it takes for an animal to start suffering.” When a dog is left in a hot car, the interior temperature can reach over 150 degrees within minutes on a hot day, Holland said. Dogs in particular are susceptible for dehydration since they sweat differently than humans. Holland said people need to learn not to leave their pets in cars. “We’ve seen that happen when a lady left her dog in her car in the Home Depot parking lot a couple of months ago. We documented it, and showed
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Roswell Police Officers Bill Lowe, left, and Michael Shrout, right, are given an award from PETA for rescuing two dogs locked in hot cars in Roswell. Police Chief Rusty Grant holds the plaque. this video on our Facebook page to educate the public on the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car. Sadly, we are still having these types of incidents happing in Roswell.” Owners found with animals in cars can be charged with cruelty to animals. The department was awarded with the “Compassionate Police Department” award.
“We are thankful to the citizen who called 911 when they saw that there was an animal in distress,” said Police Chief Rusty Grant. Anyone seeing pets in a hot car are advised to call 911. Dispatchers can tell you the estimated time that it will take for an officer to arrive to the scene. In most cases, officers will be able to respond within minutes.
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Teens arrested for Turtle theft ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A group of teens and two women were arrested July 6 after allegedly trying to steal hundreds of dollars-worth of toys. Employees of the North Point Toys R Us told police they saw Tia Trene Porter, 26, and Parris Dominique Royster, 28, both of Atlanta, enter the store with a 15-year-old girl and two 16-year-old boys. They began placing items in a shopping cart – mostly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bed sheets, clothing and lamps. The group then fled the store, cart in tow, and unloaded the items in an SUV. When em-
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‘Kik’ app leads to family trouble MILTON, Ga. – A teenage boy and his family were the victims of an online scam, thanks to an errant photograph. According to the victim, he signed up for a smartphone app named “Kik,” which allows text and photo messages. The teen began communication with a girl and sent her an “accidental” picture. Someone else then contacted the victim and demanded he sign up for a website and provide his credit card information or his photo would be released online. The victim signed up using his mother’s credit card. The mother was made aware of the issue after two charges appeared on her account – one for $2 and one for $39.99 for an adult website. and reckless driving.
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Man caught with forged credit cards ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Nigerian man is suspected of forgery July 11 after he and another man allegedly tried to buy electronics using fake credit cards. According to store employees, the 19-year-old Nigerian man and another man of similar age walked into the Apple Store at North Point Mall. They picked up an Apple watch and three IPhones, for a total value of $3,500. They attempted to pay for the merchandise using
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Police chase, catch suspects JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – What started as a loitering call July 3 quickly turned more violent, leading to a police chase and aggravated assault. According to police, they were initially called out to a Parian Run address after
reports of suspicious activity. Police were on the lookout for a white sedan. This vehicle was spotted on Medlock Bridge Road as it hit a police car. The suspect car continued driving on Medlock Crossing Parkway until it lost a tire. Three men fled the vehicle. One was immediately caught. Another led police on a foot chase before being arrested. The third man escaped. One man, the alleged driver, was a 19-year-old man from Lawrenceville. On his person police allegedly found a forged $100 bill and two Social Security cards that did not belong to him. The car
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15 Fulton schools among lowest-performing in Ga. 2015 Priority and Focus schools point to schools which need additional support BY CANDY WAYLOCK email@example.com FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Fulton County School System had 15 of its 103 schools place among the lowest performing schools in the state, pointing to a need for additional support, according to officials with the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE). The majority of the schools on the list for 2015 were in South Fulton, with only one – Esther Jackson Elementary in Roswell – located in North Fulton. Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the GDOE said low performing schools are divided into two categories: Priority Schools, which are among the lowest 5 percent of all Title 1 schools, and Focus Schools which are among the lowest
10 percent of all Title 1 schools. The criteria are based on academic achievement, which is the size of the gap between WOODS the school’s bottom 25 percent of students and the state average. Progress is measured by how much the gap closes from year to year, noted Cardoza. Title 1 schools are those schools that receive additional federal funding as a result of high poverty rates. Designating Priority and Focus schools is required under federal mandate as part of Georgia’s waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. “Identifying Priority and
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Focus schools allows us to offer targeted assistance where it is needed most,” said Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods. “The GDOE will work with the schools identified to ensure they have the resources they need to provide a quality education for their students.” Repeated requests for comment from Fulton School officials on any plans to additionally support its 15 lowest performing schools were not answered. However, Cardoza noted all Priority and Focus schools can receive additional support made available through the GDOE. “GDOE provides school and district effectiveness specialists to support [Priority and Focus] schools through federal funding that comes through GDOE,” said Cardoza. “Priority and Focus schools will also receive additional federal funds and professional learning.” Fulton ranks in the middle of the pack among metro school systems with 15 total Priority and Focus schools. Atlanta with 37 schools and DeKalb with 29 schools on either list led the region, followed by Gwinnett Schools (3), Cobb Schools (4), Cherokee Schools (2) and Forsyth Schools with no schools labeled as Priority or Focus. In total, Georgia has 81 Priority schools and 165 schools designated as Focus Schools in 2015 out of approximately 2,300 public schools. This designation may become very sig-
The GDOE will work with the schools identified to ensure they have the resources they need to provide a quality education for their students.” RICHARD WOODS Georgia School Superintendent nificant if state voters approve a constitutional amendment in the 2016 general election to create an Opportunity School District (OSD). If approved, up to 100 of the lowest performing schools in the state could become part of the OSD and operated under state control apart from its home district. Priority and Focus schools will be one way of measuring low performance. “As for OSD schools, they are very closely aligned to the Priority and Focus schools but not exactly,” explained Cardoza. “Priority and Focus schools are only Title I schools, as required by the federal government.”
Northeast Spruill Oaks library hosts singalong and vegan workshop JOHNS CREEK, Ga. - Northeast Spruill Oaks Library will host a singalong and cooking program. Guitarist and storyteller Alina Celeste’s singalong program will be July 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Children ages 3 to 9 are welcome. Also on July 29 at 4 p.m. a cooking workshop will teach students simple healthy recipes. Kindergarteners through fifth-graders are welcome. Northeast Spruill Oaks is at 9560 Spruill Road. For information call 770-360-8820. –Hillary Hunnings
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Schaefer: Award-winning STOP gives youthful offenders straight talk on driving Continued from Page 1 educate, shock and awaken drivers 17 to 20 years old. For his efforts to make teenage drivers more aware of the responsibilities of driving, Schaefer received the Special Recognition Award by the Georgia Council of Municipal Judges. “My name is on the plaque but it’s been a team effort. They’ve done as much as I have,” Schaefer said. “A lot of people helped get it started and kept it going. The most important thing is that the STOP program does have an impact on young drivers in terms of educating them and making them a little wiser and safer.” Schaefer, a 30-year North Fulton resident, was named municipal judge at the city’s inception. After about 20 months on the bench, he became concerned that he was seeing so many young offenders in his court for traffic offenses. “There were so many teens in court for traffic that it was ridiculous. So we adopted a program that Gwinnett County was using. Then we decided to create a program of our own,” Schaefer said. He wanted it to be something more local that would
touch home for the kids he was seeing. “Then there was a [teen] fatality right there on Medlock Bridge Road. It was a young girl who had graduated from Northview High School, about to go to Georgia Tech,” he said. It was a head-on collision, and authorities suspected texting was a contributing cause but never knew for sure. So that gave further impetus to get STOP started. JC police officers went around taking photos of roadside memorial crosses within a mile or two from traffic court. Schaefer went online to research and found some videos. The Police Department provided some graphic accident photos that are also used in the program. Young drivers get the point driven home by traffic officers who describe what they deal with when they arrive on the scene. Then Schaefer uses his videos interspersed with his experience from many years on the bench. “I just try to pound on them and make them understand that these things can happen to anybody,” he said. “We show them that there are conse-
The most important thing is that the STOP program does have an impact on young drivers in terms of educating them and making them a little wiser and safer. JUDGE DON SCHAEFER Johns Creek Municipal Court Judge
quences to their actions and that those consequences can be sudden and fatal.” The program includes interactive activities such as having students run in the courtroom while an officer clocks their speed on a laser gun. Then two youths are asked to run toward each other. “Of course we don’t do it, but they get the idea that even at 10 or 15 mph, you can get seriously hurt,” Schaefer said. “We know we are talking to kids who have been in school all day, who don’t want to be there. So we have to engage them in a way that will get their attention and make them
think about the ramifications of their actions – not only injuries, but also losing a license, insurance costs.” The judge and police feel that engaging young people can make them think twice about their behavior behind the wheel and drive more safely. “It’s been successful. We’ve been doing real well in Johns Creek. We’ve seen accidents go down and we’ve seen fewer repeat offenders and we have only had two teen fatalities since we’ve been a city. That is really, really good,” Schaefer said. The city does not charge
young people to take the class. Instead they encourage them to take it. If it is a first offense, the judge may offer a lesser fine if they take the class or the prosecutor may knock the charge down to a lesser offense. That is how strongly they feel about these young drivers going through the class. For a time, the Johns Creek High School PTA made the course mandatory to receive a parking spot on campus. Northview High School has also asked Schaefer to bring the program to their students. The Special Recognition Award from Schaefer’s peers recognizes municipal courts or individual judges who have come up with innovative new programs. It was presented at the Council’s annual business meeting held in conjunction with its Law & Practice Update Seminar in June. The Georgia Municipal Court Clerks’ Council named STOP, Johns Creek’s teen-driver intervention program, its 2013 Program of the Year. Schaefer said he has passion about reaching these kids. “I’m a parent with an 18-year-old daughter. I want everybody safe on those roads,”
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Milton welcomes new library
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25K square feet of books, meeting space By JONATHAN COPSEY firstname.lastname@example.org MILTON, Ga. – At long last, Milton has its own public library. Located at the corner of Mayfield Road and Charlotte Drive in the heart of Crabapple, the 25,000-square-foot library features everything one would expect from a library – Internet access, meeting space, public art and, of course, plenty of books. The library held its grand opening July 16 beneath the large, old tree in the front of the building. Many residents chose to relax in the shade of the tree and the porches beneath it as library and Fulton County officials marked the day. Stephanie Moody, chair of the library board of trustees, said what is now Milton has never had a formal public library, an issue now solved. “This day has been a long time coming,” she said. “Building a library is like building a community house,”
The only person who asks ‘who needs libraries?’ is someone who has never set foot in one. Children who read, succeed.” JOHN THOMAS Fulton County Library Foundation
said Bob Ellis, Fulton County Commission for Milton. They are places for the public and the community to gather and learn, he said, which has an impact on the residents. “Each library is unique, but this library is the most distinctive and beautiful,” said Fulton County Commission Chair John Eves. “One of the best things we do is have top qual-
Olivia, 5, and Finn Lewis, 2, look at books in the new Milton Library. ity library services.” In November 2008, Fulton County voters passed the Library Bond Referendum, which will greatly enhance all of the
county’s libraries, and includes eight new branch libraries and two expansion projects. Milton’s library was approved to be built, along with an East
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Old Soldiers Parade moving to Canton St. Will feature D-Day Ranger as parade grand marshal By HATCHER HURD firstname.lastname@example.org ALPHARETTA, Ga. – There are few traditions in Alpharetta more cherished than the Alpharetta American Legion Post 201’s Old Soldiers Day Parade, but there is one huge change this year. The parade will not kick off on Main Street this year as in the past. With construction and improvements ongoing on Main Street, the parade will shift over one street west to Canton Street. This year’s Old Soldiers Day Committee Chairman Roger Wise Serving as parade grand marshal will be a special World War II veteran, Lee Brown who served with the 5th Ranger Battalion and landed on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944. “This is going to be one of the best grand marshals that we have ever had,” Wise said. “He’s local, he’s a hero in many ways and his life has been one of service. To have served with the Rangers, and hit that beach with the bullets flying and then to be able to sit across the table and talk to him is amazing.” Brown, 90, was just 19 when he scrambled ashore on D-Day. In deference to his service, Wise said he and his entire family will ride in the parade. “It’s the first time we’ve done this, but this is a family affair,” Wise said.
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Old Soldiers Day Parade Saturday, Aug.1 9:45 a.m.: Patriotic music by Alpharetta City Band 10 a.m.: Parade ceremonies begin 11:45 a.m.: Free Varsity hotdogs at Legion Post 201, 201 Wills Rd. It will be at the head of 110 units signed up for the parade, the largest ever, Wise said. Of course everyone is invited to come to Post 201 after the parade for free Varsity hotdogs and a soft drink. And special this year Nothing But Cakes will provide free bundt cakes for dessert. Robert Johns of the Alpharetta Rotary will be an entry of one in his 1941 Cadillac. The Shriners will be on hand as always in their funny cars along with marching bands, floats, and clowns. Wise expressed Post 201’s gratitude to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and the Alpharetta Parks Department’s Special Events Division for easing the transition of the event. “Canton Street is going to be great for the parade. There are plenty of trees with more shade, so it will be cooler for the folks to watch,” he said. Old Soldiers Day began shortly after the Civil War when veterans would come on
Construction on Main Street in Alpharetta has forced the parade route to start on Canton Street. the first Saturday in August. The crops were in and that was the “laying by” time when rural people could come and camp for a few days. The last day, the old veterans would line up and march down Main Street as family and friends gathered to cheer them on. Then everyone would gather for a last communal meal before everyone went home. As the years went by and the number of veterans able to attend dwindled Old Soldiers Day got smaller. The last recorded parade of Civil War Veterans was around 1920. After World War II, a new crop of veterans formed American Legion Post 201 in the early 1950s. These veterans decided to revive the Old Soldiers Day Parade and so on the first Saturday of August, 1952, the parade began anew celebrating all veterans and inviting all to take part. That first parade in 1952 was an impromptu affair.
Friends and family demanded a parade and the Legionnaires complied following the town’s firetruck around the courthouse. “They all cheered and told us to go again,” recalled Post 201 charter member Mel Coalson years later. “So we did.
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Cast your vote for the new Greatest Generation I glanced at the Facebook post and kept going. A few minutes later I went back and reread it. A couple of days later I looked it up again and reread this one simple sentence: «Every time you spend money, you›re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.» That sentence - that idea seems to tie in with a column I have been tinkering with, one with a working title of something like, “Are these millennials the next greatest generation?” The basic idea is that for a variety of reasons - including necessity - I believe that millennials actually have a paradigm-changing set of values and ideals that may radically change our world - soon. Much of the catalyst of my thinking, in addition to my reading and research, comes from a recent trip to Berlin to see my daughter, who has lived there for the last year and a half. We spent a lot of time around her peers, professionals in their 20s to 30s - basically millennials. So much of their lifestyle was so foreign to me. They used clean mass transit and bikes to travel. Most didn’t own cars or homes. They
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Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. shared living accommodations because they couldn’t afford not to. “Sharing” and “community” were significant and valued parts of their lives and orientations. They live frugally, eat healthy food and use public resources such as parks, lakes and events for leisure. Their entire lifestyle is tethered to a resource awareness and especially a carbon-footprint
awareness. As I processed all this I started recalling interactions I’ve had with this generation here in Alpharetta and it all started coming together. In 2012 the total U.S. population was 320 million, of which the labor population was approximately 150 million. Currently millennials number approximately 95 million, or 66 percent of the labor force. That percentage will increase significantly in the near future. Millennials are more connected with each other than any generation in the history of the world. They communicate with each other instantly and often. What they support will thrive. What they oppose will not. Millennials know we have royally messed up our environment in many ways. They know that global warming is an indisputable fact and one most likely caused by greed-driven human stewardship and politicians acting on behalf of corporate donors instead of their constituents. So millennials tend to judge and make decisions through the lens of “what is the carbon footprint of this good or service - or government policy? How efficiently are the resources involved used?” Millennials realize we have
limited resources and that we must be responsible stewards of those resources and each other. If the product or service minimizes the carbon footprint, for example locally grown food, online education, or recycled consumer goods, they will buy. Large energy-squandering homes, dirty energy, gas-guzzling cars, dirty transit, genetically modified food or food that is not grown locally will not do well going forward. Companies or politicians that support or are the source of these types of goods and services will not be popular with this generation. This will show up on their P & Ls and it will show up at the voting booth. Cities that are out of touch with the values of millennials will be in trouble in the future - soon. This generation will not support urban sprawl because of the huge and unnecessary carbon footprint. Instead they will move to cities where there is clean (electric) mass transit and where they can live, work and play in one place. Instead of focusing on finding a job, they will seek out cities that are compatible with their values and then look for jobs in that city. They will use Uber to get around or bike and share modes of transportation instead of owning them. They will expect affordable housing that is convenient to their leisure and life needs. Companies will also seek to relocate to those millennial-centric cities as well in order to help them recruit and retain employees. Education is another example of a significant component of our present economic model that this generation will turn upside down and force to change rapidly. Remember, part of what is driving this generation is that they cannot afford to consume what their parents could afford – nor do they wish to. They are not earning enough. Because of this and because of their stewardship of the environment, they will embrace online/virtual learning rapidly because it is resource-efficient, far more affordable, and has an infinitesimal smaller carbon footprint compared to today’s brick-andmortar universities. While it is unthinkable that the “experience” we associate with a college education could be on the table, I suspect that it is. Just think about that for a second. Consider the scale and scope of our current brick-and-mortar university system – the number of jobs, the amount of property tax generated, the relative “weight” of the entire system within our culture – as it is currently structured. This current
model will not survive because millennial money will not be there to support it. It will be forced to change quickly and on a very large scale. The economy and distribution of wealth is a final puzzle piece in the new world of millennials. Today›s work world is already far different than that prior to the depression of 2008. This «recovery» is to a significant degree a faux recovery. Real income is flat or down. More people are working today than five years ago but so many of the jobs are marginal. Many millennials are working two or three jobs and having a hard time just getting by. The same could be said of the endangered «middle class.» The current income imbalance between corporate America, i.e. the wealthy, and everyone else will increasingly be an issue that will not go away with millennials. The record corporate profits we are seeing today and the record amounts of hoarded cash are to a degree possible because of the record level of corporate irresponsibility in “giving back/ contributing” to the welfare of their employees and society in general. Today that participation/ contribution is made at the “lowest possible” level. Corporate fiduciary responsibility to maximize profits for shareholders in the future may dictate that the contribution be made at the “maximum level” in order to maintain profitability. Those companies that are bad corporate citizens – those that pollute, create unnecessarily large carbon footprints for goods or services, minimize compensation and benefits to their employees as much as possible or fail to adequately contribute financially to “the greater good” – will suffer debilitating and costly PR problems, decreasing sales and increasing difficulty in hiring and retaining employees. Remember, all millennials are connected and they talk to each other constantly and vote with their wallets and employment choices. In hindsight, I realize that the ideals and social movements of the ‘60s did not last. They seemed to disappear like smoke in the wind. However, I am more optimistic than I have ever been that this frugal, value-driven, sharing world of millennials may bring about what the ‘60s did not: healthy, positive and sustainable real change. I know that is a lot to put on their plate but I believe that they have the ability, the will and the desire to improve our world – their world. Let’s hope so. We’ll see if they become the new “greatest generation.”
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Evander Holyfield visits Alpharetta PAL By JONATHAN COPSEY email@example.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – When you’re the only five-time heavyweight champion of the world, what you say carries weight. And what boxing giant Evander Holyfield shared with a group of Alpharetta’s Police Athletic League kids July 20 were the lessons that can help them achieve their goals in life. “The same things I learned as a kid allowed me to succeed in life - listen, follow directions and don’t quit,” Holyfield said. Beginning his boxing career at age 8, Holyfield said he was given an extra motivation that helped him succeed – a goal. “I was told I could be the heavyweight champion of the world, like Mohammed Ali,” Holyfield said. “I lived in a poor neighborhood and I was told I would never be something. But this is how I could be great. When you get a kid to believe, that’s when you can make things happen.” The difference between a goal and a fantasy, he said, is that a goal is something you want that you will work for. And he worked for his goal. Over the next 20 years, Holyfield focused on his boxing over “distractions” in his life. He chose going to a fight over attending prom. But it was worth it, he said, since being a five-time heavyweight champion is an achievement no
one else can claim. Holyfield is now an ambassador for the national PAL, telling his story to the children of the program, of which boxing is a major component. The PAL youth-oriented program is a crime-prevention program that places police officers, community members and kids together in a controlled and supportive environment. Alpharetta’s program currently offers the following programs: after-school mentoring, tutoring, music, boxing/fitness, leadership and summer camp. All Alpha PAL programs are offered at minimal cost to the participating families. Many kids in Alpha PAL attend the program for the boxing. “Boxing teaches structure and discipline,” said Veronica Carew, executive director of Alpha PAL. She said the boxing helps children and teens – both boys and girls - take out their aggression in a constructive manner while learning to be good sports. It can be especially helpful for teens with special needs, such as Asperger’s syndrome. “They can have so many issues, listening and discipline are some of them. The boxing program teaches them to be respectful and structured,” she said. Holyfield agreed. “Boxing taught me self-discipline,” he said. “Never quit when things don’t go your way. I could have quit after
Boxing great Evander Holyfield, center, came to Alpharetta to speak with kids of the Alpharetta PAL. With him are Alpha PAL Executive Director Veronica Carew, right, and Alpharetta Officer Phil Ritchey, left. my losses, but I didn’t. Everything will not go your way all the time, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get your goal.”
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Junior League announces board of directors GWINNETT-NORTH FULTON – The Junior League of Gwinnett & North Fulton Counties Inc. has announced the Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 Junior League year. It will be led by President Alyson Coffman. Coffman will serve a one-year term beginning June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. Coffman joined the Junior League in 2010 and has served in various capacities, including Finance Council, finance vice president, and president elect. Coffman received her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia and her bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott. Her professional background is in fundraising. Coffman will serve on the JLGNF Board of Directors with fellow members: • Ashley Shoemaker: President Elect • Allison Fillman: Communications Vice President • Alex Klein: Membership Vice President • Molly Stone: Finance Vice President • Renee Adams: Community Vice President • Taralyn McMullan: Secretary • Heather Wagner: Treasurer • VanDana Wade: Sustainer Representative • Sara Collins: Nominating Chair JLGNF’s Board of Directors ensures the future of the organization at all levels. Board members act as trustees and stewards on behalf of its members, including financial management of the
The officers of the Junior League of Gwinnett & North Fulton Counties will serve the 2015-2016 Junior League year. League. The board also provides guidance and helps govern the vision and mission across the Council system – which includes Community, Finance, Membership and Communications. The
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Fourth Annual Christmas in July to benefit Hembree Farm ROSWELL, Ga. — The Roswell Historical Society Hembree Farm Preservation Committee will hold its annual Christmas in July sale on July 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the farm, 775 Hembree Road in Roswell. The Historical Society owns the historic 1835 Hembree farmhouse situated on a portion of the original farmstead of some of the area’s earliest pioneers. Four chimneys need to be re-constructed as part of the restoration
plan. Two hand-hewn log corn cribs sitting nearby are also in need of stabilization. Proceeds from the sale will go toward ongoing preservation efforts at the property. Shoppers will find merchandise at bargain prices. Items donated to the Committee for sale at the event include vintage and new Christmas décor and lights, boxed Hallmark ornaments, collector plates, cookie tins, gift items and toys. Other holidays will not be
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Register for Ocee Park youth baseball thru July 31 JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek’s Ocee Park Athletic Association is now registering players for its fall baseball leagues. Ocee’s fall season, which is more instructional than competitive, is a great time to hone skills for the spring season. All players, from seasoned to beginners, fit in the fall program. Registration runs through July 31 for recreational leagues ages 4 to 15. Practices begin Aug. 17 with the first games scheduled Sept. 5. The season ends Oct. 24. T-ball fees are $120 for Johns Creek residents, and $180 for nonresidents. All other Ocee baseball leagues fees are $145 for Johns Creek residents, and $217.50 for nonresidents. Tryouts for 10-and-under Ocee Orioles travel baseball will be July 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and July 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 pm at Ocee Park, Field 4. Players must be 10 years old or younger on April 30, 2016. To register, contact Jeno Marvel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tryouts for 9-and-under Ocee Orioles travel baseball will be Friday, July 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 and Sunday, July 19,
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All other Ocee baseball leagues fees are $145 for Johns Creek residents, and $217.50 for nonresidents. Ocee Park Athletic Association is a park partner of the City of Johns Creek. The Ocee Park Travel Baseball Program’s mission is to primarily serve the residents of Johns Creek. Tryouts for other age groups (12U, 13U and 14U) will be posted on the Ocee website as they are available. The athletic association runs sports programs at Ocee Park, 10900 Buice Rd., owned by the City of Johns Creek.
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Developer balks at $60K public art charge Agrees to pay lesser amount for Holcomb Br. mixed-use By HATCHER HURD firstname.lastname@example.org ROSWELL, Ga. – A developer who agreed to pay up to $40,000 to enlarge sidewalks at 2000 Holcomb Bridge Road balked at paying $60,000 for installation of an as-yet-undetermined public art installation. John Wieland Homes is developing a mixed-use project with 18,000 square feet of commercial property on the north side of Holcomb Bridge Road with 29 townhouses and 79 free-standing single-family homes. At the project’s rezoning hearing July 13, it was proposed by the city that the developer donate $60,000 to the Roswell Arts Council in lieu of sidewalk widening. When the developer refused, saying that number seemed arbitrary, it was agreed to use $40,000 for art instead. The 30 acres had originally been part of a Jim Cowart property developed as Centennial, but ran into problems during the 2008 recession. As part of rezoning for the 30-acre Wieland project, originally wanted a flyover pedestrian bridge so residents could walk above Holcomb Bridge Road, said attorney Don Rolader representing the project. “Then they discovered it would be problematic with Ga. Department of
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Transportation. Their studies showed it was unlikely residents would use the bridge since the intersection is already signalized for a pedestrian crosswalk,” Rolader said. So the city asked if the developer would agree to widen the property’s sidewalks on the north side of Holcomb Bridge, and the developer agreed, Rolader said. “Then the city came back with another proposal that we widen the sidewalks on the south side instead. We again said fine, as long as the costs were the same,” Rolader said. It turned out that was going to cost $121,000. “So we told them we would consider putting up $40,000 toward that project,” he said. The city decided not to go that
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route. Then on the day of the zoning hearing, Wieland received a “request” that it donate $60,000 for an unspecified art sculpture on the 5-percent of the property designated as public space. “We thought that was unfair,” Rolader said. At the meeting, Councilwoman Becky Wynn said it was the city’s understanding that the Roswell Arts Council could not accept cash donations, so the city would accept the funds and then designate the money for public art. Rolader said that proposal on the day of the zoning hearing was out of order. “We budgeted $40,000 for the city sidewalks. We are glad to donate $40,000 [instead]. But we object to
$60,000. That has no relation to what we have been told,” Rolader said. Rolader said the request for $60,000 for public art would be “an extraction” paid to obtain a favorable zoning. “It does not fit into our scheme to add such a [fee],” Rolader said. Councilman Jerry Orlans insisted there was a “value” to removing the conditions of zoning that would allow the project to go forward, and if the applicant so desired they could have a deferral for an appraisal to see just what the value of the zoning change would be. Councilwoman Nancy Diamond said it was never the intention of the city to make the property “unmarketable,” and that she was satisfied with the offer to use the $40,000 figure for public art. Rolader said this was acceptable. “I don’t know what the going rate for public art is. But I would think you can buy a whole lot of art for $40,000,” he said. Wynn, who has oversight of zoning, said that was also amenable to her. She moved approval of conditions of zoning with the stipulation that the developer donated $40,000 to the city for the purpose of buying public art that had the blessings of the Arts Council. The vote was 2-1 in favor with Wynn and Diamond in favor, Orlans against. Councilman Kent Igleheart was out with an excused absence and Councilman Rich Dippolito recused himself for conflict of interest. Mayor Jere Wood only votes in the event of a tie. One seat is vacant.
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ROSWELL, Ga. – July is coming to a close and with it the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s most popular annual event, the Butterfly Encounter. This summer it has attracted some 9,000 visitors and counting. But time is running out for those who have not yet visited, said Rebecca Gilbert, CNC Community Programs director. The program ends July 31. The Butterfly Encounter at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is a signature event featuring hundreds of butterflies native to Georgia. Visitors feed butterflies with nectar sticks provided by CNC and are also encouraged to bring cameras for what Gilbert called an amazing experience for all ages. “We’ve had many guests share their photos on our
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center has been awarded $1,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., under a program that allows Staples associates to direct donations. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation, which encourages Staples associates to recommend funding to nonprofit organizations focused on education or job skills. In 2014, associates directed over $2.4 million of
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‘Annie Get Your Gun’ hits bull’s-eye Western musical runs through Aug. 2 at Cumming Playhouse CUMMING, Ga. – Looking for some rootin’ tootin’ family fun this summer? Set your sights on the Cumming Playhouse as “Annie Get Your Gun” hits the stage for a four-week run. The show is a fictionalized version of the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860-1926), who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. With words and music by Irving Berlin, the comedy features some of the best show tunes of all time, including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” and “Anything You Can Do.” “Annie Get Your Gun” focuses on the early romance between Oakley and Frank Butler, the show’s handsome, womanizing star, which is as much about competition as it
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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Smart Asset, a New York-based financial technology company, recently completed a study on counties in Georgia receiving the greatest amount of investment in their local economies. Among the counties, Forsyth not only ranked in the top 10, but ranked first. “The study ranks Forsyth County among the top recipients of investment in Georgia due to such factors as business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits and municipal bond investment,” said Randall Toussaint, vice president of Economic Development for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce (CFCCoC). Forsyth County’s business growth is 6.6 percent. Smart Asset ‘looked at the change in the number of businesses established in each location over a two-year period. This shows whether people are starting new business ventures in the county.’ James McCoy, president of the CFCCoC, said Forsyth County ranks sixth in the state and 163 in the nation. Forsyth’s GDP growth, as a measurement of business activity, is sixth in Georgia with $440 million. For new building permits per 1,000 homes, Forsyth is first in the state with 39.1 per 1,000 homes. The final factor Smart Asset considered was investment in municipal bonds. The survey
While much of the attention is focused on residential growth, business growth in Forsyth County is very strong as well. There is a broad diversity of new investment in our community.” JAMES MCCOY President of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
said Smart Asset ‘found the average municipal bonds raised by a county over the last five years, which we divided by the population. This gave us a per capita look at investment in local government or agencies.’ Forsyth County’s municipal bonds as measured by the average amount raised over the last five years per person ranked 9th in the state with $514, and the incoming investment index is .85. Other counties on the list
included Gwinnett (ranked 10), Cherokee (ranked 5) and Oconee (ranked 2). “There are many ways to measure local economic health,” McCoy said. “They combine these factors to consider where money is being invested as a measure of economic health. We scored well in each of these areas, which gave us a strong ranking compared to other communities.” There is a very vibrant and robust business community in Forsyth County, McCoy said. “While much of the attention is focused on residential growth, business growth in Forsyth County is very strong as well,” McCoy said. “There is a broad diversity of new investment in our community.”
Although the study focused on one measure of economic health, McCoy said it’s an important one. It also helps to communicate internally and externally that Forsyth County has an excellent atmosphere to grow your business and see a return on your investment, McCoy said. “Low taxes, a business friendly regulatory environment, world class schools and strong collaboration and support among businesses will ensure that we continue to perform well in the four factors they measure,” McCoy said. To see the survey, visit http://smartasset.com/ investing/investmentcalculator#Georgia.
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Business growth Forsyth: 6.6 percent, Ga.: -2.2 percent GDP growth (in millions) Forsyth: $440, Ga.: $111 New building permits (per 1,000 homes) Forsyth: 39.1, Ga.: 4.3 Municipal bonds (per capita) Forsyth: $514, Ga. $365 Incoming investment index Forsyth: 84.70, Ga.: no number available
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Teresa Palacios Smith spreading word of Hispanic market share
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals reflects muscle Hispanics flexing in U.S. real estate markets By HATCHER HURD email@example.com JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The numbers that the U.S. Hispanic population is generating can no longer be ignored. They have a 45 percent share in the homeowner market. That is just the beginning of the message Teresa Palacios Smith, the new president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), is spreading wherever she goes. Today, Palacios Smith, a Johns Creek resident, is vice president of Business Development and Cultural Initiatives for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. She had been a real estate professional for about nine years and had been deeply involved in the Hispanic community including serving as chairwoman of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (she was also 2007 Member of the Year). That kept her involved in Hispanic business affairs and gave her the opportunity to get back to her Colombian cultural roots. Although Palacios Smith was born in the U.S., her parents were first-generation Americans. She became involved in NAHREP when her boss President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties Dan Forsman insisted she attend a national NAHREP conference in Denver 11 years ago. “It changed the course of my life forever,” she said. “I felt an immediate connection with NAHREP. The mission of the organization, the people, their energy, the passion and the professionalism of the people I was meeting was so impressive. “The missing link that I didn’t have at the chamber was that it was all real estate. It was all people in my industry, and I had such a commonality with them.” She immediately decided Atlanta needed a NAHREP chapter. With the help of two other Atlantans at that conference, James Altamirano and Bobby Armes, they formed the Atlanta chapter of NAHREP. “We saw the need to provide advocacy and to educate agents on how to serve the booming Hispanic market. We felt there was no one representing the interest of this community,”
So we have huge initiatives before us. But we are confident we can meet these goals.” TERESA PALACIOS SMITH President of (NAHREP) Palacios Smith said. Among her goals for NAHREP are to show the community to build wealth and diversify investments. For most Hispanics, their homes were there main investment and the recession hurt them badly as home values plummeted by two-thirds. That means investing 401ks, stocks and bonds. So there is a 10-year goal to triple Latino wealth in America. Part of that equation is to raise home ownership from 35 percent to 50 percent. NAHREP also wants to improve the success of Hispanic businesses, especially in the first year. “Most fail in that first year,” she said. “So we have huge initiatives before us. But we are confident we can meet these goals.” She said it is important to recognize the culture and the traditions that drive Hispanic community along with the love for family. It all combines to give the Hispanic community a unique approach to business and more importantly for Palacios Smith home ownership. “You have to get to know someone almost on a personal basis before you can do business with them,” she said. “You have to establish a real relationship.” That includes advocacy and creating opportunities. And the Hispanic community cuts across the entire American social strata. “There is one thing we all have in common, and that is that dream of home ownership,” she said. Palacios Smith said she remembers vividly what it meant to her parents when they bought their first home. All of the family was at the closing to witness it. “Even though there were eight of us in this 3-bedroom, 1-bath house living under one
Teresa Palacios Smith, center, is congratulated by President/ CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices GA Properties Dan Forsman and Kathy Connelly, senior vice president of Corporate Services. roof, it felt like a mansion to us,” she said. “We were rich because we were living the dream in our own home.” The professional growth – leadership skills, professional connections she has gained through NAHREP – has been extremely valuable, she said. Because of her involvement in Hispanic community development, it allowed her to become one of HUD’s local listing agents in Georgia. That one contract with her company provided job opportunities for her company and led to over 400 closings and $33 million in real estate value. Just last week Palacios Smith was in Washington, D.C., to meet with HUD Secretary Julian Castro to discuss housing issues that affect her constituents. “I would never have had these opportunities without the connections that NAHREP offered me,” she said. • Palacios Smith also serves on the board of the Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC). • In 2014, Teresa was honored as a Woman of Influence in Real Estate by Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. • In 2015, she was featured in Allan Dalton’s new book, “Creating Real Estate Connections.” • A recent Wall Street Journal report shows that Hispanics are the fastest growing segment in both first-time buyers and in the luxury market. The NAHREP reports that the impact to the U.S. economy by higher income Latinos will represent $680 million by 2016.
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NAHREP making sure Market share recognized Professional RE organization builds Hispanic links that nurture burgeoning Hispanic buying power NEW YORK – The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Association has a dual purpose. First and foremost it helps its member Realtors become better and more successful in their profession. It also lobbies national, state and local authorities to protect and nurture Hispanic community of 53 million in its quest to realize the American dream of home ownership. “We’re purpose driven and we’re propelled by our passion that is a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, our cultural heritage and advocacy for our members,” said NAHRED President Teresa Palacios Smith. 1. Educate and empower the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic homebuyers and sellers. 2. Advocate for public policy that supports the trade association’s mission – sustainable Hispanic homeownership. 3. Facilitate relationships among industry stakeholders – the real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals. The stakes in the Hispanic market are huge: • The purchasing power of Hispanics is $1.5 trillion, roughly equal to that of Canada. It is projected to grow to $2.0 trillion by 2020. • Nearly 1 million U.S.-born Hispanics reach adulthood and join the labor market each year. One U.S. child in 4 is Hispanic. One of them turns 18 every minute. • Hispanics are expected to account for 7 million of the 17 million new households formed between 2010 and 2025. • Georgia had the fourth-largest growth with 103,000 new Latino residents. • The 2014 NAHREP State of Hispanic Homeownership Report states that 320,000 new Hispanic households were formed in the United States representing 40 percent of total U.S. household growth.
Pushing Decision Making Down As a small business owner, are you making all of the decisions while running your business? Do your employees flock to you everyday so that you can make a decision about something? Do you delegate decision making to your employees for certain things? Making all the decisions in your small business is time consuming and a waste of time for decisions that can easily be made by others. Pushing decision making down in your organization will free up more of your time and empower others to make prudent decisions. You can’t just push decision making down to your employees without guidelines. A simple list of what decisions they can make on their own is a good starting point. Letting them know what the decision options are and also when they need to escalate the decision to you, will help guide their behavior. Many employees are afraid of making decisions for fear of
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making the wrong one. This fear needs to be eliminated by assuring them that some decisions might not be the best, but it is certainly better than the time it takes to hunt you down to make the decision for them. Enabling and empowering decision making lower in the organization will actually speed up the process and typically results in better performance. Saying “I’ll get back to you after I speak with my boss” certainly isn’t as fast as saying “Yes” or “No.” Pushing decision making down will free up your time and increase the speed in which decisions are made in your small business.
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Gate City Brewery finds new home Will locate on Roswell’s Canton St. By JONATHAN COPSEY email@example.com ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell’s first brewery has found itself a permanent home, and it’s right where one would expect. Gate City Brewing Company has signed a lease for 43 Magnolia St., Roswell, in the old Roswell Autocare garage behind Pastis, in the heart of Canton Street and Roswell. Gate City was founded in 2013 and launched its first two beers in February 2015. Its name is rooted in neighboring Atlanta’s historical moniker, “Gate City of the New South,” due to its reputation as a hub for culture, commerce and transportation. “There is a lot of work to be done to get it where it needs to be, but we’re not afraid of hard work,” said Brian Borngesser,
one of the three founders. And there will certainly be hard work. Decades of automotive work and disuse have left their marks on the building. The floor needs chemical cleaning, the insulation will be redone, and plumbing and electrical improvements are needed, as well as new lighting and other improvements. The upstairs, the main floor, measures about 6,300 square feet and will house the production area. The downstairs, where the tasting room will be placed, totals about 3,100 square feet. The ability to house their operations on Canton Street, where Gate City’s launch received plenty of support, is a win for the three brewers. “It’s industrial space, which is what we need,” said Borngesser. “The location is exactly where we wanted to be. It’s rare to see an industrial-type space in the heart of downtown [Roswell].”
His partner Garrett Nail agreed. “Canton Street is the lifeblood of Roswell,” he said. “Canton Street is what drew me and my family to Roswell. It has a small town feel with cutting edge food and culture. It’s a perfect mix of both worlds. That’s the spirit of Gate City.” It doesn’t hurt that the brewery will sit at the southern end of the street. “This location is 100 percent free marketing,” Borngesser said. “It’s on the corner where everybody passes by.” The guys of Gate City hope to get set up and begin brewing late this year. The tap room will open early next year. Once that is done, they guys can get down to business. “One of the first things we will do is brew new beer,” said Pat Rains. To keep up with Gate City, visit them online at www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com.
Hard at work: The guys behind Roswell’s own brewery, Gate City, are renovating their new home on Canton Street to begin brewing beer. From left they are Garrett Nail, Brian Borngesser and Pat Rains.
BusinessBriefs Hotel Equities promotes Roswell’s Taudte ATLANTA, Ga.-Atlanta-based Hotel Equities promoted accountant Kathy Taudte to the position of Corporate Controller of the firm. Her responsibilities include oversight of the accounting and financial functions for the firm, staff supervision and owner relations. “Kathy has a proven track record with us as a highly skilled and TAUDTE diligent accountant,” said Carlos Melgar, vice president of finance for Hotel Equities. “Her knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry’s financial area and her dedicated work ethic make her an outstanding asset for our organization.” An accountant at Hotel Equities for three years, Ms. Taudte holds more than 30 years of experience in her field. Beginning her career as a staff accountant at Windham Brannon, a public accounting firm, she worked on audits and tax preparation before moving
up to a supervisory role. During that time, she also completed the study and the experience necessary for her C.P.A. certificate. Her previous experience includes positions as Controller for two firms, First Equities and Homecorp Management. In addition to a C.P.A., Taudte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia. She lives in Roswell where she is active as a volunteer in the community and in her church.
eaHELP promotes first employee to president CUMMING, Ga. — Tricia Sciortino, formerly vice president of operations, was promoted to president of eaHELP effective July 1. Sciortino was eaHELP’s first employee and first virtual assistant. Along the way, she helped create the culture of service and the standards each eaHELP virtual assistant (VA) carries out today. “I love it when I see loyalty, hard work and execution pay off, and that’s exactly what’s happened with Tricia,” said CEO and co-founder Bryan Miles. “I’m
so very proud of how she’s developed as a leader, and know that we’ve only scratched the surface of her potential. eaHELP is positioned well for future growth under her leadership, passion and care.” For more information, visit www.eaHELP.com.
Rector joins Lennar as new home consultant ROSWELL, Ga. — Gene Rector has joined Lennar Atlanta as a new home consultant. Rector has extensive experience in selling real estate in Atlanta and is an active member of the Cobb Association of Realtors. Lennar Atlanta is a division of Lennar and is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Atlanta this month. Since 2010, the company has RECTOR completed over 1,200 homes in more than 30 residential communities throughout the metro area, primarily across Atlanta’s northern arc. Additional neighborhoods are slated to open this year.
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PAWS TO READ
GOLF FOR A CAUSE
Help the foundation reach its fundraising goal of 20,000 dollars. July 28. Brookfield Country Club at 100 Willow Run in Roswell Visit starhousefoundation. org/golf-marathon for more info.
Paws to Read pairs readers with therapy dogs to improve literary skills. For grades and ages kindergarten and up. Sign up at the door for 15 minute sessions. July 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Post Road Library meeting room at 5010 Post Road in Cumming. Free. Visit forsythpl.org for more info
GETTING FIT: ZUMBA
What: Storyteller Tim Sonefelt will host “Haunted Legends and Ghost Stories” for middle and high school students. No registration required. When: July 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Post Road Library meeting room at 5010 Post Road in Cumming Cost: Free. Web: www.forsythpl.org
What: Take on this Zumba Gold dance fitness program. For information call 678-5123125. When: July 24 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Newtown School’s Park Place at 3125 Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek Web: www.JohnsCreekGA. gov/ParkPlace
CARDIO & STRENGHTH
What: Get a total body workout. When: July 23 at 9:15 a.m. Where: Newtown School’s Park Place at 3125 Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek Web: www.JohnsCreekGA. gov/ParkPlace
What: Take your children to see puppet shows, singing and dancing. The program is open to all ages. No registration required. When: July 22 from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Where: Sharon Forks library at 2820 Old Atlanta Road in Cumming Cost: Free. Web: www.forsythcountypl. org
HILLARY HUNNINGS GARDEN TOUR
Tour Barrington Hall’s historic gardens. July 27 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Barrington Hall at 535 Barrington Drive in Roswell. Free. Visit roswellgov.com for more info.
p.m. Where: Post Road Library at 5010 Post Road in Cumming Cost: Free. Web: www.forsyhcountypl.org
What: Like Cirque du Soleil? Try an Aerial Silks class for yourself. Call 678-7822762 to sign up. Registration required. When: July 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Where: Akrosphere at 5910 Gateway Drive in Alpharetta Cost: Free. Web: www.akrosphere.com
See art exhibitors at this outdoor market presented by Gallery 35. July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Milton Park at 35 Milton Avenue in Alpharetta. Visit gallery35.com for more info.
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Where: Roswell Branch Library at 115 Norcross Street in Roswell Cost: Free. Web: www.afpls.org
TAKE A HIKE TASTE OF HISTORY
What: Get a taste of history at an open hearth cooking session. When: July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Smith Plantation at 935 Alpharetta Street in Roswell Web: www.roswellgov.com/ SmithPlantation
FORENSICS FOR TEENS
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What: Teens can learn about crime solving fingerprint detection, blood coagulation tests and DNA analysis. Registration required. Ages 11 to 17 welcome. When: July 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Where: East Roswell Library meeting room at 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell Web: www.afpls.org
KNIT AND SPIN
What: Learn all things fiber arts. Bring needles, yarn and pattern. When: July 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Where: Post Road Library at 5010 Post Road in Cumming Cost: Free. Web: www.forsythcountypl. org
What: Take a guided hike through Chattahoochee Nature Center’s trails. When: July 25 at 1 p.m. Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center at 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell Cost: Included with general admission and free for CNC members Web: www.chattnaturecenter. org
What: See Atlanta singer Adron perform a blend of Brazilian samba, bossa nova and Tropicália with 1970s pop and R&B. When: Aug. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Riverside Park at 575 Riverside Road in Roswell Cost: Free Web: www. roswellriversidesounds.com
TAI CHI STATE SWIM MEET
What: See local neighborhood and subdivision swim teams compete at the 2015 Georgia Recreation and Parks Association swimming championships. When: July 24 & 25 Where: Cumming Aquatic Center at 201 Aquatic Circle in Cumming Web: www. cummingaquaticcenter.com
What: Get fit with tai chi. When: July 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Newtown School’s Park Place at 3125 Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek Web: www.JohnsCreekGA. gov/ParkPlace
LEARN SOMETHING NEW: WRITER WORKSHOP
What: Author Ginger Garrett is teaching teens how to write their own stories. When: July 21 from 3 to 4:30
MOVIE IN THE PARK COMPUTER CODING
What: Learn computer coding. Students, grades sixth through twelfth welcome. Reservations required. Limited spots. For information call 770-640-3075. When: July 21 from noon to 1 p.m.
What: Bring chairs, blankets and coolers for a screening of family film Valiant. When: July 22 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Where: Hampton Park Library at 5345 Settingdown Road in Cumming Cost: Free. Web: www.forsythcountypl. org
What: Find fresh flowers, herbs, fresh vegetables and fruits at Alpharetta’s farmer’s market. When: July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Old Canton Street in downtown Alpharetta Web: www. alpharettafarmersmarket.com
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Johns Creek’s newest independent retirement community Johns Creek’s newest independent retirement community, Ashwood Meadows will be opening soon. With a total of 126 units, which include studio, one and two bedroom suites and 38 floor plan varieties, there is an option for everyone. Ashwood Meadows also features almost 40,000 square feet of common area. Within that space will be a beauty/ barber shop, library, fitness center, activity room, billiards and game room, movie theater, chapel and a business center. We know that the time saved by not having to cook, clean and do yard work is now time well spent on family, friends and hobbies. Our residents will benefit from 3 chef-prepared meals, live in managers 24/7, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping, emergency pull cords in each suite and a variety of health and wellness classes. We offer a variety of ac-
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Be a satisfied patient and a savvy consumer Dr. Deborah Woodward I am saddened as a Doctor of Audiology that so many people with hearing loss don’t know they have options that will significantly improve their lives, or for various reasons, choose not to take advantage of them. Secondly, many of those who do seek help end up on a path leading to poor results and wasted money. When seeking help, your choices literally run from seeing a doctor that specializes in patient hearing care to a salesperson with no formal training. Like fingerprints, no two ears are the same, even on the same person, and a Doctor of Audiology can diagnose and determine what is “missing” in an individual’s range of hearing. Nine out of 10 first-time users do not consult with an actual Audiologist and/or choose based solely on the price. Most often they either: purchase
aids in retail storefronts, in warehouse clubs next to the tires and office supplies, or buy sound amplifiers marketed as “hearing aids” online and from TV infomercials or magazine ads. It is NOT all about the hearing aid! Before I can even recommend a brand, let alone a model, I ask questions and get to know you and the type of life you live. Then, after using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to get a complete “picture” of your hearing profile, we will together choose your best option. Professional Audiologists and personalized technology make all the difference in getting and keeping you hearing at your very best. However, do not assume that this level of service equates to higher prices on your hearing technology. My patients are pleasantly surprised that device pricing is competitive – even to that of the warehouse clubs.
Getting started is easy, painless, and in most cases, covered by insurance! Important - When taking this first step, choose an office that has an “in-network” provider. In this case, all testing is covered by a co-pay at most
AND, more and more insurance plans now cover all or part of the cost of hearing devices. Both young and old are sometimes reluctant to consider hearing aids, thinking they might make them look older, weaker or less than normal. But 90% of devices used today are almost invisible and won’t be noticed unless the wearer points them out! Help is available. Begin Day 1 of the rest of your life hearing more of it. Dr. Woodward and her staff at the Johns Creek Audiology and Hearing Center is well renowned for their award winning service. They also provide diagnostic testing for hearing disorders, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo, and ear wax management. All major insurance plans are accepted and no interest finance plans are offered. They can be reached at 770-814-1260 and via their website YourHearingLink.com
Investing in improving mental health (NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in every four American adults has a mental illness of some kind. Now there could be good news for them and the people who care for them. What’s Being Done: Two federal agencies are implementing the Excellence in Mental Health Act—a demonstration project and the single largest federal investment in mental health and addiction services in more than 50 years. How It Works: To improve the quality of care nationwide, the Act establishes federal status and criteria for Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) that provide comprehensive mental health and addiction outpatient services. These CCBHCs are responsible for basic primary care screenings and services to address the chronic conditions that drive high costs and poor health outcomes among people with behavioral health disorders. Crisis services play a critical role in de-escalating mental health crises and diverting individuals into care. The criteria also emphasize the special requirements of populations such as veterans, whose health needs, Rosenberg says, the United States has failed to meet. Additionally, the CCBHCs will break through barriers to work with a variety of health system partners, including primary care, hospitals, VA centers and more. Because many state systems can’t support the kind of comprehensive, coordinated care necessitated by the CCB-
HC criteria, the Excellence Act requires the states to establish a payment system based on actual costs. That is expected to bring about increased funding for historically underfunded community mental health and addiction services. Also, a system of bundled
payments will either require or incentivize value-based payments so providers can share in the cost savings their clinical care produces. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award planning grants of up to $2 million to help states create
their certification processes and develop their payment methods. Planning grant applications are due by August 5; grants will be awarded in October 2015. What You Can Do Meanwhile, if you or someone you care about is in crisis,
seek help immediately. The CDC recommends three steps: • Call 911. • Visit a nearby emergency department or your health care provider’s office. Learn More For further facts, visit www. TheNationalCouncil.org.
Hear More. Anywhere. Anytime. Hearing begins with YOU See how easy it is to transform your quality ment of life! Schedule an appointment today and let us empower you with a hearing solution as individual as you are. Dr. Deborah Woodward Doctor of Audiology
4045 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite B • Johns Creek, GA 30024 www.YourHearingLink.com
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First Credo Financial Tennis tournament supports Kate’s Club By JIM LICHTENWALTER email@example.com JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Spectators watched in hushed fascination July 17 as a men’s doubles match raged on the court. Yet, this was no ordinary ALTA match. Rather, it was one of several games played over the July 17-19 weekend as part of Credo Financial Service’s Tennis Championships. A total of 12 men’s doubles teams competed in the tournament, the winner of which would receive a $10,000 grand prize. The prize was eventually claimed by local Atlanta players Salif Kantevic and Carlo Abalos. Numerous players competed, including nationally ranked Donald Young, who is currently ranked No. 55 in singles by the ATP World Tour. As the tournament was waged on the St. Ives’ courts, spectators and participants could bid on items in a silent auction and give a donation to Kate’s Club, a local non-profit charity that helps children who have lost a parent deal with their grief. The organization, which received proceeds from
Donald Young returns a serve. the tournament, also connects children so they can work through their grief together. Kate’s Club was founded in 2003 by Kate Atwood, who lost her own mother when she was 12. Atwood wanted to support and encourage children who were going through the same tragedy she experience when she was a child. “We want to help Kate’s Club send 20 children to camp,” said Donna Lawson, who helped organize the event. Each year, Kate’s Club sends a group of students to Camp Twin Lakes for a threeday camp during the first
weekend in August. It costs about $500 to send a single child to camp, and the goal of the tennis tournament is to raise enough to send 226 children. “Credo Financial Services would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our sponsors for making the inaugural Credo Tennis Championship a huge success,” said Donna Lawson, a Credo Financial Services spokeswoman. “The generosity is helping to support Kate’s Club and their Camp Good Mourning Program. Together we can empower children who have lost a parent or sibling.”
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Mr. Damon and John manipulate the puppets which in turn cast their shadows on the screen to enact the story.
Hercules and the Lion as seen by the audience.
Puppeteer: Mr. Damon shows off shadow puppets at Ocee Continued from Page 1 pets. And if you are clever like Library Branch Manager Carla Burton at Robert E. Fulton Library at Ocee, you engage Mr. Damon to perform on a sunny July Thursday morning to come work his magic on 30plus tykes using his shadow puppets.
The Hero’s Journey is really a call to adventure. The kids really get it. As parents, we use fairy tales and myths to teach us about ourselves. And it reminds us that life is a journey,” DAMON YOUNG Puppeteer So there was Mr. Damon, ably assisted by his 10-yearold apprentice (and son), John Young, to bring his characters alive and tell their old, old stories in a program he calls “Legends of Light and Shadow.” Mr. Damon has always loved performing and studied theater in college. He spent a summer touring children’s
theaters in a production of “Cinderella” (he was a wicked stepsister). “We would do our show and the kids just laughed and roared. I knew then I loved to make children laugh,” he said. This summer he has 17 shows booked across the state. He entertains the children, but he makes sure there is a message. One of his shows is “Vasilisa,” a Russian take on Cinderella. “But Vasilisa is more empowered. She meets her challenges, where Cinderella just reacts to what happens around her,” he said. “Her mother gave her a magic doll, and she finds the courage to negotiate with the witch Baba Yaga.” There are four productions he performs, but they are all following what Joseph Campbell, best known for the PBS documentary “The Power of Myth,” calls the Hero’s Journey. People have used myths to find order in the universe and to understand the world. We still use myths today, although we might call them “Star Wars” instead. “The Hero’s Journey is really a call to adventure. The kids really get it. As parents, we use fairy tales and myths to teach us about ourselves. And it reminds us that life is a journey,” he said. “We grow older and experience hardships that we must endure but make us a better person.” His wife, Diana, is also an artist (she makes his puppets) and they also play in a band together called The Changlings, playing what he calls” World Music.”
Youngsters watch in rapt attention.
One dad did show up.
Damon Young and his son John, who is touring with him this summer, travel light. They can carry all their characters and scenery in this one box.
Mom and daughter both enjoy the show.
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Equifax hiring 500 positions RUMC Job Networking to host job fair July 27 ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell United Methodist Church’s Job Networking ministry will host a job fair for Equifax Monday, July 27. Equifax is hiring managers and a talent acquisition team will meet with job seekers from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Equifax hopes to add 500 or more employees in all areas of company needs and
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locations. RUMC’s Job Networking will offer more than 27 workshops beginning at 12:30 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to all job seekers and preregistration is necessary. See www.rumcjobnetworking for information. Candidates are encouraged to apply in advance, then meet
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CITY OF ALPHARETTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following items will be heard at a public hearing held by the Planning Commission on Thursday, August 6, 2015 commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpharetta City Hall Council Chambers, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, Georgia. A workshop will also be held by the Planning Commission at 6:30 p.m. Items forwarded by the Planning Commission will be considered by the City Council on Monday, August 24, 2015 commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpharetta City Hall Council Chambers, 2 Park Plaza Alpharetta, Georgia. a. MP-15-06/V-15-12 Marriott Courtyard/Parkway 400 Consideration of a request to amend the Parkway 400 Masterplan in order to allow a Hotel as a permitted use on Building Site 6. Consideration for a variance to reduce parking as well as a variance to the front setback to 15 feet and lot coverage to 77% is also requested. The property is located on Amber Park Drive. The property is legally described as being located in Land Lot 804, 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. b. PH-15-10 Avalon/Medical Office Consideration of a site plan approval to permit a medical office building at the corner of Old Milton Parkway and Westside Parkway in Avalon. The property is legally described as being located in Land Lot 802, 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. c. MP-15-05/CU-15-08/Z-15-08/V-15-10 Innovation/MetLife Consideration of a request to amend several conditions of the MetLife Master Plan and allow 414 multi-family “for-rent” residential units and to remove 25 townhome units. Applicant is also requesting retail in the amount of 105,800 sq. feet, restaurant and hotel uses, and an increase in office sq. feet to allow 1,003,500 sq. feet. A conditional use to allow “for-rent” residential and a request to rezone 8.04 acres of 0-I to MU is also requested. Variances to allow alcohol sales within a certain distance of residential units and to allow private streets are also requested. The property is located north of GA 400 and west of Haynes Bridge Road along Lakeview Parkway and is approximately 47 acres in size. The property is legally described as being in Land Lots 744, 745, 752, and 753 of the 1st District, 2nd Section of Fulton County, Georgia. d. PH-15-17 Historic Preservation Ordinance Consideration of an ordinance to establish a historic preservation and art committee and provide the procedure and requirements for designating historic properties within the City in order to preserve the aesthetic and historic nature of certain areas of the City and adopting regulations that encourage, rather than legislate, the preservation of historic properties. e. PH-14-11 Alpharetta Downtown Design Guidelines Consideration of approval of the Alpharetta Downtown Design Guidelines. The area boundaries include the Downtown Core area as defined in the Downtown Master Plan which is north of Old Milton Parkway and generally south of Mayfield Road, west along a line of Haynes Bridge Road and east by Roswell Street and Canton Street. Note: Georgia law requires that all parties who have made campaign contributions to the Mayor or to a Council Member in excess of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) within the past two (2) years must complete a campaign contribution report with the Community Development Department. The complete text of the Georgia law and a disclosure form are available in the office of the City Clerk, 2 Park Plaza.
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Millage: Continued from Page 1 “This reduction is a result of significant improvements in the structure and operations of Fulton County since January. “It has been a total team effort, and I am proud of the new tone of our Board of Commissioners and the collaborative synergy that has been developed during the past six months.” Hausmann says the reductions are possible because the county is putting new and better management systems in place to make government more efficient. These should
continue and will allow further reductions in the future. “That’s my hope, anyway,” she said. “The new commission had definitely had a different attitude toward our financial management, and I’m very happy about that.” Ellis agreed with Hausmann that more reductions can be achieved. “It would have been nice to get it back to 2013 rates, but it is a reduction and a good place to wind up at a fiscally sound place this year and put us in a good position to bring things down a little more [in 2016],” Ellis said. “It demonstrates we’re making some progress and bringing some efficiencies to bear and being more sound
with our money.” The commission will build on this next year. The budget will not have to be adjusted. This is a fairly conservative budget, so Ellis said there should not be any aggressive cuts in the last half of the fiscal year. Unfilled jobs of more than 6 months have allowed the county to recapture salaries and provide more of a cushion. “Some contingency funds have not had to be used. So our expense side looked better. On the revenue side everything was fine also,” he said. “All in all, the expense side was not as bad and the revenue is better.” No cuts are anticipated
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It has been a total team effort, and I am proud of the new tone of our Board of Commissioners and the collaborative synergy that has been developed during the past six months.” LIZ HAUSMANN District 1 Commissioner
even with the millage rate reduction. The new reduced property tax rate will be reflected in the
Fulton County portion of tax bills that will be distributed in August with payment due Oct. 15.
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NOTICE OF LOCATION AND DESIGN APPROVAL FULTON COUNTY P. I. NUMBER 0010418
CITY OF ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA
Notice is hereby given in compliance with Georgia Code 22-2-109 and 32-3-5 that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved the Location and Design of this project.
STORMWATER ORDINANCE REVISION RFQ # 16-1003
The date of location and design approval is: 6/30/15 The project will widen SR 120/Kimball Bridge Road from 2 to 4 lanes from State Bridge Road to Jones Bridge Road and will include the addition of an 8 to 10 foot enhanced sidewalk on both sides. The improvements include reconfiguring existing operational right-of-way to accommodate four lanes where the existing two lanes create bottleneck conditions. The project also includes operational improvements to medians, turn lanes, and traffic signals, and reconfiguration of the existing pavement and ROW to add two through lanes. The through lanes would connect to the existing four-lane sections and eliminate the bottleneck. SR 120/ Kimball Bridge Road within the intersections with State Bridge Road and Jones Bridge Road has previously been widened to the ultimate 4-lane width and this project will connect to those sections. The project has a total project length of 1.25 miles and is located entirely in Fulton County. The project is located in the 1st Land District of Fulton County and Land Lots 121, 128, 129, 153, 156-159, 162-164, 192, 193, 197, and 198. This project will involve structural overlay of the existing pavement with full-depth widening to accommodate the future 4 lane sections. A 20’ raised median will be added to the corridor along with urban outside shoulders including closed drainage systems. The left shoulder will include a 10’ enhanced concrete sidewalk and the right shoulder will include a 5’ concrete sidewalk. The existing and new drainage structure locations will be evaluated to ensure adequate drainage with minimal impacts to adjacent parcels. The City of Johns Creek will be paying for the Right of Way Acquisition. Drawings or maps or plats of the proposed project, as approved, are on file and are available for public inspection at the Georgia Department of Transportation: Sebastian Nesbitt, Area Engineer Georgia Department of Transportation District 7, Area 2 Office email@example.com 1269 Kennestone Circle Marietta, Georgia 30066 (770) 528-3238 Any interested party may obtain a copy of the drawings or maps or plats or portions thereof by paying a nominal fee and requesting in writing to: Tom Black, Public Works Director City of Johns Creek, GA Department of Public Works firstname.lastname@example.org 12000 Findley Road, Suite 400 Johns Creek, Georgia 30097 (678) 512-3200 Any written request or communication in reference to this project or notice SHOULD include the Project and P. I. Numbers as noted at the top of this notice.
The City of Alpharetta (City) is accepting Statements of Qualifications for the Stormwater Ordinance Revision project from qualified consultants to provide services to the City. The RFQ will be available online Thursday, July 23, 2015, at our bid posting website, https://www.ebidexchange.com/alpharetta, login required to review documents. Statements of Qualifications will be due on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009. For information, please contact Debora Westbrook at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department via email at email@example.com or at 678-297-6052. ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS CITY OF ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA FOR WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT PLAN LONG INDIAN CREEK RFQ # 16-1002 The City of Alpharetta (City) is accepting Statements of Qualifications for the Watershed Improvement Plan – Long Indian Creek project from qualified consultants to provide services to the City. The RFQ will be available online Thursday, July 23, 2015, at our bid posting website, https://www.ebidexchange.com/alpharetta, login required to review documents. Statements of Qualifications will be due on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009. For information, please contact Debora Westbrook at the City of Alpharetta Finance Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 678-297-6052.
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Continued from Page 6 designed to fit in with Milton and its efforts to remain rural and “equestrian-centric.” It has a barn-like design and features many aspects of barns – meeting rooms have sliding “barn doors” and two porches allow visitors to relax on warm summer days in rocking chairs. A large children’s section
DEATH NOTICES Louise Broccolo, 92, of Cumming, passed away July 5, 2015. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society. Carol Ann Corbin, 73, of Cumming, passed away July 9, 2015. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.
Members of Fulton County’s Commission and Public Library Board cut the ribbon to officially open the Milton Library July 16. fills about half the reading area.
“This is a place children will flock to,” said Commissioner
Jerrine Davis, of Johns Creek, passed away July 11, 2015. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.
Jack Emerson, of Roswell, passed away July 10, 2015. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.
Laura Hassett, 52 , of Milton, passed away July 3, 2015. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society. Anthony Leftenant, 30, of Alpharetta, passed away July 3, 2015. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society. Catherine Mooney, 69, of Johns Creek, passed away July 2, 2015. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society. Doris Aline Revis, 60, of Cumming, passed away July 14, 2015. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.
Readers eagerly wait to checkout books from the new Milton Library. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK PUBLIC NOTICE PURPOSE An Alcoholic Beverage License Application was submitted to the City on July 9, 2015 for Consumption on Premises of Malt Beverage, and Wine. BUSINESS NAME FB Café Johns Creek, LLC Dba The Flying Biscuit Cafe 10995 State Bridge Rd Suite F Johns Creek, GA 30022 OWNER/OFFICERS
Richard Tuneski, 77, of Alpharetta, passed away July 3, 2015. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society. Frank Wallis, 64, of Cumming, passed away July 10, 2015. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.
BUSINESS NAME FB Café Johns Creek, LLC Dba The Flying Biscuit Cafe 10995 State Bridge Rd Suite F Johns Creek, GA 30022 Owner, Ronald Bradley & Bradley Rubenstein
Liz Hausmann, noting the library is within short distance of four schools. And children did seem to enjoy the opening day. Adrienne Dedicatoria said her son Elliot, 3, was looking forward to the new library. “Every time we went by, he would say, ‘Mommy, there is a library!’ When I saw it was opening, I had to take him. He is so excited about it.” Brendon Latorre, 10, had an armful of books ready to check out. “I like to read non-fiction, World War I, World War II and Roald Dhal books,” he said. “This is an awesome library.” Grady Waple said he was excited about all the books he could read. “I’ve been counting down the days until it opened,” said
PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF JOHNS CREEK CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION QUALIFYING DATES The City of Johns Creek has CALLED for a SPECIAL ELECTION in conjunction with the November GENERAL ELECTION to be held November 3, 2015. The Special Election will be to fill the unexpired term of Council Seat Post 2 (expires 12/31/2015) and Post 5 (expires 12/31/2017). The GENERAL ELECTION will be held to elect Council Posts 2, 4, and 6. QUALIFYING will be held in the City Clerk’s Office at Johns Creek City Hall which is located at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 400, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097. The qualifying fee for each council seat is $450.00 which is 3% of the total gross salary for the preceding year. Each candidate shall file a notice of candidacy in the office of the City Clerk of Johns Creek between Monday, August 31, 2015 and Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the hours of qualifying will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Each candidate must meet the qualifications of the Charter and Code of the City of Johns Creek, as well as all applicable state and constitutional laws. Joan Jones City Clerk
Bradley Reith, 4, poses with Rocky the Reading Raccoon. Waple. “I’m a big reader, I love to read comics and non-fiction books, so I was excited about it opening.” This was music to the ears of members of the county and those involved with the libraries. “The only person who asks ‘who needs libraries?’ is someone who has never set foot in one,” said John Thomas, with the Library Foundation. “Children who read, succeed.”
Blotter: Continued from Page 3 they were driving was also allegedly stolen a few days earlier. Both men were arrested.
Has anyone seen a saw? MILTON, Ga. – A $10,000 saw was reported missing July 6 from a local business. The victim, Alpharetta Athletic Club on Dinsmore Road, told police a concrete saw was missing from an office. It was last seen June 27. There are cameras in the building, and employees are searching for a suspect on their video.
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New Eagle Scouts named for Northern Ridge District NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Northern Ridge Boy Scout District, which is the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Milton, announced its newest Eagle Scouts, who passed their Board of Review on June 25, 2015. These are Scouts who passed their Eagle Board of Reviews: Zachary Rahm, of Troop 734, is sponsored by Webb Bridge Ward of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. His project was the design and construction of three Picnic tables and grading the land they sat on for Autry Mill Nature Park Center and Heritage Park. Alexander Rahm V, of Troop 734, is sponsored by Webb Bridge Ward of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. His project was the removal and replacement of a broken split rail fence at Autry Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. Andruw Patton, of Troop 429, is sponsored by Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. His project was paneling the Pink and Blue rooms, building two shelving units in the storage room, replacing and safe guarding the Pink Room
Zachary Rahm, Alexander Rahm V, Andruw Patton and Noah Eberhardt all passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review June 25.
Frank “Paddy” McGregor, Alexander Wood, Sanjeev Kumar and Keegan Dieterle all passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review June 25.
door with a clear acrylic sheet and protecting the door frame with PVC piping for the Angels Among Us, Pet Rescue Center. Noah Eberhardt, from Troop 2206, is sponsored by St. James United Methodist Church. His project was the design and construction of three benches for Beth Tikvah Temple’s playground area.
Church. His project was the design and construction of two planter boxes for the assistance of residents of the St. George Village, which helps people afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. Sanjeev Kumar, from Troop 3143, is sponsored by Johns Creek United Methodist Church. His project was the design and construction of four
Frank “Paddy” McGregor, from Troop 1134, is sponsored by St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church. His project was the renovation, revitalization of the cross-country trail at Roswell High School. Part of this project included addition of drainage ditches. Alexander Wood, from Troop 1134, is sponsored by St. Peter Chanel Catholic
benches and four tables for the environmental classroom at the pond at Northview High School. Keegan Dieterle, from Troop 7153, is sponsored by St. Brigid Catholic Church. His project was the design and construction of two Raffa Bocce Ball Courts at Park Place Adult Center in Newtown Park. —Jonathan Copsey
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ROSWELL Upscale garage sale-you have to see it to believe it! A gigantic, church-wide garage sale at Roswell United Methodist Church will be held on Thursday, July 23 (a $10 donation gets you into this Early Bird Sale, 4-7 p.m.); Friday, July 24, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Saturday, July 25, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thousands of items will be available at the garage sale, to be held indoors in the church’s fellowship hall area. Items will include furniture, books, collectibles, art and frames, jewelry, household items, sporting equipment, seasonal items, linens, craft items, baskets, vases, outdoor furniture, children’s toys and clothes, and adult clothes. Credit cards (add $2 fee) and cash accepted. Bring your friends and neighbors for this incredible garage sale! Proceeds benefit RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry. The church is located at 814 Mimosa Blvd. in Roswell’s historic district. Information: www.rumc.com/garagesale
JOHNS CREEK Foxworth Subdivision, 3865 Redcoat Way 30022, Friday 7/24 and Saturday 7/25, 7am-3pm. Something for everyone!
ALPHARETTA 1445 Hillcrest Heights 30005. Friday 7/24, Saturday 7/25, 8am-4pm. Adult/ baby clothes. Small Appliances. Home Decor’. Sports Accessories.
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Animals Horses HORSE AND TACK AUCTION Saturday July 25th, 5pm at Pony Express Stockyard, 1852 Highway 11 South, Covington GA 30014. We will have a load of horses from Tennessee! For info 704-434-6389 or 704-473-8715. GA. LIC. AUNR002843
Bargains Antiques TREADLE SEWING MACHINE: White Co. Oak cabinet. Attachments, manual. $200. 770-781-5968 CURIO CHINA CABINET, antique Queen Anne Mahogany $295/obo. 770-619-0042
Antiques European wardrobe/ armoire, single door, beveled mirror, 84”hX 21”dX37”w. $700. Photos. 678-549-6057.
Building Supplies VELUX SKYLIGHTS, used. (Eight, 21”x44”, two miscellaneous sizes). $475/all. 770-992-6848 leave message DECORATIVE DORIC COLUMN, new, 12”dx8’t, $160. 770-521-5335
Cemetery GREENLAWN ROSWELL Peace Section 1-201D, 2-grave lot. $7000. Retailed $10,000. 770-569-0083. allenbachrach@yahoo. com
A R L I N G T O N , Garden-C, Lot 61 Sandy Springs. Asking $2500 negotiable. 770-993-4065
GREENLAWN/ ROSWELL Tranquility Garden, Spaces 1&2, lot 73-B. includes bronze name plaque included. $10,000/both. 770-475-7808, 404-317-5209
DNING SET, Ethan Allen; 3 side chairs, 2 arm chairs, bench, 2 leaves $1000. 770-664-2917
Roswell-Greenlawn. Garden of Prayer overlooking lake with fountain. 4 plots. ivypaigereeder@gmail. com for more info and photos
Collectibles Moveable Barbies, 5/ Teresa. 1993/1995. $10 each. 770-843-0362 DOLLS, from 1966: 6 Barbies, 2 Teresa’s $20 each. 770-843-0362.
DINING SET: Round Ralph Lauren 60”d cherry table with 6 dark brown leather upholstered chairs. $1500. 770-781-0961
LA-Z-BOYPOWER RECLINER: Tan fabric, like new! $450. 678-297-1722 Leather sectional in Rio Chinese Red (103x103”), 6 Extra Firm Cushions, Foam Pillow Tops. Excellent Condition! $1200. 678-591-0450
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MAIN CLASSIFIEDS continued from page 29 Furniture ARMOIRE: Whitewash finish; good condition $150. 770-619-3179 TABLE: 47” round kitchen/dining room Tell City pedestal, oak, two 12” leaves, like brand new. $300. 770-663-6433
Adjustable twin beds, two, original $3560, $195 each; king headboard $30. 404-435-7746 LaZBoy lift chair $125, sleeper-sofa $75, wood dining table with chairs $75, hutch $50, plus bamboo furniture, swivel-rocker chair, gas stove, bookcases under $30 each. 404-435-7746
Household Maytag Washer & Dryer: White, very good condition. Both $375. 404-213-6615
Royal Albert-Country Rose China; 50 pieces. $600, originally $900. Never used. 404-702-2085 Moving Blankets: 60x72, four dozen, used once! $225.470-299-6390, 201-679-9851
AUTOCRAT GAS STOVE 20” wide, 4 burners $100. 770-781-5968
Medical Equipment CHAIR LIFT for vehicle, Bruno Curbsider, for motorized chair, remote control, 400-lb. capacity $1500. 404-345-2372 TH-36 PSORIASIS PHOTOTHERAPY LAMP $100. 404-345-2372 STEELE COOLING VEST for M.S. patients, gel inserts $75. 404-345-2372 HOSPITAL BED: Full, electric Midline MDR107003ELO. $600 obo. Details: www.tkwiz. com/bed.
Rechargeable Mobile Chair by Invacare: Joystick hand operated. Adjustable up and down seat and back. Gel cushion seat for pressure. Used 4 months. $6000. 404-345-2372 TRAVEL SCOOTER: Go Go Elite Portable, made for use indoors or out. Battery powered, includes charger, used 1 month, 1 owner. $800. 770-993-0022
Musical Instruments EVERETT UPRIGHT PIANO with bench. Pat. 1894, Mahogany finish. $500. 770-781-5968 Student Trumpet: Why rent when you can own? Excellent condition! $137. 770-752-1665 PLAYER PIANO: 1925 Lyon and Healy. Ebony. ivory keys. Completely rebuilt, mint! Bench, 20 rolls. Electric motor, pedal-driven. $4000. 770-653-7851
Recreation Stationary Bike, Recumbent Vital Fitness RB 260 $50. 770-634-1033 Lacrosse STX Rebounder. Originally $230, now $97. Excellent condition! 770-752-1665
WORKOUT GYM, Powertec. 4 sides, weights & bench $500. 770-205-7828 Ocean Kayak Caper: Excellent condition! Accessories. $400 negotiable. 770-757-7876
Entertainment Cabinet, cherry, handmade, 93”Tx37”w. $250. 770-205-7828 TREK RACING BIKE: Adult male. Black and gray. $299. 770-843-0362
GOLF MEMORABILIA: Club Logo; balls and towels, etc. $295. 404-583-2078 Weight Machine: 2 station, arms and legs $250. 770-634-1033 Inflatable Boat: 10’, rigid bottom with 3-1/2 horsepower Nissan motor $999. 770-441-2284
Bike Trainer: OPS, Fluid 2, 770-634-1033
TREADMILL: Proform 830QT, $180. 770-634-1033
Wanted to Buy Vintage Barbie, Midge, Francie, Skipper dolls, clothing and accessories. (Local). Cell 214-883-8215 VINYL RECORDS, music-related, books & memorabilia. Call Karen 770-841-2414
PIANO, Baby Grand: Elegant case, matching bench; warm, rich tone. Sacrifice $1650 obo. 678-445-3654
TOYOTA YARIS 2008: Black hatchback, stickshift. 105,000 miles. 29/35MPG. New tires. $4500. Great little car! 770-844-7510
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4340 Taylors Wood Drive - Cumming 5/3.5 complete remodel with no detail over looked. Custom build with lots of upgrades. 2+ acres. w/ a creek. NO HOA! Lots of custom upgrades! $429,900 Call Matt Thaxton KWCP 678341-7400 Office, 770-366-9506 Cell MThaxton@kw.com Homes with Land ROSWELL Mountain Park amenities! Large wooded lot; quiet neighborhood. 9/10 of 1 acre. 2BA/1BR home. Good grammar school. $135,000. 404-248-8043 Investment Property/ Residential
Lease or Purchase CUMMING LEASE PURCHASE NO CREDIT CHECK! Nice 5BR/4BA. Great schools! $20K down, $2046/month. 678-475-7112
Homes with Land ROSWELL Mountain Park amenities! Large wooded lot; quiet neighborhood. 9/10 of 1 acre. 2BA/1BR home. Good grammar school. $135,000. 404-248-8043
Open House ROSWELL: Willow Springs/CCR 7/25, 1pm-4pm. 140 May Glen Way. 4BR/4.5BA. Finished basement. $449,000. FSBO. 404-202-7799
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MUST GO NOW! 250+/- ft of pristine shoreline with amazing views of Lake Hartwell. Easy walk to water and adjoining Lake Front Park. Fish, boat and relax! Additional acreage available. (was $250,000)
Help Wanted Full-time APPLICATION AND FORM SPECIALIST Johns Creek area. Perfect for someone with a good attitude and likes variety. Creating, formatting, reviewing contract forms according to customer specifications and maintaining document library, support to third-party business clients using our software application, development of rate databases. Proficient with MSWord, AdobeAcrobatPro, Excel: Strong computer skills, analytical and detailoriented. Resume: jobjohncreek@yahoo. com
Full-time Chocolate Facility Team Member: Alpharetta Chocolate company wants team member for fast paced production environment. Perform routine production tasks. Line production, team environment, experience helpful. Artistic eye, attention to detail and technical aptitude necessary. Background check and positive attitude required. 35-40 hours/week, M-F. English speaker, non-smoker, efficient, dependable, quick learner. $8.50/hour training wage.Resume: Jobchocolate415 @gmail.com Lead Technical Business Analyst Duties include: Create software development methodologies, test procedures, quality standards, automated test scripts, test automation frameworks, object-oriented code and SQL data set-up code. Plan software system functionality. Train system users. Conduct load, performance, stress tests. Masters in Computer Science, Engineering or related field. 24 months experience. Mail resume to: Job #1199, D. McMinn, Manage Mobilty LLC, 2555 Marconi Drive, Suite 100, Alpharetta Georgia 30005
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CUMMING: Exit 13. 1815 Brannon Commons Circle $350,000-Maint. free Townhouse in Arbors of the Orchards of Brannon Oak Farms. 3/3 Master on Main+ a 2nd BR / Bath + office/den. 2nd floor w/loft has large ensuite bedroom with bath and hobby room. End unit, great location. Upgraded kitchen, cabinetry, shutters, breakfast area, custom closet and extra cabinetry. Great location: $350,000 by owner: call Peter Berlin 954-536-1117, Realtors OK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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EDUCATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) has an immediate FULL TIME position available for our family enrichment and education center in Roswell. The Education Support Specialist will be in daily contact with new and established customers, clients, and students. In addition to student and instructor administrative support, this position provides government benefits processing and test administration. The hours are Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, Fridays 9:00am- 1:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm. Friday & Saturday hours may vary depending on the education center calendar. Excellent customer care and administrative support skills are required, including MS Office suite and data entry accuracy. Bilingual Spanish a plus! E-Verify & drug screen required. If interested, please send your resume including experience, qualifications, and salary requirements to info@nfcchelp. org.
Cartridge World in Johns Creek is looking for an energetic customer service representative to greet both the retail and business customers. Prior retail experience is preferred and the hours are flexible. Please fax your resume to 770-232-9693 or email to sgornall@ cartridgeworldusa.com
Preschool Staff: Alpharetta Presbyterian Dayschool is accepting applications for part day preschool and parents morning out staff. Prior classroom experience with children ages 18 months to 5 years is preferred. Please submit your resume to nancy@ alpharettapres.com
NAIL TECH: SEASONED HAIRDRESSER: Studio Three Hair Salon (Dunwoody) Booth rental. 770-481-0074.
SUPERVISORS, LINE STAFF Baldinos Subs. Competitive Pay. Growth Opportunities. Email resume: BaldinosGiantJersey Subs@Gmail.com INSIDE SALES: Cumming, GA based Technology Supplier is searching for an entry level inside sales representative. Duties include prospecting new accounts, tradeshow attendance, quoting, and processing orders. Email resume to hr@ logoincluded.com
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Administrative Assistant:: General office; EXISTING online sales administration. Amazon, THD, Google, Sears.... Ad words, social media preferred. Flexible hours. Windward. Transportation required. Resume: info@ starprogreens.com. “ADMIN”
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B o o k k e e p e r Established company. Experienced, fullservice; oversee multiple company bookkeeping, payroll. Recent Quickbooks Desktop, QBOnline, Paychex/ ADP experience; Restaurant365 a plus. No degree required, Can become fulltime. $14/hour start, raises negotiable after trial period Resume: info@johnscreekcpa. com. Pet Sitter/Dog Walker: FT/PT. Must have flexible schedule. www.happytailscare. com
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