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Milton man gets life for murder of stepson Took jury 25 minutes to decide MILTON, Ga. – It took a jury only 25 minutes Dec. 11 to convict Milton resident Eric Brandon, 48, of the 2012 murder of his stepson. He was sentenced to life plus five years in prison. Brandon’s stepson, 16-year-old Alexander Koser, was found dead Feb. 12 after Brandon shot him three times with a shotgun. Koser, a student at Alpharetta High School, was

gunned down inside his Genesis Way home in Milton. Prior to his death, the teen was playing video games and rough-housBRANDON ing with a friend who was visiting. Bran-

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Crooked Creek seeks vote to gate community HOA meetings inform residents of proposed plan for city By CAITLYN WALTERS interns@northfulton.com

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Richard Thoresen has been a train buff since he was 5 years old. Now, he likes to pass on his passion to young visitors like Tripp and Chase Dunaway, behind him.

Milton man’s trains a Christmas tradition 50-year passion unabated By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – For Richard Thoresen, Christmas without his vintage Lionel trains and

villages radiating out from his living room Christmas tree – well, it just would not be Christmas. Thoresen’s Christmas tradition of setting up his trains

under the tree borders on an obsession that has gone on 50 years now. But it is one he loves to share with family and visitors who come to visit and get one of Thoresen’s personal tours at his Bethany Road

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MILTON, Ga. – Saturday, Dec. 9 was the first of four Crooked Creek Homeowners Association meetings that informed residents of the neighborhood’s plan to build gates at the Ga. 9 and Francis Road entrances, which will privatize the neighborhood’s roads. This has been an issue brought up by the HOA for several years, and John Morgan, the HOA vice president, said, “the neighborhood has done their homework to move this in the right direction.” This project is being considered as a way to eliminate the cut-through traffic and

have more control over who comes through the neighborhood. Morgan said the neighborhood has already made requests for proposals, selected the gating technology and security vendor, conducted road studies and completed design and architectural work. The gating needs to be approved by the neighborhood by 67 percent, which is at least 429 homes. There are two hurdles that the neighborhood has to clear in order for the city to approve the gating. First, they must prove that it is in the best keeping of the community and the

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By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – The search for a missing Sandy Springs man intensified Dec. 13, with the Chattahoochee River water level lowered to help efforts to locate him. James “Gary” Morris, 71, of Sandy Springs, was last seen at his home Dec. 4 as he left for Roswell’s Don White Park Extension, on Riverside Road. According to his family,

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38, of Dawsonville was arrested Nov. 30 on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and following too closely. ►► Vera Borisovna Morgan, 42, of Laurel Mill Court, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 26 on Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► William Lewis Douglass, 49, of Lawrenceville was arrested Nov. 23 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for DUI

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Shoplifters bring child on spree ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Two women who brought a 5-year-

he routinely walked the park. About 1:15 p.m., when he had not returned home, his wife went looking for him and MORRIS found his vehicle unattended. He could not be found. “When she saw his car, she was very concerned about his health and well-being,” said Roswell Police Spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland. Morris suffers from a heart condition and depression.

A Mattie’s Call was issued to help in the search for Morris. Such a call is an alert specifically aimed at finding elderly or disabled people. Local public safety departments went into action immediately, searching for Morris. Roswell had dogs and boats on the river the first day. After that, Gilmer County brought in a sonar equipped boat and personnel and a wave runner; Johns Creek brought a recovery boat and personnel; Milton Police brought in a K-9 unit; Clayton County brought in a dog team; Alpha Team, a nonprofit search and rescue

team, brought in three dogs and handlers. “We had a lot of help out there,” Holland said. “But we turned up nothing.” The search was hampered in recent days due to heavy rainfall. To help with the search, the Bull Sluice Dam was lowered Friday to reduce the water in the Chattahoochee to help in the search. “We don’t know where he is,” Holland said. “But we want some closure for this family.” If anyone has information about Morris’ whereabouts, contact the Roswell Police Department at 770-640-4100.

and failure to maintain lane. ►► Caitlin Elizabeth O’Toole, 22, of Raleigh, N.C., was arrested Nov. 22 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for DUI. ►► Robert Alexander Beal, 29, of Clayton was arrested Nov. 26 on Crabapple Road in Roswell for DUI, open container and failure to maintain lane.

Executive Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 15 on Executive Drive in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and obstruction of an officer. ►► Christopher David Kalet, 31, of Acworth was arrested Nov. 29 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for possession of

marijuana, wanted person, expired tag and suspended license. ►► Lionel Kenneth Smith, 25, of College Park was arrested Nov. 30 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana, possession of drugrelated items and failure to obey traffic control devices. ►► Brandon Jerrell Thomas, 18, of Hemingway Lane, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 23 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana. ►► Jennifer Marie Hayes, 34, of Long Circle, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 21 on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell for possession of marijuana. ►► Whitney Elena Stracke, 21, of Saddlebrook Terrace, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 25 on Riverwood Lane in Roswell

for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. ►► Joshua Kennedy, 20, of Barrington Oaks Ridge, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 25 on Riverwood Lane in Roswell for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. ►► Evan D’macio Garret, 20, of Jasmine Parkway, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 2 on Jasmine Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related items. ►► Michael Jeffrey Harvey, 18, of Morning Mist Way, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 4 on Old Alabama Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug-related items.

old boy with them, were caught allegedly shoplifting according to an Alpharetta Police incident report. On Dec. 5, the loss prevention team at Macy’s, 5000 North Point Circle, told officers two women were in custody for shoplifting. The loss prevention officer said the women picked out clothes from the rack and placed them into another de-

partment store bag, which was in a child’s stroller. Yun Gao, the mother of the 5-year-old boy, was charged with stealing $1,113 in clothes, which is felony shoplifting. Police contacted the father, and he left the store with the boy. The woman’s companion, Qing Yu, was charged with taking $285 in clothes, and was charged with misdemeanor

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Blotter: Continued from Page 2 from police, and one got away, according to a Roswell Police incident report. On Nov. 22, officers saw three cars speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on Ga. 9 and Mansell Road. Officers followed the red Honda Civic, white Nissan Altima and blue Acura as they turned right onto Ga. 92. Officers caught up to the cars and attempted to pull them over. Officers said the Acura sped off down Bent Grass

Murder: Continued from Page 1 don complained the boys were too loud and demanded they quiet down. When the noise did not subside to his satisfaction, Brandon retrieved his shotgun and confronted Koser, who was in the kitchen preparing a snack. When the teen turned to face his stepfather, Brandon fired a single shot into the victim’s chest. He then

Drive, and the Nissan made a U-turn and headed eastbound on Ga. 92. The Honda pulled over in a parking lot. Officers ran the driver’s license of the Honda driver and found that it was suspended. While officers interviewed this driver, they saw a man standing next to a Nissan in the nearby parking lot of Slope’s BBQ, 34 East Crossville Street. Then, the man got in his car and headed northbound down Crabapple Road. While the officers took the Honda driver to Roswell Detention Center, other officers had been alerted and had pulled over a white Nissan. racked the shotgun and fired a second shot into his chest. Brandon once again racked his shotgun and fired a third shot into the teen’s body. After that final shot, Brandon put his weapon down, walked past the teen’s body and called 911 admitting to operators that he had just shot his stepson. Police rushed to the scene and arrested Brandon. Brandon was reported boasting about the killing and stating he “hoped [Alex] was dead.”

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The driver of the Nissan was identified as the one of the drivers who eluded officers earlier. Officers said he admitted to speeding away from them, and he was also taken to Roswell Detention Center. The driver of the Acura was never found.

Black Friday shopper robbed JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Someone stole a man’s briefcase, which contained about $2,000 in valuables, while he was unloading his car of Black Friday gifts, according to a Johns Creek Police incident report.

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On Nov. 29, a man in the Camden River Apartments off State Bridge Road told officers he returned home with his family after Black Friday shopping at about 1 p.m. He said he and his family parked in the parking garage and were in the process of unloading their gifts. When the man came back to get the last of his items, he said his brown leather bag was stolen from the trunk, which was left opened and unattended. The man said his $750 laptop, $250 Kindle, $900 iPad and about $80 in cash were inside the bag when it was stolen.

Tampered lottery machines ROSWELL, Ga. — Someone tampered with lottery machines and stole about $13,000, according to a Roswell Police incident report. On Nov. 23, the manager of Chevron, 1360 Holcomb Bridge Road, told officers about $13,000 in profits were missing from the store. He said it was because of fraudulent playing of the lottery machines they kept inside the store.Officers swept the machines for fingerprints and said the investigation is still ongoing.


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City wants to connect community trails with Greenway MILTON Ga. – Milton’s City Council approved an agreement, Monday, Dec. 2 between the Georgia Department of Transportation and the city of Milton to do a conceptual study for improvements of multi-use trails and connection to the Big Creek Greenway. Public Works Director Cart-

er Lucas said this study will look at the feasibility of making the connection between the multi-use trails and the Big Creek Greenway. “The intent is to ultimately connect all of the schools, churches, parks, residential and commercial areas along the Cogburn Road corridor

over to the Big Creek Greenway,” Lucas said. If the trail connection is achievable, the city will be able to continue developing other areas of Milton’s trail system as part of a larger regional network of trails. The Alpharetta and Forsyth County trails are a good indi-

cation of the value placed on these types of systems by the community, he said. The study will consider possible trail routes as well as the cost of the various components of the project. The study is projected to be completed by the end of 2014.

Atlanta area attains ozone standard ATLANTA —The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking final action to approve the state of Georgia’s request to redesignate the Atlanta area to attainment of the 1997 eight-hour ozone standard. This action is based on air quality data from the threeyear period of 2008, 2009 and 2010 that meets the standard. “This is a great accomplishment for the Atlanta area, a product of strong collaboration among government, the business community, environmental organizations and ordinary citizens,” said Stan Meiburg, acting EPA regional

This is a great accomplishment for the Atlanta area, a product of strong collaboration among government, the business community, environmental organizations and ordinary citizens.” STAN MEIBURG, Acting EPA Regional Administrator

administrator. “Together with our partners at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, we look forward to continued progress in improv-

ing Atlanta’s air quality.” The Atlanta area impacted by this proposed action includes the following 20 counties: Forsyth, Fulton, Barrow, Bartow, Car-

roll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton. Groundlevel ozone is created by emissions from industrial facilities and electric utilities, motor vehicle exhaust and chemical solvents. Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and congestion. For more on the Atlanta-area proposed redesignation, visit docket number EPA-R04-OAR-2012-0986 at www.regulations.gov. —McKenzie Cunningham

Roswell educator enters state school superintendent race Seeks more local control, less federal intervention By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell educator Kira Willis has announced her candidacy for state school superintendent, running on a platform of increased flexibility for local schools and a “just say no” stance when it comes to federal funding and oversight. This is Willis’ second run at the state’s top education job, having run in 2010 as the Libertarian candidate when she garnered 125,000 votes statewide. Despite the Libertarian banner three years ago, Willis said her views on education remain aligned with the conservative majority in Georgia. “I was conservative in 2010, and I’m even more convinced that conservative values of increasing school choice and prioritizing spending are the keys to improving Georgia’s education system,” said Willis, who will run in the Republican primary in May 2014. A new superintendent will replace current officeholder John Barge, who surprised many when he opted to run for governor instead of seeking re-election. Willis has been an educator in the Fulton County School System for nearly two decades and is currently the graduation coach and response to

intervention (RTI) coordinator at North Springs Charter High School. She previously taught at Woodland Middle School, Centennial High School and Roswell High School. Though the election is more than a year away, Willis has very clear ideas of what is working, and what is not, in Georgia education. She dislikes the limited options for parents when it comes to school choice based on street address alone, believes there is too much control from the federal government over local schools and supports allowing kids to test out of courses once they have mastered the material. The state is, however, moving in the right direction when it comes to some aspects of education reform, said Willis. “We are finally moving away from the excessive testing that we have had in the past, [and] the class of 2014 is the last class to sit for the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT),” said Willis. She also supports the new Teacher Keys (TKES), which provides a mechanism to evaluate the effectiveness of classroom teachers. “Although I believe it needs a bit of work, as the implementation seems to be more punitive than it should be, teachers want the chance to shine,” said Willis.

What she would seek to jettison, if elected, is the relatively small percentage of federal education funds that come WILLIS to the state, yet bring with it significant intervention in local school operation. “It’s a very simple plan: Say no to federal money,” she said. “With federal money come federal mandates that far outweigh the amount ‘awarded’ to Georgia.” She cites the $40 million awarded to Georgia to implement the Common Core Curriculum and the assessments (PARCC) that came along with the curriculum. In comparison, the state outlay for education is more than $7 billion annually. Willis believes she brings a parent and teacher perspective to a political position, and can build bridges between the Department of Education and elected officials. “I am not a seasoned politician, and I think that is one of the reasons why I am a candidate who [can] go to the state department and talk about education from a practical and level-headed standpoint,” she said. “We must keep the

We are finally moving away from the excessive testing that we have had in the past, [and] the class of 2014 is the last class to sit for the Georgia High School Graduation Test.” KIRA WILLIS State school superintendent candidate

children in the forefront of our mind when making any educational decisions.” Willis, 45, is certified as an educational specialist in curriculum and instruction and has a master’s degree in education leadership from Kennesaw State University. She and her husband, Todd, an assistant principal at Elkins Pointe Middle School in Roswell, have two children.


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Graduation rates increase across state, region Georgia still lags at bottom nationwide By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com ATLANTA – State officials are touting the rise in graduation rates for the class of 2013, while acknowledging there is still considerable work to do to lift Georgia from among the worst performing states in the nation. Locally, schools in the Fulton County School System also saw modest gains, with widespread differences among high schools across the system. Last week, officials with the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) released results showing 71.5 percent of seniors in 2013 graduated in four years. This reflects a 1.8 percent increase from 2012, but still places Georgia

students among the few states with graduation rates hovering around the 70 percent mark. Those states include Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Alaska, as well as the District of Columbia. Georgia’s reported graduation rate dropped considerably three years ago with the switch to “cohort based” calculations. Prior to that, states calculated graduation rates based on numbers – not actual students. So if 100 students entered high school, and four years later the graduating class included 80 students, the graduation rate was reported as 80 percent. Today, schools must track individual students as they move through high school.

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Cops take kids shopping Part of annual holiday event By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – The Windward Walmart joined with local public safety members Dec. 10 to bring some Christmas joy to area children and their families. Each year, the police, fire and EMS departments of Milton and Alpharetta join

with Walmart and the Police Athletic League (PAL) to treat at-risk and homeless children to a $100 shopping spree for Christmas gifts for themselves and their families. This year was the biggest year ever, with 106 kids taking part. About 70 members of public safety departments helped take the children around the store and make sure they stay in budget. This year, PAL took on the task of helping homeless children as well as at-risk ones. “We realized there was a

need. Children between the ages of 15 and 19 were staying in local hotels,” said Veronica Carew, executive director of Alpharetta PAL. “We decided that maybe they needed a little help as well.” Shop with a Cop is now in its 15th year. PAL organizes the event each year. There were also children from the Miracle League, a group established for those who are mentally challenged. “If it were up to PAL, no child would go without a Christmas,” Carew said.

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Local man walks to raise awareness Alzheimer’s benefit dinner held at Zola By CAITLIN WAGENSEIL caitlin@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – It took William Glass 56 days and three pairs of shoes to walk from Chicago to Atlanta to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s – a disease with which he’s all too familiar. Glass said he wanted to be closer to his mom, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and lives in Cumming, so the walk was for her and for all the people affected by the disease. “I realized I wasn’t involved enough with her disease and one day it finally hit me that I needed to do something,” Glass said. Overall, Glass raised $10,585 through donations from people he knew and from strangers along the walk. That journey, however, was no easy feat. “It took about four months of preparation, but nothing could prepare me for the physical aspect of it – the rain, the blisters, the sore feet, the cuts and the dogs – you’re just not prepared,” he said. Glass added that he had major cities mapped out on his route and was in touch with various Alzheimer’s Association chapters along the way. He slept in local parks, firehouses, and sometimes, people

would listen to his story and simply open their home to him. Glass said it was an incredibly rewarding experience. “I had so much support behind me the whole way. I even had a homeless man, who I knew didn’t have a dollar to his name, give me $5 because he overheard me telling someone else about my walk,” Glass said. “It really touched me, and I think I touched others’ lives as well, and brought some much needed attention to this disease.” When he arrived at his mother’s house at the end of his travels, Glass gave her a flower that he brought all the way from Chicago. “Because she has Alzheimer’s, she just thought I was stopping by,” he said. “But it was very emotional and definitely tugged at the heart strings.” A benefit dinner was held at Zola Italian Bistro, 2955 Bethany Bend Road in Milton, on Monday, Dec. 9, which included a three course Italian dinner and featured live music. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia chapter. The owner, Pam Schiveree, said the restaurant was grateful to have Glass work there.

“He’s very special, and he’s doing a great thing,” she said. Andrea Mickelson, director of development for the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, and Jack Fussell, who pushed a stroller from Savannah, Ga., to Monterey, Calif., to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s were also in attendance. And Glass emphasized that someday, a cure for Alzheimer’s will be found. “Right now, it’s the most expensive disease out there because it lasts so long,” he said. “I’ve spoken to many different researchers across the country, and they’ve said there will be a cure one day.”

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William Glass, left, is joined by Andrea Mickelson, director of development for the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, and good friend Jack Fussell, who pushed a stroller from Georgia to California to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s.


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Fulton Schools shows mixed graduation results NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Last year, Fulton School Superintendent Robert Avossa unveiled a strategic plan that included the ambitious goal of a 90 percent graduation rate for all students by 2017. With four years to go, Avossa is confident they can close the 15 percent gap over that period, though significant challenges remain in many schools. The Fulton County 2013 graduation rate is 75.5 percent, which is a 4.2 percent increase over the 2012 graduation rate, and more than double the state’s 1.8 percent increase.

Rates: Continued from Page 6 That change in calculation dropped Georgia’s true graduation rate by 13 percent – from a reported 80 percent to a true rate of 67 percent in 2011. State School Superintendent John Barge said he is still pleased with the upward increase of the graduation

“We knew we could [meet our goals] by increasing the rate by 3 to 5 percent each year over five years,” said Avossa. “But to have made so much progress in such a little time is exciting. I’m thrilled with this 4.2 percent gain.” In North Fulton, six of the 10 high school sites have already met – or are close to meeting – the 90 percent graduation goal. Of the remaining four, only Independence Alternative School with its graduation rate of 40 percent falls below 80 percent. In contrast, none of the remaining eight high schools in the

rate each year, noting Georgia graduates more students with each passing year. “Under a more rigorous calculation method, the trend still shows that the percentage of our high school students graduating increases year to year,” said Barge. “We must continue our progress to ensure all students cross the finish line, because without a high school diploma, their options are very limited.”

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and Hispanic students grew by 7 percent and 8 percent respectively, with Roswell, Alpharetta and Johns Creek high schools all posting double-digit gains in the Hispanic subgroup alone. “Our students, teachers, principals and parents have worked hard. They are taking the message to heart that Fulton County Schools is serious about improving academic achievement,” he said. “But while this is promising, we have to continue it. We will need another four years of similar growth to meet our goals.” – Candy Waylock

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School board agrees to rotate monthly meeting sites By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com ATLANTA – Monthly meetings of the Fulton County Board of Education will continue to rotate between north and south locations, however board

members voted to have the meeting sites located in the central corridor of the county beginning in July 2014. “Exact meeting locations have not yet been determined, but the school board will alternate its 2014-2015

meetings within the Central Learning Community, which is located in the cities of College Park, East Point, Hapeville and Sandy Springs,” said Fulton spokesperson Susan Hale. The motion was approved on a 5-2 vote, with South Ful-

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ton members Linda Bryant and Catherine Maddox the two votes against the proposal. The lack of discussion prior to the vote was BRYANT a marked contrast to the board’s previous meeting on Nov. 21 in which members clashed over the issue of rotating meetings. The vote at the Dec. 3 meeting was likely a concession to North Fulton board members who supported holding all meetings at the new system headquarters when it opens in Sandy Springs next year. South Fulton board members had earlier expressed a desire to hold the south meetings at a location off Flat Shoals Road, which was seen as too far south by other board members. With the vote out of the way, the board appeared united in its desire to put the issue behind them and continue to work as a unified team. South Fulton board member Bryant alluded to the “painful process” her community was going through, but confirmed her commitment to

“As a board, we can accomplish much by working together, [and] our past efforts are all representative of the great strides we have made collaboratively,” LINDA BRYANT South Fulton board member

the board’s decisions. “As a board, we can accomplish much by working together, [and] our past efforts are all representative of the great strides we have made collaboratively,” said Bryant. “As we move forward, let’s continue to remember how much we have achieved and how much there is yet to do.”


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Resident rider signs with Auburn ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Margaret Hurt, a senior at Independent Study Academy of Alpharetta, recently signed a national letter of intent to ride with the top-ranked Auburn University equestrian team. A lifelong equestrian, Hurt has been competing at the state and national level with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) under the training of Debbie

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Eckerd College ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Local residents are among the 500-plus students who have enrolled at Eckerd College for the fall 2013 semester, including Matthew Beneduci of Roswell, Sarah Feehan of Alpharetta and Avery Migues of Cumming.

Georgia Tech ATLANTA – Zachary Campbell made the Georgia Tech Dean’s List and Faculty Honors List

Lisabeth in Canton. This year, she competed at the AQHYA World Championship Show in multiple events, was a finalist at the AQHA East Novice World Championship Show and Top 15 at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. Hurt has been awarded athletic accommodations from Auburn where she will enroll in the fall of 2014. —Jonathan Copsey for spring 2013. Faculty Honors List includes students who earned a 4.0 grade point average.

Fort Hays State University HAYS, Kan. – Thomas Allen Doyle of Alpharetta is among the 344 students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees during the summer 2013 term at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. Doyle was awarded a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in human resources.

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Margaret Hurt signed to ride on the Auburn University Equestrian team.


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BusinessBriefs and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Georgia Properties said he is grateful for the legacy of 50 years of Prudential Georgia Realty and is most excited about continuing this heritage as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “We’re tremendously proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which is ranked by Barron’s magazine as the No. 1 company in their list of the world’s most respected companies,” Forsman said. “North Fulton is the heart of the corporate relocation market and the finest neighborhoods in the Atlanta metro area.” For more information, visit www.bhhsgeorgia. com.

northfulton.com | Milton Herald | December 18, 2013 | 17 surgens Orthopaedics continued the practice’s commitment to serving others through their charitable work at the “Our Hearts to Your Soles” event. Raut, who practices at the Resurgens Cumming office, and Stewart, who practices at the Resurgens offices in Henry and Morrow, said they enjoyed participating in the eighth annual outreach effort. The 2013 Our Hearts to Your Soles event, held at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta, served more than 80 men. Each man received a foot exam, a new pair of shoes and two new pairs of socks. Forrest McMahan of McMahan Shoes measures the men’s feet so they get appropriately fitting shoes. Nationwide, there are about 50 sites and the program provides shoes to close to 5,000 people each year. “There are so many in our city who need a helping hand,” Raut said. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to give back to our community in this manner.” For more information, visit www.resurgens.com.

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Fresh from oven, Nothing Bundt Cakes opens in Milton Bariatric surgery center opens in Johns Creek JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Atlanta General and Bariatric Surgery Center, 6300 Hospital Parkway held their ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 7. Dr. William Johnson, Dr. Christopher Heart and Dr. Kimberly Lairet are the center’s physicians, and the clinical administrator is Christy Lee. Lee said they are a free-standing ambulatory surgery center, offering general surgeries as well as specializing in weight loss surgeries including laparoscopic gastric sleeve and laparoscopic gastric banding. Call 678-691-6257 or email clee@agbasc. com for more information.

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MILTON, Ga. — Nothing Bundt Cakes – a bakery specializing in nostalgic, yet refreshingly modern Bundt cakes − is spreading its wholesome goodness to Milton. The bakery, 5230 Windward Parkway, which opened its doors Dec. 13, will celebrate their grand opening festivities the week of Jan. 6, beginning with a ribbon cutting and culminating with a full day of activity on Saturday, Jan. 11. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers customers a wide range of cake flavors and sizes, from Bundtinis – single serving cakes – to larger Bundts that serve up to 18 people and tiered cakes, which serve up to 26 people. “We have lived in this community for 17 years and it is exciting to be a part of a business that will cater to celebrations and happiness,” said Gloria Mattei, co-owner of the bakery along with husband Sergio Pacheco. Founded in 1997, Nothing Bundt Cakes is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev. This bakery’s opening makes a total of 79 bakeries in U.S. Visit www.nothingbundtcakes.com for more information.

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Resurgens Orthopaedics surgeons help homeless men ATLANTA — Two local surgeons gave more than 80 homeless men free foot exams, shoes and socks. Drs. Gary Stewart and Sourendra Raut of Re-

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Brady Ware and Company announced that certified public accountant Anna Frick Armstrong joined the firm as a director in the Alpharetta office, 10375 Old Alabama Road Connector. “I look forward to continuing to serve my current clients while providing them access to the expertise and experience of the Brady Ware team members,” said Armstrong. “Brady Ware believes as I do: our primary purpose is to help our clients prosper.” Brady Ware is a large regional CPA/consulting firm, with a 130-member team operating from offices in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, Richmond, Ind., and Alpharetta. For more information, visit www.bradyware.com.


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Selecting the best marketing media Will offering a bonus or allowance help sell your home? As a seller, when you’ve had showings but activity slows down after a while, the first natural thought is “why are things slower,” followed by “what can we do to change this?” When that happens, a common idea is to offer a bonus to the selling agent. The thought being that the agent will see the extra money and push their clients to view this home. The truth is, while our buyers’ agents would love to get a bonus, home buyers usually define which homes they want to visit. A buyer’s agent can put a home on the list to see, but it really should meet the criteria of the client. If there is a bonus involved, it will just be luck. When there have been enough showings, there should be sufficient feedback for a seller to know why offers haven’t materialized. They can range from the obvious like poor condition, a difficult lot or undesirable location and lack of updates. With items of condition and updates, sellers often want to offer an allowance to the buyer,

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rather than correct the deficiency. The thought being the buyer can pick out their own granite or carpet color and that would be better. The truth is buyers like clean, crisp and move-in ready. The best way to overcome condition or updates is with a lower price or correcting those items. I find that if you take a detailed and honest assessment of the competition and any similar homes that have sold while you were on the market, the reasons why you haven’t received an offer will present themselves.

What kind of media are you using to market your small business? Are you getting the results you anticipated? Have you wondered whether other media channels would be more effective? Marketing your small business is essential to attracting new customers, and selecting the best media channels is an important component of getting your message out. There are four basic marketing media: • Print media such as newspapers, magazines and flyers • Broadcast media such as radio and television • Outdoor media such as billboards and signs • Digital media such as websites, email and social sites While there are seemingly an infinite number of media channels, you probably don’t have infinite time or money to utilize every one. So how do you decide which ones to use? The best starting point for selecting your marketing media is to determine who you want to reach and, more specifically, what media your target audience is most likely to see. Asking your

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Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery during a ribbon cutting ceremony with members of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Business: Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery Opened: August 2013 Owner: Dr. Abtin Shahriari What: Equipped with state-of- the-art technology, GAOFS offers a comfortable and friendly environment for patients. Using 3-dimensional virtual reality surgical planning and the latest

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Business: AJ’s Home Cooking Opened: August 2013 Owner: Eun Kim. What: AJ’s Home Cooking is a familyfriendly home cooking buffet that is proud to be serving the Alpharetta area. The buffet includes an extensive salad and fruit bar and numerous desserts. The menu changes daily and all meals are cooked on the premises. Fresh-cooked veggies and homemade meats buffet cost $7.48. Where: 11770 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 902, Alpharetta. Times: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon. - Sat. Call: 770-754-0530 Web: www.ajscooking.weebly.com.

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a series of energetic and classical Chinese dances depicting Chinese legends and traditions. Shen Yun is a non-profit group formed by leading classical Chinese artists wishing to revive the culture of China and share it with the world. The group’s members include winners of international competitions in dance, choreography, and music. Please visit shenyun.com. Show times vary Dec. 27 – 29. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

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The Cumming Playhouse Singers, under the direction of Van McCollum and accompanied by pianist Patricia Wester, present “Winterlight,” a magical choral celebration of the holiday season. Come into the warmth of the Playhouse and enjoy the 60-voice performance. 8 p.m. Dec 20. 101 School St., Cumming. Please call 770-781-9178 or visit playhousecumming.com.

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Presented by Callaway Gardens, this show features 8 million lights and 15 dazzling scenes and adds up to one magical night. Fantasy in Lights is the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show and one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights," as named by National Geographic Traveler. Evenings through Dec. 30. U.S. Highway 27, Pine Mountain. Please call 800-225-5292 or visit callawaygardens.com.

“RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER”

GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND

Presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Show times vary. Nov. 7 – Dec. 29. 1404 Spring St. Northwest at 18th St., Atlanta. Please visit puppet.org.

The spectacular lantern festival and multicultural theme park makes its Atlanta debut at Turner Field. Guests will be able to travel the world in one visit while viewing the largerthan-life lantern designs of international landmarks. 5 to 11 p.m. through Jan. 5. 755 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-314-1994 or visit globalwonderland.com.

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

“HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”

The Clayton family gathers together for a yuletide reunion. Their mother isn’t well, and this may be her last Christmas. One daughter is determined to recapture something the family seems to have lost. In the midst of laughter and witty dialog, they discover something you will want to discover with them. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 29 – Dec. 22. Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-663-8989 or visit act1theater.com.

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Light up your family holidays with the glow of more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen performances and activities at Atlanta's most heartwarming Christmas celebration. Through Jan. 1. Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain. Please call 770-498-5690 or visit stonemountainpark.com.

CALENDAR call 770-887-0756 or visit sawneeballettheatre.org.

ALPHARETTA DANCE THEATER

This theatre’s 15th annual performance of "The Nutcracker" will be at the new Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, Alpharetta. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21; and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 22. Please call 770-664-4797 or visit alpharetta dancetheater.com.

ATLANTA BALLET

Performed with live music from the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra led by principal guest conductor Gary Sheldon. Enjoy an extra touch of magic when Drew Thomas, professional illusionist and finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” takes on the role of the mysterious Drosselmeyer the first two weeks, Dec. 6-15. Times vary. Dec. 6-29. The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404.892.3303 or visit atlantaballet.com.

GWINNETT BALLET THEATRE

The 32nd anniversary season of this theatre’s “Nutcracker.” Performances Dec. 20-22 are danced to live music from the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Predrag Gosta. Show times vary. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Please call 770-237-0046 or visit gwinnettcenter.com.

METROPOLITAN BALLET THEATRE

This year marks the MBT’s 12th performance of the Christmas classic, performed at the Blessed Trinity High School Theater. Times vary. Dec. 20-22. 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Please call 678-297-2800 or visit metropolitanballet.org.

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Road, Roswell. Please call 770-993-6084 or visit stdavidchurch.org.

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ST. PETER CHANEL CATHOLIC CHURCH

Christmas Eve masses throughout the day. Times vary. Dec. 24. 11330 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Please call 678-277-9424 or visit stpeterchanel.org.

ALPHARETTA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Services at 6, 9, and 11 p.m., and children’s services at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 69 North Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 770475-5576 or visit afumc.org.

SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER

Sixpence None the Richer, the band responsible for hit singles like “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes,” are back to share their newest album “Lost in Transition.” 8 p.m. Dec. 28. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Please call 770-5946232 or visit roswellcac.com.

CROSS OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Children’s worship and Communion at 5 p.m., and a Candlelight service and communion at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24. 1000 Hembree Road, Roswell. Please call 770-475-9159 or visit crossoflifelutheran.org.

ALPHARETTA PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH

A children’s service will be held at 3:30 p.m., with two candlelight services at 5 and 7 p.m. A candlelight Communion service will be held at 11 p.m. Dec. 24. 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-751-0033 or visit alpharettapres.com.

PERIMETER CHURCH

Perimeter Church invites the community to celebrate Christmas this year at its Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. Childcare will be available for children up to age 5 at the 3 and 5 p.m. services only. 3, 5, and 9 p.m. Dec. 24. 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. Please call 678-405-2000 or visit perimeter.org/ christmas.

LIVING FAITH LUTHERAN

Come celebrate Christmas Eve with a candlelight service. 10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 103 Buford Dam Road, Cumming. Please call 770-887-0184 or visit livingfaithlutheran.com.

COOKIES WITH MRS. CLAUS AT BARRINGTON HALL

Bring your child to help decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus and write letters to Santa. Reservations required. 10 a.m and noon Dec. 21 and 23. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Please call 770-640-3855.

LAND OF SWEETS TEA BEFORE “THE NUTCRACKER”

Enter the magical land with the characters of “The Nutcracker” before the 2 p.m. show. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Please call 678-297-2800 or visit metropolitanballet.org.

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Make the holidays brighter for older kids in foster care. Bring unwrapped sports equipment, makeup, bath sets, pajamas or gift cards. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Dec. 31. Zenergize Wellness, 292 South Atlanta St., Roswell. Please call 770-992-2079 or visit zenergizewellness.com.

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Each year, Artistic Director Joan Kall Stewart brings something new to the performance. A Christmas tree grows larger than life, a lively battle ensues between soldiers and mice, snow falls onstage and much more. Times vary Dec. 19-22. South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. Please

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ST. DAVID’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Services throughout the day, include a mass in Spanish and a musical presentation. Times vary. Dec. 24. 1015 Old Roswell

Communion will be offered at the 10 a.m. service in the chapel. A candlelight service for families with children will start 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. A traditional candlelight service of lessons and carols, featuring the Sanctuary Choir, will start 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. A candlelight Communion service will be in the chapel at 11 p.m. Dec. 24. 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. Please call 770-993-6218 or visit rumc.com/Christmas.

“MARCH OF THE 18TH” SIGNING

Roswell author Kevin Horgan will be signing his book, “March of the 18th,” at the North Point Barnes and Noble. The historical novel is wrapped around the true events of one invalid regiment created and then forgotten. 11 a.m. Dec. 21. 7660 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 415-205-4343 for more information.


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Milton's Crabapple village showcases Christmas spirit By HALEY HAMBLEN news@northfulton.com

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From the left, Allison Smoltz, Sean Curry, Tim Yoo and Jordan Keim after their performance.

MILTON, Ga. — Milton’s Crabapple community came together to celebrate the holidays while promoting local business and even raising money for charity. The seventh annual Christmas in Crabapple was held on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 7 in the heart of historic downtown Crabapple. The event stretched from Friendship Community Park, where visitors enjoyed holiday music, carnival games and train rides, to the businesses on Broadwell Road. Photos with Santa could be taken at Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, and everyone could enjoy live musical performances. Local Girl Scouts held a bonfire and

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Children’s Worship with Holy Communion 5:00 pm The Children Tell The Story of the Birth of the Christ Child Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm Prelude Concerts Beginning at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

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Girl Scouts Avery Haw, Megan Carroll, Elliotte Blancoe and Leah Smith run the s’mores table.

Crabapple: Continued from Page 20 loon animals, while Copy Cats

for Kids offered hugs from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Hunter Farms donated trees for the families of deployed soldiers. “We’re preserving the old-

fashioned feel of days gone by,” said Sally Rich-Kolb, Crabapple Community Association board member. “This event pulls at the heart.”

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Mike Tiemann and his daughter Lily with Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.


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Trains: Continued from Page 1 home in Milton. “I remember my dad set up a train under our Christmas tree in 1946, and we had one ever since,” Thoresen said. There was a brief hiatus when Thoresen was in the military. But when he married his wife Barbara in 1963, he said, “Honey, we’ve got to have a train. It’s the continuity, I guess. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without my trains.” And so it began. One train is now nine (but only six are running this year) – and Thoresen is a Lionel man. Like many collectors, he only buys from other collectors. There was one Lionel AMTRAK engine and cars set he wanted to buy from another collector, but at his price. “It took me three years to get him down from $1,000 to $600. And then he let me pay so much a month. But I got it,” Thoresen said. It was only later that the man said that AMTRAK was the only train his wife liked. Every time Thoresen went to visit from then on, he got the wife’s cold shoulder. Since 1963, Thoresen’s collection has grown. His tree has more than 700 ornaments, and the pieces – the figurines, houses, buildings, towers, villages – run into the thousands.

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Much of the details in Richard Thoresen’s train villages have a personal touch or meaning, such as this billboard, which is really a photo of his daughter. He and Barbara would start in October to begin preparing the living room for 200 square feet of villages, accessories and tracks. “I would go down and bring up all the boxes and get them organized; then she would sit in her chair and direct everything,” he said. At 72, Thoresen missed only one year when he was in the hospital. This year has been a bittersweet Christmas because his beloved Barbara died of cancer earlier this year. But he still loves to bring his villages to life. It is continuity. His children and grandchil-

dren will come to see it, as will friends and neighbors. This is not one of those exact replica dioramas perfect in every detail. This is pure Thoresen. One village is his 30-year-old, seven-building Norman Rockwell Sturbridge Village. He has 30 very collectible Thomas Kincaid buildings – but most of the villages have personal touches. He has friends from Suches – a small North Georgia town known as the Valley Above the Clouds – so there is a Suches Village. He tells children every village has a California Raisin ac-

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Richard Thoresen explains some of the details about one of his five villages to visitor Tripp Dunaway. Thoresen enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for model trains. tion figure, and then watches them have fun hunting each one down. A miniature billboard displays a young girl, which is a photo of his daughter. He is friends with the owner of Johnny’s Pizza at Windward Parkway and Main Street in Alpharetta, so there is a Johnny’s in one of his villages.

One village is a Western village complete with vintage 1870s locomotive and an Indian nativity scene with tepee instead of manger. “People come over and give me things just so they can say they are part of the village. I think everyone has a connection to trains. I know I sure do,” Thoresen said.


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Cottage School students collect toys for needy ROSWELL, Ga. — On Saturday, Dec. 7, students from Roswell’s Cottage School worked together with Walmart employees and helped fill bins with toys for children in need this Christmas. The students also collected warm coats that will go to North Fulton Community Charities. “When we first arrived, the bins were empty

but after just three hours, our students worked hard and had the bins almost full,” said Lynn Haas, Cottage School guidance counselor. “They also received $75 in donations from Walmart customers, which were turned into gift cards to purchase more gifts for the kids. It was amazing to watch what just eight students could accom-

plish in an afternoon.” Giving back is a long-held tradition at the Cottage School. The school’s Interact Club is a major participant in canned food drives and every year, the senior class does a “Community Service Day,” where they visit local Roswell nonprofits and volunteer as a group. —Jonathan Copsey

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Cambridge kicks off basketball season with Blue-White Scrimmage MILTON, Ga. – Cambridge High School’s basketball program began its season Nov. 9 with what it hopes will become a new tradition for the young school. Varsity coach Chip Flemmer held the Blue and White Scrimmage as a way for players and parents to kick off the basketball season. The ninth-grade

team scrimmaged the junior varsity team, while the varsity seniors took on the varsity underclassmen. Flemmer said he hopes to make the Blue and White Scrimmage games an annual tradition to build early season unity among the players, parents and staff. —Candy Waylock

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was a perfect way to bond as a team and build friendships that will last a lifetime. We would like to thank NFCC for allowing us to stop by and loan our services. The players learned a lot about life and responsibility in the process.” Pictured from left are players Alec Vetter, Kyle Castleberry, Nathan Shalom, Bobby VanBrackle, Joey Kloes, Trey Tanjuatco, Yusuf Hafiane, Nicholas Blakely, Andrew Green, Justen Claure, Cameron Gonzalez, Jason Greenberg, Nikolas Propes and Ari Jahanfar.

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From left are Ryan Simkoff, Tristan Kaisharis, Ian Affeldt, Shubham Kadam and Darius Chinoy, who passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review.

Milton District promotes local Scouts MILTON, Ga. — The Milton Boy Scout District, which includes the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Milton, announced its newest Eagle Scouts, who passed their Board of Review on Dec. 4. Ryan Simkoff, of Troop 3143, was sponsored by Johns Creek United Methodist Church. His project was the removal of old bookshelves and replacing them with four new bookshelves that he designed and built for the North Fulton Community Charities. Tristan Kaisharis, of Troop 841, was sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. His project was refurbishment and replacement of the bleachers and dugout benches for baseball field No. 5 at Roswell Area Park.

Ian Affeldt, of Troop 985, was sponsored by Northbrook United Methodist Church. His project was the design and construction of a water supply system to the existing fire ring for Roswell United Methodist Church. He also constructed a wood yard for safe wood storage for the fire ring. Shubham Kadam, of Troop 3143, was sponsored by Johns Creek United Methodist Church. His project was the design and construction of 12 clothing racks for the Drake House Thrift Shop. Darius Chinoy, of Troop 10, was sponsored by St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. His project was the design and construction of three picnic tables for Northview High School, creating a lunch area for teachers. —McKenzie Cunningham First Place People’s Choice Athens, GA 2013

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Gating:

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Crooked Creek HOA Treasurer Steve Wakefield explains what the neighborhood has done to plan for the gating.

city, and second, that it does not impact the surrounding community. “The work that we have done is prove that Creek Club Drive is not a connector road from Francis to Ga. 9, and it was never intended to be,” Morgan said. “The city has already acknowledged that.” Steve Wakefield, the HOA treasurer, said the road’s use is substantially residential, which helps prove the gating’s community impact. “For us, it’s best for the public interest because of safety,” Wakefield said. “The reality is that it’s probably more of a financial incentive for the city not to have to maintain seven miles

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Road reserve Street lights Construction loan payment Security costs (software fees) Security costs (guard cell phone) Security costs (guard) Total annual costs Total cost per household of road.” Road maintenance is the main expense that would result from this project. There would be a quarterly fee taken up from each home to cover the cost such as maintenance, payments for the security company and maintenance of the gate. The HOA meeting Dec. 9 allowed residents to ask questions before the voting begins. The biggest issues involved repaving, security and policing and cost. Milton Councilmember Joe Longoria, who is also a Crooked Creek HOA board member, helped to answer questions regarding repaving. Some residents expressed wishes to repave the neighborhood before gate construction. “I can guarantee you this, the city wouldn’t entertain repaving all the roads right before they abandon them,” Longoria said. “That’s not go-

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ing to happen.” Morgan reassured residents the neighborhood intends to repave the roads every 15 years, instead of the city’s schedule of every 25 years. “Our intention is to take better care of our roads as a neighborhood than the city of Milton,” Morgan said. Morgan said the city has been asked to continue speed patrolling within the neighborhood to ensure safety, and keep a sense of transparency between the city and the neighborhood. To move forward, the next steps will involve the neighborhood voting and then the city of Milton’s process, which includes application submissions, initial council review, initial public hearing, secondary public hearing and resolution of mayor and council.

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Binghamton University BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Se Jin Park from Duluth was recently awarded a bachelor’s degree in English literature and rhetoric from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University. In addition, two other local students were recognized for academic honors at Binghamton. HaHyun Park

of Duluth and Brian Thomas St. James of Roswell both received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences by making the university’s Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester.

Auburn University AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University freshman and Johns Creek resident Zach Willard has been named a recipient of the LIFE Lesson Scholarship essay contest sponsored by New York Life and the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). New York Life, which has

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Georgia Southern University STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern University recently recognized students for excellence in academics on the 2013 summer semester President’s List and Dean’s List.

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Julie Bromstad, 63, of Alpharetta, passed away December 4, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

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Rayford O’Neal Brooks, Jr., 78, of Cumming, passed away December 9, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Jane Fain, 89, of Lawrenceville, passed away December 8, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Charles Coates, 67, of Johns Creek, passed away December 3, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Henry Ford, 84, of Roswell, passed away December 2, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Margaret Josephine Franklin Craft, 88, of Cumming passed away December 4, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Janet Ann Harrison, 48, of Alpharetta, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Lamar Davis, 83, of Cumming, passed away December 9, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Theodore Hazen, 64, of Roswell, passed away December 1, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Tate Head, 76, of Cumming, passed away December 6, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Adelaide Hogan, 87, of Milton, passed away December 9, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Karl Hubbard, 49, of Alpharetta, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Betty Hughes, 75, of Cumming, passed away December 8, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Colene Johnson, 93, of Roswell, passed away December 8, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Gary Katz, 75, of Johns Creek, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Belinda Jo Kilgore, 31, of Cumming, passed away November 30, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Kenneth Kroupa, 67, of Roswell, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Gail Mackie, 60, of Dunwoody, passed away December 4, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Marcus Harold McClure, 71, of Dawsonville, passed away December 2, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Shubal McMilan, 63, of Woodstock, passed away November 29, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Linda Morrison, 71, of Roswell, passed away November 26, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Thomas Nail, Jr., 68, of Canton, passed away December 4, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Doris Nix, 76, of Marietta, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Richard Page, 66, of Alpharetta, passed away November 26, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Barbara Jean Rettinghouse, 71, of Forsyth County, passed away December 9, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Christopher Schaudel, 42, of Marietta, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Mary Sutton, 86, of Alpharetta, passed away November 28, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Eugene Tauches, 79, of Alpharetta, passed away December 1, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Asa Warner Tindall, Jr., 80, of Cumming, passed away December 5, 2013. Arrangements by Mc Donald and Son Funeral Home. Peter John Tsirigos, 52, of Cumming, passed away December 7, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Maxine Upright, 81, of Sandy Springs, passed away December 3, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Michelle Wexler, 28, of Marietta, passed away December 6, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Audine Wohlford, 70, of Alpharetta, passed away November 29, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.


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