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Judge Hilliard steps down Says, ‘It’s time,’ wants position to stay elective, not appointive By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com

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Ben Leipprandt, 1, laughs at the SWAT team’s shield during National Night Out.

Police, fire depts. host night out K-9s, SWAT show off for residents By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The cities of Milton and Alpharetta gave residents a chance to come out and have fun with their public safety departments – police, fire and EMS crews – Aug. 6 at Wills Park for National Night Out. Fire trucks opened their doors for people to sit in, police officers gave K-9 and SWAT demonstrations and emergency crews showed off their safety gear. SWAT trucks and fire safety vehicles were open to tours. The National Night Out campaign started in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, establish community-police partnerships and to instill neighborhood camaraderie.

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Courtney Yapp and Luke Sizemore get “arrested” in a Roswell police car during National Night Out.  The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell Municipal Court Judge Maurice Hilliard is calling it quits after 32 years on the bench dispensing his unique brand of justice. He has been called by both detractors and friends as acerbic and irascible outside the courtroom. Sitting on the bench, he was fair and dispassionate, and attorneys said they knew the case would be tried on the law. But Hilliard said the time had come to step down. “It was just time to go,” he said. After practicing law for 19 years, Hilliard served one year as Roswell’s solicitor and then ran for Municipal Court judge in 1980. He won that handily and never looked back. “At the time, I had been the first full-time lawyer in Roswell. I guess I knew a lot of people. I beat the incumbent, and he didn’t come back to finish out his term,” Hilliard recalled. Hilliard has a little more than two years left on his current term, but there should be time to get the seat on this year’s ballot in November. “It was not a sudden decision. It was something that had been building for quite a while. I guess I just burned out, and was at a point where I was under a lot of stress,” he

I felt like an ex officio tax collector.” Maurice Hilliard Roswell Municipal Court Judge

said. “For 30 years it was a wonderful place to work, and I was blessed to have three of the best prosecuting attorneys you HILLIARD could ever wish for.” Hilliard said Roswell had a model court that was admired across the state of Georgia. But that had changed in the last three years. “For 30 years, I felt like we were making difference, helping some young people, we’re doing something for the community. For the last three years, I felt like an ex officio tax collector,” he said. Asked what changed, Hilliard declined to go into details. “The city decided to take a different approach. The city hired a city solicitor from Cobb

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Robber Tases victim, promptly caught ROSWELL, Ga. — A 40-yearold Forest Park resident allegedly Tased a man and robbed him July 23 on Old Dogwood Road. The victim called police

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

Japanese maples stolen from contractor JOHNS CREEK, Ga.–– Police were dispatched to A Legacy Homes, on Brumbelow Road after two trees were reported stolen 8:30 a.m. July 24. The victim, a contractor for the property, said he went to work to find two Japanese maple trees uprooted from their places in the ground. The trees are worth $1,500 each and the victim believes that the trees went missing overnight.

Local Zaxby’s restaurant robbed MILTON, Ga. – The Zaxby’s restaurant on Ga. 9 in Milton was robbed Aug. 3, with several hundred dollars taken by three suspects. Employees told police the business was locked up Aug. 2 for the night and the alarm was set. The following morning, a manager opened the store and discovered the burglary. Security footage shows three men in hoodies pry open

about 4 a.m. and said he was staying in the Atlanta Hotel. He said he was Tased by a man who took the victim’s wallet with cash and driver’s license. As police were pulling up to

the scene, they spotted Ronald Shaft Crane, 40, of Forest Park, running away from the scene. He was positively identified as the attacker and the stolen

the doors to the business and head for the office, where they kicked in the door and took three register drawers, each containing $150. They emptied a fourth till and left a fifth untouched. A safe in the room was also left untouched.

went to a store and sent a MoneyGram as instructed. The man thought the money would be picked up in Puerto Rico, but MoneyGram customer service said the money was picked up somewhere in the United States. The man called his parents, but they said they were unaware of any threats against their safety. Officers said this situation has been previously documented as a phone scam.

Robbery occurs at Wood Creek Apartments ROSWELL, Ga.–– Police were flagged down on Old Dogwood Road around 7 p.m. July 29. The victim told police he was beaten and robbed by two men near the front of the Old Atlanta hotel. He said he was not seriously injured and his iPhone was stolen.

Scammer threatens to murder family CUMMING, Ga. — Someone called a man and said if he didn’t pay $500, his parents would be shot, according to a Cumming Police incident report. On July 28, a man told officers he got a call at about 2:30 p.m. from someone who was threatening to harm his family. The caller told the victim several men were surrounding his parent’s house in Puerto Rico and would shoot them if he did not send a $500 money transfer. The man then

Correction A story in the Aug. 6 edition of the newspaer stated a petition from the Fulton Science Academy Middle School to become a state chartered special school was denied in May 2013, following a decision by the Fulton County School System to deny the school’s local charter in December 2011. The actual date of the state decision was May 2012.

Burglary reported on Brookhollow Trace JOHNS CREEK, Ga.–– A Brookhollow Trace resident reported his home broken into 4 p.m. July 25. The victim told police that he left his house around 8:30 a.m. to go to work and returned home at 3:30 p.m. to find DVDs missing from his house, along with two laptop computers and a PlayStation 3. He also noticed there was a beer on his counter that was not originally placed there. The cost of the missing items is estimated to be $2,300 dollars.

Items missing from mailbox JOHNS CREEK, Ga.–– Items went missing from a Spotted Pony Trail resident’s mailbox around 11:56 p.m. July 22. The victim told police that her mother sent her books in the mail but when she checked her mailbox, the package was opened and two books were missing. The report lists no suspects at this time.

items were found on him as well as the Taser. Crane, who has an extensive criminal record, was charged with loitering and prowling, armed robbery and parole violation.

Gov. trailer stolen on Brumbelow Road JOHNS CREEK, Ga.–– Police were called to a Brumbelow Road address around 4:30 p.m. July 24 regarding a stolen trailer. The victim told police that someone stole a LGT -7 utility trailer that belongs to the city of Johns Creek. The trailer was stationed at Newtown Park and is valued at $1,000 and has components that are valued at $500, the trailer also had traffic cones valued at $300. The report lists no suspects at this time.

Burglary reported at Barrington Farms ROSWELL, Ga.––Police were called to Barrington Drive around 10:44 a.m. July 26. The victim told police that someone entered her house overnight and took her iPhone, iPhone case and cash from her wallet.

Forgery victim bilked out $20K MILTON, Ga. – A Milton resident may be out nearly $20,000 after someone forged a pair of checks July 30. The victim found out about the forgery when he checked his bank account and saw two checks, written for $9,800 and $9,500 were pending clearance on his account. The victim said neither he nor his wife wrote the checks, and that they still had possession of the checks

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Blotter: Continued from Page 2 bearing the same numbers. A hold was put on his account until the issue was resolved.

Man brandishing knife demands drugs CUMMING, Ga. — A man armed with a rake and a knife banged on the doors of a hotel and yelled for drugs, according to a Cumming Police incident report. At about 7 a.m. July 28, officers were dispatched to the

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

DUI arrests ►► Stephanie E. Stapleton,

41, of Senoia was arrested July 19 on Hembree Road in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Rual Martir, 41, of Tidwell Road, Milton, was arrested July 27 on Sterling Court in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane, no license and

Sun Suites extended-stay hotel, 555 Lake Center Parkway, because of a man disrupting guests. When officers arrived, the man was in the parking lot holding a garden rake and a knife. Officers told the man to put down his weapons, but he continued to wave them in the air and yell. The man eventually put down the weapons and got on the ground. Officers said the man kept asking officers to shoot him. Officers took the man to the City of Cumming Jail, but he was later transported to Northside Hospital Forsyth for drug and behavior treatment. At about 2:30 p.m., officers

were sent back to the hotel because the man had returned to his room. He was asked to take his belongings and not to return.

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July 22 on Jones Bridge Woods Drive in Johns Creek for DUI, failure to maintain lane. ►► Natalie Christine Lotz, 20, of Dartington Way, Alpharetta, was arrested July 26 on Buice Road in Johns Creek for DUI, underage consumption of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and no license. ►► Taylor Victoria Foster, 21, of Dunwoody was arrested July 26 on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek for DUI, failure to maintian lane and headlight requirements. ►► Tyler Reiss Cummings, 21, of Alpharetta was arrested July 25 on Birmingham

►► Brandi Danielle Bounds,

24, of Caswyck Trace, Johns Creek, was arrested July 27 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI and speeding. ►► David J. Finnis, 51, of Mountain Ivy Drive, Roswell, was arrested July 23 on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI, speeding and failure to maintain lane. ►► Cedric Trimuel Thomas, 27, of Norcross was arrested July 21 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Juan Gomez Arango, 20, of Jones Bridge Woods Drive, Johns Creek, was arrested

Caller harasses deputies at jail CUMMING, Ga. — Deputies said a man has repeatedly called the jail and threated to “take down” the sheriff. At about 1:15 a.m. July 30, a deputy in the Forsyth County Detention Center got a call from a man who has called several times before saying he was going to take down the sheriff and his staff for doing illegal things.

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The deputy told the caller he would hang up on him unless he had a jail issue to discuss, an incident to report or a medical emergency. The caller cursed at the deputy and said he shouldn’t hang up on people. The man has been calling since July 14. The caller said he was a part of the Southern Tea Party and demanded the deputy to wake up the sheriff immediately. When the deputy refused, the caller hung up and continued calling back with the same threats. Late that night, deputies said they saw the man ride up in a taxi and throw an American flag onto the walkway before the taxi drove off. Highway in Milton for DUI and open container.  

Drug arrests ►► Donald Anthony Wagner,

48, of Marietta was arrested July 17 on Encore Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana. ►► Andrew Jude Schweers, 20, of Atlanta was arrested July 17 on Encore Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and underage consumption of alcohol. ►► Tyler Twiggs Merritt, 21, of Portmarnock Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested July 27 on Union Hill Road in Alpharetta for

The deputies said they have a suspect who has an open warrant for failure to appear on a driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane traffic arrest.

Thieves enter auto near Cranberry Trail ROSWELL, Ga.––A strange man was reported inside a Cranberry Trail resident’s car around 6 a.m. July 28. The victim told police that she saw a male wearing a cap in her car. The victim yelled at the man who ran away. According to the report, only a pair of gloves was stolen from the car. possession of marijuana.

►► Cory R. Ben-Hanania,

19, of Ridge Oak Place, Alpharetta, was arrested July 17 on Kimball Bridge Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana, suspended license and failure to use headgear or eye protection devices. ►► William C. Hamrick, 26, of Alpharetta was arrested July 21 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana and possession of drug related items. ►► Britney Moore Heath, 26, of Woodstock was arrested July 23 on Arnold Mill Road in Milton for possession of marijuana and speeding.

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Roswell defers vote on 2 radio towers Resident outcry prompts questions By JONATHAN COPSEY Jonathan@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell residents of Fouts and Cox roads turned out at the City Council meeting Aug. 12 to complain about the 400-foot radio towers proposed to be built beside their homes. Residents of the Twelvestones neighborhood on Fouts Road uttered words like “outrageous” or “unacceptable” when they saw a balloon test a few days earlier, Aug. 9, at the proposed Fouts Road site, across the street from their main entrance. A balloon test raises a large balloon in the air so residents and officials can get a visual estimate on height. The Fouts Road tower is estimated to be between 350 and 400 feet tall. “It’s not a case of ‘not in my backyard,’” said resident Heather Pendery. “I don’t want it in anybody’s backyard.” Instead, she and her neighbors want Roswell to find a site in a more commercial or industrial setting. Not across from their neighborhood. They wore the same color red they are seeing over the

It’s not a case of ‘not in my backyard.’ I don’t want it in anybody’s backyard.” Heather Pendery Roswell Resident

site selection. Four hundred feet is a tall measurement. The Statue of Liberty stands at about 300 feet tall. That’s a large size for a statue, yet still 100 feet shorter than the radio tower proposed to be built across from Twelvestones. The balloon test showed that the tower would be visible from just about every home in the 66-home neighborhood. The brand-new $100,000 swimming pool sits nearly underneath the tower. “There have to be other options out there,” said resident Jill Fagalde. The towers are part of an eight-tower system to be set up

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Residents of Twelvestones, on Fouts Road in Roswell, watch a balloon rise to 350 feet just outside their neighborhood entrance.

as part of a new radio net to allow public safety personnel to radio each other. While the system has been moving forward since the beginning of the year, for many residents, their first learning of it was when they realized a tower would be beside their homes. The radio system is North Fulton’s break with Fulton County over emergency radio services. The county provides

such radio service today, however the system is dangerously obsolete and incompatible with every surrounding government except Clayton County, which is in the process of upgrading its own system. The city of Atlanta already has its own system, separate from the county. Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said the system has empty spots in the area that are not covered and the system has failed eight times in the past 11 months. During these times, emergency workers cannot speak with each other except by using their own cellphones. One such down time was during a SWAT operation. “During those times, the citizens were unprotected,” Grant said. “It is not a dependable system.” Many of the uncovered areas in the current system are in Milton, Johns Creek and along the Chattahoochee River in Roswell. Fulton’s lack of necessity coupled with the gaps in coverage in North Fulton spurred the northern cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek to pursue their own system under their own control. Johns Creek

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Rural/Metro files for Chapter 11 protection Won’t affect local ambulance service By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Local cities got the news that Rural/

Metro Corp., the provider of ambulance service in North Fulton, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, due to overwhelming debt assumed when a private equity firm acquired the company in 2011 for $438 million. Rural/Metro, which pro-

vides ambulance services in 21 states, assured its customers it will continue to provide service while the company’s debt is restructured. The company had missed a $65 million payment which prompted the company to seek Chapter 11 protection. According to a statement

from the company, it has reached an agreement “in principle” that would reduce its debt by 50 percent as well as receive an infusion of $135 million in new capital to fund new investment in additional

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Water main repairs Ga. 400 tolls to stop Nov. 21 could tear up Milton Ave. Toll plaza demo starts next year ATLANTA – The demolition of the Ga. 400 toll plaza is one step further, as the state has chosen a company to take down the tollbooths this November. Southeastern Site Development, Inc., of Newnan, specializes in transportation, civil, site preparation, underground utilities and concrete flatwork projects. They will complete the nearly year-long project at a cost of $3.5 million. “I acted as quickly as the state’s contractual obligations allowed to bring down the Ga. 400 toll,” said Gov. Nathan Deal, who serves as chair of the board of the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA). “I pledged during my campaign for governor that I’d bring down the toll as the state promised commuters it would do when it opened the toll more than two decades ago.” In July 2012, Deal announced that the state would

pay off its bond debt and end tolls on Ga. 400 by December 2013. The ending date for toll collection has been tentatively set for Thursday, Nov. 21. This date was selected to lessen the impact on Thanksgiving holiday travel. SRTA is funding the project costs, while the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will oversee construction and traffic management. Southeastern could set up site operations as early as September. Preliminary plans for demolition call for traffic to shift into three general purpose lanes where motorists currently use the electronic tolling lanes during construction. Preparations for that lane shift will likely begin in October 2013. Toll booth demolition is expected to be completed between January 2014 and the following May. The tolls on Ga. 400 generate roughly $20 million each year. —Jonathan Copsey

City hopes to update street at same time By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Milton Avenue is one of the best sites in Alpharetta to hold street parties. Situated right across the street from City Hall and square in the center of the city’s historic business district, it is prime real estate as well. However, Fulton County is preparing to perform a water main upgrade in Alpharetta that will entail tearing up much of the street. While this may be good news for the city in the long run, as Alpharetta hopes to tag along with the project to improve the road, during construction, it will prove a headache to commuters and local businesses. The water main replacement would begin on the south side of Academy Street at Haynes Bridge Road and go west toward Ga. 9. Crossing the street, it will continue

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Fulton County is preparing to replace a water main that runs under Milton Avenue and Canton Street in Alpharetta. The city hopes to take the opportunity to improve the road at the same time. on the south side of Milton Avenue until it hits Canton Street and move north until it hits Old Canton Street, where it will cross Canton Street and, eventually, meet Mayfield Road before heading to Providence Road, where it will terminate. In planning the project, Fulton County is seeking city input on how best to proceed. “They want to work with us,

not against us,” said Alpharetta Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz. Sewczwicz stressed plans were very much in the early phases and nothing would be started anytime soon. The Academy Street phase would likely be worked on in conjunction with the new City

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- If you’ve ever had your hair cut at the former Norman House Salon or Borelli’s Salon in Alpharetta, you’ve probably seen Dan Wright. Dan has cut hair in the Alpharetta area for the last 30 years but as of Friday, Aug. 2, he’s retired. “I plan to play a lot of golf,” Wright said as he cut his last client, Steve Smith’s hair. Wright said he’ll miss his clients but has developed friendships he feels will continue. “I’ve met a lot of wonderful people throughout my career,” he said. Wright spent 20 years working for hair product company Redken as a trainer, spending weekends on the road and weekdays in a salon. He’s cut hair since the 1970s and has seen all kinds of interesting trends. “I can’t really pick one that was the worst,” he said. He said trends come and go and he just went with what people wanted.

surprised what clients tell their stylists.” Dan Wright Former Stylist at Norman House Salon and Borelli’s Salon

Hairstylists are similar to bartenders, Wright said, and he’s kept many secrets. “You’d be surprised what clients tell their stylists,” he said. When prodded to reveal a few secrets, Wright refused. “It wouldn’t be right to break their confidence like that,” he said. But he wasn’t opposed to telling a few stories. Wright said when he and his client Steve Smith played golf once, a naked woman ran across the course. “It was the best golf experience I’ve had,” Wright said. Smith agreed. Wright’s chair has seen the likes of many famous locals over the years. Former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy and PGA pro Larry Nelson have both been clients of Wright’s.

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Dan Wright, left, and Steve Smith on Wright’s last day cutting hair. He has cut North Fulton’s locks for 30 years. He’s also worked with local politicians and well-known residents in the Alpharetta area. Cristine Holland, a stylist at Borelli’s, has worked with Wright for over 15 years and said his chair was always occupied. “He continually had a stream of clients,” she said. “People who’ve followed him throughout his career.”

Holland said Wright treats his coworkers and clients like family. “We’re really going to miss him,” she said. Wright said the best thing about his job has been the clients. “I’m really going to miss them,” he said. “But I’m looking forward to playing a lot of golf.”


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pulled out of the venture when it came time for council approval from the cities in January of this year. This month, the county announced it was creating its own system. It is uncertain how the county’s system would fit with North Fulton’s. It could cover the rest of the county south of North Fulton or it could completely duplicate. North Fulton’s system will cost about $16 million to build, with the cost divided amongst the four cities based on number of radios used by public safety departments and by total size of the city. The radio towers are proposed to be scattered throughout North Fulton, from I-285 northward. Proposed sites are on Fouts Road, Cox Road (Fire Station 6) and the public works department on Hembree Road in Roswell; near Birmingham Park in Milton; Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek; and Morgan Falls in Sandy Springs, the Riverwood building in Cobb County and Atlanta Fire Station 21 in Atlanta. Roswell Mayor Jere Wood pulled no punches in accusing the county of refusing to work with North Fulton’s cities and forcing the issue. “It takes two people to negotiate,” he said. “Fulton County is not at the table. We waited for several years for Fulton County to make a decision and we got nowhere.” He said the cities in Fulton County have paid service fees to the county for the past five years to their system

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yet no upgrades or improvements have been made. Councilmember Nancy Diamond said it was “irresponsible” to rely on the county for the safety of first responders. “I will not put our fate in the hands of Fulton County,” she said. Councilmember Betty Price questioned that, if Milton County were to happen, how would North Fulton having its own system help? “There’s virtually no change whatsoever [in public safety coverage],” said John Byrd, with Motorola. “It’s absolutely an advantage to you. You have your own system.” If Milton County occurred otherwise, Byrd said the cities of North Fulton would have to buy a new system and dismantle the old system, which would be a “very nasty divorce.” Despite the positives of such a system, questions were raised about the necessity of 400-foot-tall towers beside homes. Representatives of Motorola, the supplier, and Commdex, the project manager, said the equipment alone at each tower would cost about $600,000, which is a commanding reason why the cities chose to go with the fewest sites possible with large towers. The height is required so the towers can communicate with each other without obstruction. Price questioned why the cities were pushing ahead so quickly on site selection. She and many of the residents in attendance urged to defer any decision on sites to explore alternatives. The Hembree Road site, on the public works property, was approved, with the Cox and Fouts Road sites deferred until the Sept. 11 meeting.

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Any qualified elector desiring to run for Mayor or City Council posts Four, Five and Six in the general election to be held on November 5, 2013, must file for candidacy for the desired position at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Roswell, Georgia, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the period August 26 through August 30, 2013. Qualifying fees for candidacy are as follows: For Mayor: $1200.00 For City Council: $ 540.00

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Roswell will be available to answer any questions from neighboring homeowner associations (HOAs), property owners and residents. The city also will share plans for a sidewalk and multi-use trail along SR 140/ Houze Road from Hembree Road to Saddle Creek Drive/ Rounsaville Road. —Jonathan Copsey

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Auction packages included a variety of fun prizes ranging from tickets to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to a tour of the Georgia State Capitol with Sen. John Albers. Of course, each package included a delicious wine to compliment its prize. “Vintage wines, a wine poster signed by artist/actor Tony Curtis, plus highly collectable wines by Heidi Barrett, one of America’s premier winemakers, were unique auction items enAble offered its guests this year. This is an annual event you need to calendar now for July 2014,” said Nancy Lindgren, special project manager for enAble of Georgia. EnAble’s CEO Harry Stern could not agree more. “EnAble’s annual wine auction is a fun highlight for so many members of our community,” Stern said. “Family members of persons we serve, Board members and community members come together to bid on great wines, enjoy great food and raise funds to support programs that serve persons with disabilities.” For more about enAble, visit www.enablega.org.

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Back to School safety tips Alpharetta police Officer David Tobias gives residents some back to school tips for safety Phone numbers With today’s technological world, kids need to know more phone numbers than ever before. This is especially true for kids that are from split families. To make things a little easier, type everyone’s numbers that the kids might need on a piece of paper or a card. When you are done, have the cards laminated. If the kids are old enough to carry a wallet, it will slip inside easily. If they are younger, you can punch a hole in the card and lace it into their school backpack, so they will not lose it. Also, make sure their school has updated contact information. Car safety Please be sure everyone is properly seat-belted into your vehicle before putting the car into gear. Younger kids should be in car seats or booster seats, and they should sit in the back seat if they are under 12 years old. Drop the kids as close to the school as possible. If the school has a drop off area, be sure to use it. Do not set a bad example by dropping

them in a dangerous location. If the kids are young, wait until they are in the school yard or building before you leave. Walking to school the safe way Plan the route your kids are going to take if they are walking to school. It is important to try to minimize the number of streets they have to cross. Keep it as simple as possible. Then, do a dry run with your kids. You should have them do it at least once on their own before the first day of school, so they feel comfortable. Teach your kids to keep away from vacant lots, fields and any other locations that have few people around. Also, please make sure that your kids do not walk alone, especially if they are young. Creeps look for the kids that are all alone. It is much more difficult to deal with a bunch of kids, so they normally do not do it. Family meeting spot Make sure to pick out a family meeting spot that can be used in case of an emergen-

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By MIKE BLUM ROSWELL, Ga. – Between 1981 and 2010, the Roswell Hornets had exactly one losing season in football, going 4-6 in 1994. Roswell went 0-10 and 3-7 in 2011 and ’12, and as a result will begin the 2013 season with a new head coach, the Hornets’ third in the last four years. John Ford, the team’s offensive coordinator last season, takes over as head coach and will be looking to reverse Roswell’s declining fortunes. Not only are the Hornets coming off back-to-back difficult seasons, but they will be trying to improve with a mostly untested squad, as the majority of starters have graduated from last year’s team that was better than its record. “We’re not used to a run like the last two years,� says Ford, who is in his sixth season on the Roswell football staff. After the disappointments of the last two seasons, which included a string of narrow losses that could have gone in the Hornets’ favor, Ford says

he is “not focusing on wins and losses.� Instead, Ford is stressing his team do the things necessary “to get better.� For a team that went 3-7, Roswell lost a significant amount of talent, with Ford having to replace starters in just about every area. Offensively, the Hornets return one starting linemen and some backs who saw action in reserve roles. Guard Justin Auer is the lone returning starter in the line, with Ford pointing out that “six or seven guys are fighting for four spots. We won’t be quite as big as we were last year.� Matt Cory, who completed all three of his pass attempts last year, two for touchdowns, gets first crack at the quarterback job, with James Whitaker also vying for playing time. Ford says both are drop-back style QBs and expects he won’t know what the playing situation will be “until game one.� The Hornets have to replace tailback Andrew Kwateng (1435 yards rushing, 10 TDs), with 2012 backup Mechane Slade playing a key role in a

final game upset of Walton. Shakur Jackson also saw varsity action last year. Colin McCauley heads up what will be an all-new group of receivers. The one area where the Hornets are relatively set is the defensive line, where Davonte Hill, Isaiah Hawkins and Chris Bryant all having starting experience. In a mostly passing region, Ford is switching to a 4-2-5 defense. Pat Sheehan moves from end to linebacker, with Scott Simons moving to an outside position from linebacker. Sam Vanede takes over at the other linebacker spot. The secondary was one of Roswell’s strongest areas last season with a talented group of seniors. There is plenty of competition at corner, with Josh Selembo the leading contender at free safety. Ford is shying away from evaluations about his team and the upcoming season, but believes his players have the desire to get the Roswell program headed in a positive direction. �This is a proud, competitive group of kids. They will do what it takes.�

Team still talented without 2012 stars By MIKE BLUM ALPHARETTA, Ga. – After three straight winning seasons and three consecutive playoff appearances, the Alpharetta Raiders have something they want to accomplish this season. Win a playoff game. The Raiders have been eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs each of the past three years, the last two losses coming in excruciatingly painful fashion. After going 9-1 and 7-3 the last two seasons, much of the talent from those squads is gone. But the Raiders are not lacking in that department this season, even though there are some big shoes left to fill. The Raiders have to replace Division I caliber players at quarterback, wide receiver and the defensive line, as well as other key

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Most stars gone from North Fulton teams Talented 2012 group tough for some to replace By MIKE BLUM NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The 2013 high school football season begins with less hype regarding North Fulton’s top players, with several area teams going into the new season following heavy graduation losses. Four of the area’s six teams in the new Class AAAAAA qualified for the playoffs last year, along with Blessed Trinity in AAA and Mount Pisgah Christian in the Class A private school division. All the AAAAAA playoff qualifiers and Blessed Trinity had a number of standout seniors, with Alpharetta and Milton featuring multiple Division 1 signees. The top teams in both AAAAAA regions including North Fulton schools are not expected to be as strong as they were in 2012, with some openings available for teams that did not make the playoffs last year. Despite losing some outstanding skill position players, West Forsyth and Alpharetta again appear to be the top teams in Region 6-AAAAAA West Forsyth was the lone team in the region to win a playoff game, while the Raiders suffered their second straight heartbreaking post-season defeat. Alpharetta was one of the North Fulton schools to graduate a number of Division 1 signees, but the Raiders still have a significant amount of returning talent, led by wide receiver Daniel Cle-

ments, one of the area’s top prospects. Other local players expected to attract attention from college coaches include receivers Christian Robinson of Centennial and Colin Lisa of Chattahoochee and running backs Treyvon Paulk of Milton and Chase Solomon of Johns Creek. Last year’s Johns Creek team lacked for college prospects, but the Gladiators had a deep senior class that led them to 17 wins the last two seasons. With only a handful of returning starters, the Gladiators will be a long shot for the playoffs, leaving at least one spot open. Chattahoochee appears to have enough talent, especially on offense, to hang on to one of the other playoff spots in 6-AAAAAA, but the Cougars will have to adjust to a new coach after Terry Crowder left for Creekview in Cherokee County. Centennial and Lambert are attempting to move into playoff contention, with the Knights hoping the momentum of a strong second half showing in 2012 carries over. Lambert won eight games in both 2010 and ’11, and started 5-0 last season before losing its last five games to miss the playoffs. The Longhorns will be looking to rebound and return to the playoffs, with South Forsyth and North Forsyth hoping for better things after going a combined 1-13 in the region last year. Milton will again be a contender in 5-AAAAAA, with Lassiter and Walton the likely region favorites. Lassiter lost

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team, who are also in the sub-region. Cambridge will be better this season, but this is just the second year of football for the Bears. Blessed Trinity tied for first in 6-AAA, but the Titans were hit hard by graduation and play in a six-team region with five strong playoff challengers. Only Towers is a non-contender. With the 16 teams that qualify for the Class A private school playoffs determined by a point system, region standings are no longer the path for making it to the post-season. Mount Pisgah slipped into the playoffs as the lowest seed of the 16 teams last year, but has a chance to move up thanks to its returning talent. King’s Ridge is hoping to contend for a playoff spot after a third straight 5-5 season, with Fellowship Christian playing under a new coach after a third 2-8 record the last four years. All three teams are in the same subregion in Region 6-A, with St. Francis playing a non-region schedule in its second season of varsity football.


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Knights hope to jump Paladins welcome veteran head coach into playoff contention Morrell hoping to reverse recent slide By MIKE BLUM

Receiver Robinson to draw defensive attention By MIKE BLUM ROSWELL, Ga. – In its fourth, fifth and sixth seasons as a varsity football team, the Centennial Knights went 27-7 and won games both years they advanced to the state playoffs. During the last year of that stretch, Centennial went 8-2 but did not qualify for the playoffs. In the nine years since, Centennial has two playoff berths (both after 5-5 seasons), one winning season (6-4) and zero playoff victories. It’s been a decade since the Knights made any sort of impact on the local football scene, with .500 seasons about the best they could manage since Mike Cloy (currently the Johns Creek head coach) put Centennial on the map a little over a decade ago. Centennial went 3-7 last season after an 0-5 start under first year head coach Jeff Carlberg, playing solid football the second half of the season. Carlberg and his players hope their winning finish will carry over into 2013, which begins like most Centennial seasons, with the Knights hovering somewhere between possible playoff contenders and also-rans. Centennial returns a majority of its offensive starters, including one of the state’s top receivers, and will look for improvement on defense, even with just three starters back. “We’ve got a lot of shoes to fill,” Carlberg says. “But we’ll be more athletic this year. I’m pretty excited.” Leading the way for the Knights is wide receiver Christian Robinson, who has enjoyed two straight 1000-yard seasons. Robinson caught 72 passes for 1053 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, but will have a new quarterback delivering the ball to him this season. Matthew Harries takes over as quarterback after starting at receiver last season, and will benefit from one season in the offensive system Carlberg installed when he took over as head coach. He also has “some good weapons around him to get the ball to,” Carlberg points out, Robinson chief among them. Opposing defenses will focus their defensive efforts on Robinson, with Carlberg hoping the Knights can look elsewhere for offensive support. Versatile sophomore Caden Herring showed promise as a

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freshman as both a receiver and runner, and gives the Knights a second perimeter threat. Centennial will rely on the inside running of Marvin Taylor and Patrick Inwood, with Inwood seeing varsity action last year as a sophomore. A number of players are competing for the other receiver positions, with St. Francis transfer James Kelley providing some speed, and some newcomers looking to break into the lineup. Alex Yankey, Nick Krauter and Chris Conway return in the offensive line, helping to make Harries’ transition to quarterback a little smoother. The Knights have some athletes on defense, but are a little shy on experience. Most of the line will be new, but Carlberg likes the size of his linebackers, most of whom weigh from 200 to 220 and are in the 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 range. One of the linebackers is Alex Estes, whose twin brother Andrew will be one of the defensive linemen. Patrick Risse also returns at linebacker, with Chris Calhoun moving from end to provide a little more size at outside linebacker. Carlberg is looking for a major contribution from track standout Alex Richemond, who he describes as “a phenomenal athlete.” Richemond, a strong safety, and corner Stefan Young are back on the football field after not playing last year, and will head up what should be a strong secondary that could include Thomas Dreesman from the lacrosse team. Devin O’Neill returns to handle the kicking duties, with Centennial capable of fielding some dangerous kick returners. The Knights were not hit as hard by graduation as some of the other teams in the region, and Carlberg says he “feels like we’re in the mix. I feel a little better about our ability to compete. The second half of last season, we were competitive in all our games.”

ROSWELL, Ga. – The Fellowship Christian Paladins begin the 2013 football season with a new head coach, as Al Morrell takes over for Hunter Chadwick. Morrell comes to Fellowship from Creekview in Cherokee County, where he started the football program and went 48-25 as head coach in seven seasons. The last time the Paladins had a veteran coach similar to Morrell was in 2007, when they went 11-2 under Bob Lord and reached the quarterfinals of the State Class A playoffs. Since then, Fellowship’s best season was a 5-5 mark in 2011, the second of Chadwick’s seasons there as head coach. Morrell, who also has a long and successful track record as an assistant coach at metro Atlanta schools, takes over a program that has struggled in recent years, largely due to lack of numbers. This season is not expected to be appreciably different at FCS, which went 2-8 in 2012, the third time in four seasons the Paladins have finished with that record. The Paladins return a

handful of starters on offense, led by 6-4 quarterback Hunter Bryant, who is adapting to Morrell’s new pro-style offensive system, which will look to achieve a run-pass balance. Fullback Travis Kenny and 2012 wingbacks Jack Wise and Taylor Cookston, round out the backfield, with Wise and Cookston projected to rotate at tailback. James Wilson is competing with Jeremy Wilson at fullback. Alex Edmond and Ian Berryman are among a group vying for playing time at wide receiver, with Connor Nelson back at tight end. The lone returning lineman is center Clay Hostetter, with most of the rest of the line likely to consist of sophomores, some of whom saw some playing time at the varsity level as freshmen. Morrell says the Paladins “are not very big” in the defensive line. Hostetter will be among the Fellowship players seeing extensive action on offense and defense, with Jake Wiley and sophomores Jake Baker and Jeremy Wilson also among the contenders for starting roles. Kenny and Wilson will play inside linebacker in Morrell’s 4-4 alignment, with Will Haigler and Nelson on the

outside. The secondary was a work in progress at the outset of pre-season practice, with Berryman and Max Edmonds among the contenders at corner and Cookston at safety. Because of the limited number of players compared to what he is used to, Morrell says “you can never get anything close to Friday night in practice. The young players are the scout team and it’s a challenge to get prepared.” Despite the challenges, Morrell says he is “excited” to take the head coaching position at FCS. “I have no complaints. These are good kids and good coaches and I’m just happy to be here. The kids have responded well.” As with all coaches new to Class A football, Morrell is discovering how critical good health is for his core players, most of whom will play extensively on offense and defense. “Coming from Creekview, if a starter goes down, you have somebody behind him. Here, a lot of these kids are not going to come off the field, and one bad injury can turn your season around.”

Tigers looking to break out of 5-5 rut By MIKE BLUM ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The King’s Ridge Christian Tigers have gone 5-5 in each of their three football seasons in the GHSA, and begin the 2013 season with a decent nucleus of returning starters. The Tigers were not hit especially hard by graduation, but coach Jeff Pickren says the team “had a couple of players transfer out,” and suffered one key injury loss. Bailey Miller returns for his third season as the starting quarterback. He gives the Tigers a veteran presence and “knows where the ball is supposed to go and can get it there on time,” Pickren says. Miller will key the team’s passing team, but King’s Ridge will be without its main rushing threat, as Tarez Miller (unrelated) will miss the season with a knee injury. Penny Hart, who will also play receiver, and Connor Henderson will handle much of the ball carrying duties, with Pickren looking for balance between rushing and passing.

Remy Lazarus also returns at receiver, with Cliff Farrow and Zach Pitts heading up a line that Pickren says “is not very big.” Pickren expects the Knights to be comparable offensively to what they were last year. “I feel pretty good about my first group, but we don’t have a whole lot of depth.” That also applies to defense, which will feature many of the players who will also play extensively on offense. Austyn Hennings, Alex Edwards and Michael Okafor will play in the defensive line, with returning starter Sam Garrard at linebacker. Henderson also played linebacker last season, but Pickren says “we’re going to try and get him off the field on defense,” because of his duties at running back. Colin Richard, a backup last season, will move into a more prominent role at

Starting quarterback Bailey Miller gives the Tigers a veteran presence and ‘knows where the ball is supposed to go and can get it there on time,’ Pickren says. linebacker. Austin Higginbotham is back in the secondary and will be joined by Hart and Will Janofsky, who will also contribute at wide receiver. Pickren says he is looking for some of the team’s younger players to step up in several areas, with the secondary and offensive line among them. Heading into the season, Pickren says the Tigers “have a lot of questions,” but if they come up with a few answers, the hopes of a first winning season are within reach.


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Blessed Trinity aims for playoff repeat Titans have to replace talented senior class By MIKE BLUM ROSWELL, Ga. – Coming off the best football season in the school’s history, the Blessed Trinity Titans face the challenge of having to replace a deep and talented senior class from last year’s squad that reached the second round of the state Class AAA playoffs. BT went 9-3, tying St. Pius for first in Region 6-AAA and winning its state playoff opener decisively before a heartbreaking loss at Cartersville in the next round. Titans coach Tim McFarlin, who guided Roswell to a share of a state title in 2006, recognizes the task he and his team face in a six-team region with five strong contenders for four playoff spots. “I’m optimistic every year but we have to replace 17 starting positions,” McFarlin said. “We’ve got to play great football to have a shot at the playoffs.” The Titans will have to replace standouts at quarterback, fullback, wide receiver and tight

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Blessed Trinity’s Carter McManes (4) runs to catch the pass. end on offense, as well as three of five starters in the line. The defense has some talent back at linebacker and in the secondary, but the entire line will be new this season. Leading the way offensively is tailback Milton Shelton, who rushed for almost 900 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman. After being surrounded by seniors, Shelton now becomes the focus of the offense, with McFarlin looking to find some other weapons to take the pressure off the talented sophomore. “We’re going to hand the ball to him 25 or 30 times a game,” McFarlin points out. “Milton has got to stay

healthy.” The Titans return two linemen – three-year starting center David Mitchler and tackle Austin Werkheiser. McFarlin says there are “six or seven players competing for the other three spots and I think we’ll be a little bigger and stronger in the offensive line than we were.” The big offensive concern for McFarlin is replacing quarterback Spencer McManes, who will play football at the Naval Academy and provided the Titans with a dangerous running and passing threat. Sophomore Conor Davis, described by McFarlin as having “a great arm.” is the likely starter, with senior

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second in tackles. McManes will also back up Shelton at tailback, with Mitchler also seeing two-way duty at linebacker. “Experience at linebacker will cover some areas of concern,” McFarlin says, but the Titans’ excellent group of linebackers will not have the luxury of playing behind the caliber of talent from last season. Keegan and cornerback Kyle Evans head up the secondary, with Keegan, Mitchler and McManes all getting looks from small colleges and Ivy League programs. McFarlin likes the depth he has on defense, but with so many new starters “chemistry will be a key factor.” The Titans return kicker Marc Nolan, who will also take over the punting duties this season. Blessed Trinity faces a testing non-region schedule, opening with Westminster and Lovett and facing 2012 first round playoff opponent White County in the fourth game. McFarlin says he will use the first four games to evaluate those competing for playing time before the team opens its region schedule at home against playoff contender Woodward Academy.

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Cougars: Continued from Page 18 some of the state’s top head coaches, including T. McFerrin and Dave Hunter. Owens has coached in three state championship games, and takes over a program that won a state title as recently as 2010. The Cougars went 32-6 in Crowder’s last three seasons as head coach (7-4 last year), winning a state title in the second largest classification before returning to the largest classification prior to last season. Chattahoochee is one of the smallest schools in the new 6A classification, with numbers among the biggest concerns for Owens heading into the 2013 season. Owens inherits some talent, especially at the skill positions,

Sponsored Section • NORTH FULTON FOOTBALL but a lot of that talent will be playing extensively on both offense and defense. The Cougars will feature one of the best wide receiver duos around, with Colin Lisa having “the best hands of any receiver I’ve seen in high school,” Owens says. Lisa caught 37 passes for 689 yards and eight touchdowns last year, and will be joined on the outside by returning starter Avery Ward, who will be the team’s primary deep threat. Also returning is running back Chase Nelson, a starter as a freshman on the state championship team of 2010. Nelson gives the Cougars a strong inside running threat, with Kieron Ashley and Montel Austin more in the tailback mold. There is some uncertainty going into the season at the quarterback position. Adam Perleberg, the back-up last

year to Travis Marshall, is in the running along with movein Taz Wilson, whose eligibility had yet to be determined due to a residency issue. The Cougars have fielded a string of outstanding quarterbacks in recent years, and Owens hopes that tradition continues no matter which contender emerges as the starter. Nick Williams is the lone returning starter in the line, which is Owens’ main offensive concern. “A lot of guys have to step up,” says Owen, who is looking for new starters while also installing some new aspects to the Chattahoochee offense. The line also has some question marks on defense, with Owens having several players to choose from for possible starting roles. The linebacker position will be a strength for the Cougars,

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The Cougars will feature one of the best wide receiver duos around, with Colin Lisa having ‘the best hands of any receiver I’ve seen in high school,’ Owens says. led by Josh Weisberg and Nate Sherman, who should be one of the top tandems around. Trey Hillman will also contribute there. Austin and Ashley will both play extensively at corner, with Ward and Lisa also playing at safety. Because of Ward and Lisa’s offensive responsibilities, Michael Fusco and Malik Stephens also should see action at safety. “We’re making a lot of changes,” says Owens, who also has a lot of personnel decisions to make while introduc-

ing his system. But Owens says his “biggest transition has been dealing with the numbers difference,” between Brookwood, one of many Gwinnett 6A schools with enrollment and participation considerably higher than Chattahoochee, which struggled the years in which it played in a Gwinnettdominated region. As usual, the Cougars will sport a strong kicking game thanks to the return of Adam Abdellaoui, who will be among the area’s top kickers.

2013 Team schedules for North Fulton ALPHARETTA 6-AAAAAA 2012 record: 7-4

CENTENNIAL 6-AAAAAA 2012 record: 3-7

CAMBRIDGE 7-AAAAA, Div. B

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6-AAAAAA 2012 record: 7-4

6-AAAAAA 2012 record: 8-3

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OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

Aug. 30

at Milton

Aug. 30

at Riverwood

Aug. 30

Roswell

Aug, 24

Kell (Georgia Dome)

Aug. 23

Woodstock

Sept. 6

Harrison

Sept. 13 at Soutgh Forsyth

Sept. 6

at Etowah

Aug, 30

at Forest Park

Sept. 6

Milton

Sept. 13 Lovejoy

Sept. 20 at Osborne

Sept. 13 Milton

Sept. 13

Douglas County

Sept. 13 at Roswell

Sept. 20 West Forsyth

Sept. 27 Pope

Sept. 20 Johns Creek

Sept. 20 North Forsyth

Sept. 20 at Centennial

Sept. 27 South Forsyth

Oct. 4

at Northview

Sept. 27 West Forsyth

Sept. 27 at Johns Creek

Sept, 27 Chattahoochee

Oct. 11

North Forsyth

Oct. 11

Forsyth Central

Oct. 11

at Lambert

Oct. 11

South Forsyth

Oct. 11

West Forsyth

Oct. 18

Chattahoochee

Oct. 18

Creekview

Oct. 18

at South Forsyth

Oct. 18

Alpharetta

Oct. 18

at Lambert

Oct. 25

Lambert

Oct. 25

at North Springs

Oct. 25

at North Forsyth

Oct. 25

at West Forsyth

Oct. 25

at South Forsyth

Nov. 1

at Centennial

Nov. 1

Sequoyah

Nov. 1

Alpharetta

Nov. 1

at Lambert

Nov. 1

North Forsyth

Nov. 8

Johns Creek

Nov. 8

(region cross-over)

Nov. 8

at Chattahoochee

Nov. 8

Centennial

Nov. 8

at Alpharetta

MILTON 5-AAAAAA 2012 record: 7-4

NORTHVIEW 7-AAAAA, Div. B 2012 record: 3-7

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ROSWELL 5-AAAAAA 2012 record: 3-7

KING’S RIDGE CHRISTIAN

6-A, Div. B 2012 record: 5-5

6-A Div. B 2012 record: 2-8

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

DATE

OPPONENT

Aug. 30

Alpharetta

Aug. 30

South Forsyth

Aug. 30

at Centennial

Aug. 30

Lakeview

Aug. 30

Pinecrest

Sept. 6

at Johns Creek

Sept. 13 at Lambert

Sept. 6

Lambert

Sept. 6

at Towns County

Sept. 6

St. Francis

Sept. 13 at Centennial

Sept. 20 at Pope

Sept. 13 Johns Creek

Sept. 13

at Oglethorpe County

Sept. 13 at Pace Academy

Sept. 20 at Roswell

Sept. 27 Riverwood

Sept. 20 Milton

Sept. 20

at Christian Heritage

Sept. 20 at Darlington

Sept. 27 Wheeler

Oct. 4

Cambridge

Sept. 27 at Etowah

Oct. 4

Whitefield Academy

Oct. 4

at Mount Paran

Oct. 4

Etowah

Oct. 11

at Creekview

Oct. 4

at Wheeler

Oct. 11

at Walker

Oct. 11

Mount Pisgah

Oct. 18

at Lassiter

Oct. 18

North Springs

Oct. 18

Woodstock

Oct. 18

Mount Paran

Oct. 18

at Walker

Oct. 25

Walton

Oct. 25

at Sequoah

Oct. 25

at Cherokee

Oct. 25

King’s Ridge

Oct. 25

at Fellowship

Nov. 1

Cherokee

Nov. 1

Forsyth Central

Nov. 1

Lassiter

Nov. 1

at Mount Pisgah

Nov. 1

Whitefield Academy

Nov. 8

at Woodstock

Nov. 8

(region cross-over)

Nov. 8

at Walton

Nov. 8

(region cross-over)

Nov. 8

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Raiders: Continued from Page 16 an undefeated junior varsity team. “We have a lot of kids from the JV who will be asked to step up and play major roles,” Dukes says. The biggest challenge is reserved for junior Austin King, who will take over at quarterback for Josh Dobbs, who accounted for over 4,000 yards and 39 touchdowns last season. Dukes describes King as “a pocket quarterback” with a strong arm and “a good understanding of our system.” King is not the runner Dobbs was, but Dukes hopes

NORTH FULTON FOOTBALL • Sponsored Section the Raiders will help compensate for that with a stronger ground game. Alpharetta has several candidates for the running back position, including 2012 backup Lem Cobbs, Wesleyan transfer Miles Smith and Breon Murry, a speedy move-in from St. Louis. “I think the running game will be much improved,” Dukes offers. “But a lot depends on the offensive line.” Guards Zach Mikos and Jacob Arnold return, with Nick Torrance and Cary Shirley taking over at tackle and Chris Wagner at center. Dukes says the line will have “fair size,” and will be counted on to protect King and create some space for a running game that has been mostly ineffective for the pass-oriented Raiders the

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ST. FRANCIS 2012 record: 4-6

6-A, Div. B 2012 record: 6-5

DATE

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DATE

OPPONENT

Aug. 23

at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

Aug. 23

at Prince Avenue Christian

Sept. 6

at Model

Aug. 30

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

Sept. 13 Our Lady of Mercy

Sept. 6

at King’s Ridge

Sept. 27

at SW Atlanta Christian

Sept. 13 Whitefield Academy

Oct. 4

Walker

Sept. 20 Hebron Christian

Oct. 11

at King’s Ridge

Oct. 4

at Cross Keys

Oct. 18

Whitefield Academy

Oct. 11

at Baconton Charter

Oct. 25

at Mount Paran

Oct. 18

at Lakeview

Nov. 1

Fellowship

Oct. 25

Towns County

Nov. 8

(region cross-over)

Nov. 1

North Cobb Christian

BLESSED TRINITY 6-AAA 2012 record: 9-3

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DATE

OPPONENT

Aug. 30

at King’s Ridge

Aug. 23

at Westminster

Sept. 6

at Cross Keys

Aug. 30

Lovett

Sept. 13

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

Sept. 6

at Hart County

Sept. 20

at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

Sept. 20 White County

Sept. 27 Hebron Christian

Sept. 27 Woodward Academy

Oct. 11

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season. Defensive end Andrew Butcher is a highly prized prospect, with fellow juniors Austin Hoffman and Brandon Meeks also expected to make key contributions in the line. Senior Auzoyah Alufohai from Nigeria is 6-4, 309 and playing football for the first time, and is described by Dukes “as a bit of a wild card.” The Raiders will be “as deep at linebacker as we’ve ever been,” Dukes says, led by Bryce Grauss, one of the area’s top returning players and the team’s leading tackler as a sophomore and junior. Jalin Johnson will join Grauss on the inside, with Dorian Lee leading the competition on the inside. The secondary took a hit

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The goals of the Alpharetta Technology Commission are: Grow – Designed to be a business accelerator and incubation initiative; Build – Focused on identifying and developing advanced infrastructure that will support the technologies of tomorrow; Brand – Creating new messaging that will help to attract new business investment and maintain Alpharetta’s position as a leading location for technology ventures; and Know – Enhancing relationships among Alpharetta’s technology companies and building understanding of the business in which they are engaged.

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Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, standing center, with members of the Alpharetta Technology Commission at a July 30 event. state’s technology-related companies and a quarter of Atlanta’s top employers. It recently branded itself as the Technology City of the South. The anniversary of the Technology Commission came on the day Ernst and Young committed $8.5 million to build a new global IT center in the city. The commission is a group comprised of large and small tech companies within the city, all aimed at identifying and pursuing key investment and policy decisions that will advance and nurture Alpharetta’s already sizeable technology community “Georgia leads the nation in apps created,” Cagle said. “We are poised for greatness.” He said a major problem with Georgia is incubating great companies only to see them leave the state for California or New York. Innovation is the name of the game, said Stephen Cross, executive vice president for research at Georgia Tech. “Georgia Tech’s strategy is to innovate everything,” Cross said. Since the university has stressed innovation, the number of startup companies created in or around the university has increased sevenfold in the past

three years. Alpharetta is home to many of the companies involved in Georgia Tech’s innovation incubators. “Ten percent of those companies are located in Alpharetta,” he said. Belle Isle said despite Alpharetta's success in attracting tech companies and their workers, the city is still hidden from the national spotlight. “You all are one of our best-kept secrets,” he lamented. Belle Isle compared Alpharetta to cities such as Austin, Texas, known for being a technology hub. Yet, despite having no airport, not being a state capital or having a university, Alpharetta has just as many tech companies within its borders as Austin. “We have one tech company for every 100 residents,” he said. “We have twice as many tech companies as Atlanta and we have the highest concentration of tech companies in the Southeast.” The trick is to move from merely being successful to unlocking the potential greatness behind the city’s success. For Belle Isle, the answer lies in the technology commission.


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Avalon, kids & Cats: Moving earth for groundbreaking $600 million retail/residential project on track

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this data comes from multiple listing services and does not include the large number of properties purchased by investors with cash on the courthouse steps each month. Thousands of homes in metro Atlanta are purchased off the courthouse steps each month, never making it to the market for average home buyers. One thing is clear; there is a lot of cash trying to get into the real estate market here. That’s a good thing. Bob Strader is a local realtor with the NORTH Group of Keller Williams Realty. Visit his blogs liveincumming. com or liveinalpharetta.com or email him: info@thenorthgroup.com.

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By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – North American Properties may not be moving heaven and earth to be ready for its August groundbreaking, but it is moving a lot of dirt to be ready to begin construction for the first buildings and homes at the $600 million retail-residentialoffice project at Ga. 400 and Old Milton Parkway. At an Aug. 11 event for clients and their children on the company allowed people to see the 40,000 dump truck loads of dirt have been moved to prepare the site. Some 16 miles of piping for water, electricity, gas and sewer have been laid. Not wasting anything, 20,000 tons of crushed concrete will be recycled as road and parking lot beds. While the children got to climb on the big “Cats” and take rides in the giant tractors, North American Properties Manager Mark Toro gave tours to the adults and talked about the progress of the project. “We are over 75 percent preleased,” Toro said. “We said at the beginning we would not build on spec. We have enough contracts to assure the opening, and we expect to be fully leased when we’re ready to open the

Year-to-date, nearly 19 percent of all sales in Forsyth County have been cash purchases, which is exactly what it was for the same period in 2012. In North Fulton, cash deals come in at 17.5 percent, down 3 percentage points from last year, but still making up a large portion of all home sales. This corresponds with a report from RealtyTrac that says cash sales in Atlanta made up 42 percent of all sales in June of this year. Atlanta ranks 10th in the country for metro areas with a high percentage of cash purchases. As you would assume, many of the cash deals are distressed sales, but comparing the same time frames, the number of foreclosures and short sales being purchase has dropped significantly. Distressed sales in both Forsyth County and North Fulton are half of what they were in 2012. This year, 15 percent of all sales in Forsyth County were distressed, 11 percent of all sales in North Fulton. Distressed sales haven’t disappeared though. An important factor to note is

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doors.” The residential portion will begin with Monte Hewitt Homes building 101 single-family residences on the property. More than 500 letters of intent from prospective buyers have been received, said Toro. “We’re in good shape to start going vertical,” he said. That is developer parlance for ready to start pouring concrete. Benning Construction is the contractor for Regal Theater and Young Construction will build Whole Foods. The remainder of the retail will be done by HOAR Construction.

As a small business owner you probably already know that — you don’t know everything about everything. If you’re trying to make decisions on things where you have no experience or expertise, it may be best to hire a small business consultant. There are many types of small business consultants. Some are management consultants, whose main focus is helping you identify ways to improve your performance. This is done primarily through the analysis of existing organizational challenges and the development of plans for improvement. There are also “specialized” small business consultants who focus on specific areas of your business, like human resources or information technology. If you are considering hiring a small business consultant, there are a few things you should do beforehand. First, document the specifics of what you want them to do. Second, get some price quotes. Third, make some calls to references where the consultant has done work. All of these actions will help you make a better decision on whom to hire. Small business consultants can provide you with advice, provide assis-

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Mullins nominated for prestigious award ATLANTA — Zach Mullins, of Cox Media Group Atlanta, has been named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in the radio industry: the Radio Wayne Award in the Interactive Salesperson of the Year category presented each year by Radio Ink. These awards honor radio superstars whose hard work, dedication MULLINS and creativity separate them from the pack. Awards will be presented at the 2013 Radio Show being held this year in Orlando Sept. 18-20. Mullins serves as secretary/treasurer of the Alpharetta-based North Fulton Alliance of Young Professionals, an organization that aims to meet the needs of young professionals by promoting leadership and personal development through networking, community involvement and educational opportunities. Mullins also serves as a member of the Georgia College Alumni Board of Directors. For more, visit www.nfayp.com.

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Stephanie Moore put on their braces and headgear. Moore also gave oral hygiene instructions as well. All girls who participated were also given a balloon, a backpack filled with goodies and of course, a toothbrush. Dr. Alec Elchahal Orthodontic Group also has offices at the Vickery, 5067 Post Road in Cumming, and Hamilton Mill, 2055 Hamilton Creek Parkway in Dacula. Visit www.smilesbyelchahal.com for more.

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Dentistry gives renewed smiles to African choir ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics provided free dental care to the Daraja Children’s Choir of Africa on July 27. Those involved sang, smiled and laughed during the event, which marked the third year the business opened its doors and arms at the North Point office, 4205 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta, for “Daraja Day.” Volunteers provided free dental care to 28 members of the choir during their time in Georgia. The overall goal of the choir, which is supported by the nonprofit organization The 410 Bridge, is to provide Ugandan children the opportunity to grow in confidence and learn leadership skills to apply to everyday life in Africa. A total of 27 volunteers made up of Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics pediatric dentists, hygienists, assistants and other volunteers gathered together to make the day possible and provide dental care to the children from Uganda. For more information, visit www.alpharetta childrensdentistry.com.

Dolls participate in dental lesson SUWANEE, Ga. — The Johns Creek office of Dr. Alec Elchahal Orthodontic Group held an informative session for young patients last month at 4395 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 100 in Suwanee. American Girl dolls were brought in by patients and their friends so staff could put on their first set of braces. The young patients received the healthy smile kits from American Girl and orthodontist Dr.

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ROSWELL, Ga. — On Aug. 7, Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists held a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1305 Hembree Road, Suite 202 in Roswell. The specialists provide obstetrics, gynecology and surgical services and have additional locations in the Woodstock and Canton areas. The practice has been in the community for nearly 20 years and the Roswell office is their third. For more information, visit www.cherokeewomenshealth.com.

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Driggs named head of Heery International ATLANTA – Rich Driggs has been named President of Heery International, an architecture, interior design, engineering, program management and design-build firm. Driggs is only the fourth leader of Heery International since George Heery founded the firm in 1952. In this role, Driggs is responsible for driving growth and overseeing DRIGGS the operations of the Atlanta-based company’s 22 offices around the country. He will report to Greg Kelly, COO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Heery’s corporate parent company. Visit www.heery.com for more information.

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Business: Global Dance Opened: April 2013 Owners: Liezel Lane and Zaia Hadiyyah What: The dance studio embodies dance universally. They embrace American, Middle Eastern, Indian and African cultures. The sisterhood of their dance brings together the girl (SEEDs) and the woman (Dance Orientale). Zumba, Belly Yoga and Salsa are core to the total program. Events, parties and performances are offered. Where: 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 179 in Roswell. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. Call: 770-235-8202 Web: www.globaldancesite.com

Business: Creative Hair Designs Opened: Location opened June 2013 Owner: Debbie Beaver What: Creative Hair Designs, which has been serving North Fulton since 1984, is a full service hair salon best known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Specializing in stylized cuts, color, foils, highlights, lowlights and body waxing. Focused on providing a greater than expected salon experience. In 2012, Creative Hair Designs won Best Hair Salon in the Appen Media Group’s Answer Book. Where: 488 North Main St., Suite 110 in Alpharetta Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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Bankrupt: Continued from Page 4 operations and growth. Emergency Medical Services Region III Chairman Dr. John Harvey said local cities should experience no change in service by Rural/Metro. “It is just a regrouping of its existing debt. But we will

continue to monitor the situation,” Harvey said. Alpharetta Assistant City Manager James Drinkard likewise said ambulance service will continue uninterrupted. Rural/Metro does not serve as the first responder in an emergency in North Fulton. That is provided by the local fire departments. Metro is the transporter once a victim has been stabilized and ready to travel to the hospital. In Johns Creek and Milton, it is a little more problematic because those cities are involved in negotiations for

additional ambulance service to reduce Metro’s response times in the cities. However, Johns Creek City Manager John Kachmar said he does not believe those negotiations will be affected. Johns Creek has agreed in principle to lease two of its own Quick Response Vehicles on a per call basis that will lower Metro’s response times and allow the company more flexibility. In the interim of the negotiations, Metro has voluntarily posted a second ambulance in Johns Creek as a sign of good faith.

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Hilliard: Continued from Page 1 County. She had a different idea how things should go, and it hasn’t worked out as far as I was concerned. It got to the point where anyone could have put on a robe and send them next dooe to paytheir fines.” Hilliard said he saw the job as an opportunity to help people, whether that was giving young people an opportunity to get into rehab or getting mothers and fathers who “couldn’t get along” into anger management counseling. “As long as I was able to do that and do some good, I was

happy. When that ceased, I ceased to feel the need to tilt at windmills,” Hilliard said. The judge said he wanted to leave now so that a new election for the unexpired term could be conducted. He said he did not want the City Council to be tempted to make the position of judge appointive. “I think the municipal judge has to be that third party between the city and those who stand before its court. People need to know they have a fair arbiter, and I don’t know that you can absolutely say that when the judge is beholden to seven people for his job,” Hilliard said. Hilliard had a reputation and a habit of striking down

northfulton.com | Revue & News | August 15, 2013 | 33 city statutes he found vague. Mayor Jere Wood was asked about Hilliards career. “The first thing is Maurice has been the judge for almost half my lifetime, which was considerable,” Wood said. “He’s had a distinguished career and been a model for other judges.” Hilliard has been exemplary in handling young offenders, and ran his court with decorum, the mayor said. “He’s been a good judge,” Wood said. Asked about the conflict that Hilliard alluded to, Wood

said that Hilliard has always had an independent office. “The judge has never been a tax collector. And his policy on fines and penalties are not directed by the council, but are solely determined by him. He has never received pressure from this mayor or this council to raise revenues,” Wood said. It was clear the judge and the solicitor did not “see eye to eye,” but every plea submitted by the solicitor has to be accepted by the judge, the mayor said. As to when the new election date will be set, that has

not been discussed by council. Wood did let council know that Hilliard resigned. “But when to call the special election has not come to council yet. We haven’t reached that point yet, so I couldn’t tell you whether it will be in November or not. It will be discussed in the upcoming weeks,” Wood said. “I think the council will deliberate whether it is appropriate to continue with an elected judge or to go with an appointed judge. I think that is an open question,” he said.

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Today’s miners have to climb aboard the Big Yellow Cheese when they return to their labors. In my day, schools were built to be walked to, so that is what we did. Oh, a thousand diversions would present themselves walking to school… the mold would kill them? Usually though there was a proud accomplishment, a shining moment with a new skill added – diving head-first off the high dive, roller skating that first time. I learned to ride a bike in the summertime and

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In Memoriam

Joseph Carl Fandel

Joseph Carl Fandel, age 67 of Alpharetta, GA entered into rest on August 5, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice. A memorial service was held on Friday, August 9, 2013 in the chapel of Crowell Brothers Funeral Home at 3 PM. The family received friends from 1 PM until service time at the funeral home. Joseph retired from the State of Illinois as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. He and his family are members of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph James Fandel. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Janie McGuffey Fandel ; mother, Erma Violet Rowe Fandel; children, Joseph James

found what true liberation was. And even as August’s last embers flared and died out, there was still Labor Day’s brief reprieve before the salt mines beckoned. Today’s miners have to climb aboard the Big Yellow Cheese when they return to their labors. In my day, schools were built to be walked to, so that is what we did. Oh, a thousand diversions would present themselves walking to school. There was the dachshund in the backyard surrounded by a chain-link fence that used bark at me until we made friends and I could pet him by just squeezing my hand through the links. You could always count on making Karen Loveless mad about something. She was 12 years old and the oldest of three brothers and a sister so she thought she knew everything. Coming home after school was best. That is when I would visit one of my Cookie Ladies. Those old Greeks had their Muses, and their Furies and their Fates. But Cookie Ladies were just fine for me and about as magical. I don’t know where or when I acquired the gift of listening, but I knew I had it. And I knew that if you sit quietly enough, with a dash of patience and a dollop of interest that people will talk to you for about as long as you want to be talked to. For me that was about three cookies. Now I didn’t really understand that a grandmotherly type sitting on her front porch watching all of the children walking home from school might be just a tad lonely.

Fandel, Kristyn L. Steffers (Todd R.), Kathryn L Watkins (Matt); grandchildren, Alex, Lucas, Kately and Annie; brother, David R. Fandel; sisters, Ann M. Hine (Michael) and Susan M. Ryan (Martin) and many nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made to www. crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, Peachtree Chapel, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross/Peachtree Corners, GA 770-448-5757. Those who desire may send a contribution to the missions program of Alpharetta United First Methodist Church.


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Pageant: Continued from Page 11 Once we are there, we are friends forever,” she said. Set up similarly to the Miss America Pageant, the competition consists of an evening gown portion, a showcasing of each contestant’s talent, on-stage questions

Milton: Continued from Page 6 Center project, which will continue until late next year. The Milton Avenue improvements would likely take place after the City Center is complete. Sewczwicz said he hopes to

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and individual interviews with the judges. In addition to this, each contestant has to provide a written statement for the judges about what they are passionate about in their lives. The only thing missing is the swimsuit competition. Dudley, the 2006 Senior Miss Georgia, said the competition’s aim is to “present a positive outlook on life as a

senior person,” and it seems these ladies are accomplishing just that. As a testament to this mission statement, Dudley told about the “Dazzling Dames,” a club formed by participants of the pageant that performs at senior living homes and churches. “It’s good for senior ladies to see other senior ladies perform,” Dudley said.

take advantage of the county’s digging up Milton Avenue to redo the street. Ideally, he said, the median would be removed, the sidewalks expanded, bike lanes added and the angled parking replaced with parallel parking. Utilities could be placed underground. However, during the construction, those property

owners along Milton Avenue would likely see their business disrupted. Mayor David Belle Isle said the city and county would try to work as much at night to minimize disruptions. “Night time is the way to go,” he said. “It’s more efficient for [construction] and it helps the businesses.”

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DEATH NOTICES John Joseph Costa, 88, of Canton, passed away August 6, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Fisher, 79, of Atlanta, passed away August 5, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Richard Lee Langston, Sr., 75, of Woodstock, passed away August 4, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Jessie Lee Moore, 81, of Dawsonville, passed away August 5, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Perry O’Neal Sheets, 55, of Cumming, passed away August 1, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Marilyn Davis, 64, of Canton, passed away August 1, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Deborah Lynn Gardenhire, 59, of Roswell, passed away August 2, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Helen Martin Pendley, 78, of Forsyth County, passed away August 6, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Garwood E. DeGeer, 68, of Atlanta, passed away August 4, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Mitzi Jennings, 36, of Gainesville, passed away August 2, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Sally Matherly, 66, of Woodstock, passed away August 5, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Edward Sokolowsky, 74, of Cumming, passed away August 2, 2013. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Mary V. Edwards, 83, of Lawrenceville, passed away August 5, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Johnnie Fulton Hicks, 67, of Marietta, passed away August 1, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Helen Marie Nichols McGinnis, 83, of Cumming, passed away August 3, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Jimmie Lou Phillips, 69, of Dawsonville, passed away August 2, 2013. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Albert Paul Stephenson, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away August 2, 2013. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.


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walk up to strangers just to hear what they would say. What these ladies would hear me say was, “Do you have a cookie today?” There were three of them

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twice in a row. And I would always change up who just got one visit in a week. That seemed like the optimal arrangement, cookie-wise. And as I said, I developed a talent for listening. I discovered something else about listening. I got to where I would listen to adults talk to each other, and try to follow what they were saying. I was especially good at getting my radar out when they were trying to “speak over” me so I wouldn’t understand. I would. But the amazing thing was when I made to leave, they would always say, “What a smart little boy you are.” And maybe I was. I don’t listen near as well today. When I’m with my grandsons, I do just about all the talking. But they listen right along, and sometimes ask a question or they might just nod. Then we go to the Dairy Queen for ice cream. But those are two smart young fellas. But I’m off the rails a bit. What my grandsons and the young people of today are los-

ing out on by getting such a jump on education are long, hot summer days that always seemed filled with unplanned adventures. The summers they have today, crammed into a sardine can eight weeks long, hardly get to stretch their legs. Shoot, today’s summers aren’t a patch on the days we would turn back in as hardly used. Those were days like Sundays, when you were all morning at church, then a big Sunday dinner that left you so stuffed, you just lazed around the yard till suppertime and got to eat Sunday dinner all over again. Bless me, those days barely had the shine wore of them. Send those days to the poor kids in Africa to use. As for this year’s crop of scholars, it’s enough to know they are back on the roads and we should all slow down and watch for them getting on and off the Big Cheese. The only good thing is, they just don’t know what they missed out on.

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