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Vendors wow at Euro Market 2-day event under a tent By HALEY HAMBLEN news@northfulton.com

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – For two days, local artists, craft makers and home décor vendors were in Alpharetta for the annual European Market. On Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, Milton Avenue closed for the annual event that brought together area artists of every different medium, antiques collectors and other artisans ready to share their treasures. “The two-day event had a great turnout,” said Ali Leya, one of the vendors. “People were such troopers to come out in that crazy rain.” On-and-off rain put a dampener on the event Saturday;

however Sunday was warm and dry. The unique, colorful and exotic goods blew away those who visited the European street-style shopping event. Eye-catching original artwork, handcrafted jewelry, vintage furnishings and décor, fashions of distant lands, garden accessories and homemade textiles were up for sale. Excited guests and joyous vendors were eager to strike up conversations about art, fashion, culture and everything in between. Attendees said they loved the warm and thrilling feeling the eclectic market brought to downtown Alpharetta. See more photos on page 32

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta City Council “reluctantly” approved the expansion of the Islamic Center of North Fulton at their Sept. 23 meeting. In a unanimous vote, councilmembers said the new proposal – for a 7,900-squarefoot footprint in two buildings – fit better with the area than the center’s proposal five years ago. In 2008, the ICNF wanted to expand their mosque and

community center from 2,500 square feet to 19,000 square feet. Council denied them based on zoning, claiming the proposal was too large for the already-busy Rucker Road and an area surrounded by neighborhoods. The ICNF took the city to court, alleging their denial violated the center’s religious rights. The city was ultimately successful in defending itself, however the ICNF appealed the ruling to a higher court. This court demanded both parties

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DUI arrests 30, of Wallace Woods Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested Sept. 1 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, habitual violator, improper turn and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► William Jeffrey Brooks, 52, of State Street, Roswell, was arrested Sept. 1 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Ashok Kumar Kapoor, 47, of Atlanta was arrested Sept. 1 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, speeding, child endangerment and notice of address change. ►► Jeremy Allen Griner, 28, of Devonshire Farms Way, Milton, was arrested Sept. 1 on North Main Street in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane, headlight requirements and an outstanding warrant. ►► William Rosales Mendez, 20, of Greenhouse Drive, Roswell, was arrested Sept. 2 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, underage possession of alcohol, violation of a limited

bed. According to police, in plain sight were a loaded semiautomatic pistol, several hypodermic needles and methamphetLINN amine. A search of the room turned up the suspected stolen wallet along with checks and permit and failure to maintain lane. ►► Lisa N. Fish, 40, of Atlanta was arrested Sept. 2 on Mansell Road in Roswell for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Wendy Suzanne Snowball, 39, of Park Brooke Trace, Alpharetta, was arrested Sept. 5 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and headlight requirements. ►► Adrian Bryan Alonso, 30, of Atlanta was arrested Sept. 5 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, open container, speeding and expired license. ►► Fabian Nunes, 50, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was arrested Sept. 6 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI. ►► Richard Joshua Morales, 19, of Vicarage Court, Alpharetta, was arrested Sept. 4 on Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta for DUI, improper lane change, failure to signal changing lanes and possession of marijuana. ►► Tricia P. Lamorticella, 63, of Tucker was arrested Aug. 27 on Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI, failure to maintain lane, disorderly conduct, no license and license plate to be displayed.

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Fielding Lane, Roswell, was arrested July 31 on Mansell Road in Roswell for possession

credit cards belonging to the victim, out of Athens. They also found the keys to the car that was rented using the stolen credit card and keys to a motorcycle also reported stolen. There was also a fake license plate for a motorcycle. Linn, who is a convicted felon, allegedly said he had bought the motorcycle and did not know it was stolen. Inside the car, police found multiple needles and traces

of meth. Whisnant allegedly admitted the pair stole the wallet and credit cards from the victim. Linn was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving a motor vehicle, credit card fraud, possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug-related paraphernalia. Whisnant was charged with possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug-related paraphernalia.

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four people walked in about 12:45 p.m. – two men and two women. While the women spoke with the employees about switching their phone service and buying a phone, the door to the back office was left open and, employee say, the men went in and stole a Samsung Galaxy phone. The group left after just 10 minutes. When employees went back into the office, they noticed the phone missing. The Radio Shack store in Oakwood, Ga., sent out an alert to nearby stores that two men and two women driving a gold compact car had attempted a similar theft. While the women distracted the clerk, the men tried to get into the rear office, however in Oakwood, an alarm went off.

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22, of Atlanta was arrested Aug. 24 on North Point Circle in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana, obstruction of an officer, wanted person and giving false information to an officer. ►► Christopher J. Pridgen, 21, of Sunfish Bend, Alpharetta, was arrested Sept. 5 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related items and expired tag. ►► Benjamin James Tripoli, 21, of Oakhurst Leaf Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Sept. 5 on Brookshade Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana and possession of drugrelated items.

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Group targets Radio Shacks MILTON, Ga. – Four people have possibly targeted local Radio Shacks for theft. The Milton store on Windward Parkway was the site of a theft Sept. 10 with one phone taken. Store employees told police

Wanted fake solicitors caught ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two men with outstanding warrants were arrested Sept. 14 trying to raise money for a fake cause at the mall. Two men were seen carrying clipboards and soliciting donations to buy jerseys for Morse High School outside North Point Mall. When the pair were confronted by mall security about having a solicitation permit, the men alleg-

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Blotter: Continued from Page 2 edly ran. Police tracked down a man matching the description and spoke with him. Julian Peavy, 23, of Houston, Texas, admitted to trying to raise money for the high school. He allegedly admitted he and his partner Xavier Alex, 22, of Atlanta, had no connection with the school and were actively deceiving people. Both Peavy and Alex, it turns out, had warrants for their arrest.Both were arrested for solicitation without a permit.

Socks land man in jail ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Three pairs of socks landed a Johns Creek man in jail Sept. 11 after he allegedly stole them. According to police, employees at the Sports Authority at North Point Mall saw Walter Moye Colquitt, 44, of Sawtooth Circle, Johns Creek, select several pairs of socks and conceal them in his shirt, after removing their tags. He then went to the register and bought another pair before heading to the bathroom where he allegedly placed the hidden socks in the same bag. When he tried

to leave the store, police were waiting for him. He pushed past employees and tried to run, until the officer pulled his Taser and threatened to Tase him. Colquitt was charged with shoplifting $50 worth of socks.

ID thief steals $2K MILTON, Ga. – A Milton woman was the target of identity theft after her Social Security number and name were used to rack up more than $2,000 in fees from Verizon. According to the victim, she was called Sept. 10 by a collection agency working for Verizon and told that she had $2,321 in unpaid fees to the company. The fees were for four phone lines and an iPhone 5 ordered on May 14. The victim said she never opened such an account. The collection agency placed a freeze on the claim. A check of the delivery address turned up a residence in Fort Worth, Texas.

When court speaks, you listen ALPHARETTA, Ga. – When the court tells you not to drive, it’s best to follow the order. A Sandy Springs woman found this out Sept. 5 when she was arrested for contempt of court. According to police, Por-

chia Sade Cunningham, 26, of Sandy Springs, was at the Alpharetta Courthouse to have her license suspended. She was told several times not to drive away after her hearing. When she was finished in the court, she allegedly walked to her car and drove away. A court officer who was watching her immediately followed and arrested her for driving on a suspended license and contempt of court.

Man driving wrong way on 400 ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Johns Creek resident was arrested for DUI Sept. 14 after he was

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allegedly driving up Ga. 400 on the wrong side of the road. Witnesses informed police about 5 a.m. that a car was driving northbound in the southbound lane near the Mansell Road ramp. Officers from Roswell found the suspected driver passed out on the side of the road. The driver, Patrick Scott Smith, 24, of High Falls Circle, Johns Creek, said he had drunk several beers that night before trying to get on the highway. He realized he was going the wrong way but did not know what to do about it. He was put through sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. Smith was charged with

DUI, failure to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of the road.


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Approval of a contract with the Jacobs Group to provide services for the Municipal Court Services Reorganization Plan in an amount not to exceed $405,609. (This item was deferred at the Aug. 26, 2013 meeting.)

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ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 23, Roswell City Council unanimously approved Deputy City Administrator Michael Fischer’s request to outsource court services to a private contractor. The council deferred this item at the Aug. 26 meeting, but Fischer brought this to the council’s attention on Aug. 13, citing issues such as workload, efficiency and customer service as reasons to consider the shift. Roswell’s courts will now be reorganized with the clerks working under the private company, Jacobs Group, which already handles court services for Sandy Springs and Brookhaven. It comes with glowing recommendations from both cities, Fischer said. “I have heard from churches and other people in the community about how exceptional our court services are as far as empathy and compas-

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Vote Key: Y = yes; N = no; A = abstain; R = recused; * = absent sion,” said Councilmember Nancy Diamond. “I just want to make sure that is a priority because that is a level of service we aren’t willing to give up.” Fischer assured the council that Jacobs understands the quality of services to the citizens will remain the same as it is today. Three positions

in total will be eliminated, and Fischer predicts about $30,000 in savings to the city. The council also unanimously approved the resolution to hold a special election for the chief Municipal Court judge on May 20, 2014. City Attorney David Davidson said this was one of two

resolutions that will cost the city much less money because May 20 is the day of the general primary. If the council decided to hold the election on March 20, Davidson said it would have cost the city about $150,000 to $200,000, because it is not a state-run election.

Volunteers needed to help protect area waterways ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The city of Alpharetta is seeking volunteers for the 23rd annual North Fulton Rivers Alive cleanup event. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will help remove litter and debris from roadways, plant flowers and do other projects. “This is a great event for

families, Scout troops, service groups and individuals,” said Terry Porter, environmental program coordinator for the city of Alpharetta. “Participants help keep our water source and the vital habitats it supports clean and healthy.” Registration for Alpharetta groups will begin at Rock Mill Park at 8:30 a.m. The park is

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GARAGE SALES See more garage sales in the classifieds • Page 34

ALPHARETTA: Huge, churchwide yard sale! Christ the Shepherd, 4655 Webb Bridge Road 30005. Saturday 9/28, 8am-12pm. Furniture, electronics, appliances, sports and yard equipment, toys, books, clothing, more. Benefits CTS senior youth ALPHARETTA: Closing business sale! Metro Electric closed its doors! We are selling industrial shelving, pallett lifts, tools, desks, office chairs, break room equipment, refrigerator, stove, microwave. Also some house-

hold items: Sofa, lamps, pool table and furniture. Friday 9/27 and Saturday 9/28, 8am-6pm. 11460 Maxwell Road 30009. ALPHARETTA: Multi family. Deerlake Subsivision, 5300 Deerlake Drive 30005. Saturday 9/28, 8am-2pm. CUMMING: 30041 Entire The Ridge At Stony Pointe Subdivision (East Ridge). Stoney Pointe and 141/ Peachtree Parkway. Friday 9/27, Saturday 9/28, 8am3pm. Some of everything, especially kids’ items!

JOHNS CREEK: Cameron Forest Subdivision 320 Johns Landing Court 30022. Friday 9/27 and Saturday 9/28, 9am-3pm. 25 year downsizing/moving sale! Wicker, furniture, section, bedroom sets, antiques, deck furniture etc JOHNS CREEK: The Enclave at Foxdale Subdivision, 10775 Glenbarr Drive 30097. Saturday 9/28, 8am2pm. Furniture, electronics, tools, books and more! ROSWELL: Edenwilde Subdivision. 525 Glynn Meadow

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Roswell’s Spencer named Fire Chief of the Year ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer has been named Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs. Spencer accepted the award on Sept. 14, at the association’s annual conference in Albany, Ga., where several hundred fire chiefs and firefighters from all over the state were in attendance. “It is such an honor to be recognized for the passion I have for the fire service,” said Spencer. Since 2004, Spencer has overseen all aspects of fire,

emergency medical service and rescue operations, while providing leadership to 18 fulltime employees and 145 parttime firefighters. He is responsible for seven fire stations that respond to more than 7,000 incidents each year. Spencer has been praised by his colleagues as a leader who “creates an atmosphere of family and shows support of the fire service in many ways.” One of Spencer’s passions has been the Georgia Firefighter’s Burn Foundation. Since he joined the city in 2004, Roswell Fire has collected more than

$485,000 for the foundation. Not only does the money help provide valuable resources for the projects and programs of the Burn Foundation, but 10 percent comes back to the Roswell Fire Department to help enhance fire safety education programs in the community. Spencer’s dedication to the fire service and the men and women who serve was also evident in his response to the needs of the Island Park, N.Y., Fire Department after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their fire station. The chief worked with Ro-

Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer, left, was named the Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs. community during a time of great need. —Staff

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Johns Creek Council votes to subpoena mayor Prosecutor seeks phone, property records By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – In a 4-1 vote, the Johns Creek City Council subpoenaed phone records and rental documents from Mayor Mike Bodker, as part of their investigation into alleged ethical violations. Bodker denies any wrongdoing, and instead demands to know what he is charged with before he will turn over his personal records. At a special called meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, the five members

of the City Council — Bodker absent — met to hear evidence from special investigator Robert Wilson. Wilson complained BODKER the mayor was uncooperative with his investigation by withholding documents and refusing to meet. “The investigation that is underway has reached a point where I do not have the cooperation to the level that I need it,” Wilson said. Wilson said he tried for the past 40 days to meet with the mayor and has requested documents of Bodker’s attorney. Wilson said neither of

these requests have happened, stalling his investigation. “I do not ask for these lightly, but there comes a point where this is what you have to do,” Wilson said. “I need the records and I don’t need to wait until next spring to get them.” In response to Wilson’s request, the council voted 4-1 – with Councilmember Kelly Stewart voting against – to approve subpoenas to have the mayor turn over records that include personal cellphone usage dating to January 2007. In addition, the special investigator wants lease and rental documents pertaining to Bodker’s properties at Abberley Township and Johns Creek Walk, more importantly, checks relating to rent paid on those properties.

Wilson claims Bodker’s attorneys have agreed to release some of the documents, but only after they have filtered and redacted information, an option that is “unacceptable.” “It’s frustrating,” said Councilmember Randall Johnson, as he made the motion to issue the subpoenas. “This [investigation] is dragging on. It’s dragging on because Mike Bodker is refusing to cooperate. He’s not turning over information that, in today’s online availability of records, he could turn this information over in a day. What is he hiding? I don’t understand what he’s hiding.” Bodker denies that he is not cooperating, but questions the need for the records. “I’m not going to allow

the government to invade my personal information… without any charges against me,” he said. “You have to draw a line in the sand.” Characterizing the request as well as the investigation as a waste of taxpayer money and “politically motivated,” Bodker said he was not turning over the documents on principle. “I have nothing to hide, but I do have a right to privacy,” he said. He said he did rent apartments in Johns Creek Walk and Abberley Township, however he denied using his position as mayor to benefit from the transactions. “You can’t make wide requests [for personal documents] without specifics,” he said. “Either put up or shut up.”

Cross DUI hearing still pending, court allows to keep license By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta Councilmember Michael Cross is still awaiting a court hearing following his arrest for DUI driving Feb. 23. Unlike typical DUI cases, because Cross is a sitting

councilmember, the city passed the case over to Fulton County to keep as much impartiality as possible. “Effectively, we don’t have anything to do with it,” said Alpharetta Public Safety Spokesman George Gordon. “And that’s the way it should be.” There is no court date

set yet, said county Solicitor General Carmen D. Smith, as judges set the hearing calendar. Cross’ case is to be heard by Judge Patsy Porter. Cross was pulled over Feb. 23 after police say he was driving erratically, possibly drunk. He refused to take part in sobriety tests. He was arrested

for DUI. Cross maintains his innocence and that the officer made a mistake. He was successful in keeping his driver’s license after an initial ruling stated irregularities were seen after proper arrest protocol was not followed. The first-term council-

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Roswell names new deputy police chief Alpharetta woman comes from Cobb, killed in Ga. 400 wreck Easterwood Cherokee sheriff’s departments ROSWELL, Ga. – A 28-yearold Alpharetta woman is dead after a fatal motorcycle accident Sept. 21 on Ga. 400. Police say Sarah Howell, 28, from Alpharetta, was the passenger on a motorcycle driven by her brother, David Neil Howell. At 1:30 a.m. the bike hit the median wall of Ga. 400 near Holcomb Bridge Road. Sarah was thrown from the vehicle and hit by a passing motorist. She was killed. David was thrown from the bike and taken to North Fulton Hospital with minor injuries. When he was released, he was charged with DUI, reckless driving, failure

to maintain lane and violation of his motorcycle instructional permit license. He has also been charged with HOWELL homicide by vehicle in the first degree. Police say the vehicle that hit Sarah did not stop and is believed to be a black 2005 Jeep Liberty. There should be damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle. A tip Monday led police to find the Jeep and they are interviewing the suspected driver. Charges may be pending. —Staff

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ROSWELL, Ga. – The Roswell Police Department has named J. Craig Easterwood as its new deputy police chief. On Sept. 16, Easterwood took second in command of the Roswell Police Department under Chief Rusty Grant. Grant said that Easterwood is well respected in the law enforcement community. “I look forward to working with someone who comes from a highly professional and respected agency,” Grant said. “I am truly excited to have Chief Easterwood join our family and command staff team.” Easterwood brings with him over 23 years of law enforcement experience. He has been with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department since 1990 and had served the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department prior to that. During Easterwood’s tenure at Cherokee County, he worked in uniform patrol, K9, internal affairs, commanded the traffic enforcement unit and commanded hostage negotiations. Easterwood’s last assignment in Cherokee

I look forward to working with someone who comes from a highly professional and respected agency.” Rusty Grant Chief Roswell Police Department

County was as the director of the training unit. He was also the project manager of a new multi-million dollar training center. Easterwood earned a bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude from Reinhardt University in organizational leadership of public safety, and obtained his master’s of public

administration from Columbus State University. Additionally, Easterwood has completed the Administrative Officers Course from the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Ky. Prior to that, he graduated from Chattahoochee Technical College with an associate’s degree in criminal justice and served four years in the U.S. Army. —Staff

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Jamming for Life to encourage healthy living Roswell church hosts event featuring multitude of free screenings By RYAN PIERONI ryan@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. — On Sept. 28, healthcare providers from all over Roswell and other metro Atlanta areas will join the Zion Missionary Baptist Church in giving back to the community. The church is holding its eighth annual Jamming for Life health fair, where groups such as Northside Hospital, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Marietta Family Dental will be providing free health screenings to attendees. Sponsors, who provided all of the funding, include the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta, Northside Hospital and the AARP. “The goal of our health fair is to bring the community and health providers together,” said Carol Fowler, representative for the church. The various screenings include cholesterol, blood pressure, dental, mammograms, glucose, bone density, BMI, hearing and vision. In addition to the screenings, Life South will be holding a blood drive. The health fair’s goal is to provide access to these screen-

If you go What: Health fair featuring a variety of free health screenings When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sept. 28. Where: Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 888 Zion Circle, Roswell Cost: Free More Info: 678-231-5161 ings for anyone attending, but “in particular those who don’t have health insurance,” said Fowler. The flier is printed in English and Spanish, as Michelle Cratcher pointed out. “We’re making a special effort to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community,” Cratcher said. There will also be several workshops at the fair: one on healthy cooking, one on safe exercise and one hosted by the Ladybug for Girls Foundation. The Ladybug Foundation is a nonprofit group dedicated to educating girls on health and wellness in their lives.

“One of our goals this year is to demonstrate ways that our community can develop healthy habits,” said Cratcher. “We would like to take this opportunity to provide people with information — and inspiration — to embark on healthy living, and to help each other improve our quality of life.”

The goal of our health fair is to bring the community and health providers together.” Carol Fowler Representative Zion Missionary Baptist Church

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Teen stars in new feature film, ‘Along the Dirt Road’ By SHUBHI TANGRI news@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The new film, “Along the Dirt Road,” tells the story of a family that is torn apart by betrayal, abandonment and infidelity living in a small Louisiana town during the 1960s. The film is based on the bestselling novel “Sweet Lavender” by author and Executive Producer Terry O’Neal and is scheduled to be released by the end of 2014.   Alpharetta teen actress and singer Camryn Levert, 15, has

been cast as lead character Rae Lynne in the film. “I identify most with this character because our personalities are very similar,” Levert said. “She is shy but smart and most importantly, grew up without a father.” Fifteen-year-old Levert is the youngest daughter of the late R&B Grammy Award-winning singer Gerald Levert, who passed away Nov. 10, 2006, when Levert was only 8 years old. “My dad inspired me to pursue this career,” she said. “I always saw my dad doing his

thing, and I always thought it was really cool.” Levert considers herself more of a singer than actor. She has opened up for artists such as Pink and the OMG Girls, but this role is her debut as an actress. “I decided that it would be best to get an acting coach at this time,” she said. “I mostly struggle with learning how to speak with a Southern accent like my character. It’s been really fun though.” Levert considers her father, grandfather and Whitney Houston her biggest role

models and inspirations as she pursues her lifelong career choice of being an actor and singer. She hopes to win at least four Grammies in her lifetime. “Along the Dirt Road” is set in Lake Charles, La., where filming is expected to begin in March 2014. Levert

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Legion lays brick for fallen comrade By SHUBHI TANGRI news@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – American Legion Post 201, located on Wills Road in Alpharetta, serves as a memorial for more than 8,000 war veterans who call Georgia home. It is a tribute to the men and women who have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Family and friends of war veterans can pay their respects by visiting the walkway that consists of more than a thousand inscribed bricks. The current commander of this post is Marty Farrell. Recently, the McNulty family name became an addition to the walkway. Growing up in a military family, Cyle McNulty remembers moving all the time. After living in various states in the United States and even spending some time in Germany, the McNultys finally spent time in somewhat of a “permanent” location, North Carolina, where Cyle finished his high school and college ca-

I never got the impression that he was exposed to such violence daily.” Cyle McNulty Son of Special Forces Sgt. Michael McNulty

ing for our country. “I just remember a man in a military uniform standing outside my room waiting for

reers (2002-2011). He lost his father, Special Forces Sgt. Michael McNulty to a bullet on Jun. 17, 2005 in Iraq. On Sept. 6, 2013, Cyle finally had the opportunity to pay tribute to his late father by adding a brick alongside the thousands of men and women who have lost their lives fight-

me to wake up to tell me my family was waiting in the living room for me,” Cyle said, “I knew whenever a guy dressed

in a uniform shows up at your front door, it can’t be good.” Being the oldest male in his family with an unemployed mother at the time, Cyle had to learn how to cope with his father’s death while taking on the responsibility of filling in his father’s shoes. “It was unreal to me; no kid growing up expects this,” he said. “Whenever I talked to my dad or whenever he came to visit, he was always happy and full of life. I never got the impression that he was exposed to such violence daily.”


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Alpharetta Police go ‘back to school’ Substation to open at Alpharetta Elementary school this fall By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta Police and the Fulton County School System have entered into a unique partnership that establishes a police substation inside the school building during school hours. The substation will be located in an office within the school and provides space and equipment for officers to write reports, make phone calls and complete other tasks normally done inside the patrol car. At no time will officers bring arrestees, suspects or witnesses to the police substation for any reason. The substation will also be available to Fulton’s school resource officers. There is no cost to the dis-

trict for the police substation, and furniture for the office was donated by Winthrope Properties and Lowe’s on Windward Parkway. “This collaborative relationship between Fulton County Schools, Alpharetta Public Safety and our community will greatly benefit all involved parties and especially the students,” said Alpharetta Public Safety Director Gary D. George. “By placing a substation within the school, security is enhanced and our police officers will have a location to use that will assist them in providing more effective and efficient police services to our community.” The agreement was approved by the Fulton School Board during the Sept. 19

board meeting, and the substation should be operational by Oct. 1. Alpharetta Principal Adam Maroney welcomes the substation and sees the benefits the police presence will bring to the school. “This partnership will increase police presence in our building, enhancing the safety and security procedures currently in place,” said Maroney. “Students will also benefit from

potential relationships they will build with the officers.” He said officers will be encouraged to walk the halls, have lunch in the cafeteria or participate in recess with the AES students. “Hopefully these relationships will carry into the community and students will feel a level of comfort if they need to seek support from an officer,” said Maroney. The idea of a school-based substation came from Alpharetta Police Officer Paul Ritchey following the Newtown

school shooting last December. He did some research and found a city in Arizona that had opened a police substation at a local school. “A principal at a school in Goodyear (Ariz.) approached the police chief and they created one at the principal’s school,” said Ritchey. “It was a major success.” For now, there are no plans for substations at other Alpharetta schools, however Ritchey said there is always the possibility to expand the program.

Milton to show double header plays ‘Nor·mal: the musical,’ ‘King O’ the Moon’ Oct. 2, 3 MILTON, Ga. – Milton Theatre Company will produce two shows that will run back to back on consecutive nights, Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 3, both at 7 p.m. “Nor· mal: the musical” is based on the true story of a young woman and her family’s struggle with anorexia. The show is an original rock musical that premiered in New York City in 2005. “I have wanted to work on this show for years and have waited until I had the right cast to bring this wonderful, abstract show to life,” said Renee Denney, the show’s director. “Whether you are a parent, grandparent, child, aunt or uncle, you will leave the theater touched by this powerful message of hope and survival.” “King O’ the Moon,” competing in the 55-minute division is Director Larry Smith’s comedy/drama. The story focuses on the Pazinski family who has left the conservative 1950s for the rebellious 1960s. The family gathers together to honor their late father’s memory as Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon and they quickly become entangled in each other’s problems. “Watching the family in this story struggle just to be a family will remind us at times of our own family and the way in which we connect and retreat,”

Students of Milton’s theater program will perform “Nor·mal: the musical” and “King O’ the Moon” Oct. 2 and 3. Both performances will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by going to www.miltontheatrecompany. com or Showtix4U.com. Smith said. “We are early in the rehearsal process, but cast members are already bringing real characters to the table.  This one will stir the audience to tears of joy one minute and tears of sorrow the next.” After their performances, the shows will then travel to the Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC) in Kingsland, Ga., to compete with other high schools from throughout Georgia. To be eligible to compete at GTC, the normally two-act productions must be edited down to be precise, one-act productions and still tell the story in a meaningful way. “Nor·mal: the musical” will compete in the 45-minute division and “King O’ the Moon” will compete in the 55-minute division.

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Fencing season starts for students Tournament brings fencers from 17 high schools By CAITLYN WALTERS walters@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. — With masks on and swords swaying, 151 fencers kicked off the 2013-14 fencing season with the first tournament held at Roswell High School, 11595 King Road. On Sept. 7, high school students from Fulton, Forsyth and Cobb counties participated in the largest tournament the Georgia High School Fencing

League (GHSFL) has held since 2009. GHSFL coordinated all the schools in the league to attend the tournament rather than splitting the schools in two tournaments like in previous years. Co-founder and Vice Chairman of GHSFL Kathy Vail said the league is the third largest high school fencing league in the United States, and it allows students to represent their

schools while learning a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime. “Fencing is a sport that encourages good sportsmanship, mental quickness and athleticism,” Vail said. “Helping to make this happen as GHSFL vice chair is very rewarding.” Pope High School in Marietta won first place last season and placed first in the men’s epee and second in the women’s epee in this tournament. The head fencing coach

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North Fulton Drama Club presents ‘Henry V’ By SHUBHI TANGRI news@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – The North Fulton Drama Club is presenting their most recent Shakespearean play, this time with a 1960s twist. Taking a page from “Mad Men,” the 1960s AMC TV show, “Henry V” will be set in 1963 in the world of New York advertising, which reflects the court politics and war tensions with France that featured in the original play. “Henry V” is a sequel to the club’s past production of “Henry IV,” which was set in 1956. “Henry V” follows the historical timeline from the 1950s as an analogy to Henry growing up and following his father’s footsteps. Alyssa Jackson and Thomas and Nikki Strickland chose to start this club to make Shakespearean plays more accessible to the general public. “We want to make sure the general audience can under-

If you go What: Henry V When: Fridays, 8 p.m. Sept. 27 - Oct. 12 Where: 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell Cost: Free (Suggested donation of $5) stand Shakespeare,” Jackson said, “That’s why we set our productions in a relatively recent time period, so the audience can understand the characters better through the way they dress and their societal roles in the plays.” This will be the club’s 10th season. In the past, it has produced several plays such as “Much Ado About Nothing,” “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” and “Hamlet.” It has focused on promoting its passion for Shakespearean plays and being the only outdoor theater company in Atlanta for the

The North Fulton Drama Club will perform its newest production, a 1960’s-Mad Men-style “Henry V,” Fridays beginning Sept. 27 at Barrington Hall. past seven years. “Henry V” will be performed at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive in Roswell, every Friday and Saturday from Sept. 27 to Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. Seating begins at 7 p.m. The matinee will be held on Oct. 6

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North Fulton townhomes: Having a social presence ups and downs There have been some ups and downs for condo/townhome sales in North Fulton in the past. Now, it looks like those ups and downs are in all the right places. The sales data has been reported for August. When we compare townhome sales for August of this year to August last year, we see that both the number of sales and average sales prices are up significantly. In fact, the percentage increases for both numbers are almost identical. Unit sales rose over 10 percent and the average sales price came in at $193,798, which is up 10.6 percent over one year ago. Townhomes and condos suffered heavily in the recession but these increases show how much demand there is for this type of product. Not only do attached homes offer home ownership in great school districts at great price points, they also offer low-maintenance living for young professionals or empty nesters. So, where is the “down” I mentioned? In a word — inventory. Inventory at the end of August for

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Independent pet store opens in JC Name: Bubba’s Pet Emporium Owners: Maggie Offenhauser, Sam Rountree and “Bubba,” an Amazon parrot Opened: September 2013 What: An independently owned pet store offering a full line of products. The store has small animals, fish, birds and reptiles as well as pet supplies and premium pet foods at a reasonable price. A grand opening celebration event takes place Saturday, Sept. 28. There will be prizes, drawings and giveaways. Adoption groups and an animal trainer to answer petrelated questions. Location: 11877 Douglas Road in Johns Creek Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Call: 678-393-8333 Web: www.Bubbaspetemporium.net

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Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry opens third location CUMMING, Ga. — Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics celebrated the official grand opening of their office at 110 North Corners Parkway in Cumming on Friday, Sept. 13. ACD opened this third location in response to repeated requests from parents in the Cumming area. For more information about Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Meaghan Kindregan, pediatric dentist, or Dr. Dan Kratzer, orthodontist, visit alpharettachildrensdentistry.com or call 770-6644936.

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everywhere, Working Mother magazine announced Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company. Children’s was named to the list due to a variety of positive program offerings, such as flextime hours, telecommuting, paid maternity leave and employee assistance programs. This is the ninth year that Children’s has been recognized by the magazine, which mentioned Children’s many women executives across all three hospital locations, health and fitness programs for employee families and benefits for part-time employees. Children’s is recognized alongside only two other organizations in Georgia on the list and appears as the only pediatric hospital in the country to earn this honor. Children’s is privileged to be named along with national industry leaders like Colgate-Palmolive, Discovery Communications and Johnson & Johnson. “We are pleased to be listed as one of Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies,” said Linda Matzigkeit, chief administration officer at Children’s, who notes that women comprise 83 percent of the workforce at Children’s. “We know how important moms are, and we work hard to provide benefits that allow them to strive for health, wellness and work/life success,” Matzigkeit said.

Submit your business news & photos to businessnews@northfulton.com Chronicle named the 2013 Atlanta’s Best Places To Work during a sold-out event at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. This year, more than 560 companies and organizations were nominated and more than 400 participated in the surveys. Forsyth County-based Morrow Family Medicine earned the coveted distinction of Best Places to Work in the small employer category, ranking 25 out of 60 companies. “We are truly honored to have received this recognition,” said Dr. Jim Morrow. “When we opened our private practice in June 2011, we focused on bringing care back to healthcare, and have never wavered from our mission.” The practice is located at 1400 Northside-Forsyth Drive, Suite 200, in the Northside Hospital-Forsyth campus in Cumming. For more information, visit www.morrowfammed. com or call 770-781-8004.

Yoga month promoted at local studio SUWANEE, Ga. — Downward Dog anyone? September is National Yoga Month and a local studio wants people to discover the health benefits yoga has to offer. “Yoga is a natural weight-bearing exercise,” said Peggy Smith, owner of Breathe Yoga, 3020 Old Atlanta Road in Cumming. “I first delved into yoga as a beginner, settling into gentle classes just once a week. After several months and at my own pace, I explored other more advanced classes and wow, things began to change, transformation in attitude and body.” Call 678-861-6977 or visit www.breathyogaatlanta.com for more information.

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RedKore Fitness opens in Johns Creek JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Owners Jay Mithani and Nadeem Ashraf held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 16 at RedKore Fitness, 10700 State Bridge Road in Johns Creek. The business hopes to expand to Cumming, Alpharetta and Suwanee. For more, call 678-319-0005 or visit www.redkorefitness.com.

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ROSWELL, Ga. — North Fulton Hospital added Spanish interpretation services for all units in the facility 24 hours each day, seven days a week. These services have been added for patient satisfaction and comfort, particularly in trauma and childbirth situations, said Beth Downs, a hospital spokeswoman. The interpreters are highly qualified with extensive education, training or certification in interpretation, and they will serve in rotation so that the hospital always has an interpreter available to patients. Five full-time interpreters and one parttime interpreter began providing services on Aug. 12. “We are very excited to have the interpreters on staff at North Fulton Hospital,” said Linda Farrow, director of women’s services. “This is truly an asset for our Spanish-speaking patients.” The hospital offers Language Line services for all other languages that a patient may speak, so that caregivers and patients may speak to one another in any language that is most comfortable. For more information, call 770-751-2500.

Morrow Family Medicine named best places to work top 100 CUMMING, Ga. — On Sept. 13, Atlanta Business

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Harry Norman, Realtors welcomed Maria Grant to their Johns Creek office. Grant has 10 years of experience in the real estate business and can be reached at 678-429-0436, by email at maria.grant@harrynorman. com or her website at www.mariagrant.harrynorman.com.

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John Mayer and Phillip Phillips, winner of the 11th “American Idol” season, will be performing at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. Please call 404-627-9704.

Christopher Robin’s fat little bear of very little brain, who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat “a little something.” However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Shows are 11 a.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and 3 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29. 10700 State Bridge Road, Suite 6, Johns Creek. Please visit performingartsnorth.org.

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A ghost tour in historic downtown Alpharetta including stories of historical events combined with recent actual spooky encounters. Stop by many of your favorite local spots downtown to find out the real scoop. 8-9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through December. Milton Avenue, Alpharetta. Please call 800-979-3370 or visit alpharettatours.com.

calendar 29. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast, Dunwoody. Please call 404-261-7646 or visit bookfairaauw.org.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR CASSANDRA KING

Join bestselling author Cassandra King as she speaks about her newest book, “Moonrise.” Her fiction has won the hearts of readers everywhere, especially in the American South. Her novels portray strong and memorable characters who struggle with the same timely issues and dilemmas that readers face in their own lives. Registration required. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Northeast Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. Please call 770-360-8820 or visit afpls.org.

PRIMITIVE SKILLS: THRIVE IN THE WILD

From ancient methods of living from the land, to modern hybrid woodsmen, take part in a day all about surviving and thriving in the wild. Learn how to create a shelter, make tools, start a fire, cook food, and recognize beneficial trees and plants. Noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Please call 770-992-2055 or visit chattnaturecenter.org.

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Chattapoochee PetFest. Featuring pet vendors, pet adoptions, a pet costume parade and the announcement of the new mayor of Chattapoochee Dog Park. Proceeds raise awareness for pet rescues and benefit the preservation of the Historic Strickland House of Duluth. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Chattapoochee Dog Park, 4291 Rogers Bridge Road, Duluth. Please call 770-232-7584 or visit duluthhistorical.org.

Gwinnett County Public Library and Fall Into the Arts present critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Marshall Chapman performing in concert. Chapman will also sign her book "Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller" following the concert. 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St., Duluth. Please call 770-978-5154 or visit fallintothearts.org

TASTE OF JOHNS CREEK

The sixth annual Taste of Johns Creek combines great food, live entertainment and visual arts for a wonderful community celebration at Chattahoochee High School. This festival has something for the whole family to enjoy. Restaurants will provide unlimited free samplings from their menus. 4 p.m. Oct. 6. 5320 Taylor Road, Johns Creek. Please visit tasteofjc.com.

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Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at “STOMP,” the inventive and invigorating stage show that blends dance, music and theatrical performances together into one electrifying rhythm. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. 660 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 855-285-8499 or visit foxtheatre.org.

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High school marching bands from across Georgia will compete to be the best overall band. The event will be a great show for the entire family with props, costumes, special effects and more. To date, 14 bands averaging 70 students each will compete. 3-9 p.m. Sept. 28. West Forsyth High School, 4155 Drew Road, Cumming. Please call 770-845-6404 or visit wolverineclassic.org.

54TH ANNUAL AAUW BOOKFAIR

Shop for 75,000 gently used books in more than 50 categories, all at bargain prices. Hosted by the American Association of University Women. Proceeds fund scholarships for women attending local educational institutions. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sept. 23-

CROSSROADS AT CRABAPPLE ANTIQUE AND ARTS FESTIVAL

This one-day outdoor festival features 50 American country antique dealers from six states and 50 local juried artists. Thousands of antiques, accessories and unique pieces of art in all mediums will sell quickly, so come early and stay all day for this old-fashioned festival. Rounding out the show are roaming musicians, delicious food trucks, a young artists’ expo and children's activities. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Historic Community of Crabapple, 790 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta. Please visit thecommunity association.org.

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Georgia's annual river clean-up comes to North Fulton. The public is invited to make a difference for the Chattahoochee River and North Fulton. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. Please call 770-641-3742 or visit roswellgov.com.

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The Color Run 5K paint race is a unique experience that focuses less on speed and more on crazy, colorful fun with friends and family. Don’t forget to wear white! 9 a.m. Sept. 28. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 North Highway 41, Hampton. Please visit thecolorrun. com.

“HORSE BUCKS” SAVE THE HORSES

A benefit for savethehorses. org. Visit with miniature horses, enjoy light refreshments and participate in a silent auction featuring jewelry and artwork donated by local artists. 4-8 p.m. Sept. 28. Ann Jackson Gallery, 932 Canton St., Roswell. Please call 404-226-0287 or visit savethehorses.org.

Zion Missionary Baptist church sponsors this annual fair. Free screenings and demonstrations on safe workout programs and healthy cooking. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 28. 888 Zion Circle, Roswell. Please call 770-993-8587 or visit zionmbc.org.

SCARECROW HARVEST

More than 100 scarecrows stand tall along the streets of downtown Alpharetta, inspiring fall spirit. A family street party continues into the night with a farmer’s market, music, hayrides and food. 10 a.m. Oct. 5. 35 Milton Ave., Alpharetta. Please call 678-297-6078 or visit awesomealpharetta.com.

FALL HARVEST KITTEN PATCH ADOPTION EVENT

Companion Animal Rescue League hosts a cat adoption event. Pets are neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Planned PEThood of Georgia, 2860 Buford Highway, Duluth. Please call 770-217-3699.

20TH ANNUAL HABITAT ROAD RACE

Featuring a 5K, a 1-mile fun run and a team relay, the 20th annual Habitat Road Race benefits Mt. Bethel's 33rd Habitat home. 8 a.m. Oct. 5. Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Please visit habitatroadrace.com.

BREW MOON FALL FEST

This year's Fall Brew Moon Fest comes with live music, great food and a nice selection of wine and beer on tap. 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 5. Milton Avenue, Alpharetta. Please visit alpharettabusinessassociation.com.


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University of Akron AKRON, Ohio – Gayathri Chalikonda of Alpharetta made the Dean’s List at the University of Akron for the fall semester. Chalikonda is majoring in natural sciences.

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World Series of Poker circuit player Daniel Weinman, a 25-yearold Ga. Tech grad, played poker for Aug. 29 to raise money to battle cancer. The poker tournament alone raised over $14,000 for blood cancer research funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information on Stick it 2 Cancer,

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Kevin Patrick Baumann of Alpharetta graduated with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Corey Ann McCarthy of Alpharetta graduated with a master’s degree in counselor education/community counseling. Alisha Marie Voorhees of Alpharetta graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in ceramic and materials engineering. Jillian Ashlyn Mickle of Duluth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in human resources management.

Clemson University CLEMSON, S.C. – The following local residents recently graduated from Clemson University and/or earned President’s List or Dean’s List honors for the fall 2012 term. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Graduates:

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Roswell teens pledge against texting and driving School rolls out ‘It can wait’ campaign By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – More teenagers die from car accidents involving texting than they do from alcohol. That was the sobering truth given to Roswell High School students Sept. 19 as part of the kickoff of AT&T’s “It can wait” anti-texting campaign. “Three thousand teenagers die every year,” said Fulton Superintendent Robert Avossa. RHS Principal Jerome Huff said the dangers made for a sobering truth. “Texting is part of being a teen,” Huff said, “but it must be safe – 100,000 crashes involving texting happen each year.” Brian Ortiz, of AT&T, told a story. When his son got his first car, Ortiz made sure to install in it apps that send texts to his phone whenever his son was driving without a seat belt, speeding or driving outside a prescribed area. When his son began college, he was on his way home when he sent a text. “I’m almost there,” Ortiz’s son wrote. That was the last message he sent. He strayed six inches across the median and ran head on into oncoming traffic. He lived nine days after the accident with severe brain damage. “Within two to five seconds, you can lose your life,” Ortiz said. “You are someone’s son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild. You are important to many people. “Cellphones are my business,” he said. “But technology comes with responsibility. It all comes down to you making a decision. It can all wait.” The results of texting can be more than just a fender bender. Even if no one dies, the repercussions can be large. “Reading and writing a

Texting is part of being a teen, but it must be safe – 100,000 crashes involving texting happen each year.” Jerome Huff RHS Principal JONATHAN COPSEY/Staff

text takes an average of five seconds,” said Roswell Police Officer Erin Johnson. “Driving at 55 mph, that is driving the length of a football field without paying attention.” If a driver is found to be texting and driving when they cause an accident in which someone is killed, they can face homicide charges and spend years in prison. “It’s absolutely not worth the risk,” she said. She reminded the students that state law had made it illegal to text and drive, and for teens with a learner’s permit, it was illegal to talk on the phone or use one while driving. The students of Roswell High were encouraged to sign a pledge not to text while driving, and encourage their friends to do the same. “It’s sad to see people die

Students of Roswell High School were able to sign a pledge not to text and drive. The pledge was part of the school joining with AT&T in the “It can wait” anti-text campaign. for no reason,” said student Kyle Miller after he signed the pledge. His friend Jerrod Azzi agreed. “I’m not going to text and drive. We’re going to save lives,” he said. Students were able to take part in video game-like simulations that emulated the effects and dangers of texting while driving. The “player” takes the wheel and the program sends texts to their phone as they play. By answering the phone, the students can immediately see how poorly they respond and drive while distracted. “I’m not a good driver as it is. But this is hard to text,” said CiGi Curry. She said she was not going to text while driving.

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CiGi Curry finds out just how difficult it is to text while driving thanks to a simulation. Swerving across the road is easy on the screen, but can be deadly in real life.


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Boy Scouts earn high adventure honors ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Nick Hutchinson, from left, Nick Fernandez and Ryan Salmon were recently awarded the Boy Scouts High Adventure Triple Crown Award.  The boys are all members of Boy Scout Troop 1459, affiliated with St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Alpharetta, and were the first Scouts from this troop to earn this award. Also receiving the award from Troop 1459 were Ryan

Loushin and Josh Havrilla. The requirements to receive this award are participation in any high adventure program at all three BSA national High Adventure bases – hiking at Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico), canoeing the Great Northwoods of Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba and sailing in the Florida Keys. – Shubhi Tangri


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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A swarm of pink filled the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek Sept. 20 as about 350 people gathered to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. Power of Pink, sponsored by North Fulton Hospital, included a luncheon, silent auction and fashion show featuring breast cancer patients and

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survivors. The event was on track to raise at least $30,000, a new record, hospital COO Teresa Urquhart said. Proceeds support women with breast cancer and fund research to help find a cure, and about 75 percent of all funds stay in the Atlanta area. —Kelly Brooks

All 11 Power of Pink models. The fashion show was presented by Avalon.

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Steve Stroud, center, sporting a pink jacket, with Roswell Rotarians show their support as the “10 guys in pink ties.” ABBY BREAUX/STAFF

Roswell resident Christine Hall was diagnosed in January.

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From left, Don Rolader, Becky Wynn and Steve Stroud show their support to fight breast cancer.

Denise Eilers was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2012 and lives in the North Georgia Mountains with her husband.

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Roswell’s Cakes by Darcy donated the showpiece cake and dessert.


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Milton 33, Roswell 3 »

Eagles soar past Hornets with dominant performance By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – The RoswellMilton rivalry, totally dominated for 25 years by the Hornets from 1983-2007, has clearly turned in Milton’s favor in recent years and may continue in that direction for the immediate future. The Eagles defeated Roswell for the third straight year, and for the fourth time in the last six meetings, scoring a decisive 33-3 victory last Friday night, Sept. 20, on the Hornets’ home field. Milton dominated the game on both sides of the football. Offensively, the Eagles scored on six of seven offensive possessions in one stretch, the lone failure coming on a missed field goal. The Eagles piled up 250 rushing yards despite losing standout tailback Treyvon Paulk to an injury on their first possession. Defensively, Milton limited Roswell to eight first downs and 170 yards, with two big pass plays accounting for almost half the Hornets’ total. The Eagles kept Roswell out of the end zone after the Hornets had second and goal from the Milton 1 in the second period, forced two key turnovers and put the finishing touches on the win with another stop late in the third quarter with Roswell inside the Eagles’ 15. The game was the

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Last week’s results • Milton 33, Roswell 3 • Centennial 45, Johns Creek 34 • Alpharetta 31, West Forsyth 17 • North Forsyth 24, Chattahoochee 6 • Pope 28, Northview 24 • Osborne 5, Cambridge 0 • Blessed Trinity 30, White County 0 • Darlington 31, King’s Ridge 7 • Christian Heritage 41, Fellowship 0 • St. Francis 41, Hebron Christian 16 This week’s games • Chattahoochee at Johns Creek • South Forsyth at Alpharetta • West Forsyth at Centennial • Wheeler at Milton • Roswell at Etowah • Riverwood at Northview • Pope at Cambridge • Woodward Academy at Blessed Trinity • Mt. Pisgah at Wilson (Ala.)

5-AAAAAA opener for both teams, with the Eagles (4-0) stamping themselves as definite playoff contenders in what appears to be a wide-open region. Paulk left the game after one carry and one reception, both for losses, in Milton’s first series. Milton coach Howie DeCristofaro said the injury is a strained medial collateral ligament, and expects Paulk to

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Milton’s Chad Toliver [3] extends the ball across the goal line for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 33-3 victory over Roswell.

be out “a week or two.” Milton plays its next two games at Etowah and Wheeler before a week off Oct. 11. Bruising inside runner

ALPHARETTA 31, WEST FORSYTH 17 »

Raiders open play in region with win over 2012 champs By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com CUMMING, Ga. – The Alpharetta Raiders took early control of the playoff race in 6-AAAAAA, knocking off defending champion West Forsyth 31-17 in the region opener for both teams. The Raiders (2-2) led 3110 in the second half, getting 225 passing yards from quarterbacks Vito Priore and Austin King and 185 yards rushing from Lem Cobbs. “Cobbs had a big game,” said Alpharetta coach Jason Dukes. “He ran extremely hard and the line blocked well. That allowed us to be more balanced and take some time off the clock.” The Raiders, who have struggled to run the ball while piling up some impressive

passing stats in recent seasons, had 192 yards rushing and 417 total yards against the Wolverines. Alpharetta drove to a touchdown on the team’s first series, scoring on an 11-yard pass from Priore to Andre Harton. King, who was injured in the Raiders’ second game after beginning the season as the starter, connected with Daniel Clements for 7 yards to make it 14-3 early in the second period. Clements had six catches for 92 yards. The Raiders expanded their lead on Thomas Waller’s 38-yard field, but the Wolverines scored in the closing seconds of the half, recovering an Alpharetta fumble in the end zone. King hit Harton for 49 yards and scored on a 1-yard

run as the Raiders took a 31-10 lead after three periods. King’s touchdown run was set up by Chase Stratton’s blocked punt. West Forsyth scored its lone offensive touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Raiders overcame three turnovers, with the Alpharetta defense coming up with a number of key stops on third and fourth down. Linebacker Bryce Grauss led the defensive effort with nine solo tackles and five assists. “We played well as a whole team,” Dukes said. “Offense, defense and special teams.” The Raiders play at home Friday against South Forsyth, which is 4-0 after a 21-14 win last week over Lambert in the War Eagles’ region opener.

Micco Brisker and speedster Chad Toliver took over the bulk of the rushing duties in Paulk’s absence, combining for 214 yards. Brisker (17 carries, 120

yards) hammered the Hornets between the tackles behind an offensive line that has thrived

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B.T. win shutout in 2012 playoff repeat CLEVELAND, Ga. – Blessed Trinity rolled to a 30-0 victory last Friday at White County, the Titans’ third win over the Warriors in the past two seasons. The Titans won both games last year, the second coming in the first round of the Class AA playoffs. “Our defense was awesome,” Blessed Trinity coach Tim McFarlin said. The Titans limited White County, which came into the game 3-0, to 121 yards. The victory was the 100th for McFarlin in his career as a head coach, most of them coming during his stint at Roswell. The Titans (2-2) had 315 yards of offense, rushing for 214. Milton Shelton led the BT ground game with 140 yards

on 15 carries, including a 75-yard scoring run. Quarterbacks Conor Davis and Chris Keegan both scored touchdowns, with Davis passing to tight end Jared Porter for a TD. The Blessed Trinity defense also got on the scoreboard with a quarterback sack in the end zone for a safety in the first half, as the Titans built a 23-0 halftime lead. The Titans open their Region 6-AAA schedule Friday at home against Woodward Academy (3-1). Six teams are expected to compete for state playoff spots from 6-AAA, with BT’s five main region opponents a combined 17-3 in non-region games thus far. – Mike Blum


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Centennial 45, Johns Creek 34 »

NORTH FORSYTH 24, CHATTAHOOCHEE 6 »

By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – After scoring 85 points in consecutive victories, the Chattahoochee Cougars were held without a touchdown last Friday night against North Forsyth, losing 24-6 in the Region 6-AAAAAA opener for both teams. North Forsyth (4-0) used its offbeat, run-oriented offense to control the ball against the Cougars, with the Raiders’ defense keeping the explosive Chattahoochee attack in check. The Raiders scored twice in the first half, one on a long drive, the other on an 80-yard pass, one of only

Knights score first win Cougars’ offense falters after losing quarterback in loss to North Forsyth ROSWELL, Ga. – Centennial overcame the loss of the team’s starting quarterback to an injury, piling up 400 yards of offense in a 45-34 victory over Johns Creek last Friday night in the Region 6-AAAAAA opener for both teams. Junior Luke Able and sophomore Tee Holland split time at quarterback after starter Matthew Harries suffered a thumb injury in practice early last week. Able completed 13 of 19 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns, with Holland seven of 12 for 78 yards and a score. The two Centennial quarterbacks got help from standout receiver Christian Robinson, who caught nine passes for 105 yards and two TDs, and versatile Caden Herring, who had 124 yards receiving, 54 yards rushing and scored twice. Johns Creek (0-4) led 14-13 in the second quarter, but Robinson caught two touchdowns late in the period, one for 5 yards from Holland and one for 17 yards from Able, to put the Knights (1-3) ahead 27-14 at the half. The Gladiators fumbled away the second half and Centennial capitalized, scoring on an 18-yard pass from Able to Stefan Young. The Knights held off a Johns Creek comeback on a 62-yard touchdown reception by Herring on a screen pass and a clinching 47-yard field

Our kids showed a lot of character.” Jeff Carlberg Centennial Coach

goal by Devin O’Neill with three minutes to play. The first two Centennial scores came on a 3-yard run by Herring and an interception return by Alex Estes. Chase Solomon keyed the Johns Creek offense, rushing for 127 yards and three touchdowns, including a 53-yarder for a score. Quarterback Kevin Nalecz added 98 yards rushing and 90 yards passing and scored twice for the Gladiators. Turner Fortin keyed the Johns Creek defense with 13 tackles. “Our kids showed a lot of character,” Centennial coach Jeff Carlberg said of his team’s response to the loss of its quarterback. “They did a great job of finishing off drives. “This win puts us in a position to fight for the playoffs,” he said. The Knights next host defending region champion West Forsyth (2-2), which lost its region opener to Alpharetta. Johns Creek is at home Friday against next door rival Chattahoochee (2-2), which also lost its first region game.

Ga. Rush girls win Tophat Puma Cup NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Milton’s Georgia Rush Blue 01/02 girls’ soccer team were the U12 division champions at the Tophat Puma Cup, held Aug. 24-25 in Atlanta. Team members at top, from left, are

Gretchen W., Megan C., Ashley S., Amanda N., Kiran K. and coach Kari Pantano. On the bottom row, from left, are Hailey C., Lena E., Sarah K., Ivey B. and Samantha N. – Staff

two North Forsyth completions. The Cougars also scored twice in the half, but had to settle for field goals of 22 and 31 yards by Adam Abdellaoui. “We had a lot of miscues on offense,” said Chattahoochee coach Mike Owens. “We never could get going.” Owens cited a number of dropped passes, along with injuries to offensive linemen Colby Hesseltine and Nick Williams, who is also a defensive starter. Quarterback Taz Wilson, who was 18 of 24 for 383 yards and six touchdowns

in the Cougars’ wins over Forest Park and Douglas County, struggled against North Forsyth, finishing with less than 100 yards passing. Wide receiver Colin Lisa, who caught nine passes for 158 yards and four TDs in the two wins, was kept out of the end zone, as was running back Chase Nelson, who gained 249 yards and scored three times the two previous games. The Cougars host local rival Johns Creek Friday night. – Mike Blum

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Titans’ rally not enough to score win against Pope MARIETTA, Ga. – A secondhalf rally by Northview fell short last Friday night, Sept. 20, as the Titans lost 28-24 at Pope. The Greyhounds, who started 0-3 against a trio of AAAAAA opponents, jumped out to a 14-0 lead, and held the Titans to a field goal late in the first half after Northview reached the Pope 1-yard line. Northview rallied with three second-half touch-

downs, two on passes by D.J. Pearson to Connor Segraves and Matt Biondich. Pearson also had a scoring run for the Titans (1-2), with all three of their games decided by four points. The Titans won 16-12 the previous week at AAAAAA opponent Lambert, forcing seven turnovers by the Longhorns. Pearson passed for 231 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown to Biondich, who caught 10 passes for 144

yards. Northview scored the winning touchdown in the final 35 seconds on a short run by Devan Johnson following the seventh Lambert turnover. The Titans trailed 9-0 in the second period before taking a 10-9 halftime lead on an Eoin Green field goal. The Titans play at home Friday against Riverwood (3-1) in a Region 7-AAAAA crossover game. —Mike Blum

Roswell Santos girls win NASA tournament NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Roswell Santos U15 Blue girls’ team coached by Les Meenan were named champions of the NASA Classic girls’ tournament for the U15 girls’ Blue Division going 4-0 on the way to the championship

held Aug. 17-18. They were also semifinalists in the Publix Atlanta Cup tournament U15 girls’ B Division on Aug. 31-Sept 2. – Staff


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Mosque: Continued from Page 1 come to an agreement both could live with, otherwise it would decide for them. The result was the 7,900-square-foot proposal with a litany of conditions for

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approval, including a condition forbidding expansion for a further 15 years. Both the planning commission and city staff gave their approval to the proposal. A large part of the contention revolved around agreements the ICNF entered into in 1998 and 2004. The mosque was formed on the property in 1998 in what was then unincorporated Fulton County with the agreement that it would not expand for 15 years.

In 2004, its leadership entered into an agreement with surrounding neighbors not to expand its footprint. It was primarily based on this broken promise – along with traffic concerns – that residents opposed any expansion. Council concurred. “If you want to be treated like everyone else, you need to act like everyone else,” said Councilmember Mike Kennedy, who motioned for approval,

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CITY OF ALPHARETTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following items will be heard at a public hearing held by the Planning Commission on Thursday, October 3, 2013 commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpharetta City Hall Council Chambers, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia. Items forwarded by the Planning Commission will be considered by the City Council on Monday, October 28, 2013 commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpharetta City Hall Council Chambers, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia. a. Z-13-10/CLUP-13-10 Wills Road at Rucker Road Consideration of a request to rezone approximately 8.65 acres from R-15 to R-8D (for-sale detached) in order to develop 28 single family homes. A request to change the Comprehensive Land Use Plan from “Low Density Residential” to “Medium Density Residential” was also requested. The property is located at the southwest corner of Wills Road and Rucker Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 599, 646 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. b. MP-13-05/V-13-14 Parkway 400 Consideration of a request to amend the Parkway 400 Masterplan in order to increase Pod C density to 630,000 square feet of office space (currently permitted 265,737 square feet) with structured parking and one 10,000 square foot restaurant. The property includes 17.95 acres and is located at the south end of Amberpark Drive, and legally described as being located in Land Lot 804 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. Note: Georgia law requires that all parties who have made campaign contributions to the Mayor or to a Council Member in excess of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) within the past two (2) years must complete a campaign contribution report with the Community Development Department. The complete text of the Georgia law and a disclosure form are available in the office of the City Clerk, 2 South Main Street.

The Islamic Center of North Fulton will expand their building. “reluctantly.” He noted a recent hearing before the council of a church that wanted to install an LED sign. However, this was in violation of city code and was denied. “They did not ask for special dispensation; they didn’t run off to a federal appeals court,” Kennedy said. The threat of going back to the courts and the city possibly losing on appeal forced council to accept what Kennedy said was the “best deal they can

get.” Councilmember D.C. Aiken agreed. “This city has expended a ton of money defending this, successfully,” Aiken said. “Do I want to leave it up to three federal judges? I’m not willing to risk that for our citizens.” Council said, despite the past, the 7,900-square-foot project was the best the city would get and, as Councilmember Michael Cross said, is “something I can live with.”

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Eagles: Continued from Page 28 despite the loss of four starters from the 2012 season, including three Division I signees. Toliver, a senior transfer who started out in Roswell’s feeder program, added 94 yards in just eight attempts including a 25-yard scoring run. He also set up a touchdown with a 39-yard punt return to the Roswell 13. Chris Turner had three short rushing touchdowns for the Eagles and Jordan Genovese kicked field goals of 38 and 40 yards. Milton’s huge field position advantage played a major role, as the Eagles consistently started from Roswell territory or near midfield. Roswell never began a series from beyond its 20 until the game was out of reach in the fourth quarter. The Hornets, who managed just 41 yards rushing, went

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three-and-out three times to open the game before mounting a long drive keyed by a 44-yard pass from Matt Cory to Hunter Coleman. But after getting stopped twice from the Milton 1, the Hornets settled for a field goal. Brisker and Toliver carried four times for 57 yards, with Toliver sprinting into the end zone from 25 yards to make it 20-3. The Eagles led 23-3 at the half on a late field goal after a Roswell fumble, and added two scores to open the second half behind the running of Brisker and Toliver. “We’re not a one-man team,” DeCristofaro said. “We have four other backs who are pretty good.”

northfulton.com | Revue & News | September 26, 2013 | 31 Chris Purpura contributed two key plays on Milton’s first scoring drive, which Turner capped with the first of his three short touchdown runs. The Eagles got another big defensive game from linebacker Quarte Sapp, with the Eagles’ secondary playing well other than the two big plays. One was a busted coverage and the other a well-thrown deep ball from Roswell backup quarterback James Whitaker, with Coleman again on the receiving end. An interception by Lucas Nedza led to the final Milton touchdown. Roswell (2-2) plays Friday night at Wheeler (2-2), which is also coming off a region opening loss.

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Varsity: Continued from Page 24 Alissa Lee Fortune of Johns Creek graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in language and international health. Donald Francis Singer of Johns Creek graduated with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Maurice James Fagan IV of Roswell graduated with a master’s degree in hydrogeology. Stephen David Scott of Roswell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. President’s List: Caroline Elaine Bond of Alpharetta; Matthew David Gabriel of Alpharetta; Kevin Patrick McCarthy of Alpharetta; Kathleen Marie Nimmo of Alpharetta; Alyse Marie Pratt of Alpharetta; Rebecca Morgan Ruiz of Alpharetta; Thomas Alexander Ryan of Alpharetta; Jessica Anne Feltracco of Cumming; Taylor Alexandra Godfrey of Cumming and Catherine Emelie Knotts of Cumming. Zachary Ryan Day of Duluth; Benjamin Clark Doherty

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