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Fowler’s tennis program serves more than just fees After complaints, more free time added to courts By ALDO NAHED aldo@forsythherald.com

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Michael Greene, director of tennis at Fowler Park’s tennis center, plays a match with Carl Davis.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Michael Greene, director of tennis at the Fowler Park Tennis Center, knows what it takes to be a great tennis player. “Having some natural ability is part of the formula, but having that internal drive, that desire is important,” Greene said. “I like to teach, without even saying it to people, the love of the game first.” Greene, who has about 25 years of experience teaching tennis, said depending on where players are on the spec-

trum of skill — physical and mental — he’d like to coach them and meet the players’ goals. Fowler Park’s tennis center is the county’s latest private lesson program, launched in the fall last year. The tennis program, although in its infancy, has come under a lot of criticism, according to Forsyth County commissioners. Commissioners Todd Levent and Cindy Jones Mills have said emails complaining that charging to use the tennis courts at the county park are “double taxation.” “It was a shock for people,” Levent said. But Greene said he’s offering much more to county resi-

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Forsyth County lands national fastpitch tourney Up to 120 teams in area By ALDO NAHED aldo@forsythherald.com FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A national fastpitch tournament and east coast championship will take place in Forsyth County this summer. The Triple Crown/USA Nationals will play ball in parks located in Cumming, Alpharetta and Gainesville July 14 through July 17 The Gold Level National

event, which is televised by CBS Sports, is entering its third year. The plan is to continue making this a strong national event with top teams from each region represented, said Krista Judge, a spokeswoman for the event. Anna Taylor Barlow, director of tourism for the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, said organizers were thrilled with the parks in the area on a recent visit. “I have been pursuing them to come to a site visit for quite a while and they finally came and loved it,” Barlow said.

Organizers of the Triple Crown/USA Nationals were also happy with the area’s proximity to Atlanta as people from all over the country will be traveling here for the tournament. Other locations the tournament has taken place at include Lake Tahoe/Reno, Nev. and New York. This year, the teams will be playing at 32 fields in Forsyth County, eight fields in Alpharetta and eight fields around Lake Lanier. The top 100 18U teams

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A player is congratulated at a previous tournament. 32 fields in Forsyth will be used in the upcoming tournament.


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Parked truck hit by stolen truck CUMMING, Ga. — A woman heard a truck strike her vehicle while she was inside her home, but the driver fled the scene by the time she went outside, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report. At about 8 p.m. Jan. 1, a woman in the 5000 block of Hedge Brook Drive told deputies she heard a truck hit her 2000 Toyota Tundra while she was inside her home. A neighbor told the woman she did not see who was driving, but the truck looked like the one owned by a man she knew. Deputies went to the man’s home, but he did not answer. About three hours later, deputies got an anonymous call from an acquaintance of the man. The caller said the man had just woken up and saw his truck had been stolen from his garage. At about 2 a.m., Jan. 2, the man called 911 to report his stolen truck. When deputies arrived at his home, they saw his garage door closed, which meant the thief took the time to close the garage door from the outside before leaving the

shattered. Her $100 purse and $140 in cash were missing. Another woman said she parked her 2013 Hyundai Elantra at the park and also went for a walk on the Big Creek Greenway. When she returned, she also found her rear passenger window shattered. The only thing she said was missing was a white bag that contained recycled bags. Two other women said their unlocked parked cars had items taken. One woman

scene. The man told deputies he passed out after a New Year’s Eve party at about 7 p.m. and woke up at about midnight to learn his truck was gone. The man said he tried to report the theft two hours earlier, but the call went to voicemail.

Thief steals $67K in valuables from car CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a car and made out with about $67,190 in valuables, according to a Cumming Police incident report. At about 6 p.m. Dec. 23, officers were dispatched to Los Rios, 580 Atlanta Road, because someone broke into a man’s 2012 Cadillac Escalade. The rear window was shattered and a duffel bag, briefcase and the vehicle owner’s manual were missing. The man said the duffel bag contained two watches totaling $65,000, $200 headphones, $200 sunglasses and two Rolls Royce keys valued at $500 a piece. The $200 briefcase contained his diabetic bag with his insulin needles, blood monitors and various medications totaling $600. The man said he saw a white sport utility vehicle pull up next to his Escalade while he was inside the restaurant, but he was unable to give the make or model of the car. Officers saw blood on the

was missing a $50 purse, which contained a $15 wallet and $40 in cash. The other woman said she realized when she got home that her $1,200 purse and $200 iPhone were taken. “We have increased our patrols,” said Forsyth County Deputy Doug Rainwater. “The problem is that this crime takes under 20 seconds to commit.” The sheriff’s office urges people to keep their valuables out of sight.

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Angry father issued ‘warning’ CUMMING, Ga. — When a woman failed her driver’s test, her father became upset and drove off enraged, according to a Cumming Police incident report. At about noon Jan. 4, officers were dispatched to the Department of Driver Services, 400 Aquatic Circle, because a man was honking his horn and behaving inappropriately. A DDS employee told officers the man’s daughter had failed her driving test after she came to a sudden stop on the road and was almost rear-ended by another car. After she failed, the father grew angry and loud, the report stated. Then, they got into their car and drove away. The father was behind a car being driven by a woman taking her driver’s test and a DDS tester. The DDS tester said a man in a white car got behind them, followed very closely and started honking his horn. He continued to follow them while on the road test and almost “side-swiped them.” The man finally passed them, and the DDS tester indentified the man as the angry father. As he passed, he gave them

“the finger” and drove away. Officers later located the father, and he admitted to giving them “the finger” and being upset at DDS for failing his daughter. Officers issued him a criminal trespass warning.

Shoplifter puts up fight CUMMING, Ga. — A woman caught shoplifting would not go down without a fight, according to a Cumming Police incident report. The loss prevention officer of Home Depot, 1000 Market Place Boulevard, told officers they had a woman in their office because she was shoplifting. The woman put a plastic yellow bag that already contained several items inside a shopping cart. She was seen on video surveillance in the plumbing section and paint section putting items in her cart. She was seen going to the return desk where the line was very long. Officers said it looks as if she got tired of waiting and went to the garden section. She made her way to the front where she retuned the shopping cart to an employee. She took out her yellow bag that contained the items she selected from the store. The two prevention officers stopped her outside the store.

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Huntington Crest Lane, Cumming, was arrested Dec. 30 on Bethelview Road in Cumming for DUI, no license and expired registration. ►► Jeffrey L. Knowles, 56, of Weddington Drive, Cumming, was arrested Dec. 24 on Vinery Avenue in Cumming for DUI, following too closely and hit and run. ►► Taylor Leigh Ramey, 18, of Canton was arrested Dec. 26 on Canton Highway in Cumming for DUI, failure to maintain lane and driving without proper class of license. ►► Aaron Christopher Hyder, 39, of Shillham Court, Cumming, was arrested Dec. 23 on Old Atlanta Road in Cumming for DUI. ►► Angela Jane Bussa, 39, of Ivey Hill Drive, Cumming, was arrested Dec. 25

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Trace, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 21 on McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, tag light requirement and expired tag. ►► Tyler Harris Hairston, 35, of Athens was arrested Dec. 21 on Buford Highway in Cumming for possession of methamphetamines and possession of a schedule III controlled substance. ►► Teagan Ann Smith, 27, of Cranwood Cove, Roswell, was arrested Dec. 24 on Ga. 400 in Cumming for possession of marijuana and speeding. ►► Mickensie Lynn Motes, 20, of Tribble Road, Cumming, was arrested Dec. 26 on Pilgrim Mill Road in

See ARRESTS, Page 21 She eventually gave officers the right information, and she returned with two outstanding warrants out of Lumpkin and Hall counties for probation violation. Teresa Daniel, 46, was charged with theft by shoplifting, giving false name to law enforcement officer and hindering law enforcement – all misdemeanors.

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MILTON, Ga. – Voting Jan. 7 for the state representative seat opened due to the passing of Rep. Calvin Hill ended with a runoff scheduled for Feb. 4. The northern part of Milton in Fulton County and parts of southwestern Cumming in Forsyth County are represented by this position. Most of the district is in Cherokee County. Four Republicans ran for the seat. Business owner Sam Moore of Ball Ground was the top vote getter during the special

election with 924 votes out of 2,433 cast. Teacher Meagan Biello, of Canton, will be Moore’s opponent in the runoff election. Biello received 576 votes, two more votes than third place finisher Ball Ground business professional Jeff Duncan. Nate Cochran, an attorney who lives in Free Home, received 359 votes. Forsyth County Supervisor of Voter Registration and Elections Barbara Luth said a recount isn’t likely. “Recounts in special and runoff elections aren’t common,” Luth said.

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Those numbers may appear Duncan released a statesmall, but Luth said they’re ment following the special not because it’s an off election election saying he would make year and it’s a special election. a decision about it in the next “For a special election, few days. that’s a good number,” The special elecshe said. tion impacted about Moore made 10,000 Forsyth r e e h su a statement County residents wt Tuesday night in three presaying he felt cincts, and 278 good about his people voted chances in the along with two runoff. mail-in votes, yth . If no recount Luth said. her ald is done and Biello In Milton, 57 resis declared Moore’s idents cast votes and opponent, she said she Cherokee County had the largest voter turnout with 2,098 plans to campaign hard for the runoff election. For a complete votes cast in 10 precincts. All candidates are Cherokee list of election results, visit http://bit.ly/1aiWNlD. County residents.

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Discount prescription savings program offered Could save residents 75 percent over retail price By ALDO NAHED aldo@forsythherald.com FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — County residents looking for affordable prescription drugs can now enroll in a program that can save up to 55 percent annually on more than 60,000 brand name and generic drugs. “With health care costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Forsyth County Commission Chairman Pete Amos. “There are no eligibility requirements so the prescrip-

tion card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. “If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan, they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.” The Coast2Coast Rx discount card, which is accepted at major chains and many independent pharmacies, could provide a resource that can save up to 75 percent on a single prescription off the retail price of the drug. The card, which is distributed free of charge, also offers discounts on dental,

vision, hearing and veterinary services, diabetic equipment and supplies, lab and imaging services as well as discounts on most pet prescriptions. Cardholders save on both brand name and generic drugs, and all family members can use the card. The Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program will come at no expense to the county. The card will be available for residents at most par-

ticipating pharmacies and various county government offices and facilities, including the County Administration Building, libraries and health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the prescription card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com/ counties/ga/forsyth.

GDOT widens turning lane at Woodland Hills Drive CUMMING, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation announced a “quick response

project” to widen State Route 20 at its intersection with Woodland Hills Drive.

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This newly extended center turning lane will help improve traffic flow on Ga. 20 in Cumming. Work concluded Dec. 31, 2013. “We widened SR 20 to create an additional 600 feet of center turning lane. This new area will improve the overall operation of SR 20 by allowing left turners to get out of the traffic flow, eliminating backups in the immediate area. I believe it will make a big difference to the people who use the roadway daily,” said Rudy Bowen, GDOT board member. Bowen, of Suwanee, represents the 7th Congressional District including southern Forsyth County on the State Transportation Board.

The quick response program allows low cost, operational improvements to be made to the state route system. Projects are identified by GDOT engineers or city/ county staff, and then managed through the Office of Local Grants. This improvement cost $59,510.35. “Small changes can make a big change in your commute. The quick response program is a tool specifically for work typically costing less than $200,000,” said Bowen. “As we work to improve the state route system in northeast Georgia, please share your ideas with us by using our website, www. dot.ga.gov.” –Aldo Nahed




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Alpharetta resident named ‘Outstanding Georgia Citizen’ Served four tours in Iraq, Afghanistan By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Maj. Drew Steadman was named an “Outstanding Georgia Citizen” Dec. 30 at Alpharetta City Hall. Steadman, 36, has done four tours of duty – two each in Iraq and Afghanistan. He met his wife Emily while on tour in Iraq, and the two married in 2010. They now have two children, Addison, 2, and Lylah, 1. He was born in Georgia and grew up in Dunwoody. His mother, Bonnie, now lives in Alpharetta. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy before moving over to the Army. His brother, Ryan, is also serving in the military. Steadman will now be stationed in Fort Knox. In recognition of his service to both the state and the country, Steadman was presented with several honors Dec. 30. Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle and Sen. John Albers issued proclamations to the major. “As a resident of Georgia, there’s not enough that we can

Honoring Maj. Drew Steadman, center right, for his service to the country are, from left, Laura Wexler, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle and Roger Wise Jr. do to give our appreciation for what you do,” said Belle Isle. Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued the “Outstanding Georgia Citizen” award, which is given to Georgians who go above and beyond in their dedication to the well-being of

the state. “I’m a proud veteran, and I’m proud of you,” said Roger Wise Jr., who served in the Medical Corps and presented the proclamation from the secretary of state announcing Steadman as an “Outstanding

Georgia Citizen.” Steadman said he was honored by the attention. “This is a huge ‘thank you’ for us,” Steadman said. “We’re very grateful for it. I’m humbled you took the time to honor us.”


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Tennis: Continued from Page 1 dents and so far, many have taken notice. About 70 yearly memberships, or about 80 families, have already signed up at Fowler. Greene said in addition to managing the 12 courts, they also re-string tennis rackets and offer lessons. “People have been telling us they are really happy we are here,” Greene said. The county entered into the three-year agreement with Knoxville, Tenn.-based Annacone Tennis last year. There are no costs to the

county to run the programs at Fowler Park; however, there are revenue streams that will be bounced the county’s way when it comes to lessons and camps. The county gets 50 percent on guest fees, memberships and court rentals, while also making 10 percent on lessons and 5 percent on junior camps. Yearly memberships, which are not mandatory, run $50 for a junior player to $200 for a family pass. Seniors pay $100 per year and all members get to bring a guest 12 times. The court fees are $2.50 per person per hour for non-members. The courts are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

community and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Annacone has since renewed their commitment to the county, invested thousands of dollars in improving the courts and have more recently changed their pay structure to allow more free play to county residents. Before and after pro-shop hours (before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m.), the courts don’t cost anything and all day Friday, players who walk up can check in and if there’s a court available, they will play at no cost. “We are trying to demonstrate to the community that we are here and that we are a partner with them,” Greene said. “We are tennis players,

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Local Optimist Clubs recognize Student of the Month CUMMING, Ga. — The Sawnee-Cumming and ForsythCumming Optimist Clubs recently honored and presented gifts to the Student of the Month, Mykayla Harrison from North Forsyth High School. “Mykayla is intelligent, she’s resilient, she’s extraordinarily optimistic,” said Janna Barroso, Little Mill Middle School social worker. “She has such a positive attitude. Mykayla is goal driven, but also eager to help others in the process.” Barroso said that even with some challenging personal circumstances, Harrison has maintained a 4.0 grade point average. Forsyth-Cumming Optimist

Roger Dunn presents Mykayla Harrison with the Student of the Month plaque. Club member Roger Dunn presented Harrison with a plaque and a $100 savings account.

A flute was also presented to Harrison for her love of music. —McKenzie Cunningham

Sons of the American Revolution-Robert Forsyth chapter member Ed Rigel Jr. presents a certificate to Forsyth County Library Director Jon McDaniel and Information Services Supervisor Jennifer Kovac at a ceremony at the Cumming Library.

Cumming Library commended for flag display CUMMING, Ga. — Cumming Library was the first recipient of a flag certificate from the Robert Forsyth chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The flag certificate is presented to government agencies, businesses and private citizens who

display the U.S. flag in the proper manner and for patriotic reasons. Nominations to receive the certificate can be made to any member of the Robert Forsyth chapter or email erigel@dogwood.net. –Lindsey Conway




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By MCKENZIE CUNNINGHAM news@forsythherald.com FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A local doctor and her 9-yearold twin sons have published a children’s book, “War of the Gods.” The authors, Dr. Justine Borrego, an internal medicine physician at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, and her sons, Juan David and Marco Antonio, also illustrated the book. The mythology-filled book follows young Justin as he gets into a chimera box, a plain cardboard box that enables someone to travel wherever and become whomever they want. “Justin is transformed into a Greco-Roman warrior and needs to find the hero within himself, perform several difficult tasks, slay monsters and save the trapped gods from Zeus and Jupiter,” Justine Borrego said. The Borregos have been writing short stories and paragraphs together since the boys were 5 years old. “My sons mentioned to me at an early age that they wanted to write a book,” Borrego said. “This short story just continued and turned into a book.” “War of the Gods,” which can be purchased for $10.99, is a 60-page tome and the first in the Chimera Box Series. Each book will follow the journey of a child stepping into

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Cornerstone School actors put twist on classic tale of ‘Cinderella’ CUMMING, Ga. – The Cornerstone School drama club in Cumming recently performed two fractured fairy tales based on the classic tale of “Cinderella.” The first performance, “Spiderella,” portrayed Cinderella from a bug’s world. These charming characters acted and danced their way through the rainforest and concluded with a happy bug ending, Spiderella and the Cicada Prince. “Bubba the Cowboy Prince,” written by Helen Ketteman, took a real Texan twist of Cinderella. This western setting used real cowboys and even a fairy god cow. Music and dancing were

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Spring adult softball league registration begins Jan. 22 CUMMING, Ga. — Registration for Central Park’s adult softball league opens Jan. 22 and runs through Feb. 14. The registration cost, which includes game balls, will be $500 for each team. Teams may register Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Park main office, 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming. The 2014 season is scheduled to begin March 10 and

will continue through the end of May. The season will culminate with a tournament. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is offering multiple leagues including men’s church, men’s open and coed. All games will be played at the Central Park Adult Softball Complex. Athletes interested in playing spring adult softball are invited to attend an organi-

zational meeting hosted by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Central Park Recreation Center. A coaches’ meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at the Central Park Recreation Center. For more information, contact Jamie Martin at 770-7812215 or jnmartin@forsythco. com. —McKenzie Cunningham

Winning ticket worth $1M sold in Cumming FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Cumming food mart sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth $1 million. Ducktown Food Mart, 4636 Canton Highway in Cumming, sold a top prize-winning ticket from the Georgia Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza instant game. The lucky winner who claimed the $1 million prize is Robert Cash of Cumming. Georgia Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Edition instant tickets top prizes are between $1 million to $5 million. Players can enter non-winning tickets into the 20th Anniversary Extravaganza Extra Chance Promotion for a second chance to win $5 million. Visit www.galottery.com for more information.

Harry Norman Realtors hosts a Medicare workshop CUMMING, Ga. — The Harry Norman Realtors Forsyth office is hosting a free Medicare preventative services workshop from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Harry Norman Realtors Forsyth office, 1664 Market Place, Cumming. The interactive workshop will focus on understanding Medicare and what is covered. It is administered through the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services

Teachers: Continued from Page 7 College in Michigan, her master’s degree from the University of North Georgia and her specialist degree from the University of Georgia. “I consider this award a win for all media specialists and I hope that it sheds light on the value of our position,” Deuschle said. “It is because of supportive administration, coworkers and parents that I am able to lead our Piney Grove students into 21st Century learning.” In addition to working at Piney Grove Middle, Deuschle taught at South Forsyth Middle, Holland Elementary and Haynes Bridge Middle. Robinson, who has been

and is presented by Georgia Cares. The workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about Medicare. Register for the event at www.tinyurl.com/ medicare2. Registration is required. For more information, contact Erika D. Lawrence at 404-657-5347 or email edlawrence@ dhr.state.ga.us or Christine J. Williams at 404657-5318 or cjwilliams@dhr.state.ga.us.

I am privileged to work with these students and teachers and again, honored to be chosen as their teacher of the year.” Lisa Robinson Lambert High School Spanish Teacher

at Lambert High School since it opened in 2009, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, her master’s degree from the University of Arizona and her specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. Robinson has seen the school staff grow from 65 teachers to 139 this year and from 1,400 students to about

2,600. Prior to joining Lambert High, Robinson taught at South Forsyth High and also taught English as a Second Language (ESOL) in Madrid, Spain. “I am privileged to work with these students and teachers and again, honored to be chosen as their teacher of the year.”




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Scout collects, donates 2,000 blankets, stuffed animals for county youth FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Jack Flikeid set out to collect 500 blankets and stuffed animals for children in the county’s juvenile justice system. After rallying the community for support, Flikeid collected 2,000 items. Flikeid, a Life Boy Scout at Troop 1099, presented the results of his Eagle Scout project to the Forsyth County Juvenile Court on Dec. 23. Flikeid’s project was to collect stuffed animals and blankets for children experiencing difficult home situations and being served by the Forsyth County Juvenile Courts. His goal was to collect 200 to 500 items. He was able to collect 2,000. Flikeid led a team of Scouts and friends to collect, sort and count items from several neighborhoods in the area. Additionally, a large donation of stuffed animals was made by Coca-Cola employees. These items will be distributed by the Forsyth County

Boy Scout Jack Flikeid with his Eagle project sponsor, Forsyth County Juvenile Court Administrator Rebecca Rusk. Juvenile Court to several agencies throughout the Forsyth County area, including Court Appointed Special Advocates

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Eagle Scout recognized by Forsyth County commissioners FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the accomplishments of Eagle Scout Eric Danielsson at their Jan. 2 meeting. Danielsson was presented with a resolution from the commissioners in recognition of at-

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city of Gotham. Under the direction of ringmaster John Kennedy Kane, talented performers from all over the world including 15-year-old juggler Ty Tojo from Japan and the “criminal clown” Pierre Ginet will help to bring the story of the city to life. Further creating the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the Big Apple Circus, under the baton of conductor Rob Slowik, provides a lively soundtrack that helps the audience melt into the hectic life of Gotham. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is the third stop for the Big Apple Circus on its “Luminocity” tour. However, the Big Apple Circus has been entertaining audiences for 36 years.

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Deputy of the Year awardees celebrated By CAITLYN WALTERS walters@northfulton.com CUMMING, Ga. — After a smooth transitional year, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office wanted to celebrate with staff, family and friends to honor deputies who produced a year’s worth of exceptional work. On Jan. 9, majors, deputies and administrative staff gathered at Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, and reminisced about the year. “There have been a lot of changes,” Sheriff Duane Piper said. “But that change could not have been possible without all of you.” Chief Deputy Michael Giordano said the office is proud that everyone came together during the transition, and looks forward to the future. In addition to honoring Deputy of the Year awardees, Giordano said this was an idea to bring tradition to the sheriff’s office. After the meal and the presentation of colors, Maj. Matt Hester, Maj. Mark Hoffman and Maj. Rick Doyle presented Deputy of the Year awards to deputies in each of their divisions. “The drive and support I got from every particular division that worked for me was amazing,” Hester said. “They truly accomplished miracles.” Hester honored Deputy Brandon Keenan with Sheriff’s Services Deputy of the Year award. Hester said Keenan’s professionalism during a multi-car accident stood out. Hoffman honored Cpl. Brandon Wiley with the Uniform Patrol Section Deputy of the Year award. Hoffman said Wiley has worked for the office for over 10 years and has worked in several positions. This year, Wiley has been recognized for a total of 118 arrests, 32 DUI arrests and 30 drug arrests. “Wiley is looked up to mentor deputies in the office since he has been assigned to the case unit,” Hoffman said. “He has become a valued member and leader.” Doyle honored Deputy

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Awards presented • Cpl. Brandon Wiley – Uniform Patrol Section Deputy of the Year • D/S II Michael Karnbach and Deputy John Reed – Reserve Deputy of the Year • Detective Frank Karic – Criminal Investigation Section Deputy of the Year • Deputy Diedre Lotspeich – Uniform Patrol Deputy of the Quarter • Debbie Arnold – Civilian Employee of the Year, Enforcement Division • Deputy Brandon Keenan – Sheriff’s Services Deputy of the Year • Deputy Lisa Thomas – Ordinance and Permits Section Deputy of the Year • Deputy Kevin Ferraro – Community Relations Unit Deputy of the Year • Deputy Matthew Kirk – School Resource Unit Deputy of the Year and Operations Division Employee of the Year

Matthew Kirk with the School Resource Unit Deputy of the Year award and the Operations Division Employee of the Year awards. Doyle said Kirk went to Otwell Middle School and volunteered to sell smoothies during lunchtime to better engage with students and staff. Together, Kirk and the team raised $700 for the Wounded Warrior Proj-

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Chief Deputy Michael Giordano and Maj. Mark Hoffman present Deputy John Reed and D/S II Michael Karnbach with the Reserve Deputy of the Year awards. ect and $600 for Toys for Tots. Kirk even brought the students to the store with him so they could pick out the presents themselves. “With doing that, he’s teaching the students to give back and serve the community,

which I think is a very valuable lesson at a young age,” Doyle said. “That’s something that usually sticks with people.” Piper said he was very pleased with the banquet’s turnout and looks forward to the new year.


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Butler University INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jessica Williams of Suwanee recently danced in Butler Ballet’s 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker” in Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University. Butler Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic featured 112 Butler dancers, plus 33 young dancers from the Indianapolis community, and was accompanied by the Butler Symphony Orchestra.

Harding University SEARCY, Ark. – Suwanee resident Victoria Sams, a social work major at Harding University, was inducted into the university’s Alpha Chi Honor Society Nov. 17, 2013. The society recognizes the academic excellence of college students nationwide. To be selected for induction, students must be in the top 10 percent of their class. Alpha Chi encourages high standards and acknowledges the scholarship of these students.

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Virginia Commonwealth University RICHMOND, Va. – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Alexis Collins of Roswell was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Collins is pursuing a degree in dance at Virginia Commonwealth University. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having

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Johnson and Wales University PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Anna Federspiel of Milton, a freshman at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2013 semester. Federspiel is enrolled in the Hospitality College at JWU.

University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Fellowship Christian School graduate Emily Sonnett helped the University of Virginia women’s soccer team reach the NCAA Division I Championship College Cup Tournament for the first time since 1991. The sophomore defender was also among four Virginia players named to the First Team of the All-Southeast squad by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Sonnett, who graduated from FCS in Roswell in 2012, ranked eighth on the Lady Cavaliers with nine points (two goals, five assists).

Tennessee Wesleyan College ATHENS, Tenn. – Tennessee Wesleyan College has proudly accepted new students for enrollment for the upcoming academic year and welcomes Christopher Mokros of Roswell as a new TWC Bulldog.

University of Alabama TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alexis Lanning, a telecommunications and film major from Johns Creek, was named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at the University of Alabama. Lan-

ning was also inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Eligibility for both is based on a grade point average of 3.5 or greater.

Georgia Southern University STATESBORO, Ga. – Christopher J. Davis of Milton received Dean’s List honors during the spring 2013 semester at Georgia Southern University. Davis is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems. The 2011 graduate of Alpharetta High School plans to graduate from Georgia Southern in 2015.

University of Hartford WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Sherry-Ann Nelson of Suwanee graduated from the University of Hartford during fall commencement on Dec. 8, 2013, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

football for the 2013 fall sports season. He was also named to the Patriot Football Conference First Team for running back and defensive back. He is the son of Karen Slaton-Dixon of Suwanee.

Wheaton College WHEATON, Ill. – Wheaton College student Kimberly Snooks recently performed in “Before the Marvel,” the 2013 Christmas Festival presented by the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Snooks, a junior from Alpharetta, played cello with the symphony orchestra.

University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Zachary Lavender of Alpharetta graduated with high honors and a bachelor’s degree in music from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan. Lavender majored in music composition and will begin pursuing a graduate degree in 2014.

Westminster School Belmont University SIMSBURY, Conn. – Lauren Boures of Johns Creek, a junior at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., earned honors for the fall 2013 academic term.

Ashland University ASHLAND, Ohio – Kelly Rodgers of Roswell received a master’s degree in American history and government from Ashland University at the winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 14.

Randolph-Macon Academy FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Kevin C. Slaton, a senior at RandolphMacon Academy, has received the Coaches’ Award in varsity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several local residents recently performed in Belmont University’s nationally televised “Christmas at Belmont” concert, which was aired on PBS. More than 800 student musicians joined the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir for the taping of the annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks and seasonal favorites. Local student performers appearing on the broadcast included Jacob Robinson of Roswell, Colby Lapolla of Milton, Dustin Fichter of Alpharetta, Elizabeth Monahan of Roswell, Samuel Eisenberg of Alpharetta, Carolina Rodriguez of Alpharetta, Sarah Terning of Johns Creek and Haley Smith of Roswell.

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Terry Cooksey sells $2.5M estate CUMMING, Ga. — Harry Norman, Realtors Forsyth/Lake Lanier office announced that Terry Cooksey had his largest real estate sale to date at $2.5 million. Cooksey, with the Cooksey Team at Harry Norman, sold an equestrian estate on Lake Lanier after having the property listed for six months. The property, on Old Wilkie Cooksey Road, was listed at $2.5 million. The Old Wilkie Road property had been listed with another agency at the same price for two years before Cooksey was asked to list the property. When asked what was the biggest factor in getting this property sold, Cooksey said, “Effort. I put more effort into getting this home sold quickly. Plus, the marketing that Harry Norman provides is outstanding. There’s no way this home wouldn’t sell.” The Cooksey Team can be reached at 770-4972000, or visit www.TheCookseyTeam.HarryNorman. com

Pam Abernathy joins Harry Norman in Johns Creek JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Harry Norman Realtors Johns Creek office added Pam Abernathy to its staff. Abernathy has about 20 years of successful real estate sales experience, having earned her Broker’s Designation, Accredited Relocation Specialist designation and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Abernathy Abernathy can be reached at 404-863-7724. Email her at pam.abernathy@harrynorman.com or visit www.pamabernathy.harrynorman.com.

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DDR Redevelopment completes plaza renovations ROSWELL, Ga. — DDR Redevelopment announced the completion of a $12 million project at Sandy Plains Village, located at 4651 Woodstock Road in Roswell. This redevelopment included the backfilling of space formerly occupied by a traditional grocer, with a 60,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market. The company announced the redevelopment improved the leased rate from 20 percent to 90 percent. The project also included the consolidation of three small shop units and an expiring mass-merchandise tenant to accommodate a new 45,000-square-foot Movie Tavern, a growing cinema format that offers in-theater dining and that caters to adults and families. The state-of-the-art facility features stadium seating in 11 auditoriums and offers first-run movies combined with a casual dining experience. “We are very excited to be part of the newly redeveloped Sandy Plains Village,” said John Hersker, president and chief executive officer of Movie Tavern. “This will be our third location in the Atlanta market, and our first to feature a large format Movie Tavern Xtreme auditorium. We are committed to providing the community with a first-class cinema and dining experience.”

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Dr. Robin Andrews and his wife Evelyn cut the ribbon for their new audiology practice, Doctor’s Hearing Center, located on State Bridge Road.

Doctor’s Hearing Center cuts ribbon to new practice JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Dr. Robin Andrews and his wife Evelyn held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new practice in Johns Creek on Jan. 3. The Doctor’s Hearing Center brings Andrews’ audiology expertise to those in need of hearing aids and hearing rehabilitation. The center is located at 11180 State Bridge Road, Suite 207, and can be contacted at 770-6767208.

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Growing your small business North Fulton home sales end year on strong note It’s a new year, but the No. 1 one priority for small businesses is still the same. Growing revenue is still at the top of the list for the majority of small business owners. So what are you doing to ensure that you achieve your growth goals? Have you evaluated different options you can utilize to generate more business? Now is the time to plan, document and execute new revenue generating initiatives! A good starting point is to focus on your existing customers. What are your plans to retain them and expand the amount of business they do with you? Do you have new products or services you could offer? Getting existing customers to buy more than they did last year will provide some great impetus to revenue growth. What about new customers? How are you attracting new customers to your business? What are your marketing plans? Have you scheduled events or meetings to build

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relationships with potential customers? Attracting new business is also essential to revenue growth. What are you doing to make your sales process more effective and efficient? Closing business faster, selling larger transactions and beating the competition more often will help you reach your sales goals quicker. Ensuring that your sales team has well-defined goals and fully understands your growth strategy is also very important. While small business owners have a lot of challenges on their mind, achieving revenue growth continues to be a top priority for the new year.

It is that time of year where we tend to look forward, making predictions on what will happen in the coming months. It’s also valuable to look back at this time to see where we have been and how things have improved – or in the case of years past, how things have declined. There is no surprise here that real estate values in our area have improved, but the amount of improvement is very encouraging. Comparing home sales data for the fourth quarter of 2013 to 2012, you can see the number of sales was basically

price was up 8 percent from one year ago. When you have sales prices rise at a higher rate than asking prices, it means properties are selling closer to asking price. Low inventory helps with that. Homes were taking 40 percent less time to sell on average and, while it isn’t reflected in the chart below, North Fulton had approximately four months of inventory at the end of 2012 compared to three months at the end of last year. Next week, I’ll share the sales data for Forsyth County.

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flat, but asking prices were up 6 percent. Higher asking prices typically lead to higher sales prices and that bore out as well. The average list price (asking price when a property went under contract) was up 7 percent and average sales

North Fulton House Sales: Q4 Year-Over-Year

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Movie Tavern holds grand opening in Roswell Business: Movie Tavern Opened: December Owner: Southern Theaters LLC What: Dallas-based Movie Tavern, which offers a cinema dining experience with 141 all-digital screens at 17 locations in seven states, held a grand opening in Roswell. The Movie Tavern offers a premium movie-going experience that caters to

adults and families. The in-theater dining experience features first-run movies combined with a wide range of chef-prepared menu selections. Where: Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Woodstock Road in Roswell Call: 770-407-6653 Web: www.movietavern. com Email: specialevents@ movietavern.com.

Business: Celia Sandoval, State Farm Agency Opened: January Owner: Celia Sandoval What: “I wanted to continue working in a place where I could not only make a living, but also give something back to the community and take care of my family and friends. State Farm has given me the opportunity to all of this. “I hold a bachelor’s degree in business, a Spanish teaching certificate PK-12 and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University.” Where: 990 Holcomb

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Osteria Mattone opens in Roswell Business: Osteria Mattone Opened: November Owner: Ryan Pernice and Ted Lahey What: Roswell’s newest neighborhood restaurant serves regional Italian cuisine with a heavy fo-

cus on Roman fare, combining casual spirit of an osteria with the formal dining of a trattoria. Where: 1095 Canton Street in Roswell Call: 678-878-3378 Web: www.osteriamattone.com


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artist demonstrations, live acoustic music and gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives. Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 980 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-1222 or visit callanwoldeartsfestival. com.

calendar rink at Centennial Olympic Park is an annual tradition. Visitors enjoy covered observation seating, theatrical lighting on the real ice and music. 4:30 – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4:30 – 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday. Through Jan. 20. 265 Park Ave. West Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-222-7275 or visit centennialpark.com.

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The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the First Annual Callanwolde Arts Festival coming to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The festival is a two-day indoor event featuring approximately 80 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. The festival will also offer

"Pastel Renaissance” is a juried event that features more than 50 exquisite pastel paintings by members of the Southeastern Pastel Society. Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Jan. 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. for light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Paintings are available for purchase. Every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 25 – March 7. Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek. Please call 770-623-8448 or visit johnscreekarts.org.

ROSWELL RESTAURANT WEEK

Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in Roswell, Georgia. Held annually, this event features 9 days of menus, specials, and discounts at over 25 participating restaurants. Restaurant hours. Jan. 21 through Feb. 1. Varying locations. The full list of participating restaurants is online at roswellrestaurantweek.com.

CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK ICE RINK

Celebrating its 15th anniversary season in the fall, downtown Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating

SOUTHERN GARDENING SYMPOSIUM

Callaway Gardens’ Southern Gardening Symposium has been the South’s premier gardening event for a quarter of a century. Whether you’re a professional gardener or just a beginner, there’s simply no better place to immerse yourself in the world of gardening in the South. Enjoy a weekend full of gardening lectures from renowned speakers, educational workshops and an opportunity to take home outstanding garden plants from our Gardening Marketplace. Jan. 24 - 26. US Highway 27, Pine Mountain, Please call 800225-5292.

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“STAN THE LOVESICK SNOWMAN”

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show. Watch as kingsnakes and rattlesnakes leave their cages behind and meet some of their reptilian friends. Clark shares how to identify and be safe around snakes while recounting adventures from wildlife removal emergencies. At the reptile wagon, get an up-close view of live, native reptiles in this exciting traveling exhibit from the Southeastern Reptile Rescue. Snakes, tortoises and even alligators are waiting to be discovered. Plus, more reptile related arts and crafts activities. Noon – 4 p.m. Jan. 18. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Please call 770-992-2055 or visit chattnaturecenter.org.

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THEATER » Opposites attract in this charming tale of unrequited love. Stan’s adorable story begins after a chance encounter with a dog that has been sent outside in the wintry cold. The dog tells the snowman about a warm stove inside the house, and with a “crack-crackle” in his heart, Stan falls in love with the wood-burning beauty. The unlikely romance, doomed from the start, is only the beginning in this hilarious and heartwarming tale as Stan later discovers that a young snowwoman is swooning over him as well. Show times vary. Jan. 2. – Feb. 2. 1404 Spring St. Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-3391 or visit puppet.org.

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NIGHT HIKE

Night hikers at the Chattahoochee Nature Center come to discover nightlife like never before. The night entails a guided hike through one of our woodland trails or river boardwalk, all by the light of the moon. Experience a private animal encounter with fellow night hikers so you’ll know exactly what to look (or listen) for while out on the trail. 7 – 9 p.m. Jan. 18. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Please call 770-992-2055 or visit chattnaturecenter.org.

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Snakes, snakes and more snakes will be at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with Jason Clark, star of the Animal Planet series “SnakesKin.” Clark will be bringing out venomous and nonvenomous snakes during this exciting and humorous

Join Dirty Spokes for this 7- and 3.5-mile running race through Central Park in Cumming. A T-shirt comes with registration for the event, and awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. Registration required. 7 a.m. Jan. 18. Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. Please visit dirtyspokes.com.

Top Five EVENTS “A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD”

Milton Theatre Company presents the children’s whimsical musical “A Year with Frog and Toad,” which follows the adventures of a jovial Frog and a grumpy Toad. Jan. 16-17 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m. Milton High School, 3025 Birmingham Highway, Milton. Please call 770-343-8326 or visit miltontheatrecompany.com.

BRING ON THE SNOW 5K

A 5K benefitting the Flood Student Missions and their vision of developing Servant Leaders for the community. Bundle up and come run, Registration available in advance or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18. South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. Please visit active.com.

PROM FASHION SHOW

South Forsyth High School presents Red, White, & DECA, a prom fashion show, on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 585 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming. The show will support the Wounded Warrior Project and donations will be taken at intermission. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.

NORTH FULTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART SHOW

The Roswell Art Commission is sponsoring this year’s North Fulton High School Art Show with the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and the Roswell Visual Arts Center located in Roswell Park. 6 – 9 p.m. Jan. 24 through Feb. 6. 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Please call 770-594-6122.

MLK DAY 5K

A 5K race to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day through Piedmont Park. There will be a drum line along the race course, as well as a post-race celebration with music and events celebrating MLK Day. Participants will receive an MLK Day 5K T-shirt. Registration required. 8 a.m. Jan. 20. 400 Park Drive Northeast, Atlanta. Please visit mlkday5k.com.

READING WITH RINGLING

Reading with Ringling is a unique reading program that earns kids a Ringling Bros. circus ticket just by doing their library reading. Through Jan. 31. All branches of the AtlantaFulton Public Library System. Please visit readingwithringley.com.


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Costco plans cause fervor, Walmart – not so much With Costco Wholesale moving forward with a Cumming location, social media lit up with enthusiasm. Local realtors, loyal shoppers and those looking for a place to work rejoiced with hundreds of shares and comments. In my years covering community news, I have never seen a retail store cause so much excitement. On the other hand, when plans for a third Walmart location in south Forsyth County were announced last year, the joy was not as fervent. What makes a Costco so much more desired than a Walmart? Even though both retailers offer customers low prices on merchandise, I think there’s a lot to be said about employee satisfaction (and free samples). While Costco is the secondlargest retailer in the U.S. behind Walmart, workplace happiness at Costco remains high; while Walmart keeps

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making national headlines with workers asking for better pay and more benefits. Costco’s hourly workers average $21 an hour, and starting pay is about $11.50 per hour. Walmart has said the average wage for its full-time employees in the U.S. is $12.67 per hour, with starting pay at about $8.50. The state’s minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Some Wall Street analysts have said Costco is overly generous, not only to customers but to its workers as well. But in the last five years, Costco has grown 39 percent and its stock price has doubled since

Even though both retailers offer customers low prices on merchandise, I think there’s a lot to be said about employee satisfaction (and free samples). 2009. Craig Jelinek, Costco’s chief executive officer, told Bloomberg News last summer that people need to make a living wage with health benefits. “It also puts more money back into the economy and creates a healthier country,” Jelinek said. “It’s really that simple.” I don’t think Jelinek is saying minimum wage should be $18 per hour, but paying a higher wage can be a good business model, history has shown.

In 1914, Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, started an industrial revolution by more than doubling wages to $5 from about $2.38. A mere $5 in 1914 had the buying power equal to $116 in today’s market, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator. The first cars Ford had built in number, the 1903 Model N, cost about $3,000, or $70,000 in today’s money. Henry Ford saw the advantages of paying a high wage for productivity, and yes, sales.

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Cumming for possession of methamphetamines, no headlights, expired tag and possession of drug-related items. ►► Steven Andrew Crowley, 32, of Valient Drive, Cumming, was arrested Dec. 26 on Knight Road in Gainesville for possession of methamphetamines, failure to obey a traffic control device and wanted person.

from Triple Crown national rankings along with the top five 18U Teams from Triple Crown regional rankings will be here. New this year will be the 14U division. The 16U and 14U teams are invited based on the T.C. National Rankings where the 18U teams get to invite their sister-club

forsythherald.com | Forsyth Herald | January 15, 2014 | 21 teams. Barlow said that’s between 80 to 120 teams. “We had to partner because we have the fields, but we don’t have enough hotels,” Barlow said. The event will take about 900 to 1,000 rooms per night. Under a five-year agreement, smaller regional tournaments will again play in Cumming for upcoming events. The Gold Level component is slated to return in

2017. “It’s going to bring in the top teams from all over the United States,” Barlow said. The economic impact to Forsyth County and neighboring cities can only be estimated, but gas stations, hotels and restaurants will certainly experience a boost. “Some of the hotels are already sold out,” Barlow said. For more information about the tournament, visit http://www.triplecrownsports.com.

DEATH NOTICES Antoinette Adam, 90, of Milton, passed away December 28, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Anita Faye Holcombe Alley, 66, of Woodstock, passed away December 31, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

James Garland Bagley, Sr., 67, of Cumming, passed away December 24, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Mildred Henderson Bales, 87, of Woodstock, passed away January 2, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Alice Gertrude Bliss, 92, of Gering, Nebraska, passed away December30, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Thomas Bowles, 97, of Roswell, passed away December 30, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Annabelle Bremer, 85, of Alpharetta, passed away December 26, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Robert Timothy Brookshire, 52, of Dawsonville, passed away January 3, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

James Chatham, 92, of Roswell, passed away January 1, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Bill W. Fry, 85, of Jasper, passed away January 3, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

John Cooke, 84, of Cumming, passed away January 4, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Susan Coombs, 85, of Woodstock, passed away December 29, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Braughton C.A. Mauldin, 83, of Cumming, passed away January 2, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Roger Thrasher, 82, of Roswell, passed away December 31, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

David McKenna, 51, of Roswell, passed away December 25, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Doris Lucille Way, 88, of Alpharetta, passed away January 1, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Dillon Gayton, 21, of Forsyth County, passed away January 1, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Susan Minehart, 60, of Roswell, passed away January 5, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Christopher Ryan Cooper, 25, of Gainesville, passed away January 6, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Lynn Charles Green, 45, of Cumming, passed away December 31, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Kent T. Mitchell, 78, of Roswell, passed away December 30, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Margaret Cunning, 80, of Roswell, passed away December 25, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Barbara Hardeman, 88, of Lawrenceville, passed away January 6, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

W.A. Davenport, 92, of Alpharetta, passed away December 30, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

David Eaden, Jr., 24, of Gainesville, passed away January 2, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Deborah Fischer, 60, of Woodstock, passed away January 3, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Richard E. Foley, 81, of Johns Creek, passed away December 28, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Nancy Ann Hauth, 86, of Cumming, passed away January 6, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Margie Ruth Hicks, 77, of Suwanee, passed away January 7, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Curtis B. Jones, 86, of Alpharetta, passed away January 2, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Edward Joseph Langan, Sr., 77, of Roswell, passed away December 26, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Betty J. Moulder, 43, of Dawsonville, passed away December 31, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Leonard Oblinger, 93, of Alpharetta, passed away December 23, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Mildred Oblinger, 91, Alpharetta, passed away December 28, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Jeff Pervis, 72, of Roswell, passed away December 21, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Cephas A. Sitton, III, 52, of Roswell, passed away December 31, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Dora Lucille Logan, 81, of Cleveland, passed away January 2, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Virginia Smith, of Alpharetta, passed away. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

John Marsden, 88, of Alpharetta, passed away December 19, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Barbara Thomas, 94, of Roswell, passed away December 29, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Hazel Smith Weldon, 83, of Hoschton, passed away December 28, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

87, of Katherine West, Alpharetta, passed away December 23, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Wallace Gil White, 82, of Cumming, passed away January 4, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Louise Wildberger, 91, of Johns Creek, passed away December 31, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Juanita Winnett, 85, of Roswell, passed away January 3, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.


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1260 - Bargains CHINA CABINET: Cherry. Glass lighted top 78” high x 52-1/2” wide x 16” deep, $995. 770-826-5239 Couch, love seat, chair: Reupholstered faux tan leather. Lamp, glass top end and coffee tables; $3200. 678-473-9612 or 678-232-1224 DINING ROOM SET, Baker, table, chairs, sideboard, accessories. $10,500 or offer. Paid $31,000! Please call 770-307-6335 DINING ROOM: Beautiful cherry r e c t a n g u l a r Pennsylvania House table, extends to 105”x40”, two 15” leaves, custom pads; 6 chairs (2 armchairs, 4 side) $795/obo. 770-826-5239 DINING TABLE, Italian style, with glass top and marble type base. Seats 6. $125. 678-807-8334 DISHWASHER, Whirlpool, Quiet Washer, white, excellent condition $189 obo. 770-751-3699 FLATWARE, Dirilyte solid bronze service for 12, serving pieces. Mint condition! $500 obo. Original cost $4000. 678-392-2717 GOLF CLUB: Brand new, never swung Warrior Hybrid $60. 678-455-1141 or 770-310-9876 GRASS EDGER, electric, new, PowerGlide $59. 770-751-3699 Thank you for reading the classifieds.

1260 - Bargains

1260 - Bargains

JUMBO BEANBAG CHAIR, great for screening room or students’ dorm room. Almost new! $75 firm. 770-740-9419 KITCHEN SINK, undermount, new Kohler Style 3355, high/low double stainless, $200. 678-549-6057 LAWNMOWER: Cub cadet, 42” cut, great shape, looks new! $800 includes bagger. 770-475-5280 PIANO, Baby Grand: Elegant case, matching bench; warm, rich tone. Sacrifice $1650 obo. 678-445-3654 PIANO, Baldwin Upright, and bench, made in the USA, great condition! $1500. 678-325-9852 PIANO, Baldwin Upright, and bench, made in the USA, great condition! $1500. 770-751-0452 POOL TABLE; Leisure Bay slate top, nominally 9’x5’, light walnut color, leather pockets, $950 includes all accessories, equipment and over table light. 770-346-8585

XM RADIO, C o m m a n d e r MTSystem Model #XMRRVFM002. $65. 770-205-6583. 1280 - Free Giveaways

SOFA, Clayton Marcus, red print, slight fading, excellent condition $200. 770-992-7888 Stocking Stuffers, 20 miscellaneous $1 each. 770-751-3699 TABLES, Solid oak mission style: End (2), square coffee, sofa. Medium brown. Excellent condition. Originally $1600, moving price $350 for all. 770-992-7888 VINTAGE CEDAR CHEST, French Blue/ Aqua, burlap seat $145. Call for pictures 770-891-4298 WALL UNIT, burl walnut by Marge Carson; $6500 or offer. Paid $22,000. 770-307-6335 WEDDING/BALL GOWN, Anaiss style silk/satin, size 14 ivory color, never worn. Strapless neckline. Box pleats on drop waistline. Bodice embellished by crystals. $700. 770-639-0158

R E F R I G E R AT O R , free to any veteran, particularly disabled. Magic Chef, 35-3/4” wide. Must pick up, Northern Oak Subdivision, Cumming. Good condition. 678-771-5529

ANIMALS 1365 - Free to good home RESCUE KITTEN, born summer 2013, female, fixed, with shots. Free to loving home. Katie 404-276-8003

Online included!

*Some Restrictions 1490 - Home/ Sale

ll 4 Bedroom / 2 Bath $269,000 Sarah Seymore 706-531-8946 Harry Norman Realtors 770-497-2000

REAL ESTATE 1420 - Aparts.- Unf. Wonderful winter specials! Move in by January 25th to get the month of January Offering 1,2 & 3 bedroom homes within reach of the city, Johns Creek High, Autry Mill Middle & Dolvin Elementary. St. A n d r e w s Apartments, 10055 Jones Bridge Road 30022.

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tock 6 BR/5 BA Outstanding deal in Glen Brooke! $455,000 Garel Curry 404-863-0835 Harry Norman Realtors 770-497-2000

VERY UGLY DRIVEWAY? Old? Discolored? Cracked? You need McKemey

Concrete and Hardscapes Save $50

on any job over $300

Save $250

on any job over $3500

Cannot combine with other offers. Expires 10 days after publication.

“The Best Concrete Company” Honest • Professional Competitive Many Local References Free Estimates

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SERVICE DIRECTORY NATIONAL ADVERTISING 5645 - Lawn Care Bush Hogging, Clearing, Grading, Hauling etc. Many local references. Call Ralph Rucker at 678-898-7237 5685 - Painters

5590 - Handyman

1490 - Home/ Sale

SERVICE DIRECTORY

ng Contemporar y home on Lake Lanier! $429,900 Kerry Neel 404-353-9121 Harry Norman Realtors 770-497-2000

Road Canton Award winning country estate! $1,350,000 Marie Sir 404-520-5263 Harry Norman Realtors 770-497-2000

1740 - Vacation For Sale

sville Gated private estate! $1,400,000 Patricia Thompson 770-823-4669 Harry Norman Realtors 770-497-2000 SELL

Timeshare unit, sleeps 6. Kitchen. 1 wk/yr. $995. 770881-7083

PERSONAL SERVICES 5255 - Errands/ Delivery Shamrock Situation Solutions 770-289-3474. www. youneedshamrock. com

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your stuff today!

5470 - AC/ Heating A & K SERVICES HVAC, 770-475-0628. www.akservice-hvac. com Comfort Control, Inc. HVAC: 770-932-1306. www.comfortcontrolinc.com Complete heating system tune up with carbon monoxide test, Only $49! Licensed and insured. Call Comfort Control Today at 770- 932-1306 Kemper Heating and Cooling, 770-318-3618. www. kemperheatingandcooling.com 5495 - Carpet Clean/ Instal. Got Carpets? Green Steam Cleaning. 404-425-9707. www. GotCarpetsAtlanta. com 5510 - Cleaning Services Affordable; will beat any advertised price. Excellent references!

Ashley’s Affordable Housecleaning Services, 678-437-9890 5525 - Driveway $250 OFF $50 OFF any concrete job $250 or more. $250 OFF any concrete job over $3500. We fix UGLYdriveways. New or Fix up driveways, patios, sidewalks, walls. residential or Commercial. Call for FREE estimate. The Best Concrete Company-Ask for Dave McKemey. On time, professional, competitive, many local references. 678-648-2010

WET/DAMP BASEMENT? CRACKED FOUNDATION? 250 OFF

$

Full Bsmt Solution over 100’ $150 OFF less than 100’

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• WATERPROOFING AND MOLD REPAIR • CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION • FOUNDATION/WALLS Bowing or Cracked Solutions. Guaranteed. Pls Call for Quote

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5545 - Electricians $30 OFF any service call. $50 OFF any job over $300, $250 OFF any job over $2,000. Licensed, Insured, Same day service, Many local references, A+ by BBB. Local, Punctual, Lifetime Warranty. Call TE Electric at 678-648-2011. Cannot combine with another offer. Subject to cancellation without notice. 5560 - Flooring GA Flooring INC: 678-636-9735. www. gaflooring.com Granite Garage Floors. www. GraniteGarageFloors. com. 678-500-9537 PHILLIPS FLOORING Hardwood, laminate, carpet & tile installation and repairs. We do tile floors, showers, tub surrounds and kitchen back-splashes. regrouting is also available. Call 678-887-1868 for free estimate. 5590 - Handyman 20 years. Plumbing, Kitchen, Baths, Toilets repaired, Faucet installation, Garbage Disposals, Water Leaks, full svc! 678-763-2420. Senior Discounts. Licensed, Insured ALL CARPENTRY & REPAIRS: Roof Leaks, Wood Rot 20 yrs. Refs. Repair, Siding, Electrical, plumbing, Deck Repairs and carpentry, wood rot Refinishing, Painting, repair, tile, siding, Do o r s / W i n dows. paint, pressure wash. Excellent References. 404-895-0260 BOLD TYPE

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5595 - Haulers Bush Hogging, Clearing, Grading, Hauling etc. Many local references. Call Ralph Rucker at 678-898-7237 5610 - Home Improvement $250 OFF $50 OFF any concrete job $250 or more. $250 OFF any concrete job over $3500. We fix UGLYdriveways. New or Fix up driveways, patios, sidewalks, walls. residential or Commercial. Call for FREE estimate. The Best Concrete Company-Ask for Dave McKemey. On time, professional, competitive, many local references. 678-648-2010 Bush Hogging, Clearing, Grading, Hauling etc. Many local references. Call Ralph Rucker at 678-898-7237 Home Improvement Crew: 678-886-8632. www.HomeImprove mentCrew.com PHILLIPS HOME IMPROVEMENT All home repairs available. Plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We finish basements. We flip houses for investors and get that rental ready for that next tenant. Call 678-887-1868 for a free estimate.

5810 - Auto Donations

5875 - Miscellaneous

DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/ week. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-578-0408

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid for qualified students - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-686-1704

Donate Your Car to Veterans Today ! Help those in need ! Your vehicle donation will help US Troops and support our Veterans! 100% tax deductible Fast Free pickup! 1-800-263-4713

CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/ Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960

5813 - Autos Wanted

770-255-8575 Interior/Exterior Decks Sealed & Stained Carpentry Repairs

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330

No Up Front Money

GET CASH TODAY for any car/truck. I will buy your car today. Any Condition. Call 1-800-864-5796 or www.carbuyguy.com

Proudly use Benjamin Moore & Sherwin Williams paints Prompt Professional Service Free Estimate, Insured

Blackstone Painting LLC Int/Ext: 770-442-0760 Certa Pro Painters, 404-909-9889. http:// roswell.certapro.com EXPRESS PAINTING: 770-564-1854 5720 - Remodeling I m m a c u l a t e Renovations: 678-600-6181.www. immaculaterenovations.com 5775 - Tree Services

5818 - Cable TV

DIRECTV $0 Start Costs! 150+ Channels $7.50/week! Free HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/ Starz+HD/DVR +NFL Sunday Ticket! Call 1-800-983-2690

5835 - Employment

ACTORS/MOVIE Extras Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 per day depending on job requirements. No experience, All looks needed. 1-800-561-1762 Ext A-104, for casting times/ locations.

5849 - Health & Medical

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5877 - Motorcycles Wanted to Buy

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com

5884 - Satellite TV/ Electronics

5855 - Help Wanted

GOOD MONEY!! PAID IN ADVANCE!!! MAILING OUR BROCHURES/POSTCARDS or PAID BI-WEEKLY!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/ FT. Genuine! No Experience! www.HiringLocalHelp.com

Serving N. GA 22 yrs. Stump grinding. Ins/affordable. Free ests! 770-887-8843, 678-858-0555 mmlabors@aol.com

SCS TREE SERVICE: 678-710-9935. www. scstrees.com

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UGLY DRIVEWAY? Dave D ave M McKemey: cKemey:

Call Today: 678-648-2010

New Driveways | Patios | Pavers | Stone and More

Order Dish Network Satellite TV and Internet Starting at $19.99! Free Installation, Hopper DVR and 5 Free Premium Movie Channels! Call 800-597-2464

5902 - TV/Phone/ Miscellaneous

DIRECTV, Internet, & Phone From $69.99/mo + Free 3 Months: HBO\’ae Starz\’ae SHOWTIME\’ae CINEMAX\’ae+ FREE GENIE 4 Room Upgrade + NFL SUNDAY TICKET! Limited offer. Call Now 888-248-5961

5903 - Wanted to Buy

Cash for unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Best Prices & 24 hr payment! Call 1-855-440-4001 English & Spanish www.TestStripSearch. com

Save $50

Save $250

Cannot combine with other offers. Expires 10 days after publication.

Cannot combine with other offers. Expires 10 days after publication.

on any job over $300

on any job over $3500

Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license identification or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it’s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in U.S. dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

6006 - Help Wanted

6011 - Miscellaneous

6011 - Miscellaneous

6011 - Miscellaneous

6017 - Wanted to Buy

=6017 - Wanted to Buy

6018 - Automotive

6024 - Health & Fitness

$575/WEEKLY ASSEMBLING Products - MAKE MONEY MAILING BROCHURES or TYPING ADS FOR OUR COMPANY!! www. LocalHomeworkersNeeded. com

AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-453-6204

Have fun and find a genuine connection! The next voice on the other end of the line could be the one. Call Tango 1-800-807-0818. FREE trial!

CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784

ADVERTISE to 10 Million Homes across the USA! Place your ad in over 140 community newspapers, with circulation totaling over 10 million homes. Contact Independent Free Papers of America IFPA at danielleburnett-ifpa@live.com or visit our website cadnetads. com for more information

CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800-371-1136

FREE ADS

DIRECTV, Internet, Phone $69.99/mo +Free 3Months: HBO\’ae/Starz\’ae SHOWTIME\’ae/CINEMAX\’ae +FREE GENIE 4Room Upgrade +NFL SUNDAY TICKET! 1-855-302-3347 Dish TV Retailer-SAVE! Starting $19.99/month (for 12 months.) FREE Premium Movie Channels. FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-309-1452

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Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 Thank you for reading the classifieds.

Thanks for Reading The Run-Until-It-Sells Classifieds!

6019 - Autos Wanted

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951


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