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Eagles denied second straight baseball title Lambert takes series 2-1 with two 2-1 wins By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – The Milton Eagles fell just short of scoring back-to-back Class AAAAAA state baseball titles by the narrowest of mar-

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Sweet Apple mourns death of principal By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – Natalie Richman, the principal of Sweet Apple Elementary School in Roswell, was found dead in her Alpharetta home on May 21. She had been the principal of the school since 2010, but had been on a leave of absence for the past month, according to officials with the Fulton County School System. The cause of her death has not been released. A message from the Parent Teacher Organization at

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two Michigan men were arrested in Alpharetta May 17 after allegedly using fake credit cards to buy Apple iPhones. Employees of the Apple store told police Charles Kendricks, 18, and Darrick McConnell, 26, both of Detroit, Michigan, came into the store and attempted to buy two new iPhones each. The gift cards they presented were fake, said the employees. The store loss prevention worker said he recognized the men from the Dunwoody

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Expensive hood ornament, gold bar stolen MILTON, Ga. – A $6,000 Rolls Royce hood ornament was reported stolen May 14 from a Deerfield Point resident. The victim told police he arrived home from a trip to find his 1990 Rolls Royce broken into. It was kept in his garage. Taken was the “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament, valued at $6,000, two gold necklaces valued at $3,800 and a gold bar valued at $880.

Burglar in need of a smoke JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Someone stole $2,000 worth of cigarettes from a local store May 14. At about 5:30 a.m., someone threw a rock through the front door of the Omead Food Mart, on Jones Bridge Road. Once inside, they forced open the manager’s office and stole

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two cases of cigarettes – one of Marlboro and one of Newport – as well as $200 cash and 20 more packs of cigarettes.

Family surprised by pot delivery MILTON, Ga. – A Milton family received an unexpected gift May 12, when they received a package containing five pounds of marijuana. The victims told police they received a package via the U.S. Postal Service addressed to their 19-year-old son. On the package was the family’s former address in Marietta. They recently moved and still had their mail forwarded by the post office. When the son opened the package, he found several smaller boxes, all gift wrapped. When he opened them, he found containers, each containing more gift wrapped items. As soon as he opened one of these containers, he saw the pot and called police. The package was sent from a Debbi Weber, of Willits, California, and contained five pounds of pot in total.

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Apple employees told the men that if they returned the stolen Dunwoody phones, the theft charges would be dropped. The men eventually found a friend who would bring the phones to the store. Both were arrested for credit card fraud. “We are seeing more and more of this type of crime – of credit cards being forged,” said Jennifer Howard, of the Alpharetta Public Safety Department. “People are coming down from New York, New Jersey and in this case Detroit, and using manufactured credit cards to obtain goods they can then sell. Store managers are getting keen to this crime and calling us when the criminals are in the store.”

lanta man was arrested May 13 after allegedly trying to cash a fake check for $1,494. Employees at the Wells Fargo bank on North Point Parkway told police Tarras Blue Franklin, 45, of Atlanta, walked up to the drive-thru window and presented a check to be cashed. The teller called the company the check belonged to in order to verify its authenticity. They claimed it was forged. Police arrived and arrested Franklin for fourth degree forgery.

Man attacks roommate with knife ALPHARETTA, Ga. – An argument over wages turned violent May 12 when a roommate decided to attack another with a knife. The victim called police and said he and the suspect, Miguel Raymundo Brito, 28, of Lowe Lane, Alpharetta, and two other roommates came home from work together and began to argue about wages for the work that day. They began drinking as well. At about 2 a.m., Brito allegedly picked up a glass object and threw it on the ground, shattering it. He then picked up a knife and brandished it to his roommates

and began slicing at them. The victim and other roommates confirmed this. Brito was arrested for aggravated assault with a knife.

Teen broke into home, relaxed MILTON, Ga. – A 16-year-old boy was arrested May 18 after allegedly breaking into a Parkbrook Trace home and relaxing on the couch while the owners were asleep. The victims told police they were woken by a noise in their spare bedroom. When they checked it out, they noticed the kitchen light turn on. They found a 16-yearold boy hiding in the room, without wearing shoes. When confronted, the boy ran out the back door. He was chased into a car parked nearby and drove away. Police found a car matching the description at a nearby residence. Talking to the owners, their son matched the suspect’s description. When asked if he broke into the home down the street, the son allegedly admitted to it, saying he was searching for alcohol and money and, while in the home, decided to relax on the couch for a minute.

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DUI arrests ►► Dacey Hannah Fenton, 21,

of Wellsley Way, Alpharetta, was arrested May 6 on Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Jessica Shonte Stuart, 22, of Laurel Ridge Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested May 10 on Abbotts Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI, failure to maintain lane and brake light violation. ►► Victor M. Castro, 33, of Cox Road, Roswell, was arrested May 10 on Morris Road in Milton for DUI and stop sign violation. ►► Rohan Shroff, 24, of St. Michelle Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested May 10 on Bethany Road in Alpharetta for DUI. ►► Lamon E. Titus, 40, of Orchard Way, Roswell, was arrested May 6 on Ga. 400 in

public safety Alpharetta for DUI and speeding. ►► Melissa Ann Armistad, 47, of Longleaf Trail, Cumming, was arrested May 6 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Brandon Scott Barr, 45, of Deer Trail, Milton, was arrested May 5 on North Main Street in Alpharetta for DUI. ►► Anthony Scott Taylor, 53, of Leeward Walk Circle, Alpharetta, was arrested April 30 on Leeward Walk Circle in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Devon Seville Harrison, 26, of Michaela Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested April 28 on Morris Road in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane and no license. ►► Justin Matthew Griggs, 33, of Gardner Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested May 5 on Old Roswell Road in Alpharetta for DUI, possession of marijuana, speeding and possession of drug-related items. ►► O.J. Michael Santiago, 40, of Duluth was arrested April 24 on Gable Gate Turn in Roswell for DUI and possession of marijuana. ►► Jerry A. Lewis, 52, of

Canter Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested April 26 on Mimosa Boulevard in Roswell for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Randon Wesley Robinson, 31, of Atlanta was arrested April 26 on Riverside Road in Roswell for DUI, failure to maintain lane and passing violation. ►► Michael Andrew Pantlitz, 36, of Patterstone Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested April 26 on Ga. 400 in Roswell for DUI and speeding. ►► Easton Blake Clark, 21, of Old Woodland Entry, Alpharetta, was arrested April 27 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for DUI and following too closely. ►► Lisa Maureen Shackelford,

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50, of Smyrna was arrested April 28 on Azalea Drive in Roswell for DUI, failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to use due care. ►► Thomas Edward Williams Jr., 56, of Chattahoochee Circle, Roswell, was arrested April 29 on Atlanta Street in Roswell for DUI, hit and run and failure to maintain lane. ►► Fidel Casas, 51, of Lowe Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested April 29 on Norcross Street in Roswell for DUI. ►► David Glen Griffith, 52, of Bridge Pointe Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested May 3 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for DUI, possession of marijuana and failure to maintain lane.

Drug arrests ►► Robert H. Bryant, 28, of

Kennesaw was arrested May 8 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and tag light requirement. ►► Amy Katherine Hofford, 48, of Brookside Place, Roswell, was arrested May 7 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of methamphetamines, suspended license, brake light violation and headlight requirement. ►► Phillip Bernard Scott, 24, of Maple Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested May 8 on North Point Circle in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana with intent

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Ga. 9 to be widened to county line Bethany Bend intersection reworked

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By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and city of Milton want to make major improvements to Ga. 9 in coming years. Those improvements, however, will not begin for almost a decade. At an open house May 21, the public took their first look at the proposed improvements, which include widening Ga. 9 from Windward Parkway north to the Forsyth County line into a four-lane road – two in each direction. Included with these improvements will be the elimination of the center lane to be replaced with a center median with turn lanes. Streetscape improvements such as sidewalks, bike lanes and grass will also be added. Perhaps the biggest change to the street will be at the intersection of Ga. 9 and Bethany Bend. The roads intersect at an angle and planners want to square it off. However, to do this, roads will need to be rerouted. One proposal was to swing Bethany Bend behind the CVS on the east side and connect it with Ga. 9 just north. The existing intersection would be converted in to grass. Traffic lights would be added to prob-

The red dots indicate new or modifications to existing traffic signals along a section of Ga. 9. lem intersections, such as the Walmart drive and new lights at Bethany Bend. In the short term, Bethany Bend would see an additional right turn lane to turn north on Ga. 9 as well as a “no turn on red” sign going south. Intermediate plans call for shifting the intersection either north of the CVS or breaking it apart into two – keep a left-turn intersection where it currently sits and add the right turn just north of the CVS. The short-term improvements could be completed by 2017.

Sara Leaders, Milton transportation engineer, said the overall project cost is expected to be $31 million for the 3.04 miles of road. That number is not including purchasing right-of-way from the landowners who are on either side of the road. That amount could be about $7 million. The state expects work to begin in 2022, pending enough funding. For more information, visit Milton’s transportation improvements page at http://miltonintersectionprojects.com.

Ellis wins commission seat Other races headed for runoff By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – With 66 percent of the vote, Milton resident Bob Ellis claimed victory of the Fulton County Commission seat for District 2 over rival Roswell-based Eric Broadwell during the May 20 primary elections. Ellis claimed victory at his election party at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton, surrounded by family and friends.

“You can only go so far as your friends will let you go,” Ellis said, thanking his supporters and campaign staff. Ellis ran Ellis his campaign on fixing the problems with Fulton County government. Last year, the legislature redistricted the commission to grant one more district in

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North Fulton. Ellis will take office in January. The race for Roswell Municipal Court judge is headed for a runoff. Candidate Brian Hansford has 40 percent of the vote. Next in results is Melanie Ellwanger, with 32 percent. For U.S. Senate to replace retiring veteran Sen. Saxby Chambliss, local candidate and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel had a strong showing in Fulton County, but ended up in third overall. Edging her out for a runoff

Richman: Continued from Page 1 boundless energy, enthusiasm, creativity, passion and love of our children will forever be remembered.” Dozens of messages posted to the page described a principal who made a difference in the school and their children’s lives. “What a loss. Natalie was an amazing woman who was the heart and soul of Sweet Apple Elementary,” posted Lora Griffith. “She made a

were businessman David Perdue with 31 percent and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston with 26 percent. Handel claimed 22 percent overall. Johns Creek is headed for a runoff in both races for council. Candidate Bob Gray has 43 percent of the vote. Next is Eric Fragoso with 28 percent. In the other council seat race, Steve Broadbent has 45 percent of the vote with opponent Nancy Reinecke coming second with 18 percent. Runoff elections will take place July 22. difference in this world – a big difference. I will never forget her smile, sparkle, energy and enthusiasm for SAE, the kids, the staff.” “We know that every child reacts to the news of death differently, and we will do everything possible to provide support during this difficult time,” wrote Williams. Prior to coming to Sweet Apple Elementary in 2010, Richman, 47, served as the principal of Murdock Elementary School in Cobb County, and as a teacher in DeKalb County and in her native New York.


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New school and additions spur redistricting for 2015 Process to begin in fall, but ‘scope’ not determined By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – More than a year out from a new elementary school opening in Roswell and additions completed at three middle schools, talk of potential redistricting has some parents sounding the alarm. In widely disseminated emails that went to neighborhood groups and PTA members, parents urged the community to stay on top of redistricting news, lest their kids be swept up into a new school without their input. “Please keep abreast of the community meeting updates and pay attention to the proposed maps when they come out,” read one email circulating throughout North Fulton. “Many of our friends and neighbors nearby were taken by surprise when they were redistricted to Cambridge believing they were ‘safe’ and therefore did not attend the meetings or have their preferences heard.” Planners with the Fulton County School System (FCSS) say it is too early to know the depth of redistricting next fall, and whether all schools in the area will be impacted to some degree. For certain, elementary lines in west Roswell will be re-drawn for a new school opening in 2015. In addition, additions at three middle schools will require some tweaking of middle school lines at Autrey

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Milton mother/son leadership program logs 5,500 volunteer hours Holds award ceremony at Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta By CAROLYN RIDDER ASPENSON carolyn@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga.—The Milton chapter of the Young Men’s Service League ended the 2013-2014 school year with 5,500 hours of community service. Founded in 2001 by Texas sisters Pam and Julie Rosener, the Young Men’s Service League is a national organization of mothers and their high school-aged sons who work together to support those in need through philanthropy, education and leadership opportunities. Michelle Boyea, chapter president, said the Milton chapter formed in 2011 and has over 226 members. “The mother and son duos start when the son is a freshman and continue through their senior year,” Boyea said. “This is the first year we’ve had all four classes of the school involved.” Boyea said the league logged volunteer hours with 15 different agencies, including the Atlanta Canine Adoption

Project, the Child Development Association, Milton’s Earth Day celebration and Meals on Wheels. “We work with several different agencies because they all need and appreciate volunteers and in doing so, our program and our group of young men benefit from the experience,” she said. Mothers and sons were able to volunteer together or apart. “Many of our opportunities included the mothers and sons volunteering together but through all of the opportunities, whether they volunteered together or separately, we were able to enrich the lives of others as well as provide supplies and items to people in need,” she said. Members supplied school supplies for kindergartners, held clothing drives for teens in need and found homes for abandoned dogs. “Each opportunity to volunteer has an incredibly powerful impact on the boys and their mothers,” Boyea said. The Milton chapter celebrated this year’s success with a banquet, held May 4,

The Presidential Service Award winners of the Milton Young Men’s Service League are, from left, Taylor Zubek (junior, Milton High), Nick Wilson (junior, Milton High), Jake English (junior, Milton High), Austin Bradley (junior, Cambridge High), Michelle Boyea, president, Michael Boyea (junior, Cambridge High), Jackson Boyea (freshman, Cambridge High), Jacob Gavilanez (sophomore, Milton High), Zach Hirschler (sophomore, Cambridge High) and Matthew Gavilanez (freshman, Milton High).  at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. “Our featured guest speaker was Shaun Verma,” Boyea said. “And we were honored to have him talk with our group.” Verma, a recent Milton graduate, started MD Junior, a nonprofit leadership society focused on inspiring selfless service through mentorship. “He’s done such an incredible job with MD Junior and is truly an inspiration to young men today,” she said. “He spoke to our members about

leadership and service and told us about his experience.” Five boys received the league’s “top dog” award for number of hours served. “Collectively, these boys served over 222 hours during the 2013-2014 school year,” Boyea said. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards were given to 13 members for their lifetime commitment to service and volunteer hours. Cheri Morgan and her son Austin Bradley received awards

for their volunteer efforts. Morgan said the experience was beneficial to them both. “We both realize how lucky my son is to be able to walk and talk and have things other people don’t,” she said. Morgan said her son has a better understanding of community service and what an impact it can make on others’ lives. “We’re proud of every boy involved in our program,” Boyea said. “They did an amazing job this year.”

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Second City comedy group returns Plays June 7 in Roswell ROSWELL, Ga. – Chicago’s legendary comedy theater company, The Second City, presents “Happily Ever Laughter,” a hilarious revue featuring some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from Second City’s 53-year history on June 7 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Because of their soldout show last year, RCAC has added two shows this year: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Drawing on classic material from Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, “Happily Ever Laughter” is a chance to see comedy stars in the making during an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy. The Second City continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. Many of comedy’s brightest stars have hit the road with the Second City Touring Company, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Keegan Michael Key and most recently, Saturday Night Live stars Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson and Jason Sudeikis. “We are so excited about Second City coming. I just love Tina Fey, so personally I’m about to jump out of my skin to be able to watch these performers. Plus, there is a young woman in the cast from Atlanta,” says Sarah Chandler,

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Fulton takes on state to allow local control of math curriculum Request for flexibility hits dead end at State Department of Education By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com ATLANTA – The battle over math in Georgia and how to teach it at the local level has elevated to warfare between state education officials and the Fulton County School System (FCSS). Fulton Schools officials are urging the state to allow flexibility in assessments to support the curriculum Fulton is teaching, and allow students to be tested at their math level

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than to say it is “too early” for comment, although concerns with the math curriculum have been an issue for Fulton parents for a decade. “One of the primary reasons why parents supported the move to a charter system was that we could determine locally what curriculum best suits the needs of our children,” said Fulton parent Ed Svitil. “Math is a critical part of their education.” The FCSS has tried for years to bring back a traditional math path to its high school curriculum to allow subjects

be taught in a “discrete” manner with each year dedicated to one math concept, such as algebra, geometry and so on. The state, however, moved to an integrated approach nearly a decade ago with all math concepts put into each year, with “strands” of each concept at each level with advancing depth each year. Fulton parents fought back as they saw the emphasis on “why” instead of “how” in solving equations, and an inquiry approach to answers instead of simply solving the problem. After years of unhappy

parents and complaints, thenFulton Superintendent Cindy Loe returned math to the traditional path in high school in 2010, and received approval from the GDOE to do so. The apparent victory was short-lived when it became apparent approval from the GDOE meant little. The End of Course Test for math (EOCT), which counts for 20 percent of a student’s grades, would still be tied to the integrated curriculum. “Quite frankly, it’s difficult

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Juke Box Heroes Rock Verizon Foreigner, Styx come south By JEFF STARSHIP news@northfulton.com Alpharetta, Ga. – On his 1980 “Hawks and Doves” album Neil Young sang, “Live music is better. Bumper stickers should be issued.” And so it was last Saturday night, May 24, at Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta. For four straight hours, former Eagles band member Don Felder, Foreigner and Styx rocked the excitable crowd on a clear, breezy and beautiful night. Felder’s set included the classics, “Those Shoes,” “Seven Bridges Row” (which he said the Eagles sang as a backstage warm-up song) and a version of “Hotel California” in which he was joined by a doublenecked guitar and Styx lead man Tommy Shaw. Good old songs coupled with good old friends made for a memorable rendition on that dark desert highway. When the roadies took the stage to prepare for Foreigner, the seats were far from empty.

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Tommy Shaw of Styx, joined Foreigner and Don Felder of the Eagles May 24 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. For more photos, go online at northfulton.com. The Brits soon blasted on the stage with an absolutely terrific set of music. Accompanied by strobe lights, fog and a laser show that continued to surprise, they sounded as good as ever. From their first album, (one that I had on eight track and listened to in my Chevy Vega)

Mick Jones offered “Starrider” in tribute to the band’s original bass player Rick Wills. During one song, Foreigner’s lead singer took a jaunt through the audience but never downshifted when back on stage through a set that featured “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Urgent” and “Jukebox Hero,”

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“I’ve Been Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “I Want to Know What Love is” which featured a Gainesville high school chorus. Styx lit up the crowd for the final set that brought Alabama native, Tommy Shaw, back home to the South. From “Blue Collar Man,” “The Grand Illusion” and “Lady” they covered

some classics and introduced to many the title track from their first album, “Crystal Ball.” Shaw first reluctantly played it for his friends in a bowling alley, but thankfully gave it a shot. Indeed, there is a superstar in all of us, as they also sang. Their video and light show was, as last year, a lot of fun to see. An encore of “Renegade” topped off a great night for three generations of fans. I leaned forward at one point during the Foreigner set and said to the ten year old sitting in front me, “your mother remembers the words to this one.” His mom turned around and answered for her son, “He knows the words to all of these songs.” And so he did. My boys did, too. Lead singers drenched in sweat from leaps and jumps, ripping lead guitars, spinning keyboards and drums to drive the whole machine, lights and video that made it all bigger than life, and a crowd mostly on its feet singing lead vocals for the cultural kick-off to summer. What a night. Live music is indeed better; contact me for a bumper sticker. It’s urgent.




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$210,000 raised for Brain Tumor Foundation for Children WEST POINT, Ga. – Over $210,000 was recently raised at the 10th annual J. Smith Lanier and Co. Charity Classic to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. From 2005 to 2014, J. Smith Lanier and Co. has raised more than $1.8 million for the foundation. The event was held at Chateau Elan Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. Over 300 golfers from around the Southeast and 13 BTFC children and their families were on hand to play golf and meet the sponsors. “J. Smith Lanier and Co. is honored to be the title corporate sponsor of the 10th anniversary of the annual J. Smith Lanier and Co. Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children,” said J. Smith Lanier Chairman and Chief Executive Officer D. Gaines Lanier. “The past 10 years has been an amazing opportunity for all of our employees to help support this outstanding foundation.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers. Since 2004, we have been able to help bring financial and emotional support to the families who are facing some of the most challenging moments in their lives.” Over the past decade, with the support of J. Smith Lanier, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children has grown from serving Georgia families only, to serving children and families throughout the Southeast and, to a limited degree, in the New England area. Brain tumors are the leading cancer cause of death in children today. “This charity event, and our partnership with J. Smith Lanier and Co., enables us to support hundreds of children and families each year in various significant ways. We are indeed grateful to all who make this event possible,” said Mary Moore, executive director of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.

The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, established in 1983 to help families cope with this diagnosis, remains committed to continuing its work until such time that a cure is found. To learn more about the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children or to make a donation, please visit www.braintumorkids.org or call 404-2524107. J. Smith Lanier and Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 550 employees in 19 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.

Brent and Shannon Potvin of Milton, Georgia and Waid Essick of Canton, Georgia are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Lauren Essick to Kyle Niels Pind, son of Kevin and Sharon Pind of Canton, Georgia. Whitney graduated from Milton High School in Milton. She is currently in her last Semester at Medtech College in Atlanta, Georgia and will graduate in August with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding. Kyle also graduated from Milton High School in Milton and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Effects degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently employed as an Editor at MBP Media Group in Roswell, Georgia. The couple will wed in September 2014 in beautiful Ballground, Georgia.

City of Alpharetta Offers Residents One-Day Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Residents within the City limits of Alpharetta have a valuable opportunity to have their household hazardous waste and paint either recycled or properly disposed of through a one-day collection on June 14, 2014. Important: This collection requires pre-registration by June 12th and the form can be found on the City website at www.alpharetta.ga.us. There is no charge for acceptable items and the list includes many paint products, home and garden chemicals and poisons. Please note that we are unable to offer this collection to Alpharetta businesses. Should there be a large number of registrations limitations may apply. Materials will be accepted on June 14th between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm only for registered participants with no exceptions. For additional information call (678) 297-6200 or email tporter@alpharetta.ga.us.


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CUMMING, Ga. — Sean Brown, of Cumming, was one of five students awarded the Bob Wright Memorial scholarship for 2014. The Bob Wright Memorial Scholarship is presented annually by the Independent Free Papers of America (IFPA). Brown, who is attending the University of Georgia, received $1,100. He plans to apply to the Terry College of Business at UGA and pursue a degree in business management. Other scholarship winners include Kristin Beard, Aaron Fabian, Eili Petersen and Paige Scott. Brown’s father, David, is employed by Appen Media Group, which publishes this publication.

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’Hooch duo win design awards Bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson to speak Spruill Oaks Library Book Club on June 3 JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – New York Times bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson will be the featured speaker of the NE/Spruill Oaks Library Book Club Tuesday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Decatur resident is the author of five novels. Her books have twice won the Georgia Author of the Year Award. A former actor, Jackson reads the audio versions of her

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A pair of Chattahoochee High School students from CHS’s architecture department won awards April 25 at the ninth annual High School Student Design Competition. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Atlanta chapter, with the Home Depot Foundation, the competition recognizes the top high school designers in Georgia. Chattahoochee’s winners, Jack Cioffi and Christopher Sharp, both of whom won honorable mention, placed among the top eight in the state, said their teacher, Gregg Mervich, head of Chattahoochee’s architecture department.

Two Chattahoochee High School students won awards at the High School Student Design Competition. The winners, with their teacher Gregg Mervich, from left are Christopher Sharp, and Jack Cioffi. Both won honorable mention.


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Alpharetta Rotary says goodbye to student ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Brazil is known for many things, including hosting this year’s soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. It is also home to the Rotary Club of Alpharetta’s 2013-2014 GRSP student, Luma Moreschi. The Georgia Rotary Student Program, also known as GRSP, is a Rotary program that brings college students from all over the world to study for a year in Georgia. Moreschi, one of 55 students in this year’s class, came last fall to study at Georgia State University. She not only took traditional university coursework but also took time during school breaks to travel the United States and learn about American culture. Besides making strong family bonds with her host family, Moreschi saw snow for the first

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time, along with her first major snow jam, and squirrels, which are not native to Brazil. Her fondest memories are of the time she had getting to know her fellow GRSP students and learning about American culture. “Having Luma has been like having a second daughter,” said her host mom Lee Mohler. “We will always cherish our friendship.” “The GRSP program brings young people together to be ambassadors for peace and service,” said Alpharetta Rotary President Dan Merkel. The Rotary Club of Alpharetta meets every Friday morning at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.clubrunner.ca/alpharetta. —Jonathan Copsey

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CITY OF ALPHARETTA PUBLIC NOTICE Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Notice is hereby given that public hearings shall be held before the Mayor and Council of the City of Alpharetta, Georgia on June 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., June 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., and June 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. regarding the adoption of the budget for fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) and to set the millage rate. The public hearings will take place at City Hall, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, in City Council chambers. The proposed budget is available on the City’s website, www.alpharetta.ga.us, as well as in the Department of Finance (2970 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta) and at City Hall (2 South Main Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday) and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Friday). These public hearings are in accordance with O.C.G.A. 36-81-5. All citizens of Alpharetta are invited to attend and comment will be heard. Robert J. Regus City Administrator

terson, Brandon Terry and Caroline Wayco. Cumming and Suwanee: Caroline Angle, Morgan Farrell and Austin Nissen. Johns Creek and Duluth: Samantha Boures, Matthew Simpson and Carlyle Yealy. Roswell: Hannah Duane, Caroline Ehret and Mackenzie Morrow.

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STATESBORO, Ga. – Andrew D. Johnson of Cumming was recognized on the Georgia Southern University President’s List for earning a grade point average of 4.0 for the fall 2013 term. Johnson is a graduate of Forsyth Central High School. In addition, Jesse House, a pre-interior design major from Alpharetta, was named to the 2014 Georgia Southern Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) team. SOAR leaders help orient new students and their families to Georgia Southern during the summer SOAR sessions.

College of William and Mary WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Alexandra Coble, Lauren Coble

Pictured from left are Alpharetta Rotary Club President Dan Merkel, GRSP student Luma Moreschi and Rotarian Lee Mohler. and Alexa Silva, all residents of Alpharetta, were recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William and Mary for the fall 2013 semester. In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average during the semester.

Clemson University CLEMSON, S.C. – Sigma Alpha Lambda announced that Amanda Karyn Gauger of Alpharetta recently was recently named a member of the national leadership and honors organization at its Clemson University chapter. Gauger is a sophomore studying finance at Clemson University.

University of Mary Washington FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Paige A. Weinberg of Alpharetta, was named to the University of Mary Washington’s Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. To be placed on the Dean’s List, Weinberg, a junior, had to earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Virginia Tech BLACKSBURG, Va. – The following were named to the Vir-

ginia Tech Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Dean’s List students must earn at least a 3.4 grade point average. Natalie J. Derajtys of Alpharetta is a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business. Griffin T. Shaw of Milton is a senior majoring in geosciences in the College of Science. Amy C. Lewis of Johns Creek is a junior majoring in public and urban affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Neel B. Bhatia of Alpharetta is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering. Kennedy L. Bryan of Alpharetta is a sophomore majoring in fine arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Karen P. Laiacona of Suwanee is a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Matthew R. Phillips of Roswell is a senior majoring in economics in the College of Science. James S. Lavinder of Roswell is a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. Daniel J. Kim of Johns Creek is a freshman majoring in university studies at Virginia Tech.

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CITY OF ALPHARETTA NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE The Mayor and Council of the City of Alpharetta has tentatively adopted an operating (“M&O”) millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes for the General Fund by 2.59 percent. Please see Notice of Property Tax Decrease for the Bond millage rate. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the City of Alpharetta, Council Chambers, City Hall, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, on the following dates and times: June 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. June 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. June 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This tentative increase will result in an M&O millage rate of 4.950 mills, an increase of 0.125 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the M&O millage rate will be no more than 4.825 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $9.59 and the proposed tax increase for non-homesteaded property with a fair market value of $925,000 is approximately $46.25. Explanation: The City has not received the 2014 tax digest from Fulton County and, as such, must assume growth in the tax digest to conservatively comply with this statutory notice. The budget currently being considered by the Alpharetta City Council would leave the millage rate at its current 5.750 mills level through the 2015 fiscal year. The City has maintained that rate since 2009 while providing additional tax relief to citizens by increasing Alpharetta’s homestead exemption to $40,000; the highest such exemption in Georgia. While Alpharetta’s overall millage rate would remain flat under the proposal, there would be some changes to the individual components as follows: Millage Rate

Current

Proposed

Change

M&O

4.870

4.950

0.080

Bond

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0.800

-0.080

Total

5.750

5.750

0.000

The City is shifting 0.08 mills from the Bond millage rate to the M&O millage rate to provide additional funding for capital investment in our infrastructure. Robert J. Regus City Administrator

David Belle Isle Mayor

CITY OF ALPHARETTA NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX DECREASE The Mayor and Council of the City of Alpharetta has tentatively adopted a debt (“Bond”) millage rate which will require a decrease in property taxes for the Debt Service Fund by -8.33 percent. Please see Notice of Property Tax Increase for the M&O millage rate. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax decrease to be held at the City of Alpharetta, Council Chambers, City Hall, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, on the following dates and times: June 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. June 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. June 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. This tentative decrease will result in a Bond millage rate of 0.800 mills, a decrease of -0.073 mills. Without this tentative tax decrease, the Bond millage rate will be no more than 0.873 mills. The proposed tax decrease for a home with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately -$8.35 and the proposed tax decrease for non-homesteaded property with a fair market value of $925,000 is approximately -$27.01. Explanation: The City has not received the 2014 tax digest from Fulton County and, as such, must assume growth in the tax digest to conservatively comply with this statutory notice. The budget currently being considered by the Alpharetta City Council would leave the millage rate at its current 5.750 mills level through the 2015 fiscal year. The City has maintained that rate since 2009 while providing additional tax relief to citizens by increasing Alpharetta’s homestead exemption to $40,000; the highest such exemption in Georgia. While Alpharetta’s overall millage rate would remain flat under the proposal, there would be some changes to the individual components as follows: Millage Rate

Current

Proposed

Change

M&O

4.870

4.950

0.080

Bond

0.880

0.800

-0.080

Total

5.750

5.750

0.000

The City is shifting 0.08 mills from the Bond millage rate to the M&O millage rate to provide additional funding for capital investment in our infrastructure. Robert J. Regus City Administrator

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Atlanta Fine Homes finds new Atlanta home Opens offices at Sanctuary Park ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty hosted a grand opening reception May 6 to celebrate the new and expanded space of their North Atlanta office. Welcoming guests were Vice President and North Atlanta Managing Broker Bill Rawlings, along with company founders Jenny Pruitt, chief executive officer, and David Boehmig, president. Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle and state Sen. Brandon Beach of the 21st District were among the guests who participated in the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests toured the 8,000-square-foot facility, where glass walls overlook the lush woodlands. The lightfilled offices include a spacious lobby, three conference rooms, agent work stations with the latest technology, computers in private sections, individual agent offices and a marketing center. Paintings by Atlanta artist Melissa Payne Baker, known for her striking color palette and blend of textures, decorate

abstract images of individual and choirs of angels against rich color backgrounds evoke an aura of subtle spirituality. Working with a palette knife and in acrylics, Pruitt translates a harmony of colors and brilliant whites on her canvases. For more information on Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, visit their offices at 1125 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 140, Alpharetta, or online at www. atlantafinehomes.com or www. sothebysrealty.com.

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Cutting the official ribbon at Atlanta Fine Homes’ new North Atlanta office are, from left, David Boehmig, president of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, firm CEO Jenny Pruitt, vice president and managing broker of the North Atlanta office Bill Rawlings and State Senator Brandon Beach. the offices. Baker, whose work has been featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine

and at the High Museum of Art, was named 2012 Artist of the Year by Jezebel magazine.

Also on display were the “Angel Galleries” of paintings by Pruitt. The firm CEO’s

Providence Group sells 50 homes at Jamestown South Forsyth community posts strong first quarter sales FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The first quarter of 2014 proved to be a successful one for the Providence Group of Georgia. Specifically, the Atlanta home builder sold 50 homes at its popular Jamestown community in south Forsyth County, including 21 in the month of March. “2013 was a fantastic year for our Jamestown community and its popularity has just continued to grow in 2014,”

said Kelly Fink, vice president of marketing and online sales at Providence Group. “The quick sales pace has led to limited opportunities on our single-family homes and basement home sites, while new construction is underway on the final phase of townhomes at Jamestown.” Luxury single-family homes and townhomes at Jamestown are priced from $225,900 to $399,900. In addition to the single-family homes, several townhomes are currently under construction with presale opportunities available. New townhome buildings featuring the popular master-on-the-main home designs were also just released in mid-

April to a waiting list of interested buyers. Townhomes at Jamestown showcase two- and three-story home designs with a variety of options including courtyard townhomes, finished terrace levels and master-on-the-main designs. Interiors are perfect for entertaining with open layouts and many of the same upscale features that are available in the single-family homes. Jamestown is located in the soughtafter Windward area of Alpharetta, just minutes from restaurants, trendy shopping, family activities and fantastic entertainment. –Hatcher Hurd

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Home sales continue slip in April Despite some seasonal increase in inventory levels in North Atlanta, the number of sales for single-family detached homes is down over last year in both Forsyth County and North Fulton, with the exception of three zip codes on the north side of the city. There were nearly 13 percent more homes on the market in Forsyth County and just over 11 percent more in North Fulton in April, compared to the same time last year. A seasonal increase in inventory is normal in the spring and new construction is adding to that increase, but inventory still remains historically low. Average sales prices in April (year-over-year) jumped just over 9 percent in Forsyth County and 2.5 percent in North Fulton, but the number of homes sold continued a downward trend, dropping 14 percent and 12.6 percent in Forsyth and North Fulton respectively. So, despite the seasonal increase in inventory, buyers

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same rate as last year when inventory was lower and choices fewer. The only locations that didn’t see a drop in the number of homes sold was 30022, 30028 and 30076. Also of note, 30004 was the only zip code that reflected a drop in average sales price. This is attributed to a lower number of sales over $1 million.

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IT support, services business opens Business: LAN Systems Opened: March Owner: Mary Hester What: LAN Systems deliver IT support with consulting and managed IT services. We serve many customers from diverse business backgrounds and take into account your specific IT needs.

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concluded that the easiest way to gain access to decision makers is to have someone who reports to them bring you there. In other words, if you can convince a direct report of a decision maker that it’s in their best interest to introduce you to their boss, you’ll be quickly talking to a decision maker. When plotting your course to gain access to decision makers, study the company’s organization chart. It’s far easier to gain access to lower level resources, show them what value you’ll provide and have them take you to the decision maker. And when you’re talking to the decision maker, you’ll be getting more business.

Topgolf opens in Alpharetta Business: Topgolf Apharetta Opened: May Owner: Bob Dodson What: Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. You can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from

the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor’s 7-year-old kid can play year-round. Where: 1900 Westside Parkway in Alpharetta Hours: 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: 770-271-0513 Website: www.topgolf.com/ alpharetta

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GNFCC hears state of tech industry in Georgia ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Tino Mantella, president of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), will provide an industry update for Georgia as well as North Fulton at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The chamber is offering

the opportunity to learn more about the work of TAG statewide, the impact multiple TAG societies have in Atlanta and North Fultonhow your business will benefit.  Since coming to TAG, Mantella has worked with a team of dedicated volunteers and

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Kain joins Bank of North Georgia ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Bank of North Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, announced that Donna Kain has joined the Bank of North Georgia team as director Kain Woltering of private wealth management, overseeing the private banking line of business. She will be located at the Terminus office at 3280 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta. Bank of North Georgia also announced that Sandy Woltering rejoined the division as senior vice president of commercial lending. She is located at the Johnson Ferry Road branch in Marietta. Visit www.banknorthgeorgia.com for locations and more information.

Community and Southern Bank merges with Alliance National ATLANTA — Community and Southern Bank, which operates 38 banking offices in metro Atlanta, has acquired Alliance National Bank. Alliance operates two banking offices in Cumming and Dalton and has $157 million in assests; $92 million in loans and $130 million in deposits. Community and Southern Bank paid $13.60 per share in cash for outstanding shares of Alliance. The agreement, which was approved by the board of directors of both banks, is expected to close by the third quarter of 2014. “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Alliance National Bank,” said Pat Frawley, chief executive officer of C&S Holdings and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Community and Southern Bank. “We are also excited to expand our presence in Forsyth County, one of Georgia’s fastest growing markets.”

Commerce Bank names Clark senior VP for Johns Creek JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Georgia Commerce Bank has welcomed Randy Clark as senior vice president and market executive for the Johns Creek market. Clark is a 28-year finance professional with senior management experience in regional and community banks, including 24 years in metro Atlanta. Additionally, he Clark previously founded or co-founded several businesses in his 10 years as an entrepreneur. Clark’s primary responsibility with Georgia Commerce Bank is leading the organization’s banking efforts for the Johns Creek market. “Because all of my team members have experience in small or mid-size business management, we understand what entrepreneurs need to advance their business and promote growth,” said Clark.

staff to build a prestigious board made up of 65 technology stakeholders. TAG has grown membership by more

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Technology Update What: Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce When: Wednesday, June 4, 11:30 a.m. Where: The Metropolitan Club 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta Cost: Members $20, non-members $30 than 500 percent and added a series of programs and services that support TAG’s vision.

He and his wife, Janet, reside in Johns Creek and have three grown children – Lindsay Warford, Paul Clark and Katie Clark.

Delta Community Credit Union announces philanthropic fund ATLANTA — Delta Community Credit Union announced its annual call for applications for the Delta Community Credit Union Philanthropic Fund, a grant program that provides financial support to registered nonprofit organizations. Through the fund, Delta Community identifies and supports organizations that align with its mission of helping families manage their household finances and improving the physical and financial well-being of young people. Delta Community has committed to provide grants totaling $70,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations in 2014, and in 2015, Delta Community will increase its grants to a total of $75,000. To submit an application for 2015, interested organizations can review the grant guidelines at www. DeltaCommunityCU.com/PhilanthropicFund. The application deadline is June 30 at 5 p.m. All applicants will receive a written response by Nov. 5.

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Patti Swann joins Keller Williams ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Patti Swann, a real estate sales professional in metro Atlanta, has joined the Keller Williams North Atlanta Metro Market Center. Swann has an extensive background both in real estate and in the hospitality industry and had previously been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. As a proven sales leader, Swann brings with her a successful background in new home, resale, corporate real estate sales and a passion for customer service. The Keller Williams North Atlanta Metro Market Center is located at 5780 Windward Parkway, Suite 100, Alpharetta. Visit www.kw.com or call Melba Franklin at 770663-7291 for more information.

Traton Homes selling at Greenwich Park JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Following its announcement of Greenwich Park earlier this year, Traton Homes announced that it is now selling luxury homes in the Johns Creek community. A gated community off Buice Road, Greenwich Park offers 21 homes priced from the $800,000s. To schedule an appointment and learn more, call Steve Lee at 678-858-1984 or visit www.TratonHomes.com.

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Katz family opens remodeled Midas Auto in Alpharetta ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Katz family’s newest renovated store is the Midas Auto Service and Tires

Contact Deborah Lanham with questions at 770993-8806.

located at 224 North Main St., at the corner of Mayfield and North Main. The renovation included seven service bays and a coffeehouse-style customer waiting area. Intentionally designed with large windows, customers are able to watch as Midas-certified technicians work on their car. Midas technicians are able to perform computer engine analysis, alignment checks and tire balancing under true driving conditions. “I have been in this business for 27 years and I am truly amazed how nice the store turned out,” said Randy Lindhurst, general manager of the Katz organization. A grand opening celebration takes place June 6 – 8 with live music, free food and activities for children. For more, visit www.midas.com.

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Search committee launced for Gwinnett Tech president ATLANTA — Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has announced the creation of a search committee that will assist him in the process of selecting the next president of Gwinnett Technical College (GTC). Jackson’s choice will replace President Sharon Bartels, who retired on May 1. The search committee will be chaired by Wendell Dallas, the vice president for operations at Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas and chairman of the GTC Board of Directors. In the coming weeks, committee members will conduct interviews with applicants who respond to a national announcement for the position. Their job will be to narrow the applicants down to three candidates and then provide Jackson with those names. The entire process to select the next president of GTC is expected to take several weeks. David H. Welden, the college’s executive vice president for finance and administration, is serving as the interim president until a new president is named.

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Providence Group selling homes at Ruth’s Farm ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Providence Group of Georgia announced it is now selling luxury new homes at Ruth’s Farm in Alpharetta. The metro Atlanta home builder, along with KM Homes, is offering spacious single-family homes priced from the $600,000s. Currently, Providence Group has three homes under construction at Ruth’s Farm, including the model home that is expected to open in the fall. Ruth’s Farm is located at Bethany Road and Mayfield Road, a short distance from the restaurants, shops and entertainment found in historic downtown Alpharetta. Homes are currently for sale by appointment only at Ruth’s Farm. For more information, call 678-392-7466 or visit www.TheProvidenceGroup.com.


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Matilda’s offers live outdoor music “Under the Pines.” This installment of the series features Mike Willis, a country and pop rock artist. 8:30 p.m. May 31. 377 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-754-7831 or visit matildascottage.com.

Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855583-5838 or visit thevelvetnote.com.

The Roswell Fine Art Alliance announces their spring members show, hosted by Jackson Accura and on display for viewing and purchase in the showroom lobby. Through June 7. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10900 Alpharetta St., Roswell. Please call 770-650-4000 or visit rfaa.org.

PEACHTREE HILLS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

‘A PLACE AT THE TABLE’ MOVIE SCREENING

ROSWELL FINE ARTS ALLIANCE MEMBERS SHOW

Jack Johnson is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, surfer, filmmaker and musician known for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres, and will be coming to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m. June 3. 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 404-733-5013 or visit vzwamp.com.

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Atlanta based jazz saxophonist Dwan Bosman is coming to The Velvet Note. Dwan’s unique style of hip-hop influenced jazz has earned him a good amount of recognition, as well as a recording deal in Atlanta. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 30. 4075 Old Milton

The Third Annual Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts will bring 125 artists to the shady, tree-lined neighborhood. The two-day festival will be held in and around the Peachtree Hills Park and Recreation Center, including food, acoustic music and activities for kids. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 31 – June 1. 308 Peachtree Hills Ave. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-1222 or visit peachtreehillsfestival.com.

THEATER » ‘CHARLOTTE’S WEB’

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents “Charlotte’s Web,” an adaptation of the novel by E.B. White, in which Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig become unlikely friends. Show times vary. Through May 25. 1404 Spring St. Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-3391 or visit puppet.org.

‘TARZAN: THE MUSICAL’

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All ages will enjoy this fun event featuring live music, arts and crafts, butterfly parades and more.10 a.m. – 3 p.m. June 7 – 8. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Please call 770-992-2055 or visit chattnaturecenter.org.

special historical and educational program for the communities of North Fulton: “Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and Women of WWII” as part of Understanding the Foundations of America Series. Come Meet ‘n Greet the Tuskegee Airmen and Women. Hear the stories of their hardships and accomplishments, and their contributions to help win WWII defeating the Axis Powers and of their faith that carried them through. 7 – 8:30 p.m. May 29. 2 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-653-6821 or visit americanheritagesocietyofgeorgia.com.

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FLYING COLORS BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

The main-stage musical production of "Tarzan" will be performed at The Cumming Playhouse by MelloDrama Productions. The exciting show, based on the Disney movie, has intense choreography, cirque aerialists, gymnasts and entertaining music. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. June 5 – 22. 101 School St., Cumming. Please call 770781-9178 or visit playhousecumming. com.

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The American Heritage Society of Georgia, Inc. presents another

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is hosting a special screening of "A Place at the Table," a documentary that lets viewers see hunger through the eyes of food pantry staff, a working mom, dedicated teachers, and a young child. "A Place at the Table" examines the complex issue of hunger in the United States. A brief Q and A with Atlanta Community Food Bank staff will follow the screening. 7 – 9:30 p.m. June 5. 7730 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 770-992-9663 or visit amctheatres.com.

CITY OF MOUNTAIN PARK BEER FESTIVAL

Over 30 breweries including craft beer, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Admission to the festival includes a souvenir cup and unlimited beer samples. Proceeds benefit Mountain Park Watershed Preservation Society and other 501c3 organizations. 1 – 5 p.m. June 7. 118 Lakeshore Drive, Mountain Park. Please call 770-993-4231 or visit mountainparkbeerfestival.com.

ALPHARETTA BREW MOON SUMMERFEST

Gather your friends and celebrate summer with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Part of downtown will open for one big street party which will include music by The Yacht Rock

‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’

Dancing Goat Theatre presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedic play by Oscar Wilde. Show times vary. May 30 – June 1. 10700 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. Please visit performingartsnorth.org.

CAFFEINE AND OCTANE

A car show where local owners bring out their cars of all sorts for a morning of cars and coffee. Come out and see all the antiques and exotics all while enjoying your Sunday joe. 8 – 11 a.m. June 1. 12600 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. Please visit caffeineandoctane.com. Review, a popular Atlanta band. 6:30 – 11 p.m. June 7. 35 Milton Ave., Alpharetta. Please call 678-297-0102 or visit awesomealpharetta.com.

RACES AND BENEFITS » SERV RACE FOR ONE MILLION MEALS 5K

Join us for the inaugural SERV International Race for ONE Million Meals 5k. The race will start and finish at the historic Marietta Square. This family friendly race is open to all racers and walkers, as well as participants with. There will be a Tot Trot for the little ones too. The post-race party will include great musical artists and games for all ages. Prizes will be given to top age group finishers. 5k participants will receive a race T-shirt and Tot Trotters will receive medals. 8 a.m. May 31. Marietta Square, Marietta. Please call 770-516-1108 or visit servone.org.

FOR THE LOVE OF A HORSE CHARITY GOLF EVENT

As part of its ongoing fundraising effort, For the Love Of A Horse, Inc. is hosting the 3rd annual golf tournament at the Trophy Club of Atlanta in Alpharetta. All proceeds will benefit For the Love Of A Horse, a Roswell-based nonprofit. The 18-hole golf classic will include a 4-person team scramble format with prizes, gift bags, hole-in-one contests and longest drive contest. An awards reception, live auction and raffle will take place after the tournament. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 6. 15135 Hopewell Road, Alpharetta. Please call 404680-0392 or visit fortheloveofahorse. org.


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Bridgeway graduates bring learning outdoors Thanks to the generosity of three former graduates, Bridgeway Christian Academy can now bring classroom learning outdoors. Adam Warmouth, Jonathan Williamson, and Julian Inglima each donated their time and talents to build outdoor experiences for students as part of their Eagle Scout projects. Earlier this month, Mrs. Fowler’s second grade class had the privilege of planting the first vegetables and flowers in the organic garden boxes designed and built by Adam Warmouth (class of 2012). Students worked together in teams and put their measurement expertise to work determining the depth and distance each plant should be planted. Once the plants mature, BCA families will enjoy the fruits of their labor – literally. In addition to the garden, an outdoor classroom complete with benches and teaching podium, built by Jonathan Williamson (2012), and a custom built picnic area designed by Julian Inglima (2011), round out the outdoor experience. According to BCA Head of School, Rob Starner, teachers and students alike have embraced the outdoor classroom experience. “We are so grateful to these young men for their generosity and loyalty to Bridgeway. The desire to give back to BCA is another example of the strong sense of community fostered here. We are very proud of them”, said Starner. Serving families with children in preschool through eighth grade,

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Don’t let your child’s learning stop just because summer starts Huntington Learning Center provides alternatives to parent who want to help their children avoid summertime regression and work on basic skills. Summer is an ideal time to fine-tune or improve skills. Without the pressure of typical school –year obligations – and seven or eight hours more free time each day for three months – many students are better able to reap the benefits of tutoring during the summer months. Your child is the focus. It’s not unfathomable that a child learns at a different pace or grasps concepts in a different manner might fall behind in a class of 20 or 30 students. At Huntington, teachers work with students individually or in a small group of three or four. Individualized teaching methods help to get to the root of the problem. At Huntington, teachers perform an academic evaluation of each student before beginning instruction so that

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Cambridge, BT girls take state golf titles By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Cambridge girls captured a state high school golf championship, easily winning the Class AAAAA title last week. Cambridge shot 223 at Jones Creek Golf Club to finish 25 strokes ahead of runner-up Gainesville. The Bears’ Sabrina Long earned medalist honors in the tournament with a 1-under 71. Teammate Rachel Dai was third individually at 75, and Tiffany Elam tied for fourth at 77. All three are juniors. The Bears posted the low score among the four classifications that counted three scores toward the team

total, and did it on the most difficult course of the five that hosted girls’ championships. All 14 classification championships were played at courses in the Augusta area, with the Blessed Trinity girls also taking home a state title. Blessed Trinity placed first in Class AAA, finishing with a 245 total to defeat runner-up North Oconee by four strokes. BT’s Gracie Henderson was the tournament medalist with a 75. Nicole Henderson was eighth with an 84 and Hannah Jones tied for 11th at 86 to round out the Titans’ scoring. In AAAAAA girls, Johns Creek tied for fifth at 254 with Milton seventh at 259 at Gordon Lakes. Johns Creek’s

Janet Mao tied for fourth individually at 74, with Milton’s Kayla Jones tying for 12th with an 80. The Mount Pisgah girls tied for second in the Class A private school division at Goshen Plantation. The Patriots shot 175 to finish 22 behind Darlington. Megan McGaughey shot 86 for Mount Pisgah to place 12th, with the team’s other three golfers shooting 89 or 90. In AAAAAA boys at Champions Retreat, Roswell and Johns Creek tied for second at 303, three shots behind Peachtree Ridge. Alpharetta tied for seventh at 317. Roswell’s Spencer Haigwood and Johns Creek’s Billy Johns tied for fifth with scores of even par 72,

and Alpharetta’s Chandler Eaton shot 73 to tie for seventh. Cambridge tied for fifth in AAAAA boys at Bartram Trail. The Bears shot 305, 12 strokes behind the winning score. Austin Redick shot 73 for Cambridge to tie for 12th. The Blessed Trinity boys were fourth in AAA at Belle Meade in Thomson with a 309 score, seven in back of North Oconee’s winning total. Jeremy Smith tied for seventh for the Titans with a 74. Mount Pisgah tied for fourth in Class A private school boys at 311, 10 shots behind Brookstone. Connor McKinnon led the Patriots with a 75 at Forest Hills, placing ninth.

Osthoff signs with Reinhardt ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Schuyler Osthoff, a senior at Alpharetta High School, has committed to play soccer at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. Seated with Osthoff are his parents Andy and Heidi Osthoff. Standing from left are AHS Principal Shannon Kersey, one of his sisters, Graysen Osthoff, Athletic Director Michael Scheifflee and high school coach Scott Cole.

’Hooch lacrosse summer camps scheduled JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Find out why lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country with summer clinics conducted by the Chattahoochee High School lacrosse program for rising fourththrough 12th-grade boys in June. All skill levels are encouraged to attend the clinics, which are $130 each. Campers will have the opportunity to learn the sport through fun games and drills run by CHS coach Kevin Fabianski and a host of college players. Now is the time to get in the game. For rising fourthand fifth-graders, camp will be June 9-12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Rising sixth- through eighthgraders will attend camp June 9-12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The camp for rising ninth- through 12th-graders will be June 1619 from 5 to 8 p.m. Campers should bring wa-

Championships start young for Milton lacrosse MILTON, Ga. – Undefeated. That is how the season ended for the Milton Eagles Blue Junior Select girls’ lacrosse team. The girls finished the season 13-0-1 by beating a very good team from Centennial in a hard-fought battle Tuesday night, May 20. The Milton girls had an incredible season with some come-from-

behind wins. The girls are sixth- and seventh-graders and give a glimpse at why the Milton High School girls’ team is one of the best in America. They start the winning young in Milton. Team members, in first row from left, are Hannah Rogers, Shay Silvia, Abby Beard and Viktoria Kangas.

In the middle row are Sydney Ballew and Cassandra Marshall. On the third row are Cali Schneider, Cara Meitin, Maggie Coyle, Lauren Noonan, Sophie Warmath, Julia Hunt, Sydney Simpson, Ella Langley, Annie Wade and Maggie Hairston. Coaches are Craig Langley, Jennifer Noonan and John Wade.

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ter as well as all equipment, including helmet, mouth guard, stick, gloves and shoulder and elbow pads. For information, including online registration and payment details go to www. hoochlacrosse.com or email Lori Johnson at palcole2002@ yahoo.com.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – End-of-season honors went to four Chattahoochee High School boys’ lacrosse players – Jack Bui, Nick Zakucia, Ben Corrigan and Jack Cioffi. Bui, Zakucia and Corrigan were named to the 2014 Georgia High School Boys’ AllState Teams, selected by the Georgia High School Boys Coaches’ Council, which also selects All-Americans and Academic AllAmericans on behalf of U.S. Lacrosse. Bui was named an Academic AllAmerican and Corrigan and Zakucia were named Honorable Mention All-State. In addition, Corrigan, Zakucia and Cioffi were selected for the 2014 Georgia High School All-Star Lacrosse Games May 18, hosted by DiVarsity Lacrosse.

From left, Jack Bui, Nick Zakucia, Ben Corrigan and Jack Cioffi.


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Titans capture state baseball title Win twice in extra innings in finals By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The Blessed Trinity Titans began the state Class AAA baseball playoffs with a pair of lastinning victories, and that’s the way they ended it. The Titans scored a pair of extra inning wins Saturday, May 24, over defending champion Cartersville to capture a second state baseball championship. Blessed Trinity’s previous title came in 2006. Blessed Trinity (29-8) won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader 2-1 in eight innings, and scored a 3-2 victory in nine innings for their fourth sweep in five playoff series. The Titans went 10-1 in the playoffs, winning five times in their last at bat. It was BT’s second road sweep of the week,

as the Titans rolled past Hart County 13-5 and 10-2 last Monday in Hartwell. Other than the Hart County series, Blessed Trinity played a string of close games, beginning with a pair of last-inning victories over Jackson County in Roswell. Blessed Trinity coach Andy Harlin attributed his team’s ability to pull out close out games to its “gritty” attitude. “The kids knew how to deal with adversity. If something did not go our way, they pulled together. And we played so many tight, non-region games.” Junior catcher Cody Roberts was the hero against Cartersville, driving in the winning run in both games and earning the save in the first before giving up a seventh-inning lead in the clincher on a pair of unearned runs.

The Titans were held in check offensively in the first game by Cartersville starter Hunter Osborn, who allowed only one hit in seven innings and pitched around a succession of errors by the Purple Hurricanes. The only BT hit off Osborn was a single by shortstop Jack Dunn in the third inning, with Dunn scoring the Titans’ first run on an errant pickoff throw. Cartersville tied the game in the third inning against BT starter Ryan Young, who allowed just three hits and one walk in seven innings and struck out seven. Young got the win when No. 9 hitter Chris Siebert led off the top of the eighth with a double and scored on Roberts’ single. Roberts then came on to pitch the bottom of the eighth to record the save. The Titans led 2-0 after four innings in the second game, with starting pitcher Brad Spinner shutting out

the Purple Hurricanes for five innings, striking out seven. Twice he got out of bases loaded jams, with BT scoring single runs in the bottom of both innings. After Nate Lomax worked a scoreless sixth inning, Roberts took the mound in the seventh. Cartersville scored two runs with the help of a costly error on a potential double play grounder, but Roberts pitched a perfect eighth to keep the Titans in the game. Sophomore first baseman Conor Davis held Cartersville scoreless in the ninth, and wound up as the winning pitcher when Roberts delivered another game-winning hit off Cartersville starter Garrett Rutledge. Roberts and Dunn both had two hits for the Titans, with designated hitter John Castro driving in a run. “From day one, this team showed up to practice early and

Eagles: Continued from Page 1 gins. Lambert, ranked No. 1 nationally in one poll, won the best-of-three series two games to one, both wins coming by scores of 2-1. The high-scoring Longhorns (36-2) managed just five runs in the series. But thanks to two game-winning bloop singles and Milton’s series-long struggle to deliver a hit in a key situation, Lambert came away with s state title, Memorial Day, May 26, while the Eagles ended the season wondering what could have been. Lambert won the first and third games of the series, with the Eagles taking the second game 5-1. After last Saturday’s doubleheader split, the teams returned to the Milton field Monday to decide a series that had lots of tense moments but very few runs. Milton (28-9) managed just two hits in 24 at bats with runners in scoring position in the three games. Lambert wasn’t much better, but the Longhorns had the only two hits that mattered. Lambert’s Tucker Maxwell looped a soft single just over second base in the top of seventh inning of the series opener to snap a 1-1 tie. Teammate Kyle McCann dropped an even softer single over third base to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth in the decisive third game to again break a 1-1 deadlock. “Two jam jobs,” Milton coach Joey Ray said of Lambert’s two game-winning hits. “Our pitching was absolutely phenomenal, but we did not get the big hits. That was the difference in the series. “We thought we were the better team, but they outplayed us.” Most of the Milton players on the 2014 team were part of the 2013 state championship squad, but that did not take away any of the sting from the loss

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Milton senior Matt Geiger [21] pitched well in the final game, however his team failed to score the necessary runs to cinch the game. to the Longhorns. “When you lose the state championship, it’s not fun,” Milton ace pitcher Alex Schnell said. “It could have gone either way. We could have had the bloop hits, but that’s the game of baseball.” Dylan Cease, one of Milton’s two ace pitchers, was kept off the mound by an early-season elbow injury, and Ray never settled on a third starter to take the spot of Matt Geiger, who pitched well in tandem with Schnell after moving up in the rotation. Dalton Ewing drew the game three start against the Longhorns after making just a handful of pitching appear-

ances during the season. He lasted into the fourth inning, allowing just one run, which was set up by an inningopening error. “He pitched his butt off,” Ray said of Ewing, who allowed back-to-back singles to tie the game 1-1 after an error to lead off the fourth. Reliever Will Matthews got out of the inning by inducing Seth Beer, one of the state’s most dangerous hitters, to ground into a double play with the bases loaded. Beer, who came into the series batting .624 with 10 home runs, was held hitless by the Eagles. Matthews allowed a double to start the fifth and was relieved by Schnell,

prepared so well,” Harlin said. “I had a feeling for them early.” The Titans did not need any late heroics in their sweep earlier last week over Hart County. Davis hit a 2-run homer and Castro blasted a grand slam as the Titans exploded for 11 runs in the first two innings of a 13-5 win in the opener. Roberts chipped in with three hits and three RBI. Spinner pitched a complete game in the clincher, allowing four hits and striking out 10 in a 10-2 victory. Davis had two hits, one of them a homer, and three RBI, Dunn added two hits and stole two bases and Castro also hit a second homer in the doubleheader. Blessed Trinity was a predominantly junior team this season, with Young, second baseman Bryson Jenkins and outfielders Paul Dwyer and Grant Hormuth the lone senior starters. Lomax was the team’s other senior pitcher.

who pitched a complete game two days earlier. Schnell struck out the first two batters he faced before yielding the game-winning hit, which barely made it into the outfield behind third base. The Eagles managed just four hits in the game, scoring their only run on three walks and a wild pitch. Schnell limited the Longhorns to just three hits in Milton’s 5-1 win in the second game, and was in control for all but one inning. Lambert mounted its lone threat in the sixth, trailing 5-0 at the time. The Longhorns loaded the bases with no outs on a walk, an infield single and a hit batter, but scored just one run on a bases loaded walk. Schnell struck out the last two batters he faced in the inning and finished with nine strikeouts. Schnell allowed a total of just two runs in four of his five playoff starts, with Milton errors resulting in five unearned runs against Kennesaw Mountain. Milton scored the game’s first run in the fourth inning when Jack Thompson ripped a leadoff double and scored when Lambert’s third baseman was unprepared for a pickoff throw from the pitcher. The Eagles knocked out the Lambert starter in the fifth, scoring two runs on three hits. Steven Curry led off with a single and scored when Erik Peterson’s line drive landed on the left field foul line for a triple. Ewing’s single drove in Peterson. Ewing and Peterson had two hits each. Milton scored its final two runs without a hit or a walk, capitalizing on a wild pitch on a strikeout, a hit batter, another misplayed pickoff attempt and Alec Miller’s run-scoring groundout. Geiger allowed six hits and six walks in six innings in the opener, but stranded seven runners in the third, fourth and fifth innings after yielding a lone run in the second. Matthews gave up the run in the seventh and took the loss.


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We honor vets while government lets them die Memorial Day weekend is that time to remember our veterans, the service they rendered to pay the price of freedom – sometimes with their blood, their limbs, even their lives. Once a year, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, those who lost their lives in service to our country. As we remember those brave souls, we also honor all members of the armed forces for the sacrifices they made while they put careers on hold and left spouses and children behind to fight in foreign lands. We sent them off to put their lives on the line and risk not only their safety but their families’ security. These men and women swore an oath to defend the Constitution. As a soldier, they cannot question their orders. They must go where told and do as ordered. If The Man says take that hill, they take it or die trying. When they go, they feel there is a contract with those of us who stay behind who carry on in “business as usual” style. They have to know that we at home have their back. That is the moral contract we make with our soldiers.

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Military personnel lead the nation in suicides – now at 22 a day. Some military families go on welfare while the spouse is deployed. Implicit in that contract was the assurance that when they came home we would do more than give them a salute, a pat on the back and send

them on their way. We promised to bind their wounds, both physical and mental. On Memorial Day, we like to think we have done right by them. They have the G.I. Bill, they have their disability pensions if wounded and they have the Veterans Administration to see to their needs incurred through their service. We have failed many of our veterans in so many ways. Whistleblowers are in the news now showing that many of our VA hospitals cooked the books. Not to hide theft of funds. No, it is far worse than that. They couldn’t provide the care demanded in a timely fashion, so they hid the fact that veterans died waiting for promised care that would never come. On paper the VA looked fine. And that is the problem. In bureaucracies, if it looks good on paper, then that becomes the reality. That is the mentality that has VA officials keep one set of records showing it treated people actually had been denied treatment and the secret lists of those who are literally dying to be seen by VA. Really? Is this America? We act so shocked that this would

happen. Congress is already on the warpath, looking for scapegoats and doing what they do best – pointing the finger at the other party. President Barak Obama campaigned on turning the VA around, but has nothing substantive has changed in his six years in office. It remains a national disgrace. Military personnel lead the nation in suicides – now at 22 a day. Some military families go on welfare while the spouse is deployed. Reservists who originally were formed to be the emergency force are now routinely deployed because our standing army is too small to do the job. Yet we have more generals than any nation on the planet. The reality is the VA and the military establishment have been woefully deficient in caring for our veterans at least since the Vietnam era. We have more than enough money for more aircraft carriers, more tanks and more planes. But the veterans don’t have that kind of pull. The military-industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower warned us of has always taken care of its own. But when it comes to funding

the needs of the veterans and their families, Congress and the military have always fallen short. Apologists point out that the VA funding is based on a formula and allocates billions for VA care. But it is obvious to everyone that it is inadequate. Yet nothing is done. These allegations are nothing new. They have been a constant source of exposes, headlines and 60 Minutes-type documentaries. We go tsk-tsk, and wait for the unpleasantness to go away. And it soon does. So don’t worry. The blather and the posturing of politicians and bureaucrats will continue until the headlines die down. Then it will be VA business as usual. It is what has always happened. And this time next year, we’ll play the martial music, wave the flag and everyone’s conscience will be clear for another year. Meanwhile our veterans and their families will hobble back alone to face crowded O.D. green waiting rooms and to fight the red tape and bureaucratic indifference. Isn’t it a source of relief Memorial Day only comes once a year?

My heart will not go on There are countless things to be afraid of these days: terrorists, pollution, cat lovers, bad sushi. The list goes on. I have lain dormant in the last year and seen fit to let these horrifying things dominate your psyches, but now, I once again rise from the dead to terrorize your neighborhood and feast upon your flesh. I am a zombie. Some of you may recall the unfortunate incident that led to my demise and reanimation. Last year, I was infected by the dreaded chemical C-894, which stopped my heart, but kick-started my ravenous hunger for the brains and entrails of the living. The time is upon us; around the nation, themed 5K’s abound with vampires, color and my fellow zombies, but I have arisen to accept a new challenge: The Walking Dead Escape. This is an event unlike any other. For those of you who enjoy the television program “The Walking Dead” (starring some of my closest zombie friends), you may be familiar with this new event. The outbreak began in Baton Rouge and is now spreading to infect your city. On May 31, walkers, spectators and survivors alike can

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Last year, I was infected by the dreaded chemical C-894, which stopped my heart, but kick-started my ravenous hunger for the brains and entrails of the living. join together to witness the grand spectacle of the official Walking Dead Obstacle Course at Philips Arena in Atlanta. David Isaacs, co-founder of UFC as well as The Walking Dead Escape, reigns over this

heart-stopping event. This zombie got an inside look at the goings on of The Walking Dead Escape as well as the isaacs thoughts of Isaacs, who did not appreciate my efforts to eat his brains. The Walking Dead Escape stands out in a time of zombie mania. “Walkers are an integral part of the event,” Isaacs reported. “People, when their hearts are racing, may panic. We sort of want that moment when people don’t know what’s real.” Participants are immersed in a simulation that allows for a realistic experience of the zombie apocalypse. “The walkers never break character. They drag their legs, grunt and moan. They never stop,” Isaacs said. Survivors will be faced not just with zombies, but also with multiple obstacles, including Herd Highway, Hospital Hell, Prison Gauntlet and the Chain Link Mega Zone. Participants must run, crawl, climb and slide to their decontamina-

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The offical Walking Dead Obstacle Course comes to Phillips Arena May 31. Spectators will watch surviovers try and escape from walkers, like the one pictured. tion or doom. “People surprise you,” Isaacs said. “There are consequences to your decisions. It all happens fast. You have to keep going if you want to survive.” The obstacles in The Walking Dead Escape are ethical as well as physical. “Everything is gray,” Isaacs claimed. “You can’t intellectu-

alize yourself into it. There’s no clear line, no good, no bad.” Citizens of Atlanta will find out who they really are at The Walking Dead Escape, and I will be snapping at their heels. The Walking Dead Escape is May 31 at Philips Arena. For more information, visit them online at www.thewalkingdeadescape.com.


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Massee McKinley leads Roswell’s crowd in his stirring rendition of “Proud To Be An American.”

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North Fulton remembers Services celebrate somber Memorial Day NORTH FULTON, Ga. – While many area residents took to the lake or the beach this past Memorial Day, many North Fulton residents took time to honor America and North Fulton’s veterans living and dead. More than 300 people attended the inaugural Memorial Day services at Milton’s Freedom Park. The guest speaker was Col. Robert Certain, retired, now an Episcopalian minister. Certain flew 100 B-52 bomber missions over Vietnam and was shot down on that 100th mission in 1972 and made a prisoner of war. He has written two books, “Yankee Air Pirates” and “Unchained Eagle.” He is the

One of the smallest Memorial Day celebrants enjoys the day at Roswell.

executive director of the National Association of Military Chaplains. Around 4,000 to 5,000 people gathered at the lawn at Roswell City Hall and Vietnam War Memorial for Memorial Day services highlighted by an address by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, the granddaughter of Gen. James Doolittle, leader of the Tokyo Raid and Medal of Honor winner. Hoppes wrote a book on the raid, “Calculated Risk” based on Doolittle’s own assessment of the flight as well as “Just Doing My Job,” about exploits of World War II soldiers based on the oral histories Hoppes collected. –Hatcher Hurd

Scouts render the hand salute at Milton’s Freedom Park.

Above, the Milton Fire Department Honor Guard takes part in the Milton Memorial Day ceremonies. Left, World War II veteran Bob Allgood participates in the memorial services. Allgood served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Southwest Pacific campaign as a member of the 3rd Recon Squadron. He later served in the U.S. Corps of Engineers as his tie denotes.

This 95-year-old veteran voiced his thanks to Roswell crowd his thanks for the Memorial Day service. Many were quick to say the thanks was all theirs to give.


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Learn from past to make it South Forsyth High School students are smart, but a school prank that involved the “N-word” was plain dumb. The graduating high school seniors pulled a “prank” that proclaimed in a large sign and wrote on school windows how much they enjoyed Drake’s music, particularly his take on Soulja Boy’s “We Made It.” The problem is the sign that read “N*** we made it” has a reality check. Nope, you haven’t made it. In fact, what was supposed to be a celebration of a passage of growing up has put the high-achieving school (scored 91 on the state College and

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Career Readiness Performance index) in a negative national spotlight. In addition, it cast the couple of culprit students in an immature way that only reinforces negative stereotypes. So, why not? This was a joke, after all, right? They didn’t destroy property. But they did destroy the

ONLINE AUCTION BY CITY OF ALPHARETTA Beginning at 8:00 AM, Monday , June 9th, 2014, and continuing until all items are sold, the City of Alpharetta in conjunction with GovDeals will conduct an online auction to sell surplus material, equipment, and vehicles. To view the surplus items or to place a bid, please visit www.govdeals.com. All sales will be final to the highest bidder and sold as is, where is, with no warranty expressed or implied. The City of Alpharetta and GovDeals reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and the right to waive formalities. Once the items are sold, the coordination of and actual removal of the items must be completed by the selected party. For further information, visit www.govdeals.com or contact Jonathan Bulau with the City of Alpharetta, Finance Department at (678) 297-6095 or jbulau@alpharetta.ga.us.

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The county had built a reputation as a racist enclave ever since whites drove out virtually all of the county’s 1,100 blacks in 1912. school’s reputation, and here’s the truth: the word is vulgar, dangerous, insensitive and simply put — wrong, even as a joke. Song title or not, the students crossed the line and were rightfully punished for it. Had they used common sense and left the n-bomb out, this would have never made the news, on the heels of

Donald Sterling, the Clippers basketball team owner who went on a racist rant and was publically called out for it. Forsyth County is a growing county with a checkered racial history. Maybe the pranksters didn’t get that civil rights lesson. Many people reading this were not even born, but just 27 years ago, in 1987, “The Oprah Show” turned the cameras on a then small community of Forsyth County, a place in which no black person had lived for 75 years. The county had built a reputation as a racist enclave ever since whites drove out virtually all of the county’s 1,100 blacks in 1912. Forsyth County is no longer that place that was broadcast on TV, where Ku Klux Klan protesters hurled rocks and beer bottles at civil rights

marchers. So with that said, let’s be clear that what these few students did does not represent our county. It’s now a community that welcomes a growing diversity (4 percent black, 8 percent Asian and 10 percent Hispanic), has great schools and low taxes, and it’s a place that has grown and learned from its past. It is not a community that calls attention for the wrong reasons. These kids are not a product of the Forsyth of ’87, but a product of a media and celebrity culture that allows hate words to be celebrated and monetized for shock and outrage. So the lesson is clear: let’s stop celebrating the word’s use by anyone and everyone. If you haven’t picked up on this by the time you’re 18 and graduating high school, then you’ve certainly not made it.

CITY OF ALPHARETTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following items will be heard at a public hearing held by the Planning Commission on Thursday, June 5, 2014 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 June 16, 2014 commencing at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpharetta City Hall Council Chambers, 2 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia. a. V-14-14 Millard – Wills Drive (City Council Only) Consideration of a variance to the side yard setback of 15’ to 8’ in order to construct a two-car two-story garage addition. The property is located at 28 Wills Drive and legally described as being located in Land Lot 1271, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. b. MP-14-03 North Point Commons/Salon Lofts (City Council Only) Consideration of a master plan amendment in order to change a condition of zoning which prohibited a nail salon use at 970 North Point Drive. The property is legally described as being located in Land Lots 754, 796, 797, 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. c. MP-14-02/Z-14-07/V-14-08 North Point Commons MP/Rooms to Go Consideration of a master plan amendment in order to permit retail on a parcel designated for restaurant use. A parking variance and a request to rezone from O-I to PSC is also requested. The property is located at 10845 Haynes Bridge Road and legally described as being located in Land Lots 755 and 796, 1st District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. d. Z-14-06/CLUP-14-05/V-14-07 Cogburn Road Tract Consideration of a rezoning request from AG to R-8D in order to develop single family for-sale homes. A request to change the Comprehensive Land Use Plan from “Low Density” Residential to “Medium Density” Residential is also requested. The property includes 12855, 12865, 12885 and 12895 Cogburn Road and legally described as being located in Land Lot 1111, 2nd District, 2nd Section, Fulton County, Georgia. e. PH-14-03 North Point Parkway LCI Design Standards Consideration of design standards for North Point Parkway from Rock Mill Road to the East and Mansell Road to the West. 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.


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Math: Continued from Page 9 to understand why the state would make it so difficult for a community to teach traditional math,” said Reeves. “We are simply asking to reorder the

Arrests: Continued from Page 3 to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. ►► Casha C. Henderson, 24, of Maple Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested May 8 on North Point Circle in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana, failure to maintain lane, suspended license and giving false information to an officer. ►► Jonathan Daniel Feagin, 30, of

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standards to accommodate a traditional sequencing of math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2).” For now, the FCSS is essentially teaching a year and a half of math during the school year to cover all the concepts required by the state, and to ensure students are prepared

for the EOCT. The end result is a pace too quick for many students, as evidenced by the high number of students taking math in summer school. In their defense, the state had none. Numerous attempts to contact state education officials for comment received a “no comment.”

Columbus was arrested May 2 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana. ►► Melissa Denise Gill, 32, of Fayetteville was arrested May 2 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana. ►► Jerry O. Peasant-Clark, 20, of Zion Circle, Roswell, was arrested April 24 on East Crossville Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana and wanted person. ►► Lawrence Donnell Scott, 26, of Calibre Creek Parkway, Roswell, was

arrested May 5 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana, suspended license and failure to maintain lane. ►► Jasper Q. Carpenter, 26, of Decatur was arrested May 5 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana and window tint violation. ►► Darnell Alonzo Douglas, 22, of Annazanes Court, Alpharetta, was arrested May 6 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana.

DEATH NOTICES Kim Armstrong, 60, of Norcross, passed away May 18, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Tony R. Gravitt, 60, of Cumming, passed away May 18, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Herman Reece, 89, of Cumming, passed away May 15, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Mildred Baldwin, 99, passed away May 7, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery.

Claude Kennedy Hammond, of Cumming, GA passed away May 16, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Mahin Roozitalab, 71, passed away May 12, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery.

Madeleine Bush, 93, passed away May 14, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery. Norma Chamberlain, 81, passed away May 11, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery. Judy Wilson Churchwell, 72, of Gainesville, passed away May 11, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Carmela Mary Delfino, 92, of Cumming, passed away May 17, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Barbara Eilene DuChene, 85, passed away May 13, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery. Shirley Few, 87, passed away May 11, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery. Richard David Glogg, Sr., 67, passed away May 5, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery.

Larry D. Hart Jr., 43, of Ball Ground, passed away May 12, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Cynthia Louise Hutchinson, 55, of Roswell, passed away May 16, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Jane E. Kane, 69, passed away May 8, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery. David Curtis Karr, 72, of Canton, passed away May 16, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Ryan Edward Kibbe, 17, of Suwanee, passed away May 16, 2014. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Marianne Nahser, 85, passed away May 2, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery.

Blotter: Continued from Page 2 The boy was arrested for burglary and driving without a license.

Cell store broken into JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The

T -Mobile store on Medlock Bridge Road was hit May 17, with several hi-end phones stolen. Workers at the store next door called police after arriving at work and seeing broken glass in the store. Looking through the store, employees told police several tablet computers and phones were taken, totaling several thousand dollars in lost value.

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Carmen Emerida St. Denis, 89, of Cumming passed away May 15, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Mary Elizabeth Summerville, 95, of Dunwoody, passed away May 12, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Leo John Tilley, 66, passed away May 7, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery. Brenda Lee Tuminello, 60, of Cumming, passed away May 19, 2014. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Marcus Ray Vaughan, 71, of Alpharetta, passed away May 16, 2014. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Patsy Morrison White, 82, of Cumming, passed away May 19, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

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