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Canton, GA 30114
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  • To Protect and Serve: Dogs That Take a Bite Out of Crime (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us look forward to having our beloved family dog excitedly greet us at the door at the end of our day, tail wagging, jumping up and down as they look out the window to see us pull in the driveway and emerge from our vehicle. No matter what kind of day we’ve had, we can always count on our dog to be happy to see us, even if it’s just because they need a potty break. There’s a certain level of comfort in that.

    We rely on our dogs for many

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  • Buying a House (click to Read More)

    Here are Some Things to Know...

    By Ashley Donnelly

    Buying your first home is an exciting milestone and a great investment! However, it can also be intimidating and stressful trying to make sure you’re buying a quality home. Having a realtor’s experience and guidance can help greatly with this. They will guide you through the process, make sure you’re protected and ensure you have enough due-diligence days to get a thorough inspection. An experienced realtor has

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  • River Eves ES Welcomes Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young (click to Read More)

    Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young recently made a stop at River Eves Elementary School to see the school’s new aquaponics lab. The hydroponic-aquaculture system uses fish waste to supply nutrients to plants grown hydroponically, which, in turn, purifies the water for the fish.

    Funded by its Foundation, the school recently opened the lab as part of its STEM-certified program to teach students practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their...
  • Amana Academy 3rd Graders Collaborate with Atlanta Audubon Society (click to Read More)

    Third-graders at Amana Academy, a Fulton County Schools charter school, recently put their classroom work to the test by collaborating with the Atlanta Audubon Society. They worked together to learn about declining populations of the brown-headed nuthatch, a species of bird found almost exclusively in the southeastern United States.

    Students researched the nuthatch in technology classes, learned about environmental factors affecting the birds’ natural habitat in science, and using...
  • 20 Fulton Schools Receive 5-Star Rating (click to Read More)

    The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) recently released its annual School Climate Star and Financial Efficiency Star ratings for all school systems in Georgia.

    School climate refers to the quality and character of school life — the “culture” of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating...
  • Jackson Healthcare (click to Read More)

    Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing firms, recently announced a 306,000-square-foot expansion project of its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta that will bring 1,400 new jobs to the area.

    The company will break ground on the $100-million project, a corporate campus reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance, this winter. The Jackson Healthcare development is the largest corporate headquarters expansion that is forthcoming for North Fulton. When...
  • Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are currently available for 2017’s Alive in Roswell series. (click to Read More)

    Every year, thousands of people flock to downtown Roswell to experience what’s become one of the city’s premier events, Alive in Roswell. Hosted by Atlanta Plays It Forward, in conjunction with the City of Roswell, this energizing street festival offers unique opportunities for sponsors and vendors to showcase their businesses and services as well as their commitment to the community.

    Alive in Roswell is held concurrently on Historic Canton Street and at Historic Roswell Square...
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes (click to Read More)

    Nothing Bundt Delicious

    By Rajayne Cordery

    “Cake changes everything.” Every day is a celebration! Nothing Bundt Cakes shop in Milton/Alpharetta promises to commemorate just that. A surprise for a special friend? A glorious gift for a devoted teacher or business colleague? Making a birthday, anniversary or holiday a little more wonderful? Maybe just a treat for yourself? These cakes are amazing, an occasion in themselves!

    Nothing Bundt Cakes owner Gloria

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  • Little Helpers Spread Love to the Elderly (click to Read More)

    Little Helpers of Atlanta volunteers from Roswell and John’s Creek spent an afternoon at Benton House of Douglasville assisted living facility. They played Bingo with the residents and passed out treats. It was a heartwarming visit for the seniors and the little volunteers.

    Little Helpers helps children help others. The family volunteer group holds monthly service projects for children of all ages. The ultimate goal of the program is to raise confident children who see giving back...
  • Give the Gift of Community (click to Read More)

    By purchasing tickets to the Children’s Charities Designing for a Difference Clarity Showcase Home and Tour event on April 20-23, you’ll help the future of Milton. The show home is raising much needed funds to build an all-inclusive play park project in Milton. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. These tickets can be purchased online at ChildrensCharitiesGA.org.

    Kicking off the Showcase Home and Tour is the Children’s Charities Southern Soiree, which is a first-look...
  • Sen. Albers Commends Director Gary George (click to Read More)

    Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) recognized Gary D. George, Director of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, for his fifty years of service and leadership with a presentation of Senate Resolution 44 in the Senate recently.

    Albers stated:

    It was my privilege to recognize Gary D. George, the director of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, for his fifty years of leadership. Director George has served in his position since July 1, 2006 and is a graduate from the...
  • Roswell Begins Next Phase of Sun Valley Drive Extension (click to Read More)

    The project will extend the existing road from Alpharetta Highway (SR 9) east to Warsaw Road. This phase includes construction of the actual road extension and intersection improvements as well as the creation of a roundabout at Warsaw Road.

    Once complete, the Sun Valley Road Extension will establish a new route for those traveling from Mansell Road to Alpharetta Highway (SR 9). This will help to alleviate traffic at this intersection.

    The new road extension will be a...
  • Artist Profile: Brackin (click to Read More)

    By Brandi Price

    Upon entering Ed B’s Studio 54, you’re immediately intrigued by this non-traditional art gallery. As you look around, you’ll get a sense of the owner’s talent and creativity. At a young age, Ed Brackin left Charleston, SC to explore the country. Eventually, he settled in Georgia and opened his thriving art studio, Studio 54. For thirty years, Ed has worked for a fire protection company and has always loved creating, but he became intentionally artistic three years

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  • Book Review: Jimmy Carter, Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    “I can only say with a degree of confidence that what won the election for Jimmy Carter were the more than 600,000 hands he and Rosalyn shook.” So says Dorothy “Dot” Padgett, author of her new history/memoir, Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts.

    Dot was an integral member of the Carter inner circle, heading up the Peanut Brigade, an army of loyal supporters. In his introduction to the book, Jimmy Carter writes, “When I ran for

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  • Taste of Life: Blueberry Cobbler (click to Read More)

    by Chef Paul Bodrigi

    Serves 4

    Cobbler Topping Ingredients:

    -3.5 ounces all-purpose flour
    -1 ounce granulated sugarteaspoon baking powder
    -teaspoon baking soda
    -Pinch of salt
    -3 ounces cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    -2 ounces buttermilk

    Cobbler Topping Procedure:

    Combine and sift all the dry ingredients.
    Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the...
  • Ark on Lake Lanier (click to Read More)

    A Calling, a Vision, a Place of Peace

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    The Ark is a lovely, fourteen-bedroom, twelve-bath, five-acre estate on the shores of Lake Lanier; the result of the vision of Jeff and Alycea Hylton. The largest rental property on the lake, it can accommodate up to forty-five guests in the main house and its three cabins. It includes luxury features like a beautiful pool, hot tub, dock, volleyball court, theater, huge fire pit and gourmet kitchen, and

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  • When You Retire, Will You be Able to Stay Retired? (click to Read More)

    By Morgan Hill

    This is a question on the minds of many people as they get closer to retirement. Income planning is one of the key components to a peaceful and fulfilling retirement. Here are some basics about income planning for future retirees:

    •  To be able to retire, we need income.
    •  To stay retired, we need reliable and sustainable income.
    •  To preserve our standard of living, we need increasing income.
    •  During income

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  • The Importance of Senior Socialization (click to Read More)

    Explore Your Options

    By Nathan Brandon

    So, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that people are living longer than ever before. The bad news is that people are living longer than ever before. If you’re over 65, you probably perceive this as good news. The Baby Boomer generation, now aging into the Social-Security-eligible population, has been referred to as the “pig in the python” by those who track population trends. Suddenly, the percentage of our

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  • Independence High School Student’s Art Selected for 2017 Calendar (click to Read More)

    Independence High School senior Dylan Moore was among thirteen students whose art was published in the Fulton County Water Resources Division’s 2017 Art Calendar. Dylan’s mixed-media illustration, We Are One with Water, was selected by jurors out of nearly 200 entries by students attending public and private schools in the Fulton County area. It will appear as the calendar’s August image.

    To celebrate the winning students, the Water Resources Division hosted a breakfast reception...
  • Volunteer for Fulton County Schools! (click to Read More)

    Fulton County Schools values and promotes active engagement of the community in all its schools. Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in their schools each year. Volunteer opportunities may include:

    • Serving as a tutor, mentor or guest speaker
    • Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeteria, library or main office
    • Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities
    • Supporting special events, athletics and school planning councils

    How do I...