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Celebrating veterans? Alpharetta leads the way

Yes, it is that time of year again. The first Saturday in August will mark one of the oldest parades celebrating local veterans for their service still going strong. Old Soldiers Day in Alpharetta …

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What you do, say matters

One of the first lessons I learned as a parent was that children watch and listen to everything we do and say. And generally, they never forget it. That is, they model their parents’ behavior. They …

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Aspiring journalists find road rocky in pursuit of truth

For years now, Appen Media has taken great pride in the responsibility of hosting college journalism interns for the summer. We did so again this summer, taking on three interns from the University …

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Differences don’t have to be divisive

Opinions — we all have them. They can be great tools for fueling passions, finding your personal morals and connecting over shared interests with friends. In fact, more often than not, every …

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Don’t let me near your vegetables

I am grateful to live in a time where I can quickly pop down to a shop or grocery store and purchase all the food necessary for life. If that were not an option, I would be dead from starvation. …

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Attracting millennials using social media

Are you trying to attract the younger generation to your place of business? Do your marketing efforts produce the results you want? Attracting younger customers in today’s digital environment may …

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The Enchanted Bamboo Forest of Planet River

I admit it. I like to eavesdrop when I’m hiking. It’s especially interesting to be hiking near a group that includes kids, especially young kids. There’s something about hiking that fires a …

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Halcyon comes more into focus

Halcyon, perhaps Forsyth County’s most important development in the past 15 years, has announced several new eateries, helping to clear up the picture of what this game-changer will be. The …

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Take Steve’s advice and ‘Get Outside, Georgia’

I don’t consider myself to be Bear Grylls. I was in Boy Scouts and earned my Totin’ Chip, but I still couldn’t tell you the difference between an overhand knot or a slip knot (nor could I begin …

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Milton Councilwoman Thurman responds to Black Box story

It is hard to even read or watch the news. The world, national and even local news is almost all negative. Every day we hear about someone whose heart is so full of negativity, hostility and hatred …

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