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Johns Creek Herald The Johns Creek Herald covers news most important to the residents of Johns Creek including school, high school sports, city council, business and more.

The Johns Creek Herald is one of the weekly newspapers in the Herald family of publications. Thirty years ago, Ray and Christina Appen bought a bi-monthly newspaper in Alpharetta called The R***e, left their positions at The Miami Herald and moved to run the newspaper. In the following years, they renamed the paper The R***e & News and increased the publishing frequency to weekly. Following the su

The Johns Creek Herald is one of the weekly newspapers in the Herald family of publications. Thirty years ago, Ray and Christina Appen bought a bi-monthly newspaper in Alpharetta called The R***e, left their positions at The Miami Herald and moved to run the newspaper. In the following years, they renamed the paper The R***e & News and increased the publishing frequency to weekly. Following the su

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Five City Council members trekked to Athens Feb. 23-25 for the Georgia Municipal Association’s Newly Elected Officials I...
03/01/2022
Johns Creek officials attend state training

Five City Council members trekked to Athens Feb. 23-25 for the Georgia Municipal Association’s Newly Elected Officials Institute. The training is mandatory for all municipal officials in the state.

City and county leaders across north Metro Atlanta are decrying two bills in the Georgia Legislature, Georgia House Bill...
02/25/2022
North Georgia localities oppose state bills on rental properties

City and county leaders across north Metro Atlanta are decrying two bills in the Georgia Legislature, Georgia House Bill 1093 and Senate Bill 494, that could remove local control of rental developments.

City and county leaders across north Metro Atlanta are decrying two bills in the Georgia Legislature, Georgia House Bill 1093 and Senate Bill 494, that could remove local control of

Ray Appen shares his thoughts on how road rage is a symptom of a larger disconnect with empathy and humanity among drive...
02/24/2022
Opinion: Word of the year

Ray Appen shares his thoughts on how road rage is a symptom of a larger disconnect with empathy and humanity among drivers today.

In a column, Publisher Emeritus Ray Appen shares his thoughts on how road rage is a symptom of a larger disconnect with empathy and humanity among drivers today.

Dozens of residents gathered at Mount Pisgah Christian School Feb. 22 for the annual State of the City address in Johns ...
02/23/2022
Johns Creek mayor proclaims city unity in first State of the City address

Dozens of residents gathered at Mount Pisgah Christian School Feb. 22 for the annual State of the City address in Johns Creek. It was Mayor John Bradberry’s first address of his term.

Dozens of residents gathered at Mount Pisgah Christian School Feb. 22 for the annual State of the City address in Johns Creek. It was Mayor John Bradberry’s first address of

The Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society will hold an educational event Feb. 27 at St. James First United...
02/21/2022
Historical society to hold Black History event on Bailey Johnson School

The Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society will hold an educational event Feb. 27 at St. James First United Methodist Church to explore the history of Alpharetta’s Bailey Johnson School.

The Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society will hold an educational event Feb. 27 at St. James First United Methodist Church to explore the history of Alpharetta’s Bailey Johnson

Fulton County is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests at select Board of Health centers and libraries. Residents can rec...
02/21/2022
Fulton County giving away COVID-19 test kits in libraries, health centers

Fulton County is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests at select Board of Health centers and libraries. Residents can receive two kits, which allow anyone over the age of 2 to check their COVID-19 status.

Fulton County is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests at select Board of Health centers and libraries. Residents can receive two kits, which allow anyone over the age of 2 to

Now Hiring: Phillips Partnership is looking for a Receptionist to join its team. #ad
02/21/2022
Now Hiring: Receptionist

Now Hiring: Phillips Partnership is looking for a Receptionist to join its team. #ad

Phillips Partnership is looking for a Receptionist to join its team.

Feeding Fridays have returned to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Twice a month, families are invited behind the scenes of t...
02/21/2022
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve hosts Feeding Fridays

Feeding Fridays have returned to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Twice a month, families are invited behind the scenes of the Nature Preserve to learn about, and feed, the animals that call it home.

Feeding Fridays have returned to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Twice a month, families are invited behind the scenes of the Nature Preserve to learn about, and feed, the animals that

Now Hiring: Ashford Advisors is looking for a Client Relations Manager to join its team. #ad
02/20/2022
Now Hiring: Client Relations Manager

Now Hiring: Ashford Advisors is looking for a Client Relations Manager to join its team. #ad

Ashford Advisors is looking for a Client Relations Manager to join its team.

Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce members, local business owners and community leaders gathered at the Chamber Feb. 16 for...
02/18/2022
Photo: Johns Creek Chamber gathers for weekly networking event

Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce members, local business owners and community leaders gathered at the Chamber Feb. 16 for a weekly networking event. Attendees mingled and heard elevator pitches from each other and then split into small groups to furt…

Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce members, local business owners and community leaders gathered at the Chamber Feb. 16 for a weekly networking event. Attendees mingled and heard elevator pitches from

“I trust parents, and parents know what's best for their kids,” Cantrell said. “And why shouldn't they be able to take a...
02/14/2022
Private school vouchers remain legislative priority

“I trust parents, and parents know what's best for their kids,” Cantrell said. “And why shouldn't they be able to take a portion of their tax money and find a better path for their children?”

Private school vouchers have taken a front seat under Georgia's Gold Dome this session as one group of legislators push for more education options, while others lobby for more public

The Newtown Park community garden, run by the Garden Association, provides an oasis for its tenants. Through March 15, t...
02/14/2022
Newtown Park garden cultivates community

The Newtown Park community garden, run by the Garden Association, provides an oasis for its tenants. Through March 15, the association is accepting applications for open plots in the garden.

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Johns Creek High School boys swim team won the Georgi...
02/10/2022
Johns Creek High School boys swim team wins state title

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Johns Creek High School boys swim team won the Georgia High School Association state championship on Feb. 5.

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Johns Creek High School boys swim team won the Georgia High School Association state championship

Randall Toussaint joined Johns Creek city staff Jan. 3 as the new economic development director and has hit the ground r...
02/03/2022
Economic development director begins work in Johns Creek

Randall Toussaint joined Johns Creek city staff Jan. 3 as the new economic development director and has hit the ground running. For the first month, Toussaint said he’s been focusing on listening.

Randall Toussaint joined Johns Creek city staff Jan. 3 as the new economic development director and has hit the ground running. For the first month, Toussaint said he’s been focusing

During a two-day retreat Jan. 28-29 City Council members decided on a slate of strategic priorities including the Town C...
02/02/2022
City Council sets Johns Creek strategic priorities for 2022

During a two-day retreat Jan. 28-29 City Council members decided on a slate of strategic priorities including the Town Center, Legacy Center for the arts, transportation, Cauley Creek Park and economic development.

During a two-day retreat Jan. 28-29 City Council members decided on a slate of strategic priorities including the Town Center, Legacy Center for the arts, transportation, Cauley Creek Park and

Since 2012 more than 500 car accidents have been reported on a 1.1 mile stretch of Medlock Bridge Road. The thoroughfare...
02/01/2022
Residents discuss speed limit reduction in Johns Creek

Since 2012 more than 500 car accidents have been reported on a 1.1 mile stretch of Medlock Bridge Road. The thoroughfare has a speed limit of 55 miles per hour, and residents regularly call on officials to have it lowered.

Since 2012 more than 500 car accidents have been reported on a 1.1 mile stretch of Medlock Bridge Road. The thoroughfare has a speed limit of 55 miles per hour,

Listen for the latest on what's happening on the political battleground in Gwinnett County.
02/01/2022
Podcast: An exercise in raw political power

Listen for the latest on what's happening on the political battleground in Gwinnett County.

It’s a jam-packed show today as the crew jump into updates on this year’s legislative session, starting with the Speaker’s mental health bill.

January’s weather thus far has been relatively mild save for one bout of snow, but the National Weather Service has anno...
01/28/2022
North Georgia to feel temps as low as 5 degrees Saturday

January’s weather thus far has been relatively mild save for one bout of snow, but the National Weather Service has announced that Saturday morning’s temperatures will be anything but mild.

National Weather Service has announced that Saturday morning’s temperatures will be in the low 20s, but strong winds will bring the “feels like” temperature to around 5 degrees.

As Fulton County’s current transportation sales tax comes to a close, Johns Creek is assessing where it stands with ongo...
01/26/2022
Johns Creek assesses TSPLOST I projects

As Fulton County’s current transportation sales tax comes to a close, Johns Creek is assessing where it stands with ongoing road projects and what lies ahead.

On Jan. 13, two-year Johns Creek resident Thomas Holtslander launched a petition requesting installation of lights at Ne...
01/26/2022
Johns Creek resident launches petition for lights at Newtown Park

On Jan. 13, two-year Johns Creek resident Thomas Holtslander launched a petition requesting installation of lights at Newtown Park courts and fields. Since it began, the petition has garnered nearly 400 signatures.

On Jan. 13, two-year Johns Creek resident Thomas Holtslander launched a petition requesting installation of lights at Newtown Park courts and fields. Since it began, the petition has garnered nearly

Seven months since the passage of the city's stormwater utility, repairs have begun on the Johns Creek's aging drainage ...
01/25/2022
Stormwater repairs continue into the new year in Johns Creek

Seven months since the passage of the city's stormwater utility, repairs have begun on the Johns Creek's aging drainage network. On Jan. 19 contractors began service on pipes in the Roswell Mill neighborhood.

Seven months since the passage of the city's stormwater utility, repairs have begun on the Johns Creek's aging drainage network. On Jan. 19 contractors began service on pipes in the

#Trending: Blalock’s Barber Shop closes after 60 years in Alpharetta
01/20/2022
Blalock’s Barber Shop closes after 60 years in Alpharetta

#Trending: Blalock’s Barber Shop closes after 60 years in Alpharetta

After six decades in business, Blalock's Barber Shop gave its final haircut Jan. 13. First opened on South Main Street in the early 1960s, in 1973 the shop moved to

Johns Creek High School juniors Aashwin Sharma, Carter Dessommes and Rohan Gosalves are launching a nonprofit called “Gr...
01/19/2022
Johns Creek students launch community beautification effort

Johns Creek High School juniors Aashwin Sharma, Carter Dessommes and Rohan Gosalves are launching a nonprofit called “GreenUp.” The organization’s mission is to pick up 100,000 pieces of trash in and around Johns Creek.

Johns Creek High School juniors Aashwin Sharma, Carter Dessommes and Rohan Gosalves are launching a nonprofit called “GreenUp.” The organization’s mission is to pick up 100,000 pieces of trash in

The Fulton County Commission signed an agreement Jan. 5 with half a dozen area transit agencies, the Georgia DOT and the...
01/18/2022
Atlanta area transportation improvements are team effort

The Fulton County Commission signed an agreement Jan. 5 with half a dozen area transit agencies, the Georgia DOT and the Atlanta Regional Commission to collaborate in efforts to foster public transportation.

The Fulton County Commission signed an agreement Jan. 5 with half a dozen area transit agencies, the Georgia DOT and the Atlanta Regional Commission to collaborate in efforts to foster

Featured speakers included Terrie Randolph, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, and Charles Buffington, an entrepren...
01/18/2022
St. James holds second virtual MLK Day celebration

Featured speakers included Terrie Randolph, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, and Charles Buffington, an entrepreneur, activist and U.S. Air Force veteran.

While rising COVID-19 cases forced Alpharetta’s St. James United Methodist Church to cancel in-person services on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, congregation leaders took the message online.

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Thank you to the Johns Creek Herald for the great coverage of the Macedonia Cemetery 4-film documentary premiere at Johns Creek High School . https://www.appenmedia.com/johns_creek/macedonia-cemetery-documentaries-premiere-at-johns-creek-high-school/article_0705559a-882e-11ec-bff6-57f59c044b39.html #SLJC #StudentLeadershipJohnsCreek
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Thank you to Johns Creek Herald for spotlighting the premiere of the Macedonia Cemetery documentaries on January 27th. https://www.appenmedia.com/johns_creek/macedonia-cemetery-documentaries-to-premier-at-johns-creek-high-school/article_37877c94-7225-11ec-8cee-679328c0a96e.html #SLJC #Studentleadershipjohnscreek
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Thank you to Johns Creek Herald for providing this valuable candidate guide for the current election. #vote #johnscreekga #MunicipalElections
Front page on Johns Creek Herald two-weeks in a row! We were so proud to present the two Johns Creek debates this past month. Remember to vote by November 2nd! #SLJC #studentleadershipjohnscreek https://www.appenmedia.com/johns_creek/sparks-fly-at-johns-creek-city-council-candidate-debate/article_dd44eb0e-25fd-11ec-870f-8710a17dd368.html
Next week, Appen Media will start printing restaurant coupons in the Heralds at no cost to the restaurant. We decided as a staff that its a small thing we can do to support an industry still reeling from #COVID19. Dine local! CC: Alpharetta-Roswell Herald Johns Creek Herald Forsyth Herald Milton Herald
Thanks to the Johns Creek Herald for spotlighting our Georgia Secretary of State Student Ambassadors in this week's edition. Very proud of this group of students! https://www.appenmedia.com/johns_creek/local-students-compete-in-ambassadors-program/article_50b09496-9c8b-11eb-8070-97c43d1026c6.html #SLJC #Studentleadershipjohnscreek
We'd like you to know about our third "SECRET GARDENS OF THE JOHNS CREEK COMMUNITY' on Saturday, May 1, 2021! From 9 am to 4 pm, stroll through 7 beautiful gardens in the Johns Creek area, plus many activities going on at Autrey Mill Nature Center. Along with some spectacular gardens and outdoor features, each home will have musicians and artists to complete this wonderful experience. Passes are going fast so please go online and get your soon so you don't miss out. See you there! https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NzUx
Thank you to the Johns Creek Herald for covering the recent Macedonia Cemetery webinar presented by our students from Centennial High School and Northview High. https://www.northfulton.com/community/students-historical-group-focus-on-cemetery-restoration-project/article_6c15c4a2-67e0-11eb-8cca-7b4cde538117.html
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