Alpharetta-Roswell Herald

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

The Alpharetta-Roswell 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 ReVue, left their positions at The Miami Herald and moved to run the newspaper. In the following years, they renamed the paper The Revue & News and increased the publishing frequency to weekly. Following the success of The Revue & News, the Appens started publishing three more weekly papers, a monthy women’s magazine and a quarterly relocation guide. They even expanded outside of publishing to social media management, design and graphics services, digital newsletter management and web- site services. However, the core business remains community news publishing.

According to state regulators, "foreign" wine includes any packaged outside of Georgia. That's good news for Pamela Jack...
08/04/2020
Fulton’s first farm winery enjoys early success, shows rift between state and local regulations

According to state regulators, "foreign" wine includes any packaged outside of Georgia. That's good news for Pamela Jackson, owner of Painted Horse Winery in Milton.

“I just have four varietals of my own,” she said. “We have lots of bottles but not a lot of variety, and we needed to offer something a little less expensive. Georgia wines average $45 a bottle, and for some that’s too much.”

Business at Fulton's Painted Horse Winery has been steady, but some legal headaches come with being the first farm winery in the area.

From Ray Appen's column this week: “A few years ago, one of our reporters was about to go home after a city council meet...
08/04/2020
Opinion | The press, and who's going to know?

From Ray Appen's column this week:

“A few years ago, one of our reporters was about to go home after a city council meeting ended. Two councilmembers remained, having a conversation. One said, ‘let's go ahead and approve it- who's going to know?’ The other pointed at the reporter a few feet away and answered, ‘he will.’”

Years ago, a reporter was about to go home after a city council meeting had ended. Two councilmembers were still in chambers having a conversation. One said to the other,

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — City officials were notified by residents recently that Emory Johns Creek Hospital had gone on divers...
07/30/2020
COVID surge pushes Emory Johns Creek into diversion status

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — City officials were notified by residents recently that Emory Johns Creek Hospital had gone on diversion status over the past week.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — City officials were notified by residents recently that Emory Johns Creek Hospital had gone on diversion status over the past week.

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07/28/2020
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The Corky Kell Classic has updated its slate of games to start the 2020 high school football season, and with it, Denmark will now take on Greater Atlanta Christian. West Forsyth is still set to host the first two games of the season.

Alpharetta Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz said the end goal right now is to have the project designed, right of wa...
07/27/2020
Alpharetta moves forward with major road widening projects

Alpharetta Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz said the end goal right now is to have the project designed, right of way acquired and construction completed by the time the express lanes open on Ga. 400, probably in 2027.

Both roadways carry tens of thousands of commuters into the city each day from Johns Creek and Gwinnett County.

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — The metro region’s transit planning agency is advancing a regional fare policy study designed...
07/26/2020
Atlanta's Transit Link Authority advances uniform fare study

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — The metro region’s transit planning agency is advancing a regional fare policy study designed to upgrade and bring uniformity to how patrons pay to get around.

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — The metro region’s transit planning agency is advancing a regional fare policy study designed to upgrade and bring uniformity to how patrons pay to get

Chamber President and CEO Kali Boatright said she hopes the new survey will reflect the latest outlook for businesses in...
07/26/2020
North Fulton Chamber of Commerce to update business survey

Chamber President and CEO Kali Boatright said she hopes the new survey will reflect the latest outlook for businesses in the wake of recent surges in coronavirus infections in Georgia.

Chamber President and CEO Kali Boatright said she hopes the new survey will reflect the latest outlook for businesses in the wake of recent surges in coronavirus infections in Georgia.

I was excited about the column I wrote two days ago about “rule of law” and how important it is to this country. The col...
07/26/2020
Only local, only local

I was excited about the column I wrote two days ago about “rule of law” and how important it is to this country. The column was of substance, important, and I also had fun with it.

I was excited about the column I wrote two days ago about “rule of law” and how important it is to this country. The column was of substance, important, and

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell wants to hear from its citizens on the city’s future.The city is in the public input stage of its...
07/25/2020
Roswell seeks resident input on 2040 Plan

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell wants to hear from its citizens on the city’s future.The city is in the public input stage of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan is a high-level planning document that seeks to unify the direction…

ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell wants to hear from its citizens on the city’s future.The city is in the public input stage of its 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan is

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union with $6.8 billion in assets, is accept...
07/25/2020
Delta Community Credit Union to award grants for nonprofits

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union with $6.8 billion in assets, is accepting applications for its 2021 Philanthropic Fund grant program.

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union with $6.8 billion in assets, is accepting applications for its 2021 Philanthropic Fund grant program.

07/23/2020
Do masks really help?

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. Tom Cunningham, for submitting this.

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. Tom Cunningham, for submitting this.

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. To...
07/23/2020
Do masks really help?

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. Tom Cunningham, for submitting this.

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. Tom Cunningham, for submitting this.

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. To...
07/23/2020
Do masks really help?

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. Tom Cunningham, for submitting this.

What do you think? According to the medical school at Emory University, they do. Special thanks to local dentist, Dr. Tom Cunningham, for submitting this.

I was excited about the column I wrote two days ago about “rule of law” and how important it is to this country. The col...
07/21/2020
Only local, only local

I was excited about the column I wrote two days ago about “rule of law” and how important it is to this country. The column was of substance, important, and I also had fun with it.

I was excited about the column I wrote two days ago about “rule of law” and how important it is to this country. The column was of substance, important, and

Rising senior Maryanne Garrido’s artwork was selected from a pool of over 40 submissions for Halycon’s student art wall ...
07/21/2020
Local students’ design inspires Halcyon mural

Rising senior Maryanne Garrido’s artwork was selected from a pool of over 40 submissions for Halycon’s student art wall challenge.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Maryanne Garrido said seeing a large mural at Halcyon inspired by her design was “unforgettable” and “out of this world.”

The metro region’s transit planning agency is advancing a regional fare policy study designed to upgrade and bring unifo...
07/21/2020
Atlanta's Transit Link Authority advances uniform fare study

The metro region’s transit planning agency is advancing a regional fare policy study designed to upgrade and bring uniformity to how patrons pay to get around.

The metro region’s transit planning agency is advancing a regional fare policy study designed to upgrade and bring uniformity to how patrons pay to get around.

The GHSA voted to delay the start of football games by two weeks but to still allow for a full, 10-game regular season. ...
07/20/2020
GHSA votes for full football season with delayed start

The GHSA voted to delay the start of football games by two weeks but to still allow for a full, 10-game regular season. All other fall sports, including cross-country, volleyball and softball, will start in early August as originally scheduled.

GEORGIA — The Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body for high school sports, voted July 20 to push back the start of prep football two weeks.

The fire departments of Milton and Alpharetta responded to three significant fires over the weekend, including a blaze a...
07/20/2020
Fire departments battle three Milton blazes on consecutive nights

The fire departments of Milton and Alpharetta responded to three significant fires over the weekend, including a blaze at the IMT Deerfield apartments that displaced around 40 residents. Two other fires destroyed single-family homes, one of which is a suspected case of arson.

MILTON, Ga. — A 3-alarm fire at an IMT Deerfield apartment building July 19 caused significant damage and displaced around 40 residents, but no injuries have been reported. The fire,

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations...
07/20/2020
Testing sites increase, but access can be tricky

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for the virus.

NORTH METRO ATLANTA, Ga. — Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for the virus.

Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for t...
07/20/2020
COVID testing sites increase, but access can be tricky

Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for the virus. Still, testing can be tricky.

Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for the virus. Still, testing can be tricky.

Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for t...
07/19/2020
COVID testing sites increase, but access can be tricky

Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for the virus. Still, testing can be tricky.

Testing for COVID-19 has expanded throughout the region with public and private organizations providing screenings for the virus. Still, testing can be tricky.

Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City C...
07/19/2020
Downtown Farmers Market revives Alpharetta City Center

Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City Center this month.

Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City Center this month.

Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City C...
07/19/2020
Downtown Farmers Market revives Alpharetta City Center

Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City Center this month.

Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City Center this month.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden shared insights on re-opening schools as a panelis...
07/18/2020
School Supt. Bearden among panelists at White House education event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden shared insights on re-opening schools as a panelist for the National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools held July 7 at the White House.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden shared insights on re-opening schools as a panelist for the National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools held July 7 at

The day-long event included panel discussions among K-12 educators, college/university representatives, students, and pa...
07/18/2020
Forsyth School Superintendent Bearden among panelists at White House event

The day-long event included panel discussions among K-12 educators, college/university representatives, students, and parents from across the country.

The day-long event included panel discussions among K-12 educators, college/university representatives, students, and parents from across the country.

The Fulton County School System will join a long and growing list of districts opting to resume school online as the cas...
07/17/2020
Fulton Schools opts to open with remote instruction

The Fulton County School System will join a long and growing list of districts opting to resume school online as the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise statewide and nationally.

The Fulton County School System will join a long and growing list of districts opting to resume school online as the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise statewide and nationally.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the To...
07/17/2020
Downtown Farmers Market revives Alpharetta City Center

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City Center this month.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Downtown Alpharetta businesses are getting a shot in the arm with the city’s decision to reopen the Town Green at City Center this month.

Village Park Senior Living hosted a ribbon-cutting for a new pavilion at Wills Park in Alpharetta on July 8. The senior ...
07/17/2020
Village Park Senior Living opens pavilion at Wills Park

Village Park Senior Living hosted a ribbon-cutting for a new pavilion at Wills Park in Alpharetta on July 8. The senior living company donated the pavilion to the City of Alpharetta in coordination with Reeves & Young, TEC, and Crabapple…

Village Park Senior Living hosted a ribbon-cutting for a new pavilion at Wills Park in Alpharetta on July 8. The senior living company donated the pavilion to the City of

OPINION: Perhaps Washington's NFL team should follow the lead of minor league baseball clubs in finding their new mascot...
07/16/2020
What’s in a team’s name?

OPINION: Perhaps Washington's NFL team should follow the lead of minor league baseball clubs in finding their new mascot.

Following years of calls for Washington’s NFL team to change its mascot, the franchise has agreed to replace its Redskins name and logo. And of course, this has spurred two

BREAKING: Fulton Superintendent Mike Looney made the announcement Thursday morning, saying the increased spike in COVID-...
07/16/2020
Fulton Schools announces classes will remain online

BREAKING: Fulton Superintendent Mike Looney made the announcement Thursday morning, saying the increased spike in COVID-19 cases made it impossible to safely open school buildings to staff and students.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Fulton County School System will open the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 17 the same way it ended last year — with students learning from home

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To whom it May Concern: Finding out that a multi million dollar tennis complex is planned just down the street from my neighborhood is disappointing. A little over a year ago we were having "town hall meetings" to discuss the closing of the Super Target on Holcombe Bridge, along with many other vacant properties. Comp USA has been closed for 12 years and to this day remains vacant. The panel continually asked "what do the residents of East Roswell want?" I don't believe one person stood and asked for this. That being said, how many people on the panel in those meetings knew about these plans and did not mention them? This is not a plan that happens over night. What studies have been done to confirm that this could be a successful viable business? We could not keep Kohls, Super Target and many other stores in the black, how is a tennis center with 135 courts going to survive? I have grown up in Atlanta and play tennis and have witnessed many complexes fail. Who remembers Peachtree World of Tennis, located off Holcomb Bridge, this failed. The state of the art Tennis Center for the Olympics, gone. Have you visited the North Fulton Tennis center, this needs major improvement. Along Old Alabama there are numerous neighborhoods with tennis courts, as well as East Roswell Park. USTA has sent out a mass email telling their members to show up at the meeting wearing their tennis outfits, have they made a decision to move the US Open from Flushing NY to Roswell Ga? After all, the National Tennis Center in Flushing only has 22 courts and sits on 46.5 acres. Wimbledon has a total of 53 courts and sits on 42 acres. You are calling this an international destination, however you say there will not be any stadium seating with what appears to be very little parking. Why did the citizens of Roswell find out about this in the media? I'm sure some will say East Roswell doesn't like change, that is simply not true. East Roswell residents are generally "told" what we can and can't have or what we don't want. We are forever put on the defense. I hope that this is not a ploy that you are asking for 60 acres and "settle" for less. Perhaps instead of having the meeting at city hall you should move it to the purposed site so that everyone fully understands the location and green space that will be taken from the citizens of Roswell. Many promises were made that are now being pushed aside for nothing more than greed. Jeannie Beck Roswell Resident for 25 years
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