Category: Work for Appen Media

Milton Police Department receives accreditation

This article was originally published for Appen Media Group. August 9, 2017 MILTON, Ga. — The Milton Police Department received national certification from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies again July 29. The department first received accreditation in 2014. Captain Charles Barstow, public information officer, said CALEA is a voluntary, four-year process that […]

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Alpharetta author hosts anti-bullying discussion

This article was originally published for Appen Media Group. August 2, 2017 MILTON, Ga. — “The Fat Boy Chronicles” author Mike Buchanan hosted a movie screening and question-and-answer session on bullying July 26 at the Milton Library. “The Fat Boy Chronicles” tells the story of an overweight high school freshman, Jimmy Winterpock, as he navigates […]

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Alpharetta companies have potential to use artificial intelligence

This article was originally published for Appen Media Group. July 26, 2017 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta companies may soon employ artificial intelligence as part of their business plans. In fact, it’s already begun. Local business leaders attended a panel discussion June 27 featuring four companies that already use AI in their work. Representatives at the Startup […]

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Jim Walls strives to keep the public informed

This article was originally published for Appen Media Group, as part of the Blackbox investigative project. July 26, 2017 Jim Walls became a journalist by chance. In 1972, at age 18, the high school graduate answered a newspaper advertisement for a lab technician without college experience in Virginia. At the interview, Walls was told they […]

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Volunteer pushes to nominate librarians for award

This article was originally published for Appen Media Group. July 12, 2017 FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Community members will have a chance to show their appreciation for librarians by nominating them for the national “I Love My Librarian” Award. I Love Libraries, an American Library Association initiative that strives to inform the public about American […]

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Opinion: Donald Trump’s CNN tweet endangers journalists

This op-ed was originally published for Appen Media Group. July 12, 2017 On June 29, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated, “The President, in no way, form or fashion, has ever promoted or encouraged violence.” Three days later, Donald Trump tweeted an edited video of himself beating up a person who […]

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Co-working spaces come to Alpharetta

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 28, 2017 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Shared office spaces are making their way from big cities to smaller ones such as Alpharetta. Co-working spaces allow members to set up and work without long-term commitments. Ramon Gonzalez, a founder of the co-working space business Thrive, said his […]

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Atlantic Institute celebrates local charities, Ramadan

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 28, 2017 MILTON, Ga. — Community members from different walks of life gathered June 17 to celebrate Ramadan and honor organizations serving the community during the Atlantic Institute’s second annual Community Service Appreciation Iftar dinner in Milton. The Atlantic Institute, a nonprofit organization, brings different […]

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Milton hosts small business symposium

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 21, 2017 MILTON, Ga. — The city of Milton honored its local businesses June 15 at city hall during the inaugural small business symposium. The event gave them a place to network, especially since half of the city’s business licenses are for home-based businesses, according […]

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