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Millennials campaign for special election candidates

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 14, 2017 NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Millennials are rallying to #GetOutTheVote in Georgia’s 6th District. According to the United States Election Project, fewer than 50 percent of Americans aged 18-29 voted in the 2016 Presidential Election. However, the special election between Republican Karen Handel and …

Charity horse show raises awareness for horse rescue

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 14, 2017 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Save the Horses hosted its first charity horse show at Wills Park Equestrian Center June 11. The nonprofit rescues neglected, abandoned and abused horses to rehabilitate and find them new homes, according to its website. Save the Horses put on …

First Forsyth Jewish synagogue to open

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 7, 2017 FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The purchase of land for Forsyth County’s first Jewish synagogue was announced June 2. Rabbi Levi Mentz of Chabad of Forsyth said the organization has been working since February to purchase a building to convert into a synagogue for …

New medical plaza opens in Cumming

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. June 14, 2017 CUMMING, Ga. — Dozens of doctors, government officials, family and friends gathered May 31 for the grand opening of the Georgia Highlands Medical Services in Cumming. GHMS is a nonprofit community health center serving more than 15,000 patients, 76 percent of whom live …

Local resident turns 104 years old

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. May 31, 2017 CUMMING, Ga. — On July 8, Cumming resident Walter Carmack will turn 104-years-old. Born in Boudin, Virginia in 1913, Carmack lived in several different states —  including Tennessee and Florida — before eventually moving to Georgia. Carmack spent 70 years in Tennessee and …

Roswell kicks off National Public Works Week

This article was first published for Appen Media Group. May 24, 2017 ROSWELL, Ga. — The City of Roswell began its celebration of National Public Works Week May 20 with its Touch-a-Truck event at City Hall. The event allowed members of the community to learn about the trucks and equipment different public works departments use. Dozens …