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<ul><li><p>November 27, 2013 | northfulton.com | 73,500 circulation Revue &amp; News, Johns Creek Herald, Milton Herald &amp; Forsyth Herald combined | 50 | Volume 6, No. 48</p><p>Get our FREE Milton Herald </p><p>TABLET APPCall 770-442-3278 x100 for help Apple Android</p><p>By SAVANNAH LEEnews@northfulton.com</p><p>MILTON Ga. Milton City Council approved a resolution Nov. 18 authorizing the city to join three other cities in apply-ing for a grant that would help in the purchase of radio equip-ment for Miltons firefighters. </p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agencys fire-fighter assistance grant is open for applicants every year. Cities can apply as individual cities or as a group of cities. The cities of Milton, Alpharetta, </p><p>Roswell and Sandy Springs are in the beginning stages of applying for this grant as a group. Each city must approve a resolution to be included on the application. </p><p>Milton City Manager Chris Lagerbloom said Milton is seeking about $300,000 worth of equipment. Milton would commit a 10 percent match at $30,000 and in exchange, the grant would be for $270,000. </p><p>The money would allow Milton to buy three base station radios that function inside a fire station, 14 radios to be mounted in fire engines and vehicles and 59 personal </p><p>Milton approvesfirefighter grantJoins with North Fulton cities</p><p>See GRANT, Page 4</p><p>By CANDY WAYLOCKcandy@northfulton.com</p><p>ATLANTA The Fulton County School System is moving forward with plans to move its headquarters from South Fulton to Sandy Springs, de-spite a resolution by the Fulton County Board of Commission-ers questioning the action.</p><p>Last month, the Fulton School System voted to move its headquarters from Cleve-land Avenue in South Fulton to a new location 20 miles to the north on Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. Fulton School officials say the location puts the headquarters in the center of its enrollment and employ-ment base, and is the best de-cision financially for taxpayers. </p><p>The move will be complete by the start of the 2014-2015 school year.</p><p>We cre-ated a busi-ness plan that saves money and moves toward a more efficient model that redirects money back into the class-room, said Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa. In the end, thats a win-win for everyone.</p><p>But Fulton commissioners decried the action, saying the system is removing resources from an area of need and mak-</p><p>BOE says move done dealCounty opposes move to Sandy Springs</p><p>See MOVE, Page 24</p><p>AVOSSA</p><p>EmptyNestSponsored Section </p><p> PAGE 22</p><p>Holiday cheerMilton holds three events this month </p><p> PAGE 4</p><p>Giddyup!Milton equestriansstart great season </p><p> PAGE 35</p><p>By JONATHAN COPSEYjonathan@northfulton.com</p><p>NORTH FULTON, Ga. North Fultons movers and shakers gathered in one room Thurs-day, Nov. 21, for the inaugu-ral Best of the Best awards gala, hosted by Appen Media Group and the Metropolitan Club.</p><p>Hundreds of the areas small business owners, entrepreneurs and restaura-teurs turned out to what will become an annual event, hon-</p><p>oring the winners of Appens Best of opinion poll.</p><p>More than 500 residents voted in the poll for their favorite businesses, covering everything from chiroprac-tic services and doctors to Mexican restaurants and brew pubs. </p><p>Its a true honor to be voted the best of the best in North Fulton and South Forsyth, said Hans Appen, general manager of Appen Media Group. </p><p>Mark Toro, of North </p><p>American Properties, the com-pany behind the new Avalon development on Old Milton Parkway, gave the keynote address, giving a general over-view of his project as well as encouraging the small busi-ness leaders to keep doing that which makes them great.</p><p>A small business can react quickly and nimbly respond to market changes, while large businesses, with their bureaucracy, are slow to </p><p>ABBY BREAUX/STAFF</p><p>Appen Media Group on Nov. 22 held its inaugural Best of North Fulton and South Forsyth Awards Gala. Dr. S. Joseph Pausa of Milton joined with his family to receive his award for best oral surgery.</p><p>See GALA, Page 28</p><p>APPEN MEDIAS BEST OF THE BEST </p><p>Local businesses honored at gala </p><p>WATCH</p><p> A VIDEO ONLINE</p><p>NORTHFULTON.CO</p><p>M</p><p>Center QR code in white space </p><p>so that the black edges of the code overlap the blue </p><p>crop marks</p></li><li><p>2 | November 27, 2013 | Milton Herald | northfulton.com PUBLIC SAFETY</p><p>770-442-3278northfulton.com319 North Main StreetAlpharetta, Georgia 30009 </p><p>SUBMIT YOUR:News/releasesSports and team photos School eventsEmail: news@northfulton.com</p><p>FREE PUBLICITY for YOUR EVENTPost to northfulton.com calendar</p><p>NEWSROOMRevue &amp; News JonathanCopseyjonathan@northfulton.com Forsyth Herald AldoNahedaldo@forsythherald.comJohns Creek Herald HatcherHurdhatcher@northfulton.comMilton Herald JonathanCopseyjonathan@northfulton.com </p><p>ADVERTISINGGeneral Info, ext. 100advertising@northfulton.comCLASSIFIEDSext. 136 or ext. 100classifieds@northfulton.comCIRCULATIONfor delivery questions, ext. 100circulation@northfulton.comPUBLISHERRay Appen, ext. 101appen@northfulton.com</p><p>DELIVERY POLICYNewspapers are published weekly and deliv-ered by carriers to subdivisions at no charge. Stop delivery requests are always honored and can be accomplished by calling 770-442-3278 ext. 100. Publisher may exercise right to not publish any item for any reason.</p><p>COPSEY NAHED HURD</p><p>appenmediagroup.comnorthfulton.comforsythherald.com</p><p>TWITTER M@revueandnews@forsythherald@jcherald@miltonherald</p><p>YOUTUBE w /appennewspapers</p><p>FACEBOOK C/appennewspapers/revueandnews/forsythherald/johnscreekherald/miltonherald</p><p>MILTON TABLET APPApple: bit.ly/1dw4ftVAndroid: bit.ly/16QCY4j</p><p>Smashburger hit by armed robberWindward employees held in freezer</p><p>ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Smashburger restaurant on Windward Parkway was robbed at gunpoint Nov. 19.</p><p>According to police, a single man walked into the burger restaurant and pulled out a gun. He forced the three workers there into the freezer and then raided the till for an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.</p><p>Smashburger was closed </p><p>the following day.Alpharetta Public Safety </p><p>Spokesman George Gordon said police are pursuing leads on the suspect; however he cautioned the public against fighting with an armed robber unless there is a fear for ones life. We dont ask for anybody in the public to ever confront someone who is armed, Gor-don said. Just comply with the suspect.</p><p>DUI arrests Brigid A. Boothe, 55, of </p><p>Atlanta was arrested Nov. 8 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to stop at a stop sign.</p><p> Ramiro Aguillon Silva, 34, of Park Ridge Circle, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 9 on Old Roswell Road in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane and no license.</p><p> Susan A. Cooper, 47, of Maryville, Tenn., was arrested Nov. 1 on North Point Drive in Alpharetta for DUI, open con-</p><p>tainer, failure to maintain lane and hit and run.</p><p> Armand Sananda, 22, of Mountain Creek Drive, Roswell, was arrested Oct. 31 on Upper Hembree Road in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane, tag light viola-tion, expired tag and furnish-ing alcohol to an underage person.</p><p> Susan Whiddon Sanders, 58, of Arborwoods Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 4 on Stoney Ridge Lane in Johns Creek for DUI, reck-less driving, failure to main-tain lane and driving on the median.</p><p> Carlte Cornelius Brown, 32, of Birch Rill Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 9 on Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI and fail-ure to maintain lane.</p><p>Drug arrests Kevin Michael Dubose, 24, </p><p>of Winthrope Way, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 7 on Wills Road in Alpharetta for posses-sion of marijuana.</p><p> Craig John Bredahl, 39, of Auburn, Ga., was arrest-ed Nov. 7 on Wills Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and obstruction of law enforcement officers.</p><p> Herlande Georges, 36, of Planters Ridge Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 5 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and speeding.</p><p> Christopher Griffin-Scott, 24, of Sandy Springs was arrested Nov. 5 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for posses-sion of marijuana.</p><p> Thomas C. Erickson, 31, </p><p>of Club Circle, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 9 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for posses-sion of marijuana, possession of drug-related items, expired tag and brake light violation.</p><p> Christopher J. Pridgen, 21, of Sunfish Bend, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 4 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana, pos-session of drug-related items and seatbelt violation.</p><p> Elisha Antonio Bennett, 26, of Grayson was arrested Nov. 9 on Atlanta Street in Roswell for possession of mari-juana and failure to obey a traffic control device.</p><p> Isa Mujahid Muhammad, 18, of Old Holcomb Bridge Way, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 9 on Warsaw Road in Roswell for possession of mari-juana.</p><p>DUIS &amp; DRUGSAll crime reports published by Appen Media Group are compiled from public records. Neither the law enforcement agencies nor Appen Media Group implies any guilt by publishing these names. None of the persons listed has been convicted of the alleged crimes.</p><p>DUI driver nearly hits teenALPHARETTA, Ga. An Al-pharetta man was arrested Nov. 11 after allegedly driving drunk and nearly hitting a teenager with his car.</p><p>Police were called to a Marietta Street address after reports of a domestic dispute. According to police, they saw the suspects Yukon SUV drive away from the scene of the dis-turbance by cutting a corner of an intersection, jumping the curb onto a sidewalk and nearly hitting a 13-year-old child. The vehicle was pulled over. The driver, Jose Cruz Chavira-Ortiz, 38, of Renton, Ohio, was found to be drunk and was arrested for DUI, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving.</p><p>Staffer charged with theft of $7KMILTON, Ga. A Walmart employee is accused of stealing more than $7,000 in cash from the store.</p><p>Employees told police they noticed money going missing from the register at customer service. A review of security footage showed employee Ann Johnson, 48, of Braselton, al-legedly ring up a false return and pocket the cash from it. She did this in increments of a few hundred dollars at a </p><p>time, going back at least three months. In total, the store says she stole $7,110.</p><p>Johnson was arrested for theft.</p><p>POLICE BLOTTERAll crime reports published by Appen Media Group are compiled from public records. Neither the law enforcement agencies nor Appen Media Group implies any guilt by publishing these names. None of the persons listed has been convicted of the alleged crimes.</p><p>CORRECTIONAn article that ran in last weeks business pages of this newspaper incorrectly identified Harry Normans CEO. His name is Dan Parmer. 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Perk up those ears for sleigh bells and pack the mittens, because the city of Milton will once again provide three holiday events for resi-dents: the fifth annual Milton Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 29, the sixth annual Christmas in Crabapple on Saturday, Dec. 7 and the Mayors Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 15.</p><p>City of MiltonTree Lighting</p><p>Miltons holiday season will kick off Friday, Nov. 29 with the fifth annual Milton Tree Lighting ceremony from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Ga. 9 and Webb Road in front of the Deerfield Place shop-ping center. The tree lighting ceremony will include musi-cal performances and Miltons mayor and City Council count-ing down to the big moment.</p><p>After the tree is lit, St. Nick will arrive by fire truck to the tune of Here Comes Santa Claus. </p><p>Following the ceremony, there will be complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate, photos with Santa Claus and holiday music. Its an evening of fellowship with your neigh-bors.</p><p>Christmasin Crabapple</p><p>Saturday, Dec. 7 is sure to have heaps of holiday cheer in Milton as the city, in partner-</p><p>ship with the CCA, hosts the sixth annual Christmas in Crabapple from 2 to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple throughout the Crabapple Crossroads. </p><p>At Friendship Community Park there will be Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday music favorites, a holiday bounce house, funnel cakes, hot choc-olate and holiday train rides.</p><p>In historic downtown Cra-bapple, the Crabapple Com-munity Association is offering photos with Santa Claus, a bonfire and the return of the North Pole Passport program featuring local businesses.</p><p>Mayors Holiday Open House</p><p>In an effort to create the most welcoming, inclusive community in the state, every resident of Milton is again cordially invited to the second annual Mayors Holiday Open House, hosted by City Council Sunday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Mayor Joe Lockwood on Dorris Road.</p><p>The entire city is welcome to the informal holiday party, which will be held at the may-ors home. All food and drinks will be donated by City Council and local businesses.</p><p>Shuttled parking will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. at Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway in Mil-ton. Handicapped parking will be available at the home, 375 Dorris Road in Milton. </p><p>To RSVP, please email rsvp@cityofmiltonga.us and include your name and ad-dress to verify you are a Milton resident. You will be sent an invitation to print out.</p><p>For more information on these holiday events, contact Angela Thompson at 678-242-2530 or angela.thompson@cityofmiltonga.us. </p><p>Katherine Tuggle</p><p>Milton holds three holiday events Nov. 29 to Dec. 15Tree Lighting Nov. 29, Christmas in Crabapple Dec. 7, Holiday Party Dec. 15</p><p>portable radios for firefighters to carry with them on emer-gency calls. </p><p>Lagerbloom said the city is in the process of designing and building a new radio system as the current one is nearing the end,...</p></li></ul>