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Publisher Hans Appen opines that what District 21 needs is the Brandon Beach it elected, not the one wrapped up in election conspiracies.

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I cannot escape my feelings of resentment for what we went through as a country in 2020: the pandemic, the downturn in the economy, the political unrest — so many heavy burdens.

Two weeks ago, we published a letter to the editor from a reader in response to Ray Appen’s column “Should we save local journalism? Do we care?” In it, Ray, our company’s founder and longtime publisher, muses about what role local news plays in our lives and wonders where anger for the pres…

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Most journalists work a lifetime in the industry writing thousands of articles and never come close to winning a Pulitzer Prize. It is the hall of fame for reporters, photographers, novelists, poets and cartoonists. Inductees include the likes of Robert Frost, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein an…

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I joined the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Board of Trustees a little over a year ago. It is a joy and a privilege to support such a wonderful professional theater company with 27 years of roots in the Roswell community. 

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I joined the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Board of Trustees a little over a year ago. It is a joy and a privilege to support such a wonderful professional theater company with 27 years of roots in the Roswell community. 

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At the beginning of 2017, Appen Media launched Black Box, our investigative journalism arm. We dove head first into some pretty heavy issues, and the community seemed to embrace our deeper dives into local issues. 

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Paint Rock, Alabama, a city in northeast Alabama has a population of 210. By comparison, I think there are 210 people in my neighborhood here in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Steve Neese is usually the first one into the office in the morning and gets the coffee pot running. He lives in Canton and gets up early to watch SportsCenter and iron his slacks. He drives over to Alpharetta, opens up, and fills up the cheap coffee machine in the break room. It will be vis…

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In the wake of the Parkland shooting, children across the country planned walkouts at their high schools to honor the victims and to protest a lack of progress on legislation that would prevent school shootings.

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This week media companies across the country are honoring Sunshine Week to raise awareness for the importance of the public’s right to information. Appen Media Group is participating for the second consecutive year.

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At the end of a long week I found myself in my office, feet on the desk, chatting about the goings on of Appen Media with my dad and A.J. McNaughton, our production and newsroom manager. Mostly we were talking about the growing podcast phenomena and what role we as a company wanted to play i…

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On Monday Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, the leading republican contender to be Georgia’s next governor, blasted Delta for its decision to end a partnership with the National Rifle Association that gave its members discounted pricing.