🌱 Water Damage Restoration + Humane Society Rescues Dogs In New Van


Hello friends! It’s Thursday in Cumming and I’m back to your inbox with everything you need to know about what’s happening in town, including updates on…

  • advanced Water damage restoration in Cumming
  • The recent Rescue of 20 shelter dogs and puppies
  • New Forsyth County Department Chief announced

Today’s newsletter is sponsored by Heart & Hammer Realty

Can you guess which real estate market the National Association of Realtors has called the hottest for 2023? (Hint: They live in it.)

Much ink has been shed about the slowdown in the national housing market: interest rates have risen, prices have fallen. Buyers stand on the sidelines….

But we all know that the Atlanta area is different—ok, let’s just admit it: better—than anywhere else. And when it comes to real estate, it’s no different. People move here. Young families want bigger houses and yards. Investors are still buying. And the demand exceeds the supply.

That’s why the National Association of Realtors has just named Atlanta #1 on its list of US markets with the greatest potential for growth this year.

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Well, today’s weather:

Breaking clouds and very warm. High: 79 Low: 62.

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Here are the top 5 stories in cumming today:

  1. A local provider of water damage restoration services is expanding its operations in Cumming and the surrounding communities. Atlanta Restoration provides emergency services to homes and businesses affected by water damage from natural disasters, pipe leaks and broken appliances. The group’s technicians also assist with mold removal in Cumming, Johns Creek and other metro Atlanta cities. (digital journal)
  2. On Monday, The Humane Society of Forsyth County conducted a first rescue run with their new van. The shelter staff and volunteers rescued 20 dogs and puppies from the Walker County Animal Shelter and Chattooga County Animal Control. To learn more about the rescued pets available for adoption, visit the Humane Society website. (Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA via Facebook)
  3. A local man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman in the Sawnee View Memorial Gardens cemetery. Matthew Scott Whelchel, 39, a Forsyth County resident, has been charged with rape and aggravated sexual assault in the February 6 incident. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Officers are investigating. (WSB TV)
  4. Forsyth County officials have announced new directors for three key departments. Tom Cisco is taking over as the new director of the Emergency Management Agency, and Jerry Ramos has been named director of the code compliance department. The new director of the county’s board of assessors and chief assessor will be Joel Benton, a former assessor from Fayette County. (News)
  5. Forsyth County Schools are currently recruiting school nurses for the 2023-2024 school year. Candidates must have a current, valid license from the state of Georgia to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN). Click here to view all current vacancies and to apply. (Forsyth County Schools via Facebook)

Today in Cumming:

  • food truck At NoFo Brew Co. (4:00 p.m.)
  • Twilight stories At the Cumming Library (6:30 p.m.)
  • Post Road Writers’ Group At the Post Road Library (6:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Watch out, home seekers! Here are the latest homes to hit the market in and around Cumming. (cumming patch)
  • Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office warns residents about tech support scammers that might try to trick users with pop-up window appearing on their computer screen. If you think there is a problem with your computer, officials advise taking it to someone you know and trust. (Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  • Are you looking for a furry friend for the family? Visit the link to meet Cocoa, the Cat of the Day, at the Humane Society of Forsyth County. (Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA via Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to step out the door this Thursday. I’ll see you soon!

Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.