🌱 Therapist Charged With Improper Conduct + New Bucket Truck

Hey, everybody! It’s Saturday in Alpharetta-Milton and I’m back in your inbox to get you caught up on all the most important things happening in our community today. Let’s dive right in.


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First, today’s weather:

Cloudy with a stray t-storm. High: 85 Low: 69.


Here are the top five stories in Alpharetta-Milton today:

  1. A man who killed a Fulton County Detective has been sentenced to a life sentence plus 375 years in prison. 50-year-old Amanuel Menghesha was allegedly firing an AK-47 into people’s homes on March 4, 2015 when police were called to the scene. The man shot at officers on the scene, including Detective Terence Green, who was shot in the back of the head just after midnight. Menghesha was found guilty of over 30 crimes. (FOX 5 Atlanta)
  2. Are you interested in books but don’t want to be locked into any particular genre? The Friends of the Alpharetta Library invite you to join the Nonconformist Book Club. The group is dedicated to reading a variety of literature and having thought-provoking discussions. The first book will be Dawn by Octavia E. Butler, and will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:00 p.m. ( The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  3. Alpharetta is buying a new bucket truck. The Public Works Department will be replacing a 2003 F-550 bucket truck which currently has over 73,000 miles on it. The city has budgeted about $141,000 for the replacement, which will be a 2022 Ram 5500. The truck is not expected to arrive until Apr. 2024 due to supply chain issues. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  4. An Alpharetta therapist has been accused of improper sexual contact with at least three of her male clients. Mary Katheryn Dennis was arrested on Aug. 4 and charged with a felony count of improper sexual contact by an employee or agent in the first degree. Per records, the offense may have happened in December 2019. The arrest and allegations have resulted in the suspension of Dennis’s license as a professional counselor. (Appen Media)
  5. Do you see development around Milton, and wonder what exactly is coming? The city put together an interactive map for you to check out. From the planned site for Deerfield Dentistry to the development in Town Center East, you can keep track of every building site in Milton from the comfort of your own home. (City of Milton)

Today in Alpharetta-Milton:

  • Alpharetta Farmers Market at Alpharetta City Center (8:30 AM)
  • Jack Johnson 2022 Summer Tour at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (7:00 PM)
  • Southern Magnolia Charities’ Comedy on the Green at Crabapple Market (7:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Alpharetta City Council is meeting next Monday, Aug. 22. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and you can watch it online or in person. (City of Alpharetta GA via Facebook)
  • The City of Milton is participating in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census. Yesterday and today, organizers are working to count the number of pollinators that land on flowers in gardens across the state. Click the link to learn more about the program. (City of Milton via Facebook)
  • A local nonprofit is fighting against pancreatic cancer. Purple Pansies, created by Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant owner Maria Fundora, started when Fundora lost her mother to pancreatic cancer in 2007. (CW 69 Atlanta)

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That’s it for today. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow morning with another update!

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.

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