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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Appen Media Group has announced staff changes for its Alpharetta-based news operation.

Julia Grochowski is now covering the City of Roswell. This is in addition to her previous responsibilities of editing and managing the calendar, North Fulton crime and social media. She has been with Appen since the spring of 2016. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with dual degrees in English and history.

“Despite growing up here, I hadn’t realized how much was going on in my own backyard until I started working with Appen,” Grochowski said. “I’m constantly learning about new businesses, communities, initiatives and organizations in the city that I can’t wait to share with the readers.”

Joe Parker has been covering sports for Appen since the fall of 2015. His new role includes expanded sports coverage in addition to covering the City of Milton. He graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in journalism.

“Sports have always been a great passion of mine,” Parker said. “To have my work concentrate on sports is a duty I take with pride.”

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