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Week Four's Game of the Week Nominees

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week will be tough to predict no matter which match-up fans pick.

The first nominee for Game of the Week is Creekview at Chattahoochee. While some teams have not played a single region game, these two teams have done nothing but battle teams within their region.

2-1 Creekview beat Region 7-4A opponents Sequoyah and Northwest Whitfield in a couple of low-scoring games, then, most recently, lost to Lambert by 10 points. Chattahoochee, a 2-0 team, beat Lambert 31-7 in their season opener and topped Forsyth Central 35-14 in their home opener.

Free Family Festival: Suwanee Day 2010

Atlanta, GA--  Everyone is invited to join the celebration of community at Suwanee Day Festival. The festival is a fun for the whole family event including parade, arts and crafts vendors, music and performances, children’s activities, street performers, farmers market and a variety of food and beverage vendors located at the new Town Center Park and Amphitheater.

The Bradham family of Suwanee are the Ultimate Eagle Scouts

Atlanta, GA--  The Bradham family has the unique distinction of having a complete family of Eagle Scouts. There are 6 boys in the family which have all enthusiastically gone through the necessary steps to attain the elite honor of Eagle Scout.  According to the father, they were never pushed into service but fell into it.  Though, it is not hard to imagine why, due to the tradition of service that has been in their family for more than 80 years.

Both the father of 6, and their 84 year old grandfather are both accomplished Eagle Scouts as well, which means this Suwanee family has a record of service spanning more than 1 generation.  The youngest sons Spencer and Trevor, who are both sophomores at Gwinnett High, spent the last year contributing over 300 hours each to community service projects throughout Georgia.

The boys' scout leader is quoted as saying, "Ultimately it's about honesty, integrity and service.

10 NE Georgia Towns Losing Population, While Others Grow

Atlanta, GA--  According to the newly released Census Bureau 10 Georgia cities saw their population numbers drop. Most of the 10 were in the Northeast mountains and included Blairsville, Clayton, Elberton and Toccoa, Carnesville, Dillard, Mountain City, Royston, Sky Valley, and Tiger.

The fastest-growing cities in Georgia from 2008-2009, according to the US Census were Braselton increased from 5,276 to 5,924; Cumming 5,726 to 5,896; Flowery Branch 3,975 to 4.115; Gainesville 35,476 to 35,750; Lawrenceville 29,268 to 29,837; Oakwood 4,541 to 5,353; and Suwanee 16,257 to 16,712.


 

 

Register Early for Hands On Atlanta Day and Win a Chance to Work with Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta, GA--  Registration for 20th Annual Hands On Atlanta Day, one of the largest single-day volunteer efforts in the country, is now open to individuals, families and groups. As many as 10,000 volunteers will participate in service projects throughout metro-Atlanta, renovating public schools, taking part in environmental projects, making much needed repairs to seniors’ homes, and much more. This year’s Hands On Atlanta Day is presented by GE.

Registration is $5 for adults and is free for youths under 18 years of age.  Event proceeds support Hands On Atlanta’s volunteer programs.

Registrants who sign up by September 17 and are at least 18 years old will be entered in a drawing from which 25 lucky participants will be randomly selected to participate in an additional service day with the Atlanta Falcons this spring.

In addition, two of the winning 25 will each receive two round-trip, coach tickets to anywhere AirTran flies.

Many Kids Need 2 Doses of Flu Vaccine

ATLANTA -- While most people will need only one flu shot or spray to guard against H1N1 and the seasonal flu, this year, many children will need two, according to the CDC.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two doses of 2010-11 flu vaccine for children 6 months through 8 years of age unless they received at least one dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine last flu season and at least one dose of seasonal vaccine prior to the 2009-2010 flu season or two doses of seasonal flu vaccine last flu season.

The first dose "primes" the immune system, while the second dose provides immune protection, according to the CDC. The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first dose.

North Atlanta Pediatrics explains it this way on its website:

Concert in the Quarry 2010 to Benefit School Art, Music Programs

SUWANEE, GA -- Georgia's only concert event held 300 feet below ground, Concert in the Quarry, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Marietta Forsyth Quarry (3561 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee, 30024).

Headline acts include Joe Gransden and his Big Band with Big Mike Geier in this fifth annual fundraising event that will benefit Forsyth County’s middle and high school arts and music programs. Master of ceremonies will once again be Scott Slade, host of Atlanta's Morning News on AM750 and now 95.5FM, Newstalk WSB. A special performance by Simple Alliance from Music Matters’ Rock U will start the concert, and a spectacular fireworks show will close it.

“With the budget constraints we are facing, a fundraising event like this is extremely important in maintaining our commitment to our Arts Programs,” said Forsyth County Superintendent of Schools Dr.