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Under Armour Athlete of the Week Candidates: Week 8

ROSWELL, GA -- A running back, wide receiver, and quarterback are nominated for the Under Armour Athlete of the Week. Which player deserves to win the award? You decide.

Carlson Carty is this week's first nominee. Going into last Friday's game, the senior running back had never beaten Roswell. Twenty-six carries, 120 yards, and two touchdowns later, Carty and his Centennial teammates had a 17-14 win over the rival Hornets.

Thanks to Carty's impressive performance, the Knights are now second in Region 6-5A.

Week Eight Game of the Week Nominees

DALLAS, GA -- Hiram plays at East Paulding in 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. 52.1 percent of fans voted online for the 5-4A contest, helping the game to edge out some other interesting matchups.

East Paulding is currently tied for fourth in their sub-region, but with Hiram and Pope still on the schedule, the Raiders are not out of the playoff race.

A win over 6-1 Hiram will not come easy for East Paulding. The Hornets have looked impressive in each of their six wins and their only loss is to undefeated Kell.

River Eves Elementary Helped by Hands On Atlanta

ROSWELL, GA -- On Saturday, Oct.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Roswell

ROSWELL, GA -- For those who are itching to attend Oktoberfest but can't make it to Germany, Aqua Blue (1565 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076) is offering the next best thing: a beer festival to celebrate fine food and fall brews.

The festival, sponsored by Eagle Rock Distributing Company, will take place on Friday, Oct. 15 on the restaurant's patio and lawn areas, beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be a special prix fixe tapas menu of eight dishes paired with eight different beers.

Something Dazzling is Coming to Roswell

ROSWELL, GA -- On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Roswell Ramblers will host a Tea-Dazzled Fashion Show and Tea at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center (830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, 30075).

Dillard's department store will provide the outfits for the 2:00 p.m. fashion show. There will also be a silent auction, which will begin at 1:30 p.m.

This event will benefit the Roswell Ramblers, a club for active Roswell adults ages 50 and up. Proceeds will go toward a tentative expansion of the Adult Recreation Center.

The Ramblers develop and collaborate with Roswell's Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department staff to help provide recreational programs and activities, including special events like the Tea-Dazzled Fashion Show.

Tickets for the fashion show and tea are currently on sale for $18 per person.

Roswell Mom Promotes Cancer Gene Test


ROSWELL, Ga. -- Looking at her family history, Heidi Barron of Roswell assumed her cancer risk was much higher than normal.

Her mom Wendy Sheron survived breast cancer in 1999, but she died of ovarian cancer eight years later.

"It's a huge loss in life," said Heidi Barron. "I won't ever get over it, but I promised her I would be okay, so I am."

Barron also has a better sense of her real risk now because of genetic testing.

In 2002 Barron and her mom did a simple blood test for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

Her mom tested positive but Barron did not.

"If someone has the gene mutation, there's a 50/50 chance their offspring will have it," Barron said. "And I was the lucky 50 percent that will not."

"I have the same risk as the general population for contracting either one of those diseases," Barron said.

Fulton Commissioners Vote to Accept Renewal Grant for Services to Homeless Citizens

As of October 6th, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a one-year grant renewal for services to the homeless. The funds which will be provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to provide services to help homeless citizens to overcome substance abuse, to prepare for employment and obtain permanent housing through the Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing. 

The county will add matching grant dollars of $287,571, which will bring the actual funds committed to $974,058.

The grants funds will be used in collaboration with 31 community-based agencies to provide funds to address substance abuse issues for those who are identified as being in need of assistance.