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Buy a Bridal Gown, Give Hope

ROSWELL, GA -- Local brides-to-be who want to find designer wedding gowns at greatly reduced prices are in luck. The Pink Passion for Bridal Fashion gown sale is coming to Roswell, and 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Affiliate. It's a bride's perfect opportunity to look beautiful and feel like she's made a difference.

The Pink Passion sale will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell (909 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076).

Brand new gowns from several top designers, including Mon Cheri, Maggie Sottero and Justin Alexander, will be available in sizes four to 24. Most of the dresses will range in price from $99 to $799.

Barrington Hall Hosts Cooking Classes for Fall

ROSWELL, GA -- Join Roswell's own Chef John Wilson in the kitchen of Barrington Hall for a memorable evening of culinary participation. Chef John will present a wide range of classes featuring classic European cuisine and cooking techniques.

Prepare a complete meal under Chef John's engaging instruction and then dine on your sumptuous efforts in the spacious kitchen of this historic home.

* Tuesday, Oct. 5: "Knife Skills" -- Learn to use a knife safely, skillfully and efficiently. Slice, dice, mince and even de-bone a chicken, then prepare a meal using the manipulated vegetables.

* Tuesday, Oct. 19: "Fall in France" -- Prepare mixed field greens with roasted garlic dressing, coq au vin, spicy zucchini and pear clafouti.

* Tuesday, Nov. 1: "Fall in Italy" -- Prepare tomato bruschetta, penne pasta with walnut sauce, chicken breast marsala and almond biscotti.

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MARTA Bus and Train Services Changes Saturday Morning

ATLANTA -- MARTA bus riders will wake Saturday morning to find routes all over the city have been eliminated.

With his cane in his hand, Frank Reed spent Friday evening waiting for his last ride on MARTA bus route 57. He sat beneath a sign that tells him his stop on Old Gordon Road in N.W. Atlanta is going away.

Reed doesn't have a car. The closest stop he knows of is a half-mile away from his routine stop. The cane and knee wrap tell you it won't be an easy walk.

"I have bone cancer and diabetes," said Reed. "Walking period is strenuous for me."

MARTA is making cuts that even the transit authority admits are unprecedented and severe. Facing a 69-million dollar budget shortfall, MARTA has made cuts to the rail line that will mean trains will come less frequently, adding an average of five minutes to your wait. On weekends, trains that started running at 4:45 a.m., won't start running until 6 a.m.

GA 400 Tolls Extended 10 Years

ATLANTA -- The State Road and Toll Authority has voted to extend the tolls on Georgia 400 another 10 years.

Friday's 3-1 vote extends the tolls until January 2020, instead of removing them next year.

The Department of Transportation voted similarly earlier Friday morning.

Officials said 20 years ago that the toll would be removed when
its bonds were paid off.

SRTA Director Gena Evans and Bert Brantley, a spokesman for Gov. Sonny Perdue, say much has changed in those 20 years, including explosive population growth in the area served by the highway.

Funds collected from the tolls will be used on projects like improving the the GA 400/I-85 interchange.

Johns Creek Police Need Your Help

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Have you seen this woman? Police in Roswell and Johns Creek say that she is wanted in connection with an entering auto case and credit card fraud.

On Sept. 23, a victim reported that her wallet had been stolen. She did not know where it had been taken from. Shortly after, her credit cards were used at the Target store located at 2625 Peachtree Parkway, Johns Creek.

Police believe this is the same woman who committed a recent burglary in Roswell. In that case, stolen credit cards were used at the Target store at 2650 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, and at Wal-Mart stores in Fayetteville and Riverdale.

The suspect is a white female. Police believe that she had a male accomplice in the Roswell incident.

If you have any information in these cases, contact Inv. M.L. Stokes with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department (678-513-5878) or Det. D.

Vote on Georgia 400 Tolls Coming Friday

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Georgia commuters say the state will be breaking a promise if the tolls on Georgia 400 don't end next year.

"We've had enough crooked politicians trying to steal our money," said driver Dan Selton as he prepared to pay his 50 cents.

Selton and others remember the vow when the toll plaza on Georgia 400 appeared, how the state signed an agreement that the tolls would end when the bonds to finance the road were paid off in the year 2011.

As that date approaches, the Georgia State Tollway Authority will vote Friday on whether or not to keep the coins coming. If the tolls remain, the additional revenue would be used to make improvements at places like the often congested interchange of Georgia 400 and I-85.

To former Atlanta mayor Sam Massell, it's plenty of reason to keep the tolls intact.

Accomplished Roswell High School Students Recognized by State

ROSWELL, GA -- Two Roswell High School students were recently honored by the Georgia Board of Education for their academic achievement in Japanese.

Shanteona Keys was recognized for being the recipient of a National Japanese Scholarship, and Andrew Park won the 2010 Student of the Year Award from the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.