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Nation's Top High School Basketball Players Coming to Alpharetta for 'Hoops in Overdrive'

Nation's Top High School Basketball Players Coming to Alpharetta for 'Hoops in Overdrive'

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The third annual "Hoops in Overdrive" basketball tournament brings 28 teams, 150 Division 1 athletes and some of the nation's brightest talent to Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Alpharetta, 30022).

The three-day tournament will take place from Thursday, Dec. 30 to Saturday, Jan. 1 and will welcome the United States' consensus top rated high school senior, Austin Rivers of Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida.

The 6'5" Rivers is son of Boston Celtics head coach and NBA legend Doc Rivers.

New 'Girl of the Year' to Be Unveiled at North Point Mall

New 'Girl of the Year' to Be Unveiled at North Point Mall

ALPHARETTA, GA -- For American Girl fans, the introduction of the newest Girl of the Year character causes enormous excitement.

On Saturday, Jan. 1, girls and their parents are invited to line up in front of American Girl Atlanta for the official unveiling of Kanani, American Girl's 2011 Girl of the Year.

Girls will experience the warm, tropical world of Hawaii during the weekend-long Kanani celebration. Guests in attendance will be among the first to see the brand new Kanani doll, accessories and books, and learn about Kanani's inspiring story and her love of sharing the aloha spirit.

Each girl in attendance will receive a free grass skirt for her American Girl doll and enjoy Hula dance demonstrations by a professional Hawaiian dance troupe.

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

Metro Atlanta Communities Recognized for Sustainability Programs

ATLANTA -- Several cities and counties in the Metro Atlanta area are among the latest jurisdictions to earn Green Communities certification for leadership in reducing their environmental impact.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presented certifications to local officials at the Wednesday, Dec. 1 board meeting.

The city of Alpharetta became one of the first communities in the region to attain Gold certification for its sustainability initiatives. Cherokee County, Fulton County and the cities of Dunwoody and Woodstock all received bronze certification.

Green Communities certification is earned by implementing policies and practices in 10 categories, ranging in energy efficiency and green building to transportation and water efficiency.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Beautify Johns Creek

Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Beautify Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The City of Johns Creek and Keep North Fulton Beautiful invite residents to recycle their old Christmas trees after the holidays at "Bring One for the Chipper" on Saturday, Jan. 8.

Johns Creek residents may drop off their undecorated trees at the Home Depot (5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Trees will be chipped into mulch by the Davey Tree Expert Company.

Repairs, Lane Closure on Johns Creek Parkway

Repairs, Lane Closure on Johns Creek Parkway

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed a northbound lane of Johns Creek Parkway south of McGinnis Ferry Road through the holidays.

During installation of a storm drain, a contractor discovered an unmarked, paved-over manhole in the road. The lane was closed after metal plates over the hole failed to remain in place. Engineering plans are being revised.

Johns Creek officials advise of traffic delays on Johns Creek Parkway, especially during rush hour.

November Crime, Traffic Information

November Crime, Traffic Information

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The City of Johns Creek has released crime and traffic information for November 2010.

Most traffic accidents occured on Tuesday evenings and were caused by following too closely. Of the accidents reported, 16% had injuries. There were no fatalities.

Top Five Intersections for Accidents
1. Medlock Bridge and Old Alabama
2. State Bridge and Kimball Bridge
3. State Bridge and Medlock Bridge
4. Abbotts Bridge and Medlock Bridge
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Autrey Mill Middle School Cooks' Club Receives Windfall

Autrey Mill Middle School Cooks' Club Receives Windfall

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Cooks' Club at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek recently received a $2,000 kit containing safe, easy-to-use cookware that can be used by the school's "adopted" chef, Carlin Breinig, to empower teachers, parents and students to demonstrate healthy cooking.

The gift was granted through the auspices of the Partnership for a Healthier America and its honorary chairperson, First Lady Michelle Obama, to recognize Autrey Mill's efforts in promoting healthier lifestyles through participation in the Chefs Move! initiative.

Autrey Mill was selected for the award among schools leading America's charge to educate children about healthy eating and, in turn, to help meet the goal of curbing childhood obesity within a generation.