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Experience the Milton Roundup

MILTON, GA -- The City of Milton will hold its 4th birthday party, the Milton Roundup, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Birmingham United Methodist Church (15770 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004). Everyone is invited to let loose and have a ball.

"Come out for a great afternoon of family fun," said Milton mayor Joe Lockwood. "I always look forward to this community event and can't wait to see all my friends and neighbors enjoying themselves."

The festival will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; parking and admission are free.

What's Happening this Weekend?

ATLANTA -- From festivals to a fashion show, there's something fun for everyone in Metro Atlanta this weekend.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade 2010
October 15 : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  -- Little Five Points - East Atlanta
Celebrate Halloween early at the 10th annual Little Five Points parade. Come in costume or just sit back and enjoy the floats and elaborate attire worn by parade participants.

Big Lots Brings Its Values to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Big Lots, the nation's largest broadline closeout retailer, has announced that it will open its newest store on Friday, Oct. 22 in Alpharetta.

The new store is located in the Stonewood Shopping Center (670 North Main Street, Alpharetta, 30009). It is one of 80 new Big Lots that the company plans to open nationwide in 2010.

The Alpharetta Big Lots boasts 22,500 square feet of retail space filled with extreme value items that typically sell for 20% to 40% less than discount stores and up to 70% below traditional retailers.

"At Big Lots, our easy-to-shop stores and extreme brand name deals have been big hits with customers for more than 40 years, and we are thrilled to bring that same successful concept to a new group of shoppers," said Rob Claxton, senior vice-president of marketing for Big Lots.

The grand opening on Oct. 22 will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting.

2010 City of Milton Mayor's Run

MILTON, GA -- Attention all runners: the 2nd annual Milton Mayor's Run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Kohl's department store (13097 Highway 9 North, Milton, 30004).

The 5K race, which starts at 8:00 a.m., will circle Deerfield Parkway, beginning and ending in the Kohl's parking lot on the Deerfield side.

According to race organizers, it is a flat, fast course that is perfect for runners looking to chalk up a good time for the Peachtree Road Race. There will also be a 1K fun run.

Cost for participation is $25, which includes plenty of food and fluids after the race and a quality, moisture-wicking event T-shirt designed by Milton resident Andrew Furman, founder and president of the Roswell-based Apparel Image.

The race application can be found on the City of Milton website.

Real Men Wear Pink

MILTON, GA -- Milton residents may have noticed a trend among patrolling police officers this October: pink wristbands.

No, it's not a standard part of the uniform. But it's important nonetheless.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the City of Milton Police Department is doing its part by not only wearing the wristbands, but selling them too.

All funds collected from the wristband sales will go to breast cancer research, according to Milton community outreach officer Andrew Phillips.

"This cause is very dear to a few of our officers who have had family members go through the ordeal of breast cancer," said Phillips. "We're happy to show our citizens that real men, and real ladies, wear pink."

The pink wristbands are available for $2 at City Hall (13000 Deerfield Parkway, Milton, 30004) and Fire Station No. 43 (750 Hickory Flat Road, Milton, 30004).

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.

Forsyth County Police Need Your Help

CUMMING, GA -- Officers with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office would like to speak with two men in connection with a recent theft at a business in Cumming.

The theft occurred on Sunday, Oct. 3, when the suspects entered a perimeter fence of American BOA, Inc. (1420 Redi Road, Cumming, 30040) and made off with approximately $50,000 worth of scrap metal. They allegedly carried the metal through the woods to a waiting vehicle.

Anyone knowing the identity of these men is asked to call Investigator Jason Soles with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office at 770-781-3081. Anonymous calls made be made to Crime Stoppers at 770-888-7308.