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One Boy USO Creates a Coloring and Activity Book to Help With His Fund Raising Efforts

One Boy USO Creates a Coloring and Activity Book to Help With His Fund Raising Efforts

Cody Jackson, known across America as the One Boy USO, is announcing his soon-to-be released children's book  Pint-Sized Patriots Coloring and Activity Book, of which a portion of the sales will go to Cody's fund raising efforts for sending  packages to military men and women overseas. Cody became popular across America after being featured on CNN, FoxNews, CBS, and NBC for thanking over 10,000 troops at the Atlanta airport.

Cody's journey as the One Boy USO began when he was four, with a simple question: "Why is it so hard to get on a plane?" Ever since the moment his parents tried to explain what happened on 9/11, Cody has been a new boy. Every day he goes out of his way to thank our military men and women and regularly goes to the airport to salute our men and women in uniform. As a way to thank more soldiers personally, Cody also collects donations to help fund care packages to ship to deployed troops.

11-Year-Old Author Will be a Part of Exceptional Child Week Bookfair

11-Year-Old Author Will be a Part of Exceptional Child Week Bookfair

On February 27th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., 11-year-old author Sarah Voskamp will be at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at The Avenue in Cumming signing her book "Filly Girls" as a part of the Exceptional Child Week Bookfair. Sarah who wrote the book when she was 9-years-old, was published in December of 2010 by BQB Publishing of Cumming. Her book is a popular read for 7-12 year-olds, especially those who love horses.

Sarah who currently attends Vickery Creek Middle School has traveled around Georgia, Florida, and even in to Canada to read her book to elementary school children and to promote her message "You don't have to be big to do big things."

More information about the Barnes and Noble event can be found at http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3215617

 

Former Atlanta FBI Agent Pens Murder Mystery - "The Mile Marker Murders"

Former Atlanta FBI Agent Pens Murder Mystery - "The Mile Marker Murders"

Former Atlanta FBI Agent, C.W. Saari has partnered his real life experiences with his imagination to create the suspenseful, thriller/murder mystery, The Mile Marker Murders. The story is about FBI Agent Tyler Bannister whose friend, Caleb Williamson, a career officer with the CIA, disappears and then turns up dead alongside the corpses of two women near a Northern Virginia highway. The plot shifts between Atlanta and Washington D.C. as Saari takes the reader into the investigation and Bannister’s life.

An early reviewer commented, “The author’s obvious experience and keen insight into the FBI keeps the action moving and credible. His descriptions place the reader in the middle of every scene.”

11-Year-Old Cumming Resident is Changing the Future - One School at a Time

11-Year-Old Cumming Resident is Changing the Future - One School at a Time

Eleven-year-old Sarah Voskamp of Cumming, Georgia is a published author, business owner/entrepreneur (of a lemonade stand at the local farmers market), straight A student, and a member of her school’s swim team.

15 Year Old Cumming Resident Signs with Rocket Music

15 Year Old Cumming Resident Signs with Rocket Music

Riley Biederer, a 15 year old Cumming Resident, ended 2011 with one very big accomplishment – signing a multi-year, exclusive management agreement with Rocket Music, the management company Elton John co-founded to manage his and other performing artist’s careers.  Certainly not what I was doing at the age of 15!

As a singer & songwriter, Riley has gained quite the local following throughout Forsyth County and North Georgia and now she’s officially gained the attention and representation of Rocket Music.

Read more for details on her Signing Party & Concert ...

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.

BUCKHEAD | Ga. 400 tolls paid by Hawks Tuesday

BUCKHEAD | Ga. 400 tolls paid by Hawks Tuesday

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks spread holiday cheer to Ga. 400 commuters on Tuesday.

The team paid all drivers' tolls, both northbound and southbound, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

In addition, Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins, mascot Harry the Hawk and the Hawks cheerleaders were on-hand to give away team swag, include $50 holiday cards that can be used to purchase tickets to home games.

"The entire Hawks organization wants to say 'thank you' to the city and our fans for their support by paying their toll, giving them some Hawks goodies and setting the tone for a great day," Philips Arena president Bob Williams said in a statement.