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Report says Alpharetta is tops for female entrepreneurs


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- When it's meeting time at Edge Solutions in Alpharetta, Molly the English Spaniel is as welcome as anyone.

"It was important to me to create the kind of environment that make people want to show up on Monday and want to go to work," said CEO Julie Haley, who started the IT company with her husband eight years ago.

They now have 34 employees, with women or minorities making up half the staff and management structure.

"This area has a lot of networking and support opportunities for women," Haley told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "We have meet-and-greets, networking and programs. We've just opened up a new incubator here."

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South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Plea deal in daycare death case


ALPHARETTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- A grandfather is fighting in memory of his three year old grandson.

He died at an Alpharetta daycare last year. A trial is scheduled for this fall, but the grandfather believes the day care owner charged with his death may not be prosecuted to the letter of the law.

He's concerned that a new Georgia law that went in to effect days before his grandson died is not being honored. Instead of the stiff penalty laid out in that law, 11Alive has learned that a plea deal is being offered instead.

"I hope that they don't demean his life with this plea bargain. I want it withdrawn immediately," said Wayne Stephens.

Stephens was one of the last to see his grandson alive last summer before the child was left at Ms Jenna's Home Child Care in Alpharetta.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

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Healthy soil, composting class offered in Alpharetta

Healthy soil, composting class offered in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the City of Alpharetta, will hold a “Healthy Soil, Healthy Composting” class on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Alpharetta New City Hall in the Multipurpose Room located at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Registration is required.

Participants will learn:

  • How better soil for gardens will improve plant health and growth.
  • How to decrease pests and disease.
  • Why composting is a great way to build the health of your garden soil.
  • How nature recycles materials back into soil.

     

    For more information and to register, call 404-613-7670.

Bobbi Kristina aunt has outburst after leaving funeral


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Bobbi Kristina Brown's aunt had harsh words for another family member after the funeral of her niece on Saturday.

Funeral services were held Saturday for the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday, several months after being found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell townhome.

Fans gather to watch Bobbi Kristina funeral from afar


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- As family members are friends arrived to say their final goodbyes to Bobbi Kristina Brown, fans of the family gathered across the street with thoughts on 22-year-old life, gone so soon.

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"I can't imagine what it would feel like to lose a child so early," said Reo Wallace. "I'm a Whitney Houston fan. I'm a Bobby Brown fan and I really wanna see some closure for this family."

She drove nearly an hour from Conyers and was one of the first of dozens who came out to see the funeral service from afar.