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Do You Have the Cutest Dog in Atlanta?

Submit a photo of your adorable dog to Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest.

Submissions are being accepted until Sept. 26. From there, Metromix will select four groups of 25 dogs to compete for a spot in the finals.

The finalists will each win fabulous prizes, including gift baskets from Glamour Paws and gift certificates from Pets and the Sity, and the grand prize promises to be amazing!

Visit Metromix Atlanta for more information and the official contest rules.

Try It Review: Recycooler

ALPHARETTA -- If you tailgate before the big game or pack a picnic, keeping everything cool is always a concern.

For those times when you don't want or can't bring along a bulky cooler, you may have considered a disposable foam type. While light and convenient, polystyrene is nearly impossible to recycle.

That's where the Recycooler comes in.  It's a disposable, recyclable, cellulose cooler that uses eco-friendly material.  It's also made in the U.S.A.

The maker claims it's made from a minimum of 60% post consumer content and is easily recycled.

It has fully insulated lid and sides.

Laura Keim home schools her children along with two others.  So as part of a science lesson she provided some eager testers. Her sons, Sam, nine, Cole,six, and 12 year-old Doug along with a few friends were ready to try it out.

Red and Blue Cook for You to Benefit Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Once a year, the skillful chefs at Benihana hand over their culinary arsenal to the only other professionals equipped to helm the famous open grills: the police officers and firefighters of Alpharetta. It's time for the annual Red and Blue Cook for You fundraiser, which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Benihana (2365 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, 30022), starting at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation, Red and Blue Cook for You is one of the foundation's largest and most important fundraisers.

84 North Fulton Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- The Fulton County School System has announced that 84 students are semifinalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These scholastically-talented high school seniors now continue in the national competition for 8,400 scholarships, a value of approximately $36 million.

This is the first round of competition for students seeking the distinction of being named a National Merit Scholar and receiving the scholarship money associated with it. Finalists will be named in the winter and the scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.

The students were identified through exceptionally high scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they took as juniors.

As semifinalists, the students now must fulfill several requirements in order to advance to the finalist round.

County Jobs for Fulton Residents

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the county’s first Job Source Policy, at its September 15 meeting.  By enacting this policy, the county will create a pool of employable Fulton county residents who would be eligible to fill jobs created by certain projects funded by the County.

“The Board of Commissioner feels that it is our responsibility to try and help the citizens of Fulton County as much as we can during these hard economic times. This policy will help to provide stable economic opportunities for families throughout the County” stated Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves.

This policy will apply to all contracts procured through the Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance valued in excess of $200,000.

Former Pro Makes It All the Way Home

ATLANTA -- Former pro Heath Honeycutt had some healing to do before returning to the sport he loves.

"It took me a long time to get back into baseball," Honeycutt said. "I was very dejected and upset that I did not really leave on my terms."

The Georgia Tech alum now lives and breathes baseball as owner of Ninth Inning Baseball in Chamblee, where he trains the next generation of athletes.

"I love every second of it," he said. "I love to see the guys with the same love and excitement in their attitude that I had when I was playing."

Honeycutt played for the Chattahoochee High School Cougars in Alpharetta and then went on to Tech, where he was the only player to start every game in 1998. He was named the Yellow Jackets MVP.

Mega Parenting Event Planned for Forsyth

CUMMING, Ga. -- One of America's leading parenting experts is coming to Forsyth County for an event aimed at helping parents  raise principled, purposeful kids in today's complex world.

John Rosemond, whose nationally-syndicated column appears weekly in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will join with Connect With Kids founder Stacey Dewitt for the program at South Forsyth High School on Saturday, October 2.

Rosemond has written 14 books on parenting.  DeWitt is an attorney, an award-winning journalist, and mom who regularly appears as a parenting expert on 11Alive News and on other news outlets nationwide.

The event at South Forsyth High School costs $20 per person or $35 per couple.  The agenda is as follows:

South Forsyth High School
Gymnasium