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Members of Grayson Cycling Club and Witness to Fitness conquering the streets on their weekly training rides.

This October, two organizations come together to help put an end to one devastating disease.

As light breaks in East Gwinnett, a flock of cyclists takes off from Grayson Elementary School. Their wheels whirr as they quicken speed, heading into Walton County for their Saturday ride.

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Photo Credit: John Hafner

The time is almost here! Archery hunters will get to hit the woods beginning Saturday, Sept. 14 for their chance at bringing home some venison, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

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Amanda Riley, — a triathlete who played basketball and ran track and cross country for Brookwood passed away in 2010. Through the Amanda Riley Foundation, her infectious smile and zest for life lives on in the smiles of each child and family touched by the nonprofit organization.

“We all know we should not be in a world with childhood cancer, but we are. So, what are we going to do about it?” said Lauren Harrison, a teacher at Brookwood High School and a beneficiary of the Amanda Riley Foundation, a 501(c)3 that supports families battling cancer.

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Georgia POW Camps in World War II — a book about Georgia’s little-known history in the Second World War

In their new book, Georgia POW Camps in World War II, co-authors JW Wetzel, and Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker share the little-known history of WWII prisoners of war who were held at a prisoner of war camps across the state of Georgia. Weaving research with first-person narratives, they tell a timeless tale, showing how soldiers regarded as mortal ‘enemies’ became an integral part of the Homefront and saved Georgia’s harvest in 1944 when most of the able-bodied farmworkers were fighting overseas.

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